Storms May Break Its Branches | CAS Card

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today! Today’s inspiration from Sharon Traynor is a gorgeous clean and simple card featuring one of our favourite stamp sets for Autumn and Winter.: TREE OF LIFE. The sentiment in this set really resonates right now as we all face continued troubling times…


Hello there.


It’s about time that I made an Autumn themed card! Looking through my Visible Image stamps I spotted the Tree of Life set and decided to give it some Autumnal colours. This tree looks amazing in fresh, lush greens but it also looks good in the rich colours of autumn. In fact, you could use it for any season of the year!



tree of life card | autumn | inspiring sentiment


The sentiment is superb for Autumn too as there are usually some squally showers and winds howling to strip the trees of their colourful leaves. It is such a positive sentiment; great for reminding us that there is always hope of new life and growth.



This is how I made this card:


First smoosh some ink onto a craft mat and spritz with water, then taking a piece of acetate transfer some of the ink to a panel of white card. Build up a couple of layers of ink on the panel. Let the panel dry.



Stamp the tree in brown distress oxide ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder. Now colour the leaves in with your choice of marker pens.



Stamp the sentiment into place and heat emboss with a gold powder. Use an embossing pen to colour 3 of the leaves on the tree and heat emboss those with the same gold powder.




Mat the panel onto some gold card and then add it to a card blank. The final touch was to add 3 tiny gold gems under the sentiment.




Stamps used:


tree of life stamp | storms quote | leaf | Visible Image



Other Supplies:

Distress Oxide Inks: walnut stain, fired brick
Distress Ink: aged mahogany
Versamark clear embossing pad
Versamarke clear embossing pen
WOW! embossing powders: clear gloss, metallic gold rich
Promarker pens: yellow, amber, lipstick red, burnt orange
Gold gems
White and gold card



Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




We love this card! The tree looks fabulous over the oxides ink and the leaves look gorgeous coloured with gold embossing. Thank you Sharon ♡

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

 

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We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration from our awesome Design Team.

Take care,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 2

Hello! Sharon Traynor is back with her 2nd card making tutorial post today showcasing our gorgeous new sentiment stamps…


Hi! I’m back with my second post of today. Here is another 3 card designs that I came up with yesterday that use some of the soon-to-be-released stamps by Visible Image (you can see the other designs by clicking HERE). These stamps are available on pre-order until 15th February 2020 and they are such fun to use! You’ll be glad to see that this post is much shorter than the other one, and hopefully I’m showing versatility in these cards that I hope will spark some additonal ideas for you.


handmade cards | verse stamps



Let’s start with this striking red card. Honestly, it is SO easy to make if you have some of those inch wide ink cubes.


anniversary card | stamp | verse


First cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than your card blank and stamp your sentiment onto it. Attach it to your work surface with masking tape. Tear a bit of scrap paper and use masking tape to secure it over the top of the piece of white card. Now drag your ink cube from the scap paper onto the white card, reducing the pressure as you get towards the middle of the card. Repeat this all the way down the edge. Now do the same again with a darker ink pad, reducing the pressure a lot earlier.


Before you remove the scrap paper and masking tape, stamp some of the heart images along the red part using your darker ink.

Stamp and heat emboss 3 hearts in gold embossing powder onto gold mirri card and fussy cut them out.


Attach the inked white card to a red card blank (or cut a mat of red card) and then add the golden hearts with 3d foam.



Now for the blue sympathy card.


with sympathy card | stamp |verse


Cut a white panel again and using a light blue ink and a cloud mask, blend some clouds all over the panel.


Stamp the sentiment into place. The stamp the wings into place using 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation ink so that they get lighter as the move further away from the sentiment.

Mount the panel onto a blue card blank (or onto a blue mat, and then onto a card blank).



Finally The ‘Thank You’ Card


thank you card | stamp | verse


Cut a white panel and doodle a border.


Mask off the border and stamp the ‘Thank You’ into place first, then stamp the heart at various heights across the bottom of the panel.



TIP:
 Always think about your design and what items you are going to use. Don’t do as I did, I used the wrong type of ink for alcohol markers!!! Luckily I manage to work so that the ink didn’t smudge into the coloured area (I should have used and ink like Memento).



Colour the heart at the top of the ‘thank you’ stalk, then doodle some simple patterns into the remaining hearts. Attach this to a black mat and then add the whole thing to a card blank.



Stamps Used:


            

           



Other Items:

Papermill card (white hopsack and smooth red, blue and black), gold mirri card, Distress Ink (varn door, aged mahogany, tumbled glass), Versafine onyx black ink, Prism ink (blue lagoon), Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder, 3d foam pads, cloud mask, blending foam, black micron pen, Promarkers (cerise, carmine and hot pink), masking tap


That’s it from me for now. Don’t forget to take a peek at the other cards I made with these sets by clicking HERE. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Another stunning trio of cards Sharon, they are all so gorgeous yet so different!  Thank you for another brilliant tutorial too ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous new stamps inspiration from our amazing Design Team.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Valentine Stamps | Pop Art Cards

Hello! With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, Sharon Traynor is here with some fabulous inspiration featuring our gorgeous lips stamps and some romantic sentiments..


valentine cards | Lips stamp | sentiments


Hi there. I was browsing around the internet the other day when I came across a Pop Art image and I was immediately struck by how clean the lines were, how simple the images were and how the colours were bright and what I call ‘happy’.

Well, that little piece of art got me all fired up to make a card and the first image that popped into my mind was those gorgeous, luscious lips by Visible Image. Then I grabbed a couple of their stencils and set to work.

I firstly blended a couple of backgrounds, making sure the centre of each stencil was off centre, slightly below and to the left, so that they looked ‘right’ when the lips image was added. I did stamp the lips image directly onto these panels too, so that the splatters of lipstick were not omitted, because  I wanted to fussy cut the lips.




Then I stamped and heat embossed the lips onto scrap card using distress oxide inks for the first layer of stamping, plus a super-shiny clear gloss embossing powder. I used a stamping platform because I wanted a really fantastic shine, so these were heat embossed 3 times using clear ink for the subsequent stampings. Then I fussy cutting them out.




Just look at that shine!!!!


Next I stamped and heat embossed a couple of sentiments….


…. and drew a speech bubble in pencil around the sentiments before I cut those out too. The pencil lines can easily be erased with an eraser. I edged the speech bubbles with the corresponding distress marker for the colour of the lips.



Then I just added the panels onto card blanks and layered the lips and speech bubbles onto the panels.



There are LOADS of Visible Image images that would work well with this CAS and graphic type of treatment!



Stamps & Stencils Used:


lips stamp | lipstick | dare to be different



love | sentiment stamps | romance | valentines



cosmic stencil | galaxy | lightspeed



strobes stencil | rays | sun beams


Other Supplies:

White card, Distress Ink (tattered rose), Distress Oxide Ink (squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, candied apple), Distress Marker (worn lipstick, candied apple)Versamark onyx black ink, Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder, blending tools, masking tape, Stamping Platform, pencil, scissors, red card blank.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Sharon these cards are awesome! The lips look fabulous with the triple embossing! Really striking valentine’s cards. Thank you ♡

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



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