One Kind Word | You Are Loved

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




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


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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.


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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 

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



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Live in the Moment | Dragonfly Stamp

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

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


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

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



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



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



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




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

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



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