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.


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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.


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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!


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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 ♡

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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 ♡

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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!


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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!

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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



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And I also inked the sentiment stamp Voices In Your Head


quirky sentiment stamps - rubber



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TUTORIAL:

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


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aspirate with syringe (just a little bit)


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


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


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when dry add a stamped image and a sentiment


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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 ♡

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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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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!

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 

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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! ♡

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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!

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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!

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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.


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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

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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 ♡

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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



handmade stamped wrapping paper


I really love how pretty this set looks.


And it is so easy to create these too, once you see how to make the heart shape, which actually is incredibly simple to do!


Just stamp the image once Then rotate and stamp again. (The black lines in the second photo below shows the side of the stamp that I rotated and how it matched up to the first stamped image). Easy peasy!






valentine card - jumbled letters - typerwriter - stamps


To make the card, I stamped the typewriter and the sentiment in black ink, then stamped the heart (using the method  in the photos above) over the typewriter in a pink ink.

The smallest heart from the stamp set was stamped a few times around the border and a little doodling added before mounting onto coordinating pink and black paper, and then affixing to a card blank.

On the envelope flap I stamped the heart shape again and added the ‘You Are Loved’ sentiment.




The wrapping paper was made by sticking some sheets of printer paper together and stamping the heart shape in a repeating pattern all over the paper.


The sentiment was stamped into the middle of the hearts on one row, missing the next row and stamping it again in the hearts of the row underneath, continuing like that on each alternate row until the last row on the paper. Then a smaller heart was stamped into some of the gaps in a regular pattern across the paper.


The gift tag was made by heat embossing onto black paper and fussy cutting out into a heart shape. That was then attached to white card and fussy cut to make to give a white border, and the back of the tag would then be easy to write on. An eyelet was added and the tag attached to the present with black ribbon and a few pink flowers to match.



Stamps Used:


typewriter stamp - you are loved - jumbled letters



Other Supplies:

Versafine onxy black ink, Versacolor 33 pink ink, Versamark clear ink, WOW! opaque bright white embossing powder, Black micron pen, misti stamping tool, printer paper, black ribbon, pink flowers, black & pink paper and white card.

I do hope you like this set and that you will pop by again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




These are so pretty Sharon! You’re the first to spot that the jumbled letters will make a heart ♡
Clever card design and gorgeous wrapping paper too. Thank you!

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

 

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Inspiring Words Stamps for 2019

Hello and Happy New Year to You! We are excited to be back after a good break and today kicks off another year of amazing inspiration from our wonderful team. Jane is here with some inspiring words stamps on a gorgeous wall hanging…



Good morning it’s time to get back to “normal” after all the excitement and celebrations of Christmas and the new year. The Visible Image team have all been on a break but today I’m delighted to be kicking off with the first Design team inspiration post of 2019.

I do love the new year…. I never make resolutions but I do think it’s a good time to take stock of our views and hopes in life. I love the inspiring words that Helen writes which Mark turns into amazing stamps which I can incorporate into my crafting.

I decided to use the words from Voices in your Head to create an inspirational wall hanging for the year.




I made some backgrounds with my small Gelli plate (lucky me got an 8″ by 10″ one from Santa so watch out for more larger projects using this).




I used some DecoArt media acrylics and stamps from the Visometry set












and also the Two Tone stencil to pull some prints










I made a whole batch of prints


and selected 3 to make into ATCs.




I gold embossed the words and added some more patterns with gold ink using universal. Sorry the photos are a little dark, there is so little daylight this time of the year when I am crafting inside.




For the wall hanging I used some corrugated card on mount board. I exposed some of the core and added paints and crackle paint. Once dry I rubbed on some Treasure gold. I attached some string using my mini stapler.



I also stamped the year using the numbers from Alphabetical onto scraps of gelli prints and mounted them on card.



So here is my finished wall hanging..













Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January so you still have a whole month to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend on some gorgeous new stamps or stencils! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. There are lots of exciting Visible Image newbies in the pipeline, and I am so looking forward to designing with them! An exciting year is ahead and I am going to try to remember these inspiring words during 2019.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




We were the lucky recipients of this plaque at Christmas! Thank you again Jane it is absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring! We look at it every morning when we arrive in the office!

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



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Time for The Next Chapter

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set which includes a fantastic typewriter stamp with different greetings which fit on the paper…


hello - typewriter - stamp - card



These are the main products used:


typewriter stamp - rubber - clear



two tone stencil



I used watercolour card. The background was created using inktense blocks. The colour was brushed on with a large brush and blended. The block colour along with white for the top was sponged through the stencil using the square part.






The typewriter stamp was stamped and heat embossed in black on to white card and cut out.

The letters and hearts were stamped in teal ink (first and second generation ink). The centre letters were highlighted using a black posca pen and then black and gold ink splatters added. The main image was added below raised on foam pads. The sentiments were added.





jumbled letters stamp



typewriter stamp




As usual the artwork was edged in black and mounted on to complimentary card stock.

Hope you like it!


Till next time…

Lisa xx




We adore this card! The jumbled letters stamp looks amazing with the combination of first and second generation stamping and all the ink splatters! Gorgeous colours!  Thank you Lisa ♡

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



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Typewriter Stamp | Greeting Card

Hi there! We have so much wonderful inspiration to share with you, so let’s get started!! Sharon Traynor has created an incredible card featuring the typewriter stamp from our ‘One Kind Word’ set…


I love crafting! Don’t you?

For me, it gives me such a great excuse just to play with colour and any bits and pieces that I can lay my hands on in my craft room. So this week I’ve been playing with some more fabulous Visible Image stamps,  brushos, stamping on brushos and creating a distressed look with some embossing glitter – and by that I mean that the glittery elements are not solid but more patchy.


typewriter stamp | greeting card



These brusho colours make such an interesting background for the brilliant typewriter, don’t they? And the loopy border at the top makes it look like the background has been ripped out of a spiral bound notebook too.

It’s been a little hard to capture the glittery elements in the photos, but if you click on the photos and look at them when they are larger you should be able to see bits of the glitter embossing.



So how did I make this?




First, wet the water colour card and sprinkle a tiny bit of brushos on. If the brushos don’t move enough, use the smallest amount of sprayed water to help them along. Dry with a heat tool.


Stamp the ‘cracks’ in distress ink and emboss with embossing glitter. The large cracks were stamped with salty ocean then heat embossed  with clear multi sparkle embossing glitter. The small cracks were stamped with antique linen and heat embossed with clear sparkle embossing glitter.





Stamp the typewriter with black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Mask each word in the sentiment separately and stamp onto the typewriter paper part with black ink then clear emboss.

Fussy cut the typewriter image.




Stamp the word ‘incredible’ with salty ocean distress oxide onto a scrap piece of card and heat emboss with clear sparkle embossing glitter.

Punch out a loopy border and attach it to the top of the brusho piece of card.

Cut pieces of blue glitter card to fit as mats for the brusho background and the ‘incredible’ sentiment, and then back these and the  typewriter with fun foam.


TIP: cut the middle of the glitter card mat for the background so that the foam on the back of that piece can be adhered directly onto the card blank.


Glue the large blue mat and background to the card blank, attach the brusho piece on top (so that the glue/tape runner sticks into the gutted piece and directly onto the card blank.

Attach the typewriter, then the blue mat for the sentiment, and finally the sentiment.

Draw a random dot/dash pattern around the main image panel and the sentiment.


Stamps Used:


https://visibleimage.com/product/one-kind-word/        


https://visibleimage.com/product/voices-in-your-head/



https://visibleimage.com/product/create-it/


Other Supplies:

Papermill Direct white hopsack card, brushos (cobalt blue, orange), distress spritzer, distress oxides (salty ocean, antique linen), WOW! embossing glitters (clear sparkle, clear multi sparkle), Versafine onyx black ink, Ranger superfine clear embossing powder, fun foam, blue pen, border punch (an old Martha Stewart one).


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is such a fantastic card Sharon, loving your background! We love playing with Brushos too!! Thank you ♡

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

 

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You Are Not Alone

Good Evening! This week is flying by, can’t believe it will be Friday tomorrow! We have the lovely Veerle Moreels on the blog this evening with a gorgeous tag featuring our ‘you are not alone’ stamp…

Hello!


Sometimes you see a set and you just fall in love. Well this ‘You Are Not Alone’ set is one of them.  Sometimes it’s so easy to explain and sometimes it’s not, it’s a feeling that a set gives you and that’s exactly what’s going on with this set.



hand stamp - visible image



I love the hands and love the words, they will make perfect cards to give some support to anyone in need of it. But they have so many more possibilities. For today’s project I chose to make a supportive tag…

And yes, that’s a little bit of gold on my butterfly ^.^


you are not alone - sentiment stamp


And yes,  I had some fun burning holes in my tag ^.^



Here’s the tag in it’s full glory.  But you could easily make it in a card’s version, and choose to make it in a color. Or just give the butterfly a color instead of the golden accent I chose for this tag…



you are not alone - tag

 

Stamps Used:


You Are Not Alone Stamp Set


you are not alone - rubber stamp

 

Ink Splats Stamp Set






Veerle this is so beautiful..  we love your little butterfly her finger. Thank you ♡

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


Do you know someone who needs reminding that they are not alone?



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We’ll be back tomorrow with a fantastic dance themed card from Sharon, and Pauline has been daydreaming…!!


Thanks for visiting our blog, have a lovely evening.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Time To Write The Next Chapter

Hello! We hope Monday has been kind to you! We are so excited to share lots of gorgeous inspiration created with our brand new stamps and stencils this week! Release date isn’t far away now… just a few more days! We have been really busy shipping orders off to stockists all around the world today, so keep an eye out in your local store or favourite online retailer over the next week! Today’s inspiration comes from Jane Tyrrell and features our (already) incredibly popular ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set, which includes a brilliant typewriter stamp and so much more…

Good Evening

It’s the 1st of October and a Monday so of course that means it’s my day for sharing my Monday Design Team make for Visible Image.

Today I am sharing for the first time a card I made using the brilliant One Kind Word set.

typewriter stamp - time to write the next chapter



Now don’t tell anyone, but this is my favourite. I have honestly been looking for a vintage typewriter stamp where I could actually stamp words on the paper for years. Well now I can. It is such a clever set and I am sure is going to be a best seller. It works for so many occasions and for card making, journalling etc etc.


I had a lovely Friday and Saturday creating in my garden studio. There was wall to wall blue skies and sunshine and I loved being outside. I have noticed the signs of autumn though all around me.

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We are starting a new challenge today over on our Visible Image Facebook group. The theme is “Autumn Colours”. So dig out your brown, yellow, orange, gold, mauve, red and other autumnal colours and your Visible Image stamps/stencils. We would love for your to join in! The winner is randomly selected so whether you are a novice or experienced stamper you have a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend over in the shop.


My card was made in shades of browns to hopefully give some inspiration for our new “autumn colours” challenge, I also wanted to create a vintage feel to it.


I was very taken by one of the 2 sentiments in this set “time to write a new chapter” and I had a light bulb moment when I was sitting in my studio. I had decided to include my much used vintage book pages from “A tale of 2 cities” donated by my Hb.



As I was thinking of how I would use them in my design I thought that I could actually find a page that was the end of a chapter, ready to start a new one. I found a suitable page and stamped the sentiment and the letters flourish in brown ink. I also cut out the paper part and stamped the words, “You are loved” in brown ink. I put some foam under the top of this and glued down the base to add some dimension.


I made a “book” with my vintage book pages and aged them using vintage photo distress ink plus a little tearing and peeling here and there.


I stamped,embossed and fussy cut out my typewriter and stamped the small and large hearts and matted up my card.



Here it is..


typewriter stamp - card - new job - visible image stamps


With a couple of close ups..










Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a very happy October, the year is just racing by now.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your card is amazing! What a brilliant idea to set it on an actual end of a chapter from a great book! Love all the torn edges and the distressing too. Thank you ♡

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



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Which one is your favourite?


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Mark & Helen xx




a touch – a feeling – a heartbeat

Good Evening! We are back with more NEW stamps inspiration today! Pauline Butcher has got her hands on our amazing new hands stamps. This stamp set has such a powerful message, and Pauline has portrayed it brilliantly in her amazing card…

Hello,

It’s time for me to share a card I’ve made using some awesome Visible Image products.

This week, I’ve used another of the brand new stamp sets, along with a new ‘must have’ stencil.

 

hand stamps - a touch - a feeling - a heartbeat
 


My background was achieved using Ink Sprays on Shaving foam. I made a circular design, before taking my print. When it was dry, I stamped the hands from the You are not Alone’ stamp set, using a Versafine Black Ink pad. I decided that they didn’t show up enough, so I stamped them again onto a piece of white card, coloured them using Clean Color watercolour brush pens, and fussy cut them.
 


a touch - a feeling - a heartbeat
 


Before adding the cut out hands to my background, I stamped the fabulous circles, making sure the smaller one contained the ends of the fingers. I took the sentiments one by one, and gently bent them on my stamping block, to coincide with the circle marks (made by the shaving foam), and stamped them in black, highlighting them with a white pen.

I felt the two opposite corners needed something, so I used dotty side of the very useful new stencil called Two Tone, and blended through it with pink and yellow Distress Inks. The final touch was to add the hands with Pinflair 3D glue gel, and added some glitter to the circles in the middle.


Products Used:


hand stamps - you are not alone - visible image


two tone stencil


Thanks for your visit.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




Wow this is stunning Pauline! Your background works wonderfully with these stamps, and the stencilling definitely finished your amazing card perfectly! Thank you ♡

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Late Summer Moments

Hi there! We have more stunning inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today, featuring our dragonfly stamps and live in the moment sentiment…

Good Evening, we are actually enjoying some late summer sunshine in the South of England but the evenings are drawing in and the sun is less high in the sky each day. The sunsets seem deeper and more intense at this time of the year.

I have used this as inspiration for my Design Team make for Visible Image.


I got out some alcohol ink and yupo and made this background.



I worked with 2 stamp sets; Live in the Moment




I stamped the large and medium dragonflies onto card and added some pink and red Wink of Stella for some sparkle. I cut out just the wings.



I also stamped all the dragonflies onto my card base


I then added 2 layers of into the woods, one on acetate to add depth to my card. I also added the extra wings.




Some close ups..





One last shot..



Thanks for stopping by today, remember to try to “live in the moment” as life really does flash by and we need to savour being in the here and now.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Such a wonderful scene and gorgeous sky Jane! Thank you ♡

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You Are Not Alone..

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We are really excited to have launched 6 awesome new stamp sets and 3 brilliant new stencils today!


Available to pre-order now!


Visible Image - October Release 2018 - NEW stamps and stencils


RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 5TH


The most exciting part of any release is seeing the very first samples created with them, and today we have been wowed by Jane Tyrrell’s first card, featuring our ‘You Are Not Alone’ stamp set which includes our amazing reaching hands stamps and some really inspiring words. Over to Jane…



Good Morning, I am delighted to be sharing the first sample using one of the brand new October release stamp sets:


     reaching hands stamps - you are not alone sentiment - visible image



Inspired by the changing blue sky of Rhodes, I made 2 cards which I called Night and Day. Today I am sharing “Night”, I will share “Day” another time.



I made an blue oxide background on black card. I thought the hands are like those of the legends of the Greek gods making mischief from the heavens to the ancient Greeks below them on earth…. perhaps even on Rhodes thousands of year ago. I studied classical civilizations at both O and A level at school and loved the stories of the Odyssey and Iliad.


card - you are not alone - visible image stamps



Here are some close ups…


The reaching hands stamps are so detailed and the circles and sentiments are fun to play with.



I used gold ink to stamp the circles, to me they represent the sunshine and in this vast universe I am pretty certain that we are not alone.




One more shot, I edged the card with gold ink which you can just see in this photo.


reaching hands stamps - you are not alone sentiment - visible image


Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I am off to see some autumnal splendor in Surrey today as I am meeting my crafting buddy Brenda Brown for a day out at Wisley RHS Gardens. The sun is forecast to make an appearance, I have my camera packed!


Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow this is amazing Jane! Stunning inspiration for these new stamps! Love the gold circles against your awesome oxides sky, and the hands look brilliant embossed in black! Thank you so much ♡

You will find more of Jane’s wonderful projects over on her blog.



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Helen & Mark xx




Brighten The World

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog to brighten the world with a stunning card created with our ‘Into The Woods’ stamps with our ‘Vivid Colours’ quote…


I’ve got some beautiful Visible Image stamps today, and a scene that is surprisingly easy to create. All you need are your Spectrum Noir sparkle pens in sunset colours, some torn copy paper and of course your ‘Into The Woods’ stamp set and the lovely sentiment!


Here’s how it looks:


brighten the world - sunset scene - card - Visible Image stamps



Here are the products:


forest stamps - tree stamp - visible image


let your vivid colours brighten the world - quote stamp

 

To create the background I sprayed some water colour card with water. I squeezed some colour from the pens on to my craft mat – blues, purple, pink, orange and yellow. Using a paint brush and water I laid down the colours and let them bleed together (wet on wet). When dry, I inked against a piece of roughly torn copy paper using grey versa fine ink. I stamped the focal image and owl in black and, using parts of the tree stamps, I stamped around the edges and on top of the torn paper (black at the front and 2nd and third generation ink to create dimension). The sentiment was then added and the picture mounted on to complimentary card.


Here are a few close ups:


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Hope you like it!

Lisa xx



Thank you Lisa! This is absolutely stunning! The sparkle on those gorgeous sunset colours is so beautiful ♡

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Love Unconditionally

Hi there! We have more gorgeous Design Team inspiration to share with you this evening. Veerle Moreels has a fantastic video for you, showing how she created this beautiful tag featuring our cracked glass stamp…



Love… with all of your heart. Love… unconditionally. Because before you know it, your chance of being able to give your love can be over and all you can do is look at the stars.

Never thought that this video, which I made a couple of weeks ago, would make so much sense today. The feeling I had weeks ago, having me make this one, stands so much stronger after the past week. 

Enjoy the video…

 

 

Stamps Used:


Mother Definition




How Fragile





Lots of love, from me to you.




Thank you for another fantastic video Veerle, your tag is beautiful.. love the acetate layer ♡

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You Make Your Story

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration! Veerle Moreels has a great video tutorial for you showing how she created her latest tag featuring some of the words stamps from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our awesome ‘Elemental’ blue print background stamp…



you make your story - tag


You… no one else. It’s you who is truly in charge of making your own story.
Yes, you can leave it up to others but… will they write it the way you want it to go? After all, they can’t look inside of your head and soul to see what is really going on in there.

And yes, others can come in and try to turn it all upside down. But you are in charge of taking control again and turn everything right back as you want it to be.

Are there things we can’t control? Yes, sure. But you decide how to go from there.
You see… you make your story.

If you think you might need a little reminder sometimes… go and take out those Visible Image stamps and create with me. I have it all filmed in my new video ^.^



Make your story a beautiful one.




Stamps used:


Elemental


elemental - blue print background stamp



Shape it Up


shape stamps - visible image



Voices in your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image






Thank you for another awesome video Veerle, your tag is superb! Love the old feel to it, and the stitching. Great idea to add a word to the centre of the circle stamp too ♡

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You’re Stronger Than You Think

Hello! Hope you are having a great weekend! The sun in shining here in Wales, it’s absolutely gorgeous! And we have some gorgeous inspiration coming your way here on the blog today too. Jane Tyrrell has combined 2 stamp sets from our April release to create and amazing card. If you know someone going through a difficult time this card would be perfect for them, to remind them ‘you’re stronger than you think’…

Good Evening, 
it’s time for my weekly DT make for Visible Image and today I am using stamps from the So Much Stronger set


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and the single tree from the Into The Woods set


forest - bare tree - stamps - visible image



I made an alcohol ink background, using glossy card stock, gradually adding drops until I was happy






I then stamped the tree and embossed it with Seth Apter’s baked texture embossing powder.. I love these powders as they have “bits” in which give a very different effect




I then stamped and black embossed the sentiment and also some leaves from the super Create it set


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The ‘you’re so much stronger than you think’ sentiment works so well with the tree stamp




I then matted and layered up my card



You're Stronger Than You Think - card



and one more close up



Thanks so much for stopping by today, and for your very kind comments which you take the time to leave.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Loving your background Jane.. wow! And the tree looks amazing! Thank you ♡

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Friends are Angels

Hi there! Hope your week is going well so far. We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a really beautiful card featuring our gorgeous ‘Friends are Angels’ sentiment stamp…


Good morning it’s time for my weekly Design Team make for Visible Image and today I used stamps from the fab So Much Stronger set. There are so many lovely sentiments to use in this set. It has been incredibly popular and having sold out it is now back in stock!


sentiment stamps - visible image



I also wanted to show how well these words work with existing sets. I teamed it up with wings from the




I made a distress oxide background by adding the inks to my craft mat with water and picking them up



I stamped and glitter gold embossed a pair of wings which I then fussy cut out



I cut the background down into a square



and black embossed my words, I picked out the “angels” and embossed that part in glitter gold powder, the same as the wings, to make it pop



I added my wings using foam pads to raise the edges and give some dimension.


I then matted and layered my card…



here for you - card



Here are a couple of close ups to try to show the shine of the gold…




and one last shot…

friends are angels - card


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you leave me. Our friends really are our angels on earth for us… I love mine very much.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Such a gorgeous card Jane, love the gold embossing against the oxides ink. Thank you ♡

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friends are angels



Here For You Always

Hi there! We are back with our last inspirational post for today. Veerle Moreels has created some gorgeous clean and simple cards with her fabulous watercolour backgrounds. These cards are perfect to tell a friend ‘I’m here for you always’…


One design five cards… it has been a long time since I made a video like that and I really had a lot of fun making this one. We are going for a fun technique, a back up plan for when it doesn’t work, and beautiful words from Visible Image.


Enjoy the video…



Those special people in our lives, we all have them. And I know it isn’t always easy to say out loud what you feel for them so why not make a card to let them know? All stamps I have used in this video can be found underneath. And take a look around in the shop as there are many more perfect words to put on your card or at the inside.

And if you don’t have watercolor, just take out your inks or reinkers or sprays or bister or… so many possibilities. And in worst case scenario… ink up those clouds ^.^



Visible Image - sentiment stamps - CAS cards



Shouldn’t we say it more often how special those people are to us?


Stamps Used:


So Much Stronger




Believe in Unicorns




Own Kind of Beautiful




Glimmer of Light




Thank you for another fantastic video Veerle! We love these cards, they really do say so much ♡

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You Inspire Me

Hello! We have Lanette Erickson here on the blog this evening with an amazing and very ‘eye catching’ card created with our brilliant Eye stencil….


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog, so today I thought I would share a quick card that I created for a dear friend of mine, hopefully it will inspire you half as much as she inspires me….



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Visible Image Products Used:


Eye Contact Stencil


eye stencil - visible image



Choose Happiness Stamp Set


choose happiness - happy quote stamps - visible image


I really love this stamp set & stencil! This latest release is amazing!!



So now lets take a closer look at my card….






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Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Incredible card Lanette! Those vivid colours are awesome and our eye stencil looks amazing! Thank you ♡

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Baby Congratulations Card

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are back from a few days away in Edinburgh, the weather was glorious and what a fantastic City! This weekend we are catching up with all the latest projects from our amazing Design Team..  up first on the blog today is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous Baby Congratulations card. Over to Jane…


For this week’s Visible Image inspiration, I thought I would use the awesome Baby Bloom stencil to make a baby congratulations card.


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The congratulations sentiment is from the lovely go to words set. There are all the sentiments you ever need here in this set using a really fab type face.


go to sentiment stamps - visible image


I wanted to create a rather ethereal backgrond, an almost out of this world one and just accent the beautiful flower the baby contains as a little pop of colour. These were the oxides I used for my background.



I blended them onto some card



and then placed on the baby stencil and added more of the blue and green inks. I added red ink to the top of the flower



I outlined the image with white pen and added a mix of glossy accents and glitter to the flower head as my pop of colour.



I then stamped the word congratulations.




Here it is all matted up and ready for the amazing celebrations that a new baby brings.



baby congratulations card - visible image



Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy watching everything bloom and grow around you.

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is so beautiful Jane, loving your oxides background and the flower looks stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx




Choose Happiness

Good Evening! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here with some bright sunshiny inspiration today featuring stamps from our ‘Choose Happiness’ set…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image. Today’s piece is very apt as I used the new Choose Happiness stamp set. This is one of the 3 fab new release sentiment sets. There are so many great sentiments in this set and also a really fun smiley face both as positive and negative stamp.  It takes me back to the late 1960s, I can remember them as badges in bubble gum machines. My brother and I got so excited when occasionally out came a badge as well as your gum!


Visible Image stamps - Choose Happiness


I decided to make ATCs using the sentiments and display them on a wall hanging, using the smileys to decorate it.


This is what I got up to;


I blended some “happy” distress oxide colours onto a sheet of smooth card stock…squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber and dried marigold . I then stamped using the shapes from the Shape it Up set to make a masterboard. This set is brilliant for all sorts of backgrounds.



I stamped using oxides





Once my masterboard was finished I cut a strip



and from that strip I cut 3 ATC sized pieces. (An ATC size is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2″)



I then white embossed the 3 sentiments from the set and added some extra colouring using an orange gel pen.



I took a sheet of watercolour paper and altered it using the awesome new Collision stencil



I sprayed squeezed lemonade distress spray first onto the blank paper and then added carved pumpkin distress ink through the stencil



 I moved the stencil down as I worked.



 I rounded off the corners of my ATCs



I then stuck the background onto a piece of grey board and added some eyelets so that it could be hung as a “Choose happiness” wall hanging.


I also had fun stamping out lots of smileys. I stamped the negatives in the same oxide colours and then added the positive in black. Here are my yellow ones




This is my completed wall hanging…


choose happiness - wall hanging


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope my wall hanging made you smile…. choose happiness is a pretty good mantra to have, in my humble opinion.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This really does make you smile doesn’t it it? THE perfect wall hanging to look at every morning! Thanks Jane ♡

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Your Mistakes Do Not Define You

Hi there! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening. Veerle Moreels has a gorgeous tag to share with you…


The hummingbird was the first thing I saw when this new set ‘Life is beautiful’ was released by Visible Image, but it was that circle that kept drawing my attention to it. So for today’s project I have inked it up and I combined it with some beautiful words.

No difficult techniques, just having a play with my bister and some coloring but that’s all these stamps need ^.^  I had my camera rolling and I have it low speed so you can see the magic happen with the bister ^.^





Stamps Used:


Life is Beautiful




Voices in your Head




Mistakes do not define you…

Mistakes are proof that you tried and turn into learning moments to have you grow to become even more beautiful than you already are.


Love, Veerle




Awesome tag Veerle ♡ Love the drama of the red! Great video as always.. thank you!

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Mark & Helen xx




Inspiring Sentiment Stamps – Visible Image

Hi there, thanks for visiting our blog today. Lanette Erickson is here to inspire you today with a really beautiful tag featuring one of our gorgeous new inspiring sentiment stamps from our ‘So Much Stronger’ set…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you over on the Visible Image Blog so you know me I have another tag to share with you..

For today’s tag I decided to created with a New Release stamp, So Much Stronger. I really just love this stamp set so much!


Friends are Angels - inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image


Visible Image Products Used: So Much Stronger


I really love this stamp set, just take a look!


inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image



Now lets take a close look at my tag…






Friends are Angels - inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image



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Make sure you stop by and see the amazing new Stamps and Stencils too! They are amazing!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Your tag is so beautiful Lanette! The embellishments are fabulous and the sentiment looks awesome ♡ Thank you!

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Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Friends Are Angels

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have some gorgeous inspiration coming your way on the blog today. Have you checked our NEW quote stamps? We have 3 amazing new sets with some really inspiring, sentimental, and quirky quotes! Becca Cruger is up on the blog today with the ‘Friends are Angels’ sentiment stamp…


I am in LOOOOOOOVE with the new releases at Visible Image.

Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


One of my favorite new sets is So Much Stronger, which has all of these gorgeous sentiments that are bold and powerful (like the one I’m using in my card).


Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


I have been hoarding erm… carefully saving some Tim Holtz angel wings and as soon as I got my hands on this gorgeous set, I finally had the perfect card to use them on.



I’d chosen some teal and warm brown papers to use on my card, so I wanted my silver wings to match. InkaGold to the rescue!



InkaGold is perfect for altering chipboard, paper flowers, and metal pieces. It can be used as a paste, or mixed with water to create watercolors.



After I smudged with teal, I added a second layer of light gold. OOooooo shiny!



I used the same gold around on a die cut piece that would be my focal panel for my sentiment.



Sponged around the edges with some brown Distress Inks to give it a vintage vibe.


Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


I added a ribbon, and embossed the lovely sentiment and I have one stunner of a final design!




This is a really beautiful card Becca ♡  We love how you have framed the sentiment with those awesome wings, and the layering is fabulous!

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



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome Design Team inspiration today! Jane Tyrrell is featuring 2 of the inspiring quotes from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our gorgeous face stamps, and some funky background stamps from another NEW set…

Good Evening, I am here with my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration. The new release is now available to buy online  or via your local stockist.

Today I am sharing another of my new makes and this time I have used the brilliant Voices in your Head stamp set



with the background Shape it up set



and the iconic and best selling Face it set




I made a Distress oxide background, using Salty ocean, Squeezed lemonade and Dried marigold. I pushed the colours onto my craft mat, added some water and after 2 pick ups I stopped as I loved the way the colours dripped down. When I looked at the patterns I felt it was quite a 60s/70s retro colour blend.



I cut down the piece to a fit a 7X5″ card and blended on a little extra Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide ink. I stamped my face and decided on my words placement. For extra impact I stamped and embossed “incredible” in red.

I also stamped some of the shapes from Shape it up in blue archival ink.



Here is my Retro words girl…



There are some really amazing words in this set, and they work so well with the existing stamps too.


Thanks as always for stopping by.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is such an awesome card Jane! Loving your retro background and these quotes are perfect for our face!
Thank you ♡

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Inspiring Sentiment Stamps

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is up next on the blog today, with a beautiful tag featuring our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and one of the inspiring sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Stronger Than You Think’ set…


Sometimes I start thinking and looking at the world around us. And to many times I notice all the demands we need to fulfill. It all needs to go faster, it needs to be better.  And strangely enough we feel the need we have to meet up with them. We can’t stay behind, we have to meet to the high standards others set for us. And without knowing we let them take away beautiful parts of us, parts that make us US.

With this in mind I had a play with one of the beautiful new released words and stencils. Very easy, and CAS but I had the camera running anyway.



Don’t let anyone take away your color. Smile your beautiful smile…


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil



Stamp Used:


So Much Stronger


Visible Image - Quote stamps - So Much Stronger



Stencil Used:


Butterfly Ink


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil





This is such a beautiful tag Veerle. We love your texture, colour and shading on the butterfly.Thank you for your fantastic video too ♡

You’ll find more amazing projects over on Veerle’s blog.

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Mark & Helen xx




Vivid Colours Quote Stamp

Good Morning! We have a double dose of gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today which we know will brighten your day! First up is Lanette Erickson from the USA with a super gorgeous tag featuring our Vivid Colours quote stamp…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog so you know me I have another tag to share with you..

For today’s tag I decided to created a beautiful sunset to accent on of my favorite Visible Image verse Stamps. Your Vivid Colours, I just love this message and I really love how this turned out.

Hopefully you will too…


Visible Image - Vivid Colours quote stamp



Visible Image Products Used


Strobes Stencil






Your Vivid Colours Stamp






Create it!



Other Products Used: Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays. Art Anthology Sorbet. Ranger- Distress Markers. Versa Mark Black Ink. Misc Ribbon. Prima- Watercolor Paper & Floral Dies. Wafer-Thin Tag Umbrella Dies.


Now lets take a close look at my tag….



I just love this verse stamp its such a great message.



I just love Visible Images Strobes Stencil!



Seriously look at this bit of Art Anthology through it.



Now make sure you stop by and join the fun over in our Visible Image Facebook Group!

Make sure you check out the amazing new Stamps and Stencils! They are amazing!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




This tag is so gorgeous Lanette! The flowers look beautiful and those vibrant colours interpret our Vivid Colours quote stamp perfectly! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lanette’s amazing projects over on her blog.



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How Fragile Are We

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Veerle Moreels is here with a stunning new tag…


How fragile we are…

How fragile are we…



It always amazes me how, by just switching the two last words from place, you get (well I get) a completely different feeling. And depending on what the feeling is that is racing inside of me I’ll choose one or the other…



And it isn’t very hard to make a project using these words. Visible Image has enough stamps that match these words AND the little reminder I want to give myself.  Choosing the colors wasn’t hard either… this project needed black and white. And then this little tiny red heart…at the end of a very fine root of the tree.



Clean and simple, yet strong enough for me with all my tiny elements coming together…



Stamps Used:


How Fragile




Leave Your Fears




Such a beautiful tag Veerle.. thank you  ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


Handmade Creative Travellers Journal

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend.

We have lots of stunning inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today with 3 of our awesome Design Team bringing you brand new projects. First up today is Veerle Moreels…


All those creative ideas in my head… Some of them are just things I’m really looking forward in creating so I’m sure I will not forget them. And then there are those tiny details I think about… I just might forget about those so I write them down. Years ago on tiny little papers and I had heaps of them laying all around in the house. But I got tired of them so decided to make my own traveler’s notebook.  I bought a piece of leather and some notebooks, cut it all to the size I wanted and I was ready.




It was all black ( of course ^.^) until today. I had some playtime and created some less-is-more kind of covers for my journals. Just some color and some stamps that I needed on there as little personal reminders. Now to get all the creative inspiration in there ^.^



With the piece of leather that was left I made myself a little agenda that will get the same treatment: a pop of color and some beautiful stamps  ^.^


I think I can’t get any more organised: a bullet journal ( find post RIGHT HERE), a creative travelers notebook and a new agenda ^.^

 

Stamps Used:


Create With Your Soul




Music Speaks






This is a fantastic idea Veerle! Love your first pages ♡
Thank you!

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My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

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Mother’s Day

Good Evening! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell…


It’s another marvelous Monday and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration.

The next “event” in my card making is Mother’s day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March.  I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty’s tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant “Mother” definition stamp in my designs.

(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this stamp…watch this space)



I also wanted to use some specific words from the Written in the Stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any… I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.




I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out.




The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set.






I also used my Fibres stencil




I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.


I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple.


 



and for a “hot version” I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..



I then added some red distress through the fibres stencil to really spice it up.



Here is my “sunny” version which I also added a few sequins to…



They look so different don’t they?



Here are a few close ups..




You can mix and match the extra words..








and a last shot of them side by side..



It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty’s!



Next week I will share some more Mothers’ day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Despite my sunny cards it looks as though the weather is returning to winter this week… brrr it has been so cold and there may even some snow in the south of England. Keep snug wherever you are.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These cards are absolutely stunning Jane! Your stencilled backgrounds are fabulous and our butterflies look wonderful. Perfect choice of words too.. thank you ♡

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Cosmic Skies

Hi there! Apologies that we have neglected our blog for a few days.. we needed to spend every minute dispatching orders and continuing with the unpacking in our super new premises!

Our Design Team have lots of gorgeous new projects so we’ll be catching up with them over the next few days.


Jane Tyrrell has a fantastic new card to share…




Today is my weekly Design Team inspiration for Visible Image. This week I chose to use another of the fab older sentiments which works perfectly for my post today.



This stamp has such a unique typeface. I have often used the “eye” as a partner for this stamp but I decided I wanted to showcase this great sentiment all by itself.


I had the idea to stamp the sentiment on clear acetate “window” and then create a very textured starry sky.


This is my Distress Oxide starry sky..



 To add some sparkly stars I used sparkle medium through the


Cosmic Skies stencil..




 I used a clear based one as the inks soak into the medium and take up a wonderful glow…



I made my “window” and used little star brads in each corner to attach my sentiment.




Here is my finished card..


In real life it has a very textured sparkle, just like the sky at night twinkling..




Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x



 Awesome card Jane.. your cosmic sky is stunning! Thank you ♡

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Somewhere In Time…

Good Evening! We are back with our 3rd dose of awesome inspiration this evening!

We’re really excited to share the very first Design Team project by Heather Mitchell…




I was super inspired when my Visible Image DT kit arrived (and just a little blown away at the awesomeness of the stamps).  I got very excited as, even though they’re sold in sets, they are so interchangeable and many of the images and sentiments can be used in different ways… which, as a crafter, is just fabulous!



The Somewhere in Time set really caught my eye.  I love the fractured pocket watch… it seemed to represent how I’m feeling at the moment.


Obviously, me being me, I had to start with an inky background and so I reached for some watercolour paper and my Distress Oxide’s



I loved the stormy look I created with the Oxide and spritzed with gold ink to add a little sparkle


I’ve added elements of ‘Fibres‘ and the gorgeous ‘Strobes‘ stencils before stamping the text from ‘Scripted Streets‘ and the cogs from ‘Somewhere in Time’



I placed the ‘Strobe’ stencil so it looks like light is shining onto the main image




Text stamps are a great way to add texture and break up areas of colour


Once the background was complete, I could start adding the main images.  Using Wow! Embossing powder, I stamped the background of the watch and added the detailed image over the top once cooled



The detail on Visible Image stamps is just incredible…
even the smallest detail stamps perfectly every time


To break up the text, I’ve used the rain stamp from the ‘Sparkle in the Rain‘ set before adding the sentiment.  The title ‘Time’ stamp is from the ‘Somewhere in Time’ set and the sentiment from ‘What Really Matters



I hope you like my first post for Visible Image, it’s been quite daunting… and for those of you that like to know what’s been used, here’s a list of the magic ingredients used in this project:




Visible Image Products:


Somewhere in Time




Scripted Streets




Sparkle in the Rain




What Really Matters




Fibres stencil




Strobes stencil




Distress Ink Pads:
Oxides: Iced Spruce, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Oxides Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass



Wow! Embossing Powders:
Primary Ebony Super Fine, Metallic Silver



Other Items:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ‘Basically Bare’



Love this card.. the colours are so stunning together and all the background stamping looks fantastic.
Thank you Heather ♡

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Unrivalled Passion

Hi there! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan this evening…



I love how this combination of stamps and stencil worked out – sometimes it all just fits together perfectly.




I used the Strobes stencil to create a spotlight behind my ballerina, colouring with Distress Inks. A few splashes of water bleached out some spots for added texture. The sentiment and dancer are stamped in black Archival ink. I needed something to just ‘lift’ the design and the little white embossed stars did the job!





Dream Big




Born To Perform




Strobes




Stunning card Teresa thank you ♡ Loving the strobes with our ballerina!

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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We will be back with some gorgeous Christmas inspiration from Pauline Butcher later this evening.


Have a great evening.


Mark & Helen xx


Take a deep breath.. and smile.

Hi there!

We are so sorry for neglecting our blog this past week, the only excuse we can offer is that it has been so incredibly busy with orders that there have not been enough hours in the day… which is the best excuse really isn’t it?!

So today we have lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you, starting with an awesome tag from Veerle Moreels…




It’s no secret… I love the words Helen creates for Visible Image. Even when at first sight they are not for me, it doesn’t take me long to see beyond that and I discover how to make them my own.  I’m not a lipstick girl so I could easily have moved on but just look at what you get just leaving one sentence out…




And when you go even one step further and mask off one extra letter…







Who says it’s only girls that put on a smile even when they feel like crap…





Stamps used:


She Smiled




Glimmer of Light




Teenage Kicks




Love this Veerle! You always surprise us with your little twists on quotes… and the moth looks stunning! Thank you ♡

You’ll find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.

And, if you love Veerle’s projects, why not subscribe to her YouTube channel too! See how she creates those awesome watercolour backgrounds!



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Your Vivid Colours

Hello! We have another dose of fabulous inspiration here on the blog this evening!

Teresa Morgan has a brilliant card to share…



Today’s post shows a different way of using the Stars and Stripes stencil





I chose to just use the stripes, and masked off sections so I could apply a rainbow of Distress Inks through the stencil. I chose the little horses from the Stay Wild set, making them look as if they were leaving trails of colour behind them.



The wonderful sentiment is stamped in black Archival ink as are the horses.



Stars and Stripes Stencil




Stay Wild




Your Vivid Colours




What a fabulous combination of stamps.. love the trails of colour behind the horses! Thank you Teresa ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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We will be back with some gorgeous Christmas inspiration from Pauline Butcher tomorrow.


Have a great evening.


Mark & Helen xx


Christmas Can Be Tough Sometimes…

Good Evening, thanks for visiting our blog today.

When we lose a loved one, Christmas can be a very difficult time and it can be hard to know whether to send a traditional Christmas card, and ‘Merry Christmas’ just isn’t really appropriate. So Helen wrote a special sentiment for those ‘hard to write’ Christmas cards.


We have some beautiful inspiration for you from Jane Tyrrell today featuring this Christmas sentiment stamp…

Monday has spun round again and it’s time for my Visible Image DT inspiration.
Today I am focusing on the gorgeous new Christmas stamp release and designing with 2 sets;


The very poignant Christmas Memories stamp…



which I thought went perfectly with the silhouette angel image from the Angels set



As you may know, I am Mrs Christmas and adore everything about it. However I do understand that for some people this can be a very difficult time of the year. Particularly when they have recently lost someone they love. That first Christmas afterwards, I know from my own experience, is very tough. I sell my cards at Dotty’s Tearooms in our local high street and I thought this card would be a helpful extra to sell there this year.

My design also uses the Strobes stencil (these are all back in stock in the shop). I think it makes a great sun/star burst and used it in the background of my card…




So this is what I made…


I kept my colour very upbeat and simple.


I gold embossed the angel word and added some gold to the border.




I blended distress inks through the stencil. I wanted the angel to be more of a shadow and I achieved this by using a gold metallic ink. The sentiment is stamped and embossed.



Here she is in close up, in real life she has a shimmery gold effect…




Thanks so much for visiting today. It is only 84 days until the big day and I am getting myself into Christmas card making mode now that the evenings are getting darker.


Time to light those candles…


Back soon.

Bye for now,
 Jane x



This is such a stunning card, thank you Jane ♡
The sentiment, Angel and strobes all work so beautifully together.

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects, and some really beautiful photos over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with some awesome inspiration from Eileen Godwin!


Have a great evening.


Mark & Helen xx


Definition of a Mother

Hello there! We have lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you this week, having now recovered from a busy weekend at Ally Pally!

We enjoyed hanging out with our fabulous Design Team member Jane Tyrrell at the show…


Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend? I went to the Crafting at Ally Pally Show in London on Sunday.


The show is held in the Great Hall of the Palm Court, such a fantastic place, with the gorgeous stained glass round window letting the light stream in,


Ally Pally is high on a hill in North London and the views out across to the iconic London skyline are stunning.



The Visible Image stand is so bright and vibrant, it really does stand out in the hall.




I love the way that Helen and Mark decorate every inch of their stand.
I am so proud to be a part of their Design Team and I love seeing all our work displayed.


I enjoyed waving to some of my cards displayed there…I winked at my eye card ?


The display below had the new brilliant family definitions stamps at the top and you will spy my DT card I shared last week using “Father”.

The card I am sharing for my Visible Image DT post today uses “Mother,” on the top far left.




I made it for the recent Create and Craft TV shows last week using the “Mother” sentiment:



First I made an Oxide background…


Then on a plain piece of card I repeat stamped the large grungy heart from the Own Kind of Beautiful set:




I then cut around their tops and painted them with the same colours I used for the background.



Below the hearts I stamped the Mother definition stamp, accenting “Mother” in red. I also stamped out some small hearts which I added Glossy Accents to. I then stamped and embossed in red just the “beautiful” part of the ‘Own kind of Beautiful’ sentiment onto my oxide background.




Here is my finished card…



It really was a lovely day at the show, and if you ever get the chance to visit Ally Pally I would highly recommend it. The next crafting show will be next April.. it will certainly be going in my diary.


It is also such a great opportunity to catch up with 2 very special people…


Yes dear Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image… such fun and such gorgeous souls. I just wish it was more than twice a year we got to meet!


Enjoy the week ahead.

Bye for now,
Jane x



This is a really beautiful card Jane.. thank you! ♡

It was so great to see Jane at the show! It’s not often we get to catch up with our Design Team friends in person.
We loved meeting new customers along with our lovely regulars, and Facebook group friends!



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A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.




I used the brilliant Strobes stencil




Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.


I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp







I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join us..you could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.




Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.


Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach ?
Jane x



Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

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



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We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!


Mark & Helen xx

Play Guitar!

Hi! Hope you’re well.

We had such a great time at Create and Craft at the weekend! Lots of sell outs which was amazing! If you tuned in.. thank you!

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today sharing one of the fantastic samples she made for the shows…


Hello,

My inspiration today is a card made using one of the awesome new stencils and a brand new definition stamp…





The new products I used were…


Play Guitar stencil




and Son Definition stamp



The background is blended Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed,  flicked with water. I put the stencil over the top, and inked through it with Chipped Sapphire.




I stamped the Son definition onto a piece of white card using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, I inked the edges, and placed the stencil on it, and inked through one guitar person, using Candid Apple. I went around all the edges of the background, and the definition with Versamark, and heat embossed with a silver sparkle embossing powder.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



How cool is this background! And the sentiment looks awesome! Thank you Pauline ♡

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We will be back with awesome new inspiration from Nicky Gilburt later today.


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Mark & Helen xx


Lost Chances

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you.

As you probably know if you follow our blog, Veerle Moreels makes really beautiful tags, and today’s is no exception…


When you look back…are there things you would have done differently? I know I would, who doesn’t in the end. And of course we regret some of the things we have or haven’t done. So once in a while it’s good to remember…




Nothing you can do now to turn back the clock and change it, so no reason to keep thinking of it I suppose. Only learn from it to never put yourself in that position again and just take every chance you get no matter what.



Stamps Used:


Take Chances





Universal




Scripted Streets




The Ripple Effect




You can see how Veerle creates her delicate water colour backgrounds over on her YouTube channel.

And you’ll find more stunning projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Free as a Dragonfly

Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration this evening here on the blog.

Teresa Morgan is here with a brand new project…



Hello and welcome to another Thursday inspiration post from me for Visible Image.

I have used stamps from three sets to decorate my gatefold card today.



My background is Distress Inks, smooshed on a craft mat. I then splattered some water drops and blotted to create a faux bleach effect. Next, I stamped and embossed the sentiment, framing with the coffee ring stamp (embossed in white.) Finally I stamped and embossed the dragonflies, circling around.



The outer panels began the same way, but I then stamped and embossed the ink splats ramdomly over them.




                



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Stamps Used:

Free Soul



Ink Splats



Live In The Moment



Wow! Loving this… the outside is fabulous but then you open it up to discover something even more gorgeous!
Thank you Teresa ♡

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Getting Sentimental

Hello there! Thank  you so much for visiting our blog today.

Elina Strömberg is here with some gorgeous inspiration for this month’s Facebook group challenge which is all about words…

Hi,


Today I’m sharing with you two cards I made using two lovely quote stamps by Visible Image:





I wanted the quote to be the main focus of the card, so I kept the other embellishments to minimum.

For the background I used soft pink liquid watercolor that I applied in several layers, drying each layer with my heat gun before applying the next layer of water and/or colour.


Once the background was ready I stamped the quote. The ‘Smile Sparkle Shine’ text I created some highlights with an embossing pen, added gold embossing powder, and heat set the powder with my heat gun.



Usually I decorate the watercoloured background with some pattern stamping, but this time I wanted to add more golden shimmer. I sprinkled a bit of the same embossing powder around the stamped quote, and heat set the powder by heating it from underneath. Blowing it from top would have blown the powder away as it was loose on the paper.



The only decoration element was a simple die-cut frame I covered with embroidery yarn. Wrapping the yarn around the paper frame took a while, but I just love the end result! Once the entire frame was covered I glued the frame on the card front.



These cards were really simple and fun to make. Hope they inspire you, too!


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 Wishing you a nice week. Thanks for stopping by!


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These are so fabulous Elina!
Loving your background, and the gold looks gorgeous against the delicate pink ♡ Thank you!

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Love You Longer

Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration as promised.

Jane Tyrrell’s latest card features a gorgeous sentiment that means a lot to us…

After some really dreary days last week the sun finally returned yesterday afternoon and it felt beautifully warm in my sunny back garden.

My spring pots are still so pretty and now the tulips have finished I have one final set of bulbs that are flowering together with my pansies.


 

 


and someone else was basking in the sunshine too………….?


Yes cheeky Billy who should not really be sitting on the cover of our outdoors table…. but how can you say no to a face like his ?


 I have been spending many creative hours in my garden studio, there is so much inspiration when you are surrounded by Mother Nature and the only sounds are the birds singing their hearts out.
I have chosen the words from the Love You Longer stamp for my challenge inspiration…



and made myself a Distress Oxide background



I then stamped and embossed the butterflies from the Own Kind of Beautiful set


 

I used some inky mop up card from my stash and stamped and fussy cut out the butterflies silhouette from the same set.

These are my absolute favourite butterfly stamps in the crafting world



 They always turn out beautifully. I cut off the antennae in the end and used those from the silhouettes below. I added silicon glue for some 3 D dimension and create some butterfly flutter ?



It was then time to put on my creative hat and put my card together. Here it is…




I love the way the font of the quote looks like old mistyping from a manual typewriter.. it really adds to the vintage feel.

I took it down to my shelves at Dotty’s Tearooms and it fluttered out the very next day!


Here is a close up…



and a close up of the butterflies




Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.

Enjoy the week ahead and let’s hope that the sunshine remains.


Bye for now
Jane  x



Wow! The butterflies look super stunning against that gorgeous oxides background. Thank you Jane ♡

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Broken Wings

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out the latest inspiration here on our blog.

Veerle has created some beautiful inspiration for this month’s themed challenge over in our Facebook group…

 

This month’s theme is:


 

So I had to pick out one of the sentiments/words… that’s a tough choice as I love the words so much.
But I went for the one that definitely has a very special meaning for me…


Learn To Fly Again





I love every stamp in the set but it’s the words that are just… well this one still stands on my dresser as a little reminder…





Curious what I made this time? I’ve made a new video so you can see how it was made.






Incredibly beautiful project Veerle thank you  ♡

You will find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.


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We have stunning inspiration from Jane up next today!

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Mark & Helen xx

 

Life Can Be Tough

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Veerle Moreels has a really special project to share here today…



On Saturday Visible Image had a new show on the Create and Craft TV channel, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s always a pleasure seeing Mark doing his demo’s. And of course, being a member of their Design Team, I also had made samples to show just how versatile all the sets are. Yet they work so well together. Today I’m sharing the candle I made for the show…




It was my very first candle I made so I have to be honest, it took me two takes to melt my paper into my candle. But just imagine what beautiful gifts you can make using your Visible Image stamps…




I’m pretty sure you have seen loads of inspiration on the show made by Helen and Mark, my teamies and myself.



Stamps Used:


Believe in Unicorns




Life Can Be Tough




This is so beautiful Veerle and it was proudly shown off on the show! Thank you ♡

You will find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Next up on the blog we have an awesome card created by Jane Tyrrell featuring our Destination Unknown set!

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Mark & Helen xx

Take Your Broken Wings

Hello there! Helen here with my latest card!

Hope you had a good weekend.


I have been busy creating some backgrounds ready for some of our NEW stamps! Had lots of fun with brushos, Lindy’s sprays and Dylusions paints!

I decided to use some existing stamps on one of them though, as it was calling out to me for our awesome moth stamp…
I used turquoise, yellow and red brushos for this one, and once dry I added some more water
and a touch more paint along the top, allowing it to run down my card

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I stamped and embossed the large moth, and then stamped two
of the small silhouette moths in black versafine

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I also stamped and embossed my chosen quote to make sure it stood out against the background