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




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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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Helen & Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Ali Carubia

Hi there! Next up is another of our existing designers who is staying on the team…


Ali Carubia


Ali is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


We love Ali’s striking cards and fabulous backgrounds, and how wonderfully she interprets and co-ordinates our stamps, stencils and sentiments!



I started crafting about 20 years ago. My style is varied, my favourites are bright colours and silhouettes. I have an extensive collection of paper, stamps, inks, paints and sparkly things!


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For my latest Visible Image inspiration I’ve been playing with two fabulous stencils to make a couple of cards for my friends. These were fun and easy to make.


Quirky rose stamp | ink swirls stencil | kindness + friendship | handmade cards


To make the DL card:


Take a A4 piece of 300gsm white stamping card, cut it down to 210mm x 196mm and scoring at 98mm.

Trim the left over strip to 84mm x 194mm to make the card topper.

Tape the Visible Image ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil over the bottom 2/3’s of your card strip with masking tape. Use a brush or blending foam to apply the weathered wood distress oxide ink through the stencil, add a little black soot distress oxide in places – avoid the straight edge at the top of the stencil.

Wipe the ink off the stencil, flip it over and move it over the top 1/3. Match up the swirls as best you can and ink up as before. Flick a little water over your inked card, leave for a few seconds and then pickup the drops with paper towel.



Wipe over another piece of white stamping card with an anti static bag. Then stamp the rose from Visible Image’s Random Art of Kindness 6 times using black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Fussy cut the roses, I cut slightly outside of the embossed lines.



Colour the roses with a base coat of orange ink and then add the red and pink ink.


Use the remaining orange and pink on your applicators to colour a sentiment from the ‘Words of Support’ stencil onto white card with the orange at the top and the pink at the bottom.

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder as before.

Trim the sentiment and mount it onto a scrap of black card with a border of about 1.5mm (1/16″).



Stamp the flower stem 3 times using black versafine ink as above and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Glue your inked piece onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 3mm (1/8″).



Glue 3 of the roses flat onto the topper using pva glue. Shape the remaining 3 roses using your fingers and use 3d foam to fix them onto your card.



Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the flower heads, then doodle around the outside of your card with a fine black liner pen.

Colour the circles on the stems with a red pen and then cover these with glossy accents.

Attach your card topper to the white DL card blank you made earlier and attach the sentiment using 3d foam to the bottom right hand corner.


Your finished card will look like this 😎




To make the square card:


The process is the same except you don’t need to move the stencil and only 4 roses are needed. I found this card even quicker to make 😀


The measurements for the 6″x 6″ square card are:
card topper – white stamping card 130mm x 130mm
black card matt – 138mm x 138mm


I used a different sentiment and a couple of adhesive gems on this one…




Supplies


  • Visible Image Stamps – Random Art of Kindness
  • Visible Image Stencils – Inky Swirls & Words of Support
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks – Tangerine, Chinese Red & Fuchsia
  • Distress Oxides – Weathered Wood & Black Soot
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Masking tape
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Red marker pen
  • White gel & black fine liner pens
  • Glossy Accents
  • Red gems
  • Heat gun
  • A4 White stamping card (300gsm)
  • Black card for matting & layering
  • 6″ x 6″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d foam pads


  • quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments



    word of support | stencil



    ink swirls stencil



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

    Ali xxx




    These cards are so striking and gorgeous Ali! They would be adored by anyone who received them. Thank you 

     

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Design Team Intro | Jane Tyrrell

Hello! We hope you are enjoying the lovely long Easter weekend! It’s an exciting week here at Visible Image as we start to introduce our amazing and much bigger Design Team, who will be inspiring you with a mix of tutorials here on our blog, photos over on instagram, and also with some fabulous videos!


First up is…

Jane Tyrrell


Jane is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


Many of you will have already got to know Jane who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We love how Jane interprets our stamps and sentiments so brilliantly, and her compositions are always full of wonderful inkiness and fabulous layers!



I have been paper crafting since the early 1990’s and stamping has always been my first love. I love getting very inky and working and designing with mixed media. I always enjoy experimenting and trying out new ideas and products. Since retiring from my medical career in 2016 I am lucky enough to be able to be to be creative virtually every day.


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For today’s make I was inspired by my “not going to happen big birthday plans”. I had a big birthday last Thursday and all the plans we made a few years ago have gone out of the window courtesy of Mr Corona.

We had planned a celebratory trip and a lovely meal out, but as that wasn’t going to happen I created an imaginary “sunshine holiday” birthday on a canvas. A girl can still dream can’t she?  Confused…. well that’s how my creative brain works. All will be revealed…


I worked with these sets:


the birthday sentiment from Lost for Words


sentiment stamps | greeting cards | handmade | stamping


Random Art of Kindness

quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments


and the Count Me In stencil

numbers stencil | jumbled | background



This is what I got up to;


I added drops of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and crackling campfire distress reinker to a rectangle of water colour card and added water using my distress sprayer.

Once dry I added these distress inks through  the Count Me In stencil


count me in stencil | numbers | distress inks


I also machine stitched around the edge of the card



Next I created a circle frame for my flowers using 3 die cut scallop circle edges



I stamped the flowers from the Random Art Of Kindness set onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I decoupaged the centers of the circular ones and adding glitter pen details to them all for extra sparkle.



I then glued them around the circle frame.



I stamped the birthday sentiment onto card and stitched a border. I also did this to a coloured card mat and stuck them together.



I glued this into the centre of the floral circle.


I made a corrugate card base for my canvas by adding a little red ink and then some embossing powders to it for extra detail and texture



I ripped off some of the covering and used a brush to add embossing ink to areas around the visible edges only.

I sprinkled in the powders and heat embossed them from underneath.



Then I matted the finished canvas onto blue card, adhered it to the base and added sprinkle of sequins to finish.


Job done!


Here it is…you might need sun glasses!




with some close ups showing the details










and one last shot of my Calypso birthday canvas




Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Bye for now,


Jane x





Wow this is one amazing Birthday canvas! Loving all the texture and vibrant colours! Thank you Jane ♡



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We’ll be back later to introduce the first of our NEW designers!


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Helen & Mark xx


Make Someone Smile | Happy Card

Hello! We hope your week has started well. We have lots of gorgeous inspiration coming your way over the next few days which will hopefully lift your spirits. Ali Carubia has inked up our HAPPY DAY stamp set which includes some quirky flowers and a fabulous rainbow stamp to make a colourful happy card…


It might be cold and grey outside but I have some Visible Image positivity and colour to brighten up your day.

I’ve used the Happy Day stamp set to create this little happy flower card. I’ve used Zig Clean colour watercolour pens but you could use anything to colour, just switch out the Versafine Clair ink pad for a Momento ink pad to stamp with if you are going to use alcohol markers.



Cut a piece of white A4 stamping card in half, score and fold one of the pieces into an A6 card.

Cut down the second piece down to about 3 3/8″ x 5 1/8″.



Fix this card to your mat using a little masking tape, then stamp the rainbow in the top left using black versafine clair ink.



Stamp the flower heads across the middle of the card at different level



Scribble a little colour from your pens onto your mat then use a damp brush to colour in the images.



Use a black fine liner to draw stems and leaves onto the lower flower heads.

Doodle a different shape leaf for the different flowers.



Draw in the stems and leaves for the remaining flowers, being careful not to draw over the leaves of the front flowers.

Colour the leaves in green.



Stamp “Smile” in black versafine clair onto scrap white card.

Then colour in rainbow shades and cut it out.



Mount the coloured cards onto black card with a border of approx 1/16″ for the smile and 3/16″ for the larger piece.

Glue the large piece flat onto your A6 card blank and the sentiment raised up with double sided foam tape.


Your card will look a bit like this, your final task is to pick which friend you are going to send this colourful smile to and brighten their day.


happy card | flowers | rainbow | stamps | visible image



Supplies



Visible Image Stamps – Happy Day
Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Pens
Paint Brush
masking tape
Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad
Black Fine liner pen gel pen
White stamping card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
A6 white card blank
double sided tape or pva
3d foam pads


face stamp | happy day | rainbow | flowers | smile



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

Ali xxx




Gorgeous card Ali and it really does make us smile! Thank you for your fantastic tutorial too 



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There’s a few more days to enter our HOPE AND COLOUR CHALLENGE over in our Facebook group, so get your entry in to be in with a chance of winning a £40 coupon, or a runner up prize of a £25 coupon! We are sure it will lift your spirits to make something bright and cheerful too!


You can still use our HOPE2021 coupon code for 20% OFF everything until January 31st in our Shop!


We will be back soon with more fabulous inspiration from the team.


Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


Stay Creative | Mixed Media Art

Good Evening! We hope you are doing ok, and staying safe and well. Heather Mitchell is here to brighten our blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamps…


Hello…

Today’s make uses the Total Chaos stamps from Visible Image but I’ve omitted the large central flower and concentrated on the other smaller stamps in the set.


quirky flower stamps


As fabulous as the huge flower is (and it really is!) the other stamps in the set are just as fabulous on their own too.



I began by filling a 7×7″ section of watercolour card with Distress Oxide ink pads in blues, and then ripped some scrap paper to create a mask for the grass.  For extra texture, I used the polka dots from the Two Tone stencil and used the same greens on those.



The dinky florals and leaves have been heat embossed onto watercolour card, coloured using watercolours and then fussy-cut out.



Before securing everything in place, I’ve measured where the small yellow flower was going and then heat embossed the scribble using gold powder so that it sat underneath.



I also heat embossed the sentiment on at this point using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White powder and then heat embossed the ‘TY’ at the end using a green powder and coloured using watercolours.



It was simply a case of layering the florals up using foam tape and dots.  As you can see. I’ve used good ol’ Glossy Accents on some parts of the flower to highlight certain parts and a give bit of shine!




Products Used:


Mixed Media stamps | flower | leaves | scribble


Two Tone stencil | circles | squares



A really magnificent stamp set that I absolutely adore. You can find lots of inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group and of course on instagram (*top tip* search out the #visibleimage tag for more makes!)


See you next time, H xx




We love this Heather! The flowers and leaves look fabulous embossed, with the touches of glossy accents. Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration! Hope to see you in our Facebook group 🙂


Stay safe.

Best Wishes


Helen & Mark xx


 

Kindness Journal Page | Quirky Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hello and Happy Monday! We hope you had a lovely weekend. Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with a wonderful art journal page featuring some of our quirky flower stamps…


Hello my friends today I’m sharing an art journalling project using one of the latest stamp sets: Random Art of Kindness


Here’s what the finished project looks like


 


This project combines a number of things:- a left over gel press print scrap, some inking with distress oxides, some collage again using scraps, stamping, including stamping on to tissue paper, brayering with acrylic paint, doodling and colouring ! – a whole mixture of fun!


Here are some photos to show how it developed


I began with aleft over scrap from a gel press session.







After some stamping I stamped some of the flowers on to printed tissue paper, cut out the images and adhered them to the picture.







The torn leftovers were adhered to the bottom of the picture using gel medium.




I roughly used my brayer and buttermilk coloured acrylic paint to add more texture and interest.



To finish off the project I added splatters, stamped the stems and used gold high flow acrylic paint to draw leaves and stems freehand. I continued to highlight the flowers using a white gel pen and posca paint pens. I also added some doodling here and there. I stamped the sentiment on to white card and added this separately and randomly stamped some of the other sentiments from the set along the stems.














This is such a gorgeous page Lisa! So much to see and we are loving all your gorgeous texture.
Thank you Lisa! ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.


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Mark & Helen xx