Forest Stencil | Dream Sentiment

Hi there! We hope you had a lovely weekend. We have Ali Carubia here on the blog today with a tutorial showing how she created an amazing card with our Forest Stencil, DREAM sentiment and our beautiful intuition quote…


I thought I would show you how I created my Forest Dreams card using the beautiful Forest Stencil from Visible Image. It took a little while to make but I think it was well worth it 😎.


forest stencil | dream sentiment | intuition quote


You will find a list of supplies used at the end of this post.


And here we go…


First cut a piece of white card 6″ x 6″. Use the blending tool to apply Ocean Blue and Midnight inks over the card so that you have lighter and darker patches. Then add a little Plum Pudding over parts of the card and all around the edges. You could use any dye based ink instead eg Distress inks to get the same effect.


Use your paint brush to flick some water droplets over the card, wait a few seconds and dab off with kitchen paper. Take a round pot about 2″ diameter and place it in the top right hand corner. Wet your round paint brush and draw around the pot. Remove the pot and dab off the water with kitchen towel.


Use your flat brush to gently apply water to the circle in a circular motion and dab off with kitchen towel to faux bleach a moon shape. Dry the card with a heat gun. Use the Sparkle pen to fill in the moon and then tap your pen over the card to add some sparkly drops.



Dry your card again and then add Jet Black ink around the edges of the card to create a vignette, then dry it again.


Your card will look something like this..



Wipe over your card with an anti static bag.


Place the forest stencil over your card and tape them together along the top edge.



Flip up the stencil then press your versafine black ink pad over the whole stencil. Your ink pad need to be quite juicy to get a good letter press, but you can re-apply.


Flip the inked up stencil back over your card and pass it through your die cutting machine using the plate combo used for thin metal dies.


Check that the ink has transferred to your card. If it is patchy then re-ink the stencil and pass it through the machine again.


Carefully remove the stencil, cover your inked up card with clear embossing powder, tip off the excess and melt with your heat gun.


Add white highlights to the top and right hand side of the trees and branches where the moonlight would hit them and a little at the ground between the trees.



Trim down the card if necessary at this stage.


Take the ‘Dream’ sentiment stamp from the Imagine, Dream Inspire set, mask off with paper so that only the Dream words are showing and ink up with versafine black. Remove the paper masks and stamp onto a scrap of white card. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

dream sentiment stamp


Stamp and heat emboss the intuition sentiment from the Night Owl set as before. Lightly edge your sentiments using the blue ink that’s left on your blending foam and matt them onto black card with about 1.8″ border.


intuition quote


Matt and layer your forest card onto white card (1/16″ border) and then onto black card (1/4″ border) and then onto a 7″ x 7″ white card blank.


Attach your sentiments using double sided foam tape or 3d glue gel so they are raised up.



Here is my finished card…


forest stencil | dream sentiment | intuition quote



Supplies

forest stencil | dream sentiment | intuition quote | scene card


owl stamp | flying | branch | intuition quote



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forest stencil



Other Supplies

Spectrum Noir Harmony inks in Ocean Blue, Midnight, Plum Pudding & Jet Black
Blending tool & foams
Clear Sparkle Pen
Paint brushes – round 3 and 1/4″ flat
Small jar to draw around eg. Pebeo gilding wax pot
Water pot
Kitchen towel
Craft Mat
Heat gun
Clear embossing powder
White gel pen
White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
Black Onyx Versafine Ink pad
Die cutting machine
Stamping Platform
7″ x 7″ white card blank
Masking tape



I hope you have enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by.

Ali xxx




Wow what a stunning scene! It’s so atmospheric and inspiring! Our intuition quote, dream sentiment and forest stencil work so well together.

Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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Stay safe and well.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Eternal Love | Reverse Stamping

Hi there! We hope you had a lovely weekend, doesn’t Monday come around again quickly! We are back to catching up with the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog, today’s wonderful inspiration comes from Nadine Carlier featuring our super popular ‘Love is Love’ stamp set…

Hello! It is hard to believe that August is already halfway over. The beginning of the year went by so slow and now it is flying by. At least it is for me.


For today’s project, I have a card I created using a reverse stamping technique to create a watercolored stamped image.


love | stamp | face | script | watercolour card


Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my project.


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The stamps I used are:


Love Is Love Stamp Set




Scripted Streets Stamp Set


script stamp | inky | map | streets | background



To adhere it all together I used my Xyron Mega Runner.






face stamp | love is love | script | embossing | card





What a brilliant card! We love this technique for this stamp, such a quick way to add colour. The torn edges and the embossed script look awesome! Thank you Nadine ♡

You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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Exciting News!


We are back at Create and Craft TV on Saturday August 29th at 12:00 and 18:00 UK time! Mark will have lots of awesome demos lined up featuring some of our best selling stamp and stencil designs! Get the date in your diary and we’ll share more details soon!



We will be back with more fabulous inspiration from our wonderful team tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting our blog today, stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Have A Vision | Vibrant Card

Good Afternoon! Ericka Strange is next up on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring the large version of our stunning inky flower, found in our ‘Total Chaos’ set…



Happy Monday. I hope you are safe and well. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image and WOW! Embossing to make a fun card.


flower stamp | foiling | embossing


I started off by taking a background I had made previously watercoloring stripes. I then used an anti static tool on the background to make sure there were no oils to attract the fine powder.  I stamped the flower and leaves from the ‘Total Chaos’ set onto the paper with WOW! Embossing ink in my MISTI. I then sprinkled some WOW! Bonding Powder and heated it up until it was shiny.


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There are a couple of ways to use the bonding powder, I chose to use my MINC (like a laminator) since I had it out for a  couple of other projects. I ran the background through the MINC with the Dark Blue Fab Foil.


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The result is a beautiful, shiny blue image.


visiondown


I have stamped the sentiment from the ‘2020 Vision’ set and heat embossed it in Metallic Platinum.


inky flower stamp | leaves | embossing | foiling



To finish my card, I added some blue gemstones. 



Supplies


inky flower stamp | mixed media art | scribble | leaf



eye stamp | rubber | clear | collage | mixed media



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.




What a fabulous card Ericka! Our flower and leaves look stunning with the foil and your striped background is so striking! Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s wonderful cards over on her blog.

 

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We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration from our super talented Design Team! And…. NEW stamps sneak peaks coming very soon!!!


Sending our best wishes.. stay safe!

Mark & Helen xx


 

 

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…


Hello
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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There’s also 20% off all our stamps and stencils at the moment! Use coupon code: KEEPSTAMPING


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


 

Sparkle In The Rain Monolith – Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We are very excited to share this incredible piece of art work from Susanne Rose today…



Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain, MDF Monolith, Mixed Media Art - Susanne Rose



Hi my dear Visible Image friends!

I’m sharing my first Monolith today! It’s a mdf stand alone Monolith. Perfect for mixed media. I love it. And a bonus is, you can decorate both sides! So you can turn it from time to time! For my front I used black chalkboard paint and covered the whole surface. After this was completely dry I used Fran-tage embossing enamel together with the “Sparkle in the Rain” girl. To get a good coverage I embossed it two times. That means: Immediately after the first layer is melted you add another layer of powder. It will stick to your first impression, because it’s is still hot. You have to be quick, but keep in mind to put away you heat gun, to not blow away the powder. Some on the enamel will stick to the background as well. That’s because it is so hot. But I really like that. So the contrast is not too hard.

I used Gelatos to add color. They are working great on the chalkboard. I add some texture with the Tim Holtz Speckles stencil and structure paste.



I split the sentiment by masking one part with Washi tape. Don’t forget to remove the tape before you stamp. The word “SPARKLE” is embossed with some glitter teal powder.




The flowers are all handmade paperflowers. I used dies from Sizzix and Marianne Design. The blue one is cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I add some wire and gems for more interest.




My back is totally simple. It’s also covered with chalkboard paint. Of course that means you can write on it with chalk!





Products from Visible Image:
Monoliths
Sparkle in the Rain


Thanks for stopping by!  Can’t wait to see all your first Monoliths!
xx Susanne. 



AMAZING work Susanne thank you! Loving all that texture, and the flowers are fabulous! ♡


You will LOVE creating with our Monoliths!!! An awesome way to display your work 🙂


We will be back tomorrow with the very first Monolith from Kim Johnny! And an awesome card from Kim Bacon… all created with our NEW stamps!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Gorgeous Poinsettia Stamps @ Visible Image

Hi, we are back with our second post today!


Here’s Sue Joseph with her latest card, and it’s a very gorgeous one…


Morning everybody


I hope you are all well? I’ve had myself 2 weeks off and it’s good to be back 🙂


Today I’m using the stunning and classy Poinsettia Stamp Set




Alongside this I’ve also used Merry Christmas from the Vintage Christmas Trio set and the inky French script and grunge edge from the rearing horse from Revolution, these stamps all go beautifully together don’t you think? I do, love them 🙂



2015-09-01 Visible Image stamps - Poinsettia stamps - Christmas card - Sue Joseph


I’ve used white and vanilla wow embossing powder with copper on Kraft card, lots of fussy cutting and some vintage photo distress ink and layered on white and lastly bronze mirror board.


Finished with some string, bells and fairy dust.


Put together using tiny foam pads, it adds lots of dimension, I love it <3





Visible Image  has an array of unique, trendy and expertly made stamps, with designs for every taste, they stamp perfectly every time, top quality at very reasonable prices, there’s just one downside……. they’re addictive!!!!



Every month there’s a Show & Tell challenge where you can win some fab stamps of your choice.


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Visible Image Poinsettia stamp set



AWM Vintage Christmas Trio ws2012



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Thanks so much for popping in and see you next week I hope 😀


Much Love
Suze





Such a gorgeous card, thank you Suze! Love that chocolate brown and the poinsettias look so beautiful.


You’ll find more of Sue’s work over on her blog.



We will be back a little later with some brilliant tutorials as promised over the weekend.

Thanks for visiting us today  🙂

Mark & Helen xx

Rock Star – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂 Hope you had a good day… the long Bank Holiday weekend is almost here! 

Today Teresa Morgan is here, as always on a Thursday, with an awesome new card 🙂 Over to Teresa…

 

Before I share today’s card with you, I want to let you know about our DT call.

We are looking for new team members who are passionate about stamping…

If you love working with different mediums,  creating mixed media pieces, art journaling, scrapbooking, card making or colouring,  then you might just be who were are looking for!

**You don’t need to do all of the above!**

You will find more details HERE


On to my project for the day!!



Visible Image stamps - Rock Our - Grungy Silhouette Guitarist - Teresa Morgan


To create the background I stamped the Grunge Check with Versamark Ink and embossed with WOW powders’ Dull Matt Clear embossing powder. I then used Dylusions ink sprays and Distress Inks to add colour to the card, wiping any excess off the embossing powder. Once dry I used Ranger Sticky Embossing powder and silver blue foil to stamp the words across the top and bottom of the card front. Finally I stamped the guitarist and the words in the centre and embossed with black embossing powder.



Visible Image stamps Rock Out, Grunge Check Background

 

Stamps Used:

Rock Out

Grunge Check Background

That’s all from me today, good luck if you apply to join the team….more inspiration on the blog from Pauline tommorrow!!!

 

All the links you need:

Visible Image Website – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog homepage – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information


Amazing ‘man card’ Teresa! The foil technique is perfect for these stamps 🙂 Soooo funky!

You will find more of Teresa’s brilliant work over on her blog.

Have a lovely evening and we’ll see you back here tomorrow 😉

Mark & Helen xx

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