Mother Definition Stamp | Dragonfly Card

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Gosh where has this week gone? We have lots of gorgeous new inspiration to bring you! Stempelfrida has got her hands on our gorgeous new summer release stamps and created a beautiful card featuring our new grungy Dragonfly stamp with our Mother definition stamp…

Uh, oh, ah, have you seen the new release of Visible Image yet? It is mega! Three huge motif stamp sets in A5 (which of course also contain texts) and six family definitions (mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister). All of them open up soooo many possibilities. There is once again so much to discover. And so, for example, the thread stamp caught my eye, which I used here in two ways. Once white embossed and colored behind the dragonfly and then stamped again as a background to find the pattern again and please the eye in a light blue tone.

dragonfly stamp | handmade card | mother

For my background, I wanted to recreate a crescent on the left side. For this I die-cuted a rounded edge from adhesive labels and then glued that over my watercolor paper. The labels stick so well that the watercolor does not run under it, but are super easy to peel off again. The label is not yet glued to the paper on the picture, but just layered over it.

Over this edge I stamped the thread stamp several times with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. Recently we had the question who knows a great fine white embossing powder. I was always totally thrilled with mine, but it is no longer available for purchase. Therefore, I have now tried the super fine of WOW! I am very pleased with the result. The individual fields I have then colored with watercolors and after drying I peeled the adhesive label off.

The dragonfly I also stamped with Versamark and embossed it in a platinum tone. Then I also colored it with watercolors and fussy-cut it

The text is stamped with Ink on 3, the additional threads in the background with Distress Oxides.


Stamp pads: Versamark; Distress Oxides – tumbled glass; Ink on 3
Embossing powder: WOW! white super fine; PSX Detail Platinum
Dies: Poppy Stamps 1221 stitched landscapes
Schmincke HORADAM Aquarellfarbe / water colour
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – apple green


dragonfly stamp | grunge | circles | mesh | wings | evolve

big flower stamp | inky | grunge | cotton thread | love | laugh | bloom

mother definition stamp | dictionary style | clear | rubber

This is a really beautiful and delicate card, gorgeous tones and the white embossing looks wonderful. Thank you stempelfrida ♡


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring videos from Mark
Facebook group show us your makes and enter our giveaways and challenges
Facebook PAGE …like and follow us to be first to hear our news! Watch our Facebook LIVE demos!

You can also follow us on:


Don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with our stamps + stencils by uploading photos to our Facebook group! And tag us in your photos on instagram too @visibleimagestamps and use #visibleimage ♡

Have you seen our LIVE DEMOS this week yet?

We are excited to be back streaming from our new studio!

We will be streaming live on our Facebook PAGE again tonight using our gorgeous new BUTTERFLY EFFECT stamp set at 7pm BST

We hope you can join us! 19:00 BST | 20:00 EUROPE | 14:00 EST | 11:00 PST

There will be lots more inspiration shared on our Facebook PAGE and instagram over the weekend so do check it out.

Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


Definition of a Mother

Hello there! We have lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you this week, having now recovered from a busy weekend at Ally Pally!

We enjoyed hanging out with our fabulous Design Team member Jane Tyrrell at the show…

Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend? I went to the Crafting at Ally Pally Show in London on Sunday.

The show is held in the Great Hall of the Palm Court, such a fantastic place, with the gorgeous stained glass round window letting the light stream in,

Ally Pally is high on a hill in North London and the views out across to the iconic London skyline are stunning.

The Visible Image stand is so bright and vibrant, it really does stand out in the hall.

I love the way that Helen and Mark decorate every inch of their stand.
I am so proud to be a part of their Design Team and I love seeing all our work displayed.

I enjoyed waving to some of my cards displayed there…I winked at my eye card ?

The display below had the new brilliant family definitions stamps at the top and you will spy my DT card I shared last week using “Father”.

The card I am sharing for my Visible Image DT post today uses “Mother,” on the top far left.

I made it for the recent Create and Craft TV shows last week using the “Mother” sentiment:

First I made an Oxide background…

Then on a plain piece of card I repeat stamped the large grungy heart from the Own Kind of Beautiful set:

I then cut around their tops and painted them with the same colours I used for the background.

Below the hearts I stamped the Mother definition stamp, accenting “Mother” in red. I also stamped out some small hearts which I added Glossy Accents to. I then stamped and embossed in red just the “beautiful” part of the ‘Own kind of Beautiful’ sentiment onto my oxide background.

Here is my finished card…

It really was a lovely day at the show, and if you ever get the chance to visit Ally Pally I would highly recommend it. The next crafting show will be next April.. it will certainly be going in my diary.

It is also such a great opportunity to catch up with 2 very special people…

Yes dear Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image… such fun and such gorgeous souls. I just wish it was more than twice a year we got to meet!

Enjoy the week ahead.

Bye for now,
Jane x

This is a really beautiful card Jane.. thank you! ♡

It was so great to see Jane at the show! It’s not often we get to catch up with our Design Team friends in person.
We loved meeting new customers along with our lovely regulars, and Facebook group friends!

All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:


Have you subscribed to our Newsletter yet?

Don’t forget to upload anything you create with our stamps to our  Facebook group challenges for your chance to WIN a coupon! We really love to see what you create ♡

We will be back a little later with more awesome inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx