Break Free | Daisy Stamp | Smashed Vase

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


Good Afternoon

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

The NEW stamp set I have used is called Break Free


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



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


mixed media tag | smashed vase stamp | daisy


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



and one last shot..



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

Remember to look for my badge I will be wearing…



It would be lovely to see you there.


Back soon,
Bye for now.
Jane x




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

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



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Our February release is available to order now!


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

Helen & Mark xx


 

Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 2

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


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


handmade cards | verse stamps



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


anniversary card | stamp | verse


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


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

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


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



Now for the blue sympathy card.


with sympathy card | stamp |verse


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


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

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



Finally The ‘Thank You’ Card


thank you card | stamp | verse


Cut a white panel and doodle a border.


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



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



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



Stamps Used:


            

           



Other Items:

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


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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 1

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


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


verse stamps | handmade cards


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

with sympathy card | stamps



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

thank you card | stamps
 


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


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


wedding | anniversary | card | stamps



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

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



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

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


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




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




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

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


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



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



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Stamps Used:


             

             


Other Supplies:

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


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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



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Captain Awesome | Space Stamps

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

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


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


space captain | man | birthday card | stamps



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


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



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



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




Stamps used:


space character stamp | captain | spaceman



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


Lynda x




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

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



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


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

Helen & Mark xx


 

Free Your Imagination

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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




So here is my finished card…


inky bird stamp | old book | handmade card



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bird | book | quill | ink pot | stamps



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


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Jane x


 

NEW Stencils | Visible Image

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



breaking glass | stencil



wrought iron stencil



man and woman | stencil | romance | love



ripples | stencil | circles



squares | stencil | linked



inky | stencil | drizzle | scribble



scribble | stencil



lava | stencil | camouflage



circuit board | stencil | electrical | technical



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

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



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


Everything is available to pre-order now!



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


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx

 

New Stamps Previews #4

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

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday verse stamp


On Your Wedding Day


Wedding verse stamp


Happy Anniversary


Anniversary verse stamp



Thank You


Thank you verse stamp


Thinking of You


Thinking of you verse stamp


With Sympathy


With Sympathy verse stamp


Accessorize


sentiment accessory stamps


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



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


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



Stay tuned for our NEW stencils reveal tomorrow!


Helen & Mark xx


 

New Stamps Previews #3

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


Alien Invader


alien stamp

 

Captain Awesome


spaceman stamp

 

Robot Data


robot stamp

 

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

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


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



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

Helen & Mark xx


 

New Stamps Previews #2

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


Revolution


musketeer stamp | inky | horse | flour de lys

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



2020 Vision

eye collage stamp | have a vision

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



Total Chaos


inky flower stamp | creativity | mixed media

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


We really hope you love these stamps!

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


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



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

Helen & Mark xx


 

New Stamps Previews #1

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


Free Your Imagination


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


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



Break Free


flower stamp | smashed vase | break free


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



Beauty is Art


bust stamp | grecian | borders | goddess


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



I’ve Got A Text


mobile phone stamp | card making


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



We hope you love our first reveal!

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


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



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

Have a great Monday!

Helen & Mark xx