Love Postcard | Grungy Rose Stamp

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Jane is here with a stunning postcard today, created for our upcoming Create + Craft TV shows this week. Jane’s postcard features the gorgeous grungy rose stamp from our FOREVER LOVE set with our LOVE definition stamp…


Hi there, today I am sharing a postcard. These are fun to make and even to swap, and measure 6″ x 4″, the size of a UK standard postcard. The stamps I used are all on the shows this week.


I worked with the love sentiment from Equality, Hope and Love


equality hope love kindness | definition | sentiment stamps | clear | rubber


and the gorgeous roses and barbed wire stamps from Forever Love


grungy rose stamp | barbed wire | immortal | love | rubber | clear


This is what I got up to


I used a piece of shaving foam marbled card I made with my granddaughter using distress reinkers and sprays. This is a really old crafting technique (I did it as a child with food colouring) and there are lots of on line instructions and videos. I cut it to 6″ x 4″



I stamped and embossed the love sentiment from  Equality, Hope and Love and then stamped the barbed wire using archival ink onto the left side. These would be my flower stalks.



and then to the right side.



I stamped several of the roses from Forever Love  (I only ended up using a few) onto red card using black ink and clear embossed them. I also cut out some of the centres of some more of the large roses to use for decoupaging.



I stamped and embossed the large rose onto the postcard using red embossing glitter



then I adhered the large rose. I decoupaged it with a couple of extra layers of petals. I added a small rose at the top of each barbed wire plant stalks. I finished off with some dewdrops of Glossy accents for extra shine, drippage (is that a word?!?) and dimension.



Here is my finished postcard


grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade


with a close up of the decoupaged dewy rose



and a couple more photos


grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade


grungy rose stamp | love sentiment | postcard | handmade



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Love Postcard Rose Stamp


What a gorgeous postcard! Our rose stamp looks stunning layered up with the dew drops on the amazing background! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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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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We’ll be back a little later to re-introduce of our longest standing DT member who is staying on Team VI…


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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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Forever Love | Grungy Rose Stamp

Hi! We are back with another gorgeous project to inspire you today! Lynda Hall has created a stunning mixed media card with our FOREVER LOVE set which includes a gorgeous grungy rose stamp, barbed wire and complementary elements…



It’s my turn to share a little Visible Inspiration today and with January drawing to a close, my thoughts have turned to cards for Valentines Day. The recently released ‘Forever Love’ set is perfect for such an occasion.


handmade valentine card | stamping | grungy rose | forever love


I began with a gelli print that I had previously created with the ‘Meshing Around’ stencil. A great start for some lovely texture.



I defined the circular edge to the stencil with a light application of Distress ink to add another layer.



I added some stamping with the script stamp from the ‘Scripted Streets’ stamp set, than stamped and embossed the large rose and border stamps with my stamping platform, which enabled me to line them up perfectly, then added the sentiment.



I stamped and coloured the large and small roses and fussy cut out.



Using 3d glue gel I layered them up, and added highlights with a white pen.



To finish I coloured the skulls in white, and added some black and white splatters of watered down acrylic paint.


handmade valentine card | grungy rose stamp | forever love sentiment



Supplies




circle mesh stencil



script stamp | map | streets



Forever Love | Grungy Rose Stamp | Barbed Wire | Visible Image



There is currently a Hope and Colour challenge running over on the Visible Image Facebook group, with a chance to win a coupons to spend on the website so why not pop across and play along. It’s always so lovely to see what people create with Visible Image stamps and stencils!




Wowee this is amazing Lynda! We love the gorgeous pink and purple tones, and the layered roses look fabulous against your wonderful background!
Thank you Lynda ♡



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We will be back tomorrow with another project to keep you feeling inspired  ♡


Stay safe. Stay well. Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx