Seahorse Stamp | Create Your Calm

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Ali is here with a gorgeous grungy card featuring our awesome seahorse stamp and create calm sentiment today…

I have used the fabulous seahorse stamp from the CREATE YOUR CALM set and the new GRUNGE TONES background stamps on this card. Ink swooshing and colouring in = a very happy and mindful afternoon 😊

Create an inky background using Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and Distress ink and spritzed water.Tim Holtz has some great videos on YouTube on how to get this effect and it is a lot of fun to do.

Wipe over your card with an anti static bag.

Stamp the open circles in different places over your card using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Stamp the linear dotted stamp around the edges of your card with Black Soot Distress ink, keeping keeping the alignment as you go around the card.

Stamp the seahorse using versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Faux bleach the embossed circles using a paint brush to add water to the circle, leave for a few seconds and pick up the water with a paper towel.

Stamp the ‘Create Your Own Calm’ sentiment using Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin Distress oxides with pink ink at the top and the orange ink at the bottom of the words. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Stamp a second seahorse onto white card using black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Colour with yellow and pink watercolour pens, I used Zig clean color pens, blend the colours with a damp paintbrush.

Colour a little outside the edges of the image and then cut it out.

Apply Chipped Sapphire Distress ink around the edges of your card using a blending tool, and then again with Black Soot Distress ink.

Then tear around the edges of your card, tear towards you so that the white core is exposed.

Draw a shadow line around the outside of your white sea horse with a grey alcohol marker

Colour the faux bleached circles with red and yellow watercolour pens and when dry, add a crescent shape to each one with a Sakura clear star or glitter gel pen.

Mount your inked card to a black card matt sized 5 1/4″ x 7″ and then onto an A5 white card blank using pva or double sided tape.

Fix your coloured seahorse over the white one using 3d glue gel or foam pads.

Apply glossy accents to the seahorse’s eye, the coloured bubbles on your background and the bubbles on the sentiments.

When the accents are completely dry, colour the sentiment bubbles with a green alcohol pen and attach them to the bottom of your card using 3d glue gel or foam pads.

Your finished card will look a bit like this 😎

seahorse stamp | grungy card

  • Visible Image Stamps – Create Your Calm & Grunge Tones
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry
  • Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot
  • Grey and Green alcohol markers
  • Glossy Accents
  • Anti Static pad
  • Versamark and Black Versafine ink pads
  • Clear and White embossing powders
  • Paint brush & water spritzer
  • Sakura Clear Star or glitter gel pen
  • Heat gun
  • White stamping card (300gsm)
  • Black card for matting & layering
  • A5 white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d glue gel or foam pads

  • seahorse stamp | clear " rubber | grungy | create your own calm

    grunge tones | background stamps | circles | two tone

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

    Ali xxx

    What an awesome card! We adore your background and the torn edges Ali! Our seahorse stamp looks amazing! Thank you for your fantastic tutorial too 


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    Creating Calm | Seahorse Stamp

    Hello! We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous underwater themed card featuring our lovely seahorse stamp…

    The sun is shining, it has been a glorious week,  and oh how I have been dreaming of a trip to the seaside. However, as it’s still not safe to indulge such whims I have instead lost myself under the ocean for this weeks inspiration project for Visible Image.


    There really is something magical about seahorses, and this handsome one from the ‘Create Your Calm’ set is stunning!



     I started this card with an inky mop up sheet of card. I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up my scraps. No idea why as I am constantly creating more so I am sure I am fighting a losing battle!



    I used the ‘Two Tone’ and ‘Fibres’ stencils with distress ink to add a layer of detail to begin with, and then stamped some detail stamps in Archival Ink.



    I took delivery of some Izink Ice this week, and some layers of that over the top really added some depth and shine and enhanced the colours.



    While that was drying I stamped and embossed the seahorse on heat resistant acetate, and painted the colour onto the back of it so it just showed through the clear areas.



    Once the Ice was dry, I stamped more images over the top from the Dare to Swim set, and added some embossing.



    The WOW embossing brush is brilliant for applying thicker embossing powder around edges of your work to frame it.



    I stamped seaweed onto another mop up scrap and fussy cut in order to create another layer of interest, and along the sea bed I added texture sand , shells and jewels.



    The final step was to adhere the seahorse and sentiment with 3D glue to really make him stand out.



    Visible Image Products Used


    fibres stencil | waves | water | texture

    Two Tone stencil

    two tone stencil | dots | squares

    dragonfly stamp | ripples | live in the moment

    seahorse stamp | underwater | create your own calm

    Dare to Swim stamp set

    jellyfish stamp | fish | bubbles | underwater

    Lynda this is amazing, there is so much to discover! Your sea bed is stunning, love all the background detail and little embellishments, and our seahorse stamp looks awesome! Thank you ♡

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    Helen & Mark xx


    Seahorse Stamp | Underwater Canvas | Visible Image

    Hi there, we hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have an amazing week of inspiration ahead as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects! AND… new stamps previews!!! Lisa Taggart is here today with a gorgeous underwater canvas featuring our amazing seahorse stamp…

    Hello! It’s Visible Image day and today I’m doing one of my favourite things… creating another under water scene! This project really mixes it up!

    I’m using a wooden canvas board along with acrylic paints and inks… and some foiling for good measure! Today sees several stamp and stencil sets combined. Such fun!

    Here’s what I used:

    Create Your own Calm

    Dare to Swim


    Life is Beautiful


    Cosmic Skies

    Here are the steps:

    I covered the board in white gesso.

    I used the paint and stencils to create depth.

    I left a light space for the sea horse.

    I began the stamping.

    I used the embossing glue from Ranger and versa mark ink to stamp the seahorse on to rice paper, I then foiled it using a gold foil from Crafters Companion.

    The image was cut out and adhered to the canvas using matt gel medium. I used a white gel pen around the edges and some more acrylic paint with the fibres stencil to help it blend in with its background.

    I used some of the stamps from the Organics set to stamp foliage and using foiling glue from pebeo I lightly drew in some lines which where gold foiled in the same foil as used for the sea horse. I also strengthened some of the colours using inks.

    The sentiment was stamped and cut out and added to the canvas using foam pads. I also added some gel pen finishing touches here and there.

    This is certainly a mixed media effort. Anything goes!

    Till next time..

    Lisa. X

    Lisa this is amazing!!! We adore the gold against the deep blues and greens of your sea. Thank you! ♡