Punk Stamp | Sometimes Life Just Sucks

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Lynda has made this awesome card with punk stamp from our new REFUSE NORMAL stamp set with our new ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment.

The new Visible Image release, as always, is absolutely fabulous and very unique. I think this stamp set, Refuse Normal, that  I am showcasing today is my favourite. The punk stamp is so much fun and reminds me of the era I grew up in. I was too young to be influenced by the punk scene myself , but my older sister most definitely wasn’t and this image really reminds me of her back then!

punk stamp | handmade card | sometime life just sucks | sentiment

I wanted to reflect the current challenging times with this card, and make something fun that could be sent to a friend as a cheer up gift. The hair on this stunning girl just screamed ‘rainbow’ at me of course! I coloured her in with Copic markers, and fussy cut before making my background.

Distress Oxides on black card look really striking through a stencil, and the Ripped Fishnet was the perfect one to use for this.  I simply laid the stencil down and spritzed lightly, lifted carefully and heat dried.  I did this twice as I knew I would need an extra strip to create my lollipop holder.

ripped fishnet stencil

I then stamped and heat embossed the new Grunge Tones stamps over the top.  I measured my lollipop stick, and cut a strip of card a little longer, scored twice at each end to create a pop up stand and pierced holes in it, and using a craft knife I cut slits in the base card, popped each end through and adhered to the back with tape.

grunge background stamps

To add even more layering and colour I splattered acrylic ink in bright tones over the top before mat and layering it onto a card and placing my lolly licking punk on.

handmade card with lolly

The ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment is also from a new set, called Lost For Words.

sometimes life just sucks sentiment stamp

To finish I added some bright plastic dots to compliment that rainbow hair.

punk stamp | rubber | clear | copic markers | rainbow mohican | life sucks sentiment


punk stamp | refuse normal | rubber | clear | visible image

card making sentiment stamps | sometimes life just sucks | you got this | i miss your face

Grunge Tones | Background stamps | Circles | Two Tone

Ripped Fishnet Stencil

If you want to see more inspiration with this release from the incredible design team do pop across to Facebook and join the Visible Image Facebook group and follow on instagram.  And do share your creations too as we love to see them.

Wow how awesome does our punk stamp look with that incredible rainbow mohican?! We are loving the way you interpreted the ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with the lolly pop holder.. this card would make anyone smile! Awesome background too, ripped fishnet was the perfect choice of stencil!  Thank you Lynda ♡

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We will be back later with a brilliant card by Jane featuring our new T-Shirt stamp with a graffiti feel ♡

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx

punk stamp sometimes life just sucks

Fearless Tiger Stamp Set | Canvas

Hi there! We are very excited to be sharing the very first samples created with our new stamps over the next few days! Jane couldn’t wait to get her hands on our FEARLESS TIGER stamp and has created some incredible inspiration…

Hello, this is a very exciting post as I can reveal my first make with the brand new Visible Image March release!

I decided to make canvas/wall hanging to showcase the gorgeous Fearless Tiger.

tiger stamp | mixed media canvas

There are lots of photos ahead to share my process.

Here we go

I had the idea to have my tiger hiding in the jungle undergrowth so first I wanted to make some jungle foiliage. I drew some leaf shapes on white card and cut them out. I made some distress ink backgrounds and cut out my leaves using the shapes as a template

I then used the Grunge tones to make them more realistic, adding depth and texture

I also added depth by moulding them with my ball ended tool

I stamped my tiger onto an alcohol ink background and a distress ink one, you will see why in a moment

My plan was to have the tiger emerging from the jungle so I cut into the distress ink one leaving the ears and some of the outline behind. I cut into these to make “tabs” which I pulled forwards

I added some ink and the grunge dots again to both the folded back tabs and the background

I stuck the alcohol inked tiger in place and decoupaged his ears so that they stuck through the aperture

It was then time to add the foliage

and finally the sentiment which I matted with black card

Close ups


tiger stamp | canvas | mixed media art

Tiger stamp | be fearless | Visible Image

Grunge Background Stamps | Two Tone | Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

This is an amazing canvas! We are loving your grungy jungle plants and our tiger stamp looks stunning! Thank you Jane ♡

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Helen & Mark xx


Grungy Heart Stamp | Mixed Media

Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today, spreading some LOVE! Ericka has embossed the amazing grungy heart stamp from our FOLLOW YOUR HEART set to create a stunning mixed media card…

Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Follow Your Heart Stamp Set for a colourful Valentines Day Card.

I love this set and for my card paired it with a background I made previously using a brayer and paints in my stash.

I then used the Visible Image Ripples Stencil with texture paste and sprinkled WOW! Embossing powders from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’ set.

valentine card | mixed media | stencil | heart stamp

While My background dried, I stamped the heart from the ‘Follow Your Heart’ set and heat embossed it with the Punch embossing powder from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’.

grungy heart stamp