Spreading Some Love and Kindness

Hello there! Thanks for coming to check out today’s inspiration, we hope you are doing ok. Heather is here on the blog today, spreading some love and kindness with a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our ONE KIND WORD stamp set…

One Kind Word. Says it all at the moment doesn’t it? Thankfully I have my art to turn to during these lockdowns, and wow what a saviour it has been.

It seemed appropriate to make something a little more light hearted than maybe I’ve been feeling lately, and I have to admit I love the One Kind Word set. You can sneak quite a lot on that little piece of paper trapped in the typewriter, although this time I’ve gone for just one of the sentiments in the set.

I’ve gone with a pink theme for this make, although I was originally toying with the idea of a blue/turquoise mix, but I had this old gelli plate background in my drawer (that I’ve been saving for ages and didn’t want to use) and picked the pink to go with it. The print is a mop up print (a print you do to ‘clean’ your plate of paint/ink) and I love the mop-ups usually more than the prints themselves. You get these crusty bits of old paint picked up and I just adore the texture it creates. Perfect!

First thing I did was to create the heart. This is just a generic die-cut heart, approx 10cm across that I inked using Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. Having then attached the Strobes stencil over the top, I added Picked Raspberry oxide ink. However… it all then went a bit wrong. I was adding some beautiful Tattered Angels Glimmer Spray (Lovely Lilac) for a bit of shimmer and the bottle fell over and went everywhere.. Uh-oh!

So rather than start again, I went with it as actually it looked lovely and heat dried it. The spray gave a really subtle lilac colour and where it had run, the mottled effect was quite pleasing (although I wouldn’t recommend tipping your inks everywhere).

Once dried, I secured the Strobes stencil in place (again) and added the Picked Raspberry. To add to the overall love and kindness theme, I used the Words of Support stencil and just masked off the word ‘love’, adding it using Candied Apple oxide ink pad.

The typewriter was really easy to do. Simply stamp in black and then heat emboss using clear powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment using a grey ink instead (VersaFine Claire Morning Mist).

Once trimmed, I coloured the ‘paper’ in the typewriter using Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Ink pads (not oxides).

With the type writer added to the heart using foam tape, I used the small hearts from the One Kind Word stamp set to float around the type writer and to add to the general theme. These were just heat embossed onto gold card and attached using teeny tiny foam squares.

I then decided that ‘something’ was needed behind the heart to and so settled on my old favourite stencil, Strobes. Rather than just use modelling paste, I used Izink Ice as it’s translucent and is just fabulous! I applied a thin-ish layer of Freesia using a palette knife and then allowed to air dry.

Once the Ice was dry, I added foam tape to the rear of the heart and to add extra texture (because that’s what I do) I then twisted some black cotton onto the tape to break up the background.

The sentiment was heat embossed using gold powder onto a similar coloured scrap card I had and then matted onto gold card.

With the card complete, I matted it onto the same gold card as the sentiment and then onto black card to make those colours ‘pop’!


typewriter stamp | kindness sentiments | card making

strobes stencil | rays | sunshine | sunlight

words of support | stencil | kindness | mindfulness

Catch you all again soon.

Stay safe, do what we have too and don’t put loads of pressure on yourself.

H xx

Amazing card Heather! We love this design, the heart looks fabulous layered on top of the strobes stencil, and your gelli print is awesome! The touches of gold look wonderful with the pink tones. Thank you ♡


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Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


Picking Up The Pieces | Card

Hello! It is a cold, wet and windy day here in Wales, so we are brightening it up with an amazing card by Ericka Strange! Ericka’s card is so vibrant and the words from our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set are really inspiring for anyone going through a tough time…

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are all having a good January so far.

I love this set from Visible Image, and the many ways to use it. Today I’m using the heart portion with the puzzle pieces.

broken | picking up the pieces | stamp | rubber | clear

To make my hearts, I started by using Distress Oxide sprays and photo paper. I love the bright colors that result in the spraying Distress Oxides and smooshing photo paper on the ink.


Once the ink is dry, I use a paper towel to wipe off the oxidized part and always love the results I get. I stamped the heart and puzzle pieces with Black Archival Ink and let it dry on the photo paper. Archival ink works the best since the photo paper in nonporous and won’t smear. I then fussy cut out the pieces and arranged them on white cardstock.


I used foam tape for my center heart in order to give my card more dimension and then I traced the hearts with black pen to help the lines stand out on the white card base.


I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. to finish my card, I attached it to black cardstock.


Don’t Judge Stamp Set

jigsaw | heart | broken | healing | stamps | mental health | rubber

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a happy week and remember we all have pieces we are picking up and we can also help others with theirs.

Wow this card is superb Ericka, and so striking! We love the missing and scattered puzzle pieces from the hearts.. thank you 

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

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Open Your Mind | Owl Stamp

Hello! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a brilliant card featuring our NEW ‘Night Owl’ stamp teamed up with an inspiring sentiment from our Autumn release…

owl card | handmade | stamps | Visible Image | stempelfrida

Today I have a card with the beautiful owl from the autumn release of Visible Image for you. The card is quite wintry by the background, but the temperatures here in Germany are already around 0°C.

Just this morning I saw a very emotional message by a craft friend who said that she was overwhelmed by the many things she felt committed to, but now decided not to catch up, but move forward from now on. I think, this hits all crafters at some point that they are overwhelmed by the things that you think are expected by others. Our hobby should be relaxation and enjoyment. I wish you all that you always have fun crafting.

And if you should fall into a creative hole or you feel overwhelmed by the expectations, I wish you the strength for a new beginning!

I painted the background for my owl with acrylic paints. For the lines at the edges I used a posca pencil and a sacura marker. First I stamped the text with a greyish Distress Oxides colour and embossed it with transparent powder. Then I stamped the text again with Versamark leaving some space to the first impression and embossed it with a dark brown powder. To see it even more clearly, I reinforced some parts with a white marker. I stamped the owl in a brown tone and then coloured it with copics and polychromos. Then I fussy-cut it and attached it to my card with spacer pads.


Visible Image Night Owl stamp set

owl stamp | flying | branch

Visible Image Brave and Strong stamp set

sentiment stamps | brave | strong | inspiring | positive

Stamp pads: Memento rich cocoa; Distress Oxides iced spruce; StazOn jet black; Versamark
Embossing powder: Rayher transparent / clear; Stempelträume Candy Braun 
Copics Y17, YR27, E41, E31, E33, E37, E59
Polychromos 103, 187, 180, 280, 177, 199
Posca dark brown
Sakura 0.8 
Acrylic paint

open your mind | new beginnings | card

What a fantastic card! You have coloured our owl stamp beautifully stempelfrida, and we love how you offset the sentiment giving it depth. Your snowy scene is perfect for a winter card. Thank you ♡

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


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Typewriter Stamp | Stencilled Backgrounds

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Giogiocraft with 2 brilliant cards featuring our typewriter stamp and sentiments from our ‘One Kind Word’ set on stencilled backgrounds…

typewriter stamp - stencils - card

I love old typewriter! Welcome to my new tutorial with Visible Image stamps: today I create a couple of simple cards using one of my favourite set One Kind Word.

I’ve made two versions, on white cardstock and using a book page:

typewriter stamp - stencil - handmade card

typewriter stamp


Stamp on a piece of cardstock the typwriter from the set ‘One Kind Word’, stamp it also on scrap paper and cut it out.


with this one mask the typewriter


lay the stencil Geometric Maze and dab with a sponge several colours of Distress Oxides



lift up the stencil


add a sentiment, here I used the sentiment stamp set Own It!


for the second card I used the stencil Count Me In 

and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set


typewriter cards - stencils - stamps - visible image