Toadstools Stamps | Nature Heals | Card

Hello! Have you checked out our new stamps yet? Do you have a favourite? One of Jane’s absolute favourites from this release is our TOTALLY TOADSTOOLS stamps, and we adore the very first card Jane created with these fabulous stamps… and nature heals sentiment


Good Afternoon, today I could not be more excited as I am able to share my first make with the brand new autumn release! OMGoodness you are going to love them. They are so “me” and there is something for everyone from cute hedgehogs (or hedgepigs as I have always called them!) a squirrel with acorns to positive and inspiring words to toadstools, mini stamps and most exciting a backing stamp for Artist Trading Cards! Wow!

I have made samples with the all the new release and it was a really tough call for me to choose just 1 for today, but choose I had to and I went with one of the 3 new nature sets.


Totally Toadstools


Totally Toadstools Stamps Set | Nature Heals | Mushrooms | Fungi | Grasses


I have a real “thing” about all things fungi (plus mermaids, strawberries, hedgehogs, pigs, seashells and the Man in the Moon, yes I know I am mad!) and I have wanted Mark, aka Mr Visible Image to design a fungi set for a long time. I was so delighted to see it come to life and it really is everything I love about toadstools. The beautiful nature sentiment works perfectly too.



This is what I got up to


I wanted to make a really organic, fungi inspired background. There is nothing better for this than Yupo paper and alcohol inks, so that’s what I did. I got out my inks and dripped…



and dropped…



and mixed…



and blended until I had achieved the organic fungi inspired background I wanted…



I stamped lots of the toadstools onto different offcuts of inked card and cut them out. Then I chose the ones I wanted to use.



I added some white gel pen and then decoupaged them (which you will see in the finished photos)



I decided I wanted more of a 3D card so I cut out the centre of my Yupo paper



and backed it with another piece of yellow inked card. I stamped some of the foliage inside. I then added some 3D foam tape and stuck it under the Yupo.

I also cut an upstand from inky card and repeat stamped some more of the foliage, cutting around some and also cutting one piece out to layer up with and to add depth.




I then assembled my focal, adding the toadstools, which I decoupaged.



finally adding the wonderful ‘nature heals’ sentiment at the base of the toadstool stamps.



I stuck the focal in place and matted and layered my card.


Here it is…


toadstool stamp | fungi | mushroom | alcohol ink | yupo paper | handmade card


with a close up…


toadstool stamp | nature heals the soul | stamps


and 1 final shot…


toadstool stamp | fungi | mushroom | alcohol ink | yupo paper | handmade card


I really do adore this set and I have so many plans for future makes using it too. It really is a must have in your crafting stash and works so well with the new hedgehog and squirrel sets too.


It would be lovely to see you over in the friendly Visible Image Facebook group! You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the Design Team and customers to inspire your own creativity. You will also be able to join in with the monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap which has been such fun. We are now in our 4th month of swapping and have had over 62 people, Worldwide, taking part.


Do check out social media too you will find me on instagram @jane.tyrrell where I share many more of my makes and sneak peeks!


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is an absolutely stunning card! The focal image of the toadstools and grasses looks wonderful against the amazing alcohol inks background, very fungi-like indeed!  Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Helen & Mark xx


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Summer Kindness | Dragonfly Stamp

Hi there! Wow it’s another scorching hot day here in the UK! So perfect for more gorgeous summer inspiration… Jane Tyrrell has a beautiful card to share with you featuring our new dragonfly stamp…



Happy summer! Yes we have enjoyed our longest day too and the long summers days loom ahead. I live very near the River Wandle as it winds its way back up to London and I delight in my walks along it.

As I walked along yesterday I saw a flash of colour in the undergrowth


I only had my phone with me (very unusal for me!) but I managed to snap a very summery visitor, a shimmery dragonfly.




This leads in perfectly to my latest design team project for Visible Image and I am sharing another sample I made using the brand new stamp release which is released tomorrow!


I made a summery card using the lovely dragonfly from the Summer Wings set:


summer stamps | butterfly | dragonfly | line drawings


I decided to get out my alcohol inks and made a summery background





I cut it down for a 7X5″ card


I stamped all the images onto acetate which I had also added alcohol ink to (I will use the butterflies for another project).



I also gold embossed some of them (sorry no photos!) I decided to use just the wings of the gold embossed acetate dragonfly and gold embossed another on some inky mop up card. I used the 2 together to make a real statement dragonfly.



This was just right for my alcohol ink background.


I also decided to use one of the fab sentiments from the new Equality, Hope and Love stamp set

equality | hope| love | sentiment stamps | definitions



Here is my finished card.

kindness sentiment stamp | dragonfly | alcohol inks



with some close ups..







and one last shot:


dragonfly stamp | acetate | embossing | alchohol inks


I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a stunning background for our dragonfly stamp Jane! The colours are fabulous together and the gold embossing and acetate layer look really beautiful. Thank you! And thank you for sharing your photos of the wonderful dragonfly you spotted too ♡

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


 

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Beautiful Hummingbird Stamp

Hello! We hope you had a great weekend! Jane Tyrrell is here to start the week with a stunning card created with our awesome NEW hummingbird stamp …


Good Evening,

On this very last day of April I am able to share something very exciting…. my very first DT project made using one of the brand new April stamp release sets from Visible Image. I have oooohhhed and ahhhed at this amazing new release and I will be sharing lots of makes with them over the coming weeks. If you would like to see the whole of the release do have a look here. There are 6 fab news stamp sets including some brilliant words set and also 8 gorgeous new stencils. They are all on pre-order so if you want to get your order in now they will be delivered to your door immediately after their release on May 11th.
Your local stockists will also be receiving them very soon.


So first of all…. drum roll..  I would like you to meet…


hummingbird stamp set - visible image


Mr Hummingbird from the wonderful new Life is Beautiful set.


This gorgeous inky hummingbird stamp is certain to take the stamping world by storm.


For my first make I wanted a very striking inky background. I took out my alcohol inks, from yellows through to amethyst and added them to Yupo paper using a felt and blending tool.



I wanted a real glow behind him so I kept the centre fairly plain and used yellow and orange hues.


This is a quick snap taken in my studio showing the gradual build up of ink on the Yupo paper.



I kept my design fairly simple as I wanted the background to show off Mr Hummer.



Here he is;


hummingbird stamp - visible image - card - Jane Tyrrell



and some close ups..



The words are as they say, just “beautiful”. I distressed the edges and added some ink to make them pop.




The little circle accent stamp works so well with the image. I can see me using this a lot on other makes too.




Here is one last full shot.


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I have been asked about ink not drying on Yupo paper on the Visible Image friends Facebook page.  Yes it is a real challenge to get any ink to dry.. I have tried everything and the one which is most likely to dry is Ranger Archival if you heat set it. However I don’t like to take the risk and for this card I used Versafine Black Onyx ink which I then embossed with black embossing powder. This gives a gorgeous sheen too. HOWEVER beware when heating the Yupo as it is not that heat stable. You need to heat quickly and move your heat gun around and even off the paper so as not to risk melting your background. I hope that helps?


Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your very kind comments.


Bye for now,

Jane x



Wow your incredible background really sets off our gorgeous hummingbird stamp Jane! Such wonderfully vibrant colours ♡  Thank you Jane!

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Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx