Guitar Stamp | Music Speaks

Good Morning! We hope you are doing ok today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the guitar stamp from our ‘Music Speaks’ stamp set, which is not only great for anyone who loves music, but for those hard to make ‘guy cards’ too!

When words fail music speaks – this seems to come from my soul.
Music really hits me to the core, and this is what I wanted to capture with my card. 

guitar stamp | music card

I inked the guitar stamp in several colours of Distress Oxides with sponges and stamped it. For this I used a stamping platform so that I could rework all areas that might not have seemed perfect to me at the first try. Then I cut it out and fixed it with spacer pads on the background, which was designed with acrylic paints and a gelli plate. I cut off two edges from the background so that I could glue it a little crooked on the white base card.  


Under the guitar I glued a die cut swirl as well as the edge pieces of the background, which I had cut off at the sides.

Now you probably want to know how I designed the background exactly, but unfortunately I can’t show you any pictures of it, because I didn’t want to touch my mobile phone with acrylic paint inky fingers. But I can try to describe a few areas to you. At the top left you can see for example the light blue spots. I had worked with blue paint and a stencil and wiped it with water. I dipped my background into the water-colour mixture from washing.

The green stripes, which can also be seen at the top left (and elsewhere), are from a stencil called ‘Collision’, which I also used for a different background and which still had the green colour adhering to it. I just pressed it again here on my cardstock.

I made the blue area on the right with a round Gelli Plate and the star from the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil. I also inserted the blue arc, which is mirrored with it. The greenish spots at the bottom left are from the ‘Fibres’ stencil.

So you see, there is a lot to discover on my card today.


Stamps: Music Speaks

guitar | stamp | sound wave | music

Stamp pads: Distress Oxides wild honey, twisted citron, peacock feathers

Dies: Sizzix 660222 Scribbles & Splat
Acrylic Paint

Stencils: Visible Image Stars and Stripes, Collison, Fibres

stars | stripes | US Flag | stencilCollision | stencil | light | raysfibres | water | waves | fire | texture | stencil

This is such an awesome background for these stamps! So much texture and interest, we love it!  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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Strobes Stencil

Good Evening! We have 2 fantastic cards to share with you today both featuring our brilliant new Strobes stencil.. which is now back in stock!

First up is Nicky Gilburt with a fabulous feminine card…

This is a card I created with Visible Image’s fabulous ‘Sing’ stamp set and amazing ‘Strobes’ stencil.

I won’t lie – it took time to get the colours laid down but I knew it could look good, so I selected some bright distress inks, taped my stencil over my card and cut some thin strips of cut-and-dry foam. The result was this funky background, which, combined with a little bit of words and music, created a  base onto which to mount my singer.

I stamped my singer onto white card and embossed her with black powder. I also coloured her dress in a little with Nuvo Glitter Markers before trimming round and mounting the image onto the base card.

A few sequins to finish and the card was complete!

Products Used:



Happy crafting!

Love this card and it was definitely worth the time with those colours! Thank you Nicky… wonderful effect! ♡
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

Next up we have a brilliant masculine card from Pauline Butcher…

Hi there,
It’s  time for me to share something I’ve created, using some of the awesome Visible Image goodies available.
Again it’s a card for a man, people say that men are very hard to create for, but Visible Image have that covered, with some fantastic Stamp sets, and also some new stencils.

I took a square piece of white card, placed the Union Jack stencil on it, and blended through it, using three Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, after removing the stencil, I spritzed it with water, and let it run. Then after drying it, I placed on the second stencil, with the middle of it at the top of the card, and the strobes radiating down, and blended through it with Salty Ocean.

On this card, the 2 stamp sets I used were…

and the 2 stencils….

Grungy Union Jack

and Strobes

When it was dry, I stamped the Drummer, and the Rock Out with Versamark, and heat embossed the drummer using Black Embossing Powder, and the Rock Out with white powder. I grounded the drummer, by adding a darker band underneath him.

Using the devils horn hand, from ‘Rock Out’, I stamped with Seedless Preserve Oxide ink, and gently coloured them in in the same colour.

Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Love these two stencils combined! Awesome card Pauline thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

We hope you have enjoyed tonight’s double inspiration! We have lots more to share with you here on the blog tomorrow!

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Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx