Grow Stronger | Textured Flower Stamps

Hello! We hope you are having a good week so far. Ericka is here on the blog to inspire you today with an incredible card featuring our stunning CREATIVE + TOTAL CHAOS flower stamps in fabulous shocking pink with our ‘grow stronger’ sentiment…


Happy Wednesday! Today I’m playing with Visible Image stamps and an old book I bought at a local antique shop. I love the look of printed text in the background and thought it would be fun to play with some pages.



To start, I took a random page in my old book and used my gel press with the PaperArtsy Fresco Paints in Bubble Gum, Byzantium, and Aquamarine.



I then stamped the flower images from both the ‘Creative Chaos’ and ‘Total Chaos’ sets and heat embossed them with WOW! Halo. I then added some additional colors with my pink Sharpies.



I then fussy cut out all my flowers and started to create my background using the ‘Collision’ Stencil and with Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire.



I then took the flowers and stamped and embossed them on the background and then used glue dots to adhere the flowers to my card base.



I added some gold string to the back of my flowers for some added sparkle. I then took the sentiment from the ‘Into the Woods’ and heat embossed it as well.





Supplies



PaperArtsy Fresco Paints: Bubble Gum, Byzantium, and Aquamarine
WOW! Embossing powder: Halo
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire
VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad: Onyx Black


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large inky flower stamp | leaves | grunge | clear | rubber



inky flower stamp | grunge | clear | rubber



trees | forest | stamps | grow stronger | clear | rubber



collision stencil | lines



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!




Wowee! Such a striking and beautiful card! Our flowers look wonderful stamped onto the book pages and your background is awesome! Thank you Ericka 

 

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We will be back soon with an awesome new card from Sharon and a brilliant new video from Jen!


NEW STAMPS coming this Friday too!!


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Helen + Mark xx



 

Sometimes Life Just Sucks | Canvas

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


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


sometimes life just sucks stamp | mixed media canvas | daisy


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



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



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



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



They reacted beautifully together and just look at that texture!




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



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



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





Supplies




ink swirls stencil



daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer



grunge background stamps | dots | circles





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

 

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


We hope you have a great weekend!

Helen & Mark xx



 

Summer Butterfly Card | Video Tutorial

Hello! We have a brand new project from Jen here on the blog today! Jen has created a stunning summer butterfly card video tutorial featuring our WINGS OF CHANGE stamps and RIPPED FISHNET + WORDS OF SUPPORT stencils…




Watch Jen’s video tutorial!

 

 

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Supplies


grungy butterfly stamps | transform sentiment



broken | healing | heart | zip | stamps | clear | rubber



ripped fishnet stencil



supportive words | stencil | background





This card is so beautiful and summery, the background is stunning! We love the use of the zip! Thank you for your fantastic video Jen 



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We have a 25% discount code running until Sunday [April 25th]: SMILE25 so if you fancy some new stamps + stencils it’s a great time to treat yourself!


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We will be back soon with some gorgeous tiger inspiration from Sharon!


Stay Safe! Stay Creative!

Helen + Mark xx


Summer Butterfly Card Video
 

Art Journal Page | Butterflies Transform

Hi there! Ericka is here on the blog today with a stunning art journal page featuring our WINGS OF CHANGE butterflies with the gorgeous TRANSFORM sentiment…


Hello! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Wings of Change stamp set along with the Words of Support stencil to make a journal page.


Art Journal Page | Butterflies | Stamps | Transform sentiment


I love these butterflies and thought that it would go perfectly with the Words of Support stencil. I started by creating a background using Distress Paint in Kitsch Flamingo, Speckled Egg, and Blueprint Sketch on my gel plate.



I then took the Words of Support Stencil and used a blending tool to add various words on my panel using the Kitsch Flamingo Distress Paint.



I used the Wings of Change set and added the butterflies to my page using WOW! Embossing Powder in Royal Emerald, Punch, and Mojito for added sparkle.



I then used the stencil with a blending foam and applied WOW! Embossing ink to add gold embossed words.



I finished my page with the Transform sentiment and heat embossed it in white.




Supplies


Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card
Wow! embossing powder: bright white ultra fine
Wow! embossing powder: metallic gold rich pale
Wow! Embossing powder trio: Ancient Jewels Raquel Burillo Perez
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire | Kitsch Flamingo
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Blueprint Sketch | Kitsch Flamingo | Speckled Egg


grungy butterfly stamps | transform sentiment



Supportive words | stencil | mindfull | compassion | hope



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




Wow what a gorgeous journal page Ericka! Our butterfly stamps look fabulous in the sparkling embossing, and your background is amazing! Thank you 

 

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We will be back tomorrow with new inspiration from Sharon and an awesome video tutorial from Jen!


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Helen & Mark xx


Art Journal Page Butterflies  

Robot Data Stamp Set | Card

Hello! Lynda is here on the blog to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring our ROBOT DATA stamp set…


I just love the Visible Image character stamps and the Robot Data set is a firm favourite for cards for kids. The baby robot is so cute and he is my feature for todays card, along with the Short Circuit, Square Route, and Count Me in stencils.



robot stamp | handmade card | boys | birthday



I had some prints using the stencils that I  had created on the gelli plate a while ago, so started with them as my base. I stamped the small element stamps randomly over the top.






I die cut two circles from co-ordinating gelli prints, and used silver texture paste through the Short Circuit stencil on one, and stamped the data stamp on the other. While the texture paste dried, I coloured my little robot using Copic markers. I also cut a few of the flowers from the Total Chaos set and adhered around the edges of my base piece.



Once everything was dry I assembled the card, adding a black die cut behind the circles to add more dimension and to make the whole card ‘pop’.




Supplies


robot card | stamps | stencils



robot stamp set | birthday sentiment | baby | boys cards



inky flower stamp | mixed media | leaf | scribble



numbers stencil | jumbled | texture | background



squares stencil | linked | texture | backgrounds



circuit board stencil | texture | background





This is such a brilliant card! The stamped and stencilled elements look awesome and our Baby Robot stamp looks so cute! Thank you Lynda ♡



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We’ll be back a little later with more fabulous inspiration and to introduce another NEW designer!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


Robot Data Stamp Set Boys Card 

Design Team Intro | Merja Sivonen

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Merja Sivonen



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


Merja is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Merja: @craftingbymesi



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


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


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


close ups of the gorgeous texture






check out the sparkle!

 



Supplies




colour | quotes | sentiment stamps | card making



strobes | sun rays | stencil



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



We will be back here soon with more awesome inspiration.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Miss Your Face | Handmade Tag

Hello! Jane is here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade tag created with our INK SWIRLS stencil, the quirky rose stamp from our RANDOM ART OF KINDNESS set, and our new MISS YOUR FACE sentiments which is so perfect for the World we are living in at the moment…


Hi there, today I am showcasing some old stamps with some of the new stamps.




I used the awesome new “I miss your face” sentiment from the Lost for Words set:


sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer


with the incredibly versatile new Grunge Tones set


grunge background stamps | dots | circles


plus the gorgeous quirky rose stamp from the Random Art of Kindness set


quirky flower stamps | hand drawn | grungy stem | clear | rubber


and the beautiful Ink Swirls stencil

ink swirls stencil



Here’s what I got up to;


I smooshed some squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber distress inks onto my mixed media mat, added some water and created a watercolour background to my tag.


Next I blended speckled egg distress ink through the ink swirls stencil



Then I stamped using all 3 stamps from the Grunge Tones set using salty ocean ink and first and 2nd generation stamping to give a subtle background



I also stamped and embossed the sentiment  from Lost for Words and the numbers stamps from Random Art of Kindness set and carried on building up the layers.



I added some alcohol ink pearls to heat resistant acetate. I have shared this technique many times before and also demoed it at many a stamp show in 2019. I stamped and clear embossed the roses and cut them out.



I stamped the roses again on the tag and then layered everything up



using glossy accents as my adhesive




Here is my finished tag which I mounted onto black


tag | stamping | i miss your face | quirky rose stamp


a couple of close ups





and one final shot


miss your face | tag | stamping | quirky rose stamp



Supplies




Follow me on instagram where I share more of my makes!


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




We adore this tag! The quirky rose stamp looks fabulous embossed on the acetate against the grungy background and the white of the ink swirls. Beautiful spring colours too! Thank you Jane ♡



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We’ll be back a little later to re-introduce of our longest standing DT member who is staying on Team VI…


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Angelique de Groot

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angelique de Groot



I’m Angelique, 59 years of age. I’m Dutch, but live in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes (The French speaking part of the country). However, in Spring, me and my man move to the Netherlands, where we manage a small campsite throughout the Summer. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been drawing, colouring and crafting, it keeps me busy in quiet times, happy in sad times and sane in mad times. I’m mainly a card maker and use all kinds of mediums to create. From colouring stamps with markers, pencils and watercolours, to more mixed media style techniques, with inks, stencils, gell plate and more. I have just started exploring the world of journaling.


