Butterfly Effect Stamps | Handmade Bookmark

Hello! It’s almost the weekend! Yay! We hope you have some good things planned. Ericka is here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade bookmark created with our stunning BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps…


Happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well. Summer is in full swing at my house which means some time to relax and hopefully read a couple of books. What better way to keep track of my page than to create a bright and pretty bookmark with the Visible Image ‘Butterfly Effect’ stamp set.


butterfly stamp | big | large | bookmark | handmade



big butterfly stamp | handmade tag



To start making my bookmark, I took out a leftover background I had made using Distress Oxides in Kitsch Flamingo and Savage Patina and a brayer. I then added the smaller images from the Butterfly Effect stamp set in the same colours of Distress Inks. I then added some WOW! Embossing clear powder to add a little dimension.



I stamped the butterflies on Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed in WOW! Embossing Carnival which is a pretty dark blue with sparkle. I then used my Zig watercolor pens to watercolour them. Once my images were dry, I cut them out and added to my tag.



I added the sentiment from the set and added a big pink ribbon I had in my stash.


handmade tag | butterfly stamps | distress oxide inks

 

Supplies


handmade tag | distress oxide inks | big butterfly stamp | visible image



big butterfly stamp | grunge bubbles | circles | visible image



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good weekend and have a little time to relax.




What a stunning bookmark, loving those colours and the butterfly looks beautiful! Thank you Ericka 

 

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Butterfly Effect | Circle Gelli Print

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We are very excited as it is release day for our NEW stamps! Woo! We are so pleased that they are already loved by so many. We have lots of amazing samples to share with you still, and are kicking off release day with a stunning piece of wall art by Lynda, featuring our gorgeous BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps on a fabulous circle gelli print…


I have had such a lovely time playing with the brand new Summer release from Visible Image this month. They are such fantastic stamps, and a really great size for home decor pieces, so I decided to make some wall art using the Butterfly Effect set and my round Gelli plate for this weeks design team inspiration.


butterfly effect stamps | wall art | circle gelli print


I am not overly well practiced in using the gel plate I must admit  [it is definitely on my ‘must use more’ list!]  so I was unsure how my print would turn out, but that is part of the fun of creating papers with it so I just had to make myself relax and go for it!



My first layer was created by applying paint through the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil.



I then took ‘Ripped Fishnet’ stencil and applied paint through that, framing the butterfly.



Once dry, I applied another layer of paint through the ‘Mesh It Up’ stencil.



Again, once dry I added another layer, this time with the ‘Time Tunnel’ stencil.



Then came the scary part- pulling the print [after adding a thin layer of fluid acrylic].


I was SO relieved that the finished print turned out well!



As you can see, the ‘Butterfly Effect’ large stamp fits the stencil perfectly.



I stamped the large and smaller butterflies in Stazon ink on an alcohol ink background and fussy cut once dry.



I wanted to stamp and emboss the background stamps inside the circle, so drew round my Gelli plate onto copy paper and cut to create a mask. I embossed in white to help make the image pop.



I inked a drop shadow around the central image to help add dimension, and mounted it with glue gel. I stuck the smaller butterflies around the edge of the circle, and added the sentiment before mounting onto black card and framing.




butterfly effect | large stamp | Visible Image | Gelli Print | Art



Supplies


big butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | effect | change | clear | rubber



large inky butterfly stencil | ink trails



ripped fishnet stencil | torn | stocking | net



torn mesh stencil



time tunnel stencil | spiral





This is stunning! The gelli print worked out wonderfully, lots of fabulous texture and the white embossing looks fantastic against it. The butterflies look beautiful and this art work definitely needed to be framed! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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We’ll be back soon with more fabulous inspiration here on the blog, and you’ll find more gorgeous projects on our socials ♡


We are hoping to stream live from our NEW studio this evening [Mark is busy doing the final testing], so keep your eyes out for details on our Facebook PAGE!



We hope you have a good day!

Helen & Mark xx


butterfly stamps gelli print
 

Sometimes Life Just Sucks | Canvas

Hello and happy weekend to you! Lynda is here on the blog today with a stunning mixed media canvas, featuring our ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with our Daisy and smashed vase stamps…


Today’s project is a mixed media canvas, featuring the stunning ‘Break Free’ stamp set as the main focal point. This was so much fun to make!


sometimes life just sucks stamp | mixed media canvas | daisy


I started with a piece on thick backing board recycled from a paper pad. I adhered corrugated cardboard and used the ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil and texture paste for my base layer.



Once the texture paste was dry, I applied generous smatterings of Izink sand texture paste and left to air dry.



The next stage was to cover with gesso and again. leave to dry ( I am SO impatient when it comes to things drying so these steps were very frustrating for me haha!)



Then came the fun part! I set to work with a combination of spray paints and distress oxide sprays.



They reacted beautifully together and just look at that texture!




Once the paint was dry ( yes, more drying!!) , I used the fabulous new ‘Grunge Tones’ stamps with white paint to add more texture, and added paint splatters with a fan brush.



I used the ‘Break Free’ stamp set, embossed in white, on an inky mop up sheet I had to hand, and fussy cut. I added more texture by mounting it on top of some sisal. I just love the natural fibres for creating interest.



I added the sentiment from the ‘Lost for Words’ set and layered on black card to finish.





Supplies




ink swirls stencil



daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer



grunge background stamps | dots | circles





Wow that texture is incredible! Stunning colours and wonderful layers! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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We hope you have a great weekend!

Helen & Mark xx



 

Love Postcard | Grungy Rose Stamp

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Jane is here with a stunning postcard today, created for our upcoming Create + Craft TV shows this week. Jane’s postcard features the gorgeous grungy rose stamp from our FOREVER LOVE set with our LOVE definition stamp…


Hi there, today I am sharing a postcard. These are fun to make and even to swap, and measure 6″ x 4″, the size of a UK standard postcard. The stamps I used are all on the shows this week.


I worked with the love sentiment from Equality, Hope and Love


equality hope love kindness | definition | sentiment stamps | clear | rubber


and the gorgeous roses and barbed wire stamps from Forever Love


grungy rose stamp | barbed wire | immortal | love | rubber | clear


This is what I got up to


I used a piece of shaving foam marbled card I made with my granddaughter using distress reinkers and sprays. This is a really old crafting technique (I did it as a child with food colouring) and there are lots of on line instructions and videos. I cut it to 6″ x 4″



I stamped and embossed the love sentiment from  Equality, Hope and Love and then stamped the barbed wire using archival ink onto the left side. These would be my flower stalks.



and then to the right side.



I stamped several of the roses from Forever Love  (I only ended up using a few) onto red card using black ink and clear embossed them. I also cut out some of the centres of some more of the large roses to use for decoupaging.



I stamped and embossed the large rose onto the postcard using red embossing glitter



then I adhered the large rose. I decoupaged it with a couple of extra layers of petals. I added a small rose at the top of each barbed wire plant stalks. I finished off with some dewdrops of Glossy accents for extra shine, drippage (is that a word?!?) and dimension.



Here is my finished postcard


grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade


with a close up of the decoupaged dewy rose



and a couple more photos


grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade


grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Love Postcard Rose Stamp


What a gorgeous postcard! Our rose stamp looks stunning layered up with the dew drops on the amazing background! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Mark will be on Create + Craft TV this Thursday at 12:45 + 15:45 BST with some great demos! Our awesome Design Team have made lots of superb samples for the shows so do tune in, or set to record! You can watch online from anywhere in the World @ createandcraft.com 


We’ll be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration! And there is loads more on our Facebook PAGE and instagram ♡ ♡ ♡


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Helen & Mark xx



 

Summer Butterfly Card | Video Tutorial

Hello! We have a brand new project from Jen here on the blog today! Jen has created a stunning summer butterfly card video tutorial featuring our WINGS OF CHANGE stamps and RIPPED FISHNET + WORDS OF SUPPORT stencils…




Watch Jen’s video tutorial!

 

 

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Supplies


grungy butterfly stamps | transform sentiment



broken | healing | heart | zip | stamps | clear | rubber



ripped fishnet stencil



supportive words | stencil | background





This card is so beautiful and summery, the background is stunning! We love the use of the zip! Thank you for your fantastic video Jen 



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We have a 25% discount code running until Sunday [April 25th]: SMILE25 so if you fancy some new stamps + stencils it’s a great time to treat yourself!


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We will be back soon with some gorgeous tiger inspiration from Sharon!


Stay Safe! Stay Creative!

Helen + Mark xx


Summer Butterfly Card Video
 

Design Team Intro | Gill Sansom

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Gill Sansom



As a mum to two teenage boys, crafting has been both my therapy and escape, my bit of time out for myself to immerse myself in the colourful creative world of messy painted backgrounds and beautiful stamped and coloured images. My mindful messy moments of joy!



Gill is on our TV SAMPLES TEAM!


Follow Gill on instagram: @sansom.g


Gill’s gorgeous cards and mixed media projects with fabulous inky backgrounds really caught our eye ♡


Daisy stencil | canvas | stamping | grungy butterflies | kindness


Gill made her fantastic background with acrylic paints and tissue paper then added more texture by randomly stamping our GRUNGE TONES stamps using rose, yellow and green inks. Next Gill added more interest by inking through our WORDS OF SUPPORT stencil. To create the gorgeous flowers Gill used our DAISY DAISY stencil as a template, painted the petals with white acrylic paint, then coated them with Starlights metallic paint in ‘clotted cream’. The centres were painted to co-ordinate with the bright oranges and yellows in the background, and gold paint was stippled to create the stamen. The grungy butterflies from our WINGS OF CHANGE set were stamped with Versafine Clair ink onto smooshed inky backgrounds made with ‘scattered straw’ and ‘worn lipstick’ distress oxide inks. The sentiments were stamped and then clear embossed, and Gill finished by hand drawing doodled frames around the sentiments and canvas edges using a black fine liner pen.


close ups














supplies




equality | hope | love | kindness | sentiment stamps | definitions



grungy butterfly stamps | transform | clear | rubber



grunge background stamps | dots | circles | clear | rubber



daisy stencil | texture | backgrounds



words stencil | mindful | compassion | love | friendship



Welcome to the team Gill! We are really excited to work with you!


