Stay Wild Tag | Horse Stamp

Hi there! We are having a heatwave here in the UK [which we really aren’t used to!]. We hope you are managing to stay cool if the temperature is rising where you are! Ericka is here on the blog today with some HOT colours on a gorgeous handmade tag featuring our amazing grungy horse stamp and ‘stay wild’ sentiment…


Happy Tuesday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image ‘Stay Wild’ set to make a bookmark for my daughter’s friend who just happens to love horses.


Horse Stamp | Stay Wild sentiment | Tag | embossing | gelli print | paints


I started out by using a background that I had previously made using my gel press and Distress Paints. I used some black paint around the edges and then stamped the horse image using my MISTI in Versafine black ink. I clear embossed the image to help it pop off the background a bit.



I didn’t like the white spot at the top of my tag, so took a little more Distressed Paint in ‘Cracked Campfire’ to blend it in. Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink and used white embossing powder. I added some black pen details around the sentiment to make it look a little rustic and then splattered it with white ink.



Once everything was dry, I used some black twine for the top.




Supplies


horse stamp | stay wild sentiment | clear | rubber | stamps | grunge



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




This is such an awesome tag! Loving the texture of the distress paint and the embossed horse stamp. Gorgeous colours too! Thank you Ericka 



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Horse Stamp Handmade Tag
 

Mythical Mermaid Stamp | Handmade Card

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today, it’s been a busy week so we have lots of wonderful Design Team inspiration to catchup with here on the blog. Lynda has made a really beautiful handmade card with our gorgeous Mythical Mermaid stamp, on a fabulous gelli print background..


As you may have been made aware, this week has seen World Oceans Day being celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our seas. Todays project for Visible Image was made with that in mind. Obviously mermaids don’t really exist, but I like to think they do , and in this card the Mythical Mermaid is watching over her sea creature pals keeping them safe.


mythical mermaid stamp | handmade card


My card started from a circular gel print that I had made a while ago while creating backgrounds for the recent summer release of stamps. I made it on my round gelli plate using acrylic paints and the fabulous Ripped Fishnet stencil.



I started by stamping my mermaid in position using a stamp platform. Once stamped, I kept the paper and stamp in place as wanted to lay down a layer of white gesso in the areas for colouring, and then once dry I was able to stamp in the details.



I painted her with skin tone acrylic paint, and used a Sparkle Pen on her top and tail to add some shimmer.



I then stamped the dolphins, and background stamps inside the circle, embossing the bubbles in white and the fish with Distress Glaze.




I coloured the dolphins and sand with Polychromo pencils, and also added some shading to the mermaids features.



To finish, I coloured the bubbles and added glossy accents, and mat and layered on complimentary blue card.



The beach really is my happy place, so creating this sea themed card was so relaxing to do. Hopefully I will find time to visit the coast for real soon, and who knows, I may even spot a mermaid !



Supplies


Ripped Fishnet stencil



Mythical Mermaid stamp | Under the sea | clear | rubber





What a gorgeous card! The circle gelli print looks fabulous and perfect for our mermaid stamp, surrounded by all her under water friends. Thank you Lynda ♡



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Vibrant Card | Flower + Dragonfly Stamps

Hi! Happy Sunday to you! We hope you are enjoying some time out this weekend. Ericka is here on the blog today with an amazing vibrant card featuring our big grungy flower stamps with our gorgeous dragonfly stamp…


Hello! Summer has started here and today I have a bright summery project using the Visible Image latest release: Dragonfly Reflection, Where Flowers Bloom, and Butterfly Effect.


Vibrant Card | Flower + Dragonfly Stamps | Clear | Rubber


For my project, I started with a gel print background I made using Dylusions Shimmer Paints. These paints are awesome and the shine and bright colors are perfect for summer. It is however, a little difficult to get a good photo with all the shimmer.



After I pulled the print of my gel press, I stamped the Dragonfly and Blooms in Versfine ink and clear embossed them. I also stamped these images on some other gel press prints I had printed out and cut them out so I could add them to my project.



I also added elements from both of these sets in white ink and clear embossed the page.



I attached the blooms and dragonfly with foam tape to my project. I also stamped and embossed the dragonfly wings with WOW! Embossing Powder in Carnival.



I then stamped the sentiments from the Where the Flowers Bloom set in Versafine ink and clear embossed it as well.



To finish my card I added the small butterfly from the Butterfly Effect stamp set.



I added my project to an 8×8 black cardstock to give it a framed look.


big flower stamps | dragonfly stamp | vibrant card | handmade



Supplies








Thanks for stopping by and do check out this great release from Visible Image!



Wow! Such a striking and vibrant card! Our flower and dragonfly stamps look wonderful, and your background is awesome! Thank you Ericka 

 

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Vibrant Card Flower Dragonfly Stamps 

Butterfly Effect | Circle Gelli Print

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We are very excited as it is release day for our NEW stamps! Woo! We are so pleased that they are already loved by so many. We have lots of amazing samples to share with you still, and are kicking off release day with a stunning piece of wall art by Lynda, featuring our gorgeous BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps on a fabulous circle gelli print…


I have had such a lovely time playing with the brand new Summer release from Visible Image this month. They are such fantastic stamps, and a really great size for home decor pieces, so I decided to make some wall art using the Butterfly Effect set and my round Gelli plate for this weeks design team inspiration.


butterfly effect stamps | wall art | circle gelli print


I am not overly well practiced in using the gel plate I must admit  [it is definitely on my ‘must use more’ list!]  so I was unsure how my print would turn out, but that is part of the fun of creating papers with it so I just had to make myself relax and go for it!



