Street Dance Boys Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday! Are you feeling in the mood to dance? We think you might be when you see this awesome card by Sharon Traynor featuring our NEW Street Dance Boys stamps


Hello lovelies!


Today I have a bit of autumnal colour inspiration for you, on a contemporary card made with some fantastic stamps from the new release by Visible Image.



street dance card


I absolutely LOVE these Street Dance Boys stamps; they are such a useful set for those hard-to-make masculine cards, and for those difficult-to-please teenage boys too. This is fast becoming one of my favourite sets (along with the Hip Hop Girls) because they ‘just work’, no matter what treatment you give them. They look fabulous against an inky background yet they really don’t need much added to the card either, so they are perfect for a CAS look too.

Anyway, the theme for the monthly challenge in the Visible Image customer Facebook group is AUTUMN COLOURS. So I thought I’d just take the colours and use them with the smaller stamps in the girls and boys sets to give a bit of inspiration to anyone that enters the monthly challenge. Hope you like this one.


How to make the card:


Take two strips of card measuring 8″ x 1.25″ and make a random pattern with the small stamps from both the Hip Hop Girls and Street Dance Boys stamp sets, using all the distress ink colours except for the iced spruce. These Strips will form the outer borders of the card.

Cut a strip of white card to fit the middle (8″ x 5.5″). Lightly blend some iced spruce into the centre, then make a more open pattern with the stamps that you used on the borders over the top. Stamp the bubbles from the Set The Tone stamp set in second generation iced spruce distress ink. Let this panel dry.

Once dried, treat it with an anti-static pad and heat emboss the boy image in black embossing powder.  On a spare scrap of card, heat emboss the word ‘street’ in black powder too.


TIP: if you heat from below you will achieve a smoother finish on the embossing.


Take a black marker pen and run it around the outside of the ‘street’ sentiment, and also along one edge of each of the border panels.

Attach all panels to an 8 inch square card blank and pop the sentiment up onto 3d foam.


I also decorated the inside of this card:

 

Stamps Used:


street dance boys stamps



hip hop girls dance stamps



two tone - light speed - dots - background stamps


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Heat It Up black embossing powder, Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, festive berries, seedless preserves), black Promarker, 3d foam, white card.
(For the inside: Memento tuxedo black and London fog ink).

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back here soon!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is such a great card design Sharon! We love how you’ve used the little shapes to create the panels and around the dancer! Thank you ♡

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Imagination Has No Rules

Hello! We hope you are having a great weekend. Sharon Traynor is here on the blog today with a striking clean and simple card featuring our ‘Two Tone’ stencil…


Hello there. It’s time for a CAS card using another brilliant Visible Image stamp and stencil from the latest release.

This one has nice crisp lines and a geometric look, so it’d be really easy to change the colours to make this design suitable as a masculine card too.


two tone stencil - card



How to make this:


Mask off an asymmetrical diagonal band on the card with masking tape, place the stencil on the top and blend distress inks through it with make-up sponges, trying to keep each colour separate, but if they blend it still looks okay. You will need to move the stencil a couple of times to fill in the whole of the band, so be sure to clean it in between each placement. Remove the masking and use a ruler and a pencil to define the edges of the inked band.

Cut the panel twice with a stitched curvy border die. When the panels are attached to the card blank, raise the top and bottom one up on fun foam and attach the middle panel directly to the card blank. Make sure to leave a gap between each panel too. Add some random dots with nuvo drops and let the card dry.

Heat emboss the sentiment in white embossing powder onto black card, cut it into a banner shape and attach it to the card on fun foam.


Stamps and Stencil Used:


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


https://visibleimage.com/product/two-tone/      https://visibleimage.com/product/daydreamer/


Other Supplies:


Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers), make up sponges, pencil, masking tape, Lawn Fawn, Stitched Hillside Borders, versamark clear ink, WOW! opaque bright white superfine powder, Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss ebony black, fun foam.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Such a great card Sharon! We love how you’ve used the stencil. Thank you ♡

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You Are Strong

Hello! We hope you are having a good day. Veerle Moreels is here to inspire you with another brilliant video today. Veerle’s beautiful card features just one of the hands and part of the sentiment from our NEW ‘You Are Not Alone’ stamp set, interpreted in her own unique way…

A touch… a feeling… a heartbeat…

Seeing the new set from Visible Image with those beautiful hands… they sure touched something inside of me.  They speak to me and I want to go and create some things of which I can’t even say why I’m putting certain elements together.


For today’s project I do know what started my project. Looking at one of the hands I immediately thought of a puppet player.  So I just knew I wanted to have something hanging on the hand.  But it wasn’t until I started my project that I found the perfect elements.
Got you curious? I’ve got it all filmed, have fun ^.^



I hope that, when you are dangling on a thin thread, you find the strength inside of yourself and remember just how strong you are.
Lot’s of love X



you are strong - card


Close up..





Stamps Used:


You Are Not Alone


hand stamps - visible image



Peace Love and Hope


Peace Love Hope - Christmas stamps



Voices in Your Head


sentiment stamps - inspiring quotes - visible image



Into the Woods


forest stamps - visible image



Live Life Now


inky butterfly stamp - grungy - stamps - visible image





Oh Veerle this is so beautiful ♡  We really love the way you see things in our stamps, and create such stunning works of art with them! Thank you ♡

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

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Go With Your Dreams

Good Evening! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you today. Veerle Moreels has a brilliant video tutorial showing how she created her latest card, featuring our beautiful dragonfly stamp…


A while ago I was tidying stuff up and there they were: my twinkling H2O’s.  So I decided to keep them on my table and create with them again.

It wasn’t hard to choose some stamps for this project, as the soft twinkle and the colors I have here immediately bring me to the beautiful dragonfly From Visible Image. I did however decide to use another set of words for today’s project instead of the words that are in the ‘Live in the moment’ set…


dragonfly stamp - CAS card



I had my camera rolling again so have fun!



If you don’t want to miss out on any video going live: just hit that bell at the right top corner on my YouTube channel and you’ll receive a notification when I load a new one ^.^





Stamps Used:


Live in the Moment


dragonfly stamp - live in the moment



Where Dreams Take You


eye stamp - go where your dreams take you - sentiment




What a beautiful card ♡ So delicate and that splash of turquoise is so striking. Thank you Veerle!
Fabulous video as always too.

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

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Just be Happy!

Hi there! We are back with more awesome inspiration this evening. Tenia Nelson creates such fabulous clean and simple cards and today’s certainly is fabulous.. and so happy! It features the jumping girl and ‘ Just Be Happy ‘ quote from our very popular ‘Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist’ stamp set…


Hey Y’all!!!

Hope all is well!! Today is my post for the Visible Image Design Team!


Here is my fun creation…

inky jumping girl - just be happy - card



I had a lot of fun with this card!!!


I created this card using this Visible Image ‘Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist‘ stamp set

just be happy - visible image stamps



Card Reciple for Just Be Happy Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels, Canson Watercolor
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts, Catherine Pooler
Embellishments: Washi(Queen and Co), Sequins, Sticker Stitches(SRM)
Tools: Heating Tool(Marvy Uchida), Scissors
Other: Black Embossing Powder(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Heat Embossing, Fussy Cutting


Thanks for stopping by!!!

-t




Love the inky-ness of this card! It really just is so cheerful and happy! 🙂 Thanks Tenia! ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s awesome cards over on her blog.



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Here For You Always

Hi there! We are back with our last inspirational post for today. Veerle Moreels has created some gorgeous clean and simple cards with her fabulous watercolour backgrounds. These cards are perfect to tell a friend ‘I’m here for you always’…


One design five cards… it has been a long time since I made a video like that and I really had a lot of fun making this one. We are going for a fun technique, a back up plan for when it doesn’t work, and beautiful words from Visible Image.


Enjoy the video…



Those special people in our lives, we all have them. And I know it isn’t always easy to say out loud what you feel for them so why not make a card to let them know? All stamps I have used in this video can be found underneath. And take a look around in the shop as there are many more perfect words to put on your card or at the inside.

And if you don’t have watercolor, just take out your inks or reinkers or sprays or bister or… so many possibilities. And in worst case scenario… ink up those clouds ^.^



Visible Image - sentiment stamps - CAS cards



Shouldn’t we say it more often how special those people are to us?


Stamps Used:


So Much Stronger




Believe in Unicorns




Own Kind of Beautiful




Glimmer of Light




Thank you for another fantastic video Veerle! We love these cards, they really do say so much ♡

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Mark & Helen xx




Life Is Beautiful – Visible Image

Hi! We have a double dose of awesome inspiration here on the blog today. First up is Sharon Traynor, with a brilliant card featuring our hummingbird stamp…


Hello there.

I’ve been very kind to you today because my card only uses one stamp set and just a few other supplies. You really don’t need a ton of supplies to be able to create something beautiful with this amazing stamp set from Visible Image.

This beautiful hummingbird stamp was just crying out for some gorgeous blue and green colours and I just couldn’t resist a bit of water colour drippage too.  The amazing black twinkle embossing powder also gives this gorgeous bird a wonderful shimmer. I hope you like it as much as I do.

hummingbird stamp - visible image - Sharon Traynor

 

How to make this card.

Stamp the hummingbird stamp in black ink onto white card using a stamp positioner tool such as a Misti. Leave the stamp on the door of the stamp positioner.

Paint the hummingbird using Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Paint clear water onto the card where you want the drips to appear, trying to match up the drips with colours used on the hummingbird. Add the paint to the top of the card for each individual drip and let it run down towards the bird. Set aside to dry.

Once dry, use an antistatic pad on the panel and re-stamp the bird again in versamark ink (that’s why you needed to leave the stamp in your stamping tool!) and heat emboss with a sparkly black embossing glitter.

Mount the panel onto gold card and add a couple of additional thin strips of the card for some added interest. Mount the panel onto a card blank. Stamp the words onto spare white card, cut them out and mount them to the panel with 3d foam.

Here’s a close-up where you can catch how sparkly the embossing glitter is.

 

Stamps Used:


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


hummingbird stamp - visible image

Other Supplies:

Versafine Onyx Black ink. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (No50 pale aqua, No55 green, No61 cornflower blue, No62 cobalt blue, No64 blue, No91 bluish gold), Versamark clear ink, WOW! black twinkle embossing glitter, white card, gold card.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fantastic card Sharon! Loving the drips, and that sparkle is gorgeous ♡

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



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Inspiring Sentiment Stamps

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is up next on the blog today, with a beautiful tag featuring our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and one of the inspiring sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Stronger Than You Think’ set…


Sometimes I start thinking and looking at the world around us. And to many times I notice all the demands we need to fulfill. It all needs to go faster, it needs to be better.  And strangely enough we feel the need we have to meet up with them. We can’t stay behind, we have to meet to the high standards others set for us. And without knowing we let them take away beautiful parts of us, parts that make us US.

With this in mind I had a play with one of the beautiful new released words and stencils. Very easy, and CAS but I had the camera running anyway.



Don’t let anyone take away your color. Smile your beautiful smile…


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil



Stamp Used:


So Much Stronger


Visible Image - Quote stamps - So Much Stronger



Stencil Used:


Butterfly Ink


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil





This is such a beautiful tag Veerle. We love your texture, colour and shading on the butterfly.Thank you for your fantastic video too ♡

You’ll find more amazing projects over on Veerle’s blog.

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We will be back later with an awesome card from Jane Tyrrell feature more of our inspiring sentiment stamps!

Enjoy your evening!

Mark & Helen xx




Just Smile!

Good Afternoon! Thanking you for visiting our blog today! Sharon Traynor has got her hands on some of our new stamps and has created a very happy card featuring one of the smiley face emoji stamps from our ‘Choose Happiness’ set, and teamed it up with one of our new sentiments… Just Smile!


Hi! How’s your smile? I bet it’s beautiful.  Smiles are just infectious, aren’t they? So today I’m hoping to infect you all with a smile and a bit of happiness.

I’ve used some of the wonderful brand new sets from Visible Image Stamps.  Honestly, this latest release of stamps is just incredible. Have you seen the humming bird and the woods scenery sets? They are awesome (I have a few cards with those coming up in the future). And the sentiments are just fantastic too.  I think each set is a winner.


Choose Happiness. That’s the set that this superb smiley face comes from, and I tell ya, I did a little happy dance when I saw it was in my DT pack. Honestly…. I don’t think there are enough hours in the day for me to do all the ideas that have popped into my head for this set. It’s a shame that I’m on holiday for two weeks because I’m itching to play with these stamps again.


Just Smile…


just smile - sentiment stamp - smiley face emoji - Visible Image

 

How to make this card

Mask the bottom portion of your card blank and blend squeezed lemonade all over the top, then blend some mustard seed in an arc at the outer edges. Secure the stencil in place then blend mustard seed, dried marigold and spiced marmalade for an ombre look to the rays.

Leave the stencil in place and stamp the lines from the Shape It Up set into the rays using the VersaColor inks. You need to mask each ray separately to make sure the lines are going in the right direction.


Stamp the smiley face in black ink, colour with Promarkers and cut it out. Stamp the sentiment onto a second piece of white card – leaving room for the smiley face to overlap, and attach that to the card blank with fun foam.

Heat emboss the silver metal leaves with gold embossing glitter.


Cut 2 circle shapes from fun foam and chop the bottom off one of the circles. Glue the middle 3 leaves onto the part circle of fun foam, and then attach that to the full circle of fun foam. Glue the outside leaves to the back of the full circle of fun foam and then attach the whole piece to the card. Attach the smiley face to the middle and finish with a few black sequins

Stamps & Stencil Used:


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


https://visibleimage.com/product/choose-happiness/        https://visibleimage.com/product/so-much-stronger/

https://visibleimage.com/product/shape-it-up/        https://visibleimage.com/product/strobes/

Other Supplies:

Distress Ink (Ssueezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, spiced marmalade), VersaColor (56 Cinnamon & 182 Bisque), Versamark clear ink,  Memento tuxedo black ink, Versafine onyx black ink, Promarkers ( lemon, yellow, canary, sunflower and gold), WOW! metallic gold sparkle embossing glitter, metal leaf embellishments, black sequins, fun foam.


Go on…..head over to the shop and take a look at the new stamps…..you know you want to 😉


Thanks for stopping by. Have a smiley day.

Hugs,
Sharon xx



We love love love this card! It really does make you smile.. who wouldn’t be cheered up if they received it in the mail?
Fabulous card design Sharon thank you ♡

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Have a great evening! And don’t forget.. just smile 🙂

Mark & Helen xx




LOVE

Hi there! We are back with our final dose of LOVE -ly inspiration for today.

Veerle Moreels has a beautiful card to share with you, featuring the LOVE sentiment stamp from our ‘Peace Love and Hope’ stamp set…


Hohoho… Merry… wait… what? Finally the sun is coming and snow is the last thing on my mind right now. But… I did indeed take out my Christmas stamps to make a card today ^.^ But that’s only because this set is just perfect for so many more occasions then only Christmas projects.

I really wanted to make a card to send some love over to someone, so the choice to use the word LOVE was obvious, now to build up the rest of the card… I just took my box of Visible Image stamps and looked at each set to find tiny elements that I could bring together. And I ended up with four of them in total for my background.



I firmly believe you should tell anyone that you hold dear you love them. Believe me, you can stay behind alone in a blink of an eye and then it’s to late. So who do you want to tell you love him or her today? What is holding you back…tomorrow is never promised.



Stamps used:


Peace Love and Hope





Believe in Unicorns




Sparkle in the Rain




Fibonacci




Ink Splats







This really is a beautiful card Veerle.. love how you have used little elements from all these stamp sets to create it ♡

You’ll find more inspiring projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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We also have some exciting NEW stamps and stencils coming very soon… keep your eyes out for sneak peeks!!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Sparkly Eyes

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration this evening. Sharon Traynor has a fabulous CAS card for you today.

Close your eyes to the past, open your mind to new beginnings…


What a wonderfully positive and uplifting sentiment that is.


This fab New Beginnings sentiment from Visible Image stamps was one of the ones that I couldn’t wait to use as soon as it came through my craft room door, and I knew it would be a perfect match for the closed eyes in their Face It! set too. Face It! is a set that I have had for a little while now, and I have been itching to ‘bling’ it like all those amazing glittery eye shadows that you see, but I had to wait until this sentiment arrived.


This is a fairly quick to make card because you are only spritzing with distress marker pens, stamping and adding glitter. The time consuming piece is waiting for the glitter to dry, but you can get on with other crafty projects while that happens 😉


Distress marker spritzing is one of my favourite techniques because it is a clean way to achieve the brusho look without having dyed hands for days. Maybe that’s just me – I love brushos but I do end up covered in them. Anyway, distress marker spritzing is a technique that I really don’t use enough.




How to make this:


Using distress markers and the distress marker spritzer, spritz a band of colour horizontally along the centre of a piece of card measuring 13.5cmx20cm (5.5″x8″), using first the tumbled glass marker and follow that with the salty ocean marker.

Using black ink, stamp the closed eyes onto the spritzed band. Stamp the first two lines of the sentiment above the eyes, then the last two lines of the sentiment below the eyes. Use a post-it note to mask off the lines that you do not want to stamp, and remove the post-it note before stamping.

Once the ink is dry, draw a line with glue to mark the area where the lower part of the eye lid meets the upper part of the eyelid. Sprinkle picked raspberry distress glitter over the glue and set aside to dry.

Once dry, add glue to the lower lid and sprinkle with tumbled glass distress glitter and set aside to dry again.

TIP: If you are sending something glittery to someone that doesn’t like the way that glitter sheds, you can always use glossy accents to keep the glitter in place.

Mount the panel on an A5 card blank (14.8cmx21.1cm or 5.75″x8.25″) with fun foam.

The finishing touch is to add 3 tiny gems at the side of each eye to represent glittery eye liner.



Stamps Used:


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

         https://visibleimage.com/product/face-it/


Other Supplies:


White card, Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer, distress markers (tumbled glass, salty ocean), versafine onyx black ink, post-it note, stamping platform or stamping blocks, glue, distress glitter (picked raspberry, tumbled glass), fun foam, tiny clear gems.


That’s it from me for today.

Thank you for coming to visit and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx


 

A Little Bit Of Calm

Good Evening! Hope you are having a good week. It’s certainly gone incredibly fast here, can’t believe it’s Friday again tomorrow.. so soon!

Sharon Traynor is our ‘Queen of Clean and Simple Cards’ and she has another stunning one to inspire you today…


Hi!

It’s time to share another card that I’ve made with some of my fabulous Visible Image stamps. Today I’m using the wonderful seahorse from the Create Your Calm set and teaming it up with some Ink Splats (to represent bubbles) and the Fibres stencil for a bit of movement in my inky panel.



I left the camera running whilst I made this card…



I’m loving how I can take a large stamp and yet still create something wonderfully clean and simple with it. This is such a beautiful seahorse stamp, but as Veerle has shown how to expertly colour it (which you can see by clicking HERE for her video), I thought I would leave it in monochrome for a contrast on my inky band.




How to make this:


First heat emboss the seahorse with clear ink and a sparkly black embossing powder, then mask the seahorse with either a post-it note or some masking fluid.

Next mask off a section of your card for the inked band and blend 3 colours of distress oxide ink (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, salty ocean) into the unmasked area to create a smooth ombré look.

Blend more ink through the fibres stencil using broken china and peacock feathers distress oxides and next splatter water droplets onto the panel.

Use second generation ink with the two remaining stamps (the ovals and circles) in the Create Your Calm set, to add more subtle interest to the background, stamping these in faded jeans and peacock feathers distress oxides.

Remove the masking, and add your sentiment. I split the ‘own’ and ‘calm’ into two separate words using a masking technique, shown in my video, so that I only inked the word I wanted at each place.




Now ink the splatters from the Ink Splats set in salty ocean, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio distress oxide.

Use a clear sparkle pen on the water droplets in the inky band to give them some shimmer. Use the same sparkle pen in the white areas of the seahorse.

The final part is to add glossy accents onto the ink splat ‘bubbles’ and also randomly across the band.


Stamps Used:


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


https://visibleimage.com/product/create-your-calm/        https://visibleimage.com/product/ink-splats/

Stencil:


https://visibleimage.com/product/fibres/



Other Supplies:

White Card, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous disco black embossing powder, Distress Oxides (salty ocean, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, broken china, faded jeans), blending tools and foam, water, paintbrushes, heat tool, low-tack masking tape, post-it notes, scrap paper, Misti, Versafine Onyx black ink, Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star), Ranger glossy accents, 3d foam


Thank you for stopping by today,
See you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



This is such a striking card Sharon! Our seahorse looks fabulous against your inky panel and we are loving those glossy splats! ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.


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Mark & Helen xx




Let The Good Times Roll

Hello! Brrrr it’s so cold here today, we’ve shut up the office ready for ‘Storm Emma’ to hit Wales with a snow storm! So we’ll be working from our cosy house for the next few days!

Apologies that we haven’t blogged for a few days, we had a huge influx of orders and the working days turned into long evenings too!


Anyway we are back, and we have loads of awesome inspiration coming your way. Tenia Nelson has 2 posts here on the blog today, first up is a super cool music themed card…



Hey Y’all!!!

Hope all is well!! Today is my post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!

Here is my fun creation…..CHECK IT!!!




I had a lot of fun with this card!!!


I created this card using this Visible Image Jazz it Up stamp set..




and the No Regrets stamps…



I also used the Universal background stamps..



Card Recipe for Let The Good Times Roll Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Sequins, Washi Tapes(Queen and Co), Sticker Stitches(SRM), Letter Stickers(Michaels)
Tools: Heating Tool(Marvy Uchida)
Other: Gold Embossing Powder(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Heat Embossing


Thanks for stopping by!!!

-t



Awesome card Tenia! So cool! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s brilliant cards over on her blog.



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Come back later to see something very stylish from Tenia!


Thanks for visiting our blog today, stay safe and warm if the weather is bad where you are.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

Make Space For Dreams!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Sharon Traynor is here to inspire you today with an absolutely stunning card…


Hi there! This is  my first post of 2018 so firstly I want to wish you all

a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Today I’m sharing a card made with two stamps from the gorgeous ‘No Space for Dreams’ set by Visible Image stamps.  This is an incredible set and the images and words are just stunning!


I make lots of cards like this one because I love the shape (although this would also work perfectly well on a square or rectangular shaped card) and I also love water colouring by pouncing distress stains.




I’m lucky enough to own a ScanNcut which makes creating a card this shape so easy. I just use the in-built octagon shape, add 2 of the same size (145mm x145mm) slightly overlapped, and weld them together to make the card blank. Then I cut a single octagon the same size in watercolour paper for the main mat, and a smaller one (130mm x 130mm) for the main panel. I cut one more octagon shape from white card for the tiny mat behind the main panel.



TIP: If you have this shaped stackable spellbinders dies, you can create a mini card blank by folding a piece of card in half and using the largest die. Just make sure the cutting edge on the shape is outside where the card is folded on the folded side (i.e. the dies is cutting nothing on that side) so that it doesn’t cut 2 individual shapes.




To make this card, first stamp the amazing dreamcatcher image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Mask off the feathers with masking fluid. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.


Create the outside mat in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz.





Stamp the wonderful sentiment in a black ink. Use a little salty ocean distress ink on the edges of the main panel, stick it to the white mat and then stick these to the main mat. They can all be adhered to the card blank now.


You have no idea how tempted I was to add some stickles or glitter to this, but I’m sure we’re all glittered out after the holidays, so I managed to restrain myself.


For the inside of the card, I used the feathers and the ‘dangly bits’ from the dreamcatcher stamp along the top and the sentiment came from the Imagine, Dream, Inspire set.




The feathers were loosely coloured with the same distress stains used on the front of the card.




Stamps Used:


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


https://visibleimage.com/product/no-space-for-dreams/   https://visibleimage.com/product/imagine-dream-inspire/


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, masking fluid, paint brush, distress stains (salty ocean, shaded lilac, picked raspberry), heat tool, water spritzer, memento tuxedo black ink, watercolour paper, white card.



