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Hi there! We are back with a superb project from Elina Str√∂mberg…

Hi and happy Saturday!

Hope your weekend has started well. I’ve had a busy week at the office, but luckily in the evenings there has been some balancing time for crafting, too. That’s so important to me!

I wanted to show you my latest card project I made with new Visible Image stamps and Distress inks and sprays:

For colouring the background I used several colours of Distress sprays, mixed with water before drying with my heat gun. The main image is stamped and heat embossed; I have found that heat embossing works the best if you want to create a really dark stamped image on a mixed media background.

For decorating the background I used Distress inks and two new Visible Image background pattern stamps. The ink colours were the same I used for misting, as I did not want the background textures to pop up too much. The contrast between the lighter background and the dark black image was the main thing for this card anyway.

The circle on the man’s eye is a metal washer (one that you can buy at any hardware store). It’s original colour was silver, but as it did not match to the colour palette of my project I heat embossed it with gold colour embossing powder: I dabbed the washer on the VersaMark ink pad, dropped it in the embossing powder jar, and picked up using a toothpick. Heating the metal ring took a bit longer than usual, but the embossing powder melted beautifully on the washer changing it’s colour completely.

Such an inspirational card project to make! Hope you like it ūüôā

For more information on the stamp set I used, please click on the pictures below:


Wishing you a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

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Amazing card! Loving the solid black against the yellow and orange! Thanks Elina ♡
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We will be back a little later with more fantastic projects to inspire you!

Mark & Helen xx

Born To Perform

Hello there! Wow wow wow… we are totally blown away by the number of orders we have received for our NEW stamps already, and they only went on pre-order late on Friday evening! Thank you so much to everyone who has ordered so far, we cannot even begin to describe how amazing it feels that you love our designs so much! ‚ô° ‚ô° ‚ô°

As promised, we will have loads of fabulous inspiration for you over the next few weeks. Just when you think your Design Team cannot possibly get any better…!

Nicky has been really busy and has very inky fingers this weekend. We adore what she is about to share with you today…


Oh. My. Goodness.

When something comes along that just takes your breath away…

This image of the ballerina from the Born To Perform set of stamps by Visible Image, is truly the most beautiful image of a dancer I have ever seen. I have sought an image like this, and then Mark delivered, without even knowing how high up on my wishlist this was!

With the brand new February 2017 release of some ground breaking new stamps, this set,¬†Born to Perform, delivers style and potential in bucket-fulls. I chose to keep my first card simple,to showcase the beautiful ballerina, so here it is…

2017-01-29 Visible Image - ballerina stamp - born to perform - Nicky Gilburt 2

If you know anything of my style, you will understand (and sympathize) how hard it was for me to achieve this effect. I needed to keep the white space but my, it was a challenge that I enjoyed!

To get the background effect I took three of the new Nuvo Aqua flow pens, in Aqua Splash, Indigo Dawn, and Spiced Ginger. One by one I dropped liquid from each pen onto a large acrylic block and pressed it onto watercolour card, drying with a heat gun between each press.

Two colours:

Nicky 1


Preparing to add third colour:


Nicky 2




Nicky 3

If you don’t dry between colours, they can merge and go murky. It’s a slow process but SO worth it to get the optimum result! And you can add more colour if you feel it needs it.

I then stamped the dancer in purple pigment ink, which remained wet long enough to be able to add glitter purple embossing powder, and which I then heated with my heat tool.

Nicky 4


You can see here that I then got a little splatty, mixing a couple of drops of ink with water, in my palette, and flicking the brush over the watercolour card. Again, dry with a heatgun if you can. I also dotted around my image with an embossing pen and sprinkled the purple glitter powder over it, just to match the splash of the tutu!


The final touches were to add the key words, and then some super tiny gems in toned colours. I hope they add a little movement and flow to the project.


2017-01-29 Visible Image - ballerina stamp - born to perform - Nicky Gilburt


If you want to see more of Visible Image’s new releases for 2017 then click¬†here!

The next few weeks are going to be terribly exciting as Helen, Mark and the Design Team showcase all the new stamps from the February release!

I’m off back to my creating, I look forward to sharing something else from the new release very soon.


Happy crafting!


Such a gorgeous card Nicky.. loving your splatters of colours and super sparkly ballerina ♡ Thank you!
You will find more of Nicky’s wonderful cards and¬†projects over on her blog.

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Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you’ll visit again soon.

Mark & Helen xx


Vision @ Visible Image

Hello, thanks for stopping by our blog today.

We have another awesome card by Pauline Butcher to inspire you…

I’m back with more¬†Design Team inspiration for¬†‘Visible Image’, using a couple of awesome stamp sets..Where Dreams Take You¬† and¬†Live Life Now.


I stamped the fabulous eye, using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Wow Red powder, yummy. I stamped the eye again with black ink, onto a sticky note, and fussy cut it out, I placed this mask over the embossed eye, and coloured the background using Distress Inks. I then stamped the ‘Go where your Dreams take you’, again using Distress ink.¬†


I stamped the small butterflies with Versamark, and heat embossed them with the red powder, I then took the mask off, and coloured the Iris, and put a bit of shading into the corner of the eye. The ‘Vision’ sentiment was stamped with Versamark, onto a separate¬†piece of card, and again heat embossed using the Red powder, and fussy cut. 

I used Stickles, to bling up the butterflies, and to put a twinkle in the eye.

Time for you to get out your Visible Image Stamps, and enter the December Challenge, just create a card, using only Visible Image stamps, and enter HERE, for a chance to win a £25 voucher, to spend in their shop.

Thank you for popping in, hugs, Pauline xxx 

Stunning card Pauline! ♡ Loving our fantastic eye in red!

You’ll find more of Pauline’s cards and projects over on her blog.

We’ll be back with more gorgeous inspiration to inspire you, so come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Stamps on Create and Craft TV

Hello there! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today.

We’re so excited to be on Create and¬†Craft TV tomorrrow… Saturday December 12th at 11am with our awesome stamps!

Join Mark and Pauline for some amazing live demos!

Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander

Mark not only designs our stamps, but he also makes and hand cuts them all too!

Mark has some brilliant demos lined up for the show!

Pauline Butcher

Pauline Create & Craft TV

Pauline continually wow’s us with her creativity, and you’re going to love what she is creating live on the show!

It’s Pauline’s first time demonstrating live on TV, but we know she’ll be fabulous!

Here are some of the stunning samples created by our amazing team for the show…

Vision INKognito Set

Visible Image - Vision INKognito - Pauline Butcher 2

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image stamps Grungy eye kim bacon

Kim Bacon

Visible Image stamps vision TM

Teresa Morgan

Butterfly INKognito Set

Visible Image - Butterfly INKognito -  Susanne Rose 2

Susanne Rose

Visible Image - Butterfly INKognito -  Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon

Visible Image - Butterfly INKognito - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Flower INKognito set

Visible Image stamps Flower Inkcognito TM

Teresa Morgan

Visible Image - Flower INKognito - Teresa Morgan 1

Teresa Morgan

Visible Image stamps Flower inkognito KB

Kim Bacon

Behind Every Mask set

Visible Image - Behind Every Mask - Pauline Butcher 2

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image - Behind Every Mask - Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon

Visible Image - Behind Every Mask - Pauline Butcher 1

Pauline Butcher

Angels Are Near set

Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - Feather Stamp - Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph

Visible Image - Angels are Near - Pauline Butcher 2

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image - Angels are Near - Pauline Butcher 3

Pauline Butcher

Leave Your Fears set

Visible Image - Leave Your Fears - Kim Bacon 2

Kim Bacon

Visible Image stamps Leave your fears KB

Teresa Morgan

Visible Image - Leave Your Fears -  Pauline Butcher 2

Pauline Butcher

And here are some more fantastic¬†samples, which show how brilliantly these sets work together, and how fabulously the sentiments work¬†as the focal point of your card or project too…

Visible Image stamps Leave your fears KJ

Kim Johnny

Visible Image stamps Butterfly inkognito leave your fears tag PB

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image stamps - Live Life Now - Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph

Visible Image stamps Vision Inkognito tag LN

Lisa Nygards

Visible Image stamps - Imperfection - Crow Tree - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Teresa MorganJPG

Teresa Morgan

We hope you can tune in and watch¬†our show live on Create and Craft TV at 11am tomorrow, Saturday December 12th…

 Sky 674. Freeview 36. Virgin 748. Freesat 813.

You can also watch online on the Create and Craft TV website!

Our show is due to be repeated on the Craft Extra channel at 1pm on Saturday too.. sky channel 675.

Have a brilliant weekend and we will be back with more gorgeous cards and projects from our wonderful team, along with photos of Mark & Pauline’s TV demos next week!

Come and join us in¬†our¬†Facebook group¬†where we’ll be sharing photos from the show on Saturday¬†ūüôā

Thanks again for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image stamps – latest inspiration

Hello There! Thank you so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

We are catching up with all the latest cards and projects from our wonderful team today, the blog has been a little neglected these last few days… first we had our crazy Black Friday SALE which you loved!!! And we are working non stop making lots of¬†gorgeous stamps for our fantastic return to Create & Craft TV on December 12th ūüôā Mark and Pauline have some amazing demos planned… can’t wait!

