Tree of Life Stamp | Handmade Card

Hello! So sorry we have been neglecting our blog lately.. but we are back and we have loads of gorgeous inspiration to share with you from our amazing Design Team and wonderful guest designers! Pauline Butcher is up first, to inspire you with a fabulous card featuring our Tree of Life stamps…

Hi there,
 
I’m sharing a new creation I’ve made using a couple of awesome ‘Visible Image’ Stamps.
 


tree of life stamp
 


The stamps I have used are:


Tree of Life 


tree of life - stamp



and the sentiment from Just Breathe.


anatomy stamp - breathe

 
I started with some black card, on which I stamped and heat embossed the tree with Wow Fluorescent Green Embossing Powder. I then stamped and heat embossed the smaller leaf from the set, with clear embossing powder.

Using a white pencil, I scribbled the ground around the tree, and gently shaded a moon behind the tree. Using a Glitter Pen, I coloured in the tree leaves, and added touches of glitter to the other leaves.



I had a piece of card left over from a session doing the shaving foam technique, and stamped the human figure twice onto it, and fussy cut them. I then stamped two more, one on blue card and one on pink card, and again fussy cut them.


I finished it off with the sentiment, stamped and heat embossed in black powder, then added some Stickles for that bit of sparkle!


Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Wow what an awesome card Pauline! Your embossed leaves look stunning and the figures look so striking in those vibrant tones! Thank you ♡

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



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Stay Mindful | Handmade Card

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! We hope you have a relaxing day planned, or can at least squeeze in a little time just for you ♡ Jane is here today with a gorgeous card featuring our ‘Mindful Moments’ stamps…

Good Morning

Today’s project showcases the  Mindful Moments stamp set. I decided to be use the summer sunshine and enjoyment of sandy beach holidays for my inspiration.
What is better than the sun shining at the seaside?


We will be back here in September and I can sit and be mindful of the blessings I have in my life.

Our beloved Rhodes..



This is the fab set which has lots of great accessory stamps and sentiments to use both for cards, tags, mixed media and journalling.


mindfulness - stamps - meditation - yoga - let go - calm



I also used one of the sentiments from the Look Forward with Hope stamp set


Hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring quotes


I used PaperArtsy infusions to create my background and then stamped the sentiment.



I added some mustard seed Oxide ink to tone things down a little



and stamped the sun into the corner.


I used the oxide to colour the centre of the sun


I die cut an ornate frame in gold


Next I stamped the main image and some of the flowers onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks and cut them out.


 I also stamped “let go” onto yellow vellum



Then it was time to put everything together.



Here is my finished card…


mindfulness card - yoga - meditation - stamp



with some close ups…






and one final shot…



Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Jane this is absolutely stunning! These stamps look fabulous stamped on acetate, and the die cut frames her beautifully ♡ Thank you!

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



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Through The Storm | Handmade Card

Hello! Guest Designer Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring one of our newer sentiments, written by Helen, called ‘You’ll get through this storm’…


Wow it’s just come across really stormy here in Hampshire this afternoon and the heavens have opened. A perfect moment to be sharing this card for Visible Image.


you'll get through this storm - card



I created this from a mop up card that I had from a previous project, using Amsterdam acrylic ink. The combination of blues and greys just screamed ‘sea’ to me.

 


I used the ‘strobes’ stencil and swiped some gesso through it to give a white base for some rays of sunshine.



I swiped yellow and orange paint over the top when dry, and stamped and heat embossed the sun from the ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set in the centre.



I stamped some clouds from the same set, and painted with acrylic ink. For this I used my stamping platform, as once I had painted I wanted to re stamp the detail over the top.



I added some waves with paint to create the stormy sea.



The final step was to stamp the sentiment  and fussy cut some paper boats from the ‘Destination Unknown’ set and pop them in the sea to bob about.



I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.


inspiring quote stamp



As if by magic as I uploaded the final image here , the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the sun came out. How bizare is that!



Products Used: 


strobes - rays - stencil



hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring words



paper boats - stamps - planes - destination - journey


I’ll be back soon with more Visible Image inspiration for you.

Lynda

x




We adore this card.. you have interpreted the sentiment so perfectly Lynda. Your stormy seas look amazing and the rays of sunshine are stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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NEW Christmas Stamps

Hello! We are really excited to launch our NEW Christmas stamps for 2019 today! This release includes 2 fantastic character stamps: Snowman Jack and Santa Claus, an awesome mixed media set, and beautiful Christmas sentiment stamps…


christmas stamps - rubber stamp



christmas stamps - mixed media - grungy



christmas background words stamp



christmas sentiment stamps



sleigh - trees - houses - stamps



santa claus - stamp - father christmas



snowman stamp


We hope you love them!



Pre-order now for FREE shipping on direct orders over £20 with coupon code: CHRISTMAS


Or if you are a store owner – get in touch for wholesale details!



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Those Who Have Seen Her | Fairy Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Ericka is here this evening with an amazing card featuring our Faerie Magic stamps on an incredible alcohol inks background…


Happy Wednesday! This weekend I played with this beautiful set from Visible Image called Faerie Magic. I love this faerie and played around with stamping her to give her a shimmery look.


fairy stamp | card



To start off, I stamped the faerie image on Bristol Smooth paper because I wanted to use my Zig markers to color her. I masked off her face and used Verafine ink in my MISTI so that only her face was in dark ink since I wanted that it to stand out.


I then used Versamark ink and stamped the rest of the image and heat embossed it with Emerald Creek ‘Kiss the Fairy’ Embossing powder that has a beautiful pink shine to it. I love using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor and used the following colors for my faerie: Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Flesh Colour 071, Blush 069, Cobalt Blue 031, Light Blue 036, and Lemon Yellow 051. I love how easily these pens blend together to make interesting color combinations.



After cutting the faerie out, I made the background using Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Originally my plan was to make a soft pink and blue background, but as you can see, I got a little carried away with the colors. I used Pink Sherbet, Aqua, Turquoise, and Tranquil Alcohol inks.  I also stamped the faerie image and heat embossed it with the same powder so that I would have some of the details I cut away from my image. I added gold foil at the end mainly because it’s a faerie and gold foil goes with everything lol.


fairy stamp


I heat embossed her wings on vellum with the same embossing powder so they would be translucent. I then used foam tape to adhere the faerie and wings on to the alcohol ink background. I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Versfine ink and clear heat embossed that as well.


fairy stamp | alcohol inks | yupo paper




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




Wow Ericka our Faerie stamp looks incredible, and your background is stunning! We really like how you only stamped her face and shoulder in black.. and what a brilliant name for an embossing powder “kiss the fairy”!! Loving that lime green against the pink too. Thank you 

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

 

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Sometimes It’s OK to not be OK!

Hi there! Martha is here the blog with a gorgeous art journal page featuring the beautiful yoga stamp from our ‘Mindful Moments’ set, and a sentiment we all need to remember.. (sometimes) it’s OK to not be OK…



For my art journal page I chose as focal image this stamp from the ‘MINDFUL MOMENTS’ set


Yoga - Meditation - stamp - mindfulness



All the white space inside the body invites to fill with whatever my mood inspire, and so this time I follow the slight balance between the feeling to be a little bit broken inside and the search of peace

 





Here is the process video





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This is such a thought provoking journal page, we love how you used the cracked glass stamp and the crackle on her heart… beautiful work Martha! Thank you for your fantastic video too ♡

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Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist | Card

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the blog today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with a fabulous card reminding us all to…

live like tomorrow doesn´t exist!


live like tomorrow doesn't exist - card


Nowadays this saying can be seen from two sides. First of all, I think it’s the good thoughts that come to mind: Enjoy every day!

But of course there is also the other side: What if there is no tomorrow, because we simply live without worrying about the future? 

 


You usually don’t know me so deeply here on my blog, but when I used this saying on my card, these thoughts about ambiguity came to my mind.

There are so many things each of us can do every day to spare and care for our world and not harm it. Respect nature! Save resources! Avoid garbage! For example, you can use reusable nets for fruits and vegetables, baskets and fabric bags instead of plastic bags when shopping. Think about how you can contribute to tomorrow!

But since I am a very positive person, I like the other interpretation of this saying much better: Live as if there were no tomorrow! Always remember to enjoy your day. With all your senses and in every minute.  Be good to yourself! Surround yourself with people, who make you feel good.


At first I stamped the butterflies with Memento and coloured them with Copics. Then I added a layer of Crackle Glossy Accents to them. The picture shows them while they are still wet, so there are no crackles yet. The crackles appear when the surface it completely dry.



I made my background with a round gelly plate, the fibres stencil from Visible Image and acrylic paint. I matted the background on a turquoise card and drew the black frame to match the word pieces. I had stamped the pieces themselves with Memento and coloured them wirh Copics as well. I rounded the wings of the butterflies to give them a nice shape and added everything with spacer pads to the card.


 

 

 

Stamps & Stencil Used:


Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist - Stamp


Butterfly stamp - grunge - grungy


fibres - string - stencil

 

Other Supplies:

Stamp pad: Memento tuxedo black
Copics 0, B01, B04, B16, B39, RV11, RV19, RV34, RV69
Stadtler Lumocolor M
Ranger Crackle Accents






We adore this card! It’s so bright and happy. Your earth looks fantastic, such a great way to use this stencil! Our butterflies look fabulous with the crackle.

Thank you for your gorgeous inspiration Stempelfrida! ♡

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Just Be Happy | Flowers & Butterflies | Stamps

Hi there! We have our lovely Guest Designer Macarena here tonight with a gorgeous card she made me (Helen) for my Birthday! This beautiful textured card features our stunning ‘Creative Chaos’ inky flower stamp with our ‘Just Be Happy’ sentiment…

 

This is another project for Visible Image GDT.
Besides it’s made especially for a lovely lady’s B-day.

 

just be happy - sentiment stamp - flower

 

I made this textured background using the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil
and my fave Nuvo Expanding Mousse which makes amazing job
when heated up untill bubbles. Love this texture.

Then I stamped some circles from ‘Live In The Moment’ set
and applied my another fave product: Stampendous Enamel Powder.
Love the results it gives, thick and a bit industrial/steampunk.
I also added it to some edge parts of the butterfly wings.
Then I stamped speckles from the ‘Just Breathe’ stamp set.

 

The rest was just a composition of my focal point.
I decided to add some vibrant colors to this shady background.
I really like the final effect and hope she’ll like it too 🙂

 

 

 

 



Products Used:

just be happy - stamp


inky flower stamp


grungy butterfly stamps


dragonfly stamp - ripple


inky - butterfly - stencil - grunge


Have a lovely day!


This is absolutely stunning Macarena! We love all the texture and layers, just beautiful! Thank you so much again.. ♡

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


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Fairy Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog this evening with an amazing fairy card featuring our gorgeous Faerie Magic stamps…


Hello and happy Monday to you all…

I hope my make today provides a little inspiration for you.


fairy card



The Faerie Magic set is just adorable.  The main faerie stamp is fabulous but you also get all those little stamps which will be so handy on other projects.

When I get new stamps, I often just sit staring at it for a while to get the feel of it and see if inspiration pings me in the face.  I’d already made a couple of cards when I came up with this idea of having her half off the card with her wings all sparkly and floaty.  Unfortunately, I got totally immersed in the making and forgot to take step-by-step photos so for that I apologise… but I’ll talk you through it!


 

To start, trim some watercolour card to your chosen size and stamp the lovely lady using a Versamark embossing pad and Wow’s Ebony Supafine embossing powder.  Use a scalpel to trim around her top half and then stamp her again on some scrap paper to create a mask.  Fold the card in half and use low-tack masking tape to adhere the mask in place over her bottom half.

Using Distress Oxide ink pads (I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves) blend the three colours together and place the Collision stencil over the masked image and the bottom of the card.  Again, using the oxide ink pads (this time I used Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire) blend over the pink hues, taking care around the mask before peeling away the mask and the stencil to reveal the flashes of colour.



Add some splatters of gold ink before colouring the faerie and her bubbles!  Stamp some extra ‘bubbles’ in a mid-grey tone down the right of the card and then the stars and moon stamps in clusters before adding sparkle Stickles to the moon and stars and Wink of Stellar and glossy accents to the bubbles on the faerie.



The faerie’s wings were heat embossed on vellum using Wow’s ‘Vanilla Sparkle Glitter and then adhered to a thick-ish acetate before trimming and securing into place.  To finish, brush the card with an anti-static bag (as I found the embossing powder stuck like glue in places) and stamp the sentiment using the same Vanilla Sparkle Glitter as before.

And there you go!  

Here’s the two Visible Image products I used for this make…

Fairy stamp - wings - bubbles

 

Collision - stencil - string - rays


You’ll find lots of daily inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group, so pop on in, say hello (we’re a very friendly crew!) and share some of your makes!


Catch up again soon… H xx




This is such an awesome fairy card Heather! We love how our Faerie is rising up above the card, all powerful and magical, and her wings look fabulous! Thank you ♡

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


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Today I Choose Calm | Fauxdori | Art Journal

Hi there! We have our fabulous Guest Designer Giovanna (giogiocraft)  here today with such an inspiring project featuring our Mindful Moments stamps…


Recently I found in my mail box the new stamps by Visible Image: I had to play with them straight away. And I also tested, eventually, the stamp platform by Tim Holtz. Can you live without it? Of course, but…. it’s a totally new way of stamping, and there’s are lot of pros using it.


I created from scratch two faux-dori and I had some serious fun using alcohol inks on photo paper: I was in awe. Ok it is a mess, and you need gloves but the result is fantastic, and you get such vibrant colours, process photos at the bottom of this post.


Today I choose calm - mindfulness - stamps - yoga



Midori_Namaste2



Midori_Namaste3



Midori_Namaste4



Midori_Namaste5



Midori_Namaste6



>Midori_Namaste7



Midori_Namaste8



Midori_Namaste91



Midori_Namaste0

 


Step by step:

Put some drops of alcohol inks on photo paper


Tutomidori_namaste1


Spray with alcohol


Tutomidori_namaste2


Let the ink drip and blend


Tutomidori_namaste3


Let it dry


Tutomidori_namaste4



Stamp with StazOn


Tutomidori_namaste5


Front and Back


Tutomidori_namaste6


Put both panels in a laminator pouch and laminate


Tutomidori_namaste7



Make 5 holes on the spine


Tutomidori_namaste8


Insert the elastic cord


Tutomidori_namaste9



Cut to size the panels to decorate the notebook covers


Tutomidori_namaste91



meditation stamp - yoga - mindful



tree of life - stamp



positive quote stamps



If you like there are several videos to watch how to make a Midori or Faux-Dori in my YouTube playlist: DIY Midori Tutorials




These are so beautiful Giovanna! So many gorgeous pages.. thank you so much for sharing how you made them! ♡

You can find more of Giogio’s wonderful projects over on her blog.



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Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend. Lisa Taggart is kicking off this week’s inspiration with an incredible project featuring our Guardian Angel stamp…

Hi my friends, I’m back today with more fun using the Visible Image June release stamps.

I love fiddling about with light in my pictures and the Guardian Angel stamp set really inspired me.

For this creation white Gesso was my best friend! I’ve also used ink sprays and pads and as usual white gel pen and diamond stickles. Oh and also my favourite iridescent gold paint from Golden. It’s great for stamping!


guardian angel card - stamp - visible image





The steps:




















Close ups:











I really enjoyed playing with gesso against the strong colours. I love this stamp set and am looking forward to using it for Halloween!

Have a lovely day!

Till next time…

Lisa xx



What an amazing way to use our Guardian Angel stamp Lisa.. your light is stunning, and the gold looks wonderful against your gorgeous background! Thank you ♡

 

Live in the Moment | Dragonfly Stamp

Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Nadine Carlier to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Nadine has created a stunning card to inspire you, featuring our beautiful dragonfly stamp…

Sometimes you just need to live in the moment! I created this card using stamps from Visible Image for my first Guest Design Team post.


dragonfly stamp | alcohol inks

For the background, I used photo paper and used some alcohol ink. I first got the paper wet with some blending solution, and dropped on some alcohol ink and using a straw I blew the alcohol ink around on the paper. I continued doing this with 4 different colors of alcohol ink in Sail Boat Blue, Wild Plum, Bottle, and Mixative Silver until I was happy with how it looked.

Once the alcohol ink was basically dry, but still had some tacky areas left, I used some Xyron Glaminator Copper Transfer Foil by pressing (shiny side facing up) it down onto the tacky areas and then lifted it back up. This left some of the foil stuck to the tacky areas.



Photo paper will crack and bubble if heated with a heat tool which was what I wanted, so I used my heat tool onto the background until it started to crack.



The dragonfly and sentiment are from the Visible Image Live In The Moment Stamp Set.



I stamped the dragonfly using StazOn Ink in Jet Black onto the background. Using another piece of photo paper I used the Sail Boat Blue and Bottle Alcohol Ink colors by just dropping it around on the paper with some blending solution and dried it with my heat tool until it started to crack. Then I stamped the dragonfly onto the new piece of photo paper. I fussy cut out the dragonfly and outlined the dragonfly and also the background piece with a Copper DecoColor Premium Paint Marker and then adhered the dragonfly down onto where I stamped it onto the background. Then stamped the sentiment with StazOn in Jet Black using my Misti stamping platform. Added some Diamond Glaze onto the dragonfly and adhered everything down to a white card base. All done!




Nadine this is absolutely stunning! That copper foiling looks amazing against those vibrant colours, and highlights the dragonfly stamp beautifully ♡ Thank you!

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



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Wizard of Oz | Stamps & Dies | Visible Image

Hi there! Guest Designer Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a fantastic card featuring some of our Wizard of Oz stamps! Lynda has created a scene from the story where the 4 new friends are following the yellow brick road to OZ…

Who loves the old classic The Wizard of Oz? I sure do, but then anything with witches and wizards always gets my vote!

 

Today I’d like to take you for a wander along the dusty old yellow brick road, as I share with you how I created this piece of artwork using the brilliant Oz character stamps from Visible Image. They all have so much character don’t you think?

 

Wizard of Oz - Card - Handmade - Rubber stamps

 

I have made a few cards with individual characters, but I wanted them all to feature together in a piece, and with my trusty drawing gum I was able to achieve this easily. On an 8″ sheet of mixed media card I first stamped Dorothy and Scarecrow. I used the gum to first mask Dorothy, and when it was dry I was able to stamp the Tin Man. The next step was to mask both him and Scarecrow, and stamp Cowardly Lion between them so that he appears behind.

 

 

I sketched some simple scenery in behind them, and set to work painting with watercolour paints. I always tend to do my backgrounds first, as that way if I mess it up and I’m not happy with it I haven’t wasted time with detailing the main images, which can be really frustrating ( trust me I have learned that the hard way!)

 

 

To create the brick road I first painted it yellow ( of course!) , and then used a watercolour marker to add the detail , before softly blending the lines with water.

 

 

Of course all paths lead to somewhere, and in this case The Emerald City. But first there is a poppy field to negotiate en route as I recall so I popped that in with some red marker dots, to create the illusion of one in the background. On the brow of the hill I drew the city, sitting proudly under the all important rainbow.

 

 

I added some definition to the hills with pencils, and then set about colouring the characters with alcohol markers, which really brought the whole thing to life.

 

 

 

This really was so much fun to do and I am thrilled to be able to share it as a member of the Visible Image guest DT. I guess that just goes to prove that, just like the sentiment says,  dreams really do come true.

 



Lynda

x



We love your card Lynda! The Oz characters look brilliant together, and you have coloured them wonderfully! Thank you ♡

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



Have you spotted our SUMMER SALE yet? There’s 30% OFF a great selection of stamps and stencils.. including our Wizard of Oz stamp & die collection!



Wizard of Oz stamps - dies



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Look Forward With Hope | Handmade Card

Hello! Sorry we have neglected our blog lately, the last few weeks have been a challenge as I (Helen) had a nasty fall and have been in quite a lot of pain. So… as we have lots of inspiration to catch up with here on the blog, we are planning lots of posts over the next few days sharing the latest cards and projects from our fabulous Design Team and our wonderful guest designers! Jane Tyrrell is kicking things off with a gorgeous card that would brighten anyone’s spirits, it has definitely brightened mine! As I have now started a programme of physiotherapy, I will look forward with hope to being pain free again! Over to Jane…

Good Evening,

Today I have used one of the 3 lovely new sentiment sets. This one is called Look Forward with Hope. So many really positive sentiments, suitable for all occasions.

positive - quote - stamps - sentiment - rubber


I decided I wanted to make a seaside feel card. I added some distress oxides to speciality stamping card and then added some “sea” using paints.



I then added fossilized amber distress oxide ink through the Strobes stencil


rays - strobes - stencil



I decided I wanted more texture so I added texture paste through the strobes stencil in the same area. When dry I found that the sunshine in the set fitted perfectly inside. I also added some Glossy accents to the sun which you can see in the final photos.


I stamped some of the clouds directly onto the crackle and others I stamped onto card and fussy cut out.

I then stamped and coloured one of the sweet dolphins from the Mythical Mermaid stamp set


mermaid stamp

and fussy cut him out. I added a little sheen with Spectrum Noir sparkle.



I also stamped some waves using the stamp in the mermaid set. I then stamped the ‘don’t look back’ sentiment from the set, added the dolphin, a little white ink highlighting and my card was finished..


look forward - hope - card - rubber stamp



A couple of close ups…





And one final shot.





Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a stunning card Jane! The crackle looks fantastic through the rays of sunshine, and your scene is fabulous! Thank you ♡

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It’s ok to not be ok | Card

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here this evening with a beautiful heartfelt card which would be perfect for anyone going through a tough time…




Mixed media on a card…why not?  And even though I made this project in the shape of a card it’s also a possibility to turn it into an art journal page.

Either way you choose to have a go at, be it a little reminder for yourself, or for it to be a bit positive reinforcement for anyone who needs it, have a go as these words should be out there… It is okay to not be okay. We are humans, no heroes. Well sometimes we are a hero but I think it’s safe to say we are no heroes 24/7 and no one is, not even our heroes.



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Stamps used:

Look Forward with Hope


sentiment stamps - positive quotes



Have I Told You


sentiment stamps - love - anniversary





Thank you for your beautiful inspiration and fantastic video Veerle.. such a gorgeous card ♡

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I Choose Calm – Mindfulness Stamps

Hello! Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today with a beautiful card featuring our ‘Mindful Moments’ stamps, which includes our yoga lotus position image…

It’s my turn to share a card I’ve made using some stunning Visible Image stamps sets.
 
yoga card - mindfulness - stamps
 


The stamps I have used on this card are:


Mindful Moments 


yoga stamp - lotus position - Mindfulness



and Into the Woods


tree stamp - woods - forest - stay grounded

 

My background was achieved by putting a couple of blobs of Mustard Seed Oxide re-inker onto my mat, spritzed some water on it, and then taking my card I gently picked up some colour, then dryed it. I did this a couple of times until I had got enough ink on my card, leaving some white space. I repeated this using Ripe Persimmon, and again with Worn Lipstick. (You could always use the Oxide ink pads to do this technique if you haven’t got the re-inkers).

Onto this background, I stamped my trees using Versafine Onyx Black, then ‘grounded’ the trees with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. Using a small ball tool, I blobbed some acrylic paint over the largest tree, to make blossom.


 
On another piece of card, I blended some Mustard Seed Distress Ink, flicking water on it, and dabbing off with kitchen towel (called faux bleaching). Onto this card I stamped the Yoga Lady, the ohm symbol and the sentiment, and fussy cut them. I attached all the elements onto the card using 3D glue gel. When it was dry, I added some areas with a Quickie Glue Pen, and rubbed some gold gilding sheet over the top, then added some Stardust Stickles for that finishing touch.
 
 


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 



This is stunning Pauline… that sky!!!! We love the touches of gold too ♡

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Sunshine on a Rainy Day | Sentiment Stamp

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous summery card featuring our ‘Sunshine on a Rainy Day’ sentiment…


I sincerely hope that your day was sunny in your heart, but if it wasn’t, I’ll send you some sun with my card.

When I saw the flowers from Visible Image, I fell in love with them immediately. And the font of the text is sooooo beautiful, isn’t it? It fits so well and is so nice and playful.

It is my second card for the guest design team of Visible Image.

 

Unfortunately I didn’t think about taking photos in between when I created the background, because I used a special effect. You need glossy paper and Distress Oxides. With these I have stained diligently and worked with water. I also stamped circles in different colours. And then comes the big secret: With a little sponge you apply a little Micro Glaze and rub away the chalk-like pigments of the Oxides. The gloss of the paper comes through again and everything shines beautifully. Maybe I can take a snapshot before and after the next time.



 

And then a Faux-Pas happened to me! Since I was not yet clear before stamping the text, with which colour I would paint it and whether at all, I first cheerfully stamped with Versafine … and then decided that I would like to make it a bit colourful. And preferably with Copics, sigh! Well, then I had to be very careful at the lines and with my markers and I had to stripe off black ink again and again. For those who are not so familiar with it: Versafine doesn’t work with alcohol-based marker, they dissolve the lines. That is why I usually stamp these things with Memento before colouring them. 




That’s how I did it with the flowers and the butterfly. I first stamped them with Memento and then coloured them with Copics and cut out by hand. I bent the butterfly on its wings to make it pop.








For the base card I stamped the structures with Versamark (the edges were sufficient) and embossed them in white.

 

I scribbled at bit on the edges and added Nuvo Drops. I mounted everything with distance pads.

 

Stamps Used:


sentiment stamps


butterfly - stamps - grunge


organics - inky - ink splat - stamps


flower stamp - inky - creativity

 

Other Supplies:

 

stamp pads: Distress Oxides spun sugar, dried marigold, picked raspberry; Versafine onyx black; Memento tuxedo black; Versamark
embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white 
Copics R81, R83, R85, R89, Y13, Y19, YR16, RV04, RV09
Copic Multiliner 0.5
Signo Marker weiß
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss simply white, english mustard, carnation pink
Glossy Accents
Judy Kins Micro Glaze







We adore this card, it’s so gorgeous and happy!  Thank you Stempelfrida ♡

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Trust Your Madness | Quirky Card

Hi there! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with a bright and quirky card featuring our ‘Trust Your Madness’ sentiment stamp…

 

Good Morning!


Today I am sharing a card I’ve made using the great Stay Weird stamp set. I wanted to create a simple yet funky card so opted for bright acrylic ink and distress ink, and created my background using the Geometric Maze stencil.



By masking off the wording around the little face in the centre of the sentiment stamp I was able to create lots of little embellishments- or people lost in the maze of madness!



To finish I added the sentiment stamp to bright yellow card and simply mat and layered to create a really fun finished piece that pops!




Products Used:


stay weird | sentiment | quote | stamp



geometric maze stencil



Have a good weekend!

Lynda

xxx




This is such a great card Lynda! Love the maze background with this sentiment.. great combination! Thank you! ♡

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Art Has No Rules | Mixed Media Card

Hello! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an incredible mixed media card featuring our amazing Creative Chaos flower stamp…


Hello lovely friends today I thought I would share another project using some very Inspiring stamp sets from Visible Image. There’s lots of stamping, a little paper piecing and some background fun using Acrylic paint and crackle mediums.



inky flower stamp | mixed media card


I’ve used the following stamp sets:




quirky flower stamps



 

This is the scrap I used to begin. I then added texture by brayering further layers of acrylic paint.






I then added crackle mediums and more ink including ink splatters.






I began the stamping using elements from across the sets.




I also stamped on to scrap card to colour and cut out later.






I layered up the elements placing three of the flower images together to create a larger flower. I also added some doodling using white and gold gel pens and added the sentiment.





Lisa xx



Wow! An incredible project Lisa.. we are drooling over all that crackle and texture!! Love how you used the flower too, making it bloom.. thank you ♡

 

Guardian Angel | Stamp | Art Journal Page

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here today with a gorgeous art journal page featuring our NEW ‘Guardian Angel’ stamp…


I’ve been missing for a while but I’m back and I’m starting off with an art journal page in my handmade art journal where I had to use this beautiful stamp from the new release by Visible Image: Guardian Angel


guardian angel stamp | dark angel



And yes, since I’ve been missing for so long, I just had to have my camera rolling so I could share my make in a new video for you guys on my YouTube channel.


The video:

















Veerle this is a stunning page! Love your panels they look incredible and your shading on our Guardian Angel is beautiful! Thank you ♡

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You’ll Get Through This Storm | Sentiment Stamp

Hi there! Sharon Traynor is here with such a gorgeous and very clever card today featuring one of the uplifting sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set…

you'll get through this storm - sentiment stamp

 


Well, I hope you have sunshine and not rain storms wherever you live. However, as soon as I saw the cloud and sentiment stamps in this Look Forward With Hope brand new stamp set by Visible Image I knew I wanted to make a card where beads move up and down threads like raindrops.

I’ve seen these cards around the internet and thought I would try to make one. I don’t know if I have made it correctly….but this is my take.

First blend some distress inks onto white card. Add the time tunnel stencil (my favourite!) on the top and blend though it with broken china distress ink. Move the stencil and blend again so that you have 2 swirls.

spiral stencil


Add a little iced spruce through the cosmic skies stencil.


galaxy sky stencil


Then stamp a few of the clouds with broken china ink.



Cut the panel to size, then add layers of shaker tape as shown below. Sandwich threads, with beads on them, between the layers of shaker tape, making sure that the beads can move freely.


TIP: Once the threads were in place I dusted the sides of the shaker tape with baby powder. This makes sure that there are no sticky patches on the sides.



Cut a white ‘frame’ panel for the front of the card and adhere it to the background. Heat emboss the central sentiment panel in silver embossing powder and attach that too. Attach the whole thing to a card blank.



On the inside stamp the sentiment and the image

 

Products Used:



sentiment stamps - uplifting - positive 

  spiral stencil


  galaxy sky stencil


Other Supplies:

Distress Oxide Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, iced spruce), Prism inks (canary yellow, orange zest), Versafine onyx black, Versamark clear, WOW! metallic silver embossing powder, shaker foam tape, thread, silver beads, white card, baby powder


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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




We love this card so much Sharon! Such a perfect card design for this sentiment stamp.. thank you ♡

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Faerie Stamp | Magical Card | Oxide Inks

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog this evening to spread a little magic with a stunning card featuring our Faerie stamp…

Good Evening, I am here with my weekly design team inspiration for Visible Image featuring the NEW Faerie Magic stamp set.


I love this new fairy, she is so different to any other fairy in the stamping world.


fairy stamp - faerie - rubber - clear



Inspired by the colours of my foxgloves in the garden, this is what I got up to..

I blended mermaid lagoon, salty ocean and picked raspberry distress oxides onto card, added water and allowed it to run. When dry I turned it around so that it looked like a magical mist.


I fixed it into my Misti stamp press and stamped the main fairy image first. I then stamped another image roughly onto copy paper, cut around the arms and placed this on top as a mask so that I could stamp the wings.


I gold embossed the wings and then added some white pen and a some colour. I also added some sparkle with my glitter pens. I stamped the sentiment and her “spell” circle.



I added some extra sparkle to the wings and bubbles using Wink of stella


and to finish off, I added Glossy Accents (my most used embellishment) to the bubbles.


Here she is..

fairy card | ink | stamp



a close up..

fairy stamp



and one last shot…

fairy stamp | oxide inks | Visible Image


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow your background is so gorgeous Jane, and our faerie looks fabulous! Her wings look so beautiful and so magical! Thank you ♡

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Breathe | Flowers | Thorax Stamp

Hello! Lisa Taggart is here on our blog this evening with an absolutely stunning project featuring our NEW thorax anatomy stamp  and.. yes… flowers!


Hello lovelies !! I’m back from my hols and itching to get creative again. And yes I’ve finally got my hands on the Visible Image June 2019 new release stamps and what stunning beauties they are!


The first new set I’ve gone for is certainly one for Halloween, but it can be used in other ways too.


Just Breathe


anatomy stamp - ribs - breathe



I’ve created an mdf tag.. combined the set with some old favourites for a more uplifting 3D design.


mixed media mdd tag - Visible Image stamps



Visible Image stamps



Create it


flower stamps - background



Ahead of our Time


time stamps - spiral - dr who - clockwork orange



Cosmic Skies stencil


cosmic skies stencil



The steps:


Using watercolour card from Crafters Companion and Jane Davenport watercolours and a water spritzer I created a background.



Next I coloured a separate small piece of watercolour card and stamped the main stamp on to scrap card. I then cut out a mask shape for the top half of the chest cavity.



Taking the smallest flower stamps from the ‘create it’ set I heat embossed them in white randomly on to the painted card. Using the mask, I drew around it on top of the embossed flowers and cut out the shape. I then coloured the flowers using posca paint pens.






I adhered the first background on to an MDT tag. I then stencilled gold paint on top through the stencil and then stuck down the flower panel. Finally I used the mask to cover the flowers and added black splatters using black acrylic ink.












I used three small stamps for the background: the leaves from the ‘create it’set; the birds from the ‘ahead of our time’ set and the ink dots from ‘just breathe’. After the first layer I hand drew lines in white and fluorescent yellow and softened using well diluted white gesso. I hoped to depict sun or energy rays! After this I stamped the birds again on top and highlighted some of them in white gel pen.






I stamped and heat embossed in white some more flowers. I coloured them, cut them out and shaped them.



I stamped the chest and removed the areas showing the back bones using a craft knife. I coloured this and cut it out.









I adhered the loose flowers on top of the flat flower vase and then assembled the chest bones on top. This was slightly domed and adhered down the sides only. I also stuck flowers between the bones and down the rest of the background.

Finally I stamped the sentiment and stuck the tag to its base which was also painted. I edged the whole thing using dark ink.









Here’s a short video for close ups.


It’s a bit different that’s for sure!

Lisa xx




Lisa this is amazing! The ribs look superb fussy cut and coloured.. and the flowers totally transform it! Gorgeous work.. thank you ♡

 

Transform | Skull Stencil | Butterfly Stamp

Hi! We are really excited to welcome Stempelfrida to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! We love how she has used our skull stencil in a really pretty way…


Yipieyayeahhhh! Dabadoooo and strike, finally I can show you my first card I made with the Visible Image products. I was invited to be a guest designer for Visible Image for three months. First I was allowed to choose a generous package of their goodies and that has not only arrived with me in the meantime (THANK YOU!!!!!), but I was also already creative. Here comes my first piece of art!


skull stencil - card


First I sketched the skull template with a pencil, so that I had an idea where the butterflies were to be distributed. Then I stamped the butterflies randomly over the open places. For this I took the skull template again, so that I got the white line at the edges. The mask has a big free area in the left part with the matching edge and so I used it upside down to keep the edges free when stamping the butterflies. The picture is not upside down as you might have thought it would be. Then I outlined the edges of the skull with a multiliner. You can see this in the photo.

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I used Copics for my colouration. The butterflies as well as the backgrounds are designed with it. Have you noticed it? To achieve a very special effect, I let the skull go over the white part on the right side. I also overlapped one or the other stroke of the butterfly.


For the white greyish parts I worked with white acrylic paint and the Fibres stencil. I had already suspected that the colour would take on a slightly greyish tone and used this to draw white structures on the edges with a Signo marker. At the bottom of the image I drew free hand with acrylic pencils.

The writing is stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.



So, what do you think? Do you want to see more of what I made with the Visible Image products?


 

Supplies:

butterfly - stamp - grungy



skull stencil



fibres - stencil - texture


Other Supplies:

Stamp pads: Versamark; Memento tuxedo black
Embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white
Copics 0, 100, BG11, BG13, BG49, RV02, RV06, RV09, RV69
Copic Multiliner 0.5
Signo Marker white
Triton Marker violet red




Fantastic card Stempelfrida! We love how you added the gorgeous butterflies to the skull. Great project! Thank you ♡

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Create With Your Soul | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! We are so excited to welcome Martha Ponsanesi to the blog today, with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Martha has created a really gorgeous mixed media card featuring lots of our stamps…


create with your soul | sentiment stamp


This is my first post as a Guest Designer in the fantastic Visible Image DT.

It’s really an amazing experience to be able to create with their stamps and stencils and be part of this DT full of talented girls, thanks to Helen and Mark for this opportunity.

 

visible image | rubber stamps
 

I created a card using this stamp that I love, with the silhouette of a female face. Initially I thought of a simple background created with the ditress ink and a stencil, leaving her as a focal image, but having all the other stamps around I found that they were all perfect for mix and match, so I started to play with a few of them and stencils too, and now I’m happy with the result 🙂


Here is a video tutorial





 

 



Products Used:


woman head inky stamp



grungy - butterfly stamp - transform



grunge - background stamps



inky flower stamp - creative chaos - Visible Image



collision light stencil



Two Tone - stencil - dots - squares



post signature



Thank you so much for your wonderful card and brilliant video Martha! We love your first project ♡

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Fire Faerie | Magical Card

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Lynda Hall to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Lynda has created a fabulous magical card with our NEW Faerie stamp…


I absolutely adore faeries and all things magical, so was totally blown away when I saw the Faerie Magic stamp set from Visible Image. I may have squealed a little when she fluttered onto my doormat!

My youngest daughter used to be obsessed by a series of books about fairies where every one had a different power. As soon as I saw this gorgeous lady she just screamed Fire Faerie to me so I wanted to create a card that left no doubt as to her magical abilities.

fairy stamp | Faerie Magic | Visible Image


I started by stamping her using the red and yellow pads from a Kaleidacolour ink pad.



She needed her wings of course, so I created a mask from copy paper and stamped them into position .



To create the fire I carefully inked just her hair section and stamped it twice, rotating the stamp to make a flame shape.



I then coloured the image with my watercolour pens before inking up a background using the mask to protect her, and applying distress inks. To keep the  small bubbles clean I used masking fluid.  I kept the area surrounding the faerie light with orange and yellow tones, blending into pinks and purples to reflect the light from her fire.



Once happy with the depth of the colours on the background I splattered water with a fan brush and stamped out some of the small elements to make a magical night sky before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment stamps.




I thoroughly enjoyed working on this piece. I have several more ideas for her yet , and I’ll also be back soon with more projects using the new release stamps so do watch this space!


Lynda

x




Lynda this is stunning! We love your fire faerie, such a great idea and what a gorgeous background too! The oranges look so striking against the depth of the purple. Thank you! ♡

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Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media card created with our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set and lots of gorgeous texture…

Hello…

Today I’m using the new Guardian Angel stamp set… which kind of reminds me of the statue’s out of Dr Who.  No?  Just me then! Haha…




I love this stamp set, it’s so unusual and quirky and not like anything else on the market and I love that about Visible Image products… all that little bit different from everything else.


Anyway, to start this card I cut up a poster I bought from Paperchase that had an old New York map on it, adhered it to card and used a brayer to apply Gesso.



Using Distress Oxide ink pads in Dusky Concord, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire I’ve added stripes of colour before spritzing with water to give a mottled effect.  For more texture, I then splattered black and silver ink before drying.



After much procrastination, I decided to add the Strobes stencil using a large die cut circle.  I wanted a graduated colour so used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink pad on the centre of the circle, then Hickory Smoke before a light coat of Black Soot.  Looking at it, I felt it needed some light so went around the outside (over the black) using Scattered Straw and while the stencil was still in place I spritzed on gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.



To add some interest to the outskirts of the card, I’ve stamped on the little bubble stamp (which I know will be used so much on other projects so thank you Mark for the little background stamps you add to sets!)



I don’t know if it shows up in the photo but the bubbles have been graduated in colour from Ice Spruce at the top to Hickory Smoke in the middle to Black Soot down the bottom.  I’ve used the die cut circle from before as a mask.

The Angel itself was heat embossed using Versamark and Wow’s! British Summertime which is a fabulous opaque grey.



Derwent’s Inktense pencils have been used to add colour.  I love the smooth application of them and the colours are so beautiful.  I opted for the same palette of colours so it echoed the background.



With the Angel and the wings all colours, it was time to start layering up the card.  Having fussy cut the Angel, I added gold wire to the rear to break up the image.  Using foam tape on the wings and the main image, I’ve given the Guardian Angel some dimension and I think looks a bit more dramatic.

For the finishing touches, I’ve stamped, coloured and trimmed the feathers and the dove and secured them to the card (some have foam dots added, some don’t).



To lighten the mood of the card, I’ve heat embossed the sentiment using Wow’s Opaque Bright White powder (this really is the best powder on the entire planet!)



It was then just a matter of adding glossy accent to some of the bubbles and on the dove and crackle accent to the feathers before placing to one side to dry thoroughly.



Here’s some of the products I’ve used… not all as I couldn’t fit them in the picture!





And here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…


 


And that’s it for today.  Hope you love the new stamp releases as much as I do. Mark has designed them all in the usual, slightly off the beaten track, Visible Image style and Helen has done an amazing job on the sentiments. They are already super popular.. as always!


Hope to catch up again soon… H x




Heather this card is AMAZING! Our Guardian Angel stamp looks so striking and your background is awesome, loving all the texture! Thank you ♡

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


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Just Smile | Vibrant Card | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Ericka Strange to the blog with her first post as a Guest Designer! Ericka has created an absolutely stunning card with the beautiful inky flower stamp from our ‘Creative Chaos’ set…


I hope your day is going well, I’m so excited to share my first project as a Guest Designer for Visible Image. Let me just start by saying I’m a huge fan and I love their unique images and awesome sentiments! All the products blend so well together, inspiration is easy to find.



Ok on to my card


mainflower



I love this flower and this stencil is so fun to play with. I started out by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide on Bristol Smooth paper. I added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide along the edge to make it a little darker. I placed the Collision Stencil and then blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide on top.


blendingback



I set the panel aside to dry and then stamped the inky flower stamp from Creative Chaos on Copic friendly paper and used RV91, RV63, RV55, and RV66 to color it in. I fussy cut around the flower portion and used a black marker to  color the edges of the image to give it a crisp look. I stamped the flower again on my blended panel in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I wanted to make sure that all the beautiful details of the flower were still on my panel.


fussyflower



I used 3D Zots from Therm-o-web to adhere the flower on top of the stamped image to add dimension to the card. I also added additional stamped images from the Creative Chaos set along the edges using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.


placeflower



I added a sentiment from the So Much Stronger set and white heat embossed it on black cardstock. I love the scripty look and the sentiment is perfect.


sentimentclose



I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape and used clear droplets on the card as an extra embellishment.


flowersquare



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


flowerupm



Supplies








Ericka this card has such a WOW factor! The pinks of the petals look beautiful against those zesty colours, and our collision stencil looks so striking! Thank you 

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



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Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Scene | Handmade Card

Hi there! Pauline Butcher has got her hands on our NEW Mermaid stamp set, and has created a fabulous underwater themed card…

Hello,

I’m here to share a card I’ve made using one of the awesome new stamp sets from Visible Image.

I’ve used the gorgeous Mythical Mermaid for my card..


mermaid card - stamp - Visible Image



Take a look at how many extra stamps you get in the set..


mermaid stamp - dophin - waves - bubbles

I’ve used them all to make my mythical scene!

 I stamped the gorgeous Mermaid, onto some water colour card, and coloured her in using Zig Clean Color real brush pens, I then stamped across the card using the fabulous bubbly waves stamp, and some Versafine Clare Warm Breeze. I then added a moon/Sun Mask to the sky, and blended Salty Ocean, Mustard seed and Picked Raspberry Distress inks around the mermaid and across I took off the mask, and added some colour inside the circle. With a wet paint brush and kitchen towel, I took out some of the colour to make clouds.


Now for the water, again using blending tools, I added Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers randomly, then used the fabulous Fibres Stencil, blending through it with Peacock Feathers. 


 
I stamped the crab straight onto the background, all the bubbles and the sentiment too, the Dolphins, ‘Mermaid’ word and shells were stamped onto another piece of card, coloured in, and fussy cut. I coloured all the bubbles with a white pen, added all the elements with 3D glue gel, then added some gold micro beads as sand, then loads of Stickles to finish off.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Our mermaid looks so beautiful, we love how she is appearing out of the sea. Such a fabulous underwater scene Pauline! Thank you ♡

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



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Rainbow Faerie | CAS Card

Hello! We are so sorry our blog has been neglected over the past week, we received an overwhelming number of orders for our June stamps release, so it has been rather crazy here! So, Sharon Traynor is back, a little later than promised, with her second card featuring our NEW Faerie Magic stamps…


Well, here I am back again today with another card using the wonderful Faerie Magic stamps from Visible Image. This time it is a CAS design which was very simple to make.



fairy stamp - rainbow - card



Here’s how I made this rainbow fairy card:


Stamp the image onto water colour paper using Versamark ink

fairy stamp - Visible Image


Colour the fairy with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a water Brush


Cut out some arcs from a rainbow of coloured card using a curved die. Secure the die cuts at one end by gluing on top of one another and spreading them out to be adjacent at the other end.


Create watercoloured rainbow mats (for both the main image and the sentiment). Stamp the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.


Mount all onto a card blank using fun foam and foam pads.


Simple, Fast and Beautiful!


Stamps Used:

fairy stamp - Visible Image



Other Supplies:

Water Colour Card, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (024, 028, 031, 048, 051, 061, 080, 220), Derwent fine tip water brush, Sweet Pea Designs Card Front Builder die, fun foam, foam squares, card blank.


That’s it from me for now, thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




We adore this card Sharon, such a clever design.. your rainbow faerie is stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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Lightbulb Stamp | Fragile | Distress Oxides

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Guest Designer Macarena to the blog with her very first project since joining our team. This amazing card, full of texture and layers features our lightbulb stamp as the focal image…

Fragile




This is my debut project as a result of the invitation to GDT of Visible Image
I feel special and honoured and very happy cause their stamps and stencils
match perfectly with my way of crafting.
Thank you again 



lightbulb stamp - fragile sentiment - card









 

Celestial Fairie – Handmade Card

Hi there! We are really excited to share some magical inspiration today! Sharon is loving our gorgeous new ‘Faerie Magic’ stamp set and has created a fabulous fairy card…


Today is all about Faeries!


First up, a fairy with moving wings (this was such fun to make!).


fairy card - handmade - faerie stamp



I actually have two posts for you …this one is my ‘night’ fairy with moving wings, and tomorrow I will share my rainbow ‘day’ fairy.

I managed to get my hands on some of the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order at the moment, to be released on June 22nd, and this beautiful fairy is one of those stamps.

I thought it’d be a good idea to show the wing movement in a short video, so here it is:

 


Do you want to know how to make this?

Well here are the instructions:

Use a stamping platform to stamp the fairy image onto a watercolour panel and leave the stamp in the platform whilst you add colour to the background. Wet the watercolour paper and use distress stains to make the background, concentrating the darker colour towards the outer edges. As you dry the stains mop up any spare drops from the craft mat and also spritz with water to get some water droplet interest.


When the panel is dry, use the stencil with chipped sapphire ink to add more interest on the outer edges of the water colour panel. Dry the panel completely. Now re-stamp the fairy image on the panel in versamark ink and heat emboss with some gold embossing glitter.


Stamp the stars in versamark ink and heat emboss them in both white and silver embossing powders and stamp some circles in faded jeans distress ink onto the background.


Now add the circles behind the faeries’ hand. Emboss that with midas touch embossing glitter and then colour with a zig fluorescent pen and add a few highlights with a white pen. Go over the zig colouring with an embossing pen and add clear sparkle embossing glitter.


To finish the background panel, swipe versamark ink along the edges, add gold embossing glitter and rough up the edges with your finger before heat embossing. Heat emboss the sentiment in gold embossing glitter and when cooled highlight with a white pen. Colour the small circles around the faerie with a white pen.

Heat emboss the fairy in gold embossing glitter and the wings in silver on white card and fussy cut them out.

Make the mechanism for the moving wings with a small piece of doflex, some white card and 3 small brads.


Attach the wings to the doflex with one brad in the centre, then attach the 2 wings to the background (using the faerie image as a guide) with the other 2 brads. Don’t over tighten the brads or the wings will be too stiff to move. Attach the white card to the bottom of the doflex and write the word pull at the very bottom.


Attach the background with the wing mechanism to some gold card on a card blank. Attach the faerie over the top of the wing mechanism with 2 layers of shaker foam tape, making sure none of the tape will get in the way of the wing movement.

On the inside stamp the sentiment and a few of the stars with gold ink (you can see the inside in the video above).


Stamps and Stencil Used:


fairy stamp 



numbers stencil


Other Supplies:

Watercolour card, stamping platform, Versafine Onyx black ink, Water spritzer, Distress stains (tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire), heat gun, Distress Ink (chipped sapphire), blending tool and foam, Versamark clear ink, WOW! Embossing glitters (metallic gold sparkle, midas touch, clear sparkle) , WOW! embossing powders (metallic silver, opaque bright white), Versamarker watermark pen, Posca white pen, Zig clean color real brush (001 Fl.Yellow), Black pen, scrap of doflex, 3 brads, gold card, white card, Encore metallic gold ink (for the inside stamping)  .


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take a peek at my rainbow fairy tomorrow…

Hugs,
Sharon xx



Sharon we are loving your celestial fairy card! The moving wings are such a cool and clever idea! Your sky is stunning, and the gold embossing looks gorgeous against the blues. Thank you ♡

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


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Mythical Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Themed Card

Hello! Wow what a busy week we’re having, we’re overwhelmed by all the love for our NEW stamps, so thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered so far. Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with the very first card created with our Mythical Mermaid stamps…


A Mermaid’s Tail…

Good Evening,

It’s not a typo in my title, but very apt if you read on. It is a very exciting one for me as I can reveal my very first sample made with June release of Visible Image stamps. There are 9 amazing new sets including sentiments, something for everyone.

I love mermaids and so does my sweet 5 year old granddaughter Daisy. She and are often say that we would like to be mermaids!


I love the seaside, and there is nothing quite like gazing out to sea. This is a photo from one of our Rhodes trips…


I often sit on a rock on the beach and just lose myself in thought… and yes I would love to see a mermaid! No luck so far but I will keep you posted on that one!



In the awesome June release is none other than a mermaid set called ‘Mythical Mermaid’, and I knew that my first sample to make just had to be with her.


mermaid stamp



I decided that I wanted to make up an underwater story to go with the fab sentiment.

I got out my alcohol inks, as these make perfect underwater backgrounds. I used glossy card stock, dripped on the inks and then added more with a felt.


Once dry I die cut a scalloped circle out of one.


I stamped and coloured Miss Mermaid with Zig watercolour markers and cut her out


While I was making some prototype practice mermaids I accidentally cut one of the prongs of the trident off so I removed it… and just look how cute she is stoking one of the dolphins. I will use this idea for a future project. There is nothing like a happy accident is there.



Anyway back to A Mermaid’s Tail.


I stamped just her tail onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks, you will see why later on.


I stamped and coloured the gorgeous dolphin and shells and cut some out.


and also die cut some seaweed and a ships wheel and coloured them with inks.



Then it was time to put my Mermaid’s Tail (Tale) together.. (just indulge me 😉 ).

I used foam pads between the 2 backgrounds so this card has lots of depth to it in real life.



So are you sitting comfortably?

mermaid card - handmade - stamp



Once upon a time there was a very beautiful a mermaid who lived in her shell lined cave at the bottom of the sea. There was always treasures nearby to furnish it with.  Her most recent find was the wheel from a ship wreck, (don’t worry she rescued the Captain… but that’s another story). She often swam up to the surface of the sea and looked out toward the shore in the distance. Sometimes she sat on a rock and gazed out… life looked so different there.

She had a sweet pod of dolphins who loved to visit her and swim with her. One day she decided that it was time to go ashore for ever, to see if she could find her rescued Captain. With one flick of her stunning tail she was almost away..


However she felt the urgent nuzzle of one of her dolphin friends against her tail and a tap with his claw from one of the crabs. She stopped swimming and turned around. She looked down and saw that her dolphin buddy was presenting her a with a gorgeous gold coloured starfish, balanced on the tip of his nose. He told her that she was the Queen of the Ocean, and that all the underwater creatures needed her. He made her feel so special.

At that moment she realised that there was probably far more joy and beauty in her underwater world than she would find on dry land, even though her heart longed for it. Her underwater friends needed and looked up to her.


Everyone, including the crabs (who tapped their claws together in unison) were so delighted that she had not deserted them. The pod of dolphins did a little dance among the shells and the crabs laughed at their antics.


And that the secrets of the ocean were safe… for always.



Here is one last shot…


Thanks for indulging my little daydream.


I am busy making some more samples with these gorgeous new stamp sets… it may be a fairy story next week 😂 No don’t worry you will be safe, one fairy-tale is enough!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Jane your card is stunning! You really can lose yourself looking into that cave, there is so much to discover! We love your Mermaid’s Tale too… it really makes us smile!
Thank you ♡

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



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New Sentiment Stamps | June Release

Hi! We are really excited to preview our final 3 stamp sets in our June release! 3 sets of gorgeous sentiment stamps which include quirky quotes, loved up sentiments, and positive words…








Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order TOMORROW: Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We hope you love our new stamp designs!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Tree of Life Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hello! We are back with our final NEW stamps preview for today.. introducing our ‘Tree of Life’ set featuring a fabulous tree design by Mark, with a gorgeous sentiment by Helen.



The Tree of Life is said to symbolise a deep connection to all things. Its roots connect to Mother Earth, and branches connect to the skies. It is perhaps a reminder that we are not alone, and are deeply connected to the world around us which enables us to grow. It is also said to represent the many generations of a family through its network of intricate branches.



Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back tomorrow with our final 3 previews.. if you love quotes and sentiments you won’t want to miss them!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Just Breathe | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We are back with our next NEW stamps preview… introducing our ‘Just Breathe’ set. This brilliant thorax stamp is perfect to make cards for anyone studying anatomy, and for those who love to craft on the darker side…!



Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back later with our last preview for today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mindful Moments Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hello! We are very excited to share another NEW stamps preview with you today. Introducing our  ‘Mindful Moments’ stamps.. In this busy and sometimes difficult world, we all need some calm in our lives. These stamps will make fabulous cards, and wonderful journal pages.


mindfulness stamp - yoga - namaste



Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back a little later this evening with another preview!
Then tomorrow we will reveal the final 3 sets before pre-orders commence on Saturday!


Hope to see you back here later!

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Guardian Angel Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We are so excited to share more NEW stamps previews with you today. Whether you like uplifting stamps, or something a little darker, we think you’ll love our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set!



The Angel image can be used with or without the wings, as these are separate stamps. The doves will look fabulous stamped, cut out and layered up.. as if being release from the Angel’s hands, and the circles will give a magical feel for an uplifting card or project. You can choose to use the word DARK above ANGEL if you are creating something a little darker, giving these stamps more versatility.


Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.



We’ll be back a little later with more new stamps previews! You won’t want to miss them!!


Hope to see you back here later today! There will also be gorgeous new inspiration from Sharon Traynor.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mythical Mermaid Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hello! We are very excited to share more NEW stamps previews with you here on the blog today. If you love creating underwater projects then we think you will love our new ‘Mythical Mermaid’ set which (of course) contains our gorgeous mermaid stamp! Designed by Mark with an original sentiment by Helen…


mermaid stamp


We hope you love her! With the dolphins, shells, waves and bubbles, you’ll be able to create wonderful under the sea themed cards and mixed media artwork. If you already own our ‘Dare to Swim‘ stamp set, you can add in the sea weeds and fish too, as these sets mix and match really well!


Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back a little later with more new stamps previews!

Thanks for visiting us here today.. hope you will pop back later!

Helen & Mark xx


 

The Future is in Your Hands | Smashed Clock Stamp

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here to inspire you today with an amazing card featuring our smashed pocket watch stamp with some stencilling, background stamping and gorgeous gold embossing…

 

Hello everyone…

Today I’m sharing a card using the Visible Image Somewhere In Time stamp set.


time - card - smashed clock - future is in your hands


I just love this set as the clock face is brilliant for fussy cutting and layering up using foam dots (which I’ve done here).

So, for the background I’ve used the 1983 stencil and inked through it using Distress Oxides and then turned it 90 degrees and layered up the colours.  I’ve then carried on with the number theme and used the Count Me In stencil over the top.



Further layers have been added by stamping the number stamp from the set randomly around the clock face and then adding the Fibonacci stamp

For the clock face I’ve squished some Distress Oxide Ink Pads on a glass mat and spritzed lightly with water and dried using a heat gun.  Once dry, I’ve given it a little spritz of a gold shimmer spritzing spray (which you can barely see but I know it’s there!)



Before starting work on the clock face, I’ve heat embossed the inky splodge using Wow’s brilliant Rich Gold powder. I love watching it melt… totally mesmerising!



Then, after heat embossing the clock face three times, I’ve secured one full face onto the gold image and then fussy cut the different shards of clock out and layered them up using foam dots.



Some I’m kept at two layers and others I’ve used three. The clock hands are old Docraft stock that I had laying about and were perfect! Having made a hole in the centre shard, they’ve been secured using matching brad that come with the set.

I then decided (rather late on) to heat emboss the cogs around the edge of the card too.  Have to admit, this would’ve been easier if I’d done it before gluing the clock in place but hey-ho, you live and learn!



I was debating which sentiment to add to the card and then realised I had the perfect one!  The fabulous In Your Hands is oh-so perfect!



After stamping, I’ve used a black fine liner to draw squiggly boxes around the sentiment so it’s encased nicely and then I attached these using foam tape.

To finish the card, I’ve mounted it on another oxide background of the same colour as the clock face so it all ties in nicely.

 

The Visible Image Products I used for this make are…


smashed clock - stamp - time - cogs


inky - hand print - stamp - future is in your hands


|fibonacci - maths - stamp background - spiral


stencil - pattern - 1980


numbers - stencil - count me in


Visible Image have some utterly fabulous new stamp sets coming out in a few weeks, available for pre-order from Friday 8th June, so keep an eye on the Facebook page and instagram for previews!


I’m off to cut the grass…

Catch up soon, H x



Heather this is such an awesome card! Love this sentiment with our smashed clock, and the gold embossed cogs look so good against your background! The metal hands on your layered up clock look great too. Thank you ♡

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


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Butterfly Stamps | Artist Trading Coins

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with some fabulous Artist Trading Coins featuring our awesome grungy butterfly stamps…


It is time for my Monday Visible Design team inspiration and today I am sharing something that has become a huge pleasure to me over the last few months.. making artist trading coins. I am a member of a Facebook group where we swap our makes. It is such fun seeing other people’s art and sharing mine. A lot of crafters find the idea of making these rather intimidating, so I hope to show in this post that they are quick and fun to make. For those who are not aware of them, artist trading coins are the coin version of artist trading cards (ATCs). Cards are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and coins are 2 1/2 ” in diameter. They are made to be swapped, never sold, and can be made in limited editions. I tend to make 3 in my editions.

For my coins today I used the gorgeous Wings of Change stamp set:



I used some acrylic inks to make a background and die cut several 2 1/2″ circles. I used 3 of them.
I stamped on the word “transform”first.



I  added glossy accents to some medium butterflies I had stamped onto some left over Brushos inky mop up card.



Once they were dry I cut them out.


I also stamped 2 tiny butterflies directly onto each coin and filled some of the circles on the sentiment with Glossy Accents.

I then stuck on my medium sized butterflies and added a little wilted violet distress ink to finish them off.


Here they are:

coin 1/3



Coin 2/3



and coin 3/3




Here they are together..




and 1 last photo..


Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you might feel confident in making and swapping your own artist trading coins.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x





We love these coins Jane.. they are so summery and gorgeous! Thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Faery Magic Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We hope you had a great weekend and your week has started well! We are really excited to start our NEW stamps previews here on the blog today. If you love all things mystical and magical then we think you will love our first new set, it’s called ‘Faery Magic’ and contains a unique, enchanting and powerful fairy stamp, designed by Mark with an original sentiment by Helen, and some fabulous little stamps to build your magical scene…


Fairy stamp | Faery Magic | Visible Image


We hope you love her as much as we do!

Colour her with your pens or pencils.. or stamp her in black onto an inky background.. stamp her wings on velum or acetate, fussy cut and layer them up. The wings are separate stamps, so she can transform into a mythical Queen or powerful enchantress.. and you can use the wings on their own with your other stamps too! The creative possibilities are endless…


Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back a little later with new Design Team inspiration from Jane, and tomorrow we will be back with new stamps preview #2.


Thanks for popping in today!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Seahorse Stamp | Underwater Canvas | Visible Image

Hi there, we hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have an amazing week of inspiration ahead as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects! AND… new stamps previews!!! Lisa Taggart is here today with a gorgeous underwater canvas featuring our amazing seahorse stamp…


Hello! It’s Visible Image day and today I’m doing one of my favourite things… creating another under water scene! This project really mixes it up!




I’m using a wooden canvas board along with acrylic paints and inks… and some foiling for good measure! Today sees several stamp and stencil sets combined. Such fun!


Here’s what I used:


Create Your own Calm




Dare to Swim




Organics




Life is Beautiful




Fibres




Cosmic Skies




Here are the steps:



I covered the board in white gesso.



I used the paint and stencils to create depth.



I left a light space for the sea horse.



I began the stamping.



I used the embossing glue from Ranger and versa mark ink to stamp the seahorse on to rice paper, I then foiled it using a gold foil from Crafters Companion.



The image was cut out and adhered to the canvas using matt gel medium. I used a white gel pen around the edges and some more acrylic paint with the fibres stencil to help it blend in with its background.



I used some of the stamps from the Organics set to stamp foliage and using foiling glue from pebeo I lightly drew in some lines which where gold foiled in the same foil as used for the sea horse. I also strengthened some of the colours using inks.