My first layer was created by applying paint through the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil.



I then took ‘Ripped Fishnet’ stencil and applied paint through that, framing the butterfly.



Once dry, I applied another layer of paint through the ‘Mesh It Up’ stencil.



Again, once dry I added another layer, this time with the ‘Time Tunnel’ stencil.



Then came the scary part- pulling the print [after adding a thin layer of fluid acrylic].


I was SO relieved that the finished print turned out well!



As you can see, the ‘Butterfly Effect’ large stamp fits the stencil perfectly.



I stamped the large and smaller butterflies in Stazon ink on an alcohol ink background and fussy cut once dry.



I wanted to stamp and emboss the background stamps inside the circle, so drew round my Gelli plate onto copy paper and cut to create a mask. I embossed in white to help make the image pop.



I inked a drop shadow around the central image to help add dimension, and mounted it with glue gel. I stuck the smaller butterflies around the edge of the circle, and added the sentiment before mounting onto black card and framing.




butterfly effect | large stamp | Visible Image | Gelli Print | Art



Supplies


big butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | effect | change | clear | rubber



large inky butterfly stencil | ink trails



ripped fishnet stencil | torn | stocking | net



torn mesh stencil



time tunnel stencil | spiral





This is stunning! The gelli print worked out wonderfully, lots of fabulous texture and the white embossing looks fantastic against it. The butterflies look beautiful and this art work definitely needed to be framed! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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We hope you have a good day!

Helen & Mark xx


butterfly stamps gelli print
 

Colour Outside The Lines

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fabulous vibrant card to brighten the day!



‘Creative people colour outside the lines’ …this is the motto of my card today. The saying is from the set “Brighten the World” from Visible Image. I also used the “Mindful Moments” stamp set with the great meditation stamps, and as an eye catcher I used the pattern from the “Ink Swirls” stencil.



First, I stamped the meditating person on masking paper and cut it out. For this I used non-permanent adhesive labels. This tip I once got in a craft group and that works really great. I bought the labels in A4 and so you can cut quite great masks that adhere well enough to colour, but are also to be removed again without residue. Compared to other options they this is also a rather cheap one.




I stuck the mask to my square background.


Then I applied acrylic paints to my round Gelli Plate and put the stencil with the swirls over it. The I made the print on the white cardstock. You can see the result in the photo. I then left the mask still on the print and first made a border with yellow paint around the person and then outside the yellow shadow a line in pink. Then I pulled off the mask.


I also coloured my text outside the lines with acrylic paints after stamping and then trimmed it to my liking. I attached it to my print with spacer pads, drew black lines on the edges and added liquid half pearls.





Supplies




Stamp pads: Ink on 3
Staedtler Lumocolor M
Dylusions Acrylic Paint: cherry pie, pure sunshine, lemon zest, bubblegum pink
Enamel Accents Ranger black


Stamps


mindful moments | rubber | clear | stamp | exhale | namaste



creative quote stamps


Stencil


ink swirls stencil





This is such a striking card! The colours are so vibrant and your design interprets the sentiment perfectly!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Summer Wings | Dragonfly Stamp

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fabulous summer card featuring the dragonfly stamp from our NEW ‘Summer Wings’ set…


Hello, dears!

I have brought my Visible Image day earlier, because yay, a new release of Visible Image is here! It consists of six new stamp sets and they are once again very different from the previous ones. Have you looked yet? Already now you can pre-order the stamps, they will be delivered at the end of this month. As always I was allowed to play with some of them. Today I used the set with the dragonfly called “Summer wings”.


dragonfly stamp | mixed media card | acrylic paint | geometric flowers


The background for my card is a gelli plate print. Besides blue/aqua tones I also used gold, which you will also find on other elements like the flowers and the dragonfly. The print is not very sophisticated technique wise. The ovals are made by just rolling a spot of paint with the brayer the longer lines are made with wood sticks. 



I stamped the dragonfly with Versamark and embossed it with a powder consisting of different colours of the ocean. I then coloured it with Twinkling H2Os. Do you know those? I didn´t use them for ages. They are water colours with lots of shimmer and give a wonderful glittery look. I found that perfect for the dragonfly. I bent the wings and the body a bit.



The flowers are also stamped with Versamark and then embossed in gold. They are from an older set called “Visometry” and are actually geometric elements. They go wonderfully with the dragonfly, have you noticed? The structures on the wings reflect the flowers. Or vice versa. Then I coloured the flowers with watercolour.



       




Supplies


Stamps:


butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | line drawings



geometric stamps | spirals | flowers



here for you | stronger than you think | sentiment stamps
 


Stamp pads: Versamark; Distress Oxides mermaid lagoon
Embossing powder: Kartenkunst gold, Ozean
Twinkling H2O Guatemalian Green, Navajo Pearl, Bolivian Blue, Mustard Green, Iridescent gold
Acrylic paint 
Water colour: Schmincke HORADAM 







What a fabulous summer card! We love your background for these stamps and the touches of gold against the blues. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

 

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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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We will be back this evening with fabulous Halloween inspiration from Nadine!


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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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