Hi There! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration for you from our wonderful team..
Susanne Rose has created some fabulous postcards…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I made two mixed media postcards using Neoccolor II pencils and gesso for the background. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set to add some texture. The doodling is made with acrylic markers as well as uniPOSCA markers. It’s always good to have some postcards ready to go! I am a big fan of the Visible Image expression stamps. They are perfect for cards and also for art journalling and they are so true!
Take The Moment
Never Give Up
Doreen OBrien has created a wonderful Christmas card with lots of different elements…
I am back with some more inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I am sharing another Christmas card using the fabulous “Snowflakes and Butterflies” verse
I have simply stamped this onto some cream card, inked around the edge and attached it to some Frayed Burlap, this was then attached to some red card and my base card. I finished off with a Diecut Fir Tree.
And here’s a fabulous Christmas card from Karen Liddle…
I used Distress Inks for the background, blended with sponges. Colours used are Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. I also splashed drops of water over the ink and dabbed off, this removes the colour and creates white spots, love doing this.
Bronte Script and White Christmas
Now for a very funky tag from Kim Johnny…
Visible Image very recently released some wonderful Holiday stamps and I am feeling lucky to have received some to play with 🙂 I am not quite ready for the Holiday Season, so I have an alternate use for the beautiful Sparkle at Christmas set.
I used the bigger sparkle from the Sparkle at Christmas set to frame the “Imagine” focal point badge. Imagine is from the Imagine Dream & Inspire set. Love the sparkle set it is so flexible and can be used so many ways! The stamping and embossing are wonderful as well, makes playtime a breeze! The top of the tag is capped with the Retro Dots Background stamp.
I included and extra photo here to show more of the embossing, I am sooooo hooked on embossing. It adds such a fun and perfect touch. This is also the first time I have used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Razzleberry Plum. Change the angle and the color of the EP changes too. Awesomeness! Now I need more, many more, colors of Lindy’s 🙂 I had to add some juicy fun dots from the Plasma set in Razzleberry Plum around the edges.
Kim Bacon was also feeling funky this week! With awesome results…
Today I have decided to do something a little ‘shocking’ in that I have used some funky colours with jet black shiny embossing powder. Not the usual Christmas colours I know but that is where my crafting session took me!
I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.
Matting and layering with red card and adding a few brads finish the projects off.
Grunge Polka Dot
Lisa Nygards has a brilliant masculine card for us this week…
No Christmas cards from me today. I’ve tried to do a more masculine card, even though I’ve used flowers and dolies. *smile* I have used the character from Jazz it Up and the sentense from Thank You set.
I stamped the images on a page from an old German book (have no idea what it says), and mounted that on cardstock panels since it’s a bit flimsy as is.
If you love sparkle then you will love Kim Robertson’s card…
I love cards like this that have a hand made background using gorgeous stamps and then all the accessories match and make you think the words are perfect which of course they definitely are. I used Momento Grey Flannel Ink and the White Christmas snowflake from the stamp set. I also used Vintage sparkle glitter for this one as I just loved the different colours in it, pinks and greens and white but all very very sparkly and pretty.
We will share Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the next few days!
Teresa Morgan has created 2 completely different, and very fabulous cards using the same Christmas sentiment…
I love using kraft card at Christmas – it reminds me of gingerbread! I have paired the Merry Christmas stamp with the gorgeous Grunge Flourish for this first card. Both are stamped with Versamark, and embossed with WOW powders in red and white.
My second card is less traditional. I used the Grunge Polkadot background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and used black embossing powder on the sentiment stamp.
Merry Christmas XL
Grunge Polka Dot
Pauline Butcher also shows how non traditional colours work gorgeously with our NEW Christmas stamps…
It’s right up my street, as you all know I do love a bit of bling !!!!!
Please excuse my photo, I couldn’t seem get a good image for some reason, anyway……. I started off with a shaving foam and Dylusion background, this was a second print, so it was nice a pale. I used the small burst stamp with versamark, and glitter embossing powders in various colours, then added the large burst and the sentiment in a bright blue glitter embossing powder. I decided this wasn’t enough, so I heat embossed them again onto some heat resistant acetate, fussy cut them, then attached them with glue gel. Out came my Stickles for some extra sparkle !!!!
I made the background with Dylusion Ink sprays, then using the small flourish from the Revolution set, I stamped over it using just water, and flicked some for good measure, lol !!!! I stamped the tree and the sentiment using Black ink, then stamped the tree again in blue. Once dry, I stamped the tree and sentiment again using Versamark, but slightly to the left, to give a shadow effect, then heat embossed in a white glitter embossing powder. Again I decided this was not enough, so I used some dries white glue over the main tree and the word Christmas, with some dry glitter sprinkled over it.
Susanne Rose mixes and older Christmas stamp design with NEW to create an absolute stunner…
Again I have a Christmas card for you today. I can’t stop creating Christmas themed projects, but the new Visible Image Stamps are so awesome!
My background is colored with Neocolor II watercolor crayons and the lovely snowflake from the White Christmas stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Luxe matching the background color. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe as well and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut it with the Silhouette Cameo and the Pix Scan Mat.
I love the Poinsettia!!! I fuzzy cut each stamped flower and build up some 3d poinsettias. The leaves die cut in the background are from Cottage Cutz.
Happy Christmas crafting!
Stamps from Visible Image:
Poinsettia Stamp Set
Magic of Christmas
Doreen OBrien has 2 more gorgeous cards to share…
For this card I first made a background using Distress inks then for a bit of dimension added a couple of background stamps.. Grunge Harlequin and Bronte Script. Last of all I stamped the Sentiment from the Sunshine Set.
And for this Christmas card my background has been made with PanPastels while masking off a moon. The Winter Tree and Merry Christmas sentiment have both been clear embossed with Black Versafine ink, and I finished off using some acrylic paint for my snow.
Karen Liddle was in the green zone this week! Gold on green is stunning…
I used Aquatints to colour the background, just one colour brushed over wet water colour card. I did a couple of brushes across either side, leaving the middle pretty clear, the inks blended nicely in the middle. I used a stencil for the tiny dots then used Ink Splats stamps around the edges, heat embossed the Flower Inkognito and the Imperfection is Beauty sentiment stamp.
I made my own stencil for this one, just a square nestie cut through mylar. I then inked through it with Diestress Ink, and stamped the snowflakes in the same colour. I heat embossed the sentiment. Only one stamp set was used which was White Christmas.
And we finish off today’s post with another fabulous funky little number from Kim Johnny…
I wanted to share a small project I made using my Visible Image Stamps. Lately I have been having fun making half-page canvas pieces. I love the torn edges that remain when removing it from the spiral book!
The paper is Canson Mixed Media. The flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cuts, colored with Derwent Inktense color blocks. The scribbles are made with UniBall Signo pens.
I used one of my favorite sentiments, Smile Sparkle Shine from the Express Yourself range for the focal point. I added Grunge Harlequin and Retro Dots background stamps for small touches as well, stamped with Stazon Black.
Woweee! How awesome was all that?! Thank you so much ladies!
We know you will be inspired to get out your Visible Image stamps and have a play! Or hop over to our shop and get some more!!!
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Mark & Helen xx