Journal Page | Grungy Butterfly Stamps

Hi there! We have a brand new video tutorial from Sneha here on the blog today! Sneha has made a wonderful art journal page featuring our WINGS OF CHANGE grungy butterfly stamps, RIPPLES stencil and more…

Journal Page | Grungy Butterfly Stamps | Create Your Imagination | Stencils

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Art Journal Page | Grungy Butterfly Stamps


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grungy butterfly stamps | transform | metamorphosis | clear | rubber

bold sentiment stamps | just be happy | create your imagination

grunge background stamps | half tone | dots | circles | clear | rubber

shape stamps | triangles | circles | lines | clear | rubber

ripples | circles | stencil

numbers stencil

We adore this art journal page, the gorgeous colourful background has such wonderful texture and interest, and our grungy butterfly stamps look awesome!

Thank you for your fantastic video Sneha 


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We will be back soon with more fabulous inspiration here on the blog!

Stay Safe! Stay Creative!

Helen + Mark xx


Design Team Intro | Stempelfrida

Good Evening! We are thrilled that another of our wonderful designers is staying on the team…

Nicole Diedrichs [also known as STEMPELFRIDA!]

Nicole is on our BLOGGING TEAM!

We love Nicole’s amazing cards, fantastic gelli prints and wonderful use of layers!

My passion for paper led me to fall head over heels in love with stamping. I mainly make cards and I guess they are clean, neat, crisp and flashy… mostly! And you can be sure I will surprise you once in a while!

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Oh, I tell you, it is sooooo sooooo sad that these stamped shirts are not real shirts. On the other hand: My closet would burst at the seams.

T-shirt stamp | handmade card | you got this

When I made this card, I had so much fun. It’s so cool to create t-shirts with this set! I actually couldn’t stop at all. I hope you can see that a little bit in my collage. I made the “fabric” for the shirt using the shaving cream technique and the “Ripped Fishnet” stencil from Visible Image. I thought it looked so mega – a bit like snakeskin. That was perfect in combination with the lips. I stamped the shirt onto this background and fussy-cut it

I stamped the lips in a shade of red and colored them with polychromos. Then I also fussy-cut them and glued them on the shirt. That way I didn’t have to use masking techniques and the lips stand out more. So really yummy! For the background of my card, I took a design paper with a very lightly hinted pattern and stamped the saying many times on it. I used a greyish tone for it so that it would not be too bold. After this was dry, I stamped the dots from the set “Grunge Tones” with Versamark and embossed them in a burgundy tone.

I still had a bit of the “shirt fabric” left. From it I cut banners and stapled them to the card.


T Shirt stamp | handmade Card | lips | grunge

Stamp pads:
Memento – espresso truffle
Stampin Up – ruby red

Embossing powder:
Pearlustre Hessonite 230

Polychromos 101, 131, 124, 225, 180, 280

Refiller Clearsnap Color Box Chalk –  orchid pastel, creamy brown
Color Box – marigold peony


t shirt stamp | logos | personalise | card making

grunge tones | background stamps | circles | two tone

sentiment stamps | card making | greetings 


ripped fishnet stencil

This T Shirt design is AMAZING! We want a real one too! The RIPPED FISNET and GRUNGE TONES textures look awesome, and the lips stamp looks superb!
YOU GOT THIS Stempelfrida! Thank you  ♡


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Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

We will be back tomorrow to introduce 3 more fabulous designers who will be inspiring you over the coming months…

Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


Design Team Intro | Sharon Traynor

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have more DT introductions and wonderful inspiration for you here on the blog today! We are so happy that another of our existing designers is staying…

Sharon Traynor

Sharon is on our BLOGGING TEAM!

Many of you will already know Sharon who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We adore Sharon’s amazing clean and simple cards which never fail to wow us!

My ‘happy place’ is when I’m surrounded by inks and stamps. I discovered my passion for card making in 2008. I love CAS designs but sometimes feel the urge to get grungy and inky too!

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Hello there!

Do you find that you always need a few cards in your stash that are just ready to go? Ones that will work for all sexes and be appropriate from youngsters through teens right up to those of us who are much older?  Ah, go on…..I bet we all have those occasions when a birthday date sneaks up on us without us realising. Those pesky birthdays have a habit of doing that 😉

Well, one of the tricks that I use to create those cards is to take a background stamp or two and a sentiment and creat something clean, simple and repeatable. So, when the Grunge Tones and Lost For Words stamp sets from Visible Image landed on my doormat I (squeeled) knew they would become a perfect staple for those cover all occasion cards.

As these are super CAS cards I have a brief walkthrough plus a trick to make half of your sentiment sparkly, as you’ll see in the photo above.

First, taking the larger dotty stamp, place it in a stamping platform with a piece of white card. Normally I use post-it notes to do any masking but mine had run away on the day I made this one. So, instead, I carefully masked off the stamp with a piece of card (which will be used to create another background – waste not , want not!) and gradually stamped in a rainbow of distress oxides. Leave it to dry completely because we are going to emboss on top of it.

Next, take your card blank and protect it by inserting a sheet of scrap paper in the middle, and using the same inks with the smaller dotty stamp, create a border.

It doesn’t matter if you leave spaces on the border or stamp without spaces because both options look good. This is what you are trying to achieve:

Now that the smaller mat with the large dots on it is dry, we’re going to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment. Once again we need to add the stamp and the mat to a stamping platform because we will be stamping and heat embossing twice. For the first emboss I stamped in black Versafine ink and also used a black embossing powder. Once that had cooled I replaced the card into the stamping platform and inked up only the larger word with some clear embossing ink, then I added a clear sparkle embossing powder and heat embossed again. Simple, but effective.

All that remains is to back the central panel with some coordinating card stock and add it to the card blank with fun foam, although you could always omit the fun foam if you want to cut down on postage.

handmade birthday card  sentiment stamps | background | dots | rainbow inks

handmade birthday card  sentiment stamps | background | rainbow inks | grunge tones


White Card
Distress Oxide inks: candied apple, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet
Versafine onyx black ink
Versamark clear ink
WOW! Primary ebony embossing powder
WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter
Fun foam


grunge tones | background stamps | dots | circles

card making sentiment stamps | miss your face | congrats | birthday

That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again here soon.

Sharon xx

Wowza! These cards are so awesome! The grunge tones stamps look brilliant in the vibrant rainbow tones! So striking any would be loved by any recipient. Thank you Sharon ♡


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We will be back a little later to introduce our next NEW designer…

If you have missed any of our announcements you can see them HERE!

Stay safe, stay well, stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx