Daring to be Different

Hello! We have fabulous inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog today..

Hi!  I have a really fun and funky card for you today made with some fabulous Visible Image stamps.

I absolutely <3 LOVE <3 these funky lips!

I can actually picture my youngest daughter wearing these colours at one of the multitude of festivals she attends each year. Mind you, she’d probably bling it up with glitter or gloss too 😉 That’d be sure to make an impression eh? They are brilliant!


How to make this card:

1) Pounce distress stains onto wet watercolour paper (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn) and spritz with water whilst drying to make a few droplets.
2) When dry use peeled paint distress ink and brush through the fibres stencil.
3) Randomly stamp the ‘X’ and ‘O’ from the stamp set over the background in mowed lawn and forest moss distress inks. Cut a panel of the watercoloured background down to size for your card blank.

4) On spare card stamp 3 images of the lips, one in mustard seed, one in mowed lawn and one in peeled paint distress ink. Fussy cut the lips then gently blend the matching distress ink around the edges of each lips to blend out any white edges.
5) Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the  card blank in the bottom right corner in peeled paint.
6) On the inside of the card, stamp the lips in bundled sage distress ink. Then stamp over the lips with the sentiment in peeled paint.

7) Adhere the panel to the card front. Add the lips in varying heights of 3d foam pads. Add 3 gold gems to the panel and 2 gold gems either side of the sentiment.


Stamps Used:

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

https://visibleimage.com/product/dare-to-be-different/    https://visibleimage.com/product/no-regrets/

Stencils Used:


Other Supplies:

Distress Stains: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn.
Distress Inks:  mustard seed, peeled paint, mowed lawn, forest moss, bundled sage
Gold gems, 3d foam pads, adhesive, brush, blending tool, stamping block

That’s it from me except to say….. I dare YOU to be a bit different in your stamping colours for images this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

Loving the alternative colours Sharon and wow what a brilliant background!! Thank you ♡

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

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We will be back tomorrow with fabulous inspiration from Josefine Fouarge.

Thanks for visiting today!

Mark & Helen xx

Kiss Kiss

Hi there! We have more fantastic inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…

Hello everyone,

Today I have a postcard to share…

On a pink, yellow and orange gelliprinted background, I stamped the lips and heat embossed them with pink powder. I then used a black and white pen to colour the inside of the mouth and the teeth.

The X’s and lips are from the Dare to be Different set:

The sentiment, which consists of three kisses, was created with the new Alphabetical set:

Thank you for stopping by today !

Loving this Corrie.. gorgeous colours and those lips look so kissable! ♡

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.

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We have fabulous new inspiration from Dot Leathbridge coming up tomorrow… hope you’ll stop by again!

Mark & Helen xx

Visible Image on Create and Craft TV

Hello there!

We’re really excited to be back on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 1pm with an awesome show!

Saturday April 16th @ 1pm

With brilliant demos from Mark and Pauline!

There’ll be some fantastic multi-buy offers on our stamps!

AND…. FREE POSTAGE if you order from Create and Craft
this weekend to celebrate their 13th Birthday!!!

Why not get your hands on a set of our awesome MDF Monoliths too
with FREE POSTAGE from Create and Craft!

A unique way to display your fabulous art work…
reversible to suit your mood or colour scheme!

We hope you will be tuning in or setting to record…

SKY 674 – Freeview 36 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813
OR watch online!

If you want to order ahead of the show,
you’ll find all the items HERE!

Thank you for taking time to visit our blog today.

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx



Lip Smacking Good Stamps @ Visible Image

Good Evening 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit our blog.

We have a few brilliant tutorials to share with you this evening!

Over to the very fabulous Kim Robertson…

Hello everyone!

Nice to be here with you.

So I was playing with my stamps and I remember 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!

So here is the card….

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


And of course me being me I added some vampy fangs in there haha..

I really do love backgrounds like this which I created with just a few greys and a black soot blended edging. You can do this with almost any colour tone on tone to make it have the same sort of effect and then just one pop of colour makes the picture really stand out.

So If you like this card just keep watching to see how to do it…

To start I took a piece of white card and used some grey flannel momento ink and stamped with the Bronte script stamp which everyone knows is one of my absolute favourites, no need to cover the centre as we will be covering that up.

Next I used the same grey ink and a piece of cut and dry to bend in the edges a litte along with a little weathered wood and some London fog ink from momento too. I did go back and add a tiny bit of the black much stronger around the very edge as it really make it a stand out. I set this piece aside for now.

On a smaller piece of card in red momento dew drop ink I stamped the lips and using several distress pens and a black pen and a white gel pen I added all the shade and highlights from the lips.. I drew around the edge of the lips in grey to make them stand forward and added some fangs on the edge of teeth.

I took some white glue that dries clear and added some glass glitter with shards of glass very finely cut but so very sparkly just on the lips no where else. I also matted that piece on to a thin black mat of card.

The backing piece was also matted onto black card and I added the words that came with the lips which was simply “Bite Me lol”.  I used back archival ink for that and got a nice dark image.

I gave the whole back piece a mat and layer in black and white with a little foam under to raise the centre up just sightly, then I was ready for the centre to be added to the card with thicker foam.

To finish it all off I simple added the dot to the I with a square gem some tiny hand cuffs that dangle so cute plus a couple of locks and a key and lastly some shiny stones in the corner.

Here are some other images of the now finished card, the time that took the most i used to get the lips shaded perfectly with several different distress ink pens.

I chose this angle so you could see me how the little items help play a part in the role of this card and how embellishments can help really theme a card.

So the stamps from the amazing Visible Image used on this card are shown here…


Lots of love for today my friends.

Such a great card.. and thanks for your fantastic tutorial Kim! Love the glossy red lips against the grey.

What could you create with this awesome set? Get your hands on it HERE!

We will be back shortly with another tutorial, from Kim Johnny this time 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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