Phoenix Rising | Lifting Others | Card

Hello and Happy weekend to you! Leanne is here on the blog today showing how she made an amazing card with our FACE IT and PHOENIX RISING stamps, with the bare tree from our INTO THE WOODS set and lots of paint and ink…


Hey there!

I’m sharing this creation that I’ve made using some of my Visible Image stamps.


phoenix stamp | flames | eyes | face | we rise by lifting others | handmade card


Many people ask where I get my ideas from or how I got to the finished result so today I’ve got a couple of step by step photo’s so that I can explain what I did with this one.

Believe it or not, I often don’t start with much of a clue of what I’m going to do with a stamp set and because my style is experimental, it often changes very much along the way!!!


So here we go…



Ok, so I chose a piece of card that I’d sprayed with my ink sprays previously (this was a yellow and pink sprayed piece) and I stamped the eyes from Visible Image’s Face It! stamp set in black versafine clair ink and clear embossed over the top to seal it.  The eyes were then covered with some masking fluid.

I then used my Ecoline liquid watercolour in black to give an ombre effect coming down from the top of the page using a 1 inch watercolour flat brush – this darkened that original sprayed piece of card perfectly for me.

Next I used the Visible Image Into The Woods stamp set (the stand alone bare tree) and firstly stamped using a Versafine smokey grey ink pad, and then applied my Dylusions yellow and orange paints to the stamp with a dauber and had lots of fun!



I have now rubbed away the masking fluid from the eyes (they still look a little pink as remember, I had used a yellow/pink ink sprayed piece of card to start with).  Now I stamped the Pheonix from Visible Image stamp set Phoenix Rising in black Versafine clair ink, and covered that with black embossing powder to cover any areas that were struggling to cover over the Dylusions paint – note, some of the embossing powder caught the damp paint but that’s ok – it adds to the effect!



Here is the finished card


face stamps | eyes | phoenix | flames | tree | handmade card


You will see that I have coloured the whites of the eyes with a grey watercolour pen, and highlighted with white pastel pencil. The eyes have been coloured with an orange watercolour pen. and then I have used black, orange and white pastel pencils to take the glow of the flames up in to the eyes. Matted on to another piece of card that I had blended mustard seed and Kitsch Flamingo distress inks on to, and used the flames stamps from the Pheonix Rising set with Versafine clair ink. The sentiment is also from the Pheonix Rising set, and I have white embossed onto black card for this.



Supplies


face stamps | eyes | lips | closed eyes | wink | clear | rubber



phoenix stamp | flames | we rise by lifting others | clear | rubber



forest stamps | woods | trees | owls | stay grounded | clear | rubber



Well, hope you stuck with me, a lengthy post and hope that you got a small glimpse in to how my mind works to achieve the effects that I need!


Thanks for stopping by!

Leanne xxx




Incredible card! It’s full of drama! Loving the combination of stamps and the effects created with the tree stamp!

Thank you Leanne ♡

 

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New Stamps Previews #1

Hello! We are so excited to reveal our new stamps and stencils over the next 4 days! Today we are previewing four A6 size inspiring stamp sets…


Free Your Imagination


inky bird | stamp | book | quill | ink | splats


There are so many creative possibilities with the incredible inky bird, wonderful book, quill and ink! Whether you love art journaling, card making, or everything mixed media, you will love creating with these stamps!



Break Free


flower stamp | smashed vase | break free


The flower head can be used on it’s own or with the stem, and in the vase or smashed vase for maximum versatility! The sentiment ‘break free’ is so inspiring for anyone who feels held back or enclosed by a situation.



Beauty is Art


bust stamp | grecian | borders | goddess


Our goddess bust, broken tile and decorative edges will give your projects a fabulous grecian feel, and the words are timeless in this clean and sharp font.



I’ve Got A Text


mobile phone stamp | card making


Our mobile phone stamp set will enable you to create super cool cards for so many occasions using the text boxes, phrases and emojis!



We hope you love our first reveal!

Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order from Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th and includes some brilliant character stamps, original verse stamps, stunning mixed media stamps and some awesome stencils!


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



Thanks for visiting our blog today, be sure to pop back this evening for preview #2.

Have a great Monday!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Just Be Happy | Splashed Ink | Cards

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

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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 ♡

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



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