Angel Stamp

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor has some beautiful inspiration for you today, featuring our gorgeous Angel stamp and Strobes stencil with lots of glitter…


I’ve gone all sparkly today! Well…. it is getting pretty close to the ‘Sparkly Season’ isn’t it?

angel - Christmas card

I couldn’t resist making a card full of glitter and sparkle because the theme for this months challenge in the Visible Image FaceBook Group is ‘Make it Sparkle’.  We love you to share the gorgeous things you make with your Visible Image stamps with us in that group, and there is great prize for the winner. So, if you haven’t requested to join that group yet…..what are you waiting for? Head over and join in with us.

I have 2 versions of this card to show you, one where the angel is black and one where the angel is white. I’d love to know which one you like the best.

This is a 6 second video showing the sparkles:

Here’s the details for this card …

Texture comes from the card stock that I used: Hopsack card for the base and linen for the angel.

Techniques used:

  • The double Glitter Technique
  • Ink Blending
  • Heat Embossing

Stamps and Stencil Used:

     angel stamp        hands stamps

   strobes - rays - stencil

A step-by-step for this card

Die cut a circle in a piece of A5 hopsack card and blend distress inks from the lightest around the circle to the darkest at the outside edges.

Let this completely dry then heat emboss the Angel word in white embossing powder.

Stamp the circles from ‘You Are Not Alone’ in Picket Fence, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.

Die cut some double sided adhesive sheet with the same large circle die. Remove one side of the backing and centre the ‘Strobes’ stencil onto it. Take the blue glitter and pour some onto the stencil and work it into the adhesive with your fingers. Remove the stencil and add the white glitter to the adhesive sheet in the same way.

angel stamp - card

Die cut a small circle into the centre of the adhesive sheet – small enough to be hidden behind the angel, but large enough to take some foam squares.

Stick the ombre background onto a card blank and then remove the other part of the double sided adhesive sheet and adhere that into the opening.

Heat emboss the angel image onto linen card stock with a sparkly black embossing powder and fussy cut it out. Stick 3d foam pads to the back so that they stick to the card and not the glitter.

Here is an alternative version with the angel in white..

angels stamp - white embossing

Other Supplies Used:

Spellbinders Circle Dies (large), Distress Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, picket fence), Versamark clear ink, WOW! embossing powders (opaque bright white, black twinkle embossing glitter), double sided adhesive sheet, white and blue glitters, foam squares.
For the white angel I used WOW! Sparkling Snow embossing glitter. Papermill Direct Hopsack and Linen card.


Don’t forget to let me know which version you like best… the white angel or the black one.

Sharon xx

Wow! What incredible cards! Thank you Sharon, they are so super sparkly and utterly gorgeous! ♡ We love them both.. it is far to hard to choose a favourite!

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


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Mark & Helen xx


Life Is What You Make It

Hi there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an incredible mixed media piece featuring lots of our stamps and stencils, including our NEW Street Dance Boys…

Gosh I had a lot of fun with this one! I’m very privileged and excited to be featuring some more of the October 2018 release stamps and stencils! I’ve also included some of our old favourites just to mix it up a bit!

background stamps and stencils - street dance

Today I’ve gone for a mixed media edgy urban feel. It combines acrylic paint and ink.

Here are the products:

Street dance Boys stamp set

street dance - stamps

Set the Tone stamp set

background stamps

Grate-ful stencil

grate effect stencil

Fibonacci background stamp

fibonacci spiral - stamp

Elemental background stamp

blue print elements - stamp

No Regrets stamp set

life is what you make it - stamp

The steps:

I cut this in half and used the other bit for another project. I also added some blue paint to the bottom.

The main images including the sentiment were stamped using Versafine onyx black. I tried to line up the figures with the lines of the background stamp.

I also dripped some magenta paint from the top to grunge it up a bit!

After adding the splatters I added extra interest to the edges by randomly stamping parts of the elemental stamp and then hand drew some scribbly lines to create a border.

stamps - stencils - dance boys

Till next time..

Lisa xx

Wow wow wow! This is incredible! What a superb background for our Street Dance Boys stamps! Love the combination of stamps and stencils you have used here Lisa! Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx


You’re Not Alone.. on Halloween

Good Evening! We have more Halloween inspiration for you tonight. Pauline Butcher is here with her latest card featuring our Skull Shadow and Dark Hearts stencils…

Hello my friends,
This week there has been spooky goings on in my craft room. As Halloween is here, I’ve made a scary card using a couple of the awesome Visible Image Stencils, just to show that you can use a stencil for a foreground image.

skull stencil - Halloween card

The stencils I have used for this card are:


Skull Shadow stencil

skull stencil

Dark Hearts

skull hearts stencil

and I used some of the words from You Are Not Alone stamp set

hand stamps  - you are not alone

I placed the Dark Hearts stencil, onto a piece of white card, and went through it with some black embossing paste using a palette knife, I removed the stencil, then added some sparkly black embossing powder to the wet paste, and heated it up using a heat tool, I added some colour to this, using a brush, and some Decoart liquid acrylics, making a watery wash, over the embossing. I then made drips of thick red paint, to look like blood, ohhhhh how gory !!!!

skull stencil - crackle paste

Taking the Skull Shadow stencil, and a piece of white card, I traced the main image, and fussy cut it. Using the Pentart Crackle, which is a two part crackle, I coated the skull with a thin layer of the primer, and dried with my heat tool, I then added a thick layer of the Crackle paste, and again dried it with my heat tool, the crackles are amazing!

I used more Decoart liquid acrylic paints, adding water for a light wash, and coloured thee skull, using red around the teeth. When it was dry, I shaped it, and added it to some black card with 3D glue Gel, then cut around the card, leaving a small border.

I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card, with red powder, but it didn’t show up, dohhhhh, so I drew around the letters with a white pen (I don’t like to waste anything, lol )



This last photo shows all the dimension, ohhhh and I found an eerie eye in my stash, and added it for a bit of drama!!!!!

Thanks for visiting today.

Pauline xxxxx

This is a superb card Pauline! We are loving that crackle, it looks amazing on our skull stencil! Incredible depth! And that eye…!!! Thank you ♡

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

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Have a great Halloween!

Mark & Helen xx

Ray of Light Stamp

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog with some amazing inspiration featuring our ‘Into The Woods’ stamps with our ‘Strobes’ stencil and the ‘Ray of Light’ stamp from our NEW ‘Set The Tone’ background stamps set…


Hello everyone

The weather has taken a definite chillier turn in the past few weeks, and I for one just love the Autumn.  The darker, cosier nights, the smell of a log fire and the excuse to hibernate in your craft room in your PJ’s when you get in from work!

Near me, there is a beautiful Maple tree and I just love the reds, oranges, golds and yellows it’s showing at the moment and it inspired me to make today’s make…

autumn sky - forest stamps - rays stencil


In amongst the new October releases from Visible Image, is a fabulous background set of stamps, Set the Tone and I know we’re going to be firm favourite!  I had the idea to make an Autumnal sunset using the ray of light stamp (that’s what I’ve been calling it anyway!) and the Strobes stencil.

rays of light stamp - stencil

After making the background (using Distress Oxide Ink Pads), I’ve used the Strobes stencil to add a subtle sunbeam effect before using the ray of light stamp with gold embossing powder.  The ‘sun’, also heat embossed in gold, is the circular ink splat from the Organics set.  To add finer detail, I’ve used the polka dot stamp (also from Set the Tone) randomly around the sun and it’s beams.

To add depth to the scene, I’ve stamped the first stamp using a grey colour and I love that it’s stamped a bit mottled as I feel it add to the effect.  The rest of the stamps are all in black and I used a stamping platform for these as I didn’t want to run the risk of it not stamping correctly!

To finish, I’ve sponged grey and black inks around the edges and matted it onto both a Marigold colour and black card before adhering to a card blank.  I decided not to add sentiment to the card as I didn’t think it needed one… I love it just the way it is!


Here’s a look at the Visible Image products I’ve used for this make:

rays of light - two tone - background stamps

forest - tree - stamps

organic - ink splats - stamps

See you again soon,

H xx


Leave Your Fears Behind

Hi there! We hope you have had a good week. Jane Tyrrell is here with some fantastic Halloween crafting inspiration today…

Good Afternoon

We are well into our monthly challenge over in our Facebook group, where the theme is Autumn colours. You can join in the fun here!

I am sharing my penultimate Visible Image Halloween tag today.

I used the fab Skull Shadow stencil 

skull stencil

Now those who know me well know that I am not a particularly “skull” devotee in my crafting but at Halloween even I love the fun of this imagery.

I wanted my skull to be peeping out from a spooky tree background and so I used 2 of the stamps from the
Organics set.

organic - inky - background stamps

and the tiny tree and leaves from Create it

background stamps - tree- cat - cracks

I wanted my leaves to turn to birds…. a spooky twist, so I also used the birds in flight from the Ahead of our Time set

clockwork orange - dr who - stamps

For the base of my tag I used mustard seed and carved pumpkin distress inks

I then stencilled on my skull using black soot distress ink

I stamped my elements and added the quote from Leave Your Fears set

leave your fears behind - stamps - crow

which I cut up and distressed.

Here is my finished tag…

halloween crafting - tag - skull stencil

with some close ups…

Remember to add your “Autumn colours” Visible Image creations over in our Facebook group, it will be great to see them.

Enjoy the October sunshine and the glorious colours that are surrounding us.

Thanks for stopping by today, and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Another brilliant Halloween tag Jane! Our Organics stamps make great spooky branches! We love it! Thank you ♡

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


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