Create Your Future @ Visible Image

Good Morning! We are here with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

Over to Katy…


Visible Image stamps - create you future - scribbled circles -tag card - Katy Leitch


Today’s make for Visible Image is a clean and simple tag card. I’m often asked what I do with the tags I create and they make great cards – simply cut another tag, fold a small flap at the top and adhere the flap to the back of the decorated tag to allow it to stand.



 Visible Image stamps - create you future - scribbled circles - Katy Leitch


I stamped the overlapping circles in black Archival then coloured each one with Distress Ink – I used Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio. I stamped a splat in black inside each circle to add detail. I stamped the words and cut them out individually before mounting to the card on 3D foam pads. I matted the tag onto black card and created a back as described above to allow it to stand.


This card really highlights how brilliantly words can work as a focal point when combined with abstract or background images. Hope you like it!


Warm wishes,
Katy x


I used these stamps on my card:


Create Your Future


Orbital


Ink Splats



Awesome tag! Really cool and funky! Thank you Katy ♡



We will be back later with the debut post from Elina Strömberg!


AND we cannot wait to share today’s NEW stamps preview too!!!


Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Awesome Background Stamps – Visible Image

Hello There! We hope you are having a good week so far 🙂

We had an amazing time at The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally at the weekend, we met lots of our fabulous customers and Facebook group members, and we met lots of new customers too! Some of them are already addicted after just a few days 😉 We had quite a few sell outs so we came home with a full order book! We did manage to grab a day off yesterday (did nothing much except sleep!) so today there’s a lot of catching up to do!!!

There’s loads of amazing NEW Design Team inspiration, so we shall start with Teresa’s post from Thursday last week. Over to Teresa…


Where does the week go, I can’t believe it is Thursday again already and my turn to share some more stamping inspiration for the Visible Image team!

This week I have two cards to show you using some of the fantastic background stamps that are available in the shop.

First up is is a cool ‘graffiti’ style card:



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I stamped the Brick Wall stamp twice with black Versafine ink then added the Ink Splats and drips (from the Drag and Drip set) using Versamark ink and WOW fluorescent embossing powders.

I stamped and embossed one of the Ink Splats onto another piece of card then stamped and embossed the sentiment in black over it.


Stamps Used:

Brick Wall

Ink Splats

Drag and Drip

Imperfection Is Beauty

 


My second card…



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I love the new squiggly doodly background stamps in the shop!

I stamped one of the stamps in the Plasma set randomly with Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. Once dry I stamped and embossed(in black) one of the stamps from the Orbital set to frame each circle.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed in black, then matted onto yellow and black card.


Stamps Used:

Plasma

Orbital

Just Making Memories



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Two awesome cards from Teresa! Love the splats and drips with the Brick Wall 🙂  And the Plasma and Orbital stamps work so well together… such versatile background stamps!


Thank you for dropping in today… we hope you have been inspired 🙂

Back soon with more fantastic inspiration from the team.

Mark & Helen xx

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Steampunk and Rock – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 We are back with our second post today! So much inspiration!

Over to the amazing Lisa Nygards…

 

Welcome Wednesday.

For my first card I’ve been playing and mixing the words from Alice set with Edgar from Visible Image. For the second one I’ve rediscover some foil, and just know I had some sticky embossing powder so I digged through my boxes and found it. So, everything on the card is covered with foil! You’ll find the set Rock Out here, and the circles are from the Universal set.

I stamped the rocker and words with Versa Mark ink, covered him with ”sticky embossing powerder” (there is several names on that product that acts the same, it becomes like a glue when you’ve melted it). Right after the powder melted I put on the sheet of foil. Then I just rubbed it easily with my nails like you do when you use rub-ons. You can probably use a bone folder or something too, just be gentle. You can see when the foil sticks and then you just pull it off. The line around is drawn by hand with a 2-way-glue pen. Let it ”dry” and then add the foil. I had a bigger 2-way glue pen, and I added that direct to my circle stamps and stamped with the glue! Waited until it was ”dry” and then added the foil once again. So easy and so fun! The golden circles are die cutted foam tape that I’ve added gold foil to.



Visible Image stamps - Edgar - Steampunk character - Wonderland Quote - Lisa Nygards


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Visible Image stamps - Edgar - Steampunk character - Wonderland Quote - Lisa Nygards 3



Visible Image stamps - Silhouette Grungy Guitarist - Rock Out - Lisa Nygards


Visible Image stamps - Silhouette Grungy Guitarist - Rock Out - Lisa Nygards 2


Visible Image stamps - Silhouette Grungy Guitarist - Rock Out - Lisa Nygards 3

Stamps:  Visible Image Edgar, Alice In Wonderland, Rock Out, Orbital
Papers: Black Cardstock
Embellishments: Bling, Metal Key, Therm-o-web foil.
Tools: Sticky embossing powder (Stamp’n Bound / Stamp’n Stick are two of the brands I know, but there is several!)
Other: Fantasy!:)
Medium: Copics
Colors: Skin: E000-00-21-11-04, Hair: Y00-21-YR23-E35, Hat/Coat: W9-BV29-25-23-20, Bird: W9-7-5-3, Pinkish violet: RV99-95-93, Pants: W9-7-5-3-1, Stick/Goggles: E49-35-33-08-YG95

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Two awesome cards from Lisa! Love that Wonderland quote with Edgar 🙂  Brilliant technique with the foil, that electric blue is stunning! Don’t the orbital circles work perfectly with the rock out set.

You’ll find more of Lisa’s fantastic work over on her blog.

We hope you have been inspired. We’ll be back tomorrow with an awesome project from Teresa Morgan 🙂

Don’t forget to show us what you have created with our stamps over in our Facebook Group for your chance to WIN some stamps at the end of the month 🙂  You will find all our stamps right here in our shop.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Bye!

Mark & Helen xx

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Wonderful Wednesday inspiration @ Visible Image

Hello There! Thank you for coming to visit us today 🙂

You are in for a treat today, not only is it double the inspiration as always on our ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ but today Kim and Lisa each have 2 amazing cards to share with you!

Today’s first inspirational post comes from our lovely Kim Robertson…

Hi Lovelies

Today of course is Visible Image Wednesday and I have another card to show you made for the recent Trade show at the NEC.

Is spring here ? Or not? Can anyone tell me, this is today’s posable question folks lol. Last week it was so warm the heating went off the duvets got changed etc etc… the last few days the heating went back on and it feels like we have gotten cold again lol! Is it just me or is anyone else hoping that the recent warm spell was spring starting to smile upon us… and and and my neighbour has finally cut the top of their trees after 5 years with absolutely no light in the garden hardly at all so this summer there will be sunshine….. we hope haha.Anyway enough of this silliness hehe.

So here is today’s card

 

Visible Image stamps - Just Be Happy - Scribbled Circles - Kim Robertson

 

It is certainly a little different isn’t it?

 

We were kinda challenged into stepping out of our comfort zone in a way by using a whats considered to be a backing stamp and  a sentiment to make up a card.

 

Well I immediately thought this was a fabulous idea these stamps are such such such good value and I know we all have a budget to follow so why not take a stamp, thought of in one way and turn it on its head. This of course is the card that I started with and the circle stamp is called Orbital , there are two different ones in the pack and I think I showed the other recently which has several circles rather than this one.

 

I thought this one would be absolutely perfect for those of us who enjoy mixed media and Journalling also as this kinda circle is so popular also I don’t know if any of you use the Gelli plate but stamps like this are fab to mark out on your base of acrylic paint before picking up a print so you could have the first print as patterns of circles and build up til you were say stamping an undersea image and the circle became a coral reef etc. Just thoughts.

 


Back to today’s card, This was the sentiment I chose from the last launch sentimentally yours and the Be Happy set which is stamped in of course white ink and then I went over and highlight in a white gelli pen and added highlights on the shadows too to ground it.


Visible Image stamps - Just Be Happy - Scribbled Circles - Kim Robertson 2

Another full image so I can give you a quick guide how I made this one. So to start I took a piece of white card and wiped over with an anti static pad. I then stamped the first layer of circles in Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder which I heat set. I then took some Black soot Distress Ink and also some Barn door Ink and a little of the dusty concord to give a hint of purple and lighten the black just a little.  I coloured in my usual way with two layers of ink in the usual position that I find optimal to shading which I am sure you all know by now. lol

I then took those same inks and tone on tone stamped with the same stamp in the coloured area so red on red , black on black and dried this off with the heat gun.  I then took my water spray and flicked water and spritzed it some big splodges some small and dabbed the ink away with a paper towel.

As we were not to use more stamps I still wanted some depth to come in so I also took an old white chalk pen and flicked it at the card and added random splodges so in person there are still many layers to look at in this one. I then mounted that onto a piece of black card the same width and wrapped a little grey ribbon around the join.  I also added a double white mat with foam in between to give it its finished platform as it were. I added a bow and a little charm to its centre.


Here is the finished bow and a little rose charm with a red stone in the little bale at the top , I used some pinflair glue here to hold it to the bow as that stuff dries and you will never get it off which is what you want especially when these cards are on display a lot.  So I finished it with little squares of gems in red in each corner just for something different.


The stamps used for this one from the fabby Visible Image were

 

 ‘ Orbital ‘                                                              ‘ Be Happy



So I have a little bonus card for this week also as It was a fairly quick one and used just a couple of stamps and a little tim Holtz paper and inks too. This one features a brilliant stamp set also from the recent launches called  ‘Play it Loud’ and also ‘Soul Music’


Visible Image stamps - Play It Loud - Trumpet Player Silhouette - Kim Robertson

I took a smallish piece of off white beigy card and stamped with Brown momento ink the music notes stampset called Soul Music in just a couple of places top and bottom of the card.  I also stamped the sentiment from the set top left and the gentleman with his Trumpet bottom right,

 

I used some vintage Photo distress ink and went round the edges of the paper and used a brown spritz to splatter the paper and some sepia ink and white ink to dot it too. I also filled in the pattern on the player with my white gelli pen to make him stand out.

 

Since I stamped in Momento I took an alcohol marker from Promarker in a very light grey and went round the main image and the music notes  I added shadows and also to a few main splodges etc  to lift things off the page , I grounded the main image also with a shadow by his feet and added some sparkle to the hat, shoes and trumpet in gold.

 

The background I put together using random small pieces of paper I thought was a little manly and musicy (new words , sorry guys lol) and piece them together on a black mat and added a ivory ribbon in satin to the first layer too. I gave the bottom layer a couple of mats in dark colours and added a bow to the left with a tiny trumpet I had in my stash to the centre which i thought fitted very well.

 

I drew some faux stitching by hand in black pen round the paper and a few gems in the corners and on the ribbon finished off this little I’d say intermediate level to make card.


A close up on the shadow placement around the main features I wanted to come forward.


Visible Image stamps - Play It Loud - Trumpet Player Silhouette - Kim Robertson 3

 

And the main image again , I like to think it looks like it was back in the era of American Jazz and a little Vintage inspired for this guy.

 

The two stamp sets I used on this one were.

 

                              ‘Play it Loud ‘                                                     ‘Soul Music’


So this was a great card for a guy or anyone who isn’t into flowers and girly stuff , also maybe someone in a production or play, My son did Bugsy Malone when he was at school and this would have been a great card to wish him luck I think.

I just added it as a bonus to today’s post rather than a full write up with lots of tutorial pics so I hope you like it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful mothers day over the weekend or had wonderful thoughts of the ones we love who are sadly now passed . I had a lovely Saturday with my daughter in London, and a nice long chat with my boy on the phone Sunday, and so those moments are the ones I treasure so very much.

Huge hugs to you all
with thanks
Kim 
XXXX




Aren’t they both fabulous! The white orbital circles look fantastic against Kim’s red background. The trumpet player looks superb with those touches of gold. You will find more of Kim’s amazing work over on her blog.

We hope you will pop back later to see Lisa’s awesome cards… both very different 🙂

Have a good day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Scribbled Circle stamps @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for coming to visit the Visible Image stamps blog today. We have double the inspiration for you today, as always on a Wednesday… In fact we have FOUR amazing cards to share with you! Yes FOUR 🙂

Lisa has been creating some truly stunning backgrounds, so make sure you pop back later on to see what she’s been making!

Here with today’s first post it’s the lovely Kim Robertson…

Hi folks.. Happy Wednesday!

I hope you all had some of the nice sunshine we had yesterday, it was good to leave work A. in the daylight and B. in the sunshine and no rain wow… could it be that Spring is starting to wake up.. Oh I hope so.

Anyway I hope you are all doing well and I have a really different card for you today using a background stamp called Orbital from the new launch which really could be turned into anything, or used for anything. It could be used for mixed media and journalling also and would look great in white on black or in bright neons as a colour flash too. I used it in conjunction with one of the more recent word stamps with a different edge.

I did lots of layering as usual to enhance the backing to keep it neat and added a couple of little wooden dragonflies colouring with inks to match and some sparkle to catch the light in a couple of the corners and on the body of the dragonflies too.


I love the colour combination of teal and duckegg blue with latte and browns.



Visible Image stamps - Karma - Orbital - Scribbled Circles - Kim Robertson


I also blended some Vintage photo distress ink over the edges to make it pop from the white and black of the background too.



Heres is the background alone so you can see the mix of colours on the backing with the layers etc before I go in with the sentiment raised up on foam for dimension.



I stamped out my sentiment  from the Express yourself range of sentiment stamps from the Be Happy set and cut it out with a small tonic circle die and inked through the die like a stencil to give it a faint blue tone and cut a mat a little larger in black for it to sit on.




This is a close up of the little sparkle on the dragonfly and how the sentiment is slightly raised from the card. This is slightly flatter without all the frills on this one so it could easily be posted in an average envelope as opposed to my usual embelished style.



Visible Image stamps - Karma - Orbital - Scribbled Circles - Kim Robertson 2


Another look at the finished results, I know this saying is sometimes used if someone is upset with another and people say this as a just deserts, and they will get theirs type thing, but this was never originally meant this way. It was a much more philosophical saying more for a good deed and how folks would be rewarded in richness of life and after life for kindness in this life, so then you see it with new eyes don’t you.



Visible Image stamps - Karma - Orbital - Scribbled Circles - Kim Robertson


But mostly I just like how the little card flows for such a simple stamp an the possibilities are endless.


    

Orbital Background.                                     Be Happy stamp set.

These are the stamp sets I used and you can see how they all have sooo many uses , the possibillities are so endless here I sometimes look at lots of stamps and get a little lost as there are so many beautiful stamps to choose but if I limit myself to choosing just two or three and working with that I have so many more ideas so sometimes it is worth keeping it really simple.


Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Lots of love to all you wonderful ladies (and maybe couple of gents haha)
crafty hugs
KIM 
XXXX 



Amazing background, simple yet so effective layering up the scribbled circles in different colours! Orbital reminds us of when were were kids using a spirograph! Love Kim’s colour combo too. You’ll find more of Kim’s fabulous work over on her blog

Hope you’ll be back later to see 3 awesome cards from Elisabeth Lisa Nygards 🙂


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