Trio of Christmas Cards

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Wow this week has flown by, it’s been so busy so we are really looking forward to some rest this weekend.. hope you will have some chill out time too! We have Judy Rozema here on the blog today with a trio of gorgeous Christmas cards featuring stamps from our latest release…


Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing some projects made with the newly released Christmas stamps and stencils.


First up is the fabulous INKED HOLLY, one of the new mini stamp sets.

holly stamp | christmas card


I made a watercolor background using Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive DOX inks, and loosely colored my holly with Karin markers. Some extra holly berries (glitter enamel dots) and gold metallic thread are my embellishments. I spattered black ink to finish off the look.




Next up is the beautiful SCRIBBLED STAR. I absolutely love this one. Not only can you use it for Christmas, but it makes a great celebratory card, say for a birthday, too!

star stamp | shaker card


I made a shaker card, stamping the image in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, and then outlined some of the letters and star with a yellow Posca paint pen.


I added my shaker mix of stars and beads. For the frame, I used the stars from the new ICONIC CHRISTMAS stencil, with Simon Hurley’s Sike! ink.



My third card today uses the beautiful SIMPLY SNOWFLAKES and a sentiment from the previously released SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS.


I used the emboss resist technique on this one, to give the impression of swirling snowflakes. I stamped my snowflakes with Versamark ink, and then embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. I then painted a background using Tumbled Glass DOX ink.

snowflakes stamp | christmas card


A trio of sequins adds dimension and sparkle to finish the main card panel. I backed it with some shimmer card stock in a complementary blue shade, and used white as the card base.



Products Used


holly stamp | grunge | christmas



star stamp | grunge | scribbled | christmas | birthday



snowflake stamps



christmas sentiment stamps



christmas icons stencil | tree | star | snowflake



Thanks for stopping by today.




Wow 3 absolutely stunning cards Judy! We’re loving how different they all are… the grungy feel of the holly card, the vibrancy and shine of the star card and subtle beauty of the snowflakes. Thank you 

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

 

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Christmas Stamps | Inked Holly

Hello! Wow where has the time gone since we last blogged! We have lots of catching up to do… we are releasing some amazing new Christmas stamps and stencils which are available to pre-order now and they are already incredibly popular (thank you!). Our Design Team are having a lot of fun creating samples and we are excited to start sharing them here on the blog. We are starting with an awesome mixed media card by Heather Mitchell featuring our Inked Holly stamp and more…


Hey everyone…

How is everyone?  Hope you’re all good.

Hands up who’s seen the new Christmas stamps and stencils for Visible Image yet?!  Oh my… aren’t they fabulous?!  I love the grungy mixed media sets (endless possibilities) and the stencils give you those two classy ‘Christmas’ titles as well as that cute bauble!

I have been beavering away behind the scenes creating some samples for Helen and Mark and this was one of my first…


holly stamp | grungy | mixed media | Christmas stamps


I adore the Inked Holly stamp. I’ve always loved a good holly and ivy stamp but the take Mark has put on this is  fabulous!  So, I began by making my typical inky, drippy background using Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass) and after leaving to dry, I added the white heat embossed segments of the stamp around the edges.



I then had a brainwave to use one of the music stamps, Music Speaks, to add the music as I was humming ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ whilst making this! (You are too now, right?!)  For the music I used  Versafine Clair’s Morning Mist ink pad and wiped any excess off the white heat embossed image.



To add some texture to the background, I used the Mesh It Up stencil.  I have a few little Liquid Pearl bottles that I rarely use and thought they would look fabulous through the stencil.  Having squished a good lot of the Platinum Pearl out onto my glass mat, I added the medium using a palette knife and left to air dry.



The central focal point of the layered stamp was super easy to make.  After die-cutting a circle in watercolour card, I added Distress Spray Stains (not Oxides!) to create a watery effect.  I used the same colours as before but obviously you get slightly different colours because they’re not oxides.  Once completely dry, I heat embossed the stamp using WOW!’s Metallic Platinum powder and then three times more onto a separate sheet of watercolour card.



The leaves and berries are coloured using my Arteza watercolour brush pens and I’ve then given all three a spritz of Tattered Angels ‘Pretty Pink’ Glimmer Mist.  Once dry, I’ve fussy cut each one out of the main stamp and layered the holly leaves at a slight angle to each other using foam tape adding Ranger’s Glossy Accents to the top berries.  Then I  added some red cheesecloth behind the die-cut to break up the background.



Before adding to the card, I drew around the edge of the die-cut (and the background) using the WOW! Freestyle Tool added the same platinum powder.



This stamp is perfect for creating mixed media Christmas cards and tags but you could simply stamp it in one colour and colour it for bright and gorgeous Christmas tags or cards.  So versatile!


Products Used


holly stamp | grungy | Christmas



music stamp | guitar | sound wave



mesh stencil | torn



All the Christmas stamps and stencils are available to pre-order now and are released on Friday 18th September… so plenty of time for all that Christmas crafting!


The design team have been busy making samples to share some inspiration for each of the stamp sets and stencils so keep checking the Visible Image Facebook group for lots of ideas!


Catch you again soon for another Visible Image make… H xx




This is such an amazing card Heather, we are loving all the gorgeous texture! Thank you ♡

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

 

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We will be sharing more fantastic inspiration from our amazing team over the weekend! It’s a great time to get distracted and get cracking on those Christmas cards and projects, so we hope to inspire you!


Stay safe.

Helen & Mark xx