Moth Stamps and Skulls Stencil

Good Morning! We hope your week has got off to a great start! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog with another incredible Halloween tag today featuring our awesome moth stamps…

Good morning

It’s my time for my weekly make for Visible Image and we are halfway through the month, and our October challenge theme of ‘autumnal colours’. Remember you could win a £40 coupon if you join in!

I have another of my Halloween tags to share today, this time using the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set

 

moth - stamp - deaths head hawk



I stamped and coloured the moths and fussy cut them out

moth stamp



I stamped one set of large wings onto acetate and used these to glitter up (you can see this in my final design)

moth stamp wings



I blended some distress inks onto my tag adding some water flicks



Then I used the Dark Hearts stencil

skulls - hearts - stencil


to add some more black ink



The sentiment was stamped in gold ink



I stamped the smallest moths onto the tag and then layered over some die cut spider webs




I added glossy accents to the light bulb and the medium moths



Then I put my design together.


Here is my finished tag…


moth stamps - halloween - tag



with some close ups..




moth - stamp - visible image





and one final shot…


halloween tag - moth stamp - skulls stencil

 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the wonderful autumn colours surrounding us at the moment.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is a brilliant tag! Love all the layers and the skulls look awesome in orange against the black. Thank you for your fantastic inspiration as always ♡

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Daydreamer Stamp

Hello! Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card combining two of our new stamp sets…

Hi there,

 
I’m here again to share some Visible Image love, and as the Visible Image challenge theme this month is ‘Colours of Autumn’, I chose to use these orangey colours…
 




The stamp sets I’ve used on this card are…

 

The gorgeous Daydreamer stamp set




along with part of the awesome You Are Not Alone stamp set






I thought they would go together rather well, and send out a powerful message from the heart, that no one is alone.



I also used the dotty part of the Two Tone stencil 


 


My background was created using some Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade. I put them onto my craft mat, one by one, lightest to darkest, spritzed some water on them and pulled my card through, and dry. If there are any white spaces left, add some extra colour with a blending tool. To this background, I added the Stencil, and blended through with Picked Raspberry, then I added the circles from the ‘You Are Not Alone’ set, using black ink. 

On a piece of black card, I stamped the sentiments with Versamark, and heat embossed them with White powder, and fussy cut. Onto white card I stamped the girl using Red ink, and the arm using Black ink, and fussy cut them too. With a black pen, I low-lighted some of the details on the girl, to give her some definition.


 

After putting the card together, and adding all the components, using a white pen, I highlighted all the circles, and added a star of light between the girl and the hand.
 


Thanks for popping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




Really gorgeous card Pauline, and yes these stamps work so well together! Fabulous background too.. Thank you ♡

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Street Dance Boys Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday! Are you feeling in the mood to dance? We think you might be when you see this awesome card by Sharon Traynor featuring our NEW Street Dance Boys stamps


Hello lovelies!


Today I have a bit of autumnal colour inspiration for you, on a contemporary card made with some fantastic stamps from the new release by Visible Image.



street dance card


I absolutely LOVE these Street Dance Boys stamps; they are such a useful set for those hard-to-make masculine cards, and for those difficult-to-please teenage boys too. This is fast becoming one of my favourite sets (along with the Hip Hop Girls) because they ‘just work’, no matter what treatment you give them. They look fabulous against an inky background yet they really don’t need much added to the card either, so they are perfect for a CAS look too.

Anyway, the theme for the monthly challenge in the Visible Image customer Facebook group is AUTUMN COLOURS. So I thought I’d just take the colours and use them with the smaller stamps in the girls and boys sets to give a bit of inspiration to anyone that enters the monthly challenge. Hope you like this one.


How to make the card:


Take two strips of card measuring 8″ x 1.25″ and make a random pattern with the small stamps from both the Hip Hop Girls and Street Dance Boys stamp sets, using all the distress ink colours except for the iced spruce. These Strips will form the outer borders of the card.

Cut a strip of white card to fit the middle (8″ x 5.5″). Lightly blend some iced spruce into the centre, then make a more open pattern with the stamps that you used on the borders over the top. Stamp the bubbles from the Set The Tone stamp set in second generation iced spruce distress ink. Let this panel dry.

Once dried, treat it with an anti-static pad and heat emboss the boy image in black embossing powder.  On a spare scrap of card, heat emboss the word ‘street’ in black powder too.


TIP: if you heat from below you will achieve a smoother finish on the embossing.


Take a black marker pen and run it around the outside of the ‘street’ sentiment, and also along one edge of each of the border panels.

Attach all panels to an 8 inch square card blank and pop the sentiment up onto 3d foam.


I also decorated the inside of this card:

 

Stamps Used:


street dance boys stamps



hip hop girls dance stamps



two tone - light speed - dots - background stamps


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Heat It Up black embossing powder, Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, festive berries, seedless preserves), black Promarker, 3d foam, white card.
(For the inside: Memento tuxedo black and London fog ink).

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back here soon!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is such a great card design Sharon! We love how you’ve used the little shapes to create the panels and around the dancer! Thank you ♡

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We will be back later today with gorgeous inspiration from Pauline featuring our Daydreamer ♡

We hope you have a really great day!

Mark & Helen xx


 

You Are Not Alone

Good Evening! This week is flying by, can’t believe it will be Friday tomorrow! We have the lovely Veerle Moreels on the blog this evening with a gorgeous tag featuring our ‘you are not alone’ stamp…

Hello!


Sometimes you see a set and you just fall in love. Well this ‘You Are Not Alone’ set is one of them.  Sometimes it’s so easy to explain and sometimes it’s not, it’s a feeling that a set gives you and that’s exactly what’s going on with this set.



hand stamp - visible image



I love the hands and love the words, they will make perfect cards to give some support to anyone in need of it. But they have so many more possibilities. For today’s project I chose to make a supportive tag…

And yes, that’s a little bit of gold on my butterfly ^.^


you are not alone - sentiment stamp


And yes,  I had some fun burning holes in my tag ^.^



Here’s the tag in it’s full glory.  But you could easily make it in a card’s version, and choose to make it in a color. Or just give the butterfly a color instead of the golden accent I chose for this tag…



you are not alone - tag

 

Stamps Used:


You Are Not Alone Stamp Set


you are not alone - rubber stamp

 

Ink Splats Stamp Set






Veerle this is so beautiful..  we love your little butterfly her finger. Thank you ♡

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


Do you know someone who needs reminding that they are not alone?



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We’ll be back tomorrow with a fantastic dance themed card from Sharon, and Pauline has been daydreaming…!!


Thanks for visiting our blog, have a lovely evening.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Write The Next Chapter

Hello! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring our awesome new typewriter stamp set which includes two brilliant quotes, and some little greetings that cleverly fit on the paper…


Howdy doody everyone…

All these gorgeous new stamps and stencils from Visible Image have got me rather excited!! I am loving the graphic look to the stencils and know that they are going to be used loads… and the stamps? Well, Mark has pulled his designer hat out of the bag yet again and created some real beauties!!


My make today uses the utterly brilliant One Kind Word stamp set and the Grateful stencil.  So many possibilities with this set and I know both will become firm favourites with everyone.


typewriter stamp - visible image



Really easy make this one. Create a distressed background using a mixture of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink pads and spritz with a shimmer spray. To add extra texture, splatter some Antique Bronze Distress Spray Stain and leave to dry.

While drying, ink up the typewriter stamp and stamp twice, fussy cut them both, placing one to the side. With the other, trim around the paper and the bar bit (that holds the paper in place… which I’m sure has a proper name but I have no idea what it is!) and trim a longer piece of paper to fit in the space. Ink all over with a linen coloured ink pad and edge with dark brown.


time to write the next chapter - rubber - clear - stamp



Stamp the letters and splat with the same Distress Spray Stain as before. When dry, feed the paper through the typewriter and attach some tape on the back to secure in place. Take the other stamped typewriter image and attach foam tape to the front. Secure the (now complete) other image over the top.



Before adhering to the background, take the Grateful stencil and mask off various areas to give a random look. Apply red ink through the stencil and then stamp the sentiment to the bottom of the background before attaching the main image. Once in place, curl the corners for added effect and voila!



Here are the two new Visible Image products I used…


One Kind Word stamp set


typewriter stamp - visible image



Grateful stencil


grate effect - background - stencil

 

Check out the gorgeous makes from the other DT members here on the Visible Image blog or in the Facebook group! 


Catch up again soon.

Heather xx




Heather this card is brilliant! The distressed paper looks amazing and your background is divine! Thank you ♡

You will find more awesome inspiration from Heather over on her blog.



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We will be back this evening with some incredible inspiration from Veerle!

Have a fabulous day! 🙂

Mark & Helen xx


  

Halloween Tag

Hi! We are back with our second dose of inspiration from Jane Tyrrell today. Are you in the mood for something spooky? We love how Jane has combined our NEW hand stamps with our skeleton and skull stamps to create her awesome Halloween tag…


Good Evening

We are already a week into October which is still sharing its glorious colours everywhere.



Today I am using the new “You Are Not Alone” set



together with the Mr Bone Jangles stamp set



the moon from the Believe in Unicorns Set



the fab text stamp from the Scripted Streets stamp set




 

As soon as I saw the new “You Are Not Alone” set I had two initial design ideas. The first I had was for the sky inspiration card I created here . The 2nd was to get the hands to hold Mr Bone Jangles skull! Yes I know that my imagination works in very strange ways.


At the end of the month it’s Halloween, when things go bump in the night and ghouls and witches fly…mwwhhha haa haaaa so I thought it a good time to put my second idea together.

I always create tags for my big and small kids goodie bags so today’s make is one of them.

I started with a kraft tag to work on. I stamped the moon in white ink and added some splatters of distress ink to make an autumnal coloured primary layer. I also stamped some of the clouds (you can see this further down)



I gradually built up the background, by stencilling on the skull, and then stamped on Mr Bone Jangles. I also red embossed one of  the star bursts from the Rays of Light stamp set and added some text from scripted streets in red ink.





I added some white pen and red embossed the edges.

This became the base of my tag.


Next it was time for some Hammer Horror!  (I’m showing my age now). I was also really fascinated by the anatomy dissection lectures I attended as a student at King’s College during my physiotherapy training and I still love anatomy now.  A few years back my daughter and I really enjoyed the Body Worlds show which came to this country and I drew on all these memories for my inspiration.

I red and black embossed the hands


I amputated  trimmed off the tip of the back finger 😉 so that the hand could hold the skull.


I then added a little more shading using distress inks.



I also have a fab skeleton hand in my charms collection and a saw brad so I bloodied them up!


It was then time to put my tag together.


Here it is…



with some close ups…





and one last shot…



I really had some great Hammer Horror fun making this and plan some more Halloween tags in this vein (pardon the pun!)


Thanks so much for indulging me in my Halloween fun. I hope you might be inspired to try something similar with these fab stamps? They are so versatile for so many very different themes.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so awesome Jane! Love all the dripping blood.. the hands work so well for Halloween! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Daydreams and Imagination

Hello! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here today with not one, but two fantastic cards to inspire you today! The first card is created with our NEW Daydreamer stamps…

Good Afternoon,

Today I am showcasing another stamp set from the brilliant October release.

Here is the lovely Daydreamer



I love the “comic strip/cartoon” feel to this set and I decided to try to capture this in my sample.





 I stamped out the sentiments in a couple of different coloured inks and decided to go with grey, black and red.



Some I stamped directly onto the card, some I cut out and overlaid. I used 1 red version of each sentiment to stand out. I then distressed the edges and matted it onto red card.


I coloured my Daydreamer in greys using Zig watercolour pens and fussy cut her out. She is a very easy shape to cut, no thin edges to her!



I added glossy accents to her glasses. I also coloured the speech bubble red which I also added glossy accents to.

So here she is..



Here are some close ups..




You can see her Glossy Accents glasses more clearly below..




and the speech bubble..



and one last shot..



I matted up the card resemble a photo by setting her just outside a “photo frame” complete with photo corners. She is lost in her thoughts there but she has some very positive ideas, my kind of girl.


Daydreamer is just one of the amazing 6 new stamp sets, and 3 new stencils. There really is something for everyone in this new release!


Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments you take the time to leave me.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x




What an awesome background Jane! Love the touches of red, and our daydreaming girl looks fabulous! Thank you ♡

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



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Helen & Mark xx