Phoenix Rising | Lifting Others | Card

Hello and Happy weekend to you! Leanne is here on the blog today showing how she made an amazing card with our FACE IT and PHOENIX RISING stamps, with the bare tree from our INTO THE WOODS set and lots of paint and ink…

Hey there!

I’m sharing this creation that I’ve made using some of my Visible Image stamps.

phoenix stamp | flames | eyes | face | we rise by lifting others | handmade card

Many people ask where I get my ideas from or how I got to the finished result so today I’ve got a couple of step by step photo’s so that I can explain what I did with this one.

Believe it or not, I often don’t start with much of a clue of what I’m going to do with a stamp set and because my style is experimental, it often changes very much along the way!!!

So here we go…

Ok, so I chose a piece of card that I’d sprayed with my ink sprays previously (this was a yellow and pink sprayed piece) and I stamped the eyes from Visible Image’s Face It! stamp set in black versafine clair ink and clear embossed over the top to seal it.  The eyes were then covered with some masking fluid.

I then used my Ecoline liquid watercolour in black to give an ombre effect coming down from the top of the page using a 1 inch watercolour flat brush – this darkened that original sprayed piece of card perfectly for me.

Next I used the Visible Image Into The Woods stamp set (the stand alone bare tree) and firstly stamped using a Versafine smokey grey ink pad, and then applied my Dylusions yellow and orange paints to the stamp with a dauber and had lots of fun!

I have now rubbed away the masking fluid from the eyes (they still look a little pink as remember, I had used a yellow/pink ink sprayed piece of card to start with).  Now I stamped the Pheonix from Visible Image stamp set Phoenix Rising in black Versafine clair ink, and covered that with black embossing powder to cover any areas that were struggling to cover over the Dylusions paint – note, some of the embossing powder caught the damp paint but that’s ok – it adds to the effect!

Here is the finished card

face stamps | eyes | phoenix | flames | tree | handmade card

You will see that I have coloured the whites of the eyes with a grey watercolour pen, and highlighted with white pastel pencil. The eyes have been coloured with an orange watercolour pen. and then I have used black, orange and white pastel pencils to take the glow of the flames up in to the eyes. Matted on to another piece of card that I had blended mustard seed and Kitsch Flamingo distress inks on to, and used the flames stamps from the Pheonix Rising set with Versafine clair ink. The sentiment is also from the Pheonix Rising set, and I have white embossed onto black card for this.


face stamps | eyes | lips | closed eyes | wink | clear | rubber

phoenix stamp | flames | we rise by lifting others | clear | rubber

forest stamps | woods | trees | owls | stay grounded | clear | rubber

Well, hope you stuck with me, a lengthy post and hope that you got a small glimpse in to how my mind works to achieve the effects that I need!

Thanks for stopping by!

Leanne xxx

Incredible card! It’s full of drama! Loving the combination of stamps and the effects created with the tree stamp!

Thank you Leanne ♡


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I See Bold Colour

Hi there! We are back with another awesome card that Mark demonstrated on Create and Craft TV last week.

This card was originally created for our March show but, as the face stamps sold out so fast, Mark didn’t get to demo it!

After sharing photos of it on social media, he had been inundated with requests to show how he created it..

This card didn’t actually turn out how Mark had planned it, but in fact a mistake turned it into quite
a genius creation! It is certainly very striking!!!

Mark had stamped and embossed the open eyes from our Face it set onto some smooth stamping card, then masked them using pebble drawing gum.

Once the masking fluid was dry, he created a colourful strip across the card by spritzing various colours of Brushos.

Sadly he didn’t take a photo of this part, but after making a mistake with stamping a quote below it, he had to come up with a new plan!

So.. he decided to cut the colourful strip with the eyes out, and then after a lot of thinking(!)
he chopped the card into 2cm wide strips which started to look really funky!

He then played around with diagonal strips of black card to see how it would look if the coloured strips were cut this way…

And so his idea was born!

He proceeded to cut each strip diagonally to 1cm down each strip, repeating top and bottom.

Mark then placed these on a piece of black card.. how cool does that look!

He stuck the black strip down onto a card blank and decided on the perfect quote!

After playing with some foam pads, Mark decided to create a really 3D look by using 2 foam pads to raise
the outer strips, one for the next and then glued the centre panels flat to the card…


So here is Mark’s finished card…

Sometimes making a mistake can lead to something awesome!!!

Stamps Used:

It’s been great to see quite a few people inspired to try this idea already!

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Mark & Helen xx


True Colours

Hi there! Thank you for coming to read today’s post! Teresa is here with some awesome Face it! inspiration…

It’s that time of year again!!! The DT are finally getting their hands on the long awaited
new release stamps from Visible Image, and this week I have been playing with the cool Face It! and Own It! sets.

2017-02-02 Visible Image - Face stamps - Face it - reveal your colours - Teresa Morgan

I wanted to create a funky 80s feel by colour blocking over the features.
I created masks for the eyes and mouth so that they would remain white,
then used a square punch to cut my rectangular stencils.

Visible Image Stamps - Face It!, Own It!

Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, and Broken China were applied through the masks,
I created then extra detail was added with a ‘halftone’ stencil and black ink.

The words are coloured with Tonic Brush Script pens.

Visible Image Stamps - Face It!, Own It!

Stamps Used:

Face It!

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set

Own It!

Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set

Thank you Teresa.. this is awesome! Loving the 80s vibe! ♡

You will find more of Teresa’s amazing cards and projects over on her blog.

We can’t wait to show you what else she has been creating with our NEW stamps…
and the rest of the team too!

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Thanks again for visiting today!

Mark & Helen xx