Transform | Mermaid Stamp | Fishnet Stencil

Good Evening! We are sneaking in with another project tonight… Ericka Strange has teamed up our awesome NEW ‘Ripped Fishnet’ stencil with our ‘Mythical Mermaid’ stamp to create a stunning card…



Today I’m showcasing the NEW Ripped Fishnet stencil with Distress Oxide inks


mermaid stamp | fishnet stencil | torn | ripped | underwater theme card


I used Bristol Smooth paper and post it tape to mask off a section of my card. I then took Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers and blended the two colours together. I then used the Fishnet stencil and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide and blended it on top of the two colors.



I didn’t want the background of the mermaid to be white, so I first blended Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.


I stamped the image with Versafine ink and only heat embossed the portion on the mermaid I wanted to sparkle with Cloud 9 embossing powder.


wow embossing powder | cloud 9 | mermaid stamp


I took a water brush and paper towel and removed the ink on a portion I wanted to be lighter. I then added some Zig Real Color Brushmarkers for added depth to the image and cut her out to use on my card.


mermaid card


I applied foam tape to the back and adhered her to the card base. I added the sentiment from the Wings of Change set to finish off my card.




Supplies


mermaid stamp



grungy butterfly stamps | transform sentiment



ripped fishnet stencil



Thanks for stopping by today.




Wow that’s the sparkliest mermaid tail ever! Absolutely beautiful card, love your choice of sentiment and we adore your colour choices… thank you Ericka 

You will find more of Ericka’s fabulous cards over on her blog.



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Stay safe and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Daisy Stencil | Butterfly Stamps

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Sorry our blog has been a little neglected for a few days, it’s been such a busy week! We have also been doing live demos over on our Facebook PAGE most evenings so check them out if you haven’t already! Our wonderful Design Team have been really enjoying creating lots of projects with our NEW stencils, and Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with a gorgeous summer canvas featuring our ‘Daisy Daisy’ stencil with our new ‘Summer Wings’ stamps, a perfect combination…



Sharing the same name as my Granddaughter Daisy, I just had to use this stencil for my first make with the new release.

daisy stencil | frameless | visible image


How gorgeous is that!



I wanted to create something very light and summery so I got out my distress sprays and had a play on watercolour card.


I love that you can use the spray ink left behind to print with too (these are the images on the white
card)




I decided to use stamps from the Summer Wings set to make a very summery canvas.

butterfly stamp | dragonfly | summer | reflect

I stamped lots on inky mop up card and then added some more inks as needed.



I also stamped and cut the words into “banners”



I used this stenciled image.


I stamped my butterflies in place



and then decoupaged the wings adding glossy accents to their centres, and to the the centre of the daisy stencil.



Here is the finished canvas..


daisy stencil | canvas | butterfly stamps


with some close ups..






and one last shot..



This is such a pretty stencil and would work in so many different colourways and with so many different stamps. A real “must have” for any crafter.


The new stencil release is available to pre-order now! There are 8 more stencils in the release, do check out social media and the Facebook page where there are lots of samples being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so gorgeous Jane! The summer colours are fabulous and showcase the daisy stencil beautifully.  Thank you! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Stay safe and have a lovely weekend.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Healing | Bird Stencil & Mask

Hello! We are excited to launch 9 NEW stencils today which are available to pre-order now! We have been sharing lots of gorgeous inspiration here on our blog and on our social media over the past few days and there is more to come! Today we have stempelfrida here with a stunning card featuring the bird mask and stencil from our ‘Time Flies’ set…

After we only just had the new release of Visible Image stamps we now add new stencils. And wohooo, what can I say, there are so many great ones! And I think, there is something for every taste. One of my favorites is a set with a bird. This one I would like to present to you today with a special technique.


Healing – The bird’s soul heals and it can therefore gradually separate again from the undefined background. I have created it with a blending technique from the alcohol ink background. This stencil was just right for this, because it contains both the positive and the negative of the bird.


bird stencil | mask | alcohol inks | yupo paper




My card today was made with alcohol inks. After creating the background I used a blending technique to bring in my motif. 



But first to the beginning. My paper is Yupo paper. If you work a lot with alcohol inks, you know it: The typical, often used great effect of the flow of alcohol inks is especially good on Yupo paper. Papers with closed surfaces are suitable, so that the ink doesn’t sink into the paper and so it remains runnable. Yupo paper is actually a kind of plastic and therefore has a very smooth, closed surface and is virtually the non plus ultra among the suitable papers. The disadvantage, however, is that other techniques don´t work so well on it. These include embossing e.g. (be careful Yupo “paper” melts very easily because it is a plastic) or simply stamping. The surface is very slippery and therefore you not only have the problem with the imprint itself (it is really hard to get a crisp stamp image), but also that there are only a few stamp pads with which you can get a permanent print on Yupo paper.


You can also use encausting paper, which is the second choice I would say, closely followed by some ceramic papers or photo paper. But every paper is different and I encourage you to experiment with different papers. You will discover a lot of different effects.



On my Yupo paper I designed the background with three colours of alcohol inks. Then I used the great new stencil “Time Flies”. To be honest, there are actually a stencils and mask in this set. A positive and a matching negative. First I put the one on my yupo background that has the bird as a blank part. With a kitchen towel and isopropanol (you can also use Blending Solution) I wiped or blurred most of the paint from inside the bird. I also worked with a belnding pen. After it had dried again, I put the mask representing the actual bird on my bird image and made the white border with a Sakura pen. I added a little bit of perspective to the bird with copics by creating shadows around it and I also added details to the bird with them. 






I described above that it is often difficult to stamp on Yupo paper. Also for this the stencils came right for me. With the new Words of Support stencil I added the word on my collage with black acrylic paint. So it stands out a bit as if it were embossed. 




Supplies


Time Flies Stencil


bird stencil | mask | time flies



Words of Support Stencil


mindfulness words stencil



Copics R08, R29, R56
Sakura 1.0
Alcohol Ink Blending pen
Alcohol Ink sunshine yellow, valencia, gumball



alcohol inks | yupo paper | stamping | bird | healing sentiment





What a gorgeous card! We love your colour choices, so vibrant and summery! This technique works wonderfully with this stencil and mask set.  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.

 

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We hope you love our new stencils! Available to pre-order now with release date in just 2 weeks.


new stencils | visible image | July 2020



We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration ♡

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Have a lovely evening.

Helen & Mark xx


 

The Forest | New Stencil

Hi! We are excited to preview more new stencils here on the blog today. Heather Mitchell has got her hands on ‘The Forest’ and ‘Time Flies’ to create 2 amazing cards…

Hello everyone…

Lots and lots of new Visible Image stamps sets and stencils out (or coming out) in the next couple of weeks and I’ve been really lucky to have been sent some of each to have a play with.  I’ll be honest, I was slightly over excited when they arrived… such an amazing release and Mark has done it again for #teamawesome.

So today I’m focussing on ‘The Forest’ stencil which is just beautiful, and I have 2 makes to share with you.  Once again, the quality of all the stencils is just amazing… perfect thickness… as I hate it when you spend out for stencils and they turn out to be all whispy and thin, don’t you?


forest scene | card | stamps | stencil


I absolutely love the colours on this card and it was so easy to make.



The back ground is made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads in an Ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry.  I then lightly tapped on some black indian ink for a bit of texture and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pretty Pink for some gentle sparkle… and  the light really reflects off the sparkle on the finished card.



Overlay the stencil and make another ombre effect using Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Weathered Wood and ensure the inks are dry.



With the background complete, I used the foreground stamp from the Into the Woods stamp set and added Versafine Clair Glamorous to the bottom and their Warm Breeze to the trees.  I used a stamping platform for this as I wanted a real hit of colour so over the colours a couple of times.  When satisfied, I heat embossed them using WOW!’s amazing Clear Embossing powder.



For final touches, I heat embossed the cute little owl in black and then the sentiment, also from the Into the Woods set, onto black card, trimmed and added using foam tape.




woods | trees | forest | stamps



My second make today starts off with a grey smooshed background using Distress Oxide ink pads in Hickory Smoke, Ice Spruce and Weathered Wood.  They’ve also been given the indian ink and Glimmer Mist treatment for extra interest.


crow stencil | forest | scene | card


I’ve done another ombre background on this card too but this time used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, faded Jeans and Dusty Concord,




I’ve then used Prima’s Graphite Texture Paste (which has a wonderful subtle gritty finish) with  the bird from the new ‘Time Flies’ stencil to create this dominating image over the card.



To finish, I used the little sentiment from the Break Free stamp set.



The fabulous new stencils are available to pre-order from this Friday 3rd July and are released on  17th July… and if you enter the current Facebook group challenge you could bag yourself £100 voucher… and that’s A LOT of stencils! Haha!!


Keep an eye out on all the socials for lots of inspiration.. the Visible Image instagram and Facebook page are full of sneaky peaks and makes.


I’ll be back soon with another new make to share.  thanks for reading!

H xx




Two fantastic cards Heather which showcase our new stencils brilliantly! The texture and sheen are stunning and we are loving that grit paste on the bird! Thank you so much Heather ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.




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We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration from our awesome team!


Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mixed Media Wall Art | Butterfly Stamps

Hi there, we are sneaking in with an extra post today! We just had to share this stunning art work by Lynda Hall featuring our fabulous new butterfly stamps and sentiments on an incredible textured background…


For my latest Visible Image inspiration I am sharing a piece of wall art that I have created, featuring the new release Summer Wings stamp set. I love the clean lines of the butterflies, they offer endless opportunities for creativity.




I started this piece with a piece of watercolour card, that I sprayed with water before applying watercolour paint. I wanted lots of lovely texture on this, so I used the salt technique.



This is a simple process where you sprinkle rock salt over the painted card when still wet, and allow it to dry naturally. It absorbs the moisture and leaves the most interesting patterns and texture.



When fully dry, I brushed off the salt and sealed with a layer of matt medium.



Then for more texture! I coloured crackle paste with acrylic paint and applied it liberally with a pallet knife.



While that was drying and doing its magical crackly thing, I finished off my butterflies. The day before I had stamped and gone over the outline with Pebeo Cerne Relief. This enabled me to fill the gaps with Pebeo Prisme paint, which once dry contains beautiful patterns. This does take a while to dry fully. I left mine overnight before fussy cutting out.



With the crackle paste dry, I then really went to town on adding more texture. I added Izink Ice, acrylic ink, embossing powder, texture sand and beads. I also added some stamping detail using stamps from the Shape It Up set (this is SUCH a useful set to have in the stash for backgrounds!)





To finish I mounted on black, and added the sentiment stamps and adhered the butterflies.


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When framed it makes a beautiful unique piece of art work.


mixed media wall art | butterfly stamps



Products used


mixed media wall art




butterfly | dragonfly | stamps




background | stamps | shapes | lines | triangles | geometric



Visible Image are currently offering the chance to win a whopping £100 voucher over in the Facebook Group with the challenge ‘Shades of Purple’ so do pop over and join in if you can. This challenge is in memory of a dear friend of ours, Erika, who sadly passed away a year ago but still very much lives on in our hearts. She LOVED the colour purple!




Wowee! Just look at all that delicious texture! Your background really is a work of art Lynda.. we absolutely love this project! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration from our wonderful team ♡

Mark will be starting a series of LIVE demos over on our Facebook PAGE this evening at 8pm, showcasing our new stamps!


Take care and stay well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Daisy Daisy | NEW Stencil

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend. We are very excited to be previewing our awesome NEW stencils this week! Our Design Team have been having so much fun with them over the weekend! Ericka Strange is kicking off this week’s inspiration with 2 vibrant summer cards featuring our gorgeous ‘Daisy Daisy’ and ‘Mesh it Up’ frameless stencils…




For my first card…


I used the new Daisy Daisy stencil along with Mesh It Up.


daisymain


I started with a gel press print that I had created with Distress Oxides and paint. Originally it wasn’t anything too great, but then I added embossing ink with my blending tool to the Mesh It Up stencil, and sprinkled WOW! Bahama embossing powder on it.


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I love the chunky texture both the stencil and the embossing powder give the panel.

I then took some Bristol Smooth paper and the Daisy Daisy stencil and blended Distress Oxides in  Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Marmalade.


daisyside


I cut the outline of the stencil out and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Soul stamp set in black on the daisy.


face stamp | woman head | beautiful soul



daisy stencil | mesh stencil | gelli print | distress oxide inks



For my second card..


I used the same Daisy Daisy stencil but on a panel I created with Distress Oxide reinkers on photo paper.


ddaisymain


For more information on how to create the background check out my blog post here.


I then used the stencil and applied Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide lightly around the stencil with a blending brush.


ddaisycloseup


I stamped the butterflies from the Wings of Change set in Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. I also used the sentiment and stamped it in black archival ink.


butterfly stamps | grunge | transform | metamorphosis



ddaisyside


I love the grungy but bright look the distress oxides have on the photopaper and the different layers.


daisy stencil | butterfly stamp | grunge | distress inks



Thanks for stopping by today!




We adore these cards! So summery! So vibrant! And they showcase the new stencils wonderfully… thank you Ericka 

You will find more of Ericka’s fabulous cards over on her blog.


 

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We hope you are getting excited for our stencils release! You can pre-order them this Friday! Release date: July 17th.


We will be back to show you more new stencils projects here on the blog tomorrow, but if you can’t wait… check out our instagram and Facebook group for loads of sneak peeks!


Stay safe and we hope you have a good Monday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Summer Kindness | Dragonfly Stamp

Hi there! Wow it’s another scorching hot day here in the UK! So perfect for more gorgeous summer inspiration… Jane Tyrrell has a beautiful card to share with you featuring our new dragonfly stamp…



Happy summer! Yes we have enjoyed our longest day too and the long summers days loom ahead. I live very near the River Wandle as it winds its way back up to London and I delight in my walks along it.

As I walked along yesterday I saw a flash of colour in the undergrowth


I only had my phone with me (very unusal for me!) but I managed to snap a very summery visitor, a shimmery dragonfly.




This leads in perfectly to my latest design team project for Visible Image and I am sharing another sample I made using the brand new stamp release which is released tomorrow!


I made a summery card using the lovely dragonfly from the Summer Wings set:


summer stamps | butterfly | dragonfly | line drawings


I decided to get out my alcohol inks and made a summery background





I cut it down for a 7X5″ card


I stamped all the images onto acetate which I had also added alcohol ink to (I will use the butterflies for another project).



I also gold embossed some of them (sorry no photos!) I decided to use just the wings of the gold embossed acetate dragonfly and gold embossed another on some inky mop up card. I used the 2 together to make a real statement dragonfly.



This was just right for my alcohol ink background.


I also decided to use one of the fab sentiments from the new Equality, Hope and Love stamp set

equality | hope| love | sentiment stamps | definitions



Here is my finished card.

kindness sentiment stamp | dragonfly | alcohol inks



with some close ups..







and one last shot:


dragonfly stamp | acetate | embossing | alchohol inks


I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a stunning background for our dragonfly stamp Jane! The colours are fabulous together and the gold embossing and acetate layer look really beautiful. Thank you! And thank you for sharing your photos of the wonderful dragonfly you spotted too ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


 

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Stay safe and keep cool!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Summer Wings | Dragonfly Stamp

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fabulous summer card featuring the dragonfly stamp from our NEW ‘Summer Wings’ set…


Hello, dears!

I have brought my Visible Image day earlier, because yay, a new release of Visible Image is here! It consists of six new stamp sets and they are once again very different from the previous ones. Have you looked yet? Already now you can pre-order the stamps, they will be delivered at the end of this month. As always I was allowed to play with some of them. Today I used the set with the dragonfly called “Summer wings”.


dragonfly stamp | mixed media card | acrylic paint | geometric flowers


The background for my card is a gelli plate print. Besides blue/aqua tones I also used gold, which you will also find on other elements like the flowers and the dragonfly. The print is not very sophisticated technique wise. The ovals are made by just rolling a spot of paint with the brayer the longer lines are made with wood sticks. 



I stamped the dragonfly with Versamark and embossed it with a powder consisting of different colours of the ocean. I then coloured it with Twinkling H2Os. Do you know those? I didn´t use them for ages. They are water colours with lots of shimmer and give a wonderful glittery look. I found that perfect for the dragonfly. I bent the wings and the body a bit.



The flowers are also stamped with Versamark and then embossed in gold. They are from an older set called “Visometry” and are actually geometric elements. They go wonderfully with the dragonfly, have you noticed? The structures on the wings reflect the flowers. Or vice versa. Then I coloured the flowers with watercolour.



       




Supplies


Stamps:


butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | line drawings



geometric stamps | spirals | flowers



here for you | stronger than you think | sentiment stamps
 


Stamp pads: Versamark; Distress Oxides mermaid lagoon
Embossing powder: Kartenkunst gold, Ozean
Twinkling H2O Guatemalian Green, Navajo Pearl, Bolivian Blue, Mustard Green, Iridescent gold
Acrylic paint 
Water colour: Schmincke HORADAM 







What a fabulous summer card! We love your background for these stamps and the touches of gold against the blues. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.

 

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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration  ♡

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Love is Love | Mixed Media Face Stamps

Good Evening, we have some more gorgeous new stamps inspiration for you today. Heather Mitchell has inked up our ‘Love is Love’ set and is here to show you what she made…


Evening all,

You can’t have not seen the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order now… and aren’t they beauties?!  I absolutely love this Love is Love set… bang on perfect for these volatile times in which we find ourselves.




I’ve barely been able to put this stamp set down since it arrived Friday and my head is whirring away with possibilities and ideas for it.

To begin the card, I’ve added some star washi tape strips to watercolour card and gesso’d over the top to protect the tape.  After overlaying the Square Route stencil, I’ve created an ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean to which I’ve then lightly spritzed water over to add texture.



After using a black permanent fine liner to draw in some scribbly lines in the stencil gaps, I’ve flicked on some black indian ink to break up the blue and add extra interest.

Having already measured where the two face stamps would lay on the card, I used the sentiment for the set, Love is Love, down the centre.



The two profile stamps are just brilliant! The words on them (trust, love, eternity, friendship, loyalty, empathy, kindness etc) are so bang on trend and perfect for all types of cards and journalling and I cannot wait to journal with this set!

I’ve heat embossed the profile stamps using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White embossing powder and then used oxide ink pads (Candied Apple, Picked raspberry, Seedless preserve, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed) to create the rainbow effect.  Once trimmed, I’ve secured them directly to the card before matting onto black card to finish.



Once again, the new stamps are on pre-order now from the online shop and are due for release on Friday June 26th… just in time for the weekend!


mixed media face stamps | love is love



squares stencil



Check out the Visible Image Facebook group or instagram for loads of inspiration from the design team using the new stamps… we can barely put them down!


See you soon, H xx




What an awesome card! We are loving your design, from the rainbow colours to the scribbles in the stencil lines! Thank you so much Heather ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.




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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with more amazing inspiration from our wonderful team.


Stay safe and well!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Daffodil Stamp | Canvas

Hi there, we are really excited for today’s inspiration! Jane Tyrrell has got her hands on our new stamps and has a rather special project to share with you here on the blog today…

Hi friends, have you seen there is a brand new Visible Image stamp release? It is available for pre-order now and is being released on June 26th. I got my hands on the stamps on Friday to make some samples and I have been blown away by how gorgeous they are. There are 6 new A6 sets and every one is fab. I am popping in today as I just had to share my first sample as it features my favourite flower, the daffodil.


It is one of 3 lovely flowers in the new Flower Art set


Flower stamps | daffodil | tulip | rose

I used it with a fab existing background stamps called Fibonacci


fibonacci spiral stamp | maths grid | background



I decided to make myself a canvas to hang in my studio and wanted a very organic/vintage feel.


This is what I got up to:


I took some corrugated card and ripped it back and also found an old Dusty Attic chipboard frame in my stash which I won many moons ago.



I used distress paints on the chipboard
and finished off with gold Stickles which you will see at the end.



I also die cut some hessian to add a focal frame underneath


I coloured the cardboard with distress paints and added highlights with Tarnished Brass distress paint.




Out came my trusty  “A tale of two cities” book for some book page flowers and I used an inky off cut for the leaves and the centres of the daffodils.



I also added Glossy Accents to the trumpet of the flower head.



Here is my finished canvas, the words which come in this set work so well with the images too.  Daffodils are indeed such beautiful yet delicate flowers.

daffodil stamp | canvas | wall hanging



Some close ups:








and one last shot:



I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks, and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is really gorgeous Jane, the daffodils look fabulous stamped on the book pages and the glossy accents really adds to them. Love the texture of the distressed cardboard and the gold stickles too… thank you  ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

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We will be back soon with more inspiration for our June stamps release! Have you pre-ordered yours yet?


Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

June Stamps Release | Visible Image

Hello! We are getting very excited to launch our NEW stamps for pre-order tomorrow (Friday June 12th)! We have 6 gorgeous new sets which will mix and match beautifully. With the themes of equality, kindness, love, sadness, and a touch of summer too, we think these stamps are so relevant right now.

Introducing…

LOVE is LOVE

No matter who you love ❤️
Really versatile stamps with a mixed media feel.


love is love | equality | pride | face | stamps | clear | rubber



Bad Day

An emotive image for anyone who is struggling or going through a difficult time 😥
So many of us are having days like these, more than ever at the moment.


bad day | face stamp



Happy Day

A fun quirky face to brighten someone’s day! 😍
Endless creative possibilities with the fabulous accessory stamps and sentiments.


happy day | quirky face | stamp | flowers | smile | rainbow



Flower Art

A beautiful rose, daffodils and tulip in a simplistic style 🌷
Wonderful for creating clean and simple cards with beautiful sentiments.


flower stamps | tulip | daffodil | rose | line art



Summer Wings

Gorgeously simple butterflies, dragonfly and beautiful sentiments for your summer projects 🦋
These will look wonderful on distress oxide, brushos or watercolour backgrounds!


butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | reflect | dream | summer



Equality, Hope & Love

Equality, Hope, Love and Kindness sentiment stamps in a dictionary definition style 💓
The stamps will add that touch of something special to your handmade projects.


equality | hope | love | kindness | dictionary definition | sentiment stamps



We hope you love our new designs! 🥰

Available to pre-order from Friday June 12th | Release date: June 26th


We can’t wait for our amazing team to start sharing their first samples over the next week!

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Garden of Tranquility | ATCs

Hi there! We hope you are keeping safe and staying well. We have Jane Tyrrell on the blog today with some fabulous inspiration featuring our ‘Random Art’ flower stamps…


Hello! It’s time for my latest design team inspiration for Visible Image.

My garden has been even more important to me this year and the recent landscaping has been a godsend. I have spent many mindful hours outside nurturing my plants and everything is looking so summery now that my summer bedding pots have come into flower.


 

 

 

 


So all these provided my inspiration for my project today, a set of 5 artist trading cards.
Artist trading cards measure 3 1/2 X 2 1/2″ and I make them to swap with my crafty friends and my little granddaughter.

I called this set my “Garden of tranquility”

I used 2 stamp sets;


Random Art of Kindness


quirky flower stamps | kindness | hope | tranquility


and the daisy stamp from Break Free


daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



This is what I got up to;


I used oxide ink to stamp the background using one of the flowers and archival ink for the “stem” from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set.




I stamped the daisy from the ‘Break Free’ stamp set onto some left over alcohol ink yupo and distress inky mop up card and cut them out.




I stamped the “rose” flower from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto different scraps of inky card and chose the 3 I liked best and cut them out.


I added a little accent of gold stickles to each flower




and I stamped the small words from ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto kraft card and cut them into little plant markers.



Here they are finished


garden flowers ATCs | stamps



with a couple of close ups

daisy stamp | ATC



quirky rose stamp ATC



quirky flower stamp | ATC



and one last shot.


flower stamps | daisy | quirky | ATCs | stamping



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x


 

Here For You Always

Hello! We hope you are well. Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with a stunning card featuring our gorgeous inky flower stamp with a beautiful sentiment…


flower stamp | here for you card


Hello! Lately, I seem to be on a watercolor kick. I have been having a lot of fun playing with different ways to use water coloring on cards to create different looks.


here for you always | card | flower stamp


I love these flowers from the Visible Image ‘Creative Chaos’ Stamp Set.


You can watch my video tutorial here to see how I created my card.


I used Pebeo Drawing Gum to create a resist to watercolor the flowers.





For the sentiment, I used the Visible Image ‘So Much Stronger’ Stamp Set.





inky flower | stamp | mixed media | grunge | background elements



inspiring | sentiment stamps | strong | quotes





This is a really gorgeous card and the sentiment is so perfect right now. We love using pebeo drawing gum for masking too, it’s brilliant!  Thank you Nadine ♡

You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Heart Flowers | Birthday Card

Hi there! Happy weekend to you! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade Birthday card featuring our cute heart stamp as flowers…



 

I like out of the box ideas so my flowers are not “normal”.
It seems I got some weakness for this tiny heart stamp.

 

heart flowers | vase | stamps | Birthday card

I used Distress Oxides + water through the Time Tunnel stencil.



Stamped the hearts from the Accessorize set, and the vase and stems with black Archival ink.



I colored the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels.


I added shading and background stamping, then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment.
In the end I sprinkled the card with white paint.





Visible Image products used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake


daisy | flower | stamp | vase | smashed | break free


Happy Birthday | stamp | verse | sentiment | card making


inky | flower | stamp | mixed media | background | elements


time spiral | stencil

 

Have a nice day!




Wow! We love this! Your heart flowers look so striking against your delicate background, what a fabulous way to combine these stamps… thank you Macarena ♡

You will find more of Macarena’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

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Stay safe and well, and have a lovely weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Upcycling | Mixed Media Art

Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final dose of colourful art today! Heather Mitchell has created some awesome inspiration for our Facebook group up-cycling challenge…

Hey Everyone…

The latest challenge over in the Visible Image group is an up-cycling challenge where you are encouraged to up-cycle something you would normally throw away!


upcycling | cereal box | mixed media | stamping


I sat (for ages) trying to figure out what to make and then it hit me that what I actually needed was a small box to pop my makes in so that they are kept separate from those cards I’ve already blogged or posted on social media.  I like keep my un-posted makes separate so I know where my head is at!


I needed a box wide enough to fit an 8×8″ card in and initially I looked at a small cardboard box I had but realised the porridge box in the bin was perfect!



At 8.5″ on it’s side, it was perfect size-wise but a tad flimsy so I backed it with some thick card and then added watercolour card over the top so I could distress and grunge it up.  I filled in the gap round the top of the box using modelling paste and a palette knife just so it looked a bit more ‘finished’.



I didn’t have a theme for the box, didn’t know where I was going with it really so I just went with the flow.  

I began by using the Stars and Stripes stencil, utilising the stars with modelling paste for the sides of the front  of the box. Once dried (over night) I just spritzed it with blues and green Distress Oxide Spray as I love the chalky finish they give and added some Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon to the stars to contrast with the cool colours.


I had to use my favourite stencil, Ripples, on the project somewhere so grabbed a Chipped Sapphire ink pad and dotted the fabulous circles around the box.



It was then a matter of layering up the stamps.  I love the two fish from the Art Rebel set so stamped those swimming around and then added the seaweed image from the Dare to Swim set.  I hadn’t really intended the box to have an underwater theme but the colours kind of dictated it a bit.




I love the Scribble stamp on the Total Chaos set and had to have it on the make somewhere, so heat embossed it using WOW’s Angel Eyes powder


To give the box a random feel, I added the tree from Into the Woods using Versafine Clair ink pads in Rain Forest and Verdant and ‘sealed’ the ink using a clear powder from WOW.  The leaves, from both Total Chaos and Tree of Life, are done exactly the same way and coloured using Arteza watercolour brush pens.




The sides needed some art and so again, make it a little quirky, I used the bulbs (and moth) from Glimmer of Light and Shining Bright and tucked the word ‘Shine’ in between them.



For the front of the box, I went all out colour clash and stamped the gorgeous Visible Image eye using Versafine Clair Charming Pink and Glamorous which I then heat embossed using a clear powder.



To finish, I needed a hefty sentiment, something that meant something to me so I chose ‘Create Your Imagination’ from the Just Be Happy stamp set.



So there we have it… think I’ve mentioned it all!?





You can find the challenge in the Visible Image Facebook group  and there is a HUGE £40 voucher for the first winner and then two £20 vouchers for the next two! Enough to grab yourselves a stamp set or stencil or two… and there are some new ones on there way!!

Take care of yourselves and I’ll see you soon and thank you for taking the time to read my posts… it’s massively appreciated.

H xx




Wow!!! This is amazing! So many stamps!!! We love your underwater themed background and all the layers, details and texture! Really awesome inspiration!  Thank you so much Heather ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.



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We hope you will join in with the challenge over in our Facebook group … how can you resist the chance to win a £40 coupon… get upcycling!


We will be back later tomorrow with gorgeous new cards from Nadine and Macarena!


Stay safe!

Best Wishes,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Have A Vision | Vibrant Card

Good Afternoon! Ericka Strange is next up on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring the large version of our stunning inky flower, found in our ‘Total Chaos’ set…



Happy Monday. I hope you are safe and well. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image and WOW! Embossing to make a fun card.


flower stamp | foiling | embossing


I started off by taking a background I had made previously watercoloring stripes. I then used an anti static tool on the background to make sure there were no oils to attract the fine powder.  I stamped the flower and leaves from the ‘Total Chaos’ set onto the paper with WOW! Embossing ink in my MISTI. I then sprinkled some WOW! Bonding Powder and heated it up until it was shiny.


IMG_4524 copy


There are a couple of ways to use the bonding powder, I chose to use my MINC (like a laminator) since I had it out for a  couple of other projects. I ran the background through the MINC with the Dark Blue Fab Foil.


visionside


The result is a beautiful, shiny blue image.


visiondown


I have stamped the sentiment from the ‘2020 Vision’ set and heat embossed it in Metallic Platinum.


inky flower stamp | leaves | embossing | foiling



To finish my card, I added some blue gemstones. 



Supplies


inky flower stamp | mixed media art | scribble | leaf



eye stamp | rubber | clear | collage | mixed media



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.




What a fabulous card Ericka! Our flower and leaves look stunning with the foil and your striped background is so striking! Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s wonderful cards over on her blog.

 

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Sending our best wishes.. stay safe!

Mark & Helen xx


 

 

Life is What You Make it

Hi there! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with the kind of card that would brighten anyone’s day…



Life is what you make it. Wow, that’s another killer statement, huh? I had this idea some time ago with the hearts, which I would arrange like this on a canvas and then place a saying at the bottom right. The ones who know me, are aware that this happens rather rarely with me. I usually do not know beforehand how my card will look like in the end. But you can be sure, even with this project it wasn’t clear before how it will look in detail afterwards. 

happy bright card | hearts | ink splats | life is what you make it




Each of these hearts makes its life as it pleases. And look how beautiful this variety is! Yes, I have consciously chosen something very beautiful for each individual heart. And look at what’s going on around the hearts! But also here: these are splotches and doodle circles, but how great and beautiful is this interaction? Life is what you make of it – look around you!


Life is what you make it – and indeed, isn´t that, what we should always remind us of? Yes, it might be hard sometimes, when you are feeling miserable because life gave you a hard time or you need to deal with a tough task. But in the end it is about YOU! You hold the strings in your hands. Your eyes can make the world grey or bright.


I wish you all have the power to realize this every day and especially when you are down.


I started to paint hearts with my LYRA chalks, which I have used so rarely until now. But I wanted something with great bright colours and actually the result is so wonderfully shiny. Thanks to the clearstamps I was always able to estimate the size I needed to paint, because I wanted to stamp the hearts in black on the edges later. I took the colours of the rainbow for my project.




In a second step I mixed the colours with a brush and water and added light and darker areas. I let them dry well and then stamped the hearts on them with Versafine and fussy-cut them.



Afterwards I made light spots with water and darker spots by spraying paint on the hearts with a brush. On the again dried hearts I set white and black accents with acrylic pencils. I bent the hearts a little bit up at the edges and fixed them with spacer pads of different thicknesses.


For my background I have combined the stamps from several sets of Visible Image stamps. I always call this kind of stamps “grubby maker”. Many stampers use them for mixed media techniques and often they are used in dark colours. But I wanted to use them in the right happy colours to set a perfect scene for my hearts and let them feel good. The lines at the bottom of the square are again painted with an acrylic pencil.



The whole picture is quite very big: 21×21 cm, if you want to make it yourself.



Supplies




Stamps: Visible Image


Don´t Judge


mental health awareness | stamps | don't judge | healing takes time


No Regrets


sentiment stamps | no regrets | love yourself | life is what you make it


Ink splats


ink splats stamps


Universal


cosmic background stamps | star | galaxy | scribble circles


Stamp pads: Versafine onyx black; Distress Oxides wilted violet, salty ocean, broken china, twisted citron, mustard seed, wild honey, carved pumpkin, barn door, black soot
Lyra Artists’ crayons
Sakura 1.0 
POSCA pen – white






This card really makes us smile!  The hearts look wonderful coloured with crayons, and the ink splats stamps and scribbled circles behind them look awesome! Great choice of quote too! Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.



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Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

A Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with an awesome mixed media card featuring the moth stamp from our ‘Glimmer of Light’ set which also contains a very inspiring quote which is so relevant at the moment…


It is my turn to share a little Visible Image inspiration with you, and today I am focusing on the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set. After ten weeks of not working due to the Covid pandemic, I am finally back doing a job I love, so I am definitely feeling like the sentiment is appropriate right now!

moth stamp | mixed media card | lightbulb


I started this card by spritzing black and yellow Decoart mister sprays onto mixed media card.



Then I began creating layers using the Meshing Around and Count Me In stencils.



I then placed the light bulb stamps over the yellow patches.



The next stage was so much fun! I went to town over the top with Izink Ice, which added depth to the colours and more gorgeous texture.




I deepened the yellow around the bulbs with a sparkle pen, and then added more dimension with a clear crackle glaze over the top to create a glass effect.



