Count Me In | Birthday Card

Hi! We have Judy Rozema up next on the blog today with a fantastic Birthday card featuring our awesome ‘Count Me In’ numbers stencil…


Hello friends!

Today I am sharing a card using a technique I learned from @understandblue at her October retreat. I have Brushos and Color Burst powders, but PaperArtsy Infusions are by far by favourite because of the walnut stain in each bottle.

I chose one of my favorite stencils from Visible Image, COUNT ME IN, and a sentiment from GO TO WORDS. I think they are perfect for each other!


numbers stencil | birthday sentiment | card


I used Magenta, Golden Sands, and a little Sunset Beach for my Infusions colors. You can see in THIS VIDEO, starting at 1:30 how this look is achieved.


For a little sparkle, I added some metallic thread along the bottom third of the card.

numbers stencil | birthday card | paperartsy infusions


Products Used:


sentiment stamps | must have | go to






We adore this card Judy, and you are so right this stencil is perfect for a Birthday card.. whatever the number might be! Loving this technique, your background is super stunning and the vibrancy of the yellow looks wonderful against it. Thank you 

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

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back later with some brilliant new inspiration from Martha featuring some of our NEW stamps!


Helen & Mark 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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We will be back later with more gorgeous inspiration.. we are really spoiling you today 


Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog!

Come back soon!


Mark & Helen xx
 

Rainbows and Unicorns | Birthday Card

Hello! We hope you had a good weekend. Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you with a fabulous card featuring our magical unicorn stamp today…

Good Afternoon

We recently celebrated my darling Granddaughter Daisy’s 5th birthday. Her theme for her party was rainbow unicorns as she is unicorn mad. If I could find a real one I know she would love one for a pet. When I planned her card I knew just the stamp to use…. the wonderful Visible Image unicorn stamp from the Believe in Unicorns set


unicorn stamp



Our challenge theme for November over in the Visible Image Facebook group is “Make it Sparkle” so this was a perfect for Daisy’s card. There is nothing a 5 year old girl loves more than sparkle and glitter.


I first white embossed the unicorn stamp onto watercolour card.




To go along with her rainbow unicorn party theme I decided to use all the colours of the rainbow to make the background.

I chose 7 from my Distress inks and starting at the top and working clockwise I blended them onto the card.


unicorn stamp



Next I cut out some clouds and added the number 5 from the White Rabbbit Wonderland set


white rabbit stamp


These numbers are a perfect size for birthday cards.



I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Go to Words set.


must have sentiment stamps



I then die cut a swirling star background around the unicorn.



I matted this onto pink glitter card. Believe me every 5 year old girl like lots of glitter!



Here is my finished card…


unicorn birthday card


with a couple of close ups;








and one last shot…


unicorn - 5th birthday card



I also made her a quick tag for her present too; this photo does not do justice to the black sparkly embossing powder I used, it really glints..



Remember to add your “sparkle projects” to the Facebook group  album!


Thanks for stopping by today, if I’m honest I don’t think it’s just Daisy who believes in unicorns, you can count me in too……how about you 😂?


I made her a unicorn birthday cake too..


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this has to be THE perfect Birthday card for any 5 year old girl! Our Unicorn stamp looks fabulous embossed in white against those rainbow colours.. absolutely gorgeous! Thank you ♡ Your cake was incredible too!!

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


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We will be back later with a beautiful Christmas card from Jane featuring our Angel and Snowflake stamps.


Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx


 

50th Birthday Shaker Card

Hello! We have Sharon Traynor on the blog today with an awesome card she made to celebrate Mark’s big Birthday last week! Sharon has used the fantastic caterpillar stamp from our Wonderland collection in such a clever way…




Hi! I’m sharing a card today that I made in honour of the 50th birthday of Mark Alexander, our Creative Director at Visible Image.



My card is a CAS little shaker and it can be adapted for so many ‘big’ or even little birthdays.

I’ve been dying to try out the solid circle stamps from the amazing set called The Ripple effect as I thought they are perfect for the bokeh technique. They worked like a treat and the resulting panel has been used as the backdrop for the numbers.

I made this card by cutting the numbers into an A5 (UK size) panel on my ScanNcut. I backed the numbers with acetate and glued the middle of the zero onto the acetate too.

The bokeh panel was created by cutting a piece of card large enough to cover the cut-out numbers with room for 3d foam tape around the edge. It was coloured all over with shaded lilac distress stain, then repeatedly and randomly stamped with the solid circles in 1) shaded lilac distress ink, 2) shaded lilac distress oxide 3) wilted violet distress oxide 4) picket fence distress ink and finally 5) versacolor opaque white inks.



The caterpillar image was coloured with promarkers in greens, purples and golds and then it was fussy cut and just laid onto the front panel so that the tiny bubbles from the Dare To Swim set could be positioned and stamped. The bubbles were coloured in with promarkers to match the bokeh background.

Shaker tape was added to the outside edge of the bokeh panel, and then some green, gold and white sequins were laid into the centre. The acetate was treated with an anti-static pad to stop the sequins from sticking to it, and then the front panel was stuck to the bokeh panel. The whole of the front was adhered to a card blank and the caterpillar image was added with more 3d foam pads.


Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.com/product/the-caterpillar/        https://visibleimage.com/product/the-ripple-effect/


https://visibleimage.com/product/dare-to-swim/

Other Supplies:

Distress stain, shaded lilac, Distress Ink (shaded lilac, picket fence) Distress Oxide (shaded lilac, wilted violet). Versacolor opaque white, Memento tuxedo black ink, promarkers, acetate, shaker tape, foam pads, white card.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Love this card Sharon! Such a brilliant design and a great way to showcase this technique too! Thank you so much! ♡

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



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Happy 50th Birthday Mark!

Hi there! Today is a special day as it’s Mark’s Birthday! And it’s a big one as he turns 50 !! Mark received some amazing cards featuring our stamps, and today we have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog sharing the awesome card she made for him…

It’s time for my weekly Monday design team post for Visible Image and today is an extra special day as it is the birthday of none other than Mr Visible Image himself , Mark Alexander or Mr Awesome as the design team often call him, designer and co owner of Visible Image stamps. I decided to make him a special card as it is rather special birthday for him… he is joining the 50s brigade….yay!


I thought long and hard about my design and I know that Mark likes my galaxy inked backgrounds so that was my starting point, together with one of his awesome stamp sets, which I know he is particularly proud of designing.


It is also one of my favourites (yes I know I keep saying that but so many are!)


time spiral - clockwork orange - stamps - men



I also wanted to add the number 50 so I used the numbers from


alphabet stamps



I also used the fab planes and sentiment from


paper boats - stamps - paper planes - adventure



Here is my card..


cards for men - visible image stamps


I don’t have any process photos, as I was busy at the time also making my Wonderland samples, so I will talk you through how I made it. I made my galaxy background using distress oxide inks on black card stock. Then I stamped the time swirl in gold ink. I inked up the door for the first time, which is such a fun stamp, onto Kraft card, and embossed it in pale blue. I added a brass brad for a door knob.


open door stamp - dr who inspired card


The numbers, planes and falling man and woman were all black embossed and fussy cut out.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Go to Words set and set it off into space propelled by the planes (OK that is a bit of artistic licence there from me 😂).




I also used the fab sentiment, which I white embossed, from “Destination unknown” as I thought it was so appropriate for Mark.




and one more shot..




Here it is once more..

50th birthday card - stamps - visible image



I made it with my fondest best wishes for such a talented man and a good friend.


So if you would kindly clear your throats and join me to virtually sing…..
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Mark,
Happy birthday to you .


I hope you have a fantastic day with Helen and here’s to even more exciting adventures together. I just love being a part of the Visible Image journey.


Thanks for stopping by.
Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your card is incredible! Brilliant combination of stamps and an awesome card design… absolutely perfect for Mark! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s stunning projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with an amazing project by Lisa Taggart which was also made for Mark’s 50th!


We’ve had a brilliant long weekend of celebrations, it’s back to work tomorrow and Mark will be finalising the designs for our September release… we are both so excited for these new stamps and stencils!!!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

See you tomorrow!

Helen & Mark xx




Never Forget You Are Beautiful

Hello! We are back with more wonderful inspiration today. Pauline Butcher made Helen a stunning Birthday card featuring our gorgeous hummingbird stamp, and our spirograph inspired ‘Visometry’ background stamps, and Pauline is here on the blog today to tell you how she made it…


Hi there,

I am back from my wonderful relaxing holiday, the weather just couldn’t have been any better, I just wish I was still there, lol, but life must go on !!!!


It’s time for me to share something I’ve made using some of the awesome Visible Image products. It was Helen’s birthday (Mrs Visible Image) a couple of weeks ago, and this was the card I made her…



 

The stamps I’ve used on this card are…


Life is Beautiful: the hummingbird and the sentiment. I also added in ‘never forget it from the Voices In Your Head stamp set


hummingbird stamp - visible image



and some background stamping: I made the flowers from the Visometry set


geometric shapes - background stamps - visible image



the circles from the Shape it Up set


line art - shape background stamps



and also the Strobes Stencil


strobes stencil - visible image



I started by colouring the card with Mustard Seed Distress ink, then lay the stencil over the top, and blended through it with Picked Raspberry Distress ink. I then stamped the Hummingbird using Versafine Black ink, and randomly stamped the circles using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.
 
inky hummingbird stamp - visible image
 

I then stamped the Hummingbird again on a separate piece of card, again using Versafine Black ink, and using Pebeo Dyna paints, with 4 or 5 colours, I painted over the image, shading where it needed to be. When it was dry, I fussy cut it.
 

I stamped out the flowers in different sizes, coloured them in using some Sparkle Pens, then fussy cut them, layering up the sizes using 3D glue gel, to give dimension, and attached them to the card using 3D glue gel, cutting them to fit the card. I then added the painted Hummingbird. I stamped the sentiment onto some painted card, with Versamark, and heat embossed it with Wow Primary Parma Velvet.
 

I am hosting an Inky Workshop in Warwick, on Sunday July 22nd, for more details contact me by email: [email protected]
 



Many thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx




This is such a stunning card Pauline..  I adore it, thank you! ♡

The hummingbird looks amazing, the flowers look fabulous, and the strobes stencil really brings the gorgeous background to life!

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

 

Happy Birthday Helen!

Hello! Wow isn’t it hot here in the UK at the moment! We really aren’t used to weather like this! I hope you are managing to stay cool somehow. We have loads of fabulous Design Team projects to share with you and we kick off the week with a really gorgeous card, made for me (Helen), by the very lovely Jane Tyrrell featuring our stunning hummingbird stamp…


Happy Monday all…. phew what amazing weather we enjoyed over the weekend, it is like being abroad. The temperatures are set to get even higher this week too! I enjoyed some crafting and gardening time… keeping in the shade after lunch as it got so hot.

Today I can finally share a Birthday card I made for someone very special…. no guesses as to who it is….




Yes none other than the lovely Mrs Visible Image aka Helen. Helen celebrated her special day last week. I made an alcohol ink background using lots of pinks and purples on Yupo paper.


I then stamped the fab Hummingbird stamp from the Life is Beautiful stamp set


hummingbird stamp - visible image



I stamped out Helen’s name using alphabetical


alphabet stamps - visible image



and also ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Go to Words stamp set


sentiment stamps - every day - visible image


I cut out the letters and words and added thin satin ribbons. I then added them to my card with foam tape for dimension.



Here are some close ups…


hummingbird stamp - alcohol inks - yupo paper



alphabet stamp set - visible image



and one final shot…

happy birthday stamp - hummingbird



Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Long may this glorious weather continue… even though I am not sure my garden would agree!


Keep cool and carry on crafting.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Thank you so much Jane.. I adore your card! Such a fabulous idea for the hummingbird to be swooping in with your Birthday wish! Your background is stunning.. and even more so in real life I have to say ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx