Iconic Christmas Stencil | Handmade Card

Hello! We are starting to feel festive here and we have some wonderful Christmas inspiration to share with you here on the blog. Heather Mitchell is here today with a gorgeous card created with our very popular Iconic Christmas stencil..

Well hello and welcome to Christmas! The Christmas scent is wafting through the house, the majority of my Christmas shopping is done (mainly all online this year like everyone) so I felt it was only right I shared a Visible Image Christmas card!

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I know pink isn’t you’re typical Christmas colour but I love this for the background… it really ‘pings’ and I really want to remake this card for my daughter who is a very pink girl – if you get me!

The background is made using Distress Oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple) and I’ve used them as watercolours so smooshing them onto a glass mat, giving the card a wash of water before adding the colour so you get a fabulous watery look. You could also use the Distress Spray Stains for this, use whatever is at hand.

Once dry, I’ve used the Christmas Eve stencil and Tonic Nuvo’s Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to make this gorgeous sentiment. Once dry (about an hour I find) I’ve added some Candied Apple Distress Oxide. I used an ink pad as before but again, you could use spray and apply using a paint brush around the wording. I’ve outlined the gold sentiment using a Derwent Intense pencil to really help it ‘pop’.

The bauble strings have been heat embossed onto the background using Wow’s Black Onyx powder and a little shadow added using a Comic marker.

I love using text on backgrounds and I like them slightly distressed, not fully stamped so you get a bit of texture. Here I’ve taken the Christmas Backgrounds stamp set (which is brilliant!) with Versafine Clair’s Charming Pink ink pad and then heat embossed using Wow’s clear embossing powder, which gives a nice sheen to the text.

The beautiful baubles were made using watercolour card and I’ve drawn around the baubles and cut from the card. I wanted a distressed look to the baubles so scrubbed up the edges before adding the individual decoration. Once decorated, I’ve used the Freestyle Tool from Wow Embossing to scribble around the circles (and around the card itself) and add a beautiful gold colour. The baubles have then been added using some foam tape so you get a little dimension. To finish, I’ve matted the card onto black card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.


christmas stencil | background stamp | Visible Image

christmas words background stamp

christmas icons stencil | tree | star | bauble

christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline

A really bright, modern card from me today but there are so many more over in the Visible Image Facebook group and on instagram too. Lots of inspiration to be found on Pinterest as well, so do pop over there and lose a couple of hours!

Stay safe everyone.

H xx

We absolutely love this card Heather! Non traditional Christmas colours are awesome and the texture is wonderful. Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.

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We will be sharing more fabulous Christmas inspiration from our amazing team over the coming week before we take a much needed break for some family time, movies and festive food!

Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


Merry Little Christmas @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit our blog today! Hope Monday is treating you well 🙂

We are crazy busy making lots and lots of awesome stamps for the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next week! Are you coming??? Pauline Butcher will be holding ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand so we will be having so much inky fun!!!

On to today’s inspiration, Kim Bacon is here to make Monday Marvellous with her stunning new card…

Here is today’s project, another Christmas number for you this time featuring the poinsettia stamp set.

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I used Brushos as usual for my colouring medium and brought everything together with gold embossing powder.

The poinsettia leaves already have a script pattern on them which goes really well with the script stamp from the Revolution set.

Visible Image Merry Little Christmas stamp     Visible Image Poinsettia stamp set     

Visible Image stamps Revolution

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim

What a stunning card! Loving that burnt orange, the purple poinsettia looks beautiful against it. Thanks Kim 🙂

You can still grab yourself a fantastic 20% OFF all our stamps with coupon code: thankyou20 which expires on October 31st… So be quick!

We will be back with gorgeous inspiration from Sue Joseph tomorrow!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Memories Of Your Loved One – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and thank you for stopping by to read today’s post.

I know that we are turning everything PINK for Breast Cancer Care‘s awareness month this week, but we just had to share a beautiful card made by Design Team member Lisa Nygards. I think most of us have sadly lost someone we love, and having lost my Dad to the evil disease that is cancer, I wrote this verse with those ‘difficult’ Christmas cards we sometimes need to make in mind. Lisa has interpreted the words perfectly with her gorgeous design.

So for today, here’s something blue from Lisa….

Have you started doing your Christmas Cards yet?

I think I have a bunch of them already and that is totally unlike me. I love to do a bunch of one or two easy designs just to fill up the number of needed cards. This will be one of them I think. Totally LOVE this snowflake! It looks fantastic and very real. The snowflake is in a set named White Christmas and it’s new for this year at Visible Image. The beautiful verse that I’ve embossed on this card is called Christmas Memories. Sweet and very useful for quick cards, as it is like an image with that lovely font.


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Stamps:  Visible Image White Christmas set Christmas Memories sentiment
Papers: Cardstock + some old silver paper I found in my stash.
Embellishments: Bling (Nellie Snellen), Silver cord
Other: Clear Embossing powder over verse. Snowflakes colored with distress ink, misted with water and then stamped.

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our PINK ‘Show & Tell Challenge for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.

Thank you Lisa, beautiful work <3

This Friday we are holding our BIG PINK BLOG HOP… there is an AMAZING prize on offer and all you need to do to enter is donate something to Breast Cancer Care via our Just Giving Page (leaving your name) and then follow the blog hop instructions on Friday! You can get a sneak peek of our prize over on our Big Pink Facebook Event Page!

We hope you will also enter our PINK challenge over in our Facebook Group… more awesome prizes up for grabs there too!

Don’t forget there’s still a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps this month… just enter coupon code ‘thankyou20′ at the checkout!

We have more gorgeous PINK inspiration coming your way from the rest of the team, so check back for that, and we’ll see you here on Friday for our Big Pink Blog Hop!

Have a great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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