Design Team Intro | Ali Carubia

Hi there! Next up is another of our existing designers who is staying on the team…

Ali Carubia

Ali is on our BLOGGING TEAM!

We love Ali’s striking cards and fabulous backgrounds, and how wonderfully she interprets and co-ordinates our stamps, stencils and sentiments!

I started crafting about 20 years ago. My style is varied, my favourites are bright colours and silhouettes. I have an extensive collection of paper, stamps, inks, paints and sparkly things!

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For my latest Visible Image inspiration I’ve been playing with two fabulous stencils to make a couple of cards for my friends. These were fun and easy to make.

Quirky rose stamp | ink swirls stencil | kindness + friendship | handmade cards

To make the DL card:

Take a A4 piece of 300gsm white stamping card, cut it down to 210mm x 196mm and scoring at 98mm.

Trim the left over strip to 84mm x 194mm to make the card topper.

Tape the Visible Image ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil over the bottom 2/3’s of your card strip with masking tape. Use a brush or blending foam to apply the weathered wood distress oxide ink through the stencil, add a little black soot distress oxide in places – avoid the straight edge at the top of the stencil.

Wipe the ink off the stencil, flip it over and move it over the top 1/3. Match up the swirls as best you can and ink up as before. Flick a little water over your inked card, leave for a few seconds and then pickup the drops with paper towel.

Wipe over another piece of white stamping card with an anti static bag. Then stamp the rose from Visible Image’s Random Art of Kindness 6 times using black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Fussy cut the roses, I cut slightly outside of the embossed lines.

Colour the roses with a base coat of orange ink and then add the red and pink ink.

Use the remaining orange and pink on your applicators to colour a sentiment from the ‘Words of Support’ stencil onto white card with the orange at the top and the pink at the bottom.

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder as before.

Trim the sentiment and mount it onto a scrap of black card with a border of about 1.5mm (1/16″).

Stamp the flower stem 3 times using black versafine ink as above and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Glue your inked piece onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 3mm (1/8″).

Glue 3 of the roses flat onto the topper using pva glue. Shape the remaining 3 roses using your fingers and use 3d foam to fix them onto your card.

Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the flower heads, then doodle around the outside of your card with a fine black liner pen.

Colour the circles on the stems with a red pen and then cover these with glossy accents.

Attach your card topper to the white DL card blank you made earlier and attach the sentiment using 3d foam to the bottom right hand corner.

Your finished card will look like this ūüėé

To make the square card:

The process is the same except you don’t need to move the stencil and only 4 roses are needed. I found this card even quicker to make ūüėÄ

The measurements for the 6″x 6″ square card are:
card topper – white stamping card 130mm x 130mm
black card matt – 138mm x 138mm

I used a different sentiment and a couple of adhesive gems on this one…


  • Visible Image Stamps – Random Art of Kindness
  • Visible Image Stencils – Inky Swirls & Words of Support
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks – Tangerine, Chinese Red & Fuchsia
  • Distress Oxides – Weathered Wood & Black Soot
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Masking tape
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Red marker pen
  • White gel & black fine liner pens
  • Glossy Accents
  • Red gems
  • Heat gun
  • A4 White stamping card (300gsm)
  • Black card for matting & layering
  • 6″ x 6″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3d foam pads

  • quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments

    word of support | stencil

    ink swirls stencil

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

    Ali xxx

    These cards are so striking and gorgeous Ali! They would be adored by anyone who received them. Thank you ♡


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    Helen + Mark xx


Design Team Intro | Jane Tyrrell

Hello! We hope you are enjoying the lovely long Easter weekend! It’s an exciting week here at Visible Image as we start to introduce our amazing and much bigger Design Team, who will be inspiring you with a mix of tutorials here on our blog, photos over on instagram, and also with some fabulous videos!

First up is…

Jane Tyrrell

Jane is on our BLOGGING TEAM!

Many of you will have already got to know Jane who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We love how Jane interprets our stamps and sentiments so brilliantly, and her compositions are always full of wonderful inkiness and fabulous layers!

I have been paper crafting since the early 1990’s and stamping has always been my first love. I love getting very inky and working and designing with mixed media. I always enjoy experimenting and trying out new ideas and products. Since retiring from my medical career in 2016 I am lucky enough to be able to be to be creative virtually every day.

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For today’s make I was inspired by my “not going to happen big birthday plans”. I had a big birthday last Thursday and all the plans we made a few years ago have gone out of the window courtesy of Mr Corona.

We had planned a celebratory trip and a lovely meal out,¬†but as that wasn’t going to happen I created an imaginary “sunshine holiday” birthday on a canvas. A girl can still dream can’t she?¬† Confused…. well that’s how my creative brain works. All will be revealed…

I worked with these sets:

the birthday sentiment from Lost for Words

sentiment stamps | greeting cards | handmade | stamping

Random Art of Kindness

quirky flower stamps | hope | kindness | sentiments

and the Count Me In stencil

numbers stencil | jumbled | background

This is what I got up to;

I added drops of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and crackling campfire distress reinker to a rectangle of water colour card and added water using my distress sprayer.

Once dry I added these distress inks through  the Count Me In stencil

count me in stencil | numbers | distress inks

I also machine stitched around the edge of the card

Next I created a circle frame for my flowers using 3 die cut scallop circle edges

I stamped the flowers from the Random Art Of Kindness set onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I decoupaged the centers of the circular ones and adding glitter pen details to them all for extra sparkle.

I then glued them around the circle frame.

I stamped the birthday sentiment onto card and stitched a border. I also did this to a coloured card mat and stuck them together.

I glued this into the centre of the floral circle.

I made a corrugate card base for my canvas by adding a little red ink and then some embossing powders to it for extra detail and texture

I ripped off some of the covering and used a brush to add embossing ink to areas around the visible edges only.

I sprinkled in the powders and heat embossed them from underneath.

Then I matted the finished canvas onto blue card, adhered it to the base and added sprinkle of sequins to finish.

Job done!

Here it is…you might need sun glasses!

with some close ups showing the details

and one last shot of my Calypso birthday canvas

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wow this is one amazing Birthday canvas! Loving all the texture and vibrant colours! Thank you Jane ‚ô°

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We’ll be back later to introduce the first of our NEW designers!

Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx

Garden of Tranquility | ATCs

Hi there! We hope you are keeping safe and staying well. We have Jane Tyrrell on the blog today with some fabulous inspiration featuring our ‘Random Art’ flower stamps…

Hello! It’s time for my latest design team inspiration for¬†Visible Image.

My garden has been even more important to me this year and the recent landscaping has been a godsend. I have spent many mindful hours outside nurturing my plants and everything is looking so summery now that my summer bedding pots have come into flower.





So all these provided my inspiration for my project today, a set of 5 artist trading cards.
Artist trading cards measure 3 1/2 X 2 1/2″ and I make them to swap with my crafty friends and my little granddaughter.

I called this set my “Garden of tranquility”

I used 2 stamp sets;

Random Art of Kindness

quirky flower stamps | kindness | hope | tranquility

and the daisy stamp from Break Free

daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free

This is what I got up to;

I used oxide ink to stamp the background using one of the flowers and archival ink for the “stem” from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’¬†set.

I stamped the daisy from the ‘Break Free’¬†stamp set onto some left over alcohol ink yupo and distress inky mop up card and cut them out.

I stamped the “rose” flower from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’¬†set onto different scraps of inky card and chose the 3 I liked best and cut them out.

I added a little accent of gold stickles to each flower

and I stamped the small words from ‘Random Art of Kindness’¬†set onto kraft card and cut them into little plant markers.

Here they are finished

garden flowers ATCs | stamps

with a couple of close ups

daisy stamp | ATC

quirky rose stamp ATC

quirky flower stamp | ATC

and one last shot.

flower stamps | daisy | quirky | ATCs | stamping

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.

Bye for now,
Jane x