Look Forward | Tag | Visible Image

Good Morning, we have lots of inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Veerle with a beautiful and so inspiring tag featuring our look forward sentiment stamp..




Those wings… they were the first to jump right into my eyes when I saw the release of this set Faerie magic. They look perfect with the faerie but I already saw myself use them separately.

So I took out some stazon ink and a piece of sturdy plastic, cut them all out… and then just started playing with laying them out in different ways. Hmm maybe bring in a black circle… which was a bit too dark so I needed to break that up…





Never did I think that the wings would end up as flower petals on my first project using them ^.^
And of course I needed some words… No surprise when I tell you I didn’t need to look really hard to find those in all the perfect words Visible Image has do I ^.^


Sometimes life is fragile, but it is in full bloom and there is nothing better to do than to look forward. Find those golden spots when everything is dark, those are the ones that will pull you through <3



Stamps used:


mindfulness - stamps - rubber - positive quotes



fairy stamp - rubber - clear



inky - thorax - ribs - anatomy - stamps





This is so beautiful Veerle, we love how you always see the stamps in your own unique way.. thank you ♡

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



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We will be back a little later with a fantastic new project and video from Martha… something awesome from stempelfrida… AND… some brilliant Halloween inspiration from Nadine! Make sure you pop back later!!



Have you got your hands on our new Christmas stamps yet? They are selling fast and won’t be re-stocked again this year!


christmas stamps - rubber - clear



Hope to see you later!


Helen & Mark xx

 

A Little Bit of Faerie Magic | Fairy Stamp

Good Morning! Lisa Taggart is bringing some magic to the blog today with a stunning project featuring our gorgeous fairy stamp..


Hello my friends, today I have some Faerie Magic for you Visible Image style! And what a versatile and magical set it is!


fairy stamp - fairy card



fairy stamp - faerie magic - rubber stamp


There are so many gorgeous elements to this fairy stamp set, I felt it could totally be used as a stand alone set.


To create the background no magical scene would be complete without a bit of sparkle. I combined some spectrum noir sparkle ink with an aqua and white mica spray on to white stamping card.






I stamped the fairy stamp and some of the elements on top of the background. Then on to a similarly inked piece of scrap I stamped the faerie, wings and circles for cutting and layering on top.












Once the elements were cut out and paper pieced on top I added the colouring finishing touches using watercolour and paint pens. I used a white gel pen to create highlights and a little watered down white gesso around the circle orbs to create the impression of light. Using the craft knife I inserted a couple of slots either side of the main image to glue in the wings and then stamped the sentiment.








The art work was mounted and a few glitter highlights added.




The close ups:








I hope you like it!

Lisa xx



Lisa this is stunning! The depth of colour and the sparkle are incredible! Perfect for our faerie! Thank you ♡

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

 

Those Who Have Seen Her | Fairy Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Ericka is here this evening with an amazing card featuring our Faerie Magic stamps on an incredible alcohol inks background…


Happy Wednesday! This weekend I played with this beautiful set from Visible Image called Faerie Magic. I love this faerie and played around with stamping her to give her a shimmery look.


fairy stamp | card



To start off, I stamped the faerie image on Bristol Smooth paper because I wanted to use my Zig markers to color her. I masked off her face and used Verafine ink in my MISTI so that only her face was in dark ink since I wanted that it to stand out.


I then used Versamark ink and stamped the rest of the image and heat embossed it with Emerald Creek ‘Kiss the Fairy’ Embossing powder that has a beautiful pink shine to it. I love using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor and used the following colors for my faerie: Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Flesh Colour 071, Blush 069, Cobalt Blue 031, Light Blue 036, and Lemon Yellow 051. I love how easily these pens blend together to make interesting color combinations.



After cutting the faerie out, I made the background using Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Originally my plan was to make a soft pink and blue background, but as you can see, I got a little carried away with the colors. I used Pink Sherbet, Aqua, Turquoise, and Tranquil Alcohol inks.  I also stamped the faerie image and heat embossed it with the same powder so that I would have some of the details I cut away from my image. I added gold foil at the end mainly because it’s a faerie and gold foil goes with everything lol.


fairy stamp


I heat embossed her wings on vellum with the same embossing powder so they would be translucent. I then used foam tape to adhere the faerie and wings on to the alcohol ink background. I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Versfine ink and clear heat embossed that as well.


fairy stamp | alcohol inks | yupo paper




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!




Wow Ericka our Faerie stamp looks incredible, and your background is stunning! We really like how you only stamped her face and shoulder in black.. and what a brilliant name for an embossing powder “kiss the fairy”!! Loving that lime green against the pink too. Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s inspiring cards over on her blog.

 

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We still have so many amazing projects to share, so we will be back later with more fabulous inspiration! If you missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Fairy Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog this evening with an amazing fairy card featuring our gorgeous Faerie Magic stamps…


Hello and happy Monday to you all…

I hope my make today provides a little inspiration for you.


fairy card



The Faerie Magic set is just adorable.  The main faerie stamp is fabulous but you also get all those little stamps which will be so handy on other projects.

When I get new stamps, I often just sit staring at it for a while to get the feel of it and see if inspiration pings me in the face.  I’d already made a couple of cards when I came up with this idea of having her half off the card with her wings all sparkly and floaty.  Unfortunately, I got totally immersed in the making and forgot to take step-by-step photos so for that I apologise… but I’ll talk you through it!


 

To start, trim some watercolour card to your chosen size and stamp the lovely lady using a Versamark embossing pad and Wow’s Ebony Supafine embossing powder.  Use a scalpel to trim around her top half and then stamp her again on some scrap paper to create a mask.  Fold the card in half and use low-tack masking tape to adhere the mask in place over her bottom half.

Using Distress Oxide ink pads (I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves) blend the three colours together and place the Collision stencil over the masked image and the bottom of the card.  Again, using the oxide ink pads (this time I used Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire) blend over the pink hues, taking care around the mask before peeling away the mask and the stencil to reveal the flashes of colour.



Add some splatters of gold ink before colouring the faerie and her bubbles!  Stamp some extra ‘bubbles’ in a mid-grey tone down the right of the card and then the stars and moon stamps in clusters before adding sparkle Stickles to the moon and stars and Wink of Stellar and glossy accents to the bubbles on the faerie.



The faerie’s wings were heat embossed on vellum using Wow’s ‘Vanilla Sparkle Glitter and then adhered to a thick-ish acetate before trimming and securing into place.  To finish, brush the card with an anti-static bag (as I found the embossing powder stuck like glue in places) and stamp the sentiment using the same Vanilla Sparkle Glitter as before.

And there you go!  

Here’s the two Visible Image products I used for this make…

Fairy stamp - wings - bubbles

 

Collision - stencil - string - rays


You’ll find lots of daily inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group, so pop on in, say hello (we’re a very friendly crew!) and share some of your makes!


Catch up again soon… H xx




This is such an awesome fairy card Heather! We love how our Faerie is rising up above the card, all powerful and magical, and her wings look fabulous! Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Faerie Stamp | Magical Card | Oxide Inks

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog this evening to spread a little magic with a stunning card featuring our Faerie stamp…

Good Evening, I am here with my weekly design team inspiration for Visible Image featuring the NEW Faerie Magic stamp set.


I love this new fairy, she is so different to any other fairy in the stamping world.


fairy stamp - faerie - rubber - clear



Inspired by the colours of my foxgloves in the garden, this is what I got up to..

I blended mermaid lagoon, salty ocean and picked raspberry distress oxides onto card, added water and allowed it to run. When dry I turned it around so that it looked like a magical mist.


I fixed it into my Misti stamp press and stamped the main fairy image first. I then stamped another image roughly onto copy paper, cut around the arms and placed this on top as a mask so that I could stamp the wings.


I gold embossed the wings and then added some white pen and a some colour. I also added some sparkle with my glitter pens. I stamped the sentiment and her “spell” circle.



