Strength and Endurance | Maple Leaf Stamp

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


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

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


maple leaf stamp - tag


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

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

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


fall tag


Stamps Used:


leaf stamp - maple - clear



background texture stamps - clear





This is so gorgeous Judy!

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

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

 

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Have Compassion | Mental Health Awareness Stamps

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


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


don't judge | compassion | rubber stamps



Don’t judge


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



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


The steps:


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



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



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




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





mixed media | mdf | visible image stamps



Bye for now …

Lisa. Xx




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

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



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Christmas Sprite | Face Stamp

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


Good Afternoon,

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

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




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

face stamp | beautiful soul

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



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

snowman stamp

and a festive sentiment from Sentimental Christmas

christmas sentiment stamps - different


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




Here is my finished sprite..



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






And one last shot..


christmas card - teenage girl


Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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Open Your Mind | Owl Stamp

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


owl card | handmade | stamps | Visible Image | stempelfrida


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




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

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



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


Supplies

Visible Image Night Owl stamp set


owl stamp | flying | branch



Visible Image Brave and Strong stamp set


sentiment stamps | brave | strong | inspiring | positive


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



open your mind | new beginnings | card





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

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I Am Strong | Mindfulness Stamps

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


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


i am strong | card | journal page


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

How I made this card:


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


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


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



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


I am strong | stamp | card | mental health awareness



Supplies


Stamps: Visible Image Don´t Judge


don't judge - I am strong - stamps


Stencil: Visible Image Stars & Stripes


stars and stripes stencil | USA flag



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






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

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Face Stamp | Beautiful Soul

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


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


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


redstart


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


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


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


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


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


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


Supplies


face stamp | beautiful soul




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

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Steer Yourself | Car Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog this morning with an awesome card featuring the car stamp and brilliant city skyline from our NEW ‘The Right Direction’ stamp set…

Hello everyone…

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a Visible Image post and what better way to get back into it than with one of their new Autumnal releases. Now we all know Visible Image are known for being that little bit different from the usual stamp companies, they go that little bit quirkier I feel and aren’t afraid to be a bit ‘out there’.  The new Autumnal releases will blow your mind!!

We all have our favourites on the DT, obviously, and I have to say this one, The Right Direction, is one I was drawn to, whether it’s because my Dad had a black Capri when I was growing up, whether it’s the cityscape or I don’t know… but I am loving it!


I began this make by heat embossing the cityscape using Wow’s Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder onto watercolour card.  Using Distress Spray Stains, I dribbled ink to make the sky, wiggling it around and spritzing with a little water to get a funky background.



The embossing powder, once set, creates a barrier between the cityscape and the sky line so you can pretty much go nuts on the colours and it doesn’t seep into each other.



The cityscape was coloured using Derwent Intense pencils, using a dash of yellow to highlight.



To create a road for the car to sit on, I stamped the stem from the Imperfection is Beauty set and used the Intense pencils again for some colour. The sentiment, steering wheel and little cars around the edge were all heat embossed in black and the ‘Driver’ sentiment was embossed in the same silver as the cityscape.

With the car heat embossed in Wow’s Opaque Primary Cardinal Red and coloured using watercolours, I trimmed it and adhered to the card using foam tape and voila!



And here is the the fabulous new stamp set…

car stamp - city skyline - driver


A short and snappy post for today but I’ve got lots more makes up my sleeve!


Don’t forget to check out Visible Image over on Instagram and also the Visible Image Facebook Group for loads of inspiration and to see what everyone else is making with their stamps and stencils!


Catch you again soon… xx




This is a fantastic card Heather! Your sky is spectacular and the city skyline looks great embossed in silver against it! Thank you ♡

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Life Can Be Tough | Face Stamps

Hello! We hope you are having a great weekend! Stempelfrida is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our face stamps, with a sentiment from our NEW ‘Brave and Strong’ stamp set…


I am mega enthusiastic about the new words of the Visible Image Autumn release, and today I have combined an older set with “Life can be tough but my darling so are you”. Whoa!!!! What a wonderful source of inspiration for my card.



You may not believe it, which of the card was a challenge, but it is the face. First, how do I want the proportions? Because the eye stamp with the eyebrow and the mouth stamp, on which the nose is only indicated, are two stamps. Without having drawn anything from my face, it was not so easy for me to decide how big the distance should be. And then, of course, there’s the colouration. And there is almost nothing of the facial contour after stamping. Of course this offers you a white canvas for your artistic freedom. It was faszinating to see the woman under the pencils emerge. The colouration is done with copics and polychromos. The zipper is also coloured with copics and glued on the cut out face. I designed my background with acrylic paints.






Supplies

Brave and Strong


brave - strong - sentiment stamps




Don´t Judge


mental health - rubber stamps - mindfulness - don't judge - healing



Face it!




Stamp pads: Ink on 3
Copics 0, E51, E53, E55, E13, E15, E33, E04, T1, T4, T6, R85, R59, B0000, B12, B91, B04, B02
Polychromos 189, 131, 146, 120, 151, 199
Acrylic paint





How amazing is this card! So striking with a fabulous mix of stamps and such beautiful colouring. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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Flying Owl Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! It’s release day for our NEW stamps! Our Design Team are loving them so much, so we have loads of inspiration to share over the next few days! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible project featuring our gorgeous NEW flying owl stamp called ‘Night Owl’…


Hi there, how is everyone? What have you been creating? I’ve been very fortunate to be working on the new release autumn stamps from Visible Image. My sample today uses two sets.




I’ve used the following sets:


Night Owl


owl stamp - branch - moon



Deep in the Forest


forest stamp - trees - be resilient



The steps:


I began with another ink spray background.



I drew round a large die cut circle and painted it with white gesso. I then added soft pastel to create the moon shading.




I darkened the moon using pencils, my Stabilo charcoal pencil, paint pen and iridescent blue ink. I also later added soft pastel as a moon glow in blue/grey.



I stamped the owl on a separate piece of stamping card and coloured it with my zig clean colour watercolour pens. I then cut this out and lightened the edges using white gel pen.




I stamped the trees using the deep in the forest stamp and the branch from the owl set.



I added the owl, raised on a foam pad. I then added stars with my white pen. Finally I added stickles glitter around the owl and the moon for extra sparkle.



Till next time…


Lisa xx



Oh my! Just look at that sky! What fabulous colours and depth… the perfect night setting for our Night Owl stamp! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Erika’s Maple | Wall Hanging | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Sorry we have been neglecting our blog over the past week, it has been so busy with the launch of our new stamps and we have been beavering away packaging them all and shipping them off to our wonderful stockists! Our Design Team are absolutely loving our new stamp designs and we can’t wait to share with you what they have been creating!



Today we have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog with a gorgeous Autumn wall hanging created with our beautiful maple leaf stamp set ‘Erika’s Maple’…


Good Evening

I am excited to share my very first make with one of Visible Image’s brand new stamp sets:


Erika’s Maple


maple leaf stamp | grungy | visible image


This is a beautiful set and the moment I saw it I thought of making a wall hanging.  In the last few days I have witnessed the  changing colours of the leaves all around me and these also inspired my make.
On my walks to see my Dino Ducks (Egyptian Geese) I have been amazed to see how every few days the colours turn. If you say “autumn leaves” to someone I am sure most would think of dry brown leaves and indeed I remember them as just being golden and brown as a child. As our autumns are getting later and warmer we are beginning to see the colours which countries like America have always witnessed. Apparently because the leaves stay on the trees longer the sugars are activated by the sun and cause these colour changes. Only when the much colder weather arrives will they fall to the floor.I took a few photos of my favourites, this is a pin oak.



There is nothing like seeing the leaves against a clear blue sky.




I also loved this autumnal flower display I saw.




So fired with all these colours in my head I started making  some inky backgrounds and got ready to make my leaves. This one was made with distress sprays; candied apple, pine needles, mowed lawn and some splashes of tarnished brass.



I got out my trusty A tale of 2 cities and used some book pages. I added some gold embossing powder to some of the leaves.



I also stamped some onto plain card and added candied apple, gathered twigs and carved pumpkin orange distress ink.



I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added ink.



Finally I splattered on some tarnished brass ink with a brush



For the hanger I die cut some card using my largest circle die then drew round a larger plate and cut that out. I added some ink.



I suspended the sentiment inside using red gold edged thin satin ribbon.



Then I played with the placement of my leaves and put everything together and attached a twine hanger.



Here is my finished wall hanging..






I also photographed it on the back of a white door



with some close ups to show the detail in the leaves





and one last shot




This really is a wonderful new release and I am having such fun with them. I will be sharing more of my makes very soon.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Oh Jane this is absolutely beautiful! You have really captured the essence of Autumn with your mix of rustic and vibrant tones. Thank you so much! ♡

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A little bit broken | Mixed Media Tag #2

Hello! Mark is back with mixed media tag #2 of 3 which features our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps with our ‘Atomic Flower’ stencil..

