Christmas Joy Card | Background Stamp

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with a stunning Christmas card with wonderful layers and touches of gold featuring our CHRISTMAS BACKGROUNDS stamp set as the feature of her card… Christmas Card Background Stamp

The Visible Image design team are showing you inspirations for your Christmas mail and Christmas decorations this week.

Today I have designed an A5 card for you.

handmade Christmas card | words background stamp

I first die-cut a star from a background I had made with Distress Oxides Sprays.

On another piece of white cardstock I stamped the Christmas text background stamp in a turquoise tone. On the edges I applied a little glue very roughly with the Versamark stamp pad and embossed with a glittery gold powder. I adhered some gems, tied a gold ribbon around it and attached the star with spacer pads.  

On a third piece of card I stamped the stars from the set ‘O Christmas Tree’ in orange, distributed randomly as background. I rubbed the edges with a grunge tool and scrunched them a little. I also applied turquoise stamp ink here and there.

Then I attached the three layers angled on top of each other.


Ink pads: Distress Oxides peacock feathers, wild honey; Versamark
Embossing powder: Hein Design super gold
Distress Oxide Sprays: mermaid lagoon, squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade
Making Memories Grunge Tool


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This card is amazing! The Christmas Backgrounds stamp looks fabulous as a focal image, and the gorgeous oxide inks, angled layers, and touches of gold look so beautiful. Thank you stempelfrida ♡


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Christmas Card Background Stamp 

Star Stamp | Handmade Christmas Card

Hello! Happy World Card Making Day! We have lots of giveaways on our socials today so come and join in! Lynda is here on the blog today with a stunning handmade Christmas card created with our brilliant CHRISTMAS BACKGROUNDS and SCRIBBLED STAR stamp…

Whether you’re a fan of Christmas or not, the reality is it’s coming soon and it’s time to get those festive makes under way in preparation. Fortunately Visible Image can help you there as they currently have a massive promotion on their Christmas stamps and stencils with savings of a whopping 50%!!!

I have created a little inspiration for you using the ‘Scribbled Star’ and ‘Christmas Backgrounds’ stamps.

star stamp | handmade christmas card | background | words

This was a super easy card to make, so would be great for making batches. I started by stamping and embossing the star stencil in the middle of my cardstock.

I re stamped the star on a post it note to create a mask and then using a WOW embossing pad I stamped the background stamp in the clear ink, and dusted Perfect Pearls over the top.

I stamped the star again and triple embossed with WOW Fairy Dust embossing powder for some added sparkle.

I had some floral wire in my stash and I twisted lengths of that to go behind the star, adhering with gel medium. I covered the dots in silver with a Pearl Wand to add extra dimension before placing the star on top.

I love the addition of wire to the scribble for that bit of extra texture.


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christmas background stamp | words | script | clear | rubber | card making

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This is such a beautiful card and so striking! Our scribbled star stamp looks fabulous triple embossed and the monochrome background is perfect!  Love the addition of the wire texture too. Thank you Lynda ♡


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We hope you have a great weekend!

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Star Stamp Christmas Card


Butterfly Card | Geometric Background Stamps

Hi there! Wow it’s been a busy week here.. thank you so much for all the orders placed! Sadly our blog has been a little neglected of late, but we will be catching up with all the latest Design Team tutorials over the coming days. Ali is here today with a beautiful card created with our BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps and VISOMETRY geometric background stamps, which are looking stunning embossed in white…

This week I am sharing a butterfly card using my current favourites Cosmic Shimmer  Powders and Visible Image Butterfly Effect stamps. This is a 7″ x 7″ card and good fun to make. Butterflies come in all colours so you could change the colour scheme to reflect your favourites.

big butterfly stamp | birthday card | white embossing | stamping


Cut a piece of watercolour card 6″ x 6″ and pick out some of your favourite Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders or Shimmer Shakers. I used Lime Burst, Grass Green, Denim Dash, Electric Blue and Cornflower Blue.

Spritz a little water on the back of the card to keep it flat,.

Then spritz all over the front of the card.

Starting with the lighter colours first, tap each of the colours in 3 or 4 places around the card.

When you have applied all of your powders, your card will look a bit like this.

Lightly spritz water over your card again and watch the colours burst into life as they activate.

Every time you do one of these backgrounds it will be different, pigment powders are so cool 😎

Leave your card to dry naturally if you have lots of patience, otherwise blast it with a heat gun to dry it, turn it over and heat from the other side too.

When it is completely dry it may look a little rumpled. To flatten it out, roll your card backwards and forwards to release the fibres, it will flatten out again.

Pat an antistatic pad over your card, then take the largest geometric circles stamp from the Visible Image ‘Visometry’ set and stamp it in the centre of the card, and twice just off the edges of the card using a light coloured pigment ink, I used Hero Arts Unicorn White. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Repeat stamping and white heat embossing using the largest geometric flower stamp.

Continue stamping/embossing with the middle size stamps and use the tiny ones to fill in the gaps.

Stamp the big butterfly from the ‘Butterfly Effect’ set onto white card with versamark ink. Then heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Tap a little of the Electric Blue, Lime Burst and Grass Green shimmer powders onto your craft mat.

Add a drop of water from the end of your paint brush and mix into liquid paint.

Paint your butterfly, blending the colours on the wings.

Add more water, powder to your paint as required. It dries out quite fast at the moment, I’ve noticed.

The heat embossed lines will repel the watercolour paint, any mica which dries on the top of the white areas can be wiped off with a kitchen towel.

Cut out your butterfly leaving a slight gap around the outside. If you cut into the embossed lines they can crack and flake off.

Apply black ink around the edges using a blending tool.

Wipe over the edges with a kitchen towel to remove the excess ink off the white embossing.

Use your blending tool to apply black ink around the edges of your card to create a vignette.

Mount your coloured card onto black card with a border of 1/16″, then onto white card with a border of 1/8″ and then onto black card with a border of 1/8″.

I use an edging ruler and craft knife to do my card matts and gut the card where possible.

Then fix this to a white 7″ x 7″ card blank using pva glue or double sided tape.

Stamp a sentiment from the ‘Lost For Words’ set onto a scrap of white card using black versafine ink, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Cut out the sentiment and mount it onto black card leaving approx 1/16″ border.

Draw around the outside of the white Visometry images with a medium grey alcohol pen and then a lighter grey to make them stand out. The colour does fade as it dries.

Curl the butterfly wings using your fingers before attaching it to your card with 3d glue gel.

Fix the sentiment to the bottom right using 3d gel or foam pads. Add black gems to the butterfly body and a couple at the top right to balance the card.

Here is my finished card 😊 I really like the bling from the shimmery paint.

  • Visible Image Stamps – Visometry, Butterfly Effect & Lost For Words
  • Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers – Lime Burst, Grass Green, Denim Dash, Electric Blue and Cornflower Blue
  • Anti Static pad
  • Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment inkpad, Versamark inkpad, Black Soot Distress ink & Black Versafine ink pad
  • Clear & White embossing powders
  • Paint brush
  • Grey Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol marker
  • heat gun
  • Watercolour card and black & white card for matting and layering
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank for second card
  • pva, 3d glue gel and foam pads
  • black adhesive gems

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

    Ali xxx

    What a stunning card! Our big butterfly stamp looks so beautiful, and the white embossed geometric background stamps look wonderful against those fabulous colours and shimmer. Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali 


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    We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration.

    Have a lovely evening.

    Helen + Mark xx

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