Squirrel Stamp | My Kind of Nutty

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Ali is here with an amazing handmade card created with our NUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS stamp set which includes the super cute squirrel stamp, fabulous acorns, a log and some fun sentiments…


Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, the beautiful colours, the nights starting to draw in plus new stamp releases from Visible Image ūüėÄ I’ve used the new ‘Nuts about Squirrels’ stamp set, and the ‘Autumn Leaves’ stencil which goes perfectly with this new release.



Tutorial


Cut a piece of white stamping card 145mm x 145mm.



Apply Scattered Straw distress oxide ink over 3 sections of your card using a blending brush.


Repeat with the Carved Pumpkin, Salvaged Patina and Seedless Preserves. Blend the colours where they touch.


Spritz a little water over your piece, leave for a few seconds and blot with a paper towel.


Dry with your heat gun.



Position the ‘Autumn Leaves’ stencil over your coloured card and tape down with low tack tape.


Colour the leaves with your oxide inks.



Remove the stencil and spritz with a gold spray such as Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent Gold Airless Mister.


Dry with your heat tool.



Wipe over your coloured panel with an anti static pad.


Stamp the squirrel silhouette stamps around the edge using brown versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.



Stamp the large squirrel, one of the sentiments and quite a few leaves and acorn stamps with brown versafine ink, and clear heat emboss as before.



Colour your stamped images using watercolour markers and cut them out.



Apply a little gold gilding wax using the tip of your finger over all of your clear heat embossing.


Leave for a few minutes then burnish with a paper towel to bring up the metallic effect.



Cut a 9cm square from the centre of your panel.



Matt the large panel onto black card with a border of 5mm.


Matt your 9cm centre piece with a black border of 3mm.


Cut out your sentiment and matt it onto black card leaving 1.5mm border.



Attach the large panel to a white 7″x7″ card blank directly using pva glue.


Fix the centre panel with double sided foam pads so it is raised.


Mould your cut out pieces between your fingers to curve and shape them.


Attach the squirrel, leaves, nuts and sentiment using 3D glue gel.




Supplies



  • Visible Image Stamps – Nuts About Squirrels
  • Visible Image Stencil – Autumn Leaves
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Seedless Preserves, Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin and Salvaged Patina
  • Low Tack tape
  • Blending brushes
  • Versafine Clair inkpad Fallen Leaves
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Gold gilding wax
  • Heat gun
  • Water Spritzer
  • Watercolour pens – Zig Clean Colour
  • Cosmic Shimmer Airless Mister Pearlescent Gold
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black card for matting & layering
  • Vellum
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
  • Foam pads, pva, 3d glue gel
  • Square die 9cm x 9cm


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nuts about squirrels stamp set | acorns | fall | nature | clear rubber



autumn leaves stencil | maple leaf | card making



I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by¬†ūüíĖ

Ali xxx




What a fantastic card! It’s a fabulous design and is so full of life.. it captures the ‘nutty squirrel behaviour’ perfectly!

Thank you for your brilliant tutorial Ali ♡ 

 

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Squirrel Stamp Handmade Card 

Want To Hibernate | Hedgehog Stamp

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. Lynda is here on the blog today with a fantastic handmade card created with our *NEW* HEDGEHOG HUGS and TOTALLY TOADSTOOLS stamp sets and THE FOREST stencil… hedgehog stamp handmade card


I don’t know about you but I get so excited by Autumn. I love the rich colours and cosy feeling it brings. So when I saw the brand new release from Visible Image I was just thrilled to be amongst the first to get to play with them as they are just perfect for the season.

This card showcases the set called ‘Hedgehog Hugs’. This cute little guy is just adorable don’t you think?


hedgehog stamp | leaves | forest stencil | handmade card


I started with a background sheet that I created with Distress Ink by applying to my glass mat, spritzing with water and dabbing it into. Once dry I used a circle mask and inked around the outer edge to create the effect of a setting sun.



I then used my gelli plate and the Forest stencil to create a woodland backdrop. This was achieved by applying a thin layer of brown paint to the plate, laying the stencil over the top, and using a piece of copy paper to lift the paint between the trees. I then lifted the stencil, revealing the tree shapes, and placed my backing paper down over it to lift the image to it.



I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the hedgehog and leaf piles, and also one of the toadstools from the incredible ‘Totally Toadstools’ set, and using 3D gel glue created my¬† woodland scene.



Doesn’t he look cosy?!



Supplies


hedgehog stamp | handmade card | I want to hibernate


hedgehog stamp set | Leaves | grass | I want to hibernate | clear | rubber



Toadstool stamps | mushrooms | fungi | clear | rubber



forest stencil | woods | card making


Mark and Helen have done such an amazing job on this release and the design team have been working hard to create some stunning samples.¬† Do take a look at the following social media links below if you’d like to see all the inspiration. Release date is the 27th August, but you can pre order now to be sure that they land on your doormat quickly. How exciting!




This card is awesome! What a gorgeous Autumn scene, our hedgehog definitely looks all cosy for winter!  Thank you Lynda ♡



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We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, we will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration, do check out our Facebook PAGE and instagram  for more Design Team projects, and our YouTube channel for tutorial videos from Mark featuring our new stamps! ♡


Helen & Mark xx


hedgehog stamp handmade card
 

Toadstools Stamps | Nature Heals | Card

Hello! Have you checked out our new stamps yet? Do you have a favourite? One of Jane’s absolute favourites from this release is our TOTALLY TOADSTOOLS stamps, and we adore the very first card Jane created with these fabulous stamps… and nature heals sentiment


Good Afternoon, today I could not be more excited as I am able to share my first make with the brand new autumn release! OMGoodness you are going to love them. They are so “me” and there is something for everyone from cute hedgehogs (or hedgepigs as I have always called them!) a squirrel with acorns to positive and inspiring words to toadstools, mini stamps and most exciting a backing stamp for Artist Trading Cards! Wow!

I have made samples with the all the new release and it was a really tough call for me to choose just 1 for today, but choose I had to and I went with one of the 3 new nature sets.


Totally Toadstools


Totally Toadstools Stamps Set | Nature Heals | Mushrooms | Fungi | Grasses


I have a real “thing” about all things fungi (plus mermaids, strawberries, hedgehogs, pigs, seashells and the Man in the Moon, yes I know I am mad!) and I have wanted Mark, aka Mr Visible Image to design a fungi set for a long time. I was so delighted to see it come to life and it really is everything I love about toadstools. The beautiful nature sentiment works perfectly too.



This is what I got up to


I wanted to make a really organic, fungi inspired background. There is nothing better for this than Yupo paper and alcohol inks, so that’s what I did. I got out my inks and dripped…



and dropped…



and mixed…



and blended until I had achieved the organic fungi inspired background I wanted…



I stamped lots of the toadstools onto different offcuts of inked card and cut them out. Then I chose the ones I wanted to use.



I added some white gel pen and then decoupaged them (which you will see in the finished photos)



I decided I wanted more of a 3D card so I cut out the centre of my Yupo paper



and backed it with another piece of yellow inked card. I stamped some of the foliage inside. I then added some 3D foam tape and stuck it under the Yupo.

I also cut an upstand from inky card and repeat stamped some more of the foliage, cutting around some and also cutting one piece out to layer up with and to add depth.




I then assembled my focal, adding the toadstools, which I decoupaged.



finally adding the wonderful ‘nature heals’ sentiment at the base of the toadstool stamps.



I stuck the focal in place and matted and layered my card.


Here it is…


toadstool stamp | fungi | mushroom | alcohol ink | yupo paper | handmade card


with a close up…


toadstool stamp | nature heals the soul | stamps


and 1 final shot…


toadstool stamp | fungi | mushroom | alcohol ink | yupo paper | handmade card


I really do adore this set and I have so many plans for future makes using it too. It really is a must have in your crafting stash and works so well with the new hedgehog and squirrel sets too.


It would be lovely to see you over in the friendly Visible Image Facebook group! You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the Design Team and customers to inspire your own creativity. You will also be able to join in with the monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap which has been such fun. We are now in our 4th month of swapping and have had over 62 people, Worldwide, taking part.


Do check out social media too you will find me on instagram @jane.tyrrell where I share many more of my makes and sneak peeks!


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is an absolutely stunning card! The focal image of the toadstools and grasses looks wonderful against the amazing alcohol inks background, very fungi-like indeed!  Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
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Facebook PAGE like and follow us, and watch our live demos
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Make sure you check out our Facebook PAGE  and instagram too, where we share more wonderful inspiration from our amazing Design Team!



We’ll be back here on the blog soon with more gorgeous inspiration.


Hope you have a good day.

Helen & Mark xx


toadstool stamps nature heals