Grow Stronger | Textured Flower Stamps

Hello! We hope you are having a good week so far. Ericka is here on the blog to inspire you today with an incredible card featuring our stunning CREATIVE + TOTAL CHAOS flower stamps in fabulous shocking pink with our ‘grow stronger’ sentiment…


Happy Wednesday! Today I’m playing with Visible Image stamps and an old book I bought at a local antique shop. I love the look of printed text in the background and thought it would be fun to play with some pages.



To start, I took a random page in my old book and used my gel press with the PaperArtsy Fresco Paints in Bubble Gum, Byzantium, and Aquamarine.



I then stamped the flower images from both the ‘Creative Chaos’ and ‘Total Chaos’ sets and heat embossed them with WOW! Halo. I then added some additional colors with my pink Sharpies.



I then fussy cut out all my flowers and started to create my background using the ‘Collision’ Stencil and with Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire.



I then took the flowers and stamped and embossed them on the background and then used glue dots to adhere the flowers to my card base.



I added some gold string to the back of my flowers for some added sparkle. I then took the sentiment from the ‘Into the Woods’ and heat embossed it as well.





Supplies



PaperArtsy Fresco Paints: Bubble Gum, Byzantium, and Aquamarine
WOW! Embossing powder: Halo
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire
VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad: Onyx Black


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large inky flower stamp | leaves | grunge | clear | rubber



inky flower stamp | grunge | clear | rubber



trees | forest | stamps | grow stronger | clear | rubber



collision stencil | lines



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!




Wowee! Such a striking and beautiful card! Our flowers look wonderful stamped onto the book pages and your background is awesome! Thank you Ericka 

 

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We will be back soon with an awesome new card from Sharon and a brilliant new video from Jen!


NEW STAMPS coming this Friday too!!


Stay safe, stay well, stay creative.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Miss Your Face | Handmade Tag

Hello! Jane is here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade tag created with our INK SWIRLS stencil, the quirky rose stamp from our RANDOM ART OF KINDNESS set, and our new MISS YOUR FACE sentiments which is so perfect for the World we are living in at the moment…


Hi there, today I am showcasing some old stamps with some of the new stamps.




I used the awesome new “I miss your face” sentiment from the Lost for Words set:


sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer


with the incredibly versatile new Grunge Tones set


grunge background stamps | dots | circles


plus the gorgeous quirky rose stamp from the Random Art of Kindness set


quirky flower stamps | hand drawn | grungy stem | clear | rubber


and the beautiful Ink Swirls stencil

ink swirls stencil



Here’s what I got up to;


I smooshed some squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber distress inks onto my mixed media mat, added some water and created a watercolour background to my tag.


Next I blended speckled egg distress ink through the ink swirls stencil



Then I stamped using all 3 stamps from the Grunge Tones set using salty ocean ink and first and 2nd generation stamping to give a subtle background



I also stamped and embossed the sentiment  from Lost for Words and the numbers stamps from Random Art of Kindness set and carried on building up the layers.



I added some alcohol ink pearls to heat resistant acetate. I have shared this technique many times before and also demoed it at many a stamp show in 2019. I stamped and clear embossed the roses and cut them out.



I stamped the roses again on the tag and then layered everything up



using glossy accents as my adhesive




Here is my finished tag which I mounted onto black


tag | stamping | i miss your face | quirky rose stamp


a couple of close ups





and one final shot


miss your face | tag | stamping | quirky rose stamp



Supplies




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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




We adore this tag! The quirky rose stamp looks fabulous embossed on the acetate against the grungy background and the white of the ink swirls. Beautiful spring colours too! Thank you Jane ♡



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We’ll be back a little later to re-introduce of our longest standing DT member who is staying on Team VI…


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx



 

Nothing To Wear | T-Shirt Stamp

Hello! We are excited to share some fabulous inspiration by Ali who has created a gorgeous box of handmade cards with our T Shirt stamp and personalised icons from our new NOTHING TO WEAR stamp set…


handmade cards | box


Here is an overview of how I made this box of cards using the really cool new ‘Nothing To Wear’ stamp set from Visible Image!


I stamped the T shirt in black versafine ink 6 times onto white card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut them out very close to the embossed edge.


Next I squished some mustard seed distress oxide onto my blending mat, spritzed a little water and picked up some of the ink onto one of the T shirts. I dried it with my heat gun before picking up more ink and drying again. Carried on building the layers of ink before finally picking up a few blots of ripe persimmon.


I inked up the other T shirts the same way using ripe persimmon (with a blot of picked raspberry, salty ocean (with a blot of ripe persimmon), twisted citron and finally wilted violet (both with a blot of salty ocean).


I did a second ripe persimmon T shirt for the box lid.


T Shirt Stamp | Rubber | Clear


I used pva and black glitter on the neck, sleeves and bottom edges of the T shirts and left them to dry for a bit while I had a cup of tea and slice of cake.


Next task was to cut 5 strips of white card 10″ x 5″ and score in the middle to make 5 white card blanks 5″x5″.


Then I cut 6 white card matts 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and 6 larger black card matts 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.


