Design Team Call | Visible Image

Visible Image is looking for some NEW Design Team members to add to our awesome team!


Do you love stamping? Do you enjoy inspiring others? And most importantly.. do you LOVE our products?





We are looking for new Worldwide team members who are passionate about creating and love all things Visible Image!


Whether you enjoy creating striking clean and simple cards, or mixed media artwork with loads of texture, YOU could be just who we are looking for!

 

Available Positions


BLOGGING TEAM
  • Create 2 projects per month with tutorials and stepped photos posted on your blog (bi weekly rota)
  • Photos to be shared in our Facebook group (with a link to your tutorial) and on your own socials
  • Create samples for new product launches (these can be used for your regular blog posts)
  • If UK based, send us some of your samples for our launches and Create + Craft TV shows (postage costs are reimbursed)



INSTAGRAM TEAM
  • Create weekly projects with some stepped photos + close ups posted on your own instagram
  • Photos shared in our Facebook group (optional)
  • Create samples for new product launches (these can be used for your weekly insta posts)
  • If UK based, send us some of your samples for our launches and Create + Craft TV shows (postage costs are reimbursed)



TV SAMPLES TEAM – UK BASED ONLY
  • Create a minimum of 2 samples per stamp set provided to you for our TV shows + launches
  • Post us your samples for our launches and Create + Craft TV shows (postage costs are reimbursed)
  • Photos to be shared in our Facebook group and your socials (optional)

    Please note: you will not be expected to create samples with very limited timescales, and we will on agree sample quantities to suit your availability.



    VIDEO TEAM
  • Create 2 videos per month (with either talking or with music – talking must be in English)
  • Videos to be shared in our Facebook group and on your own socials
  • Upload your video to our drop box file for us to share on our socials


  • Requirements for ALL positions:
  • Passionate about creating and inspiring others!
  • Active on social media platforms
  • Facebook user (our DT hub is on Facebook)
  • Take fantastic photos of your work
  • Send us your photos via a drop box link or by email
    (excludes TV samples team as these will be posted to us)


  • What you will receive from us:
  • An initial supply of stamps + stencils, and regular new products (customs duty + taxes will be paid by us for anyone outside the UK)
  • We will feature your work on our website | blog | socials
  • We’ll feature your amazing samples on Create + Craft TV – UK based only
  • Possibility of taking part in paid magazine commissions  – UK based only
  • DT watermark (we can add these to your photos if you are unable to)
  • DT guidelines in our Facebook group
  • Support from us and the existing Design Team members
  • A happy, friendly team!


  • All positions will be for 3 months initially from April 2021 – June 2021 with ongoing longer term positions available.



    Please send your application by email only to:

    [email protected]
    Subject ‘Design Team Call’ 


    Email to include:
  • Which team(s) you wish to be considered for
  • 3 to 5 photos of recent cards/projects – must all feature some stamping!
  • links to YouTube videos or IGTV – if applying for video team!
  • A link to your blog (if you have one) and your social media platforms used to showcase your cards/projects
  • Tell us why you would like to join our team!
  • A short bio including current and past Design Teams (although previous DT experience is not a requirement)
  • Whether you have any experience of demonstrating / holding workshops
  • Which Country you live in


  • We are looking for new DT members from all over the world, so international applications are most welcome!


    Our DT Call closes on Sunday March 14th

    If you are successful we will contact you shortly after this date.


    Positions will start in April, once your first exciting package of products arrives!

     

    Our socials

    Blog
    Facebook group
    Facebook PAGE
    instagram
    pinterest
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    Thank you for your interest, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us: [email protected]


    Mark & Helen xx


Punk Stamp | Sometimes Life Just Sucks

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Lynda has made this awesome card with punk stamp from our new REFUSE NORMAL stamp set with our new ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment.


The new Visible Image release, as always, is absolutely fabulous and very unique. I think this stamp set, Refuse Normal, that  I am showcasing today is my favourite. The punk stamp is so much fun and reminds me of the era I grew up in. I was too young to be influenced by the punk scene myself , but my older sister most definitely wasn’t and this image really reminds me of her back then!


punk stamp | handmade card | sometime life just sucks | sentiment


I wanted to reflect the current challenging times with this card, and make something fun that could be sent to a friend as a cheer up gift. The hair on this stunning girl just screamed ‘rainbow’ at me of course! I coloured her in with Copic markers, and fussy cut before making my background.



Distress Oxides on black card look really striking through a stencil, and the Ripped Fishnet was the perfect one to use for this.  I simply laid the stencil down and spritzed lightly, lifted carefully and heat dried.  I did this twice as I knew I would need an extra strip to create my lollipop holder.


ripped fishnet stencil


I then stamped and heat embossed the new Grunge Tones stamps over the top.  I measured my lollipop stick, and cut a strip of card a little longer, scored twice at each end to create a pop up stand and pierced holes in it, and using a craft knife I cut slits in the base card, popped each end through and adhered to the back with tape.


grunge background stamps


To add even more layering and colour I splattered acrylic ink in bright tones over the top before mat and layering it onto a card and placing my lolly licking punk on.


handmade card with lolly


The ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment is also from a new set, called Lost For Words.


sometimes life just sucks sentiment stamp



To finish I added some bright plastic dots to compliment that rainbow hair.


punk stamp | rubber | clear | copic markers | rainbow mohican | life sucks sentiment



Supplies


punk stamp | refuse normal | rubber | clear | visible image



card making sentiment stamps | sometimes life just sucks | you got this | i miss your face



Grunge Tones | Background stamps | Circles | Two Tone



Ripped Fishnet Stencil



If you want to see more inspiration with this release from the incredible design team do pop across to Facebook and join the Visible Image Facebook group and follow on instagram.  And do share your creations too as we love to see them.





Wow how awesome does our punk stamp look with that incredible rainbow mohican?! We are loving the way you interpreted the ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with the lolly pop holder.. this card would make anyone smile! Awesome background too, ripped fishnet was the perfect choice of stencil!  Thank you Lynda ♡



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring tutorial videos from Mark
Facebook group show us your makes and enter our giveaways and challenges
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You can also follow us on:

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We will be back later with a brilliant card by Jane featuring our new T-Shirt stamp with a graffiti feel ♡


Stay safe. Stay well. Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx


 
punk stamp sometimes life just sucks

Butterfly Stencil | Birthday Sentiment Stamp

Hello! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a beautiful card created with our Butterfly stencil and the ‘It’s Your Birthday’ stamp from our new LOST FOR WORDS set…


Ohhh, Visible Image has a brand new release this month. And what shall I say? The stamps are awesome! I’m going to start today with a set that truly isn’t the first to catch your eye, because some sets in the release are just “bang”. But I fell in love with this one right away. These are texts, which use quite simple words for purposes that you can use frequently. I’m always looking for texts like this, actually. And now finally I have this wonderful set that shows them in such great fonts. You can view the whole set in the supplies list further down.


Today I present you the birthday greeting on the butterfly, which I made with a stencil and a shaving foam technique.


inky butterfly stencil | birthday stamp | clear stamps | handmade card


So let’s first get to the technique with the shaving cream. In a shallow bowl I sprayed shaving foam (the cheapest I could find), flattened the mass a bit and dripped a few drops of Refiller into the foam. I then mixed these with a wood pin. This looks so yummy!!!



I have applied this mass with cardboard to the white background cardboard, which I had covered with the stencil. Excess foam I took off again and dabbed all the rest off gently. After that I let everything dry well.



butterfly stencil | birthday stamp


The edges of the butterfly, the splashes and the body I have emphasized with Polychromos pens.


I stamped the birthday sentiment with a matching shade on the motif. At the edges I drew the stitches and then matted the image on a yellow-orange card.


butterfly stencil | birthday stamp | handmade greeting card



SUPPLIES


it's your birthday stamp | clear | rubber | butterfly stencil | handmade card


Polychromos 101, 107, 109, 111, 115, 121, 193, 168, 173, 16
Refiller Clearsnap Color Box Chalk orchid pastel, creamy brown
Color Box marigold peony


Stamps


birthday sentiment stamps | clear | rubber | handmade greeting cards


Stencil


inky butterfly | stencil | visible image







Ohhh this is so beautiful! We adore your colour choices and the shaving foam effect looks stunning with our Butterfly stencil, and our Birthday stamp is wonderfully co-ordinated!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡

 

All our social media links:

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

You can also follow us on:

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pinterest
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Make sure you show us what you have been creating with our products by uploading them to the Facebook group for your chance to win a random prize each month! And tag us on instagram @visibleimagestamps and use #visibleimage for the chance to feature on our story! ♡



Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.


We will be back soon with more fantastic inspiration created with our new stamps!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Nothing To Wear | T-Shirt Stamp

Hello! We are excited to share some fabulous inspiration by Ali who has created a gorgeous box of handmade cards with our T Shirt stamp and personalised icons from our new NOTHING TO WEAR stamp set…


handmade cards | box


Here is an overview of how I made this box of cards using the really cool new ‘Nothing To Wear’ stamp set from Visible Image!


I stamped the T shirt in black versafine ink 6 times onto white card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut them out very close to the embossed edge.


Next I squished some mustard seed distress oxide onto my blending mat, spritzed a little water and picked up some of the ink onto one of the T shirts. I dried it with my heat gun before picking up more ink and drying again. Carried on building the layers of ink before finally picking up a few blots of ripe persimmon.


I inked up the other T shirts the same way using ripe persimmon (with a blot of picked raspberry, salty ocean (with a blot of ripe persimmon), twisted citron and finally wilted violet (both with a blot of salty ocean).


I did a second ripe persimmon T shirt for the box lid.


T Shirt Stamp | Rubber | Clear


I used pva and black glitter on the neck, sleeves and bottom edges of the T shirts and left them to dry for a bit while I had a cup of tea and slice of cake.


Next task was to cut 5 strips of white card 10″ x 5″ and score in the middle to make 5 white card blanks 5″x5″.


Then I cut 6 white card matts 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and 6 larger black card matts 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.


By the time I’d finished all this measuring and cutting, the glitter was dry on the T shirts.


I stamped and heat embossed words and icons onto the T shirts and stamped onto the white card matts in versafine black ink and corresponding distress oxide.


When sticking the T shirts onto your decorated matts, change their angle to add variety.


T-Shirt Stamp | Smile | Daisy | Handmade Card | Stamping


Painted the T shirt daisy petals white then covered it with glossy accents and sprinkled a little glitter while it was still wet.


Used a little mustard seed oxide ink to colour the centre of the daisies on the background.


Added a stitched border with a yellow Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Butterfly | Be Kind | Handmade Card | Stamping


Stamped the T shirt with the butterfly icon and the Be Kind words in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.


Added a stitched border with a purple Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Diva | Heart | Handmade Card | Stamping


I painted in the centre of the Diva with white ink and then went over it with a sparkle pen.


I painted in the centres of the background words with twisted citron distress oxide ink.


Added a stitched border with a green Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Rock | Star | Handmade Card | Stamping


I stamped the star on the T shirt with versamark and heat embossed with silver. The stars on the background were stamped in silver pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Then coloured in the Rock centres with salty ocean oxide ink.


Added a stitched border with a blue Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Rock | Skull | Handmade Card | Stamping


On the 2 ripe persimmon T-shirts I painted in the Rock with white ink and went over it with a glitter pen when it was dry.


I covered the skull with glossy accents and sprinkled glitter over it like before.


I attached the stamped toppers to the larger black matts leaving with a border of 1/8″, then fixed them to the white card blanks using tape and pva. Drew around each T shirts with a grey alcohol marker, adding a shadow to make them stand out.



Next:  The Box



I used a score board for this as it always gets the the box top in the right proportion to the base so they fit properly – switched to cm for this.


I cut 2 pieces of white card 17.5cm x 17.5cm.


On one piece I stamped the skull icon in black versafine  and the Rock word in Ripe Persimmon on each edge, moving the card 90 degrees each time. I gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to dry the ink.


I used my score board to score the decorated box lid 2cm from the edge on all 4 sides using the box lid edge to butt up against.


On the white base piece I scored 2cm on all 4 sides using the box base edge to butt up against.



I folded the scored edges and burnished them with my bone folder then snipped a little V into the top and bottom edges.



Applied pva to the flaps and waited a few moments for the glue to go off a little.


Folded the sides together and pressed them for a few seconds.



Used paper clips to hold the sides while the glue dried.


Then removed the clips and attached the second ripe persimmon topper to the box lid using tape and pva.



This project took a while to do but it was a lot of fun and I had a great inky day creating it!


My finished box of cards


box of handmade greeting cards



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Nothing to Wear, Lost For Words
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
  • Black Versafine, Versamark, Silver Pigment ink pads
  • Clear, white & silver embossing powders
  • Zig clean color pens
  • Score board
  • Heat Gun
  • Blending mat
  • Black & iridescent glitters
  • Glossy accents
  • white gel pen/white acrylic ink
  • glitter gel pen
  • Grey alcohol marker
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black card for matting & layering
  • double sided tape & pva
  • paper clips



t shirt stamp | personalise | rubber | clear



Card Making Sentiment Stamps



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

Ali xxx




We adore this project Ali! Your collection of T-shirt stamp handmade cards look amazing, and it’s so great to see so many different designs and colours! Thank you 

 

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We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous new stamps inspiration!


Stay Safe! Stay Creative!


Helen + Mark xx



 

Fearless Tiger Stamp Set | Canvas

Hi there! We are very excited to be sharing the very first samples created with our new stamps over the next few days! Jane couldn’t wait to get her hands on our FEARLESS TIGER stamp and has created some incredible inspiration…


Hello, this is a very exciting post as I can reveal my first make with the brand new Visible Image March release!


I decided to make canvas/wall hanging to showcase the gorgeous Fearless Tiger.


tiger stamp | mixed media canvas


There are lots of photos ahead to share my process.

Here we go


I had the idea to have my tiger hiding in the jungle undergrowth so first I wanted to make some jungle foiliage. I drew some leaf shapes on white card and cut them out. I made some distress ink backgrounds and cut out my leaves using the shapes as a template



I then used the Grunge tones to make them more realistic, adding depth and texture




I also added depth by moulding them with my ball ended tool



I stamped my tiger onto an alcohol ink background and a distress ink one, you will see why in a moment



My plan was to have the tiger emerging from the jungle so I cut into the distress ink one leaving the ears and some of the outline behind. I cut into these to make “tabs” which I pulled forwards



I added some ink and the grunge dots again to both the folded back tabs and the background



I stuck the alcohol inked tiger in place and decoupaged his ears so that they stuck through the aperture



It was then time to add the foliage



and finally the sentiment which I matted with black card



Close ups






Supplies


tiger stamp | canvas | mixed media art



Tiger stamp | be fearless | Visible Image



Grunge Background Stamps | Two Tone | Circles


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is an amazing canvas! We are loving your grungy jungle plants and our tiger stamp looks stunning! Thank you Jane ♡



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us what you have created!
Facebook PAGE like and follow us, and watch our live demos
YouTube subscribe to our channel – inspiring video tutorials from Mark

You can also follow us on:
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Don’t forget to show us what you have made with our products by sharing them in our Facebook group and you could be a random winner of a £25 coupon! Or tag us on instagram @visibleimagestamps and we might feature you on our story!


We’ll be back tomorrow with more fantastic new stamps inspiration!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


 

NEW STAMPS RELEASE | VISIBLE IMAGE

Hello! We have NEW Stamps at Visible Image! We are so excited to launch our first release of 2021 (a little later than planned but worth the wait we think!). This release includes 6 exciting A6 stamp sets which are bound to get your creative juices flowing! Whether you love card making, art journaling or mixed media, we know you’ll love creating with these new designs!


Visible Image Stamps | March 2021 Release



Fearless Tiger

Create dramatic artwork and inspiring cards with our awesome inky tiger stamp and inspiring words.


Tiger stamp | face | inky | Rubber | Clear | Cardmaking



Nothing to Wear

You can create so many different cards with this really cool t-shirt stamp set! Mix and match the words and images to personalise a look for the recipient!


T-Shirt stamp | personalise | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



Lost in Music

Do you love to lose yourself in the music? Our gorgeous girl in headphones stamp makes a wonderful focal image for your handmade cards. Create fabulous backgrounds with the extra elements


Music stamps | Girl Headphones | Lost In Music | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



Refuse Normal

Our awesome punk is so much fun to colour and create with! Express yourself with graffiti style backgrounds and plenty of attitude!


Punk stamp | Mohican | Refuse To Be Normal | Rubber | Clear | Card Making


Grunge Tones

A must have stamp set which will be permanently on your craft desk, for adding interest and texture to your backgrounds and gelli prints!


Grunge | Two Tone|  stamps | background | Rubber | Clear | Card Making


Lost For Words

Must have sentiment stamps for your crafty stash! The bold fonts and statement sentiments will be so useful for your handmade cards.


Sentiment stamps | Quotes | Greetings | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



We hope you love our new stamps! Which one is your favourite?


These stamps are available to pre-order now! 

All pre-orders will be dispatched prior to release date: March 19th



We are excited to start sharing the gorgeous samples our amazing Design Team have been making to inspire you, so keep your eyes on our blog and socials over the coming days and weeks!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us what you have created!
Facebook PAGE like and follow us, and watch our live demos
YouTube subscribe to our channel – inspiring video tutorials from Mark

You can also follow us on:
instagram
pinterest
twitter



Thanks for visiting our blog today. We hope to see you back here soon ♡


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Words of Support | Stencil

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today. We are sharing a gorgeous card by Heather today, created with our WORDS OF SUPPORT and RIPPED FISHNET stencils, and stamps from our DON’T JUDGE set…


Afternoon!

I was super excited to see a wordy stencil when Words of Support was released last year, and one that was so poignant was just such a breath of fresh air!


stencil | kindness | empathy | words of support



This make was super simple but I’ll give you a quick run down…


I started the make using a gel press background I’d already created a while back.  I used a 7″ circle press for this and just brayered on pink and white acrylics.



I love the fact that the new Ripped Fishnet stencil is outline free so I popped him on top of the gelli print and used Distress Oxide Ink Pads to add some colour.



I didn”t tape the stencil down so had to be a bit careful but look at the what you get…



… lovely mottled effect!



I wanted to use the words separately so trimmed a hole in some scrap paper to mask off areas and to blend the colour, I used a mixture of Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves.


The jigsaw pieces from the Don’t Judge set, were stamped onto another pre-made background that I added some shimmer mist too, trimmed and added to the card using foam tape.



The small sentiments, also from the Don’t Judge set, were then stamped around the edge before trimming and matting onto black card and then to an 8×8″ card blank.


A really lovely card to send to someone in need a little hug… and here’s the lovely goodies I made it with…





don't judge | stamps | broken | healing | jigsaw | heart



stencil | words | mindful | strong | kindness | support



ripped fishnet stencil



For more ideas and inspiration, you can check out Visible Image on instagram and follow the hashtag #visibleimage where you’ll find so many amazing makes from all over the world! Plus the  Visible Image Facebook group has daily posts from us design team members as well as all Visible Image fans. It’s a lovely community so pop on over if you haven’t already!


I’ll catch up again soon… H xx




This is the kind of card so many of us would love to receive right now. We are loving your design with the torn fishnet and jigsaw pieces. Thank you Heather ♡

 

All our social media links:

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

You can also follow us on:

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We have a 25% OFF CODE for you this week… enter CREATE25 at the checkout!


We will be back tomorrow with another fabulous Design Team project to keep you feeling inspired and creative!


Remember to be kind to yourself.

Helen & Mark xx


 

A Jazzy Birthday | Music Stamps

Hi! We are back with more musical inspiration this evening. Jane’s awesome card features our JAZZ IT UP stamps and more…


Good Evening


Today I can finally share the card I made for my Hb’s birthday in January. He has weekly piano lessons and is really becoming a very accomplished player. We also recently watched the Disney film “Soul” and I knew the perfect stamps to use to make his card!



This is what I got up to


I added some Violet storms Infusions to mixed media card



I cut it to  down to 4 1/2 by 6 1/2″ and stamped the keys from Jazz it up  around the edge in black Versafine.




I then added the music notes swoosh from the Sing set


Next up were the jazz players themselves which I stamped in red and blue Versafine Claire.


I added some white details and finally I stamped and matted up the Happy Birthday sentiment onto black card.



It was then time to put everything together.



Here is my finished card






Supplies

jazz stamps | trumpet | sax | piano keys



singer stamp | microphone | music notes



happy birthday verse stamp | sentiment



Thanks for stopping by today.


Bye for now,

Jane x




We are loving this card design! The colourful Jazz musicians look awesome against the monochrome background. Thank you Jane ♡

All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us what you have created!
Facebook PAGE like and follow us, and watch our live demos
YouTube subscribe to our channel – inspiring video tutorials from Mark

You can also follow us on:
instagram
pinterest
twitter

Don’t forget to show us what you have made with our products by sharing them in our Facebook group and you could be a random winner of a £25 coupon! Or tag us on instagram @visibleimagestamps and we might feature you on our story!



Why not treat yourself to some new stamps and stencils with our 25% OFF Code: CREATE25


We’ll be back soon with more awesome Design Team inspiration!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Feel The Heartbeat | Drummer Stamp

Hello there, we hope you had a lovely weekend and are keeping safe and well. We have a double dose of music themed inspiration coming your way today. Stempelfida is up first with a fantastic card featuring the drummer stamp from our FEEL THE BEAT set…


I can totally be touched by music. Do you feel the same way? So I had the idea to combine this drummer with the lyrics “Feel the beat” and the heartbeat stamp of Visible Image.


drummer stamp | music | heartbeat | handmade card


For my background, I made a Gelli Plate impression with the Heavy Rain Stencil, these are the pink stripes you can see on the right side of my card. The other colors are a made with a brayer.



I stamped the heart rhythm stamp on this background and covered the heart with a self made stencil.



I then stamped my drummer in a shade of red first with the help of a stamping aid. Then I stamped the edges again with a darker shade of red.



I then removed the heart mask and worked out the details of the drummer with polychromos. Underneath the heart beat line I drew a fine white line with a Sakura marker.



With the text I have kept it similar. First I stamped it in a pink tone, then in red, and the dark red on the bottom.





Supplies


drummer stamp | heartbeat | feel the beat | handmade card


Stamp pads: Distress Oxides – picked raspberry, festive berries, aged mahogany, black soot
Pencils: Polychromos 101, 217, 142, 225, 263, 177, 199
Pens: Sakura 0.5; 0.8


Stamps:


drummer stamp | feel the beat | music | visible image



grungy heart stamp | mixed media | visible image


Stencil:


rain stencil | lines | texture





We love this! The heartbeat stamp works brilliantly with our drummer stamp. Gorgeous background and colour choices too!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡

 

All our social media links:

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

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter

 

Make sure you show us what you have been creating with our products by uploading them to the Facebook group for your chance to win a random prize each month! And tag us on instagram @visibleimagestamps for the chance to feature on our story!



We have a NEW coupon code for you this week… get 25% OFF everything by entering: CREATE25 at the checkout! ♡


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

We will be back later today with some fantastic inspiration from Jane.


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


 


 

Life Is Better With Dance

Good Evening! We are back as promised with an amazing dance themed card from Lynda featuring our HipHop and Street Dance stamps…


Today I am bringing you a bright and funky card using some of may favourite stamps from Visible Image. My 15yr old daughter loves to dance and attends weekly lessons, so the Street Dance Boys and Hip Hop Girls stamp sets were a must for my collection as soon as they were launched.  They are so much fun and just perfect for cards for teenagers.




I wanted to create a really bright back drop for my dancers to strut their stuff on, so used neon paints from Pretty Gets Gritty, randomly applied to white card stock.



I cut 4 equal sized squares once dry.



I then applied a layer of black distress ink through the Collision stencil, giving a strobe lighting effect.



I had some scraps on co ordinating colours that had previously been sprayed with Dylusions ink. I stamped and heat embossed 4 dancers, and fussy cut. I also stamped the sentiment.



Once I had worked out the positioning of the dancers, I added some of the cool background stamps to each square, before mat and layering onto an 8×8″ card.



The dancers were mounted with 3d glue gel to give a little extra dimension, and I added white highlights to make it pop.




Supplies


hip hop stamps | dance | dancers | clear | rubber



street dance stamps | dancers | clear | rubber



collision stencil | light rays | atoms



We love to see your creations over in the Visible Image Facebook group, and there are often competitions with prizes to inspire you to get crafty, so why not pop across and join in the fun, and see what the rest of the DT and Visible Image fans are making too!





Wow this is amazing Lynda! So much movement created by your glow around the dancers and the neon background is superb! Thank you ♡



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Music Speaks | Guitar Stamp

Hello! We hope you are doing ok. We have a double helping of inspiration here on the blog for you today, first up is Ali with an awesome music themed card featuring our MUSIC SPEAKS guitar stamp and a sentiment that really resonates with us during difficult times…



Today I’m sharing a card which I think would be suitable for any teenager that is having a tough time during this lock down. Our lives have many, many songs which remind us of occasions happy and sad, and I often put ACDC on to lift my mood.


The colours are reminiscent of a Gibson SG Sunburst according to my hubby, the fiery colours just make me happy.



guitar stamps | music | handmade card | stamping


Cut a piece of white 300gsm card about 5 3/4″ square and pick a red, orange and a yellow distress oxide.



I’ve used: Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Crackling Campfire.



Use a blending tool and foam pads to apply some colour over the card.


Spritz water over your card and remove with a paper towel



Position the Short Circuit stencil over the deeper colour sections of the card and apply red oxide ink using the foam applicator.



Position the Scribble stencil over the yellow sections of the card and apply orange oxide ink.


Stamp the guitar on the right hand side of the card with black versafine ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Tape the Play Guitar stencil over your card and stencil a little black gesso over the first column of figures.


Use a tiny amount of gesso on your brush and build up until you get a nice solid matt black finish.



Cut your card into 2 pieces and trim the sections so they are about 1 5/8″ and 3 1/2″ wide.


Take a bit of scrappy sponge and apply a little black gesso around the edges of both pieces.



Stamp the little star icon from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set over both pieces in gold pigment ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Stamp the dotty icon stamp across both pieces with black soot distress oxide and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.


Splatter a little white  over the cards by tapping a white paint pen.



Outline the guitar and the figures using a gold sparkle pen.



Mount the cards onto gold card with a 1/16″ border and then onto black card with an 1/8″ border.



Attach these to a black 7″ x 7″ card blank using double sided foam pads.


Add 3 black gems to the top right hand side.








music card | guitar stamp | handmade



Supplies


  • Visible Image Stamps – Music Speaks, Believe in Unicorns
  • Visible Image Stencils – Short Circuit, Scribble, Play Guitar
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Crackling Campfire, Black Soot
  • Black Gesso
  • Stencil Brush
  • White paint pen
  • Gold Glitter gel pen – Uni-ball UM-120SP
  • Masking tape
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Gold Pigment ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Black gem stones
  • Heat gun
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Gold and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ black card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d foam pads


  • guitar stamp | music speaks quote | soundwave



    unicorn stamp | believe | silhouette | moon



    short circuit stencil | board | electrical



    scribbles circle stencil



    guitar players | rock | stencil



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


    Ali xxx




    Awesome card Ali! Loving the vibrant colours against the black panels. Your stencilled background is gorgeous and the touches of gold really bring the stamps to life.
    Thank you for your brilliant stepped tutorial too 

     

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    Grungy Heart Stamp | Mixed Media

    Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today, spreading some LOVE! Ericka has embossed the amazing grungy heart stamp from our FOLLOW YOUR HEART set to create a stunning mixed media card…



    Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Follow Your Heart Stamp Set for a colourful Valentines Day Card.



    I love this set and for my card paired it with a background I made previously using a brayer and paints in my stash.



    I then used the Visible Image Ripples Stencil with texture paste and sprinkled WOW! Embossing powders from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’ set.


    valentine card | mixed media | stencil | heart stamp


    While My background dried, I stamped the heart from the ‘Follow Your Heart’ set and heat embossed it with the Punch embossing powder from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’.


    grungy heart stamp



    I then colored up the heart with Zig Clean Color Brush markers to highlight some of the images. I also used a black marker to trace around the word “Love.”



    I then fussy cut the heart and attached it to my background with foam tape. I then stamped and embossed the “love you” sentiment . Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


    heart stamp | mixed media card | stencil | texture | wow embossing powder | visible image


    Supplies

    WOW! Embossing – Clear Embossing Pad
    WOW Embossing – Halo Catherine Pooler
    WOW! Embossing – Trio Pick Me Up
    Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
    Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
    Strathmore – Bristol Smooth card
    Ranger Ink – Texture Paste
    COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black


    grungy heart stamp | visible image



    ripples circles stencil





    Woweee we are loving all this texture! Our heart stamp looks so gorgeous and your background is awesome! Thank you Ericka 

     

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    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Have I Told You Lately?

    Hello! We hope you had a nice weekend. We have lots of gorgeous inspiration coming your way this week, and there’s definitely love in the air with Valentine’s day approaching! Jane is here on the blog today sharing a gorgeous romantic card featuring our fabulous Always + Forever stencil and a love-ly sentiment…



    For my make today I decided to make a “Love” themed card. This design would work well not just for a Valentine card but for a card to send to someone you love.


    This is what I got up to;


    I sprayed a piece of A4 mixed media card  with cracked pistachio, fossilized amber, mowed lawn and candied apple distress stain sprays. When dry I cut it down to a 5 1/4″ square.





    I put the Always and Forever stencil in place and blended spiced marmalade distress ink through it give a golden glowing image.




    I then added a little more ink to the background.


    I stamped the book stamp from the Free your Imagination set once onto inky mop up card and again on plain white card. I cut out just the top of the book on the white book.



    I stamped some of the hearts from the Have I Told You set



    and then one of its lovely sentiments. For a finishing touch I added a little glitter overlay pen and Glossy accents to some of the hearts.





    Here is my finished card




    Supplies






    love | romance | sentiment stamps | anniversary | valentine | wedding



    rubber clear stamps | book | inky bird | feather | quill | free your imagination



    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    This is such a beautiful romantic card Jane! Fabulous ‘love story’ design with the book stamp. Thank you ♡



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    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Colour Outside The Lines

    Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fabulous vibrant card to brighten the day!



    ‘Creative people colour outside the lines’ …this is the motto of my card today. The saying is from the set “Brighten the World” from Visible Image. I also used the “Mindful Moments” stamp set with the great meditation stamps, and as an eye catcher I used the pattern from the “Ink Swirls” stencil.



    First, I stamped the meditating person on masking paper and cut it out. For this I used non-permanent adhesive labels. This tip I once got in a craft group and that works really great. I bought the labels in A4 and so you can cut quite great masks that adhere well enough to colour, but are also to be removed again without residue. Compared to other options they this is also a rather cheap one.




    I stuck the mask to my square background.


    Then I applied acrylic paints to my round Gelli Plate and put the stencil with the swirls over it. The I made the print on the white cardstock. You can see the result in the photo. I then left the mask still on the print and first made a border with yellow paint around the person and then outside the yellow shadow a line in pink. Then I pulled off the mask.


    I also coloured my text outside the lines with acrylic paints after stamping and then trimmed it to my liking. I attached it to my print with spacer pads, drew black lines on the edges and added liquid half pearls.





    Supplies




    Stamp pads: Ink on 3
    Staedtler Lumocolor M
    Dylusions Acrylic Paint: cherry pie, pure sunshine, lemon zest, bubblegum pink
    Enamel Accents Ranger black


    Stamps


    mindful moments | rubber | clear | stamp | exhale | namaste



    creative quote stamps


    Stencil


    ink swirls stencil





    This is such a striking card! The colours are so vibrant and your design interprets the sentiment perfectly!
    Thank you stempelfrida ♡



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    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Spreading Some Love and Kindness

    Hello there! Thanks for coming to check out today’s inspiration, we hope you are doing ok. Heather is here on the blog today, spreading some love and kindness with a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our ONE KIND WORD stamp set…



    One Kind Word. Says it all at the moment doesn’t it? Thankfully I have my art to turn to during these lockdowns, and wow what a saviour it has been.


    It seemed appropriate to make something a little more light hearted than maybe I’ve been feeling lately, and I have to admit I love the One Kind Word set. You can sneak quite a lot on that little piece of paper trapped in the typewriter, although this time I’ve gone for just one of the sentiments in the set.





    I’ve gone with a pink theme for this make, although I was originally toying with the idea of a blue/turquoise mix, but I had this old gelli plate background in my drawer (that I’ve been saving for ages and didn’t want to use) and picked the pink to go with it. The print is a mop up print (a print you do to ‘clean’ your plate of paint/ink) and I love the mop-ups usually more than the prints themselves. You get these crusty bits of old paint picked up and I just adore the texture it creates. Perfect!



    First thing I did was to create the heart. This is just a generic die-cut heart, approx 10cm across that I inked using Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. Having then attached the Strobes stencil over the top, I added Picked Raspberry oxide ink. However… it all then went a bit wrong. I was adding some beautiful Tattered Angels Glimmer Spray (Lovely Lilac) for a bit of shimmer and the bottle fell over and went everywhere.. Uh-oh!



    So rather than start again, I went with it as actually it looked lovely and heat dried it. The spray gave a really subtle lilac colour and where it had run, the mottled effect was quite pleasing (although I wouldn’t recommend tipping your inks everywhere).


    Once dried, I secured the Strobes stencil in place (again) and added the Picked Raspberry. To add to the overall love and kindness theme, I used the Words of Support stencil and just masked off the word ‘love’, adding it using Candied Apple oxide ink pad.



    The typewriter was really easy to do. Simply stamp in black and then heat emboss using clear powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment using a grey ink instead (VersaFine Claire Morning Mist).



    Once trimmed, I coloured the ‘paper’ in the typewriter using Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Ink pads (not oxides).



    With the type writer added to the heart using foam tape, I used the small hearts from the One Kind Word stamp set to float around the type writer and to add to the general theme. These were just heat embossed onto gold card and attached using teeny tiny foam squares.


    I then decided that ‘something’ was needed behind the heart to and so settled on my old favourite stencil, Strobes. Rather than just use modelling paste, I used Izink Ice as it’s translucent and is just fabulous! I applied a thin-ish layer of Freesia using a palette knife and then allowed to air dry.



    Once the Ice was dry, I added foam tape to the rear of the heart and to add extra texture (because that’s what I do) I then twisted some black cotton onto the tape to break up the background.



    The sentiment was heat embossed using gold powder onto a similar coloured scrap card I had and then matted onto gold card.



    With the card complete, I matted it onto the same gold card as the sentiment and then onto black card to make those colours ‘pop’!








    Supplies




    typewriter stamp | kindness sentiments | card making



    strobes stencil | rays | sunshine | sunlight



    words of support | stencil | kindness | mindfulness



    Catch you all again soon.


    Stay safe, do what we have too and don’t put loads of pressure on yourself.

    H xx




    Amazing card Heather! We love this design, the heart looks fabulous layered on top of the strobes stencil, and your gelli print is awesome! The touches of gold look wonderful with the pink tones. Thank you ♡

     

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    We will be back with more fabulous inspiration here on the blog later today… we have so much inspiration to share to keep you feeling inspired and creative!



    Sending our best wishes to you all, and we hope you have a good day. Most of all… just be kind to yourself.

    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    TIME | make every moment count

    Hello! We are back with another dose of awesome inspiration today! Ericka has teamed up our SOMEWHERE IN TIME SET with our SQUARE ROUTE STENCIL to create a fantastic card…



    Happy Thursday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Somewhere in Time set along with my gel plate and the Visible Image Square Route stencil.



    I started by making the background using my gel press and brayer with acrylic inks in my stash. I used a variety of yellow colors first. I used the Square Route stencil on another pull and then pressed the stencil onto my paper.



    I then used the number stamp and gears in the set and stamped them around my page.



    I used white ink and stamped the background for the watch and then stamped the watch image on top in black Versafine ink. I clear heat embossed the image to help it pop from my busy background.



    I cut my panel down to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to the black card base. I then used the included sentiments on black cardstock and white heat embossed them.



    I added the sentiments to my card with foam tape to pop them up.


    I love this great set and the sentiments included.


    Time themed card | smashed clock stamp



    Supplies


    time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | numbers



    squares stencil | entwined



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




    This is brilliant! We love the look of the ink splat stamp in white behind the smashed clock and those citrus colours are gorgeous! Thank you Ericka 

     

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    We will be back tomorrow with more awesome inspiration to keep your mojo flowing during these ongoing difficult times.



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    We Rise By Lifting Others

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today, we hope you are doing ok. Judy is here to inspire you today with an amazing card featuring our stunning phoenix stamp on a wonderful background..



    Today I am super excited to share my card here created with the Visible Image PHOENIX RISING stamp set. I absolutely love the images and accompanying sentiments.


    Take a peek:


    phoenix stamp | handmade card | we rise by lifting others


    I had this background piece still on my desk from an earlier project. I made it with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I ADORE these powders. Think Brushos with an incredible amount of shine. I used Atlantis Burst and Golden Sparkler.


    I stamped the Phoenix in VersaMark ink, and then embossed with WOW! Primary Ebony Embossing Powder. I did dip his tail in a hybrid mixture I made from several powders that the ashes are also embossed with. I liked the “coming from the ashes” in one ethereal look, and then bursting upward with a solid new look. The sentiment is also embossed in black. I love how it turned out!


    phoenix stamp | handmade card | we rise by lifting others | nuvo | Visible Image



    Supplies


    phoenix stamp | flames | we rise by lifting others



    Tonic ATLANTIS BURST Nuvo Shimmer Powder
    Tonic GOLDEN SPARKLER Nuvo Shimmer Powder
    Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSSING INK
    WOW Embossing Powder PRIMARY EBONY



    Thanks for stopping by today!




    This is spectacular! The Nuvo shimmer powders look stunning with our phoenix stamp, and the embossed flames look awesome! Thank you Judy 



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    Thanks again for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back soon with more wonderful inspiration from our amazing Design Team soon!


    Stay well.

    Helen & Mark xx


    Ballerina Stamp | Ballet Card

    Hi! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you today. Sharon Traynor has inked up our gorgeous ballerina stamp to create a beautiful vibrant card…



    Hello everyone. I’m here with my latest card created with Visible Image stamps today.


    ballerina card | ballet stamp | believe sentiment | Visible Image



    This card was made as inspiration for the ‘Hope and Colour’ challenge running in the Facebook group at the moment. It’s a card that would give hope to any would-be dancer.



    This is how I made it:


    Wet a panel of water colour card and add drops of distress ink re-inker. To help the ink move use a dabbing motion with some paper towel or spritz with more water.  Dry with a low setting on a heat tool.



    To deepen the colours you can use distress ink pads and blending brushes. Spritz the panel more whilst drying it with a heat tool.



    I didn’t think things through properly, so I created two panels. The more thrifty of you will create one large panel and use a rectangular die to cut out the central portion.

    The cut out part won’t show on the final card because you will be mounting the smaller part over the gap.



    Stamp the ‘crackle’ on the larger panel with both distress ink and gold ink. If you don’t have gold ink you could use gold embossing powder (but make sure the base colours are totally dry first).



    Wait for the gold ink to dry, then stamp the stars in clear ink and heat emboss with a white powder.


    Water colour card has a bumpy texture, so place the small panel into a stamping platform and stamp & re-stamp the image (and sentiment) a couple of times, with clear ink, to get the best result. Heat emboss with a black embossing powder.




    To finalise the card, doodle around the inked part of the small panel with a white pen and back it onto black card. Attach the larger panel to a card blank, then add the smaller panel, raising it up on fun foam or 3d foam pads.



    Supplies




    ballerina stamp | dance | ballet | card making



    Unicorn stamp | anything is possible if you believe | magical | card making



    accessory stamps | cat | tree | leaves | cracks | flowers


    Other Supplies


    Distress Re-inkers and Distress Ink Pads: in twisted citron, picked raspberry and mustard seed
    Encore ultimate gold metallic ink pad
    WOW! opaque bright white and primary ebony embossing powders
    Versamark clear ink
    White opaque pen
    Watercolour card
    Water spritzer
    Black card
    Fun foam
    Card blank



    Thanks for taking a peek at this card today.


    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    Thank you Sharon! Your card is so gorgeous, and perfect for anyone who is missing their dance lessons or watching performances at the moment ♡



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    Take care and stay safe.

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Forever Love | Grungy Rose Stamp

    Hi! We are back with another gorgeous project to inspire you today! Lynda Hall has created a stunning mixed media card with our FOREVER LOVE set which includes a gorgeous grungy rose stamp, barbed wire and complementary elements…



    It’s my turn to share a little Visible Inspiration today and with January drawing to a close, my thoughts have turned to cards for Valentines Day. The recently released ‘Forever Love’ set is perfect for such an occasion.


    handmade valentine card | stamping | grungy rose | forever love


    I began with a gelli print that I had previously created with the ‘Meshing Around’ stencil. A great start for some lovely texture.



    I defined the circular edge to the stencil with a light application of Distress ink to add another layer.



    I added some stamping with the script stamp from the ‘Scripted Streets’ stamp set, than stamped and embossed the large rose and border stamps with my stamping platform, which enabled me to line them up perfectly, then added the sentiment.



    I stamped and coloured the large and small roses and fussy cut out.



    Using 3d glue gel I layered them up, and added highlights with a white pen.



    To finish I coloured the skulls in white, and added some black and white splatters of watered down acrylic paint.


    handmade valentine card | grungy rose stamp | forever love sentiment



    Supplies




    circle mesh stencil



    script stamp | map | streets



    Forever Love | Grungy Rose Stamp | Barbed Wire | Visible Image



    There is currently a Hope and Colour challenge running over on the Visible Image Facebook group, with a chance to win a coupons to spend on the website so why not pop across and play along. It’s always so lovely to see what people create with Visible Image stamps and stencils!




    Wowee this is amazing Lynda! We love the gorgeous pink and purple tones, and the layered roses look fabulous against your wonderful background!
    Thank you Lynda ♡



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    Make Someone Smile | Happy Card

    Hello! We hope your week has started well. We have lots of gorgeous inspiration coming your way over the next few days which will hopefully lift your spirits. Ali Carubia has inked up our HAPPY DAY stamp set which includes some quirky flowers and a fabulous rainbow stamp to make a colourful happy card…


    It might be cold and grey outside but I have some Visible Image positivity and colour to brighten up your day.

    I’ve used the Happy Day stamp set to create this little happy flower card. I’ve used Zig Clean colour watercolour pens but you could use anything to colour, just switch out the Versafine Clair ink pad for a Momento ink pad to stamp with if you are going to use alcohol markers.



    Cut a piece of white A4 stamping card in half, score and fold one of the pieces into an A6 card.

    Cut down the second piece down to about 3 3/8″ x 5 1/8″.



    Fix this card to your mat using a little masking tape, then stamp the rainbow in the top left using black versafine clair ink.



    Stamp the flower heads across the middle of the card at different level



    Scribble a little colour from your pens onto your mat then use a damp brush to colour in the images.



    Use a black fine liner to draw stems and leaves onto the lower flower heads.

    Doodle a different shape leaf for the different flowers.



    Draw in the stems and leaves for the remaining flowers, being careful not to draw over the leaves of the front flowers.

    Colour the leaves in green.



    Stamp “Smile” in black versafine clair onto scrap white card.

    Then colour in rainbow shades and cut it out.



    Mount the coloured cards onto black card with a border of approx 1/16″ for the smile and 3/16″ for the larger piece.

    Glue the large piece flat onto your A6 card blank and the sentiment raised up with double sided foam tape.


    Your card will look a bit like this, your final task is to pick which friend you are going to send this colourful smile to and brighten their day.


    happy card | flowers | rainbow | stamps | visible image



    Supplies



    Visible Image Stamps – Happy Day
    Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Pens
    Paint Brush
    masking tape
    Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad
    Black Fine liner pen gel pen
    White stamping card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
    A6 white card blank
    double sided tape or pva
    3d foam pads


    face stamp | happy day | rainbow | flowers | smile



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

    Ali xxx




    Gorgeous card Ali and it really does make us smile! Thank you for your fantastic tutorial too 



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    There’s a few more days to enter our HOPE AND COLOUR CHALLENGE over in our Facebook group, so get your entry in to be in with a chance of winning a £40 coupon, or a runner up prize of a £25 coupon! We are sure it will lift your spirits to make something bright and cheerful too!


    You can still use our HOPE2021 coupon code for 20% OFF everything until January 31st in our Shop!


    We will be back soon with more fabulous inspiration from the team.


    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


    Hope & Love | Uplifting Card

    Hi there! We have Jane here on the blog to inspire you today with a beautiful uplifting card entitled ‘Hope and Love’ featuring our Love is Love face stamps with our HOPE definition stamp…


    Good Afternoon and happy new year. I am back today with my first design team post of 2021 for Visible Image.

    We have a challenge running over in our customer Facebook group called “Hope and Colour ” where we would like you to use inspiring words and bright colours. It would be great to see you join us, all the details are at the bottom of this post. There is a whopping £40 coupon prize for 1st place and 2 runner up prizes of £25 coupons. All winners are drawn randomly so everyone has a chance to win, and you can enter as many times as  you like!

    For some inspiration for the challenge I decided to work with these 3 awesome, and very relevant for 2021, stamp sets.


    Love is Love


    face stamps | love is love




    butterfly | dragonfly | rubber stamps | line drawings



    and the hope sentiment from the Equality Hope and Love set.


    Equality Hope Love | Sentiment Stamps | Definitions



    This is what I got up to ;


    I made a very simple Brushos background using rose red sprinkled some onto watercolour card which I had wetted first with my distress sprayer. Once dry I stamped the sentiment in place.



    I then stamped in black Archival and clear embossed the insects from Summer Wings onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks. I fussy cut them out.



    I stamped in black and clear embossed the left handed face from Love is Love onto a piece of inky mop up card and cut it out.



    I coloured in a few of the elements with watercolour pens, adding glossy accent to some of the circles. I then put everything together.


    Here is my finished card


    Hope & Love | Uplifting card | Face Stamp



    with a couple of close ups





    and one final shot



    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    This is a perfect card for these current times, and reminds us that spring isn’t too far away now. We love the delicate touches of brusho paints in your background, and the acetate butterflies and face look fabulous! Thank you  ♡



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    We’ll be back tomorrow with more awesome Design Team inspiration!


    Stay safe. Stay creative.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    How Fragile We Are | Canvas

    Hello and Happy weekend! We have Heather here on the blog today with an amazing mixed media canvas featuring lots of our stamps and stencils with our ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment stamp…


    Hello to you all and a very happy new year to all of you. I’m back with some new Visible Image inspiration for you and I’m hoping to ‘up my game’ a bit this year and push myself into new directions.


    My first make for 2021 is this 8×6″ canvas using Shining Bright, Glimmer of Light and How Fragile for the main focal images of the piece.


    how fragile we are | moth stamp | lightbulb | mixed media canvas


    I’ve been having a bit of a clear out in my craft room of late. I gave a huge amount of paper pads away to some neighbours and in my clearing up I found some half used canvases of which this is one.



    Before I gave it a couple of coats of gesso, the canvas was a pale blue with various stamped images, it even has some tissue paper strips down one side but none of the bothers me as I love a bit of texture!


    Once I’d gesso’d it (gesso is a primer so is a good base for most surfaces) I clear embossed Fibonacci in a couple of random places so that once I added ink, the image would come through and give some white texture in the background.



    I used Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Rustic Wilderness and Evergreen Bough) for this make as I love their matt and almost chalky finish and just dabbed them on using the tiny straw in the bottle and brushed them on. I did go over them using blender brushes just to neaten the surface slightly before adding crackle paste with the fabulous Count Me In stencil.
     


    While the crackle pastes dries I began on the little circle (5″ in diameter) and this is just to break up the rectangle really, to add more interest and somewhere to focus the images. I’ve used Organics to continue the crackle theme that I’ll be using on the main bulb. Having stamped it using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist, I used a clear embossing powder to add a bit of sheen and to protect the stamping as I wanted to add Distress Oxide inks over the top.
     

    HOPE | Phoenix Stamp

    Hello! We hope your week is going ok. It’s been a busy one here behind the scenes as we continue working on our new studio, and of course shipping all the orders placed this week. We have some wonderful inspiration for you today from Stempelfrida, featuring our Phoenix stamp with the oh so relevant HOPE sentiment on a really striking card…


    I would like to send you a lot of hope for the new year. Something that you must never lose. There is always a way and so we will be happy again. You can see this hope in my card, as it rises with the phoenix and carries warming power. In mythology, the Phoenix burns and rises again from its ashes.


    phoenix card | hope | handmade | stamping
     
     
    The trick with my card is to use a stamping platform. With that tool you can impress a stamp over and over again in the same position. This way you can achieve great effects. I stamped with Versamark each time here. I use it exclusively when I want to emboss. It is just perfect. I embossed the first layer in white. Then I left the stamp on the platform, wiped it off again and applied Versamark in the lower areas and stamped it off again. I embossed these areas with a yellow powder. I continued like this and dabbed smaller and smaller areas at the bottom with Versamark and used the colors orange and red one after the other.


    phoenix stamp | embossing


    For the flames under the bird I used a black embossing powder, but you can also use a colourless one. I have preferred black, because mine has a very fine grain and so the details are well visible.
     


    I used black embossing powder for the word hope also. This way it looks as if it was left blank.


     

    Supplies
     

    Phoenix Stamp | embossing powder | stamping | handmade card

     



    Phoenix stamp | flames | hope sentiment

     






    Your card design is amazing! The flames look gorgeous in black and the phoenix looks awesome!
    Thank you stempelfrida ♡



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    Make sure you show us what you have been creating with our products by uploading them to the Facebook group for your chance to win a random prize each month! And tag us on instagram@visibleimagestamps for the chance to feature on our story!



    Our first challenge of 2021 kicks off today in our Facebook group with some great prizes!


    Make sure you LIKE AND FOLLOW our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel as we have exciting things coming soon…



    We also have a 20% discount code for our direct customers this week…
    enter HOPE2021 at the checkout for 20% OFF everything!


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


    Stay safe.

    Helen & Mark xx


     
     

     

    Sunshine Stamp | Colourful Card

    Hello! We hope you are doing ok. Our Design Team are back from their break and are really excited to start inspiring you this year. We are kicking off with a gorgeously colourful card from Ericka featuring the inspiring sentiment and sunshine stamp from our RISE AND SHINE set…



    Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with some Visible Image and making a bright card during our cold winter weather.



    I love this Rise and Shine set along with the gorgeous sun. I started out with a background I had made previously using paint and applying it to the paper with a brayer. I stamped the sun with and heat embossed it with WOW! Sunflower yellow. I then used Color Bursts to give my sun a varied color.




    I then used a stamp from Phoenix Rising to make some clouds and embossed them in WOW! Midnight to give them a blue sparkle.




    I also added some of the circles in the Rise and Shine set around my background for additional texture.




    I then fussy cut my sun out and attached it with foam tape. I added the sentiment in Versafine ink and clear embossed it. I also added a little white gel pen around the shining to help pop it up.


     

    Supplies


    sunshine stamp | celestial | inspiring sentiment | Visible Image



    phoenix stamp | hope | flames | rise by lifting others quote



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




    Well this has well and truly brightened our day Ericka! Our sunshine stamp looks fabulous and your background is awesome! We love how you used the phoenix flame stamps for clouds.. brilliant! Thank you 



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    Our first challenge of 2021 kicks off later this week in our Facebook group with some great prizes!


    Make sure you LIKE AND FOLLOW our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel as we have exciting things coming soon…


    We also have a 20% discount code for our direct customers this week…
    enter HOPE2021 at the checkout for 20% OFF!


    We will be back soon with more awesome inspiration to keep your mojo flowing during these continuing difficult times.


    Stay safe, stay well.

    Helen & Mark xx


    Merry Christmas from Visible Image!

    Hi there! We are closing up early for a much needed break over the festive period. We are really looking forward to relaxing, unwinding and recharging ready for some exciting new things in 2021!


    We want to say a HUGE thank you to our wonderful Design Team who have been inspiring you all year with their amazing cards and projects.


    Here are some of their gorgeous Christmas cards to get us all feeling festive!



    christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline | handmade card




    christmas icons stencil | baubles | handmade christmas card




    santa stamp | boot prints stencil | handmade card




    christmas tree stamp | contemporary | handmade card




    holly stamp | grunge | handmade Christmas card




    boot prints stencil | christmas stamp | handmade card




    scribbled star stamp | shaker card




    angel stamp | embossing | handmade Christmas card




    snowflake stamp | handmade Christmas card




    peace love hope stamp | bauble | handmade Christmas card




    handmade christmas card | tags | tree stamp | boot prints stencil



    We know Christmas is going to be very different for many of us this year, but we hope you will enjoy some ‘time out’, good food, and spending time with some of your family and loved ones. 


    Here’s hoping for a much brighter, happier year ahead for us all.

    We look forward to bringing you awesome new designs in 2021!


    Stay safe and well.

    Merry Christmas!

    Much love.

    Helen and Mark xx


     

    Santa Is On His Way!

    Hello! We are on the final count down to Christmas now with just a week until Christmas Eve. Lynda Hall is here with an awesome new Christmas card featuring our Santa stamp and Boot Prints stencil..



    Christmas is almost upon us and this is my last official Visible Image post for the year. And what a year it has been! I think we are all ready for a rest and some good cheer, and who better to bring it than Santa Claus himself, and so he had to feature today.


    santa stamp | boot prints stencil | snow | handmade Christmas card


    I started the card by smooshing and spritzing some distress oxides on mixed media card.



    I then used Luna Paste through the Boot Prints stencil. Sooooo sparkly!!!



    I stamped a few snowflakes from the Snowman Jack set once the paste was dry,  and the ‘HO’ from the Santa Claus set then set to work creating a snowy effect around the prints.



    I use Get Crackled from Pretty Gets Gritty and Pinflair Gellitex for added sparkle, and adhered some Polyballs from Artful Days into it for added texture.



    While that dried, I stamped and coloured Santa with Copic markers and embossed the sentiment.



    I assembled with 3d glue gel to add more dimension and mat and layered onto mirror card to finish off.


    handmade christmas card | santa stamp | boot prints | snow



    Supplies


    santa claus stamp | chimney | boot prints | christmas



    snowman stamp | penguin | baby it's cold | christmas



    classic christmas sentiment stamps



    boot prints stencil | Christmas | Santa | Gardening



    I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas, however you choose to celebrate it. I will be back with fresh inspiration for Visible Image in the New Year.


    Merry Christmas!




    This card is awesome! The snowy texture is incredible! Santa and the boot prints look so cool.
    Thank you Lynda ♡

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




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    We will be back later today with more wonderful festive inspiration from our amazing team as we post for the final time in 2020  ♡


    Stay safe.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Iconic Christmas Stencil | Handmade Card

    Hello! We are starting to feel festive here and we have some wonderful Christmas inspiration to share with you here on the blog. Heather Mitchell is here today with a gorgeous card created with our very popular Iconic Christmas stencil..


    Well hello and welcome to Christmas! The Christmas scent is wafting through the house, the majority of my Christmas shopping is done (mainly all online this year like everyone) so I felt it was only right I shared a Visible Image Christmas card!


    christmas card | stencil | stamps | pink | Visible Image


    I know pink isn’t you’re typical Christmas colour but I love this for the background… it really ‘pings’ and I really want to remake this card for my daughter who is a very pink girl – if you get me!


    The background is made using Distress Oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple) and I’ve used them as watercolours so smooshing them onto a glass mat, giving the card a wash of water before adding the colour so you get a fabulous watery look. You could also use the Distress Spray Stains for this, use whatever is at hand.



    Once dry, I’ve used the Christmas Eve stencil and Tonic Nuvo’s Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to make this gorgeous sentiment. Once dry (about an hour I find) I’ve added some Candied Apple Distress Oxide. I used an ink pad as before but again, you could use spray and apply using a paint brush around the wording. I’ve outlined the gold sentiment using a Derwent Intense pencil to really help it ‘pop’.


    The bauble strings have been heat embossed onto the background using Wow’s Black Onyx powder and a little shadow added using a Comic marker.



    I love using text on backgrounds and I like them slightly distressed, not fully stamped so you get a bit of texture. Here I’ve taken the Christmas Backgrounds stamp set (which is brilliant!) with Versafine Clair’s Charming Pink ink pad and then heat embossed using Wow’s clear embossing powder, which gives a nice sheen to the text.



    The beautiful baubles were made using watercolour card and I’ve drawn around the baubles and cut from the card. I wanted a distressed look to the baubles so scrubbed up the edges before adding the individual decoration. Once decorated, I’ve used the Freestyle Tool from Wow Embossing to scribble around the circles (and around the card itself) and add a beautiful gold colour. The baubles have then been added using some foam tape so you get a little dimension. To finish, I’ve matted the card onto black card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.



    Supplies


    christmas stencil | background stamp | Visible Image



    christmas words background stamp



    christmas icons stencil | tree | star | bauble



    christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline



    A really bright, modern card from me today but there are so many more over in the Visible Image Facebook group and on instagram too. Lots of inspiration to be found on Pinterest as well, so do pop over there and lose a couple of hours!



    Stay safe everyone.

    H xx




    We absolutely love this card Heather! Non traditional Christmas colours are awesome and the texture is wonderful. Thank you ♡

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

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    We will be sharing more fabulous Christmas inspiration from our amazing team over the coming week before we take a much needed break for some family time, movies and festive food!


    Sending our best wishes to you all.

    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    NEW Midnight Sky Stamp Set

    Hello! We want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who has ordered our new stamps! We are overwhelmed by how loved they are and it means the world to us. We are back to sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration on the blog from today and have lots of inspiration coming your way! First up we have stempelfrida with a beautiful card featuring our MIDNIGHT SKY set which includes our wonderful man in the moon stamp and some gorgeous sentiments…


    This saying here becomes so true again especially in our days currently: “No matter where we are, we all gaze at the same moon”.


    man in moon stamp | card | alcohol inks sky


    My sky is a collage of blue toned alcohol inks.




    As a basis for my moon and the stars I glued a layer of gold leaf to a white piece of cardstock with glue spray. When it was all dried well I stamped the motives onto it with Versamark. I embossed them with a shiny fine embossing powder. Then I fussy cut the motives, covered them with Versamark and embossed the surface with transparent embossing poder.


    I added the motives with distance pads to my sky. The gold spitz is made with Bronze powder and a brush. I also used the bronze powder on the lower part of the sentiment.




    Supplies


    main in moon stamp | midnight sky stamp set | visible image


    Stamps: Visible Image Midnight Sky


    midnight sky stamp set | man in moon | stars | celestial stamps


    Stamp pads: Versamark; Ink on 3
    Embossing powder: Rayher transparent; Moon Glow Midnight Obsession / Emerald
    Alcohol Ink: Ranger aqua, sailboat blue, indigo
    Gold leaf
    Bronze powder







    This is so beautiful! The alcohol inks are stunning, so atmospheric for the moon.
    Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

     

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


    Stay safe.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    NEW Rise and Shine Stamp Set

    Hi! We hope you are doing ok and staying safe. It’s been crazy here leading up to the release of our NEW stamps tomorrow, so apologies for neglecting our blog. We are back to resume sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration though! Lots coming up over the coming days. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a stunning card featuring our RISE AND SHINE stamp set which includes the fabulous sunshine stamp and inspiring sentiment…


    Hello

    I am delighted to share my first make with one of the brand new stamp sets.

    I found it hard to choose which of my samples I have made to share first. I thought we could all do with some sunshine as here in England as we are in a month long lockdown again and decided my sample made with this set was perfect.


    Meet the fabulous Rise and Shine Stamp Set. I adore anthropomorphic imagery.

    sunshine stamp | visible image | rise and shine set

    (To give you a heads up there is a wonderful Man in the Moon in their new Midnight Sky set too.I have wanted Mark, aka Mr Visible Image to design a Man in the moon stamp for years and I am thrilled he has. My next sample I share in 2 weeks will be using that set).



    So back to the sun. It was certainly shining last week as I took my daily walks. The colours of autumn this year are quite breathtaking and a little sunshine added in just makes my heart sing.


    I also have a ceramic sun which sits on the wall of my studio. I bought this on holiday in Sicily and I really do treasure it.


    Here is a close up



    So fired up with these colours and ideas I grabbed some Yupo paper and made a sunshine packed background using alcohol inks.  I just dripped the inks onto the paper and used a blower to move the inks around.



    I used all the hot yellows, oranges and a little flamingo ink.
    I then turned the background sideways. I stamped the large sunshine and 2 small onto some yellow inky mop up card and cut them out.



    I added some of my favourite distress colour, crackling campfire to the rays to add some colour and interest to the yellow.


    The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of card which I then cut into a cloud shape. I also cut 2 more cloud shapes out of white card.


    I then put my design together.


    Here it is..


    sunshine stamp | handmade card | alcohol inks | stamping


    with some close ups






    and one last shot…

    sunshine stamp | alcohol inks | yupo paper

     

    Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope my sunny card brought a ray of sunshine into your day.
    Stay safe.


    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    This is such a fabulous card Jane, your alcohol ink background is just perfect and we love the sentiment stamped onto a cloud. Thank you  ♡

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

     

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    We are so excited to release our new stamps tomorrow!


    Visible Image New Stamps Release | November 2020



    Also available from our wonderful stockists Worldwide!



    We are launching these stamps on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 12:00 + 12:45
    be sure to set your TV to record BOTH SHOWS to ensure you don’t miss anything!

    Hope you can tune in to watch Mark’s demos!

    SHOW TIMES BROADCAST TO THE UK 🇬🇧 12:00 PM & 12:45 PM GMT
    Sky 683 | Freeview 95 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 | Apple TV | Amazon Fire

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    Dish 221 | Roku | Apple TV | Amazon Fire

    And of course you can watch online at www.createandcraft.com 😍



    We will be showcasing the incredible Design Team samples on Facebook LIVE tonight at 19:00 GMT 🇬🇧


    Keep your eyes on our socials for more gorgeous inspiration from our awesome Design Team!


    Stay safe.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    NEW Phoenix Rising Stamp Set

    Hello! We hope you are keeping safe and well. We are so excited to start sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration created with our NEW STAMPS! Up first we have Heather Mitchell with an incredible mixed media card showcasing our PHOENIX RISING STAMP SET…

    Hey everyone…

    Hope you’re all well and good?! I’m just going to ignore everything going on in the world right now and just concentrate on the latest release of stamps from Visible Image! There’s six in all and today I am sharing my make using the gorgeous Phoenix Rising stamp set.



    phoenix stamp | visible image | mixed media card


    I love the grungy look of this set and look forward to exploring and experimenting more with it to make something not so obvious, if you get me, something away from the fire and hot colours… I’m just not sure what yet!

    This set has one main stamp, the Phoenix, and then two fabulously abstract stamps which I’ve used as flames on this make. You also get two sentiments ‘Hope’ and ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ which couldn’t be anymore poignant at present.



    The background was made using Distress Oxide Sprays (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple) and I’ve made it so the lighter colours are in the middle. I’ve just sprayed them and spritzed on water to allow them to drip a bit.

    I’ve mopped up the left over spray on my mat using some watercolour card and left this to dry. I would be using this later to stamp the Phoenix on as the main focal point.


    With the background now dry, I’ve used my go-to stencil from Visible Image, Strobes, and a product which is new to me; Izink Ice in Melted Butter. The Ice is a translucent gel/paint and for me it’s just perfect as you can see layers underneath the more you use it.



    You can heat dry the Ice which is perfect for me as I’m super impatient the it comes to waiting for things to dry and I actually quite enjoy watching paint dry with a heat tool.


    The fabulous Phoenix on the card was stamped onto that mopped up card I’d saved and stamped using Versafine Clair ink pads (Cheerful, Summertime and Tulip Red). It’s then heat embossed using WOW’s Clear Embossing Powder. I’ve repeated this 3 times in total to get a good depth on the Phoenix.




    I used the same method of stamping and heat embossing (using the same colours) to create a tinted fire like layer at the bottom of the card. The great thing about using a glossy clear embossing powder is the amazing glaze it gives you!



    After edging the card with black ink, I’ve added the sentiment which has been stamped on the off-cut of card I used for the Phoenix itself and also edged it in black. To really make those colours ‘POP’ I’ve matted the card onto black card stock and then onto a 7×7″ card blank.



    Tutorial video




    There’s not a lot of content on my NEW YouTube channel at present, but over time will fill up nicely so if you fancy subscribing, you’d be very welcome!



    Supplies


    phoenix card | handmade | stamp



    phoenix rising stamp | visible image




    phoenix rising stamp | mixed media card | rays stencil



    That’s all from me today. Lots of inspiration using the new stamp sets over on instagram and the Visible Image Facebook group so do check those out. If you’re on Pinterest, there are LOADS of images to mooch through an again ideas and inspiration from so do take a peek!

