Life Is Better With Dance

Good Evening! We are back as promised with an amazing dance themed card from Lynda featuring our HipHop and Street Dance stamps…

Today I am bringing you a bright and funky card using some of may favourite stamps from Visible Image. My 15yr old daughter loves to dance and attends weekly lessons, so the Street Dance Boys and Hip Hop Girls stamp sets were a must for my collection as soon as they were launched.  They are so much fun and just perfect for cards for teenagers.

I wanted to create a really bright back drop for my dancers to strut their stuff on, so used neon paints from Pretty Gets Gritty, randomly applied to white card stock.

I cut 4 equal sized squares once dry.

I then applied a layer of black distress ink through the Collision stencil, giving a strobe lighting effect.

I had some scraps on co ordinating colours that had previously been sprayed with Dylusions ink. I stamped and heat embossed 4 dancers, and fussy cut. I also stamped the sentiment.

Once I had worked out the positioning of the dancers, I added some of the cool background stamps to each square, before mat and layering onto an 8×8″ card.

The dancers were mounted with 3d glue gel to give a little extra dimension, and I added white highlights to make it pop.


hip hop stamps | dance | dancers | clear | rubber

street dance stamps | dancers | clear | rubber

collision stencil | light rays | atoms

We love to see your creations over in the Visible Image Facebook group, and there are often competitions with prizes to inspire you to get crafty, so why not pop across and join in the fun, and see what the rest of the DT and Visible Image fans are making too!

Wow this is amazing Lynda! So much movement created by your glow around the dancers and the neon background is superb! Thank you ♡

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Stay safe. Stay well. Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx


Ballerina Stamp | Ballet Card

Hi! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you today. Sharon Traynor has inked up our gorgeous ballerina stamp to create a beautiful vibrant card…

Hello everyone. I’m here with my latest card created with Visible Image stamps today.

ballerina card | ballet stamp | believe sentiment | Visible Image

This card was made as inspiration for the ‘Hope and Colour’ challenge running in the Facebook group at the moment. It’s a card that would give hope to any would-be dancer.

This is how I made it:

Wet a panel of water colour card and add drops of distress ink re-inker. To help the ink move use a dabbing motion with some paper towel or spritz with more water.  Dry with a low setting on a heat tool.

To deepen the colours you can use distress ink pads and blending brushes. Spritz the panel more whilst drying it with a heat tool.

I didn’t think things through properly, so I created two panels. The more thrifty of you will create one large panel and use a rectangular die to cut out the central portion.

The cut out part won’t show on the final card because you will be mounting the smaller part over the gap.

Stamp the ‘crackle’ on the larger panel with both distress ink and gold ink. If you don’t have gold ink you could use gold embossing powder (but make sure the base colours are totally dry first).

Wait for the gold ink to dry, then stamp the stars in clear ink and heat emboss with a white powder.

Water colour card has a bumpy texture, so place the small panel into a stamping platform and stamp & re-stamp the image (and sentiment) a couple of times, with clear ink, to get the best result. Heat emboss with a black embossing powder.

To finalise the card, doodle around the inked part of the small panel with a white pen and back it onto black card. Attach the larger panel to a card blank, then add the smaller panel, raising it up on fun foam or 3d foam pads.


ballerina stamp | dance | ballet | card making

Unicorn stamp | anything is possible if you believe | magical | card making

accessory stamps | cat | tree | leaves | cracks | flowers

Other Supplies

Distress Re-inkers and Distress Ink Pads: in twisted citron, picked raspberry and mustard seed
Encore ultimate gold metallic ink pad
WOW! opaque bright white and primary ebony embossing powders
Versamark clear ink
White opaque pen
Watercolour card
Water spritzer
Black card
Fun foam
Card blank

Thanks for taking a peek at this card today.

Sharon xx

Thank you Sharon! Your card is so gorgeous, and perfect for anyone who is missing their dance lessons or watching performances at the moment ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration.

Take care and stay safe.

Helen & Mark xx


Hip Hop | Dance Card

Hi There! We have stempelfrida here on the blog this evening with a fantastic card featuring our Hip Hop dance stamps with some vibrant watercolour effects…

Hello and welcome to my first Visible Image post for the new year!

Already for quite some time I had an idea in my head with the stamps regarding music and dancing of Visible Image, which I finally realized with this card.

dance stamps | rubber | clear | hip hop

I first chose the colours for my background. To see them side by side, I took my watercolour overview and then picked out “nice colours”. I wanted to have a wonderful atmosphere for the dancer. I had gotten some really nice new colours for Christmas from my wish list. To be able to compare them next to each other, I took my Copic pencils and picked out matching shades. With these I played a little bit until I found my desired combination. On the photo above you can see the result with the watercolours.

On it I stamped the pulse line with matching Archival Inks and a stamping aid bit by bit. I started on the left and then stamped one colour after the other until I was satisfied with the impression. You can see the result below.


And – you know it – if you are so satisfied with your interim result, you don’t want to mess it up in the end. So the motto was still: Use the stamping aid! I then stamped first the dancing person and then one after the other the two texts.

I rounded two of the edges, so that there was a nice “move” for my card. At first I tended to stamp the arrows that are also included in one of the stamp sets next to it, but then I decided against it, because I didn’t want to guide the figure in its dance. She should feel completely free in how she wanted to dance. 



Hip Hop Girls

hip hop | dance | stamps | clear | rubber

Music Speaks

guitar stamp | music | sound wave

Born To Perform

Ballerina stamp | ballet | born to dance

Ink pads: Archival Ink mermaid lagoon, faded jeans, peeled paint, spiced marmelade, picked raspberry; black soot distress oxide.

Water colour paints: Schmincke HORADAM 481, 509, 524, 214, 920

dance stamps - hip hop - teenage girl - card


Wow what a brilliant card! You have really brought our hip hop girl to life with your vibrant and atmospheric background!  Thank you ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.


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We will be back tomorrow with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team! Have a great evening!

Helen & Mark xx