You Got This | Handmade Card

Hello! We hope you are having a good weekend, and managing to take a little time out. Ali is here on the blog today with a really inspiring card for anyone going through something difficult or testing. It features 2 of our awesome stencils: SKULL SHADOW + LAVA, with the big butterfly stamp from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set and the ‘you got this’ sentiment from LOST FOR WORDS…


This week’s blog post is all about me [lol], I’ve had a tough week and my mind is working overtime. Crafting keeps me grounded.

I’ve used a couple of Visible Image stencils on this card – Skull Shadow and Lava, the big butterfly is one I made a couple of weeks ago but didn’t use, and the fab sentiment, ‘you got this’.


You Got This | Handmade Card | Skull Stencil | Butterfly Stamp



Tutorial

Cut a piece of heavy white cardstock (300gm) to 6 7/8″ by 6 7/8″ (17.5 cm x 17.5cm).

Draw through the skull stencil onto copier paper using a pencil and cut out around the edge to make a paper mask.

Spray the back with stencil spray or a little low tack tape folded over itself and put to one side.


skull stencil


Position the Skull Shadow stencil on the left of the card and tape down.



Tip a little black gesso into an old tin and stipple over the middle of the skull and just around the edge with an almost dry brush.

Tap off the excess paint onto your craft mat.



Remove the stencil and draw in the edges of the teeth and the top of the skull with a pencil.

Put your stencil into water with a little dish soap to soak.



Use a bit of kitchen sponge to cover the card with black gesso, use a fine paint brush to do around the teeth and the top of the skull.



Use a heat gun to dry your card then cover the skull with the paper mask you made earlier.



Position the Lava stencil over the top right of the card and tape in place with a little low tack tape.

Apply some holographic or glitter paste using a spatula, avoid going up to the edges of the stencil and having any straight lines.



Gently remove the stencil and position over the bottom left and apply more paste. Then stencil over the gaps. It doesn’t matter if the blobs merge as it will blend in with the design.

You could leave your card to dry between stencilling but don’t allow the paste to dry on your stencil. Better to risk a bit of smudging – it all adds texture 😀.



Gently peel off the paper mask, I found using a pokey tool on the edges helped get it up.

Leave your card to dry – this may take a few hours. You could speed things up with a heat gun but be gentle as the extreme heat may make the paste bubble and crack.



Stamp the large butterfly from the Visible Image Butterfly Effect set onto white card using black versafine ink then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Tip some shimmer shaker pigment onto your craft mat and add a drop of water to make liquid paint. I used Bright Sunshine, Tangy Tangerine and Raspberry Rose Shimmer Shakers from Cosmic Shimmer.

Have fun colouring your butterfly with these bright shimmery paints.



Cut out your butterfly leaving a little white border and then cover with Star Dust stickles.



Stamp the “You Got This” sentiment with black versafine ink onto white card, and clear heat emboss as before.

Cut out and fix it to black card matt with a 1/8″ border.



When your skull card is dry, use the Cosmic Shimmer iridescent blue and green watercolours on the skull – leave the teeth white – I painted them orange and had to repaint them white later on.

You could paint just one of the teeth gold, like a pirate 😎



Matt and layer your painted card onto white card with a 1/16″ border, onto black card with a 3/16″ border and then onto an 8″ x 8″ white card blank.

Mould your dry butterfly between your fingers to lift the wings and fix to the skull using 3d glue gel.

Fix your sentiment to the bottom right of your card using 3d glue gel or foam tape.

I added some white dots to the wings and some doodling around the sentiment with an orange pen to finish it.

You could use glossy accents on your skull’s white teeth to finish them off too.


Here is my completed piece.




Supplies




  • Visible Image Stamps – Butterfly Effect & Lost For Words
  • Visible Image Stencils – Skull Shadow & Lava
  • Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers – Bright Sunshine, Tangy Tangerine, Raspberry Rose
  • Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour palette – Carnival
  • Black Gesso
  • Holographic gel medium (That’s Crafty) or glittery gel (Cosmic Shimmer)
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Paint brush, stencil brush, spatula
  • kitchen sponge, little tin tray
  • heat gun
  • White heavy card (300gsm) and black & white card for matting and layering
  • Copier paper for masking
  • Low tack tape, stencil spray
  • white and orange gel pens
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank for second card
  • pva, 3d glue gel and foam pads



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

    Ali xxx




    Amazing card!!! Loving the combination of stamps and stencils used, and the contrast of the holographic glitter against the black.

    Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali… YOU GOT THIS! ♡ ♡ ♡

     

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    Have a lovely Sunday.

    Take care,

    Helen + Mark xx



     

Butterfly Stamp | Monochromatic Handmade Card

Hello! We hope you are well. Summer is finally arriving here in the UK so we are ready for some more wonderful summer inspiration! This stunning monochromatic card by Angie features the fabulous big butterfly stamp, grunge circle stamps, and one of the gorgeous sentiments from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set, with our brilliant GRUNGE TONES stamps…


butterfly stamp | monochrome card | visible image stamps



Watch Angie’s video tutorial!

 


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Supplies

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grunge background stamps | two tone | circles | dots





This is such a striking card, our butterfly looks stunning embossed in white onto black card, and your grunge edge stamping looks brilliant. Thank you for your fantastic video Angie! 

 

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Do check out our LIVE demos over on our YouTube channel too!



We hope you have a great day!

Helen + Mark xx


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Butterfly Card | Geometric Background Stamps

Hi there! Wow it’s been a busy week here.. thank you so much for all the orders placed! Sadly our blog has been a little neglected of late, but we will be catching up with all the latest Design Team tutorials over the coming days. Ali is here today with a beautiful card created with our BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamps and VISOMETRY geometric background stamps, which are looking stunning embossed in white…


This week I am sharing a butterfly card using my current favourites Cosmic Shimmer  Powders and Visible Image Butterfly Effect stamps. This is a 7″ x 7″ card and good fun to make. Butterflies come in all colours so you could change the colour scheme to reflect your favourites.


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Tutorial


Cut a piece of watercolour card 6″ x 6″ and pick out some of your favourite Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders or Shimmer Shakers. I used Lime Burst, Grass Green, Denim Dash, Electric Blue and Cornflower Blue.



Spritz a little water on the back of the card to keep it flat,.

Then spritz all over the front of the card.



Starting with the lighter colours first, tap each of the colours in 3 or 4 places around the card.



When you have applied all of your powders, your card will look a bit like this.

Lightly spritz water over your card again and watch the colours burst into life as they activate.

Every time you do one of these backgrounds it will be different, pigment powders are so cool 😎



Leave your card to dry naturally if you have lots of patience, otherwise blast it with a heat gun to dry it, turn it over and heat from the other side too.

When it is completely dry it may look a little rumpled. To flatten it out, roll your card backwards and forwards to release the fibres, it will flatten out again.



Pat an antistatic pad over your card, then take the largest geometric circles stamp from the Visible Image ‘Visometry’ set and stamp it in the centre of the card, and twice just off the edges of the card using a light coloured pigment ink, I used Hero Arts Unicorn White. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Repeat stamping and white heat embossing using the largest geometric flower stamp.



Continue stamping/embossing with the middle size stamps and use the tiny ones to fill in the gaps.



Stamp the big butterfly from the ‘Butterfly Effect’ set onto white card with versamark ink. Then heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Tap a little of the Electric Blue, Lime Burst and Grass Green shimmer powders onto your craft mat.

Add a drop of water from the end of your paint brush and mix into liquid paint.



Paint your butterfly, blending the colours on the wings.

Add more water, powder to your paint as required. It dries out quite fast at the moment, I’ve noticed.

The heat embossed lines will repel the watercolour paint, any mica which dries on the top of the white areas can be wiped off with a kitchen towel.



Cut out your butterfly leaving a slight gap around the outside. If you cut into the embossed lines they can crack and flake off.

Apply black ink around the edges using a blending tool.

Wipe over the edges with a kitchen towel to remove the excess ink off the white embossing.



Use your blending tool to apply black ink around the edges of your card to create a vignette.



Mount your coloured card onto black card with a border of 1/16″, then onto white card with a border of 1/8″ and then onto black card with a border of 1/8″.

I use an edging ruler and craft knife to do my card matts and gut the card where possible.

Then fix this to a white 7″ x 7″ card blank using pva glue or double sided tape.



Stamp a sentiment from the ‘Lost For Words’ set onto a scrap of white card using black versafine ink, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Cut out the sentiment and mount it onto black card leaving approx 1/16″ border.



Draw around the outside of the white Visometry images with a medium grey alcohol pen and then a lighter grey to make them stand out. The colour does fade as it dries.

Curl the butterfly wings using your fingers before attaching it to your card with 3d glue gel.

Fix the sentiment to the bottom right using 3d gel or foam pads. Add black gems to the butterfly body and a couple at the top right to balance the card.



Here is my finished card 😊 I really like the bling from the shimmery paint.




Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Visometry, Butterfly Effect & Lost For Words
  • Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers – Lime Burst, Grass Green, Denim Dash, Electric Blue and Cornflower Blue
  • Anti Static pad
  • Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment inkpad, Versamark inkpad, Black Soot Distress ink & Black Versafine ink pad
  • Clear & White embossing powders
  • Paint brush
  • Grey Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol marker
  • heat gun
  • Watercolour card and black & white card for matting and layering
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank for second card
  • pva, 3d glue gel and foam pads
  • black adhesive gems



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    big butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | card making



    visometry background stamps | geometric | shapes | spirals



    greeting stamps | birthday | you go this | congrats | sentiments | card making



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

    Ali xxx




    What a stunning card! Our big butterfly stamp looks so beautiful, and the white embossed geometric background stamps look wonderful against those fabulous colours and shimmer. Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali 

     

    All our social media links:

    Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
    Blog see all our latest posts 
    Facebook group show us your Visible Image projects, and enter our giveaways & challenges
    Facebook PAGE like and follow our page to ensure you hear all our news and don’t miss our LIVE demos!
    YouTube subscribe to our channel for inspiring video tutorials by Mark

    You can also follow us on:
    instagram
    pinterest
    twitter


    Do show us what you make too by sharing in our Facebook group or tagging us on instagram.



    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for LIVE DEMOS every week plus pre-recorded tutorial videos!



    We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration.


    Have a lovely evening.

    Helen + Mark xx


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