That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back again on Saturday and I hope to see you then.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Sbaron your inky background is so striking! Love this card and the inside is gorgeous too! Thank you ♡


You will find more of Sharon’s beautiful cards over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with some super sparkly inspiration from Pauline Butcher, and an awesome journal page from Josefine Fouarge!


Right we better get back to our Creativation preparations.. so much to do and the days are flying by! If you are coming to the show, be sure to come and see us… Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


We’ll be sharing previews of our BRAND NEW stamps all next week… we just know you are going to love them! ♡


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Smile Darnit Smile!

Hi there! We have some super cool inspiration from Tenia Nelson today featuring our awesome camera stamp..



Hey Y’all!!!


Happy Wednesday and hope all is well!! Today is my second post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation…..CHECK IT!!!


 


I had a lot of fun with this card!!! I created this card using this Visible Image stamp set:


Capture The Moment




and stencil:


Strobes





Card Recipe for Smile Darnit, Smile! Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts, Ranger
Embellishments: Twine(Michaels), Sequins(Pretty Pink Posh), Washi(Queen and Co), Letter Stickers(Michaels)
Tools: Dymo Label Maker, Circle Punch(EK Success), Scissors, Stencils(Visible Image), Ink Dauber(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Stenciling, Fussy Cutting


Thanks for stopping by!!!


-t



Love this Tenia! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s brilliant cards over on her blog.



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Pop back later to see Lanette Erickson’s awesome new project!


Thanks for visiting us today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Shine Bright Girl!

Hi there! We’re really excited to be featuring the very first project by NEW DT member Tenia Nelson on our blog today…




Hey Y’all!!!

Happy Tuesday and hope all is well!! Today is my first post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation….. CHECK IT!!!




I had a lot of fun with this card!!!

I created this card using the Shining Bright set:




Here are the directions for this card..

1. Create card from white cardstock.
2. On another piece of embossed white cardstock add splatter, stamp sentiment (and heat emboss), add letter stickers and washi tape.
3. Stamp, heat emboss and cut out images.
4. Adhere images onto tag as well as adding twine and a bow to tag.
5. Adhere image panel onto card (using foam adhesive) and adhere tag onto image panel using foam adhesive.


I hope y’all like this fun card!!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Shine Bright Girl Card:
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Ranger, Michaels, Tag
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Twine (The Twinery), Washi (Queen and Co), Letter Stickers (Michaels), Bow (Studio Calico)
Tools: Heating Tool (Marvy Uchida)



Totally awesome card Tenia! Loving those colours and what a fantastic design! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s brilliant cards over on her blog.



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Make sure you enter anything you create with our stamps and stencils into our Facebook group ‘Show & Tell’ album for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon! And why not enter this month’s ‘make a tag’ challenge too.. for a chance to WIN a massive £40 coupon!!


Pop back tomorrow to see NEW Design Team member Lanette Erickson’s gorgeous first project!


Thanks for visiting us today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Shine Bright

Hi 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Teresa Morgan is here with a fabulous new card…


I can’t believe that it’s Thursday again already and here I am sharing another Visible Image stamps project with you all.

This time I used the ‘Shining Bright ‘set of stamps and kept with our July challenge theme of ‘A Splash of Colour’.




I do enjoy creating CAS (clean and simple) cards – it makes a change from my usual inky mixed media style. The lights and words are stamped with black Archival ink, and I used a water brush and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to colour the lights in. A touch of Black Soot Distress Ink around the matted sentiment just pops it of the page. The ‘wires’ are just drawn in with a black pen and ruler.



Stamps Used:


Shining Bright





Great card… sometimes ‘simple’ is all you need! Thanks Teresa ♡

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



As you may know, we are escaping away on holiday to beautiful Ibiza…



so we won’t be blogging for a few weeks. But do not worry… we will be catching up with all the amazing Design Team projects on our return.



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And don’t forget to tag us in your posts so we can see what you have been creating with our stamps!



There is the chance to WIN a great prize over on our Facebook Page while we are away…




See you in 2 weeks 🙂

 

Mark & Helen xx