Angelique is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Angelique: @craftsbylique


Angelique’s beautiful cards, wonderful use of inks in her backgrounds, and gorgeous colouring really stood out to us ♡





Angelique stamped the gorgeous heart with Versafine Clair ink onto 300 grs watercolour paper, then used red + orange Brushos with water to create colour bursts. When dry, Angelique brushed red and yellow Harmony inks through our INK SWIRLS stencil creating a wonderful effect in the background. Polychromos pencils were used to colour some of the details in the heart stamp, and a white gel pen was used for highlighting. To add some texture and shimmer Angelique added Glossy accents to some circles, and clear sparkle splashes all over it. The edges were distressed with black ink before matting and layering with black card onto a white 15x15cm white card base.



Supplies


heart stamp | grunge | mixed media



ink swirls stencil



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



We will be back this evening with some awesome inspiration from another exciting designer who is staying on the team..


Have a great afternoon.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Ali Carubia

Hi there! Next up is another of our existing designers who is staying on the team…


Ali Carubia


Ali is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


We love Ali’s striking cards and fabulous backgrounds, and how wonderfully she interprets and co-ordinates our stamps, stencils and sentiments!



I started crafting about 20 years ago. My style is varied, my favourites are bright colours and silhouettes. I have an extensive collection of paper, stamps, inks, paints and sparkly things!


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For my latest Visible Image inspiration I’ve been playing with two fabulous stencils to make a couple of cards for my friends. These were fun and easy to make.


Quirky rose stamp | ink swirls stencil | kindness + friendship | handmade cards


To make the DL card:


Take a A4 piece of 300gsm white stamping card, cut it down to 210mm x 196mm and scoring at 98mm.

Trim the left over strip to 84mm x 194mm to make the card topper.

Tape the Visible Image ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil over the bottom 2/3’s of your card strip with masking tape. Use a brush or blending foam to apply the weathered wood distress oxide ink through the stencil, add a little black soot distress oxide in places – avoid the straight edge at the top of the stencil.

Wipe the ink off the stencil, flip it over and move it over the top 1/3. Match up the swirls as best you can and ink up as before. Flick a little water over your inked card, leave for a few seconds and then pickup the drops with paper towel.



Wipe over another piece of white stamping card with an anti static bag. Then stamp the rose from Visible Image’s Random Art of Kindness 6 times using black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Fussy cut the roses, I cut slightly outside of the embossed lines.



Colour the roses with a base coat of orange ink and then add the red and pink ink.


Use the remaining orange and pink on your applicators to colour a sentiment from the ‘Words of Support’ stencil onto white card with the orange at the top and the pink at the bottom.

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder as before.

Trim the sentiment and mount it onto a scrap of black card with a border of about 1.5mm (1/16″).



Stamp the flower stem 3 times using black versafine ink as above and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Glue your inked piece onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 3mm (1/8″).



Glue 3 of the roses flat onto the topper using pva glue. Shape the remaining 3 roses using your fingers and use 3d foam to fix them onto your card.



Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the flower heads, then doodle around the outside of your card with a fine black liner pen.

Colour the circles on the stems with a red pen and then cover these with glossy accents.

Attach your card topper to the white DL card blank you made earlier and attach the sentiment using 3d foam to the bottom right hand corner.


Your finished card will look like this 😎




To make the square card:


The process is the same except you don’t need to move the stencil and only 4 roses are needed. I found this card even quicker to make 😀


The measurements for the 6″x 6″ square card are:
card topper – white stamping card 130mm x 130mm
black card matt – 138mm x 138mm


I used a different sentiment and a couple of adhesive gems on this one…




Supplies


  • Visible Image Stamps – Random Art of Kindness
  • Visible Image Stencils – Inky Swirls & Words of Support
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks – Tangerine, Chinese Red & Fuchsia
  • Distress Oxides – Weathered Wood & Black Soot
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Masking tape
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Red marker pen
  • White gel & black fine liner pens
  • Glossy Accents
  • Red gems
  • Heat gun
  • A4 White stamping card (300gsm)
  • Black card for matting & layering
  • 6″ x 6″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d foam pads


  • quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments



    word of support | stencil



    ink swirls stencil



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

    Ali xxx




    These cards are so striking and gorgeous Ali! They would be adored by anyone who received them. Thank you 

     

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    Helen + Mark xx



     

Fearless Tiger Stamp | Handmade Card

Hi there! We hope you are having a nice weekend. Ali is here on the blog today with an amazing handmade card featuring our FEARLESS TIGER stamp with our gorgeous FIBRES stencil.


I’ve been playing with the fab new tiger stamp from Visible Image called ‘Fearless Tiger’. I had a ball making this card – shiny metallic polish, matt black gesso and the stunning, stunning tiger stamp.


fearless tiger stamp | handmade card


Instructions


Cut a piece of heavy stock white card 6″ square, load up a stamping platform with the tiger stamp and stamp the image onto the centre of the card with black versafine ink just once to show where the tiger will be going.




Leave the tiger stamp in place on your stamp platform  for later.



Lightly spritz your stamped card with water and then apply some of the red and orange Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polishes up to the edge of the tiger and over the rest of the card.



Dry your card with your heat gun then wipe it over with an anti static bag.


Put your card back in your stamp platform and re-stamp the tiger image with black versafine until you have a nice solid black image.


Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Your card will look a bit like this – probably better than mine if you didn’t paint over his ears 😀


Pour a little black gesso into a scrap foil container



Tape the Visible Image Fibre stencil over the your card and stencil a little black gesso  over the metallic background, allowing the gesso to dry before moving the stencil to a new part of the card as the stencil is slightly smaller than your card.



When the gesso has dried, paint in the tigers face using an orange watercolour pen and a damp brush.


Paint the eyes with green and yellow and re-paint in any white bits using white acrylic paint or a bleed proof white ink.



Pat your anti static bag over the tigers face then return your card to the stamp press.


Use a gold or any other pigment ink to ink up the tiger’s mane, avoiding his face then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.



Use a sponge to apply a little glycerine or versamark ink around the edges of the card and  then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.



Use the remaining ink left on the gilding polish applicators to colour the edges of  a square of white card just over 6 1/2″ square and also scrap of white card for the sentiment.


Attach your tiger card onto black card with a 1/16″ border and then onto your coloured card with approx 1/4″ border.


Then attach onto another black card layer with approx 1/4″ border and finally onto a white 8″ x 8″ white card blank.



Using your stamp platform again, stamp the Fearless sentiment onto the coloured scrap with back versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder, repeat inking and heat embossing a second time so it is really glossy.


Cut out the sentiment, sponge a little black gesso around the edges then attach it to a piece of black card, leaving a border of approx 1/8″ and fix to the bottom right of your card with double sided foam tape.


Finally apply glossy accents to the tiger’s eyes and glue a few sequins on the background.



Here is my finished card


tiger stamp | face | embossing | stencil | handmade card


Supplies



  • Visible Image Stamps – Fearless Tiger
  • Visible Image Stencils – Fibres
  • Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polishes in Rich Red & Tangy Tangerine
  • Black Gesso & Stencil brush
  • Watercolour pens eg Zig clean colours or Koi brush pens
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Versamark ink pad or glycerine
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge
  • Clear and gold embossing powders
  • Glossy accents
  • Dark sequins
  • Heat gun
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black & white card for matting & layering
  • 8″ x 8″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva

  • 3d foam pads



tiger stamp | face | be fearless | rubber | clear



Fibres stencil | under the sea | weed | texture



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

Ali xxx



Woweeee our tiger stamp looks amazing Ali! Loving the fibres textures and the stunning metallics and gold embossing… gorgeous! Thank you 

 

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We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration!


Have a lovely weekend.

Stay Safe! Stay Creative!

Helen + Mark xx



 

Feel The Heartbeat | Drummer Stamp

Hello there, we hope you had a lovely weekend and are keeping safe and well. We have a double dose of music themed inspiration coming your way today. Stempelfida is up first with a fantastic card featuring the drummer stamp from our FEEL THE BEAT set…


I can totally be touched by music. Do you feel the same way? So I had the idea to combine this drummer with the lyrics “Feel the beat” and the heartbeat stamp of Visible Image.


drummer stamp | music | heartbeat | handmade card


For my background, I made a Gelli Plate impression with the Heavy Rain Stencil, these are the pink stripes you can see on the right side of my card. The other colors are a made with a brayer.



I stamped the heart rhythm stamp on this background and covered the heart with a self made stencil.



I then stamped my drummer in a shade of red first with the help of a stamping aid. Then I stamped the edges again with a darker shade of red.



I then removed the heart mask and worked out the details of the drummer with polychromos. Underneath the heart beat line I drew a fine white line with a Sakura marker.



With the text I have kept it similar. First I stamped it in a pink tone, then in red, and the dark red on the bottom.





Supplies


drummer stamp | heartbeat | feel the beat | handmade card


Stamp pads: Distress Oxides – picked raspberry, festive berries, aged mahogany, black soot
Pencils: Polychromos 101, 217, 142, 225, 263, 177, 199
Pens: Sakura 0.5; 0.8


Stamps:


drummer stamp | feel the beat | music | visible image



grungy heart stamp | mixed media | visible image


Stencil:


rain stencil | lines | texture





We love this! The heartbeat stamp works brilliantly with our drummer stamp. Gorgeous background and colour choices too!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

We will be back later today with some fantastic inspiration from Jane.


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


 


 

Grungy Heart Stamp | Mixed Media

Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today, spreading some LOVE! Ericka has embossed the amazing grungy heart stamp from our FOLLOW YOUR HEART set to create a stunning mixed media card…



Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Follow Your Heart Stamp Set for a colourful Valentines Day Card.



I love this set and for my card paired it with a background I made previously using a brayer and paints in my stash.



I then used the Visible Image Ripples Stencil with texture paste and sprinkled WOW! Embossing powders from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’ set.


valentine card | mixed media | stencil | heart stamp


While My background dried, I stamped the heart from the ‘Follow Your Heart’ set and heat embossed it with the Punch embossing powder from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’.


grungy heart stamp



I then colored up the heart with Zig Clean Color Brush markers to highlight some of the images. I also used a black marker to trace around the word “Love.”



I then fussy cut the heart and attached it to my background with foam tape. I then stamped and embossed the “love you” sentiment . Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


heart stamp | mixed media card | stencil | texture | wow embossing powder | visible image


Supplies

WOW! Embossing – Clear Embossing Pad
WOW Embossing – Halo Catherine Pooler
WOW! Embossing – Trio Pick Me Up
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth card
Ranger Ink – Texture Paste
COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black


grungy heart stamp | visible image



ripples circles stencil





Woweee we are loving all this texture! Our heart stamp looks so gorgeous and your background is awesome! Thank you Ericka 

 

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Stay safe, stay well, stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx



 

Spreading Some Love and Kindness

Hello there! Thanks for coming to check out today’s inspiration, we hope you are doing ok. Heather is here on the blog today, spreading some love and kindness with a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our ONE KIND WORD stamp set…



One Kind Word. Says it all at the moment doesn’t it? Thankfully I have my art to turn to during these lockdowns, and wow what a saviour it has been.


It seemed appropriate to make something a little more light hearted than maybe I’ve been feeling lately, and I have to admit I love the One Kind Word set. You can sneak quite a lot on that little piece of paper trapped in the typewriter, although this time I’ve gone for just one of the sentiments in the set.





I’ve gone with a pink theme for this make, although I was originally toying with the idea of a blue/turquoise mix, but I had this old gelli plate background in my drawer (that I’ve been saving for ages and didn’t want to use) and picked the pink to go with it. The print is a mop up print (a print you do to ‘clean’ your plate of paint/ink) and I love the mop-ups usually more than the prints themselves. You get these crusty bits of old paint picked up and I just adore the texture it creates. Perfect!



First thing I did was to create the heart. This is just a generic die-cut heart, approx 10cm across that I inked using Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. Having then attached the Strobes stencil over the top, I added Picked Raspberry oxide ink. However… it all then went a bit wrong. I was adding some beautiful Tattered Angels Glimmer Spray (Lovely Lilac) for a bit of shimmer and the bottle fell over and went everywhere.. Uh-oh!



So rather than start again, I went with it as actually it looked lovely and heat dried it. The spray gave a really subtle lilac colour and where it had run, the mottled effect was quite pleasing (although I wouldn’t recommend tipping your inks everywhere).


Once dried, I secured the Strobes stencil in place (again) and added the Picked Raspberry. To add to the overall love and kindness theme, I used the Words of Support stencil and just masked off the word ‘love’, adding it using Candied Apple oxide ink pad.



The typewriter was really easy to do. Simply stamp in black and then heat emboss using clear powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment using a grey ink instead (VersaFine Claire Morning Mist).



Once trimmed, I coloured the ‘paper’ in the typewriter using Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Ink pads (not oxides).



With the type writer added to the heart using foam tape, I used the small hearts from the One Kind Word stamp set to float around the type writer and to add to the general theme. These were just heat embossed onto gold card and attached using teeny tiny foam squares.


I then decided that ‘something’ was needed behind the heart to and so settled on my old favourite stencil, Strobes. Rather than just use modelling paste, I used Izink Ice as it’s translucent and is just fabulous! I applied a thin-ish layer of Freesia using a palette knife and then allowed to air dry.



Once the Ice was dry, I added foam tape to the rear of the heart and to add extra texture (because that’s what I do) I then twisted some black cotton onto the tape to break up the background.



The sentiment was heat embossed using gold powder onto a similar coloured scrap card I had and then matted onto gold card.



With the card complete, I matted it onto the same gold card as the sentiment and then onto black card to make those colours ‘pop’!








Supplies




typewriter stamp | kindness sentiments | card making



strobes stencil | rays | sunshine | sunlight



words of support | stencil | kindness | mindfulness



Catch you all again soon.


Stay safe, do what we have too and don’t put loads of pressure on yourself.

H xx




Amazing card Heather! We love this design, the heart looks fabulous layered on top of the strobes stencil, and your gelli print is awesome! The touches of gold look wonderful with the pink tones. Thank you ♡

 

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

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx



 

NEW Phoenix Rising Stamp Set

Hello! We hope you are keeping safe and well. We are so excited to start sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration created with our NEW STAMPS! Up first we have Heather Mitchell with an incredible mixed media card showcasing our PHOENIX RISING STAMP SET…

Hey everyone…

Hope you’re all well and good?! I’m just going to ignore everything going on in the world right now and just concentrate on the latest release of stamps from Visible Image! There’s six in all and today I am sharing my make using the gorgeous Phoenix Rising stamp set.



phoenix stamp | visible image | mixed media card


I love the grungy look of this set and look forward to exploring and experimenting more with it to make something not so obvious, if you get me, something away from the fire and hot colours… I’m just not sure what yet!

This set has one main stamp, the Phoenix, and then two fabulously abstract stamps which I’ve used as flames on this make. You also get two sentiments ‘Hope’ and ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ which couldn’t be anymore poignant at present.



The background was made using Distress Oxide Sprays (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple) and I’ve made it so the lighter colours are in the middle. I’ve just sprayed them and spritzed on water to allow them to drip a bit.

I’ve mopped up the left over spray on my mat using some watercolour card and left this to dry. I would be using this later to stamp the Phoenix on as the main focal point.


With the background now dry, I’ve used my go-to stencil from Visible Image, Strobes, and a product which is new to me; Izink Ice in Melted Butter. The Ice is a translucent gel/paint and for me it’s just perfect as you can see layers underneath the more you use it.



You can heat dry the Ice which is perfect for me as I’m super impatient the it comes to waiting for things to dry and I actually quite enjoy watching paint dry with a heat tool.


The fabulous Phoenix on the card was stamped onto that mopped up card I’d saved and stamped using Versafine Clair ink pads (Cheerful, Summertime and Tulip Red). It’s then heat embossed using WOW’s Clear Embossing Powder. I’ve repeated this 3 times in total to get a good depth on the Phoenix.




I used the same method of stamping and heat embossing (using the same colours) to create a tinted fire like layer at the bottom of the card. The great thing about using a glossy clear embossing powder is the amazing glaze it gives you!



After edging the card with black ink, I’ve added the sentiment which has been stamped on the off-cut of card I used for the Phoenix itself and also edged it in black. To really make those colours ‘POP’ I’ve matted the card onto black card stock and then onto a 7×7″ card blank.



Tutorial video




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Supplies


phoenix card | handmade | stamp



phoenix rising stamp | visible image




phoenix rising stamp | mixed media card | rays stencil



That’s all from me today. Lots of inspiration using the new stamp sets over on instagram and the Visible Image Facebook group so do check those out. If you’re on Pinterest, there are LOADS of images to mooch through an again ideas and inspiration from so do take a peek!

Look after yourselves! H xx




Wow what a way to showcase a new stamp set! The colours, texture and glaze are stunning! Thank you Heather for this amazing sample and great video tutorial ♡

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


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Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Life Is A Journey | Handmade Card

Hello! Today’s the day we are back on Create and Craft TV for a double length mixed media show with Mark! (More details below!). Today’s inspiration is one of the gorgeous show samples created by Ali Carubia, featuring our fabulous BREAK FREE stamp set with our TIME TUNNEL stencil…


Happy Tuesday!


I’m sharing a card made for today’s TV show! It’s perfect for Autumn, with bonfire coloured daisies and a Catherine wheel inspired background – things I remember from years gone by.

daisy stamp | spiral stencil | monochromatic card | handmade | stamping



Tutorial

Spray the back of the Time Tunnel stencil with stencil spray and leave to dry for a few minutes.

Cut a piece of white card to just over 6″ x 6″ and stick the stencil on firmly.

Pour a little black gesso onto a saucer or an old foil tray – away from your craft mat (as it gets everywhere!).


Load up your stencil brush with a little black gesso and apply to card in a upright pouncing motion, so the paint doesn’t slip under the stencil. Go over any white bits you have missed.


Peel the stencil away from the card, the centre bits are quite delicate so you may need to rotate your card and peel away in sections.

Put your stencil in some water!

Create a colourful background using the the yellow, orange and red distress oxide inks.

Squish some ink onto your craft mat and spritz with water, pick it up on some white card and dry with a heat gun.


Take the Visible Image Break Free stamp set and stamp the flower head onto your coloured card with black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

You will need 4 flower heads for this card.


Stamp and clear heat emboss 2 vases and 4 flower stems onto scraps of white card.

Cut these all out – I left a border around the flower heads and vases but cut the stems very close to the embossed lines.

Snip between the petals so you can manipulate them later.

Trim any mucky edges off your black and white spiral card and fix it onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 1/4″ around, and then onto a white 7″ x 7″ card blank.

Colour the 4 flower stems with green and a little orange oxide ink.



Snip out the inside of one of the vases leaving the water line in place.


Colour both of the vases with a little pale blue ink for the water and light grey alcohol pen on the glass.

Glue the complete vase to the bottom right hand side then glue the stems. Don’t worry too much about what the top of the vase looks like as that will be covered by a flower head.Fix the second snipped vase over the first with pva glue, so that the stems are trapped underneath the water line.

Add a shadow to the bottom of the vase using your grey alcohol pen, to ground it to the card.



Use a white gel pen to add some highlights on the petals.

Shape the flowers using a ball tool and the palm of your hand/foam mat to give them a bit of dimension, curl a few of the petals forwards, away from the rest before attaching the four flower heads to your card using 3d glue gel.


Apply some Star Dust stickles to the centre of the flowers.


Stamp the ‘Life is a Journey’ sentiment from the Just be Happy set with black versafine ink onto white card, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Matt this onto black card with about 1/8″ border

Attach the sentiment to the bottom left hand side of your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.


Stand back and admire your finished work!



Here is my completed card 😎


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I am really happy with this one!



Supplies





Daisy Stamp | Vase | Smashed | Break Free Stamp Set | Visible Image



just be happy | listen to your heart | life is a journey | sentiment stamps



time spiral stencil


  • Stencil Spray (Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray)
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Broken China, Mowed Lawn
  • Versafine Onyx black pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • White gel pen
  • Light Grey Alcohol pen
  • Star Light Stickles
  • Black gesso
  • Stencil Brush
  • Heat gun
  • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3D glue gel


I hope you have enjoyed this project.


Thanks for stopping by today,

Ali xxx




Awesome card Ali! Loving your bonfire coloured daisies against the striking monochrome background! Great choice of sentiment and another brilliant tutorial.. thank you Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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We hope you can tune in to watch Mark’s demos today… be sure to set your TV to record BOTH SHOWS (even though they are back to back) to ensure you don’t miss anything!

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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration!


We hope you stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello and Happy Friday! Lynda Hall is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the moth stamp and inspiring sentiment from our GLIMMER OF LIGHT set, and our STROBES stencil…


It’s my Visible Image sharing day, and today I am featuring a rather dramatic card using the Glimmer of Light stamp set, along with the Strobes stencil. With the current Covid situation there are certainly some dark moments for many of us, and I think the sentiment on this is definitely one to remember. Things will get better if we all just hang on in there.


moth stamp | mixed media card



I began with a base piece of card with distress oxide spray inks in orange and yellows. I taped the Strobes stencil down, and applied a generous layer of black texture paste through it.



Before it dried, I sprinkled Sparkling sand Wow embossing powder , and a touch of Perfect Pearls mica all over it.



Then came the magic part- heating it all up!



As well as melting the embossing powder, the wet texture paste swells and bubbles, adding even more texture. Yummy!



Once totally cool I added more colour to the rays with sparkle pens…



..and darkened the edges with black soot distress ink to draw the eye to the centre.



The next step was to stamp and emboss lightbulb onto heat resistant acetate. I coloured on the back with alcohol ink. I stamped the moth on the same coloured card as the base and coloured with pens.



The bulb, moth and sentiments were all adhered with 3d gel glue for added dimension.






moth stamp | strobes stencil | mixed media | stamping



You can see this sample and more amazing ones from the team on Create and Craft TV on 27th October. Mark will no doubt have some fabulous demos to inspire too, so watch if you can!



Supplies




moth stamp | glimmer of light sentiment | Visible Image


strobes stencil | rays | sun





Wow this is so striking and the texture is divine! The depth is incredible! Thank you Lynda ♡

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



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As Lynda mentioned…  We are back on TV next Tuesday, October 27th. Tune into Create and Craft for a double length mixed media show featuring some awesome demos from Mark!



We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration  ♡

Helen & Mark xx


 

Eye Contact Stencil | Vibrant Handmade Card

Hi there! We hope you are having a good week so far. Today’s inspiration comes from Ali Carubia who’s teamed up two of our awesome stencils: Eye Contact and Strobes to create a vibrant eye catching card…


Happy Tuesday


I’m sharing this card today using Visible Image’s amazing Eye Contact and Strobes stencils. I’ve used my Spectrum Noir Harmony inks to colour these.


eye stencil | vibrant handmade card


Tutorial


Firstly spray the back of the 2 stencils with stencil adhesive and leave for a couple of minutes.


Stick the Eye Contact stencil on a piece of 6″ x 6″ white card and lightly ink over with the jet black ink.
Remove the stencil and heat dry the ink.



Position the Strobes stencil so that the centre is over the pupil and then colour each of the rays with the Harmony inks.




Remove the stencil and taking a couple of pieces of scrap card to use as masks, extend each of the rays to the centre of the eye and outwards to the edge of the card.




Use the Bleed Proof White (or white acrylic paint) to paint over the white of the eye with a paint brush.



Reposition the Eye Contact stencil over your card, lining up over the inked up eye and tape down with masking tape.



Apply black structure paste over the stencil using a spatula.

Carefully peel back the masking tape and lift off the stencil.



Put the stencil to water and leave your card to dry.


Stamp the TIME and ‘to be happy again’ sentiments with black versafine ink onto white card and heat emboss with clear embossing powder




Cut out the two sentiments and matt onto black card with a border of about 1/8″ .
When the structure paste has dried, use a black fine liner pen to outline each of the rays and the eyelids.

Use a grey alcohol pen to colour the inner and outer corners of the eye.

Matt your card onto black card leaving approx. 1/16″ border and then onto white card with a 3/16″ border and then onto a black 7″x7″ card blank.


Finally, stick the sentiments onto your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.



Here is my finished card


eye stencil | vibrant handmade card



Supplies


eye stencil



strobes | rays | stencil | sun



time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | numbers | rubber | clear | card making



Other items used

  • Stencil Adhesive spray (Crafter’s Companion stick & spray)
  • Spectrum Harmony Ink pads – Lemon Tonic, Orange, Chinese Red, Spring Meadow, Ocean Blue, Fuchsia, Plum Pudding & Jet Black
  • Blending tool & foams
  • Black structure paste & spatula
  • Dr PH Martin Bleed Proof White (or White Acrylic paint)
  • Black fine liner pen
  • Black versafine ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Masking Tape
  • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ black card blank
  • double sided foam tape & pva



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


Ali xxx




This is such a striking card and we are loving these stencils together! Great tutorial too.. thank you Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

50th Birthday Card | Love & Friendship

Hello! We hope you are well and having a good week so far. We have the fabulous Pauline Butcher here on the blog today with the stunning card she created for Helen’s 50th Birthday, featuring some of our gorgeous stencils and some stamping of course…


Hello there,

I am starting to get my crafty mojo back slowly, and making cards for my relatives Birthdays.

This card was for Helen (aka Mrs Awesome Alexander of Visible Image’ ), it was her special 50th Birthday back in June, so I had to make it good !!!!!


50th Birthday card | friendship | love | stencils | stamps



I created this card, using a selection of the awesome stencils that Mark has designed, along with a couple of stamp sets:

 
Ripped Fishnet stencil


fishnet stencil | ripped | torn



Daisy Daisy stencil


daisy stencil | frameless | gelli print



Words of Support stencil


support words stencil | mindful | strong | compassion



Always and Forever stencil


romance stencil | man woman | love


Go to Words stamp set



go to sentiment stamps | every day | occasion



Alphabetical stamp set


alphabet stamp set




I started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of white smooth 300gsm card, placed the Fishnet stencil on to it and blended Mustard Seed Distress ink through it. I took that stencil away, and added Daisy Daisy onto the card, and blended through with Pickled Raspberry Distress ink. I put this layer of card aside to dry.

I cut another piece of card 7″ x 7″, and using the ‘Words of Support’ stencil,  I picked out the words I wanted to use, masking off the others, and blended through with Mustard Seed Distress Ink, then Ripe Persimmon on the top, I also added a few hearts where there were big enough gaps between the words.

Going back to the first layer I did, taking the ‘Always and Forever’ stencil, laid it on top of the stenciled card, and using Black Soot Distress Ink, I blended through, making sure that it was nice and black by pouncing my blending tool. Whilst this was drying, I used an embossing pen and ran it around all the edges, then put some Wow Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter over the embossing liquid that the pen had left, then heated it with my heat tool, giving all the edges a lovely gold sparkle, I did the same technique around the edges of the layer with the words around it.

I matted both of the layers onto pink card.
 


 


The next job was to use the Alphabetical stamp set, to add Helen’s name to the top layer of the card, I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, I then used my white pen all aroung each letter, to highlight it. I stamped the 50 onto a piece of white card, and also the Happy Birthday from the ‘Go to Words’. I cut out both of these, and then again with my embossing pen, went around all the edges, and using the Gold Sparkle embossing powder, heated it to give a nice sparkly edge. I also matted both of these onto pink card. With a slim patette knife, and some Cosmic Shimmer Gold Luna paste, I very gently added a very small amount on top of the stencilled couple, just to give a bit of shimmer. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the middle of the Daisy Daisy, and with some Picked Raspberry and a damp paint brush, I also added a bit of shading to the Daisy.
 



