Design Team Intro | Ali Carubia

Hi there! Next up is another of our existing designers who is staying on the team…


Ali Carubia


Ali is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


We love Ali’s striking cards and fabulous backgrounds, and how wonderfully she interprets and co-ordinates our stamps, stencils and sentiments!



I started crafting about 20 years ago. My style is varied, my favourites are bright colours and silhouettes. I have an extensive collection of paper, stamps, inks, paints and sparkly things!


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For my latest Visible Image inspiration I’ve been playing with two fabulous stencils to make a couple of cards for my friends. These were fun and easy to make.


Quirky rose stamp | ink swirls stencil | kindness + friendship | handmade cards


To make the DL card:


Take a A4 piece of 300gsm white stamping card, cut it down to 210mm x 196mm and scoring at 98mm.

Trim the left over strip to 84mm x 194mm to make the card topper.

Tape the Visible Image ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil over the bottom 2/3’s of your card strip with masking tape. Use a brush or blending foam to apply the weathered wood distress oxide ink through the stencil, add a little black soot distress oxide in places – avoid the straight edge at the top of the stencil.

Wipe the ink off the stencil, flip it over and move it over the top 1/3. Match up the swirls as best you can and ink up as before. Flick a little water over your inked card, leave for a few seconds and then pickup the drops with paper towel.



Wipe over another piece of white stamping card with an anti static bag. Then stamp the rose from Visible Image’s Random Art of Kindness 6 times using black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Fussy cut the roses, I cut slightly outside of the embossed lines.



Colour the roses with a base coat of orange ink and then add the red and pink ink.


Use the remaining orange and pink on your applicators to colour a sentiment from the ‘Words of Support’ stencil onto white card with the orange at the top and the pink at the bottom.

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder as before.

Trim the sentiment and mount it onto a scrap of black card with a border of about 1.5mm (1/16″).



Stamp the flower stem 3 times using black versafine ink as above and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Glue your inked piece onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 3mm (1/8″).



Glue 3 of the roses flat onto the topper using pva glue. Shape the remaining 3 roses using your fingers and use 3d foam to fix them onto your card.



Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the flower heads, then doodle around the outside of your card with a fine black liner pen.

Colour the circles on the stems with a red pen and then cover these with glossy accents.

Attach your card topper to the white DL card blank you made earlier and attach the sentiment using 3d foam to the bottom right hand corner.


Your finished card will look like this 😎




To make the square card:


The process is the same except you don’t need to move the stencil and only 4 roses are needed. I found this card even quicker to make 😀


The measurements for the 6″x 6″ square card are:
card topper – white stamping card 130mm x 130mm
black card matt – 138mm x 138mm


I used a different sentiment and a couple of adhesive gems on this one…




Supplies


  • Visible Image Stamps – Random Art of Kindness
  • Visible Image Stencils – Inky Swirls & Words of Support
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks – Tangerine, Chinese Red & Fuchsia
  • Distress Oxides – Weathered Wood & Black Soot
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Masking tape
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Red marker pen
  • White gel & black fine liner pens
  • Glossy Accents
  • Red gems
  • Heat gun
  • A4 White stamping card (300gsm)
  • Black card for matting & layering
  • 6″ x 6″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d foam pads


  • quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments



    word of support | stencil



    ink swirls stencil



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

    Ali xxx




    These cards are so striking and gorgeous Ali! They would be adored by anyone who received them. Thank you ♡

     

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    Helen + Mark xx



     

Nothing To Wear | T-Shirt Stamp

Hello! We are excited to share some fabulous inspiration by Ali who has created a gorgeous box of handmade cards with our T Shirt stamp and personalised icons from our new NOTHING TO WEAR stamp set…


handmade cards | box


Here is an overview of how I made this box of cards using the really cool new ‘Nothing To Wear’ stamp set from Visible Image!


I stamped the T shirt in black versafine ink 6 times onto white card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut them out very close to the embossed edge.


Next I squished some mustard seed distress oxide onto my blending mat, spritzed a little water and picked up some of the ink onto one of the T shirts. I dried it with my heat gun before picking up more ink and drying again. Carried on building the layers of ink before finally picking up a few blots of ripe persimmon.


I inked up the other T shirts the same way using ripe persimmon (with a blot of picked raspberry, salty ocean (with a blot of ripe persimmon), twisted citron and finally wilted violet (both with a blot of salty ocean).


I did a second ripe persimmon T shirt for the box lid.


T Shirt Stamp | Rubber | Clear


I used pva and black glitter on the neck, sleeves and bottom edges of the T shirts and left them to dry for a bit while I had a cup of tea and slice of cake.


Next task was to cut 5 strips of white card 10″ x 5″ and score in the middle to make 5 white card blanks 5″x5″.


Then I cut 6 white card matts 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and 6 larger black card matts 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.


By the time I’d finished all this measuring and cutting, the glitter was dry on the T shirts.


I stamped and heat embossed words and icons onto the T shirts and stamped onto the white card matts in versafine black ink and corresponding distress oxide.


When sticking the T shirts onto your decorated matts, change their angle to add variety.


T-Shirt Stamp | Smile | Daisy | Handmade Card | Stamping


Painted the T shirt daisy petals white then covered it with glossy accents and sprinkled a little glitter while it was still wet.


Used a little mustard seed oxide ink to colour the centre of the daisies on the background.


Added a stitched border with a yellow Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Butterfly | Be Kind | Handmade Card | Stamping


Stamped the T shirt with the butterfly icon and the Be Kind words in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.


Added a stitched border with a purple Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Diva | Heart | Handmade Card | Stamping


I painted in the centre of the Diva with white ink and then went over it with a sparkle pen.


I painted in the centres of the background words with twisted citron distress oxide ink.


Added a stitched border with a green Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Rock | Star | Handmade Card | Stamping


I stamped the star on the T shirt with versamark and heat embossed with silver. The stars on the background were stamped in silver pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Then coloured in the Rock centres with salty ocean oxide ink.


Added a stitched border with a blue Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Rock | Skull | Handmade Card | Stamping


On the 2 ripe persimmon T-shirts I painted in the Rock with white ink and went over it with a glitter pen when it was dry.


I covered the skull with glossy accents and sprinkled glitter over it like before.


I attached the stamped toppers to the larger black matts leaving with a border of 1/8″, then fixed them to the white card blanks using tape and pva. Drew around each T shirts with a grey alcohol marker, adding a shadow to make them stand out.



Next:  The Box



I used a score board for this as it always gets the the box top in the right proportion to the base so they fit properly – switched to cm for this.


I cut 2 pieces of white card 17.5cm x 17.5cm.


On one piece I stamped the skull icon in black versafine  and the Rock word in Ripe Persimmon on each edge, moving the card 90 degrees each time. I gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to dry the ink.


I used my score board to score the decorated box lid 2cm from the edge on all 4 sides using the box lid edge to butt up against.


On the white base piece I scored 2cm on all 4 sides using the box base edge to butt up against.



I folded the scored edges and burnished them with my bone folder then snipped a little V into the top and bottom edges.



Applied pva to the flaps and waited a few moments for the glue to go off a little.


Folded the sides together and pressed them for a few seconds.



Used paper clips to hold the sides while the glue dried.


Then removed the clips and attached the second ripe persimmon topper to the box lid using tape and pva.



This project took a while to do but it was a lot of fun and I had a great inky day creating it!


My finished box of cards


box of handmade greeting cards



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Nothing to Wear, Lost For Words
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
  • Black Versafine, Versamark, Silver Pigment ink pads
  • Clear, white & silver embossing powders
  • Zig clean color pens
  • Score board
  • Heat Gun
  • Blending mat
  • Black & iridescent glitters
  • Glossy accents
  • white gel pen/white acrylic ink
  • glitter gel pen
  • Grey alcohol marker
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black card for matting & layering
  • double sided tape & pva
  • paper clips



t shirt stamp | personalise | rubber | clear



Card Making Sentiment Stamps



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

Ali xxx




We adore this project Ali! Your collection of T-shirt stamp handmade cards look amazing, and it’s so great to see so many different designs and colours! Thank you ♡

 

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We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous new stamps inspiration!


Stay Safe! Stay Creative!


Helen + Mark xx



 

Happy Monday | Inspiration

Hello! We hope you had a good weekend and that Monday is being very gentle with you! Ericka Strange is kicking off this week’s inspiration with not one, not two, but three gorgeous projects to inspire you today…


Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with some of the Visible Image stamps summer release.


bookmksq


For my first project, I used a background I had created with a gel plate. I had been playing with the MINC Toner Ink and the scribble image from the Don’t Judge stamp set. I then used the butterfly from the Summer Wings set and colored it up with some Nuvo Drops.


bookmkside


I also added the sentiments from sentiments from the same set and white heat embossed it.


bookmkdown



For my second card I used the Flower Art set. I love these fun flowers and the unique design.


flowerdmmain


I made a quick background with the Chartreuse Color Burst. While it was drying, I used Nuvo Drops and colored up the flower for a fun look.


flowerdreamside


I also added the sentiment from the Summer Wings set.


flowerdreamup



For my last card, I used the Happy Day set. This is such a fun set and there are so many ways to use it.


bekindmain


I had this fun patterned paper that I thought would be the perfect background for my card. I stamped the image in Versfine ink and added the fun eyelashes.


faceclose


I added white gel pen to the eyes and the fun Be Kind sentiment.


faceup
 



Supplies


stamps | compassion | broken | healing | heart | mental health awareness



butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | summer | reflect



Flower stamps | daffodil | tulip | rose



face stamp | happy day | smile | be kind



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful week!




We are loving these Ericka! They are all so gorgeous and the nuvo drops add such beautiful sparkle.. thank you ♡

You will find more of Ericka’s fabulous cards over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration.


Stay safe,

Mark & Helen xx