Butterfly Angels | Handmade Card

Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our grungy butterfly stamps with an inspiring sentiment…

Good Evening,

A fortnight has rolled round and it is time for my regular design team post for Visible Image. Wow there have been so many changes in these 2 weeks. Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image have lots of ideas to keep us all entertained, engaged and creative in the weeks ahead and one lovely idea is the start of a new challenge. The theme of challenge #1 is such an apt one, “Brighten Someone’s Day”.

I managed to see my best friend for a long lunch just before this whole situation took hold and we both cherish those few hours and realise it may be quite some time before we see one another again. I decided to make my card to send to her.

I knew just the sentiments to use. This is such a great set:

positive sentiment stamps

My dearest friend loves her garden as much as I do so I also reached for the Wings of Change set.

grungy butterfly stamp

Her favourite colour is pink so I made a very pink and girlie background. First I sprinkled on some Infusions and added some spritzes of water.

I then blended on some Distress oxide ink.

I also made some textured butterflies by stamping on some left over inky card, adding crackle accents and a sprinkle of glamour dust for texture and sparkle.

Once dry I cut them out minus the antennae.

I stamped the sentiment and butterflies on the background and then stuck the butterflies on top raising the edge of their wings with foam pads.

Then it was time to put my card together. Here it is;

butterfly card | friends are angels with invisible wings

and one last shot;

There is  also a special Mindfulness section on the Visible Image website at the moment which has 30% off, just perfect for crafters who are sending out cards to help raise people’s spirits at this time. Visible Image is a small husband and wife team who are still shipping here in the UK and abroad for as long as they are able to .

And yes my dear best friend received this card last week and told me that it did lift her spirits which was my very intention. I feel empowered by my crafting that during these uncertain times that I can give a tiny moment of positivity to someone’s day.

I do hope you might join us over on FB with this challenge. Perhaps you could then send what you have made to someone you care for and cannot see in person for now?
Back soon.

Stay safe and stay creative.

Bye for now,
Jane x

Thank you for this gorgeous inspiration Jane. Your background is fabulous and the butterflies look wonderful with the touches of sparkle.  Thank you ♡

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

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Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today!

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


Imperfect Butterfly

Good Evening and Happy Friday to  you!

Wow what a busy and very exciting week we have had… Mark has been creating some incredible new stamps for release early in 2018! Cannot wait to show you!!!

Meantime, Pauline Butcher is here with some gorgeous inspiration for you today…

Hello there,
Here I am again with another ‘Visible Image’ Fabulous Friday project.

This one is very easy to achieve, and I’ve used this technique at some of my recent Inky Workshops.

It would work with quite a few of the fantastic Visible Image silhouette stamps, but I chose to use the beautiful butterfly out of the Live Life Now set:

and the sentiment is from the Imperfection is Beauty set:

The card stock I used is Watercolour card, and I heat embossed the large butterflies using Wow Bright White embossing powder.  I then sprinkled some Brushos onto the card and spritzed with water, adding more colour and more water to get the effect I wanted, I then left this to dry naturally.

Once dry, I added the smaller butterflies using a Distress Ink, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using Ebony embossing powder from Wow.

Thanks for visiting,
Pauline xxxxx

Such a fabulous background and our butterfly looks stunning in white against all that colour! Thank you Pauline ♡

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

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We hope you have a fantastic weekend.. we will be back with stunning inspiration from NEW DT member Lynn Good tomorrow, and Veerle will be here on Sunday.

Have fun!

Mark & Helen xx


Grungy Butterfly

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog today! It’s been a very busy start to the week here.. packaging lots of gorgeous stencils, designing awesome new stuff for 2018 and of course packing and sending lots of orders to our wonderful customers and retailers! We’ve also been planning our October shows on Create and Craft TV… get the 27th & 28th in your diary!

Today we have some superb inspiration for you from Eileen Godwin…

Hello – I’ve been playing with Distress Oxide Inks whilst trying to create a birthday card for my friend Elaine (aka Archie).

I’ve used:
The reverse, white side, of Centura Pearl card
A Tim Holtz Stencil ‘Shatter’ along with some DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks
Plus, one of my favourite stamps from Visible Image

the Butterfly from the ‘Live Life Now’ set and Black Archival ink.

I wanted a sort of abstract ‘look’! So, after the paste was dry I squished the inks onto my mat then dabbed,
painted and dribbled the inks onto my cardstock, along with a little water until I was happy with the result
before stamping the Butterfly image twice to finish.

The ‘friend’ stamp is from my stash.

Thanks for looking today.

Back soon.
Eileen xx

Phoar look at all that texture.. gorgeous! Thank you Eileen ♡

You will find more stunning inspiration from Eileen over on her blog.

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Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to enter your cards and projects featuring our stamps and stencils into our Facebook group ‘Show & Tell’ album this month for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon!

We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration!

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx