Make A Wish

Good Afternoon! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today.

Jane Tyrrell is here with an absolute stunner…

It’s my daughter’s birthday tomorrow and she has strict instructions not to read my blog today as I am sharing the birthday card I made for her for my weekly Visible Image Design Team inspiration.

She recently moved to the seaside and although the weather has not yet warmed enough for playing on the beach we can’t wait until we can. The views are so beautiful at any time of the day. These photos were taken last year.

I knew that her first birthday card in her new home should feature the sea in some form. I also wanted to link in the Pisces theme as she was born the last “day” for Pisces.

She loves mermaids and seahorses, as I do and I although Visible Image have a fab new seahorse stamp but not a mermaid I had an idea…

I would use my “Katie” from the Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist set and turn her into a mermaid.. yes seriously.. bear with me!

These are the other stamp sets I’ve used:

‘Make a Wish’ from the Own it set

from the zodiac collection

the seahorse

the wings from the angels are near set

and the strobes stencil

So this is what I came up with…

The background was created using some distress oxides and the wrinkle free technique. I added some sun rays using the rays stencil and gold ink.

I stamped the seahorse and added some white highlights and to make him even more magical I added a wing from the angels are near set. This I gold embossed on black card and fussy cut out.  I love the way the gold rays from the stencil shine through him.

To add some sparkle  and “magic” I used glitter gold embossing powder and stamps from the universal set.

To make my “mermaid” I stamped “Katie” from the Live like tomorrow doesn’t exist set but positioned the stamp so that the leg didn’t appear. I embossed her in white with a pinch of gold powder too.

I was also able to just use the date from the Pisces set as this is my girl’s actual birth date, 20 March.
I stamped and fussy cut lots of fish and had them swimming in and out of the swirls and also between my “mermaid’s” hands.

A couple more close ups…

and one last shot..

So a very happy birthday tomorrow to my darling girlie. I hope she likes her special seaside Pisces card.

It’s supposed to be the first day of spring tomorrow too… hmmm I think Mother Nature got a bit confused at the weekend!

Yes the Beast came back with yet more snow!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your very kind comments you take the time to leave me. Let’s hope this mini beast from the East moves on soon. Happy 1st day of Spring tomorrow.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

This card is amazing Jane! We just know she will absolutely love it!!
Katie makes a fabulous mermaid, and your background is wonderful ♡

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We will be back this evening with gorgeous inspiration from Heather Mitchell.

Hope you are having a good Monday..

Mark & Helen xx

Kind Modest Virgo

Hello!!!! We hope you are enjoying all the gorgeous inspiration we have been sharing here on the blog this week! We stay with our ‘Written in the Stars’ theme for our next post, as Pauline showcases some of the demos she created on Create and Craft TV recently…

Hi there my Crafting friends,
It’s time for a little bit of ‘Visible Image‘ love! I have used the super ‘Zodiac Virgo‘ set on this simple and quick card…

I used some Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve Oxide inks for the background, putting them onto a glass mat, and dragging the card through it, I then flicked some water at it, using a fan brush.

I stamped the Virgo head and all the sentiments, using Black Versafine Ink, onto a piece of white card, then coloured them with Distress Inks, and fussy cut them.

I stamped the dates and ‘Virgo’ along the bottom of the card, again using Black Versafine ink, highlighting them with a white pen, I also stamped the smallest constellation along the top. I then added all the elements with some 3D glue gel.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs Pauline xxxxx

LOVE this card Pauline! Miss Virgo looks beautiful, and the star constellations look like they are dancing!!

Thank you ♡

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We will be back later with more fantastic inspiration from our wonderful team!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx



Inky Birthday Flowers – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

We have so much gorgeous inspiration to bring you today from our awesome team! 🙂

First up, here’s Pauline Butcher with some very special cards…

Hi there,
This will be my last Visible Image Stamps blog for a couple of weeks, as I’m off to the seaside for a well earned rest, lol !!!!
My first card was made for the lovely Helen Michelle’s Birthday (Visible Image Stamps co-owner and marketing wizard, stamp packer, blog writer and general dogsbody, lol) 
This is the card I made her, using her favourite stamps and colours (I hope)…..

Visible Image stamps - Flower INKognito - Inky Flower - Happy Birthday - Pauline Butcher
The stamps I used were…….
I created the background using shaving foam and Dylusion sprays, I heat embossed the Flower Inkognito using black powder, and then painted them with purple Stickles, I used the flower from the Happy Birthday set around the edges, and heat embossed the sentiment to match.
My second card is a little ‘Thank you’ card….

Visible Image stamps - White Feather stamp - Thank You - Pauline Butcher
The stamps I used here are…..
The feather from Angels are Near and the sentiment from the Thank you Set’.
The background is Alcohol Inks on a Glossy Card, the feather was first stamped in Black Stazon ink, along with the sentiment. I then stamped the feather using Versamark onto some black card, and heat embossed in White powder. I fussy cut this out, shaped it and using Gel Glue, added it to the background but offset it a little to give the illusion of a shadow, I put some Stickkles on the top for sparkle.

A few days left to enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some new stamps, all the details are HERE.
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Thank you for visiting, and I shall be back a little browner, if English weather permits, and a lot rested.
Big hugs, Pauline xxxx

Thank you so much Pauline for your gorgeous Birthday card (yes definitely my fave stamp & colours!) and thank you for your very special ‘Thank You’ card too <3 They are even more stunning in real life! Have an awesome holiday 🙂

You’ll find more of Pauline’s gorgeous work over on her blog.

We will be back soon with a stunning canvas from Doreen! A brilliant project from Susanne! Some gorgeous cards from Karen! And something dark from Kim J!!!

So make sure you pop back later 😉

Mark & Helen xx

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