We will be back tomorrow with some fabulous new inspiration from Ericka.


See you then!

Take care.

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Leanne Harris

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Leanne Harris



I have been crafting for over 25 years and have enjoyed every single moment of it! I love stamping with inks and paints on card stock to fabric, and am also a mixed media artist.  You never stop learning!


Leanne is on our TV SAMPLES TEAM!


Follow Leanne on instagram: @leannecharris


Leanne is a very talented artist and her wonderful way of using inks and watercolours really caught our attention ♡



Leanne created her gorgeous background using distress oxide and dylusions sprays, then splattered with sterilising fluid to lift the colour out. Next Leanne made a heart stencil out of copy paper to match the size of the heads which were stamped with Versafine Claire nocturne ink. [Leanne filled out the heads to match the shape of the heart with some extra stamping of the elements]. The stunning rays were created using our STROBES stencil and Izink white pigment ink, and a scattering of white embossing powder close to the heart edge which was then heated up. Some blue and white card candi and the LOVE IS LOVE sentiment finish the card perfectly.


Supplies


love is love | face stamps | heads | mixed media



strobes | rays | stencil



Welcome to the team Leanne! We are so excited to work with you!



We will be back tomorrow to introduce more of the super talented creatives on our team, with more of their wonderful inspiration.


Take care..

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Jane Tyrrell

Hello! We hope you are enjoying the lovely long Easter weekend! It’s an exciting week here at Visible Image as we start to introduce our amazing and much bigger Design Team, who will be inspiring you with a mix of tutorials here on our blog, photos over on instagram, and also with some fabulous videos!


First up is…

Jane Tyrrell


Jane is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


Many of you will have already got to know Jane who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We love how Jane interprets our stamps and sentiments so brilliantly, and her compositions are always full of wonderful inkiness and fabulous layers!



I have been paper crafting since the early 1990’s and stamping has always been my first love. I love getting very inky and working and designing with mixed media. I always enjoy experimenting and trying out new ideas and products. Since retiring from my medical career in 2016 I am lucky enough to be able to be to be creative virtually every day.


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For today’s make I was inspired by my “not going to happen big birthday plans”. I had a big birthday last Thursday and all the plans we made a few years ago have gone out of the window courtesy of Mr Corona.

We had planned a celebratory trip and a lovely meal out, but as that wasn’t going to happen I created an imaginary “sunshine holiday” birthday on a canvas. A girl can still dream can’t she?  Confused…. well that’s how my creative brain works. All will be revealed…


I worked with these sets:


the birthday sentiment from Lost for Words


sentiment stamps | greeting cards | handmade | stamping


Random Art of Kindness

quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments


and the Count Me In stencil

numbers stencil | jumbled | background



This is what I got up to;


I added drops of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and crackling campfire distress reinker to a rectangle of water colour card and added water using my distress sprayer.

Once dry I added these distress inks through  the Count Me In stencil


count me in stencil | numbers | distress inks


I also machine stitched around the edge of the card



Next I created a circle frame for my flowers using 3 die cut scallop circle edges



I stamped the flowers from the Random Art Of Kindness set onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I decoupaged the centers of the circular ones and adding glitter pen details to them all for extra sparkle.



I then glued them around the circle frame.



I stamped the birthday sentiment onto card and stitched a border. I also did this to a coloured card mat and stuck them together.



I glued this into the centre of the floral circle.


I made a corrugate card base for my canvas by adding a little red ink and then some embossing powders to it for extra detail and texture



I ripped off some of the covering and used a brush to add embossing ink to areas around the visible edges only.

I sprinkled in the powders and heat embossed them from underneath.



Then I matted the finished canvas onto blue card, adhered it to the base and added sprinkle of sequins to finish.


Job done!


Here it is…you might need sun glasses!




with some close ups showing the details










and one last shot of my Calypso birthday canvas




Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Bye for now,


Jane x





Wow this is one amazing Birthday canvas! Loving all the texture and vibrant colours! Thank you Jane ♡



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We’ll be back later to introduce the first of our NEW designers!


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Helen & Mark xx


Fearless Tiger Stamp | Handmade Card

Hi there! We hope you are having a nice weekend. Ali is here on the blog today with an amazing handmade card featuring our FEARLESS TIGER stamp with our gorgeous FIBRES stencil.


I’ve been playing with the fab new tiger stamp from Visible Image called ‘Fearless Tiger’. I had a ball making this card – shiny metallic polish, matt black gesso and the stunning, stunning tiger stamp.


fearless tiger stamp | handmade card


Instructions


Cut a piece of heavy stock white card 6″ square, load up a stamping platform with the tiger stamp and stamp the image onto the centre of the card with black versafine ink just once to show where the tiger will be going.




Leave the tiger stamp in place on your stamp platform  for later.



Lightly spritz your stamped card with water and then apply some of the red and orange Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polishes up to the edge of the tiger and over the rest of the card.



Dry your card with your heat gun then wipe it over with an anti static bag.


Put your card back in your stamp platform and re-stamp the tiger image with black versafine until you have a nice solid black image.


Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Your card will look a bit like this – probably better than mine if you didn’t paint over his ears 😀


Pour a little black gesso into a scrap foil container



Tape the Visible Image Fibre stencil over the your card and stencil a little black gesso  over the metallic background, allowing the gesso to dry before moving the stencil to a new part of the card as the stencil is slightly smaller than your card.



When the gesso has dried, paint in the tigers face using an orange watercolour pen and a damp brush.


Paint the eyes with green and yellow and re-paint in any white bits using white acrylic paint or a bleed proof white ink.



Pat your anti static bag over the tigers face then return your card to the stamp press.


Use a gold or any other pigment ink to ink up the tiger’s mane, avoiding his face then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.



Use a sponge to apply a little glycerine or versamark ink around the edges of the card and  then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.



Use the remaining ink left on the gilding polish applicators to colour the edges of  a square of white card just over 6 1/2″ square and also scrap of white card for the sentiment.


Attach your tiger card onto black card with a 1/16″ border and then onto your coloured card with approx 1/4″ border.


Then attach onto another black card layer with approx 1/4″ border and finally onto a white 8″ x 8″ white card blank.



Using your stamp platform again, stamp the Fearless sentiment onto the coloured scrap with back versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder, repeat inking and heat embossing a second time so it is really glossy.


Cut out the sentiment, sponge a little black gesso around the edges then attach it to a piece of black card, leaving a border of approx 1/8″ and fix to the bottom right of your card with double sided foam tape.


Finally apply glossy accents to the tiger’s eyes and glue a few sequins on the background.



Here is my finished card


tiger stamp | face | embossing | stencil | handmade card


Supplies



  • Visible Image Stamps – Fearless Tiger
  • Visible Image Stencils – Fibres
  • Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polishes in Rich Red & Tangy Tangerine
  • Black Gesso & Stencil brush
  • Watercolour pens eg Zig clean colours or Koi brush pens
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Versamark ink pad or glycerine
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge
  • Clear and gold embossing powders
  • Glossy accents
  • Dark sequins
  • Heat gun
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black & white card for matting & layering
  • 8″ x 8″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva

  • 3d foam pads



tiger stamp | face | be fearless | rubber | clear



Fibres stencil | under the sea | weed | texture



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

Ali xxx



Woweeee our tiger stamp looks amazing Ali! Loving the fibres textures and the stunning metallics and gold embossing… gorgeous! Thank you 

 

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Have a lovely weekend.

Stay Safe! Stay Creative!

Helen + Mark xx



 

T-Shirt Stamp | Rock Star

Hello! We are back with more new stamps inspiration today! Lynda has made an awesome grungy card with our T-Shirt stamp and rock star icons, perfect for teens and rockers of all ages!


I really am loving the new release from Visible Image right now. So much so that I am blogging an extra card today as I just can’t stop playing with them!


The set I am featuring today is called NOTHING TO WEAR. Well, with this versatile T shirt, there’s a whole wardrobe full of options! The T Shirt stamp itself is blank, so imagine the possibilities for filling it. Perfect for male and female cards and works with all your smaller stamps. It also comes with some very cool stamps of it’s own which are perfect to make backgrounds as well as stamping on the top itself. Fabulously versatile!


T Shirt stamp | rock star | Birthday card | handmade | grungy



I started this card with a gelli print that I had previously made using the COUNT ME IN stencil.



I stamped and embossed over it with the new GRUNGE TONES stamp set, also from this release.



I added another layer for more texture and interest, spreading Izink Ice through the SQUARE ROUTE stencil.



As it dries opaque it doesn’t cover up the detail, which makes it a great medium for adding depth to a project.



I stamped the t shirt onto a piece of card that I have previously painted wavy lines on using a splatter brush and fussy cut it, stamped and embossed some stars to layer over the background.The Birthday sentiment is from the new LOST FOR WORDS set.




Supplies


T Shirt stamp | Rock Star | Butterfly | Be Kind | Diva | Lips | icons | personalise



grunge background stamps | two tone | circles



Sentiment stamps | card making | stamping | birthday | miss your face | you got this



squares stencil | mixed media art | card making



numbers stencil | jumbles | entwined | background | texture



Mark will be on Create and Craft TV today and will have some amazing demos for you, and of course all the samples made by myself and my talented team mates!




This is such an awesome grungy card! Loving all the texture and layers on the background! Thank you Lynda ♡



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We will be back soon showcasing the incredible samples made for our launch and TV shows today! ♡


Stay safe. Stay well. Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx


T Shirt Stamp Rock Star

 

Punk Rocker Card | Stamp + Stencil

Hello! Jane is here to inspire you with a brilliant ‘punk rocker card’ created with our new REFUSE NORMAL stamp set and RIPPED FISHNET stencil…


Yes you read the title of my post correctly! Today I am showcasing another of the fab brand new Visible Image stamp sets.  I used the fun and very unique set called Refuse Normal!


As soon as I saw this set I thought of a punk rocker and a rocker card came to mind, so that is exactly what I made!


punk stamp | rocker card | handmade | ripped fishnet stencil

 

Here is how I did so;


I die cut 2 circles from black card. One 4″ and one 6″.


Using the Ripped Fishnet stencil and kitsch flamingo oxide I added some stencilling to the “Rocker” part of the card  (This stencil works so well with this set). I then folded it in half to make the rocker.


ripped fishnet stencil


I then made the front.



I stamped the punk, cut her out and coloured her with Zig watercolour pens



I also stamped and coloured some extra hair so that I could layer it up. I snipped into the top of the hair so that it could look more layered when put together.



I used one of the sentiments in the set and then put everything together.



Here is my finished Punk rocker!




You can see that I added a little bit of chain too.




This really was great fun to make and although I was never a  punk (I was a heavy rock chick…LOL) I always remember a work colleague’s daughter was a punk. People would cross the road when they saw her in full punk mode…but she was the sweetest girl you could meet. It really proves true the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”!



Supplies


punk stamp | mohican | refuse to be normal | clear | rubber



ripped fishnet stencil | visible image



It would be lovely to see you in our friendly Visible Image Facebook group. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity!


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




This is such a brilliant idea! Your punk rocker really does rock!!! The fishnet stencil looks awesome with our punk stamp and we are loving her rainbow mohican! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Fearless Tiger Stamp Set | Canvas

Hi there! We are very excited to be sharing the very first samples created with our new stamps over the next few days! Jane couldn’t wait to get her hands on our FEARLESS TIGER stamp and has created some incredible inspiration…


Hello, this is a very exciting post as I can reveal my first make with the brand new Visible Image March release!


I decided to make canvas/wall hanging to showcase the gorgeous Fearless Tiger.


tiger stamp | mixed media canvas


There are lots of photos ahead to share my process.

Here we go


I had the idea to have my tiger hiding in the jungle undergrowth so first I wanted to make some jungle foiliage. I drew some leaf shapes on white card and cut them out. I made some distress ink backgrounds and cut out my leaves using the shapes as a template



I then used the Grunge tones to make them more realistic, adding depth and texture




I also added depth by moulding them with my ball ended tool



I stamped my tiger onto an alcohol ink background and a distress ink one, you will see why in a moment



My plan was to have the tiger emerging from the jungle so I cut into the distress ink one leaving the ears and some of the outline behind. I cut into these to make “tabs” which I pulled forwards



I added some ink and the grunge dots again to both the folded back tabs and the background



I stuck the alcohol inked tiger in place and decoupaged his ears so that they stuck through the aperture



It was then time to add the foliage



and finally the sentiment which I matted with black card



Close ups






Supplies


tiger stamp | canvas | mixed media art



Tiger stamp | be fearless | Visible Image



Grunge Background Stamps | Two Tone | Circles


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is an amazing canvas! We are loving your grungy jungle plants and our tiger stamp looks stunning! Thank you Jane ♡



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Have I Told You Lately?

Hello! We hope you had a nice weekend. We have lots of gorgeous inspiration coming your way this week, and there’s definitely love in the air with Valentine’s day approaching! Jane is here on the blog today sharing a gorgeous romantic card featuring our fabulous Always + Forever stencil and a love-ly sentiment…



For my make today I decided to make a “Love” themed card. This design would work well not just for a Valentine card but for a card to send to someone you love.


This is what I got up to;


I sprayed a piece of A4 mixed media card  with cracked pistachio, fossilized amber, mowed lawn and candied apple distress stain sprays. When dry I cut it down to a 5 1/4″ square.





I put the Always and Forever stencil in place and blended spiced marmalade distress ink through it give a golden glowing image.




I then added a little more ink to the background.


I stamped the book stamp from the Free your Imagination set once onto inky mop up card and again on plain white card. I cut out just the top of the book on the white book.



I stamped some of the hearts from the Have I Told You set



and then one of its lovely sentiments. For a finishing touch I added a little glitter overlay pen and Glossy accents to some of the hearts.





Here is my finished card




Supplies






love | romance | sentiment stamps | anniversary | valentine | wedding



rubber clear stamps | book | inky bird | feather | quill | free your imagination



Bye for now,

Jane x




This is such a beautiful romantic card Jane! Fabulous ‘love story’ design with the book stamp. Thank you ♡



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How Fragile We Are | Canvas

Hello and Happy weekend! We have Heather here on the blog today with an amazing mixed media canvas featuring lots of our stamps and stencils with our ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment stamp…


Hello to you all and a very happy new year to all of you. I’m back with some new Visible Image inspiration for you and I’m hoping to ‘up my game’ a bit this year and push myself into new directions.


My first make for 2021 is this 8×6″ canvas using Shining Bright, Glimmer of Light and How Fragile for the main focal images of the piece.


how fragile we are | moth stamp | lightbulb | mixed media canvas


I’ve been having a bit of a clear out in my craft room of late. I gave a huge amount of paper pads away to some neighbours and in my clearing up I found some half used canvases of which this is one.



Before I gave it a couple of coats of gesso, the canvas was a pale blue with various stamped images, it even has some tissue paper strips down one side but none of the bothers me as I love a bit of texture!


Once I’d gesso’d it (gesso is a primer so is a good base for most surfaces) I clear embossed Fibonacci in a couple of random places so that once I added ink, the image would come through and give some white texture in the background.



I used Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Rustic Wilderness and Evergreen Bough) for this make as I love their matt and almost chalky finish and just dabbed them on using the tiny straw in the bottle and brushed them on. I did go over them using blender brushes just to neaten the surface slightly before adding crackle paste with the fabulous Count Me In stencil.
 


While the crackle pastes dries I began on the little circle (5″ in diameter) and this is just to break up the rectangle really, to add more interest and somewhere to focus the images. I’ve used Organics to continue the crackle theme that I’ll be using on the main bulb. Having stamped it using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist, I used a clear embossing powder to add a bit of sheen and to protect the stamping as I wanted to add Distress Oxide inks over the top.
 

HOPE | Phoenix Stamp

Hello! We hope your week is going ok. It’s been a busy one here behind the scenes as we continue working on our new studio, and of course shipping all the orders placed this week. We have some wonderful inspiration for you today from Stempelfrida, featuring our Phoenix stamp with the oh so relevant HOPE sentiment on a really striking card…


I would like to send you a lot of hope for the new year. Something that you must never lose. There is always a way and so we will be happy again. You can see this hope in my card, as it rises with the phoenix and carries warming power. In mythology, the Phoenix burns and rises again from its ashes.


phoenix card | hope | handmade | stamping
 
 
The trick with my card is to use a stamping platform. With that tool you can impress a stamp over and over again in the same position. This way you can achieve great effects. I stamped with Versamark each time here. I use it exclusively when I want to emboss. It is just perfect. I embossed the first layer in white. Then I left the stamp on the platform, wiped it off again and applied Versamark in the lower areas and stamped it off again. I embossed these areas with a yellow powder. I continued like this and dabbed smaller and smaller areas at the bottom with Versamark and used the colors orange and red one after the other.


phoenix stamp | embossing


For the flames under the bird I used a black embossing powder, but you can also use a colourless one. I have preferred black, because mine has a very fine grain and so the details are well visible.
 


I used black embossing powder for the word hope also. This way it looks as if it was left blank.


 

Supplies
 

Phoenix Stamp | embossing powder | stamping | handmade card

 



Phoenix stamp | flames | hope sentiment

 






Your card design is amazing! The flames look gorgeous in black and the phoenix looks awesome!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡



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Helen & Mark xx


 
 

 

NEW Midnight Sky Stamp Set

Hello! We want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who has ordered our new stamps! We are overwhelmed by how loved they are and it means the world to us. We are back to sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration on the blog from today and have lots of inspiration coming your way! First up we have stempelfrida with a beautiful card featuring our MIDNIGHT SKY set which includes our wonderful man in the moon stamp and some gorgeous sentiments…


This saying here becomes so true again especially in our days currently: “No matter where we are, we all gaze at the same moon”.


man in moon stamp | card | alcohol inks sky


My sky is a collage of blue toned alcohol inks.




As a basis for my moon and the stars I glued a layer of gold leaf to a white piece of cardstock with glue spray. When it was all dried well I stamped the motives onto it with Versamark. I embossed them with a shiny fine embossing powder. Then I fussy cut the motives, covered them with Versamark and embossed the surface with transparent embossing poder.


I added the motives with distance pads to my sky. The gold spitz is made with Bronze powder and a brush. I also used the bronze powder on the lower part of the sentiment.




Supplies


main in moon stamp | midnight sky stamp set | visible image


Stamps: Visible Image Midnight Sky


midnight sky stamp set | man in moon | stars | celestial stamps


Stamp pads: Versamark; Ink on 3
Embossing powder: Rayher transparent; Moon Glow Midnight Obsession / Emerald
Alcohol Ink: Ranger aqua, sailboat blue, indigo
Gold leaf
Bronze powder







This is so beautiful! The alcohol inks are stunning, so atmospheric for the moon.
Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

 

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Autumn Leaves Canvas

Hello, we hope you are keeping safe and staying well. Autumn is in full swing here in the UK so it’s perfect timing for Jane to share a wonderful canvas created with our AUTUMN LEAVES stencil with stamps from our co-ordinating ERIKA’S MAPLE set…


Good Evening


It’s time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image.


Autumn continues to inspire me with all her glorious colours.



For today’s make I used the awesome Autumn Leaves stencil 


leaf stencil | maple | falling | blowing




maple leaf stamps | autumn | leaf


To make a canvas/wall hanging.



This is what I got up to;


I sprinkled PaperArtsy Emerald Isle infusions onto mixed media card and added water. I dried with my heat gun and applied crackle texture paste through the stencil.



While still wet I added distress embossing glazes tapping off the excess.





I left this to dry overnight and then heated from below to melt the glazes.



Just look at all this yummy texture and glaze..it reminds me of pottery mosaics.



I then blended distress inks around the leaves to add colour.




I stamped some of the small leaves onto book pages and cut them out. I  also stamped and white embossed the sentiment onto black card. To finish off I distressed the edge of the cardstock for extra texture.



Here is my finished wall hanging


autumn canvas | leaves | stamps | stencils



with a close up




and one final shot


autumn leaves | canvas | stencil | stamps



Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Bye for now,

Jane x




This looks absolutely stunning Jane! The crackled texture is wonderful, especially with the glaze. We are loving the leaves stamped onto the book pages in contrast, fabulous! Thank you  ♡

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

 

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Christmas Eve | Stencil & Stamps

Hello! We hope you are doing ok. Lynda Hall is on the blog today with a fantastic Christmas card created with our NEW ‘Christmas Eve’ stencil which works wonderfully with our Christmas Eve stamp set…


It’s time for my fortnightly share for Visible Image and this week we on the DT are all feeling festive because the NEW Christmas stamps and stencils have been released and they are AMAZING!


I love to create scenes on my cards, and the Christmas Eve stencil is so perfect for this. I am afraid I got so carried away getting inky that I failed a little on the step by step photos, but I will explain my method.


I started with a piece of blank card, and used Black Soot Distress ink and the stencil to create rows of buildings. I faded them out towards the back rows to add a sense of dimension.  I then re inked rows on another piece of card, as I wanted to layer them up for more depth.



Using the cut away part of the stencil to cover the top row, I applied blue inks to the top half to create a sky. To create the moon I applied darker ink around a die cut circle.


I then stamped the sleigh from the Christmas Eve stamp set, and added stars and embossed snowflakes. White splatters added to the snowy feel, and I used a gel pen to add highlights.



I added lights to the buildings with a paint pen, and edged the roof line with puffy snow and glitter for some added sparkle. I built up the layers with 3D glue gel and added the sentiment from the Santa Claus set, and a message inside using the Sentimental Christmas set.




Supplies




christmas eve stencil | sleigh | roof tops




Christmas stamps | trees | sleigh | roof tops | stars




santa claus stamp | chimney | boot prints | naught nice list



I really love how the new release links so well with last years Christmas stamps. It really does mean the possibilities are endless!




This card is awesome! The layered buildings look amazing, such wonderful depth and the snow looks great! Beautiful sky too. Thank you Lynda ♡

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



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Under The Sea | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! As summer is in full swing there’s no better time to create ‘under the sea’ themed cards and projects! Our NEW Ripped fishnet stamp is a perfect fit for this, and Heather Mitchell has combined it with our gorgeous jellyfish stamp and more to create an amazing mixed media scene for today’s inspiration…

Hello everyone…

Today I’m sharing a bit of a busy make using the new Ripped Fishnet stencil from the wonderful Visible Image.


under the sea | card | stamps | jellyfish | fishnet stencil


I started with a basic green and grey shaded background to which I then added the Ripped Fishnet stencil.  Over the stencil I added a mixture of Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Oxide Ink.



For some reason (and I have absolutely no idea why) I decided to add these large green bubble shapes which I’m not sure about now.  I used the Mesh It Up and centre of the Daisy Daisy stencils to add some interest to them and splattered them with white Posca pen and indian ink.



The Ripped Fishnet stencil is crying out for sea themed makes and I had to do one to get it out my system so I grabbed the Dare to Swim and Art Rebel stamp sets for those gorgeous fish!  The fish were heat embossed onto a tag I hadn’t made into anything… and the jellyfish stamped and then clear embossed to seal the colours.



The jelly fish was coloured using a mixture of Derwent Intense pencils and Arteza Brush Pens before being trimmed and set aside.

I decided to add some fine-liner scribble around the bubble shapes and then added the Scripted Streets text stamp dotted around for some extra texture.  For a little bit of sparkle, I added the cute shoal of fish in WOW’s Aquamarine powder and they do look lovely and shimmery.



For the seaweed, again I’ve clear embossed over Distress Oxide inks and coloured as I did the jelly fish.  They’ve then been layered on the card using foam dots with the fish woven in and out.



The images have been layered and I’ve added some glossy accents to the circles on the jelly fish and dotted a few around as bubbles.



The sentiment, courtesy of the 2020 Vision set, has been stamped twice to create a slight shadow and I’ve given the large circle the glossy accents treatment to match the rest of  the card.


It’s a very busy card and a bit quirky but I kind of like that!  Here are the Visible Image products I’ve used for the make…



fishnet stencil | ripped | torn


jellyfish stamp | under the sea | fish | weed



quirky stamps | man | face | fish | rebel | mixed media art



script stamp | inky | map | street



eye stamp | collage | mixed media art





If you’re a Visible Image fan, I hope you’ve managed to catch some of the Facebook Lives Helen and Mark have been doing.  Mark has been demoing the new stamps and stencils and showing the design team samples we have all made.  Loads of new inspiration every day on both instagram and Facebook group, and not just by the DT, by everyone… and every one is amaaaazing so do check it out.


I’ll be back soon with another Visible Image make… bye for now xx




This is so awesome Heather! There’s so much to discover and we love all the details! The underwater creatures look fabulous and we love those bubbles full of texture! Thank you so much ♡

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



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Helen & Mark xx



 

Distressed Heart | Mesh Stencil

Hi there! We are back with more wonderful inspiration this evening. Our fabulous Design Team member Ali Carubia is here with a stunning card featuring our NEW ‘Mesh it Up’ stencil with our amazing ‘Organics’ background stamps and more…


Wishing everyone a very Happy Monday!


I’d like to share this card I’ve made using the left over bits from sample making with the fab new stencils.
This is a simpler version of one of my samples💖


heart card | mesh stencil | love is love sentiment


Creating a heart mask – I took a piece of copy paper, folded it in half, drew half a heart and cut it so the heart shape measures approx 6″ x 6″.  I was careful to leave the outer part in one piece for the mask. ✂


I sprayed the inside edge of the heart mask with stencil adhesive – Stick and Spray, waited a couple of minutes for it to dry off then laid it over a piece of white card.


I coloured the heart shape with Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Blue Opal Polish and Bubblegum Lustre Polish, the blue down the left hand side and blended into the pink. Then dried it with a heat gun.


I used the remaining pink polish left on the applicator to colour a scrap of white card then stamped one of the flowers (Random Art of Kindness stamps) in black versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. ⚘



I sprayed stick & spray over the back of the stencil, waited a minute and then laid it over my 💜  heart.


I applied black texture paste with a spatula over the stencil. You could use an old credit card if you haven’t got a spatula.


Then lifted off the stencil and lashed it into a bowl of water. 🚰


The texture paste takes a while to dry, you can speed it up with a heat gun.


I coloured the centre petals with a little watered down Lavender Polish and cut it out. ✂ I snipped between the petals then shaped it using a ball tool and the back of a foam mat.



I had some tropical leaf die cuts left over from a previous project which went really well with the colour scheme – Tim Holtz’s Tropical set by Sizzix.


When the texture paste was dry, I peeled off the paper mask and cut out the coloured heart. I sponged a little black gesso around the edge to add a vignette.




I stamped the splats from the ‘Organics’ stamp set in black Versafine ink on an 8″ x 8″ white card blank, working outwards from the centre.



I also stamped the Love is Love sentiments onto white card and matted them onto black card.



I fixed the heart onto the centre of the card with double sided foam and the flowers and leaves with 3d glue gel.


I also used the glue gel to add the sentiments to the right hand side of the heart.




Hope you like it and I have inspired you to have a go. Please come and share your makes with us in the Visible Image Facebook Group 😎


heart | handmade card | love is love sentiment | grungy



Items used


Visible Image Mesh It Up stencil

Visible Image Stamp Sets: Organics, Random Art of Kindness, Love is Love

Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Blue Opal Lustre & Bubblegum Lustre Polishes

Black leaf die cuts

Black Structure Paste

Black Gesso

Black Versafine Clair ink pad

Clear Embossing powder

Tools – Heat gun, spatula

3D glue gel, double sided foam tape

Stencil Adhesive/Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray

300gsm Craft UK Premium smooth white card

8″ x 8″ white card blank



torn mesh stencil



love is love | face stamps | mixed media | pride | equality



inky background splat stamps



quirky flower stamps | kindness sentiment



Thanks for stopping by.

Ali xxx




This design is so striking! We love the organics stamps surrounding the heart, and the mesh looks fantastic! Those pinks look awesome against the black… thank you Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s fabulous cards over on her blog.




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Daisy Daisy | NEW Stencil

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend. We are very excited to be previewing our awesome NEW stencils this week! Our Design Team have been having so much fun with them over the weekend! Ericka Strange is kicking off this week’s inspiration with 2 vibrant summer cards featuring our gorgeous ‘Daisy Daisy’ and ‘Mesh it Up’ frameless stencils…




For my first card…


I used the new Daisy Daisy stencil along with Mesh It Up.


daisymain


I started with a gel press print that I had created with Distress Oxides and paint. Originally it wasn’t anything too great, but then I added embossing ink with my blending tool to the Mesh It Up stencil, and sprinkled WOW! Bahama embossing powder on it.


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I love the chunky texture both the stencil and the embossing powder give the panel.

I then took some Bristol Smooth paper and the Daisy Daisy stencil and blended Distress Oxides in  Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Marmalade.


daisyside


I cut the outline of the stencil out and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Soul stamp set in black on the daisy.


face stamp | woman head | beautiful soul



daisy stencil | mesh stencil | gelli print | distress oxide inks



For my second card..


I used the same Daisy Daisy stencil but on a panel I created with Distress Oxide reinkers on photo paper.


ddaisymain


For more information on how to create the background check out my blog post here.


I then used the stencil and applied Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide lightly around the stencil with a blending brush.


ddaisycloseup


I stamped the butterflies from the Wings of Change set in Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. I also used the sentiment and stamped it in black archival ink.


butterfly stamps | grunge | transform | metamorphosis



ddaisyside


I love the grungy but bright look the distress oxides have on the photopaper and the different layers.


daisy stencil | butterfly stamp | grunge | distress inks



Thanks for stopping by today!




We adore these cards! So summery! So vibrant! And they showcase the new stencils wonderfully… thank you Ericka 

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


 

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Stay safe and we hope you have a good Monday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Summer Kindness | Dragonfly Stamp

Hi there! Wow it’s another scorching hot day here in the UK! So perfect for more gorgeous summer inspiration… Jane Tyrrell has a beautiful card to share with you featuring our new dragonfly stamp…



Happy summer! Yes we have enjoyed our longest day too and the long summers days loom ahead. I live very near the River Wandle as it winds its way back up to London and I delight in my walks along it.

As I walked along yesterday I saw a flash of colour in the undergrowth


I only had my phone with me (very unusal for me!) but I managed to snap a very summery visitor, a shimmery dragonfly.




This leads in perfectly to my latest design team project for Visible Image and I am sharing another sample I made using the brand new stamp release which is released tomorrow!


I made a summery card using the lovely dragonfly from the Summer Wings set:


summer stamps | butterfly | dragonfly | line drawings


I decided to get out my alcohol inks and made a summery background





I cut it down for a 7X5″ card


I stamped all the images onto acetate which I had also added alcohol ink to (I will use the butterflies for another project).



I also gold embossed some of them (sorry no photos!) I decided to use just the wings of the gold embossed acetate dragonfly and gold embossed another on some inky mop up card. I used the 2 together to make a real statement dragonfly.



This was just right for my alcohol ink background.


I also decided to use one of the fab sentiments from the new Equality, Hope and Love stamp set

equality | hope| love | sentiment stamps | definitions



Here is my finished card.

kindness sentiment stamp | dragonfly | alcohol inks



with some close ups..







and one last shot:


dragonfly stamp | acetate | embossing | alchohol inks


I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a stunning background for our dragonfly stamp Jane! The colours are fabulous together and the gold embossing and acetate layer look really beautiful. Thank you! And thank you for sharing your photos of the wonderful dragonfly you spotted too ♡

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


 

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Creating Calm | Seahorse Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous underwater themed card featuring our lovely seahorse stamp…

The sun is shining, it has been a glorious week,  and oh how I have been dreaming of a trip to the seaside. However, as it’s still not safe to indulge such whims I have instead lost myself under the ocean for this weeks inspiration project for Visible Image.

 

There really is something magical about seahorses, and this handsome one from the ‘Create Your Calm’ set is stunning!

 

 

 I started this card with an inky mop up sheet of card. I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up my scraps. No idea why as I am constantly creating more so I am sure I am fighting a losing battle!

 

 

I used the ‘Two Tone’ and ‘Fibres’ stencils with distress ink to add a layer of detail to begin with, and then stamped some detail stamps in Archival Ink.

 

 

I took delivery of some Izink Ice this week, and some layers of that over the top really added some depth and shine and enhanced the colours.

 

 

While that was drying I stamped and embossed the seahorse on heat resistant acetate, and painted the colour onto the back of it so it just showed through the clear areas.

 

 

Once the Ice was dry, I stamped more images over the top from the Dare to Swim set, and added some embossing.

 

 

The WOW embossing brush is brilliant for applying thicker embossing powder around edges of your work to frame it.

 

 

I stamped seaweed onto another mop up scrap and fussy cut in order to create another layer of interest, and along the sea bed I added texture sand , shells and jewels.

 

 



The final step was to adhere the seahorse and sentiment with 3D glue to really make him stand out.

 

 


Visible Image Products Used

 


fibres stencil | waves | water | texture



Two Tone stencil


two tone stencil | dots | squares




dragonfly stamp | ripples | live in the moment




seahorse stamp | underwater | create your own calm



Dare to Swim stamp set

jellyfish stamp | fish | bubbles | underwater





Lynda this is amazing, there is so much to discover! Your sea bed is stunning, love all the background detail and little embellishments, and our seahorse stamp looks awesome! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda 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.


flowerdetails


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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Mark & Helen xx


 

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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Total Chaos | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Sorry we’ve been a little quiet, it’s been rather hectic with our new releases (which is a good thing!) but now it’s time to catch up with the amazing samples our DT have been making! First up is Heather Mitchell – our Queen of texture – who has been playing with our ‘Total Chaos’ set which features our large inky flower stamp…


Well hello…

Goodness.  I’ve been in a crafting frenzy since the latest stamps form Visible Image arrived as I cannot get enough of them!!  How fabulous are they?!  I totally take my hat off to Mark and Helen as once again they have produced a fabulous array with something for everyone.


Creative Chaos was a hugely popular set and I have seen it on many pages and instagram posts so when I found out they were doing a bigger version I was super excited!  Total Chaos is an A5 set, the larger flower being 1/3 bigger than in Creative Chaos.  There is also a fabulous funky flower, a leaf that is to die for and that scribble stamp!! Arghhh!! Heaven!!



This is my first make using the set and I’ve used a gelli print background I had already made.  I loved this print as it’s pretty textural and the paint has crackled around the edges slightly.



You can see that I’ve used the Stars and Stripes stencil on both the gelli print and then used it to stencil on some Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Poppy Pink) down one side.



The background was made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Spray Stains. I’ve just smooshed the ink pads over the watercolour card, spritzed with water and then, while wet, spritzed on the Distress Spray Stains.  I wanted the colours to blend and bleed in to each other and by adding lots of water and the spray stains that’s exactly what I got!



I left the background to air dry as I didn’t want any warping and once dry added a good spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pretty Pink) to get a beautiful shimmer to the card.  With this dry, I stamped the large flower head four times using Versafine Clair (Nocturne) and then the leaf three times.  I managed to squeeze on the small flower head a few times too!



To emphasise the beautiful flower, I trimmed and layered up different elements and used foam dots to achieve this look.  Having stamped the full flower where I wanted it onto the gelli print, I then stamped the scribble stamp several times around the edges so it appeared behind the flower.



Before adhering the flower head in place, I scrunched white cotton thread to it acted as a 3D scribble almost… if you get me?!



I treated the leaves and little flowers the same way, layering them up before gluing in place.



With everything added to the background, I stamped the ‘Chaos Theory’ stamp in the top corner, almost like a postmark and then added Ranger’s Glossy Accents to give yet more texture.  With the addition of a few adhesive gems, the card was matted onto black card stock before adding to an 8×5″ card blank.




Here are the Visible Image products I used for this make…


inky flower | stamp | mixed media



stars stripes | stencil

 

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Thanks for reading… catch up soon,

H xx



Heather this is awesome! The texture is gorgeous, we adore all your layering and those colours are fabulous together! The touches of glossy accents and the gems really add that something special to it. Thank you ♡

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



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Thinking of You | Verse Stamp

Good Evening! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a beautiful card featuring our new ‘Thinking of You’ verse stamp…


You know the beautiful flower from the Creative Chaos set, right? This and some more great stamps are now available in a sibling set called ‘Total Chaos’. And that’s huge! Of course I really wanted to make a card with it. I combined them with these beautiful text stamps written by Helen. There are six of them in this release. All of them contain a main message a bit bigger and then another stamp with a longer text in various fonts.


Thinking of You card





First I stamped the flower with Versamark on a piece of watercolour cardboard and embossed it in white. Then I used watercolours to make the colouration. The texts I stamped with Versafine on vellum. This one I pulled as tight as possible over the watercolour cardboard. I cut the upper edge of the cardboard curvilinear and added sequins to the collage. I backed the collage with brown card stock. 

 



Supplies


inky flower | stamp | creativity | grunge


thinking of you | verse | stamp



Stamp pads: Versamark; Versafine onyx black
Embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white
Water colour: HORADAM
Polychromos 177
 






This is such a beautiful card stempelfrida. We love how the verse looks stamped on velum, and the flower looks stunning in the delicate watercolour. Thank you ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration 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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Shining Bright | Handmade Card

Hi there! Ericka Strange is here on the blog with a striking card featuring our light bulb stamp with one of our new sentiments, we think they work brilliantly together… what do you think?


Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all doing well and had a wonderful weekend! We’ve had a couple of gloomy days so I thought I’d brighten up my craft room with this Shining Bright set from Visible Image.


shine bright | handmade card


I love this light bulb and thought I’d play with the Strobes stencil and creating shining rays using Distress Oxides and Distress Inks.


shinesideviewup


I started by blending Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides on Bristol smooth paper. Then I masked the bottom of my card and pulled out my stencil and used a little Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to darken the upper portion of the card.



I then masked the upper portion of the card and used Black Soot Distress Ink to darken the bottom half of my card base. I stamped the light bulb and gold heat embossed it as well as stamped another one that I fussy cut to attach to give the light bulb some depth.


layers


I stamped the sentiment from the new release Night Owl and heat embossed it in gold. I love how easy it is to mix and match the Visible Image sets with each other.


shinecloseup


I attached the bulb with some foam tape to complete and used a some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to brighten the edges of the rays.


It’s hard to see, but I also used some Spetrum Noir Sparkle pen to add a little extra shine to the bulb.


lightbulb card | stamp | let your intuition guide you


That’s all for me today and I hope you have a wonderful week! Cheers!

 



Supplies


light bulb stamp | shine bright



owl stamp | flying | branch | intuition quote



strobes | stencil | rays





Wow what a stunner! The lightbulb looks great embossed in gold and we love the chalky feel of the oxide ink against the black. Thank you Ericka 

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



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Don’t Judge | Mental Health Awareness

Good Evening! We are here with our last inspirational post for today. Martha is here with an amazing card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps, and a brilliant tutorial video too…


The new autumn stamps release by Visible Image is just amazing and so inspiring


mental health awareness stamps | mindfulness | don't judge


I love mix and match old stamps with the new one, and so I created this card with the focal point from the ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set, a man silhouette and lot of sentiment stripes from this set and from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set, all this sentiments are in the background but also strike the man who is maybe overwhelmed inside and outside, but…ehi…don’t judge 🙂




Here the stamps and stencil used:


mindful stamps | mental health awareness | don't judge



smashed clock | stamp | time






courage | broken | live in the now | compassion | sentiment stamps



And here is the process video

 




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Wow this is such a fantastic card! Brilliant combination of stamps and some very clever stamping of the words! Your background and all your extra touches are awesome! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.

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Flying Owl Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! It’s release day for our NEW stamps! Our Design Team are loving them so much, so we have loads of inspiration to share over the next few days! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible project featuring our gorgeous NEW flying owl stamp called ‘Night Owl’…


Hi there, how is everyone? What have you been creating? I’ve been very fortunate to be working on the new release autumn stamps from Visible Image. My sample today uses two sets.




I’ve used the following sets:


Night Owl


owl stamp - branch - moon



Deep in the Forest


forest stamp - trees - be resilient



The steps:


I began with another ink spray background.



I drew round a large die cut circle and painted it with white gesso. I then added soft pastel to create the moon shading.




I darkened the moon using pencils, my Stabilo charcoal pencil, paint pen and iridescent blue ink. I also later added soft pastel as a moon glow in blue/grey.



I stamped the owl on a separate piece of stamping card and coloured it with my zig clean colour watercolour pens. I then cut this out and lightened the edges using white gel pen.




I stamped the trees using the deep in the forest stamp and the branch from the owl set.



I added the owl, raised on a foam pad. I then added stars with my white pen. Finally I added stickles glitter around the owl and the moon for extra sparkle.



Till next time…


Lisa xx



Oh my! Just look at that sky! What fabulous colours and depth… the perfect night setting for our Night Owl stamp! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Halloween Tag | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hi there! We have the super talented Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fantastic Halloween tag featuring our Guardian Angel, moth and skull stamps…



Well here we are in October, racing towards the final months of 2019. It is time for my Design Team make today for Visible Image, and I decided that I should make a start on my Halloween tags I make for my big and little babies!


Now this is not supposed to be at all morbid but I really enjoy walking through our parish church graveyard. I appreciate that it is where souls are buried, but I think it is also a celebration of their lives rather than a focus on their death.  On a walk a few weeks back I spotted some awesome guardian angels on some of the gravestones.



The graveyard is a haven for Mother Nature and wildlife, and is a such a peaceful spot to reflect in. The light which shines in through the trees is so very peaceful and uplifting.




For my project own “Guardian angel” project I decided that I would use my Guardian Angel stamp


guardian angel - rubber stamp

together with some stamps in the Glimmer of Light set


moth - rubber - stamp - lightbulb


This is what I got up to…


I stamped the angel onto a piece of black card altered with distress oxide and cut it out.



 I stamped and embossed some of the moths on acetate, cut them out and added gold Glamour dust to the underside of the wings.



I sprayed a mix of pewter distress spray and yellow brushos and pixie powders onto watercolour card and die cut a tag.



I stamped some bulbs, colouring one of the filaments in red and also stamped and cut out half of the sentiment.



I added a mixed media gothic die cut to the tag, rubbing on some metallic gilding wax for some detailing.



I also added a spider’s web for effect and distressed the edges.



Then it was time to put my design together and add a black card border just to focus the detail. I also used one of the small skulls from the Mr Bone Jangles set which I stamped onto a book page and cut out.



Here is my finished tag..


Halloween tag



With some close ups of the details..


 



And one last shot..



Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a walk with me through my local very positive, inspiring graveyard. In all situations, as the sentiment states, “there is always a glimmer of light”.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




What an awesome tag Jane! These stamps all work so well together, and it’s great to see the inspiration behind your project. Thank you ♡

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



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Mixed Media Christmas Card | Visible Image

Hi! We have Heather here on the blog this morning with a gorgeous mixed media Christmas card featuring stamps from our awesome ‘Christmas Chaos’ stamp set…


Hello everyone,

I’m here today sharing a Christmas make for Visible Image.  I’ve used the fabulous Christmas Chaos and the Christmas Backgrounds sets which are just brilliant especially if you like grungy makes like I do!


mixed media Christmas card


I kept the background for this card nice and simple, using Distress Oxide’s to create a traditional coloured background to which I added Paperartsy’s Infusions to give a little more depth and then spritzed with some shimmer spray for some glitz.



For the Tree, I coloured some card using Distress Oxide’s again and then heat embossed the beautiful Christmas text using Wow’s Metallic Gold powder to give a rich, warm colour.  Over this I stamped the tree outline from the Christmas Chaos set and fussy cut it out.



I’ve heat embossed the star image three times onto gold card and trimmed two and then trimmed just the star.



After adding foam dots to one of the images and to the trimmed star (so I can layer it up over the top of the tree) I’ve popped this to one side to add some dyed cheesecloth.



The cheesecloth was dyed using Distress Spray Stain and I used the Candied Apple red to match the background of the card. I didn’t want it to stand out too much, just provide a hint of texture under the tree.



The cheesecloth has been glued into place and then the tree added over the top with foam dots behind it.  I added two dots stacked together in the middle of the tree and just one on the outer edges as I wanted a curved look rather than just a flat finish.



For the sentiment, I ripped two sections of vellum and stamped on the top one before stapling it in place and winding round some twine.  This was them matted onto gold card (same card as I stamped the stars onto) and adhered to a card blank.

Fairly simple card for me and it’s a traditional card with a modern edge, if you get me.


Here are the gorgeous Visible Image stamps I’ve used for this make…

Christmas tree stamp | grunge | grungy

 

Christmas words background stamp

 

Don’t forget you can get all the latest Visible Image news, and inspiration from the Design Team by joining our Facebook group! Some lovely (and might I add super talented ladies) guest designers have joined us on the permanent DT and are making some amazing projects so keep an eye out for them!


That’s all from me today but I’ll be back soon!

H xx



This is such an awesome Christmas card Heather! Our tree looks so striking against your red background, and we love how you’ve embossed the Christmas Words background onto it, and the fabulous cheesecloth texture behind it.  Stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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We will be back later with fabulous inspiration from new Design Team members Nadine and Macarena!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Altered Book Cover | Learn To Fly Again

Good Morning! We have giogiocraft here on the blog today with an inspiring project featuring stamps from one of our older (but still fabulous) sets, which has the beautiful sentiment ‘take your broken wings and learn to fly again’…


altered book cover | rubber stamps


I have a big news: I am happy to announce I am part of the Visible Image Design Team, their stamps and stencils are so inspiring! And today I use a couple of them to embellish a book cover (I altered dozens of them until now, I confess)

I inked for the first time the set Learn To Fly Again, so meaningful


hand stamped book cover


And I had some fun making a couple of pendant out of acetate and wire


handmade pendants | rubber stamps | feather


The focal point  with the sentiment:


learn to fly again - sentiment stamp



Tutorial:


I stamped on cardstock the sentiment and cut it out. Then I sponged through Strobes stencil with yellow Distress Oxide.

book_flyTuto2


I glued the cardstock to a piece of wire and filled with Glossy Accents.


book_flyTuto3


In the meantime I glued a book page to the book cover and then I sponged it  with Distress Oxide through Distorted Chess and Time Tunnel stencils.


book_flyTuto4


I stamped more details from the Learn To Fly Again set. I glued the focal point and I attached the handmade embellishments to the spine.


book_flyTuto5


rubber stamping | inspiration | visible image



Products used:


feather stamp | learn to fly again | rubber stamp



grungy background stamps | distressed dots | grunge edge | rubber stamps



spiral stencil



chess stencil




Gio this is awesome! We love your handmade pendants, and what a great idea to create your embellishment with wire and glossy accents! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration ♡

You can find more of Gio’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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Lynda Hall will be here on the blog this afternoon with a super cool card featuring our Art Rebel stamps!


Have a good day!

See you later.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our Guardian Angel stamp with our beautiful ‘Special Memories’ sentiment…


It is with great pleasure to show you this card today. Because, …..after my 3-month guest design time at Visible Image I was invited to join the main design team, hooray!!!!!!! From today on I will have a “Visible Wednesday” every other Wednesday for you, so to speak 🙂


special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


I made the background for my card with the Gelli Plate and the Fibres stencil from Visible Image. In the middle it looks like there is no colour, but this is a trick: I used white acrylic paint there. It creates, for example, space for the text that I stamped with Versamark on it and embossed in black.












I stamped the angel from the set guardian angel with Memento and coloured it with Copics. Then I cut it out by hand. I did the same with the leaves. The drops on the leaves are Glossy Accents. On my background I added a few drops with Nuvo Drops. Some of them are translucent. At the edges I have torn off my background. The white dots on the card base are made with a marker.




Visible Image Supplies


Guardian Angel stamp


tree of life stamp


inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



Other Supplies

stamp pads: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark
embossing powder: Print Art detail black
Copics E00, E31, E55, E87, V01, V06, V09, BG10, BG23, BG15, BG49
Polychromos 101, 103, 132, 119, 133, 249, 180, 154, 156, 153, 155, 149
Signomarker white
Nuvo Jewel Drops: key lime
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss: blue babe
Glossy Accents



guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




Stempelfrida this is stunning! Your background looks amazing, we love how your gelli print came out! This sentiment is beautiful with our Guardian Angel stamp ♡  Thank you!

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



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We will be back later today with a gorgeous piece of home decor by Sharon Traynor!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Fragile Summer | Butterfly Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with a stunning card she created for a feature in Craft Stamper magazine. Jane’s card features stamps from our ‘How Fragile’ and ‘Wings of Change’ stamp sets which work so well together…


Good Evening

I thought that today it would be good to share a card I made for the Craft Stamper magazine July edition, when summer was still in full swing. It still feels like summer in my garden and my buddleia is still blooming beautifully. I even spotted this gorgeous butterfly at the weekend, which I quickly snapped with my camera.




I was asked by Visible Image to design a summer card for the magazine and I chose to use the Wings of Change stamp set. Such a fab butterfly set! I called my card “fragile summer” in honour of how fragile the life of a butterfly is.


grunge - butterfly - stamp


These are some of the colours I associate with summer and I chose for them for my palette.



I added some drips of water to my background and then added some background stamping using the Organics set to make some branches.


ink splat - stamp - blown ink


I stamped using green versamark clair ink.



I stamped some more butterflies and coloured them with the same distress oxide colours. I then added a wink of Stella for sparkle and then Crackle Accents to give some more fragility.



I wanted the butterflies to emerge from my card so I stamped and gold embossed the cracked glass from the “How Fragile” stamp set

cracked glass - stamp - how fragile we are


and cut an opening for a butterfly to emerge from



I also used some beading wire to fashion a set of antennae



and stamped, highlighted and distressed the words.



Here is my finished card..


summer card - butterfly stamp - how fragile we are



and some close ups..








and one last shot…


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Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is absolutely gorgeous! We love your design of the butterfly coming out through the cracked glass, and such fabulous summer colours too. Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with magical inspiration from Lisa Taggart!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Our Amazing Design Team | Visible Image

Hi there! We are very excited to reveal our amazing Design Team line up for the next 6 months!


We are so thrilled that our super talented existing designers will all continue to inspire you every week with their incredible cards and projects…


Pauline Butcher









Veerle Moreels









Jane Tyrrell









Lisa Taggart









Sharon Traynor









Eileen Godwin









Heather Mitchell









And we are so excited to welcome to the team some of the incredible ladies who have been guest designing for us over the summer…



Judy Rozema









Giogiocraft









Macarena









Nadine Carlier









Martha Ponsanesi









Lynda Hall









Stempelfrida









Ericka Strange









Karen Telfer









Woweee what a line up! We are feeling so lucky to be working with all these talented ladies!


Every day we will bring you new inspiration featuring our stamps and stencils, from clean and simple cards to full on mixed media master pieces and everything in between!! We have so many wonderful projects to share with you over the coming weeks!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our products
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Make sure you show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils by uploading your photos in our Facebook group or tagging us on instagram @visibleimagestamps


We will be back later with a gorgeous card from Jane Tyrrell to kick off this week’s inspiration.



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we hope to see you back here soon.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media card created with our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set and lots of gorgeous texture…

Hello…

Today I’m using the new Guardian Angel stamp set… which kind of reminds me of the statue’s out of Dr Who.  No?  Just me then! Haha…




I love this stamp set, it’s so unusual and quirky and not like anything else on the market and I love that about Visible Image products… all that little bit different from everything else.


Anyway, to start this card I cut up a poster I bought from Paperchase that had an old New York map on it, adhered it to card and used a brayer to apply Gesso.



Using Distress Oxide ink pads in Dusky Concord, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire I’ve added stripes of colour before spritzing with water to give a mottled effect.  For more texture, I then splattered black and silver ink before drying.



After much procrastination, I decided to add the Strobes stencil using a large die cut circle.  I wanted a graduated colour so used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink pad on the centre of the circle, then Hickory Smoke before a light coat of Black Soot.  Looking at it, I felt it needed some light so went around the outside (over the black) using Scattered Straw and while the stencil was still in place I spritzed on gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.



To add some interest to the outskirts of the card, I’ve stamped on the little bubble stamp (which I know will be used so much on other projects so thank you Mark for the little background stamps you add to sets!)



I don’t know if it shows up in the photo but the bubbles have been graduated in colour from Ice Spruce at the top to Hickory Smoke in the middle to Black Soot down the bottom.  I’ve used the die cut circle from before as a mask.

The Angel itself was heat embossed using Versamark and Wow’s! British Summertime which is a fabulous opaque grey.



Derwent’s Inktense pencils have been used to add colour.  I love the smooth application of them and the colours are so beautiful.  I opted for the same palette of colours so it echoed the background.



With the Angel and the wings all colours, it was time to start layering up the card.  Having fussy cut the Angel, I added gold wire to the rear to break up the image.  Using foam tape on the wings and the main image, I’ve given the Guardian Angel some dimension and I think looks a bit more dramatic.

For the finishing touches, I’ve stamped, coloured and trimmed the feathers and the dove and secured them to the card (some have foam dots added, some don’t).



To lighten the mood of the card, I’ve heat embossed the sentiment using Wow’s Opaque Bright White powder (this really is the best powder on the entire planet!)



It was then just a matter of adding glossy accent to some of the bubbles and on the dove and crackle accent to the feathers before placing to one side to dry thoroughly.



Here’s some of the products I’ve used… not all as I couldn’t fit them in the picture!





And here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…


 


And that’s it for today.  Hope you love the new stamp releases as much as I do. Mark has designed them all in the usual, slightly off the beaten track, Visible Image style and Helen has done an amazing job on the sentiments. They are already super popular.. as always!


Hope to catch up again soon… H x




Heather this card is AMAZING! Our Guardian Angel stamp looks so striking and your background is awesome, loving all the texture! Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Scene | Handmade Card

Hi there! Pauline Butcher has got her hands on our NEW Mermaid stamp set, and has created a fabulous underwater themed card…

Hello,

I’m here to share a card I’ve made using one of the awesome new stamp sets from Visible Image.

I’ve used the gorgeous Mythical Mermaid for my card..


mermaid card - stamp - Visible Image



Take a look at how many extra stamps you get in the set..


mermaid stamp - dophin - waves - bubbles

I’ve used them all to make my mythical scene!

 I stamped the gorgeous Mermaid, onto some water colour card, and coloured her in using Zig Clean Color real brush pens, I then stamped across the card using the fabulous bubbly waves stamp, and some Versafine Clare Warm Breeze. I then added a moon/Sun Mask to the sky, and blended Salty Ocean, Mustard seed and Picked Raspberry Distress inks around the mermaid and across I took off the mask, and added some colour inside the circle. With a wet paint brush and kitchen towel, I took out some of the colour to make clouds.


Now for the water, again using blending tools, I added Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers randomly, then used the fabulous Fibres Stencil, blending through it with Peacock Feathers. 


 
I stamped the crab straight onto the background, all the bubbles and the sentiment too, the Dolphins, ‘Mermaid’ word and shells were stamped onto another piece of card, coloured in, and fussy cut. I coloured all the bubbles with a white pen, added all the elements with 3D glue gel, then added some gold micro beads as sand, then loads of Stickles to finish off.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Our mermaid looks so beautiful, we love how she is appearing out of the sea. Such a fabulous underwater scene Pauline! Thank you ♡

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



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Hope to see you back here soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Rainbow Faerie | CAS Card

Hello! We are so sorry our blog has been neglected over the past week, we received an overwhelming number of orders for our June stamps release, so it has been rather crazy here! So, Sharon Traynor is back, a little later than promised, with her second card featuring our NEW Faerie Magic stamps…


Well, here I am back again today with another card using the wonderful Faerie Magic stamps from Visible Image. This time it is a CAS design which was very simple to make.



fairy stamp - rainbow - card



Here’s how I made this rainbow fairy card:


Stamp the image onto water colour paper using Versamark ink

fairy stamp - Visible Image


Colour the fairy with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a water Brush


Cut out some arcs from a rainbow of coloured card using a curved die. Secure the die cuts at one end by gluing on top of one another and spreading them out to be adjacent at the other end.


Create watercoloured rainbow mats (for both the main image and the sentiment). Stamp the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.


Mount all onto a card blank using fun foam and foam pads.


Simple, Fast and Beautiful!


Stamps Used:

fairy stamp - Visible Image



Other Supplies:

Water Colour Card, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (024, 028, 031, 048, 051, 061, 080, 220), Derwent fine tip water brush, Sweet Pea Designs Card Front Builder die, fun foam, foam squares, card blank.


That’s it from me for now, thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




We adore this card Sharon, such a clever design.. your rainbow faerie is stunning! 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 NEW stamps inspiration from our amazing Design Team.


Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Lightbulb Stamp | Fragile | Distress Oxides

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Guest Designer Macarena to the blog with her very first project since joining our team. This amazing card, full of texture and layers features our lightbulb stamp as the focal image…

Fragile




This is my debut project as a result of the invitation to GDT of Visible Image
I feel special and honoured and very happy cause their stamps and stencils
match perfectly with my way of crafting.
Thank you again 



lightbulb stamp - fragile sentiment - card









 

Just Breathe | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We are back with our next NEW stamps preview… introducing our ‘Just Breathe’ set. This brilliant thorax stamp is perfect to make cards for anyone studying anatomy, and for those who love to craft on the darker side…!



Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back later with our last preview for today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Guest Designers Announcement | Visible Image

Hi there! We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who applied for our Guest Design Team positions, we were overwhelmed by the number of applications!

We are so excited to announce that these incredible card designers and mixed media artists will be bringing you lots of gorgeous Visible Image inspiration over the coming months…


Giovanna Zara
Italy


Hello, I’m Giovanna Zara, a crafter, blogger and designer from Sardinia, Italy. I started as a scrapbooker more than 10 years ago, and then I fell in love with MixedMedia: painting, mixing colours, materials and styles. I love to make Altered Art, Stamping, Art Journaling and I like to use recycled materials in my projects. When I was given a sewing machine, fabric and sewing become a new world to discover. My style is definitely super colourful, but sometimes I stumble on Steampunk and vintage-shabby, can’t help!

instagram: @giogiocraft
YouTube: giogiocraft
Facebook page: giogiocraft
blog: Giogiocraft



Nadine Carlier
USA


I have been crafting for about 19 years now with scrapbooking, handmade cards, mixed media and altered art projects being my favorite things to create, although I have done and love all things crafty. I would say my style would best be described as eclectic with a mixed media twist. Almost all my craft projects have some kind of mist or paint on them. I love getting messy and trying new techniques. Inspiring others is something I love to do by creating videos and sharing how I create my projects.

instagram: @scrappinready
YouTube: Nadine Carlier
Facebook Page: Nadinesscrapnstuff
blog: myscrapnstuff



Karolina Bukowska
Poland


My name´s Karolina Bukowska. I come from Poland. I’ve worked as a teacher and sociotherapist, now working online courses and workshops, technique: scrapbooking, mixed media. Mixed media world is an unseparable part of my life and it’s my life passion. I love scrapbooking. It helps me to capture moments of my family life and to spend day creatively. Every day I create, meet, learn and it creates my reality. I cannot define my style. I love texture, colors and shine. I think, my style is a little vintage and messy, romantic and a little shabby. I love to have my fingers dirty from paints, mists and pigments. I like mixing products to get an interesting effect.

instagram: @karolinab.bukowska
YouTube: Karolina Bukowska
Facebook Page: Karolina Bukowska Arts
blog: Karolina Bukowska



Karen Telfer
UK


Hi, I’m Karen and I have been creatively crafting ever since I can remember.  I currently teach adult workshops in Guildford where we have a great time making cards, tags, and journal pages using paints, inks, stamps, stencils and more. I have lived and worked on three continents and I have an impressive stash of craft supplies carefully collected over the past 25 years.  I have three gorgeous grown up children who have encouraged my crafty endeavours over the years. I look forward to inspiring you with my crafty creations using the fabulous Visible Image range.

instagram: @karentelfercraft
Facebook Page: Karen Telfer Craft



Marzena Ziuziakowska
Poland


My name is Marzena, I am a Polish crafter known as Macarena. I am mom to a very handsome 20 year-old and a very furry british shorthair. I love to escape to the seaside as often as I can and charge my batteries by nordic-walking along the beach and listening to the sea calming sounds. I love cats and birdsongs, chocolate, spanish language and all the shades of grey (color), lol. I have been crafting for over 8 years now and it seems a neverending story. Each day I learn new things, techniques, mixed media possibilities. I love to create textured and layered projects mixing different medias and techniques. Can’t wait to play with Visible Image amazing products.

instagram: @macarena.74
Facebook page: Macarena Creativa
blog: Macarena



Nicole Diedrichs
Germany


I am stempelfrida from Germany. Once there was a time when I said that I would not want to use stamps, because you are so limited with a stamp….. that was more than a decade ago and I still have to smile when remembering that thought from where I am today! My passion for paper brought me to places where I found myself surrounded by stamps and I was tempted….. and fell in love head over heels with stamping. I mainly make cards and most of them are kind of clean – not in the classical CAS definition, but rather neat and crisp. Almost always, there is too much on my cards to qualify for them to be CAS, there is too little for them to be the classically mixed media art and they are too neat to be called altered or grunge. For sure I love flashy colours, which is funny since I started really earthy in tones, but then had kind of a colour revolution. So I guess my cards are clean, neat, crisp and flashy …. mostly! And you can be sure that stempelfrida will surprise you once in a while. Who knows, what Visible Image will bring me on to?

instagram: @stempelfrida
blog: stempelfrida



Martha Ponsanesi
Italy


Hello, I’m Martha from Italy, 47 years old (really?!…Time flies) I live near Rome with my partner and a bunch of cats. I love colors, stamps, stencils, dies and everything connected with mixed media, art journaling, cardmaking. Sharing this passion with posts, tutorials, taking classes and sometimes giving classes is always a pleasure and a chance to spread the love of being crafty. I’m really excited to be a Guest Designer for Visible Image and share with you what I’ll create with all their amazing products.

instagram: @alazyscrapper
YouTube: alazyscrapper
blog: A Lazy Scrapper



Lynda Hall
UK


Hi, I’m Lynda and I live in Hampshire in the UK with my husband, 2 teenage daughters and 3 dogs. I run my own childcare business from home, which keeps me very busy, so crafting at weekends is my way of winding down after a hectic but fun week. I discovered the wonderful world of paper craft around twelve years ago, when I wanted to make a personalised card for a child I cared for. I remember feeling overwhelmed by all the various inks, stamps and other products in the shop I visited for supplies and thinking I’d never get the hang of what to do. Nowadays I think I probably have more supplies in my craft room than they stock on their shelves!  I was soon hooked on card making and learned fast about all the different products. Over time, being inspired by online craft groups, I began to dabble in other mixed media projects, art journalling and scrapbooking too. I’ll have a go at anything and love learning new techniques. I have been a fan of Visible Image for a very long time so the opportunity to create and offer some inspiration as part of the team is very exciting!

instagram: @lyndascraftyhall
Facebook page: Lynda’s Crafty Hall
blog: Lynda’s Crafty Hall



Judy Rozema
USA


I have been crafting since high school when I learned to crochet. My first love is now cardmaking, using techniques of mixed media, clean and simple and everything in between, so my personal style is definitely eclectic! I try to create something daily to keep the joy and mojo flowing!

instagram: @joy_in_a_jar
Facebook page: Joy in a JAR
blog: Joy in a Jar



Ericka Strange
USA


Hey there, I’m Ericka, aka Strangely Creative, and I’m so excited to be a Guest Design Team member for Visible Image! I live just outside of Houston, TX  USA with my husband, two active girls ages 9 & 5, and two Frisbee loving Border Collies. I’ve always loved crafting and making things. I’ve been making cards for almost 4 years and love working with a variety of mediums, and getting inky to creating colorful backgrounds and cards. It has been so fun being part of such an encouraging and kind crafting community and I look forward to inspiring others. When I’m not in my craft room, I’m usually outside in the vegetable garden.

instagram: @strangelycreative
Facebook page: Strangely Creative
blog: Strangely Creative



Iwona Nowak
Germany


Hello !  I am Iwona and for 3 years I have been in love with mixed media.  I love everything rust-colored, old and turquoise, but I love wood and forest atmosphere just as much.  I am very excited about Visible Image products and I hope to create something beautiful!

instagram: @reniferove
YouTube: reniferove
Facebook page: Reniferove



Mary Szymanski
USA


I am a wife and mom living in Southeastern Michigan.  I’m a self taught Mixed Media Artist.  I love color and texture.  I usually work small, on ATCs,  small journal pages and canvases.  I’ve been known to work on bigger canvases a time or two.  I enjoy sharing my work and a teaching budding artists how to use color and texture in their work.

instagram: motleymixedmedia
YouTube: MotleyMixedMedia
Facebook page:  MotleyMixedMedia



Welcome to the team everyone! ♡♡♡



We really can’t wait to see what they all create..

Of course our existing Design Team will continue to inspire you too, with their incredible cards and projects! We are so spoilt.. and one very lucky stamp company!!!

We hope you will follow our guest designers on instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Blogs


♡ If you aren’t already following our main Design Team, you will find their links HERE


Join our Facebook group to be first to see all the latest Design Team inspiration!



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration.

Helen & Mark xx


 

All That Jazz | Congrats Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a brilliant card featuring our Jazz musician stamps…


It’s time to share my weekly Design Team make for Visible Image. I needed some male birthday cards down at Dotty’s Teahouse, where I sell my handmade cards, so I knew just the right stamps to get out.






and a sentiment from Go to Words



I added some distress inks to my craft sheet; chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and hickory smoke, a spritz of water and dipped in some watercolour card.



Once it was dry I cut it down and stamped the jazz players using Twilight Versafine Clair ink.  I stamped the large stars from Rock Out  and the bubbles in gold, and the sentiment on top in black Versafine which I clear embossed.



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Finally I stamped the keyboard in black Versafine for the jazz players to stand on.

I matted and layered it onto gold and black cardstock.
Here is my finished card..





This weekend, I will be at the Stamperama show in Worthing, Sussex!

I will be demoing lots of Visible Image products for Stampers  Grove….. very exciting. Do stop by and say hi if you are going.



Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely week ahead.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




We love this card Jane! Your background is awesome and the gold looks so good against the blue tones. Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:


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Blog see all our latest posts here
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Under The Sea | Jellyfish Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog with an amazing page created with underwater stamps from our ‘Dare to Swim’ stamp set and more…

Hello

It’s my turn to share one of my latest Visible Image makes. Today it’s an underwater scene, one of my favourite things to do !

The project combines stamps and stencils. I’ve also used ink sprays, pixie powders and paint pens.


 

Here’s what I used:


Dare to Swim stamp set




Fibres stencil




Cosmic Skies stencil