    Look after yourselves! H xx




    Wow what a way to showcase a new stamp set! The colours, texture and glaze are stunning! Thank you Heather for this amazing sample and great video tutorial ♡

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


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    All our NEW STAMPS are available to pre-order now!


    We will be sharing more awesome inspiration from our amazing team over the coming days! Keep your eye on our socials too and our daily stories!


    Sending our best wishes to you all.

    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Life Is A Journey | Handmade Card

    Hello! Today’s the day we are back on Create and Craft TV for a double length mixed media show with Mark! (More details below!). Today’s inspiration is one of the gorgeous show samples created by Ali Carubia, featuring our fabulous BREAK FREE stamp set with our TIME TUNNEL stencil…


    Happy Tuesday!


    I’m sharing a card made for today’s TV show! It’s perfect for Autumn, with bonfire coloured daisies and a Catherine wheel inspired background – things I remember from years gone by.

    daisy stamp | spiral stencil | monochromatic card | handmade | stamping



    Tutorial

    Spray the back of the Time Tunnel stencil with stencil spray and leave to dry for a few minutes.

    Cut a piece of white card to just over 6″ x 6″ and stick the stencil on firmly.

    Pour a little black gesso onto a saucer or an old foil tray – away from your craft mat (as it gets everywhere!).


    Load up your stencil brush with a little black gesso and apply to card in a upright pouncing motion, so the paint doesn’t slip under the stencil. Go over any white bits you have missed.


    Peel the stencil away from the card, the centre bits are quite delicate so you may need to rotate your card and peel away in sections.

    Put your stencil in some water!

    Create a colourful background using the the yellow, orange and red distress oxide inks.

    Squish some ink onto your craft mat and spritz with water, pick it up on some white card and dry with a heat gun.


    Take the Visible Image Break Free stamp set and stamp the flower head onto your coloured card with black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

    You will need 4 flower heads for this card.


    Stamp and clear heat emboss 2 vases and 4 flower stems onto scraps of white card.

    Cut these all out – I left a border around the flower heads and vases but cut the stems very close to the embossed lines.

    Snip between the petals so you can manipulate them later.

    Trim any mucky edges off your black and white spiral card and fix it onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 1/4″ around, and then onto a white 7″ x 7″ card blank.

    Colour the 4 flower stems with green and a little orange oxide ink.



    Snip out the inside of one of the vases leaving the water line in place.


    Colour both of the vases with a little pale blue ink for the water and light grey alcohol pen on the glass.

    Glue the complete vase to the bottom right hand side then glue the stems. Don’t worry too much about what the top of the vase looks like as that will be covered by a flower head.Fix the second snipped vase over the first with pva glue, so that the stems are trapped underneath the water line.

    Add a shadow to the bottom of the vase using your grey alcohol pen, to ground it to the card.



    Use a white gel pen to add some highlights on the petals.

    Shape the flowers using a ball tool and the palm of your hand/foam mat to give them a bit of dimension, curl a few of the petals forwards, away from the rest before attaching the four flower heads to your card using 3d glue gel.


    Apply some Star Dust stickles to the centre of the flowers.


    Stamp the ‘Life is a Journey’ sentiment from the Just be Happy set with black versafine ink onto white card, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

    Matt this onto black card with about 1/8″ border

    Attach the sentiment to the bottom left hand side of your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.


    Stand back and admire your finished work!



    Here is my completed card 😎


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    I am really happy with this one!



    Supplies





    Daisy Stamp | Vase | Smashed | Break Free Stamp Set | Visible Image



    just be happy | listen to your heart | life is a journey | sentiment stamps



    time spiral stencil


    • Stencil Spray (Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray)
    • Distress Oxide Inks – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Broken China, Mowed Lawn
    • Versafine Onyx black pad
    • Clear Embossing Powder
    • White gel pen
    • Light Grey Alcohol pen
    • Star Light Stickles
    • Black gesso
    • Stencil Brush
    • Heat gun
    • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
    • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
    • double sided tape or pva
    • 3D glue gel


    I hope you have enjoyed this project.


    Thanks for stopping by today,

    Ali xxx




    Awesome card Ali! Loving your bonfire coloured daisies against the striking monochrome background! Great choice of sentiment and another brilliant tutorial.. thank you Ali 

    You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

     

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    We hope you can tune in to watch Mark’s demos today… be sure to set your TV to record BOTH SHOWS (even though they are back to back) to ensure you don’t miss anything!

    SHOW TIMES BROADCAST TO THE UK 🇬🇧 12:00 PM & 12:45 PM GMT
    Sky 683 | Freeview 95 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 | Apple TV | Amazon Fire

    SHOW TIMES BROADCAST TO THE USA 🇺🇸 08:00 AM  & 08:45 AM (ET)
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    And of course you can watch online at www.createandcraft.com 😍



    We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration!


    We hope you stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Create Your Imagination | Eye Stencil

    Hi there! Today’s inspiration from Jane Tyrrell features some of the stamps and stencils on our Create and Craft TV shows tomorrow! (More details below).  Jane’s striking card was created with our gorgeous EYE CONTACT stencil, the moth and lightbulb stamps from our GLIMMER OF LIGHT set with a fantastic sentiment stamp…



    Good Evening

    I am here with my latest Visible Image design team make. Mark aka Mr Visible Image will be appearing on your TV screens again TOMORROW (Tuesday 27 October) at midday on Create and Craft. It is a longer 1 1/2 hour show and he will be sharing some awesome demos plus samples from myself and my teamies.


    3 of the products on the show are the amazing Eye contact stencil

    eye contact stencil | visible image

    moth stamp | lightbulb | visible image


    and the brilliant Just Be Happy stamp set


    inspiring sentiment stamps | quotes | just be happy



    I decided to make a canvas with them for my show sample.


    This is what I got up to;
    Using Versafine Onyx ink and an stencil brush I stenciled the eye onto white smooth card and then clear embossed it. I then stamped all the other elements of the design as well. I didn’t worry about masking the corner of the eye where the small light bulb went as I would be adding a cut out bulb when finished.





    Using Zig watercolour pens I coloured all the moths



    I added a little shimmer with a glitter pen to the wings



    I stamped out several of the light bulbs and clear embossed. I coloured the element and then added glossy accents. Here they are wet, they go transparent when dry and I then cut them out



    I coloured the pupil of the eye in rainbow glitter pens and again added Glossy accents. I then left everything to dry



    I then put my design together.


    Here it is..


     moth stamp | eye stencil



    with a close up


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    and one final shot..


    eye stencil | moth stamp | cas card | visible image



    Thanks so much for stopping by today.


    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    Wow what an absolute stunner! Our eye stencil looks fabulous and we are loving it with the moth stamps! Perfect sentiment too.. you really have created your imagination! Thank you Jane ♡

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

     

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    We hope you can tune in to watch Mark’s demos tomorrow… be sure to set your TV to record BOTH SHOWS (even though they are back to back) to ensure you don’t miss anything!

    SHOW TIMES BROADCAST TO THE UK 🇬🇧 12:00 PM & 12:45 PM GMT
    Sky 683 | Freeview 95 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 | Apple TV | Amazon Fire

    SHOW TIMES BROADCAST TO THE USA 🇺🇸 08:00 AM  & 08:45 AM (ET)
    Dish 221 | Roku | Apple TV | Amazon Fire

    And of course you can watch online at www.createandcraft.com 😍



    We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful show samples from our awesome Design Team! Keep your eyes on our socials too!


    Stay safe!

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

    Hello and Happy Friday! Lynda Hall is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the moth stamp and inspiring sentiment from our GLIMMER OF LIGHT set, and our STROBES stencil…


    It’s my Visible Image sharing day, and today I am featuring a rather dramatic card using the Glimmer of Light stamp set, along with the Strobes stencil. With the current Covid situation there are certainly some dark moments for many of us, and I think the sentiment on this is definitely one to remember. Things will get better if we all just hang on in there.


    moth stamp | mixed media card



    I began with a base piece of card with distress oxide spray inks in orange and yellows. I taped the Strobes stencil down, and applied a generous layer of black texture paste through it.



    Before it dried, I sprinkled Sparkling sand Wow embossing powder , and a touch of Perfect Pearls mica all over it.



    Then came the magic part- heating it all up!



    As well as melting the embossing powder, the wet texture paste swells and bubbles, adding even more texture. Yummy!



    Once totally cool I added more colour to the rays with sparkle pens…



    ..and darkened the edges with black soot distress ink to draw the eye to the centre.



    The next step was to stamp and emboss lightbulb onto heat resistant acetate. I coloured on the back with alcohol ink. I stamped the moth on the same coloured card as the base and coloured with pens.



    The bulb, moth and sentiments were all adhered with 3d gel glue for added dimension.






    moth stamp | strobes stencil | mixed media | stamping



    You can see this sample and more amazing ones from the team on Create and Craft TV on 27th October. Mark will no doubt have some fabulous demos to inspire too, so watch if you can!



    Supplies




    moth stamp | glimmer of light sentiment | Visible Image


    strobes stencil | rays | sun





    Wow this is so striking and the texture is divine! The depth is incredible! Thank you Lynda ♡

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



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    As Lynda mentioned…  We are back on TV next Tuesday, October 27th. Tune into Create and Craft for a double length mixed media show featuring some awesome demos from Mark!



    We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration  ♡

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Guardian Angel Stamp | Wow Embossing

    Hello! We hope you are staying safe and well. Today’s inspiration from Ericka Strange features our wonderful Guardian Angel stamp…



    guardian angel stamp | visible image | wow embossing



    Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a good week so far. Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Guardian Angel stamp for a mixed media card.



    I love this beautiful image and today I decided to make my angel full of light. For the background, I started with Cerulean Blue Color Burst and spritzed it on my paper. Once it was dry I added the Visible Image Strobes Stencil and used gold spray to give it a light look.



    I stamped the angel and the wings on a separate paper and heat embossed them in gold powder that I mixed with WOW Changers Glisten for added sparkle. After cutting the wings out, I attached them to the background with foam tape.



    I then cut the angel out, used a light blue watercolor marker on the robe, and added him with a double layer of foam tape for even more dimension.



    I stamped the birds included in the set in a light blue and added them as well with foam tape. I used the included sentiment, which I love, to finish off my card.


     

    Supplies

    guardian angel stamp | doves | sentiment



    strobes stencil | rays | sunburst

     

    Other supplies used:

    Wow embossing powder changers
    Wow embossing powder metal gold: rich pale
    Wow embossing powder: curacao
    Ken Oliver Color Burst: Fresh Florals
    Kuretake ZIG clean color real brush pen
    Strathmore Bristol Smooth card



    Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!




    Wow this is absolutely stunning Ericka! Our Guardian Angel looks beautiful embossed in gold and your background is amazing! Thank you 

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



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    Moth Stamp On Fishnet Stencil

    Hello and Happy Friday to you! Today’s inspiration comes from stempelfrida who has made a fantastic mixed media card featuring our moth stamp and ripped fishnet stencil, with some elements from our ‘Somewhere in Time’ stamp set…



    You cannot turn back the clock and change the past. That’s the way it is, and I think it’s also pointless to think about “what would have happened if…” because who knows if things would have turned out differently again.

    With this attitude I managed my life well so far. It has helped me a lot to take decisions. In this moment, in this situation, with this mood and at this point in time you made your decision. And that is good. Fate contributes its part.  This situation will never come back. It is about standing by your decision and moving on. Do not look back, but enjoy the moment and look ahead. If it is intended differently for you, something will happen to you again, someone will meet you, something will happen…



    moth stamp | fishnet stencil | handmade card | alcohol inks



    For this collage I used a special technique to transfer an alcohol ink background from Yupo paper to normal paper. You use Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker. From this you put some drops on the background, spread them with a brayer, put a paper over it and smooth it with your hand.


    The wonderful thing is that you can stamp and emboss on the “normal paper” this way. On the three photos you can see it well:

    1. alcohol ink background on Yupo paper



    2. transfer on normal paper



    3. stamped background



    On the background I applied colorless embossing paste through the ripped fishnet stencil. When it was firm in consistency but not yet completely dry, I applied Perfect Pearls in gold. So you can see through the structure, but it has a nice golden shimmer.

    I also added Nuvo Drop pearls.




    I stamped the moth with Ink on 3 and fussy cut it. I then coloured it with Copics. I shaped it and glued it to the background with distance pads.

    I rounded off the corners of my card and the base and knotted some bast around the text.



     

    Supplies




    Stamps:


    Somewhere in Time


    Time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | Visible Image



    Glimmer of Light


    moth stamp | lightbulb | inspiring quote | Glimmer of Light | Visible Image



    Stencil:


    Ripped Fishnet


    ripped fishnet stencil | Visible Image



    Stamp pads: Ink on 3; Distress Oxides – wild honey, brushed corduroy, aged mahogany
    Copics E53, E19, E97, YR14, R11, R22, R46, R59
    Alcohol Ink Ranger cranberry, sunset orange, lemonade
    Alcohol Lift Ink Refiller
    Perfect Pearls sunflower sparkle
    Nuvo Crystal Drops Metallic auburn pearl
    Sakura 08
    Polychromos 101, 177, 199
    Dreamweaver Embossing paste translucent



    moth stamp | fishnet stencil | handmade card | alcohol inks





    Wow what an amazing card! These colours are stunning together and the background is so atmospheric! Our moth looks wonderful too.  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

     

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    Storms May Break Its Branches | CAS Card

    Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today! Today’s inspiration from Sharon Traynor is a gorgeous clean and simple card featuring one of our favourite stamp sets for Autumn and Winter.: TREE OF LIFE. The sentiment in this set really resonates right now as we all face continued troubling times…


    Hello there.


    It’s about time that I made an Autumn themed card! Looking through my Visible Image stamps I spotted the Tree of Life set and decided to give it some Autumnal colours. This tree looks amazing in fresh, lush greens but it also looks good in the rich colours of autumn. In fact, you could use it for any season of the year!



    tree of life card | autumn | inspiring sentiment


    The sentiment is superb for Autumn too as there are usually some squally showers and winds howling to strip the trees of their colourful leaves. It is such a positive sentiment; great for reminding us that there is always hope of new life and growth.



    This is how I made this card:


    First smoosh some ink onto a craft mat and spritz with water, then taking a piece of acetate transfer some of the ink to a panel of white card. Build up a couple of layers of ink on the panel. Let the panel dry.



    Stamp the tree in brown distress oxide ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder. Now colour the leaves in with your choice of marker pens.



    Stamp the sentiment into place and heat emboss with a gold powder. Use an embossing pen to colour 3 of the leaves on the tree and heat emboss those with the same gold powder.




    Mat the panel onto some gold card and then add it to a card blank. The final touch was to add 3 tiny gold gems under the sentiment.




    Stamps used:


    tree of life stamp | storms quote | leaf | Visible Image



    Other Supplies:

    Distress Oxide Inks: walnut stain, fired brick
    Distress Ink: aged mahogany
    Versamark clear embossing pad
    Versamarke clear embossing pen
    WOW! embossing powders: clear gloss, metallic gold rich
    Promarker pens: yellow, amber, lipstick red, burnt orange
    Gold gems
    White and gold card



    Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    We love this card! The tree looks fabulous over the oxides ink and the leaves look gorgeous coloured with gold embossing. Thank you Sharon ♡

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

     

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    Take care,

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    Eye Contact Stencil | Vibrant Handmade Card

    Hi there! We hope you are having a good week so far. Today’s inspiration comes from Ali Carubia who’s teamed up two of our awesome stencils: Eye Contact and Strobes to create a vibrant eye catching card…


    Happy Tuesday


    I’m sharing this card today using Visible Image’s amazing Eye Contact and Strobes stencils. I’ve used my Spectrum Noir Harmony inks to colour these.


    eye stencil | vibrant handmade card


    Tutorial


    Firstly spray the back of the 2 stencils with stencil adhesive and leave for a couple of minutes.


    Stick the Eye Contact stencil on a piece of 6″ x 6″ white card and lightly ink over with the jet black ink.
    Remove the stencil and heat dry the ink.



    Position the Strobes stencil so that the centre is over the pupil and then colour each of the rays with the Harmony inks.




    Remove the stencil and taking a couple of pieces of scrap card to use as masks, extend each of the rays to the centre of the eye and outwards to the edge of the card.




    Use the Bleed Proof White (or white acrylic paint) to paint over the white of the eye with a paint brush.



    Reposition the Eye Contact stencil over your card, lining up over the inked up eye and tape down with masking tape.



    Apply black structure paste over the stencil using a spatula.

    Carefully peel back the masking tape and lift off the stencil.



    Put the stencil to water and leave your card to dry.


    Stamp the TIME and ‘to be happy again’ sentiments with black versafine ink onto white card and heat emboss with clear embossing powder




    Cut out the two sentiments and matt onto black card with a border of about 1/8″ .
    When the structure paste has dried, use a black fine liner pen to outline each of the rays and the eyelids.

    Use a grey alcohol pen to colour the inner and outer corners of the eye.

    Matt your card onto black card leaving approx. 1/16″ border and then onto white card with a 3/16″ border and then onto a black 7″x7″ card blank.


    Finally, stick the sentiments onto your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.



    Here is my finished card


    eye stencil | vibrant handmade card



    Supplies


    eye stencil



    strobes | rays | stencil | sun



    time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | numbers | rubber | clear | card making



    Other items used

    • Stencil Adhesive spray (Crafter’s Companion stick & spray)
    • Spectrum Harmony Ink pads – Lemon Tonic, Orange, Chinese Red, Spring Meadow, Ocean Blue, Fuchsia, Plum Pudding & Jet Black
    • Blending tool & foams
    • Black structure paste & spatula
    • Dr PH Martin Bleed Proof White (or White Acrylic paint)
    • Black fine liner pen
    • Black versafine ink
    • Clear embossing powder
    • Heat gun
    • Masking Tape
    • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
    • 7″ x 7″ black card blank
    • double sided foam tape & pva



    I hope you have enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by.


    Ali xxx




    This is such a striking card and we are loving these stencils together! Great tutorial too.. thank you Ali 

    You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

     

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    Autumn Leaves Canvas

    Hello, we hope you are keeping safe and staying well. Autumn is in full swing here in the UK so it’s perfect timing for Jane to share a wonderful canvas created with our AUTUMN LEAVES stencil with stamps from our co-ordinating ERIKA’S MAPLE set…


    Good Evening


    It’s time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image.


    Autumn continues to inspire me with all her glorious colours.



    For today’s make I used the awesome Autumn Leaves stencil 


    leaf stencil | maple | falling | blowing




    maple leaf stamps | autumn | leaf


    To make a canvas/wall hanging.



    This is what I got up to;


    I sprinkled PaperArtsy Emerald Isle infusions onto mixed media card and added water. I dried with my heat gun and applied crackle texture paste through the stencil.



    While still wet I added distress embossing glazes tapping off the excess.





    I left this to dry overnight and then heated from below to melt the glazes.



    Just look at all this yummy texture and glaze..it reminds me of pottery mosaics.



    I then blended distress inks around the leaves to add colour.




    I stamped some of the small leaves onto book pages and cut them out. I  also stamped and white embossed the sentiment onto black card. To finish off I distressed the edge of the cardstock for extra texture.



    Here is my finished wall hanging


    autumn canvas | leaves | stamps | stencils



    with a close up




    and one final shot


    autumn leaves | canvas | stencil | stamps



    Thanks so much for stopping by today,


    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    This looks absolutely stunning Jane! The crackled texture is wonderful, especially with the glaze. We are loving the leaves stamped onto the book pages in contrast, fabulous! Thank you  ♡

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

     

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    Butterfly Journey | Crackle Texture

    Hello and Happy Friday to you! It’s been another very busy week here so we are looking forward to a little ‘time out’ over the weekend, hope you can enjoy some rest too! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog today with an amazing mixed media card featuring our awesome BUTTERFLY INK stencil and loads of texture…

    Afternoon everyone…


    My make for Visible Image today is a super simple one but I absolutely love it and am going to be making some more for cards for friends. I’ve used the beautiful Butterfly Ink stencil and one of the Just Be Happy sentiments and that’s it… very sparse for me!




    I had intended to do something much more convoluted but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.



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    I began by taping the stencil to watercolour card. I generally use watercolour card as it holds up to whatever I throw at it which is usually quite a lot! It’s 300GSM hot press card (which means it’s smooth) if anyone is interested!



    I’ve then smoothed the glorious and gorgeous Golden Crackle Paste through the stencil and my word, I love this stuff. The Golden paste is so light and fluffy, it’s like stencilling with whipped cream.



    The colour comes from Wow Embossing Powders ‘Pop’ powder. A mix of a vibrant orange alongside silver and white grains which gives a beautiful effect.



    The powder has been sprinkled on to the paste while it’s still fresh (damp) so it sticks and then I let it air dry overnight which is when the crackles appear. Once perfectly dry, melt the powder… and I never tire of watching the melt!



    I had intended to drip colour down the butterfly so it seeped into the cracks but I decided to keep it simple. Instead, I used the new-ish Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray to paint around the butterfly and leave lots of white space – which is very not me!



    I do love the subtlety of the pale Speckled Egg against the real bright intense colour of the orange and then the little cracks across the butterfly look just fabulous!



    The ‘Life is a Journey’ sentiment from the Just Be Happy set is perfect (I thought) for a butterfly and I’ve used Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Spray to add the colour and then given a couple of the letters some glossy accents just as a change in texture.


    butterfly stencil | texture paste | wow pop powder


    Why not have a go at re-creating this card? You don’t have to use the Butterfly Ink stencil… the technique would work with any of the Visible Image stencils.



    Products used



    Inky Butterfly Stencil



    just be happy | listen to your heart | Life is a journey | stamp



    I’ll be back here with another make very soon! xx




    Woweee this is amazing Heather! Our butterfly looks stunning with all that crackle and texture, wonderful colour choices. Thank you ♡

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

     

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    Time | Make It Count

    Hi there! We have Sharon Traynor here on the blog today with a vibrant time themed card featuring our COUNT ME IN stencil with a sentiment from our SOMEWHERE IN TIME set..



    vibrant time themed card



    Hello there. My isn’t this year just flying by? We really do need to “live in the now and make every moment count” so that we don’t miss anything, don’t we?

    Today it’s time for some of my Visible Image design team inspiration and I thought I would do something different from all those autumnal colours that are around at the moment, so I created a card with fresh, bright colours.

    I’ve been experimenting with a bit of mixed media recently and this was one of my first attempts at making an ‘un-grungy’ (is there such a word?) mixed media card.  The idea is that I will eventually, over the winter, train myself to do a little more mixed media in my CAS cards. I really like how this one has turned out with such pretty colours.


    So in the time honoured tradition of my DT blog post, here’s how I made this:

    First, wet your card panel with some water and then add some distress stains. As the distress stains are sadly no longer being sold, you could achieve a similar result using a tiny drop of re-inker or maybe some brushos, but I’m sure that many of us still have some stains laying around that need to be used up.


    distress stains


    Next, take the stencil and add coordinating colours of Luna paste through parts of the stencil.


    Cosmic shimmer luna paste | numbers stencil


    Remove the stencil and wash it immediately, then set the card panel aside to dry. I love how the paste actually dries in such a random pattern that it kind of looks like an animal print.


    Once the card panel is dry (I left mine overnight but it really doesn’t take that long), partially stamp into the blank areas, using some of the smaller stamps in the set, with matching distress inks and distress the outside with a blend of one of the inks.


    time themed stamps | numbers stencil


    Now comes the fiddly part. Stamp the word TIME and heat emboss it with a clear sparkle embossing powder, then fussy cut each letter separately. Also stamp the rest of the sentiment and cut it into a banner.



    To assemble the card, mount the card panel onto a card blank with fun foam, affix the TIME letters and add the sentiment banner with fun foam for a little more dimension.



    Doesn’t the Luna paste sparkle beautifully and give that little bit of texture and dimension?



    Stamps and Stencil Used:


    smashed clock | watch | time | stamps



    numbers stencil | entwined | jumbled


    Other Supplies:

    White card, Distress Stains and Distress Inks (picked raspberry, mustard seed and salty ocean), Luna Paste (stellar champagne, moonlight rose, moonlight ocean), Versamark onyx black ink, WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter, fun foam.


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

    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    Wow this is amazing Sharon! The stencil looks stunning with the sparkle of the luna paste, and we love the vibrant colours! Thank you ♡

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

     

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    Forest Stencil | Dream Sentiment

    Hi there! We hope you had a lovely weekend. We have Ali Carubia here on the blog today with a tutorial showing how she created an amazing card with our Forest Stencil, DREAM sentiment and our beautiful intuition quote…


    I thought I would show you how I created my Forest Dreams card using the beautiful Forest Stencil from Visible Image. It took a little while to make but I think it was well worth it 😎.


    forest stencil | dream sentiment | intuition quote


    You will find a list of supplies used at the end of this post.


    And here we go…


    First cut a piece of white card 6″ x 6″. Use the blending tool to apply Ocean Blue and Midnight inks over the card so that you have lighter and darker patches. Then add a little Plum Pudding over parts of the card and all around the edges. You could use any dye based ink instead eg Distress inks to get the same effect.


    Use your paint brush to flick some water droplets over the card, wait a few seconds and dab off with kitchen paper. Take a round pot about 2″ diameter and place it in the top right hand corner. Wet your round paint brush and draw around the pot. Remove the pot and dab off the water with kitchen towel.


    Use your flat brush to gently apply water to the circle in a circular motion and dab off with kitchen towel to faux bleach a moon shape. Dry the card with a heat gun. Use the Sparkle pen to fill in the moon and then tap your pen over the card to add some sparkly drops.



    Dry your card again and then add Jet Black ink around the edges of the card to create a vignette, then dry it again.


    Your card will look something like this..



    Wipe over your card with an anti static bag.


    Place the forest stencil over your card and tape them together along the top edge.



    Flip up the stencil then press your versafine black ink pad over the whole stencil. Your ink pad need to be quite juicy to get a good letter press, but you can re-apply.


    Flip the inked up stencil back over your card and pass it through your die cutting machine using the plate combo used for thin metal dies.


    Check that the ink has transferred to your card. If it is patchy then re-ink the stencil and pass it through the machine again.


    Carefully remove the stencil, cover your inked up card with clear embossing powder, tip off the excess and melt with your heat gun.


    Add white highlights to the top and right hand side of the trees and branches where the moonlight would hit them and a little at the ground between the trees.



    Trim down the card if necessary at this stage.


    Take the ‘Dream’ sentiment stamp from the Imagine, Dream Inspire set, mask off with paper so that only the Dream words are showing and ink up with versafine black. Remove the paper masks and stamp onto a scrap of white card. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

    dream sentiment stamp


    Stamp and heat emboss the intuition sentiment from the Night Owl set as before. Lightly edge your sentiments using the blue ink that’s left on your blending foam and matt them onto black card with about 1.8″ border.


    intuition quote


    Matt and layer your forest card onto white card (1/16″ border) and then onto black card (1/4″ border) and then onto a 7″ x 7″ white card blank.


    Attach your sentiments using double sided foam tape or 3d glue gel so they are raised up.



    Here is my finished card…


    forest stencil | dream sentiment | intuition quote



    Supplies

    forest stencil | dream sentiment | intuition quote | scene card


    owl stamp | flying | branch | intuition quote



    imagine dream inspire create | sentiment stamps | definition



    forest stencil



    Other Supplies

    Spectrum Noir Harmony inks in Ocean Blue, Midnight, Plum Pudding & Jet Black
    Blending tool & foams
    Clear Sparkle Pen
    Paint brushes – round 3 and 1/4″ flat
    Small jar to draw around eg. Pebeo gilding wax pot
    Water pot
    Kitchen towel
    Craft Mat
    Heat gun
    Clear embossing powder
    White gel pen
    White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
    Black Onyx Versafine Ink pad
    Die cutting machine
    Stamping Platform
    7″ x 7″ white card blank
    Masking tape



    I hope you have enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by.

    Ali xxx




    Wow what a stunning scene! It’s so atmospheric and inspiring! Our intuition quote, dream sentiment and forest stencil work so well together.

    Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali 

    You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

     

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    Trio of Christmas Cards

    Hello and Happy Friday to you! Wow this week has flown by, it’s been so busy so we are really looking forward to some rest this weekend.. hope you will have some chill out time too! We have Judy Rozema here on the blog today with a trio of gorgeous Christmas cards featuring stamps from our latest release…


    Hello everyone!

    Today I am sharing some projects made with the newly released Christmas stamps and stencils.


    First up is the fabulous INKED HOLLY, one of the new mini stamp sets.

    holly stamp | christmas card


    I made a watercolor background using Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive DOX inks, and loosely colored my holly with Karin markers. Some extra holly berries (glitter enamel dots) and gold metallic thread are my embellishments. I spattered black ink to finish off the look.




    Next up is the beautiful SCRIBBLED STAR. I absolutely love this one. Not only can you use it for Christmas, but it makes a great celebratory card, say for a birthday, too!

    star stamp | shaker card


    I made a shaker card, stamping the image in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, and then outlined some of the letters and star with a yellow Posca paint pen.


    I added my shaker mix of stars and beads. For the frame, I used the stars from the new ICONIC CHRISTMAS stencil, with Simon Hurley’s Sike! ink.



    My third card today uses the beautiful SIMPLY SNOWFLAKES and a sentiment from the previously released SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS.


    I used the emboss resist technique on this one, to give the impression of swirling snowflakes. I stamped my snowflakes with Versamark ink, and then embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. I then painted a background using Tumbled Glass DOX ink.

    snowflakes stamp | christmas card


    A trio of sequins adds dimension and sparkle to finish the main card panel. I backed it with some shimmer card stock in a complementary blue shade, and used white as the card base.



    Products Used


    holly stamp | grunge | christmas



    star stamp | grunge | scribbled | christmas | birthday



    snowflake stamps



    christmas sentiment stamps



    christmas icons stencil | tree | star | snowflake



    Thanks for stopping by today.




    Wow 3 absolutely stunning cards Judy! We’re loving how different they all are… the grungy feel of the holly card, the vibrancy and shine of the star card and subtle beauty of the snowflakes. Thank you 

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

     

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    Christmas Eve | Stencil & Stamps

    Hello! We hope you are doing ok. Lynda Hall is on the blog today with a fantastic Christmas card created with our NEW ‘Christmas Eve’ stencil which works wonderfully with our Christmas Eve stamp set…


    It’s time for my fortnightly share for Visible Image and this week we on the DT are all feeling festive because the NEW Christmas stamps and stencils have been released and they are AMAZING!


    I love to create scenes on my cards, and the Christmas Eve stencil is so perfect for this. I am afraid I got so carried away getting inky that I failed a little on the step by step photos, but I will explain my method.


    I started with a piece of blank card, and used Black Soot Distress ink and the stencil to create rows of buildings. I faded them out towards the back rows to add a sense of dimension.  I then re inked rows on another piece of card, as I wanted to layer them up for more depth.



    Using the cut away part of the stencil to cover the top row, I applied blue inks to the top half to create a sky. To create the moon I applied darker ink around a die cut circle.


    I then stamped the sleigh from the Christmas Eve stamp set, and added stars and embossed snowflakes. White splatters added to the snowy feel, and I used a gel pen to add highlights.



    I added lights to the buildings with a paint pen, and edged the roof line with puffy snow and glitter for some added sparkle. I built up the layers with 3D glue gel and added the sentiment from the Santa Claus set, and a message inside using the Sentimental Christmas set.




    Supplies




    christmas eve stencil | sleigh | roof tops




    Christmas stamps | trees | sleigh | roof tops | stars




    santa claus stamp | chimney | boot prints | naught nice list



    I really love how the new release links so well with last years Christmas stamps. It really does mean the possibilities are endless!




    This card is awesome! The layered buildings look amazing, such wonderful depth and the snow looks great! Beautiful sky too. Thank you Lynda ♡

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



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    Get Well Soon | Autumn Card

    Hello! We have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you today… Stempelfrida has created a fantastic Get Well Soon card featuring our Forest and Bird stencils…


    As you can see, I’ve really fallen in love with the set of stencil and mask with the bird from Visible Image. It’s so great that you have both the positive and the negative of the stencil in the set. One can use the set for so many different occasions. Today I have a get well card for you.

     

    get well card | bird | forest | stencils | stamping


    For my card I used two of the great new stencils/masks from Visible Image. The background is a forest, which I put horizontal. I covered my paper with the stencil and then sprayed two colours of Distress Oxides Spray over it.



    When this was well dried, I put the bird mask on it and dabbed the edges with a sponge with distress oxides from the stamp pad. Thereby I always brushed the colour from the middle to the outside. Then I took off the mask and accentuated the contours with Polychromos. In the bird I stamped the writing from the set “Go To Words”.


     

     

    Supplies


     

    Stencils:


    The Forest


    forest stencil



    Time Flies


    time flies stencil | crow | bird

     

    Stamps:


    Go To Words


    sentiment stamps | card making | stamping | every day | go to words

     

    Other supplies

    Stamp pads: Distress Oxides Ground espresso, Brushed corduroy
    Sprays: Distress Oxides iced spruce, spiced marmalade
    Polychromos 177, 169






    This is such a gorgeous card stempelfrida and we love how you shaded around the mask from the ‘Time Flies’ set. There is a wonderful Autumn feel to it. Thank you ♡

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

     

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    Christmas Stamps | Scribbled Star

    Hi there! Gosh it has been such a crazy time here, but we are finally catching up with ourselves and we are back to continue sharing some of the incredible samples made with our NEW Christmas stamps and stencils! Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a stunning card featuring our ‘Scribbled Star’ stamp with our fabulous NEW ‘Christmas Eve’ stencil…

    Good morning

    Today I am delighted to be blogging my first sample using the new Visible Image Christmas stamps and stencils. You can check out all the fabulous newbies here.  This is a perfect range to compliment their existing Christmas stamps, and they are so affordable at just £5.99 each!

    For my first make I decided to make a mixed media card.

    This is what I got up to;


    I made an inky background by pressing these distress inks onto my craft mat, adding some spritzes of water and then dipping in my card, drying between layers.



    I applied crackle texture paste through the stencil and left to dry. You will see the crackle in the final photos, the photo below is when it is wet. When the crackle was dry I painted it with gold metallic paint which again you can see in the final photos.



    I stamped the star onto gold card in black Versafine and clear embossed. I then cut out the centre of the star stamp.



    I stamped and embossed the star a second time onto the inky background below the stenciled sentiment and then stuck on the cut out gold star using foam tape to raise it slightly.  Using gold ink I repeat stamped the tiny starts from the O Christmas tree set.



    I then matted it up using blue and black card onto a 7″  square white card blank. Here is my finished card;


    star stamp | christmas card


    with some close ups..




    and one final shot..





    Products used


    Scribbled Star


    grungy star stamp | scribbled | christmas


    the sentiment from the Christmas Eve stencil

    christmas eve stencil | sleigh | houses


    and the tiny stars from O Christmas Tree stamp set


    christmas tree stamp | contemporary | brush



    These gorgeous new Christmas stamps and stencils lend themselves to any card making style from mixed media to clean and simple.


    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    Wow what a stunner! The sentiment looks amazing, especially against your distress background. Wonderful design! Thank you Jane ♡

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

     

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    Christmas Stamps | Inked Holly

    Hello! Wow where has the time gone since we last blogged! We have lots of catching up to do… we are releasing some amazing new Christmas stamps and stencils which are available to pre-order now and they are already incredibly popular (thank you!). Our Design Team are having a lot of fun creating samples and we are excited to start sharing them here on the blog. We are starting with an awesome mixed media card by Heather Mitchell featuring our Inked Holly stamp and more…


    Hey everyone…

    How is everyone?  Hope you’re all good.

    Hands up who’s seen the new Christmas stamps and stencils for Visible Image yet?!  Oh my… aren’t they fabulous?!  I love the grungy mixed media sets (endless possibilities) and the stencils give you those two classy ‘Christmas’ titles as well as that cute bauble!

    I have been beavering away behind the scenes creating some samples for Helen and Mark and this was one of my first…


    holly stamp | grungy | mixed media | Christmas stamps


    I adore the Inked Holly stamp. I’ve always loved a good holly and ivy stamp but the take Mark has put on this is  fabulous!  So, I began by making my typical inky, drippy background using Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass) and after leaving to dry, I added the white heat embossed segments of the stamp around the edges.



    I then had a brainwave to use one of the music stamps, Music Speaks, to add the music as I was humming ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ whilst making this! (You are too now, right?!)  For the music I used  Versafine Clair’s Morning Mist ink pad and wiped any excess off the white heat embossed image.



    To add some texture to the background, I used the Mesh It Up stencil.  I have a few little Liquid Pearl bottles that I rarely use and thought they would look fabulous through the stencil.  Having squished a good lot of the Platinum Pearl out onto my glass mat, I added the medium using a palette knife and left to air dry.



    The central focal point of the layered stamp was super easy to make.  After die-cutting a circle in watercolour card, I added Distress Spray Stains (not Oxides!) to create a watery effect.  I used the same colours as before but obviously you get slightly different colours because they’re not oxides.  Once completely dry, I heat embossed the stamp using WOW!’s Metallic Platinum powder and then three times more onto a separate sheet of watercolour card.



    The leaves and berries are coloured using my Arteza watercolour brush pens and I’ve then given all three a spritz of Tattered Angels ‘Pretty Pink’ Glimmer Mist.  Once dry, I’ve fussy cut each one out of the main stamp and layered the holly leaves at a slight angle to each other using foam tape adding Ranger’s Glossy Accents to the top berries.  Then I  added some red cheesecloth behind the die-cut to break up the background.



    Before adding to the card, I drew around the edge of the die-cut (and the background) using the WOW! Freestyle Tool added the same platinum powder.



    This stamp is perfect for creating mixed media Christmas cards and tags but you could simply stamp it in one colour and colour it for bright and gorgeous Christmas tags or cards.  So versatile!


    Products Used


    holly stamp | grungy | Christmas



    music stamp | guitar | sound wave



    mesh stencil | torn



    All the Christmas stamps and stencils are available to pre-order now and are released on Friday 18th September… so plenty of time for all that Christmas crafting!


    The design team have been busy making samples to share some inspiration for each of the stamp sets and stencils so keep checking the Visible Image Facebook group for lots of ideas!


    Catch you again soon for another Visible Image make… H xx




    This is such an amazing card Heather, we are loving all the gorgeous texture! Thank you ♡

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

     

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    We will be sharing more fantastic inspiration from our amazing team over the weekend! It’s a great time to get distracted and get cracking on those Christmas cards and projects, so we hope to inspire you!


    Stay safe.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Visible Image on Create & Craft TV

    We are very excited to be back at Create and Craft today!


    We hope you can tune in to watch Mark demoing some of our gorgeous stamps and stencils!


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    Equality Hope and Love




    Mindful Sentiments




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    Inspiring Stamp Sets




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    Stay safe and well, and we hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Mark & Helen xx