New Leaves Will Always Grow

Hi there! We hope you are staying safe and well and coping with this very different world that we all live in at the moment. We are grateful for sunshine and being able to go for walks here in Wales, and we love to see all the signs of spring in the trees, plants and flowers. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a wonderful card featuring our ‘Tree of Life’ stamps, the sentiment in this set is very apt at this current time…

it is time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image. Spring is in full swing now despite the blip in temperatures over the last few days.

The blooms I have seen on my daily walks  have been stunning and these inspired both the card and the colour palette for my card today.

The stamp set I am working with today is called Tree of Life

tree of life stamp

This is what I got up to.

I used blue and pewter distress ink sprays to create a background

I cut it down to a 5 1/2 ” square and then added my stamping. I used the tree in the set as branches around the edge of my card.

I used every stamp in this lovely set.

I stamped both sizes of the leaves onto inky mop up card and cut them out.

I then stamped the leaves onto my card and paper pieced them with the leaves above. I added glossy accents to all the little circles to make them look like dew drops.

Here is my finished card. The sentiment is also so appropriate for now.

tree of life | stamp | handmade card

With a couple of close ups

Stay safe and stay creative.

Bye for now,
Jane x

What a fantastic card! We love how you have used the foliage around the edges of your card, and that sky blue is stunning! The dew drops look beautiful too.  Thank you Jane ♡

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

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We will be back later today with more gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


Inky Leo

Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening!

Sharon Traynor has been creating the most amazing cards with our Zodiac stamps, and she has a brilliant video tutorial for you today too….

Hi there! Today I’m sharing an octagon shaped card that I made with the amazing Visible Image Zodiac Leo stamps.

Honestly, I have been really impressed with the versatility of this particular set and I’ve been busy making quite a few cards with these images.

I made a video whilst I was making this card…

On the main panel, stamp the large Leo image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Colour the image by scribbling distress markers onto a craft sheet and watercolouring with the ink, adding a little definition around the eyes and ears. Cover the image with masking fluid  and set aside to dry.

Whilst the main panel is drying, create the base mat by wetting the water colour paper and adding distress stains. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.

Add colour to the main panel in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz. Rub a little chipped sapphire distress ink around the edge of the main panel with a blending tool.  Stamp the Leo word and dates in place with memento tuxedo black ink. Leave to dry completely.

When dry, make a mask for the Leo image from a post-it note (if you removed the masking fluid too early) and cover the image up. Stamp the constellations around the Leo image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Attach the main panel to some white card and using a perfect layers tool, trim it so that there is a 1/16″ border of white. Add all the layers to the card blank.

Use some microglaze on the lion image so that the distress colours won’t start to wick and move when they get wet again. Then add stickles to the mane around the lion face and let dry.

The ScanNcut instructions for making the card blank and mats are in a post where I used the No Space for Dreams set. You can see those by clicking HERE!


Stamps Used:

Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! Ultra bright white embossing powder. Distress Markers (spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, rusty hinge), masking fluid, Distress Stains (ripe persimmon, shaded lilac, chipped sapphire), Distress Ink (chipped sapphire), Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Perfect Layers Ruler, watercolour card, 3dfoam.


That’s it from me for now.
Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

LOVE this card.. and such great video showing how you create these totally awesome backgrounds Sharon!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s beautiful cards over on her blog.

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We’ll be back with lots more inspiration this evening, and over the weekend, so make sure you pop back!

Happy Friday!! Enjoy your evening!

Mark & Helen xx


Make Space For Dreams!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Sharon Traynor is here to inspire you today with an absolutely stunning card…

Hi there! This is  my first post of 2018 so firstly I want to wish you all

a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Today I’m sharing a card made with two stamps from the gorgeous ‘No Space for Dreams’ set by Visible Image stamps.  This is an incredible set and the images and words are just stunning!

I make lots of cards like this one because I love the shape (although this would also work perfectly well on a square or rectangular shaped card) and I also love water colouring by pouncing distress stains.

I’m lucky enough to own a ScanNcut which makes creating a card this shape so easy. I just use the in-built octagon shape, add 2 of the same size (145mm x145mm) slightly overlapped, and weld them together to make the card blank. Then I cut a single octagon the same size in watercolour paper for the main mat, and a smaller one (130mm x 130mm) for the main panel. I cut one more octagon shape from white card for the tiny mat behind the main panel.

TIP: If you have this shaped stackable spellbinders dies, you can create a mini card blank by folding a piece of card in half and using the largest die. Just make sure the cutting edge on the shape is outside where the card is folded on the folded side (i.e. the dies is cutting nothing on that side) so that it doesn’t cut 2 individual shapes.

To make this card, first stamp the amazing dreamcatcher image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Mask off the feathers with masking fluid. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.

Create the outside mat in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz.

Stamp the wonderful sentiment in a black ink. Use a little salty ocean distress ink on the edges of the main panel, stick it to the white mat and then stick these to the main mat. They can all be adhered to the card blank now.

You have no idea how tempted I was to add some stickles or glitter to this, but I’m sure we’re all glittered out after the holidays, so I managed to restrain myself.

For the inside of the card, I used the feathers and the ‘dangly bits’ from the dreamcatcher stamp along the top and the sentiment came from the Imagine, Dream, Inspire set.

The feathers were loosely coloured with the same distress stains used on the front of the card.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, masking fluid, paint brush, distress stains (salty ocean, shaded lilac, picked raspberry), heat tool, water spritzer, memento tuxedo black ink, watercolour paper, white card.

That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back again on Saturday and I hope to see you then.

Sharon xx

Sbaron your inky background is so striking! Love this card and the inside is gorgeous too! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s beautiful cards over on her blog.

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We will be back tomorrow with some super sparkly inspiration from Pauline Butcher, and an awesome journal page from Josefine Fouarge!

Right we better get back to our Creativation preparations.. so much to do and the days are flying by! If you are coming to the show, be sure to come and see us… Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!

We’ll be sharing previews of our BRAND NEW stamps all next week… we just know you are going to love them! ♡

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx



Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

We are counting down to our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday… Mark is busy prepping his demos so I thought I would have a bit of creative ‘time out’ yesterday too.

We have our awesome Visometry set on the show, so I wanted to have a play and show you how cool these stamps are! You might remember playing with a spirograph as a child? I adore these stamps, there is just so much you can do with them!

I love how they look embossed in white, so this is how I started my card..

Next I used some diluted peacock feathers distress ink and ‘smooshed’
my card into it, then dried off with my heat tool

I repeated the technique using picked raspberry.. still one of my favourite colours!

I continued to add more of each colour until I was happy with my background.

I then put my card inside our splatter box (a large black box we use to protect our lovely studio from paint!!!)
and flicked some diluted white dylusions paint at it…

Loving it so far…

Now to decide which words to use!

Mark spends so long designing our quotes and sentiments, hours and hours choosing the right font
before he starts on the layout. Of course you can cut most of them up too for a different look, and this is what I
decided to do with our Never Give Up quote..

I love these words, so inspiring!

I played around with the words, deciding where I wanted them..

Then adhered them with foam pads to raise them off the card a little..

So here is my finished card..

I’m really happy with how it turned out! I think the Visometry stamps work perfectly with the words
and I’m sure it would brighten anyone’s day!

Hope you like it too!

I wanted to show you how cool the stamps look embossed in black too..

I used some zesty spring colours to offset the black, and added some words..

I find it quite easy to ink up the part of the sentiment you want to use, and then carefully wipe away
any ink you got on surrounding letters with a baby wipe before stamping!

Of course this stamp looks gorgeous when you stamp it all, and they are the perfect words for anyone
going through a tough time.

Again I added some splatters of black paint to finish it off..

Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

You will find lots more projects featuring our Visometry stamps HERE!
They make awesome funky flowers 🙂

Helen xxx

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We’ll be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration ♡

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx


Vision @ Visible Image

Hello, thanks for stopping by our blog today.

We have another awesome card by Pauline Butcher to inspire you…

I’m back with more Design Team inspiration for ‘Visible Image’, using a couple of awesome stamp sets..Where Dreams Take You  and Live Life Now.


I stamped the fabulous eye, using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Wow Red powder, yummy. I stamped the eye again with black ink, onto a sticky note, and fussy cut it out, I placed this mask over the embossed eye, and coloured the background using Distress Inks. I then stamped the ‘Go where your Dreams take you’, again using Distress ink. 


I stamped the small butterflies with Versamark, and heat embossed them with the red powder, I then took the mask off, and coloured the Iris, and put a bit of shading into the corner of the eye. The ‘Vision’ sentiment was stamped with Versamark, onto a separate piece of card, and again heat embossed using the Red powder, and fussy cut. 

I used Stickles, to bling up the butterflies, and to put a twinkle in the eye.

Time for you to get out your Visible Image Stamps, and enter the December Challenge, just create a card, using only Visible Image stamps, and enter HERE, for a chance to win a £25 voucher, to spend in their shop.

Thank you for popping in, hugs, Pauline xxx 

Stunning card Pauline! ♡ Loving our fantastic eye in red!

You’ll find more of Pauline’s cards and projects over on her blog.

We’ll be back with more gorgeous inspiration to inspire you, so come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Imperfection is Beauty – Visible Image

Hi there, thanks for visiting us 🙂

Nicky Gilburt is here to inspire you on the blog today with a gorgeous card…


Here’s my latest card.

The main stamps used are from Imperfection is Beauty, and the background features two stamps from The Ripple Effect


How apt that this is the set that I chose to play with, I had previously made a set of backgrounds with Distress inks, spritzers and paints, and this was one of my least favourites, as I felt it was less than perfect, the ink hadn’t spread evenly across the sheet, making a mottled effect botttom left. However….

when I stamped the two scripty flowers onto separate pieces of coloured card, and cut them out, it all seemed to work. And I thought that the effect actually seemed….right!

I used the bubble circle outlines and stamped and embossed with white, making it super easy to roughly fill them in with watercoloured distress ink. I used the same colour to stamp the other full circles, to tie them together, and stamped random patterns round the edge of my design to add interest and highlights.

Click these links to get to the Visible Image shop, The Visible Image Facebook page, and the Facebook group where you can share your makes for a chance to WIN a voucher!

Happy Crafting!
Nicky xx

We love this card ♡ Gorgeous background.. Thanks Nicky!

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

Be sure to come back and visit us soon for more gorgeous inspiration from the team.

Mark & Helen xx

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Here To Inspire You @ Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂

We have some wonderful inspiration to share with you today, created by our amazing Design Team. Whether you have already got your hands on some of our latest releases, or have them on your ‘wish list’, we are sure these awesome samples will make you want to get out your stamps and inks and PLAY!

Visible Image stamps - Trust Your Madness - Teresa Morgan

Teresa Morgan created this brilliant card with our awesome ‘Trust Your Madness‘ quote stamp, and Teresa has used our fantastic ‘Scratch The Surface‘ stamp in the background. You’ll find more details over on Teresa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Teenage Kicks - stand out - converse trainers - Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph created this awesome card using our ‘Teenage Kicks‘ stamp set! More details over on Sue’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Bite Me - Grungy lips stamp - Wilma Voermans

Wilma Voermans has created these awesome mixed media journal pages featuring our ‘Bite Me‘ stamp set. You’ll find a video tutorial over on Wilma’s blog showing how she created her wonderful texture!

Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher created this super sparkly card using our ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ stamp set. Head over to Pauline’s blog to see how she created it.

Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Live in The Moment - Susanne Rose 1

Susanne Rose made this stunning mixed media wall hanging with our beautiful ‘Live In The Moment’ stamp set. You’ll find more details on Susanne’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Unicorn - Mixed Media MDF Monolith - Denisa Gryczova

Denisa Gryczova created this fabulous mixed media Monolith featuring our ‘Unicorn Magic‘ set. More details can be found over on Denisa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Broken Wings - Kim Johnny

Kim Johnny has decorated one of our MDF Monoliths using our ‘Learn To Fly Again‘ stamp set. Amazing texture and brilliant interpretation of these gorgeous words. More details on Kim’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Visometry Set 1 - Geometric shape stamps - spirograph stamp - Teresa Morgan

Fabulous card created by Teresa Morgan featuring our funky ‘Visometry Set 1‘ stamps and the words from our ‘Shine Bright‘ set. You’ll find more details over on Teresa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Don't Let The Rain Dull Your Sparkle - stamp - silhouette woman with umbrella - Elina Stromberg

Amazing card created by Elina Stromberg with our ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ stamp set. If you head over to Elina’s blog you’ll also find Elina’s brilliant Monolith featuring this set!

Visible Image stamps - cassette tape stamp - Just hit the play button - Shilpa Nagaonkar

Shilpa Nagaonkar has used our awesome ‘Just Hit Play‘ stamp set on her brilliant canvas. You’ll find more details on Shilpa’s blog.

Visible Image - Music Speaks - sound wave stamp - Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph has created this awesome card with our fantastic ‘Music Speaks‘ stamp, and the sound wave stamp from our ‘Background Noise‘ set.

Visible Image stamps - Shine Bright - Light Bulb stamps - Pauline Butcher

Brilliant card by Pauline Butcher using shrink plastic with the light bulb stamp from our ‘Shine Bright‘ set! Pauline has also used our ‘Ink Splats’ stamps for a really cool effect on the brick wall. Head over to Pauline’s blog for more details.

Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Silhouette Sax player stamp - Corrie Herriman

Corrie Herriman has created this awesome card featuring our ‘Jazz It Up‘ stamp set. You’ll find more details of how she created her fantastic background over on Corrie’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Capture The Moment - camera stamp - Susanne Rose

Susanne Rose has created this fabulous shaker card using our brilliant ‘Capture The Moment‘ stamp set. More details over on Susanne’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Feather stamp - Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon created this stunning MDF Monolith featuring our ‘Learn To Fly Again‘ stamp set, and the fabulous feather from our ‘Angels Are Near‘ set.

Visible Image stamps - sparkle in the rain - silhouette woman with umbrella - Katy Leitch

Katy Leitch created this fantastic card with our ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ stamp set. You’ll find a great tutorial video for this card over on Katy’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Go Where Dreams Takle You - Dragonfly stamp - Dot Leathbridge

Dot Leathbridge has used the dragonfly from our ‘Live In The Moment‘ stamp set, and the gorgeous words from our ‘Vision INKognito‘ set to create her stunning card. You’ll find more details over on Dot’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Shaped Cards - Dragonfly - Unicorn - Rain lady - Carol Fox

Carol Fox has created this fabulous trio of really cool shaped cards featuring our ‘Live In The Moment‘ ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ and ‘Unicorn Magic‘ stamp sets! More details on Carol’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - How Fragile We Are -  Cracked Glass stamp - Veerle Moreels

Veerle Moreels created this stunning tag with our ‘How Fragile We Are‘ stamp set. You’ll find more details over on Veerle’s blog.

Huge ‘thank you’ to our awesome team… you are all so talented  ♡

We are really excited to be back on Create and Craft TV in less than 2 weeks time, as part of their 13th Birthday celebrations! Tune in to watch Mark and Pauline’s brilliant demos on Saturday April 16th @ 1pm! And as always there will be some great multi-buys on the show! More details soon!

Our April ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is open for entries, so whatever you create with our stamps this month, be sure to upload your photo to our challenge album over in our Facebook Group! You never know, it could be you winning the £25 voucher this month!

Thanks for visiting and we hope you leave us feeling really inspired.. perhaps you are heading straight to our shop!!!

We will be back with more gorgeous projects from the team later today! We have so many amazing projects still to share with you! And our daily blog posts will be resuming this week too 🙂

Just want to finish by saying a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has ordered our stamps and MDF Monoliths over the past few months, we have been overwhelmed by the number of orders placed, and we are thrilled to bits that you are loving our designs! There is so much still to come this year… exciting times!!!

Have a really great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Stamps – Create and Craft TV Demo Cards

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! 

Today we are sharing Pauline’s amazing demo cards from our Create and Craft TV show last Saturday.. what an amazing show it was! Mark and Pauline managed to get 5 demos in between them which was awesome..that’s down to some fantastic prepping!

The first multibuy sold out in just half an hour and the second before the show ended! Thank you so much to everyone who watched the show, and who bought the stamps 🙂

Here’s Pauline with more details of how she created her stunning cards… 

Hi there my lovely friends,

As you probably know, Visible Image Stamps had a show on Create & Craft TV last Saturday, between the Awesome Mr Mark Alexander and myself, we managed to demo five cards, mine were very quick, so I thought I’d run through them again in a bit more detail…
Card One

Visible Image stamps - Feather - Angels Are Near - Pauline Butcher

The first demo was using the stamp set… Angels are Near.

For the background, I took a piece of white Centura Pearl card, and using 3 Distress ink colours, I blended them, spritzed it with water, and blotted with kitchen towel. 

Using the feather stamp covered in Versamark, I stamped in the middle, then heat embossed using white detail powder. Using the feather again, but only the splatty end of it, and a gold ink pad, I stamped around the edges of the inked background, I then applied gold gilding wax with my finger around the four edges. mat andd layered it onto a card blank. 

 I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using a gold sparkle EP, onto a small piece of card, added gilding wax to the edges, and mat and layered it onto the card

Visible Image stamps - Feather stamp - Pauline Butcher
The feather was stamped again onto a piece of heat proof acetate, with versamark, heat embossed using the gold sparkle EP again, and fussy cut, this was applied to the card using 3D glue.
Card Two
Visible Image stamps - Inky Butterfly - Live Life Now - Pauline Butcher

The stamp set is called Butterfly Inkognito Set.
I stamped both the butterfly and the sentiment on a white piece of card, using a Versamark pad, and heat embossed with Clear powder, when it had cooled, I blended over the stamping, using 3 colours of Distress ink, and like magic the image and sentiment appear, I then spritzed with water and dried. 

Using a tacky glue on my index finger I went around the edges of the card, then sprinkled glitter on it to give a sparkly edge.

Visible Image stamps - Inky Butterfly stamp - Pauline Butcher.1

I stamped the butterfly using versamark, onto heat proof acetate, and heat embossed using a white detail powder, I folded the acetate so’s that the butterfly’s wings were together, and cut some rounded wings, taking off all the ink splats, this was attached to the card leaving the wings free to flutter, I added glitter glue for that extra sparkle.
Card three

 Visible Image stamps - Behind Every Mask Lies A Story - Pauline Butcher

The stamp set is called Behind Every Mask.
Taking 2 similar colours of Distress ink, I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, I put the ink straight from the pads onto my glass mat, sprayed water onto it so it was nice and wet, and ‘smooched’ (my term, lol) my card into the mixture to cover the card with a coloured wash, I dried it straight away using my heat gun. Using Picked Raspberry, I edged the cars with my blending tool.
Now to the bit that I did’nt show on TV, because of time… I mixed a small bit of gold mica powder with Picked Raspberry and water, and using a paint brush, I went around the edges of the background, I also did the same to a small piece of card for the sentiment. I added a touch more water to the mixture that was left, loaded up my paint brush with it and flicked it over the coloured background. 

Taking the image and the sentiment, I stamped them both using Picked Raspberry, I also coloured in the iris’s of the eyes with a blue pen, and added a dot of gold mice & water to the middle of the eye. 
Visible Image stamps - crow mask stamp - Pauline Butcher

I stamped the mask image with Versamark onto heat proof acetate, then used some yummy Pink/Gold sparkle EP  and heat sealed it, I fussy cut it, also cutting out the eyes too, and attached it to the card with 3D glue.

Thank you for watching the show, and also if you emailed in thank you too.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, lots of daily inspiration, news and general chat, with lovely people who are fans of the awesome stamps.
I wish you and your families a very very Merry Christmas, and have a fabulous New Year.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx 

Thank you so much Pauline for taking the time to share how you created these stunning cards, and thank you again for such awesome demos on the show! You are a natural in front of the camera!

We have received so many orders, and so many fantastic emails, messages and comments… quite overwhelming! Thank you so much for loving what we do here at Visible Image!

We are very excited about our next show early in February… and the brand new designs we will be launching! We cannot wait to reveal all 😉

We have a very busy Saturday here, cutting and packaging a HUGE pile of stamps!

Hope you have a good day, and you are feeling more prepared for Christmas than we are!!!

We’ll be back with Mark’s demo cards in the next few days.

Have an awesome weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image @ Hobbycrafts show – NEC Birmingham

Hi There! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today.

It’s a quick post this evening as we are doing the final prep for the biggest craft show of the year here in the UK… Hobbycrafts @ the NEC in Birmingham!

It’s been a crazy busy few weeks making, cutting and packaging all the stamps to take to the show, but now that it’s all done we are getting excited for the show and looking forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂 We will have some great offers on our stand, and we also have one of our fabulous Demonstrators, Pauline Butcher, holding ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand.

If you would like to come and join in the stamping fun, you’ll need to head over to book in on stand B09 first thing, as places are limited!

Here are the fantastic tags Pauline will be teaching you to create during the Make & Take sessions…

NEC Make & Take Tags - Pauline Butcher

We’ll be creating with inks, glitter and some of our awesome funky Music stamps!

While we are away, our amazing team will still be bringing you their daily inspiration. You can find it over in our Facebook Group or on our Facebook page. And we will catch up with all their wonderful projects here on the blog when we are back next week.

We will also be showcasing the wonderful PINK challenge entries next week too! Thank you to everyone who entered… and to everyone who donated or bought our Stay Strong stamp. Our grand total over on our Just Giving Page for Breast Cancer Care stands at £475.50…. that’s 95% of our target so it’s AMAZING!

Have a great week, and we hope you’ll come and say ‘Hi’ if you are coming to the NEC… you’ll find us on stand B09, the 2nd row from the start! You won’t be able to miss us 😉

Take care,

Mark & Helen xx

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Stamping Inspiration Galore @ Visible Image

Hello There! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂 You will be very glad you did as we have an overwhelming amount of stunning inspiration for you!

While we were away our team just could not stop creating with our stamps… we are just the luckiest stamp company having such an amazing team of extremely talented ladies showcasing our stamps ♥

If you have joined our Facebook group you may have already seen some of these gorgeous cards and projects… Every single day of the week our awesome team bring you new inspiration! So if you haven’t joined our group yet you will find it HERE! You can also upload your photos of what you have created with Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ monthly challenge!

OK! Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin!

Lisa Nygards has created 2 fabulous Christmas cards…

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Guess what? I’ve played with the brand new Christmas stamps from Visible Image this weekend! Whohooo, they are totally amazing if you like to play around with colors, papers, mixed media or whatever. My passion is spray mists and watercolors, so that is what I have for you today!

The ”rockin’ around the christmas tree” card is colored with watercolors on watercolor paper. Randomly picked and brushed on wet paper. When it was dry I splattered a tiny bit of blue on top and then stamped the tree and the sentiment. Since it’s watercolor paper with a pretty rough surface you won’t get the totally black image you’ll get on smooth paper. I think it just adds texture to the piece, but if you want it perfect black – pick a smooth paper! Stamp set is called Rockin’ Around, and you’ll find it HERE!

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Then I’ve made a pink (!) christmas card. *gasp* But isn’t it kind of cool and pretty? Once again I’ve used watercolor paper, but this time with mists in pink and grey/silver-ish. Let it dry and stamped the beautiful collage stamp ”Christmas Collage” on top. Like the other card, since it’s stamped on water color paper it adds texture to the image since the paper is a bit rough. The big snowflakes are grungeboard that I’ve painted with white gesso and added glitter to. Notice the badge in the middle of the big snowflake? It’s home made, and I’ve stamped the snowflake from the White Christmas set on a pink paper, cutted out in the right size for the badge and put it together. Think it becomes a beautiful center piece.

Now for something rather funky from Kim Robertson…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Grungy Lips - Bite Me - Kim Robertson

So I was playing with my stamps and I remembered the gorgeous lips in the Bite Me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background.. electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery!

We will be sharing Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the weekend 🙂

Teresa Morgan has created us two gorgeous Autumnal cards…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Colours of The Wind - Tree Leaf stamp - Teresa Morgan

I have two different projects to share with you today, both using the fabulous Colours Of The Wind stamp set.

The first card uses the leaf stamp to create a beautiful background for one of the new sentiments..
I inked up the leaf stamp with several colours of Distress Inks and stamped randomly on the page before embossing with clear embossing powder. I then applied Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress inks over the remainder of the cardstock, wiping away any excess from the leaves (the embossing powder creates a resist). I sprinkled some water over the card to create a splodgy effect!

I coloured another piece of card with Distress inks and stamped the sentiment, then edged this and the background with gold embossing powder.

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My second card uses the leaf as the focus..
I used Brushos to create the splodgy background for the leaf, then embossed with gold embossing powder. The bottom layer is coloured with Dylusions spray inks, and I stamped and embossed the sentiment in the corners.

Pauline Butcher has brought our Chandelier Set to life with stunning colour…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Chandelier Set - Stamping inspiration - Pauline Butcher

This is an Anniversary card I made 3 weeks ago, using a fabulous set of stamps from Visible Image, the Chandelier Set

I used a very old technique on this card, I won’t tell you how I did it, as I shall be using it at my next workshop, but it does make your main images pop!

Next we have a gorgeously stylish Christmas card from Susanne Rose…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Rockin Around - Christmas Tree - Susanne Rose

I used the brand new “Rockin’ Around” stamp set from Visible Image for this card. The tree and the sentiment are stamped with Memento Luxe ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. To bring some dimension to my card I added all of my layers with dimensional foam pads.

The tiny trees are cut with a die from Marianne Design. The red background is painted with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. I love this stamp set!!! It’s so modern and very funny!

And now for more gorgeousness from Doreen OBrien…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Butterfly - Doreen OBrien

I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I have brayered some Acrylic paints onto some tissue then over stamped with Grunge Harlequin.

Using some PVA glue I then attached this to my board before stamping on my sentiment “Take the Moment” and  the “Large Butterfly

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - White Christmas - Snowflake stamp - Doreen OBrien

Next up I have another Christmas card… I inked up the Snowflake from the “White Christmas” set and stamped all over some white card then inked around the edge using the same colour…
I then covered another piece of white card with the distress ink and white embossed the sentiment and edge.This was then attached to the backing using foam pads.

And here are 2 very different but equally fabulous cards from Karen Liddle showing just how versatile our stamps are…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Believe in The Magic of Christmas - Karen Liddle

I inked Distress Ink ‘Evergreen Bough’, through a Memory Box stencil for the panel, and stamped one of the new Christmas Stamps Magic of Christmas

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky Horse stamp - Karen Liddle

And for my second card I’ve been playing with Brushos again……. still loving them!

The stamps used for this card is just one set – Revolution

Kim Johnny is loving creating Mail Art at the moment and our stamps are perfect for it…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky grungy stamps - Flower - Butterfly - Kim Johnny

Each postcard is just about 4 inches by 6 inches and full of mixed fun!

I used the fabulous Flower INKognito and Butterfly INKognito stamps by Visible Image.

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky grungy stamps - Postcards - Kim Johnny

We will be sharing Kim’s tutorial here on our blog over the weekend!

Kim Bacon has played with non traditional Christmas colours with awesome results…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Snowflake - Kim Bacon

I deliberately went colour crazy with these! I just love the hot red which contrasts with the icy cold sentiment and the white embossing powder I used.

I started as I nearly always do by colouring some card with Brusho paint powders made into a liquid paint. A little pinch of powder in a spot of water goes a long way! I painted red, orange and yellow using a broad flat brush.

When this was dry I used the snowflake stamp with a dilute bleach solution first. Once dry I over stamped with a hot pink ink just off centre to make the image look 3D. I then added more snowflakes in red all over the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto a dark red piece of the painted card with white embossing powder before matting and layering with white card.

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Snowflakes - Kim Bacon

The turquoise and purple card uses white embossing powder instead of bleach.  I then used 2 shades of turquoise for the other snowflakes.  I distressed the edges of the pieces of card by running my scissors down them and used a pin-wheel to give a faux stitched effect. I also used 2 sizes of white brads in the corners.

If you visit my blog often you will know that I am a frequent user of string! I love adding little knots to break up the long lines of string.

Sticking with non traditional colours, here are two more stunning Christmas cards from Lisa Nygards…

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Oh, hey, wait…. is that orange? With a touch of turquoise?
Yep! It is, and it is a christmas card!! LOL Why not? Got a crazy feeling of mixing some non traditional christmas colors and I think it become pretty nice! I’ve played with some new and some old Christmas stamps. The orange (cool huh?) card is made with brand new stamps. Snowflake is from the set called White Christmas, and the beautiful verse is called Christmas Memories.

I’ve worked on watercolor paper and just randomly dripped color from mist bottles in orange and turquoise / teal colors. Dryed and dripped again and round up with just mists of water. Continue until you like what you see… not more complicated than that.

I stamped my snowflakes and the verse and then draw a frame (line) around my square of color. Finally I added glitter glue to the snowflakes to have them sparkle.

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For the brownish card I actually used my spray mists as mists! It’s gold and some moss green blended. I dried it with my heat gun and stamped the Christmas Colllage on top. As the paper it’s a bit rough the image will be a bit ”distressed”, just keep that in mind! Finished it up with glitter tape and a button.

And Teresa Morgan shows that traditional ‘silver and white’ give super stunning results too…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Sparkle At Christmas - Teresa Morgan

The sun may be shining but my thoughts are turning to Christmas this week. This superb Sparkle At Christmas stamp set from Visible Image is perfect for a classically elegant card.

I stamped with Versamark ink and used Heat It Up Silver Tinsel embossing powder – I love the glittery bits….so hard to photograph though!

Pauline got funky with stamps and colour for our Mark’s Birthday last week…

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Man Inkognito - finger print - Pauline Butcher

I’m sharing a card I made recently for Mark Alexander’s Birthday! He is the designer, creator and maker of the awesome Visible Image Stamps.

I used Man INKognito, the script from Revolution, and the finger print stamp from the brilliant Drag & Drip set.

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Man Inkognito - Pauline Butcher

And using some of the Visible Image sentiment stamps, from various sets, I stamped my own message !!!!

Happy Birthday from the Captain Awesome Set,
Awesome from the Jake Skates Set,
You Rock from the Max Rocks Set,
You’re entirely Bonkers from the Mad Hatter,
and Love You to Bits from the Zombie Brian Set.


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Mark LOVED it! 🙂

WOW! So much amazing inspiration! Thank you so much ladies xxx

If you want to visit any of our fabulous Design Team blogs, you will find all the links HERE!

There’s still more to come, so we will be sharing that over the weekend along with the tutorials we promised you.

Don’t forget that you can find us at many of the Autumn craft shows here in the UK, all the details you need are HERE!

There’s still time to grab yourself an amazing deal in our 30% OFF SALE too! It ends this Sunday (August 30th).

We are sure that by now you know that our stamps are superior in the stamping world! So thick, so deeply etched, and so unique! Make your Christmas cards stand out from the crowd with our brilliant new designs… Go wild with colour! You’ll find all our gorgeous stamps right HERE!

We hope you have had a fantastic Friday and wish you a wonderful weekend 🙂

See you tomorrow with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team!

Mark & Helen xx

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3 Distress Inks + Awesome Visible Image Stamps!

Hi… we are back with our 3rd post this evening, meaning we are all caught up with the latest cards and projects from the team 🙂

Over to Sue Joseph with her trio of fabulous cards…Hi Guys

Sorry my blog’s a bit late today but my laptop has been reconfiguring for 2 days!  So it’s here at last but just a quickie as it’s almost bed time.


All these FAB stamps are from Visible Image of course! Bestest stamps in THE WORLD!


I’ve used distress inks, memento inks and white Neenah card.


For matting & layering, black card and bronzed mirror board for the autumnal card.


I will list all stamps used with direct links and colour combinations 🙂


Card 1 is twisted citron, mermaid lagoon and chipped sapphire Distress Inks, with memento tuxedo black.


Stamps are the Inky French script from the Revolution setButterfly INKognitoLarge Butterfly, and ‘Just Be Happy’ from the Be Happy set


2015-07-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky French Script - Distress Inks - Butterfly stamp - Just be Happy - Sue Joseph


Card 2 is picked raspberry, worn lipstick and spun sugar Distress Ink, with tuxedo black memento ink.


The inky French script stamp from the Revolution set, ‘Life is what you make it’ from the Be Happy setand one of my favourite stamps EVER Flower INKognito


…but to be fair ALL the stamps are awesome, there’s something for everyone!


2015-07-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky French Script - Distress Inks - Inky Flower stamp - Sue Joseph


Card 3 is wild honey, spiced marmalade and mustard seed with memento espresso truffle.


Stamps used are the inky French script from the Revolution set and Colours of the Wind


2015-07-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky French Script - Distress Inks - Grungy Leaf Tree stamp - Sue Joseph


Other useful links that are a must are…


Thank you for popping in if you did 🙂


Much Love


Three stunners from Suze! Love the colours and designs. Have you got your hands on these awesome stamps yet??? You will find more of Sue’s inspiring work over on her blog.

We will be back tomorrow with some Wonderful Wednesday inspiration 🙂

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

Don’t forget that we are closing for 3 weeks from this Friday, July 31st, for a rather special event!

Mark & Helen xx

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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Colourful Inky Inspiration with Visible Image stamps

Hi! We’re back with our Fabulous Friday post from Pauline…

Hi again,
Today I’m sharing a couple of 6″ x 6″ cards I’ve made using some fantastic Visible Image stamps.
My first card uses…..

Visible Image stamps - Butterfly INKognito - Inky Butterfly - Pauline Butcher

I created the background using Distress Inks in 3 colours, and then used a stencil over the top and spritzed with water, to give the sun ray effect. I stamped the butterfly and sentiment with versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I then added 3 colours of Stickles to the butterfly to give the sparkle.

The stamps used on the second card are…..
Woman INKognitoRipped Fishnet and ‘Love Yourself’ from the No Regrets Set.
 Visible Image stamps - Woman INKognito - Ripped Fishnet - Love Yourself - Pauline Butcher

The background for this card was created with Brusho’s and water, left to dry
, then stamped the Woman in Versamark and heat embossed using Black Embossing powder, I masked her off and stamped the Fishnet with Versamark, and heat embossed that using Pink Embossing powder. I then went over the Woman with a Black Viva Perlen Pen, to make it very dimensional, I also added some Stardust Stickles, and some Pink Stickles for sparkle of course. I coloured a small piece of card with Distress inks, spritzed with water, then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Black embossing powder.

I am now going to spread a little ‘Visible Image’ love..
I never tire of using these fabulous stamps, apart from the superb quality, these thick polymer stamps are made in house, hand poured and hand cut by Mark, the designer himself, so they are very very unique in every way. Helen does all the packaging, administration, and networking, together they make an Awesome Team. So if you’ve not tried the stamps yet, have a go and see what you think.

A new Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge has started, so get stamping, and produce some work to enter it, details HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook group too for news of goings on, HERE.
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx 

Two absolutely stunning cards from Pauline! Isn’t that background incredible and so perfect for our inky butterfly! And the second card is just so funky! LOVE that pink <3 Woman INKognito looks superb!

You can get your hands on these gorgeous stamps HERE. Why not treat yourself?!

If you are coming to Ally Pally next weekend you will be able to see these gorgeous cards displayed on our stand, along with so many more from our amazing team… they always make our stand look totally awesome!

Have a fabulous Friday, and a brilliant weekend. Hope you have something good planned! We are off to see Olly Murs on Saturday night and then we have a family get together on Sunday.. So we will get a few hours off!!! 😉

Bye for now. Come back tomorrow to see new inspiration from Amber.

Mark & Helen xx

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