Stamps and Stencils

Hi!

Today we are sharing some of the samples created by Mark on our September Create and Craft TV shows. Some of our awesome NEW stencils were designed with our super cool music stamps in mind, and our NEW family definition stamps are a perfect addition too…




Mark stayed with traditional colours for his first 2 cards. Our brilliant ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil doesn’t need much more than some distress ink to create a superb background!



Grungy Union Jack Stencil


The awesome guitar from the ‘Music Speaks’ set was embossed onto black card using white embossing powder, cut out and adhered to the card using foam pads for depth.




The ‘Father definition’ stamp was masked off to just use part of it, and stamped in Versafine black ink.



Father Definition stamp



Music Speaks Stamp Set



Mark’s next card features stamps perfect for those awkward teenage cards…




Having masked his card in two parts, and coloured the left side blue using distress inks, he then flicked some water onto the ink. Mark then blended distress inks through the stripes part of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil in red, on the right side of his card.

Next he used some white texture paste through the stars part of the stencil, over the blue distress ink.

The ‘Teenage Kicks’ stamp was stamped using Versafine black ink, cut out and again adhered to the card using foam pads. The Brother sentiment was masked off and stamped in black, and one of the definitions was then masked off and stamped below.





Brother Definition stamp



Teenage Kicks Stamp Set



Stars and Stripes Stencil



Mark also created a more ‘girly’ version of this card…




On this card Mark stamped the trainers in pink and added some glitter to the toes!




By adding some dylusions paint to the texture paste, the pink stars add a more feminine feel to the background, against the black distress ink. Mark then used a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle!





Daughter Definition stamp



The last card has a far grungier feel…




Mark created a dark grungy background using Distress Oxide inks, splattered with water then dried. He then blended Black Soot distress ink through the fantastic ‘Play Guitar’ stencil.


Mark double embossed the awesome guitarist from the ‘Rock Out’ set using silver powder and adhered it to the card using foam pads for dimension.





Play Guitar Stencil



Rock Out Stamp Set



Super cool cards for teenagers and music lovers of all ages!




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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Mark & Helen xx


 

Beautiful Dragonfly

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration this evening. Veerle Moreels is here with a beautiful card and a not one but two great videos too…


When I saw the newly released Visible Image ‘Family Definition’ stamps my head went over the top… All those beautiful words just waiting to be used on their own too. So this immediately popped in my head: would I be able to cut them up so stamping just one word became easier? Guess what…
( and I have it in video for you ^.^)



That means a lot of beautiful words to play with now they are all cut up ^.^


Now in that video I didn’t show how I made the background and there’s a reason for that. I had this happy accident happening when I started out this project ^.^



Stamps used:


Father Definition




Live in the Moment




Thank you Veerle.. wonderful videos, we could watch you creating water colour backgrounds all day! ♡


Of course our family definition stamps are fabulous stamped as they come too.. or you can mask off parts with tape too! So many possibilities…

You’ll find more stunning projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Definition of a Mother

Hello there! We have lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you this week, having now recovered from a busy weekend at Ally Pally!

We enjoyed hanging out with our fabulous Design Team member Jane Tyrrell at the show…


Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend? I went to the Crafting at Ally Pally Show in London on Sunday.


The show is held in the Great Hall of the Palm Court, such a fantastic place, with the gorgeous stained glass round window letting the light stream in,


Ally Pally is high on a hill in North London and the views out across to the iconic London skyline are stunning.



The Visible Image stand is so bright and vibrant, it really does stand out in the hall.




I love the way that Helen and Mark decorate every inch of their stand.
I am so proud to be a part of their Design Team and I love seeing all our work displayed.


I enjoyed waving to some of my cards displayed there…I winked at my eye card ?


The display below had the new brilliant family definitions stamps at the top and you will spy my DT card I shared last week using “Father”.

The card I am sharing for my Visible Image DT post today uses “Mother,” on the top far left.




I made it for the recent Create and Craft TV shows last week using the “Mother” sentiment:



First I made an Oxide background…


Then on a plain piece of card I repeat stamped the large grungy heart from the Own Kind of Beautiful set:




I then cut around their tops and painted them with the same colours I used for the background.



Below the hearts I stamped the Mother definition stamp, accenting “Mother” in red. I also stamped out some small hearts which I added Glossy Accents to. I then stamped and embossed in red just the “beautiful” part of the ‘Own kind of Beautiful’ sentiment onto my oxide background.




Here is my finished card…



It really was a lovely day at the show, and if you ever get the chance to visit Ally Pally I would highly recommend it. The next crafting show will be next April.. it will certainly be going in my diary.


It is also such a great opportunity to catch up with 2 very special people…


Yes dear Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image… such fun and such gorgeous souls. I just wish it was more than twice a year we got to meet!


Enjoy the week ahead.

Bye for now,
Jane x



This is a really beautiful card Jane.. thank you! ♡

It was so great to see Jane at the show! It’s not often we get to catch up with our Design Team friends in person.
We loved meeting new customers along with our lovely regulars, and Facebook group friends!



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We will be back a little later with more awesome inspiration!


Mark & Helen xx