The sentiment was stamped and cut out and added to the canvas using foam pads. I also added some gel pen finishing touches here and there.






This is certainly a mixed media effort. Anything goes!

Till next time..

Lisa. X




Lisa this is amazing!!! We adore the gold against the deep blues and greens of your sea. Thank you! ♡

 

Guest Designers Announcement | Visible Image

Hi there! We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who applied for our Guest Design Team positions, we were overwhelmed by the number of applications!

We are so excited to announce that these incredible card designers and mixed media artists will be bringing you lots of gorgeous Visible Image inspiration over the coming months…


Giovanna Zara
Italy


Hello, I’m Giovanna Zara, a crafter, blogger and designer from Sardinia, Italy. I started as a scrapbooker more than 10 years ago, and then I fell in love with MixedMedia: painting, mixing colours, materials and styles. I love to make Altered Art, Stamping, Art Journaling and I like to use recycled materials in my projects. When I was given a sewing machine, fabric and sewing become a new world to discover. My style is definitely super colourful, but sometimes I stumble on Steampunk and vintage-shabby, can’t help!

instagram: @giogiocraft
YouTube: giogiocraft
Facebook page: giogiocraft
blog: Giogiocraft



Nadine Carlier
USA


I have been crafting for about 19 years now with scrapbooking, handmade cards, mixed media and altered art projects being my favorite things to create, although I have done and love all things crafty. I would say my style would best be described as eclectic with a mixed media twist. Almost all my craft projects have some kind of mist or paint on them. I love getting messy and trying new techniques. Inspiring others is something I love to do by creating videos and sharing how I create my projects.

instagram: @scrappinready
YouTube: Nadine Carlier
Facebook Page: Nadinesscrapnstuff
blog: myscrapnstuff



Karolina Bukowska
Poland


My name´s Karolina Bukowska. I come from Poland. I’ve worked as a teacher and sociotherapist, now working online courses and workshops, technique: scrapbooking, mixed media. Mixed media world is an unseparable part of my life and it’s my life passion. I love scrapbooking. It helps me to capture moments of my family life and to spend day creatively. Every day I create, meet, learn and it creates my reality. I cannot define my style. I love texture, colors and shine. I think, my style is a little vintage and messy, romantic and a little shabby. I love to have my fingers dirty from paints, mists and pigments. I like mixing products to get an interesting effect.

instagram: @karolinab.bukowska
YouTube: Karolina Bukowska
Facebook Page: Karolina Bukowska Arts
blog: Karolina Bukowska



Karen Telfer
UK


Hi, I’m Karen and I have been creatively crafting ever since I can remember.  I currently teach adult workshops in Guildford where we have a great time making cards, tags, and journal pages using paints, inks, stamps, stencils and more. I have lived and worked on three continents and I have an impressive stash of craft supplies carefully collected over the past 25 years.  I have three gorgeous grown up children who have encouraged my crafty endeavours over the years. I look forward to inspiring you with my crafty creations using the fabulous Visible Image range.

instagram: @karentelfercraft
Facebook Page: Karen Telfer Craft



Marzena Ziuziakowska
Poland


My name is Marzena, I am a Polish crafter known as Macarena. I am mom to a very handsome 20 year-old and a very furry british shorthair. I love to escape to the seaside as often as I can and charge my batteries by nordic-walking along the beach and listening to the sea calming sounds. I love cats and birdsongs, chocolate, spanish language and all the shades of grey (color), lol. I have been crafting for over 8 years now and it seems a neverending story. Each day I learn new things, techniques, mixed media possibilities. I love to create textured and layered projects mixing different medias and techniques. Can’t wait to play with Visible Image amazing products.

instagram: @macarena.74
Facebook page: Macarena Creativa
blog: Macarena



Nicole Diedrichs
Germany


I am stempelfrida from Germany. Once there was a time when I said that I would not want to use stamps, because you are so limited with a stamp….. that was more than a decade ago and I still have to smile when remembering that thought from where I am today! My passion for paper brought me to places where I found myself surrounded by stamps and I was tempted….. and fell in love head over heels with stamping. I mainly make cards and most of them are kind of clean – not in the classical CAS definition, but rather neat and crisp. Almost always, there is too much on my cards to qualify for them to be CAS, there is too little for them to be the classically mixed media art and they are too neat to be called altered or grunge. For sure I love flashy colours, which is funny since I started really earthy in tones, but then had kind of a colour revolution. So I guess my cards are clean, neat, crisp and flashy …. mostly! And you can be sure that stempelfrida will surprise you once in a while. Who knows, what Visible Image will bring me on to?

instagram: @stempelfrida
blog: stempelfrida



Martha Ponsanesi
Italy


Hello, I’m Martha from Italy, 47 years old (really?!…Time flies) I live near Rome with my partner and a bunch of cats. I love colors, stamps, stencils, dies and everything connected with mixed media, art journaling, cardmaking. Sharing this passion with posts, tutorials, taking classes and sometimes giving classes is always a pleasure and a chance to spread the love of being crafty. I’m really excited to be a Guest Designer for Visible Image and share with you what I’ll create with all their amazing products.

instagram: @alazyscrapper
YouTube: alazyscrapper
blog: A Lazy Scrapper



Lynda Hall
UK


Hi, I’m Lynda and I live in Hampshire in the UK with my husband, 2 teenage daughters and 3 dogs. I run my own childcare business from home, which keeps me very busy, so crafting at weekends is my way of winding down after a hectic but fun week. I discovered the wonderful world of paper craft around twelve years ago, when I wanted to make a personalised card for a child I cared for. I remember feeling overwhelmed by all the various inks, stamps and other products in the shop I visited for supplies and thinking I’d never get the hang of what to do. Nowadays I think I probably have more supplies in my craft room than they stock on their shelves!  I was soon hooked on card making and learned fast about all the different products. Over time, being inspired by online craft groups, I began to dabble in other mixed media projects, art journalling and scrapbooking too. I’ll have a go at anything and love learning new techniques. I have been a fan of Visible Image for a very long time so the opportunity to create and offer some inspiration as part of the team is very exciting!

instagram: @lyndascraftyhall
Facebook page: Lynda’s Crafty Hall
blog: Lynda’s Crafty Hall



Judy Rozema
USA


I have been crafting since high school when I learned to crochet. My first love is now cardmaking, using techniques of mixed media, clean and simple and everything in between, so my personal style is definitely eclectic! I try to create something daily to keep the joy and mojo flowing!

instagram: @joy_in_a_jar
Facebook page: Joy in a JAR
blog: Joy in a Jar



Ericka Strange
USA


Hey there, I’m Ericka, aka Strangely Creative, and I’m so excited to be a Guest Design Team member for Visible Image! I live just outside of Houston, TX  USA with my husband, two active girls ages 9 & 5, and two Frisbee loving Border Collies. I’ve always loved crafting and making things. I’ve been making cards for almost 4 years and love working with a variety of mediums, and getting inky to creating colorful backgrounds and cards. It has been so fun being part of such an encouraging and kind crafting community and I look forward to inspiring others. When I’m not in my craft room, I’m usually outside in the vegetable garden.

instagram: @strangelycreative
Facebook page: Strangely Creative
blog: Strangely Creative



Iwona Nowak
Germany


Hello !  I am Iwona and for 3 years I have been in love with mixed media.  I love everything rust-colored, old and turquoise, but I love wood and forest atmosphere just as much.  I am very excited about Visible Image products and I hope to create something beautiful!

instagram: @reniferove
YouTube: reniferove
Facebook page: Reniferove



Mary Szymanski
USA


I am a wife and mom living in Southeastern Michigan.  I’m a self taught Mixed Media Artist.  I love color and texture.  I usually work small, on ATCs,  small journal pages and canvases.  I’ve been known to work on bigger canvases a time or two.  I enjoy sharing my work and a teaching budding artists how to use color and texture in their work.

instagram: motleymixedmedia
YouTube: MotleyMixedMedia
Facebook page:  MotleyMixedMedia



Welcome to the team everyone! ♡♡♡



We really can’t wait to see what they all create..

Of course our existing Design Team will continue to inspire you too, with their incredible cards and projects! We are so spoilt.. and one very lucky stamp company!!!

We hope you will follow our guest designers on instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Blogs


♡ If you aren’t already following our main Design Team, you will find their links HERE


Join our Facebook group to be first to see all the latest Design Team inspiration!



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration.

Helen & Mark xx


 

All That Jazz | Congrats Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a brilliant card featuring our Jazz musician stamps…


It’s time to share my weekly Design Team make for Visible Image. I needed some male birthday cards down at Dotty’s Teahouse, where I sell my handmade cards, so I knew just the right stamps to get out.






and a sentiment from Go to Words



I added some distress inks to my craft sheet; chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and hickory smoke, a spritz of water and dipped in some watercolour card.



Once it was dry I cut it down and stamped the jazz players using Twilight Versafine Clair ink.  I stamped the large stars from Rock Out  and the bubbles in gold, and the sentiment on top in black Versafine which I clear embossed.



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Finally I stamped the keyboard in black Versafine for the jazz players to stand on.

I matted and layered it onto gold and black cardstock.
Here is my finished card..





This weekend, I will be at the Stamperama show in Worthing, Sussex!

I will be demoing lots of Visible Image products for Stampers  Grove….. very exciting. Do stop by and say hi if you are going.



Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely week ahead.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




We love this card Jane! Your background is awesome and the gold looks so good against the blue tones. Thank you ♡

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



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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration.


Thanks for visiting our blog today, and we hope to see you back here soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Time.. to be happy again

Hello! Veerle Moreels is here on the blog today with an emotive card featuring our skulls and hearts stencil with an inspiring time themed quote…


How little can make you happy when creating?  One layer, two… nine? I think it’s already known that I’m not the girl of many layers. I’m also not the girl of loads of color or bright colors.  So yes, today I’m sharing yet another piece with loads of white, greys and blacks and just one pop of color. But Visible Image their stamps and stencils are strong enough to hold as little layers or colors and still stand out above loads of other stamps I have here at home.


So what did I put on my table?



Some greys, black, and that one pop of red that I love so much in combination with my greys and blacks ^.^ And of course words, the perfect words for my image <3





How it was made?

You start by masking of the shape of a heart. Not hard at all to make your mask as you can just go and trace the heart using the stencil.

Then I layed down a layer of grey watercolor… can’t go without my watercolors can I ^.^

Then remove the mask and lay down your stencil to brush on a thin layer of grey which will have your stencil appear in the background.  Gradually built up on the black the closer you get to your heart.

You then color in your heart in red… and finish it off with some glossy accents before you put down the words…



Products Used:








Fantastic card Veerle, that pop of red is perfect. Thank you ♡

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


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring videos from Mark
Facebook group join in with the banter and show us what you create with our stamps
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and follow us for all the latest news!

You can also follow us on:

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pinterest
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Don’t forget to tag us on instagram, and show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils in our Facebook group



We’ll be back soon with more inspiration from our wonderful team.

Helen & Mark xx

 

Under The Sea | Jellyfish Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog with an amazing page created with underwater stamps from our ‘Dare to Swim’ stamp set and more…

Hello

It’s my turn to share one of my latest Visible Image makes. Today it’s an underwater scene, one of my favourite things to do !

The project combines stamps and stencils. I’ve also used ink sprays, pixie powders and paint pens.


 

Here’s what I used:


Dare to Swim stamp set




Fibres stencil




Cosmic Skies stencil


































Till next time…

Lisa x




Wow this is amazing Lisa! The jellyfish look so beautiful.. thank you so much ♡

 

Eye Collage Stamp | Distress Inks | Visible Image

Hello! We have Pauline back on the blog today with a super stunning card featuring our amazing eye collage stamp called ‘See Everything’…


Hi there,

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the awesome (and very popular) ‘See Everything stamp set from Visible Image.
 
Get your sunglasses on, because it’s very bright!!!!
 


I stamped the fabulous stamp, onto some white card, and then stamped it again on another piece of card. I also cut a mask from a post it note, to cover the eye, then coloured my background using Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, blending them onto the card and overlapping them to make six colours. I gently spritzed with a little water, then removed the post it mask which kept the eye nice and white.

Taking the other stamped image, I fussy cut the inside of the eye and then cut around the eye, following the black lines, so there was a border and some circles (you can see it in the photo below). I also cut out some of the larger circles. Next I started to colour, using my Clean Color brush pens, and a white pen.


 
 


I also stamped around the edges using Pink Raspberry Oxide ink, and coloured in some of the circles to balance. I stamped both sentiments onto white card, and again blended with the distress inks. I attached all the elements using 3D glue Gel, then added some stickles here and there. Finally I gave it some white eyelashes, and glossy accents over the pupil.







Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




This is so awesome Pauline! Love the vibrancy and all the dimension.. Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our products!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
YouTube: subscribe to our channel for inspiring videos!
Facebook group join in with the banter, show us your creations, and enter our giveaways & challenges!
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We will be back a little later with more gorgeous inspiration.


If you want to see all the latest Design Team inspiration first, make sure you join our Facebook group! Don’t forget to show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils too!



Hope to see you here again soon.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Birthday Card | Party Dress | Flower Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! We have Sharon Traynor on the blog today with a card that features our gorgeous Creative Chaos flower in a very different way…


Hi!


I’ve made the gorgeous Creative Chaos flower stamp by Visible Image into a party dress!



It’s easy to do, you just turn the paper upside down, stamp it, mask it, stamp it twice more to the outside edges, and place the stems ‘just so’ to make the bodice. The ‘Happy Birthday’ makes a great set of legs too!

Or, as one of my VI team mates pointed out…it could be seen as a fuchsia!

I don’t have a ton of photos to show today as I stamped and coloured this whilst having a crafty day at my friends house.  It was great to use her Zig clean colour real brush pens to water colour the image, and all I needed to do when I got home was to stamp the legs, add some sparkle to the bodice and layer it up onto a card. Needless to say I am hooked on the Zigs and have invested in my own set now.




Hmmmm ….I wonder what other ways this stamp can be creatively used?


 

Stamps Used:







Other Supplies:

Canston Aquarelle 300gsm/140Lb water colour paper,
Versafine onyx black ink,
Zig clean colour real brushes (light green, turquoise green, blue, deep blue, violet, light blue),
quickie glue pen,
glamour dust,
black and light blue card stock,
fun foam.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I will be back here soon!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Such a unique way to use these stamps Sharon! A gorgeous Birthday card.. Thank you ♡

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


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps and stencils!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group show us your Visible Image projects, and enter our giveaways & challenges!
Facebook PAGE give us a like!
YouTube subscribe to our channel for inspiring video tutorials!

You can also follow us on:
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We will be back later with more gorgeous inspiration.. we are really spoiling you today 


Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog!

Come back soon!


Mark & Helen xx
 

Escape with Music | Skull & Headphones Stamps | Visible Image

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog. Pauline Butcher is here with some music themed inspiration today, featuring our skull and headphones stamps…


Hi there,

I’m here to share a little bit of ‘Visible Image’ love!

Today my card is aimed at all the music lovers out there, and it’s very simple to achieve.

 

 

 

The products used on this card are:








I started with a 5 1/4″ square piece of linen card-stock, placed the stencil onto the card and through it I blended  Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, overlapping them to make other colours.

On a white piece of card I stamped the skull, and the headphones with Onyx Black Versafine ink, then fussy cut them. Then, on another piece of white card, I stamped the headphones again but this time with Versamark, and heat embossed with Wow Persian Indigo embossing glitter. I fussy cut this too. I placed the embossed headphones on top of the black ones, cutting away bits I didn’t want. I also coloured another bit of card, using the same distress inks, but in reverse, stamped the sentiment, and cut out each letter.



I stamped some of the music notes and sound waves onto the backing card, added the skull and headphones using 3D glue gel, then added stickles for that extra sparkle.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 



What a brilliant combination! Loving the skull with those vibrant colours and flower stencil.. Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our products!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
YouTube: subscribe to our channel for inspiring videos!
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Follow us on instagram to see behind the scenes photos and videos on our story!


We will be back a little later with more awesome inspiration here on the blog! If you want to see all the latest Design Team inspiration, make sure you join our Facebook group!


We hope you’ll stop by again soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Butterfly Stencil | Script Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog to inspire you with an awesome card featuring our inky butterfly stencil…


Hello everyone…


A quick blog post from me today using the gorgeous Butterfly Ink stencil from Visible Image.




I’ve made a smooshed background using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink pads and spritzed it slightly with water to oxidise the ink and create a speckled pattern.

With the background made, I’ve then taped the stencil in place and using Oxide Ink Pads again to create a wonderful, bright warm spicy colour to which I’ve stamped the ‘stem’ detail from Random Art of Kindness using an Archival Distress ink pad in Barn Door



What I’ve done then is sprayed Distress Resist Spray over the butterfly before applying the text stamp from Scripted Streets.  The resist spray stops me getting more ink on the butterfly but it also gives it a lovely sheen once dry.



The sentiment, from Imperfection is Beauty, has been stamped in black ink and then, using a stamping platform, been heat embossed in a gorgeous silver colour.  The design has then been finished by matting it onto silver card and then onto a 6×6″ card blank.


And that’s it today.  A simple one from me for this week’s DT inspiration and here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…








 

That’s all from me this week… catch you again soon.
H x




Loving this! The stencil looks amazing, fantastic stamping inside it and your background is awesome too!  
Thank you ♡

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


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring videos from Mark!
Facebook group show us your makes, join in with the banter, and enter our giveaways and challenges!
Facebook PAGE …like and follow us to be first to hear our news!

You can also follow us on:

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We will be back with more fabulous inspiration a little later!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Open Your Eyes | Eye Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today. Veerle Moreels is here to inspire you with a beautiful tag featuring our mesmerising eye stamp…




Here is my video:







Stamps Used:





Beautiful work Veerle.. our eye looks stunning! Thank you ♡

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


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring videos from Mark
Facebook group join in with the banter and show us what you create with our stamps
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and follow us for all the latest news!

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter


Don’t forget to tag us on instagram, and show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils in our Facebook group



We’ll be back soon with more inspiration from our wonderful team.

Helen & Mark xx


 

The World Needs Art | Visible Image

Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog this evening with an awesome project featuring lots of our creative quote stamps…


Today I am sharing an accordion card I took to the Crafting at Ally Pally show last month.

I wanted something to show off lots of the latest stamps and quotes, which have been so popular!



My accordion cards features stamps from all these sets:















How I created it:


I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints.


and brayered a background onto 2 A4 sheets of card as I wanted to make 2 masterboards to cut up.

I used these colours of Archival ink


and randomly stamped over the sheets using all the image sets. Here is one of the sheets in progress


I then die cut my accordion card

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and stamped the 4 World needs art sentiments, 1 on each panel.

I also added some stamps which I yellow embossed


and also stamped and cut out a few images.



I then put everything together…



and some close ups…





 

After I finished off my card I had some off-cuts. I had a flash of inspiration that I could use them to made Artist trading coins, which I did…


These were all packed ready for taking to the show when I had one last idea. If I attached a badge back to them I could turn them into badges for Helen, Mark and myself to wear at the show!

I quickly ordered some on line and hey presto, one of a kind badges!


which Mark, Helen and I wore at the show!



I really had a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed demoing and meeting so many lovely crafters, new and seasoned!


Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your project is awesome and it was so loved at the show! Your Artist Trading Coin badges are such a cool idea, and we loved wearing them! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils!
Facebook PAGE give us a like!
YouTube subscribe to our channel – more inspiring new video tutorials coming soon!

You can also follow us on:
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pinterest
twitter


We will be back soon with more gorgeous projects.


Thanks for visiting our blog today, and we hope to see you back here soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

See What Others Don’t | Visible Image | Eye Collage Stamp

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with an incredible project featuring our awesome eye collage stamp…


Today I’m using one of my favourites from the last release! ‘See Everything’ It’s GORGEOUS!! And so versatile. Use it as it is, use parts of it, or as I’m doing today, flip it to make a face using the rice paper / tissue paper and Matt gel medium trick! The sentiment set is awesome too!


 



I also couldn’t resist teaming it up with an old favourite!


 

To begin I used an inky scrap from my ink mop up pile . I began by adding more texture with ink and water splatters and by highlighting and brightening parts with ink.








I stamped the image down one side and then stamped the top part of the same thing again on to rice paper.





This was then flipped and adhered to the project using matt gel medium.









I then hand drew a nose and eyebrow and stamped the mouth from the other stamp set.




Then the fun part- the colouring. I used Zig clean colour pens. I also covered the eyes and splattered black ink. The sentiment was added to the top left. Gold and white highlights were added using gel pens.