Life Can Be Tough | Sentiment Stamp

Hi there, thank you for visiting our blog today. Ericka Strange is here with an awesome card featuring a sentiment which is so meaningful, especially at the moment… life can be tough, but my darling so are you.

Happy Thursday and I hope you are all doing well. This was my inspiration for the ‘Red White and Blue’ challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group.

I started out by smooshing Distress Ink in Candied Apple and Salty Ocean on my craft mat and picking up the ink with Bristol Smooth paper.


Once my background dried, I added the safety pin stamp from the Don’t Judge set with Archival Black ink. It’s been a tough year for all of us and in the United States (as many countries) we’ve have been through other hard times and have come through stronger.  I like the look of the tears being held together with safety pins signifying our past tough times as a nation but we’re still strong.


I used the Stars and Stripes stencil with texture paste and added WOW! Embossing White Twinkle for some pretty shine.


I finished my card with the sentiment from the Brave & Strong stamp set which I think is perfect for the time we are going through with COVID-19.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.


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brave and strong

What a striking card Ericka! Love the mended flag held together with the pins, and the embossing powder really adds the wow factor to the flag!
Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s wonderful cards over on her blog.


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Angels Are Near

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

I had a chance to get inky yesterday, and had a lot of fun creating backgrounds using Brushos.

I seem to have used a lot of purple so far this year so decided to get out some reds and yellow to create a
‘red sky at night’ effect for our Angels are Near stamps…


I sprinkled red first then spritzed with water before adding some yellow and spritzing again.
I love the different random patterns the paint makes.


I dried it off with my heat tool and then just kept adding more red, then more yellow,
drying again and repeating. I sprinkled extra here and there for a more dramatic effect.


Once I was happy I chose my favourite part and cut it to size.

I then stamped our gorgeous feathers and the beautiful sentiment using black versafine ink.
Then splattered some diluted white acrylic paint here and there.




I love how it turned out..


Stamps used..

Angels Are Near

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February 2016 release – Music Speaks – Visible Image

Hi There! We are back with another preview from our upcoming NEW stamps release!

This one is very different from the first set we showed you on Wednesday, if you missed that you will find it HERE.

We have some really different collections within our February release, and we will be previewing them every day for the next few weeks.

This awesome stamp set is called ‘Music Speaks’ a new stamp to add to our ‘Express Yourself’ Collection…

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Pop back this evening to see the first preview from another of our fantastic new ranges! Something very different!

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