Autumn Stamps Release | Visible Image

Hello! We are so excited to launch our new stamps for Autumn 2019! ūüćā


These gorgeous stamps are available to pre-order now!
RELEASE DATE: Thursday October 31st


We have absolutely loved creating this release.. so we hope you love it too…¬†


Erika’s Maple
Gorgeous maple leaf stamps, and 3 smaller leaves enabling you to create a flurry of falling leaves, with some beautiful sentiments.

Erika’s Maple has been created in memory of our beautiful friend Erika Philpott¬†ūüćĀ


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Night Owl
Introducing our handsome owl stamp..¬†Twit Twoo¬†‚̧ԳŹ¬†ūü¶Č
With inspiring words and some awesome background elements, these stamps are perfect for creating wonderful scenes.


owl - stamp - rubber - visible image



Deep in the Forest
This wonderful forest stamp can be repeated to create a longer line of trees, and stamped using 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to create perspective. The inspiring words compliment this stamp perfectly.


forest - trees - stamp - rubber - visible image



Beautiful Soul
This beautiful image is a really versatile stamp for card making and mixed media art. Stamp her in your journal and write your thoughts in her hair.. or just colour her fabulously!
This set includes some mindful sentiments too¬†‚̧ԳŹ


woman - head - stamp - rubber - visible image



Don’t Judge
In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence,
these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need,¬†and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity¬†‚̧ԳŹ


rubber stamp - don't judge - broken - healing - mindfulness - mental health




The Right Direction
These awesome car stamps, accessory stamps and positive quote are perfect¬†for card making..¬†not just for ‘him’ but for anyone who loves cars!


car - rubber stamp - steer yourself - the right direction - visible image



Believe In Me
These empowering sentiment stamps will spread a little positivity through your handmade cards, journal pages and mixed media projects.


empowering - quotes - stamps - rubber - visible image



Brave and Strong
Heartfelt sentiment stamps which include words we all need to add to our handmade cards sometimes, for anyone going through tough times. Great for journaling too!


brave - strong - sentiment stamps - rubber - visible image



Brighten The World
Awesome creative quote stamps for anyone who loves creating with colour!


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Mark and our amazing Design Team will be sharing their first cards and projects featuring these stamps over the next week…

we can’t wait to share them with you, so keep an eye out on our blog and social media!



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Thanks so much for taking time to visit our blog today ūüėć

Helen & Mark xx


 

Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

Good Evening, we have the very fabulous Ericka Strange here to inspire you this evening with a beautiful card featuring our entwined butterflies stencil with a gorgeous sentiment…


Happy Monday! Its been a little gloomy here lately so I thought I’d brighten things up in the craft room with this Visible Image Entwined Butterflies stencil and Distress Oxides.



I love Distress Oxide blending on Bristol Smooth paper because it is so easy to get a nicely blended background. For this quick card I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.


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Once the blending was done, I let it dry a bit so that I could heat embossed my sentiment without it sticking all over. I love this So Much Stronger Sentiment set from Visible Image and the fonts are so pretty.


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I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it. To finish the card I used some Black Nuvo Drops.


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Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a chance to make some sunshine!


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Supplies:


entwined butterflies stencil



sentiment stamps - friends are angels





Ericka your background is stunning, what beautiful blending. Gorgeous choice of sentiment to compliment the butterfly stencil too ♡

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



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Helen & Mark xx

 

Searching The Skies | Christmas Card

Hello! We have our wonderful designer Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a stunning Christmas card featuring some of our Christmas Eve stamps…

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the fact that Christmas is on the horizon now. The shops are beginning to sneak their festive goodies on the shelves, and us crafters are beginning to get organised for the season, and that includes me. I have been busy using the stunning Christmas stamps from¬†Visible Image¬†to create some cards.


I don’t know about you, but even though my kids are grown up and no longer believers, I still believe in the magic of Santa and find myself staring to the skies wishing for a glimpse of the big man’s sleigh. So today’s project was created with that in mind.


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I began with a piece of cardstock with a blue wash over it.


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I used a mask and gesso to create a moon and stamped the trees from the Christmas Eve set in Versafine Clair ink to create my scene, using 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to build depth.



I stamped and highlighted the sleigh, and  created a snowy effect using the elements stamps from the set and a splatter or two of white paint.  The sentiment is from the Sentimental Christmas set.



christmas card - handmade


Stamps Used:


Christmas Eve stamps - trees - sleigh



christmas sentiment stamps


If you love working with Visible Image stamps do come and share your makes over on the¬†Facebook Group. We’d love to see them.


Lynda
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This is such a gorgeous card Lynda, we love the texture across the moon and you have created wonderful depth with the trees! Thank you ‚ô°

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



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Beautiful Chaos | Mixed Media Card

Good Evening! We have the fabulous Pauline here to inspire you with a gorgeous card featuring our hummingbird and creative chaos stamps…

Hi there,
 
I’m here with my latest project for Visible Image Stamps.
 
Today it’s a 7″ x 7″¬† mixed media card…

hummingbird stamp | mixed media card




Featuring..


Creative Chaos stamp set


grungy flower stamp



Life is Beautiful stamp set


hummingbird stamp



and the Meshing Around stencil


mesh stencil

 

 
My background was an A4 piece of Glossy Card, using Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean distress inks to colour it, adding the ink separately onto my glass mat, spritzing with water, then pulling the card through it, adding more ink to cover the card as necessary.
 




I cut a piece off this coloured card, 6″ x 6″, then using the circle filler stamps from both sets, I stamped using the same Distress ink colours, as before.
 




I placed the stencil over the inked background, and added Cosmic Shimmer, Moonlight Pearl Luna paste through it. While this was drying, I stamped the Hummingbird with a Wow Embossing Pad, onto heat resistant acetate, and used Wow Ebony Embossing Powder, and heated. I fussy cut this, and used Acrylic paint on the reverse, and left to dry.



On a piece of Bockingford hot press water colour paper, I stamped the flowers, three large and three small, with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them with Wow Clear Holographic EP, I fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Ink, I also stamped some stalks, and embossed them again with the holographic EP, and fussy cut these too.
 



On the left over coloured glossy card, I stamped the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them with Wow Holographic EP, then fussy cut them too.



I adhered all the components to the card, using 3D glue Gel for added dimension, then using a white pen, I highlighted the bird, and added Stickes for that extra bling.
 



Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Pauline this is absolutely stunning! The translucent texture looks fabulous and the hummingbird is gorgeous on the acetate. The flowers look so gorgeous too! Thank you ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today, have a great evening!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Beautifully Wicked | Halloween Card

Hello! We have lots more gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today! First up today is the very fabulous Nadine Carlier, with a brilliant Halloween card featuring our Wicked Witch stamp…

Halloween is getting closer! So time to get those Halloween cards done like this beautifully wicked Halloween card that I made.


Halloween card - wicked witch stamp


Even though this Oz Wicked Witch Stamp Set by Visible Image goes with their Wizard Of Oz stamp collection, I thought it was perfect for a Halloween card too. I stamped everything out with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copic markers.


 


Then I used the coordinating Oz Wicked Witch dies and my Gemini Jr. to cut out the images. Layered the images up on top of some patterned papers that I matted with black cardstock and also added a layer of some cheesecloth between them. Popped some of the images and layers up with some foam squares.





OZ Wicked Witch - stamp - rubber - clear


OZ Wicked Witch - dies - card making





Nadine what a fantastic Halloween card! We love the layers and the texture from the cheesecloth! Our wicked witch stamp has been coloured beautifully too!
Thank you ‚ô°

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



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Love You Longer | Gelli Print Card

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! The amazing Stempelfrida is here with a superb card with a great mix of stamps and a wonderful gelli print background…


It’s time for my Visible Wednesday for you!

Do you know that: Actually you wanted to do something completely different…. but then something great came out of it. I want to be honest with you: That’s how it was with my card from today.


gelli print - water soluble crayons - visible image stamps


On Instagram there is currently a challenge from Brigit Koopsen with Gelli Plates. I’m really not an expert on this and so I’ve done a lot of things completely wrong with this card. But that led to a nice result. It was day 4 of the challenge on water soluble crayons. These should be used in the Challenge with the Gelli Plate. On the one hand, I worked with too much water with the chalks, so that they rather flowed and then I also applied too much acrylic paint. But, lo and behold, that also gave a great pattern. And so I was very happy with my background, even if you can’t see the actual intention with the chalks anymore.






In the background I then stamped the hearts from the stamp set “Have I told you” and drew a bit with my Poscamarker. By the way, I have become a really big fan of the Poscamarkers. The white one doesn’t come close to the opacity of the Signomarker in my opinion, but it also fulfils its purpose and the colour variety with Posca pens is great. You may know that they are also available with very different tips.



The sentiment!!!!!!!! Isn’t it beautiful? I know exactly who thought of whom when SHE created it, but it certainly hits many of us directly in the heart. I stamped it with the Ink on 3 stamp pad.




I had made a card last month with three figures. I had written there that I had made four, but didn’t need one of them. Now it came into play as a main actor. You can read here (CLICK) how I made it.


love you longer - sentiment stamp


Supplies


Visible Image Stamps:


Have I Told You




Tree of Life




Visible Image Stencil:


Stars and Stripes


 

Stamp pads: Archival Ink picked raspberry; Ink On 3 black out
Posca black, white, pink, apple green 
Gelli Plate
EFCO Decoupaste fein
Zickzack Schere / zigzag scissors 





Stempelfrida your print is amazing! Even if it is not how it was meant to be, we think it works so well with your card design.

The figure looks so striking in white against the colour, and the sentiment is gorgeous with him!
Thank you ‚ô°

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



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Tiny Visual Journal | Mixed Media Art

Hi there! Up next to inspire you today is the fabulous Martha with a brilliant project and a new video…

visual journal

My previous project for Visible Image was an altered chewing gum box, as usual while working on a gelli plate I clean my brayer on a sheet of copy paper. So at the end of the project I found my self with a nice colored sheet of paper that I could not waste.



Here is the process video of what I created using some wonderful stamp sets by Visible Image:




Stamps Used:



art journal book - Visible Image stamps













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We adore this! It is just so cool! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

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

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Look Forward | Tag | Visible Image

Good Morning, we have lots of inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Veerle with a beautiful and so inspiring tag featuring our look forward sentiment stamp..




Those wings… they were the first to jump right into my eyes when I saw the release of this set Faerie magic. They look perfect with the faerie but I already saw myself use them separately.

So I took out some stazon ink and a piece of sturdy plastic, cut them all out… and then just started playing with laying them out in different ways. Hmm maybe bring in a black circle… which was a bit too dark so I needed to break that up…





Never did I think that the wings would end up as flower petals on my first project using them ^.^
And of course I needed some words… No surprise when I tell you I didn’t need to look really hard to find those in all the perfect words Visible Image has do I ^.^


Sometimes life is fragile, but it is in full bloom and there is nothing better to do than to look forward. Find those golden spots when everything is dark, those are the ones that will pull you through <3



Stamps used:


mindfulness - stamps - rubber - positive quotes



fairy stamp - rubber - clear



inky - thorax - ribs - anatomy - stamps





This is so beautiful Veerle, we love how you always see the stamps in your own unique way.. thank you ♡

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



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We will be back a little later with a fantastic new project and video from Martha… something awesome from stempelfrida… AND… some brilliant Halloween inspiration from Nadine! Make sure you pop back later!!



Have you got your hands on our new¬†Christmas stamps yet? They are selling fast and won’t be re-stocked again this year!


christmas stamps - rubber - clear



Hope to see you later!


Helen & Mark xx

 

Just Be Happy | Splashed Ink | Cards

Hello! We have the awesome Giovanna (giogiocraft) here on the blog today with some gorgeous ‘happy cards’ featuring silhouette stamps and vibrant ink splashes!

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Ehehhe these cards just make me smile! To make the ‘splashy’ effect you need a siringe or a straw, and then have fun ūüôā


The stamp set I used is Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist


happy - jumping - girl - rubber stamp



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And I also inked the sentiment stamp Voices In Your Head


quirky sentiment stamps - rubber



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TUTORIAL:

Mix  some crystal powder  and a bit of water (this technique works pretty well also with acrylic paints and watercolours)


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aspirate with syringe (just a little bit)


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then put your card in a box to protect all around you and with a swift movement of your hand empty the syringe


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if you don’t have a syringe you can use a straw blowing the mist around


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when dry add a stamped image and a sentiment


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happy cards - silhouette stamps - inky - Visible Image



 

We love these cards Gio! You can’t help but smile looking at them! Thank you for brightening our day ‚ô°

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



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Halloween Tag | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hi there! We have the super talented Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fantastic Halloween tag featuring our Guardian Angel, moth and skull stamps…



Well here we are in October, racing towards the final months of 2019. It is time for my Design Team make today for Visible Image, and I decided that I should make a start on my Halloween tags I make for my big and little babies!


Now this is not supposed to be at all morbid but I really enjoy walking through our parish church graveyard. I appreciate that it is where souls are buried, but I think it is also a celebration of their lives rather than a focus on their death.  On a walk a few weeks back I spotted some awesome guardian angels on some of the gravestones.



The graveyard is a haven for Mother Nature and wildlife, and is a such a peaceful spot to reflect in. The light which shines in through the trees is so very peaceful and uplifting.




For my project own “Guardian angel” project I decided that I would use my¬†Guardian Angel stamp


guardian angel - rubber stamp

together with some stamps in the Glimmer of Light set


moth - rubber - stamp - lightbulb


This is what I got up to…


I stamped the angel onto a piece of black card altered with distress oxide and cut it out.



 I stamped and embossed some of the moths on acetate, cut them out and added gold Glamour dust to the underside of the wings.



I sprayed a mix of pewter distress spray and yellow brushos and pixie powders onto watercolour card and die cut a tag.



I stamped some bulbs, colouring one of the filaments in red and also stamped and cut out half of the sentiment.



I added a mixed media gothic die cut to the tag, rubbing on some metallic gilding wax for some detailing.



I also added a spider’s web for effect and distressed the edges.



Then it was time to put my design together and add a black card border just to focus the detail. I also used one of the small skulls from the Mr Bone Jangles set which I stamped onto a book page and cut out.



Here is my finished tag..


Halloween tag



With some close ups of the details..


 



And one last shot..



Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a walk with me through my local very positive, inspiring graveyard. In all situations, as the sentiment states, “there is always a glimmer of light”.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




What an awesome tag Jane! These stamps all work so well together, and it’s great to see the inspiration behind your project. Thank you ‚ô°

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



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Christmas Eve Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! We have some beautiful Christmas inspiration for you today, courtesy of the incredibly talented Lisa Taggart, featuring our Christmas Eve stamps…


Hello my creative friends. It‚Äôs my day at Visible Image stamps today and I‚Äôve decided to share the first of my Christmas samples using the latest fabulous New release Christmas stamps ¬†…Visible Image really have got Christmas covered this year!




Here are the sets that I’ve used:


Christmas Eve


Christmas tree - stamp - sleigh



Sentimental Christmas


christmas sentiment stamps



Here are the steps


I’ve mixed ink sprays; ink pads and gesso along with my usual highlighting tricks!


First an ink spray print.






Then some drawing and masking followed by some gesso painting.








I used ink pads and makeup brushes to paint in the shadow details of a moon and foreground.




Then the stamping, remembering that images further away are paler in shade and colour. Strokes of distress oxide across the trees create the illusion of mist. The sentiment was also added.




The small details were stamped and then coloured in white and yellow. Glitter glue touched here and there. The edges were also darkened.










You will find plenty more inspiration from the rest of the team and our group members in the Visible Image Facebook group. Check it out for inspiration and support!


Till next time..

Lisa xx




Woweeee this is absolutely stunning Lisa! You have really captured the magic of Christmas Eve with your wonderful depth, shading and highlights! The mist across the trees is amazing too! Thank you ♡

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

 

Hope | Art Journal Page

Good Evening, we have our wonderful Veerle here on the blog to inspire you today with a gorgeous watercolour art journal page featuring our ‘Hope’ sentiment stamp…


art journal page - butterfly stamp - hope - sentiment



butterfly rubber stamp - grunge - transform



peace - love - hope - christmas - stamps - rubber



Now who says Christmas stamps can only be used on Christmas projects? I loved this set the moment it was released and I still do. And you want to know why? Well, maybe you can guess… Yes indeed… those words ^.^ And today I’m using one of them on an art journal page, showing you that Santa doesn’t need to be flying by in his slay to go ahead and use them ^.^ I took out some watercolors ( duh) some pastes and my art journal and even a second set of beautiful Visible Image stamps…



Enjoy the video!





So… tell me, what page would be in your art journal?












Thank you Veerle, this is a wonderful art journal page! We love your contrasting circles, and fabulous texture… we could watch you create with water colour all day long¬†‚ô°

We love the black butterfly edged in silver…

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



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Hope to see you back here soon!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Darkest Moments | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have come out the other side of our home and office move and we survived!!! We are loving Visible Image’s new home and can’t wait to bring you loads of new videos and inspiration! We have the super talented Judy Rozema here on the blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card which is perfect for Autumn, with burnt oranges and reds and our moth stamp which kind of fits with Halloween…


Today I am sharing a fun Mixed Media project using Glimmer of Light. It was especially fun, because whatever happened, even if it didn’t work out like I thought it might, I just kept playing and adding, and ended up with a project that I love.






I first chose one of my monoprints that I made this summer with my sister. I used Liquitex paint and my GelPress for that. The second step was to use DOX ink in Squeezed Lemonade and the Two Tone Stencil (dots) and blend the ink randomly through the stencil using my small brush from my Life Changing Brushes. Paint and DOX don’t mix well as far as drying ability, so I embossed the dots with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the hanging lights in VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and embossed those with Clear EP.


The moth was stamped on a “brayer cleaning sheet” (just rolling to get paint off during printmaking) with Nocturne ink, and then embossed with Clear EP. I fussy cut him out, and popped him up with Foam Mounting Tape.



I stamped the sentiment in two corners of the panel (Melon Mambo Ink/Stampin’ Up!), and then sponged in color around the edges of the entire cardstock piece. I colored the bulbs with a Y06 Copic marker, and added Diamond Stickles to the electrical centers. I mounted it on a black cardstock panel, and then a gold cardstock panel. I finished the edges with sponging on Delightful Dijon ink (Stampin’ Up!).



The inside of the card was stamped in Melon Mambo and Nocturne ink for a dual mixed media look.


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Did you notice the skull on the moth’s body? It’s a Death’s-head hawkmoth. Cool, huh? There are three different kinds out in the world, but here is a picture of one of them (Wikipedia):




Products Used:


moth stamp set - darkest moments - glimmer of light - quote - words



two tone - stencil - dots - squares



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this step-out tutorial!


moth stamp | mixed media card





What a great card Judy.. your background is awesome! Loving the texture! Thank you ‚ô°

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



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Altered Chewing Gum Box | Stencils | Stamping

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Martha is here on the blog today with a fantastic project featuring lots of our stencils and stamping…

altered chewing gum box | stencils | stamping


I’m so happy to post my first project as a regular DT member at Visible Image
I love working in small scale, and so I ended up with an altered chewingum box



I’ve used lots of stencils:

Ink Swirls
Collision
Two Tone
Fibres
Strobes

and stamps:


Creative Chaos
Random Art of Kindness


and my loved gelli plate ūüôā



Below some details and the process video


 

 

 

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Martha what a brilliant idea! We love your altered boxes, they are so cute. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and great video! ♡

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

 

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Listen to your Imagination | Lightbulb stamp

Good Morning! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our light bulb stamp and our brilliant numbers stencil…




Oh no! Not bulbs again! ūüôā
I’m wondering what Freud would say about it…



Anyway, I’m not going to stop using them, lol.
This one was made for a Birthday of a very talented designer…
To keep it masculine I created an electric garden with bulb-flowers.
Yeah, it can be weird but I hope he likes it.



1. Embossed the background with a stencil.
2. Used the same stencil and a black paint to make the background.
3. Gave a touch of blue and green here and there.
4. Used the flower as leaves, colored it in green and cut out.








Used Visible Image products:





Wow! We love your electric garden! Your stencilled background looks awesome, and the light bulbs are so striking against it. Great mix of stamps to create your sentiment too! Thank you Macarena ‚ô°

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Life is Beautiful | Handmade Card

Good Evening! We hope Monday has been gentle with you. Nadine Carlier is here to inspire you today with a gorgeous floral card…

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a bright and inspirational card I made. I had a lot of fun making this card and I love how it turned out.

 

 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.

 

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I love the Visible Image ‘Random Art Of Kindness’ Stamp Set, actually I love all of their stamps. The only thing that I don’t like, is how hard it is to choose which stamps I want to use.

 

Check out the close-ups of my card below….

 

 

 

 


kindness stamp | flowers



hummingbird stamp





Thank you Nadine, what a fabulous card! Love the Autumnal colours and we LOVE Brushos! ‚ô° Thanks for your brilliant tutorial video too! All that fussy cutting was so worth it, the end result is awesome!

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Mixed Media Christmas Card | Visible Image

Hi! We have Heather here on the blog this morning with a gorgeous mixed media Christmas card featuring stamps from our awesome ‘Christmas Chaos’ stamp set…


Hello everyone,

I’m here today sharing a Christmas make for Visible Image.  I’ve used the fabulous Christmas Chaos and the Christmas Backgrounds sets which are just brilliant especially if you like grungy makes like I do!


mixed media Christmas card


I kept the background for this card nice and simple, using Distress Oxide’s to create a traditional coloured background to which I added Paperartsy’s Infusions to give a little more depth and then spritzed with some shimmer spray for some glitz.



For the Tree, I coloured some card using Distress Oxide’s again and then heat embossed the beautiful Christmas text using Wow’s Metallic Gold powder to give a rich, warm colour.  Over this I stamped the tree outline from the Christmas Chaos set and fussy cut it out.



I’ve heat embossed the star image three times onto gold card and trimmed two and then trimmed just the star.



After adding foam dots to one of the images and to the trimmed star (so I can layer it up over the top of the tree) I’ve popped this to one side to add some dyed cheesecloth.



The cheesecloth was dyed using Distress Spray Stain and I used the Candied Apple red to match the background of the card. I didn’t want it to stand out too much, just provide a hint of texture under the tree.



The cheesecloth has been glued into place and then the tree added over the top with foam dots behind it.  I added two dots stacked together in the middle of the tree and just one on the outer edges as I wanted a curved look rather than just a flat finish.



For the sentiment, I ripped two sections of vellum and stamped on the top one before stapling it in place and winding round some twine.  This was them matted onto gold card (same card as I stamped the stars onto) and adhered to a card blank.

Fairly simple card for me and it’s a traditional card with a modern edge, if you get me.


Here are the gorgeous Visible Image stamps I’ve used for this make…

Christmas tree stamp | grunge | grungy

 

Christmas words background stamp

 

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That’s all from me today but I’ll be back soon!

H xx



This is such an awesome Christmas card Heather! Our tree looks so striking against your red background, and we love how you’ve embossed the Christmas Words background onto it, and the fabulous cheesecloth texture behind it. ¬†Stunning! Thank you¬†‚ô°

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


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One Kind Word | You Are Loved

Good Evening! Ericka Strange is here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring the typewriter stamp and sentiment from our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set…




Happy Wednesday! Today I’m playing with some alcohol ink and the One Kind Word set from Visible Image. The sentiments in this set are awesome and I love how some of them fit in the typewriter paper.


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typewriter rubber stamp


I started my card by using a background I had previously made with alcohol ink. I love making backgrounds and have a huge stash and thought this one with the rainbow of colors would go perfectly. I wanted some gold accents on the background, so I used Deco Foil Liquid adhesive and applied gold foil to it which added some beautiful gold lines.


cardmaking


I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Versamark ink and gold embossed it. Originally, I had stamped the typewriter image on the background with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I felt that the detail of the stamp got lost in the busy background, so instead, I stamped the image on some white paper with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I also added the ‚ÄúYou Are Loved‚ÄĚ in Versamark ink and gold embossed it to match the sentiment above.


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I fussy cut out the typewriter image and used foam tape to adhere it to my background over my stamped image. This helped the typewriter stand out and also gave the card more dimension.


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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to spread some kindness today!




Wow what an incredible background! The touches of gold look so striking against the vivid colours. Loving the sentiment embossed onto velum too! Thank you Ericka ♡

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Art Rebel | Cards for Men

Good Evening! Lynda Hall is here on the blog this evening with a brilliant card featuring our ‘Art Rebel’ stamps…

My three month stint as a guest designer for Visible Image came to an end in August, but I am delighted to be able to say that they have invited me to create as a member of the main DT. An offer like that I simply could not refuse as I have had the BEST time over the last few months using their amazing stamps and stencils. What an honour!


So, here is the first project of my new term. I am really feeling vibrant colours at the moment and the brilliantly quirky¬†Art Rebel¬†just lent himself to some neons. He’s so much fun don’t you think?


cards for men | masculine stamps



Here are my steps:

I stamped the main image onto a mop up piece of card and used Amsterdam acrylic ink to paint the glasses. When that was dry I used a mask to stamp on top of them.



I used Dylusions spray ink and Versafine Clair to create a background, along with Count Me In stencil.



Once dry, I stamped and coloured areas with Posca pens.


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I used acrylic ink on card to make mounts for the focal image, and stamped out the sentiment from The World Needs Art set to finish.




Visible Image Products Used:









Thanks for popping by. I’ll be back with more projects soon.
Lynda
x




This is such a brilliant card Lynda, awesome background for our Art Rebel and the quote goes perfectly with him! Thank you ‚ô°

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Altered Book Cover | Learn To Fly Again

Good Morning! We have giogiocraft here on the blog today with an inspiring project featuring stamps from one of our older (but still fabulous) sets, which has the beautiful sentiment ‘take your broken wings and learn to fly again’…


altered book cover | rubber stamps


I have a big news: I am happy to announce I am part of the Visible Image Design Team, their stamps and stencils are so inspiring! And today I use a couple of them to embellish a book cover (I altered dozens of them until now, I confess)

I inked for the first time the set Learn To Fly Again, so meaningful


hand stamped book cover


And I had some fun making a couple of pendant out of acetate and wire


handmade pendants | rubber stamps | feather


The focal point  with the sentiment:


learn to fly again - sentiment stamp



Tutorial:


I stamped on cardstock the sentiment and cut it out. Then I sponged through Strobes stencil with yellow Distress Oxide.

book_flyTuto2


I glued the cardstock to a piece of wire and filled with Glossy Accents.


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In the meantime I glued a book page to the book cover and then I sponged it  with Distress Oxide through Distorted Chess and Time Tunnel stencils.


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I stamped more details from the Learn To Fly Again set. I glued the focal point and I attached the handmade embellishments to the spine.


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rubber stamping | inspiration | visible image



Products used:


feather stamp | learn to fly again | rubber stamp



grungy background stamps | distressed dots | grunge edge | rubber stamps



spiral stencil



chess stencil




Gio this is awesome! We love your handmade pendants, and what a great idea to create your embellishment with wire and glossy accents! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration ‚ô°

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Don’t Let Someone Dim Your Light | Moth Stamp

Hi there! We hope you had a great weekend. We have so much inspiration to bring you here on the blog this week. We are kicking off with a vibrant card from Pauline Butcher featuring our amazing moth stamp…

Hellooo,
 
It’s my turn to share a card I’ve made using some of the awesome stamps available from¬†Visible Image.


moth - lightbulb - rubber stamp
 


The stamps I have used on this 6″ x 6″ card are from:


ripple - rubber stamp


My background was achieved by randomly blending Distress inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, before flicking a little water over it to bleach the colour out. I then blended Chipped Sapphire around the edges, and again blended a touch of Black Soot, just on the very edges.

I stamped with the large circular stamp out of the ‘Ripple Effect’ set, after I used masking tape across the middle of the stamp, and then another piece of tape to mask off half the stamp again, meaning that I was only stamping with a quarter of the stamp, and some gold ink to give a subtle sparkle. I did this four times.
 



On a separate piece of white card, I stamped the moth, light bulbs and sentiment, fussy cutting them and colouring them with my Clean Color Brush Pens (I left the sentiment white, but went around the edges with my yellow pen). I adhered these to my background with 3D glue Gel. When the glue was dry, I stamped the smallest moth three times, then used a Sakura sparkle pen and a white pen to add some highlights, and of course Stickles to finish it off!
 


 


Hugs, Pauline xxxxx 



Thank you Pauline this is such an awesome card! Love the subtle gold rings around the light bulb and the gorgeous colours! ♡

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Butterfly Stencil | Wall Art | Visible Image

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is here on the blog today with a gorgeous piece of wall art created with our Butterfly Ink stencil and some time themed stamps…

Today I have some home decor for you in the shape of a picture that I made with some Visible Image stamps and a stencil. I hope this little project will make you look at your stamps and stencils in a different way so that you can create some art for your walls too.




This is such an easy make and as soon as you put it into a picture frame it focuses the eye into the little piece of art.


To make this:


Take some perspex and add some distress ink to it. Spritz with water and smoosh it down onto some white card. Dry the card with a heat tool, then mop up any inky drops left on the perspex and dry the card again.


Repeat the process and then on the last time you dry, add drops of water too.The card should end up looking something like this.


Now swap the distress ink for distress oxides in the same colours. Stamp the time swirl from the Ahead Of Our Time stamp set several times inking up different parts of the swirl with different colours of ink.


Repeat the process ( I ended up stamping it 3 times) and also stamp some of the birds from the same stamp set in random places too. Set aside to completely dry.


Once dried, attach the butterfly ink stencil over the top and ink through with clear versamark ink. Remove the stencil and heat emboss with a clear sparkly embossing powder.


Blend all over the card with black soot distress oxide ink. The sparkly embossing powder acts as a resist, and you can clean it up at the end by rubbing over it with a cloth.



Put it into a picture frame and proudly display it in your home. You can see from the 3 complete pictures that I have added to this post that it looks good against a black area, a white area or just displayed on top of a shelf/dresser.



Stamps and Stencil Used:


            


Other Supplies:

Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink in the same colours (peacock feathers, picked raspberry, wilted violet), Versamark clear ink, WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter, white card, picture frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I do hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fabulous way to brighten up a wall Sharon! We love the time spiral inside the butterfly, it looks so cool, and that sparkle is stunning! Thank you ‚ô°

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Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our Guardian Angel stamp with our beautiful ‘Special Memories’ sentiment…


It is with great pleasure to show you this card today. Because, …..after my 3-month guest design time at Visible Image¬†I was invited to join the main design team, hooray!!!!!!! From today on I will have a “Visible Wednesday” every other Wednesday for you, so to speak ūüôā


special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


I made the background for my card with the Gelli Plate and the Fibres stencil from Visible Image. In the middle it looks like there is no colour, but this is a trick: I used white acrylic paint there. It creates, for example, space for the text that I stamped with Versamark on it and embossed in black.












I stamped the angel from the set guardian angel with Memento and coloured it with Copics. Then I cut it out by hand. I did the same with the leaves. The drops on the leaves are Glossy Accents. On my background I added a few drops with Nuvo Drops. Some of them are translucent. At the edges I have torn off my background. The white dots on the card base are made with a marker.




Visible Image Supplies


Guardian Angel stamp


tree of life stamp


inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



Other Supplies

stamp pads: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark
embossing powder: Print Art detail black
Copics E00, E31, E55, E87, V01, V06, V09, BG10, BG23, BG15, BG49
Polychromos 101, 103, 132, 119, 133, 249, 180, 154, 156, 153, 155, 149
Signomarker white
Nuvo Jewel Drops: key lime
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss: blue babe
Glossy Accents



guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




Stempelfrida this is stunning! Your background looks amazing, we love how your gelli print came out! This sentiment is beautiful with our Guardian Angel stamp ♡  Thank you!

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A Little Bit of Faerie Magic | Fairy Stamp

Good Morning! Lisa Taggart is bringing some magic to the blog today with a stunning project featuring our gorgeous fairy stamp..


Hello my friends, today I have some Faerie Magic for you Visible Image style! And what a versatile and magical set it is!


fairy stamp - fairy card



fairy stamp - faerie magic - rubber stamp


There are so many gorgeous elements to this fairy stamp set, I felt it could totally be used as a stand alone set.


To create the background no magical scene would be complete without a bit of sparkle. I combined some spectrum noir sparkle ink with an aqua and white mica spray on to white stamping card.






I stamped the fairy stamp and some of the elements on top of the background. Then on to a similarly inked piece of scrap I stamped the faerie, wings and circles for cutting and layering on top.












Once the elements were cut out and paper pieced on top I added the colouring finishing touches using watercolour and paint pens. I used a white gel pen to create highlights and a little watered down white gesso around the circle orbs to create the impression of light. Using the craft knife I inserted a couple of slots either side of the main image to glue in the wings and then stamped the sentiment.








The art work was mounted and a few glitter highlights added.




The close ups:








I hope you like it!

Lisa xx



Lisa this is stunning! The depth of colour and the sparkle are incredible! Perfect for our faerie! Thank you ♡

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Fragile Summer | Butterfly Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with a stunning card she created for a feature in Craft Stamper magazine. Jane’s card features stamps from our ‘How Fragile’ and ‘Wings of Change’ stamp sets which work so well together…


Good Evening

I thought that today it would be good to share a card I made for the Craft Stamper magazine July edition, when summer was still in full swing. It still feels like summer in my garden and my buddleia is still blooming beautifully. I even spotted this gorgeous butterfly at the weekend, which I quickly snapped with my camera.




I was asked by Visible Image to design a summer card for the magazine and I chose to use the¬†Wings of Change¬†stamp set. Such a fab butterfly set! I called my card “fragile summer” in honour of how fragile the life of a butterfly is.


grunge - butterfly - stamp


These are some of the colours I associate with summer and I chose for them for my palette.



I added some drips of water to my background and then added some background stamping using the Organics set to make some branches.


ink splat - stamp - blown ink


I stamped using green versamark clair ink.



I stamped some more butterflies and coloured them with the same distress oxide colours. I then added a wink of Stella for sparkle and then Crackle Accents to give some more fragility.



I wanted the butterflies to emerge from my card so I stamped and gold embossed the cracked glass from the “How Fragile” stamp set

cracked glass - stamp - how fragile we are


and cut an opening for a butterfly to emerge from



I also used some beading wire to fashion a set of antennae



and stamped, highlighted and distressed the words.



Here is my finished card..


summer card - butterfly stamp - how fragile we are



and some close ups..








and one last shot…


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Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is absolutely gorgeous! We love your design of the butterfly coming out through the cracked glass, and such fabulous summer colours too. Thank you ‚ô°

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Our Amazing Design Team | Visible Image

Hi there! We are very excited to reveal our amazing Design Team line up for the next 6 months!


We are so thrilled that our super talented existing designers will all continue to inspire you every week with their incredible cards and projects…


Pauline Butcher









Veerle Moreels









Jane Tyrrell









Lisa Taggart









Sharon Traynor









Eileen Godwin









Heather Mitchell









And we are so excited to welcome to the team some of the incredible ladies who have been guest designing for us over the summer…



Judy Rozema









Giogiocraft









Macarena









Nadine Carlier









Martha Ponsanesi









Lynda Hall









Stempelfrida









Ericka Strange









Karen Telfer









Woweee what a line up! We are feeling so lucky to be working with all these talented ladies!


Every day we will bring you new inspiration featuring our stamps and stencils, from clean and simple cards to full on mixed media master pieces and everything in between!! We have so many wonderful projects to share with you over the coming weeks!



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Tree of Life Stamp | Handmade Card

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

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


tree of life stamp
 


The stamps I have used are:


Tree of Life 


tree of life - stamp



and the sentiment from Just Breathe.


anatomy stamp - breathe

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

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



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


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


Hugs, Pauline xxxx



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

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Stay Mindful | Handmade Card

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

Good Morning

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


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

Our beloved Rhodes..



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


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



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


Hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring quotes


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



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



and stamped the sun into the corner.


I used the oxide to colour the centre of the sun


I die cut an ornate frame in gold


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


¬†I also stamped “let go” onto yellow vellum



Then it was time to put everything together.



Here is my finished card…


mindfulness card - yoga - meditation - stamp



with some close ups…






and one final shot…



Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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



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Through The Storm | Handmade Card

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


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


you'll get through this storm - card



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

 


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



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



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



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



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



I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.


inspiring quote stamp



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



Products Used: 


strobes - rays - stencil



hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring words



paper boats - stamps - planes - destination - journey


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

Lynda

x




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

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


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NEW Christmas Stamps

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


christmas stamps - rubber stamp



christmas stamps - mixed media - grungy



christmas background words stamp



christmas sentiment stamps



sleigh - trees - houses - stamps



santa claus - stamp - father christmas



snowman stamp


We hope you love them!



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



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Those Who Have Seen Her | Fairy Stamp | Visible Image

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


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


fairy stamp | card



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


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



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


fairy stamp


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


fairy stamp | alcohol inks | yupo paper




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




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

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

 

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Sometimes It’s OK to not be OK!

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



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


Yoga - Meditation - stamp - mindfulness



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

 





Here is the process video





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

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist | Card

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

live like tomorrow doesn¬īt exist!


live like tomorrow doesn't exist - card


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

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

 


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

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

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


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



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


 

 

 

Stamps & Stencil Used:


Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist - Stamp


Butterfly stamp - grunge - grungy


fibres - string - stencil

 

Other Supplies:

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






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

Thank you for your gorgeous inspiration Stempelfrida! ♡

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



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Just Be Happy | Flowers & Butterflies | Stamps

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

 

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

 

just be happy - sentiment stamp - flower

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 



Products Used:

just be happy - stamp


inky flower stamp


grungy butterfly stamps


dragonfly stamp - ripple


inky - butterfly - stencil - grunge


Have a lovely day!


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

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


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Fairy Card | Visible Image Stamps

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


Hello and happy Monday to you all…

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


fairy card



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

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


 

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

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



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



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

And there you go!  

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

Fairy stamp - wings - bubbles

 

Collision - stencil - string - rays


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


Catch up again soon… H xx




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

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


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Today I Choose Calm | Fauxdori | Art Journal

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


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


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


Today I choose calm - mindfulness - stamps - yoga



Midori_Namaste2



Midori_Namaste3



Midori_Namaste4



Midori_Namaste5



Midori_Namaste6



>Midori_Namaste7



Midori_Namaste8



Midori_Namaste91



Midori_Namaste0

 


Step by step:

Put some drops of alcohol inks on photo paper


Tutomidori_namaste1


Spray with alcohol


Tutomidori_namaste2


Let the ink drip and blend


Tutomidori_namaste3


Let it dry


Tutomidori_namaste4



Stamp with StazOn


Tutomidori_namaste5


Front and Back


Tutomidori_namaste6


Put both panels in a laminator pouch and laminate


Tutomidori_namaste7



Make 5 holes on the spine


Tutomidori_namaste8


Insert the elastic cord


Tutomidori_namaste9



Cut to size the panels to decorate the notebook covers


Tutomidori_namaste91



meditation stamp - yoga - mindful



tree of life - stamp



positive quote stamps



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




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

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



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Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

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

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

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

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


guardian angel card - stamp - visible image





The steps:




















Close ups:











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

Have a lovely day!

Till next time…

Lisa xx



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

 

Live in the Moment | Dragonfly Stamp

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

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


dragonfly stamp | alcohol inks

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

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



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



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



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




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

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



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Wizard of Oz | Stamps & Dies | Visible Image

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

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

 

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

 

Wizard of Oz - Card - Handmade - Rubber stamps

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 



Lynda

x



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

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



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



Wizard of Oz stamps - dies



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Look Forward With Hope | Handmade Card

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

Good Evening,

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

positive - quote - stamps - sentiment - rubber


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



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


rays - strobes - stencil



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


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

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


mermaid stamp

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



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


look forward - hope - card - rubber stamp



A couple of close ups…





And one final shot.





Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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



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Mark & Helen xx

visible image stamps

 

It’s ok to not be ok | Card

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




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

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



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Stamps used:

Look Forward with Hope


sentiment stamps - positive quotes



Have I Told You


sentiment stamps - love - anniversary





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

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I Choose Calm – Mindfulness Stamps

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

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


The stamps I have used on this card are:


Mindful Moments 


yoga stamp - lotus position - Mindfulness



and Into the Woods


tree stamp - woods - forest - stay grounded

 

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

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


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


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 



This is stunning Pauline… that sky!!!! We love the touches of gold too¬†‚ô°

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Sunshine on a Rainy Day | Sentiment Stamp

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


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

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

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

 

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



 

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




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








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

 

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

 

Stamps Used:


sentiment stamps


butterfly - stamps - grunge


organics - inky - ink splat - stamps


flower stamp - inky - creativity

 

Other Supplies:

 

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







We adore this card, it’s so gorgeous and happy! ¬†Thank you Stempelfrida¬†‚ô°

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Trust Your Madness | Quirky Card

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

 

Good Morning!


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



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



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




Products Used:


stay weird | sentiment | quote | stamp



geometric maze stencil



Have a good weekend!

Lynda

xxx




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

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Art Has No Rules | Mixed Media Card

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


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



inky flower stamp | mixed media card


I’ve used the following stamp sets:




quirky flower stamps



 

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






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






I began the stamping using elements from across the sets.




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






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





Lisa xx



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

 

Guardian Angel | Stamp | Art Journal Page

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


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


guardian angel stamp | dark angel



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


The video:

















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

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You’ll Get Through This Storm | Sentiment Stamp

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

you'll get through this storm - sentiment stamp

 


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

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

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

spiral stencil


Add a little iced spruce through the cosmic skies stencil.


galaxy sky stencil


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



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


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



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



On the inside stamp the sentiment and the image

 

Products Used:



sentiment stamps - uplifting - positive 

  spiral stencil


  galaxy sky stencil


Other Supplies:

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


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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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Faerie Stamp | Magical Card | Oxide Inks

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

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


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


fairy stamp - faerie - rubber - clear



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

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


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


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



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


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


Here she is..

fairy card | ink | stamp



a close up..

fairy stamp



and one last shot…

fairy stamp | oxide inks | Visible Image


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




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

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Breathe | Flowers | Thorax Stamp

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


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


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


Just Breathe


anatomy stamp - ribs - breathe



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


mixed media mdd tag - Visible Image stamps



Visible Image stamps



Create it


flower stamps - background



Ahead of our Time


time stamps - spiral - dr who - clockwork orange



Cosmic Skies stencil


cosmic skies stencil



The steps:


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



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



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






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












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






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



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









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

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