I added some extra sparkle to the wings and bubbles using Wink of stella


and to finish off, I added Glossy Accents (my most used embellishment) to the bubbles.


Here she is..

fairy card | ink | stamp



a close up..

fairy stamp



and one last shot…

fairy stamp | oxide inks | Visible Image


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow your background is so gorgeous Jane, and our faerie looks fabulous! Her wings look so beautiful and so magical! Thank you ♡

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



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Fire Faerie | Magical Card

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Lynda Hall to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Lynda has created a fabulous magical card with our NEW Faerie stamp…


I absolutely adore faeries and all things magical, so was totally blown away when I saw the Faerie Magic stamp set from Visible Image. I may have squealed a little when she fluttered onto my doormat!

My youngest daughter used to be obsessed by a series of books about fairies where every one had a different power. As soon as I saw this gorgeous lady she just screamed Fire Faerie to me so I wanted to create a card that left no doubt as to her magical abilities.

fairy stamp | Faerie Magic | Visible Image


I started by stamping her using the red and yellow pads from a Kaleidacolour ink pad.



She needed her wings of course, so I created a mask from copy paper and stamped them into position .



To create the fire I carefully inked just her hair section and stamped it twice, rotating the stamp to make a flame shape.



I then coloured the image with my watercolour pens before inking up a background using the mask to protect her, and applying distress inks. To keep the  small bubbles clean I used masking fluid.  I kept the area surrounding the faerie light with orange and yellow tones, blending into pinks and purples to reflect the light from her fire.



Once happy with the depth of the colours on the background I splattered water with a fan brush and stamped out some of the small elements to make a magical night sky before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment stamps.




I thoroughly enjoyed working on this piece. I have several more ideas for her yet , and I’ll also be back soon with more projects using the new release stamps so do watch this space!


Lynda

x




Lynda this is stunning! We love your fire faerie, such a great idea and what a gorgeous background too! The oranges look so striking against the depth of the purple. Thank you! ♡

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


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Rainbow Faerie | CAS Card

Hello! We are so sorry our blog has been neglected over the past week, we received an overwhelming number of orders for our June stamps release, so it has been rather crazy here! So, Sharon Traynor is back, a little later than promised, with her second card featuring our NEW Faerie Magic stamps…


Well, here I am back again today with another card using the wonderful Faerie Magic stamps from Visible Image. This time it is a CAS design which was very simple to make.



fairy stamp - rainbow - card



Here’s how I made this rainbow fairy card:


Stamp the image onto water colour paper using Versamark ink

fairy stamp - Visible Image


Colour the fairy with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a water Brush


Cut out some arcs from a rainbow of coloured card using a curved die. Secure the die cuts at one end by gluing on top of one another and spreading them out to be adjacent at the other end.


Create watercoloured rainbow mats (for both the main image and the sentiment). Stamp the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.


Mount all onto a card blank using fun foam and foam pads.


Simple, Fast and Beautiful!


Stamps Used:

fairy stamp - Visible Image



Other Supplies:

Water Colour Card, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (024, 028, 031, 048, 051, 061, 080, 220), Derwent fine tip water brush, Sweet Pea Designs Card Front Builder die, fun foam, foam squares, card blank.


That’s it from me for now, thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




We adore this card Sharon, such a clever design.. your rainbow faerie is stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Celestial Fairie – Handmade Card

Hi there! We are really excited to share some magical inspiration today! Sharon is loving our gorgeous new ‘Faerie Magic’ stamp set and has created a fabulous fairy card…


Today is all about Faeries!


First up, a fairy with moving wings (this was such fun to make!).


fairy card - handmade - faerie stamp



I actually have two posts for you …this one is my ‘night’ fairy with moving wings, and tomorrow I will share my rainbow ‘day’ fairy.

I managed to get my hands on some of the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order at the moment, to be released on June 22nd, and this beautiful fairy is one of those stamps.

I thought it’d be a good idea to show the wing movement in a short video, so here it is:

 


Do you want to know how to make this?

Well here are the instructions:

Use a stamping platform to stamp the fairy image onto a watercolour panel and leave the stamp in the platform whilst you add colour to the background. Wet the watercolour paper and use distress stains to make the background, concentrating the darker colour towards the outer edges. As you dry the stains mop up any spare drops from the craft mat and also spritz with water to get some water droplet interest.


When the panel is dry, use the stencil with chipped sapphire ink to add more interest on the outer edges of the water colour panel. Dry the panel completely. Now re-stamp the fairy image on the panel in versamark ink and heat emboss with some gold embossing glitter.


Stamp the stars in versamark ink and heat emboss them in both white and silver embossing powders and stamp some circles in faded jeans distress ink onto the background.


Now add the circles behind the faeries’ hand. Emboss that with midas touch embossing glitter and then colour with a zig fluorescent pen and add a few highlights with a white pen. Go over the zig colouring with an embossing pen and add clear sparkle embossing glitter.


To finish the background panel, swipe versamark ink along the edges, add gold embossing glitter and rough up the edges with your finger before heat embossing. Heat emboss the sentiment in gold embossing glitter and when cooled highlight with a white pen. Colour the small circles around the faerie with a white pen.

Heat emboss the fairy in gold embossing glitter and the wings in silver on white card and fussy cut them out.

Make the mechanism for the moving wings with a small piece of doflex, some white card and 3 small brads.


Attach the wings to the doflex with one brad in the centre, then attach the 2 wings to the background (using the faerie image as a guide) with the other 2 brads. Don’t over tighten the brads or the wings will be too stiff to move. Attach the white card to the bottom of the doflex and write the word pull at the very bottom.


Attach the background with the wing mechanism to some gold card on a card blank. Attach the faerie over the top of the wing mechanism with 2 layers of shaker foam tape, making sure none of the tape will get in the way of the wing movement.

On the inside stamp the sentiment and a few of the stars with gold ink (you can see the inside in the video above).


Stamps and Stencil Used:


fairy stamp 



numbers stencil


Other Supplies:

Watercolour card, stamping platform, Versafine Onyx black ink, Water spritzer, Distress stains (tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire), heat gun, Distress Ink (chipped sapphire), blending tool and foam, Versamark clear ink, WOW! Embossing glitters (metallic gold sparkle, midas touch, clear sparkle) , WOW! embossing powders (metallic silver, opaque bright white), Versamarker watermark pen, Posca white pen, Zig clean color real brush (001 Fl.Yellow), Black pen, scrap of doflex, 3 brads, gold card, white card, Encore metallic gold ink (for the inside stamping)  .


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take a peek at my rainbow fairy tomorrow…

Hugs,
Sharon xx



Sharon we are loving your celestial fairy card! The moving wings are such a cool and clever idea! Your sky is stunning, and the gold embossing looks gorgeous against the blues. Thank you ♡

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


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We will be back tomorrow with the second fairy card from Sharon.. ♡


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Mark & Helen xx



 

Faery Magic Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We hope you had a great weekend and your week has started well! We are really excited to start our NEW stamps previews here on the blog today. If you love all things mystical and magical then we think you will love our first new set, it’s called ‘Faery Magic’ and contains a unique, enchanting and powerful fairy stamp, designed by Mark with an original sentiment by Helen, and some fabulous little stamps to build your magical scene…


Fairy stamp | Faery Magic | Visible Image


We hope you love her as much as we do!

Colour her with your pens or pencils.. or stamp her in black onto an inky background.. stamp her wings on velum or acetate, fussy cut and layer them up. The wings are separate stamps, so she can transform into a mythical Queen or powerful enchantress.. and you can use the wings on their own with your other stamps too! The creative possibilities are endless…


Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back a little later with new Design Team inspiration from Jane, and tomorrow we will be back with new stamps preview #2.


Thanks for popping in today!

Helen & Mark xx