You Got This | Handmade Card

Hello! We hope you are having a good weekend, and managing to take a little time out. Ali is here on the blog today with a really inspiring card for anyone going through something difficult or testing. It features 2 of our awesome stencils: SKULL SHADOW + LAVA, with the big butterfly stamp from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set and the ‘you got this’ sentiment from LOST FOR WORDS…


This week’s blog post is all about me [lol], I’ve had a tough week and my mind is working overtime. Crafting keeps me grounded.

I’ve used a couple of Visible Image stencils on this card – Skull Shadow and Lava, the big butterfly is one I made a couple of weeks ago but didn’t use, and the fab sentiment, ‘you got this’.


You Got This | Handmade Card | Skull Stencil | Butterfly Stamp



Tutorial

Cut a piece of heavy white cardstock (300gm) to 6 7/8″ by 6 7/8″ (17.5 cm x 17.5cm).

Draw through the skull stencil onto copier paper using a pencil and cut out around the edge to make a paper mask.

Spray the back with stencil spray or a little low tack tape folded over itself and put to one side.


skull stencil


Position the Skull Shadow stencil on the left of the card and tape down.



Tip a little black gesso into an old tin and stipple over the middle of the skull and just around the edge with an almost dry brush.

Tap off the excess paint onto your craft mat.



Remove the stencil and draw in the edges of the teeth and the top of the skull with a pencil.

Put your stencil into water with a little dish soap to soak.



Use a bit of kitchen sponge to cover the card with black gesso, use a fine paint brush to do around the teeth and the top of the skull.



Use a heat gun to dry your card then cover the skull with the paper mask you made earlier.



Position the Lava stencil over the top right of the card and tape in place with a little low tack tape.

Apply some holographic or glitter paste using a spatula, avoid going up to the edges of the stencil and having any straight lines.



Gently remove the stencil and position over the bottom left and apply more paste. Then stencil over the gaps. It doesn’t matter if the blobs merge as it will blend in with the design.

You could leave your card to dry between stencilling but don’t allow the paste to dry on your stencil. Better to risk a bit of smudging – it all adds texture 😀.



Gently peel off the paper mask, I found using a pokey tool on the edges helped get it up.

Leave your card to dry – this may take a few hours. You could speed things up with a heat gun but be gentle as the extreme heat may make the paste bubble and crack.



Stamp the large butterfly from the Visible Image Butterfly Effect set onto white card using black versafine ink then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Tip some shimmer shaker pigment onto your craft mat and add a drop of water to make liquid paint. I used Bright Sunshine, Tangy Tangerine and Raspberry Rose Shimmer Shakers from Cosmic Shimmer.

Have fun colouring your butterfly with these bright shimmery paints.



Cut out your butterfly leaving a little white border and then cover with Star Dust stickles.



Stamp the “You Got This” sentiment with black versafine ink onto white card, and clear heat emboss as before.

Cut out and fix it to black card matt with a 1/8″ border.



When your skull card is dry, use the Cosmic Shimmer iridescent blue and green watercolours on the skull – leave the teeth white – I painted them orange and had to repaint them white later on.

You could paint just one of the teeth gold, like a pirate 😎



Matt and layer your painted card onto white card with a 1/16″ border, onto black card with a 3/16″ border and then onto an 8″ x 8″ white card blank.

Mould your dry butterfly between your fingers to lift the wings and fix to the skull using 3d glue gel.

Fix your sentiment to the bottom right of your card using 3d glue gel or foam tape.

I added some white dots to the wings and some doodling around the sentiment with an orange pen to finish it.

You could use glossy accents on your skull’s white teeth to finish them off too.


Here is my completed piece.




Supplies




  • Visible Image Stamps – Butterfly Effect & Lost For Words
  • Visible Image Stencils – Skull Shadow & Lava
  • Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers – Bright Sunshine, Tangy Tangerine, Raspberry Rose
  • Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour palette – Carnival
  • Black Gesso
  • Holographic gel medium (That’s Crafty) or glittery gel (Cosmic Shimmer)
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Paint brush, stencil brush, spatula
  • kitchen sponge, little tin tray
  • heat gun
  • White heavy card (300gsm) and black & white card for matting and layering
  • Copier paper for masking
  • Low tack tape, stencil spray
  • white and orange gel pens
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank for second card
  • pva, 3d glue gel and foam pads



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    lava stencil | camouflage pattern



    skull stencil | card making | mixed media



    big butterfly stamp | grunge | circles | bubbles | change one thing | change everything | clear | rubber



    sentiment stamps | greetings | quotes | card making



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

    Ali xxx




    Amazing card!!! Loving the combination of stamps and stencils used, and the contrast of the holographic glitter against the black.

    Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali… YOU GOT THIS! ♡ ♡ ♡

     

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    Have a lovely Sunday.

    Take care,

    Helen + Mark xx



     

Tree of Life | Handmade Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! Ali is here on the blog today with 2 gorgeous cards made with our TREE OF LIFE stamp with sentiments from our GO TO WORDS set…


This year is passing so fast, nearly half way through 2021! This week I’m covering a clean and simple, one layer card using the fabulous ‘Tree of Life’ stamp set from Visible Image.


Tree of Life | Handmade Card | Thank You Sentiment | Stamps


Cut a piece of watercolour card 10″ by 5″, score and fold to make a 5″x5″ white card blank.

Use masking tape to cover the front of the card leaving app 3″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.

Press the tape down around the centre to make it water resistant.



Wet your the open part of your card using water and a large brush.

Start applying your watercolours, avoid mixing any colours that would make brown or green.



Start with the yellows, oranges, golds, allow to dry, then pink and purple and finally a bit of blue.



Carefully remove the masking tape, gently peel it back on itself to avoid tearing the card.



Dry the card thoroughly using a heat gun.


Remove any tape glue from your card with an adhesive eraser, then pat an anti static pad over your card.

Stamp the tree with black versafine ink over the bottom corner of your panel. If you are using a stamping platform, restamp to get a solid black impression.



Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Return your card to the stamping platform and restamp your tree then clear heat emboss again, this will make your tree very raised and glossy.

Colour in the leaves on the tree with a gold glitter gel pen.



Pick a sentiment from the Visible Image ‘Go to Words’ set, stamp in black versafine at the bottom right hand side of your card and clear heat emboss as before.



Allow the card to cool for a few moments then wipe off any residual anti static powder with a soft cloth/paper towel.

Finally add a couple of black adhesive gems to the top right hand side.




I repeated this process with White Night watercolours, mounted it onto black card with a 1/8″ border then attached it to a white 6″x6″ card blank for a different look.


Tree of Life | Handmade Card | Happy Birthday Sentiment | Stamps



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Tree of Life & Go To Words
  • Arteza metallic watercolours, White Nights Watercolours
  • Masking Tape for watercolours – Scotch or Sheena’s
  • Stamping Platform
  • Anti Static pad
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Clear embossing powders
  • Paint brushes
  • Gold sparkle gel pen
  • heat gun
  • Watercolour card and black card for matting and layering
  • 6″ x 6″ white card blank for second card
  • pva
  • black adhesive gems


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    tree of life | stamp | clear | rubber



    sentiment stamps | card making | greetings | clear | rubber



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

    Ali xxx




    Gorgeous cards! Our tree of life stamp looks wonderful double embossed with the gold leaves, and your backgrounds are beautiful. Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali 

     

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    Have a lovely Saturday!

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    Sometimes Life Just Sucks | Canvas

    Hello and happy weekend to you! Lynda is here on the blog today with a stunning mixed media canvas, featuring our ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with our Daisy and smashed vase stamps…


    Today’s project is a mixed media canvas, featuring the stunning ‘Break Free’ stamp set as the main focal point. This was so much fun to make!


    sometimes life just sucks stamp | mixed media canvas | daisy


    I started with a piece on thick backing board recycled from a paper pad. I adhered corrugated cardboard and used the ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil and texture paste for my base layer.



    Once the texture paste was dry, I applied generous smatterings of Izink sand texture paste and left to air dry.



    The next stage was to cover with gesso and again. leave to dry ( I am SO impatient when it comes to things drying so these steps were very frustrating for me haha!)



    Then came the fun part! I set to work with a combination of spray paints and distress oxide sprays.



    They reacted beautifully together and just look at that texture!




    Once the paint was dry ( yes, more drying!!) , I used the fabulous new ‘Grunge Tones’ stamps with white paint to add more texture, and added paint splatters with a fan brush.



    I used the ‘Break Free’ stamp set, embossed in white, on an inky mop up sheet I had to hand, and fussy cut. I added more texture by mounting it on top of some sisal. I just love the natural fibres for creating interest.



    I added the sentiment from the ‘Lost for Words’ set and layered on black card to finish.





    Supplies




    ink swirls stencil



    daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



    sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer



    grunge background stamps | dots | circles





    Wow that texture is incredible! Stunning colours and wonderful layers! Thank you Lynda ♡

     

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    We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration, you’ll find lots more on our socials this weekend ♡ ♡ ♡


    We hope you have a great weekend!

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Design Team Intro | Merja Sivonen

    We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


    Merja Sivonen



    I’m Merja (or MeSi on my blog) and I live in Finland. I’ve been crafting more or less all my life but been more active since the start of 2020 (not because of covid, it was just the right time to change my life and do more things that I love). Mostly I do cards and my style is pretty simple. I love strong and bright colours but there’s a little goth living inside me as well. Crafting takes me to some fantasy world and you never know what you will find there…


    Merja is on our INSTA TEAM!


    Follow Merja: @craftingbymesi



    Merja’s stunning colouring and beautiful clean + simple cards really caught our attention ♡


    strobes | sun | rays | stencil | wow embossing powder | visible image stamps | card


    Merja created her amazing background with our STROBES stencil and various embossing powders to create wonderful texture and shine. The sentiment is from our BRIGHTEN THE WORLD stamp set, which was embossed in white onto black card and added to the centre of the card as the focal image.


    close ups of the gorgeous texture






    check out the sparkle!

     



    Supplies




    colour | quotes | sentiment stamps | card making



    strobes | sun rays | stencil



    Welcome to the team Merja! We are very excited to work with you!



    We will be back here soon with more awesome inspiration.

    Helen + Mark xx



     

    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



    Supplies


    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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    punk stamp sometimes life just sucks

    NEW STAMPS RELEASE | VISIBLE IMAGE

    Hello! We have NEW Stamps at Visible Image! We are so excited to launch our first release of 2021 (a little later than planned but worth the wait we think!). This release includes 6 exciting A6 stamp sets which are bound to get your creative juices flowing! Whether you love card making, art journaling or mixed media, we know you’ll love creating with these new designs!


    Visible Image Stamps | March 2021 Release



    Fearless Tiger

    Create dramatic artwork and inspiring cards with our awesome inky tiger stamp and inspiring words.


    Tiger stamp | face | inky | Rubber | Clear | Cardmaking



    Nothing to Wear

    You can create so many different cards with this really cool t-shirt stamp set! Mix and match the words and images to personalise a look for the recipient!


    T-Shirt stamp | personalise | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



    Lost in Music

    Do you love to lose yourself in the music? Our gorgeous girl in headphones stamp makes a wonderful focal image for your handmade cards. Create fabulous backgrounds with the extra elements


    Music stamps | Girl Headphones | Lost In Music | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



    Refuse Normal

    Our awesome punk is so much fun to colour and create with! Express yourself with graffiti style backgrounds and plenty of attitude!


    Punk stamp | Mohican | Refuse To Be Normal | Rubber | Clear | Card Making


    Grunge Tones

    A must have stamp set which will be permanently on your craft desk, for adding interest and texture to your backgrounds and gelli prints!


    Grunge | Two Tone|  stamps | background | Rubber | Clear | Card Making


    Lost For Words

    Must have sentiment stamps for your crafty stash! The bold fonts and statement sentiments will be so useful for your handmade cards.


    Sentiment stamps | Quotes | Greetings | Rubber | Clear | Card Making



    We hope you love our new stamps! Which one is your favourite?


    These stamps are available to pre-order now! 

    All pre-orders will be dispatched prior to release date: March 19th



    We are excited to start sharing the gorgeous samples our amazing Design Team have been making to inspire you, so keep your eyes on our blog and socials over the coming days and weeks!



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    Stay safe. Stay creative.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    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’!








    Supplies




    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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    Sending our best wishes to you all, and we hope you have a good day. Most of all… just be kind to yourself.

    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx



     

    Here For You Always

    Hello! We hope you are well. Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with a stunning card featuring our gorgeous inky flower stamp with a beautiful sentiment…


    flower stamp | here for you card


    Hello! Lately, I seem to be on a watercolor kick. I have been having a lot of fun playing with different ways to use water coloring on cards to create different looks.


    here for you always | card | flower stamp


    I love these flowers from the Visible Image ‘Creative Chaos’ Stamp Set.


    You can watch my video tutorial here to see how I created my card.


    I used Pebeo Drawing Gum to create a resist to watercolor the flowers.





    For the sentiment, I used the Visible Image ‘So Much Stronger’ Stamp Set.





    inky flower | stamp | mixed media | grunge | background elements



    inspiring | sentiment stamps | strong | quotes





    This is a really gorgeous card and the sentiment is so perfect right now. We love using pebeo drawing gum for masking too, it’s brilliant!  Thank you Nadine ♡

    You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.



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    Life is What You Make it

    Hi there! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with the kind of card that would brighten anyone’s day…



    Life is what you make it. Wow, that’s another killer statement, huh? I had this idea some time ago with the hearts, which I would arrange like this on a canvas and then place a saying at the bottom right. The ones who know me, are aware that this happens rather rarely with me. I usually do not know beforehand how my card will look like in the end. But you can be sure, even with this project it wasn’t clear before how it will look in detail afterwards. 

    happy bright card | hearts | ink splats | life is what you make it




    Each of these hearts makes its life as it pleases. And look how beautiful this variety is! Yes, I have consciously chosen something very beautiful for each individual heart. And look at what’s going on around the hearts! But also here: these are splotches and doodle circles, but how great and beautiful is this interaction? Life is what you make of it – look around you!


    Life is what you make it – and indeed, isn´t that, what we should always remind us of? Yes, it might be hard sometimes, when you are feeling miserable because life gave you a hard time or you need to deal with a tough task. But in the end it is about YOU! You hold the strings in your hands. Your eyes can make the world grey or bright.


    I wish you all have the power to realize this every day and especially when you are down.


    I started to paint hearts with my LYRA chalks, which I have used so rarely until now. But I wanted something with great bright colours and actually the result is so wonderfully shiny. Thanks to the clearstamps I was always able to estimate the size I needed to paint, because I wanted to stamp the hearts in black on the edges later. I took the colours of the rainbow for my project.




    In a second step I mixed the colours with a brush and water and added light and darker areas. I let them dry well and then stamped the hearts on them with Versafine and fussy-cut them.



    Afterwards I made light spots with water and darker spots by spraying paint on the hearts with a brush. On the again dried hearts I set white and black accents with acrylic pencils. I bent the hearts a little bit up at the edges and fixed them with spacer pads of different thicknesses.


    For my background I have combined the stamps from several sets of Visible Image stamps. I always call this kind of stamps “grubby maker”. Many stampers use them for mixed media techniques and often they are used in dark colours. But I wanted to use them in the right happy colours to set a perfect scene for my hearts and let them feel good. The lines at the bottom of the square are again painted with an acrylic pencil.



    The whole picture is quite very big: 21×21 cm, if you want to make it yourself.



    Supplies




    Stamps: Visible Image


    Don´t Judge


    mental health awareness | stamps | don't judge | healing takes time


    No Regrets


    sentiment stamps | no regrets | love yourself | life is what you make it


    Ink splats


    ink splats stamps


    Universal


    cosmic background stamps | star | galaxy | scribble circles


    Stamp pads: Versafine onyx black; Distress Oxides wilted violet, salty ocean, broken china, twisted citron, mustard seed, wild honey, carved pumpkin, barn door, black soot
    Lyra Artists’ crayons
    Sakura 1.0 
    POSCA pen – white






    This card really makes us smile!  The hearts look wonderful coloured with crayons, and the ink splats stamps and scribbled circles behind them look awesome! Great choice of quote too! Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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



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    We will be back later with more fabulous inspiration to try and help keep your mojo flowing ♡

    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Look Forward With Hope

    Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend   Judy Rozema is kicking off this week’s inspiration here on the blog with a stunning card featuring our ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp and an inspiring quote…


    Today I am sharing some watercolor painting and a card made with three different stamp sets from Visible Image.

    face stamp | hair | woman



    I started out by mixing oranges, yellows, and reds from my Kuretake paints. I didn’t have an image, or idea in mind for what I would make; I was just mixing colors. When it was dry, it reminded me of the gorgeous image from Beautiful Soul.


    I used my MISTI to line up where the image might look best, and stamped it with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I added the sun from Look Forward With Hope in the upper right corner, and the net from Mesh-ellaneous along the bottom and upper left corner in yellow and orange inks.





    I stamped the sentiment sentiment in Nocturne ink. I think it’s the perfect sentiment for all that is happening in our world right now. For added sparkle, I used Orange Peel Stickles in three waves of her hair. I love how it turned out!



    Stamps Used:


    face stamp | woman | hair | positive | sentiment stamps



    Hope | It's OK to not be OK | brave | storm | sentiment | stamps



    mesh | ripped fishnet | background stamp



    handmade card | hope | face stamp | woman



    Thank you for stopping by today!



    This card is so striking Judy! Your background is fabulous, we love the texture and interest you added with the fishnet background stamp. Thank you 

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

     

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    Hearts Tag | Visible Image Stamps

    Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend, we really enjoyed some time off in the sunshine 😀 Macarena is here on the blog today with a fantastic tag featuring the gorgeous little heart stamp from our accessorize set…



    Hearts ❤️



    Hi there! I definitely love tags and colors from some time.
    Maybe it’s a natural need for colors in this dark times…
    Anyway, I had so much fun with this tag and hope it will
    inspire you to try out some vibrancy on your projects.


    heart stamp | mixed media tag | distress oxides | i choose bold colour







    I covered the tag with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink + water.
    Stamped the hearts from Accessorize set with brown Archival.
    Started to color the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels
    of similar colors.
    Finally I played a bit with the shading using Distress Oxide
    Walnut Stain ink and a water brush.
    In the end I sprinkled the whole tag with white paint.






    Visible Image stamps used:


    accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake | rings    colour quote stamps





    What an awesome tag! The oxides and the white paint add such wonderful texture, and the hearts are coloured beautifully..  thank you Macarena ♡

    You will find more of Macarena’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Life Can Be Tough | Sentiment Stamp

    Hi there, thank you for visiting our blog today. Ericka Strange is here with an awesome card featuring a sentiment which is so meaningful, especially at the moment… life can be tough, but my darling so are you.


    Happy Thursday and I hope you are all doing well. This was my inspiration for the ‘Red White and Blue’ challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group.



    I started out by smooshing Distress Ink in Candied Apple and Salty Ocean on my craft mat and picking up the ink with Bristol Smooth paper.


    flagprep


    Once my background dried, I added the safety pin stamp from the Don’t Judge set with Archival Black ink. It’s been a tough year for all of us and in the United States (as many countries) we’ve have been through other hard times and have come through stronger.  I like the look of the tears being held together with safety pins signifying our past tough times as a nation but we’re still strong.


    flagpt2


    I used the Stars and Stripes stencil with texture paste and added WOW! Embossing White Twinkle for some pretty shine.


    flagside


    I finished my card with the sentiment from the Brave & Strong stamp set which I think is perfect for the time we are going through with COVID-19.


    flagup



    flagsides



    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.



    Supplies


    don't judge | i am strong | broken | mental health | mindfulness | stamps



    brave and strong







    What a striking card Ericka! Love the mended flag held together with the pins, and the embossing powder really adds the wow factor to the flag!
    Thank you 

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

     

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    Look Forward With Hope

    Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final inspirational post today. Sharon Traynor has created a gorgeous and really uplifting card featuring stamps from our ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set…


    Hello there,

    Today’s card is spreading a positive message and was created as inspiration for the ‘Brighten Someone’s Day’ challenge, and what can be brighter or more cheery than spreading a little sunshine and hope, eh?




    This ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set is one that I regularly turn to for spreading some cheer or just giving someone a little boost.  It is full of beautiful and positive sentiments.


    Here is how I made this card:


    First, mask off the top portion of the sentiment like I’ve done in this photograph, ink it up, remove the masking and stamp then heat emboss the sentiment onto a strip of vellum.



    Next, stamp the sunshine in a rainbow of colours all over a white panel of card.


    Now run the panel through an embossing folder for some texture, and distress the edges with some yellow ink.



    Add stickles to the centre of each sun and set aside to dry.



    Wrap the vellum strip around the panel and mount the panel onto a white card blank with 3d foam.

    look forward with hope | card | sentiment stamp



     

    Stamps Used:


    Positive inspiring sentiment stamps



    Other Supplies:

    White card, Vellum, scrap paper and masking tape, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Prism Inks, star dust Stickles, embossing folder (Sizzix), 3dfoam pad.


    I hope you are all looking forward with hope to a time when we can all meet our friends and families again. But until that time….  Stay safe and stay home folks.


    Sending you all big, virtual hugs,
    Sharon xx




    This is a really beautiful and very uplifting card. Love the sparkle and rainbow colours!
    Thank you Sharon ♡

    You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

     

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    New Leaves Will Always Grow

    Hi there! We hope you are staying safe and well and coping with this very different world that we all live in at the moment. We are grateful for sunshine and being able to go for walks here in Wales, and we love to see all the signs of spring in the trees, plants and flowers. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a wonderful card featuring our ‘Tree of Life’ stamps, the sentiment in this set is very apt at this current time…


    Hello
    it is time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image. Spring is in full swing now despite the blip in temperatures over the last few days.


    The blooms I have seen on my daily walks  have been stunning and these inspired both the card and the colour palette for my card today.






    The stamp set I am working with today is called Tree of Life


    tree of life stamp


    This is what I got up to.

    I used blue and pewter distress ink sprays to create a background



    I cut it down to a 5 1/2 ” square and then added my stamping. I used the tree in the set as branches around the edge of my card.



    I used every stamp in this lovely set.



    I stamped both sizes of the leaves onto inky mop up card and cut them out.



    I then stamped the leaves onto my card and paper pieced them with the leaves above. I added glossy accents to all the little circles to make them look like dew drops.



    Here is my finished card. The sentiment is also so appropriate for now.

    tree of life | stamp | handmade card



    With a couple of close ups







    Stay safe and stay creative.


    Bye for now,
    Jane x



    What a fantastic card! We love how you have used the foliage around the edges of your card, and that sky blue is stunning! The dew drops look beautiful too.  Thank you Jane ♡

    You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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    We will be back later today with more gorgeous inspiration.

    Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!


    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    It’s OK To Not Be OK

    Good Evening, we hope you are staying well during this really difficult and worrying time. We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring a sentiment we can all relate to right now…

    It’s my day to share some Visible Image inspiration, and I think that in these challenging times that we are facing global wide right now, that the sentiment on this card is a good reminder to us all to take care of ourselves. I don’t think that there is a person out there who isn’t having the odd emotional wobble, I know I certainly have had a few. Fortunately for me I have a hobby and a room full of craft supplies that I can totally immerse myself in, which helps me leave my troubles behind for a while. It’s a huge help and sanity saver as I am sure all of you reading this will also understand.

    It's OK to not be ok | stamp


    This was super simple to create as you will see. Here is how I did it:


    I placed the Scribble stencil on some black card and sprayed distress oxide inks through it. This stencil is very cool, and it instantly reminded me of how my brain can feel totally scrambled at times so was the perfect background to this card.



    Once dry I sprayed over it again with a glitter enamel to add some sparkle.



    I repeated these steps on a second piece of card, and using a circle die cut the centre from one to overlay on the base.



    I finished by stamping and embossing the sentiment from the Look Forward With Hope set , and the hand from Tree of Life set (both currently reduced on the website so go grab a bargain!), and mat and layered them onto the base.




    I hope that you are all managing to find some creative time at the moment. There is an uplifting challenge running over on the Visible Image Facebook group, so why not pop over and check it out and join in if you can .


    Products Used


    uplifting | inspiring | sentiment stamps



    Tree of Life | Stamp


    Scribble stencil



    I’ll be back soon with more inspiration, but in the mean time stay safe and well and please take good care of yourselves.


    Lynda
    xxx




    Lynda this is such a gorgeous card, the sparkle is wonderful. The sentiment is definitely one we all need to read at the moment. Thank you ♡

    You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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    Butterfly Angels | Handmade Card

    Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our grungy butterfly stamps with an inspiring sentiment…

    Good Evening,

    A fortnight has rolled round and it is time for my regular design team post for Visible Image. Wow there have been so many changes in these 2 weeks. Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image have lots of ideas to keep us all entertained, engaged and creative in the weeks ahead and one lovely idea is the start of a new challenge. The theme of challenge #1 is such an apt one, “Brighten Someone’s Day”.

    I managed to see my best friend for a long lunch just before this whole situation took hold and we both cherish those few hours and realise it may be quite some time before we see one another again. I decided to make my card to send to her.


    I knew just the sentiments to use. This is such a great set:


    positive sentiment stamps

    My dearest friend loves her garden as much as I do so I also reached for the Wings of Change set.

    grungy butterfly stamp

    Her favourite colour is pink so I made a very pink and girlie background. First I sprinkled on some Infusions and added some spritzes of water.



    I then blended on some Distress oxide ink.



    I also made some textured butterflies by stamping on some left over inky card, adding crackle accents and a sprinkle of glamour dust for texture and sparkle.



    Once dry I cut them out minus the antennae.

    I stamped the sentiment and butterflies on the background and then stuck the butterflies on top raising the edge of their wings with foam pads.



    Then it was time to put my card together. Here it is;


    butterfly card | friends are angels with invisible wings







    and one last shot;




    There is  also a special Mindfulness section on the Visible Image website at the moment which has 30% off, just perfect for crafters who are sending out cards to help raise people’s spirits at this time. Visible Image is a small husband and wife team who are still shipping here in the UK and abroad for as long as they are able to .


    And yes my dear best friend received this card last week and told me that it did lift her spirits which was my very intention. I feel empowered by my crafting that during these uncertain times that I can give a tiny moment of positivity to someone’s day.


    I do hope you might join us over on FB with this challenge. Perhaps you could then send what you have made to someone you care for and cannot see in person for now?
    Back soon.


    Stay safe and stay creative.


    Bye for now,
    Jane x




    Thank you for this gorgeous inspiration Jane. Your background is fabulous and the butterflies look wonderful with the touches of sparkle.  Thank you ♡

    You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Stay safe and well.

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    New Beginnings Vision | Gel Print Cards

    Hello and Happy Saturday! We have Ericka Strange here today with two gorgeous cards featuring our stunning eye stamp, butterfly stencil and lots of inspiring sentiments…


    I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I’ve been having lots of fun with making backgrounds with my gel press. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image stencils and stamps to make some more fun gel press backgrounds.


    gel print cards


    I love the soft look of the gel press background with the distress oxides. To start off I used Bristol smooth paper and then picked out some Distress Oxide inks and used a brayer to apply them to my gel press. If you want a deeper color just repeat the process. For my first card I used Fress Squeezed Lemonade and Lucky Clover. Once I was happy with the background, I added the Collision stencil and pressed that on top of the inked gel press.



    gelpressprints


    I then used Verafine ink and stamped the eye image from Where Dreams Take You and heat embossed it with WOW Black Glint for a sparkly look.


    visioneyeclose


    I added the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream. I added a little gel pen to the white part of the eye and finished the card with some ink blending on the edges with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide.


    eye rubber stamp



    For my second card, I used the same gel press technique with Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. This time added the Butterfly Ink stencil and a second coat on the gel press with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.


    butterfly stencil


    I then added the sentiments from a Beautiful Soul to the side of the butterfly with white ink.


    I added the center sentiment from the Brave and Strong set with Versamark ink and I heat embossed all of the sentiments in white.


    butterflyside


    To add a little more texture to my card, I used the circle stamp from the Life is Beautiful set and added it to the card in the same Distress Oxide inks.


    new beginnings card



    Products Used:


    eye stamp | rubber | clear | vision sentiment



    collision stencil



    inky butterfly stencil | grunge



    Face stamp | beautiful soul



    Brave | Strong | Courage | Scars | Sentiment Stamps



    hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful



    Thank you for stopping by today.




    These cards are so striking and really inspiring. Thank you Ericka 

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    Have a great weekend!

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Thank You Card | No Lines Colouring

    Hello! Hope you are ok and staying safe in the crazy weather which seems to be affecting so many people at the moment. Sharon Traynor is here to brighten the day with a beautiful Thank You card, made with our new verse and sentiment with our fabulous new grungy leaf stamp…




    Hi! How are you doing? Great I hope.


    Today I have some no-line colouring with some of the gorgeous brand new stamps by Visible Image. The latest release from Visible Image has some fabulous  stamps and stencils in it; there really is something for everyone.

    I love that there is a larger size of this particular leaf in this new set because it is just the perfect size for a bit of colouring. So, I cut a piece of  Strathhmore Toned Grey paper to a mat size for a 15cm x 15cm card and added a square post-it note in the centre.


    Then the leaf was stamped all around the paper using a light grey ink.


    Any gaps were filled in with the flowerhead from one of the flower stamps in the same stamp set, and then I set about colouring it.


    When colouring with polychromos pencils, the first thing I do is lay down some white in the areas that I want to have white in them, because it is impossible to add that later. Then I used a light green to softly colour where the leaf appeard inside the bubble, and I used 2 blue pencils to add a bit of shading to the bubbles to make them look 3d. (The arc that you can see in the photo must have been a reflection of something because it’s not there, or it moves, in other photos).


    Then I moved on to the leaf veins, which were coloured in the darkest green, and added a little yellow on some of the leaf spots. I varied where theses spots appeared on most of the leaves for a bit of interest.


    Next the rest of the leaf was coloured in. Four different shades of greens were used, the lightest at the top and the darkest at the bottom. I also blended some darker shades around the leaf veins,


    and then the pink flower heads were tackled. I added blue for shading to separate the petals and just used pinks for the petals, again the lightest at the top by the white and the darkest at the bottom.


    Carry on in this way all around the card. A lovely relaxing thing to do!


    Now it just needs the sentiment heat embossing in the centre and mounting onto some gold card and a bit more grey paper. Put it all on a card blank and the card is finished.



    Stamps Used:


    inky flower | grunge | leaf | stamps



    thank you verse | stamp | sentiment



    Other Supplies:

    Strathmore Toned Grey paper, Square post-it note, Memento London Fog Ink, Polychromos pencils ( 101 white, 104 light yellow glaze, 110 phthalo blue, 112 leaf green, 123 fuchsia, 125 middle pink purple, 129 pink madder lake, 140 light ultramarine, 159 hooker’s green, 171 light green, 266 permanent green), Versamark Clear Embossing ink, WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder, gold mirror card, white card blank.


    That’s it from me for today. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    What a gorgeous card Sharon, your colouring is stunning the leaves look fabulous! Thank you for your brilliant step by step tutorial too ♡

    You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 2

    Hello! Sharon Traynor is back with her 2nd card making tutorial post today showcasing our gorgeous new sentiment stamps…


    Hi! I’m back with my second post of today. Here is another 3 card designs that I came up with yesterday that use some of the soon-to-be-released stamps by Visible Image (you can see the other designs by clicking HERE). These stamps are available on pre-order until 15th February 2020 and they are such fun to use! You’ll be glad to see that this post is much shorter than the other one, and hopefully I’m showing versatility in these cards that I hope will spark some additonal ideas for you.


    handmade cards | verse stamps



    Let’s start with this striking red card. Honestly, it is SO easy to make if you have some of those inch wide ink cubes.


    anniversary card | stamp | verse


    First cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than your card blank and stamp your sentiment onto it. Attach it to your work surface with masking tape. Tear a bit of scrap paper and use masking tape to secure it over the top of the piece of white card. Now drag your ink cube from the scap paper onto the white card, reducing the pressure as you get towards the middle of the card. Repeat this all the way down the edge. Now do the same again with a darker ink pad, reducing the pressure a lot earlier.


    Before you remove the scrap paper and masking tape, stamp some of the heart images along the red part using your darker ink.

    Stamp and heat emboss 3 hearts in gold embossing powder onto gold mirri card and fussy cut them out.


    Attach the inked white card to a red card blank (or cut a mat of red card) and then add the golden hearts with 3d foam.



    Now for the blue sympathy card.


    with sympathy card | stamp |verse


    Cut a white panel again and using a light blue ink and a cloud mask, blend some clouds all over the panel.


    Stamp the sentiment into place. The stamp the wings into place using 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation ink so that they get lighter as the move further away from the sentiment.

    Mount the panel onto a blue card blank (or onto a blue mat, and then onto a card blank).



    Finally The ‘Thank You’ Card


    thank you card | stamp | verse


    Cut a white panel and doodle a border.


    Mask off the border and stamp the ‘Thank You’ into place first, then stamp the heart at various heights across the bottom of the panel.



    TIP:
     Always think about your design and what items you are going to use. Don’t do as I did, I used the wrong type of ink for alcohol markers!!! Luckily I manage to work so that the ink didn’t smudge into the coloured area (I should have used and ink like Memento).



    Colour the heart at the top of the ‘thank you’ stalk, then doodle some simple patterns into the remaining hearts. Attach this to a black mat and then add the whole thing to a card blank.



    Stamps Used:


                

               



    Other Items:

    Papermill card (white hopsack and smooth red, blue and black), gold mirri card, Distress Ink (varn door, aged mahogany, tumbled glass), Versafine onyx black ink, Prism ink (blue lagoon), Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder, 3d foam pads, cloud mask, blending foam, black micron pen, Promarkers (cerise, carmine and hot pink), masking tap


    That’s it from me for now. Don’t forget to take a peek at the other cards I made with these sets by clicking HERE. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    Another stunning trio of cards Sharon, they are all so gorgeous yet so different!  Thank you for another brilliant tutorial too ♡

    You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Mark & Helen xx


     

    Handmade Cards | Sentiment Stamps | Part 1

    Hi! Do you love making cards? If so, you are in for a treat as we have not one but two posts from Sharon Traynor today, as she showcases some really beautiful cards featuring our new sentiment and verse stamps…


    Hello there. There’s some fantastic new stamps and stencils by Visible Image that are due to be released on 15th February (they are available on pre-order at the time of writing this post) and I managed to get my hands on 3 of the sentiment stamps and the accessory stamp set that compliments the sentiments. The accessory stamps are beautiful and they will also make some brilliant stand-alone cards.. watch this spot.. ;-).. but I had a play with all 4 of these sets yesterday and came up with 6 cards.


    verse stamps | handmade cards


    The cards in this post show that a beautiful verse is not just for the inside of a card….. they work equally well as the main focus. These verses are absolutely gorgeous!

    with sympathy card | stamps



    My first idea was to make a ‘set’ of cards that it would be easy to replicate, but that had a timeless, elegant look, because I love to inspire people with cards that are easily achievable.  I say ‘set’ because the basic design for these cards is the same, however I’ve changed how the accessory stamps are used as well as the shape of the apertures in each card.

    thank you card | stamps
     


    ALTERNATIVE DESIGN IDEA: There are always new people coming into this wonderful crafty world and hopefully a set like this won’t scare them away. However, for people looking for something a little more advanced, it would be very easy to make these into shaker card.


    TIP: Although I’ve used a lot of dimension on the layers in these cards, it would be really easy to omit the foam to make flat cards for posting.


    wedding | anniversary | card | stamps



    Let’s take a look at how these were made.

    Firstly, cut 2 pieces of card to size for the front layers and die cut an aperture in each one. TIP: If I made these cards again, I would arrange both layers and secure them with low-tack masking tape, place my die where I wanted the aperture to be and die cut both layers at the same time. That way you can be sure that the holes with line up beautifully.



    Once you have the layers die cut, lay the larger one on top of a card blank and lightly mark the aperture opening on the card blank with a pencil.

    If you intend to use an open image on the card blank area such as I have done here with the wedding rings, stamp and heat emboss that into place, then use some masking fluid (or a mask) to cover up any parts you wish to remain white. (You should be able to make out the pencil marks I made to mark the aperture in this photo.)


    Tape the edges of the card blank with low-tack tape to stop them getting inky, then blend inks to create an ombre effect where the apertures will be. Make sure to leave a little area of white that will appear at the top of the aperture. Set these aside to dry completly.




    Once dried, stamp and heat emboss the sentiments. To line up the sentiments into the apertures it is a good idea to place the card blank into a stamping platform, lay the largest mat on top and align the stamp with the opening before getting the stamp to stick to the stamping platform door. Remove the mat and stamp as normal then heat emboss.




    You can always stamp some additional images for interest, as I have done on the green version before moving on to assembling the card.

    If you are stamping images onto the very top layer do that next. I stamped the wings on the sympathy card, and the flower stalk on the thank you card and heat embossed those with clear embossing ink. I also added some sparkle to the wings with a gel pen.


    Assemble the card by firstly erasing any pencil marks, then adding foam (either foam tape or fun foam) to each layer and adhere those to the card blank. Add any additional pieces of the accessory images, like the flower (which I heat embossed, water coloured and glittered with a gel pen)



    Here are the cards with the products that have been used.



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    Stamps Used:


                 

                 


    Other Supplies:

    Papermill white hopsack card, Spellbindrs deckle edge rectangles and square dies, MFT stitched circles die, Distress Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, peacock feathers, bundled sage, twisted citron, mowed lawn, spun sugar, worn lipstick and picked raspberry), Distress Oxide Inks (tumbled glass, mowed lawn, wilted violet, shaded lilac), Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! Embossing Powder (gold sparkle, primary ebony, clear gloss, platinum, metallic gold rich), waterbrush, Sakura Gelli Roll Pen (clear star), pencil, eraser, masking tape


    You can see my second 3 cards (which have very different designs) by clicking HERE.


    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    These cards are all so gorgeous Sharon!  We love how well our verses work for aperture cards, and you have used the accessory images so beautifully in your card designs. Thank you for your great tutorial too ♡

    You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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    New Stamps Previews #4

    Hi there! We are so excited to reveal our final new stamps from our February Release! Today we are previewing seven A7 size occasion sentiment sets…

    Happy Birthday


    Happy Birthday verse stamp


    On Your Wedding Day


    Wedding verse stamp


    Happy Anniversary


    Anniversary verse stamp



    Thank You


    Thank you verse stamp


    Thinking of You


    Thinking of you verse stamp


    With Sympathy


    With Sympathy verse stamp


    Accessorize


    sentiment accessory stamps


    These really are ‘must have’ stamps for your stash! Gorgeous fonts, original verses, and cute accessory stamps for that extra special touch!



    Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order this Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th.


    If you have a store and would love to stock our stamps and stencils please get in touch!



    Stay tuned for our NEW stencils reveal tomorrow!


    Helen & Mark xx


     

    Valentine Stamps | Pop Art Cards

    Hello! With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, Sharon Traynor is here with some fabulous inspiration featuring our gorgeous lips stamps and some romantic sentiments..


    valentine cards | Lips stamp | sentiments


    Hi there. I was browsing around the internet the other day when I came across a Pop Art image and I was immediately struck by how clean the lines were, how simple the images were and how the colours were bright and what I call ‘happy’.

    Well, that little piece of art got me all fired up to make a card and the first image that popped into my mind was those gorgeous, luscious lips by Visible Image. Then I grabbed a couple of their stencils and set to work.

    I firstly blended a couple of backgrounds, making sure the centre of each stencil was off centre, slightly below and to the left, so that they looked ‘right’ when the lips image was added. I did stamp the lips image directly onto these panels too, so that the splatters of lipstick were not omitted, because  I wanted to fussy cut the lips.




    Then I stamped and heat embossed the lips onto scrap card using distress oxide inks for the first layer of stamping, plus a super-shiny clear gloss embossing powder. I used a stamping platform because I wanted a really fantastic shine, so these were heat embossed 3 times using clear ink for the subsequent stampings. Then I fussy cutting them out.




    Just look at that shine!!!!


    Next I stamped and heat embossed a couple of sentiments….


    …. and drew a speech bubble in pencil around the sentiments before I cut those out too. The pencil lines can easily be erased with an eraser. I edged the speech bubbles with the corresponding distress marker for the colour of the lips.



    Then I just added the panels onto card blanks and layered the lips and speech bubbles onto the panels.



    There are LOADS of Visible Image images that would work well with this CAS and graphic type of treatment!



    Stamps & Stencils Used:


    lips stamp | lipstick | dare to be different



    love | sentiment stamps | romance | valentines



    cosmic stencil | galaxy | lightspeed



    strobes stencil | rays | sun beams


    Other Supplies:

    White card, Distress Ink (tattered rose), Distress Oxide Ink (squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, candied apple), Distress Marker (worn lipstick, candied apple)Versamark onyx black ink, Versamark clear embossing ink, WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder, blending tools, masking tape, Stamping Platform, pencil, scissors, red card blank.


    That’s it from me for now. Thanks so much for stopping by.


    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    Sharon these cards are awesome! The lips look fabulous with the triple embossing! Really striking valentine’s cards. Thank you ♡

    You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Handmade Bookmark | Stamps | Stencils

    Hello! Sorry for neglecting our blog a little lately, we are busy busy with our exciting new designs and life is a little bit crazy right now too…. and breathe! Martha is here today with a fantastic handmade bookmark and process video too…


    Happy Thursday, today in my post for Visible Image I’ll share with you a canvas bookmark




    I’ve played with distress oxide and Two Tone stencil for my first layer and then some stamping with The World Needs Art and Scripted Streets


    Some finger paint and sewing machine’s stiching and is almost done 🙂




    And here is the process video



    Products Used:


    The world needs art - sentiment stamp



    script stamp - map



    two tone stencil



     

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    This is fabulous Martha! We love how you used the stencil and the stitching really adds to it… Thank you ♡

    You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.

    Sadly Martha has decided to leave our design team, but we do have a few more of her gorgeous projects to share with you over the coming weeks. We wish you all the very best Martha, and thank you for all your wonderful projects and support over the past year.



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    Inhale Confidence | Art Journal Page

    Hello! We are back as promised with more wonderful inspiration today. Veerle has created an inspiring art journal page, with a tutorial video too, so sit back, relax and inhale…



    I’ve been missing for a while… it have been some crazy couple of weeks with the end of the year happening. But we’ve started 2020 and of course creativity will be a big part again ^.^

    So January first… I had my camera on and just went ahead and made my first video for this year.



    art journal page | inhale confidence | mindfulness


    I think these words are perfect to get a whole new year started. Words to keep in mind. And I know, it’s always easier said than done. But I want to make these a big part of 2020. These and so many other words from the Visible Image word stamps. Let’s make 2020 a strong year ^.^



    Stamps Used:


    Don’t Judge


    stamps - don't judge - mental health - broken - courage


    Believe in Me






    This is so inspiring Veerle, and your video was so calming to watch.. thank you ♡

    You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog and on her YouTube channel.



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    New Beginnings | Card | Visible Image

    Hello! We hope you had a great weekend! We have lots of fabulous inspiration to share with you on the blog this week. First up is Martha with an awesome mixed media card featuring our New Beginnings sentiment stamp.. perfect words for the new year!


    New year, new decade, new beginnings, new post for Visible Image 🙂

     

    I made this card for my self, maybe I’ll hanging on my wall as a reminder 🙂


    Here is a quick step by step:


    On watercolor paper I blended some distress ink through the stencil Fibres



    then I stamped with Somewhere In Time the big stain with Pumice Stone Disteress Ink



    then from the same stamp set, I stamped the clock with Black Archival Ink



    to build the background some more stamps, from Creative Chaos this time



    On another piece of cardstock I stamped my quote from the Brave And Strong stamp set and made a frame with a fine marker



    Now is time to give a little more structure to the background so I applied some modeling paste through the stencil Count Me In


    and when dry add more color with the grey Brusho



    Some white splatters to finish the background, before applying some wire, the quote and the little strip that I cut from the top of the card



    And here is the result

     

     



    Products Used:


    fibres - waves - stencil - texture



    numbers - stencil - jumbled - count me in



    smashes clock - pocket watch - time - stamps - rubber



    inky flower - stamp - rubber - clear - grunge



    brave - strong - courage - inspiring sentiment - stamps




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    We adore this Martha! So much gorgeous texture and detail in your background… Thank you ♡

    You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.


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    Helen & Mark xx


    visible image - stamps - rubber - clear - grunge - inky

     

    Have Compassion | Mental Health Awareness Stamps

    Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with a superb mixed media project created with our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set…


    Hello! Have you been enjoying the new autumn release stamps from visible image? Today I’m using one of my favourite sets. I love the versatility of this set. Perfect sentiments and brilliant combination of images. Great for mixed media and journaling projects as well as cards of course.


    don't judge | compassion | rubber stamps



    Don’t judge


    don't judge | i am strong | compassion | broken | stamps



    It’s great to get an opportunity to use up interesting scraps after a gel press printing session. Today’s project uses an MDT tag.


    The steps:


    Select an interesting print and cut to fit the tag. Stick with tacky glue and sand the edges. I also painted the back and tag stand using black gesso.



    Heat emboss the image three times in black on printed leftovers. Then cut out.



    Stamp and cut out a number of jig saw puzzle pieces from the scraps. Stamp more of these images on the main tag and stick the cut out pieces on top paying attention to the background colours. A contrast is best. Then heat emboss the scribble stamp on two of the person cut outs and repeat the puzzle card piecing technique on them too. Add the safety pin stamp on the centre image and heat emboss in black.




    Heat emboss the heart in black on to the tag. Add some ink splatters in black and white. Assemble the cut out images on top using foam pads. I also added black thread for extra texture. Stamp the sentiments and cut out. Edge using black ink. Adhere to project. Finally use a pale coloured paint pen for a little doodling around the edges.





    mixed media | mdf | visible image stamps



    Bye for now …

    Lisa. Xx




    This is so awesome! We love how you stamped the jigsaw pieces in the background and then layered some on top, it creates superb dimension on your stunning background. The figures look so striking too! Thank you Lisa ♡

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



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    Don’t Judge | Mental Health Awareness

    Good Evening! We are here with our last inspirational post for today. Martha is here with an amazing card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps, and a brilliant tutorial video too…


    The new autumn stamps release by Visible Image is just amazing and so inspiring


    mental health awareness stamps | mindfulness | don't judge


    I love mix and match old stamps with the new one, and so I created this card with the focal point from the ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set, a man silhouette and lot of sentiment stripes from this set and from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set, all this sentiments are in the background but also strike the man who is maybe overwhelmed inside and outside, but…ehi…don’t judge 🙂




    Here the stamps and stencil used:


    mindful stamps | mental health awareness | don't judge



    smashed clock | stamp | time






    courage | broken | live in the now | compassion | sentiment stamps



    And here is the process video

     




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    Wow this is such a fantastic card! Brilliant combination of stamps and some very clever stamping of the words! Your background and all your extra touches are awesome! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

    You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.

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    Count Me In | Birthday Card

    Hi! We have Judy Rozema up next on the blog today with a fantastic Birthday card featuring our awesome ‘Count Me In’ numbers stencil…


    Hello friends!

    Today I am sharing a card using a technique I learned from @understandblue at her October retreat. I have Brushos and Color Burst powders, but PaperArtsy Infusions are by far by favourite because of the walnut stain in each bottle.

    I chose one of my favorite stencils from Visible Image, COUNT ME IN, and a sentiment from GO TO WORDS. I think they are perfect for each other!


    numbers stencil | birthday sentiment | card


    I used Magenta, Golden Sands, and a little Sunset Beach for my Infusions colors. You can see in THIS VIDEO, starting at 1:30 how this look is achieved.


    For a little sparkle, I added some metallic thread along the bottom third of the card.

    numbers stencil | birthday card | paperartsy infusions


    Products Used:


    sentiment stamps | must have | go to






    We adore this card Judy, and you are so right this stencil is perfect for a Birthday card.. whatever the number might be! Loving this technique, your background is super stunning and the vibrancy of the yellow looks wonderful against it. Thank you 

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

     

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    Helen & Mark xx

     

    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



    Tutorial:


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


    typewriter_cardTuto1


    with this one mask the typewriter


    typewriter_cardTuto2


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


    typewriter_cardTuto3


    typewriter_cardTuto4


    lift up the stencil


    typewriter_cardTuto5


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


    typewriter_cardTuto6



    for the second card I used the stencil Count Me In 

    and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set


    typewriter_cardTuto7


    typewriter cards - stencils - stamps - visible image



     

    Face Stamp | Beautiful Soul

    Good Evening! We have Ericka Strange here on the blog tonight with 2 incredible cards created with our gorgeous new ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp…


    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today I’m playing with the new release from Visible Image called Beautiful Soul. I love this set and the beautiful words it contains.


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    I started by stamping the image on Bristol Smooth paper and gold heat embossing it.  My oldest daughter saw me making it and asked if I could use red on her hair and make the middle yellow. So I took out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used a variety of pink and reds to color her hair as well as yellows for the middle.


    redstart


    Once I was finished I used a sparkle pen on the hair to give it a little more shine. For the background, I blended Antique Linen Distress Oxide and a light Black soot on the edges. I heat embossed the sentiments in gold and added some sequins for some extra shine.


    redcloseup


    reddwn



    I love this set so much that I had to make one with blue hair as well.


    blucardwwater


    I made this similarly to the one above. I used Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed it with Silver. My youngest daughter, whose name is Elsa, saw the first card and wanted me to make her one, thus the “Let it Go” look.


    I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to color her hair and decided to add a little sparkly silver embossing to the middle of her hair. I then added some silver sequins I had in my stash to give her a more regal winter look.


    bluesqcloseup


    I finished by stamping the “Let it Go” with a Concord & 9th set Perfectly Penned and then used the other sentiments in the Visible Image set to add to her.


    blueup


    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


    Supplies


    face stamp | beautiful soul




    Oh Ericka we love these cards.. your colouring is beautiful and both girls look so striking! Thank you

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



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    Get Up | Dress Up | Face Stamp

    Hello! We have Sharon Traynor here on the blog this evening with a fabulous card featuring our NEW ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp with our ‘Never Give Up’ sentiment…


    Happy Monday!

    I have some no-line colouring of a gorgeous image from the BRAND NEW RELEASE by Visible Image. She is an absolute dream to colour, if you like colouring, and she comes with so many gorgeous words too. The sentiment on this card is from a new set too.


    Here’s how I made this DL card.


    Take some Strathmore Toned Grey sketch paper and stamp the image onto it using a light grey ink.


    I started with the face. Using some polychromos pencils and a very light touch I started to colour, adding white to the areas I wanted a highlight first (because you can’t really add a highlight afterwards). Then I added more colour moving from light to dark, adding a little blue to the darker parts.  I wanted to retain the look of hand colouring so the pencil strokes have not been completely blended in. I am still learning how to colour like this so I knew it wouldn’t be perfect, but I like the finished result.

    polychromos pencils - face stamp


    Next colour the hair. I used 3 colours for the hair, adding low-lights with the dark colour and highlights with the lighter colour.  Making sure the highlights don’t line up over every strand gives it a more natural look.

     



    To finish the card I stamped a sentiment and some of the words along the edge, then doodled a border in between the stamped words with a black pen.


     

    Stamps Used:


    face stamp | beautiful soul | visible image



    heartfelt sentiment stamps | visible image


    Other Supplies:

    Strathmore toned grey sketch paper, Memento london fog ink, Polychromos (101 white, 102 cream, 126 permanent carmine, 130 dark flesh, 131 medium flesh, 132 light flesh, 151 helio-blue reddish, 183 light yellow ochre, 187 burnt ochre, 283 burnt sienna), Versafine onyx black, stamping platform, black micron pen.


    That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    Sharon our Beautiful Soul looks absolutely stunning! Your colouring is wonderful.. thank you ♡

    You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Life Can Be Tough | Face Stamps

    Hello! We hope you are having a great weekend! Stempelfrida is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our face stamps, with a sentiment from our NEW ‘Brave and Strong’ stamp set…


    I am mega enthusiastic about the new words of the Visible Image Autumn release, and today I have combined an older set with “Life can be tough but my darling so are you”. Whoa!!!! What a wonderful source of inspiration for my card.



    You may not believe it, which of the card was a challenge, but it is the face. First, how do I want the proportions? Because the eye stamp with the eyebrow and the mouth stamp, on which the nose is only indicated, are two stamps. Without having drawn anything from my face, it was not so easy for me to decide how big the distance should be. And then, of course, there’s the colouration. And there is almost nothing of the facial contour after stamping. Of course this offers you a white canvas for your artistic freedom. It was faszinating to see the woman under the pencils emerge. The colouration is done with copics and polychromos. The zipper is also coloured with copics and glued on the cut out face. I designed my background with acrylic paints.






    Supplies

    Brave and Strong


    brave - strong - sentiment stamps




    Don´t Judge


    mental health - rubber stamps - mindfulness - don't judge - healing



    Face it!




    Stamp pads: Ink on 3
    Copics 0, E51, E53, E55, E13, E15, E33, E04, T1, T4, T6, R85, R59, B0000, B12, B91, B04, B02
    Polychromos 189, 131, 146, 120, 151, 199
    Acrylic paint





    How amazing is this card! So striking with a fabulous mix of stamps and such beautiful colouring. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

     

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    Helen & Mark xx

     

    Autumn Stamps Release | Visible Image

    Hello! We are so excited to launch our new stamps for Autumn 2019! 🍂


    These gorgeous stamps are available to pre-order now!
    RELEASE DATE: Thursday October 31st


    We have absolutely loved creating this release.. so we hope you love it too… 


    Erika’s Maple
    Gorgeous maple leaf stamps, and 3 smaller leaves enabling you to create a flurry of falling leaves, with some beautiful sentiments.

    Erika’s Maple has been created in memory of our beautiful friend Erika Philpott 🍁


    maple leaf - stamp - rubber - visible image



    Night Owl
    Introducing our handsome owl stamp.. Twit Twoo ❤️ 🦉
    With inspiring words and some awesome background elements, these stamps are perfect for creating wonderful scenes.


    owl - stamp - rubber - visible image



    Deep in the Forest
    This wonderful forest stamp can be repeated to create a longer line of trees, and stamped using 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to create perspective. The inspiring words compliment this stamp perfectly.


    forest - trees - stamp - rubber - visible image



    Beautiful Soul
    This beautiful image is a really versatile stamp for card making and mixed media art. Stamp her in your journal and write your thoughts in her hair.. or just colour her fabulously!
    This set includes some mindful sentiments too ❤️


    woman - head - stamp - rubber - visible image



    Don’t Judge
    In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence,
    these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need, and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity ❤️


    rubber stamp - don't judge - broken - healing - mindfulness - mental health




    The Right Direction
    These awesome car stamps, accessory stamps and positive quote are perfect for card making.. not just for ‘him’ but for anyone who loves cars!


    car - rubber stamp - steer yourself - the right direction - visible image



    Believe In Me
    These empowering sentiment stamps will spread a little positivity through your handmade cards, journal pages and mixed media projects.


    empowering - quotes - stamps - rubber - visible image



    Brave and Strong
    Heartfelt sentiment stamps which include words we all need to add to our handmade cards sometimes, for anyone going through tough times. Great for journaling too!


    brave - strong - sentiment stamps - rubber - visible image



    Brighten The World
    Awesome creative quote stamps for anyone who loves creating with colour!


    creative - quote - stamps - visible image



    Mark and our amazing Design Team will be sharing their first cards and projects featuring these stamps over the next week…

    we can’t wait to share them with you, so keep an eye out on our blog and social media!



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    Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

    Good Evening, we have the very fabulous Ericka Strange here to inspire you this evening with a beautiful card featuring our entwined butterflies stencil with a gorgeous sentiment…


    Happy Monday! Its been a little gloomy here lately so I thought I’d brighten things up in the craft room with this Visible Image Entwined Butterflies stencil and Distress Oxides.



    I love Distress Oxide blending on Bristol Smooth paper because it is so easy to get a nicely blended background. For this quick card I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.


    stencilblending


    Once the blending was done, I let it dry a bit so that I could heat embossed my sentiment without it sticking all over. I love this So Much Stronger Sentiment set from Visible Image and the fonts are so pretty.


    closeup


    I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it. To finish the card I used some Black Nuvo Drops.


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    Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a chance to make some sunshine!


    Squarebstencilup



    Supplies:


    entwined butterflies stencil



    sentiment stamps - friends are angels





    Ericka your background is stunning, what beautiful blending. Gorgeous choice of sentiment to compliment the butterfly stencil too 

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



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    Love You Longer | Gelli Print Card

    Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! The amazing Stempelfrida is here with a superb card with a great mix of stamps and a wonderful gelli print background…


    It’s time for my Visible Wednesday for you!

    Do you know that: Actually you wanted to do something completely different…. but then something great came out of it. I want to be honest with you: That’s how it was with my card from today.


    gelli print - water soluble crayons - visible image stamps


    On Instagram there is currently a challenge from Brigit Koopsen with Gelli Plates. I’m really not an expert on this and so I’ve done a lot of things completely wrong with this card. But that led to a nice result. It was day 4 of the challenge on water soluble crayons. These should be used in the Challenge with the Gelli Plate. On the one hand, I worked with too much water with the chalks, so that they rather flowed and then I also applied too much acrylic paint. But, lo and behold, that also gave a great pattern. And so I was very happy with my background, even if you can’t see the actual intention with the chalks anymore.






    In the background I then stamped the hearts from the stamp set “Have I told you” and drew a bit with my Poscamarker. By the way, I have become a really big fan of the Poscamarkers. The white one doesn’t come close to the opacity of the Signomarker in my opinion, but it also fulfils its purpose and the colour variety with Posca pens is great. You may know that they are also available with very different tips.



    The sentiment!!!!!!!! Isn’t it beautiful? I know exactly who thought of whom when SHE created it, but it certainly hits many of us directly in the heart. I stamped it with the Ink on 3 stamp pad.




    I had made a card last month with three figures. I had written there that I had made four, but didn’t need one of them. Now it came into play as a main actor. You can read here (CLICK) how I made it.


    love you longer - sentiment stamp


    Supplies


    Visible Image Stamps:


    Have I Told You




    Tree of Life




    Visible Image Stencil:


    Stars and Stripes


     

    Stamp pads: Archival Ink picked raspberry; Ink On 3 black out
    Posca black, white, pink, apple green 
    Gelli Plate
    EFCO Decoupaste fein
    Zickzack Schere / zigzag scissors 





    Stempelfrida your print is amazing! Even if it is not how it was meant to be, we think it works so well with your card design.

    The figure looks so striking in white against the colour, and the sentiment is gorgeous with him!
    Thank you ♡

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



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    Look Forward | Tag | Visible Image

    Good Morning, we have lots of inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Veerle with a beautiful and so inspiring tag featuring our look forward sentiment stamp..




    Those wings… they were the first to jump right into my eyes when I saw the release of this set Faerie magic. They look perfect with the faerie but I already saw myself use them separately.

    So I took out some stazon ink and a piece of sturdy plastic, cut them all out… and then just started playing with laying them out in different ways. Hmm maybe bring in a black circle… which was a bit too dark so I needed to break that up…





    Never did I think that the wings would end up as flower petals on my first project using them ^.^
    And of course I needed some words… No surprise when I tell you I didn’t need to look really hard to find those in all the perfect words Visible Image has do I ^.^


    Sometimes life is fragile, but it is in full bloom and there is nothing better to do than to look forward. Find those golden spots when everything is dark, those are the ones that will pull you through <3



    Stamps used:


    mindfulness - stamps - rubber - positive quotes



    fairy stamp - rubber - clear



    inky - thorax - ribs - anatomy - stamps





    This is so beautiful Veerle, we love how you always see the stamps in your own unique way.. thank you ♡

    You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.



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    We will be back a little later with a fantastic new project and video from Martha… something awesome from stempelfrida… AND… some brilliant Halloween inspiration from Nadine! Make sure you pop back later!!



    Have you got your hands on our new Christmas stamps yet? They are selling fast and won’t be re-stocked again this year!


    christmas stamps - rubber - clear



    Hope to see you later!


    Helen & Mark xx

     

    Just Be Happy | Splashed Ink | Cards

    Hello! We have the awesome Giovanna (giogiocraft) here on the blog today with some gorgeous ‘happy cards’ featuring silhouette stamps and vibrant ink splashes!

    happyCard1


    Ehehhe these cards just make me smile! To make the ‘splashy’ effect you need a siringe or a straw, and then have fun 🙂


    The stamp set I used is Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist


    happy - jumping - girl - rubber stamp



    happyCard2


    And I also inked the sentiment stamp Voices In Your Head


    quirky sentiment stamps - rubber



    happyCard3



    happyCard4



    happyCard5



    happyCard6



    TUTORIAL:

    Mix  some crystal powder  and a bit of water (this technique works pretty well also with acrylic paints and watercolours)


    happyCardTuto1

    aspirate with syringe (just a little bit)


    happyCardTuto2

    then put your card in a box to protect all around you and with a swift movement of your hand empty the syringe


    happyCardTuto3

    if you don’t have a syringe you can use a straw blowing the mist around


    happyCardTuto4

    when dry add a stamped image and a sentiment


    happyCardTuto5



    happyCardTuto6



    happy cards - silhouette stamps - inky - Visible Image



     

    We love these cards Gio! You can’t help but smile looking at them! Thank you for brightening our day ♡

    You can find more of Giogio’s wonderful projects over on her blog.



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    Hope | Art Journal Page

    Good Evening, we have our wonderful Veerle here on the blog to inspire you today with a gorgeous watercolour art journal page featuring our ‘Hope’ sentiment stamp…


    art journal page - butterfly stamp - hope - sentiment



    butterfly rubber stamp - grunge - transform



    peace - love - hope - christmas - stamps - rubber



    Now who says Christmas stamps can only be used on Christmas projects? I loved this set the moment it was released and I still do. And you want to know why? Well, maybe you can guess… Yes indeed… those words ^.^ And today I’m using one of them on an art journal page, showing you that Santa doesn’t need to be flying by in his slay to go ahead and use them ^.^ I took out some watercolors ( duh) some pastes and my art journal and even a second set of beautiful Visible Image stamps…



    Enjoy the video!





    So… tell me, what page would be in your art journal?












    Thank you Veerle, this is a wonderful art journal page! We love your contrasting circles, and fabulous texture… we could watch you create with water colour all day long ♡

    We love the black butterfly edged in silver…

    You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.



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    Mark & Helen xx

     

    Listen to your Imagination | Lightbulb stamp

    Good Morning! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our light bulb stamp and our brilliant numbers stencil…




    Oh no! Not bulbs again! 🙂
    I’m wondering what Freud would say about it…



    Anyway, I’m not going to stop using them, lol.
    This one was made for a Birthday of a very talented designer…
    To keep it masculine I created an electric garden with bulb-flowers.
    Yeah, it can be weird but I hope he likes it.



    1. Embossed the background with a stencil.
    2. Used the same stencil and a black paint to make the background.
    3. Gave a touch of blue and green here and there.
    4. Used the flower as leaves, colored it in green and cut out.








    Used Visible Image products:





    Wow! We love your electric garden! Your stencilled background looks awesome, and the light bulbs are so striking against it. Great mix of stamps to create your sentiment too! Thank you Macarena ♡

    You will find more of Macarena’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Life is Beautiful | Handmade Card

    Good Evening! We hope Monday has been gentle with you. Nadine Carlier is here to inspire you today with a gorgeous floral card…

    Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a bright and inspirational card I made. I had a lot of fun making this card and I love how it turned out.

     

     

    Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.

     

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    I love the Visible Image ‘Random Art Of Kindness’ Stamp Set, actually I love all of their stamps. The only thing that I don’t like, is how hard it is to choose which stamps I want to use.

     

    Check out the close-ups of my card below….

     

     

     

     


    kindness stamp | flowers



    hummingbird stamp





    Thank you Nadine, what a fabulous card! Love the Autumnal colours and we LOVE Brushos! ♡ Thanks for your brilliant tutorial video too! All that fussy cutting was so worth it, the end result is awesome!

    You can find more of Nadine’s wonderful cards over on her blog.



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    One Kind Word | You Are Loved

    Good Evening! Ericka Strange is here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring the typewriter stamp and sentiment from our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set…




    Happy Wednesday! Today I’m playing with some alcohol ink and the One Kind Word set from Visible Image. The sentiments in this set are awesome and I love how some of them fit in the typewriter paper.


    cardsideways



    typewriter rubber stamp


    I started my card by using a background I had previously made with alcohol ink. I love making backgrounds and have a huge stash and thought this one with the rainbow of colors would go perfectly. I wanted some gold accents on the background, so I used Deco Foil Liquid adhesive and applied gold foil to it which added some beautiful gold lines.


    cardmaking


    I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Versamark ink and gold embossed it. Originally, I had stamped the typewriter image on the background with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I felt that the detail of the stamp got lost in the busy background, so instead, I stamped the image on some white paper with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I also added the “You Are Loved” in Versamark ink and gold embossed it to match the sentiment above.


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    I fussy cut out the typewriter image and used foam tape to adhere it to my background over my stamped image. This helped the typewriter stand out and also gave the card more dimension.


    cardmain



    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to spread some kindness today!




    Wow what an incredible background! The touches of gold look so striking against the vivid colours. Loving the sentiment embossed onto velum too! Thank you Ericka 

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



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    Don’t Let Someone Dim Your Light | Moth Stamp

    Hi there! We hope you had a great weekend. We have so much inspiration to bring you here on the blog this week. We are kicking off with a vibrant card from Pauline Butcher featuring our amazing moth stamp…

    Hellooo,
     
    It’s my turn to share a card I’ve made using some of the awesome stamps available from Visible Image.


    moth - lightbulb - rubber stamp
     


    The stamps I have used on this 6″ x 6″ card are from:


    ripple - rubber stamp


    My background was achieved by randomly blending Distress inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, before flicking a little water over it to bleach the colour out. I then blended Chipped Sapphire around the edges, and again blended a touch of Black Soot, just on the very edges.

    I stamped with the large circular stamp out of the ‘Ripple Effect’ set, after I used masking tape across the middle of the stamp, and then another piece of tape to mask off half the stamp again, meaning that I was only stamping with a quarter of the stamp, and some gold ink to give a subtle sparkle. I did this four times.
     



    On a separate piece of white card, I stamped the moth, light bulbs and sentiment, fussy cutting them and colouring them with my Clean Color Brush Pens (I left the sentiment white, but went around the edges with my yellow pen). I adhered these to my background with 3D glue Gel. When the glue was dry, I stamped the smallest moth three times, then used a Sakura sparkle pen and a white pen to add some highlights, and of course Stickles to finish it off!
     


     


    Hugs, Pauline xxxxx 



    Thank you Pauline this is such an awesome card! Love the subtle gold rings around the light bulb and the gorgeous colours! ♡

    You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

    Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our Guardian Angel stamp with our beautiful ‘Special Memories’ sentiment…


    It is with great pleasure to show you this card today. Because, …..after my 3-month guest design time at Visible Image I was invited to join the main design team, hooray!!!!!!! From today on I will have a “Visible Wednesday” every other Wednesday for you, so to speak 🙂


    special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


    I made the background for my card with the Gelli Plate and the Fibres stencil from Visible Image. In the middle it looks like there is no colour, but this is a trick: I used white acrylic paint there. It creates, for example, space for the text that I stamped with Versamark on it and embossed in black.












    I stamped the angel from the set guardian angel with Memento and coloured it with Copics. Then I cut it out by hand. I did the same with the leaves. The drops on the leaves are Glossy Accents. On my background I added a few drops with Nuvo Drops. Some of them are translucent. At the edges I have torn off my background. The white dots on the card base are made with a marker.




    Visible Image Supplies


    Guardian Angel stamp


    tree of life stamp


    inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


    fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



    Other Supplies

    stamp pads: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark
    embossing powder: Print Art detail black
    Copics E00, E31, E55, E87, V01, V06, V09, BG10, BG23, BG15, BG49
    Polychromos 101, 103, 132, 119, 133, 249, 180, 154, 156, 153, 155, 149
    Signomarker white
    Nuvo Jewel Drops: key lime
    Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss: blue babe
    Glossy Accents



    guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




    Stempelfrida this is stunning! Your background looks amazing, we love how your gelli print came out! This sentiment is beautiful with our Guardian Angel stamp ♡  Thank you!

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



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    We will be back later today with a gorgeous piece of home decor by Sharon Traynor!

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    Stay Mindful | Handmade Card

    Hello and Happy Sunday to you! We hope you have a relaxing day planned, or can at least squeeze in a little time just for you ♡ Jane is here today with a gorgeous card featuring our ‘Mindful Moments’ stamps…

    Good Morning

    Today’s project showcases the  Mindful Moments stamp set. I decided to be use the summer sunshine and enjoyment of sandy beach holidays for my inspiration.
    What is better than the sun shining at the seaside?


    We will be back here in September and I can sit and be mindful of the blessings I have in my life.

    Our beloved Rhodes..



    This is the fab set which has lots of great accessory stamps and sentiments to use both for cards, tags, mixed media and journalling.


    mindfulness - stamps - meditation - yoga - let go - calm



    I also used one of the sentiments from the Look Forward with Hope stamp set


    Hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring quotes


    I used PaperArtsy infusions to create my background and then stamped the sentiment.



    I added some mustard seed Oxide ink to tone things down a little



    and stamped the sun into the corner.


    I used the oxide to colour the centre of the sun


    I die cut an ornate frame in gold


    Next I stamped the main image and some of the flowers onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks and cut them out.


     I also stamped “let go” onto yellow vellum



    Then it was time to put everything together.



    Here is my finished card…


    mindfulness card - yoga - meditation - stamp



    with some close ups…






    and one final shot…



    Thanks so much for stopping by today.

    Back soon.


    Bye for now,
    Jane x




    Jane this is absolutely stunning! These stamps look fabulous stamped on acetate, and the die cut frames her beautifully ♡ Thank you!

    You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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    Through The Storm | Handmade Card

    Hello! Guest Designer Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring one of our newer sentiments, written by Helen, called ‘You’ll get through this storm’…


    Wow it’s just come across really stormy here in Hampshire this afternoon and the heavens have opened. A perfect moment to be sharing this card for Visible Image.


    you'll get through this storm - card



    I created this from a mop up card that I had from a previous project, using Amsterdam acrylic ink. The combination of blues and greys just screamed ‘sea’ to me.

     


    I used the ‘strobes’ stencil and swiped some gesso through it to give a white base for some rays of sunshine.



    I swiped yellow and orange paint over the top when dry, and stamped and heat embossed the sun from the ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set in the centre.



    I stamped some clouds from the same set, and painted with acrylic ink. For this I used my stamping platform, as once I had painted I wanted to re stamp the detail over the top.



    I added some waves with paint to create the stormy sea.



    The final step was to stamp the sentiment  and fussy cut some paper boats from the ‘Destination Unknown’ set and pop them in the sea to bob about.



    I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.


    inspiring quote stamp



    As if by magic as I uploaded the final image here , the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the sun came out. How bizare is that!



    Products Used: 


    strobes - rays - stencil



    hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring words



    paper boats - stamps - planes - destination - journey


    I’ll be back soon with more Visible Image inspiration for you.

    Lynda

    x




    We adore this card.. you have interpreted the sentiment so perfectly Lynda. Your stormy seas look amazing and the rays of sunshine are stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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    Live in the Moment | Dragonfly Stamp

    Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Nadine Carlier to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Nadine has created a stunning card to inspire you, featuring our beautiful dragonfly stamp…

    Sometimes you just need to live in the moment! I created this card using stamps from Visible Image for my first Guest Design Team post.


    dragonfly stamp | alcohol inks

    For the background, I used photo paper and used some alcohol ink. I first got the paper wet with some blending solution, and dropped on some alcohol ink and using a straw I blew the alcohol ink around on the paper. I continued doing this with 4 different colors of alcohol ink in Sail Boat Blue, Wild Plum, Bottle, and Mixative Silver until I was happy with how it looked.

    Once the alcohol ink was basically dry, but still had some tacky areas left, I used some Xyron Glaminator Copper Transfer Foil by pressing (shiny side facing up) it down onto the tacky areas and then lifted it back up. This left some of the foil stuck to the tacky areas.



    Photo paper will crack and bubble if heated with a heat tool which was what I wanted, so I used my heat tool onto the background until it started to crack.



    The dragonfly and sentiment are from the Visible Image Live In The Moment Stamp Set.



    I stamped the dragonfly using StazOn Ink in Jet Black onto the background. Using another piece of photo paper I used the Sail Boat Blue and Bottle Alcohol Ink colors by just dropping it around on the paper with some blending solution and dried it with my heat tool until it started to crack. Then I stamped the dragonfly onto the new piece of photo paper. I fussy cut out the dragonfly and outlined the dragonfly and also the background piece with a Copper DecoColor Premium Paint Marker and then adhered the dragonfly down onto where I stamped it onto the background. Then stamped the sentiment with StazOn in Jet Black using my Misti stamping platform. Added some Diamond Glaze onto the dragonfly and adhered everything down to a white card base. All done!




    Nadine this is absolutely stunning! That copper foiling looks amazing against those vibrant colours, and highlights the dragonfly stamp beautifully ♡ Thank you!

    You can find more of Nadine’s wonderful cards over on her blog.



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    Look Forward With Hope | Handmade Card

    Hello! Sorry we have neglected our blog lately, the last few weeks have been a challenge as I (Helen) had a nasty fall and have been in quite a lot of pain. So… as we have lots of inspiration to catch up with here on the blog, we are planning lots of posts over the next few days sharing the latest cards and projects from our fabulous Design Team and our wonderful guest designers! Jane Tyrrell is kicking things off with a gorgeous card that would brighten anyone’s spirits, it has definitely brightened mine! As I have now started a programme of physiotherapy, I will look forward with hope to being pain free again! Over to Jane…

    Good Evening,

    Today I have used one of the 3 lovely new sentiment sets. This one is called Look Forward with Hope. So many really positive sentiments, suitable for all occasions.

    positive - quote - stamps - sentiment - rubber


    I decided I wanted to make a seaside feel card. I added some distress oxides to speciality stamping card and then added some “sea” using paints.



    I then added fossilized amber distress oxide ink through the Strobes stencil


    rays - strobes - stencil



    I decided I wanted more texture so I added texture paste through the strobes stencil in the same area. When dry I found that the sunshine in the set fitted perfectly inside. I also added some Glossy accents to the sun which you can see in the final photos.


    I stamped some of the clouds directly onto the crackle and others I stamped onto card and fussy cut out.

    I then stamped and coloured one of the sweet dolphins from the Mythical Mermaid stamp set


    mermaid stamp

    and fussy cut him out. I added a little sheen with Spectrum Noir sparkle.



    I also stamped some waves using the stamp in the mermaid set. I then stamped the ‘don’t look back’ sentiment from the set, added the dolphin, a little white ink highlighting and my card was finished..


    look forward - hope - card - rubber stamp



    A couple of close ups…





    And one final shot.





    Thanks so much for stopping by today.

    Back soon.

    Bye for now,
    Jane x




    What a stunning card Jane! The crackle looks fantastic through the rays of sunshine, and your scene is fabulous! Thank you ♡

    You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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    visible image stamps

     

    It’s ok to not be ok | Card

    Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here this evening with a beautiful heartfelt card which would be perfect for anyone going through a tough time…




    Mixed media on a card…why not?  And even though I made this project in the shape of a card it’s also a possibility to turn it into an art journal page.

    Either way you choose to have a go at, be it a little reminder for yourself, or for it to be a bit positive reinforcement for anyone who needs it, have a go as these words should be out there… It is okay to not be okay. We are humans, no heroes. Well sometimes we are a hero but I think it’s safe to say we are no heroes 24/7 and no one is, not even our heroes.



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    Stamps used:

    Look Forward with Hope


    sentiment stamps - positive quotes



    Have I Told You


    sentiment stamps - love - anniversary





    Thank you for your beautiful inspiration and fantastic video Veerle.. such a gorgeous card ♡

    You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.



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    Sunshine on a Rainy Day | Sentiment Stamp

    Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous summery card featuring our ‘Sunshine on a Rainy Day’ sentiment…


    I sincerely hope that your day was sunny in your heart, but if it wasn’t, I’ll send you some sun with my card.

    When I saw the flowers from Visible Image, I fell in love with them immediately. And the font of the text is sooooo beautiful, isn’t it? It fits so well and is so nice and playful.

    It is my second card for the guest design team of Visible Image.

     

    Unfortunately I didn’t think about taking photos in between when I created the background, because I used a special effect. You need glossy paper and Distress Oxides. With these I have stained diligently and worked with water. I also stamped circles in different colours. And then comes the big secret: With a little sponge you apply a little Micro Glaze and rub away the chalk-like pigments of the Oxides. The gloss of the paper comes through again and everything shines beautifully. Maybe I can take a snapshot before and after the next time.



     

    And then a Faux-Pas happened to me! Since I was not yet clear before stamping the text, with which colour I would paint it and whether at all, I first cheerfully stamped with Versafine … and then decided that I would like to make it a bit colourful. And preferably with Copics, sigh! Well, then I had to be very careful at the lines and with my markers and I had to stripe off black ink again and again. For those who are not so familiar with it: Versafine doesn’t work with alcohol-based marker, they dissolve the lines. That is why I usually stamp these things with Memento before colouring them. 




    That’s how I did it with the flowers and the butterfly. I first stamped them with Memento and then coloured them with Copics and cut out by hand. I bent the butterfly on its wings to make it pop.








    For the base card I stamped the structures with Versamark (the edges were sufficient) and embossed them in white.

     

    I scribbled at bit on the edges and added Nuvo Drops. I mounted everything with distance pads.

     

    Stamps Used:


    sentiment stamps


    butterfly - stamps - grunge


    organics - inky - ink splat - stamps


    flower stamp - inky - creativity

     

    Other Supplies:

     

    stamp pads: Distress Oxides spun sugar, dried marigold, picked raspberry; Versafine onyx black; Memento tuxedo black; Versamark
    embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white 
    Copics R81, R83, R85, R89, Y13, Y19, YR16, RV04, RV09
    Copic Multiliner 0.5
    Signo Marker weiß
    Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss simply white, english mustard, carnation pink
    Glossy Accents
    Judy Kins Micro Glaze







    We adore this card, it’s so gorgeous and happy!  Thank you Stempelfrida ♡

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



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    You’ll Get Through This Storm | Sentiment Stamp

    Hi there! Sharon Traynor is here with such a gorgeous and very clever card today featuring one of the uplifting sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set…

    you'll get through this storm - sentiment stamp

     


    Well, I hope you have sunshine and not rain storms wherever you live. However, as soon as I saw the cloud and sentiment stamps in this Look Forward With Hope brand new stamp set by Visible Image I knew I wanted to make a card where beads move up and down threads like raindrops.

    I’ve seen these cards around the internet and thought I would try to make one. I don’t know if I have made it correctly….but this is my take.

    First blend some distress inks onto white card. Add the time tunnel stencil (my favourite!) on the top and blend though it with broken china distress ink. Move the stencil and blend again so that you have 2 swirls.

    spiral stencil


    Add a little iced spruce through the cosmic skies stencil.


    galaxy sky stencil


    Then stamp a few of the clouds with broken china ink.



    Cut the panel to size, then add layers of shaker tape as shown below. Sandwich threads, with beads on them, between the layers of shaker tape, making sure that the beads can move freely.


    TIP: Once the threads were in place I dusted the sides of the shaker tape with baby powder. This makes sure that there are no sticky patches on the sides.



    Cut a white ‘frame’ panel for the front of the card and adhere it to the background. Heat emboss the central sentiment panel in silver embossing powder and attach that too. Attach the whole thing to a card blank.



    On the inside stamp the sentiment and the image

     

    Products Used:



    sentiment stamps - uplifting - positive 

      spiral stencil


      galaxy sky stencil


    Other Supplies:

    Distress Oxide Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, iced spruce), Prism inks (canary yellow, orange zest), Versafine onyx black, Versamark clear, WOW! metallic silver embossing powder, shaker foam tape, thread, silver beads, white card, baby powder


    That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs,
    Sharon xx




    We love this card so much Sharon! Such a perfect card design for this sentiment stamp.. thank you ♡

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    New Sentiment Stamps | June Release

    Hi! We are really excited to preview our final 3 stamp sets in our June release! 3 sets of gorgeous sentiment stamps which include quirky quotes, loved up sentiments, and positive words…








    Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order TOMORROW: Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


    We hope you love our new stamp designs!

    Helen & Mark xx


     

    The World Needs Art | Visible Image

    Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog this evening with an awesome project featuring lots of our creative quote stamps…


    Today I am sharing an accordion card I took to the Crafting at Ally Pally show last month.

    I wanted something to show off lots of the latest stamps and quotes, which have been so popular!



    My accordion cards features stamps from all these sets:















    How I created it:


    I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints.


    and brayered a background onto 2 A4 sheets of card as I wanted to make 2 masterboards to cut up.

    I used these colours of Archival ink


    and randomly stamped over the sheets using all the image sets. Here is one of the sheets in progress


    I then die cut my accordion card

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    and stamped the 4 World needs art sentiments, 1 on each panel.

    I also added some stamps which I yellow embossed


    and also stamped and cut out a few images.



    I then put everything together…



    and some close ups…





     

    After I finished off my card I had some off-cuts. I had a flash of inspiration that I could use them to made Artist trading coins, which I did…


    These were all packed ready for taking to the show when I had one last idea. If I attached a badge back to them I could turn them into badges for Helen, Mark and myself to wear at the show!

    I quickly ordered some on line and hey presto, one of a kind badges!


    which Mark, Helen and I wore at the show!



    I really had a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed demoing and meeting so many lovely crafters, new and seasoned!


    Thanks for stopping by today.


    Back soon.
    Bye for now,

    Jane x




    Jane your project is awesome and it was so loved at the show! Your Artist Trading Coin badges are such a cool idea, and we loved wearing them! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

    You will find more of Jane’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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    You Are Loved | Valentine Card

    Hello! We hope you had a great weekend! We were busy in the garden making the most of a rain free Sunday. Sharon Traynor is here to inspire you today with a romantic gift set featuring some clever designing with our really cool jumbled letters stamp and ‘You Are Loved’ sentiment…



    This week I have a whole gift set made with the fantastic ‘One Kind Word‘ stamp set.


    jumbled letters - stamp - typewriter - you are loved



    Now I’m not one of those people that really ‘does’ Valentines day, but when I spotted a neat little positioning trick to make a heart shape out of this text stamp…



    I just couldn’t stop myself from going crazy and making a whole coordinating gift set for Valentines day!

    So, I made a matching card and envelope with some wrapping paper and a coordinating gift tag


    valentine card - typewriter stamp