Life Is A Journey | Handmade Card

Hello! Today’s the day we are back on Create and Craft TV for a double length mixed media show with Mark! (More details below!). Today’s inspiration is one of the gorgeous show samples created by Ali Carubia, featuring our fabulous BREAK FREE stamp set with our TIME TUNNEL stencil…


Happy Tuesday!


I’m sharing a card made for today’s TV show! It’s perfect for Autumn, with bonfire coloured daisies and a Catherine wheel inspired background – things I remember from years gone by.

daisy stamp | spiral stencil | monochromatic card | handmade | stamping



Tutorial

Spray the back of the Time Tunnel stencil with stencil spray and leave to dry for a few minutes.

Cut a piece of white card to just over 6″ x 6″ and stick the stencil on firmly.

Pour a little black gesso onto a saucer or an old foil tray – away from your craft mat (as it gets everywhere!).


Load up your stencil brush with a little black gesso and apply to card in a upright pouncing motion, so the paint doesn’t slip under the stencil. Go over any white bits you have missed.


Peel the stencil away from the card, the centre bits are quite delicate so you may need to rotate your card and peel away in sections.

Put your stencil in some water!

Create a colourful background using the the yellow, orange and red distress oxide inks.

Squish some ink onto your craft mat and spritz with water, pick it up on some white card and dry with a heat gun.


Take the Visible Image Break Free stamp set and stamp the flower head onto your coloured card with black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

You will need 4 flower heads for this card.


Stamp and clear heat emboss 2 vases and 4 flower stems onto scraps of white card.

Cut these all out – I left a border around the flower heads and vases but cut the stems very close to the embossed lines.

Snip between the petals so you can manipulate them later.

Trim any mucky edges off your black and white spiral card and fix it onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 1/4″ around, and then onto a white 7″ x 7″ card blank.

Colour the 4 flower stems with green and a little orange oxide ink.



Snip out the inside of one of the vases leaving the water line in place.


Colour both of the vases with a little pale blue ink for the water and light grey alcohol pen on the glass.

Glue the complete vase to the bottom right hand side then glue the stems. Don’t worry too much about what the top of the vase looks like as that will be covered by a flower head.Fix the second snipped vase over the first with pva glue, so that the stems are trapped underneath the water line.

Add a shadow to the bottom of the vase using your grey alcohol pen, to ground it to the card.



Use a white gel pen to add some highlights on the petals.

Shape the flowers using a ball tool and the palm of your hand/foam mat to give them a bit of dimension, curl a few of the petals forwards, away from the rest before attaching the four flower heads to your card using 3d glue gel.


Apply some Star Dust stickles to the centre of the flowers.


Stamp the ‘Life is a Journey’ sentiment from the Just be Happy set with black versafine ink onto white card, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Matt this onto black card with about 1/8″ border

Attach the sentiment to the bottom left hand side of your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.


Stand back and admire your finished work!



Here is my completed card 😎


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I am really happy with this one!



Supplies





Daisy Stamp | Vase | Smashed | Break Free Stamp Set | Visible Image



just be happy | listen to your heart | life is a journey | sentiment stamps



time spiral stencil


  • Stencil Spray (Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray)
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Broken China, Mowed Lawn
  • Versafine Onyx black pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • White gel pen
  • Light Grey Alcohol pen
  • Star Light Stickles
  • Black gesso
  • Stencil Brush
  • Heat gun
  • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3D glue gel


I hope you have enjoyed this project.


Thanks for stopping by today,

Ali xxx




Awesome card Ali! Loving your bonfire coloured daisies against the striking monochrome background! Great choice of sentiment and another brilliant tutorial.. thank you Ali 

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

 

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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration!


We hope you stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Garden of Tranquility | ATCs

Hi there! We hope you are keeping safe and staying well. We have Jane Tyrrell on the blog today with some fabulous inspiration featuring our ‘Random Art’ flower stamps…


Hello! It’s time for my latest design team inspiration for Visible Image.

My garden has been even more important to me this year and the recent landscaping has been a godsend. I have spent many mindful hours outside nurturing my plants and everything is looking so summery now that my summer bedding pots have come into flower.


 

 

 

 


So all these provided my inspiration for my project today, a set of 5 artist trading cards.
Artist trading cards measure 3 1/2 X 2 1/2″ and I make them to swap with my crafty friends and my little granddaughter.

I called this set my “Garden of tranquility”

I used 2 stamp sets;


Random Art of Kindness


quirky flower stamps | kindness | hope | tranquility


and the daisy stamp from Break Free


daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



This is what I got up to;


I used oxide ink to stamp the background using one of the flowers and archival ink for the “stem” from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set.




I stamped the daisy from the ‘Break Free’ stamp set onto some left over alcohol ink yupo and distress inky mop up card and cut them out.




I stamped the “rose” flower from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto different scraps of inky card and chose the 3 I liked best and cut them out.


I added a little accent of gold stickles to each flower




and I stamped the small words from ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto kraft card and cut them into little plant markers.



Here they are finished


garden flowers ATCs | stamps



with a couple of close ups

daisy stamp | ATC



quirky rose stamp ATC



quirky flower stamp | ATC



and one last shot.


flower stamps | daisy | quirky | ATCs | stamping



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x


 

Break Free | Smashed Vase Stamp

Good Afternoon, we are back with our second dose of fabulous inspiration today! Heather Mitchell has combined stamps from our ‘Break Free’ set with our ‘Ripples’ stencil to create a texture-licious card…

Well hello everyone…

I hope everyone is keeping well and managing to keep themselves occupied in these (still) weird times we find ourselves in.

Today’s Visible Image make uses the fabulous Break Free stamp set along with Ripples, one of the new stencils.


smashed vase | daisy | break free sentiment



ripples | circles | stencil


The background is made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads, some of the neutral colours (which I rarely use so made a change).  I’ve smooshed each ink pad onto a glass sheet and layered up the colours.



Once dried, I’ve used modelling paste through the Ripples stencil and left to air dry.



To add a hint of glitz to the background, I added DecoArt Metallic Acrylic in Champagne Gold using a brayer.  It’s not perfect and although my intention was to just brayer the raised areas, it has gone over the background in places but I’m okay with that, it just adds to the texture!


For the smashed glass part of the stamp, I’ve used Brusho’s and Distress Oxide Ink pads once again to get quite an intense blue and then the image has been heat embossed using WOW!’s Metalline First Frost powder.  I stamped the image twice so I could cut around some of the parts and layer them using foam dots.



For the vase, I made a watery mix using Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink Pads and painted it onto watercolour card.  Once dry, I heat embossed using the same powder as previous.  Having trimmed the vase, I layered it onto the broken glass I’d already made.


The flowers were lovely to make!  Using my old favourite smooshing technique, I took Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and a touch of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink Pads and layered the colours.  After heat embossing the flower image several times (using WOW!’s Black Ebony powder) I trimmed and shaped them using one of those metal ball tools you get for shaping flowers ( I have no idea what they’re called!) and layered them.  The centre of the top flower I heat embossed using Metallic Copper Regular just to bring some warmth to the flowers.


After assembling the flower and securing it to the background, I heat embossed the sentiment and added that using foam tape.  This was then matted onto shiny gold card before adding to a card blank.



And there you go!  I think we’d all quite like to break free from this situation we’re all currently in but for now, we’ll all do our bit and stay home.  Whilst at home, check out the Facebook LIVES the Visible Image team have been doing on their page to keep us all inspired… they’ve been brilliant and I’ve really enjoyed them!  Oh!


Right… I’m off for a(another) cuppa.  Stay indoors lovely people and be safe… until next time xx




Wow the ripples look stunning with that gold acrylic paint! Your vase is awesome and the daisy looks gorgeous layered up.  Thank you Heather ♡

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



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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.


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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!

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Break Free | Daisy Stamp | Smashed Vase

Hello! We are back with more NEW stamps inspiration today. Jane Tyrrell has got her hands on our ‘Break Free’ set which is a little different because as well as containing a fabulous daisy stamp, separate stem and vase, it also includes an awesome smashed vase stamp, some incredible stamp designing by Mark…


Good Afternoon

Today I am sharing one of a pair of tags I have made, I will share a step by step and the other tag soon!

The NEW stamp set I have used is called Break Free


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



My flower has spotted the sunshine and has broken free from the vase…shattering it in its excitement! 😊


mixed media tag | smashed vase stamp | daisy


A close up of the shattered glass and spilt water, which in real life is very textured indeed. My recipe for making this is secret for now but all will be revealed soon!



and one last shot..



This coming Friday and Saturday February 21-22, I will be demonstrating for Stampers Grove at the Create It! show in Farnborough, Hampshire. I will be there both days sharing lots of tips and techniques, all  the new Visible Image stamps and stencils release plus lots of oldies too.

Remember to look for my badge I will be wearing…



It would be lovely to see you there.


Back soon,
Bye for now.
Jane x




Your tag is stunning Jane!  The daisy looks fabulous against your sunshiny background. We can imagine you creating your secret recipe for the shattered glass… whatever it is, it looks amazing!!! Thank you ♡ Have a great time demoing at the show… everyone is in for a treat!

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



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Break Free | Smashed Vase Stamp

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today showcasing our NEW ‘Break Free’ stamp set which includes a beautiful daisy, separate stem, vase, and an incredible smashed vase! Over to Pauline and her stunning card…


Hi There,

It’s my day to share a project I’ve made using a Brand New ‘Visible Image’ stamp set, called Break Free.


daisy | smashed vase | break free | card


This card is  8″ x 8″, so I cut a piece of Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour 300gsm paper 7″ x 7″ for my background, I spritzed it with water, then randomly added some drops of ‘Brea Reese’ liquid watercolour inks, in yellow, Magenta, Ultramarine and Ocean Green, I then spritzed with water again, and let the colours drip, wick and merge together. I left this to dry naturally.
 
Whilst the background was drying, I took another piece of Bockingford, and stamped three daisies, using Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then dried them with my Heat Tool, I then coloured them in, using Zig Clean Color watercolour Brush Pens, but I could have used a paint brush and the liquid inks instead. 
I then fussy cut the daisies and added some Stardust Stickles to their centres.
 


 


I also stamped the smashed Vase using a Versacraft pad, onto Bockingford, put  on ‘Wow’ Nice Ice Blue Embossing Glitter, thn heat embossed with my heat tool. I also stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink, again onto Bockingford.
 
Now the background is dry, using the smashed Vase stamp in my hand (not on a stamping block), and using Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink, I stamped all over the background, making sure that the stamping was all going the same way. I dried the background with my heat tool,  I then went over the background with an anti-static bag, and again using the smashed Vase stamp, but this time on a block, and I stamped in the middle of the background, using Versamark, and again heat embossed with the ‘Wow’ Nice Ice Blue embossing glitter.


The background was then adhered to a black card mat, and then onto a yellow card mat, and adhered to the 8″ white card blank.
 


 


I stamped three stems onto the background, using a green Oxide Ink, ready for the daisies to sit on, and using the smashed Vase image, that was heat embossed onto the Bockingford, I fussy cut the vase, and some of the smashed pieces, and adhered them to the main image, using 3D Glue Gel, to give dimension. I also added the daisies, and cut the sentiment into an arrow shape, and added that to the card with 3D glue gel.


To finish off, I added some random Stickles around the smashed bits, used a Sukura sparkle pen randomly over the inky background, then used Glossy Accents on all the vase pieces.
 



Stamps Used:


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free


Thank you for visiting.

Hugs
Pauline xxxxxxx




Pauline this is amazing! The smashed vase looks fabulous with the ice blue embossing and glossy accents. Your daisies look beautiful and your background is gorgeous.. Thank you ♡

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



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