Santa Is On His Way!

Hello! We are on the final count down to Christmas now with just a week until Christmas Eve. Lynda Hall is here with an awesome new Christmas card featuring our Santa stamp and Boot Prints stencil..



Christmas is almost upon us and this is my last official Visible Image post for the year. And what a year it has been! I think we are all ready for a rest and some good cheer, and who better to bring it than Santa Claus himself, and so he had to feature today.


santa stamp | boot prints stencil | snow | handmade Christmas card


I started the card by smooshing and spritzing some distress oxides on mixed media card.



I then used Luna Paste through the Boot Prints stencil. Sooooo sparkly!!!



I stamped a few snowflakes from the Snowman Jack set once the paste was dry,  and the ‘HO’ from the Santa Claus set then set to work creating a snowy effect around the prints.



I use Get Crackled from Pretty Gets Gritty and Pinflair Gellitex for added sparkle, and adhered some Polyballs from Artful Days into it for added texture.



While that dried, I stamped and coloured Santa with Copic markers and embossed the sentiment.



I assembled with 3d glue gel to add more dimension and mat and layered onto mirror card to finish off.


handmade christmas card | santa stamp | boot prints | snow



Supplies


santa claus stamp | chimney | boot prints | christmas



snowman stamp | penguin | baby it's cold | christmas



classic christmas sentiment stamps



boot prints stencil | Christmas | Santa | Gardening



I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas, however you choose to celebrate it. I will be back with fresh inspiration for Visible Image in the New Year.


Merry Christmas!




This card is awesome! The snowy texture is incredible! Santa and the boot prints look so cool.
Thank you Lynda ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.




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Helen & Mark xx


 

Iconic Christmas Stencil | Handmade Card

Hello! We are starting to feel festive here and we have some wonderful Christmas inspiration to share with you here on the blog. Heather Mitchell is here today with a gorgeous card created with our very popular Iconic Christmas stencil..


Well hello and welcome to Christmas! The Christmas scent is wafting through the house, the majority of my Christmas shopping is done (mainly all online this year like everyone) so I felt it was only right I shared a Visible Image Christmas card!


christmas card | stencil | stamps | pink | Visible Image


I know pink isn’t you’re typical Christmas colour but I love this for the background… it really ‘pings’ and I really want to remake this card for my daughter who is a very pink girl – if you get me!


The background is made using Distress Oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple) and I’ve used them as watercolours so smooshing them onto a glass mat, giving the card a wash of water before adding the colour so you get a fabulous watery look. You could also use the Distress Spray Stains for this, use whatever is at hand.



Once dry, I’ve used the Christmas Eve stencil and Tonic Nuvo’s Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to make this gorgeous sentiment. Once dry (about an hour I find) I’ve added some Candied Apple Distress Oxide. I used an ink pad as before but again, you could use spray and apply using a paint brush around the wording. I’ve outlined the gold sentiment using a Derwent Intense pencil to really help it ‘pop’.


The bauble strings have been heat embossed onto the background using Wow’s Black Onyx powder and a little shadow added using a Comic marker.



I love using text on backgrounds and I like them slightly distressed, not fully stamped so you get a bit of texture. Here I’ve taken the Christmas Backgrounds stamp set (which is brilliant!) with Versafine Clair’s Charming Pink ink pad and then heat embossed using Wow’s clear embossing powder, which gives a nice sheen to the text.



The beautiful baubles were made using watercolour card and I’ve drawn around the baubles and cut from the card. I wanted a distressed look to the baubles so scrubbed up the edges before adding the individual decoration. Once decorated, I’ve used the Freestyle Tool from Wow Embossing to scribble around the circles (and around the card itself) and add a beautiful gold colour. The baubles have then been added using some foam tape so you get a little dimension. To finish, I’ve matted the card onto black card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.



Supplies


christmas stencil | background stamp | Visible Image



christmas words background stamp



christmas icons stencil | tree | star | bauble



christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline



A really bright, modern card from me today but there are so many more over in the Visible Image Facebook group and on instagram too. Lots of inspiration to be found on Pinterest as well, so do pop over there and lose a couple of hours!



Stay safe everyone.

H xx




We absolutely love this card Heather! Non traditional Christmas colours are awesome and the texture is wonderful. Thank you ♡

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We will be sharing more fabulous Christmas inspiration from our amazing team over the coming week before we take a much needed break for some family time, movies and festive food!


Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Christmas Stamps | Scribbled Star

Hi there! Gosh it has been such a crazy time here, but we are finally catching up with ourselves and we are back to continue sharing some of the incredible samples made with our NEW Christmas stamps and stencils! Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a stunning card featuring our ‘Scribbled Star’ stamp with our fabulous NEW ‘Christmas Eve’ stencil…

Good morning

Today I am delighted to be blogging my first sample using the new Visible Image Christmas stamps and stencils. You can check out all the fabulous newbies here.  This is a perfect range to compliment their existing Christmas stamps, and they are so affordable at just £5.99 each!

For my first make I decided to make a mixed media card.

This is what I got up to;


I made an inky background by pressing these distress inks onto my craft mat, adding some spritzes of water and then dipping in my card, drying between layers.



I applied crackle texture paste through the stencil and left to dry. You will see the crackle in the final photos, the photo below is when it is wet. When the crackle was dry I painted it with gold metallic paint which again you can see in the final photos.



I stamped the star onto gold card in black Versafine and clear embossed. I then cut out the centre of the star stamp.



I stamped and embossed the star a second time onto the inky background below the stenciled sentiment and then stuck on the cut out gold star using foam tape to raise it slightly.  Using gold ink I repeat stamped the tiny starts from the O Christmas tree set.



I then matted it up using blue and black card onto a 7″  square white card blank. Here is my finished card;


star stamp | christmas card


with some close ups..




and one final shot..





Products used



grungy star stamp | scribbled | christmas


the sentiment from the Christmas Eve stencil

christmas eve stencil | sleigh | houses


and the tiny stars from O Christmas Tree stamp set


christmas tree stamp | contemporary | brush



These gorgeous new Christmas stamps and stencils lend themselves to any card making style from mixed media to clean and simple.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow what a stunner! The sentiment looks amazing, especially against your distress background. Wonderful design! Thank you Jane ♡

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Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx