Thinking of You | Handmade Card

Hi there! Today’s inspiration comes from our wonderful stempelfrida in Germany! We are thinking of you all, so today’s project is perfect…


In these difficult times we need to find new ways of interacting. The internet is one of the great tools we can use now to interact, share and communicate. We can only send a cyber hug, but so often they already help so much. Friends will interact via messages, sending images and talking on the phone to each other. But of course I do not want to say that still a lot of things will also be needed to be done via real activities. I wish you all the best and send a big thank you to everyone that helps in this very special situation.


thinking of you stamp | tree of life stamp


The background of my card is a gelli plate print. I first applied gold acrylic paint on it and put the square route stencil onto it. I then took a first paper print resulting in this first print, which I used for another project.



I took the stencil off, let it dry well and then added a layer of red acrylic paint to pull the print off.

This is how the second print looked.



On the print I stamped the text and the tree with Versamark and embossed them with a detail black embossing powder. Before doing so I had rubbed my background well with an embossing buddy to make sure I have no powder left where it is not supposed to stick.



I embossed the big text in gold on a black card stock, and the leaves in black on a golden one. I added pale golden Nuvo Drops to the leaves on the tree and some black dots on the background. The single bigger leaves were fussy cut and glued to the card with distance pads.




Square Route Stencil


squares stencil



Stamp pads: Versamark
Embossing powder: HeinDesign Sternenstaub super fein gold; Print Art Detail schwarz
Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale gold, Gloss Ebony black






Wow stempelfrida this is a stunning card. The gold looks gorgeous coming through the red, and your tree looks beautiful. Thank you ♡

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Stay safe and well. Much love..

Helen & Mark xx


 

New Beginnings Vision | Gel Print Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday! We have Ericka Strange here today with two gorgeous cards featuring our stunning eye stamp, butterfly stencil and lots of inspiring sentiments…


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I’ve been having lots of fun with making backgrounds with my gel press. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image stencils and stamps to make some more fun gel press backgrounds.


gel print cards


I love the soft look of the gel press background with the distress oxides. To start off I used Bristol smooth paper and then picked out some Distress Oxide inks and used a brayer to apply them to my gel press. If you want a deeper color just repeat the process. For my first card I used Fress Squeezed Lemonade and Lucky Clover. Once I was happy with the background, I added the Collision stencil and pressed that on top of the inked gel press.



gelpressprints


I then used Verafine ink and stamped the eye image from Where Dreams Take You and heat embossed it with WOW Black Glint for a sparkly look.


visioneyeclose


I added the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream. I added a little gel pen to the white part of the eye and finished the card with some ink blending on the edges with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide.


eye rubber stamp



For my second card, I used the same gel press technique with Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. This time added the Butterfly Ink stencil and a second coat on the gel press with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.


butterfly stencil


I then added the sentiments from a Beautiful Soul to the side of the butterfly with white ink.


I added the center sentiment from the Brave and Strong set with Versamark ink and I heat embossed all of the sentiments in white.


butterflyside


To add a little more texture to my card, I used the circle stamp from the Life is Beautiful set and added it to the card in the same Distress Oxide inks.


new beginnings card



Products Used:


eye stamp | rubber | clear | vision sentiment



collision stencil



inky butterfly stencil | grunge



Face stamp | beautiful soul



Brave | Strong | Courage | Scars | Sentiment Stamps



hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful



Thank you for stopping by today.




These cards are so striking and really inspiring. Thank you Ericka 

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Love You Longer | Gelli Print Card

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! The amazing Stempelfrida is here with a superb card with a great mix of stamps and a wonderful gelli print background…


It’s time for my Visible Wednesday for you!

Do you know that: Actually you wanted to do something completely different…. but then something great came out of it. I want to be honest with you: That’s how it was with my card from today.


gelli print - water soluble crayons - visible image stamps


On Instagram there is currently a challenge from Brigit Koopsen with Gelli Plates. I’m really not an expert on this and so I’ve done a lot of things completely wrong with this card. But that led to a nice result. It was day 4 of the challenge on water soluble crayons. These should be used in the Challenge with the Gelli Plate. On the one hand, I worked with too much water with the chalks, so that they rather flowed and then I also applied too much acrylic paint. But, lo and behold, that also gave a great pattern. And so I was very happy with my background, even if you can’t see the actual intention with the chalks anymore.






In the background I then stamped the hearts from the stamp set “Have I told you” and drew a bit with my Poscamarker. By the way, I have become a really big fan of the Poscamarkers. The white one doesn’t come close to the opacity of the Signomarker in my opinion, but it also fulfils its purpose and the colour variety with Posca pens is great. You may know that they are also available with very different tips.



The sentiment!!!!!!!! Isn’t it beautiful? I know exactly who thought of whom when SHE created it, but it certainly hits many of us directly in the heart. I stamped it with the Ink on 3 stamp pad.




I had made a card last month with three figures. I had written there that I had made four, but didn’t need one of them. Now it came into play as a main actor. You can read here (CLICK) how I made it.


love you longer - sentiment stamp


Supplies


Visible Image Stamps:


Have I Told You




Tree of Life




Visible Image Stencil:


Stars and Stripes


 

Stamp pads: Archival Ink picked raspberry; Ink On 3 black out
Posca black, white, pink, apple green 
Gelli Plate
EFCO Decoupaste fein
Zickzack Schere / zigzag scissors 





Stempelfrida your print is amazing! Even if it is not how it was meant to be, we think it works so well with your card design.

The figure looks so striking in white against the colour, and the sentiment is gorgeous with him!
Thank you ♡

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Darkest Moments | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have come out the other side of our home and office move and we survived!!! We are loving Visible Image’s new home and can’t wait to bring you loads of new videos and inspiration! We have the super talented Judy Rozema here on the blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card which is perfect for Autumn, with burnt oranges and reds and our moth stamp which kind of fits with Halloween…


Today I am sharing a fun Mixed Media project using Glimmer of Light. It was especially fun, because whatever happened, even if it didn’t work out like I thought it might, I just kept playing and adding, and ended up with a project that I love.






I first chose one of my monoprints that I made this summer with my sister. I used Liquitex paint and my GelPress for that. The second step was to use DOX ink in Squeezed Lemonade and the Two Tone Stencil (dots) and blend the ink randomly through the stencil using my small brush from my Life Changing Brushes. Paint and DOX don’t mix well as far as drying ability, so I embossed the dots with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the hanging lights in VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and embossed those with Clear EP.


The moth was stamped on a “brayer cleaning sheet” (just rolling to get paint off during printmaking) with Nocturne ink, and then embossed with Clear EP. I fussy cut him out, and popped him up with Foam Mounting Tape.



I stamped the sentiment in two corners of the panel (Melon Mambo Ink/Stampin’ Up!), and then sponged in color around the edges of the entire cardstock piece. I colored the bulbs with a Y06 Copic marker, and added Diamond Stickles to the electrical centers. I mounted it on a black cardstock panel, and then a gold cardstock panel. I finished the edges with sponging on Delightful Dijon ink (Stampin’ Up!).



The inside of the card was stamped in Melon Mambo and Nocturne ink for a dual mixed media look.


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Did you notice the skull on the moth’s body? It’s a Death’s-head hawkmoth. Cool, huh? There are three different kinds out in the world, but here is a picture of one of them (Wikipedia):




Products Used:


moth stamp set - darkest moments - glimmer of light - quote - words



two tone - stencil - dots - squares



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this step-out tutorial!


moth stamp | mixed media card





What a great card Judy.. your background is awesome! Loving the texture! Thank you

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