By the time I’d finished all this measuring and cutting, the glitter was dry on the T shirts.


I stamped and heat embossed words and icons onto the T shirts and stamped onto the white card matts in versafine black ink and corresponding distress oxide.


When sticking the T shirts onto your decorated matts, change their angle to add variety.


T-Shirt Stamp | Smile | Daisy | Handmade Card | Stamping


Painted the T shirt daisy petals white then covered it with glossy accents and sprinkled a little glitter while it was still wet.


Used a little mustard seed oxide ink to colour the centre of the daisies on the background.


Added a stitched border with a yellow Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Butterfly | Be Kind | Handmade Card | Stamping


Stamped the T shirt with the butterfly icon and the Be Kind words in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.


Added a stitched border with a purple Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Diva | Heart | Handmade Card | Stamping


I painted in the centre of the Diva with white ink and then went over it with a sparkle pen.


I painted in the centres of the background words with twisted citron distress oxide ink.


Added a stitched border with a green Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Rock | Star | Handmade Card | Stamping


I stamped the star on the T shirt with versamark and heat embossed with silver. The stars on the background were stamped in silver pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Then coloured in the Rock centres with salty ocean oxide ink.


Added a stitched border with a blue Zig pen.


T-Shirt Stamp | Rock | Skull | Handmade Card | Stamping


On the 2 ripe persimmon T-shirts I painted in the Rock with white ink and went over it with a glitter pen when it was dry.


I covered the skull with glossy accents and sprinkled glitter over it like before.


I attached the stamped toppers to the larger black matts leaving with a border of 1/8″, then fixed them to the white card blanks using tape and pva. Drew around each T shirts with a grey alcohol marker, adding a shadow to make them stand out.



Next:  The Box



I used a score board for this as it always gets the the box top in the right proportion to the base so they fit properly – switched to cm for this.


I cut 2 pieces of white card 17.5cm x 17.5cm.


On one piece I stamped the skull icon in black versafine  and the Rock word in Ripe Persimmon on each edge, moving the card 90 degrees each time. I gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to dry the ink.


I used my score board to score the decorated box lid 2cm from the edge on all 4 sides using the box lid edge to butt up against.


On the white base piece I scored 2cm on all 4 sides using the box base edge to butt up against.



I folded the scored edges and burnished them with my bone folder then snipped a little V into the top and bottom edges.



Applied pva to the flaps and waited a few moments for the glue to go off a little.


Folded the sides together and pressed them for a few seconds.



Used paper clips to hold the sides while the glue dried.


Then removed the clips and attached the second ripe persimmon topper to the box lid using tape and pva.



This project took a while to do but it was a lot of fun and I had a great inky day creating it!


My finished box of cards


box of handmade greeting cards



Supplies
  • Visible Image Stamps – Nothing to Wear, Lost For Words
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
  • Black Versafine, Versamark, Silver Pigment ink pads
  • Clear, white & silver embossing powders
  • Zig clean color pens
  • Score board
  • Heat Gun
  • Blending mat
  • Black & iridescent glitters
  • Glossy accents
  • white gel pen/white acrylic ink
  • glitter gel pen
  • Grey alcohol marker
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black card for matting & layering
  • double sided tape & pva
  • paper clips



t shirt stamp | personalise | rubber | clear



Card Making Sentiment Stamps



I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by 💖

Ali xxx




We adore this project Ali! Your collection of T-shirt stamp handmade cards look amazing, and it’s so great to see so many different designs and colours! Thank you 

 

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We Rise By Lifting Others

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today, we hope you are doing ok. Judy is here to inspire you today with an amazing card featuring our stunning phoenix stamp on a wonderful background..



Today I am super excited to share my card here created with the Visible Image PHOENIX RISING stamp set. I absolutely love the images and accompanying sentiments.


Take a peek:


phoenix stamp | handmade card | we rise by lifting others


I had this background piece still on my desk from an earlier project. I made it with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I ADORE these powders. Think Brushos with an incredible amount of shine. I used Atlantis Burst and Golden Sparkler.


I stamped the Phoenix in VersaMark ink, and then embossed with WOW! Primary Ebony Embossing Powder. I did dip his tail in a hybrid mixture I made from several powders that the ashes are also embossed with. I liked the “coming from the ashes” in one ethereal look, and then bursting upward with a solid new look. The sentiment is also embossed in black. I love how it turned out!


phoenix stamp | handmade card | we rise by lifting others | nuvo | Visible Image



Supplies


phoenix stamp | flames | we rise by lifting others



Tonic ATLANTIS BURST Nuvo Shimmer Powder
Tonic GOLDEN SPARKLER Nuvo Shimmer Powder
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSSING INK
WOW Embossing Powder PRIMARY EBONY



Thanks for stopping by today!




This is spectacular! The Nuvo shimmer powders look stunning with our phoenix stamp, and the embossed flames look awesome! Thank you Judy 



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There’s just a few more days of January left to use our 20% OFF coupon code: HOPE2021 …why not treat yourself to some gorgeous new stamps and stencils to keep your creativity flowing!



Thanks again for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back soon with more wonderful inspiration from our amazing Design Team soon!


Stay well.

Helen & Mark xx