While that dried completely, I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the moths and sentiment ready to adhere.






Here are some close up photos for you.





Visible Image products used:



mesh circle stencil




jumbled numbers stencil




moth stamp | glimmer of light quote | light bulb





Wow! Your background looks amazing, so much texture and it is perfect for the moth! Loving the glaze on the lightbulbs and the glow around them! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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Take care and stay well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Birthday Balloons | Rainbow Card

Hello! We are back with our second dose of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today. Sharon Traynor has made the perfect card for a summer Birthday, featuring the little balloon stamp and flower pot from our ‘Stay Weird’ set…


balloon stamp | handmade | Birthday card | Rainbow


Pretty, pretty, pretty! I just adore pretty rainbow colours, don’t you? There is something so happy and summery about them. As the temperatures are soaring over here in Portugal and all the summer flowers are starting to bloom, it was right that these gorgeous colours just had to come out to play.

I was feeling in a bit more of an inky mood when I made this card so that meant making some background paper with smooshing inks and adding a few stamps, as well as doing some simple ink blending. Those are 2 techniques that are incredibly easy to do, but it can sometimes be difficult to incorporate them into my usual ‘white space’ filled CAS cards. However, it is great to go back to my ‘roots’ every once in a while to have fun and just play with colours like this.

Today I’m showcasing all of the accessory stamps in the ‘Stay Weird’ stamp set by  Visible Image. The card has been left without a sentiment because it will fit so many different occasions and it is good to have ‘blank’ cards like this in your arsenal.


Here’s how I made it:

Add a small amount of distress ink onto a craft mat, spritz with water and press some white card onto the droplets. Dry with a heat gun and repeat until you have several layers of ink. Drying between each layer and using small amounts of ink helps to keep that pretty, airy look.


Randomly stamp the tiny circles and the rings onto the panel with the same colours of distress inks.


Stamp and heat emboss the balloons using a clear glossy embossing powder. When inking up the balloon, try to concentrate a bit more ink to one side (or the bottom as I have here) to help with the 3D look, and remember to ‘huff’ on the stamp just before stamping it.


Stamp the flower pot and water colour it with distress inks. Fussy cut the balloons and the flower pot.


Blend a rainbow ombré background onto another piece of white card.


Attach the pretty panel to the centre of a card blank and then take two strips of the ombré blended panel and stick those to each side of the central panel. If you cut them slightly wider than they need to be you can attach them to the card blank and trim the excess away with large scissors (cutting from the back of the card). Attach some bakers twine to the balloons and add different heights of foam pads to the back of them.


Add the flower pot and the balloons to the central panel and the card is complete.

 

And the bonus is, I still have the central part of the ombré panel that can be used in another card!



Stamps Used:


quirky quote stamps | balloons | flower pot | circles



Other Supplies:

White card, Distress Inks (picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, twisted citron, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers), craft sheet, spritzer, WOW! clear embossing powder, water brush, Versafine onyx black ink, scissors, bakers twine, 3dfoam pads.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is such a happy card! We too love rainbow colours! Love your design and the inky panel, and the balloons look fabulous on the twine! Thank you Sharon ♡

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

 

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Take care,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Look Forward With Hope

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend   Judy Rozema is kicking off this week’s inspiration here on the blog with a stunning card featuring our ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp and an inspiring quote…


Today I am sharing some watercolor painting and a card made with three different stamp sets from Visible Image.

face stamp | hair | woman



I started out by mixing oranges, yellows, and reds from my Kuretake paints. I didn’t have an image, or idea in mind for what I would make; I was just mixing colors. When it was dry, it reminded me of the gorgeous image from Beautiful Soul.


I used my MISTI to line up where the image might look best, and stamped it with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I added the sun from Look Forward With Hope in the upper right corner, and the net from Mesh-ellaneous along the bottom and upper left corner in yellow and orange inks.





I stamped the sentiment sentiment in Nocturne ink. I think it’s the perfect sentiment for all that is happening in our world right now. For added sparkle, I used Orange Peel Stickles in three waves of her hair. I love how it turned out!



Stamps Used:


face stamp | woman | hair | positive | sentiment stamps



Hope | It's OK to not be OK | brave | storm | sentiment | stamps



mesh | ripped fishnet | background stamp



handmade card | hope | face stamp | woman



Thank you for stopping by today!



This card is so striking Judy! Your background is fabulous, we love the texture and interest you added with the fishnet background stamp. Thank you 

You will find more of Judy’s inspiring cards over on her blog.

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back later with more wonderful inspiration from our amazing Design Team!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Upcycling | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We have a new challenge running over in our Facebook group and the theme is Upcycling! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with some fantastic inspiration using tomato tins…


Hello

It’s time for my latest inspiration for Visible Image.

I had a look in my recycling box and this is what I found… an empty tin of tomatoes



In my studio I use the rather attractive Pizza Express passata tins to store lots of my crafting accessories including pens, brushes etc. I decided that I would decorate my tin for some more crafting bits.



I removed the label, measured the length and width of the tin (between the rounded end plates) and cut a piece of card. I added 1 cm onto the length of a piece of card for a small overlap.




I decided to use the eye from the See Everything stamp set

eye stamp | rubber | clear

and some art words from The Word Needs Art


art | creative | quote | stamps



I also added some extra “circles” using the stamp from my Guardian Angel set

guardian angel | stamp | dark | birds | circles


Once I got my stamps out I decided to also decorate one of my other tins so I stamped up 2 new “labels”. I stamped using Versafine Clair Nocture and clear embossed.




I added some extra circles using the stamps in the Guardian angel set.



I masked the eyes and added Brushos, rose red and violet to 1 label and Paperartsy Violetta Infusions to the other.



Then I removed the masks to reveal the whites of the eyes.



I coloured the pupils using glitter pens.




The clarity of Visible Image stamps really are second to none..



Finishing touches included white pen accents and glitter layer pen to some of the circles.


I then attached the labels to the tins using red line tape;





And here they are;


altered tins | stamping | mixed media | up cycling



altered tins | stamping | eye stamp | mixed media | up cycling


And also back in my studio already filled!


handmade desk pots | stamping



craft pots | handmade | stamping | altered tins


and one last shot


eye stamp | altered tins


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Wow these are so awesome! The brushos and infusions make stunning backgrounds for our eye stamp, and the pots look perfect filled with all your brushes and pens!

Thank you for this amazing challenge inspiration Jane ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

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We will be back later today with more gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Hearts Tag | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend, we really enjoyed some time off in the sunshine 😀 Macarena is here on the blog today with a fantastic tag featuring the gorgeous little heart stamp from our accessorize set…



Hearts ❤️



Hi there! I definitely love tags and colors from some time.
Maybe it’s a natural need for colors in this dark times…
Anyway, I had so much fun with this tag and hope it will
inspire you to try out some vibrancy on your projects.


heart stamp | mixed media tag | distress oxides | i choose bold colour







I covered the tag with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink + water.
Stamped the hearts from Accessorize set with brown Archival.
Started to color the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels
of similar colors.
Finally I played a bit with the shading using Distress Oxide
Walnut Stain ink and a water brush.
In the end I sprinkled the whole tag with white paint.






Visible Image stamps used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake | rings    colour quote stamps





What an awesome tag! The oxides and the white paint add such wonderful texture, and the hearts are coloured beautifully..  thank you Macarena ♡

You will find more of Macarena’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with more wonderful projects from our amazing team!

Stay safe and well,

Mark & Helen xx


 

Life Can Be Tough | Sentiment Stamp

Hi there, thank you for visiting our blog today. Ericka Strange is here with an awesome card featuring a sentiment which is so meaningful, especially at the moment… life can be tough, but my darling so are you.


Happy Thursday and I hope you are all doing well. This was my inspiration for the ‘Red White and Blue’ challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group.



I started out by smooshing Distress Ink in Candied Apple and Salty Ocean on my craft mat and picking up the ink with Bristol Smooth paper.


flagprep


Once my background dried, I added the safety pin stamp from the Don’t Judge set with Archival Black ink. It’s been a tough year for all of us and in the United States (as many countries) we’ve have been through other hard times and have come through stronger.  I like the look of the tears being held together with safety pins signifying our past tough times as a nation but we’re still strong.


flagpt2


I used the Stars and Stripes stencil with texture paste and added WOW! Embossing White Twinkle for some pretty shine.


flagside


I finished my card with the sentiment from the Brave & Strong stamp set which I think is perfect for the time we are going through with COVID-19.


flagup



flagsides



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.



Supplies


don't judge | i am strong | broken | mental health | mindfulness | stamps



brave and strong







What a striking card Ericka! Love the mended flag held together with the pins, and the embossing powder really adds the wow factor to the flag!
Thank you 

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Creating Calm | Seahorse Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous underwater themed card featuring our lovely seahorse stamp…

The sun is shining, it has been a glorious week,  and oh how I have been dreaming of a trip to the seaside. However, as it’s still not safe to indulge such whims I have instead lost myself under the ocean for this weeks inspiration project for Visible Image.

 

There really is something magical about seahorses, and this handsome one from the ‘Create Your Calm’ set is stunning!

 

 

 I started this card with an inky mop up sheet of card. I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up my scraps. No idea why as I am constantly creating more so I am sure I am fighting a losing battle!

 

 

I used the ‘Two Tone’ and ‘Fibres’ stencils with distress ink to add a layer of detail to begin with, and then stamped some detail stamps in Archival Ink.

 

 

I took delivery of some Izink Ice this week, and some layers of that over the top really added some depth and shine and enhanced the colours.

 

 

While that was drying I stamped and embossed the seahorse on heat resistant acetate, and painted the colour onto the back of it so it just showed through the clear areas.

 

 

Once the Ice was dry, I stamped more images over the top from the Dare to Swim set, and added some embossing.

 

 

The WOW embossing brush is brilliant for applying thicker embossing powder around edges of your work to frame it.

 

 

I stamped seaweed onto another mop up scrap and fussy cut in order to create another layer of interest, and along the sea bed I added texture sand , shells and jewels.

 

 



The final step was to adhere the seahorse and sentiment with 3D glue to really make him stand out.

 

 


Visible Image Products Used

 


fibres stencil | waves | water | texture



Two Tone stencil


two tone stencil | dots | squares




dragonfly stamp | ripples | live in the moment




seahorse stamp | underwater | create your own calm



Dare to Swim stamp set

jellyfish stamp | fish | bubbles | underwater





Lynda this is amazing, there is so much to discover! Your sea bed is stunning, love all the background detail and little embellishments, and our seahorse stamp looks awesome! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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Guitar Stamp | Music Speaks

Good Morning! We hope you are doing ok today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the guitar stamp from our ‘Music Speaks’ stamp set, which is not only great for anyone who loves music, but for those hard to make ‘guy cards’ too!



When words fail music speaks – this seems to come from my soul.
Music really hits me to the core, and this is what I wanted to capture with my card. 


guitar stamp | music card


I inked the guitar stamp in several colours of Distress Oxides with sponges and stamped it. For this I used a stamping platform so that I could rework all areas that might not have seemed perfect to me at the first try. Then I cut it out and fixed it with spacer pads on the background, which was designed with acrylic paints and a gelli plate. I cut off two edges from the background so that I could glue it a little crooked on the white base card.  


 



Under the guitar I glued a die cut swirl as well as the edge pieces of the background, which I had cut off at the sides.


