Thinking of You | Owl Stamp

Hi there! Jane is here on the blog today with a beautiful ‘thinking of you’ handmade card featuring our fantastic flying night owl stamp on gorgeous distress oxide ink background…


Good Afternoon!

Visible Image have some awesome A7 occasions sentiment and verse sets which are so useful, as the bold top words are a separate stamp from the verse. You can use just the words, verse or both. I use them lots for the cards I sell at Dotty’s Teahouse, they are very popular. These sets cover all occasions from Weddings to Birthdays to Sympathy (there are 6 in total) and today I thought I would pair the Thinking of You set


thinking of you | stamp | verse | sentiment | clear | rubber


with one of my all time favourites the Owl from the Night Owl set. 


flying owl stamp | night | tree branch | clear | rubber


This is what I got up to;


I made a distress oxide background using ‘Squeezed Lemonade’, ‘Mustard Seed’ and ‘Faded Jeans’ (I know that label looks pink but most of my oxide lids are stained and very well loved!).

I blended them onto a piece of white card, added some water and allowed it to drip down before drying.



I cut it down to 5 1/4 X 5 1/4″ and then stamped the sentiment in the top left corner using black Versafine which I then clear embossed. These sets are brilliant as the sentiment is separate from the verse. So if you want to you can break it up, as I did, for this card.



I stamped the verse in the opposite corner at the bottom. It really is a delightful and very unique verse (written by Helen).



I then stamped my owl using black versafine and clear embossed him. I fussy cut him out adding a bit of colour using my Zig watercolour pens. I also repeat stamped the uber useful branch from the owl set using green Versafine Clair ink and put my card together.


Here is is;


flying owl stamp | clear  rubber | thinking of you | handmade card


with a close up




and one final shot



Thanks so much for stopping by today ….and shhh a little heads up that for my next post in 2 weeks time I will be sharing a make with one of the gorgeous NEW! Autumn release sets. Oh my goodness me you are going to LOVE them.. but of course, for now, my lips are sealed ūüėĀ


Back soon,

Take care,

Jane x


 

What a stunning card! Our owl looks fantastic against the amazing background.  Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Owl Stamp Handmade Card
 

Tree of Life | Handmade Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! Ali is here on the blog today with 2 gorgeous cards made with our TREE OF LIFE stamp with sentiments from our GO TO WORDS set…


This year is passing so fast, nearly half way through 2021! This week I’m covering a clean and simple, one layer card using the fabulous ‘Tree of Life’ stamp set from Visible Image.


Tree of Life | Handmade Card | Thank You Sentiment | Stamps


Cut a piece of watercolour card 10″ by 5″, score and fold to make a 5″x5″ white card blank.

Use masking tape to cover the front of the card leaving app 3″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.

Press the tape down around the centre to make it water resistant.



Wet your the open part of your card using water and a large brush.

Start applying your watercolours, avoid mixing any colours that would make brown or green.



Start with the yellows, oranges, golds, allow to dry, then pink and purple and finally a bit of blue.



Carefully remove the masking tape, gently peel it back on itself to avoid tearing the card.



Dry the card thoroughly using a heat gun.


Remove any tape glue from your card with an adhesive eraser, then pat an anti static pad over your card.

Stamp the tree with black versafine ink over the bottom corner of your panel. If you are using a stamping platform, restamp to get a solid black impression.



Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Return your card to the stamping platform and restamp your tree then clear heat emboss again, this will make your tree very raised and glossy.

Colour in the leaves on the tree with a gold glitter gel pen.



Pick a sentiment from the Visible¬†Image ‘Go to Words’ set, stamp in black versafine at the bottom right hand side of your card and clear heat emboss as before.



Allow the card to cool for a few moments then wipe off any residual anti static powder with a soft cloth/paper towel.

Finally add a couple of black adhesive gems to the top right hand side.




I repeated this process with White Night watercolours, mounted it onto black card with a 1/8″ border then attached it to a white 6″x6″ card blank for a different look.


Tree of Life | Handmade Card | Happy Birthday Sentiment | Stamps



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Tree of Life & Go To Words
  • Arteza metallic watercolours, White Nights Watercolours
  • Masking Tape for watercolours – Scotch or Sheena’s
  • Stamping Platform
  • Anti Static pad
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Clear embossing powders
  • Paint brushes
  • Gold sparkle gel pen
  • heat gun
  • Watercolour card and black card for matting and layering
  • 6″ x 6″ white card blank for second card
  • pva
  • black adhesive gems


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    tree of life | stamp | clear | rubber



    sentiment stamps | card making | greetings | clear | rubber



    I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by¬†ūüíĖ

    Ali xxx




    Gorgeous cards! Our tree of life stamp looks wonderful double embossed with the gold leaves, and your backgrounds are beautiful. Thank you for your fantastic tutorial Ali ♡

     

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    Have a lovely Saturday!

    Helen + Mark xx