Design Team Intro | Merja Sivonen

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Merja Sivonen



I’m Merja (or MeSi on my blog) and I live in Finland. I’ve been crafting more or less all my life but been more active since the start of 2020 (not because of covid, it was just the right time to change my life and do more things that I love). Mostly I do cards and my style is pretty simple. I love strong and bright colours but there’s a little goth living inside me as well. Crafting takes me to some fantasy world and you never know what you will find there…


Merja is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Merja: @craftingbymesi



Merja’s stunning colouring and beautiful clean + simple cards really caught our attention ♡


strobes | sun | rays | stencil | wow embossing powder | visible image stamps | card


Merja created her amazing background with our STROBES stencil and various embossing powders to create wonderful texture and shine. The sentiment is from our BRIGHTEN THE WORLD stamp set, which was embossed in white onto black card and added to the centre of the card as the focal image.


close ups of the gorgeous texture






check out the sparkle!

 



Supplies




colour | quotes | sentiment stamps | card making



strobes | sun rays | stencil



Welcome to the team Merja! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back here soon with more awesome inspiration.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Elaine Place

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Elaine Place




I started in the papercraft world over 10 years ago and my card making style has always been clean and simple. Since retiring at the end of 2019, and throughout the lockdowns, I have been trying out mixed media and in particular art journaling.  I enjoy learning new techniques and try to incorporate them into my card making.  I love the freedom that you get from mixed media – adding layers and layers of ‘interesting’ stuff!


Elaine is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Elaine: @crafteplace



Elaine’s stunning clean and simple cards, often with a grungy edge to them, really stood out to us ♡


flower stamp | CAS card | best wishes



Elaine created her beautiful card by firstly stamping and heat embossing part of the FIBONACCI stamp. The flower from our CREATIVE CHAOS set was also stamped and heat embossed, fussy cut and layered on top of the background element. Elaine then added some gorgeous water colouring using 2 colours of distress inks. The ‘best wishes’ sentiment was stamped onto a separate strip of card and adhered over the flower stem to finish.





 

Supplies Used




inky flower stamp | grunge | mixed media | clear | rubber



fibonacci spiral stamp | background | mathematical | Maths | grid



sentiment stamps | card making | greetings

 

Welcome to the team Elaine! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration and DT introductions.


Have a great evening.

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Angie Cimbalo

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angie Cimbalo



My name is Angie Cimbalo and I’m a semi-retired school music teacher living in Texas.  I live with my wonderful husband and my sweet goldendoodle pup.  When I’m not crafting, I’m having tons of fun helping music students and their directors in schools in the area. My husband and I have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren.


Angie is on our VIDEO TEAM!


Subscribe to Angie’s YouTube channel


Follow Angie on instagram: @macimbalo



Angie’s gorgeous cards, beautiful colouring and fabulous videos really grabbed our attention! ♡




Watch Angie’s video tutorial!

 

 

Stamps Used


typewriter stamp | kindness sentiment stamps



grunge background stamps



Welcome to the team Angie! We are so excited to work with you!



We will be back soon with more intro’s and gorgeous inspiration.

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Stempelfrida

Good Evening! We are thrilled that another of our wonderful designers is staying on the team…


Nicole Diedrichs [also known as STEMPELFRIDA!]


Nicole is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


We love Nicole’s amazing cards, fantastic gelli prints and wonderful use of layers!



My passion for paper led me to fall head over heels in love with stamping. I mainly make cards and I guess they are clean, neat, crisp and flashy… mostly! And you can be sure I will surprise you once in a while!


Follow my blog!


Follow me on instagram!



Oh, I tell you, it is sooooo sooooo sad that these stamped shirts are not real shirts. On the other hand: My closet would burst at the seams.


T-shirt stamp | handmade card | you got this


When I made this card, I had so much fun. It’s so cool to create t-shirts with this set! I actually couldn’t stop at all. I hope you can see that a little bit in my collage. I made the “fabric” for the shirt using the shaving cream technique and the “Ripped Fishnet” stencil from Visible Image. I thought it looked so mega – a bit like snakeskin. That was perfect in combination with the lips. I stamped the shirt onto this background and fussy-cut it



I stamped the lips in a shade of red and colored them with polychromos. Then I also fussy-cut them and glued them on the shirt. That way I didn’t have to use masking techniques and the lips stand out more. So really yummy! For the background of my card, I took a design paper with a very lightly hinted pattern and stamped the saying many times on it. I used a greyish tone for it so that it would not be too bold. After this was dry, I stamped the dots from the set “Grunge Tones” with Versamark and embossed them in a burgundy tone.



I still had a bit of the “shirt fabric” left. From it I cut banners and stapled them to the card.



Supplies


T Shirt stamp | handmade Card | lips | grunge



Stamp pads:
Memento – espresso truffle
Versamark
Stampin Up – ruby red


Embossing powder:
Pearlustre Hessonite 230


Polychromos 101, 131, 124, 225, 180, 280

Refiller Clearsnap Color Box Chalk –  orchid pastel, creamy brown
Color Box – marigold peony


Stamps


t shirt stamp | logos | personalise | card making



grunge tones | background stamps | circles | two tone



sentiment stamps | card making | greetings 


Stencil


ripped fishnet stencil







This T Shirt design is AMAZING! We want a real one too! The RIPPED FISNET and GRUNGE TONES textures look awesome, and the lips stamp looks superb!
YOU GOT THIS Stempelfrida! Thank you  ♡

 

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Make sure you show us what you have been creating with our products by uploading them to the Facebook group for your chance to win a random prize each month! And tag us in your photos on instagram @visibleimagestamps and use #visibleimage for the chance to feature on our story! ♡



Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.


We will be back tomorrow to introduce 3 more fabulous designers who will be inspiring you over the coming months…


Stay safe. Stay creative.


Helen & Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Angelique de Groot

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angelique de Groot



I’m Angelique, 59 years of age. I’m Dutch, but live in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes (The French speaking part of the country). However, in Spring, me and my man move to the Netherlands, where we manage a small campsite throughout the Summer. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been drawing, colouring and crafting, it keeps me busy in quiet times, happy in sad times and sane in mad times. I’m mainly a card maker and use all kinds of mediums to create. From colouring stamps with markers, pencils and watercolours, to more mixed media style techniques, with inks, stencils, gell plate and more. I have just started exploring the world of journaling.


Angelique is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Angelique: @craftsbylique


Angelique’s beautiful cards, wonderful use of inks in her backgrounds, and gorgeous colouring really stood out to us ♡





Angelique stamped the gorgeous heart with Versafine Clair ink onto 300 grs watercolour paper, then used red + orange Brushos with water to create colour bursts. When dry, Angelique brushed red and yellow Harmony inks through our INK SWIRLS stencil creating a wonderful effect in the background. Polychromos pencils were used to colour some of the details in the heart stamp, and a white gel pen was used for highlighting. To add some texture and shimmer Angelique added Glossy accents to some circles, and clear sparkle splashes all over it. The edges were distressed with black ink before matting and layering with black card onto a white 15x15cm white card base.



Supplies


heart stamp | grunge | mixed media



ink swirls stencil



Welcome to the team Angelique! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back this evening with some awesome inspiration from another exciting designer who is staying on the team..


Have a great afternoon.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Judy Rozema

Hi and happy weekend! As we continue to introduce our wonderful Design Team this weekend, we are thrilled that another of our existing designers is staying on the team…


Judy Rozema


Judy is on our INSTAGRAM TEAM!


We adore Judy’s wonderfully varied style, from clean and simple striking designs to amazing gelli print backgrounds! Her beautiful cards are always so brilliantly co-ordinated!



I love to make cards from clean and simple to mixed media techniques, and everything in between, so my style is definitely eclectic! I try to create something daily to keep the joy and mojo flowing!



Follow me on instagram!



white rabbit stamp | handmade card | wonderland





Judy created her striking background with Distress Oxide inks through our DISTORTED CHESS stencil. THE WHITE RABBIT was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and embossed with Clear powder. He was coloured beautifully with Copic markers, and the sentiment [which resonates with many of us!] was also embossed. The image and sentiments were cut out and adhered using foam tape to raise them off the card, making them stand out from the vibrant background.



Supplies


white rabbit stamp | wonderland | clear | rubber



distorted chess stencil



Thank you Judy!



We will be back later to introduce more of our super talented team, along with more fantastic inspiration.


We hope you have a good Saturday.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Jen Schoolcraft

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Jen Schoolcraft



Hi! My name is Jen, but I go by Jenlee on most social media platforms.  I’ve been cardmaking for a little over 4 years now and I absolutely love it! Some of my favorite things about cardmaking are creating backgrounds with textures, colors and layers.  I love ink and splatter and if I’ve got ink on my hands and glitter in my hair, it’s been a good day!  I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome community!


Jen is on our VIDEO TEAM!


Subscribe to Jen’s YouTube channel


Follow Jen on instagram: @jenleeschoolcraft


Jen’s gorgeous cards and love of creating awesome texture, and her brilliant video tutorials made her a perfect choice for our team! ♡


face stamp | handmade card | flowers | visible image



Watch Jen’s video tutorial!

 



Supplies


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



inky flower stamps | script | stem | imperfection is beauty



script stamp | inky | street map | clear | rubber



Welcome to the team Jen! We are so excited to work with you!



Come back this evening to meet our next designer..

Helen + Mark xx


Fearless Tiger Stamp | Handmade Card

Hi there! We hope you are having a nice weekend. Ali is here on the blog today with an amazing handmade card featuring our FEARLESS TIGER stamp with our gorgeous FIBRES stencil.


I’ve been playing with the fab new tiger stamp from Visible Image called ‘Fearless Tiger’. I had a ball making this card – shiny metallic polish, matt black gesso and the stunning, stunning tiger stamp.


fearless tiger stamp | handmade card


Instructions


Cut a piece of heavy stock white card 6″ square, load up a stamping platform with the tiger stamp and stamp the image onto the centre of the card with black versafine ink just once to show where the tiger will be going.




Leave the tiger stamp in place on your stamp platform  for later.



Lightly spritz your stamped card with water and then apply some of the red and orange Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polishes up to the edge of the tiger and over the rest of the card.



Dry your card with your heat gun then wipe it over with an anti static bag.


Put your card back in your stamp platform and re-stamp the tiger image with black versafine until you have a nice solid black image.


Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Your card will look a bit like this – probably better than mine if you didn’t paint over his ears 😀


Pour a little black gesso into a scrap foil container



Tape the Visible Image Fibre stencil over the your card and stencil a little black gesso  over the metallic background, allowing the gesso to dry before moving the stencil to a new part of the card as the stencil is slightly smaller than your card.



When the gesso has dried, paint in the tigers face using an orange watercolour pen and a damp brush.


Paint the eyes with green and yellow and re-paint in any white bits using white acrylic paint or a bleed proof white ink.



Pat your anti static bag over the tigers face then return your card to the stamp press.


Use a gold or any other pigment ink to ink up the tiger’s mane, avoiding his face then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.



Use a sponge to apply a little glycerine or versamark ink around the edges of the card and  then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.



Use the remaining ink left on the gilding polish applicators to colour the edges of  a square of white card just over 6 1/2″ square and also scrap of white card for the sentiment.


Attach your tiger card onto black card with a 1/16″ border and then onto your coloured card with approx 1/4″ border.


Then attach onto another black card layer with approx 1/4″ border and finally onto a white 8″ x 8″ white card blank.



Using your stamp platform again, stamp the Fearless sentiment onto the coloured scrap with back versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder, repeat inking and heat embossing a second time so it is really glossy.


Cut out the sentiment, sponge a little black gesso around the edges then attach it to a piece of black card, leaving a border of approx 1/8″ and fix to the bottom right of your card with double sided foam tape.


Finally apply glossy accents to the tiger’s eyes and glue a few sequins on the background.



Here is my finished card


tiger stamp | face | embossing | stencil | handmade card


Supplies



  • Visible Image Stamps – Fearless Tiger
  • Visible Image Stencils – Fibres
  • Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polishes in Rich Red & Tangy Tangerine
  • Black Gesso & Stencil brush
  • Watercolour pens eg Zig clean colours or Koi brush pens
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Gold pigment ink
  • Versamark ink pad or glycerine
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge
  • Clear and gold embossing powders
  • Glossy accents
  • Dark sequins
  • Heat gun
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black & white card for matting & layering
  • 8″ x 8″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva

  • 3d foam pads



tiger stamp | face | be fearless | rubber | clear



Fibres stencil | under the sea | weed | texture



I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

Ali xxx



Woweeee our tiger stamp looks amazing Ali! Loving the fibres textures and the stunning metallics and gold embossing… gorgeous! Thank you 

 

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We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration!


Have a lovely weekend.

Stay Safe! Stay Creative!

Helen + Mark xx



 

Fearless Tiger Stamp | Oxide Inks

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today to check out more inspiration created with our NEW STAMPS! Macarena has made an amazing card with our new FEARLESS TIGER stamp, coloured beautifully with distress oxide inks…


tiger stamp | handmade card | distress oxide inks







Just look at that face!


tiger face stamp





Supplies


tiger face stamp | handmade card



tiger stamp | face | card making | visible image





We adore this card Macarena! Our tiger stamp looks so handsome with your beautiful colouring, and the stitched details and background are wonderful. Thank you 

 

All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us your Visible Image projects, and enter our giveaways & challenges!
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You can also follow us on:
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Make sure you show us what you have been creating with our products by uploading them in our Facebook group for your chance to win a random prize each month! And TAG US on instagram@visibleimagestamps and use #visibleimage for the chance to feature on our story!



We will be back later with more fabulous inspiration!



Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx





Fearless tiger stamp oxide inks

 

Punk Rocker Card | Stamp + Stencil

Hello! Jane is here to inspire you with a brilliant ‘punk rocker card’ created with our new REFUSE NORMAL stamp set and RIPPED FISHNET stencil…


Yes you read the title of my post correctly! Today I am showcasing another of the fab brand new Visible Image stamp sets.  I used the fun and very unique set called Refuse Normal!


As soon as I saw this set I thought of a punk rocker and a rocker card came to mind, so that is exactly what I made!


punk stamp | rocker card | handmade | ripped fishnet stencil

 

Here is how I did so;


I die cut 2 circles from black card. One 4″ and one 6″.


Using the Ripped Fishnet stencil and kitsch flamingo oxide I added some stencilling to the “Rocker” part of the card  (This stencil works so well with this set). I then folded it in half to make the rocker.


ripped fishnet stencil


I then made the front.



I stamped the punk, cut her out and coloured her with Zig watercolour pens



I also stamped and coloured some extra hair so that I could layer it up. I snipped into the top of the hair so that it could look more layered when put together.



I used one of the sentiments in the set and then put everything together.



Here is my finished Punk rocker!




You can see that I added a little bit of chain too.




This really was great fun to make and although I was never a  punk (I was a heavy rock chick…LOL) I always remember a work colleague’s daughter was a punk. People would cross the road when they saw her in full punk mode…but she was the sweetest girl you could meet. It really proves true the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”!



Supplies


punk stamp | mohican | refuse to be normal | clear | rubber



ripped fishnet stencil | visible image



It would be lovely to see you in our friendly Visible Image Facebook group. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity!


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




This is such a brilliant idea! Your punk rocker really does rock!!! The fishnet stencil looks awesome with our punk stamp and we are loving her rainbow mohican! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We’ll be back soon with more fantastic new stamps inspiration!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Tiger Stamp | Face Your Fears

Hello! We are resuming our NEW STAMPS inspiration here on the blog… Ericka has created an amazing card with our FEARLESS TIGER stamp and ‘face your fears’ sentiment, beautifully embossed on a vibrant alcohol inks background.



Today I’m playing with the awesome new Visible Image Fearless Tiger. This set is available for pre-order and trust me you’ll want to get your hands on this beautiful tiger.


tiger stamp | card making | embossing | handmade card | visible image


I love the great detail of this stamp and decided to pair it with an alcohol ink background. I started with Yupo paper and then used a blending tool with a felt applicator. I started with two yellows and two oranges in Dandelion, Sunshine Yellow, Ember, and Valencia. I then added some Gilded Alloy to the applicator and moved it around the Yupo for some gold shine.



I then stamped the Fearless Tiger in my MISTI in Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with Black Glint for more depth.



I took the Alcohol Blending Pen and add some Clover alcohol ink to the Tiger’s eyes.


tiger stamp | embossed | handmade card



To complete my card, I added the sentiment and heat embossed it in gold.




Supplies

Ranger Tim Holtz =alcohol ink Yupo Paper: White
Ranger Tim Holtz alcohol inks: Orange Yellow Spectrum
Ranger Tim Holtz Alloy: Gilded
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Pen
Wow! Embossing powder: black glint
Wow! Embossing powder: metallic gold rich pale
Tsukineko versafine ink: onyx black



tiger stamp | be fearless | Clear | Rubber | visible image



Thanks for stopping by.




Awesome card Ericka! Our tiger stamp looks so striking embossed against your incredible background! The touches of gold are stunning! Thank you 

 

All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us your Visible Image projects, and enter our giveaways & challenges!
Facebook PAGE give us a like to see our news first and watch our live demos!
YouTube subscribe to our channel for inspiring video tutorials

You can also follow us on:
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Make sure you show us what you have been creating with our products by uploading them in our Facebook group for your chance to win a random prize each month! And TAG US on instagram@visibleimagestamps and use #visibleimage for the chance to feature on our story!



We will be back soon with more fabulous inspiration!


Stay safe, stay well, stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx




Tiger stamp face your fears
 

Time To Celebrate | T-Shirt Card

Hello! We are back with lots more new stamps inspiration for you this week! Jane has made an awesome card with our NEW T-shirt stamp and ‘Time To Celebrate’ sentiment on a brilliant graffiti background…


Good Evening, I am back showcasing another make using stamps from the brand new Visible Image release.


Today my make uses the incredibly versatile Nothing to Wear stamp set. The t shirt stamp can be used for so many occasions and in so many styles, as there are lots of extra little stamps to personalise it with. I decided to go for a “Graffiti/rock” look (think 1975 when I was a heavy rock chic..yes seriously..LOL).


This is what I got up to


I made a graffiti background using more products that I can list. This was a mix of acrylic inks and sprays plus some paint all thrown in for good measure!



In real life there is lots of texture and sparkle in here!



To contrast with my background I made a white T shirt, adding the lips and word Rock.



I coloured the words in with Zig watercolour markers, added a little red to the lips and my signature glossy accents…they are so juicy and glossy in real life!


I have had my sewing machine out for these makes so I sewed some backgrounds for my sentiment and put my design together.



Here it is


T Shirt stamp | Handmade Birthday card | graffiti background



close ups








Supplies




T Shirt stamp | personalise | icons | words | rubber | clear



sentiment stamps | handmade cards | greetings | rubber | clear



There will be lots more makes shared in the coming weeks using this fab new release, so do check out the Visible Image Facebook group and social media.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Wowza! What an awesome background to go with the rock + lips on the t-shirt stamp! So cool! And yes the lips look amazing!!! Thank you Jane ♡



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
Facebook group show us what you have created!
Facebook PAGE like and follow us, and watch our live demos
YouTube subscribe to our channel – inspiring video tutorials from Mark

You can also follow us on:
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All our new stamps are available to pre-order now!



Don’t forget to show us what you have made with our products by sharing them in our Facebook group and you could be a random winner of a £25 coupon! Or tag us on instagram @visibleimagestamps and we might feature you on our story!



We’ll be back tomorrow with more fantastic new stamps inspiration!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


time to celebrate t-shirt card