The Forest | New Stencil

Hi! We are excited to preview more new stencils here on the blog today. Heather Mitchell has got her hands on ‘The Forest’ and ‘Time Flies’ to create 2 amazing cards…

Hello everyone…

Lots and lots of new Visible Image stamps sets and stencils out (or coming out) in the next couple of weeks and I’ve been really lucky to have been sent some of each to have a play with.  I’ll be honest, I was slightly over excited when they arrived… such an amazing release and Mark has done it again for #teamawesome.

So today I’m focussing on ‘The Forest’ stencil which is just beautiful, and I have 2 makes to share with you.  Once again, the quality of all the stencils is just amazing… perfect thickness… as I hate it when you spend out for stencils and they turn out to be all whispy and thin, don’t you?

forest scene | card | stamps | stencil

I absolutely love the colours on this card and it was so easy to make.

The back ground is made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads in an Ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry.  I then lightly tapped on some black indian ink for a bit of texture and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pretty Pink for some gentle sparkle… and  the light really reflects off the sparkle on the finished card.

Overlay the stencil and make another ombre effect using Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Weathered Wood and ensure the inks are dry.

With the background complete, I used the foreground stamp from the Into the Woods stamp set and added Versafine Clair Glamorous to the bottom and their Warm Breeze to the trees.  I used a stamping platform for this as I wanted a real hit of colour so over the colours a couple of times.  When satisfied, I heat embossed them using WOW!’s amazing Clear Embossing powder.

For final touches, I heat embossed the cute little owl in black and then the sentiment, also from the Into the Woods set, onto black card, trimmed and added using foam tape.

woods | trees | forest | stamps

My second make today starts off with a grey smooshed background using Distress Oxide ink pads in Hickory Smoke, Ice Spruce and Weathered Wood.  They’ve also been given the indian ink and Glimmer Mist treatment for extra interest.

crow stencil | forest | scene | card

I’ve done another ombre background on this card too but this time used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, faded Jeans and Dusty Concord,

I’ve then used Prima’s Graphite Texture Paste (which has a wonderful subtle gritty finish) with  the bird from the new ‘Time Flies’ stencil to create this dominating image over the card.

To finish, I used the little sentiment from the Break Free stamp set.

The fabulous new stencils are available to pre-order from this Friday 3rd July and are released on  17th July… and if you enter the current Facebook group challenge you could bag yourself £100 voucher… and that’s A LOT of stencils! Haha!!

Keep an eye out on all the socials for lots of inspiration.. the Visible Image instagram and Facebook page are full of sneaky peaks and makes.

I’ll be back soon with another new make to share.  thanks for reading!

H xx

Two fantastic cards Heather which showcase our new stencils brilliantly! The texture and sheen are stunning and we are loving that grit paste on the bird! Thank you so much Heather ♡

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

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Be True To Your Roots | Card

Good Evening! We have Judy Rozema here on the blog this evening with a beautiful card featuring our ‘Into The Woods’ forest stamps, which include some really inspiring sentiments. Check out Judy’s stunning sky…

I am here to share one of my Visible Image creations with you today.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Into the Woods, and some Distress Oxide Inks for the background. My background started out as a “brush cleaning” piece of cardstock for another project, and then it started looking like a cool sky, so I saved it. For this project, I just added more ink until I liked how it looked, and then splattered with water for stars.

I stamped the silhouette images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Morning Mist. The sentiment was stamped on and cut from the extra background pieces. I wrapped the panel with rainbow colored thread from my stash for some fun sparkle, and to connect the two panel parts.

I love how it turned out. And I really love this stamp set! Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps Used:

forest stamps | trees | be true to your roots

We love this card Judy! So glad you kept that piece of card, it makes stunning sky behind the silhouette trees. Thank you 

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


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Flying Owl Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! It’s release day for our NEW stamps! Our Design Team are loving them so much, so we have loads of inspiration to share over the next few days! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible project featuring our gorgeous NEW flying owl stamp called ‘Night Owl’…

Hi there, how is everyone? What have you been creating? I’ve been very fortunate to be working on the new release autumn stamps from Visible Image. My sample today uses two sets.

I’ve used the following sets:

Night Owl

owl stamp - branch - moon

Deep in the Forest

forest stamp - trees - be resilient

The steps:

I began with another ink spray background.

I drew round a large die cut circle and painted it with white gesso. I then added soft pastel to create the moon shading.

I darkened the moon using pencils, my Stabilo charcoal pencil, paint pen and iridescent blue ink. I also later added soft pastel as a moon glow in blue/grey.

I stamped the owl on a separate piece of stamping card and coloured it with my zig clean colour watercolour pens. I then cut this out and lightened the edges using white gel pen.

I stamped the trees using the deep in the forest stamp and the branch from the owl set.

I added the owl, raised on a foam pad. I then added stars with my white pen. Finally I added stickles glitter around the owl and the moon for extra sparkle.

Till next time…

Lisa xx

Oh my! Just look at that sky! What fabulous colours and depth… the perfect night setting for our Night Owl stamp! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx