Autumn Stamps Release | Visible Image

Hi there! We are really excited to introduce our Autumn stamps release… Visible Image Autumn Stamps Release

visible image | autumn stamps release 2021



HEDGEHOG HUGS


This fantastic Hedgehog Hugs stamp set includes 2 gorgeous hedgehogs with co-ordinating elements of grass and leaves, enabling you to create wonderful Autumn scenes, and clean and simple cards with the fun sentiments.


hedgehog stamps | sending hedgehugs | nature | clear | rubber



hedgehog stamps | i just want to hibernate | handmade card



hedgehog stamps | sending hedgehugs | handmade card



hedgehog stamps | leaves | nature | handmade card



hedgehog stamps | sending hedgehugs | CAS Card




TOTALLY TOADSTOOLS


This fabulous Totally Toadstools stamp set includes 3 individual toadstools and a group of smaller ones, with spores, grasses and rocks, enabling you to create wonderful Autumn scenes.


toadstool stamps | mushrooms | fungi | nature | clear | rubber



toadstool stamps | mushrooms | handmade card | nature heals the soul



toadstool stamps | handmade card



toadstool stamps | tag | handmade crafts



toadstool stamps |handmade card




NUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS


This wonderful Nuts About Squirrels stamp set includes a realistic squirrel stamp and 2 small silhouettes, with co-ordinating elements of acorns and a log, enabling you to create fabulous Autumn scenes, and clean and simple cards with the fun sentiments.


squirrel stamps | acorns | leaves | nature | clear | rubber



squirrel stamps | handmade tag | you're my kind of nutty



squirrel stamps | are you nuts | handmade card



squirrel stamps | acorns | leaves | handmade card



squirrel stamps | acorns | leaves | hibernate | handmade card




LOVE OF ATCs


This fantastic stamp set includes an ATC back stamp for all your essential ATC swap details, along with some fabulous mail art stamps to decorate your envelopes!


ATC stamp | mail art | handmade with love | clear | rubber



ATC stamp | ATCs | mini stamps | feather | tree | butterfly



ATC stamps | mail art



ATC stamp | mail art | handmade with love




VI MINIs #1


This set of 5 mini versions of our gorgeous butterflies, feather, seahorse and bare tree stamps are perfectly sized for ATCs and tags, for smaller cards and projects, or combining with the standard size stamps!


Miniature stamps | mail art | ATCs | clear | rubber | feather | seahorse | tree | butterfly



Miniature stamps | butterflies | CAS Card | Affirmations



Miniature stamps | seahorse | CAS Card | Affirmations



Miniature stamps | ATC | bare tree | Affirmations



Miniature stamps | butterflies | CAS Card | Affirmations




AFFIRMATIONS


These positive affirmations sentiment stamps can be used in your art journaling, or for handmade cards to lift others.


Affirmations sentiment stamps | clear | rubber



ATCs | Affirmations sentiment stamps | stamping



Affirmations sentiment stamps | grunge flourish swirl | CAS card



Affirmations sentiment stamps | ATC | Bare tree | stay humble



Affirmations sentiment stamps | handmade card | mail art




SMILE BIGGER


This bold statement sentiment stamp contains 3 separate stamps: Laugh louder, Smile bigger, Love deeper which can be used together as the focal point of your card, or used individually.


Laugh Smile Love sentiment stamps | clear | rubber



Laugh Louder | Smile Bigger | Love Deeper | sentiment stamps | handmade card



Smile Bigger | sentiment stamps | handmade card



Laugh Louder | Smile Bigger | Love Deeper | sentiment stamps | handmade card



Love a little Deeper | sentiment stamp | seahorse | handmade card




CREATE WITH YOUR SOUL


This gorgeous sentiment stamp in a beautiful font contains 3 separate stamps: Love, Believe, Create which can be used together as the focal point of your card, or used individually.


Create With Your Soul | sentiment stamp | clear | rubber



Believe with your mind | sentiment stamp | handmade card



Create With Your Soul | sentiment stamp | handmade card



Love Believe Create | sentiment stamps | handmade card



Create with your soul | sentiment stamp | handmade card




GRUNGE FLOURISH


Our stunning Grunge Flourish stamp creates beautiful edging for your handmade cards and projects, giving you the versatility of the elegant swirls or the grungy side.


Grunge Flourish Swirl Stamp | clear | rubber



Grunge Flourish Swirl Stamp | CAS card | sunset | Create with your soul sentiment



Grunge Flourish Swirl Stamp | handmade card



Grunge Flourish Swirl Stamp | affirmations | handmade card



Grunge Flourish Swirl Stamp | i am grateful for every day | handmade card



Thanks for checking out our new stamps today… we hope you love them!


PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DISPATCH BEFORE RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 27TH!



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Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen + Mark xx



Visible Image Autumn Stamps
 

Love Forever | Grunge Rose Stamp

Hi there! Happy Saturday! We hope you have a nice weekend planned. Ericka is here on the blog to inspire you today with a stunning vibrant card featuring the grunge rose stamp, barbed wire and sentiments from our FOREVER LOVE stamp set…


Happy Saturday! I hope you are all doing well and having a great summer.

Today I’m playing with the Visible Image ‘Forever Love’ set and a background I made using Dina Wakley Media Spray. I love the vibrant colors of this spray and the unique look it gives to any background.


grunge rose stamp | forever love | ink sprays | card


I used the a variety of gloss sprays for my background and once it was dry I stamped the barbed wire in black, and then gold ink along the edge of my card.



I then used my Zig Clean Color Brushmarkers and colored up the roses in blues and yellows, and cut them out to frame the corners of my card.

I applied the flowers to my card base with foam tape, and then added some gold Nuvo drops on the flowers.



To complete my card, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with gold and added it to the middle of my card.



grunge rose stamp | forever love | ink sprays | card



Supplies



Strathmore – Bristol Smooth card
Ranger – Dina Media Spray – Eggplant
Ranger – Dina Media Spray – Fushia
Ranger – Dina Media Spray – Magenta
Ranger – Dina Media Spray – Night
Ranger – Dina Media Spray – Ocean
WOW! Embossing – Clear Embossing Pad
WOW! Embossing – Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Bright Gold



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grunge rose stamp | barbed wire | forever love | clear | rubber



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




This is absolutely gorgeous! Loving that vibrant background and the gold embossed wire frame! The grunge rose stamp looks wonderful. Thank you Ericka 

 

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Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Butterfly Stamp | Monochromatic Handmade Card

Hello! We hope you are well. Summer is finally arriving here in the UK so we are ready for some more wonderful summer inspiration! This stunning monochromatic card by Angie features the fabulous big butterfly stamp, grunge circle stamps, and one of the gorgeous sentiments from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set, with our brilliant GRUNGE TONES stamps…


butterfly stamp | monochrome card | visible image stamps



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Supplies

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big butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | effect | change one thing | change everything



grunge background stamps | two tone | circles | dots





This is such a striking card, our butterfly looks stunning embossed in white onto black card, and your grunge edge stamping looks brilliant. Thank you for your fantastic video Angie! 

 

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We will be sharing lots more inspiration here on our blog and over on our Facebook PAGE and instagram over the coming days!

 

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We hope you have a great day!

Helen + Mark xx


Butterfly Stamp Monochromatic Card

 

Heart Plaque | Equality Sentiment Stamp

Hi there! We hope you had a lovely weekend, doesn’t Monday come around quickly! It’s the longest day of summer today (although we haven’t seen any sunshine here in Wales today), but Jane is here with a wonderfully vibrant heart plaque to brighten the day, and also celebrate PRIDE with fabulous rainbow inks and our Equality sentiment stamp.


Good Afternoon

As June is Pride month I could not let the month pass by without making something to celebrate this most important annual event. I decided to make a mixed media heart plaque. Equality in this world for everyone is so very important, so the Equality Hope + Love stamp set below seemed perfect to use. I love this definition of the word Equality.


equality hope love kindness | sentiment stamps | clear | rubber


I also wanted to share some love so I also used the gorgeous grungy heart from the Follow Your Heart stamp set


grunge heart stamp | love you | sentiment stamp | clear | rubber


and I added some background stamping using the uber useful Grunge Tones stamps


grunge background stamps | dots | circles | two tone | clear | rubber



This is what I got up to;


I used an MDF heart from my stash and painted it with gesso.



Using yellow acrylic paint and one of the grunge tones stamps I repeat stamped all over.



I repeated this using the other stamps in the set using red and blue paints.  Do remember to wash your stamps immediately after using paint.



I stamped out the equality sentiment from Equality, Hope and Love, cut it up and matted it onto red card.



I then cut out a smaller heart shape from card by hand and coloured it using a rainbow of distress inks.




I then stamped the Follow Your Heart in the centre and clear embossed it, adding some white pen and then added some more grunge tones stamping around the edge.




Here is the finished plaque with its gorgeous rainbow ribbon.




mdf plaque | pride | heart stamp | grunge | equality sentiment | clear | rubber



A couple of close ups where you can see I added some glossy accents to the bubbles, and decoupaged a couple of the elements in this lovely heart stamp.








Supplies


mdf plaque | pride | heart stamp | grunge | equality sentiment | clear | rubber

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow! This heart plaque is amazing! Our grunge heart stamp looks stunning against the fabulous rainbow inks, and the sentiments are perfect for PRIDE month! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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We’ll be back here on the blog tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration!

Hope you have a nice evening.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Butterfly Grunge Stamp | Slimline Card

Hello and happy Friday to you! Angie has a fabulous video tutorial for you here on the blog today for a beautiful slimline card featuring the gorgeous butterfly grunge background stamp and a sentiment from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set…


butterfly grunge stamp | slimline card | colouring | embossing | glossy accents



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close up


close up | butterfly grunge stamp | slimline card



butterfly grunge stamp | slimline card





Supplies


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large butterfly stamp | big | grunge circles | bubbles | clear | rubber



What a stunning card, the background elements are coloured so beautifully in those delicate tones and the touches of glossy accents look wonderful. Thank you for your brilliant video Angie 

 

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Pop back to see more tutorials from our team here on the blog too.



We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Helen + Mark xx


Butterfly Grunge Stamp Card

 

Butterfly Effect Stamp | Pixie Powders

Hello and Happy Saturday! Ali is here on the blog today with a stunning card created with the grunge circles, big butterfly stamp and sentiments from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set with pixie powders…


I used the gorgeous new Butterfly Effect stamp set on this 10″ x 7″ card along with plenty of heat embossing and the bling is provided by Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.


large butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | handmade card



Tutorial


Cut a piece of 300gsm white card 9″ x 6″, spritz a little water on the back to help keep it flat and then spritz the front on the card.



Tap Midnight Blue, Peacock Green and Golden Mint Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders on the card in different sections. Spritz more water to activate the powder. Use a paper towel to soak up the water run off and dry your card with a heat tool (or if you are patient, leave to dry overnight).



Wipe over your dry card with an anti static pad then stamp the grunge circle stamp diagonally across your card with versamark ink and heat emboss with white detail embossing powder.

Stamp the circles over the two remaining corners and white heat emboss as before.



Stamp the small butterfly using black versafine ink up the sides of the card and heat emboss with black detail embossing powder.

Change the direction as you stamp so that the butterflies look like they are following a waggly trail.



Stamp the large butterfly 3 times onto white card using black Versafine ink then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Cut out the butterflies leaving a thin white outline around them. If you cut into the embossed area it may flake off.



Stamp the sentiments onto white card with black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder as before.

Cut out your sentiments and matt them onto black card leaving about 1/8″ border.



Use a blending tool and black soot  distress ink around the edges of your card to add a vignette.

Matt this onto white card leaving approx 1/16″ border, then onto a black card matt with approx 3/16″ border. Attach to your white 10″ x 7″ white card blank using pva glue or double sided tape.



Position your butterflies and text on your card without sticking them down and move them about until you are happy with the layout.

I started with 3 butterflies but decided 2 looked better.

Take a photo of your layout.



Tip a little of the Green Mint and Peacock Green Pixie Powders onto separate areas of your craft mat and add a drop of water to each. Paint your butterflies and use your heat gun on the back to dry them.

Shape the wings of the butterflies using your fingers to make them lift.



Checking your layout you decided on earlier, fix your sentiments using 3d foam tape. Apply pva glue to the body of your butterflies and a big blob of 3d glue gel to the inner parts of the wings, then fix the butterflies to your card.

Leave the glue gel to set for about 20 minutes.

Colour the circles on the sentiments with your left over pixie powder paint and add glossy accents.