Now you probably want to know how I designed the background exactly, but unfortunately I can’t show you any pictures of it, because I didn’t want to touch my mobile phone with acrylic paint inky fingers. But I can try to describe a few areas to you. At the top left you can see for example the light blue spots. I had worked with blue paint and a stencil and wiped it with water. I dipped my background into the water-colour mixture from washing.



The green stripes, which can also be seen at the top left (and elsewhere), are from a stencil called ‘Collision’, which I also used for a different background and which still had the green colour adhering to it. I just pressed it again here on my cardstock.

I made the blue area on the right with a round Gelli Plate and the star from the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil. I also inserted the blue arc, which is mirrored with it. The greenish spots at the bottom left are from the ‘Fibres’ stencil.


So you see, there is a lot to discover on my card today.



Supplies

Stamps: Music Speaks


guitar | stamp | sound wave | music



Stamp pads: Distress Oxides wild honey, twisted citron, peacock feathers

Dies: Sizzix 660222 Scribbles & Splat
Acrylic Paint


Stencils: Visible Image Stars and Stripes, Collison, Fibres

stars | stripes | US Flag | stencilCollision | stencil | light | raysfibres | water | waves | fire | texture | stencil






This is such an awesome background for these stamps! So much texture and interest, we love it!  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.



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Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Look Forward With Hope

Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final inspirational post today. Sharon Traynor has created a gorgeous and really uplifting card featuring stamps from our ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set…


Hello there,

Today’s card is spreading a positive message and was created as inspiration for the ‘Brighten Someone’s Day’ challenge, and what can be brighter or more cheery than spreading a little sunshine and hope, eh?




This ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set is one that I regularly turn to for spreading some cheer or just giving someone a little boost.  It is full of beautiful and positive sentiments.


Here is how I made this card:


First, mask off the top portion of the sentiment like I’ve done in this photograph, ink it up, remove the masking and stamp then heat emboss the sentiment onto a strip of vellum.



Next, stamp the sunshine in a rainbow of colours all over a white panel of card.


Now run the panel through an embossing folder for some texture, and distress the edges with some yellow ink.



Add stickles to the centre of each sun and set aside to dry.



Wrap the vellum strip around the panel and mount the panel onto a white card blank with 3d foam.

look forward with hope | card | sentiment stamp



 

Stamps Used:


Positive inspiring sentiment stamps



Other Supplies:

White card, Vellum, scrap paper and masking tape, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Prism Inks, star dust Stickles, embossing folder (Sizzix), 3dfoam pad.


I hope you are all looking forward with hope to a time when we can all meet our friends and families again. But until that time….  Stay safe and stay home folks.


Sending you all big, virtual hugs,
Sharon xx




This is a really beautiful and very uplifting card. Love the sparkle and rainbow colours!
Thank you Sharon ♡

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

 

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We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration from our amazing team.


Take care, stay safe and keep stamping!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Break Free | Smashed Vase Stamp

Good Afternoon, we are back with our second dose of fabulous inspiration today! Heather Mitchell has combined stamps from our ‘Break Free’ set with our ‘Ripples’ stencil to create a texture-licious card…

Well hello everyone…

I hope everyone is keeping well and managing to keep themselves occupied in these (still) weird times we find ourselves in.

Today’s Visible Image make uses the fabulous Break Free stamp set along with Ripples, one of the new stencils.


smashed vase | daisy | break free sentiment



ripples | circles | stencil


The background is made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads, some of the neutral colours (which I rarely use so made a change).  I’ve smooshed each ink pad onto a glass sheet and layered up the colours.



Once dried, I’ve used modelling paste through the Ripples stencil and left to air dry.



To add a hint of glitz to the background, I added DecoArt Metallic Acrylic in Champagne Gold using a brayer.  It’s not perfect and although my intention was to just brayer the raised areas, it has gone over the background in places but I’m okay with that, it just adds to the texture!


For the smashed glass part of the stamp, I’ve used Brusho’s and Distress Oxide Ink pads once again to get quite an intense blue and then the image has been heat embossed using WOW!’s Metalline First Frost powder.  I stamped the image twice so I could cut around some of the parts and layer them using foam dots.



For the vase, I made a watery mix using Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink Pads and painted it onto watercolour card.  Once dry, I heat embossed using the same powder as previous.  Having trimmed the vase, I layered it onto the broken glass I’d already made.


The flowers were lovely to make!  Using my old favourite smooshing technique, I took Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and a touch of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink Pads and layered the colours.  After heat embossing the flower image several times (using WOW!’s Black Ebony powder) I trimmed and shaped them using one of those metal ball tools you get for shaping flowers ( I have no idea what they’re called!) and layered them.  The centre of the top flower I heat embossed using Metallic Copper Regular just to bring some warmth to the flowers.


After assembling the flower and securing it to the background, I heat embossed the sentiment and added that using foam tape.  This was then matted onto shiny gold card before adding to a card blank.



And there you go!  I think we’d all quite like to break free from this situation we’re all currently in but for now, we’ll all do our bit and stay home.  Whilst at home, check out the Facebook LIVES the Visible Image team have been doing on their page to keep us all inspired… they’ve been brilliant and I’ve really enjoyed them!  Oh!


Right… I’m off for a(another) cuppa.  Stay indoors lovely people and be safe… until next time xx




Wow the ripples look stunning with that gold acrylic paint! Your vase is awesome and the daisy looks gorgeous layered up.  Thank you Heather ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.



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Helen & Mark xx


 

New Leaves Will Always Grow

Hi there! We hope you are staying safe and well and coping with this very different world that we all live in at the moment. We are grateful for sunshine and being able to go for walks here in Wales, and we love to see all the signs of spring in the trees, plants and flowers. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a wonderful card featuring our ‘Tree of Life’ stamps, the sentiment in this set is very apt at this current time…


Hello
it is time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image. Spring is in full swing now despite the blip in temperatures over the last few days.


The blooms I have seen on my daily walks  have been stunning and these inspired both the card and the colour palette for my card today.






The stamp set I am working with today is called Tree of Life


tree of life stamp


This is what I got up to.

I used blue and pewter distress ink sprays to create a background



I cut it down to a 5 1/2 ” square and then added my stamping. I used the tree in the set as branches around the edge of my card.



I used every stamp in this lovely set.



I stamped both sizes of the leaves onto inky mop up card and cut them out.



I then stamped the leaves onto my card and paper pieced them with the leaves above. I added glossy accents to all the little circles to make them look like dew drops.



Here is my finished card. The sentiment is also so appropriate for now.

tree of life | stamp | handmade card



With a couple of close ups







Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x



What a fantastic card! We love how you have used the foliage around the edges of your card, and that sky blue is stunning! The dew drops look beautiful too.  Thank you Jane ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later today with more gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!


Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Angel | Face Stamps

Hello, sorry we have been neglecting our blog lately. Hopefully you follow us on Facebook so will have seen all the live demos we have been doing to keep your crafty mojo flowing. We have lots of inspiration to share with you here on the blog over the coming week, and we are kicking off with our fabulous Pauline Butcher who has some rainbow challenge inspiration featuring our face stamps…

Hi there,


I hope you are all staying well and safe.

I’ve created a card as a tribute to all the Nurses on the front line, doing an absolutely fantastic job, along with all the Doctors, and of course all the other key workers, who are working hard to keep us safe and fed, in this unprecedented time. There is a Rainbow challenge in the Visible Image Facebook Group, it would be great if you would all enter, not only to show all the NHS and key workers that we care, but to brighten up this uncertain world.

 
angel | face stamps | handmade card



The Visible Image products I used on this card are:


face stamps



Guardian Angel stamp



inspiring quote stamps | believe in me



square route stencil

 


I used a piece of mixed media card stock and cut it to 6″ x 8″, placed the stencil on it, and with my blending brushes and distress inks I made diagonal stripes of colour, filling the card. I took away the stencil, then cut off 2″ from the 8″ side ( for sentiments).

I stamped the face in the middle of the card, using Versafine Onyx Black ink using a stamp platform, so that I could make the image nice and dark by stamping it 3 or 4 times. I used bleach to lighten the whites of the eyes, and pens for her eye shadow. I then used pink Stickles for her lips and her eye shadow. When the Stickles was dry, I then went over the lips again with some Glossy Accents, I also added it to the eyes.

 



I worked on the sentiments next, using the 2″ of card I cut off the side. I stamped all three sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black, trying to get the stripes of colour to go in the opposite direction, so they stand out more, I also distressed the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink, and adhered them onto the card with 3D Glue gel.

 

Now that the topper is finished, I put it onto black card, then onto a 7″ square white card blank. I used a white pigment pen to highlight the eyes, and all the sentiments.
 
 


Thank you for visiting, stay safe and stay well.


Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx




Pauline this is absolutely stunning! Your rainbow background is so striking and your face looks fabulous, loving the sparkle of the stickles and the gloss of the accents on her lips…  thank you ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Imagination | Mixed Media Card

Hello! We have our lovely Macarena here on the blog this evening with a gorgeous mixed media card with lots of layers…



Today’s card is all about our imagination which is endless and powerful.
Let’s spread the winds of your imagination and create.
I used some Visible Image stamps listed below.




I love this soft and light background made by stamping the feathers randomly with the same color of ink (distress oxide pumice stone) as the base color.






Stamps used:


 eye stamp | collage | backgound      inky bird | stamp | book | feather


Have a lovely day!




This is a fantastic card, we love the subtle pastel tones and the gorgeous layers. Thank you Macarena ♡

You will find more of Macarena’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Break Free Stamp Set | Daisy

Hi there, thanks for visiting us here on the blog today. Ericka Strange is here to inspire you today with a super stunning card featuring stamps from our ‘Break Free’ stamp set…


Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy and sane. Today I’m playing with this Break Free Stamp Set from Visible Image which mirrors my sentiment as we start our 3rd week of social distancing and in close quarters with my wonderful family.



I love this stamp set and the great images and had a fun time coloring and embossing it.

I started by stamping my image in InkOn 3 Fade Out ink to do some no-line watercoloring with my Zig Real Brush Markers. I then added colored pencils to the image for additional shading.

 


I wanted to add a little more to the image, so I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide and lightly blended it around the flower. I then took the Strobes stencil and used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to color in the rest of the card.


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I added some embossing details on the broken glass using Emerald Creek Fractured Ice Embossing Powder by painting on WOW Embossing Ink on my image. I love the glass look this powder gives the image.


flowerdetails


Once I was done embossing, I added the sentiment on vellum and then did additional embossing on the vellum to continue the shattered glass look.



Check out the video here.
 

 




Supplies


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



strobes stencil | rays | sunshine



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day and stay healthy!




This is stunning Ericka! You have made the smashed vase look so real and your colouring of the daisy is so beautiful… Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s wonderful cards over on her blog.



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We’ll be back later with fantastic inspiration from DT member Macarena!

Stay safe and well.

Mark & Helen xx


 

It’s OK To Not Be OK

Good Evening, we hope you are staying well during this really difficult and worrying time. We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring a sentiment we can all relate to right now…

It’s my day to share some Visible Image inspiration, and I think that in these challenging times that we are facing global wide right now, that the sentiment on this card is a good reminder to us all to take care of ourselves. I don’t think that there is a person out there who isn’t having the odd emotional wobble, I know I certainly have had a few. Fortunately for me I have a hobby and a room full of craft supplies that I can totally immerse myself in, which helps me leave my troubles behind for a while. It’s a huge help and sanity saver as I am sure all of you reading this will also understand.

