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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Gemini | Sister | Card

Hello! Thanks for coming to check out today’s inspiration! Sharon Traynor is our Queen of ‘clean and simple’ cards here at Visible Image, and she has really wowed us with her latest creation…



gemini stamp | sister card



Have you ever had a happy accident with your inks and stamps? I admit that most of my accidents are very far from happy and mainly involve dropped ink pads or smudged fingerprints. However my venture into the different ways to mirror stamp resulted in something I didn’t expect, but absolutely loved… and the bonus is that it is repeatable. Happy days!

There are many methods you can use to stamp a mirror image, e.g using a brayer, or piece of acetate, there is even a product called ‘Mirror Image’ that you can buy. But I haven’t seen anything that leaves this type of pattern when you stamp, so I might just claim this technique as my own! 😉


This isn’t the ‘kiss stamping’ method (because I use the back of the large stamp), and I know that stamping on the back of a stamp to produce a mirror image is not a new technique either, but what I think is ‘new’ is the way I let the stamps peel apart to make those patterns.


I made a little video (2 mins 48 seconds long) showing how I achieved this look, because it is sometimes easier to see how to do things rather than explain in words, but there is also a photo and text ‘how to’ below this video link.






Doesn’t that ink look all textured/patterned, and it also matches the impression on the image of splashed and moving water. The beautiful head silhouette from the  Visible Image ‘No Space For Dreams’ set (one of my favourite sets!) and mirror image stamping have been in my head for a while now, so I’m glad I that it worked out so well.


The method used here is to take a large stamp, stamp your image onto the back of the large stamp and then take a print onto paper or card.


TIP Use a large stamp with lots of detail on it because stamps with open areas do not work well at all. (I used the large Visible Image Organics stamp).


woman - head - stamp



So, first of all I lined up the profile silhouette stamp in my misti and attached it to the door.

Then I placed the large stamp face down onto the grid paper in the Misti i.e. the detail of the stamp was in contact with the grid paper and the flat back of the stamp was facing up. I should say that the grid paper inside the misti has been laminated and that means that photopolymer stamps will slightly cling to it so they won’t move.

Next the silhouette stamp was inked up and I closed the misti door and pressed down as you would normally.

Now comes the magic…. just let the two stamps peel apart on their own and don’t touch anything until they have done that. As the stamps do peel apart on their own, the ink pools and created the big splodge (for want of a better word) and all the little threadlike veins. You can see from the photo that both the stamped image and the actual stamp have the same pools and veins. Fab!



sister stamp



Now, leave the head silhouette in the door because you will use that in a moment.

But before that, take your piece of card and press it firmly on top of the large stamp using your fingers or even a brayer – making sure not to move the card! When you peel the card away you have your mirror image ready.

Next, remove the large stamp from the Misti and place your card back in with the stamped silhouette facing upwards, then close the Misti door so that the ‘normal’ image stamps.

My first ‘happy accident’ went into the picture frame and I added a stamped ‘Gemini’ as a label.

But to finish the card front I cut it down to size, stamped the word ‘Sister’ between the two faces and edged it with a promarker.


     


On the inside I stamped the full sister sentiment.

Then the area above the crease was masked and the splashes around the outside edges of the face stamp was used to create a loose border (with second generation ink).

sister definition stamp



Stamps Used:


(click on the image to be taken directly to the stamp set in the shop):


                   


Other Supplies:

Nenah Solar White card, Altenew dye ink (ultraviolet), Promarker (sugar plum), Misti stamping tool



I hope you like this card and picture. Now…. if only I had a sister who was a Gemini…


Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fantastic effect you have created Sharon! The mirror imaging and the addition of the Sister and Gemini words are absolutely perfect too!  Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration and very exciting discovery! ♡

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


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We will be back soon with fabulous inspiration from Pauline ♡


Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx