Be Different!

Hi there! We have more brilliant inspiration for you here on the blog today. Teresa Morgan has created some amazing samples for our Create and Craft TV shows this weekend…

This week I am sharing a card made with another of the fabulous new stencils – the Grungy Union Jack. I teamed it with the Dare To Be Different stamps…..and did just that, by colouring my flag in alternative colours.

I used Distress Oxide inks and grunged them up a bit with the addition of some spritzed water. The lips are embossed onto heat resistant acetate backed with white card.

Products Used:

Grungy Union Jack

Dare To Be Different

Such a brilliant card design Teresa! Love the alternative colours, and the lips look amazing!
Thank you ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous new inspiration from Pauline.

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Thanks for stopping by today, have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

It’s Good To Be Different

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

Corrie Herriman is here with some awesome inspiration for you today…

Hello everyone,

For today’s post for Visible Image I have made a card.

2017-01-17 Visible Image stamps - Cheshire Cat - circles - dare to be different - Corrie Herriman


I used a gelli printed background. I think this one was from mopping up leftover paints from the plate. I added the white circles by stamping with VersaMark and white embossing. I also added some black splatters by diluting black acrylic paint with water and using a round paintbrush to splatter; I just tap it onto another brush or pen to make the paint come out in splatters.


I then stamped the sentiment and stamped the cat on top of it. This is really easy as the stamps are clear and you can see what you are doing. I then stamped the cat again on white card stock and coloured her (I added eyelashes to make her a girl) with Copic Markers, cut her out and adhered her on top of the one on the card. I then glued the panel onto a white card base.


I used the following stamps:



Dare to be Different



And of course: Cheshire Cat which has been so popular it has sold out!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Amazing card Corrie thank you! Adore that background ♡ You can find more of Corrie’s fantastic work over on her blog.

We will have NEW stamps preview #6 here on the blog later today!

And Dot will be here tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration!

If you have missed any of our NEW stamps previews or recent posts, you will find them HERE.

Mark & Helen xx


Dare To Be Different

Hello there! Hope you are having a good day.

Nicky Gilburt is here to brighten up the day with an awesome card…

It’s my first Visible Image blog post of the year using this incredible set of stamps:


Here is the card I made:


2017-01-14 Visible Image stamps - grungy lips - lipstick quote - Nicky Gilburt

Now let me tell you about the fun I had making it!


Firstly I prepared my background with my newest box of delights…an incredible set of Kuretake watercolours, sent to me by a very dear friend. Oh my goodness, the vibrancy in these, I spent a whole evening just playing and making backgrounds by swooshing card over spritzed colour washes and allowing the paint to flow across the papers…it was heavenly! 


So when I selected my background for this, fortunately, it was very dry and this enabled me to stamp first the lips, for position and to get the edgy splatty detail, I stamped with clear Versamark and used Cherry Red embossing powder which I then set with my heat gun. I also inked up the top of the sentiment stamp and used white embossing powder, which really stands out, then positioned the word ‘lipstick’ off-centre beneath the lips, as I had a plan for the lipstick.


However to get a really clean impression, and to get the teeth white, I stamped again onto white card. 

The mouth : red embossing powder then I coloured over the ‘open’ part with an embossing pen, applying black powder, to create the depth. 

The lipstick: Clear Versamark and careful application of Cherry red over the lipstick, then black embossing powder over the case.


The actual slick of lipstick stamp that comes with the set is just so cool, so I used it under the word. This close-up shot also shows how I created a bit of interest on the background by splatting a bit of watery white acrylic paint.


I stamped the OXOs with purple distress ink so that it wouldn’t detract from the focal images, and I hope that it frames it all well.
Last thing – Lip gloss! Well, glossy accents in all the right places, but mmm mmm, luscious lips!!

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Happy Creating


Wowza! What an amazing card! Thank you Nicky ♡ That background is stunning and the lips look gorgeous!

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

Have you seen our NEW stamps previews yet? Check them out HERE! Preview #3 is on it’s way soon!!!

Have a great Saturday.

Mark & Helen xx