Imagination | Mixed Media Card

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



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




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






Stamps used:


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


Have a lovely day!




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

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



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Break Free Stamp Set | Daisy

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


Happy Tuesday!

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



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

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

 


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


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


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



Check out the video here.
 

 




Supplies


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



strobes stencil | rays | sunshine



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




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

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



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Stay safe and well.

Mark & Helen xx


 

It’s OK To Not Be OK

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

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

It's OK to not be ok | stamp


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


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



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



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



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




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


Products Used


uplifting | inspiring | sentiment stamps



Tree of Life | Stamp


Scribble stencil



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


Lynda
xxx




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

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



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Take care, much love,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Butterfly Angels | Handmade Card

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

Good Evening,

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

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


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


positive sentiment stamps

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

grungy butterfly stamp

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



I then blended on some Distress oxide ink.



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



Once dry I cut them out minus the antennae.

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



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


butterfly card | friends are angels with invisible wings







and one last shot;




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


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


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


Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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



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We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration.


Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Sparkly Acetate Card | Horse Stamp

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



acetate card


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

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


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




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


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

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


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


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

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


Glue the image to the front of your card.

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


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

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


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

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

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

 

Products Used:





Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative



Other Supplies:

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



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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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



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Take care, stay safe and keep stamping!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Creativity | Flower Stamp | Squares Stencil

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



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


creativity | stamp | squares stencil


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


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


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


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


inky flower stamp | squares stencil | handmade card


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


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


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


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


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Supplies


flower | leaf | grungy | stamps



squares stencil


robot stamp



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




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

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



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Helen & Mark xx


 

 

Stay Creative | Mixed Media Art

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


Hello…

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


quirky flower stamps


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



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



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



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



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



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




Products Used:


Mixed Media stamps | flower | leaves | scribble


Two Tone stencil | circles | squares



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


See you next time, H xx




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

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



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Stay safe.

Best Wishes


Helen & Mark xx


 

Thinking of You | Handmade Card

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


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


thinking of you stamp | tree of life stamp


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



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

This is how the second print looked.



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



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




Square Route Stencil


squares stencil



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






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

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

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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration to try and help keep your mojo flowing ♡


Stay safe and well. Much love..

Helen & Mark xx


 

Liberty | Equality | Fraternity

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


Good Afternoon

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



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

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


Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative


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


This is how I made it


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








I stamped and embossed the galloping horse



I then stamped the flourish stamps in a pattern



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

Then it was time to put everything together.


Here is my finished card


card | horse stamp | red white blue | liberty


with some close ups;






And one last shot..




Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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

 

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We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx

 

Masculine Birthday Card

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


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


musketter stamp | birthday stamp



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



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

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



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

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


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


masculine card | musketeer stamp | grunge




Revolution | stamp | musketeer | horse | flour de lys



squares stencil



happy birthday verse stamp





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

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

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx

 

Total Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Mixed Media Canvas

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


inky flower | stamp | creativity | mixed media


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


card making stamps | cupcake | flower | wings |rings


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


mixed media stamps | inky flower | background elements



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


stamping on book pages | card | inky flower stamp


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

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



This is what I got up to..

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

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



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


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

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

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



Here is my finished canvas:


mixed media canvas | inky | flower stamp



with some close ups







and one last shot..

inky flower | stamp | canvas | ink sprays



Thanks so much for stopping by today.


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


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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



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We will be back later today with more gorgeous inspiration!

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Face Stamps | Ink Splats | Visible Image

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


Helloooo,

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

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


face stamps | handmade card



The Visible Image products I used on this card are:



Breaking Glass | Stencil | Smashed | Cracked
 



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


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


 


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


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


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


 


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





Thank you for visiting.
Hugs Pauline xxxxxxx




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

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New Beginnings Vision | Gel Print Cards

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


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


gel print cards


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



gelpressprints


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


visioneyeclose


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


eye rubber stamp



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


butterfly stencil


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


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


butterflyside


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


new beginnings card



Products Used:


eye stamp | rubber | clear | vision sentiment



collision stencil



inky butterfly stencil | grunge



Face stamp | beautiful soul



Brave | Strong | Courage | Scars | Sentiment Stamps



hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful



Thank you for stopping by today.




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

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Short Circuit Stencil | Robot Stamps

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


Good Afternoon!

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




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


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



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



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



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






Products Used:


robot stamp



squares stencil



Circuit Board Stencil





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

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



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Thank You Card | No Lines Colouring

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




Hi! How are you doing? Great I hope.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Stamps Used:


inky flower | grunge | leaf | stamps



thank you verse | stamp | sentiment



Other Supplies:

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


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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



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Break Free | Daisy Stamp | Smashed Vase

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


Good Afternoon

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

The NEW stamp set I have used is called Break Free


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



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


mixed media tag | smashed vase stamp | daisy


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



and one last shot..



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

Remember to look for my badge I will be wearing…



It would be lovely to see you there.


Back soon,
Bye for now.
Jane x




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

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Total Chaos | Mixed Media Card

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


Well hello…

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


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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




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


inky flower | stamp | mixed media



stars stripes | stencil

 

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

Thanks for reading… catch up soon,

H xx



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

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



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Break Free | Smashed Vase Stamp

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


Hi There,

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


daisy | smashed vase | break free | card


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


 


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


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


 


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


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



Stamps Used:


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free


Thank you for visiting.

Hugs
Pauline xxxxxxx




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

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



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Thinking of You | Verse Stamp

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


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


Thinking of You card





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

 



Supplies


inky flower | stamp | creativity | grunge


thinking of you | verse | stamp



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






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

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



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 2

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


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


handmade cards | verse stamps



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


anniversary card | stamp | verse


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


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

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


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



Now for the blue sympathy card.


with sympathy card | stamp |verse


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


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

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



Finally The ‘Thank You’ Card


thank you card | stamp | verse


Cut a white panel and doodle a border.


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



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



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



Stamps Used:


            

           



Other Items:

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


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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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



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Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 1

Hi! Do you love making cards? If so, you are in for a treat as we have not one but two posts from Sharon Traynor today, as she showcases some really beautiful cards featuring our new sentiment and verse stamps…


Hello there. There’s some fantastic new stamps and stencils by Visible Image that are due to be released on 15th February (they are available on pre-order at the time of writing this post) and I managed to get my hands on 3 of the sentiment stamps and the accessory stamp set that compliments the sentiments. The accessory stamps are beautiful and they will also make some brilliant stand-alone cards.. watch this spot.. ;-).. but I had a play with all 4 of these sets yesterday and came up with 6 cards.


verse stamps | handmade cards


The cards in this post show that a beautiful verse is not just for the inside of a card….. they work equally well as the main focus. These verses are absolutely gorgeous!

with sympathy card | stamps



My first idea was to make a ‘set’ of cards that it would be easy to replicate, but that had a timeless, elegant look, because I love to inspire people with cards that are easily achievable.  I say ‘set’ because the basic design for these cards is the same, however I’ve changed how the accessory stamps are used as well as the shape of the apertures in each card.

thank you card | stamps
 


ALTERNATIVE DESIGN IDEA: There are always new people coming into this wonderful crafty world and hopefully a set like this won’t scare them away. However, for people looking for something a little more advanced, it would be very easy to make these into shaker card.


TIP: Although I’ve used a lot of dimension on the layers in these cards, it would be really easy to omit the foam to make flat cards for posting.


wedding | anniversary | card | stamps



Let’s take a look at how these were made.

Firstly, cut 2 pieces of card to size for the front layers and die cut an aperture in each one. TIP: If I made these cards again, I would arrange both layers and secure them with low-tack masking tape, place my die where I wanted the aperture to be and die cut both layers at the same time. That way you can be sure that the holes with line up beautifully.



Once you have the layers die cut, lay the larger one on top of a card blank and lightly mark the aperture opening on the card blank with a pencil.

If you intend to use an open image on the card blank area such as I have done here with the wedding rings, stamp and heat emboss that into place, then use some masking fluid (or a mask) to cover up any parts you wish to remain white. (You should be able to make out the pencil marks I made to mark the aperture in this photo.)


Tape the edges of the card blank with low-tack tape to stop them getting inky, then blend inks to create an ombre effect where the apertures will be. Make sure to leave a little area of white that will appear at the top of the aperture. Set these aside to dry completly.




Once dried, stamp and heat emboss the sentiments. To line up the sentiments into the apertures it is a good idea to place the card blank into a stamping platform, lay the largest mat on top and align the stamp with the opening before getting the stamp to stick to the stamping platform door. Remove the mat and stamp as normal then heat emboss.




You can always stamp some additional images for interest, as I have done on the green version before moving on to assembling the card.

If you are stamping images onto the very top layer do that next. I stamped the wings on the sympathy card, and the flower stalk on the thank you card and heat embossed those with clear embossing ink. I also added some sparkle to the wings with a gel pen.


Assemble the card by firstly erasing any pencil marks, then adding foam (either foam tape or fun foam) to each layer and adhere those to the card blank. Add any additional pieces of the accessory images, like the flower (which I heat embossed, water coloured and glittered with a gel pen)



Here are the cards with the products that have been used.



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Stamps Used:


             

             


Other Supplies:

Papermill white hopsack card, Spellbindrs deckle edge rectangles and square dies, MFT stitched circles die, Distress Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, peacock feathers, bundled sage, twisted citron, mowed lawn, spun sugar, worn lipstick and picked raspberry), Distress Oxide Inks (tumbled glass, mowed lawn, wilted violet, shaded lilac), Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! Embossing Powder (gold sparkle, primary ebony, clear gloss, platinum, metallic gold rich), waterbrush, Sakura Gelli Roll Pen (clear star), pencil, eraser, masking tape


You can see my second 3 cards (which have very different designs) by clicking HERE.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




These cards are all so gorgeous Sharon!  We love how well our verses work for aperture cards, and you have used the accessory images so beautifully in your card designs. Thank you for your great tutorial too ♡

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



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Captain Awesome | Space Stamps

Hello! Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a fantastic card created with our ‘Captain Awesome’ stamp set! These space themed character stamps are brilliant for kids cards and grown up sci fi nerds…

I am so thrilled to be sharing my first creation with a set from the brand new February release from Visible Image. Those of you who have been fans of Visible Image for a long time, may have noticed that the gorgeous space themed stamps are in fact a re-release, with some new extras included.  I absolutely adored them the moment I first saw them, so I am so glad that they have made a comeback. They are just perfect for the boys, who are often so tricky to make cards for.


This week I am sharing Captain Awesome. Isn’t he a handsome chap!


space captain | man | birthday card | stamps



This card was so easy to create, yet is really effective. I began with sheet of mixed media cardstock, sprayed with Dylusions ink as my base, and a large card die cut star  (the die I used is by Studio Light)
I wanted my star to really sparkle and have texture, so I covered the greyboard in silver texture paste, stippled on with a hard brush, and then sprinkled over Fairy Dust  Wow embossing powder.


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I then applied heat to melt the powder. The texture paste bubbles up, so it is important to keep the gun moving at this point, allowing it to rise and then re settle.



While this cooled thoroughly, I splattered white paint over the background to create a starry sky, and stamped and embossed the tiny satellite stamps.



I stamped and coloured Captain Awesome and his rocket with Copic markers, and stamped the rocks and earth on a scrap of card previously used as a mop up sheet, then fussy cut them all.
I adhered the star to the centre before gluing on the other elements to finish. He really is AWESOME!!




Stamps used:


space character stamp | captain | spaceman



I really did have a blast making this. I can’t wait to share more creations with you from this amazing release soon.


Lynda x




Lynda this really is awesome! You have coloured him so well, and your background is space-tastic! The star looks brilliant! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later with some really beautiful cards created with our NEW sentiment stamps… it is so exciting seeing all the amazing cards and projects our wonderful Design Team are busy creating, we are so lucky! ♡


Thanks for taking time to visiting us here on the blog today!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Free Your Imagination

Hello! We are so excited to start sharing the amazing cards and projects our Design Team are making with our new stamps! Jane Tyrrell could not wait to create with our ‘Free Your Imagination’ set, and we adore what Jane has made…


Today I am delighted to be sharing my first card made with one of the stamp sets from the brand new Visible Image release.

I decided to work with the  awesome Free Your Imagination. As soon as I saw this set I knew what I wanted to design and I could not wait to get it out of my head!


inky bird | stamp | quill | feather | ink | book


I made myself an inky drippy background using distress oxide inks in rainbow colours adding lots of water


When it was dry I stamped my bird in place using Versafine black ink


Next I stamped and cut out a couple of the books and layered one up.
I added book pages to the inside of one layer


and used an inky off cut to stamp the top pages. I added a foam pad for dimension. I also stamped out 3 ink pots and coloured them to match the ink drips


I let one of the ink pots spill out from under the bird




So here is my finished card…


inky bird stamp | old book | handmade card



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bird | book | quill | ink pot | stamps



I really did let my imagination go wild with this one. I hope you might be temped to do the same! I have lots more ideas for this set too.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Jane x


 

NEW Stencils | Visible Image

Hello! Have you checked out our latest releases yet? Hope you are loving our new designs! Today (a little later than planned) we are showing you 9 awesome new stencils…



breaking glass | stencil



wrought iron stencil



man and woman | stencil | romance | love



ripples | stencil | circles



squares | stencil | linked



inky | stencil | drizzle | scribble



scribble | stencil



lava | stencil | camouflage



circuit board | stencil | electrical | technical



Many of these stencil designs co-ordinate brilliantly with our new stamps!

Our stencils are much thicker than most, which enables you to create gorgeously thick texture on your projects.



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Keep your eyes out here on the blog, and on our Facebook PAGE and instagram over the next few days and weeks, as our Design Team start to share the very first cards and projects created with our new releases!


Everything is available to pre-order now!



We will be back a little later with the very first card created with one of our NEW stamp sets… wonder which set it will be?!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx

 

New Stamps Previews #4

Hi there! We are so excited to reveal our final new stamps from our February Release! Today we are previewing seven A7 size occasion sentiment sets…

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday verse stamp


On Your Wedding Day


Wedding verse stamp


Happy Anniversary


Anniversary verse stamp



Thank You


Thank you verse stamp


Thinking of You


Thinking of you verse stamp


With Sympathy


With Sympathy verse stamp


Accessorize


sentiment accessory stamps


These really are ‘must have’ stamps for your stash! Gorgeous fonts, original verses, and cute accessory stamps for that extra special touch!



Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order this Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th.


If you have a store and would love to stock our stamps and stencils please get in touch!



Stay tuned for our NEW stencils reveal tomorrow!


Helen & Mark xx


 

New Stamps Previews #3

Hello! We are very excited to reveal the rest of our February stamps release this evening! We are excited to be bringing back our much loved space themed character stamps…


Alien Invader


alien stamp

 

Captain Awesome


spaceman stamp

 

Robot Data


robot stamp

 

Aren’t they cute!!! Really cool stamps for kids cards and older sci-fi nerds (like Mark)!!! We hope you love them!

Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order from Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th


If you have a store and would love to stock our stamps and stencils please get in touch!



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we will be back later with our gorgeous sentiment stamps ♡

Helen & Mark xx


 

New Stamps Previews #2

Hi! We are very excited to reveal more new stamp sets! This evening we are previewing three A5 size mixed media stamp sets…


Revolution


musketeer stamp | inky | horse | flour de lys

This incredible stamp set features a striking musketeer collage stamp, an inky horse and fantastic grungy background elements and sentiments!



2020 Vision

eye collage stamp | have a vision

If you loved ‘See Everything’ (released in 2019) then you will adore this larger version with 4 awesome new sentiments! A great size stamp for your art journal or mixed media projects.



Total Chaos


inky flower stamp | creativity | mixed media

If you fell in love with our  ‘Creative Chaos’ stamp set (released in 2019) you will LOVE this new larger set called ‘Total Chaos’ with a larger inky flower and 7 awesome new stamps!


We really hope you love these stamps!

Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order from Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th and includes some brilliant character stamps, original verse stamps, inspiring stamp sets and some awesome stencils!


If you have a store and would love to stock our stamps and stencils please get in touch!



Thanks for visiting our blog today, be sure to pop back tomorrow for preview #3.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mixed Media Art Journal | Dreamer

Hi there! We have Lynda Hall up next on the blog with an awesome project featuring our mesmerising ‘See Everything’ eye collage stamp…

Good Evening! It’s my turn to share a little Visible Image inspiration with you all, and for this weeks project I have created a journal for playing in with all my favourite stamps.


sizzix journal die | eye stamp | art journal


I love the Sizzix  journal dies by Eileen Hull and used the Pocket Notebook cut from greyboard. I knew I wanted to use a inks etc on it, and so wanted to cover it with mixed media cardstock. This is best to do prior to cutting, and using double sided A4 adhesive sheets to get full and firm coverage. With both sides covered I then ran it through my Bigshot.

 


I used See Everything as my focal image and stamped and embossed it on the face of my journal. As I planned to use spray ink, I masked off the eye and white circles with masking fluid. Once dry I was able to go to town with my inks.


eye stamp | collage | see everything



Once dry ( allow to dry naturally) , I added depth with the Two Tone stencil, in co ordinating Distress Ink., and added some background stamping for more detail.



two tone stencil


When dry I was able to rub off the masking fluid and colour the details.


The Dreamer sentiment is from the Own It set, and I added a little quote from Brighten The World on the front too. Ont the back I added another quote from the brilliant Voices In Your Head set.




quirky sentiment stamps



inspiring sentiment stamps



creative quote stamps | colour | sentiment


art journal cover | stamping | eye stamp


Of course I couldn’t create a journal and not make a start on my signatures to go inside. Here’s the first page.



And the stamps I used to create it of course!


inky flower stamp | distress oxides | journal page



I am really looking forward to filling this up over time – with all things Visible Image of course!




Lynda this is brilliant! The cover is so striking and your first page is gorgeous! We can’t wait to see more… Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later with our second NEW STAMPS PREVIEW!

And there will be more gorgeous inspiration here on the blog tomorrow.


Thanks for taking time to visiting us today!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Valentine Stamps | Pop Art Cards

Hello! With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, Sharon Traynor is here with some fabulous inspiration featuring our gorgeous lips stamps and some romantic sentiments..


valentine cards | Lips stamp | sentiments


Hi there. I was browsing around the internet the other day when I came across a Pop Art image and I was immediately struck by how clean the lines were, how simple the images were and how the colours were bright and what I call ‘happy’.

Well, that little piece of art got me all fired up to make a card and the first image that popped into my mind was those gorgeous, luscious lips by Visible Image. Then I grabbed a couple of their stencils and set to work.

I firstly blended a couple of backgrounds, making sure the centre of each stencil was off centre, slightly below and to the left, so that they looked ‘right’ when the lips image was added. I did stamp the lips image directly onto these panels too, so that the splatters of lipstick were not omitted, because  I wanted to fussy cut the lips.




Then I stamped and heat embossed the lips onto scrap card using distress oxide inks for the first layer of stamping, plus a super-shiny clear gloss embossing powder. I used a stamping platform because I wanted a really fantastic shine, so these were heat embossed 3 times using clear ink for the subsequent stampings. Then I fussy cutting them out.




Just look at that shine!!!!


Next I stamped and heat embossed a couple of sentiments….


…. and drew a speech bubble in pencil around the sentiments before I cut those out too. The pencil lines can easily be erased with an eraser. I edged the speech bubbles with the corresponding distress marker for the colour of the lips.



Then I just added the panels onto card blanks and layered the lips and speech bubbles onto the panels.



There are LOADS of Visible Image images that would work well with this CAS and graphic type of treatment!



Stamps & Stencils Used:


lips stamp | lipstick | dare to be different



love | sentiment stamps | romance | valentines



cosmic stencil | galaxy | lightspeed



strobes stencil | rays | sun beams


Other Supplies:

White card, Distress Ink (tattered rose), Distress Oxide Ink (squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, candied apple), Distress Marker (worn lipstick, candied apple)Versamark onyx black ink, Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder, blending tools, masking tape, Stamping Platform, pencil, scissors, red card blank.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Sharon these cards are awesome! The lips look fabulous with the triple embossing! Really striking valentine’s cards. Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later with more gorgeous inspiration from our amazing Design Team, and more NEW stamps previews!!!

Mark & Helen xx


 

New Stamps Previews #1

Hello! We are so excited to reveal our new stamps and stencils over the next 4 days! Today we are previewing four A6 size inspiring stamp sets…


Free Your Imagination


inky bird | stamp | book | quill | ink | splats


There are so many creative possibilities with the incredible inky bird, wonderful book, quill and ink! Whether you love art journaling, card making, or everything mixed media, you will love creating with these stamps!



Break Free


flower stamp | smashed vase | break free


The flower head can be used on it’s own or with the stem, and in the vase or smashed vase for maximum versatility! The sentiment ‘break free’ is so inspiring for anyone who feels held back or enclosed by a situation.



Beauty is Art


bust stamp | grecian | borders | goddess


Our goddess bust, broken tile and decorative edges will give your projects a fabulous grecian feel, and the words are timeless in this clean and sharp font.



I’ve Got A Text


mobile phone stamp | card making


Our mobile phone stamp set will enable you to create super cool cards for so many occasions using the text boxes, phrases and emojis!



We hope you love our first reveal!

Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order from Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th and includes some brilliant character stamps, original verse stamps, stunning mixed media stamps and some awesome stencils!


If you have a store and would love to stock our stamps and stencils please get in touch!



Thanks for visiting our blog today, be sure to pop back this evening for preview #2.

Have a great Monday!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Handmade Bookmark | Stamps | Stencils

Hello! Sorry for neglecting our blog a little lately, we are busy busy with our exciting new designs and life is a little bit crazy right now too…. and breathe! Martha is here today with a fantastic handmade bookmark and process video too…


Happy Thursday, today in my post for Visible Image I’ll share with you a canvas bookmark




I’ve played with distress oxide and Two Tone stencil for my first layer and then some stamping with The World Needs Art and Scripted Streets


Some finger paint and sewing machine’s stiching and is almost done 🙂




And here is the process video



Products Used:


The world needs art - sentiment stamp



script stamp - map



two tone stencil



 

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This is fabulous Martha! We love how you used the stencil and the stitching really adds to it… Thank you ♡

You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.

Sadly Martha has decided to leave our design team, but we do have a few more of her gorgeous projects to share with you over the coming weeks. We wish you all the very best Martha, and thank you for all your wonderful projects and support over the past year.



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We will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration from our Design Team!


Thanks for visiting our blog today and hope to see you back here soon!

Helen & Mark xx

 

Live Life Now | Butterfly Stamps | Stencils

Hello there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with 2 stunning cards featuring the inky butterfly stamp from our ‘Live Life Now’ set with 2 of our butterfly stencils on a gorgeous background…


For today’s project I’ve made a duo of cards using both stencils and stamps from Visible Image including some of my personal favourites. I’ve also had a little fun using one of the new large rectangle gel press shapes from Ranger.



live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil



I used the following stamps and stencils:


Live Life Now


inky butterfly | stamp | grunge



Butterfly Ink stencil


inky butterfly | stencil



Count Me In Stencil


numbers | stencil | jumbled



Entwined Butterflies Stencil


Entwined Butterflies | Stencil


‘The Ripple Effect’ background stamp set was also used but I’ve since learned that it may be retired. It’s never too late to bring it back Mark! Hopefully many of you will already have this old favourite but if not any of the other background stamp sets would work.



The steps:


To create the background I began by brayering lilac pigment ink on to the Gel press plate. On top of this I lightly sprinkled different colours of brusho powders pre mixed with water using a fan brush. I then pulled a print on to white card.





To enhance this a little further I used the entwined butterflies and count me in stencils along with iridescent gold acrylic paint to create subtle interest on top. The effects of this can be seen on the final project depending on the angle of the light.







I then used the large butterfly stencil, the background stamp set, ‘Live life now’ set and coloured ink to build up the layers.







I divided the print into two before adding the final stamped layer using black ink. I also added gold splatters and the sentiment.




live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil



live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil





 

Bye for now and I hope your year is a good one!

Lisa. Xx




Wow these are absolutely stunning Lisa!  Your backgrounds are incredible, and the gold paint against the vibrant colour looks fabulous! Thank you ♡

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

 

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Helen & Mark xx


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Be True To Your Roots | Card

Good Evening! We have Judy Rozema here on the blog this evening with a beautiful card featuring our ‘Into The Woods’ forest stamps, which include some really inspiring sentiments. Check out Judy’s stunning sky…


I am here to share one of my Visible Image creations with you today.



I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Into the Woods, and some Distress Oxide Inks for the background. My background started out as a “brush cleaning” piece of cardstock for another project, and then it started looking like a cool sky, so I saved it. For this project, I just added more ink until I liked how it looked, and then splattered with water for stars.


I stamped the silhouette images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Morning Mist. The sentiment was stamped on and cut from the extra background pieces. I wrapped the panel with rainbow colored thread from my stash for some fun sparkle, and to connect the two panel parts.



I love how it turned out. And I really love this stamp set! Thanks for taking a peek!



Stamps Used:


forest stamps | trees | be true to your roots




We love this card Judy! So glad you kept that piece of card, it makes stunning sky behind the silhouette trees. Thank you 

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

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Singer Stamp | Shadowbox

Hi there! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the blog today. Giogiocraft has created an incredible project featuring stamps from our SING stamp set, which of course includes our fabulous silhouette singer stamp..


singer stamp | shadowbox | visible image



Hello everyone! Today I show you how to make a 3D wooden card that can be used as home decor… Well, I mean, take a box without a lid and you are sort of ready 😉

singShadowbox4

I used a striking, energetic stamp set ‘Sing’ by Visible Image and lot of gilding flakes, I thing the result is quite dazzling!


singShadowbox5


Tutorial
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Cut to size a piece of black cardstock, to fit in the bottom of the shadow box and sponge with gilding glue through the stencil Strobes


singShadowboxTuto1

Pour a pretty amount of gilding flakes


singShadowboxTuto2

And brush the excess out with a soft brush


singShadowboxTuto3

Stamp on white card stock the singer stamp from the set ‘Sing’ by Visible Image 


singShadowboxTuto4

Stamp and emboss in gold the sentiment from the same stamp set


singShadowboxTuto5

Paint with black acrylic paint or gesso the wooden box and adhere all the elements


singShadowboxTuto6





Products Used


singer stamp | music | rubber | clear



strobes | stencil | rays



 

We love this Gio! The gilding flakes look wonderful with our strobes stencil design, and anyone who loves singing would adore this piece of home decor!  Thank you ♡

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

Sadly Giovanna has decided to leave our design team, but we have a few more of her fantastic projects to share with you over the coming weeks. We wish you all the very best Gio, and thank you for all your amazing projects and support over the past year.


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back a little later with even more gorgeous inspiration! ♡

Helen & Mark xx


 

Picking Up The Pieces | Card

Hello! It is a cold, wet and windy day here in Wales, so we are brightening it up with an amazing card by Ericka Strange! Ericka’s card is so vibrant and the words from our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set are really inspiring for anyone going through a tough time…


Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are all having a good January so far.

I love this set from Visible Image, and the many ways to use it. Today I’m using the heart portion with the puzzle pieces.


broken | picking up the pieces | stamp | rubber | clear


To make my hearts, I started by using Distress Oxide sprays and photo paper. I love the bright colors that result in the spraying Distress Oxides and smooshing photo paper on the ink.


DOhearts


Once the ink is dry, I use a paper towel to wipe off the oxidized part and always love the results I get. I stamped the heart and puzzle pieces with Black Archival Ink and let it dry on the photo paper. Archival ink works the best since the photo paper in nonporous and won’t smear. I then fussy cut out the pieces and arranged them on white cardstock.


DOheartscut


I used foam tape for my center heart in order to give my card more dimension and then I traced the hearts with black pen to help the lines stand out on the white card base.


DOheartclosup


I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. to finish my card, I attached it to black cardstock.


doheartside



Don’t Judge Stamp Set


jigsaw | heart | broken | healing | stamps | mental health | rubber



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a happy week and remember we all have pieces we are picking up and we can also help others with theirs.






Wow this card is superb Ericka, and so striking! We love the missing and scattered puzzle pieces from the hearts.. thank you 

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



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Hip Hop | Dance Card

Hi There! We have stempelfrida here on the blog this evening with a fantastic card featuring our Hip Hop dance stamps with some vibrant watercolour effects…


Hello and welcome to my first Visible Image post for the new year!

Already for quite some time I had an idea in my head with the stamps regarding music and dancing of Visible Image, which I finally realized with this card.


dance stamps | rubber | clear | hip hop




I first chose the colours for my background. To see them side by side, I took my watercolour overview and then picked out “nice colours”. I wanted to have a wonderful atmosphere for the dancer. I had gotten some really nice new colours for Christmas from my wish list. To be able to compare them next to each other, I took my Copic pencils and picked out matching shades. With these I played a little bit until I found my desired combination. On the photo above you can see the result with the watercolours.


On it I stamped the pulse line with matching Archival Inks and a stamping aid bit by bit. I started on the left and then stamped one colour after the other until I was satisfied with the impression. You can see the result below.


 


And – you know it – if you are so satisfied with your interim result, you don’t want to mess it up in the end. So the motto was still: Use the stamping aid! I then stamped first the dancing person and then one after the other the two texts.



I rounded two of the edges, so that there was a nice “move” for my card. At first I tended to stamp the arrows that are also included in one of the stamp sets next to it, but then I decided against it, because I didn’t want to guide the figure in its dance. She should feel completely free in how she wanted to dance. 



Supplies


Stamps:


Hip Hop Girls


hip hop | dance | stamps | clear | rubber



Music Speaks


guitar stamp | music | sound wave



Born To Perform


Ballerina stamp | ballet | born to dance


Ink pads: Archival Ink mermaid lagoon, faded jeans, peeled paint, spiced marmelade, picked raspberry; black soot distress oxide.

Water colour paints: Schmincke HORADAM 481, 509, 524, 214, 920



dance stamps - hip hop - teenage girl - card

 



Wow what a brilliant card! You have really brought our hip hop girl to life with your vibrant and atmospheric background!  Thank you ♡

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

 

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Inhale Confidence | Art Journal Page

Hello! We are back as promised with more wonderful inspiration today. Veerle has created an inspiring art journal page, with a tutorial video too, so sit back, relax and inhale…



I’ve been missing for a while… it have been some crazy couple of weeks with the end of the year happening. But we’ve started 2020 and of course creativity will be a big part again ^.^

So January first… I had my camera on and just went ahead and made my first video for this year.



art journal page | inhale confidence | mindfulness


I think these words are perfect to get a whole new year started. Words to keep in mind. And I know, it’s always easier said than done. But I want to make these a big part of 2020. These and so many other words from the Visible Image word stamps. Let’s make 2020 a strong year ^.^



Stamps Used:


Don’t Judge


stamps - don't judge - mental health - broken - courage


Believe in Me






This is so inspiring Veerle, and your video was so calming to watch.. thank you ♡

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



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New Beginnings | Card | Visible Image

Hello! We hope you had a great weekend! We have lots of fabulous inspiration to share with you on the blog this week. First up is Martha with an awesome mixed media card featuring our New Beginnings sentiment stamp.. perfect words for the new year!


New year, new decade, new beginnings, new post for Visible Image 🙂

 

I made this card for my self, maybe I’ll hanging on my wall as a reminder 🙂


Here is a quick step by step:


On watercolor paper I blended some distress ink through the stencil Fibres



then I stamped with Somewhere In Time the big stain with Pumice Stone Disteress Ink



then from the same stamp set, I stamped the clock with Black Archival Ink



to build the background some more stamps, from Creative Chaos this time



On another piece of cardstock I stamped my quote from the Brave And Strong stamp set and made a frame with a fine marker



Now is time to give a little more structure to the background so I applied some modeling paste through the stencil Count Me In


and when dry add more color with the grey Brusho



Some white splatters to finish the background, before applying some wire, the quote and the little strip that I cut from the top of the card



And here is the result

 

 



Products Used:


fibres - waves - stencil - texture



numbers - stencil - jumbled - count me in



smashes clock - pocket watch - time - stamps - rubber



inky flower - stamp - rubber - clear - grunge



brave - strong - courage - inspiring sentiment - stamps




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We adore this Martha! So much gorgeous texture and detail in your background… Thank you ♡

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visible image - stamps - rubber - clear - grunge - inky

 

2020 Vision | Eye Stamp

Hello and Happy New Year to you! We are very excited for the year ahead with lots of exciting new releases planned and an incredible Design Team inspiring you with their amazing projects! Kicking off a brand new year of inspiration is Jane Tyrrell with an awesome New Year card featuring our iconic eye stamp and more…


Good morning,

Today I am sharing my first make for Visible Image in 2020. I decided that I needed an injection of colour. I chose to use the iconic original large eye stamp from Where Dreams Take You


eye stamp | clear | rubber


I teamed it with some of the words from Destination Unknown


paper plane | boat | stamp | destination unknown | adventure



and the time spiral stamp from Ahead of our Time




I also wanted it to have the new decade on it so I used the numbers from Alphabetical to make a card.


alphabet stamp set | rubber | clear



This is what I got up to;


First I stamped and embossed the eye onto white mixed media card


I used these distress inks



I masked the eye and blended the colours onto the card



Once finished I removed the mask



I then stamped the time swirl using archival ink



and added the words



I added 2020 using the 2 and 0 and stamping them twice




I finished off by adding some green gel pen to the pupil of the eye




Here is my finished card;




Some close ups..









Thanks so much for stopping by.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a way to kick off the new year Jane! Awesome card design and wonderful vibrant colours! Loving this mix of stamps and sentiments too. Thank you  ♡

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



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Visible Image stamps LOGO

 

Merry Christmas!

Hello and Happy Christmas Eve to you!

We would just like to take a moment to thank you for your fantastic custom in 2019.

It’s been a challenging year for us, with 2 house and office moves and some health issues, so we are looking forward to some much needed time off over the holidays, spent with our gorgeous family.


If you would like to place an order during the holidays we have a 25% OFF coupon code for you.. just enter: CHRISTMAS25 at the checkout! 

All orders will be shipped on Monday January 6th when we re-open.



The lucky winners of our recent giveaway were:
Karen from Australia
Stephanie from Canada
Kim from the USA
who all won their entire Black Friday orders
Congrats again ladies! 



We have another competition running over in our Facebook group over the holidays.. simply upload a photo of your favourite card or project that you have created with our stamps in 2019 and you could be chosen as a lucky winner! You will find the competition album in the photos section.



We have many exciting plans for 2020.. including lots of fantastic new releases, more YouTube videos, weekly Facebook LIVEs with demos from Mark, and… we will be back on your TV screens too!



To get you feeling even more festive, here are some of the beautiful Christmas cards and projects our amazing Design Team have made this year…


































We are so lucky to be working with these incredibly talented ladies, and want to thank them all so much for their support and truly wonderful inspiration.



We’ll sign off for 2019 by wishing you and your family a fabulous Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!


Mark & Helen xx



 

Christmas Card | Tree Branch Stamp

Good Evening! We have even more fantastic inspiration for you today as Martha is here on the blog with a stunning Christmas card, cleverly created with non-Christmas stamps…


For my DT post for Visible Image, today I share a Christmas card made with a ‘no-christmas’ stamp set, in fact the focal images are from the Night Owl while the date border is from the Christmas Chaos set.



First of all I prepared my background blending some Distress Ink


Then I stamped around the edges the branch from the ‘Night Owl’


Some water spritzs to create a snowy look


I colored with Nuvo Shimmer Powder another cardstock on wich I stamped
the round element


and then punched three circles


With a metallic thread I ‘hung up’ my ornaments


I finished my card with the date border from the ‘Christmas Chaos’


Some glitter spritzs and my card is finished 🙂

 


 




Stamps Used:


night owl | flying | stamp



christmas tree | grunge | stamps | mixed media






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This is such a creative card Martha! Your snowy sky is beautiful and the log baubles look fantastic hanging from the branches. Thank you ♡

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Shining Bright | Handmade Card

Hi there! Ericka Strange is here on the blog with a striking card featuring our light bulb stamp with one of our new sentiments, we think they work brilliantly together… what do you think?


Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all doing well and had a wonderful weekend! We’ve had a couple of gloomy days so I thought I’d brighten up my craft room with this Shining Bright set from Visible Image.


shine bright | handmade card


I love this light bulb and thought I’d play with the Strobes stencil and creating shining rays using Distress Oxides and Distress Inks.


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I started by blending Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides on Bristol smooth paper. Then I masked the bottom of my card and pulled out my stencil and used a little Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to darken the upper portion of the card.



I then masked the upper portion of the card and used Black Soot Distress Ink to darken the bottom half of my card base. I stamped the light bulb and gold heat embossed it as well as stamped another one that I fussy cut to attach to give the light bulb some depth.


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I stamped the sentiment from the new release Night Owl and heat embossed it in gold. I love how easy it is to mix and match the Visible Image sets with each other.


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I attached the bulb with some foam tape to complete and used a some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to brighten the edges of the rays.


It’s hard to see, but I also used some Spetrum Noir Sparkle pen to add a little extra shine to the bulb.


lightbulb card | stamp | let your intuition guide you


That’s all for me today and I hope you have a wonderful week! Cheers!

 



Supplies


light bulb stamp | shine bright



owl stamp | flying | branch | intuition quote



strobes | stencil | rays





Wow what a stunner! The lightbulb looks great embossed in gold and we love the chalky feel of the oxide ink against the black. Thank you Ericka 

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



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Altered Clocks | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We have Gio here on the blog today with not one but two fantastic altered clocks featuring stamps from our Autumn release…


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It’s a clock! A couple of years ago a friend of mine gave me this simple glass clock, and I think it was high time to give it a new look and hanging proud in my craftroom: in this project I feature the cool ‘The Right Direction stamp set by Visible Image, perfect for any masculine card or craft project.


How cute the tiny cars on the clock hands are:


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alteredClock3


alteredClock4



And here the feminine version, couldn’t resist!


alteredClock7


Here I used the magnificent Beautiful Soul stamp set :


alteredClock9


And a sentiment from ‘Believe in me‘ stamp set


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Tutorial:


Disassemble the clock and cut a piece of white cardstock to size:


alteredClocktuto1


Swipe two colours of Distress Oxide on a plastic sleeve, spray water and swipe the cardstock face down. Dry a bit with the heat gun and repeat with two different colors. Carry on until you are happy with the result:


alteredClocktuto2


Now stamp the car and the London skyline on opposite corners from the stamp set ‘The Right Direction’


alteredClocktuto3


Add some stencilled details to the background (looks a lot like a F1 flag!) using ‘Distorted Chess‘ and Distress Oxide:


alteredClocktuto4


Adhere to the glass and mount the clock mechanism.


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Products Used:


car stamp | men | masculine | steer yourself in the right direction


chess stencil | distorted | alice in wonderland


face stamp | head | inspiring quotes


i believe in me | positive quote | stamps

 

Strength and Endurance | Maple Leaf Stamp

Hello! Sorry we have been neglecting our blog, it’s been a crazy few weeks here but we are coming out the other side and cannot wait to share all the latest Design Team projects with you! First up we have Judy Rozema with a beautiful tag featuring the maple leaf stamp and sentiments from our ‘Erika’s Maple’ stamp set…


Today I am excited to share a beautiful stamp set from Visible Image from the Autumn Release called Erika’s Maple. The trees here are just holding on to the last leaves, but yesterday was a windy day, and there were many falling leaves!

I also used one of my favorite background sets, Mesh-ellaneous.


maple leaf stamp - tag


I started with a large bookmark tag shape from watercolor paper. On my craft sheet, I dropped three different colors of dye ink, and then spritzed with water, dabbing my tag in the ink.

When dry, I stamped my leaf and sentiment images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I felt it was missing something, so added a bit of the ripped fish net in a raspberry ink in various places on the tag. Just what I was looking for!

To finish, I used three different fibers for my tag top. I love how it turned out. You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous images!


fall tag


Stamps Used:


leaf stamp - maple - clear



background texture stamps - clear





This is so gorgeous Judy!

We love our ripped fishnet stamp too, and those fibres really do add that perfect finishing touch to your beautiful tag! Thank you 

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

 

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Have Compassion | Mental Health Awareness Stamps

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with a superb mixed media project created with our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set…


Hello! Have you been enjoying the new autumn release stamps from visible image? Today I’m using one of my favourite sets. I love the versatility of this set. Perfect sentiments and brilliant combination of images. Great for mixed media and journaling projects as well as cards of course.


don't judge | compassion | rubber stamps



Don’t judge


don't judge | i am strong | compassion | broken | stamps



It’s great to get an opportunity to use up interesting scraps after a gel press printing session. Today’s project uses an MDT tag.


The steps:


Select an interesting print and cut to fit the tag. Stick with tacky glue and sand the edges. I also painted the back and tag stand using black gesso.



Heat emboss the image three times in black on printed leftovers. Then cut out.



Stamp and cut out a number of jig saw puzzle pieces from the scraps. Stamp more of these images on the main tag and stick the cut out pieces on top paying attention to the background colours. A contrast is best. Then heat emboss the scribble stamp on two of the person cut outs and repeat the puzzle card piecing technique on them too. Add the safety pin stamp on the centre image and heat emboss in black.




Heat emboss the heart in black on to the tag. Add some ink splatters in black and white. Assemble the cut out images on top using foam pads. I also added black thread for extra texture. Stamp the sentiments and cut out. Edge using black ink. Adhere to project. Finally use a pale coloured paint pen for a little doodling around the edges.





mixed media | mdf | visible image stamps



Bye for now …

Lisa. Xx




This is so awesome! We love how you stamped the jigsaw pieces in the background and then layered some on top, it creates superb dimension on your stunning background. The figures look so striking too! Thank you Lisa ♡

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



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Christmas Sprite | Face Stamp

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend.. don’t they go fast!!! We are kicking off another week of gorgeous inspiration with Jane Tyrrell, featuring our beautiful soul face stamp on a Christmas card…


Good Afternoon,

It is getting much colder now and we really are speeding towards Christmas…just 44 days to go..ho ho ho!

The shops are selling their 2019 festive baubles. I spotted these the other day…so festive and wintry.




I was inspired by the wintry baubles to make something festive to show how incredible versatile the Beautiful Soul girl is

face stamp | beautiful soul

When I first saw this set my first thoughts were to make her into a Christmas sprite. I’m sorry the photo below has shadow but it is getting darker in my garden studio now. It will soon be time for me to retreat indoors again to craft. I blended wilted violet, mermaid lagoon and pumice stone distress oxides across a piece of watercolour card. I then stamped the medium snowflake from Snow is Falling in white ink (this Christmas set has sold out on the website but you may well find it at your local stockist or craft shows) .



Once dry I stamped the girl using Versafine ink.
I stamped and white embossed the swirl and snowflakes from the Snowman Jack set

snowman stamp

and a festive sentiment from Sentimental Christmas

christmas sentiment stamps - different


I then stamped and white embossed some more small snowflakes in her hair.




Here is my finished sprite..



And a couple of close ups.. I added some blue pen as icy lipstick….brr she looks very chilly doesn’t she!






And one last shot..


christmas card - teenage girl


Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x




We adore your Christmas Sprite Jane! We love alternative Christmas cards, what a fabulous idea to use her in this way. Thank you ♡

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



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Open Your Mind | Owl Stamp

Hello! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a brilliant card featuring our NEW ‘Night Owl’ stamp teamed up with an inspiring sentiment from our Autumn release…


owl card | handmade | stamps | Visible Image | stempelfrida


Today I have a card with the beautiful owl from the autumn release of Visible Image for you. The card is quite wintry by the background, but the temperatures here in Germany are already around 0°C.




Just this morning I saw a very emotional message by a craft friend who said that she was overwhelmed by the many things she felt committed to, but now decided not to catch up, but move forward from now on. I think, this hits all crafters at some point that they are overwhelmed by the things that you think are expected by others. Our hobby should be relaxation and enjoyment. I wish you all that you always have fun crafting.

And if you should fall into a creative hole or you feel overwhelmed by the expectations, I wish you the strength for a new beginning!



I painted the background for my owl with acrylic paints. For the lines at the edges I used a posca pencil and a sacura marker. First I stamped the text with a greyish Distress Oxides colour and embossed it with transparent powder. Then I stamped the text again with Versamark leaving some space to the first impression and embossed it with a dark brown powder. To see it even more clearly, I reinforced some parts with a white marker. I stamped the owl in a brown tone and then coloured it with copics and polychromos. Then I fussy-cut it and attached it to my card with spacer pads.


Supplies

Visible Image Night Owl stamp set


owl stamp | flying | branch



Visible Image Brave and Strong stamp set


sentiment stamps | brave | strong | inspiring | positive


Stamp pads: Memento rich cocoa; Distress Oxides iced spruce; StazOn jet black; Versamark
Embossing powder: Rayher transparent / clear; Stempelträume Candy Braun 
Copics Y17, YR27, E41, E31, E33, E37, E59
Polychromos 103, 187, 180, 280, 177, 199
Posca dark brown
Sakura 0.8 
Acrylic paint



open your mind | new beginnings | card





What a fantastic card! You have coloured our owl stamp beautifully stempelfrida, and we love how you offset the sentiment giving it depth. Your snowy scene is perfect for a winter card. Thank you ♡

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Don’t Judge | Mental Health Awareness

Good Evening! We are here with our last inspirational post for today. Martha is here with an amazing card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps, and a brilliant tutorial video too…


The new autumn stamps release by Visible Image is just amazing and so inspiring


mental health awareness stamps | mindfulness | don't judge


I love mix and match old stamps with the new one, and so I created this card with the focal point from the ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set, a man silhouette and lot of sentiment stripes from this set and from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set, all this sentiments are in the background but also strike the man who is maybe overwhelmed inside and outside, but…ehi…don’t judge 🙂




Here the stamps and stencil used:


mindful stamps | mental health awareness | don't judge



smashed clock | stamp | time






courage | broken | live in the now | compassion | sentiment stamps



And here is the process video

 




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Wow this is such a fantastic card! Brilliant combination of stamps and some very clever stamping of the words! Your background and all your extra touches are awesome! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

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Count Me In | Birthday Card

Hi! We have Judy Rozema up next on the blog today with a fantastic Birthday card featuring our awesome ‘Count Me In’ numbers stencil…


Hello friends!

Today I am sharing a card using a technique I learned from @understandblue at her October retreat. I have Brushos and Color Burst powders, but PaperArtsy Infusions are by far by favourite because of the walnut stain in each bottle.

I chose one of my favorite stencils from Visible Image, COUNT ME IN, and a sentiment from GO TO WORDS. I think they are perfect for each other!


numbers stencil | birthday sentiment | card


I used Magenta, Golden Sands, and a little Sunset Beach for my Infusions colors. You can see in THIS VIDEO, starting at 1:30 how this look is achieved.


For a little sparkle, I added some metallic thread along the bottom third of the card.

numbers stencil | birthday card | paperartsy infusions


Products Used:


sentiment stamps | must have | go to






We adore this card Judy, and you are so right this stencil is perfect for a Birthday card.. whatever the number might be! Loving this technique, your background is super stunning and the vibrancy of the yellow looks wonderful against it. Thank you 

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Santa Claus Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hello there! We have Nadine Carlier here on the blog today with a brilliant and fun card featuring our Santa Claus stamp set…

Can you believe Christmas is less than two months away? It will be here before we know it! I have put away all my Halloween card making supplies and have pulled out all my Christmas card making supplies. I have made a few Christmas cards already, but I need to get a lot more done. So get ready for a lot of Christmas card inspiration from me in the next few months.



The Santa Claus Stamp Set by Visible Image is such a fun stamp set. Instead of using the entire Santa image, I just stamped his legs with some VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and colored them in with Copic Markers. For the chimney, I stamped it two times using VersaFine Clair in Acorn but reversed the stamp, so the chimney was stacked up to be taller. Then I fussy cut out both of the images.



I used a Fantastix with some VersaFine Clair in Acorn to color in the white areas of the chimney. Then, I adhered Santas legs to the chimney.



Next, using the Visible Image Cosmic Skies Stencil I used VersaMark and pressed it over the stencil onto a white piece of cardstock.



Then sprinkled some Mboss Embossing Powder in white over it and heat set with my heat tool.



To color the background of the piece I just embossed, I sprayed some Fireworks! Spray in Paris Dusk and Fireworks! Spray in London Fog onto my craft mat and placed my embossed cardstock piece with the embossed side down straight into the liquid. Pressing it down to make sure that the spray fully covers the white cardstock and then carefully lift it up. Wipe the spray from the embossed areas and set aside to dry.



I stamped the Santa Claus sentiment using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and used a Fantastix with VersaFine Clair in Glamorous to color it in. Once my card front piece was fully dry, I adhere it to my card front and attached the sentiment, Santa legs, and chimney to the front with some 3D Foam Squares.


Then, I used some DecoArt Snow-Tex around the bottom and top of the chimney, and on the Santas pant bottoms, I used some Radiant Neon Amplify in White.



For my final step, I decided to add some irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in clear to Santas boots and to the sentiment.



I then let everything dry, and my card was complete.


 

 





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This is such a clever and fun Christmas card! The snow looks fabulous and we love the gloss on the boots and sentiment!  Thank you Nadine ♡

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I Am Strong | Mindfulness Stamps

Hello! We have stempelfrida up next on the blog with a brilliant card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps which include positive sentiments like ‘I am strong’ and ‘Don’t Judge’…


I am strong – this is only one of the amazingly rich words, which can be found in the new release of Visible Image. I could not decide for a while, which one to start with, since there are so many wonderful statements. But my card of today should have the theme “I am strong”. 


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The card should simply show the strength and therefore it is rather simple, but striking in its design. I can imagine thousands of meanings for it and stories behind it and hope that you will also find yourself here.

How I made this card:


My main character is made from a dark piece of cardstock, which had some structure. After treatment with Gesso I achieved this special look.


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I stamped the person onto it with Ink on 3 and fussy cut it. Again, my Distress Oxides were used for staining the edges.


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The background of my card is a beige cardstock, which I treated with some Gesso. I used the stencil “Stars & Stripes” to create the stripes with Distress Oxides. I also dyed the edges of it with Distress Oxides. I coloured the outerlines in black with a pen. The text was made the same way.



For the splashes I took some ink from the Distress inks with a brush, added water and sprinkled it over the card.


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Supplies


Stamps: Visible Image Don´t Judge


don't judge - I am strong - stamps


Stencil: Visible Image Stars & Stripes


stars and stripes stencil | USA flag



stamp pads: Ink on 3; Distress Oxides brushed corduroy, ground espresso, gathered twigs
acrylic paint
Staedtler Lumocolor B 






We really love the feel of your card stempelfrida, it is just perfect for this statement. Thank you ♡

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Typewriter Stamp | Stencilled Backgrounds

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Giogiocraft with 2 brilliant cards featuring our typewriter stamp and sentiments from our ‘One Kind Word’ set on stencilled backgrounds…


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I love old typewriter! Welcome to my new tutorial with Visible Image stamps: today I create a couple of simple cards using one of my favourite set One Kind Word.


I’ve made two versions, on white cardstock and using a book page:


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Tutorial:


Stamp on a piece of cardstock the typwriter from the set ‘One Kind Word’, stamp it also on scrap paper and cut it out.


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with this one mask the typewriter


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lay the stencil Geometric Maze and dab with a sponge several colours of Distress Oxides


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lift up the stencil


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add a sentiment, here I used the sentiment stamp set Own It!


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for the second card I used the stencil Count Me In 

and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set


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Face Stamp | Beautiful Soul

Good Evening! We have Ericka Strange here on the blog tonight with 2 incredible cards created with our gorgeous new ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp…


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today I’m playing with the new release from Visible Image called Beautiful Soul. I love this set and the beautiful words it contains.


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I started by stamping the image on Bristol Smooth paper and gold heat embossing it.  My oldest daughter saw me making it and asked if I could use red on her hair and make the middle yellow. So I took out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used a variety of pink and reds to color her hair as well as yellows for the middle.


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Once I was finished I used a sparkle pen on the hair to give it a little more shine. For the background, I blended Antique Linen Distress Oxide and a light Black soot on the edges. I heat embossed the sentiments in gold and added some sequins for some extra shine.


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I love this set so much that I had to make one with blue hair as well.


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I made this similarly to the one above. I used Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed it with Silver. My youngest daughter, whose name is Elsa, saw the first card and wanted me to make her one, thus the “Let it Go” look.


I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to color her hair and decided to add a little sparkly silver embossing to the middle of her hair. I then added some silver sequins I had in my stash to give her a more regal winter look.


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I finished by stamping the “Let it Go” with a Concord & 9th set Perfectly Penned and then used the other sentiments in the Visible Image set to add to her.


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


Supplies


face stamp | beautiful soul




Oh Ericka we love these cards.. your colouring is beautiful and both girls look so striking! Thank you

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



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