Life Is Beautiful – Visible Image

Hi! We have a double dose of awesome inspiration here on the blog today. First up is Sharon Traynor, with a brilliant card featuring our hummingbird stamp…

Hello there.

I’ve been very kind to you today because my card only uses one stamp set and just a few other supplies. You really don’t need a ton of supplies to be able to create something beautiful with this amazing stamp set from Visible Image.

This beautiful hummingbird stamp was just crying out for some gorgeous blue and green colours and I just couldn’t resist a bit of water colour drippage too.  The amazing black twinkle embossing powder also gives this gorgeous bird a wonderful shimmer. I hope you like it as much as I do.

hummingbird stamp - visible image - Sharon Traynor


How to make this card.

Stamp the hummingbird stamp in black ink onto white card using a stamp positioner tool such as a Misti. Leave the stamp on the door of the stamp positioner.

Paint the hummingbird using Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Paint clear water onto the card where you want the drips to appear, trying to match up the drips with colours used on the hummingbird. Add the paint to the top of the card for each individual drip and let it run down towards the bird. Set aside to dry.

Once dry, use an antistatic pad on the panel and re-stamp the bird again in versamark ink (that’s why you needed to leave the stamp in your stamping tool!) and heat emboss with a sparkly black embossing glitter.

Mount the panel onto gold card and add a couple of additional thin strips of the card for some added interest. Mount the panel onto a card blank. Stamp the words onto spare white card, cut them out and mount them to the panel with 3d foam.

Here’s a close-up where you can catch how sparkly the embossing glitter is.


Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

hummingbird stamp - visible image

Other Supplies:

Versafine Onyx Black ink. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (No50 pale aqua, No55 green, No61 cornflower blue, No62 cobalt blue, No64 blue, No91 bluish gold), Versamark clear ink, WOW! black twinkle embossing glitter, white card, gold card.

That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

What a fantastic card Sharon! Loving the drips, and that sparkle is gorgeous ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

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Have a great day! 🙂

Mark & Helen xx


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