Imagination | Mixed Media Card

Hello! We have our lovely Macarena here on the blog this evening with a gorgeous mixed media card with lots of layers…



Today’s card is all about our imagination which is endless and powerful.
Let’s spread the winds of your imagination and create.
I used some Visible Image stamps listed below.




I love this soft and light background made by stamping the feathers randomly with the same color of ink (distress oxide pumice stone) as the base color.






Stamps used:


 eye stamp | collage | backgound      inky bird | stamp | book | feather


Have a lovely day!




This is a fantastic card, we love the subtle pastel tones and the gorgeous layers. Thank you Macarena ♡

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



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Break Free Stamp Set | Daisy

Hi there, thanks for visiting us here on the blog today. Ericka Strange is here to inspire you today with a super stunning card featuring stamps from our ‘Break Free’ stamp set…


Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy and sane. Today I’m playing with this Break Free Stamp Set from Visible Image which mirrors my sentiment as we start our 3rd week of social distancing and in close quarters with my wonderful family.



I love this stamp set and the great images and had a fun time coloring and embossing it.

I started by stamping my image in InkOn 3 Fade Out ink to do some no-line watercoloring with my Zig Real Brush Markers. I then added colored pencils to the image for additional shading.

 


I wanted to add a little more to the image, so I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide and lightly blended it around the flower. I then took the Strobes stencil and used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to color in the rest of the card.


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I added some embossing details on the broken glass using Emerald Creek Fractured Ice Embossing Powder by painting on WOW Embossing Ink on my image. I love the glass look this powder gives the image.


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Once I was done embossing, I added the sentiment on vellum and then did additional embossing on the vellum to continue the shattered glass look.



Check out the video here.
 

 




Supplies


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



strobes stencil | rays | sunshine



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




This is stunning Ericka! You have made the smashed vase look so real and your colouring of the daisy is so beautiful… Thank you 

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Sparkly Acetate Card | Horse Stamp

Hi! Today we have some super sparkly inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog to brighten your day! Sharon has used our fabulous wild horse stamp with one of our newest stencils…



acetate card


How is everyone doing? I do hope you are all keeping yourselves and your families as safe as possible during this nasty virus outbreak. At least those of us that are well and self-isolating will now have more time to craft. Even if you are working from home you’ll probably still have more time as you won’t have any travel time to get to and from work.

For me, it means I won’t have any friends or family coming over to stay, so I actually had some time to make a super-sparkly acetate card for my Visible Image  design team inspiration this week.


Just look at the sparkles on this quick video of the card. (I was filming one handed so I do fumble when opening the card!) 




Isn’t that Renaissance stencil stunning? It is so beautiful and I adore it!


So how did I make this one? It was easy-peasy to make, but you just need time for the paste to set.

Take a piece of acetate ( if you look closely you can see the acetate in this photo) and tape your pretty stencil over the acetate with low-tack tape.


Now spread a translucent dimension paste over the stencil. Very carefully remove the tape and the stencil, then sprinkle glamour dust, or another equivalent glitter, all over the wet paste, tap off the excess and leave it to dry completely. Ideally, leave it overnight.


When dry, trim and score the acetate to make it into a card blank, with the glittery part on the front.

Next take your image and stamp and emboss it with a black embossing powder, then fussy cut it out.


Glue the image to the front of your card.

Take a piece of black card to mat behind the image and tape or glue it on the on the inside of the card. I chose black card because it shows the pattern of the stencil better than white did, plus it was difficult to see the thin double sided tape from the very front of the card.


Now take two identical sized pieces of white card for the area to write your message on the inside and add your ‘made by’ sticker or stamp to the back.

To line all those mats up, I placed one piece of white card with the tape/glue side facing upwards, on top of the black card and simply closed the acetate over the top. In this photo you can see from the very back of the card when it was closed that the double sided tape shows through, so….


…now it is ready to add the other piece of white card to cover this tape on the very back of the card blank.

This gives a professional, finished look, especially when you add your made by stamp to the very back piece.

And there you have it! A card to impress but super-simple to make.

 

Products Used:





Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative



Other Supplies:

Hunkydory Crafts Acetate, low tack masking tape, Sweet Poppy Stencil Dimensions transluscent paste, DecorArt Glamour Dust (crystal), Versamark clear ink, WOW! primary ebony embosiing powder, white card, black card, double sided tape.



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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Wow what an absolutely stunning card Sharon! It is so elegant and sparkly! We all need some gorgeous sparkle in our lives at the moment. Thank you  ♡

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Creativity | Flower Stamp | Squares Stencil

Good Afternoon, we hope you are doing ok today. Ericka Strange is here on the blog with some fabulous inspiration to brighten your day…



Today I’m playing with some products from Visible Image’s latest release. My first card is using the Total Chaos set and the Square Route stencil. I love the large flower and can’t wait to use the other stamps in the set as well.


creativity | stamp | squares stencil


I started off by blending Distress Oxides on Bristol Smooth paper. I used Sea Glass Distress Oxide on the whole panel and then took the Square Route stencil and used Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Grape. I then splatted some water on the panel and lifted some of the ink up.


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While my panel was drying, I stamped the flower on another piece of Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream Embossing Powder. I love the sparkle and shine it give any image. I colored up my flower with Zig Real Color Brush pens and then fussy cut out the image. I stamped and embossed the same image on the panel and then attached my flower with some foam tape.


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I added a couple more smaller flowers to the panel as well and heat embossed and colored them as well.


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I stamped the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it with black powder to give it a crisp look and finish my card.


inky flower stamp | squares stencil | handmade card


I made one more quick card with the Square Route stencil. My daughter’s friend was having a birthday and he loves Minecraft so I thought this would be a great card for him.


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I made this card in a similar way to the previous card. I started out with Bristol Smooth paper and blended Bundled Sage Distress Oxide to the base. Then I took my other green Distress Oxides and blended them in the different squares to make it look like computer game Minecraft. I add the numbers from the Robot Data set and stamped them in various Distress inks around the base.


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Once I was done with the background, I stamped the sentiment in Versfine Ink and heat clear heat embossed the whole panel to give it a shine.


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To finish my card, I added Nuvo drops for a little fun (including some green glow in the dark).


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Supplies


flower | leaf | grungy | stamps



squares stencil


robot stamp



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay safe and well.




Wow this is amazing Ericka! The vibrant yellow looks stunning against your gorgeous blue background. Thank you 

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



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Stay Creative | Mixed Media Art

Good Evening! We hope you are doing ok, and staying safe and well. Heather Mitchell is here to brighten our blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamps…


Hello…

Today’s make uses the Total Chaos stamps from Visible Image but I’ve omitted the large central flower and concentrated on the other smaller stamps in the set.


quirky flower stamps


As fabulous as the huge flower is (and it really is!) the other stamps in the set are just as fabulous on their own too.



I began by filling a 7×7″ section of watercolour card with Distress Oxide ink pads in blues, and then ripped some scrap paper to create a mask for the grass.  For extra texture, I used the polka dots from the Two Tone stencil and used the same greens on those.



The dinky florals and leaves have been heat embossed onto watercolour card, coloured using watercolours and then fussy-cut out.



Before securing everything in place, I’ve measured where the small yellow flower was going and then heat embossed the scribble using gold powder so that it sat underneath.



I also heat embossed the sentiment on at this point using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White powder and then heat embossed the ‘TY’ at the end using a green powder and coloured using watercolours.



It was simply a case of layering the florals up using foam tape and dots.  As you can see. I’ve used good ol’ Glossy Accents on some parts of the flower to highlight certain parts and a give bit of shine!




Products Used:


Mixed Media stamps | flower | leaves | scribble


Two Tone stencil | circles | squares



A really magnificent stamp set that I absolutely adore. You can find lots of inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group and of course on instagram (*top tip* search out the #visibleimage tag for more makes!)


See you next time, H xx




We love this Heather! The flowers and leaves look fabulous embossed, with the touches of glossy accents. Thank you ♡

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



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Thinking of You | Handmade Card

Hi there! Today’s inspiration comes from our wonderful stempelfrida in Germany! We are thinking of you all, so today’s project is perfect…


In these difficult times we need to find new ways of interacting. The internet is one of the great tools we can use now to interact, share and communicate. We can only send a cyber hug, but so often they already help so much. Friends will interact via messages, sending images and talking on the phone to each other. But of course I do not want to say that still a lot of things will also be needed to be done via real activities. I wish you all the best and send a big thank you to everyone that helps in this very special situation.


thinking of you stamp | tree of life stamp


The background of my card is a gelli plate print. I first applied gold acrylic paint on it and put the square route stencil onto it. I then took a first paper print resulting in this first print, which I used for another project.



I took the stencil off, let it dry well and then added a layer of red acrylic paint to pull the print off.

This is how the second print looked.



On the print I stamped the text and the tree with Versamark and embossed them with a detail black embossing powder. Before doing so I had rubbed my background well with an embossing buddy to make sure I have no powder left where it is not supposed to stick.



I embossed the big text in gold on a black card stock, and the leaves in black on a golden one. I added pale golden Nuvo Drops to the leaves on the tree and some black dots on the background. The single bigger leaves were fussy cut and glued to the card with distance pads.




Square Route Stencil


squares stencil



Stamp pads: Versamark
Embossing powder: HeinDesign Sternenstaub super fein gold; Print Art Detail schwarz
Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale gold, Gloss Ebony black






Wow stempelfrida this is a stunning card. The gold looks gorgeous coming through the red, and your tree looks beautiful. Thank you ♡

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

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Stay safe and well. Much love..

Helen & Mark xx


 

Liberty | Equality | Fraternity

Hello there, we hope you are staying safe and well during these very difficult times. Many lives have been turned upside-down and we are all facing many challenges. Our thoughts are with you all, and we will be doing our best to keep the inspiration coming so your mojos keep flowing to keep you creative and mindful. We have our lovely Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our ‘Renaissance’ stencil with stamps from our ‘Revolution’ set which includes the awesome wild horse stamp. Over to Jane…


Good Afternoon

Today I am sharing my first project with the new Revolution stamp set



My fellow design team members have recently shared several lovely projects using the large musketeer face stamp so I thought I would try something with the other fab stamps in this set.

I also wanted to use the new Renaissance stencil which has so many gorgeous patterns within it.


Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative


I had a play with a couple of designs and colours but settled on the one below.


This is how I made it


First I blended candied apple distress ink through the centre of the stencil and then added faded jeans. You don’t need to be perfect with any lines as the inks blend so well together.








I stamped and embossed the galloping horse



I then stamped the flourish stamps in a pattern



I stamped out the words onto snippets of card and distressed their edges. I also stamped the large and small fleur-de-lis onto gold card and also cut them out.

Then it was time to put everything together.


Here is my finished card


card | horse stamp | red white blue | liberty


with some close ups;






And one last shot..




Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a fantastic card Jane, so striking with the red, white and blue colour theme! Thank you ♡

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Helen & Mark xx

 

Masculine Birthday Card

Hello! Do you struggle with making masculine cards? Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with an awesome card featuring our ‘Revolution’ stamps which includes the brilliant musketeer collage stamp…


Sometimes we just need a good masculine birthday card! I actually like making grungy masculine cards. It is a nice change of pace sometimes from doing all the cutesy cards.


musketter stamp | birthday stamp



I used a couple different stamp sets from Visible Image. I first started with some watercolor paper and used a blending brush with some Distress Ink Vintage Photo to cover the entire piece. Then with the Visible Image ‘Square Route’ Stencil around the outside edges of the paper, I added a second layer of the Distress Ink Vintage Photo working towards the center of the paper but not covering the very center. Then with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, I went around just the outer edge but only about an inch in.



I then used the ‘Revolution’ stamp set to stamp the image in the middle of the paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then stamped over it again with some Delicata Golden Glitz. I also used the swirly stamp from the Revolution set and stamped around the outer edge with Delicata Golden Glitz.

Then using the Square Route stencil again and some Texture Paste in Copper Crackle, I added some of the paste around the outer edge.



I colored the window and the circles on the stamp image with a Wink Of Stella Gold Glitter Brush and flicked some of it onto the front of my card piece. Used some Distress Ink in Black Soot to edge the card with and matted it some black cardstock.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday’ Stamp and stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


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It was fun adding all the different ink layers and just randomly adding different mediums to create a grungy masculine card.


masculine card | musketeer stamp | grunge




Revolution | stamp | musketeer | horse | flour de lys



squares stencil



happy birthday verse stamp





Wow what an awesome card! Loving all the texture and layers, the colours are just perfect for these stamps too! Thank you Nadine ♡

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

 

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Total Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Mixed Media Canvas

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend, they just go too fast don’t they! We have loads of inspiration coming your way this week from our wonderful Design Team. First up this morning is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous canvas featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamp set which includes our incredibly popular inky flower stamp in a new larger size…


inky flower | stamp | creativity | mixed media


This is a large A5 size set which means that there are now 3 sizes of the awesome inky flower. A tiny version is in the new Accessorize set:


card making stamps | cupcake | flower | wings |rings


and this of course is the original set called Creative Chaos which is an A6 size set.


mixed media stamps | inky flower | background elements



This is the very first card I ever made with ‘Creative Chaos’ back in January 2019:


stamping on book pages | card | inky flower stamp


I used book pages from my beloved A Tale of 2 cities for the bloom and it is my most pinned card on Pinterest!

So when I saw the new ‘Total Chaos’ I knew I just had to use book pages again, as I did for my first make with ‘Creative Chaos’, and this time I decided to make a canvas.



This is what I got up to..

(Apologies that there are not a lot of process photos here as I have been so busy making samples. I just did not get time to stop and keep taking snaps especially with very inky hands).

I decided I wanted to make a background to make me think ahead to spring days and used lots of ink sprays and water on heavyweight watercolour paper. They are a mix of distress sprays; pine needles, mustard seed, wild honey, grass and turquoise Dylusions greens plus some tarnished brass metallic spray.



I cut myself a 5 x 7″ piece from it and stamped the flower to get an outline and placement for my canvas.


I then stamped the scribble stamp over the top in orange archival ink.

Out came my well used Tale of 2 cities and I stamped the flower and 2 of the small flowers onto a page and cut them out. I also added some stamping around the edge of the canvas using archival ink and the other background stamps.

I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of card, cut it out and mounted it on black card. I added Glossy Accents to the large circle and to some of the circles in the background, I wanted it to appear as dewdrops.



Here is my finished canvas:


mixed media canvas | inky | flower stamp



with some close ups







and one last shot..

inky flower | stamp | canvas | ink sprays



Thanks so much for stopping by today.


If you would like to see me in action, I will be demonstrating on the Stampers Grove stand at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March, sharing lots of tips and techniques with the new Visible Image stamps and stencils plus lots of oldies too.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




We love how our flower looks stamped on the book pages Jane, and your background is amazing! The dew drops add that extra special touch.. Thank you ♡

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Face Stamps | Ink Splats | Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for visiting us today! Pauline Butcher is here to inspire you with a really imaginative card featuring our face stamps with our ‘Breaking Glass’ stencil and some of the stamps from our gorgeous ‘Free Your Imagination’ set…


Helloooo,

It’s time for me to share something new I’ve created using some awesome Visible Image products, and this time it’s a 6″ x 6″ card.

So, I have mixed some of the new products with some of the older ones, just to show you that all the fabulous Visible Image products, mix and match together so well.


face stamps | handmade card



The Visible Image products I used on this card are:



Breaking Glass | Stencil | Smashed | Cracked
 



I started off with a piece of white card 5″ x 5″, and I stamped the closed eyes from the Face It stamp set, using a Wow Embossing pad, and heat embossed with Wow Primary Ebony Embossing powder. I then blended Mustard Seed Distress Ink, with a blending tool, around the outside of the card, and around the middle, leaving the white card showing around the eyes, I added a little Ripe Persimmon in places too.
 


I then stamped a few of the ink splats in different Distress colours, I also stamped with the small ink splat from the ‘Free Your Imagination’ set. Now for the stencil, as you can see from the photo’s I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, gently blended through the Breaking Glass stencil…
 


 


…to just give an extra dimension to the card, looks good doesn’t it, I do love all the Visible Image stencils.
 


On a piece of old music paper, I stamped the book from the ‘Free Your Imagination’ set, using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and fussy cut it, then blended over it with some Tea Dye Distress Ink, to age it a little more. 


On some white card, I stamped the feather Quill and the ink pot, again from the ‘Free Your Imagination’ set, with the Onyx Versafine, then coloured them with Clean Color Brush Pens, and fussy cut these too.


 


I adhered the fussy cut elements, to the card using 3D Glue Gel, and added some stickles to the Quill, and the eyes, for that extra bit of sparkle.





Thank you for visiting.
Hugs Pauline xxxxxxx




What a stunning card and fabulous combination of stamps. The book pages look brilliant and we love your gorgeous colour choices. The stencil really adds striking dimension too!  Thank you Pauline ♡

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Short Circuit Stencil | Robot Stamps

Hi there! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with a brilliant card featuring our robot stamps with 2 of our awesome new stencils…


Good Afternoon!

I am popping by to share a little Visible Image inspiration today using stamps and stencils from the awesome new release.  I cannot get enough of the characters, and these robots are just so much fun!




The weather has been so awful lately that I wanted to make a bright cheery card to cheer things up a bit with an injection of colour.


I created an inky background by dabbing Dylusions ink onto wet card stock with a brush and lightly spritzing with water to blend. Once dry, I used the Square Route and Short Circuit stencils and distress ink to add another layer of detail.



Then I stamped some of the background stamps from the Total Chaos stamp set, and finished by heat embossing the circuit board stamp from the set in white, and the small heart in red.



I coloured the robots with Copic markers, and fussy cut.



I also used the teeny little nut stamp to create a flower for my baby robot to be handing her Daddy as a gift, which I mounted on craft wire, and adhered the images with 3D gel glue to my card.






Products Used:


robot stamp



squares stencil



Circuit Board Stencil





Lynda this is such a fantastic card! Your background is awesome and so vibrant! We love your little mechanical flower, so clever! Thank you ♡

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Thank You Card | No Lines Colouring

Hello! Hope you are ok and staying safe in the crazy weather which seems to be affecting so many people at the moment. Sharon Traynor is here to brighten the day with a beautiful Thank You card, made with our new verse and sentiment with our fabulous new grungy leaf stamp…




Hi! How are you doing? Great I hope.


Today I have some no-line colouring with some of the gorgeous brand new stamps by Visible Image. The latest release from Visible Image has some fabulous  stamps and stencils in it; there really is something for everyone.

I love that there is a larger size of this particular leaf in this new set because it is just the perfect size for a bit of colouring. So, I cut a piece of  Strathhmore Toned Grey paper to a mat size for a 15cm x 15cm card and added a square post-it note in the centre.


Then the leaf was stamped all around the paper using a light grey ink.


Any gaps were filled in with the flowerhead from one of the flower stamps in the same stamp set, and then I set about colouring it.


When colouring with polychromos pencils, the first thing I do is lay down some white in the areas that I want to have white in them, because it is impossible to add that later. Then I used a light green to softly colour where the leaf appeard inside the bubble, and I used 2 blue pencils to add a bit of shading to the bubbles to make them look 3d. (The arc that you can see in the photo must have been a reflection of something because it’s not there, or it moves, in other photos).


Then I moved on to the leaf veins, which were coloured in the darkest green, and added a little yellow on some of the leaf spots. I varied where theses spots appeared on most of the leaves for a bit of interest.


Next the rest of the leaf was coloured in. Four different shades of greens were used, the lightest at the top and the darkest at the bottom. I also blended some darker shades around the leaf veins,


and then the pink flower heads were tackled. I added blue for shading to separate the petals and just used pinks for the petals, again the lightest at the top by the white and the darkest at the bottom.


Carry on in this way all around the card. A lovely relaxing thing to do!


Now it just needs the sentiment heat embossing in the centre and mounting onto some gold card and a bit more grey paper. Put it all on a card blank and the card is finished.



Stamps Used:


inky flower | grunge | leaf | stamps



thank you verse | stamp | sentiment



Other Supplies:

Strathmore Toned Grey paper, Square post-it note, Memento London Fog Ink, Polychromos pencils ( 101 white, 104 light yellow glaze, 110 phthalo blue, 112 leaf green, 123 fuchsia, 125 middle pink purple, 129 pink madder lake, 140 light ultramarine, 159 hooker’s green, 171 light green, 266 permanent green), Versamark Clear Embossing ink, WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder, gold mirror card, white card blank.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a gorgeous card Sharon, your colouring is stunning the leaves look fabulous! Thank you for your brilliant step by step tutorial too ♡

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



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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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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