Ok, are you sitting comfortably and ready to be inspired?

Here’s what the girls have been up to…

Pauline Butcher

I’m back to share some¬†Visible Image¬†inspiration with you.¬†It’s a simple tag, I love tags, because they can be so quick to make, and there’s no pressure, lol !!!!
Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - Crow Tree - Pauline Butcher
The stamp set I used is Leave your Fears

Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - Crow Tree - Pauline Butcher 2

I used Brusho’s on the background, sprinkling and spritzing, then holding the tag on it’s side to drip down. I stamped using Versamark ink, and heat embossed with Black EP. The sentiment was heat embossed onto a small piece of card, again after Brusho’s had been dripped down it. The Viscose ribbon ( American Seam Binding) was coloured using Distress Inks. Simple, I hope you’ll give it a go.
See you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Susanne Rose

Hi my dear Visible Image Friends!

I’d like to share a mixed media card today, which is created with the gorgeous¬†
Butterfly INKognito and the Live Life Now stamps from Visible Image.

Visible Image stamps - Butterfly - Live Life Now - Susanne Rose

 I primed the background with white gesso first. After this was dry I embossed the butterfly stamp with clear powder. I also stamped part of the stamp in the left upper corner. I added colour with the Marabu Art Sprays. They are based on acrylics and can be removed from the embossed parts with a babywipe. The sentiment is stamped with StazOn.

Stamps from Visible Image:
Butterfly INKognito
Live Life Now

Other supplies:
Marabu Art Sprays (Chili, Raspberry, Petrol)
StazOn Jet Black
Clear Embossing Powder

I wish you a nice day, Susanne.

Kim Johnny


The weather finally feels chilly here, funny since about a week ago it was way above average and so hot!

So continuing with my wondeful Wintery tags for Visible Image, I have “Baby it’s cold outside”, today!

I sort of made my own Wintery set here, I used stamps from three different sets:
all 100% amazing Visible Image,¬†“Baby It’s Cold”,¬†“White Christmas”¬†and¬†“Rockin Around”.

Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Kim Johnny

The background was created using various acrylic paints on my homemade gelatin plate. 


Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Kim Johnny 2

The snowflakes and sentiment were stamped directly onto the tag using Wow Opaque Bright White powder. The “Rockin'” tree was embossed with Wow Metallic Silver Ultra High. The Ultra High makes such an amazing texture, love it! I used a Perfect Medium pen to scribble the icicles and embossed in the same Opaque Bright White.

Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Tag - Kim Johnny

To add more depth and “chill” I randomly added some UTEE clear all over the tag.

I am freezing now, yikes! Time for some hot chocolate, yum ūüôā

Keep warm & cool where ever you may be!



Kim Bacon

Oh I love working with these Visible Image stamps! This flower from the INKognito range is just amazing.

Visible Image stamps - Imperfection is Beauty - Inky Flower stamp - Kim Bacon

The background is from remnants for a BIGGER Visible Image project which I am keeping under wraps for the moment. I first coloured some white card with Brusho paints and then applied a very dry layer of white gesso. For half of the card I then stamped the circles from the universal set and coloured some of them in with red Brusho. Another dry brushing with gesso before stamping and embossing in black with the sentiment and the flower. Each piece was then machine sewn onto black card.

Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp     Visible-Image-Universal-background-stamps-519x389     Visible Image Imperfection Is Beauty stamp

Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page.

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim

Lisa Nygards

I go for green today! I love the beauty of a clean card. The background is made with 4 different green distress inks. Then the¬†mask¬†and¬†sentiment¬†are stamped on top with black ink pad. To frame it I draw a line with a black thin marker. And yes ‚Äď I used a ruler!


Visible Image stamps - Mask stamp - Imperfection is Beauty - Lisa Nygards

Stamps:  Behind Every Mask & Imperfection is Beauty from Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock and laser copy paper
Medium: Distress inks


Thank you so much ladies… awesome work as always ‚ô° ‚ô° ‚ô°

You will find all our older¬†inspirational posts over on the¬†BLOG¬†homepage. Come and JOIN the¬†Facebook Group¬†where you can show us what you have been creating with Visible Image stamps for your chance to WIN a ¬£25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!¬†And don‚Äôt forget to LIKE the Visible Image¬†FACEBOOK PAGE¬†too where every Friday two lucky winners will WIN some gorgeous stamps!

We will be back tomorrow with something beautiful and very festive from Teresa Morgan.

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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