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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


Smile Sparkle and Shine!

Good Afternoon! We have gorgeous inspiration from Lanette Erickson here on the blog today…

Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you over on the Visible Image Blog. So I thought I would share a bright and cheerful tag with a splash of spring spirit.

Products Used: Visible Image- Smile Sparkle Shine Stamp, Visible Image -Own Kind of Beautiful Stamp Set. Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays. Versa Mark Ink. Prima Watercolor Paper. Misc Ribbon. White Uniball Pen.


A couple fussy cut butterflies add just the right touch of spring to my bright little tag.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Fabulous tag Lanette.. loving those bright, happy colours!
Thank you ♡

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We’ll be back tomorrow with a beautiful CAS card from Sharon Traynor !

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx



Mother’s Day

Good Evening! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell…

It’s another marvelous Monday and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration.

The next “event” in my card making is Mother’s day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March.  I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty’s tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant “Mother” definition stamp in my designs.

(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this stamp…watch this space)

I also wanted to use some specific words from the Written in the Stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any… I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.

I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out.

The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set.

I also used my Fibres stencil

I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.

I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple.


and for a “hot version” I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..

I then added some red distress through the fibres stencil to really spice it up.

Here is my “sunny” version which I also added a few sequins to…

They look so different don’t they?

Here are a few close ups..

You can mix and match the extra words..

and a last shot of them side by side..

It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty’s!

Next week I will share some more Mothers’ day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Despite my sunny cards it looks as though the weather is returning to winter this week… brrr it has been so cold and there may even some snow in the south of England. Keep snug wherever you are.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

These cards are absolutely stunning Jane! Your stencilled backgrounds are fabulous and our butterflies look wonderful. Perfect choice of words too.. thank you ♡

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

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We will be back tomorrow morning with a super cool musical card from Tenia!

Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Butterfly Wish

Hi there! We are really excited to share the very first project by Lynn Good here on the blog this evening..

Evening everyone,  I am super excited (and nervous!).. Today is the day that I reveal my first project for the design team of Visible Image.  Never did I imagine I would get onto such an awesome team!

The month of November is all about tags so I have created the following tag:

I have started with a pre-made tag that I have had in my stash for a very long time.  I covered it with book and music paper and then a coat of gesso and a few areas of White Crackle Paste.  I then stamped the butterfly from the set Own Kind of Beautiful. As I wanted the stamp to be in the background, I applied another coat of gesso on top.

I have then applied colour to the tag using Distress Oxide Inks – Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. While I had the inks on my mat I also dyed some ribbon for the top of the tag.

While I was waiting for the paint to dry I stamped out six butterflies using the Distress Oxides. Three of these I applied dimensional magic on the top which would become my top butterflies.

I have then sewn around the edge of the tag in straight stitch and in random areas over the top of the straight stitch with a zig zag.  I have left the ends of the cottons a little long to add texture.  I then stamped the sentiment using the Own It stamp

It was now time to put the card together.  I have layered the butterflies, putting some cotton in between and stamped some random flowers using the smallest flower in the Create It set.

I added some bling and the ribbon at the top for the final touches

Here are some close ups:

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time..
Happy Crafting 🙂

This is such a beautiful tag.. love all those gorgeous layers, and the butterflies look fabulous!
Thank you Lynn ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with new inspiration from Veerle Moreels!

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Mark & Helen xx

She Lights Up Your World

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog.

Today we have some beautiful inspiration from Veerle Moreels…

Just parts… that’s all I saw when making this project. Or look at it as making more out of your materials.  You already know I immediately fell for all the beautiful words in the Family definition stamps, and how I wanted to be able to use them on their own too.

Now when seeing the Fibres stencil… yep I was doing the same thing. Looking for parts I could isolate and use on it’s own.

I’ve kept it white but layed down some pearlescent watercolors on my structure paste to give it a soft finish.  A shame it wasn’t that easy to catch in on my photograph.

And then I chose some words that absolutely speak of my sister…

Products Used:

Daughter Definition


Own Kind of Beautiful

Such a delicate project Veerle… stunning! Thank you ♡

You’ll find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.

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Mark & Helen xx

Live Life Now

Hi there! We have some gorgeous new inspiration to share with you today here on the blog.

Here’s Nicky Gilburt with all the details…

Hello, and happy weekend! For my Visible Image blog post today I thought I would revisit a favourite of mine, but with a new twist… This Live Life Now set has the most enchanting inky butterfly, and it also now has a cluster of tiny ones to compliment the design. So I set myself a challenge of making them work together – hardly a challenge really – they were made for each other!


I wanted to do a simple piece of work this time, or at least, one that looked simple! It is sometimes hard for me to keep a light touch. Here on the Design Team, we all have our own styles, and we embrace our differences, and together showcase a huge range of styles of work. But all of us seek to learn, to add new twists, and to sometimes take ourselves out of our comfort zones. My fear is….white space. Seriously! Where others can make clean and simple cards, with delicate brushstrokes or touches, I seek out colour, depth, vibrancy. I LOVE pastels and pale but I need a stop sign in my head if I am to achieve the kind of results I desire without laying the colour down too thick!

So I tried! With the help of:

Visible Image Live Life Now stamps


  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 5 (Pastels)
  • a delicate diamond patterned stencil
  • Nuvo Clear Mark ink pad
  • Silver glitter embossing powder
  • Broken China Distress Oxide
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Baby wipes
  • a water spritzer
  • Mixed Media cardstock


To make my background I lightly spritzed the card and scribbled bursts of pastel colour around, but I didn’t go right up to the edge. I then laid the stencil over and, with a baby wipe, wiped all the colour off. This left the lovely soft harlequin pattern, which I then left to dry.


Once dry, I stamped my feature butterfly in clear embossing ink and added silver glitter powder. I did the same for the tiny butterflies and heat set everything.

For the sentiment, I stamped in Distress Oxide, but as it looked a bit damp, I sealed it with clear embossing powder, a great technique for keeping your inking where you want it to be! It also adds a beautiful glossy sheen to your work.

To finish, I matted and layered the piece onto a top folding A5 card. I don’t often ‘go big’ with Visible Image pieces, but I think that in order to show the space, and imply movement, you have to allow for space. And that is how the white on this card managed to remain white!

Happy crafting!

Nicky x

Ooooh loving this card! How gorgeous the gold looks against that fabulous background ♡ Thanks Nicky!

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog

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We will be back soon with more stunning inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today, and we hope you have an awesome weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

The Butterfly Effect @ Visible Image

Hi there! We have more gorgeous inspiration for you here on the blog today.

Here’s Teresa Morgan with a stunning card that you may have seen on our Create and Craft TV show last month…

Welcome to my project for the week. I have used the amazing Ripple Effect stamp set along with one of the gorgeous new butterfly sets to create this modern card.


My background is a Gelli Plate print using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics onto glossy card. I stamped the ripples over the base card with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW Powders in Opaque White and Bluetiful.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Be your own kind of beautiful

The butterflies are stamped and embossed onto Heat Resistant acetate in silver, then cut out and glued along the bodies onto the ripples.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Be your own kind of beautiful

To finish, I stamped and embossed the sentiment before cutting apart and matting onto blue card. This is attached with 3d foam.

Stamps Used:

Own Kind of Beautiful

Visible Image Own Kind of Beautiful butterfly inky stamp set

The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect Stamp set XX

Thank you Teresa it’s such a beautiful card ♡

We hope you are feeling inspired! Our ripple stamp is one of our absolute favourites… so gorgeous and very versatile!

See you very soon with more awesome inspiration.

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Veerle Moreels

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you, and the very first post by NEW Design Team member Veerle Moreels…

My very first project to share with you is a tag and the moment I saw this new text stamp
I knew what I wanted to make…

That needed a butterfly don’t you think so too? I colored him in using my Gansai Tambi
watercolor paints and used the same color together with some black to make my background.

And to bring some of the metallic back at the bottom of the tag,
I attached my text using a fine metallic wire…

And the finished tag…

Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Broken Wings - Veerle Moreels


You can find all the stamps right here, just click on the picture:

If you want to check out all of the stamps JUST CLICK HERE

They have so many new stamps released this month, you definitely should check them out!


This is so beautiful and a wonderful interpretation of the words ♡ Thank you Veerle ♡

We still  have more awesome inspiration yet to come this evening…. An amazing Monolith from Susanne Rose!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Wings of Sympathy – Visible Image stamps

Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

We have some stunning inspiration for you today and more NEW stamps previews too 🙂

First up is Pauline Butcher with a really beautiful card…

Hi there,
It’s time for me to share another creation I’ve made, using Visible Image Stamps.
Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card for a friend, never a nice thing to do, but these lovely stamps came to my rescue, and I kept it nice, simple and quick, almost ‘clean and simple’.

Visible Image stamps - Inky Butterfly - With Sympathy - Pauline Butcher
The stamps I used are…

I stamped the Inkognito Butterfly using Black Versafine onto white card, then blended Picked Raspberry Distress ink lightly around the edges. I mixed some of the same coloured ink with water, and flicked it over the card.

 I stamped the Large Butterfly onto another piece of card, using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black detail powder, fussy cut it, then coloured it using Distress Inks and a water brush.
I stamped the sentiment using Black Versafine ink.

I put a paper middle inside the card too, using the beautiful verse that comes in the the sentiment set.
Get your entries into the January Show & Tell, for a chance of winning some vouchers for some fantastic Visible Image stamps, and don’t forget to become a member of their Facebook group, where the new February stamp designs are being shown daily.

Some of these new designs will be showcased on Create & Craft TV, on February 14th at 10am.. Mark and myself will be showing you some more demo’s.

Thank you for popping by,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Such a beautiful card Pauline, for such a sad occasion ♡

We will be back with our next preview… this one’s a bit retro!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Butterfly Flutter Into The Sky – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks for coming to see us today 🙂

It’s Fabulous Friday here at Visible Image so it’s over to the very fabulous Pauline Butcher…

Hi there,
It’s fabulous Friday again, and I’d like to share a creation I’ve made using some of the fantastic Visible Image Stamps available.
I decided to make a sort of mixed media card, using my very favourite butterfly stamps.

Visible Image stamps - Butterfly verse - Butterflies - Pauline Butcher


The stamps I used were……..
I started off with a piece of watercolour card, and smoothed Grunge paste through a wood patterned stencil, when it as dry, I painted randomly it using Aquatints. Using the Retro Dots background and the Bronte script, and some Distress inks, I stamped randomly holding the stamp in my hand, and not on a block, then with the Treasure Gold gilding wax on my finger, I added it to the raised bits to enhance the pattern.

Visible Image stamps - Butterfly verse - Butterflies - Pauline Butcher 1

On a piece of black card, I stamped 5 smaller Butterflies and one large Butterfly with Versamark, and heat embossed using white powder, and fussy cut them all out, I  also used the same steps for the sentiment. I used Stickles as a colouring medium on the butterflies.

Don’t forget to post your Visible Image makes into the May ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some stamps, there are already some great entries, details HERE.
Also check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, there is always lots going on HERE.
I am taking bookings for ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, on Sunday 14th June, at a venue near Warwick, we will be playing with ‘Bleeding Tissue’ paper, and other messy stuff, lol, email me for further details [email protected]
or PM me via Facebook.
Thank you once more for dropping in,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

WOW! This is incredible Pauline! Stunning butterflies and that background is gorgeous! <3 You’ll find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog.

We are off to Port Sunlight now (near Liverpool) for tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Festival… Hope to see some of you there 🙂

We will be back with more Visible Image stamps inspiration on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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