Hello and welcome to our rather neglected blog… well just lately anyway!!!
It has been a busy old time here at Visible Image basecamp for a number of reasons…. Loads of orders (thank you!)…exhibiting at quite a few craft shows… a road trip and some very exciting meetings… AND and lots of designing too!!!
Right.. on with today’s post! We have so much gorgeous new inspiration to show you from our fabulous Design Team, so make yourself a cuppa and read on…
My card this week is ALL about the sentiment
I LOVE this verse, it’s called The Best Days
. I used wow black ebony to heat emboss it and with a verse like this you dont need a busy card, hence just my paint splats, the words say it all!
I created the background with my new toy the Art spinner and used shimmer paints and neon paint. Layered and matted onto some green mirror board and kraft card and finished with some flat back green gems and hessian. ribbon.
No your eyes are not out of focus, lol, I wanted to try something a little different with this card, and I used a couple of super duper Visible Image Stamps.
My inspiration came from a retro 3D poster I saw recently, although I haven’t tried to view it through a pair of 3D glasses, lol, but you get the idea !!!!
The Visible Image stamps I’ve used are You are Loved and Grunge Polka Dot.
I stamped the background with the Grunge Polka Dots, 4 times, using 4 different Distress ink colours, I also did the same on another piece of card and stamped the sentiment in Versamark, heat embossed it using clear embossing powder, fussy cut it, mounted it onto black card and fussy cut it again, to give a thin black outline.
And hey look, no bling or glitter used, that was incredibly hard, lol !!!!
This week I am sharing a bright and beautiful card..
I have stamped the Ink Splats with various colours of Distress Ink to create my inky rainbow. I then took the music wave stamp from the Soul Music set, and stamped with black Archival Ink, then flipped the stamp upside down to continue the flourish across the page. I love how the music notes are not all ‘the right way up’, so you can use this stamp in any direction without it looking odd!
The wonderful sentiment I’ve used today has gone PINK this month! Not the actual stamp, but the package. It’s called STAY STRONG and during october 50% of the sales for this stamp will be donated to Breast Cancer Care! Buy yours now!
I’ve played around with pink inkpads that react with water, and some mists to do my background. The horse is from the Revolution set, and the darker spots around the edge are stamped with part of the other horse from the same set. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment on top of it all.
I am back with some more inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps
I have used Gelato’s for my background and over stamped with the Bronte Script. The leaf stamp and sentiment from the Colours of the Wind set have been inked up with Red Geranium and Potting Soil Archival inks.
I have been having a look through some of my old stuff and saw this little gem which didn’t get published last year. It is still such a cool technique and it is nice to revisit some of my older projects. It means that new visitors to me and Visible Image don’t miss out on something!
So, I started with a nice crisp piece of white card. Using those pots of inky paint from Pinflair called Gentle Blends, I applied colour to the daisy silhouette from the Happy Birthday set
from the ‘More Than Words’ range. I used a sponge to apply the colour directly to the stamps. I stamped the first time onto my base card and then did a second stamping onto a separate piece of white card. This gave me a vibrant first impression and a dull, light second impression.
I then used the seeded flower head silhouette from the Thinking of You set
, again from the ‘More Than Words’ range, to overstamp the coloured daisies in black ink.
On the piece of card that I had done the second impression stamping, I used black ink to stamp the Create With Your Soul
sentiment. All pieces were layered onto black card and the sentiment was added to the main card using foam pads to raise it up.
I’d like to share a card today on which I used the awesome Smile Sparkle Shine stamp.
The background of the card is created with Twinklings H2O. The Visible Image sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I’m back with a little bit of inspiration for you, a card using some of those fantastic Visible Image Stamps
that I love using so much! On this card, the stamps I used are Winter Tree
and the sentiment is Me Time
A very simple card to make, I used some Brusho paints on the background, mixing them with water and just washing them over the card. I then used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint inks, and using the dropper provided in the kit, just dripped them down the card. This gives the impression of trees, so I stamped Winter Tree with Distress Inks onto the inky background. I finished off with the sentiment stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, I filled in the letters with some Stickles for that little bit of sparkle.
I am so happy it is October! I love the cooler weather, here for me it should be soon anyways! And of course, I love Halloween!
Today for my Visible Image DT play I made a tag using the wicked Zombie Dawn set!
She is a bit more ghosty I think… On top of the acrylic paint and ink background, everything is heat embossed. I really love how embossing makes everything shiny and adds more POP! The pumpkins are made with texture paste using a Dreamweaver metal stencil with orange embossing powder on top.
Zombie Dawn, the hands and sentiment are all fine stamps by Visible Image! I hope you have fun getting ready for Halloween later this month and I would really love to see what you make!
Time for some more inspiration using stamps from the fab Visible Image..
First I stamped the Poinsettias from the Pointsettia Stamp Set
, then used Brushos to add the colours. Starting with the flowers, I took a paintbrush and painted the flowers, with water, then sprinkled just a tiny amount of the red Brusho and spread it around a little to fill in all the petals, I did this for each flower. Then I painted water onto the background, and again sprinkled the Brushos, letting the colour spread as normal, but using the paintbrush to help the colour spread. I finished off with gold gems in the flower centres and the Merry Christmas
Huge thank you to our wonderful team, gorgeous gorgeous work xxx
We hope you have been suitably inspired!
You will always find our daily Design Team inspiration over in our Facebook Group, and that’s where you will find our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ Challenge too! Show us what you have made with our stamps and you could be the winner of our fabulous prize! The winner is always chosen at random so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or more experienced stamper 🙂
Throughout October, we are raising funds for Breast Cancer Care with fun challenges, competitions, and our BIG PINK BLOG HOP! There are some amazing prizes to be won so we hope you will join in and show your support for this wonderful charity.
Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK event will help more people find a way to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer.
We are also donating 50% of all sales of our ‘Stay Strong’ stamp during the whole of October too…
Our Stay Strong stamp was created with those facing tough times in mind. Whether you want to use it on a card for a friend, or to create a wonderful plaque for yourself or a loved one, the words are perfect…
Donations can also be made via our Just Giving page
We hope you will come and join our Facebook BIG PINK EVENT!
We are also giving you a fantastic 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October… how awesome is that!!!
We love that you love them! 🙂
Enter coupon code: thankyou20 at the checkout to get your discount!
Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, and we promise not to neglect it again!!! 😉
We will be back shortly with some fabulous PINK PROJECTS from the team, to inspire you to enter our PINK challenge! And make sure you visit our blog this coming Friday (October 16th) and take part in our BIG PINK BLOG HOP!!!
Have a great Monday.
Mark & Helen xx