Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

Good Evening, we have the very fabulous Ericka Strange here to inspire you this evening with a beautiful card featuring our entwined butterflies stencil with a gorgeous sentiment…


Happy Monday! Its been a little gloomy here lately so I thought I’d brighten things up in the craft room with this Visible Image Entwined Butterflies stencil and Distress Oxides.



I love Distress Oxide blending on Bristol Smooth paper because it is so easy to get a nicely blended background. For this quick card I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.


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Once the blending was done, I let it dry a bit so that I could heat embossed my sentiment without it sticking all over. I love this So Much Stronger Sentiment set from Visible Image and the fonts are so pretty.


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I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it. To finish the card I used some Black Nuvo Drops.


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Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a chance to make some sunshine!


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Supplies:


entwined butterflies stencil



sentiment stamps - friends are angels





Ericka your background is stunning, what beautiful blending. Gorgeous choice of sentiment to compliment the butterfly stencil too 

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



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Through The Storm | Handmade Card

Hello! Guest Designer Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring one of our newer sentiments, written by Helen, called ‘You’ll get through this storm’…


Wow it’s just come across really stormy here in Hampshire this afternoon and the heavens have opened. A perfect moment to be sharing this card for Visible Image.


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I created this from a mop up card that I had from a previous project, using Amsterdam acrylic ink. The combination of blues and greys just screamed ‘sea’ to me.

 


I used the ‘strobes’ stencil and swiped some gesso through it to give a white base for some rays of sunshine.



I swiped yellow and orange paint over the top when dry, and stamped and heat embossed the sun from the ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set in the centre.



I stamped some clouds from the same set, and painted with acrylic ink. For this I used my stamping platform, as once I had painted I wanted to re stamp the detail over the top.



I added some waves with paint to create the stormy sea.



The final step was to stamp the sentiment  and fussy cut some paper boats from the ‘Destination Unknown’ set and pop them in the sea to bob about.



I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.


inspiring quote stamp



As if by magic as I uploaded the final image here , the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the sun came out. How bizare is that!



Products Used: 


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hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring words



paper boats - stamps - planes - destination - journey


I’ll be back soon with more Visible Image inspiration for you.

Lynda

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We adore this card.. you have interpreted the sentiment so perfectly Lynda. Your stormy seas look amazing and the rays of sunshine are stunning! Thank you ♡

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Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist | Card

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the blog today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with a fabulous card reminding us all to…

live like tomorrow doesn´t exist!


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Nowadays this saying can be seen from two sides. First of all, I think it’s the good thoughts that come to mind: Enjoy every day!

But of course there is also the other side: What if there is no tomorrow, because we simply live without worrying about the future? 

 


You usually don’t know me so deeply here on my blog, but when I used this saying on my card, these thoughts about ambiguity came to my mind.

There are so many things each of us can do every day to spare and care for our world and not harm it. Respect nature! Save resources! Avoid garbage! For example, you can use reusable nets for fruits and vegetables, baskets and fabric bags instead of plastic bags when shopping. Think about how you can contribute to tomorrow!

But since I am a very positive person, I like the other interpretation of this saying much better: Live as if there were no tomorrow! Always remember to enjoy your day. With all your senses and in every minute.  Be good to yourself! Surround yourself with people, who make you feel good.


At first I stamped the butterflies with Memento and coloured them with Copics. Then I added a layer of Crackle Glossy Accents to them. The picture shows them while they are still wet, so there are no crackles yet. The crackles appear when the surface it completely dry.



I made my background with a round gelly plate, the fibres stencil from Visible Image and acrylic paint. I matted the background on a turquoise card and drew the black frame to match the word pieces. I had stamped the pieces themselves with Memento and coloured them wirh Copics as well. I rounded the wings of the butterflies to give them a nice shape and added everything with spacer pads to the card.


 

 

 

Stamps & Stencil Used:


Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist - Stamp


Butterfly stamp - grunge - grungy


fibres - string - stencil

 

Other Supplies:

Stamp pad: Memento tuxedo black
Copics 0, B01, B04, B16, B39, RV11, RV19, RV34, RV69
Stadtler Lumocolor M
Ranger Crackle Accents






We adore this card! It’s so bright and happy. Your earth looks fantastic, such a great way to use this stencil! Our butterflies look fabulous with the crackle.

Thank you for your gorgeous inspiration Stempelfrida! ♡

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



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Look Forward With Hope | Handmade Card

Hello! Sorry we have neglected our blog lately, the last few weeks have been a challenge as I (Helen) had a nasty fall and have been in quite a lot of pain. So… as we have lots of inspiration to catch up with here on the blog, we are planning lots of posts over the next few days sharing the latest cards and projects from our fabulous Design Team and our wonderful guest designers! Jane Tyrrell is kicking things off with a gorgeous card that would brighten anyone’s spirits, it has definitely brightened mine! As I have now started a programme of physiotherapy, I will look forward with hope to being pain free again! Over to Jane…

Good Evening,

Today I have used one of the 3 lovely new sentiment sets. This one is called Look Forward with Hope. So many really positive sentiments, suitable for all occasions.

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I decided I wanted to make a seaside feel card. I added some distress oxides to speciality stamping card and then added some “sea” using paints.



I then added fossilized amber distress oxide ink through the Strobes stencil


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I decided I wanted more texture so I added texture paste through the strobes stencil in the same area. When dry I found that the sunshine in the set fitted perfectly inside. I also added some Glossy accents to the sun which you can see in the final photos.


I stamped some of the clouds directly onto the crackle and others I stamped onto card and fussy cut out.

I then stamped and coloured one of the sweet dolphins from the Mythical Mermaid stamp set


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and fussy cut him out. I added a little sheen with Spectrum Noir sparkle.



I also stamped some waves using the stamp in the mermaid set. I then stamped the ‘don’t look back’ sentiment from the set, added the dolphin, a little white ink highlighting and my card was finished..


look forward - hope - card - rubber stamp



A couple of close ups…





And one final shot.





Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a stunning card Jane! The crackle looks fantastic through the rays of sunshine, and your scene is fabulous! Thank you ♡

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



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Just Smile | Vibrant Card | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Ericka Strange to the blog with her first post as a Guest Designer! Ericka has created an absolutely stunning card with the beautiful inky flower stamp from our ‘Creative Chaos’ set…


I hope your day is going well, I’m so excited to share my first project as a Guest Designer for Visible Image. Let me just start by saying I’m a huge fan and I love their unique images and awesome sentiments! All the products blend so well together, inspiration is easy to find.



Ok on to my card


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I love this flower and this stencil is so fun to play with. I started out by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide on Bristol Smooth paper. I added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide along the edge to make it a little darker. I placed the Collision Stencil and then blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide on top.


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I set the panel aside to dry and then stamped the inky flower stamp from Creative Chaos on Copic friendly paper and used RV91, RV63, RV55, and RV66 to color it in. I fussy cut around the flower portion and used a black marker to  color the edges of the image to give it a crisp look. I stamped the flower again on my blended panel in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I wanted to make sure that all the beautiful details of the flower were still on my panel.


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I used 3D Zots from Therm-o-web to adhere the flower on top of the stamped image to add dimension to the card. I also added additional stamped images from the Creative Chaos set along the edges using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.


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I added a sentiment from the So Much Stronger set and white heat embossed it on black cardstock. I love the scripty look and the sentiment is perfect.


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I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape and used clear droplets on the card as an extra embellishment.


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


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Supplies








Ericka this card has such a WOW factor! The pinks of the petals look beautiful against those zesty colours, and our collision stencil looks so striking! Thank you 

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



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Her Spirit Was Strong

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in Wales, so Jane’s latest inspiration is just perfect for today! Featuring our sassy rain lady and Dream Big quote, this card has a fabulous inky feel with a touch of sparkle…


Good Afternoon,


January always seems to be a long month. Christmas seems long ago and spring still seems a long way away.As I walked down to Dotty’s Teahouse in the High Street of Carshalton, I decided to look for some sparkle and shine and even on such a dull, dreary day I spotted some of Mother Nature’s sparkle and shine on the plants;


rain sparkling on the winter aconite..



on the plucky viburnum flowers..



and on new shoots..




So for this week’s design team inspiration, I went with the sparkling rain theme using the fab Sparkle in the Rain stamp set


silhouette - lady - umbrella - stamp

 

The background is a stencilled ink one using the Grungy Union Jack stencil


grungy - uk flag - stencil - union jack



I added some distress oxides to my card




then stenciled salty ocean and squeezed lemonade oxides through the stencil


 




These photos are quite dark you will see the true colours in my finished photos.


 


I stamped the rain in blue Archival ink



and then I added my lady by embossing her in blue and also stamping the quote ‘Dream Big’


dream big - quote - stamp



dream big - card



You can see that I masked and split the words. The top words are stamped and embossed in black, and the unrivalled in green glitter






Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January, a couple of weeks left to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.



Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Gorgeous  inspiration Jane, thank you ♡
Our lady looks fabulous embossed in that pale blue, all shiny against the matt of the oxides in the background. The sparkle of the sentiment really finishes it off perfectly!

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