It's OK to not be ok | stamp


This was super simple to create as you will see. Here is how I did it:


I placed the Scribble stencil on some black card and sprayed distress oxide inks through it. This stencil is very cool, and it instantly reminded me of how my brain can feel totally scrambled at times so was the perfect background to this card.



Once dry I sprayed over it again with a glitter enamel to add some sparkle.



I repeated these steps on a second piece of card, and using a circle die cut the centre from one to overlay on the base.



I finished by stamping and embossing the sentiment from the Look Forward With Hope set , and the hand from Tree of Life set (both currently reduced on the website so go grab a bargain!), and mat and layered them onto the base.




I hope that you are all managing to find some creative time at the moment. There is an uplifting challenge running over on the Visible Image Facebook group, so why not pop over and check it out and join in if you can .


Products Used


uplifting | inspiring | sentiment stamps



Tree of Life | Stamp


Scribble stencil



I’ll be back soon with more inspiration, but in the mean time stay safe and well and please take good care of yourselves.


Lynda
xxx




Lynda this is such a gorgeous card, the sparkle is wonderful. The sentiment is definitely one we all need to read at the moment. Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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Thanks for taking time to visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Take care, much love,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Butterfly Angels | Handmade Card

Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our grungy butterfly stamps with an inspiring sentiment…

Good Evening,

A fortnight has rolled round and it is time for my regular design team post for Visible Image. Wow there have been so many changes in these 2 weeks. Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image have lots of ideas to keep us all entertained, engaged and creative in the weeks ahead and one lovely idea is the start of a new challenge. The theme of challenge #1 is such an apt one, “Brighten Someone’s Day”.

I managed to see my best friend for a long lunch just before this whole situation took hold and we both cherish those few hours and realise it may be quite some time before we see one another again. I decided to make my card to send to her.


I knew just the sentiments to use. This is such a great set:


positive sentiment stamps

My dearest friend loves her garden as much as I do so I also reached for the Wings of Change set.

grungy butterfly stamp

Her favourite colour is pink so I made a very pink and girlie background. First I sprinkled on some Infusions and added some spritzes of water.



I then blended on some Distress oxide ink.



I also made some textured butterflies by stamping on some left over inky card, adding crackle accents and a sprinkle of glamour dust for texture and sparkle.



Once dry I cut them out minus the antennae.

I stamped the sentiment and butterflies on the background and then stuck the butterflies on top raising the edge of their wings with foam pads.



Then it was time to put my card together. Here it is;


butterfly card | friends are angels with invisible wings







and one last shot;




There is  also a special Mindfulness section on the Visible Image website at the moment which has 30% off, just perfect for crafters who are sending out cards to help raise people’s spirits at this time. Visible Image is a small husband and wife team who are still shipping here in the UK and abroad for as long as they are able to .


And yes my dear best friend received this card last week and told me that it did lift her spirits which was my very intention. I feel empowered by my crafting that during these uncertain times that I can give a tiny moment of positivity to someone’s day.


I do hope you might join us over on FB with this challenge. Perhaps you could then send what you have made to someone you care for and cannot see in person for now?
Back soon.


Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Thank you for this gorgeous inspiration Jane. Your background is fabulous and the butterflies look wonderful with the touches of sparkle.  Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration.


Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Sparkly Acetate Card | Horse Stamp

Hi! Today we have some super sparkly inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog to brighten your day! Sharon has used our fabulous wild horse stamp with one of our newest stencils…



acetate card


How is everyone doing? I do hope you are all keeping yourselves and your families as safe as possible during this nasty virus outbreak. At least those of us that are well and self-isolating will now have more time to craft. Even if you are working from home you’ll probably still have more time as you won’t have any travel time to get to and from work.

For me, it means I won’t have any friends or family coming over to stay, so I actually had some time to make a super-sparkly acetate card for my Visible Image  design team inspiration this week.


Just look at the sparkles on this quick video of the card. (I was filming one handed so I do fumble when opening the card!) 




Isn’t that Renaissance stencil stunning? It is so beautiful and I adore it!


So how did I make this one? It was easy-peasy to make, but you just need time for the paste to set.

Take a piece of acetate ( if you look closely you can see the acetate in this photo) and tape your pretty stencil over the acetate with low-tack tape.


Now spread a translucent dimension paste over the stencil. Very carefully remove the tape and the stencil, then sprinkle glamour dust, or another equivalent glitter, all over the wet paste, tap off the excess and leave it to dry completely. Ideally, leave it overnight.


When dry, trim and score the acetate to make it into a card blank, with the glittery part on the front.

Next take your image and stamp and emboss it with a black embossing powder, then fussy cut it out.


Glue the image to the front of your card.

Take a piece of black card to mat behind the image and tape or glue it on the on the inside of the card. I chose black card because it shows the pattern of the stencil better than white did, plus it was difficult to see the thin double sided tape from the very front of the card.


Now take two identical sized pieces of white card for the area to write your message on the inside and add your ‘made by’ sticker or stamp to the back.

To line all those mats up, I placed one piece of white card with the tape/glue side facing upwards, on top of the black card and simply closed the acetate over the top. In this photo you can see from the very back of the card when it was closed that the double sided tape shows through, so….


…now it is ready to add the other piece of white card to cover this tape on the very back of the card blank.

This gives a professional, finished look, especially when you add your made by stamp to the very back piece.

And there you have it! A card to impress but super-simple to make.

 

Products Used:





Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative



Other Supplies:

Hunkydory Crafts Acetate, low tack masking tape, Sweet Poppy Stencil Dimensions transluscent paste, DecorArt Glamour Dust (crystal), Versamark clear ink, WOW! primary ebony embosiing powder, white card, black card, double sided tape.



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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Wow what an absolutely stunning card Sharon! It is so elegant and sparkly! We all need some gorgeous sparkle in our lives at the moment. Thank you  ♡

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Creativity | Flower Stamp | Squares Stencil

Good Afternoon, we hope you are doing ok today. Ericka Strange is here on the blog with some fabulous inspiration to brighten your day…



Today I’m playing with some products from Visible Image’s latest release. My first card is using the Total Chaos set and the Square Route stencil. I love the large flower and can’t wait to use the other stamps in the set as well.


creativity | stamp | squares stencil


I started off by blending Distress Oxides on Bristol Smooth paper. I used Sea Glass Distress Oxide on the whole panel and then took the Square Route stencil and used Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Grape. I then splatted some water on the panel and lifted some of the ink up.


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While my panel was drying, I stamped the flower on another piece of Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream Embossing Powder. I love the sparkle and shine it give any image. I colored up my flower with Zig Real Color Brush pens and then fussy cut out the image. I stamped and embossed the same image on the panel and then attached my flower with some foam tape.


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I added a couple more smaller flowers to the panel as well and heat embossed and colored them as well.


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I stamped the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it with black powder to give it a crisp look and finish my card.


inky flower stamp | squares stencil | handmade card


I made one more quick card with the Square Route stencil. My daughter’s friend was having a birthday and he loves Minecraft so I thought this would be a great card for him.


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I made this card in a similar way to the previous card. I started out with Bristol Smooth paper and blended Bundled Sage Distress Oxide to the base. Then I took my other green Distress Oxides and blended them in the different squares to make it look like computer game Minecraft. I add the numbers from the Robot Data set and stamped them in various Distress inks around the base.


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Once I was done with the background, I stamped the sentiment in Versfine Ink and heat clear heat embossed the whole panel to give it a shine.


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To finish my card, I added Nuvo drops for a little fun (including some green glow in the dark).


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Supplies


flower | leaf | grungy | stamps



squares stencil


robot stamp



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay safe and well.




Wow this is amazing Ericka! The vibrant yellow looks stunning against your gorgeous blue background. Thank you 

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Stay Creative | Mixed Media Art

Good Evening! We hope you are doing ok, and staying safe and well. Heather Mitchell is here to brighten our blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamps…


Hello…

Today’s make uses the Total Chaos stamps from Visible Image but I’ve omitted the large central flower and concentrated on the other smaller stamps in the set.


quirky flower stamps


As fabulous as the huge flower is (and it really is!) the other stamps in the set are just as fabulous on their own too.



I began by filling a 7×7″ section of watercolour card with Distress Oxide ink pads in blues, and then ripped some scrap paper to create a mask for the grass.  For extra texture, I used the polka dots from the Two Tone stencil and used the same greens on those.



The dinky florals and leaves have been heat embossed onto watercolour card, coloured using watercolours and then fussy-cut out.



Before securing everything in place, I’ve measured where the small yellow flower was going and then heat embossed the scribble using gold powder so that it sat underneath.



I also heat embossed the sentiment on at this point using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White powder and then heat embossed the ‘TY’ at the end using a green powder and coloured using watercolours.



It was simply a case of layering the florals up using foam tape and dots.  As you can see. I’ve used good ol’ Glossy Accents on some parts of the flower to highlight certain parts and a give bit of shine!




Products Used:


Mixed Media stamps | flower | leaves | scribble


Two Tone stencil | circles | squares



A really magnificent stamp set that I absolutely adore. You can find lots of inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group and of course on instagram (*top tip* search out the #visibleimage tag for more makes!)


See you next time, H xx




We love this Heather! The flowers and leaves look fabulous embossed, with the touches of glossy accents. Thank you ♡

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Thinking of You | Handmade Card

Hi there! Today’s inspiration comes from our wonderful stempelfrida in Germany! We are thinking of you all, so today’s project is perfect…


In these difficult times we need to find new ways of interacting. The internet is one of the great tools we can use now to interact, share and communicate. We can only send a cyber hug, but so often they already help so much. Friends will interact via messages, sending images and talking on the phone to each other. But of course I do not want to say that still a lot of things will also be needed to be done via real activities. I wish you all the best and send a big thank you to everyone that helps in this very special situation.


thinking of you stamp | tree of life stamp


The background of my card is a gelli plate print. I first applied gold acrylic paint on it and put the square route stencil onto it. I then took a first paper print resulting in this first print, which I used for another project.



I took the stencil off, let it dry well and then added a layer of red acrylic paint to pull the print off.

This is how the second print looked.



On the print I stamped the text and the tree with Versamark and embossed them with a detail black embossing powder. Before doing so I had rubbed my background well with an embossing buddy to make sure I have no powder left where it is not supposed to stick.



I embossed the big text in gold on a black card stock, and the leaves in black on a golden one. I added pale golden Nuvo Drops to the leaves on the tree and some black dots on the background. The single bigger leaves were fussy cut and glued to the card with distance pads.




Square Route Stencil


squares stencil



Stamp pads: Versamark
Embossing powder: HeinDesign Sternenstaub super fein gold; Print Art Detail schwarz
Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale gold, Gloss Ebony black






Wow stempelfrida this is a stunning card. The gold looks gorgeous coming through the red, and your tree looks beautiful. Thank you ♡

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Liberty | Equality | Fraternity

Hello there, we hope you are staying safe and well during these very difficult times. Many lives have been turned upside-down and we are all facing many challenges. Our thoughts are with you all, and we will be doing our best to keep the inspiration coming so your mojos keep flowing to keep you creative and mindful. We have our lovely Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our ‘Renaissance’ stencil with stamps from our ‘Revolution’ set which includes the awesome wild horse stamp. Over to Jane…


Good Afternoon

Today I am sharing my first project with the new Revolution stamp set



My fellow design team members have recently shared several lovely projects using the large musketeer face stamp so I thought I would try something with the other fab stamps in this set.

I also wanted to use the new Renaissance stencil which has so many gorgeous patterns within it.


Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative


I had a play with a couple of designs and colours but settled on the one below.


This is how I made it


First I blended candied apple distress ink through the centre of the stencil and then added faded jeans. You don’t need to be perfect with any lines as the inks blend so well together.








I stamped and embossed the galloping horse



I then stamped the flourish stamps in a pattern



I stamped out the words onto snippets of card and distressed their edges. I also stamped the large and small fleur-de-lis onto gold card and also cut them out.

Then it was time to put everything together.


Here is my finished card


card | horse stamp | red white blue | liberty


with some close ups;






And one last shot..




Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a fantastic card Jane, so striking with the red, white and blue colour theme! Thank you ♡

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Masculine Birthday Card

Hello! Do you struggle with making masculine cards? Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with an awesome card featuring our ‘Revolution’ stamps which includes the brilliant musketeer collage stamp…


Sometimes we just need a good masculine birthday card! I actually like making grungy masculine cards. It is a nice change of pace sometimes from doing all the cutesy cards.


musketter stamp | birthday stamp



I used a couple different stamp sets from Visible Image. I first started with some watercolor paper and used a blending brush with some Distress Ink Vintage Photo to cover the entire piece. Then with the Visible Image ‘Square Route’ Stencil around the outside edges of the paper, I added a second layer of the Distress Ink Vintage Photo working towards the center of the paper but not covering the very center. Then with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, I went around just the outer edge but only about an inch in.



I then used the ‘Revolution’ stamp set to stamp the image in the middle of the paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then stamped over it again with some Delicata Golden Glitz. I also used the swirly stamp from the Revolution set and stamped around the outer edge with Delicata Golden Glitz.

Then using the Square Route stencil again and some Texture Paste in Copper Crackle, I added some of the paste around the outer edge.



I colored the window and the circles on the stamp image with a Wink Of Stella Gold Glitter Brush and flicked some of it onto the front of my card piece. Used some Distress Ink in Black Soot to edge the card with and matted it some black cardstock.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday’ Stamp and stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


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It was fun adding all the different ink layers and just randomly adding different mediums to create a grungy masculine card.


masculine card | musketeer stamp | grunge




Revolution | stamp | musketeer | horse | flour de lys



squares stencil



happy birthday verse stamp





Wow what an awesome card! Loving all the texture and layers, the colours are just perfect for these stamps too! Thank you Nadine ♡

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Total Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Mixed Media Canvas

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend, they just go too fast don’t they! We have loads of inspiration coming your way this week from our wonderful Design Team. First up this morning is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous canvas featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamp set which includes our incredibly popular inky flower stamp in a new larger size…


inky flower | stamp | creativity | mixed media


This is a large A5 size set which means that there are now 3 sizes of the awesome inky flower. A tiny version is in the new Accessorize set:


card making stamps | cupcake | flower | wings |rings


and this of course is the original set called Creative Chaos which is an A6 size set.


mixed media stamps | inky flower | background elements



This is the very first card I ever made with ‘Creative Chaos’ back in January 2019:


stamping on book pages | card | inky flower stamp


I used book pages from my beloved A Tale of 2 cities for the bloom and it is my most pinned card on Pinterest!

So when I saw the new ‘Total Chaos’ I knew I just had to use book pages again, as I did for my first make with ‘Creative Chaos’, and this time I decided to make a canvas.



This is what I got up to..

(Apologies that there are not a lot of process photos here as I have been so busy making samples. I just did not get time to stop and keep taking snaps especially with very inky hands).

I decided I wanted to make a background to make me think ahead to spring days and used lots of ink sprays and water on heavyweight watercolour paper. They are a mix of distress sprays; pine needles, mustard seed, wild honey, grass and turquoise Dylusions greens plus some tarnished brass metallic spray.



I cut myself a 5 x 7″ piece from it and stamped the flower to get an outline and placement for my canvas.


I then stamped the scribble stamp over the top in orange archival ink.

Out came my well used Tale of 2 cities and I stamped the flower and 2 of the small flowers onto a page and cut them out. I also added some stamping around the edge of the canvas using archival ink and the other background stamps.

I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of card, cut it out and mounted it on black card. I added Glossy Accents to the large circle and to some of the circles in the background, I wanted it to appear as dewdrops.



Here is my finished canvas:


mixed media canvas | inky | flower stamp



with some close ups







and one last shot..

inky flower | stamp | canvas | ink sprays



Thanks so much for stopping by today.


If you would like to see me in action, I will be demonstrating on the Stampers Grove stand at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March, sharing lots of tips and techniques with the new Visible Image stamps and stencils plus lots of oldies too.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




We love how our flower looks stamped on the book pages Jane, and your background is amazing! The dew drops add that extra special touch.. Thank you ♡

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Face Stamps | Ink Splats | Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for visiting us today! Pauline Butcher is here to inspire you with a really imaginative card featuring our face stamps with our ‘Breaking Glass’ stencil and some of the stamps from our gorgeous ‘Free Your Imagination’ set…


Helloooo,

It’s time for me to share something new I’ve created using some awesome Visible Image products, and this time it’s a 6″ x 6″ card.

So, I have mixed some of the new products with some of the older ones, just to show you that all the fabulous Visible Image products, mix and match together so well.


face stamps | handmade card



The Visible Image products I used on this card are:



Breaking Glass | Stencil | Smashed | Cracked
 



I started off with a piece of white card 5″ x 5″, and I stamped the closed eyes from the Face It stamp set, using a Wow Embossing pad, and heat embossed with Wow Primary Ebony Embossing powder. I then blended Mustard Seed Distress Ink, with a blending tool, around the outside of the card, and around the middle, leaving the white card showing around the eyes, I added a little Ripe Persimmon in places too.
 


I then stamped a few of the ink splats in different Distress colours, I also stamped with the small ink splat from the ‘Free Your Imagination’ set. Now for the stencil, as you can see from the photo’s I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, gently blended through the Breaking Glass stencil…
 


 


…to just give an extra dimension to the card, looks good doesn’t it, I do love all the Visible Image stencils.
 


On a piece of old music paper, I stamped the book from the ‘Free Your Imagination’ set, using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and fussy cut it, then blended over it with some Tea Dye Distress Ink, to age it a little more. 


On some white card, I stamped the feather Quill and the ink pot, again from the ‘Free Your Imagination’ set, with the Onyx Versafine, then coloured them with Clean Color Brush Pens, and fussy cut these too.


 


I adhered the fussy cut elements, to the card using 3D Glue Gel, and added some stickles to the Quill, and the eyes, for that extra bit of sparkle.





Thank you for visiting.
Hugs Pauline xxxxxxx




What a stunning card and fabulous combination of stamps. The book pages look brilliant and we love your gorgeous colour choices. The stencil really adds striking dimension too!  Thank you Pauline ♡

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New Beginnings Vision | Gel Print Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday! We have Ericka Strange here today with two gorgeous cards featuring our stunning eye stamp, butterfly stencil and lots of inspiring sentiments…


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I’ve been having lots of fun with making backgrounds with my gel press. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image stencils and stamps to make some more fun gel press backgrounds.


gel print cards


I love the soft look of the gel press background with the distress oxides. To start off I used Bristol smooth paper and then picked out some Distress Oxide inks and used a brayer to apply them to my gel press. If you want a deeper color just repeat the process. For my first card I used Fress Squeezed Lemonade and Lucky Clover. Once I was happy with the background, I added the Collision stencil and pressed that on top of the inked gel press.



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I then used Verafine ink and stamped the eye image from Where Dreams Take You and heat embossed it with WOW Black Glint for a sparkly look.


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I added the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream. I added a little gel pen to the white part of the eye and finished the card with some ink blending on the edges with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide.


eye rubber stamp



For my second card, I used the same gel press technique with Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. This time added the Butterfly Ink stencil and a second coat on the gel press with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.


butterfly stencil


I then added the sentiments from a Beautiful Soul to the side of the butterfly with white ink.


I added the center sentiment from the Brave and Strong set with Versamark ink and I heat embossed all of the sentiments in white.


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To add a little more texture to my card, I used the circle stamp from the Life is Beautiful set and added it to the card in the same Distress Oxide inks.


new beginnings card



Products Used:


eye stamp | rubber | clear | vision sentiment



collision stencil



inky butterfly stencil | grunge



Face stamp | beautiful soul



Brave | Strong | Courage | Scars | Sentiment Stamps



hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful



Thank you for stopping by today.




These cards are so striking and really inspiring. Thank you Ericka 

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Short Circuit Stencil | Robot Stamps

Hi there! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with a brilliant card featuring our robot stamps with 2 of our awesome new stencils…


Good Afternoon!

I am popping by to share a little Visible Image inspiration today using stamps and stencils from the awesome new release.  I cannot get enough of the characters, and these robots are just so much fun!




The weather has been so awful lately that I wanted to make a bright cheery card to cheer things up a bit with an injection of colour.


I created an inky background by dabbing Dylusions ink onto wet card stock with a brush and lightly spritzing with water to blend. Once dry, I used the Square Route and Short Circuit stencils and distress ink to add another layer of detail.



Then I stamped some of the background stamps from the Total Chaos stamp set, and finished by heat embossing the circuit board stamp from the set in white, and the small heart in red.



I coloured the robots with Copic markers, and fussy cut.



I also used the teeny little nut stamp to create a flower for my baby robot to be handing her Daddy as a gift, which I mounted on craft wire, and adhered the images with 3D gel glue to my card.






Products Used:


robot stamp



squares stencil



Circuit Board Stencil





Lynda this is such a fantastic card! Your background is awesome and so vibrant! We love your little mechanical flower, so clever! Thank you ♡

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Thank You Card | No Lines Colouring

Hello! Hope you are ok and staying safe in the crazy weather which seems to be affecting so many people at the moment. Sharon Traynor is here to brighten the day with a beautiful Thank You card, made with our new verse and sentiment with our fabulous new grungy leaf stamp…




Hi! How are you doing? Great I hope.


Today I have some no-line colouring with some of the gorgeous brand new stamps by Visible Image. The latest release from Visible Image has some fabulous  stamps and stencils in it; there really is something for everyone.

I love that there is a larger size of this particular leaf in this new set because it is just the perfect size for a bit of colouring. So, I cut a piece of  Strathhmore Toned Grey paper to a mat size for a 15cm x 15cm card and added a square post-it note in the centre.


Then the leaf was stamped all around the paper using a light grey ink.


Any gaps were filled in with the flowerhead from one of the flower stamps in the same stamp set, and then I set about colouring it.


When colouring with polychromos pencils, the first thing I do is lay down some white in the areas that I want to have white in them, because it is impossible to add that later. Then I used a light green to softly colour where the leaf appeard inside the bubble, and I used 2 blue pencils to add a bit of shading to the bubbles to make them look 3d. (The arc that you can see in the photo must have been a reflection of something because it’s not there, or it moves, in other photos).


Then I moved on to the leaf veins, which were coloured in the darkest green, and added a little yellow on some of the leaf spots. I varied where theses spots appeared on most of the leaves for a bit of interest.


Next the rest of the leaf was coloured in. Four different shades of greens were used, the lightest at the top and the darkest at the bottom. I also blended some darker shades around the leaf veins,


and then the pink flower heads were tackled. I added blue for shading to separate the petals and just used pinks for the petals, again the lightest at the top by the white and the darkest at the bottom.


Carry on in this way all around the card. A lovely relaxing thing to do!


Now it just needs the sentiment heat embossing in the centre and mounting onto some gold card and a bit more grey paper. Put it all on a card blank and the card is finished.



