Stamps and Stencils

Hi!

Today we are sharing some of the samples created by Mark on our September Create and Craft TV shows. Some of our awesome NEW stencils were designed with our super cool music stamps in mind, and our NEW family definition stamps are a perfect addition too…




Mark stayed with traditional colours for his first 2 cards. Our brilliant ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil doesn’t need much more than some distress ink to create a superb background!



Grungy Union Jack Stencil


The awesome guitar from the ‘Music Speaks’ set was embossed onto black card using white embossing powder, cut out and adhered to the card using foam pads for depth.




The ‘Father definition’ stamp was masked off to just use part of it, and stamped in Versafine black ink.



Father Definition stamp



Music Speaks Stamp Set



Mark’s next card features stamps perfect for those awkward teenage cards…




Having masked his card in two parts, and coloured the left side blue using distress inks, he then flicked some water onto the ink. Mark then blended distress inks through the stripes part of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil in red, on the right side of his card.

Next he used some white texture paste through the stars part of the stencil, over the blue distress ink.

The ‘Teenage Kicks’ stamp was stamped using Versafine black ink, cut out and again adhered to the card using foam pads. The Brother sentiment was masked off and stamped in black, and one of the definitions was then masked off and stamped below.





Brother Definition stamp



Teenage Kicks Stamp Set



Stars and Stripes Stencil



Mark also created a more ‘girly’ version of this card…




On this card Mark stamped the trainers in pink and added some glitter to the toes!




By adding some dylusions paint to the texture paste, the pink stars add a more feminine feel to the background, against the black distress ink. Mark then used a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle!





Daughter Definition stamp



The last card has a far grungier feel…




Mark created a dark grungy background using Distress Oxide inks, splattered with water then dried. He then blended Black Soot distress ink through the fantastic ‘Play Guitar’ stencil.


Mark double embossed the awesome guitarist from the ‘Rock Out’ set using silver powder and adhered it to the card using foam pads for dimension.





Play Guitar Stencil



Rock Out Stamp Set



Super cool cards for teenagers and music lovers of all ages!




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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Mark & Helen xx


 

Grungy Union Jack Stencil

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend.

We have a few posts coming up on the blog today, kicking off with some fantastic cards from Corrie Herriman featuring our awesome Grungy Union Jack stencil which is now back in stock…

Hello everyone,
and welcome to my DT post for Visible Image. Today I have used the fab new stencil ‘Grungy Union Jack’ and some of the music themed stamps to made two cards.



For the first one I used the good old Distress Inks, a blending tool, water and the new stencil. Doesn’t that look fabulous ! I stamped the words Bold and Beautiful on either side and then put the singer in the middle of the two words. I used a stamping tool for this.




This one was made with Distress Oxide inks, a blending tool and water. I stamped the words and the musician on it using my stamping tool. I then matted the panel on a piece of pattern paper and on a card.



I have used the following stamps and stencil:




 


Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie



Great inspiration Corrie! Thank you ♡ The flag stencil looks awesome in so many colours!

You will find more of Corrie’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back with more gorgeous inspiration a little later including a fantastic tutorial video from Veerle Moreels.


Enjoy your Sunday.


Mark & Helen xx


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:


Sing



Strobes



Happy crafting!
Nicky


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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Want the chance to WIN a coupon to spend on our stamps and stencils??? Just enter anything you create with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group or join in with our themed challenge there too… this month’s theme is ‘distressed’.


Thanks for visiting our blog today!


Mark & Helen xx


Stars and Stripes

Hi there! Happy Monday to you! Hope your week has started well.

We have loads of fantastic inspiration coming your way on the blog today! First up is an awesome card by Teresa Morgan featuring one of our brilliant new stencils…


Welcome back to my regular Visible Image post, and yes, you guessed it…
I am still playing with the fabulous new stencils. This week a simple yet striking card using the Stars and Stripes:




I created the drop shadow by placing my stencil on the card and inking with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, once dry, I moved the stencil slightly and inked through with Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW Embossing Glitters. It gives a really effective 3d look to the stencilling.


     


The guitar is stamped and embossed onto another piece of card then fussy cut, and attached with 3d foam.



Products Used:


Stars and Stripes Stencil




Music Speaks




Brilliant card Teresa! Such a fantastic shadow effect… Thank you! ♡

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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We will be back with more gorgeous inspiration later today!


Mark & Helen xx


In the Spotlight

Hello! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan for you here on the blog this evening…


It’s Thursday, and it’s Visible Image time once again. I have another card using stamps and another new stencil.. this time it’s the Strobes design, and I created a spotlight effect for this card.




I coloured my card with Mustard seed Distress Ink leaving a white area in the middle. I blended a little Twisted Citron around the edges to darken slightly. Then I placed the sencil on the card and went over it all with Black Soot Distress Ink, keeping it lighter in the centre to create my spotlight effect.




I used WOW powders fluorescent colours to emboss the other images – I love how the colours pop against the background.



Products Used:


Strobes




Sing




Feel The Beat




Wow! What a stunner! Thanks Teresa ♡
The strobes stencil looks amazing with our singer!

You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.




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We will be back with lots of gorgeous new inspiration next week.


We are heading to London tomorrow for the fantastic ‘Crafting at Ally Pally’ show… our favourite event! Looking forward to seeing lots of customers and friends there.


Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic weekend!


Mark & Helen xx


Distressed Challenge

Hi there! We are back with some brilliant inspiration for this month’s challenge from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

The Visible Image Facebook group challenge theme this month is “Distressed” so I made a vintage style card. I hope it gives you inspiration to play along in the challenge!




On a piece of kraft card stock I stamped the stars. I used Archival ink in the colour Potting Soil; I used the same ink to ink the edges and added some black Archival over the top later. I then distressed the edges.

The guitar was stamped on book pages and torn out. The edges were inked with the same brown ink. I added the word ‘Music’ and coloured in the letters on the guitar with a blue coloured pencil. Lastly I matted the panel on a black card.

I used the following stamps:




Fantastic inspiration Corrie! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Corrie’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back with gorgeous inspiration from Teresa Morgan tomorrow.


Have a good evening.


Mark & Helen xx

Grungy Rock

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! Nicky Gilburt has made some ‘seriously grungy’ cards with our NEW stencils…

I’m sharing a card I made with one of my favourite ever Visible Image stamps.. the amazing ‘Rock Out’, and the brand new ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil which is also up there at the top of my list too!




For this card I stepped away from the bright colours and went for three natural Distress Oxides – Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce.


Firstly I made a pale inky background onto Daler Rowney mixed media paper, just smooshing and picking up bits of ink which I had applied to a glass mat and spritzed. I love the fact that at this point you have a piece of soggy card that really looks like it should go in the bin! Only crafters get it….


I helped this to dry with my heat gun, then taped my stencil over the cardstock. Iced Spruce through the stars, Frayed Burlap through the stripes BUT I pretty much avoided the middle, I sponged down from the top of each stripe and up from the bottom, achieving (I am going to confess, I didn’t realise how good it was going to look, I just thought I’d try it) that bright shine across the whole of the stripes.


I love the illusion that I have used colour to lighten that area, when in fact I used NOTHING!




From that point it was easy and exciting to finish the card. I stamped my rocking guitarist in Versafine Onyx Black, added a couple of stars either side of him and the ‘Rock Out’ words across the stripes in Iced Spruce. A touch of black fine liner to make the grey stars pop and this was complete.


I found some corrugated card that had waited 12 years in my cupboard to be used, and the card was finished!





You might have seen this one on Create and Craft at the weekend, it’s one of my show samples, but I’m sure you will agree, the whole Design Team never ceases to astonish. I LOVE Visible Image shows, Mark and Pauline are incredible with their designs and demonstrations. You can always catch up with the Create and Craft shows for 7 days, but remember that you can order directly from Visible Image or your favourite local or online retailer too, and be quick, those new stencils are going to fly out of the door!!!



Happy crafting!
Nicky



Brilliant card Nicky.. loving the sepia tones for this grungy look! Thank you ♡

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later today with a gorgeous card from Jane Tyrrell, featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx


Rock Out!

Hello! We are back with more inspiration for our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend! Elina has teamed up our rocker with one of our NEW stencils…


Hi!
Have you already seen the new stencils by Visible Image? I love working with stencils, and seeing this addition to their stamp collection was so exciting!

I used the ‘Strobes’ stencil for the background of this rock themed tag:



I started the project with inking the background with yellow and orange Distress inks, and stamping and heat embossing the main image on the tag.






I placed the stencil on the tag, and stencilled clear VersaMark embossing ink on the tag, dabbing the ink around the main image. Then I heat embossed the stencil pattern with clear embossing ink.


Clear embossing ink acted as a resisting layer on the yellow ink, so when adding a darker ink color on the tag the heat-embossed areas remained yellow. This is such a fun and easy technique to work with, and I think the grungy background matches well with the rock star image 🙂





For more information on the Visible Image products I used, please click on the pictures below:




  


Wishing you a wonderful week. Rock Out!


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This is such an awesome tag Elina! Thank you ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



Don’t miss our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some great demos planned!



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We will be back later with awesome inspiration from Teresa Morgan featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Mark & Helen xx


Music Stars

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today… we’re back (a little later than planned) with an awesome card by Jane Tyrrell featuring stamps which will feature on our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend! More details at the bottom of this post. Jane has combined them with one of our brilliant NEW stencils…

Good morning all,
I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am.


Visible Image’s brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and are made by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6″ size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs.




For today’s sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA




We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook group where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is “Distressed”. You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using “Distress” inks and Oxides.


You can also enter our “anything goes/show and tell” challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner! Both challenges’ winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper, or just inking up your first purchase, you are in with a chance.



For this sample I inked up one of the brand new “We are Family” stamps…

I chose Son, such an apt description:



This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval ?




This is what I got up to…
I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.

I used Salty Ocean and Candied Apple distress oxide inks to ink through.



I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.



I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the “Feel the Beat” stamp set
I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.


I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card…










Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Brilliant card! Love it! Thank you Jane! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog



Our NEW family definition stamps, music stamps, and this NEW stencil are a perfect match…
it’s like we planned it 😉




We are so excited to launch our NEW stencils and ‘We Are Family’ collection on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some awesome demos planned!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to check out all our NEW releases HERE!
Available from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx


Alphabet Jazz

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Elina Strömberg is here with some Jazzy inspiration this evening…


Hi and Happy Thursday!


Today I’m sharing with you a birthday card I made using stamps from three Visible Image stamp sets:



I started the project with inking the background with a few shades of pink/red Distress inks, using darker tones on the edges and lighter in the middle.



Once the background was ready I stamped and heat embossed the saxophone player on the card. Love his cool silhouette!


The musical bubbles are stamped and heat embossed too. I used the double circle stamp from the ‘Rays of Light’ set, as the large circle was just the right size to fit the letter stamps from the new ‘Alphabetical’ set.



Before stamping the letters into the circles I removed the ink from the heat embossed bubbles: Distress inks react well with water, so I brushed plain water on the circles, let it react for a few seconds, and then picked up the ink by pressing it with a paper towel. The little white spots were done the same way; using a small brush I put drops of water on the inked surface, let it sit for a while, and pressed with a paper towel. Works like magic!




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


                    



Wishing you a wonderful evening.

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Awesome card Elina and a great discovery that the letters fit into those orbs! Love it! ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with something really cool from Teresa, and something fabulous from Pauline too!


Mark & Helen xx

 

Music Soothes The Soul

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s post.

Elina Strömberg is here with some awesome music themed inspiration…


Hi!
Artist trading cards (ATC) provide the perfect size for a miniature collage. One could think that creating a small ATC would take much less time than making a standard sized card, but often that’s not the case for me. When there isn’t too much space to play around I tend to spend more time on the card design and on selecting just the right elements for my project; the card must not get too busy but then again it should not be too simplified, empty nor boring.

When I have collected the elements for my collage project I may realize that I’m not able fit all the planned fun things on a single ATC. The solution is to create a series of ATC’s, in which the cards are connected to the ATC set by a common theme, technique and/or colour palette.




When creating these musical ATC’s I first stamped and heat embossed the B&W main images. The images were too big to fit on one or even two cards so I made three backgrounds with Distress paints. I decorated the backgrounds with white acrylic paint dots and stamped music patterns, and before gluing down the main images I attached the colourful backgrounds on white ATC card bases (size 2,5″x3,5″).


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I really like my ATC trio! The cards are similar but yet unique 🙂





Here are pictures of the Visible Image products I used (click on the pictures for more info):

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Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Feel The Beat

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by today!


We are really excited to be sharing preview #9 from our February NEW stamps release a little later!

But before that, Pauline Butcher is here with some amazing music themed inspiration for you…



Hello again,

 
It’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here to share a creation I’ve made, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.
 


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I started with some white Water colour card, and sprinkled various colours of Brusho’s randomly on to it, then spritzed with water ( the more water you add, the more the colours will run into each other, and the paler they become). I dried it with my heat tool, (Brusho’s become permanent when dry) I then repeated the application. 

When it was dry, I stamped the two figures in the foreground, using Versamark, and heat embossed them using Black Glint Embossing powder. I then made masks out of a couple of post-it notes, and covered the figures, so’s I could stamp the Drummer behind them, he was heat embossed using Black powder.




Whilst the masks were still in place, I put a stencil on top, and added some Diamond Sparkle Medium through it, using a palette knife, this looks like laser lights on the stage. 

 Using some silver paint and a white pen, I added all the highlights to the ‘Band’, to give them some perspective. The sentiment was added using Versamark and some Red Glitter Embossing Powder. 

To finish off, I ‘grounded’ the Band, using some red Distress Ink, stamped some little stars in Black Versafine, and then added Stardust Stickles wherever I fancied !!! 


The stamps I used are.. 


 
Thanks for dropping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
 


Wowza! Incredible scene you have created there Pauline! You can feel the beat just by looking at it! So atmospheric!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog, including the results of a recent workshop she held using our MDF Monoliths!


We hope you are feeling inspired to get out your stamps and have a play!



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Thanks again for visiting today!

We hope you will pop back later to see preview #9…. something really different!

Have a fantastic day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Jazzing Up The New Year!

Hello! We have some awesome musical inspiration for you today from our Australian designer Dot Leathbridge…


Herald In The New Year


This jazz player from the “Jazz it Up” set seemed like the perfect way to kick off the new year.

I hope everyone had a fantastic night for the New Year’s celebrations, partied hard and stayed safe.

 

For me…it was down at the beach, slouching back in a camper chair and letting the fireworks fall down right over the top of me. Catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and having a couple of quiet drinks…it was another great night of seeing out the old and heralding in the new year.

 

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This is the beginning of my 2nd year with Visible Image and I can’t wait to see what exciting things Mark and Helen have in store for us all.

 

Mark and Helen have also settled into their new HQ and are rearing to go.


The background for this one is quite simple, using alcohol inks. The brightness of the colours make the silhouette of the jazz player stand out.  This Jazz It Up set has been a favourite of mine since the very beginning…so versatile and full of fun!

 

I love the new additions to this set and what has been introduced across the whole range at Visible Image.  The new stars from the Feel The Beat set were a perfect finish for this card.

 

For me, I have been adding to my stock and now have quite a good range of Visible Image stamps for sale in Australia….so, exciting times ahead. My e-mail addy for any enquiries is: [email protected]

 

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All the Visible Image links you need…
Shop
Blog
Facebook Group where you can enter our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!
Facebook PAGE exciting giveaways every week!

Pinterest
Twitter
Instagram

Enjoy!
Dot


Awesome card Dot ♡ Thank you! Your background is amazing!

You will find more of Dot’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog. And, if you are in Australia and want to get your hands on some of our stamps why not get in touch with Dot: [email protected]


Thanks so much for visiting us here on the blog today, you’ll find loads more inspiration in our project galleries too!

Come back tomorrow to see what Teresa Morgan has created as her first project of 2017!

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Rock Stars – Visible Image

Hello! Teresa Morgan has an awesome card to share with you…



This week I have a cool card for all you music fans out there!

I have used some of the fantastic new accessory stamps in the Rock Out set from Visible Image.



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I used shades of blue, green and purple Distress Inks blended together for the background. The guitars are stamped with Archival ink and highlighted with Glossy Accents.



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The large stars are stamped with the same Distress Inks randomly across the base. Once dry the border stamp is stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder. I then swiped the Versamark pad along the edges and embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder.



Rock Out - Visible Image Stamps


The Rock Out stamp is also embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder, cut into a banner shape and mounted on 3d foam. I used some Black Distress Ink just inside the star border to add some depth and create a 3d effect.



Rock Out - Visible Image Stamps


Stamps Used:

Rock Out

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Amazing card! Loving those colours and your edging looks awesome.. thanks Teresa! ♡


Show us what YOU have created with our stamps for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge every month in our Facebook Group!


Thanks for visiting today, we hope you are feeling inspired!

Mark & Helen xx

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Vinyl Revival @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

We are continuing with the amazing inspiration created for our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend.



Over to Teresa who has an awesome project to share with you today…


Are you looking forward to watching Visible Image on Create and Craft this week??? I certainly am, and for the first time all my friends in the US are too!!

Just in case you haven’t heard, Visible Image are making their debut on Create and Craft USA on Friday 9th September 13:00 EST & 16:00 EST (6pm & 9pm UK time)……but don’t worry, fellow Brits – you can watch them here on Create and Craft UK on Saturday 10th September at 4pm too!!!

As you can imagine, there has been a lot of behind the scenes activity preparing for these shows and today I am sharing a card I made especially for them using The Ripple Effect and Music On World Off sets:



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I was inspired to create my ‘vinyl’ records as the ripple stamp reminded me of the grooves in records. I die cut some circles of black card and embossed the ripple stamp on them using WOW Powders Black Glint embossing powder. I then die cut the centres from coloured card, added some detail with a white gel pen and cut the centre holes out.



Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Music On World Off

The background was created with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics and my Gelli Plate. I stamped the words and small circles with black Archival ink.



Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Music On World Off


These stamp sets are so versatile and I hope that my project and those of my fabulous team mates inspire you to make a purchase.

Please tune in to the shows on Create and Craft UK/USA – Mark and Pauline have some fabulous demos lined up and there will be multi-buy offers that you won’t want to miss!!


Stamps Used:

The Ripple Effect

Music On World Off

 

Latest Inspiration @ Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today, and sorry it’s been neglected again of late!!!

It’s been so busy here for as long as we can remember now.. so thank you so so much for loving and ordering our stamps! We promise to bring you more regular posts here on the blog from now! And we have more awesome designs ‘and more’ coming over the next few months 😉


If you follow us on Facebook you will have already seen lots of the amazing things our Design Team have been creating recently.



Here are some of their awesome cards and projects…



Visible Image stamps - Dreams - Vision INKognito - Dot Leathbridge


Stunning card created by Dot with our Vision INKognito set.
More details over on Dot’s blog.




Visible Image stamps - Music Speaks - Guitar - MDF Monolith - Susanne Rose 1



Visible Image stamps - Music Speaks - Guitar - soundwave - Susanne Rose 1


Awesome mixed media MDF Monolith by Susanne featuring our Music Speaks set.
More details over on Susanne’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Silhouette Singer stamp - home decor mdf - Corrie Herriman


Visible Image - SING - singer stamp -Corrie Herriman


Awesome MDF Monolith and card by Corrie featuring our Sing and Soul Music stamp sets.
More details over on Corrie’s blog.




Visible Image - Dare To Be Different - Grungy lips - Teresa Morgan


Fabulous card by Teresa Morgan created with our Dare To Be Different stamp set.
More details on Teresa’s blog.




Visible Image stamps - mixed media - unicorn - Shilpa Nagaonkar


Awesome mixed media piece by Shilpa Nagaonkar featuring our Unicorn stamp.
More details on Shilpa’s blog.




Visible Image stamps - learn to fly again - Kim Johnny


Beautiful tag created by Kim J with our Learn To Fly stamp set.
More details on Kim’s blog.




Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Dragonfly stamp - Pauline Butcher


Stunning card and MDF Monolith created by Pauline Butcher featuring our Live In The Moment stamp set.
More details over on Pauline’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Imagine - Dream - Inspire - Journal Pages - Elina


Fantastic journal pages by Elina featuring our Imagine Dream Inspire stamp set.
More details over on Elina’s blog.




05-14-2016 Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - inspirational quote stamp - Veerle Moreels


Amazing project by Veerle featuring our Learn To Fly stamp set.
More details over on Veerle’s blog.




05-14-2016 Visible Image stamps - dragonfly - live in the moment - MDF monolith - Katy Leitch


Gorgeous MDF Monolith created by Katy featuring our Live In The Moment stamp set and our Edgy background stamp.
More details over on Katy’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - mixed media journal pages - Smile Sparkle Shine - Shilpa Nagaonkar


Fabulous journal pages by Shilpa featuring our Smile Sparkle Shine stamp.
More details over on Shilpa’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain-  Susanne Rose


Brilliant card by Susanne featuring our Sparkle In The Rain stamp set.
More details over on Susanne’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Feel The Beat - drummer stamp - Dot Leathbridge


Such a cool card by Dot featuring our Feel The Beat and Soul Music stamp sets.
More details over on Dot’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Shine Bright - Teresa Morgan


Brilliant card by Teresa featuring our Shine Bright and Edgy stamp sets.
More details over on Teresa’s blog.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Music Speaks - Teenage Kicks - Pauline Butcher


Awesome card by Pauline Butcher featuring our Teenage Kicks and Music Speaks stamp sets.
More details over on Pauline’s blog.




Such an amazing collection of inspiration! Thank you so much everyone ♡ ♡ ♡ 



We hope you will show us what you have created with our stamps over in our Facebook Group, where you have the chance to WIN a £ 25 coupon just for showing us your card or project and telling us a bit about it in our Show & Tell challenge!


And don’t forget that over on our Facebook PAGE there is a fantastic giveaway every weekend… head on over to enter!



You will also find us on…
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Follow us and we will follow you back 🙂




Have you ordered your very own personalised stamp yet?

This is a one time only offer from us, at the amazing price of just £9.99!



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We will be back soon with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team!


Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image on Create and Craft TV

Hello there!

We’re really excited to be back on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 1pm with an awesome show!



Saturday April 16th @ 1pm

With brilliant demos from Mark and Pauline!




There’ll be some fantastic multi-buy offers on our stamps!


AND…. FREE POSTAGE if you order from Create and Craft
this weekend to celebrate their 13th Birthday!!!






Why not get your hands on a set of our awesome MDF Monoliths too
with FREE POSTAGE from Create and Craft!





A unique way to display your fabulous art work…
reversible to suit your mood or colour scheme!






We hope you will be tuning in or setting to record…


SKY 674 – Freeview 36 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813
OR watch online!



If you want to order ahead of the show,
you’ll find all the items HERE!
















Thank you for taking time to visit our blog today.


Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


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Jazz It Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope Monday is being gentle with you!!!

We are kicking off this week’s inspiration with something funky from Kim Bacon…

Hello!

Today I have a jazzy little card for you using a fantastic silhouette of a sax player, as well as some of the brilliantly versatile background stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Kim Bacon


As is usual for me I started colouring some white card with Brusho paints. I just love the zesty lime alongside the hot orange.

I used bleach – yep, bleach – with the plasma squiggle from the Universal set.


Visible Image stamps are made with top quality photopolymer and I haven’t yet had any problem using bleach on them. I do still err on the side of caution and wipe my stamps straight away with a baby wipe and then after the crafting session I wash them in warm water before air drying and storing back in their pockets.


Anyway, squiggles done, I then used a blended ink pad in shades of green with the spotty plasma circle from the Universal set directly over the top.

Using black embossing powder I stamped the jazz player and the sentiment onto pieces of card that would contrast well when added to the background card.



Here are the stamp sets I used for this card…

Click the image to link directly to the online shop page 🙂

Visible Image INKognito Jazz it Up Sax Saxaphone stamps        Visible-Image-Universal-background-stamps-519x389

 
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




Awesome card thank you Kim! Loving those colours.. so funky! 🙂

We will be back soon with a rather special NEW stamps preview.

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Dot Leathbridge

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

We are very excited to be sharing the very first Design Team project by Dot Leathbridge today…

It’s been an exciting time waiting for my first make as part of the Visible Image DT.  It is great to get the first one done!

There is so much buzz among the team at the moment because there are heaps of new stamps to be released next month – and they look amazing!!! Sneak peaks are appearing on the Facebook group, there is a launch on Create and Craft TV (in Feb) and at the UK Trade Show (also in Feb)…so lots to watch out for!


Today I wanted to do something with a little pazzazz – so I decided on a blast of music!



Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Silhouette Sax & trumpet player stamps - Dot Leithbridge


These stamps were so much fun to play with!


There are more music themed ones in the collection, but I love music festivals and live bands so wanted to make a kind of raw, back to basics jazz/blues card.


I cut out a circle die and placed it in the center of the card, then inked up the background with some bright distress inks.


The white bubbles are made through a stencil with acrylic paint.


Then I thought I would flick some red Brusho (mixed with water) onto the card for some extra colour – and it splattered onto the white section…so I added some carefully placed red circles (through a stencil) to cover it up…
remember… there is no such thing as a mistake – just a new opportunity!


I stamped the silhouettes, added some partial stamping of the music notes, and from the flourish stamp (around the edge), and the words to finish off.


When I made this card we all heard of the passing of David Bowie, so when I look at this card I think of the song “Dancing In The Street”…if you wanted to have a go at making this, you could quite easily journal the words to that song around the edge and I think it would look awesome.


The stamps used were:




There’s inspiration almost every day on the Visible Image blog as well as sharing of ideas and inspiration over on the Facebook page.



Enjoy!
Dot


Wow! Amazing card Dot thank you ♡

We will be back later with today’s NEW stamps preview!

Thanks for visiting.

Mark & Helen xx

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All That Jazz @ Visible Image

Good afternoon! We are back with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today. 

Over to Lisa Nygards for her latest card…

 

This is a fun technique to do, even if it shows up best in real life, not in photo.

I inked up a piece of paper with yellow and orange tones of distress ink. Swirl and blend them together a bit with blending tool (no inkpad direct on paper). Then I put some white mica-powder on top of it with a brush.

I embossed the paper with an embossing folder so it got a 3D look. Then I used this piece on my card as a background to the lovely stamps from the Jazz it Up set.

This technique is called faux metallic and you’ll find a great video of it (where I’ve learned this) at Jennifer McGuire.

Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Sax player stamp - Lisa Nygards


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Stamps:  Visible Image

Papers: Cardstock & Vellum paper
Medium: Distress inks, Mica powder


You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.




Fantastic card thank you Lisa  ♡


We will be back tomorrow with Teresa Morgan’s latest project.


If you missed our exciting NEWS yesterday… you will find it HERE!!! Including all the details of our BLACK FRIDAY SALE which starts at 10pm (UK time) tomorrow, Thursday November 26th!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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ROCK OUT – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! We are back with our 3rd inspirational post today… wowza! We hope you have been suitably inspired  ❤

Our final post for today comes from Pauline Butcher who, as always, is injecting some colour into Friday!!!

Helloooo,
 
I hope you are all well, just a quickie today, a card I made for one of my recent workshops, I do love passing on techniques.

The unique stamps I’ve used, are designed and made by hand, 
by Mark and Helen at Visible Imagethey both work very hard, and are very passionate about their company and their fabulous stamps.
 
2015-10-29-Visible-Image-stamps- You Rock - Pauline Butcher

I used Brusho’s for the background, along with spray starch and cling film, such a cool vibrant outcome!
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, mixing 2 colours of sparkle Embossing powder, before heating to set.

The Image is made using Angelina Fibres, placed on top of the stamp which has Versamark on, then ironed, such a fab technique, and finally fussy cut.

 



If you are going to the NEC next week, do pop along to the Visible Image Stand, B09 where you meet Helen and Mark, see some of the stunning stamps available, also see loads of inspirational DT work, and you will also see me, I am doing ‘Make & Takes’, but get in early to book your place as they are limited.
 


It’s the last few days to get your Pink entry into the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE.


Also pop over the the Visible Image Facebook Group, and see the inspiration the fans of the stamps are producing, HERE.
 
Thanks for checking my post out. 

See you again soon,
Hugs,
Pauline xxxx
 


Awesome work Pauline thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤

It’s like this technique was made for this stamp! If you LOVE music or make cards for someone who does, then head over and check out the whole collection HERE!

We will be back tomorrow with some fantastic Halloween inspiration from Teresa Morgan, and something Christmassy from Susanne Rose ❤ 

Hope to see you then! Enjoy the rest of your Friday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Drum in Colour

Hey! 🙂 We’re back with even more inspiration today!!! Woweee we are spoiling you 😉

Pauline Butcher is certain to brighten your day with her latest creation! Over to Pauline…

Hi there,
 
I’m doing my Visible Image Stamps blog early this week, as I have swapped with my teamie Sue.
 
This is a card I created at the beginning of the month, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps, for my Wonderful partner Rob’s Birthday. He is a drummer, so these new music themed stamps are genius for him.
 
 Visible Image stamps - Drummer - Feel The Beat - Music stamps - Pauline Butcher

The Visible Image stamps I used were…….
 
I started off with a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Centura Pearl card, (I always use the mat side of the card for blending Distress Inks, it’s nice and smooth).  I blended Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers onto it, making sure that there was Mustard Seed in the middle. I then used the star stamp from the Universal set and stamped 4 stars using the same colours tone on tone. I Stamped the drummer and the sentiment using Versamark, and heat embossed with black powder. Using the feather stamp from ‘Angels are near’, I stamped just the inky tip around the edges using the same colours, tone on tone again, and then another layer at the edge using Chipped Sapphire.
 


This would have made a great 6″x 6″ card, but I decided to go bigger, lol.  So, on the mat side of a piece of Centura Pearl 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″, and using the music stamp, I stamped from the middle out all the way around the card, again using the same 3 colours to co-ordinate with the topper. I then stamped the tip of the feather, again using Chipped Sapphire, around the edges. To finish off, I added Black Stickles to the sentiment, parts of the Drummer, and the edges of the larger background, I  then mat and layered onto an 8″ x 8″ card blank.
 



Don’t forget to enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ competition, for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.

Also visit the Visible Image Facebook Group HERE, there’s always lots going on, and plenty of inspiration too.
 


There is a Visible Image Workshop day, in Bristol, on Sunday 17th May..
 10am – 4pm, organised by the ‘Out of the Blue – Gift Shop’.

I shall be conducting 2 workshops, using some very unique Visible Image stamps, at the Compass Inn, Tormarton, included in the day is a yummy Roast Dinner, for more details or to book phone 01454 312355.
 
Thank you once again for visiting, 
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx 



Such an amazing card! Love how Pauline has stamped the Music wave around the edges and cool use of the feather too! Striking colours and doesn’t the ‘Universal Set’ make an awesome background!


If you are in or around the Bristol area, Pauline’s workshops are superb – it will be a fantastic day on May 17th.  You can find more of Pauline’s awesome work over on her blog.

If you missed any of today’s earlier posts, you will find them HERE

We will be back again later with ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ inspiration from Kim Robertson and Lisa Nygards. Then we will be all caught up and normal daily inspiration will resume tomorrow with Teresa!

Mark & Helen xx

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SING – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Happy Saturday to you! 🙂

Today’s inspiration comes from the awesome Amber Kroening…

Hello!  Popping in to share my latest Visible Image card.  I used the amazing new Sing stamp set to make this card.  I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the image.  She looks great in red, don’t you think!?



  Visible Image stamps - SING - silhouette singer - Amber Kroening



Visible Image INKognito Sing Singer Female stamps



For more Visible Image inspiration check out the Facebook group, and don’t forget to join in on our March Show and Tell challenge!


That’s all for today, thank you for stopping by!



She sure does look great in red! Fabulous card Amber 🙂 You will find more of Amber’s awesome work over on her blog

We  will be back on Monday with our ‘Marvellous Monday’ post from Kim Bacon.

Have a fantastic weekend whatever you are doing 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Funky Music Coasters – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! It’s Fridayyyyyy 🙂  And that can only mean one thing…

Here’s the fabulously talented Pauline Butcher with today’s awesome inspiration

Hi again crafty friends,
 
Today I’d like to share a set of Coasters, from Candy Box Crafts Ltd., that I’ve decorated, using the new unique Music stamps from Visible Image.

These were a sample for my Inky Workshop 3, the results of this fab day are on the post below, do take a look.

Visible Image stamps - Funky Music stamps - Band - Jazz - Coasters - Pauline Butcher

 

 
 
 
The stamps I used for these coasters were……….
Feel The BeatSingRock OutJazz it UpPlay it Loud and Soul Music, the little edging stamp is a sneak peek of the Visible Image freebie, it’s out very soon in the May issue of Craft Stamper.
 
I painted all the components with a neutral base colour acrylic paint, used a stencil from my stash with distress inks for the background, then stamped the fab images on to each coaster using the very bright Oak House Studio ink pads, I completed it with a dash of a Gold paint pen, Stickles and some Treasure Gold gilding wax.
 
There is still loads of time to get your Visible Image entry into the ‘Show & Tell’, for a chance of winning some new stamps of your choice, take a look HERE.
 
Pop along to the Visible Image Facebook group to see all the news, and lots of inspiration HERE.
 
Thank you for dropping in,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

These are AMAZING! So cool and funky! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blogwith more photos from her inky workshop.

We will be back over the weekend with more fantastic inspiration 🙂

Have yourself an awesome Friday! We are off to see Spandau Ballet tonight… so excited!

Mark & Helen xx

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Rock Out – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Hope you’re having a good Saturday 🙂

Today Amber is here with more new stamps inspiration…

Hey guys!  Visible Image has a TON of new stamps!  On today’s card I used Rock Out, and Universal.  I started by stamping the circles in red and yellow.  Next I stamped my rocker guy and heat embossed him with clear embossing powder.  I drew a thin black border, and adhered my card front to a black card base.  I stamped the sentiment in black, and again in yellow to add dimension.  I adhered the sentiment strip to the card with foam adhesive.



 Visible Image stamps - Rock Out - Guitarist - Scribbled Backgrounds - Amber Kroening



Visible Image INKognito Rock Out guitar stamps    Visible Image Universal background stamps



Don’t forget to join in on our March Show and Tell challenge!
For more Visible Image inspiration check out the Facebook group
That’s all for today, thank you for stopping by!


Fantastic card from Amber! Love it! 🙂 You will find more of Amber’s awesome work over on her blog

Come back later to see what Zoey has been creating this week.

Mark & Helen xx

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