Free Your Imagination | Card + Bookmark

Hi there! We hope you had a good weekend. Jane is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card and co-ordinating bookmark featuring the stunning inky bird, old book, feather, splats and sentiment from our FREE YOUR IMAGINATION stamp set …which is in our amazing Black Friday sale right now! Have you checked it out yet? Over to Jane…


Good afternoon, and I hope you might have enjoyed some sunshine last week? We have had the most glorious sunny week here in Surrey and the Autumn leaf colour has been spectacular. It really does inspire my making.

Today I am sharing a slimline card and bookmark.

I worked with the Free Your Imagination stamp set, using every stamp in this awesome set:


free your imagination | stamps | inky bird | feather | old book


I added some stenciling using the Lava stencil


stencil | lava | camouflage | puddles


and some background stamping with some of the uber useful stamps in Universal. If you don’t have this in your background stamps stash it really is one to have!


universal background stamps | cosmic | star | circle | galaxy



This is what I got up to..

I used one of my A5 size distress re-inker shaving foam backgrounds from my stash and then added the gorgeous new Villainous Potion distress ink through the stencil.



From the card I cut a piece for a slimline card and a bookmark.



I stamped the bird in black Versafine ink and clear heat embossed.



I then added gold heat embossed swirls and stars using the Universal set. I also stamped some of the double rings in the set using red ink. This gave the backgrounds lots of texture and depth.



I stamped the books in blue and also for just the card the open part in grey ink and cut them out.



I also stamped and white embossed the feathers on black card, seen below, and some of the potion pots and the sentiment (seen in the final photos.) I cut everything out, adding some gold ink to the pots and a black mat to the sentiments.



Then it was time to put my designs together.



Here is the finished card.


Card | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps | Visible Image




and the bookmark.


Bookmark | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps | Visible Image


Card | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps



and one final shot.


Handmade Card + Bookmark | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps


I really enjoyed making these and creating a card with a matching bookmark always makes such a unique gift.


You will find me on Instagram @jane.tyrrell where I share more inspiration.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow these are stunning! Such a fabulous background, so much to discover and the focal images look so striking!  Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We hope you are having a good weekend with some time to relax. Ali is here on the blog to inspire you today with a stunning card with beautiful shimmer featuring our CREATIVE CHAOS inky flower stamp and and brilliant background elements from this fantastic stamp set and our GRUNGE TONES background stamps which co-ordinate perfectly…


I have been playing with my watercolours and Visible Image stamps this week – had a lots of fun, it goes through a messy phase but once the shimmery yellow flower heads are on, it looks great, super blingy. Happy crafter here! 😀


Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Handmade Card


Tutorial


Cut a 6″ square (15cm x 15cm) white heavy card stock, 300gsm.

Colour your card with blue and green watercolour paints with blue at the top and various shades blended into each other.

You could use watercolour inks or distress inks.



Dry with a heat gun.



Position the scribble stencil over a corner of your coloured card, apply white gesso or Cosmic Shimmer matt white chalk polish through the stencil.

Move the stencil to a different part of your card and repeat this twice.

Dry your card again.



Pick 3 blue and green distress oxide inks and stamp the Visible Image ‘Grunge Tones’ background stamps over your card.

Dry your card again.



The next steps use stamps from one of my all time favourite sets – ‘Creative Chaos’.

Pat an anti static pad over your card.

Stamp the border stamp on three sides of your card in versafine black ink and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Stamp the 42 and bubble stamps over your card with black versafine and clear heat emboss as before. Stamp over the edges in some places.



Stamp the large flower twice and the small flower 3 times with versafine black ink and this time heat emboss with black embossing powder.

It will look a bit busy at the moment.



Pat an anti static pad over a piece of  white card.

Stamp the chaos sentiment, 2 of the large flower heads and 3 of the small ones with black versafine ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

Colour your flower heads with yellow and orange shimmer paints.



Use your shimmer paints to colour the circles and bubbles on your background.

Ignore the ones that will be covered by your flower heads.



Use a blending tool and black ink to add an inky vignette around your piece.



Use pva glue to matt and layer your coloured piece onto white card with a border of approx 1/8″ (3mm)  and then onto black card with a border of about 3/16″ (5mm).

Glue this to a 7″x7″  white card blank. (177mm x177mm)

Cut out the flower heads and sentiment.

Colour the edge of the white sentiment with yellow ink and matt it onto black card with a border of about 1/8″ (3mm)



Use your fingers to curve the flower heads a little then fix them in place with 3d glue gel .

Attach the sentiment using 3d foam pads .

Doodle some faux stitching around the edges of your card and sentiment with a gold sparkle gel pen, draw around the large circles and add highlights to the flower stems and petals.


Admire the shine and shimmer under the lights. You could add glossy accents at this point too.



Very shiny! With lots of layers!



My finished card


Creative Chaos | inky flower stamp | mixed media card | Visible Image



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Creative Chaos and Grunge Tones
  • Visible Image Scribble Stencil
  • White Nights Watercolours
  • Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent watercolours – Carnival Brights (CSIWPSET2)
  • Distress Oxide inks – Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover
  • Cosmic Shimmer Matt White Chalk Polish (CSMCPOWHITE)
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Black and clear embossing powders
  • Gold glitter gel pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink Midnight Clouds
  • PVA glue, 3D glue gel and double sided foam pads
  • Heat gun
  • anti static pad
  • black and white card
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank


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Creative Chaos | inky flower stamp | clear | rubber



grunge tones | background stamps | circles | dots | half tone



scribble stencil | card making | art | backgrounds


I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

Ali xxx




This card is stunning! The shimmer is so beautiful against the grunge background.  Thank you for another brilliant tutorial Ali ♡ 

 

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Have a lovely Sunday.

Take care,

Helen + Mark xx


 

Queen of Hearts | Pride Card

Hello and ‘Happy Weekend’ to you! It’s dark and raining here in Wales today but Lynda’s fabulous card is here to brighten things up! With a drag queen feel, Lynda has made an amazing pride card with our gorgeous QUEEN OF HEARTS stamp from our Alice in Wonderland collection…


This weeks inspiration for Visible Image features the fabulous Queen of Hearts from their stunning Wonderland collection. I love colouring up these characters – it takes me right back to my childhood, curled up with my nose in Alice’s  magical adventures.

I decided to pop a little Pride spin on my queen today, and give her a rainbow backdrop and a glitzy drag queen look. It was so much fun to create.


Here’s how I did it..


queen of hearts stamp | pride card | drag | rainbow inks


Step 1: I created my rainbow with distress ink and used the edge of a piece of scrap paper to ensure clean lines between the colours.



Step 2: I taped the Dark Hearts stencil over the top and applied some generous layers of black ink. I couldn’t quite get the depth of colour I wanted with the distress ink so switched to pouncing versafine clair Nocturn ink over it instead.



Step 3: Once happy with the depth of black, I added clear embossing powder to add some shine.



Step 4: I coloured my Queen with Copic markers and gave her some glittery eyeshadow with stickles and fussy cut. I also used a fineliner to extend her eyelashes for a more dramatic look!



Step 5: To finish I stamped the sentiment and edged it in complimenting rainbow colours. I also added sequins- because every Queen loves a sparkly sequin!




I really hope you like my take on this classic character as much as I enjoyed making her. I will be back with more character cards soon.


Supplies


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queen of hearts stamp set | wonderland | Visible Image



dark hearts stencil | card making | wonderland | Visible Image





Woweee this card is so awesome! We are loving the fabulous pride colours and drag Queen look on our Queen of Hearts stamp! Fantastic colouring and background! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, we hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Bring on The Beers | Tags

Hi there! We hope you had a good weekend. Jane is here on the blog today with some brilliant handmade tags featuring our beer themed stamps from our BRING ON THE BEERS set…


Today I am delighted to share more inspiration from the awesome new stamp release.

For this make I used the brilliant Bring on the Beers stamp set


bring on the beers | stamp set | glass | bottles | clear rubber



I made 2 tags to show both the fun sentiments in this set.


This is what I got up to..


I die cut 2 tags from my stash of distress reinker shaving foam marbled card. I make batches of these as they are so useful.



I always make extra elements for future projects so I stamped the glass onto a brown mix of distress inky mop up card. To keep the glasses flat as they dried, I pinned them down on my magnetic board and then poured on glossy accents. I avoided the “head”.  Normally you want to avoid bubbles but for the glasses bubbles and drips look very cool.



Here is one dry..



I then stamped the beer head onto white card and adhered some clear rock candy glitter.



I cut it out and glued it in place.



The “iced” beer bottles were a happy accident. I stamped them using black archival ink onto a sheet of Tim Holtz kraft green metallic card, which I had forgotten to brush over with my anti static bag. When I added clear embossing powder the extra powder stuck. When heat embossed though they had a fab “iced”effect.



I stamped some labels on white card and the foil and cap part onto gold card.  I cut everything out and put them together. Sorry about the blurry photo but these are taken in my studio during the late afternoon/evening when I was busy making my samples. You can see the details in my final photos. I also stamped some bottle caps onto gold card.



I stamped the bubbles onto the tags, adding some white gel pen accents and distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink and a distressing tool.



I then stamped the sentiments at the top of each tag.



I then assembled my tags.


Here they are finished…
Tag 1


beer stamps | handmade tags | card making | clear rubber


with a close up of the glossy accented glass and those purposely made bubbles.




beer stamps | handmade tags | card making | clear rubber



Tag 2


beer bottle stamps | handmade tags | card making | clear rubber


with a close up of those happy accident ice chilled bottles!




beer bottle stamps | handmade tags | card making | clear rubber



and both of them together


beer stamps | handmade tags | card making | clear rubber




This is such a fun set and there are endless design possibilities with the stamps. They are also brilliant for male birthday cards.


You will find me on instagram @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Awesome tags! The beer bottles look so good as does the beer glass! Great backgrounds too. Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Mini Art Journal | Creative Stamping

Hello! We hope you are keeping well. Jeanette is here to inspire you on the blog today! As part of our instagram team, Jeanette doesn’t usually feature on our blog, but we just had to share all the process photos and inside pics of the fantastic mini art journal she has made with creative quotes from our BRIGHTEN THE WORLD and THE WORLD NEEDS ART stamp sets, with our DE-STRESSED background stamps.
Mini Art Journal Stamping




Tutorial


Jeanette used Dina Wakley Media cotton water color paper, cut into pieces measuring 2.5 x 5 inches. One side was coated with gesso before applying Dina Wakley Media acrylic paint in lime, evergreen + ocean using a brayer.



Next Jeanette stamped stamps from the De-stressed set with Altenew Obsidian pigment ink on all the pages, before adding contrasting colours [sedona + cheddar].




Jeanette then splashed some white Liquitex Acrylic Ink on the pages and made sure everything was dry before continuing to assemble the mini art journal.



The pages were folded in the middle and glued back to back, and Jeanette used a piece of Dina Wakley sticky back canvas tape to secure the spine of the journal.



The cover was painted with the same colours used inside, and Jeanette did some more stamping before glueing everything together.



The sentiments were then stamped on white smooth cardstock, then grunged up with Distress Oxides in rusty hinge + vintage photo before they were glued into the journal.



A few scribbles and lines were drawn to finish.





The finished mini art journal






Close ups










And one final photo with the products used




Supplies


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brighten the world | stamp set | creative quote stamps



creative quote stamps | art | create | clear | rubber







We adore this mini art journal, our creative quote stamps look fabulous against the grungy painty pages. Thank you Jeanette ♡

 

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We will be LIVE at 7pm BST tonight with a really cool card featuring our NEW motorbike stamp set!


We’ll be back here on the blog soon with more gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team, do check out our socials for more inspiration.