Tag #2


broken heart - stamp - safety pins - mixed media art

 

Here’s the video…

 

 

Close up’s…



 

Stamps:

don't judge - stamps - visible image - mindfulness


In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence, these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need, and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity ❤️


Stencil:


flower - atom - stencil


This large atomic flower stencil creates a fabulous background for your projects!



Other Supplies Used:

Tag
White acrylic paint
DecoArt texture paste
Brusho powder paint: lemon
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks: spiced marmalade | candied apple | rusty hinge | black soot
Versafine black ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Pinflair 3D glue gel
Liquitex gold acrylic ink
Whiteout pen
Wire


If you missed tag #1 you’ll find it HERE!



Mark will be back with the video for tag #3 tomorrow!

 

Here’s a preview of all 3 tags together..


mixed media tags | visible image stamps



Our Autumn stamps release can be pre-ordered now with FREE Worldwide shipping under coupon code: AUTUMN

 

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Helen & Mark xx

 

Healing Takes Time | Mixed Media Tag #1

Hi there! Mark had a very busy Sunday getting painty and inky with some of our NEW stamps, and we are really excited to share the results. Mark filmed 6 hours of footage and is busy editing it down to 3 short videos showing how he created 3 mixed media tags which all feature our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps.


Tag #1


healing takes time - stamp - rubber - mixed media tag



Here’s the video…




Close up’s…





Stamps:


don't judge - stamps - visible image - mindfulness


In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence, these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need, and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity ❤️


Other Supplies Used:

Tag
White acrylic paint
PVA glue
Book page
Brusho powder paint: lemon
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks:
fired brick | picked raspberry | wilted violet | black soot | fossilised amber
Versafine black ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Collall 3D glue gel
Liquitex silver acrylic ink
black ink pen


Mark will be back with the video for tag #2 tomorrow!



Here’s a preview of all 3 tags together..


mixed media tags | visible image stamps



Our Autumn stamps release can be pre-ordered now with FREE Worldwide shipping under coupon code: AUTUMN



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Autumn Stamps Release | Visible Image

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


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


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


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

Erika’s Maple has been created in memory of our beautiful friend Erika Philpott 🍁


maple leaf - stamp - rubber - visible image



Night Owl
Introducing our handsome owl stamp.. Twit Twoo ❤️ 🦉
With inspiring words and some awesome background elements, these stamps are perfect for creating wonderful scenes.


owl - stamp - rubber - visible image



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


forest - trees - stamp - rubber - visible image



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


woman - head - stamp - rubber - visible image



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


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




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


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



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


empowering - quotes - stamps - rubber - visible image



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


brave - strong - sentiment stamps - rubber - visible image



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


creative - quote - stamps - visible image



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

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



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Mixed Media Christmas Card | Visible Image

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


Hello everyone,

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


mixed media Christmas card


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



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



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



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



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



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



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

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


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

Christmas tree stamp | grunge | grungy

 

Christmas words background stamp

 

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

H xx



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

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


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One Kind Word | You Are Loved

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




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


cardsideways



typewriter rubber stamp


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


cardmaking


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


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


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




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

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Art Rebel | Cards for Men

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

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


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


cards for men | masculine stamps



Here are my steps:

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



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



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


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




Visible Image Products Used:









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




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

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Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

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


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


special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


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












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




Visible Image Supplies


Guardian Angel stamp


tree of life stamp


inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



Other Supplies

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



guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




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

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A Little Bit of Faerie Magic | Fairy Stamp

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


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


fairy stamp - fairy card



fairy stamp - faerie magic - rubber stamp


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


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






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












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








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




The close ups:








I hope you like it!

Lisa xx



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

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

 

Tree of Life Stamp | Handmade Card

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

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


tree of life stamp
 


The stamps I have used are:


Tree of Life 


tree of life - stamp



and the sentiment from Just Breathe.


anatomy stamp - breathe

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

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



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


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


Hugs, Pauline xxxx



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

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Stay Mindful | Handmade Card

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

Good Morning

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


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

Our beloved Rhodes..



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


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



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


Hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring quotes


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



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



and stamped the sun into the corner.


I used the oxide to colour the centre of the sun


I die cut an ornate frame in gold


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


 I also stamped “let go” onto yellow vellum



Then it was time to put everything together.



Here is my finished card…


mindfulness card - yoga - meditation - stamp



with some close ups…






and one final shot…



Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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Through The Storm | Handmade Card

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


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


you'll get through this storm - card



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

 


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



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



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



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



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



I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.


inspiring quote stamp



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



Products Used: 


strobes - rays - stencil



hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring words



paper boats - stamps - planes - destination - journey


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

Lynda

x




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

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


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NEW Christmas Stamps

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


christmas stamps - rubber stamp



christmas stamps - mixed media - grungy



christmas background words stamp



christmas sentiment stamps



sleigh - trees - houses - stamps



santa claus - stamp - father christmas



snowman stamp


We hope you love them!



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Those Who Have Seen Her | Fairy Stamp | Visible Image

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


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


fairy stamp | card



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


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



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


fairy stamp


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


fairy stamp | alcohol inks | yupo paper




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




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

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

 

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Sometimes It’s OK to not be OK!

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



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


Yoga - Meditation - stamp - mindfulness



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

 





Here is the process video





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

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Just Be Happy | Flowers & Butterflies | Stamps

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

 

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

 

just be happy - sentiment stamp - flower

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 



Products Used:

just be happy - stamp


inky flower stamp


grungy butterfly stamps


dragonfly stamp - ripple


inky - butterfly - stencil - grunge


Have a lovely day!


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

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


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Fairy Card | Visible Image Stamps

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


Hello and happy Monday to you all…

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


fairy card



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

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


 

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

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



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



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

And there you go!  

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

Fairy stamp - wings - bubbles

 

Collision - stencil - string - rays


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Catch up again soon… H xx




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

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


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Today I Choose Calm | Fauxdori | Art Journal

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


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


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


Today I choose calm - mindfulness - stamps - yoga



Midori_Namaste2



Midori_Namaste3



Midori_Namaste4



Midori_Namaste5



Midori_Namaste6



>Midori_Namaste7



Midori_Namaste8



Midori_Namaste91



Midori_Namaste0

 


Step by step:

Put some drops of alcohol inks on photo paper


Tutomidori_namaste1


Spray with alcohol


Tutomidori_namaste2


Let the ink drip and blend


Tutomidori_namaste3


Let it dry


Tutomidori_namaste4



Stamp with StazOn


Tutomidori_namaste5


Front and Back


Tutomidori_namaste6


Put both panels in a laminator pouch and laminate


Tutomidori_namaste7



Make 5 holes on the spine


Tutomidori_namaste8


Insert the elastic cord


Tutomidori_namaste9



Cut to size the panels to decorate the notebook covers


Tutomidori_namaste91



meditation stamp - yoga - mindful



tree of life - stamp



positive quote stamps



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




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

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



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Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

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

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

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

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


guardian angel card - stamp - visible image





The steps:




















Close ups:











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

Have a lovely day!

Till next time…

Lisa xx



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

 

Look Forward With Hope | Handmade Card

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

Good Evening,

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

positive - quote - stamps - sentiment - rubber


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



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


rays - strobes - stencil



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


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

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


mermaid stamp

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



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


look forward - hope - card - rubber stamp



A couple of close ups…





And one final shot.





Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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



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visible image stamps

 

It’s ok to not be ok | Card

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




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

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



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Stamps used:

Look Forward with Hope


sentiment stamps - positive quotes



Have I Told You


sentiment stamps - love - anniversary





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

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I Choose Calm – Mindfulness Stamps

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

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


The stamps I have used on this card are:


Mindful Moments 


yoga stamp - lotus position - Mindfulness



and Into the Woods


tree stamp - woods - forest - stay grounded

 

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

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


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


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 



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

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



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Trust Your Madness | Quirky Card

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

 

Good Morning!


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



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



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




Products Used:


stay weird | sentiment | quote | stamp



geometric maze stencil



Have a good weekend!

Lynda

xxx




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

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Art Has No Rules | Mixed Media Card

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


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



inky flower stamp | mixed media card


I’ve used the following stamp sets:




quirky flower stamps



 

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






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






I began the stamping using elements from across the sets.




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






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





Lisa xx



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

 

Guardian Angel | Stamp | Art Journal Page

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


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


guardian angel stamp | dark angel



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


The video:

















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

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You’ll Get Through This Storm | Sentiment Stamp

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

you'll get through this storm - sentiment stamp

 


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

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

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

spiral stencil


Add a little iced spruce through the cosmic skies stencil.


galaxy sky stencil


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



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


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



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



On the inside stamp the sentiment and the image

 

Products Used:



sentiment stamps - uplifting - positive 

  spiral stencil


  galaxy sky stencil


Other Supplies:

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


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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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Faerie Stamp | Magical Card | Oxide Inks

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

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


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


fairy stamp - faerie - rubber - clear



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

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


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


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



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


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


Here she is..

fairy card | ink | stamp



a close up..

fairy stamp



and one last shot…

fairy stamp | oxide inks | Visible Image


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




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

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Breathe | Flowers | Thorax Stamp

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


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


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


Just Breathe


anatomy stamp - ribs - breathe



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


mixed media mdd tag - Visible Image stamps



Visible Image stamps



Create it


flower stamps - background



Ahead of our Time


time stamps - spiral - dr who - clockwork orange



Cosmic Skies stencil


cosmic skies stencil



The steps:


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



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



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






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












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






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



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









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

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









Here’s a short video for close ups.


It’s a bit different that’s for sure!

Lisa xx




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

 

Fire Faerie | Magical Card

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


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

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

fairy stamp | Faerie Magic | Visible Image


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



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



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



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



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




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


Lynda

x




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

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


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Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

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

Hello…

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




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


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



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



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



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



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

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



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



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

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



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



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



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





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


 


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


Hope to catch up again soon… H x




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

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


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Rainbow Faerie | CAS Card

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


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



fairy stamp - rainbow - card



Here’s how I made this rainbow fairy card:


Stamp the image onto water colour paper using Versamark ink

fairy stamp - Visible Image


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


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


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


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


Simple, Fast and Beautiful!


Stamps Used:

fairy stamp - Visible Image



Other Supplies:

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


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Celestial Fairie – Handmade Card

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


Today is all about Faeries!


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


fairy card - handmade - faerie stamp



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

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

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

 


Do you want to know how to make this?

Well here are the instructions:

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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


Stamps and Stencil Used:


fairy stamp 



numbers stencil


Other Supplies:

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


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

Hugs,
Sharon xx



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

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


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Mythical Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Themed Card

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


A Mermaid’s Tail…

Good Evening,

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

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


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


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



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


mermaid stamp



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

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


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


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


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



Anyway back to A Mermaid’s Tail.


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


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


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



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

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



So are you sitting comfortably?

mermaid card - handmade - stamp



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

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


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

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


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


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



Here is one last shot…


Thanks for indulging my little daydream.


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


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




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

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New Sentiment Stamps | June Release

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








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


We hope you love our new stamp designs!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Tree of Life Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

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



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



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


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

Helen & Mark xx


 

Just Breathe | June Stamps Release

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



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


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

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mindful Moments Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

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


mindfulness stamp - yoga - namaste



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


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


Hope to see you back here later!

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Guardian Angel Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

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



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


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



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


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

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mythical Mermaid Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

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


mermaid stamp


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


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


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

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

Helen & Mark xx


 

Butterfly Stamps | Artist Trading Coins

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


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

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



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



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



Once they were dry I cut them out.


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

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


Here they are:

coin 1/3



Coin 2/3



and coin 3/3




Here they are together..




and 1 last photo..


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


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x





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

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



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Faery Magic Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

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


Fairy stamp | Faery Magic | Visible Image


We hope you love her as much as we do!

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


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


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


Thanks for popping in today!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Eye Collage Stamp | Distress Inks | Visible Image

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


Hi there,

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


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

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


 
 


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







Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




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

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

Birthday Card | Party Dress | Flower Stamp | Visible Image

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


Hi!


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



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

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

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




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


 

Stamps Used:







Other Supplies:

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


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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


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Come back soon!


Mark & Helen xx
 

Open Your Eyes | Eye Stamp | Visible Image

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




Here is my video:







Stamps Used:





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

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


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

Helen & Mark xx


 

The World Needs Art | Visible Image

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


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

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



My accordion cards features stamps from all these sets:















How I created it:


I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints.


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

I used these colours of Archival ink


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


I then die cut my accordion card

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

I also added some stamps which I yellow embossed


and also stamped and cut out a few images.



I then put everything together…



and some close ups…





 

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


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

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


which Mark, Helen and I wore at the show!



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


Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




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

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



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

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


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


 



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


 

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








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





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









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




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










I really enjoyed this project. Hope you have a go.


Till next time..

Lisa x




This is absolutely incredible! Mesmerising in fact! Loving these colours and such a great technique to use with eye stamps! Thank you Lisa ♡

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


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Eye Rubber Stamp | Rocker Card | Distress Inks

Hi there! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fabulous rocker card featuring lots of our stamps, including our stunning new eye collage stamp..



For this week’s project, I worked with 4 of the new mixed media stamp sets and my colour palette was inspired by all the spring colours around at the moment.





Stamps Used:









I decided to make a rocker card, as I have not made one of these for years and it is a fun card shape. There are lots of tutorials of how to construct the card on the Internet. The circle dies I used to cut the layers and rocker are from The Works.

I stamped the eye image onto card and coloured it with distress inks



then masked it before adding some more distress inks



The background layer is a gelli plate print using the Random Art of Kindness set



I cut the rocker using pink card and then put everything together.



I fussy cut my butterflies which were stamped on pink card, I also added some colour to my focal image using gel pens.



Here are some close ups..






and one last shot..



Thanks for stopping today and enjoy the wonderful fresh colours of spring.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a fabulous card.. gorgeous colours and so much to discover. Thank you Jane! ♡

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



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Metamorphosis | Butterfly Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! Wow it is over a month since we blogged last.. so sorry for neglecting you! Sometimes life just gets in the way and something has to give.. but, we are back and we have so much inspiration to share with you over the coming days and weeks! Pauline Butcher is kicking things off with a gorgeous card featuring our new Butterfly stamps, Visible Image style…

Hellooo,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using the Wings of Change stamp set and the Fibres stencil.





My background was a piece of white card, with the brightest colours of Distress re-inkers dripped down it. When it was dry, I placed the Fibres stencil on my background and, using a palette knife, I put Liquitex heavy gel medium through. While it was drying, I stamped the butterflies onto another piece of white card, using Versafine onyx Black ink, fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Inks. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, and fussy cut that too.

 


 


I blended blue ink over the dry gel medium, to tone the colour down a little, added the butterflies and sentiment using 3D glue gel. To finish, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, and some stickles onto the wings for a touch of sparkle.




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Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Your background is awesome Pauline! And our butterflies look fabulous 3D’d! Thank you ♡

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Eye Collage Stamp | See Everything | Visible Image

Hello! We hope your week has started well. We are back with more fantastic inspiration here on the blog today. Up first is Sharon Traynor with an incredible card featuring our new eye collage stamp…

When I first set eyes on this brilliant ‘See Everything’ stamp from Visible ImageI immediately saw references to the film  ‘The Matrix’.

Do you know that on 31st March this year it will be 20 years since that film was released?  It really doesn’t feel like 20 years…. until you watch it again and notice how big the PC monitors were back in 1999 and how much phone technology has changed in the last 20 years. It’s still a cracking film though.



eye stamp - see everything



Anyway, how did I make a link to the matrix? Well, those little circles reminded me of the lines of code that descend and sparkle on the computer screens in the film. The lines radiating out from the eye in the centre reminded me of a sort of a scanner, and scanning for Morpheus, Neo, Trinity and other humans was what Agent Smith was doing in the film. The two figures at the bottom of the stamp reminded me that the human race (those that were awake from the matrix) had descended into the earth and were living in Zion. And finally there is the sentiment; only those that were awake from the matrix could see what others didn’t. So, I had to make a card in greens, black and smokey grey with a touch of sparkle as homage, didn’t I?


This is how I made the card:


First the larger circles were coloured with some green Promarkers. Only 3 colours were used as shading and an uncoloured white spot was left on each circle as a highlight.



Then all the small circles, the eye and the figures at the bottom of the stamp were coloured




Next I added some cracked pistachio distress ink by softly blending from a piece of paper aligned to some of the lines radiating out from the eye, to try to imitate the laser type scanners that you often see in movies.




After that I added glossy accents to each individual tiny circle (but not to the larger ones) and left it to dry overnight.




On the next day I wanted to add the sparkle and some darkness to the piece. So I used a charcoal pencil and drew some rough lines over the image and smudged them with my finger. I thought this sort of represented the movement of the lines code falling down the screen.



Then some glamour dust was added to give that representation of sparkle, and hickory smoke distress ink was blended over the two sides of the piece.



The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of card coloured with a matching promarker and three of the corners of the sentiment piece were rounded before it was backed with fun foam. I mounted the whole thing onto a card blank and added two slim pieces of black card on the two outside edges.

eye stamp - see what others don't



Stamps Used:


  eye stamp | rubber | clear       creative quote stamps


Other Supplies:

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Promarkers, (Pastel green, mint green and green. Plus a bit of tea green and holly in the eye), cracked pistachio and hickory smoke Distress Ink, charcoal pencil, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, White and Black card, 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 Sharon, we are loving this card! The dimension is incredible, and our eye looks so striking! Thank you ♡

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