The last thing to do, adhere the layers together onto an 8″ x 8″ card blank, and add the 50 and the Happy Birthday, using some 3D Glue gel.


I hope to get some more crafting done, but we’ve started decorating the house, hopefully I will get away with just directing, and choosing colours, hehehehe !!!!
 


Thank you for visiting, stay safe and stay well.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxxxx




Thank you so much again Pauline for such a special Birthday card! It really is absolutely stunning! The sparkle and detail is even more gorgeous in real life ♡


Here it is looking fabulous on my window sill..




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



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Stay safe and well,

Helen & Mark xx


 

True Colours | Daisy Stencil

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Sharon Traynor is here to brighten the day with a gorgeous card created with our NEW ‘Daisy Daisy’ stencil and some beautiful rainbow colours…


daisy stencil | rainbow colours | reveal your true colours stamp



Hi! Today I have a super-duper, ultra-fast make for you, using one of the brand new Visible Image stencils and a sentiment stamp.

I love my rainbow colours, so it was a no-brainer to make a rainbow daisy card. Now because this beautiful stencil is completely borderless (which is brilliant for use with a gel plate), I was living dangerously when I made this card. Sensible people would use a low tack spray adhesive on the back of the stencil, but I do not own any spray adhesive, so I had to hold the stencil down with some low tack tape.

 

 

I just picked a rainbow of distress ink colours and blended them through the stencil, starting at one side and moving the tape over so that I could finish adding the colours to the other side. As you can see, I wasn’t too particular about making this a smooth blend because I knew that the eye would be brought forward to focus on the daisy image as soon as the white pen came into play. Trim the panel to size for the card blank.

 

Once the rainbow colours were down, the stencil was removed and a white posca pen was used to add some detail onto the daisy. Simply draw some lines at the top and bottom of each petal using a flicking motion. Next dot around the edge of the panel with the same white pen for some more interest.

 

 

To finish the card, white heat emboss a sentiment onto a piece of vellum and wrap that around the coloured panel. Add some glittery Nuvo Drops to the centre of the daisy for that bit of bling shine, and once that is dried, attach everything to a white card blank with fun foam.

 

It’s simple, colourful and will bring a smile to whoever receives it!

 



Stamps & Stencil Used:


daisy stencil | gelli print | frameless | visible image



sentiment stamps | seamer | reveal your true colours | perfectly flawed



Other Supplies:

White Card, Low Tack Masking Tape, Distress Inks (festive berries, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, twisted citron, mowed lawn, salty ocean, wilted violet), Versamark Clear Ink, WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder, Vellum, White Posca Pen, Nuvo drops (white Blizzard)



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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fabulous card! Your rainbow daisy is gorgeous and your shading looks wonderful.. great choice of sentiment too!  Thank you Sharon ♡

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

 

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We will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration from our super talented team!


Take care,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mindful Forest | Stencils

Hello! We are excited to be kicking off a new week packed full of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog! Now that all the orders for our gorgeous new stencils have been shipped (thank you for the love!), we can spend some time sharing all the amazing things our Design Team have created with them! First up this week is the lovely stempelfrida from Germany with a beautiful project created with ‘The Forest’ and ‘Words of Support’ stencils…

Be mindful with nature – this is the theme of my piece today. It shows a lovely play of colours as you can experience it in the forest.

forest | stencil | mindful sentiment | handmade card


The basis of my card is a Gelli Plate print, which I designed with acrylic paint. To be honest, I didn’t find it soooooo exciting so that I did not use it directly. But that’s the way it is with Gelli Plate prints in my opinion, every single one finds his own purpose – at some point. And when I had the idea with the forest stencil, that was the time for this print. All of a sudden it was perfect. After all, this is something that is part of respecting nature: recycling.


So if you don’t like a Gelli Plate print at first sight, please do not throw it away, but just pick it up! At some point it will be THE right one for your project.





On this print I applied white structure paste with the forest stencil. I usually use an old check card. Sometimes I even cut them a bit thinner.  As you can see on the photo, my paste is a bit coarser.



The word “mindful” I also applied on a piece of natural, fibrous paper, which I tore at the edges. It has a wonderful plum tone.


I’ve made a few different snap shots. On some of them the colours seem so bright. The sun just came through the thick clouds.



And look here, the impression in the forest changes as soon as it gets a little darker. Great, right? It’s really like that. If the light in the forest changes a little then the atmosphere in a forest suddenly appears completely different.

 

And I also have a few portraits for you 🙂

 

 

 

Supplies


stencils: Visible Image The Forest, Words of Support

forest stencil supportive words | mindful | stencil


Acrylic paint
Gelli Plate
Embossing paste





This is stunning stempelfrida! We agree this gelli print was made for this project and the colours are beautiful! Thank you ♡

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

 

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Daisy Stencil | Butterfly Stamps

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Sorry our blog has been a little neglected for a few days, it’s been such a busy week! We have also been doing live demos over on our Facebook PAGE most evenings so check them out if you haven’t already! Our wonderful Design Team have been really enjoying creating lots of projects with our NEW stencils, and Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with a gorgeous summer canvas featuring our ‘Daisy Daisy’ stencil with our new ‘Summer Wings’ stamps, a perfect combination…



Sharing the same name as my Granddaughter Daisy, I just had to use this stencil for my first make with the new release.

daisy stencil | frameless | visible image


How gorgeous is that!



I wanted to create something very light and summery so I got out my distress sprays and had a play on watercolour card.


I love that you can use the spray ink left behind to print with too (these are the images on the white
card)




I decided to use stamps from the Summer Wings set to make a very summery canvas.

butterfly stamp | dragonfly | summer | reflect

I stamped lots on inky mop up card and then added some more inks as needed.



I also stamped and cut the words into “banners”



I used this stenciled image.


I stamped my butterflies in place



and then decoupaged the wings adding glossy accents to their centres, and to the the centre of the daisy stencil.



Here is the finished canvas..


daisy stencil | canvas | butterfly stamps


with some close ups..






and one last shot..



This is such a pretty stencil and would work in so many different colourways and with so many different stamps. A real “must have” for any crafter.


The new stencil release is available to pre-order now! There are 8 more stencils in the release, do check out social media and the Facebook page where there are lots of samples being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so gorgeous Jane! The summer colours are fabulous and showcase the daisy stencil beautifully.  Thank you! ♡

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



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Stay safe and have a lovely weekend.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Daisy Daisy | NEW Stencil

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend. We are very excited to be previewing our awesome NEW stencils this week! Our Design Team have been having so much fun with them over the weekend! Ericka Strange is kicking off this week’s inspiration with 2 vibrant summer cards featuring our gorgeous ‘Daisy Daisy’ and ‘Mesh it Up’ frameless stencils…




For my first card…


I used the new Daisy Daisy stencil along with Mesh It Up.


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I started with a gel press print that I had created with Distress Oxides and paint. Originally it wasn’t anything too great, but then I added embossing ink with my blending tool to the Mesh It Up stencil, and sprinkled WOW! Bahama embossing powder on it.


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I love the chunky texture both the stencil and the embossing powder give the panel.

I then took some Bristol Smooth paper and the Daisy Daisy stencil and blended Distress Oxides in  Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Marmalade.


daisyside


I cut the outline of the stencil out and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Soul stamp set in black on the daisy.


face stamp | woman head | beautiful soul



daisy stencil | mesh stencil | gelli print | distress oxide inks



For my second card..


I used the same Daisy Daisy stencil but on a panel I created with Distress Oxide reinkers on photo paper.


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For more information on how to create the background check out my blog post here.


I then used the stencil and applied Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide lightly around the stencil with a blending brush.


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I stamped the butterflies from the Wings of Change set in Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. I also used the sentiment and stamped it in black archival ink.


butterfly stamps | grunge | transform | metamorphosis



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I love the grungy but bright look the distress oxides have on the photopaper and the different layers.


daisy stencil | butterfly stamp | grunge | distress inks



Thanks for stopping by today!




We adore these cards! So summery! So vibrant! And they showcase the new stencils wonderfully… thank you Ericka 

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


 

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We hope you are getting excited for our stencils release! You can pre-order them this Friday! Release date: July 17th.


We will be back to show you more new stencils projects here on the blog tomorrow, but if you can’t wait… check out our instagram and Facebook group for loads of sneak peeks!


Stay safe and we hope you have a good Monday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Love is Love | Mixed Media Face Stamps

Good Evening, we have some more gorgeous new stamps inspiration for you today. Heather Mitchell has inked up our ‘Love is Love’ set and is here to show you what she made…


Evening all,

You can’t have not seen the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order now… and aren’t they beauties?!  I absolutely love this Love is Love set… bang on perfect for these volatile times in which we find ourselves.




I’ve barely been able to put this stamp set down since it arrived Friday and my head is whirring away with possibilities and ideas for it.

To begin the card, I’ve added some star washi tape strips to watercolour card and gesso’d over the top to protect the tape.  After overlaying the Square Route stencil, I’ve created an ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean to which I’ve then lightly spritzed water over to add texture.



After using a black permanent fine liner to draw in some scribbly lines in the stencil gaps, I’ve flicked on some black indian ink to break up the blue and add extra interest.

Having already measured where the two face stamps would lay on the card, I used the sentiment for the set, Love is Love, down the centre.



The two profile stamps are just brilliant! The words on them (trust, love, eternity, friendship, loyalty, empathy, kindness etc) are so bang on trend and perfect for all types of cards and journalling and I cannot wait to journal with this set!

I’ve heat embossed the profile stamps using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White embossing powder and then used oxide ink pads (Candied Apple, Picked raspberry, Seedless preserve, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed) to create the rainbow effect.  Once trimmed, I’ve secured them directly to the card before matting onto black card to finish.



Once again, the new stamps are on pre-order now from the online shop and are due for release on Friday June 26th… just in time for the weekend!


mixed media face stamps | love is love



squares stencil



Check out the Visible Image Facebook group or instagram for loads of inspiration from the design team using the new stamps… we can barely put them down!


See you soon, H xx




What an awesome card! We are loving your design, from the rainbow colours to the scribbles in the stencil lines! Thank you so much Heather ♡

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




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Heart Flowers | Birthday Card

Hi there! Happy weekend to you! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade Birthday card featuring our cute heart stamp as flowers…



 

I like out of the box ideas so my flowers are not “normal”.
It seems I got some weakness for this tiny heart stamp.

 

heart flowers | vase | stamps | Birthday card

I used Distress Oxides + water through the Time Tunnel stencil.



Stamped the hearts from the Accessorize set, and the vase and stems with black Archival ink.



I colored the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels.


I added shading and background stamping, then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment.
In the end I sprinkled the card with white paint.





Visible Image products used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake


daisy | flower | stamp | vase | smashed | break free


Happy Birthday | stamp | verse | sentiment | card making


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


time spiral | stencil

 

Have a nice day!




Wow! We love this! Your heart flowers look so striking against your delicate background, what a fabulous way to combine these stamps… thank you Macarena ♡

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

 

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Stay safe and well, and have a lovely weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


 

A Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with an awesome mixed media card featuring the moth stamp from our ‘Glimmer of Light’ set which also contains a very inspiring quote which is so relevant at the moment…


It is my turn to share a little Visible Image inspiration with you, and today I am focusing on the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set. After ten weeks of not working due to the Covid pandemic, I am finally back doing a job I love, so I am definitely feeling like the sentiment is appropriate right now!

moth stamp | mixed media card | lightbulb


I started this card by spritzing black and yellow Decoart mister sprays onto mixed media card.



Then I began creating layers using the Meshing Around and Count Me In stencils.



I then placed the light bulb stamps over the yellow patches.



The next stage was so much fun! I went to town over the top with Izink Ice, which added depth to the colours and more gorgeous texture.




I deepened the yellow around the bulbs with a sparkle pen, and then added more dimension with a clear crackle glaze over the top to create a glass effect.



While that dried completely, I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the moths and sentiment ready to adhere.






Here are some close up photos for you.





Visible Image products used:



mesh circle stencil




jumbled numbers stencil




moth stamp | glimmer of light quote | light bulb





Wow! Your background looks amazing, so much texture and it is perfect for the moth! Loving the glaze on the lightbulbs and the glow around them! Thank you ♡

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



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Life Can Be Tough | Sentiment Stamp

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


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



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


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


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


flagside


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


flagup



flagsides



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



Supplies


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



brave and strong







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

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

 

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Break Free Stamp Set | Daisy

Hi there, thanks for visiting us here on the blog today. Ericka Strange is here to inspire you today with a super stunning card featuring stamps from our ‘Break Free’ stamp set…


Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy and sane. Today I’m playing with this Break Free Stamp Set from Visible Image which mirrors my sentiment as we start our 3rd week of social distancing and in close quarters with my wonderful family.



I love this stamp set and the great images and had a fun time coloring and embossing it.

I started by stamping my image in InkOn 3 Fade Out ink to do some no-line watercoloring with my Zig Real Brush Markers. I then added colored pencils to the image for additional shading.

 


I wanted to add a little more to the image, so I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide and lightly blended it around the flower. I then took the Strobes stencil and used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to color in the rest of the card.


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I added some embossing details on the broken glass using Emerald Creek Fractured Ice Embossing Powder by painting on WOW Embossing Ink on my image. I love the glass look this powder gives the image.


flowerdetails


Once I was done embossing, I added the sentiment on vellum and then did additional embossing on the vellum to continue the shattered glass look.



Check out the video here.
 

 




Supplies


smashed vase stamp | daisy | break free



strobes stencil | rays | sunshine



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




This is stunning Ericka! You have made the smashed vase look so real and your colouring of the daisy is so beautiful… Thank you 

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



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We’ll be back later with fantastic inspiration from DT member Macarena!

Stay safe and well.

Mark & Helen xx


 

It’s OK To Not Be OK

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

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

It's OK to not be ok | stamp


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


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



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



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



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




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


Products Used


uplifting | inspiring | sentiment stamps



Tree of Life | Stamp


Scribble stencil



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


Lynda
xxx




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

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



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Thanks for taking time to visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Take care, much love,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Sparkly Acetate Card | Horse Stamp

Hi! Today we have some super sparkly inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog to brighten your day! Sharon has used our fabulous wild horse stamp with one of our newest stencils…



acetate card


How is everyone doing? I do hope you are all keeping yourselves and your families as safe as possible during this nasty virus outbreak. At least those of us that are well and self-isolating will now have more time to craft. Even if you are working from home you’ll probably still have more time as you won’t have any travel time to get to and from work.

For me, it means I won’t have any friends or family coming over to stay, so I actually had some time to make a super-sparkly acetate card for my Visible Image  design team inspiration this week.


Just look at the sparkles on this quick video of the card. (I was filming one handed so I do fumble when opening the card!) 




Isn’t that Renaissance stencil stunning? It is so beautiful and I adore it!


So how did I make this one? It was easy-peasy to make, but you just need time for the paste to set.

Take a piece of acetate ( if you look closely you can see the acetate in this photo) and tape your pretty stencil over the acetate with low-tack tape.


Now spread a translucent dimension paste over the stencil. Very carefully remove the tape and the stencil, then sprinkle glamour dust, or another equivalent glitter, all over the wet paste, tap off the excess and leave it to dry completely. Ideally, leave it overnight.


When dry, trim and score the acetate to make it into a card blank, with the glittery part on the front.

Next take your image and stamp and emboss it with a black embossing powder, then fussy cut it out.


Glue the image to the front of your card.

Take a piece of black card to mat behind the image and tape or glue it on the on the inside of the card. I chose black card because it shows the pattern of the stencil better than white did, plus it was difficult to see the thin double sided tape from the very front of the card.


Now take two identical sized pieces of white card for the area to write your message on the inside and add your ‘made by’ sticker or stamp to the back.

To line all those mats up, I placed one piece of white card with the tape/glue side facing upwards, on top of the black card and simply closed the acetate over the top. In this photo you can see from the very back of the card when it was closed that the double sided tape shows through, so….


…now it is ready to add the other piece of white card to cover this tape on the very back of the card blank.

This gives a professional, finished look, especially when you add your made by stamp to the very back piece.

And there you have it! A card to impress but super-simple to make.

 

Products Used:





Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative



Other Supplies:

Hunkydory Crafts Acetate, low tack masking tape, Sweet Poppy Stencil Dimensions transluscent paste, DecorArt Glamour Dust (crystal), Versamark clear ink, WOW! primary ebony embosiing powder, white card, black card, double sided tape.



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

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Wow what an absolutely stunning card Sharon! It is so elegant and sparkly! We all need some gorgeous sparkle in our lives at the moment. Thank you  ♡

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



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Take care, stay safe and keep stamping!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Thinking of You | Handmade Card

Hi there! Today’s inspiration comes from our wonderful stempelfrida in Germany! We are thinking of you all, so today’s project is perfect…


In these difficult times we need to find new ways of interacting. The internet is one of the great tools we can use now to interact, share and communicate. We can only send a cyber hug, but so often they already help so much. Friends will interact via messages, sending images and talking on the phone to each other. But of course I do not want to say that still a lot of things will also be needed to be done via real activities. I wish you all the best and send a big thank you to everyone that helps in this very special situation.


thinking of you stamp | tree of life stamp


The background of my card is a gelli plate print. I first applied gold acrylic paint on it and put the square route stencil onto it. I then took a first paper print resulting in this first print, which I used for another project.



I took the stencil off, let it dry well and then added a layer of red acrylic paint to pull the print off.

This is how the second print looked.



On the print I stamped the text and the tree with Versamark and embossed them with a detail black embossing powder. Before doing so I had rubbed my background well with an embossing buddy to make sure I have no powder left where it is not supposed to stick.



I embossed the big text in gold on a black card stock, and the leaves in black on a golden one. I added pale golden Nuvo Drops to the leaves on the tree and some black dots on the background. The single bigger leaves were fussy cut and glued to the card with distance pads.


Supplies


Tree of Life Stamp Set


tree of life | stamp | storms sentiment



Thinking of You Stamp Set


Thinking of You | stamp | verse



Square Route Stencil


squares stencil



Stamp pads: Versamark
Embossing powder: HeinDesign Sternenstaub super fein gold; Print Art Detail schwarz
Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale gold, Gloss Ebony black






Wow stempelfrida this is a stunning card. The gold looks gorgeous coming through the red, and your tree looks beautiful. Thank you ♡

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

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


Stay safe and well. Much love..

Helen & Mark xx


 

Liberty | Equality | Fraternity

Hello there, we hope you are staying safe and well during these very difficult times. Many lives have been turned upside-down and we are all facing many challenges. Our thoughts are with you all, and we will be doing our best to keep the inspiration coming so your mojos keep flowing to keep you creative and mindful. We have our lovely Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our ‘Renaissance’ stencil with stamps from our ‘Revolution’ set which includes the awesome wild horse stamp. Over to Jane…


Good Afternoon

Today I am sharing my first project with the new Revolution stamp set



My fellow design team members have recently shared several lovely projects using the large musketeer face stamp so I thought I would try something with the other fab stamps in this set.

I also wanted to use the new Renaissance stencil which has so many gorgeous patterns within it.


Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative


I had a play with a couple of designs and colours but settled on the one below.


This is how I made it


First I blended candied apple distress ink through the centre of the stencil and then added faded jeans. You don’t need to be perfect with any lines as the inks blend so well together.








I stamped and embossed the galloping horse



I then stamped the flourish stamps in a pattern



I stamped out the words onto snippets of card and distressed their edges. I also stamped the large and small fleur-de-lis onto gold card and also cut them out.

Then it was time to put everything together.


Here is my finished card


card | horse stamp | red white blue | liberty


with some close ups;






And one last shot..




Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a fantastic card Jane, so striking with the red, white and blue colour theme! Thank you ♡

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

 

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Masculine Birthday Card

Hello! Do you struggle with making masculine cards? Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with an awesome card featuring our ‘Revolution’ stamps which includes the brilliant musketeer collage stamp…


Sometimes we just need a good masculine birthday card! I actually like making grungy masculine cards. It is a nice change of pace sometimes from doing all the cutesy cards.


musketter stamp | birthday stamp



I used a couple different stamp sets from Visible Image. I first started with some watercolor paper and used a blending brush with some Distress Ink Vintage Photo to cover the entire piece. Then with the Visible Image ‘Square Route’ Stencil around the outside edges of the paper, I added a second layer of the Distress Ink Vintage Photo working towards the center of the paper but not covering the very center. Then with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, I went around just the outer edge but only about an inch in.



I then used the ‘Revolution’ stamp set to stamp the image in the middle of the paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then stamped over it again with some Delicata Golden Glitz. I also used the swirly stamp from the Revolution set and stamped around the outer edge with Delicata Golden Glitz.

Then using the Square Route stencil again and some Texture Paste in Copper Crackle, I added some of the paste around the outer edge.



I colored the window and the circles on the stamp image with a Wink Of Stella Gold Glitter Brush and flicked some of it onto the front of my card piece. Used some Distress Ink in Black Soot to edge the card with and matted it some black cardstock.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday’ Stamp and stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


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It was fun adding all the different ink layers and just randomly adding different mediums to create a grungy masculine card.


masculine card | musketeer stamp | grunge




Revolution | stamp | musketeer | horse | flour de lys



squares stencil



happy birthday verse stamp





Wow what an awesome card! Loving all the texture and layers, the colours are just perfect for these stamps too! Thank you Nadine ♡

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

 

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NEW Stencils | Visible Image

Hello! Have you checked out our latest releases yet? Hope you are loving our new designs! Today (a little later than planned) we are showing you 9 awesome new stencils…



breaking glass | stencil



wrought iron stencil



man and woman | stencil | romance | love



ripples | stencil | circles



squares | stencil | linked



inky | stencil | drizzle | scribble



scribble | stencil



lava | stencil | camouflage



circuit board | stencil | electrical | technical



Many of these stencil designs co-ordinate brilliantly with our new stamps!

Our stencils are much thicker than most, which enables you to create gorgeously thick texture on your projects.



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Keep your eyes out here on the blog, and on our Facebook PAGE and instagram over the next few days and weeks, as our Design Team start to share the very first cards and projects created with our new releases!


Everything is available to pre-order now!



We will be back a little later with the very first card created with one of our NEW stamp sets… wonder which set it will be?!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx

 

Handmade Bookmark | Stamps | Stencils

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


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




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


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




And here is the process video



Products Used:


The world needs art - sentiment stamp



script stamp - map



two tone stencil



 

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

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

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



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New Beginnings | Card | Visible Image

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


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

 

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


Here is a quick step by step:


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



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



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



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



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



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


and when dry add more color with the grey Brusho



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



And here is the result

 

 



Products Used:


fibres - waves - stencil - texture



numbers - stencil - jumbled - count me in



smashes clock - pocket watch - time - stamps - rubber



inky flower - stamp - rubber - clear - grunge



brave - strong - courage - inspiring sentiment - stamps




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

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


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

 

Don’t Judge | Mental Health Awareness

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


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


mental health awareness stamps | mindfulness | don't judge


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




Here the stamps and stencil used:


mindful stamps | mental health awareness | don't judge



smashed clock | stamp | time






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



And here is the process video

 




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

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Count Me In | Birthday Card

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


Hello friends!

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

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


numbers stencil | birthday sentiment | card


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


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

numbers stencil | birthday card | paperartsy infusions


Products Used:


sentiment stamps | must have | go to






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

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

 

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Typewriter Stamp | Stencilled Backgrounds

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Giogiocraft with 2 brilliant cards featuring our typewriter stamp and sentiments from our ‘One Kind Word’ set on stencilled backgrounds…


typewriter stamp - stencils - card


I love old typewriter! Welcome to my new tutorial with Visible Image stamps: today I create a couple of simple cards using one of my favourite set One Kind Word.


I’ve made two versions, on white cardstock and using a book page:


typewriter stamp - stencil - handmade card



typewriter stamp



Tutorial:


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


typewriter_cardTuto1


with this one mask the typewriter


typewriter_cardTuto2


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


typewriter_cardTuto3


typewriter_cardTuto4


lift up the stencil


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


typewriter_cardTuto6



for the second card I used the stencil Count Me In 

and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set


typewriter_cardTuto7


typewriter cards - stencils - stamps - visible image



 

Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

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


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



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


stencilblending


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


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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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Altered Chewing Gum Box | Stencils | Stamping

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Martha is here on the blog today with a fantastic project featuring lots of our stencils and stamping…

altered chewing gum box | stencils | stamping


I’m so happy to post my first project as a regular DT member at Visible Image
I love working in small scale, and so I ended up with an altered chewingum box



I’ve used lots of stencils:

Ink Swirls
Collision
Two Tone
Fibres
Strobes

and stamps:


Creative Chaos
Random Art of Kindness


and my loved gelli plate 🙂



Below some details and the process video


 

 

 

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Martha what a brilliant idea! We love your altered boxes, they are so cute. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and great video! ♡

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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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Butterfly Stencil | Wall Art | Visible Image

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is here on the blog today with a gorgeous piece of wall art created with our Butterfly Ink stencil and some time themed stamps…

Today I have some home decor for you in the shape of a picture that I made with some Visible Image stamps and a stencil. I hope this little project will make you look at your stamps and stencils in a different way so that you can create some art for your walls too.




This is such an easy make and as soon as you put it into a picture frame it focuses the eye into the little piece of art.


To make this:


Take some perspex and add some distress ink to it. Spritz with water and smoosh it down onto some white card. Dry the card with a heat tool, then mop up any inky drops left on the perspex and dry the card again.


Repeat the process and then on the last time you dry, add drops of water too.The card should end up looking something like this.


Now swap the distress ink for distress oxides in the same colours. Stamp the time swirl from the Ahead Of Our Time stamp set several times inking up different parts of the swirl with different colours of ink.


Repeat the process ( I ended up stamping it 3 times) and also stamp some of the birds from the same stamp set in random places too. Set aside to completely dry.


Once dried, attach the butterfly ink stencil over the top and ink through with clear versamark ink. Remove the stencil and heat emboss with a clear sparkly embossing powder.


Blend all over the card with black soot distress oxide ink. The sparkly embossing powder acts as a resist, and you can clean it up at the end by rubbing over it with a cloth.



Put it into a picture frame and proudly display it in your home. You can see from the 3 complete pictures that I have added to this post that it looks good against a black area, a white area or just displayed on top of a shelf/dresser.



Stamps and Stencil Used:


            


Other Supplies:

Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink in the same colours (peacock feathers, picked raspberry, wilted violet), Versamark clear ink, WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter, white card, picture frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I do hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fabulous way to brighten up a wall Sharon! We love the time spiral inside the butterfly, it looks so cool, and that sparkle is stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

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


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


special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


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












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




Visible Image Supplies


Guardian Angel stamp


tree of life stamp


inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



Other Supplies

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



guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




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

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



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Fairy Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog this evening with an amazing fairy card featuring our gorgeous Faerie Magic stamps…


Hello and happy Monday to you all…

I hope my make today provides a little inspiration for you.


fairy card



The Faerie Magic set is just adorable.  The main faerie stamp is fabulous but you also get all those little stamps which will be so handy on other projects.

When I get new stamps, I often just sit staring at it for a while to get the feel of it and see if inspiration pings me in the face.  I’d already made a couple of cards when I came up with this idea of having her half off the card with her wings all sparkly and floaty.  Unfortunately, I got totally immersed in the making and forgot to take step-by-step photos so for that I apologise… but I’ll talk you through it!


 

To start, trim some watercolour card to your chosen size and stamp the lovely lady using a Versamark embossing pad and Wow’s Ebony Supafine embossing powder.  Use a scalpel to trim around her top half and then stamp her again on some scrap paper to create a mask.  Fold the card in half and use low-tack masking tape to adhere the mask in place over her bottom half.

Using Distress Oxide ink pads (I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves) blend the three colours together and place the Collision stencil over the masked image and the bottom of the card.  Again, using the oxide ink pads (this time I used Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire) blend over the pink hues, taking care around the mask before peeling away the mask and the stencil to reveal the flashes of colour.



Add some splatters of gold ink before colouring the faerie and her bubbles!  Stamp some extra ‘bubbles’ in a mid-grey tone down the right of the card and then the stars and moon stamps in clusters before adding sparkle Stickles to the moon and stars and Wink of Stellar and glossy accents to the bubbles on the faerie.



The faerie’s wings were heat embossed on vellum using Wow’s ‘Vanilla Sparkle Glitter and then adhered to a thick-ish acetate before trimming and securing into place.  To finish, brush the card with an anti-static bag (as I found the embossing powder stuck like glue in places) and stamp the sentiment using the same Vanilla Sparkle Glitter as before.

And there you go!  

Here’s the two Visible Image products I used for this make…

Fairy stamp - wings - bubbles

 

Collision - stencil - string - rays


You’ll find lots of daily inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group, so pop on in, say hello (we’re a very friendly crew!) and share some of your makes!


Catch up again soon… H xx




This is such an awesome fairy card Heather! We love how our Faerie is rising up above the card, all powerful and magical, and her wings look fabulous! Thank you ♡

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


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Trust Your Madness | Quirky Card

Hi there! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with a bright and quirky card featuring our ‘Trust Your Madness’ sentiment stamp…

 

Good Morning!


Today I am sharing a card I’ve made using the great Stay Weird stamp set. I wanted to create a simple yet funky card so opted for bright acrylic ink and distress ink, and created my background using the Geometric Maze stencil.



By masking off the wording around the little face in the centre of the sentiment stamp I was able to create lots of little embellishments- or people lost in the maze of madness!



To finish I added the sentiment stamp to bright yellow card and simply mat and layered to create a really fun finished piece that pops!




Products Used:


stay weird | sentiment | quote | stamp



geometric maze stencil



Have a good weekend!

Lynda

xxx




This is such a great card Lynda! Love the maze background with this sentiment.. great combination! Thank you! ♡

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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 ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media card created with our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set and lots of gorgeous texture…

Hello…

Today I’m using the new Guardian Angel stamp set… which kind of reminds me of the statue’s out of Dr Who.  No?  Just me then! Haha…




I love this stamp set, it’s so unusual and quirky and not like anything else on the market and I love that about Visible Image products… all that little bit different from everything else.


Anyway, to start this card I cut up a poster I bought from Paperchase that had an old New York map on it, adhered it to card and used a brayer to apply Gesso.



Using Distress Oxide ink pads in Dusky Concord, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire I’ve added stripes of colour before spritzing with water to give a mottled effect.  For more texture, I then splattered black and silver ink before drying.



After much procrastination, I decided to add the Strobes stencil using a large die cut circle.  I wanted a graduated colour so used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink pad on the centre of the circle, then Hickory Smoke before a light coat of Black Soot.  Looking at it, I felt it needed some light so went around the outside (over the black) using Scattered Straw and while the stencil was still in place I spritzed on gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.



To add some interest to the outskirts of the card, I’ve stamped on the little bubble stamp (which I know will be used so much on other projects so thank you Mark for the little background stamps you add to sets!)



I don’t know if it shows up in the photo but the bubbles have been graduated in colour from Ice Spruce at the top to Hickory Smoke in the middle to Black Soot down the bottom.  I’ve used the die cut circle from before as a mask.

The Angel itself was heat embossed using Versamark and Wow’s! British Summertime which is a fabulous opaque grey.



Derwent’s Inktense pencils have been used to add colour.  I love the smooth application of them and the colours are so beautiful.  I opted for the same palette of colours so it echoed the background.



With the Angel and the wings all colours, it was time to start layering up the card.  Having fussy cut the Angel, I added gold wire to the rear to break up the image.  Using foam tape on the wings and the main image, I’ve given the Guardian Angel some dimension and I think looks a bit more dramatic.

For the finishing touches, I’ve stamped, coloured and trimmed the feathers and the dove and secured them to the card (some have foam dots added, some don’t).



To lighten the mood of the card, I’ve heat embossed the sentiment using Wow’s Opaque Bright White powder (this really is the best powder on the entire planet!)



It was then just a matter of adding glossy accent to some of the bubbles and on the dove and crackle accent to the feathers before placing to one side to dry thoroughly.



Here’s some of the products I’ve used… not all as I couldn’t fit them in the picture!





And here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…


 


And that’s it for today.  Hope you love the new stamp releases as much as I do. Mark has designed them all in the usual, slightly off the beaten track, Visible Image style and Helen has done an amazing job on the sentiments. They are already super popular.. as always!


Hope to catch up again soon… H x




Heather this card is AMAZING! Our Guardian Angel stamp looks so striking and your background is awesome, loving all the texture! Thank you ♡

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


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Just Smile | Vibrant Card | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Ericka Strange to the blog with her first post as a Guest Designer! Ericka has created an absolutely stunning card with the beautiful inky flower stamp from our ‘Creative Chaos’ set…


I hope your day is going well, I’m so excited to share my first project as a Guest Designer for Visible Image. Let me just start by saying I’m a huge fan and I love their unique images and awesome sentiments! All the products blend so well together, inspiration is easy to find.



Ok on to my card


mainflower



I love this flower and this stencil is so fun to play with. I started out by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide on Bristol Smooth paper. I added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide along the edge to make it a little darker. I placed the Collision Stencil and then blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide on top.


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I set the panel aside to dry and then stamped the inky flower stamp from Creative Chaos on Copic friendly paper and used RV91, RV63, RV55, and RV66 to color it in. I fussy cut around the flower portion and used a black marker to  color the edges of the image to give it a crisp look. I stamped the flower again on my blended panel in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I wanted to make sure that all the beautiful details of the flower were still on my panel.


fussyflower



I used 3D Zots from Therm-o-web to adhere the flower on top of the stamped image to add dimension to the card. I also added additional stamped images from the Creative Chaos set along the edges using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.


placeflower



I added a sentiment from the So Much Stronger set and white heat embossed it on black cardstock. I love the scripty look and the sentiment is perfect.


sentimentclose



I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape and used clear droplets on the card as an extra embellishment.


flowersquare



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


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Supplies








Ericka this card has such a WOW factor! The pinks of the petals look beautiful against those zesty colours, and our collision stencil looks so striking! Thank you 

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



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Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Lightbulb Stamp | Fragile | Distress Oxides

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Guest Designer Macarena to the blog with her very first project since joining our team. This amazing card, full of texture and layers features our lightbulb stamp as the focal image…

Fragile




This is my debut project as a result of the invitation to GDT of Visible Image
I feel special and honoured and very happy cause their stamps and stencils
match perfectly with my way of crafting.
Thank you again 



lightbulb stamp - fragile sentiment - card









 

Time.. to be happy again

Hello! Veerle Moreels is here on the blog today with an emotive card featuring our skulls and hearts stencil with an inspiring time themed quote…


How little can make you happy when creating?  One layer, two… nine? I think it’s already known that I’m not the girl of many layers. I’m also not the girl of loads of color or bright colors.  So yes, today I’m sharing yet another piece with loads of white, greys and blacks and just one pop of color. But Visible Image their stamps and stencils are strong enough to hold as little layers or colors and still stand out above loads of other stamps I have here at home.


So what did I put on my table?



Some greys, black, and that one pop of red that I love so much in combination with my greys and blacks ^.^ And of course words, the perfect words for my image <3





How it was made?

You start by masking of the shape of a heart. Not hard at all to make your mask as you can just go and trace the heart using the stencil.

Then I layed down a layer of grey watercolor… can’t go without my watercolors can I ^.^

Then remove the mask and lay down your stencil to brush on a thin layer of grey which will have your stencil appear in the background.  Gradually built up on the black the closer you get to your heart.

You then color in your heart in red… and finish it off with some glossy accents before you put down the words…



Products Used:








Fantastic card Veerle, that pop of red is perfect. Thank you ♡

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


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Helen & Mark xx

 

Escape with Music | Skull & Headphones Stamps | Visible Image

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog. Pauline Butcher is here with some music themed inspiration today, featuring our skull and headphones stamps…


Hi there,

I’m here to share a little bit of ‘Visible Image’ love!

Today my card is aimed at all the music lovers out there, and it’s very simple to achieve.