Stay safe! Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx


Mini Art Journal Stamping
 

Tiger Beer Tag | Triple Embossing

Hello and happy weekend to you! Ali is here on the blog today with fantastic tag featuring our BRING ON THE BEERS stamps with our awesome FEARLESS TIGER stamp…


This week I’m blogging beer… Tiger beer – when Mark mentioned brown beer bottles in a video, I thought of this one, brewed in Singapore, tried it when I was over there with work.


So here’s a grungy tag for a beer fan using the fab new ‘Bring on the Beers’ and ‘Fearless Tiger’ stamps with the ‘Strobes’ stencil…




Cut a large tag (159mm x 72mm) out of kraft card and 3 out of white card.



Stamp the tiger from the Visible Image Fearless Tiger set towards the top of the kraft tag in black versafine ink then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Use a foam applicator to colour around the tiger with the blue Prize Ribbon distress ink.

Flick a little water over the tag, pick up the excess water with a paper towel.



Position the Visible Image Strobes stencil over the top half of the tag and apply a little gold pigment ink, avoiding the tiger.

Reposition the stencil over the bottom half of the tag and repeat.



Apply black ink around the edge of the tag to create a vignette


Stamp the large bottle from the Visible Image Bring on the Beers set twice with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Colour the bottle brown and the centre of the label orange on one.



Cut out the bottle and just the white label from the second bottle.

Cover the coloured bottle with versamark ink, tip clear embossing powder over it, tap off the excess and heat emboss with you heat tool.

Repeat this twice more to get a thick enamel like coating (triple emboss).



Stamp the glass with black versafine and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Colour in the beer, leaving the froth very light.

Use a clear sparkle pen over the glass for added bling.

Cut out your glass and triple emboss it as before.



Use pva glue to stick the 3 white tags together and then fix them to the back of your tiger tag.

This will give the tag a solid, mdf like effect.



Use your finger to apply Pebeo empire gold gilding was around the edges of your tag and around the embossed glass and bottle.

Leave them to dry for about 5 minutes then buff with a paper towel.



Stamp the ‘Cheers’ sentiment onto black card and heat emboss with gold embossing powder then trim with scissors.

Use a green sparkle pen to colour the tiger’s eyes and to add a dashed line around your tag and sentiment.



Fix the beer glass, bottle and sentiment to your tag using 3d foam pads.


Use pva or 3D glue gel to fix the white and orange bottle label over the triple embossed bottle.

Glue a few sequins around the tag.

Apply Stardust stickles to the beer foam and leave to dry – up to an hour.



Finally, tie a ribbon to your tag and and admire your finished piece.



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Bring on The Beers and Fearless Tiger
  • Visible Image Stencil – Strobes
  • Distress Oxide and Distress Ink pads: Prize Ribbon
  • Spectrum Noir ink pad: Metallic Gold
  • Versafine ink pad – onyx black
  • Versamark pad
  • Clear and gold embossing powders
  • Pebeo gilding wax (empire gold)
  • Ranger stickles: stardust
  • Sequins & ribbon
  • Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink: Midnight Clouds
  • PVA glue and double sided foam pads
  • Heat gun
  • Green sparkle gel pen
  • Kraft, black and white card
  • Tag die (or cut card to 159mm x 72mm tag size)



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Bring on the Beers | Stamp Set | Visible Image



Tiger face stamp | Visible Image



strobes | rays | stencil



I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

Ali xxx




Really cool tag design! The triple embossing on the bottle and glass looks so good, and loving the green of the tigers eyes enhanced by the sequins. Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali ♡ 

 

All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts 
Facebook group show us your Visible Image projects, and enter our giveaways & challenges
Facebook PAGE like and follow our page to ensure you hear all our news and don’t miss our LIVE demos!
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Do share what you make too by sharing in our Facebook group or tagging us on instagram.

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel FOR LIVE DEMOS + VIDEO TUTORIALS


Do check out our socials for more fabulous inspiration! There will be some Halloween inspired projects tomorrow!


We will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration here on the blog.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Helen + Mark xx