Free Your Imagination | Card + Bookmark

Hi there! We hope you had a good weekend. Jane is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card and co-ordinating bookmark featuring the stunning inky bird, old book, feather, splats and sentiment from our FREE YOUR IMAGINATION stamp set …which is in our amazing Black Friday sale right now! Have you checked it out yet? Over to Jane…


Good afternoon, and I hope you might have enjoyed some sunshine last week? We have had the most glorious sunny week here in Surrey and the Autumn leaf colour has been spectacular. It really does inspire my making.

Today I am sharing a slimline card and bookmark.

I worked with the Free Your Imagination stamp set, using every stamp in this awesome set:


free your imagination | stamps | inky bird | feather | old book


I added some stenciling using the Lava stencil


stencil | lava | camouflage | puddles


and some background stamping with some of the uber useful stamps in Universal. If you don’t have this in your background stamps stash it really is one to have!


universal background stamps | cosmic | star | circle | galaxy



This is what I got up to..

I used one of my A5 size distress re-inker shaving foam backgrounds from my stash and then added the gorgeous new Villainous Potion distress ink through the stencil.



From the card I cut a piece for a slimline card and a bookmark.



I stamped the bird in black Versafine ink and clear heat embossed.



I then added gold heat embossed swirls and stars using the Universal set. I also stamped some of the double rings in the set using red ink. This gave the backgrounds lots of texture and depth.



I stamped the books in blue and also for just the card the open part in grey ink and cut them out.



I also stamped and white embossed the feathers on black card, seen below, and some of the potion pots and the sentiment (seen in the final photos.) I cut everything out, adding some gold ink to the pots and a black mat to the sentiments.



Then it was time to put my designs together.



Here is the finished card.


Card | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps | Visible Image




and the bookmark.


Bookmark | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps | Visible Image


Card | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps



and one final shot.


Handmade Card + Bookmark | Free Your Imagination | bird | book | stamps


I really enjoyed making these and creating a card with a matching bookmark always makes such a unique gift.


You will find me on Instagram @jane.tyrrell where I share more inspiration.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow these are stunning! Such a fabulous background, so much to discover and the focal images look so striking!  Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We hope you are having a good weekend with some time to relax. Ali is here on the blog to inspire you today with a stunning card with beautiful shimmer featuring our CREATIVE CHAOS inky flower stamp and and brilliant background elements from this fantastic stamp set and our GRUNGE TONES background stamps which co-ordinate perfectly…


I have been playing with my watercolours and Visible Image stamps this week – had a lots of fun, it goes through a messy phase but once the shimmery yellow flower heads are on, it looks great, super blingy. Happy crafter here! 😀


Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Handmade Card


Tutorial


Cut a 6″ square (15cm x 15cm) white heavy card stock, 300gsm.

Colour your card with blue and green watercolour paints with blue at the top and various shades blended into each other.

You could use watercolour inks or distress inks.



Dry with a heat gun.



Position the scribble stencil over a corner of your coloured card, apply white gesso or Cosmic Shimmer matt white chalk polish through the stencil.

Move the stencil to a different part of your card and repeat this twice.

Dry your card again.



Pick 3 blue and green distress oxide inks and stamp the Visible Image ‘Grunge Tones’ background stamps over your card.

Dry your card again.



The next steps use stamps from one of my all time favourite sets – ‘Creative Chaos’.

Pat an anti static pad over your card.

Stamp the border stamp on three sides of your card in versafine black ink and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Stamp the 42 and bubble stamps over your card with black versafine and clear heat emboss as before. Stamp over the edges in some places.



Stamp the large flower twice and the small flower 3 times with versafine black ink and this time heat emboss with black embossing powder.

It will look a bit busy at the moment.



Pat an anti static pad over a piece of  white card.

Stamp the chaos sentiment, 2 of the large flower heads and 3 of the small ones with black versafine ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

Colour your flower heads with yellow and orange shimmer paints.



Use your shimmer paints to colour the circles and bubbles on your background.

Ignore the ones that will be covered by your flower heads.



Use a blending tool and black ink to add an inky vignette around your piece.



Use pva glue to matt and layer your coloured piece onto white card with a border of approx 1/8″ (3mm)  and then onto black card with a border of about 3/16″ (5mm).

Glue this to a 7″x7″  white card blank. (177mm x177mm)

Cut out the flower heads and sentiment.

Colour the edge of the white sentiment with yellow ink and matt it onto black card with a border of about 1/8″ (3mm)



Use your fingers to curve the flower heads a little then fix them in place with 3d glue gel .

Attach the sentiment using 3d foam pads .

Doodle some faux stitching around the edges of your card and sentiment with a gold sparkle gel pen, draw around the large circles and add highlights to the flower stems and petals.


Admire the shine and shimmer under the lights. You could add glossy accents at this point too.



Very shiny! With lots of layers!



My finished card


Creative Chaos | inky flower stamp | mixed media card | Visible Image



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Creative Chaos and Grunge Tones
  • Visible Image Scribble Stencil
  • White Nights Watercolours
  • Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent watercolours – Carnival Brights (CSIWPSET2)
  • Distress Oxide inks – Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover
  • Cosmic Shimmer Matt White Chalk Polish (CSMCPOWHITE)
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Black and clear embossing powders
  • Gold glitter gel pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink Midnight Clouds
  • PVA glue, 3D glue gel and double sided foam pads
  • Heat gun
  • anti static pad
  • black and white card
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank


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Creative Chaos | inky flower stamp | clear | rubber



grunge tones | background stamps | circles | dots | half tone



scribble stencil | card making | art | backgrounds


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

Ali xxx




This card is stunning! The shimmer is so beautiful against the grunge background.  Thank you for another brilliant tutorial Ali ♡ 

 

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Have a lovely Sunday.

Take care,

Helen + Mark xx


 

Beer Stamp Set | Handmade Card

Hello and happy Sunday to you! Have you checked out our NEW stamps yet? Our Design Team have been creating some amazing inspiration with them, so do check out our project gallery and socials! Lynda is here on the blog today with the very first card made with our BRING ON THE BEERS stamp set, and it is awesome… beers stamp handmade card


I am so excited to share my first project for the brand new Visible Image release. There are 6 incredible sets to choose from, something to suit everyone!


Personally I always find male cards a struggle for some reason, but this ‘Bring On The Beers’ set makes them so easy. I have yet to meet a fella who doesn’t enjoy a beer so this will get lots of use!



I wanted to create a bar scene for this card. I started with a distress oxide background, and added a layer of interest by swiping ink through the Square Route stencil. I then added the beer bubbles stamp over the top.


I created the bar itself with a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder, and coloured it with distress ink.



I stamped the bottle and glass onto pre inked card and fussy cut. I wanted to add a glassy effect, and so on the bottle I added a layer of green Izink Ice and on the pint glass I applied a generous layer of Glossy Accents. Once dry, I gave my beer a frothy head using a tube of Fluffy Stuff I had in my stash ( as you heat it, it puffs up- very cool!). I also stamped and fussy cut the bottle lid.


To add to the bar feel, I used a stamping platform to stamp the smaller bottles along a pencil drawn line in the background and coloured them in and painted a shelf under them.


I adhered the glass, bottle and sentiment with 3D gel glue to add more dimension to finish.


beer stamps | glass | bottles | handmade card



Supplies

[click to order]


beer stamp set | glass | Bottle | card making | Clear | Rubber



square route stencil | squares  card making | mixed media


The design team have all been really busy behind the scenes making some fabulous samples, so hit the links below to check them out on social media!




What an awesome pub scene! Fantastic card design, and the frothy beer head looks superb! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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Release date is October 29th so not too long to wait!


new stamps release | Visible Image | October 2021



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We hope you have a really lovely Sunday.

Helen & Mark xx


beers stamp handmade card

 

Moonlit Autumn | Winter Tree Stamp

Hello! We hope you are well. Jane is here on the blog today with a beautiful card featuring the winter tree stamp from our VI MINIS #1 stamp set with our ‘Believe in Your Mind’ stamp, to create a wonderful moonlit Autumn scene…


Good Afternoon

The new autumn release is now for sale worldwide and has gone down a storm. There are 9 gorgeous new sets to choose for and if you have been sleeping under a log (with the cute hedgehog) and missed them do check them out on the website. I have already shared lots of my makes with the 3 nature sets so I thought I would share something different today.

I used one part of the gorgeous new Create With Your Soul A7 size set . This emotive sentiment was written many years ago by Helen, aka Mrs Visible Image and was a best seller. It has been updated and this new variation is now in 3 parts, rather than a single stamp, which makes it so versatile. You can use any part or all 3!


love with your heart | believe with your mind | create with your soul | sentiment stamp | clear | rubber


I teamed it with the delightful tree and birds from the VI minis #1 set. This a a set with some of their iconic stamps…. in ATC or mini size. I am hoping to see lots more of these sets in the future.


ATC size stamps | miniatures | feather | butterfly | tree | seahorse | clear | rubber | stamp



I wanted to capture a moonlit autumnal moment so I created a distress ink background first.

I took a square of super smooth 300gsm card stock. I used salvaged patina, kitsch flamingo and dusty concord inks. I masked off a moon after I had added a little smudge of kitsch and patina ink and then blended out from the moon starting with kitsch, then patina and finally dusty colours.  I then ripped some copy paper to make the “hills” and added a little more patina and dusty ink colour.


This was my finished background.



I then stamped the tree in Versafine clair ink



with the birds flying out.



As the Create With Your Soul set is in 3 parts so you can mix and match as you feel, or use all 3 parts. I chose to you just the “Believe With Your Mind” part as it really fitted the scene I had created. I stamped it just under the moon and clear embossed it for extra texture and shine.



Finally I matted and layered my card.


Here it is



A close up, where you can see I added a little shading under the tree.



and one final shot




I really enjoyed created my moonlit card and hope it will inspire you too.

Do check out social media too you will find me on instagram where I share many more of my makes and sneak peeks than I have time to blog.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Such a beautiful scene for our winter tree stamp, and sentiment works wonderfully. Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx



 

Hedgehog Hugs Stamp | Forest Stencil

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fantastic card created with our *NEW* HEDGEHOG HUGS stamp set and THE FOREST stencil…


The temperatures are dropping and it’s raining again and again. I wonder if autumn is already here. But the hedgehogs still need to build up a cushion and feed on snails and worms. Besides, they need big piles of leaves to nestle under. So, dear sun, stay a little longer with us and keep us warm. Until then, I send hedgehugs with this sweet representative.


hedgehog hugs stamp | leaves | forest stencil | handmade card


I have put the cute hedgehog from the set “Hedgehog hugs” of Visible Image in front of a tree background in scene, which I made with the stencil “The Forest”.

To do this, I first stamped the hedgehog and a second time on non-permanent stickers to use it as a mask.



I coloured the good print with Copics.

Next I fussy cut the mask of the hedgehog by hand and glued it on the colored hedgehog.

Then I attached the stencil over it with washi tape and wiped the blue background with Distress Oxides.

Afterwards I sprayed water drops on it.




After I removed the stencil of the forest and the hedgehog mask, and the background was well dried, I traced the edges of the trees with black.

I stamped the leaves several times, colored them with Copics and fussy-cut them.

I put a design paper on the card background and painted dots on the edges with a sakura pen



Did you already check out the hedgehog stamp set from the new release? I copied it for you into the supplies list below.


Supplies


hedgehog stamp | trees stencil | forest | autumn card | fall



Stamps: Visible Image Hedgehog Hugs


Hedgehog Hugs stamp set | leaves | hibernate | sending hedgehugs | clear | rubber


Stencil: Visible Image The Forest


forest stencil | trees | craft | card making


Stamp pads:
Ink on 3
Distress Oxides: chipped sapphire, tumbled glass, salvaged patina

Copics: 100, E51, E55, E57, E81, E84, E87, E08, E97

Sakura: 0.8, 1.0




This card is amazing! The hedgehog stamp and leaves look wonderful, and the geometric papers give a great frame to the gorgeous forest scene. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

 

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Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx