Adventures Lie Ahead!

Good Evening (or morning/afternoon depending where you are in the world)!

Veerle Moreels is here to inspire you on the blog today. The stamps featured on her tag are THE perfect stamps for how we are feeling at the moment…. ‘Destination Unknown’…although we DO know the destination: PHOENIX, what will come of our first time exhibiting at Creativation is unknown!

‘Destination Inspiration’ is one of the show hashtags… we certainly hope we will be inspiring and wowing some fabulous store owners there!

If you own a store and want to find out more about stocking our stamps and stencils please get in touch!

Or if you would like your local store to stock us.. let them know!

Ok on to today’s inspiration, and another brilliant video from Veerle…

Wouldn’t it be great if sometimes we could take a peak in the future? It would make some decisions a lot easier but… it would spoil a lot of excitement too. We have to admit that sometimes not knowing what is coming is pretty exciting. And each day we get a little closer we feel the excitement grow.
For todays project…I had my video camera on again, so enjoy the video!

Stamps used:

Ink splats

Destination Unknown

What an absolutely beautiful tag Veerle. Gorgeous shading and delicate detail.. love it! Thank you ♡

You’ll find more amazing projects over on Veerle’s blog.

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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx

Fight Back The Tears

Hello! We have double inspiration for you here on the blog today, as we took a (sneaky) day off yesterday!

Veerle Moreels is here with a gorgeous tag…

We all have those moments where life is a bit of a struggle, even sometimes a hell of a hard fight. A fight to keep standing up with your back straight and your head held up high while life keeps throwing challenges at your feet.

With some of those personal challenges in mind I created this project.

I chose some words from the ‘Disguise of a smile’ set that were perfect for this project and combined them with some background stamps.

Disguise of a Smile

And then the choice of the colors, I know… you didn’t expect me to use bright pink right ^.^

Even though I don’t use bright pink a lot, for me personal it does have a meaning. Pink is that color I’ll turn to if I need a reminder to stay positive, no matter how dark it becomes around me.

I loved how the little blank spaces in the universal circle also gave me the chance to play with the amount of black in this project…

Background stamps used:



Beautiful tag Veerle.. loving that hot pink! Thank you ♡

You’ll find more amazing projects over on Veerle’s blog.

All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

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We will be back later with a very magical tag from Jane Tyrrell!

Mark & Helen xx

Stamping Inspiration Galore @ Visible Image

Hello There! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂 You will be very glad you did as we have an overwhelming amount of stunning inspiration for you!

While we were away our team just could not stop creating with our stamps… we are just the luckiest stamp company having such an amazing team of extremely talented ladies showcasing our stamps ♥

If you have joined our Facebook group you may have already seen some of these gorgeous cards and projects… Every single day of the week our awesome team bring you new inspiration! So if you haven’t joined our group yet you will find it HERE! You can also upload your photos of what you have created with Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ monthly challenge!

OK! Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin!

Lisa Nygards has created 2 fabulous Christmas cards…

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Guess what? I’ve played with the brand new Christmas stamps from Visible Image this weekend! Whohooo, they are totally amazing if you like to play around with colors, papers, mixed media or whatever. My passion is spray mists and watercolors, so that is what I have for you today!

The ”rockin’ around the christmas tree” card is colored with watercolors on watercolor paper. Randomly picked and brushed on wet paper. When it was dry I splattered a tiny bit of blue on top and then stamped the tree and the sentiment. Since it’s watercolor paper with a pretty rough surface you won’t get the totally black image you’ll get on smooth paper. I think it just adds texture to the piece, but if you want it perfect black – pick a smooth paper! Stamp set is called Rockin’ Around, and you’ll find it HERE!

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Then I’ve made a pink (!) christmas card. *gasp* But isn’t it kind of cool and pretty? Once again I’ve used watercolor paper, but this time with mists in pink and grey/silver-ish. Let it dry and stamped the beautiful collage stamp ”Christmas Collage” on top. Like the other card, since it’s stamped on water color paper it adds texture to the image since the paper is a bit rough. The big snowflakes are grungeboard that I’ve painted with white gesso and added glitter to. Notice the badge in the middle of the big snowflake? It’s home made, and I’ve stamped the snowflake from the White Christmas set on a pink paper, cutted out in the right size for the badge and put it together. Think it becomes a beautiful center piece.

Now for something rather funky from Kim Robertson…

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So I was playing with my stamps and I remembered the gorgeous lips in the Bite Me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background.. electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery!

We will be sharing Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the weekend 🙂

Teresa Morgan has created us two gorgeous Autumnal cards…

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I have two different projects to share with you today, both using the fabulous Colours Of The Wind stamp set.

The first card uses the leaf stamp to create a beautiful background for one of the new sentiments..
I inked up the leaf stamp with several colours of Distress Inks and stamped randomly on the page before embossing with clear embossing powder. I then applied Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress inks over the remainder of the cardstock, wiping away any excess from the leaves (the embossing powder creates a resist). I sprinkled some water over the card to create a splodgy effect!

I coloured another piece of card with Distress inks and stamped the sentiment, then edged this and the background with gold embossing powder.

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My second card uses the leaf as the focus..
I used Brushos to create the splodgy background for the leaf, then embossed with gold embossing powder. The bottom layer is coloured with Dylusions spray inks, and I stamped and embossed the sentiment in the corners.

Pauline Butcher has brought our Chandelier Set to life with stunning colour…

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This is an Anniversary card I made 3 weeks ago, using a fabulous set of stamps from Visible Image, the Chandelier Set

I used a very old technique on this card, I won’t tell you how I did it, as I shall be using it at my next workshop, but it does make your main images pop!

Next we have a gorgeously stylish Christmas card from Susanne Rose…

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I used the brand new “Rockin’ Around” stamp set from Visible Image for this card. The tree and the sentiment are stamped with Memento Luxe ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. To bring some dimension to my card I added all of my layers with dimensional foam pads.

The tiny trees are cut with a die from Marianne Design. The red background is painted with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. I love this stamp set!!! It’s so modern and very funny!

And now for more gorgeousness from Doreen OBrien…

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I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I have brayered some Acrylic paints onto some tissue then over stamped with Grunge Harlequin.

Using some PVA glue I then attached this to my board before stamping on my sentiment “Take the Moment” and  the “Large Butterfly

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - White Christmas - Snowflake stamp - Doreen OBrien

Next up I have another Christmas card… I inked up the Snowflake from the “White Christmas” set and stamped all over some white card then inked around the edge using the same colour…
I then covered another piece of white card with the distress ink and white embossed the sentiment and edge.This was then attached to the backing using foam pads.

And here are 2 very different but equally fabulous cards from Karen Liddle showing just how versatile our stamps are…

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I inked Distress Ink ‘Evergreen Bough’, through a Memory Box stencil for the panel, and stamped one of the new Christmas Stamps Magic of Christmas

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And for my second card I’ve been playing with Brushos again……. still loving them!

The stamps used for this card is just one set – Revolution

Kim Johnny is loving creating Mail Art at the moment and our stamps are perfect for it…

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Each postcard is just about 4 inches by 6 inches and full of mixed fun!

I used the fabulous Flower INKognito and Butterfly INKognito stamps by Visible Image.

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We will be sharing Kim’s tutorial here on our blog over the weekend!

Kim Bacon has played with non traditional Christmas colours with awesome results…

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I deliberately went colour crazy with these! I just love the hot red which contrasts with the icy cold sentiment and the white embossing powder I used.

I started as I nearly always do by colouring some card with Brusho paint powders made into a liquid paint. A little pinch of powder in a spot of water goes a long way! I painted red, orange and yellow using a broad flat brush.

When this was dry I used the snowflake stamp with a dilute bleach solution first. Once dry I over stamped with a hot pink ink just off centre to make the image look 3D. I then added more snowflakes in red all over the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto a dark red piece of the painted card with white embossing powder before matting and layering with white card.

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The turquoise and purple card uses white embossing powder instead of bleach.  I then used 2 shades of turquoise for the other snowflakes.  I distressed the edges of the pieces of card by running my scissors down them and used a pin-wheel to give a faux stitched effect. I also used 2 sizes of white brads in the corners.

If you visit my blog often you will know that I am a frequent user of string! I love adding little knots to break up the long lines of string.

Sticking with non traditional colours, here are two more stunning Christmas cards from Lisa Nygards…

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Oh, hey, wait…. is that orange? With a touch of turquoise?
Yep! It is, and it is a christmas card!! LOL Why not? Got a crazy feeling of mixing some non traditional christmas colors and I think it become pretty nice! I’ve played with some new and some old Christmas stamps. The orange (cool huh?) card is made with brand new stamps. Snowflake is from the set called White Christmas, and the beautiful verse is called Christmas Memories.

I’ve worked on watercolor paper and just randomly dripped color from mist bottles in orange and turquoise / teal colors. Dryed and dripped again and round up with just mists of water. Continue until you like what you see… not more complicated than that.

I stamped my snowflakes and the verse and then draw a frame (line) around my square of color. Finally I added glitter glue to the snowflakes to have them sparkle.

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For the brownish card I actually used my spray mists as mists! It’s gold and some moss green blended. I dried it with my heat gun and stamped the Christmas Colllage on top. As the paper it’s a bit rough the image will be a bit ”distressed”, just keep that in mind! Finished it up with glitter tape and a button.

And Teresa Morgan shows that traditional ‘silver and white’ give super stunning results too…

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The sun may be shining but my thoughts are turning to Christmas this week. This superb Sparkle At Christmas stamp set from Visible Image is perfect for a classically elegant card.

I stamped with Versamark ink and used Heat It Up Silver Tinsel embossing powder – I love the glittery bits….so hard to photograph though!

Pauline got funky with stamps and colour for our Mark’s Birthday last week…

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I’m sharing a card I made recently for Mark Alexander’s Birthday! He is the designer, creator and maker of the awesome Visible Image Stamps.

I used Man INKognito, the script from Revolution, and the finger print stamp from the brilliant Drag & Drip set.

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And using some of the Visible Image sentiment stamps, from various sets, I stamped my own message !!!!

Happy Birthday from the Captain Awesome Set,
Awesome from the Jake Skates Set,
You Rock from the Max Rocks Set,
You’re entirely Bonkers from the Mad Hatter,
and Love You to Bits from the Zombie Brian Set.


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Mark LOVED it! 🙂

WOW! So much amazing inspiration! Thank you so much ladies xxx

If you want to visit any of our fabulous Design Team blogs, you will find all the links HERE!

There’s still more to come, so we will be sharing that over the weekend along with the tutorials we promised you.

Don’t forget that you can find us at many of the Autumn craft shows here in the UK, all the details you need are HERE!

There’s still time to grab yourself an amazing deal in our 30% OFF SALE too! It ends this Sunday (August 30th).

We are sure that by now you know that our stamps are superior in the stamping world! So thick, so deeply etched, and so unique! Make your Christmas cards stand out from the crowd with our brilliant new designs… Go wild with colour! You’ll find all our gorgeous stamps right HERE!

We hope you have had a fantastic Friday and wish you a wonderful weekend 🙂

See you tomorrow with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team!

Mark & Helen xx

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