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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Stay safe and well, and have a good weekend.

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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Mark & Helen xx


 

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.


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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.


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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.


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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



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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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We hope you are getting excited for our stencils release! You can pre-order them this Friday! Release date: July 17th.


We will be back to show you more new stencils projects here on the blog tomorrow, but if you can’t wait… check out our instagram and Facebook group for loads of sneak peeks!


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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Stay safe and keep cool!

Helen & Mark xx


 

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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Helen & Mark xx

 

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 

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



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We’ll be back later with fantastic inspiration from DT member Macarena!

Stay safe and well.

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 ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Helen & Mark xx


 

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

 

Check out all the February 2020 releases all the DT inspiration for the new stamp sets on Visible Image’s Facebook group and instagram and don’t forget to upload your own makes in the group!

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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We will be back tomorrow with some awesome new stamps inspiration from Pauline!

Helen & Mark xx


 

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 ♡

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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.


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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.


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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 

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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 ♡

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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 ♡

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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 ♡

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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.

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


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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.


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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.


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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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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 ♡

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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!



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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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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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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.



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Mark & Helen xx


 

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


































Till next time…

Lisa x




Wow this is amazing Lisa! The jellyfish look so beautiful.. thank you so much ♡

 

Butterfly Stencil | Script Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog to inspire you with an awesome card featuring our inky butterfly stencil…


Hello everyone…


A quick blog post from me today using the gorgeous Butterfly Ink stencil from Visible Image.




I’ve made a smooshed background using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink pads and spritzed it slightly with water to oxidise the ink and create a speckled pattern.

With the background made, I’ve then taped the stencil in place and using Oxide Ink Pads again to create a wonderful, bright warm spicy colour to which I’ve stamped the ‘stem’ detail from Random Art of Kindness using an Archival Distress ink pad in Barn Door



What I’ve done then is sprayed Distress Resist Spray over the butterfly before applying the text stamp from Scripted Streets.  The resist spray stops me getting more ink on the butterfly but it also gives it a lovely sheen once dry.



The sentiment, from Imperfection is Beauty, has been stamped in black ink and then, using a stamping platform, been heat embossed in a gorgeous silver colour.  The design has then been finished by matting it onto silver card and then onto a 6×6″ card blank.


And that’s it today.  A simple one from me for this week’s DT inspiration and here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…








 

That’s all from me this week… catch you again soon.
H x




Loving this! The stencil looks amazing, fantastic stamping inside it and your background is awesome too!  
Thank you ♡

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


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The World Needs Art | Visible Image

Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog this evening with an awesome project featuring lots of our creative quote stamps…


Today I am sharing an accordion card I took to the Crafting at Ally Pally show last month.

I wanted something to show off lots of the latest stamps and quotes, which have been so popular!



My accordion cards features stamps from all these sets:















How I created it:


I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints.


and brayered a background onto 2 A4 sheets of card as I wanted to make 2 masterboards to cut up.

I used these colours of Archival ink


and randomly stamped over the sheets using all the image sets. Here is one of the sheets in progress


I then die cut my accordion card

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and stamped the 4 World needs art sentiments, 1 on each panel.

I also added some stamps which I yellow embossed


and also stamped and cut out a few images.



I then put everything together…



and some close ups…





 

After I finished off my card I had some off-cuts. I had a flash of inspiration that I could use them to made Artist trading coins, which I did…


These were all packed ready for taking to the show when I had one last idea. If I attached a badge back to them I could turn them into badges for Helen, Mark and myself to wear at the show!

I quickly ordered some on line and hey presto, one of a kind badges!


which Mark, Helen and I wore at the show!



I really had a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed demoing and meeting so many lovely crafters, new and seasoned!


Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your project is awesome and it was so loved at the show! Your Artist Trading Coin badges are such a cool idea, and we loved wearing them! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Kindness Journal Page | Quirky Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hello and Happy Monday! We hope you had a lovely weekend. Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with a wonderful art journal page featuring some of our quirky flower stamps…


Hello my friends today I’m sharing an art journalling project using one of the latest stamp sets: Random Art of Kindness


Here’s what the finished project looks like


 


This project combines a number of things:- a left over gel press print scrap, some inking with distress oxides, some collage again using scraps, stamping, including stamping on to tissue paper, brayering with acrylic paint, doodling and colouring ! – a whole mixture of fun!


Here are some photos to show how it developed


I began with aleft over scrap from a gel press session.







After some stamping I stamped some of the flowers on to printed tissue paper, cut out the images and adhered them to the picture.







The torn leftovers were adhered to the bottom of the picture using gel medium.




I roughly used my brayer and buttermilk coloured acrylic paint to add more texture and interest.



To finish off the project I added splatters, stamped the stems and used gold high flow acrylic paint to draw leaves and stems freehand. I continued to highlight the flowers using a white gel pen and posca paint pens. I also added some doodling here and there. I stamped the sentiment on to white card and added this separately and randomly stamped some of the other sentiments from the set along the stems.














This is such a gorgeous page Lisa! So much to see and we are loving all your gorgeous texture.
Thank you Lisa! ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Eye Rubber Stamp | Rocker Card | Distress Inks

Hi there! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fabulous rocker card featuring lots of our stamps, including our stunning new eye collage stamp..



For this week’s project, I worked with 4 of the new mixed media stamp sets and my colour palette was inspired by all the spring colours around at the moment.





Stamps Used:









I decided to make a rocker card, as I have not made one of these for years and it is a fun card shape. There are lots of tutorials of how to construct the card on the Internet. The circle dies I used to cut the layers and rocker are from The Works.

I stamped the eye image onto card and coloured it with distress inks



then masked it before adding some more distress inks



The background layer is a gelli plate print using the Random Art of Kindness set



I cut the rocker using pink card and then put everything together.



I fussy cut my butterflies which were stamped on pink card, I also added some colour to my focal image using gel pens.



Here are some close ups..






and one last shot..



Thanks for stopping today and enjoy the wonderful fresh colours of spring.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a fabulous card.. gorgeous colours and so much to discover. Thank you Jane! ♡

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



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We will be back soon with gorgeous projects from Lisa & Heather featuring some of our new flower stamps.


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

Mark & Helen xx


 

Metamorphosis | Butterfly Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! Wow it is over a month since we blogged last.. so sorry for neglecting you! Sometimes life just gets in the way and something has to give.. but, we are back and we have so much inspiration to share with you over the coming days and weeks! Pauline Butcher is kicking things off with a gorgeous card featuring our new Butterfly stamps, Visible Image style…

Hellooo,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using the Wings of Change stamp set and the Fibres stencil.





My background was a piece of white card, with the brightest colours of Distress re-inkers dripped down it. When it was dry, I placed the Fibres stencil on my background and, using a palette knife, I put Liquitex heavy gel medium through. While it was drying, I stamped the butterflies onto another piece of white card, using Versafine onyx Black ink, fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Inks. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, and fussy cut that too.

 


 


I blended blue ink over the dry gel medium, to tone the colour down a little, added the butterflies and sentiment using 3D glue gel. To finish, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, and some stickles onto the wings for a touch of sparkle.




Products Used:






Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Your background is awesome Pauline! And our butterflies look fabulous 3D’d! Thank you ♡

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



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Leave us a comment below, to let us know you visited today!


We will be back a little later with some fantastic inspiration from Jane featuring our ‘See Everything’ stamp set.. and more butterflies!


We hope you’ll stop by again soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Tranquility | Rose Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here with a new video today showing how she created these beautiful tags featuring the quirky rose stamp from our ‘Random Art of Kindness’ stamp set…


Crazy rebel or just tranquility…




It was the tiny rose that got me started on todays project as I new I wanted to create a row of them.  and it wasn’t that hard to figure out what my focal image would be…


The words, that’s where I couldn’t decide. As I know some people may think I’m a bit of a crazy rebel for going for a black rose instead of a beautiful bright colored version.  But what can I say. I am me and black gives me peace of mind. And I did add some color in the background ^.^







How to create that two toned border can all be seen in the video, as well as how I colored in my focal image.


