Life Is A Journey | Handmade Card

Hello! Today’s the day we are back on Create and Craft TV for a double length mixed media show with Mark! (More details below!). Today’s inspiration is one of the gorgeous show samples created by Ali Carubia, featuring our fabulous BREAK FREE stamp set with our TIME TUNNEL stencil…


Happy Tuesday!


I’m sharing a card made for today’s TV show! It’s perfect for Autumn, with bonfire coloured daisies and a Catherine wheel inspired background – things I remember from years gone by.

daisy stamp | spiral stencil | monochromatic card | handmade | stamping



Tutorial

Spray the back of the Time Tunnel stencil with stencil spray and leave to dry for a few minutes.

Cut a piece of white card to just over 6″ x 6″ and stick the stencil on firmly.

Pour a little black gesso onto a saucer or an old foil tray – away from your craft mat (as it gets everywhere!).


Load up your stencil brush with a little black gesso and apply to card in a upright pouncing motion, so the paint doesn’t slip under the stencil. Go over any white bits you have missed.


Peel the stencil away from the card, the centre bits are quite delicate so you may need to rotate your card and peel away in sections.

Put your stencil in some water!

Create a colourful background using the the yellow, orange and red distress oxide inks.

Squish some ink onto your craft mat and spritz with water, pick it up on some white card and dry with a heat gun.


Take the Visible Image Break Free stamp set and stamp the flower head onto your coloured card with black versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

You will need 4 flower heads for this card.


Stamp and clear heat emboss 2 vases and 4 flower stems onto scraps of white card.

Cut these all out – I left a border around the flower heads and vases but cut the stems very close to the embossed lines.

Snip between the petals so you can manipulate them later.

Trim any mucky edges off your black and white spiral card and fix it onto a larger piece of black card with a border of about 1/4″ around, and then onto a white 7″ x 7″ card blank.

Colour the 4 flower stems with green and a little orange oxide ink.



Snip out the inside of one of the vases leaving the water line in place.


Colour both of the vases with a little pale blue ink for the water and light grey alcohol pen on the glass.

Glue the complete vase to the bottom right hand side then glue the stems. Don’t worry too much about what the top of the vase looks like as that will be covered by a flower head.Fix the second snipped vase over the first with pva glue, so that the stems are trapped underneath the water line.

Add a shadow to the bottom of the vase using your grey alcohol pen, to ground it to the card.



Use a white gel pen to add some highlights on the petals.

Shape the flowers using a ball tool and the palm of your hand/foam mat to give them a bit of dimension, curl a few of the petals forwards, away from the rest before attaching the four flower heads to your card using 3d glue gel.


Apply some Star Dust stickles to the centre of the flowers.


Stamp the ‘Life is a Journey’ sentiment from the Just be Happy set with black versafine ink onto white card, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Matt this onto black card with about 1/8″ border

Attach the sentiment to the bottom left hand side of your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.


Stand back and admire your finished work!



Here is my completed card ūüėé


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I am really happy with this one!



Supplies





Daisy Stamp | Vase | Smashed | Break Free Stamp Set | Visible Image



just be happy | listen to your heart | life is a journey | sentiment stamps



time spiral stencil


  • Stencil Spray (Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray)
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Broken China, Mowed Lawn
  • Versafine Onyx black pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • White gel pen
  • Light Grey Alcohol pen
  • Star Light Stickles
  • Black gesso
  • Stencil Brush
  • Heat gun
  • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
  • double sided tape or pva
  • 3D glue gel


I hope you have enjoyed this project.


Thanks for stopping by today,

Ali xxx




Awesome card Ali! Loving your bonfire coloured daisies against the striking monochrome background! Great choice of sentiment and another brilliant tutorial.. thank you Ali ♡

You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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We hope you can tune in to watch Mark’s demos today… be sure to set your TV to record BOTH SHOWS (even though they are back to back) to ensure you don’t miss anything!

SHOW TIMES BROADCAST TO THE UK¬†ūüá¨ūüá߬†12:00 PM¬†& 12:45 PM GMT
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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration!


We hope you stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Healing | Bird Stencil & Mask

Hello! We are excited to launch 9 NEW stencils today which are available to pre-order now! We have been sharing lots of gorgeous inspiration here on our blog and on our social media over the past few days and there is more to come! Today we have stempelfrida here with a stunning card featuring the bird mask and stencil from our ‘Time Flies’ set…

After we only just had the new release of Visible Image stamps we now add new stencils. And wohooo, what can I say, there are so many great ones! And I think, there is something for every taste. One of my favorites is a set with a bird. This one I would like to present to you today with a special technique.


Healing – The bird’s soul heals and it can therefore gradually separate again from the undefined background. I have created it with a blending technique from the alcohol ink background. This stencil was just right for this, because it contains both the positive and the negative of the bird.


bird stencil | mask | alcohol inks | yupo paper




My card today was made with alcohol inks. After creating the background I used a blending technique to bring in my motif. 



But first to the beginning. My paper is Yupo paper. If you work a lot with alcohol inks, you know it: The typical, often used great effect of the flow of alcohol inks is especially good on Yupo paper. Papers with closed surfaces are suitable, so that the ink doesn’t sink into the paper and so it remains runnable. Yupo paper is actually a kind of plastic and therefore has a very smooth, closed surface and is virtually the non plus ultra among the suitable papers. The disadvantage, however, is that other techniques don¬īt work so well on it. These include embossing e.g. (be careful Yupo “paper” melts very easily because it is a plastic) or simply stamping. The surface is very slippery and therefore you not only have the problem with the imprint itself (it is really hard to get a crisp stamp image), but also that there are only a few stamp pads with which you can get a permanent print on Yupo paper.


You can also use encausting paper, which is the second choice I would say, closely followed by some ceramic papers or photo paper. But every paper is different and I encourage you to experiment with different papers. You will discover a lot of different effects.



On my Yupo paper I designed the background with three colours of alcohol inks. Then I used the great new stencil “Time Flies”. To be honest, there are actually a stencils and mask in this set. A positive and a matching negative. First I put the one on my yupo background that has the bird as a blank part. With a kitchen towel and isopropanol (you can also use Blending Solution) I wiped or blurred most of the paint from inside the bird. I also worked with a belnding pen. After it had dried again, I put the mask representing the actual bird on my bird image and made the white border with a Sakura pen. I added a little bit of perspective to the bird with copics by creating shadows around it and I also added details to the bird with them.¬†






I described above that it is often difficult to stamp on Yupo paper. Also for this the stencils came right for me. With the new Words of Support stencil I added the word on my collage with black acrylic paint. So it stands out a bit as if it were embossed. 




Supplies


Time Flies Stencil


bird stencil | mask | time flies



Words of Support Stencil


mindfulness words stencil



Copics R08, R29, R56
Sakura 1.0
Alcohol Ink Blending pen
Alcohol Ink sunshine yellow, valencia, gumball



alcohol inks | yupo paper | stamping | bird | healing sentiment





What a gorgeous card! We love your colour choices, so vibrant and summery! This technique works wonderfully with this stencil and mask set.  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.

 

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We hope you love our new stencils! Available to pre-order now with release date in just 2 weeks.


new stencils | visible image | July 2020



We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration ‚ô°

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Have a lovely evening.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Love is Love | Mixed Media Face Stamps

Good Evening, we have some more gorgeous new stamps inspiration for you today. Heather Mitchell has inked up our ‘Love is Love’ set and is here to show you what she made…


Evening all,

You can’t have not seen the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order now… and aren’t they beauties?!  I absolutely love this Love is Love set… bang on perfect for these volatile times in which we find ourselves.




I’ve barely been able to put this stamp set down since it arrived Friday and my head is whirring away with possibilities and ideas for it.

To begin the card, I’ve added some star washi tape strips to watercolour card and gesso’d over the top to protect the tape.  After overlaying the Square Route stencil, I’ve created an ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean to which I’ve then lightly spritzed water over to add texture.



After using a black permanent fine liner to draw in some scribbly lines in the stencil gaps, I’ve flicked on some black indian ink to break up the blue and add extra interest.

Having already measured where the two face stamps would lay on the card, I used the sentiment for the set, Love is Love, down the centre.



The two profile stamps are just brilliant! The words on them (trust, love, eternity, friendship, loyalty, empathy, kindness etc) are so bang on trend and perfect for all types of cards and journalling and I cannot wait to journal with this set!

I’ve heat embossed the profile stamps using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White embossing powder and then used oxide ink pads (Candied Apple, Picked raspberry, Seedless preserve, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed) to create the rainbow effect.  Once trimmed, I’ve secured them directly to the card before matting onto black card to finish.



Once again, the new stamps are on pre-order now from the online shop and are due for release on Friday June 26th… just in time for the weekend!


mixed media face stamps | love is love



squares stencil



Check out the Visible Image Facebook group or instagram for loads of inspiration from the design team using the new stamps… we can barely put them down!


See you soon, H xx




What an awesome card! We are loving your design, from the rainbow colours to the scribbles in the stencil lines! Thank you so much Heather ‚ô°

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.




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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


 

Heart Flowers | Birthday Card

Hi there! Happy weekend to you! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade Birthday card featuring our cute heart stamp as flowers…



 

I like out of the box ideas so my flowers are not “normal”.
It seems I got some weakness for this tiny heart stamp.

 

heart flowers | vase | stamps | Birthday card

I used Distress Oxides + water through the Time Tunnel stencil.



Stamped the hearts from the Accessorize set, and the vase and stems with black Archival ink.



I colored the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels.


I added shading and background stamping, then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment.
In the end I sprinkled the card with white paint.





Visible Image products used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake


daisy | flower | stamp | vase | smashed | break free


Happy Birthday | stamp | verse | sentiment | card making


inky | flower | stamp | mixed media | background | elements


time spiral | stencil

 

Have a nice day!




Wow! We love this! Your heart flowers look so striking against your delicate background, what a fabulous way to combine these stamps… thank you Macarena ‚ô°

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

 

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Stay safe and well, and have a lovely weekend!

Mark & Helen xx