Stamps Used:


inky flower | grunge | leaf | stamps



thank you verse | stamp | sentiment



Other Supplies:

Strathmore Toned Grey paper, Square post-it note, Memento London Fog Ink, Polychromos pencils ( 101 white, 104 light yellow glaze, 110 phthalo blue, 112 leaf green, 123 fuchsia, 125 middle pink purple, 129 pink madder lake, 140 light ultramarine, 159 hooker’s green, 171 light green, 266 permanent green), Versamark Clear Embossing ink, WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder, gold mirror card, white card blank.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a gorgeous card Sharon, your colouring is stunning the leaves look fabulous! Thank you for your brilliant step by step tutorial too ♡

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Break Free | Daisy Stamp | Smashed Vase

Hello! We are back with more NEW stamps inspiration today. Jane Tyrrell has got her hands on our ‘Break Free’ set which is a little different because as well as containing a fabulous daisy stamp, separate stem and vase, it also includes an awesome smashed vase stamp, some incredible stamp designing by Mark…


Good Afternoon

Today I am sharing one of a pair of tags I have made, I will share a step by step and the other tag soon!

The NEW stamp set I have used is called Break Free


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



My flower has spotted the sunshine and has broken free from the vase…shattering it in its excitement! 😊


mixed media tag | smashed vase stamp | daisy


A close up of the shattered glass and spilt water, which in real life is very textured indeed. My recipe for making this is secret for now but all will be revealed soon!



and one last shot..



This coming Friday and Saturday February 21-22, I will be demonstrating for Stampers Grove at the Create It! show in Farnborough, Hampshire. I will be there both days sharing lots of tips and techniques, all  the new Visible Image stamps and stencils release plus lots of oldies too.

Remember to look for my badge I will be wearing…



It would be lovely to see you there.


Back soon,
Bye for now.
Jane x




Your tag is stunning Jane!  The daisy looks fabulous against your sunshiny background. We can imagine you creating your secret recipe for the shattered glass… whatever it is, it looks amazing!!! Thank you ♡ Have a great time demoing at the show… everyone is in for a treat!

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Total Chaos | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Sorry we’ve been a little quiet, it’s been rather hectic with our new releases (which is a good thing!) but now it’s time to catch up with the amazing samples our DT have been making! First up is Heather Mitchell – our Queen of texture – who has been playing with our ‘Total Chaos’ set which features our large inky flower stamp…


Well hello…

Goodness.  I’ve been in a crafting frenzy since the latest stamps form Visible Image arrived as I cannot get enough of them!!  How fabulous are they?!  I totally take my hat off to Mark and Helen as once again they have produced a fabulous array with something for everyone.


Creative Chaos was a hugely popular set and I have seen it on many pages and instagram posts so when I found out they were doing a bigger version I was super excited!  Total Chaos is an A5 set, the larger flower being 1/3 bigger than in Creative Chaos.  There is also a fabulous funky flower, a leaf that is to die for and that scribble stamp!! Arghhh!! Heaven!!



This is my first make using the set and I’ve used a gelli print background I had already made.  I loved this print as it’s pretty textural and the paint has crackled around the edges slightly.



You can see that I’ve used the Stars and Stripes stencil on both the gelli print and then used it to stencil on some Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Poppy Pink) down one side.



The background was made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Spray Stains. I’ve just smooshed the ink pads over the watercolour card, spritzed with water and then, while wet, spritzed on the Distress Spray Stains.  I wanted the colours to blend and bleed in to each other and by adding lots of water and the spray stains that’s exactly what I got!



I left the background to air dry as I didn’t want any warping and once dry added a good spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pretty Pink) to get a beautiful shimmer to the card.  With this dry, I stamped the large flower head four times using Versafine Clair (Nocturne) and then the leaf three times.  I managed to squeeze on the small flower head a few times too!



To emphasise the beautiful flower, I trimmed and layered up different elements and used foam dots to achieve this look.  Having stamped the full flower where I wanted it onto the gelli print, I then stamped the scribble stamp several times around the edges so it appeared behind the flower.



Before adhering the flower head in place, I scrunched white cotton thread to it acted as a 3D scribble almost… if you get me?!



I treated the leaves and little flowers the same way, layering them up before gluing in place.



With everything added to the background, I stamped the ‘Chaos Theory’ stamp in the top corner, almost like a postmark and then added Ranger’s Glossy Accents to give yet more texture.  With the addition of a few adhesive gems, the card was matted onto black card stock before adding to an 8×5″ card blank.




Here are the Visible Image products I used for this make…


inky flower | stamp | mixed media



stars stripes | stencil

 

Check out all the February 2020 releases all the DT inspiration for the new stamp sets on Visible Image’s Facebook group and instagram and don’t forget to upload your own makes in the group!

Thanks for reading… catch up soon,

H xx



Heather this is awesome! The texture is gorgeous, we adore all your layering and those colours are fabulous together! The touches of glossy accents and the gems really add that something special to it. Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.



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Break Free | Smashed Vase Stamp

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today showcasing our NEW ‘Break Free’ stamp set which includes a beautiful daisy, separate stem, vase, and an incredible smashed vase! Over to Pauline and her stunning card…


Hi There,

It’s my day to share a project I’ve made using a Brand New ‘Visible Image’ stamp set, called Break Free.


daisy | smashed vase | break free | card


This card is  8″ x 8″, so I cut a piece of Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour 300gsm paper 7″ x 7″ for my background, I spritzed it with water, then randomly added some drops of ‘Brea Reese’ liquid watercolour inks, in yellow, Magenta, Ultramarine and Ocean Green, I then spritzed with water again, and let the colours drip, wick and merge together. I left this to dry naturally.
 
Whilst the background was drying, I took another piece of Bockingford, and stamped three daisies, using Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then dried them with my Heat Tool, I then coloured them in, using Zig Clean Color watercolour Brush Pens, but I could have used a paint brush and the liquid inks instead. 
I then fussy cut the daisies and added some Stardust Stickles to their centres.
 


 


I also stamped the smashed Vase using a Versacraft pad, onto Bockingford, put  on ‘Wow’ Nice Ice Blue Embossing Glitter, thn heat embossed with my heat tool. I also stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink, again onto Bockingford.
 
Now the background is dry, using the smashed Vase stamp in my hand (not on a stamping block), and using Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink, I stamped all over the background, making sure that the stamping was all going the same way. I dried the background with my heat tool,  I then went over the background with an anti-static bag, and again using the smashed Vase stamp, but this time on a block, and I stamped in the middle of the background, using Versamark, and again heat embossed with the ‘Wow’ Nice Ice Blue embossing glitter.


The background was then adhered to a black card mat, and then onto a yellow card mat, and adhered to the 8″ white card blank.
 


 


I stamped three stems onto the background, using a green Oxide Ink, ready for the daisies to sit on, and using the smashed Vase image, that was heat embossed onto the Bockingford, I fussy cut the vase, and some of the smashed pieces, and adhered them to the main image, using 3D Glue Gel, to give dimension. I also added the daisies, and cut the sentiment into an arrow shape, and added that to the card with 3D glue gel.


To finish off, I added some random Stickles around the smashed bits, used a Sukura sparkle pen randomly over the inky background, then used Glossy Accents on all the vase pieces.
 



Stamps Used:


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free


Thank you for visiting.

Hugs
Pauline xxxxxxx




Pauline this is amazing! The smashed vase looks fabulous with the ice blue embossing and glossy accents. Your daisies look beautiful and your background is gorgeous.. Thank you ♡

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



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Thinking of You | Verse Stamp

Good Evening! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a beautiful card featuring our new ‘Thinking of You’ verse stamp…


You know the beautiful flower from the Creative Chaos set, right? This and some more great stamps are now available in a sibling set called ‘Total Chaos’. And that’s huge! Of course I really wanted to make a card with it. I combined them with these beautiful text stamps written by Helen. There are six of them in this release. All of them contain a main message a bit bigger and then another stamp with a longer text in various fonts.


Thinking of You card





First I stamped the flower with Versamark on a piece of watercolour cardboard and embossed it in white. Then I used watercolours to make the colouration. The texts I stamped with Versafine on vellum. This one I pulled as tight as possible over the watercolour cardboard. I cut the upper edge of the cardboard curvilinear and added sequins to the collage. I backed the collage with brown card stock. 

 



Supplies


inky flower | stamp | creativity | grunge


thinking of you | verse | stamp



Stamp pads: Versamark; Versafine onyx black
Embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white
Water colour: HORADAM
Polychromos 177
 






This is such a beautiful card stempelfrida. We love how the verse looks stamped on velum, and the flower looks stunning in the delicate watercolour. Thank you ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.



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Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 2

Hello! Sharon Traynor is back with her 2nd card making tutorial post today showcasing our gorgeous new sentiment stamps…


Hi! I’m back with my second post of today. Here is another 3 card designs that I came up with yesterday that use some of the soon-to-be-released stamps by Visible Image (you can see the other designs by clicking HERE). These stamps are available on pre-order until 15th February 2020 and they are such fun to use! You’ll be glad to see that this post is much shorter than the other one, and hopefully I’m showing versatility in these cards that I hope will spark some additonal ideas for you.


handmade cards | verse stamps



Let’s start with this striking red card. Honestly, it is SO easy to make if you have some of those inch wide ink cubes.


anniversary card | stamp | verse


First cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than your card blank and stamp your sentiment onto it. Attach it to your work surface with masking tape. Tear a bit of scrap paper and use masking tape to secure it over the top of the piece of white card. Now drag your ink cube from the scap paper onto the white card, reducing the pressure as you get towards the middle of the card. Repeat this all the way down the edge. Now do the same again with a darker ink pad, reducing the pressure a lot earlier.


Before you remove the scrap paper and masking tape, stamp some of the heart images along the red part using your darker ink.

Stamp and heat emboss 3 hearts in gold embossing powder onto gold mirri card and fussy cut them out.


Attach the inked white card to a red card blank (or cut a mat of red card) and then add the golden hearts with 3d foam.



Now for the blue sympathy card.


with sympathy card | stamp |verse


Cut a white panel again and using a light blue ink and a cloud mask, blend some clouds all over the panel.


Stamp the sentiment into place. The stamp the wings into place using 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation ink so that they get lighter as the move further away from the sentiment.

Mount the panel onto a blue card blank (or onto a blue mat, and then onto a card blank).



Finally The ‘Thank You’ Card


thank you card | stamp | verse


Cut a white panel and doodle a border.


Mask off the border and stamp the ‘Thank You’ into place first, then stamp the heart at various heights across the bottom of the panel.



TIP:
 Always think about your design and what items you are going to use. Don’t do as I did, I used the wrong type of ink for alcohol markers!!! Luckily I manage to work so that the ink didn’t smudge into the coloured area (I should have used and ink like Memento).



Colour the heart at the top of the ‘thank you’ stalk, then doodle some simple patterns into the remaining hearts. Attach this to a black mat and then add the whole thing to a card blank.



Stamps Used:


            

           



Other Items:

Papermill card (white hopsack and smooth red, blue and black), gold mirri card, Distress Ink (varn door, aged mahogany, tumbled glass), Versafine onyx black ink, Prism ink (blue lagoon), Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder, 3d foam pads, cloud mask, blending foam, black micron pen, Promarkers (cerise, carmine and hot pink), masking tap


That’s it from me for now. Don’t forget to take a peek at the other cards I made with these sets by clicking HERE. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Another stunning trio of cards Sharon, they are all so gorgeous yet so different!  Thank you for another brilliant tutorial too ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx