Distress Inks, Clingfilm & Gorgeous Visible Image Stamps!

Hello 🙂 We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you!

Over to Pauline Butcher…

Hi again,
Another week gone, and I’m back to share three cards I’ve made using some of the very unique stamps from Visible Image.
I have used the same inking technique on all three cards, using glossy cardstock, Distress Inks applied with a Brayer, and then clingfilmed until dry. I love the effect it gives.
The first card was stamped in versamark and then heat embossed using black powder. The Visble Image stamps I used were…..
Behind Every MaskBirds and Feathers from Free Your Imagination and Happy Birthday.

Visible Image stamps - Crow Mask stamp - Pauline Butcher

I used the inky side of the flower stamp and distress inks to edge this card, and again heat embossed the main images.
The stamps used here were….. Flower INKognito and an older Visible Image sentiment, that some of you might have.

Visible Image stamps - Inky Flower stamp - Pauline Butcher

And again I used a stamp from the set with Distress inks, to edge this card, and  some frantage powder below the horse.
This is one of my favourite sets to use……  Revolution

Visible Image stamps - Inky Horse stamp - Pauline Butcher

Just a week or so to get your ‘Show and Tell’ entries in, for a chance to win some new Visible Image stamps, all details are HERE.
Do visit the Facebook group too, to see whats going on, and to see the inspiration that fans of Visible Image are posting, HERE.

I have another ‘Inky Workshop’ in the pipeline, Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10am – 4pm, in Warwick, email me for further details…..

Thank you for visiting, have a fabulous week,

Big hugs, Pauline

This is such a fabulous technique! Gorgeous backgrounds and the black images really pop out at you!  You will find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog… And if you do get the chance to attend one of her Inky Workshops you will have an awesome time 🙂

We will be back tomorrow with a beautiful new card from Doreen and a fantastic canvas from Susanne!

Two weeks today we will be tying the knot ♥♥♥ So if you want some gorgeous new stamps to play with, you’ll need to get your order in… as we will be closing for a few weeks while we honeymoon on the Algarve 🙂

Have a great Friday…

Mark & Helen xx

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Mail Art – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! We are back with our second Sunday inspiration post 🙂

Here’s Kim J with an amazing project…


Thanks for visiting today!

It’s my day to play with Visible Image Stamps, and I had lots more fun! I carried on with my mail art, it is so fun!

Hope you give it a try…so many possibilities!

These are the envelopes I made using a free online template. They measure 3.5 inches by 5 inches, folded closed…wonderful size for an anytime bit of Happy 🙂

The magnificent main bird images are Leave Your Fears  and Behind Every Mask

07-05-2015 Visible Image stamps - Crow - Mask - Tree - stamps - Life Is A Journey - Kim Johnny

I stamped the image onto Neenah cardstock using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink. I love the rich, deep black and it is waterproof.

This is colored with Distress Inks, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. I sprinkled water droplets when the base was dry.

07-05-2015 Visible Image stamps - Crow Tree - stamps - Kim Johnny

I used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks. Life is a Journey is from the This is Me set. I splattered some Distress Paint once everything was dry.

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I added a flap liner using some random papers. The back side of my orange envelope shows more stamps I used. I loveeeee the dots I made by generational stamping with part of the Plasma stamp set! Also, I edged the flaps with the line from the Drag & Drip set.

Visible Image stamps - Inky Bird - envelopes - Kim Johnny

Thank you so much for coming by, I hope you have a fantastic week!

For everyone that likes to plan early, take a break from the heat with the NEW Visible Image Holiday stamps, pre-ordering July 10th! They are really wonderful and true must haves!

Stay current with Visible Image.. here are the links to where you must be 🙂

Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘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!

You can also sign up to the Newsletter HERE


WOW! Aren’t they amazing! Not seen anything like these before.. can you imagine someone’s face as they dropped through the letterbox! Loving that Abandoned Coral distress ink <3  

Have you got your hands on these unique stamps yet? Just imagine what you could create…

You will find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog.

So that’s another week of superb work from the team! If you missed any of the last week’s posts, you’ll find them HERE.

We’ll be back tomorrow with Kim Bacon, making Monday Marvellous 🙂

Enjoy the last part of the weekend and we hope the sun is shining where you are.

Mark & Helen xx

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Have No Fear – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope you’ve had a good Monday 🙂

We are kicking off a new week of fabulous inspiration from the team with Kim Bacon…


Another Monday has arrived!  Hopefully you all had a good weekend?

Today I am featuring a card I made using one of the totally awesome Visible Image stamps along with a piece of paper that very nearly went in the bin!

Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - Crow Tree stamp - Kim Bacon

You know I love making backgrounds? Well, I cover my desk with a piece of cheap paper before starting any painting and spraying so I don’t get the cutting mat dirty. I have a huge mat and am just too lazy to move it off the desk.

Anyway, as I am also a bit careful with my supplies, I keep these pieces of paper to use again and again. The resulting ‘mess’ can sometimes be very pleasant. Here, let me show you what I mean…


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The card I made with a piece of this paper features the lovely flying bird and tree silhouette..

 Leave your Fears

Visible Image INKognito Leave your Fears Tree Bird stamps

I stamped the image using a Tim Holtz distress embossing powder hence the grainy look.

Kim Bacon - close up - Leave Your Fears Behind

I covered a piece of card with the image because the paper is quite thin. I didn’t leave enough space for the sentiment so I stamped it onto a piece of heat resist acetate which I secured with some eyelets and beads at one side. The curve helped fit the sentiment on!

Hope you like it?

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

Happy Days!  Kim

Fantastic card from Kim.. stunning background and it just goes to show that you shouldn’t throw anything away! You will find more of Kim’s inspiring work over on her blog and on her KimzKrafts Facebook Page 🙂

We will be back tomorrow for Soozie Tuesday with Sue Joseph!

Have a great evening…  Mark is busy designing after a busy day of stamp making! No rest for the wicked hey 😉

Mark & Helen xx

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Leave Your Fears – Visible Image

Good Evening… Another late post! It’s a crazy week but we are getting very excited for the CHSI show at the NEC now 🙂 2 more sleeps before we head off to Birmingham!

Today we have some stunning NEW stamps inspiration for you from Teresa Morgan! It’s Teresa’s Birthday tomorrow so after 3… 1 2 3 “Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You (come on sing along!!!), Happy Birthday dear Teresa, Happy Birthday to you! 🙂

Over to Teresa...

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Visible Image team as they have just launched an amazing collection of new stamps. Today I’m sharing one of the new Inkognito II range.


This one is called ‘Leave Your Fears’ and is so beautifully detailed in it’s design.

visible image stamps - leave your fears behind. shaving foam background

I created the background using shaving foam and Dylusions spray ink – great fun, if you haven’t tried it!!

I then stamped the image and words with Versamark ink and used black embossing powder.

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Stamps used:

Leave Your Fears

If you would like the chance to win this, or any of the 24 new sets of stamps, then make sure to head over to the Facebook PAGE for details of a great giveaway!!!

Come and join the Visible Image Facebook Group too, for daily DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work


Amazing card Teresa! Love the background!

We hope you are loving these stamps! (We know lots of you are). You can pre-order yours HERE

Thank you for visiting us today here on the Visible Image stamps blog.

Come back tomorrow as we have some totally rocking inspiration from Pauline Butcher!

Mark & Helen xx

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