Butterfly Journey | Crackle Texture

Hello and Happy Friday to you! It’s been another very busy week here so we are looking forward to a little ‘time out’ over the weekend, hope you can enjoy some rest too! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog today with an amazing mixed media card featuring our awesome BUTTERFLY INK stencil and loads of texture…

Afternoon everyone…


My make for Visible Image today is a super simple one but I absolutely love it and am going to be making some more for cards for friends. I’ve used the beautiful Butterfly Ink stencil and one of the Just Be Happy sentiments and that’s it… very sparse for me!




I had intended to do something much more convoluted but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.



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I began by taping the stencil to watercolour card. I generally use watercolour card as it holds up to whatever I throw at it which is usually quite a lot! It’s 300GSM hot press card (which means it’s smooth) if anyone is interested!



I’ve then smoothed the glorious and gorgeous Golden Crackle Paste through the stencil and my word, I love this stuff. The Golden paste is so light and fluffy, it’s like stencilling with whipped cream.



The colour comes from Wow Embossing Powders ‘Pop’ powder. A mix of a vibrant orange alongside silver and white grains which gives a beautiful effect.



The powder has been sprinkled on to the paste while it’s still fresh (damp) so it sticks and then I let it air dry overnight which is when the crackles appear. Once perfectly dry, melt the powder… and I never tire of watching the melt!



I had intended to drip colour down the butterfly so it seeped into the cracks but I decided to keep it simple. Instead, I used the new-ish Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray to paint around the butterfly and leave lots of white space – which is very not me!



I do love the subtlety of the pale Speckled Egg against the real bright intense colour of the orange and then the little cracks across the butterfly look just fabulous!



The ‘Life is a Journey’ sentiment from the Just Be Happy set is perfect (I thought) for a butterfly and I’ve used Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Spray to add the colour and then given a couple of the letters some glossy accents just as a change in texture.


butterfly stencil | texture paste | wow pop powder


Why not have a go at re-creating this card? You don’t have to use the Butterfly Ink stencil… the technique would work with any of the Visible Image stencils.



Products used



Inky Butterfly Stencil



just be happy | listen to your heart | Life is a journey | stamp



I’ll be back here with another make very soon! xx




Woweee this is amazing Heather! Our butterfly looks stunning with all that crackle and texture, wonderful colour choices. Thank you ♡

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New Beginnings Vision | Gel Print Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday! We have Ericka Strange here today with two gorgeous cards featuring our stunning eye stamp, butterfly stencil and lots of inspiring sentiments…


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I’ve been having lots of fun with making backgrounds with my gel press. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image stencils and stamps to make some more fun gel press backgrounds.


gel print cards


I love the soft look of the gel press background with the distress oxides. To start off I used Bristol smooth paper and then picked out some Distress Oxide inks and used a brayer to apply them to my gel press. If you want a deeper color just repeat the process. For my first card I used Fress Squeezed Lemonade and Lucky Clover. Once I was happy with the background, I added the Collision stencil and pressed that on top of the inked gel press.



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I then used Verafine ink and stamped the eye image from Where Dreams Take You and heat embossed it with WOW Black Glint for a sparkly look.


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I added the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream. I added a little gel pen to the white part of the eye and finished the card with some ink blending on the edges with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide.


eye rubber stamp



For my second card, I used the same gel press technique with Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. This time added the Butterfly Ink stencil and a second coat on the gel press with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.


butterfly stencil


I then added the sentiments from a Beautiful Soul to the side of the butterfly with white ink.


I added the center sentiment from the Brave and Strong set with Versamark ink and I heat embossed all of the sentiments in white.


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To add a little more texture to my card, I used the circle stamp from the Life is Beautiful set and added it to the card in the same Distress Oxide inks.


new beginnings card



Products Used:


eye stamp | rubber | clear | vision sentiment



collision stencil



inky butterfly stencil | grunge



Face stamp | beautiful soul



Brave | Strong | Courage | Scars | Sentiment Stamps



hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful



Thank you for stopping by today.




These cards are so striking and really inspiring. Thank you Ericka 

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Live Life Now | Butterfly Stamps | Stencils

Hello there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with 2 stunning cards featuring the inky butterfly stamp from our ‘Live Life Now’ set with 2 of our butterfly stencils on a gorgeous background…


For today’s project I’ve made a duo of cards using both stencils and stamps from Visible Image including some of my personal favourites. I’ve also had a little fun using one of the new large rectangle gel press shapes from Ranger.



live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil



I used the following stamps and stencils:


Live Life Now


inky butterfly | stamp | grunge



Butterfly Ink stencil


inky butterfly | stencil



Count Me In Stencil


numbers | stencil | jumbled



Entwined Butterflies Stencil


Entwined Butterflies | Stencil


‘The Ripple Effect’ background stamp set was also used but I’ve since learned that it may be retired. It’s never too late to bring it back Mark! Hopefully many of you will already have this old favourite but if not any of the other background stamp sets would work.



The steps:


To create the background I began by brayering lilac pigment ink on to the Gel press plate. On top of this I lightly sprinkled different colours of brusho powders pre mixed with water using a fan brush. I then pulled a print on to white card.





To enhance this a little further I used the entwined butterflies and count me in stencils along with iridescent gold acrylic paint to create subtle interest on top. The effects of this can be seen on the final project depending on the angle of the light.







I then used the large butterfly stencil, the background stamp set, ‘Live life now’ set and coloured ink to build up the layers.







I divided the print into two before adding the final stamped layer using black ink. I also added gold splatters and the sentiment.




live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil



live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil





 

Bye for now and I hope your year is a good one!

Lisa. Xx




Wow these are absolutely stunning Lisa!  Your backgrounds are incredible, and the gold paint against the vibrant colour looks fabulous! Thank you ♡

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Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

Good Evening, we have the very fabulous Ericka Strange here to inspire you this evening with a beautiful card featuring our entwined butterflies stencil with a gorgeous sentiment…


Happy Monday! Its been a little gloomy here lately so I thought I’d brighten things up in the craft room with this Visible Image Entwined Butterflies stencil and Distress Oxides.



I love Distress Oxide blending on Bristol Smooth paper because it is so easy to get a nicely blended background. For this quick card I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.


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Once the blending was done, I let it dry a bit so that I could heat embossed my sentiment without it sticking all over. I love this So Much Stronger Sentiment set from Visible Image and the fonts are so pretty.


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I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it. To finish the card I used some Black Nuvo Drops.


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Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a chance to make some sunshine!


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Supplies:


entwined butterflies stencil



sentiment stamps - friends are angels





Ericka your background is stunning, what beautiful blending. Gorgeous choice of sentiment to compliment the butterfly stencil too 

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