Have fun!



Stamps Used:


Random Art of Kindness


quirky rose | stamp | flowers



Art Rebel


art rebel | masculine stamps



 

Gorgeous tags Veerle.. Thank you ♡ We are loving your black rose!

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps and stencils!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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We’ll be back soon with amazing inspiration from Sharon, Pauline and Jane!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Helen & Mark xx

Visible Image stamps 

Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! We hope you are having a good weekend. Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with a stunning card featuring the inky flower stamps from our ‘Creative Chaos’ stamp set…


I have the pleasure today to share more new release stamps from Visible Image. This time it’s the mixed media collection and oh my goodness what exciting new designs we have! You are going to love them.


I’ve kept my first sample simple. The stamps speak for themselves!



 



Here are the steps..


To begin, as ever… inky scraps! These were created using spectrum noir aquatint ink placed onto acetate and pressed against card then lifted. It’s a cool technique and gives interesting colour combinations and patterns.




I enhanced the colours with ink pads and then began to build the layers.


























I hope you like it!


Till next time…

Lisa x


 

Altered Bottle | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We have Veerle here on the blog today with a super gorgeous project. Veerle has altered a bottle using one of our stencils and lots of texture paste and paint, and features our new inky flower stamp with some inspiring words..



mixed media stamps


This beautiful flower… it was just calling me to color it in and have a play with it. And I just knew what I wanted to do with it. Well I have to admit I have a LOT of ideas for it ^.^ but today I wanted to add it to a little mixed media project.


So I went and had some fun on a bottle with pastes, glaze and a lot of layers of paint.

I wanted to add something at the back too. So I took out all the new stamp sets and had my brain just go and look for what I wanted to put together. And then I got to this..



altered bottle - mixed media - stamps



inky flower stamp - altered art


That word strength is so beautiful.  Such a small word yet so strong… you’ll see that one come back ^.^ Who am I kidding… they will all be used on many projects as they are just gorgeous ^.^



Products Used:


creative quote stamps


inky flower - mixed media - art journaling - stamps


quirky flower stamps


butterfly stamp - script - numbers - transform


texture stencil - fibres




Wow what a beautiful ornament you have created Veerle.. Thank you ♡ The delicate flower looks gorgeous against the dark texture.

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps and stencils!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel yet? More inspiring videos on their way from Mark soon!



We’ll be back soon with fantastic inspiration from Jane featuring our new Art Rebel stamps!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Kindness | Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Pauline here on the blog today with a really striking card created with some of our new quirky flower stamps…


Hello,

 
I’m back with a card I’ve created using one of the fantastic new stamp sets from Visible Image: Random Art of Kindness, with their super Stars and Stripes stencil.
 
quirky flower stamps

 

On a piece of watercolour card, I placed the stencil, and blended through it with Salty Ocean Distress ink on the stars side, and Picked Raspberry on the striped side, then with a water spritzer, I soaked the card, and held it to drip, stars up, so’s that the ink ran and spread, I left it to dry naturally.
 
Then on a piece of smooth white card, I stamped six of the daisy flowers using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, I coloured them in with Clean color brush pens, and fussy cut three large flowers, and just the centres of the other three.
 


 
Going back to the dry background, I blended lightly with Salty Ocean Distress Ink, on any of the white area’s, I stamped three flowers with black ink, then using the funky stem with Salty Ocean Oxide Ink, I stamped the stems. I added the flowers using 3D glue gel, stamped the words onto a piece of blue card, and added them to the background. I used a 5B pencil to put shadows on the stars, and also highlights with a white pen, also around the words, and black Stickles in the middle of the flowers.
 



Products Used:


kindness stamp - quirky flower

 


stars and stripes stencil - USA flag


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx



What a fabulous combination Pauline! Loving the vibrant colours too. Thank you ♡You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Kindness | Flower | Card

Hello! Do you love clean and simple cards? We adore them, and our new stamps really lend themselves to this style of card as well as for more inky mixed media styles. Sharon Traynor has created such an elegant and striking card with our NEW ‘Random Art of Kindness’ stamp set, which includes some really funky hand drawn flowers…


Oh boy!


I am absolutely LOVING this latest release from Visible Image.


flower stamp | kindness | card



I know the images in some of the stamp sets were made with art journalling in mind, and that they suit mixed media really well…. but they are also PERFECT for the CAS genre. So I guess that’s why I’m a happy bunny. I made 12 cards with the new sets in 2 afternoons at the weekend, including a bit of glossy accents and other stuff. The most cards I’ve managed in one afternoon before now is 3  –  so I doubled my productivity with these new sets. It’s easy when you love the stamps you are using!


Want a peek at the samples that I sent to Helen and Mark at Visible Image last week?


Ha ha! I can’t give too much away because I’m sure there will be a Facebook Live event sometime soon where some of these will be shown….. and of course there are one or two that I would love to blog about! Anyway, in that stack somewhere is today’s card.


As soon as I saw this Random Art Of Kindness stamp set I knew it was going to be a firm favourite, and the first thing that I wanted to do with it was something that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the beautiful grungy and mixed media pieces that everyone makes with Visible Image stamps. For me, this particular stamp was just crying out to be zentangled – so I did.


I am no expert in zentangling, in fact I’m not sure that I have ever made a card with zentangling on it, but this is a passable try. Anyhow, in an effort not to completely overload this post with photos.


I have set up two different pages for the full step by step of how I did these Zentangled petals
which you can see by clicking HERE for part 1 and HERE for part 2.



This next bit however, is the step by step tutorial for everything else with just the final photo of each petal.


To make this card:


Stamp the flower twice, and then colour in the flower ‘centre’ on one image with the black micron pen (this will be the one we zentangle on). Colour the other flower centre with a versamark clear pen and heat emboss with black embossing powder, then fussy cut that embossed centre piece out (that one will be raised up on foam on the final flower).




These are small pictures of each petal as I completed it.


Petal 1 and 2
         



Petal 3 and 4
      



Petal 5 and 6
     



Petal 7 and 8
      


Petal 9



Once the flower has been completely zentangled, fussy cut it out and set it to one side with the heat embossed flower centre.


Take a piece of 13cm x 13cm white card and make the border like this






When you have completed the border, stamp the stem into place. You can use the flower stamp to help get the placement correct.




Mount the panel onto some white and black paper and attach it all to a 15cm x 15cm card blank.


Layer the flower up using 3d foam pads, add a pearl to the centre and attach it to the card.




Finally heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card, cut it into a banner and attach that to the front of the card on 3d foam too.




So I had to actually recreate this card because I was so ‘in the zone’ when I created the original one that I forgot to take the step by step photos. Here are both cards.The original card is on the left and the reproduced one is on the right. The only real difference that I can see is in the size of the zentangled border, so I’d say that you could quite easily batch produce some of these cards.


      



Stamps Used:


flower stamps - hand drawn - hope - kindness



Other Supplies:

Versafine Obyx Black ink, Versamark clear ink and pen, Heat it Up! Black embossing powder, WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine embossing powder, Pigmaa Micron Fineliner pens (sizes 005, 0.5 and 0.8),3d foam, pear centre, black and white card and paper.



I hope you enjoyed this trip down zentangle lane! I will be back a little later with a masculine card!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Thank you for your tutorial Sharon, we adore this card! It is so striking! ♡

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Her Spirit Was Strong

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in Wales, so Jane’s latest inspiration is just perfect for today! Featuring our sassy rain lady and Dream Big quote, this card has a fabulous inky feel with a touch of sparkle…


Good Afternoon,


January always seems to be a long month. Christmas seems long ago and spring still seems a long way away.As I walked down to Dotty’s Teahouse in the High Street of Carshalton, I decided to look for some sparkle and shine and even on such a dull, dreary day I spotted some of Mother Nature’s sparkle and shine on the plants;


rain sparkling on the winter aconite..



on the plucky viburnum flowers..



and on new shoots..




So for this week’s design team inspiration, I went with the sparkling rain theme using the fab Sparkle in the Rain stamp set


silhouette - lady - umbrella - stamp

 

The background is a stencilled ink one using the Grungy Union Jack stencil


grungy - uk flag - stencil - union jack



I added some distress oxides to my card




then stenciled salty ocean and squeezed lemonade oxides through the stencil


 




These photos are quite dark you will see the true colours in my finished photos.


 


I stamped the rain in blue Archival ink



and then I added my lady by embossing her in blue and also stamping the quote ‘Dream Big’


dream big - quote - stamp



dream big - card



You can see that I masked and split the words. The top words are stamped and embossed in black, and the unrivalled in green glitter






Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January, a couple of weeks left to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.



Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Gorgeous  inspiration Jane, thank you ♡
Our lady looks fabulous embossed in that pale blue, all shiny against the matt of the oxides in the background. The sparkle of the sentiment really finishes it off perfectly!

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Mark & Helen xx

 

Inspiring Words Stamps for 2019

Hello and Happy New Year to You! We are excited to be back after a good break and today kicks off another year of amazing inspiration from our wonderful team. Jane is here with some inspiring words stamps on a gorgeous wall hanging…



Good morning it’s time to get back to “normal” after all the excitement and celebrations of Christmas and the new year. The Visible Image team have all been on a break but today I’m delighted to be kicking off with the first Design team inspiration post of 2019.

I do love the new year…. I never make resolutions but I do think it’s a good time to take stock of our views and hopes in life. I love the inspiring words that Helen writes which Mark turns into amazing stamps which I can incorporate into my crafting.

I decided to use the words from Voices in your Head to create an inspirational wall hanging for the year.




I made some backgrounds with my small Gelli plate (lucky me got an 8″ by 10″ one from Santa so watch out for more larger projects using this).




I used some DecoArt media acrylics and stamps from the Visometry set












and also the Two Tone stencil to pull some prints










I made a whole batch of prints


and selected 3 to make into ATCs.




I gold embossed the words and added some more patterns with gold ink using universal. Sorry the photos are a little dark, there is so little daylight this time of the year when I am crafting inside.




For the wall hanging I used some corrugated card on mount board. I exposed some of the core and added paints and crackle paint. Once dry I rubbed on some Treasure gold. I attached some string using my mini stapler.



I also stamped the year using the numbers from Alphabetical onto scraps of gelli prints and mounted them on card.



So here is my finished wall hanging..













Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January so you still have a whole month to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend on some gorgeous new stamps or stencils! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. There are lots of exciting Visible Image newbies in the pipeline, and I am so looking forward to designing with them! An exciting year is ahead and I am going to try to remember these inspiring words during 2019.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




We were the lucky recipients of this plaque at Christmas! Thank you again Jane it is absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring! We look at it every morning when we arrive in the office!

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



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Visible Image Design Team | Best of 2018

Hello! As we say goodbye to 2018, we thought it would be nice to share our favourite 3 projects from each of our Design Team members. How to choose just 3 from all their amazing creations though…? Such a difficult task! But, after much deliberation, we have decided on these…


































































21 incredible works of art! We hope you have enjoyed seeing our favourites from 2018.


We want to say a HUGE thank you to our Design Team for all the amazing inspiration they have created and shared over the last year, and for all their wonderful support. They showcase our stamps and stencils so brilliantly!



If you want to be first to see all the new Design Team inspiration, then make sure you join our Facebook group!



We can’t wait to launch lots of new stamp and stencil designs in 2019, along with some brand new products, and something else that we are really excited about!


Wishing you a very Happy New Year! May it be filled with good health, and lots of creativity and laughter.


Thank you so much for all your custom in 2018.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Treat Me Like a Queen

Hello! Pauline Butcher has given our sassy Queen of Hearts stamp an inky makeover and we are loving it…

Hi there,

 

It’s time for me to share another of my creations, using some of the fantastic Visible Image products.

 


Queen of Hearts stamp



This card was created using:


The Queen of Hearts stamp set


queen of hearts - rubber - clear - stamp



and The Time Tunnel stencil


time tunnel - spiral - stencil

 


My background was actually some waste from another card I’d made.. I had used the Time Tunnel Stencil with Pixie Powders through it, and there was still a lot of product left on the stencil so, rather than waste it, I spritzed it with water, and pressed the stencil onto a piece of white card, like taking a print. I often use my stencils in this way, two for the price of one, so no wastage !!!!
 
As my background was covered with speckles, which were super shiny (unfortunately my photo’s don’t show the true extent of the shine from the pixie powders, which are full of mica), I decided that I wanted the Queen to have speckles too, so I splattered some Distress inks, mixed with a little water, using my fan brush, onto white card, then stamped Queenie onto it, and fussy cut her. I then used some watercolour pens to colour her in, and added Stardust Stickles to give her that extra bling!


 
pixie powders - stencil - queen of hearts - stamp
 


Before attaching her with 3D Glue Gel, I blended some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink along the bottom of the background card, to ‘ground’ her, and also gently blended some Black soot around all the edges. To finish off, I stamped the hearts around the Queen, again using Distress Ink.
 


Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



Your background is awesome Pauline! Perfect for your inky Queen of Hearts! Thank you ♡

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We Always Think We’ll Have Time..

Hi! Sharon Traynor is here with a beautiful canvas featuring the smashed clock stamp and more from our brilliant ‘Somewhere in Time’ stamp set…


Today I have taken a break from cards and I’m sharing a canvas that I made with some Visible Image stamps that also featured in the October edition of Craft Stamper Magazine.


smashed clock - pocket watch - stamp


The inspiration behind this canvas came from the sentiment used, and the thought that if we procrastinate and delay doing things in life for too long, we may miss amazing opportunities. The missed opportunities are represented by the sparkling shards of clockface and glass falling from the clock as it speeds along on it’s flight.



This is a 5 minute video showing how the canvas was made…

 

For a light and airy canvas I used a limited colour palette and left lots of white space.


Texture comes from the dimension paste added through a homemade wing template. Once dried, distress inks created a second wing and were also used to add additional sweeps of light colour.


Several clocks were stamped and coloured in matching colours before being cut into the ‘shards’.


Some shards were glossed and others glittered for variety.


A complete clock image was placed at the top of the wings and the shards were then attached, at varying dimensions, both on top of the clock and falling in a wave downwards.


The sentiment strips were also raised on foam. More inking and shards complete the design along the canvas edges.







Stamps Used:


smashed pocket watch - stamp - clock - time


Other Supplies:

Pre-primed canvas picture, Distress Inks (peacock feathers, shaded lilac),Versamark clear ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Distress Marker (shaded lilac), Versamarker watermark pen, scrap card, Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, WOW! embossing powders (opaque bright white and cha cha cha embossing glitter), stardust Stickles, Docrafts Chronology metal clock hands, Papermania X-cut Chronology Cogs, a brad, Ranger Glossy Accents, mod podge, fixative, scrap paper. Craft knife, spatula, blending brushes, die cut machine, stamping platform, stamping blocks, tweezers.


That’s it from me for now.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is really beautiful Sharon, loving the white space and the sparkle on the broken pieces.  Thank you ♡

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

 

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Time for The Next Chapter

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set which includes a fantastic typewriter stamp with different greetings which fit on the paper…


hello - typewriter - stamp - card



These are the main products used:


typewriter stamp - rubber - clear



two tone stencil



I used watercolour card. The background was created using inktense blocks. The colour was brushed on with a large brush and blended. The block colour along with white for the top was sponged through the stencil using the square part.






The typewriter stamp was stamped and heat embossed in black on to white card and cut out.

The letters and hearts were stamped in teal ink (first and second generation ink). The centre letters were highlighted using a black posca pen and then black and gold ink splatters added. The main image was added below raised on foam pads. The sentiments were added.





jumbled letters stamp



typewriter stamp




As usual the artwork was edged in black and mounted on to complimentary card stock.

Hope you like it!


Till next time…

Lisa xx




We adore this card! The jumbled letters stamp looks amazing with the combination of first and second generation stamping and all the ink splatters! Gorgeous colours!  Thank you Lisa ♡

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Angel of Peace

Hi there, Jane Tyrrell is back with more beautiful inspiration this evening, combining our gorgeous Angel stamp with our grungy snowflake…


Good Evening

I’m sharing for my latest card for Visible Image today, and as we are fast approaching the time to finish getting our Christmas cards made today’s inspiration is one using 3 sets from their fab Christmas collection. We have an “add some sparkle” challenge over in the Facebook group, so I thought I would go to town with the sparkle today!


I used the smaller angel and the star from the Angels  stamp set


angel stamp



together with the snowflakes from Snow is Falling

snowflake stamp - grungy



and the Peace sentiment and star from the Peace Love and Hope set 


grungy bauble stamp - peace - love - hope



I went for a relatively simple design on plain black card stock as I think these gorgeous images just speak for themselves. I used silver ink first to stamp the snowflakes. When dry I white embossed the stars. Afterwards I used some ultra sparkly WOW gold glitter embossing powder to really make the angel stand out.


I also white embossed the peace sentiment.




Here is my finished card…


Christmas card - Angel





Angel stamp - Christmas card - snowflakes



I hope that all your Christmas preparations are going to plan…  🎅😄?


Thanks for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Wow Jane this is stunning, our Angel stamp looks so gorgeous in the gold sparkle embossing powder.
Thank you ♡

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


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We hope you have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Inky Hummingbird Stamp

Hello! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our beautiful inky hummingbird stamp with loads of sparkle…


Hello everyone…

I’ve gone all sparkly and glittery today, having bought some gorgeous new embossing powders at the NEC last weekend, and have used them on the utterly divine inky hummingbird stamp from the Life Is Beautiful stamp set to create a multi coloured, textural Hummingbird on a geometric background.


hummingbird stamp - sparkly embossing powder


The background itself is made using the 1983 stencil which I’ve layered it up using different Oxide ink pads (as I wanted a  chalky, matt finish).  Although it’s not very clear in the photographs, I have used the Count Me In stencil over ‘1983’ and used the Distress Resist Spray to add texture. Once I was happy with the colours, I’ve added the Grate-Ful stencil, again moving it around to create a grid pattern.



The circle details, to the right of the bird, are also stamped in glitter powder and I placed them here to break up the rigidity and geometric look of the background.



For the Hummingbird, I wanted to use teals and blues as I love them against the pinks and purples.

Having done a basic stamp using a white opaque embossing powder, I’ve then used glitter embossing powders to make him shine!  Taking each colour at a time, I’ve stamped certain areas, added powder, melted and then done a different area to really build up the colour.



The sentiment has been stamped using one of the glitter powders used on the bird and have been added using foam tape.  To finish, I’ve matted the image onto a shimmer teal coloured card and then onto a dark graphite shimmer card.




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

inky hummingbird stamp



1980s pattern stencil



jumbled numbers stencil



grate pattern stencil



Don’t forget to join in with this months challenge: ‘Make it Sparkle’ over in the Facebook group where you win a £40 voucher to spend on Visible Image products!


Thanks for popping by… I’ll catch you next time!

Heather xx




Heather this is awesome! The sparkle of the hummingbird in contrast to the grungy background works so well ♡

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