Your finished card will look a bit like mine 😎


butterfly stamp | big | handmade card | pixie powders | embossing



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Butterfly Effect
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders – Peacock Green, Midnight Blue & Golden Mint
  • Anti Static pad
  • Versamark and Black Versafine ink pads
  • Clear, Black and White embossing powders
  • Paint brush
  • Stamp platform
  • Heat gun
  • Black card and white card for matting and layering
  • White 10″ x 7″ 300gsm card blank (Craft UK)
  • 3D glue gel & foam pads
  • pva

  • [click to shop]

    big butterfly stamps | grunge | circles | bubbles


    I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

    Ali xxx




    This card is so beautiful! The white embossed circles look awesome against the blues and greens and we love all the shimmer. Thank you for your brilliant tutorial Ali 



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    Have a lovely weekend. Stay Creative!

    Helen + Mark xx



     

    Butterfly Canvas | Rainbow Distress Inks

    Hi there! We are back with more fabulous new stamps inspiration today! Jane has made an incredible butterfly canvas with the gorgeous butterflies, grunge elements and sentiment stamps from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set with a wonderful dripped rainbow of inks…


    Hello, I am super excited today as I reveal my first make with one of the brand new A5 stamp sets!


    For my first sample I used the gorgeous ‘Butterfly Effect’ set.


    large butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | change sentiments



    To showcase it I made a canvas and, as I could not decide which colours to use, I went for them all….a rainbow of butterflies!


    This is what I got up to;


    I took my distress spray stains and sprayed across an A4 sheet of watercolour paper, adding water and allowing plenty of drippage.


    rainbow dripped distress ink spray stains


    I then stamped around the edges with the “collage” element stamps which are really gorgeous in this set. There is a butterfly flourish (seen in the final photos) and these lovely circles.


    grunge circle stamps


    grunge bubble stamps


    I stamped the large butterfly, coloured it with zig markers and cut it out minus the antenna.


    large butterfly stamp


    I stamped out 9 small butterflies and cut them out in the same way. I coloured them in a shades of 1 or 2 colours.


    butterfly stamps


    I also stamped the sentiments and matted them on black card, adding my signature glossy accents to the circles/bubbles. Finally I adhered it to mount board. It is A4 size and destined for my little granddaughter who adores all things butterflies and spotted this!


    Here it is;


    Butterfly canvas | stamps | mixed media art | rainbow inks | distress spray stains


    with some close ups








    and one final shot;


    butterfly canvas | stamps | distress spray stains | ink drips | rainbow



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    large butterfly stamp | grunge | circles | bubbles | change one thing | sentiments



    This set will be going onto my all time favourite stamps set list (yes I know this list constantly grows  but this really is a real stunner of a set).


    There will be lots more makes shared in the coming weeks using this fab new release so do check out the Visible Image social media. I do not blog everything I make, so if you would like to follow me on instagram you won’t miss anything!  You can find me here: @jane.tyrrell


    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    Amazing canvas! All the stamped elements look brilliant and the butterflies look beautiful! Lots of fussy cutting but so worth it! We are loving those rainbow drips too! Thank you Jane ♡

     

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    We’ll be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration! And there is loads more on our Facebook PAGE and instagram ♡ ♡ ♡


    Stay safe. Stay creative.

    Helen & Mark xx


    butterfly canvas rainbow inks
     

    Where Flowers Bloom | Flower Stamps

    Hello! We are excited to start sharing more of the gorgeous inspiration made with our new stamps. Lynda has made a fantastic gardener’s journal using our WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM flower stamps…


    Today I’m sharing my first inspiration piece with one of the brand new stamp sets, called ‘Where Flowers Bloom’. It’s a gorgeous floral stamp set with the inky, creative edge that Visible Image are known for.



    I decided to create a gardeners journal, using an Eileen Hull Sizzix journal die. I used grey board from the back of used paper pads as my substrate and applied a coat of white gesso before applying layers of acrylic paint with a brayer.



    I stamped the main flower first using my stamping platform, and embossed. I repeated this a couple of times until I was happy with the depth and colour of the embossing powder.




    I then stamped the other flower and background stamps randomly over the rest of the cover and painted the open flowers with acrylic ink.








    I wanted to add some embellishments to the spine, so I also stamped onto shrink plastic, painted then heated. I love doing this- it’s like watching magic happen before my eyes!



    How cute are they?! They finish it off perfectly I think.






    Supplies


    large flower stamp | acrylic paint | embossing | gardeners art journal cover



    where flowers bloom | stamps | large | inky | clear | rubber


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    This is amazing! The texture is gorgeous and the large flower looks wonderful embossed in black against the gorgeous yellows and greens! Those shrink plastic flowers are so cute! Thank you Lynda ♡

     

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    We’ll be back soon with more fabulous inspiration here on the blog tomorrow, and you’ll find more on our socials too ♡


    We hope you have a great evening!

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Love Postcard | Grungy Rose Stamp

    Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Jane is here with a stunning postcard today, created for our upcoming Create + Craft TV shows this week. Jane’s postcard features the gorgeous grungy rose stamp from our FOREVER LOVE set with our LOVE definition stamp…


    Hi there, today I am sharing a postcard. These are fun to make and even to swap, and measure 6″ x 4″, the size of a UK standard postcard. The stamps I used are all on the shows this week.


    I worked with the love sentiment from Equality, Hope and Love


    equality hope love kindness | definition | sentiment stamps | clear | rubber


    and the gorgeous roses and barbed wire stamps from Forever Love


    grungy rose stamp | barbed wire | immortal | love | rubber | clear


    This is what I got up to


    I used a piece of shaving foam marbled card I made with my granddaughter using distress reinkers and sprays. This is a really old crafting technique (I did it as a child with food colouring) and there are lots of on line instructions and videos. I cut it to 6″ x 4″



    I stamped and embossed the love sentiment from  Equality, Hope and Love and then stamped the barbed wire using archival ink onto the left side. These would be my flower stalks.



    and then to the right side.



    I stamped several of the roses from Forever Love  (I only ended up using a few) onto red card using black ink and clear embossed them. I also cut out some of the centres of some more of the large roses to use for decoupaging.



    I stamped and embossed the large rose onto the postcard using red embossing glitter



    then I adhered the large rose. I decoupaged it with a couple of extra layers of petals. I added a small rose at the top of each barbed wire plant stalks. I finished off with some dewdrops of Glossy accents for extra shine, drippage (is that a word?!?) and dimension.



    Here is my finished postcard


    grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade


    with a close up of the decoupaged dewy rose



    and a couple more photos


    grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade


    grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade



    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Bye for now,

    Jane x

    Love Postcard Rose Stamp


    What a gorgeous postcard! Our rose stamp looks stunning layered up with the dew drops on the amazing background! Thank you Jane ♡

     

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    Mark will be on Create + Craft TV this Thursday at 12:45 + 15:45 BST with some great demos! Our awesome Design Team have made lots of superb samples for the shows so do tune in, or set to record! You can watch online from anywhere in the World @ createandcraft.com 


    We’ll be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration! And there is loads more on our Facebook PAGE and instagram ♡ ♡ ♡


    Stay safe. Stay creative.

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Design Team Intro | Gill Sansom

    We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


    Gill Sansom



    As a mum to two teenage boys, crafting has been both my therapy and escape, my bit of time out for myself to immerse myself in the colourful creative world of messy painted backgrounds and beautiful stamped and coloured images. My mindful messy moments of joy!



    Gill is on our TV SAMPLES TEAM!


    Follow Gill on instagram: @sansom.g


    Gill’s gorgeous cards and mixed media projects with fabulous inky backgrounds really caught our eye ♡


    Daisy stencil | canvas | stamping | grungy butterflies | kindness


    Gill made her fantastic background with acrylic paints and tissue paper then added more texture by randomly stamping our GRUNGE TONES stamps using rose, yellow and green inks. Next Gill added more interest by inking through our WORDS OF SUPPORT stencil. To create the gorgeous flowers Gill used our DAISY DAISY stencil as a template, painted the petals with white acrylic paint, then coated them with Starlights metallic paint in ‘clotted cream’. The centres were painted to co-ordinate with the bright oranges and yellows in the background, and gold paint was stippled to create the stamen. The grungy butterflies from our WINGS OF CHANGE set were stamped with Versafine Clair ink onto smooshed inky backgrounds made with ‘scattered straw’ and ‘worn lipstick’ distress oxide inks. The sentiments were stamped and then clear embossed, and Gill finished by hand drawing doodled frames around the sentiments and canvas edges using a black fine liner pen.


    close ups














    supplies




    equality | hope | love | kindness | sentiment stamps | definitions



    grungy butterfly stamps | transform | clear | rubber



    grunge background stamps | dots | circles | clear | rubber



    daisy stencil | texture | backgrounds



    words stencil | mindful | compassion | love | friendship



    Welcome to the team Gill! We are really excited to work with you!


    We will be back tomorrow with some fabulous new inspiration from Ericka.


    See you then!

    Take care.

    Helen + Mark xx


     

    Seahorse Stamp | Create Your Calm

    Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Ali is here with a gorgeous grungy card featuring our awesome seahorse stamp and create calm sentiment today…


    I have used the fabulous seahorse stamp from the CREATE YOUR CALM set and the new GRUNGE TONES background stamps on this card. Ink swooshing and colouring in = a very happy and mindful afternoon 😊



    Create an inky background using Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and Distress ink and spritzed water.Tim Holtz has some great videos on YouTube on how to get this effect and it is a lot of fun to do.



    Wipe over your card with an anti static bag.


    Stamp the open circles in different places over your card using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



    Stamp the linear dotted stamp around the edges of your card with Black Soot Distress ink, keeping keeping the alignment as you go around the card.



    Stamp the seahorse using versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.


    Faux bleach the embossed circles using a paint brush to add water to the circle, leave for a few seconds and pick up the water with a paper towel.


    Stamp the ‘Create Your Own Calm’ sentiment using Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin Distress oxides with pink ink at the top and the orange ink at the bottom of the words. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



    Stamp a second seahorse onto white card using black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

    Colour with yellow and pink watercolour pens, I used Zig clean color pens, blend the colours with a damp paintbrush.

    Colour a little outside the edges of the image and then cut it out.



    Apply Chipped Sapphire Distress ink around the edges of your card using a blending tool, and then again with Black Soot Distress ink.


    Then tear around the edges of your card, tear towards you so that the white core is exposed.



    Draw a shadow line around the outside of your white sea horse with a grey alcohol marker

    Colour the faux bleached circles with red and yellow watercolour pens and when dry, add a crescent shape to each one with a Sakura clear star or glitter gel pen.



    Mount your inked card to a black card matt sized 5 1/4″ x 7″ and then onto an A5 white card blank using pva or double sided tape.

    Fix your coloured seahorse over the white one using 3d glue gel or foam pads.



    Apply glossy accents to the seahorse’s eye, the coloured bubbles on your background and the bubbles on the sentiments.

    When the accents are completely dry, colour the sentiment bubbles with a green alcohol pen and attach them to the bottom of your card using 3d glue gel or foam pads.



    Your finished card will look a bit like this 😎


    seahorse stamp | grungy card



    Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Create Your Calm & Grunge Tones
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry
  • Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot
  • Grey and Green alcohol markers
  • Glossy Accents
  • Anti Static pad
  • Versamark and Black Versafine ink pads
  • Clear and White embossing powders
  • Paint brush & water spritzer
  • Sakura Clear Star or glitter gel pen
  • Heat gun
  • White stamping card (300gsm)
  • Black card for matting & layering
  • A5 white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d glue gel or foam pads


  • seahorse stamp | clear " rubber | grungy | create your own calm



    grunge tones | background stamps | circles | two tone



    I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

    Ali xxx




    What an awesome card! We adore your background and the torn edges Ali! Our seahorse stamp looks amazing! Thank you for your fantastic tutorial too 

     

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    Miss Your Face | Handmade Tag

    Hello! Jane is here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade tag created with our INK SWIRLS stencil, the quirky rose stamp from our RANDOM ART OF KINDNESS set, and our new MISS YOUR FACE sentiments which is so perfect for the World we are living in at the moment…


    Hi there, today I am showcasing some old stamps with some of the new stamps.




    I used the awesome new “I miss your face” sentiment from the Lost for Words set:


    sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer


    with the incredibly versatile new Grunge Tones set


    grunge background stamps | dots | circles


    plus the gorgeous quirky rose stamp from the Random Art of Kindness set


    quirky flower stamps | hand drawn | grungy stem | clear | rubber


    and the beautiful Ink Swirls stencil

    ink swirls stencil



    Here’s what I got up to;


    I smooshed some squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber distress inks onto my mixed media mat, added some water and created a watercolour background to my tag.


    Next I blended speckled egg distress ink through the ink swirls stencil



    Then I stamped using all 3 stamps from the Grunge Tones set using salty ocean ink and first and 2nd generation stamping to give a subtle background



    I also stamped and embossed the sentiment  from Lost for Words and the numbers stamps from Random Art of Kindness set and carried on building up the layers.



    I added some alcohol ink pearls to heat resistant acetate. I have shared this technique many times before and also demoed it at many a stamp show in 2019. I stamped and clear embossed the roses and cut them out.



    I stamped the roses again on the tag and then layered everything up



    using glossy accents as my adhesive




    Here is my finished tag which I mounted onto black


    tag | stamping | i miss your face | quirky rose stamp


    a couple of close ups





    and one final shot


    miss your face | tag | stamping | quirky rose stamp



    Supplies




    Follow me on instagram where I share more of my makes!


    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    We adore this tag! The quirky rose stamp looks fabulous embossed on the acetate against the grungy background and the white of the ink swirls. Beautiful spring colours too! Thank you Jane ♡



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    We’ll be back a little later to re-introduce of our longest standing DT member who is staying on Team VI…


    Stay safe. Stay creative.

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Design Team Intro | Angelique de Groot

    We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


    Angelique de Groot



    I’m Angelique, 59 years of age. I’m Dutch, but live in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes (The French speaking part of the country). However, in Spring, me and my man move to the Netherlands, where we manage a small campsite throughout the Summer. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been drawing, colouring and crafting, it keeps me busy in quiet times, happy in sad times and sane in mad times. I’m mainly a card maker and use all kinds of mediums to create. From colouring stamps with markers, pencils and watercolours, to more mixed media style techniques, with inks, stencils, gell plate and more. I have just started exploring the world of journaling.


    Angelique is on our INSTA TEAM!


    Follow Angelique: @craftsbylique


    Angelique’s beautiful cards, wonderful use of inks in her backgrounds, and gorgeous colouring really stood out to us ♡





    Angelique stamped the gorgeous heart with Versafine Clair ink onto 300 grs watercolour paper, then used red + orange Brushos with water to create colour bursts. When dry, Angelique brushed red and yellow Harmony inks through our INK SWIRLS stencil creating a wonderful effect in the background. Polychromos pencils were used to colour some of the details in the heart stamp, and a white gel pen was used for highlighting. To add some texture and shimmer Angelique added Glossy accents to some circles, and clear sparkle splashes all over it. The edges were distressed with black ink before matting and layering with black card onto a white 15x15cm white card base.



    Supplies


    heart stamp | grunge | mixed media



    ink swirls stencil



    Welcome to the team Angelique! We are very excited to work with you!



    We will be back this evening with some awesome inspiration from another exciting designer who is staying on the team..


    Have a great afternoon.

    Helen + Mark xx



     

    NEW STAMPS RELEASE | VISIBLE IMAGE

    Hello! We have NEW Stamps at Visible Image! We are so excited to launch our first release of 2021 (a little later than planned but worth the wait we think!). This release includes 6 exciting A6 stamp sets which are bound to get your creative juices flowing! Whether you love card making, art journaling or mixed media, we know you’ll love creating with these new designs!


    Visible Image Stamps | March 2021 Release



    Fearless Tiger

    Create dramatic artwork and inspiring cards with our awesome inky tiger stamp and inspiring words.


    Tiger stamp | face | inky | Rubber | Clear | Cardmaking



    Nothing to Wear

    You can create so many different cards with this really cool t-shirt stamp set! Mix and match the words and images to personalise a look for the recipient!


    T-Shirt stamp | personalise | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



    Lost in Music

    Do you love to lose yourself in the music? Our gorgeous girl in headphones stamp makes a wonderful focal image for your handmade cards. Create fabulous backgrounds with the extra elements


    Music stamps | Girl Headphones | Lost In Music | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



    Refuse Normal

    Our awesome punk is so much fun to colour and create with! Express yourself with graffiti style backgrounds and plenty of attitude!


    Punk stamp | Mohican | Refuse To Be Normal | Rubber | Clear | Card Making


    Grunge Tones

    A must have stamp set which will be permanently on your craft desk, for adding interest and texture to your backgrounds and gelli prints!


    Grunge | Two Tone|  stamps | background | Rubber | Clear | Card Making


    Lost For Words

    Must have sentiment stamps for your crafty stash! The bold fonts and statement sentiments will be so useful for your handmade cards.


    Sentiment stamps | Quotes | Greetings | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



    We hope you love our new stamps! Which one is your favourite?


    These stamps are available to pre-order now! 

    All pre-orders will be dispatched prior to release date: March 19th



    We are excited to start sharing the gorgeous samples our amazing Design Team have been making to inspire you, so keep your eyes on our blog and socials over the coming days and weeks!



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    Thanks for visiting our blog today. We hope to see you back here soon ♡


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    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Forever Love | Grungy Rose Stamp

    Hi! We are back with another gorgeous project to inspire you today! Lynda Hall has created a stunning mixed media card with our FOREVER LOVE set which includes a gorgeous grungy rose stamp, barbed wire and complementary elements…



    It’s my turn to share a little Visible Inspiration today and with January drawing to a close, my thoughts have turned to cards for Valentines Day. The recently released ‘Forever Love’ set is perfect for such an occasion.


    handmade valentine card | stamping | grungy rose | forever love


    I began with a gelli print that I had previously created with the ‘Meshing Around’ stencil. A great start for some lovely texture.



    I defined the circular edge to the stencil with a light application of Distress ink to add another layer.



    I added some stamping with the script stamp from the ‘Scripted Streets’ stamp set, than stamped and embossed the large rose and border stamps with my stamping platform, which enabled me to line them up perfectly, then added the sentiment.



    I stamped and coloured the large and small roses and fussy cut out.



    Using 3d glue gel I layered them up, and added highlights with a white pen.



    To finish I coloured the skulls in white, and added some black and white splatters of watered down acrylic paint.


    handmade valentine card | grungy rose stamp | forever love sentiment



    Supplies




    circle mesh stencil



    script stamp | map | streets



    Forever Love | Grungy Rose Stamp | Barbed Wire | Visible Image



    There is currently a Hope and Colour challenge running over on the Visible Image Facebook group, with a chance to win a coupons to spend on the website so why not pop across and play along. It’s always so lovely to see what people create with Visible Image stamps and stencils!




    Wowee this is amazing Lynda! We love the gorgeous pink and purple tones, and the layered roses look fabulous against your wonderful background!
    Thank you Lynda ♡



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    Christmas Stamps | Scribbled Star

    Hi there! Gosh it has been such a crazy time here, but we are finally catching up with ourselves and we are back to continue sharing some of the incredible samples made with our NEW Christmas stamps and stencils! Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a stunning card featuring our ‘Scribbled Star’ stamp with our fabulous NEW ‘Christmas Eve’ stencil…

    Good morning

    Today I am delighted to be blogging my first sample using the new Visible Image Christmas stamps and stencils. You can check out all the fabulous newbies here.  This is a perfect range to compliment their existing Christmas stamps, and they are so affordable at just £5.99 each!

    For my first make I decided to make a mixed media card.

    This is what I got up to;


    I made an inky background by pressing these distress inks onto my craft mat, adding some spritzes of water and then dipping in my card, drying between layers.



    I applied crackle texture paste through the stencil and left to dry. You will see the crackle in the final photos, the photo below is when it is wet. When the crackle was dry I painted it with gold metallic paint which again you can see in the final photos.



    I stamped the star onto gold card in black Versafine and clear embossed. I then cut out the centre of the star stamp.



    I stamped and embossed the star a second time onto the inky background below the stenciled sentiment and then stuck on the cut out gold star using foam tape to raise it slightly.  Using gold ink I repeat stamped the tiny starts from the O Christmas tree set.



    I then matted it up using blue and black card onto a 7″  square white card blank. Here is my finished card;


    star stamp | christmas card


    with some close ups..




    and one final shot..





    Products used



    grungy star stamp | scribbled | christmas


    the sentiment from the Christmas Eve stencil

    christmas eve stencil | sleigh | houses


    and the tiny stars from O Christmas Tree stamp set


    christmas tree stamp | contemporary | brush



    These gorgeous new Christmas stamps and stencils lend themselves to any card making style from mixed media to clean and simple.


    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    Wow what a stunner! The sentiment looks amazing, especially against your distress background. Wonderful design! Thank you Jane ♡

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

     

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    Helen & Mark xx