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 ♡

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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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We will be back tomorrow with an awesome card by Lisa Taggart created with our Zodiac stamps!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx