Visible Image stamps – Ink Splat Heart

Good Morning (or afternoon or evening!) 

Wow this week is flying by… last few days of prep for the Happy Stampers Show in Port Sunlight… Hope we’ll see some of you there 🙂

It’s a busy day here on the Visible Image blog too, with brand new stamping inspiration from Sue, Lisa and Kim R today!

Over to Sue Joseph to catch up with yesterday’s post…

Morning ladies and any crafty gents come for a visit 🙂

Are you a member of our Visible Image Facebook group? I hope you’ve got your entry in for our May Show & Tell competition.

It’s my DT day today at the wonderful Visible Image, also known as ‘Soozie Tooseday’

It’s also my Hubby’s 50th birthday today <3   (Not that he looks it, he looks about 35 Lucky sod!)

So I’ve done a CAS card for him and I know it hasn’t got 50 on it, but it has got 50 kisses inside, I know he’d much prefer the kisses than the numbers 🙂

 05-06-2015 Visible Image stamps - Ink Splat Heart - Love You - Sue Joseph

I used 3 distress inks, salty ocean, pickled raspberry and squeezed lemonade,

For the ‘Love you’ I used black ebony wow embossing powder.

Clean and simples!

The Main Stamp is the awesome…..
Visible Image Heart INKognito stamp

The word ‘Love’ was from a freebie Visible Image stamp on Craft Stamper and the word ‘You’ is from the Max Rocks set.

This is my hubby on Saturday night when I took him out for a yummy Indian to the ‘Cinnamon Lounge’ in Trowbridge, fab place, absolutely scrummy food and tiptop service.

Steve was 49 & 363 days in this pic haha!

Happy Birthday for today Baybeeeeeee <3

Thank you so much for checking in & see you again next week if you’re around 🙂

Much Love

What an awesome card for Steve! Love those colours and our ink splat heart is just perfect for CAS cards 🙂 You’ll find more of Sue’s brilliant work over on her blog.

Pop back later for more NEW Visible Image stamps inspiration 🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

Mark & Helen xx

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Music Soothes The Soul – Visible Image stamps

Hello again 🙂 More stunning inspiration coming your way!!!

Here’s Kim Robertson with an awesome tutorial for you, using a brilliant technique…

Hi Folks

Today I have something a little different in that it is a technique within a step by step as it were. I said a long time ago I would show you how to used embossing powder to stamp  into without having to get out your melt pots etc.
I also thought what better stamps to demo this with than my lovely friends at Visible Image‘s stamps so I chose a few to use on this card and some inks of course and got started.

Here is the image for today..

Visible Image stamps - Heart - Music Soothes The Soul - Kim Robertson

Last night I had to pick my daughter up from the train station and while I was waiting it was a nice warm evening with a cool breeze coming in the window and I had the radio playing and it was old summer type feel good songs and it really helped me to choose todays images I think. I have always loved music and been around music with people in bands my whole life , My husband was a bass guitar playing and both my kids now play and my brother is a lead guitarist so its always been in the family along with art and I was in the choir at school well into senior school from little. So as the sentiment says ‘ Music soothes the soul ‘ and it truly does. What music do my lovly internet friends like? comment and let me know.

So here is this weeks tutorial…

I started with clear embossing powder versamark ink , my Music Background stamp from Visible Image ( it’s only red cos it is stained with ink from a past tutorial haha) I took some off white card and stamped the background across the bottom third of the card one and a half times or however many fit across the bottom of your card size. I tipped on the embossing powder and heat set of course.

These are the colour distress inks I chose for this card, dried marigold and rusty hinge , shabby shutters and peeled paint.

I coloured the card in the usual way with the lighter colours and then spray with water, some fine drops and some larger waited a second or two and then dabbed the water away and dried leaving the speckled backing, I then deepened the edges with the darker shades of distress and dried well. Set aside for now.

Ok take another piece of card I used off white but at this stage it doesn’t really matter, use ultra thick embossing powder here as we want nice thick liquid to stamp into. Add some Versamark ink from a pad or dabber in a nice big section, big enough to take the stamp you have decided to use and a bit more room to tear and ink the edge of the card. Pour on the embossing granules and tip off the excess, do not tap the card, just let it naturally fall off, ok heat set from below ( if you try to heat from above at this stage all the powder will probably blow away too leaving you with no more than a disappointed look on your face hehe…

Once this layer is melted go ahead and wait a moment and then add some more versamark on top of the same piece of melted powder and tip on the next layer. Heat set again and get everything ready to heat the third layer just as we have done the first two.

For this layer tap lots of versamark onto the stamp you are going to use as this will be needed to help the stamp release from the hot melted embossing powder. ( Please remember this will be extremely hot and will burn you if you put your finger in it once melted so do not test the embossing with your pinkies.) Ok go ahead and melt layer three, once it is melted lay it on your heat protection mat  (not the table) and heat from directly above to rewarm from stopping to lay it down , Once you can see it molten again turn off gun and very quickly pick up your stamp and press it into the melted embossing powder, push in quite firm but be careful it can slide. leave for just a little while, around 30 seconds or so and then lift out your stamp while peeling away the card from the underneath.

It will release very easily cos of the versamark on the stamp that was our release agent as it were.
You will be left with a perfect image this is great for making signs and is how I made the bullet holes in past tutorials and signs etc. This INKognito Heart was a very large image to use but I wanted to try it as I love all the melting effect along the bottom.

I used some black archival ink to darken the edges of the heart and some walnut stain distress and black to go over the edges I tore away from the melted heart in a very random pattern.

I then added some treasure gold furniture wax onto the raised edges of the heart and torn pieces too, it really brought the sunken image to life. I just love this treasure gold it is so quick drying and is smooth in the pot and smells divine to me.

I then went back to my first piece that I had set aside and matted it onto another off white piece of card and my Image from The Soul Music set of two stamps and typed just part of the image a couple times and embossed it in normal embossing powder not utee, on the top right of the card.

I stamped out the sentiment for the Soul Music set and cut it apart  I then inked the edges in Walnut Stain, I used the small squares of foam and added them to the back of the words ready to add to card.

This is the bottom right of the card and you can see most of the sentiment on its foam, the Music word is above the heart.

I added the music word here above the heart and a little metal charm in the form of a treble clef in the centre of the heart I also added one to the top right and bottom left of the card for finishing touchs too.I also added some more layers for a more complete look to the card, I personally think the more layers it has looks more finished and more professional looking.

Here is the finished image again..

Visible Image stamps - Heart - Music Soothes The Soul - Kim Robertson

This technique always looks so impressive on a card and people always wonder how you have made it but really it is pretty simple you just have to be super careful not to burn yourself or your table etc. Here is a close up on the heart now it is insitue as it were on the finished card..

Ok so the stamp sets I used for this one from the fabulous Visible Image Duo Of Mark and Helen are..

Mark and Helen had the amazing stand, and work from us on the team on it, with them at Alexandra Palace at the weekend, did any of you manage to get ther this time?

I didn’t get to go but I know they did well and were very very busy, I am so proud to be on their team and so pleased it all went well for them too.

Ok folks enjoy the sunshine I certainly enjoy walking to my car after work in the sunshine for a change in the early evening, much better than the usual wind and rain.

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next week.

Crafty Hugs

Thank you so much Kim for this amazing tutorial! Love this technique and it shows that you can do anything with our stamps… they are so gorgeously thick!

Stunning card <3  You’ll find more of Kim’s amazing work over on her blog.

We will be back later with our third and final post today… Teresa Morgan has something fabulous to show you! We will then be all caught up and back to the usual daily posts 🙂

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

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INKognito – Ink Splat Stamps – Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for coming to see us here today on the Visible Image blog 🙂

Today we are sharing some of the amazing projects created with our inky splatty grungy INKognito stamps which are perfect for Mixed Media. Even though our stamps are clear, they are so deliciously thick and very deeply etched so they can definitely withstand the heat! You can even use them with UTEE!

Not tried them yet… What are you waiting for?!

Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Awesome card created with our stunning Man and Woman INKognito stamps. So many possibilities with these amazing images! Our beautiful sentiment stamp is a must have too.

Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson

Gorgeous piece created with our Butterfly INKognito stamp… Our brilliant Ink Splat Butterfly which has been fluttering out the door since it’s release in June 2014. Kim has also used our gorgeous Just Making Memories sentiment stamp.

Visible Image stamps - Vision INKognito - Imperfection is Beauty - Samantha K

Samantha K

Sam has created this brilliant card with our amazing Vision INKognito stamp. This inky grungy eye stamp adds a touch of drama to your projects! Another stunning sentiment stamp finishes this off fabulously!

Visible Image stamps - Flower INKognito - Imperfection is Beauty - Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon

Kim has created this amazing card using our awesome Flower INKognito stamp. Our ink splat flower stamp is a stunner! It looks superb embossed!

Hazel Eaton

Hazel’s fantastic card features our stunning Butterfly INKognito stamp used with the amazing inky script stamp from our Revolution Set, using the kiss stamping technique for an amazing effect! The awesome background has also been created with stamps from Revolution.

Created by Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Pauline has added some liquid pearls to the petals for a stunning effect on her gorgeous card. So beautiful <3

Kim Bacon

Kim’s amazing card again features our awesome Butterfly with  our Grunge Polka Dot Background stamp and Imagine Dream Inspire sentiment stamp. Kim has used the ink splat edges of the butterfly to add an awesome  effect to her card.

Amber Kroening

Amber Kroening

Amber has used our Butterfly INKognito and Live Life Now sentiment on her awesome journal page. Looks amazing!

Created by Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson

Kim’s gorgeous canvas features our stunning Woman INKognito stamp and Imperfection is Beauty sentiment stamp, showing just how versatile these stamps are for your projects. Beautiful work <3

September Challenge - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon

Super stunning card from Kim! Our Heart INKognito stamp looks incredible and Kim has used the ink splat edge from the stamp, and our Bronte script to create the gorgeous background. Create Your Future is such a great sentiment stamp too!

Sue Joseph

Brilliant card from Sue featuring our amazing Vision INKognito and Heart INKognito stamps! Again Sue has created the ink splat effect around the edge of her card using the Heart INKognito stamp.

Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon

Kim has used her white pen to highlight the Flower and stem which looks amazing against that red! This Is Me is one of the quotes from our brilliant Express Yourself collection. Fantastic card!

Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Stunning card by Pauline featuring our amazing Vision INKognito stamp. Pauline’s gorgeous background was created with stamps from our Revolution Set, and you definitely need the beautiful sentiment. Where Dreams Take You…

Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph

Sue’s amazing card really shows off our gorgeous Ink Splat flower and inky stem… Used as the feature image and around the edges to perfection! This sentiment was made for the flower!

Visible Image stamps - INKognito - Man silhouette cameo - woman silhouette cameo - Imperfection is Beauty - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Awesome card by Pauline showing how brilliant our Man and Woman INKognito look with gilding flakes. Pauline has used the grungy and inky edges of these stamps to create her awesome frame.

Superb samples from our wonderful team… thank you girls xxx

You can get your hands on all of these gorgeous stamps HERE

We’ll be back tomorrow with our Marvellous Monday post from the amazing Kim Bacon!

Have a great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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