Good Evening! We are back with more awesome inspiration and a new video tutorial from the wonderful Veerle Moreels…
The organic stamp from Visible Image was calling for a long time to be inked up. And I knew what I wanted to do with it… and I still have to because my project turned out to be something completely different than what I wanted to do initially ^.^
There were some bumps in the road, amongst being knock out for a couple of days in between, but I’ve managed to get the project finished. I had my camera on while creating so there is a new video for you today. Have fun!
I still want to go and make that first idea, and while making this project I got another idea for this stamp so… you’ll see it come by another time without a doubt ^.^
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I left the camera running whilst I made this card…
I’m loving how I can take a large stamp and yet still create something wonderfully clean and simple with it. This is such a beautiful seahorse stamp, but as Veerle has shown how to expertly colour it (which you can see by clicking HERE for her video), I thought I would leave it in monochrome for a contrast on my inky band.
How to make this:
First heat emboss the seahorse with clear ink and a sparkly black embossing powder, then mask the seahorse with either a post-it note or some masking fluid.
Next mask off a section of your card for the inked band and blend 3 colours of distress oxide ink (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, salty ocean) into the unmasked area to create a smooth ombré look.
Blend more ink through the fibres stencil using broken china and peacock feathers distress oxides and next splatter water droplets onto the panel.
Use second generation ink with the two remaining stamps (the ovals and circles) in the Create Your Calm set, to add more subtle interest to the background, stamping these in faded jeans and peacock feathers distress oxides.
Remove the masking, and add your sentiment. I split the ‘own’ and ‘calm’ into two separate words using a masking technique, shown in my video, so that I only inked the word I wanted at each place.
Now ink the splatters from the Ink Splats set in salty ocean, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio distress oxide.
Use a clear sparkle pen on the water droplets in the inky band to give them some shimmer. Use the same sparkle pen in the white areas of the seahorse.
The final part is to add glossy accents onto the ink splat ‘bubbles’ and also randomly across the band.
(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
White Card, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous disco black embossing powder, Distress Oxides (salty ocean, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, broken china, faded jeans), blending tools and foam, water, paintbrushes, heat tool, low-tack masking tape, post-it notes, scrap paper, Misti, Versafine Onyx black ink, Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star), Ranger glossy accents, 3d foam
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This is such a striking card Sharon! Our seahorse looks fabulous against your inky panel and we are loving those glossy splats! ♡
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1. Create card from white cardstock.
2. On another piece of embossed white cardstock add splatter, stamp sentiment (and heat emboss), add letter stickers and washi tape.
3. Stamp, heat emboss and cut out images.
4. Adhere images onto tag as well as adding twine and a bow to tag.
5. Adhere image panel onto card (using foam adhesive) and adhere tag onto image panel using foam adhesive.
I hope y’all like this fun card!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!
Card Recipe for Shine Bright Girl Card:
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Ranger, Michaels, Tag
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Twine (The Twinery), Washi (Queen and Co), Letter Stickers (Michaels), Bow (Studio Calico)
Tools: Heating Tool (Marvy Uchida)
Totally awesome card Tenia! Loving those colours and what a fantastic design! Thank you ♡
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Good Morning! We are here with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
Over to Katy…
Today’s make for Visible Image is a clean and simple tag card. I’m often asked what I do with the tags I create and they make great cards – simply cut another tag, fold a small flap at the top and adhere the flap to the back of the decorated tag to allow it to stand.
I stamped the overlapping circles in black Archival then coloured each one with Distress Ink – I used Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio. I stamped a splat in black inside each circle to add detail. I stamped the words and cut them out individually before mounting to the card on 3D foam pads. I matted the tag onto black card and created a back as described above to allow it to stand.
This card really highlights how brilliantly words can work as a focal point when combined with abstract or background images. Hope you like it!
I used these stamps on my card:
Create Your Future
Awesome tag! Really cool and funky! Thank you Katy ♡
We will be back later with the debut post from Elina Strömberg!
AND we cannot wait to share today’s NEW stamps preview too!!!
Good Evening! Thank you for coming to see us today 🙂
Apologies for missing yesterday’s posts, been catching up with orders and having some internet issues!
We have some absolute stunners to inspire you! Our amazing team never fail to deliver 🙂
Here’s Kim Robertson…
I hope you are all enjoying your week and that you are getting some nice sunshine , it has been so very nice to get out of work at night and still see the sun streaming through the trees.
After last weeks quite complicated tutorial I thought this week I would do something a little simpler for folks in the clean and simple vane. I used three stamps from Our Visible Image Friends and they will of course be listed below or if you have any similar or you would like to substitute one of your favourite quotes or sentiments it is just another way of doing a very quick but smart card to give to someone special. It is funny isn’t it , when we make cards/ gifts we all seem to put our heart and soul and a bit of ourselves into the design and the way we compose it for that person , I feel like I am making it for all of you when I do them as I share the details so much with you all.
Here is today’s card and I hope you like it.
I used two distress inks on this one in Vintage photo and Seedless Preserves. I used off white and black cardstock. Lots of matting and layering with foam in between too.
Firstly, I took some off white card and my Grunge Polka Dot background stamp with Vintage Photo DI and stamped a few dots on opposite corners and then took a piece of cut and dry and a little ink with a light hand and added to all the edges and corners of this piece
I then took my Ink Splat stamps and used a few different ones with the purple Seedless preserves DI and stamped that randomly, I did keep in mind the sentiment would be around the centre and it would be good to still see some of the inking once attacked to the card etc. I then matted this onto another piece of off white and another larger mat again in off white and then a black layer.
Here you can see the above mat and layers and how it is starting to sit together already.
I took a left over piece of the off white card and stamped my Just making memories sentiment which I adore in Versafine black ink and added one of the purple large splats to it, I used some of the Vintage Photo to edge this piece as before and then mounted it onto black card.
Here are two more photos of the card up til now just as I am choosing which way I will go for this one with embellishments. Sometimes I love to match lots of accessories to the card and other times I just want to leave it clean and speak straight to the point and I believe this is in the later category this time.
I added a couple of small sparkly stones to the corners and a twine in matching purple bow with a sparkly and pearl stone to cover the knot and another of the same sparkle with pearl in the centre to the large splat on the sentiment.
I also decided on one more layer of the off white and black layers to finish off and give the card some real height and dimension after all clean and simple doesn’t mean boring and bendy does it folks hehehe.
Ok so the stamps I used from my good friends at Visible Imageare listed here.
So you can see how simple it all came together once it is broken down can’t you? Perhaps you can tell me whether you like the mix of tutorials I do each week or if there is a particular type you like best, maybe paper pads or inky ones , maybe the embossing techniques or paints and colour etc, let me know in the comments if you would like too.
Here again is the finished image..
I wish the camera picked up the vibrancy of the cards made but it really does not pick up how fresh and bright a card is or the sparkle we like to add sometimes it just does not matter how many pictures you take it just does not translate so well to the computer.
However I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thank you for stopping by and looking through. I will see you next week with some more inspiration.
Love and hugs to all the lovely folks.
Thank you Kim for your brilliant tutorial… gorgeous gorgeous card. Fantastic background… don’t you just love this sentiment? You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.
We will be back soon with a fabulous work of art from Lisa Nygards…
Apologies for missing yesterday’s post! We had another crazzzzyyyyyyy day here getting as many orders out as possible which is always the priority, and Mark then surprised me by announcing that instead of cutting and packaging again stamps all evening (as we usually do) we were going out for dinner and to the cinema! It was a much needed ‘break’ 🙂
So today we have lots of fabulous inspiration coming up for you, starting with the ‘late’ Fabulous Friday post from the very fabulous Pauline Butcher! Over to Pauline…
It’s Friday again, and I’m here to share another of my creations, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps, if you’ve not tried these top quality, thick polymer stamps yet, please do, they are such unique designs, hand made and cut, and they stamp perfectly each time.
This card is 8″x 8″, and I started off with a piece of card 7″x 7″, stamping the edges with the drips and ink splats, using Oak House Studio Colour Chemistry Pigment ink pads, in 3 colours, (they are such bright yummy colours, just up my street). I then took another piece of card 5″x 5″, and blended the same 3 colours, then stamped the feathers with Versamark, and heat embossed using White powder, I then stamped the birds and the fingerprints on both pieces af card. I stamped the Hawk onto a seperate piece of card and fussy cut it, leaving a very small boarder of white around it, then coloured the edges, I shaped it and attached it using glue gel to raise it. The sentiment was stamped and cut out. I added some coloured mats and layers, then put it to a black card blank added glossy accents to the eyes and Black Stickles around the edges of the Hawk.
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Have a fabby weekend, see you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Wow! We love this card! The white feathers look fabulous against the colourful background. Check out those eyes in the mask stamp <3 And isn’t that fingerprint stamp from the ‘Drag and Drip’ set great!
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