Merry Christmas from Visible Image!

Hi there! We are closing up early for a much needed break over the festive period. We are really looking forward to relaxing, unwinding and recharging ready for some exciting new things in 2021!


We want to say a HUGE thank you to our wonderful Design Team who have been inspiring you all year with their amazing cards and projects.


Here are some of their gorgeous Christmas cards to get us all feeling festive!



christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline | handmade card




christmas icons stencil | baubles | handmade christmas card




santa stamp | boot prints stencil | handmade card




christmas tree stamp | contemporary | handmade card




holly stamp | grunge | handmade Christmas card




boot prints stencil | christmas stamp | handmade card




scribbled star stamp | shaker card




angel stamp | embossing | handmade Christmas card




snowflake stamp | handmade Christmas card




peace love hope stamp | bauble | handmade Christmas card




handmade christmas card | tags | tree stamp | boot prints stencil



We know Christmas is going to be very different for many of us this year, but we hope you will enjoy some ‘time out’, good food, and spending time with some of your family and loved ones. 


Here’s hoping for a much brighter, happier year ahead for us all.

We look forward to bringing you awesome new designs in 2021!


Stay safe and well.

Merry Christmas!

Much love.

Helen and Mark xx


 

Santa Is On His Way!

Hello! We are on the final count down to Christmas now with just a week until Christmas Eve. Lynda Hall is here with an awesome new Christmas card featuring our Santa stamp and Boot Prints stencil..



Christmas is almost upon us and this is my last official Visible Image post for the year. And what a year it has been! I think we are all ready for a rest and some good cheer, and who better to bring it than Santa Claus himself, and so he had to feature today.


santa stamp | boot prints stencil | snow | handmade Christmas card


I started the card by smooshing and spritzing some distress oxides on mixed media card.



I then used Luna Paste through the Boot Prints stencil. Sooooo sparkly!!!



I stamped a few snowflakes from the Snowman Jack set once the paste was dry,  and the ‘HO’ from the Santa Claus set then set to work creating a snowy effect around the prints.



I use Get Crackled from Pretty Gets Gritty and Pinflair Gellitex for added sparkle, and adhered some Polyballs from Artful Days into it for added texture.



While that dried, I stamped and coloured Santa with Copic markers and embossed the sentiment.



I assembled with 3d glue gel to add more dimension and mat and layered onto mirror card to finish off.


handmade christmas card | santa stamp | boot prints | snow



Supplies


santa claus stamp | chimney | boot prints | christmas



snowman stamp | penguin | baby it's cold | christmas



classic christmas sentiment stamps



boot prints stencil | Christmas | Santa | Gardening



I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas, however you choose to celebrate it. I will be back with fresh inspiration for Visible Image in the New Year.


Merry Christmas!




This card is awesome! The snowy texture is incredible! Santa and the boot prints look so cool.
Thank you Lynda ♡

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




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We will be back later today with more wonderful festive inspiration from our amazing team as we post for the final time in 2020  ♡


Stay safe.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Iconic Christmas Stencil | Handmade Card

Hello! We are starting to feel festive here and we have some wonderful Christmas inspiration to share with you here on the blog. Heather Mitchell is here today with a gorgeous card created with our very popular Iconic Christmas stencil..


Well hello and welcome to Christmas! The Christmas scent is wafting through the house, the majority of my Christmas shopping is done (mainly all online this year like everyone) so I felt it was only right I shared a Visible Image Christmas card!


christmas card | stencil | stamps | pink | Visible Image


I know pink isn’t you’re typical Christmas colour but I love this for the background… it really ‘pings’ and I really want to remake this card for my daughter who is a very pink girl – if you get me!


The background is made using Distress Oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple) and I’ve used them as watercolours so smooshing them onto a glass mat, giving the card a wash of water before adding the colour so you get a fabulous watery look. You could also use the Distress Spray Stains for this, use whatever is at hand.



Once dry, I’ve used the Christmas Eve stencil and Tonic Nuvo’s Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to make this gorgeous sentiment. Once dry (about an hour I find) I’ve added some Candied Apple Distress Oxide. I used an ink pad as before but again, you could use spray and apply using a paint brush around the wording. I’ve outlined the gold sentiment using a Derwent Intense pencil to really help it ‘pop’.


The bauble strings have been heat embossed onto the background using Wow’s Black Onyx powder and a little shadow added using a Comic marker.



I love using text on backgrounds and I like them slightly distressed, not fully stamped so you get a bit of texture. Here I’ve taken the Christmas Backgrounds stamp set (which is brilliant!) with Versafine Clair’s Charming Pink ink pad and then heat embossed using Wow’s clear embossing powder, which gives a nice sheen to the text.



The beautiful baubles were made using watercolour card and I’ve drawn around the baubles and cut from the card. I wanted a distressed look to the baubles so scrubbed up the edges before adding the individual decoration. Once decorated, I’ve used the Freestyle Tool from Wow Embossing to scribble around the circles (and around the card itself) and add a beautiful gold colour. The baubles have then been added using some foam tape so you get a little dimension. To finish, I’ve matted the card onto black card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.



Supplies


christmas stencil | background stamp | Visible Image



christmas words background stamp



christmas icons stencil | tree | star | bauble



christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline



A really bright, modern card from me today but there are so many more over in the Visible Image Facebook group and on instagram too. Lots of inspiration to be found on Pinterest as well, so do pop over there and lose a couple of hours!



Stay safe everyone.

H xx




We absolutely love this card Heather! Non traditional Christmas colours are awesome and the texture is wonderful. Thank you ♡

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

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All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring videos from Mark
Facebook group show us your makes, and enter our giveaways and challenges!
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We will be sharing more fabulous Christmas inspiration from our amazing team over the coming week before we take a much needed break for some family time, movies and festive food!


Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Christmas Eve | Stencil & Stamps

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


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


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


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



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


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



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




Supplies




christmas eve stencil | sleigh | roof tops




Christmas stamps | trees | sleigh | roof tops | stars




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



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




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

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring tutorial videos from Mark
Facebook group show us your makes and enter our giveaways and challenges
Facebook PAGE …like and follow us to be first to hear our news

You can also follow us on:

instagram
pinterest
twitter



We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration  ♡

Don’t miss our Facebook LIVE demos over on our Facebook PAGE


Helen & Mark xx