Hi! We are excited to share some brand new inspiration from Pauline Butcher featuring our fabulous ‘Face it’ stamps…
Last Sunday I hosted a Workshop in Warwick, we played with some Visible Image MDF Monoliths, and I’ve used one of the techniques, that I introduced to a fabulous group of Crafters.
I stamped and heat embossed the gorgeous face onto some heat resistant acetate, using black embossing powder, fussy cut all the facial features, then added them to the monolith using glue gel. I stamped and heat embossed the tree, leaves and the sentiment, straight onto the Monolith.
The stamps I’ve used on the front of the Monolith are…
And the stamp set used on the back of the Monolith is the superb Alphabetical set
a real must have set, to be able to write whatever you want to!
I stamped all the letters I needed onto a separate piece of card, then stamped the squares and circles.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Such a stunning piece of home decor! Love it… thank you Pauline ♡
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Hi there, we have another incredible card to share with you today, created with our Face it stamps.
Over to Teresa Morgan…
It’s time for another dose of Visible Image inspiration from me. I have been combining the old with the new again this week and have a serene card using the fabulous new Face it! stamps.
I began by spritzing some acrylic sprays on my base card – yellow, red and a slight touch of blue. Once dry I added some larger splats with black, white and green acrylic paint and a fine brush. (Thin the paint with a little water, load the fine brush, then tap the handle to flick spots of paint randomly over the background.)
I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card then matted onto black and set aside.
Once completely dry I stamped and embossed the face with black embossing powder, and the Visometry stamps with white embossing powder. I wanted some dimension to the card so embossed some of the smaller shapes onto heat resistant acetate and layered over the larger ones with 3d gel. Some super sparkly Prima gems in the centres finished the card.
Wow! What a stunner.. thank you Teresa ♡ Loving our super cool Visometry stamps with the face stamps!
You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.
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Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our blog. We are having a massive catch up of all the latest Design Team projects,
after neglecting our blog for a few weeks!
There have been so many amazing cards and projects created with our NEW Face it collection,
and Nicky Gilburt is here with a very special canvas she has created with these gorgeous stamps…
Hello and today I am sharing with you my very first ever canvas, created with the Face it and Create It Stamps by Visible Image.
It measures 20 x 20cms and was created in an evening with plenty of stamping, colouring and cutting, and lots of fun!
I simply stamped the features onto the canvas, using a large stamping block behind it, to get a good pressure with my stamp, and coloured from the edge with shades of green distress ink and a blending tool and paintbrush to keep the edges soft.
I added crackles from the fabulous ‘create it’ set, and if you look closely, you’ll see I coloured the eyes in purple,
just to reflect the other-worldliness of the girl. (I also did this on very thin card which I then stuck to the canvas,
so that I could capture the accurate detail of the iris and pupils).
The flowers were simply stamped in Distress ink onto thin card, and then coloured with a waterbrush. I used all three sizes of flower from the Create It set, on some of them, to build up depth a bit more, then finished off the centres with Liquid Pearls.
For the leaves… I simply stamped the flowers in green, and from each flower I snipped out two pairs of leaves and one single, which, by the time they were strategically positioned behind the petals, were unrecognisable as the same thing!
The finishing touch was the butterfly, Visible Image of course, from the ‘Own Kind of Beautiful‘ set from last year.
I am so excited about this project, and even more so that it was featured in the Visible Image Create and Craft TV show
a few weeks ago. I have never seen stamps like this, with which you can construct both human and feline features
(and look out for a mixture of both from my fellow Visible Image design team…!)
Feedback from the release of these sets has been phenomenal, particularly because the crafter can choose the level
of difficulty – she looks as beautiful just stamped onto plain white, or softly coloured paper, as she does all adorned with flowers! So I can’t wait to see lots of interpretations shared in the Visible Image Facebook group.
Thank you Nicky for this gorgeous project, she looks fabulous surrounded by all those flowers and the pretty butterfly ♡
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her 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’ Monthly Challenge! Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!
We are catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration from the last few days, kicking off with Corrie Herriman…
I can’t get enough of this Visible Image ‘Sparkle in the rain’ stamp set. Isn’t it gorgeous…. So you probably haven’t seen the last of it…
For this card the background was made with Distress Inks and a blending tool on a piece of white card stock which was cut slightly smaller than the card. I stamped the background with a swirl and water and a script stamp with grey archival ink. Next I stamped the girl under the umbrella and splattered some white ink. I coloured some book text with the same distress inks and punched circles from it. I adhered these circles randomly on the card panel and then stamped part of the sentiment. I then doodled around the edge of the panel. Lastly I adhered the panel to the card.
Hello 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational project today!
Very excited to be sharing Elina’s debut post as a Visible Image Design Team member…
Hi and Happy Wednesday!
I’m so excited to reveal my first projects as a design team member of Visible Image. I want to thank Helen and Mark, the lovely owners of Visible Image, for this opportunity- working in this talented team is a great honour!
Every other Wednesday I will be showing a new project I have made using Visible Image stamps. I hope will like my creations!
I thought I would start with a little mixed media project; two tags with pink, white and black colours:
I started with painting the tags with white gesso. Manila tags do allow you to use wet media, but a thin layer of gesso still makes the surface easier to work with. In addition, gesso is great for creating texture: I was using a large, wide brush, so once the gesso was dry the tags were covered with fine brush mark lines. Cool!
For colouring the tags I used my favourite watercolour media; water-soluable Neocolor II crayons. I coloured the tags leaving some spots white, and blended the crayons with water. To mute down the colours I brayered a thin layer of gesso on top, and once all the layers were dry I was ready to decorate the backgrounds with stamping!
Usually when decorating a background with stamping I don’t mount the stamp on an acrylic block. Creating random patterns by bending the stamp is much easier with a non-mounted stamp. However, this time I wanted to stamp with acrylic paints, and spreading just a thin layer of paint on the stamp was so much easier when the stamp was firmly on the acrylic block.
Remember when stamping with acrylic paints, gesso or gel medium always to clean your stamps right after stamping. I’m not too good at cleaning my stamps, but I never leave acrylic paint on my stamps. If the paint dries on the stamp you will not get it off and your stamp is ruined! For cleaning my stamps I like to use a very soft toothbrush; it cleans the stamp properly but yet very gently.
The black heat embossed faces were stamped using the mirroring image stamping technique. I stamped the mirrored image on fun foam and was surprised how well that worked. There’s no need to stamp on the back of my stamps anymore!
For the second tag I used the same ‘Woman INKognito’ stamp again, but as the main background colour was black/grey, I covered the image with purple embossing powder instead of black.
The lovely quotes are from a stamp set called ‘Imagine Dream Inspire’. I’m sure this set will be used for many projects in the future, it’s so versatile!
Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.
We will pass you straight over to Teresa who has a very warm welcome for you…
Welcome back to a new year of Visible Image inspiration!! I can’t wait to share new stamps and projects with you all – 2016 is going to be full of exciting new designs and products. Today I am sharing a mixed media piece that I made for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine
I used a paper mache torso mounted on a wooden spool and coaster for the base. A couple of coats of gesso prepared them for decorating. I used DecoArt modelling paste and a burlap stencil to add texture to areas of the torso. DecoArt Crackle paint and antiquing cream was applied to the stand.
I used the Universal set of stamps to add pattern to the torso, embossing with WOW embossing powder in white, pink and silver. Blue mica spray added extra colour.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto tissue paper before being glued in place with Mod Podge. I added silver Stickles and blue gilding wax for extra sparkle and shine. Some pretty floral trim adds the final decorative touch.
I’ll be back with more inspiration next Thursday!
Isn’t this stunning! Love the wintery feel and all that gorgeous texture.. that silver is fabulous against the white…It would look amazing on your dressing table ♡
Thank you Teresa xx
We will be back tomorrow with fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher!
Our NEW DT members are eagerly awaiting their first packages of stamps and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful things they create ♡ And just wait until you see our first new stamps release of 2016.. !!! We won’t keep you waiting too long.
Hope to see you back here tomorrow, and hope you’ll leave Teresa a comment.
We have an amazing tutorial from Kim Robertson to share with you with some fantastic techniques. Hope you’ll have a go!
Here’s our mega talented Kim…
As promised here is the step by step for my recent pink card that was done in aid of The Big Pink week for Breast Cancer awareness.
To remind you of my Pink card here it is…
And here is the full step by step…
To start I took a rectangle piece of white card and used some picked raspberry and spun sugar distress inks to blend it all out to this fade in the above picture. I then used raisin adirondack ink and the script stamp from The Revolution set and stamped off the page in a random pattern, but leaving the top right and bottom left corner fairly clear.
Next I tore the paper toward me on those two corners that I left blank to expose the inside core. I used some of that raisin ink to rub those edges and also some Walnut stain Distress ink to darken them a little further. Set aside to dry.
I took a larger piece of white Card and glued the pink hessian I had in my stash to it to the left hand side.
I added foam to my first piece and added it to the second with some wet glue to stick on the Hessian really well.
Then I gave it a black mat to sit on which instantly makes the darker ink stand out.
I used some dripped glue with some Frantage embossing powders and glitter to add some interest to the the top right of the card as I knew I was going to attach something above this.
I stamped this lovely sentiment out and tore the edges inking the same way as the last piece with raisin and a little Walnut stain. Raising it up on to foam and adding it on a jaunty angle to the card front.
Next I took a plain white resin piece, which was a side on butterfly or moth one or the other and added some pink to it with a Promarker and the added glued and cover in glitters. This I glued above the embossing we did and to the to right of the sentiment.
Here is a close up
All that was left from here was to add a little breast cancer symbol in ribbon topped with a pearl and I tied a bow using some of the hessian taken from the edges of another piece and added a sparkler to the knot and Voila… complete.
Good Evening, we hope you have had a good start to the week. It’s really really busy here, not only making all the orders but trying to get all the stock made for our biggest show of the year at the NEC in just 2 weeks! It’s definitely time we got a new team member on board as we are two rather tired people!!!
Lots of awesome new stamps are also being designed in the evenings, and we have some very exciting news to share with you soon too 🙂 Watch this space!!!
Right then, we must share all the gorgeous PINK inspiration our fabulous Design Team created for our blog hop last weekend, we hope it will inspire you to enter our PINK challenge this month too!
Lots of texture and touchy feely items on this one, I really enjoyed playing around and creating this!
I have used the script from the Revolution set and the Best Days sentiment stamp.
I began by stencilling a starburst with Distress Ink in the background, then stamped and embossed the script stamp from the Revolution Set all over the card with pink embossing powder.
I embossed the horses with WOW powders Vintage Peacock glitter embossing powder. The Stay Strong stamp is embossed in white, then die cut into a circle. I added detail around the edge with the Plasma stamp embossed in pink. I added Pumice Stone Distress ink to the circle and around the edge of the card to create contrast.
The stamps I used on my very PINK card are the Brick Wall, ‘Love Yourself’ from the No Regrets set and ‘You Rock’ from Max Rocks. Inked, heat embossed and layered on white and black card, finished with a breast awareness badge…… a perfect card for someone going through such a tough time!
I made a frilly pink postcard to share, filled full of love and positivity to carry when it is needed most. Stamps used: SentimentThis is Me set. The big heart is filled with multiple stampings from thePlasma setfor the lacy texture.
On my card today I’ve used lots of different pink mists and let them blended together. I’ve used a regular white cardstock that I’ve coated with a matte transparent medium before I started.
The Butterfly INKognito is stamped with pink distress in twice and then with black ink on top. The sentense is named Take the Moment, and it’s actually one part of the set. To keep it clean I’ve just added a few bling (pearls) in diagonal corners as embellishments.
My background was created using blended Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade, over stamped using the same colours. The images were stamped using Versamark, and heat embossed with pink and orange embossing powder,the clock was heat embossed in Gold powder. The tears were created with glossy accents and a couple of gems.
Gorgeous gorgeous work, thank you ladies xxx
We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration for you.
And… as a thank you to all our wonderful customers for loving Visible Image stamps so much, we still have 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October!
Just enter coupon code: thankyou20 at the checkout 🙂
We have now raised a fantastic £417.50 for Breast Cancer Care this month. We’d love to hit our target of £500…. More details of our fundraising activities can be found HERE.
Have a good evening and we hope to see you back here tomorrow.
Good Evening 🙂 Thank for visiting our blog today! We are continuing with our PINK theme and Teresa Morgan has a really beautiful card to share with you…
Welcome back to my weekly dose of Visible Image stamps inspiration. This week the DT are promoting Breast Cancer Care and all our projects have gone pink. I must admit that I am not a very pink person, but this is such a worthy cause, I couldn’t refuse!
My card is a subtle shade – I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, sponged over a cloud shape mask I cut from some cardstock. The Crow Tree stamp is stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW powders white superfine embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Fae Hope set.
You can help Visible Image raise money for Breast Cancer care by making a donation on their JustGiving page or by purchasing the Stay Strong stamp this month…
Thank you Teresa this is such a gorgeous card. Love this sentiment with the image! <3
Ok… So tomorrow is our BIG PINK BLOG HOP! We hope you will join us to help raise as much funds as possible for Breast Cancer Care, see the stunning PINK Design Team inspiration, and have the chance of winning this amazing prize…
We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!
Over to Kim…
Hi my fellow Crafters
This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!
Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …
You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.
Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.
I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone. I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.
I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.
In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.
Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.
So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.
Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.
Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.
Here is what it looks like after that last stage.
On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.
This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong stamp going to this very important cause…
But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…
Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!
Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.
Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx
And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.
Hi there and thank you for coming to visit our blog today 🙂
We are turning everything PINK this week in support of Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK fundraising event!
Our Design Team are getting ready for our BIG PINK BLOG HOP this Friday, October 16th, and have been creating some gorgeously PINK inspiration to inspire you to enter our PINK Show & Tell challenge this month… you will find more details HERE! We really hope you will join in, and help us raise as much as we can for this wonderful charity.
So here’s todays PINK inspiration for you…
For my inspiration piece today, I want to share a small canvas I made…
I built up the background with some stencils, and drywall tape. The Visible image stamps Grunge Harlequin and Ink Splats are the border images.
Have a fabulous week and check back soon more more PINK fun! Kim
It’s the month of breast cancer awareness… I made a pink card that should signalize courage and strength! Cancer is a horrible disease and so many people are affected.
I used the Retro Dots Background stamp from Visible Image and embossed it with white embossing powder. The embossing acts as a resist to any kind of watercolor. I used Distress Inks to color the card.
For some more texture I used the swirl and the script stamp from the Revolution Set. I added two sentiments, first the one from the Cheshire Cat Set (Which way you go depends on where you want to be) and second “This is Me” from the This Is Me set.
The die cuts are from CAS-ual Fridays and Die-Namites dies. I embossed one of the branches with Distress Embossing Powder.
“This is Me” is stamped with Memento Luxe and embossed with clear embossing powder. I added some half beads and sequins to finish it up.
I have gone all out for my project today, well, I don’t ever do subtle do I?
I used Dylusions mister inks on this card and the colours are very intense. But they fit the brief, which is to create in pink.
I stamped the Butterflies on a piece of card and coloured using the same inks as the background, then cut them out and glued them to the piece leaving the wings loose so they stand up, adding dimension. To finish off I stamped the sentiment from the Time After Time set and added it to the card along with some silver card candy.
Thank you so much Kim J, Susanne, Kim B and Karen for your fabulous work xxx
This is a wonderful start to our week of PINK projects. I’m sure you will agree 🙂
Will you create something using your Visible Image stamps for our BIG PINK fundraiser? All you need to do is donate at least £1 to Breast Cancer Care through our Just Giving PAGE (please leave your name) and then upload the photo of your card or project to our Facebook group. We have some amazing prizes on offer for 3 lucky winners who will be chosen at random from all the entries.
Not got any of our stamps yet? Then why not buy our STAY STRONG stamp as your first Visible Image purchase?
We are donating 50% of all October sales of this beautiful worded stamp to Breast Cancer Care too…
You can then use it to enter our PINK challenge!
Please join us tomorrow for another PINK project, and if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes this month… come and join ourBIG PINK Facebook Event!
Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, and if you have missed any of pour recent inspirational posts, you will find them HERE.
Sorry we missed yesterday’s post but it was a crazy busy day! We didn’t manage to get everything finished as planned, so today will now be our last day in work before we wind down and get into ‘Wedding mode’ !!! Getting very excited now… just 6 days to go before the big day ♥ ♥ ♥
So here on the blog today we have triple inspiration for you from Pauline, Susanne and Doreen.
First up, here’s Pauline with her latest Visible Image stamps project…
It’s me, back again, spreading some Visible Image love, superb deeply etched photo-polymer uniquely designed Stamps, which I love to use, can you tell.. lol !!!
The very unique stamps I’ve used for this project are……
This week, just for a change, I’ve used a 5″ x 7″ canvas, which I primed with 2 coats of white Gesso. Whilst that was drying, I stamped my main images, the lips and the sentiment, onto some heat resistant acetate, using versamark, and heat embossed them with some pink sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut.
Right, back to the canvas, I added some grunge paste through a stencil, and dried with my heat tool.
I spritzed it all with water, and sprinkled Brusho paints onto it, spritzed with water again, and then let it all drip down. I also mixed some red Brusho with water, and let that drip down too.
Using some gold paint on the Ripped Fishnet and Edgy stamps, I stamped randomly over the canvas. I found an old jar of white ink in one of my drawers, which had gone very thick, but it was perfect for the white drips and circles !!! I edged the canvas with gilding flake, then glued the lips and sentiment into place, and lastly added Stickles for more sparkle.
Join us in the Facebook Visible Image Group, lots of inspiration and banter HERE.
Helen and Mark (the awesome couple behind the Visible Image Stamp Company), are getting married next Friday 7th August, I am sure you will join me in wishing them an extremely happy Wedding Day, and long, loving and prosperous years of wedded bliss.
See you soon,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx
WOWZA! What a bold, colourful, awesome canvas! We LOVE it! Have you got your hands on our amazing lips stamp yet?! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blog.
Thank you so much for your wonderful words Pauline… we are so excited that you will be sharing our special day with us ♥
We will be back soon with Susanne’s latest project… she’ll be taking you to Wonderland 🙂
I used the inky side of the flower stamp and distress inks to edge this card, and again heat embossed the main images.
The stamps used here were….. Flower INKognitoand an older Visible Image sentiment, that some of you might have.
And again I used a stamp from the set with Distress inks, to edge this card, and some frantage powder below the horse.
This is one of my favourite sets to use…… Revolution
Just a week or so to get your ‘Show and Tell’ entries in, for a chance to win some new Visible Image stamps, all details are HERE.
Do visit the Facebook group too, to see whats going on, and to see the inspiration that fans of Visible Image are posting, HERE.
I have another ‘Inky Workshop’ in the pipeline, Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10am – 4pm, in Warwick, email me for further details…..
Thank you for visiting, have a fabulous week,
Big hugs, Pauline
This is such a fabulous technique! Gorgeous backgrounds and the black images really pop out at you! You will find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog… And if you do get the chance to attend one of her Inky Workshops you will have an awesome time 🙂
We will be back tomorrow with a beautiful new card from Doreen and a fantastic canvas from Susanne!
Two weeks today we will be tying the knot ♥♥♥So if you want some gorgeousnew stampsto play with, you’ll need to get your order in… as we will be closing for a few weeks while we honeymoon on the Algarve 🙂
Good Evening… a very late post from us today! Let’s just say it’s been hectic here…
On to today’s inspiration. Lisa Nygards has been busy creating with our NEW Express Yourself stamps this week. The results are stunning..
Since colors are so fun to play with, I can’t stop with just one card. The new sentiments are so perfect for stamping on a colorful background. I’ve played with different kinds of mist colors, but not the regular way (misting). I’ve wet the paper (watercolor paper) and then dripped and wiggled the color around. Dripped some more color, dried it, dripped some water on it and more color and another round until I liked it. It can’t be wrong, let the colors guide you!
Then the best part, to find a sentiment that match up with what I’ve created. Now I have several lovely new ones from Visible Image to play with so it became three cards today!
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on theBLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Three absolutely gorgeous cards from Lisa… love the watercolour backgrounds, and sometimes words are all you need.
You’ll find more of Lisa’s inspiring work over on her blog.
We will be back tomorrow with Teresa and her Terrific Thursday post!
Good Evening! Hope you had a great weekend and Monday has been gentle with you!
The rain is pouring here in South Wales today, but we are here to brighten up the day with some amazing inspiration from our wonderful team 🙂
First up it’s Susanne Rose who’s created a fabulous Art Journal page…
I love the new stamps of the Visible Image June Release. They are super modern and perfect for my passion: mixed media and art journaling!
Here you can see one page in my art journal:
I used the Marabu mixed media spray inks for the background layer. I really like them, ’cause they are waterproof and I can work on top with my Neocolor II pastels or other watersolubal colors. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set from Visible Image to create more interest on the background.
Smile Sparkle Shine! This is one of the new awesome sentiment stamps from Visible Image. I stamped it onto tissue paper with jet black Archival Ink and embossed it immediately with clear embossing powder. The black will be much more saturated with the embossing on top. The sentiment was adhered with gel medium.
The hearts are cut out of a gelli printed deli paper. I use it to wipe of my brayer during a gelli printing session. I lay the deli paper on top of a stenicl and wipe the brayer off. So I get nice and interesting texturse plus a clean brayer. Deli paper is perfect for collage. It’s thin but not as delicate as tissue paper. I adhere it with Gel Medium.
I also used some of the Ink Splats background stamps from Visible Image on top of the woman’s face.
Good Evening! Hope you’ve had a good start to the week.
We are kicking off another week of amazing inspiration with the very talented Kim Bacon…
Hello! And welcome to the start of another week!!
As you know I am totally addicted to Brusho Paints, and the card for today is another example of what you can achieve.
I have used one of my favourite Visible Image stamps, the Gerbera from the INKognito range. I first created the background using turquoise and lime green paints before stamping the flower and the sentiment from the new Express Yourself range using white embossing powder.
We are back with our second inspirational post today.. and a little later we will be showing you some of our NEW 2015 Christmas designs!
Here’s Elena with her latest project…
Hello dear friends!
I want to show you my summer bright card with a tremendous stamp.. a butterfly from Visible Image!
On almost every project I have butterflies, love them as much as dragonflies! 🙂
I hope that you like my project!
Have a lovely day!
Fabulous card! Love the combination of inkyness and pretty flowers <3 You can find more of Elena’s fantastic work over on her blog.
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Good Morning and thank you for coming to see us today 🙂
Can you believe we are half way through the week already? Time is just flying by! Not only are we busy making so many orders for our NEW releases, but we have also been busy finalising our Christmas 2015 stamps designs… and we know you are going to LOVE them 😉
On to today’s business… It’s Wednesday which means the fabulous Kim Robertson is here to inspire you!
How are you all? I hope everyone is doing ok and enjoying a little sunshine and warmth.
I have another card from the fab Visible Image’s new launch of stamps and I really hope you like it..
I went for the clean look again on this one. Well ish… for me anyway haha! But I love the spring out with the old, fresh start vibe to this one.
I started with a square of white card and black archival ink. I stamped the Bronte Border stamp several times in ascending order on the left side .
I then initially stamped my flower head and blotted a lot of the ink off the flower stamp and went around the edge of the flower head again using just the tips of the flower very pale just enough to cast this shadow effect.
The fabulous sentiment from the new launch , so crisp and clean stamps like a dream some polymer stamps can be too squishy I know you know what I mean haha so that if you press too hard the image blurs and does not look clean anymore, never so with Visible Image. They are an absolutely spot on image.
So using the flower head still I used grey inks and black and the tips of the flower to create this 2nd and 3rd generation stamping border which has the impression of movement on the card.
For a little added interest on the left side I decided to take a small piece of the same white card and stamp the matching part of the border all over it, I mounted that onto a small piece of the same blue card with just a tiny border I added a little white velvet bow and foam on the back to raise this piece up from the card but as I used the matching piece of the writing you can hardly tell it is there until you zoom in
Here again is the finished image, I was really pleased how this one turned out although is is pretty clean there is actually a lot of stamping gone into this and I just love these techniques…
I hope you managed to see all the fabulous new sentiment and phrase stamps launched recently from Mark and Helen with Visible Image, they are just adorable and I cant wait to get my hands on all of them There simply is something for everyone and every occasion. Take a look if you haven’t seen them yet here on the new launch page.
Ok friends I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and I look forward to seeing you here again next Wednesday.
Huge Crafty Hugs
What a beautiful card… love the blue and cream combo. Perfect card for someone who’s had a rough time of it and are ready to come out the other side.
Have you got your hands on some of our NEW Express Yourself quotes and sentiments yet? Whether making cards is your passion or mixed media is more your thing, we have the perfect words for your projects! You will find them all HERE.
As you probably know… Our stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. unless of course you are intentionally going for a more distressed look with your project! They are made with the finest photopolymer available, and every stamp is still hand cut by Mark! Our designs are unique, original and different… we love to stand out from the crowd. We do it our way… and you seem to love it 😉 So thank you!
We’ll be back a little later with an awesome new card from Lisa Nygards 🙂
Love these cards… the clockwork heart works brilliantly with our INKognito heart for a really different look! Gorgeous background on the second card too… I think we could all use some ‘ME Time’ and it makes me want to sit in a sunny meadow full of gorgeous flowers 🙂 Thanks Karen!
You can find more of Karen’s fab work over on her blog.
So that concludes another week of amazing work from our awesome team! What do they have in store for you next week? Well you will have to pop back every day to find out! We will be kicking off the week as always with our amazing Kim Bacon 🙂
I created the background using shaving foam and Dylusion sprays, I heat embossed the Flower Inkognito using black powder, and then painted them with purple Stickles, I used the flower from the Happy Birthday set around the edges, and heat embossed the sentiment to match.
The background is Alcohol Inks on a Glossy Card, the feather was first stamped in Black Stazon ink, along with the sentiment. I then stamped the feather using Versamark onto some black card, and heat embossed in White powder. I fussy cut this out, shaped it and using Gel Glue, added it to the background but offset it a little to give the illusion of a shadow, I put some Stickkles on the top for sparkle.
A few days left to enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some new stamps, all the details are HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, with lots going on HERE.
Thank you for visiting, and I shall be back a little browner, if English weather permits, and a lot rested.
Big hugs, Pauline xxxx
Thank you so much Pauline for your gorgeous Birthday card (yes definitely my fave stamp & colours!) and thank you for your very special ‘Thank You’ card too <3 They are even more stunning in real life! Have an awesome holiday 🙂
You’ll find more of Pauline’s gorgeous work over on her blog.
We will be back soon with a stunning canvas from Doreen! A brilliant project from Susanne! Some gorgeous cards from Karen! And something dark from Kim J!!!
Good Afternoon 🙂 It’s a gorgeous sunny warm day here in South Wales.. doesn’t the sunshine make you feel awesome!
We’ve never been busier here, which is fantastic.. so happy that you are loving our NEW stamps! Lots more overseas stockists too which is brilliant! We think it’s definitely time to find ourselves an apprentice stamp maker!!! Mark really needs some sleep 😉
Right… On to today’s gorgeous inspiration! Here’s Suze…
Good Afternoon 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational post today! And a third is still to come!!!
Over to Kim Johnny who has been getting very creative…
Hope your weekend was just wonderful and relaxing!
Today I have a small project to share with you..
This week I wanted to play with the beautiful Butterfly INKognito stamp for my Visible Image DT creation. This is such a wonderful stamp and really a joy to play with.
This post is picture rich! So sorry if it loads slowly…
Here we go 🙂
This is the complete collage vase complete with a paper flower.
These are my basic ingredients. I used a clean empty hot sauce bottle that has such a fun shape! I have been known to buy a glass bottled product simply because of the amazing shape 🙂 This one was easy however, I love the hot sauce!
I used some Tim Holtz tissue paper as well as some deli wrap paper I made. I used some dry wall tape to stencil the random small dots as well as bubble wrap. I used Americana Decoupage Napkin product to attach and seal. I like this formula, it made it very easy to layer on all the tissue and deli paper without tearing.
My Butterfly INKognito stamped so cleanly and wonderfully onto thin tissue paper on the first try! I was sooo happy 🙂 I stamped it using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink. Truly a well crafted stamp and a joy to play with, thanks so much Helen and Mark!
A couple of views. I love stamping on tissue and deli wrap, it makes layering onto non-flat non-porous surfaces dreamy. Onto glass it really makes the translucent quality pop. These photos are slightly back lit from my window and door.
While the bottle was drying I went about making the flower.
I used a Sizzix Lotus flower die and cut a bunch of layers. I used more deli wrap to tie into the bottle itself with the blues and purples. I used some mostly white layers to make the flower “glow”, too. Also some plain deli stamped with Visible Image stamps, Imagine Dream Inspire and Ink Splats.
Up close! I love making paper flowers, so much fun as easy to customize for each project.
Good Morning! Is it really Monday again so soon? Where did the weekend go?!?! We had a busy weekend of decorating, it was nice to take some time out from ‘work’ 🙂
Today we are catching up with the latest projects from Karen Liddle and Kim J, and then a little later Kim Bacon will be here with her regular ‘Marvellous Monday’ post 🙂
First up it’s Karen…
It’s time for me to show you some more projects using stamps from Visible Image.
I made the background on my Gelli Plate using acrylic paints, and a couple of background stamps. I then stamped Woman Inkognito in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I did the same with the sentiment.
For the background on this one, I used the ‘Shaving Foam Technique’, if you haven’t tried it you must, it’s so much fun. The sentiment is one of the brand new releases, available now here at Visible Image.
I stamped the butterfly twice, once on the card and again on a piece of acetate, which was attached by the body and the wings bent up just a little, and finished of with gems.
We have a weekend packed full of amazing Visible Image inspiration for you! So many of you have bought our NEW stamps and we know you love to see lots of different ideas to get your creative imagination flowing 🙂
Over to Pauline for a very colourful start to your weekend…
Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I’m sharing some projects I’ve made, using some of the new ‘Express Yourself’ sentiment stamps from Visible Image.
I had great fun making these, and used various crafty products whilst creating them.
This is a 8″ x 8″ hardboard plaque, the stamp I used is…..
Last one is……If you have Hope, and again, the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.
I hope these projects have given you a bit of inspiration, and I hope also that you have started making a creation for the ‘Show and Tell’, using Visible Image stamps of course, for a chance to win some new stamps.
Thank you for visiting, only 9 sleeps until I go on my holibobs, yipeeee.
Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Woweee! Amazing projects from Pauline… so colourful as always and showing how these NEW stamps work brilliantly with some of our older designs. You can find more of Pauline’s work over on her blog. Pauline will joining us on many of our show stands this Autumn, demonstrating our awesome stamps… so excited about that!
We’ll be back a little later with some Wonderland inspiration from the amazing Susanne Rose! And Doreen OBrien has some absolutely stunning ‘Express Yourself ‘projects to inspire you too.Have a great Saturday whatever you are doing… we will be mostly decorating!
Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
If you have missed any of our previous posts you will find them HERE!
One of our stunning NEW stamps is rather special… Beautiful, positive words for anyone going through a tough time in their life. Kim Robertson has created a stunning canvas which would make such a wonderful gift.
Here’s Kim with more details…
Good Afternoon all
Well today I have an extra post for the fabulous Visible Image this week as they have a huge new launch day with new characters, and lots of new sentiments and really thought provoking phrases that are just not covered by any other team. I just love the individualism and combination of a fabulous artist/creator and an ingenious Poet and wordsmith /media specialist in fact Helen and Mark are the opitomy of Jack and Jill of all trades, and I am sure they won’t mind me sharing that with you all.
I created a Mixed media canvas which I would like to share with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do.
I realise it is quite hard to pick up on the shabby chic sort of colourway but it is actually pale pinks chalky whites brown and gold in all the recesses I used the stamping on 1 ply of tissue to get the image transferred to the canvas method for this one coating it in PVA glue to hold it on to the surface and over the entire thing to protect it. It will wrinkle and bubble but that’s ok just leave it be to dry as it flattens itself out as it does.
I prepped my canvas then by adding a thick layer very roughly of texture Crackle paste around the sentiment in a frame shape, I heat dried it til it cracked then I added some hessian in places and also some cheese cloth and I dried that layer. I then took a stencil and ran some Grunge paste through the shapes which were splots dots , stripe , zigzag in a grungy pattern in random areas. dried again then began adding all the goodies.
After I had done that I started adding all my items to the canvas and here is a picture of all the items attached before all the colouring started.
You can see all the items in their original colours and what they all are here with mixes of gold and silver , green and turquoise flowers and how I built up the winged dragonfly in the bottom right corner.
I covered the whole thing except of course the main show in the centre which I shielded with card cut to size. To start I covered everything in Gesso in fact I did a few coats not only for opaque coverage but also for texture as some place I stippled the medium on rather than painting it will smooth brushstrokes.
After the gesso I went in with a vintage chalk acyclic paint in a pinky/lilac cool tone and covered everything then added several spritzes of colours in browns/golds/mauve’s to the mix and dried in between each coat with a heat gun.
Here is that same corner finished with all its glitter.
I did not do a complete tutorial of every step as a piece like this is done in several steps and can be rushed but I am a perfectionist it seems lol, but if you would like one please just let me know in the comments. I strongly advise a hot glue gun though for a piece like this as it will take longer having to wait for every part to set.
Here is the top right corner , I had some chipboard frames that were oval so I cut a piece of the frame and added that to the canvas then I found a little plastic cameo button , very ugly and cheapy looking lol so I made her beautiful with an old stone like texture.
I really just keep adding til I have a balance to the canvas and so it looks complete without being over the top. Some may say it is if you like the minimal look but I do enjoy this style and you get to use up small left overs and such like.
Here is the finished piece again and I truly hope you will have a go or we can do a series on how too or some thing like it..
I absolutely love it. Anyway I hope you will go look at all the hard work put in by all for this launch and the amazing goodies made by a fab team HERE!
Love to all as always from my house to yours.
Isn’t this such a special project from Kim, I know a few people who would appreciate receiving something like this right now, as I’m sure you do too.
Thank you for your lovely words too Kim! We are so lucky to be working with such talented people like yourself xxx
You will find all our gorgeous NEW stamps right HERE! And if you want to take advantage of our amazing offer to celebrate the release, then place your order before midnight on Sunday (June 14th) to received 20% OFF with coupon code: june2020release
We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Kim J and Karen 🙂
Hello 🙂 We’re back again with more stunning inspiration! This time Kim Bacon is here, as promised, with a gorgeous summery card…
What a fabby weekend it was! Sun, sun and more sun!
For my Visible Image DT piece today I have a very bright and strawberry coloured card for you featuring one of the lovely flower silhouettes from the ‘More Than Words’ range.
I first painted a piece of card with liquid Brusho in red and orange shades. When it was completely dry I stamped and embossed the flower with clear embossing powder all over the card.
This sealed in the colour under the flowers so when I painted the whole thing over with bleach it took away the colour from the exposed areas.
The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the same card but this time I used bleach to stamp the flower head giving a more subtle effect so the sentiment stood out clearly. The sentiment was stamped with black embossing powder.
Such a fabulous card.. so summery! Love the colours! Gorgeous work, thank you Kim 🙂 You will find more of Kim’s superb work and her 365 days of ATCs over on her blog.
Come and join us on Facebook! We have a great group where you can share your Visible Image cards and projects for a chance to WIN some a £25 coupon to spend on our gorgeous stamps in our Show & Tell challenge 🙂
There’s also a chance to WIN some of our NEW stamps over in our ‘June New Releases EVENT’! Have you seen the sneak peeks we’ve shared so far? If not, you will find them HERE
We will be back with MORE new stamps previews tomorrow 🙂
What an exciting week here at Visible Image!!!
You will find all our amazing stamps here in our SHOP. Deeply etched clear photopolymer stamps that perform like rubber! Unique designs you’ll fall in love with! What more could you want… apart from some ink?! 😉
Good Afternoon 🙂 We’re back with our 3rd post today!
This time Kim Johnny is here to share her first Visible Image DT creation…
I hope you are having a bright and happy day so far!
Today is my first post featuring a project I made for the Visible Image Design Team! I am so excited and so nervous! The stamps are brilliant and I really really hopeyou like my project!
When you have a moment hop over to check out the awesome shop, Visible Image stamps do not disappoint! They are fabulous. I really enjoyed making this canvas with the stamps I was sent, thank you Helen & Mark!
The canvas is about 6 1/2 inches wide and about 12 inches tall.
As soon as I saw this stamp, Flower INKognito, I knew I wanted to do a repeating pattern. I used Ranger White Super Fine embossing powder to keep as much detail as possible.
I stamped onto Bristol paper, and inked with Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio for the bright colors.
The bottom layer is stamped using Ink Splats and clear embossed. The sentiment is one of my absolute favorites, (come back next week to see more of my new favorites)!! It is part of the Imagine, Dream Inspire set, as real must-have 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
There is lots of fun at Visible Image and many ways to keep up with all the new releases and exciting makes from the whole team. I hope you join and play along soon. Here is a list of where you can find all the best Visible Image spots:
Tons of Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE
Good Evening 🙂 We hope you have had a fabulous Friday, and you have something nice planned for the weekend!
Later on we will be sharing some more of our BRAND NEW stamps! But first, Pauline is here to inspire you…
Today I’m sharing a card I’ve made, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps, a very simple card really. I made a background using Brusho’s, I liked it so much I didn’t want to cover it all, lol, I bet you’ve all done that too !!!!
I used the Brusho’s on water-colour card, I spritzed the card with water, then sprinkled 3 colours on top, Blue, Yellow and Orange, spritzing to make them run into each other, it gave this cloudy day look. On a smaller piece of water-colour card, using similar colours of Distress ink, I mixed each colour with a small amount of water, and washed them over the card, adding more colour where I needed it.
I stamped the curly bit of the Grunge Flourish a few times to the left on the larger coloured background, stamped the sentiment using Versamark, and heat embossed in Orange powder.
Then on the smaller piece of coloured card, I stamped the Classic Face using Black Versafine ink. Using thick bleach and a small paintbrush, I bleached the colour out of the eye, then added some blue and orange to the iris, when it was dry I added Glossy Accents, for a shiny eye. I coloured her lips with a ‘Ripe Persimmon’ Distress ink wash and to finish off I added orange Stickles to the flourish, for that bit of sparkle.
Time to get your imagination going, pick up your inks and Visible Image Stamps, and enter the ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some new Stamps, details HERE.
Go have a look at the Visible Image Facebook Group HERE, there’s always a buzz going on, and Helen is showing sneaky peeks of the new stamps, being released very soon, exciting stuff.
Just a couple of places left for ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, in Warwick, Sunday June 14th, 10am – 4pm… we will be playing with Bleeding Art Tissue, Alcohol Inks, and Distress inks, along with Stamps and Stencils.
For more details PM me via Facebook or email me at email@example.com
Thank you for visiting,
Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx
LOVE this! Such a striking card! Gorgeous colours and the perfect sentiment!
We hope you will come back later to see our NEW stamps sneaky peeks 😉
And tomorrow, NEW Design Team members Susanne Rose and Doreen OBrien will be here to inspire you!
Good Evening! Thanks for popping to see us today 🙂
It’s Wonderful Wednesday and Lisa is here with today’s fantastic inspiration…
First month of the summer – but WHERE is it? Not at my place anyway. I’m lucky I have a cozy studio to be in these days.
I’ve made two Clean And Simple cards with Visible Image stamps. Just love them for their easy use. You just can’t go wrong.
The first card (Yellow/Orange) is stamped on water color paper. I’ve used rainbow ink and misted some water on the stamp before I stamped it on the paper. That makes the soft impression. The flowers and word are from the Thank You set. It’s so useful!
The edges of the water color paper is colored by first wet it with a brush with water, then I held the edge into the ink pad to let it absorbe some color. All the way around.
The other card is super super easy, and just perfect for a man/guy! I stamped the text and image on kraft paper and drew a line around it. I’ve used one of the brown distress ink-pads. The words is from the Thank You set and the car is Vintage Car. Only a few blings as decoration.
Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock & Water color paper.
Embellishments: Bling, Ribbon
Tools: Minimister with water
Medium: Rainbow ink pad (Color Blox), Distress ink pad.
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Thank you Lisa! Adore the feminine watercolour card… it really is willing summer to come 🙂 And of course the masculine card is just perfect too!
We will be back tomorrow with more awesome Visible Image stamps inspiration. Got to get back to packaging stamps now… so much to do before the Stamp Magic show this Sunday. Really looking forward to it though as it’s our first time in Doncaster 🙂
These sentiments are really versatile and guess what? Rumour has it there are some new ones coming out soon to add to the collection. But you didn’t hear it from me!
I started by creating the back ground. I used Brusho paints, followed by some water stamping using the script stamp from the Revolution set. Then when this was dry I dry brushed over it all with Gesso. Then came some grey ink stamping with the same script stamp. It is very much a unique and unrepeatable effect although similar pieces can be created. Another reason to make more than you need for each project!
The flower, stem and sentiment are stamped using white embossing powder. I added some eyelets and placed the finished images onto some green card which had been stamped with the script using pale green ink for a subtle effect.
Here are the stamps I used, click on the image to link direct to the Visible Image online shop…
See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
Happy Days! Kim
Beautiful card from Kim to kick off another week of awesome inspiration from the team! Our NEW Design Team members (who’s stamps have arrived) will be sharing their first Visible Image posts with you this week too 🙂
You will find all the latest inspiration on the Blog Homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too! You can also sign up to the Newsletter HEREHave a great evening!
Sue Joseph will be here tomorrow for Soozie Tuesday 🙂
Hi There! Thanks so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
Feeling a little sad today as we say goodbye to the very awesome Amber Kroening! Amber has been on the team for the past year and a half and we adore her style!
This is Amber’s last Visible Image DT project...
(but we know there’ll be more fab cards to come!)
Happy Saturday! I went a little crazy with this card and used a bunch of different stamps. It was fun to make! The background was done with watercolors.
This is my last post with Visible Image and I just wanted to say that it has been a delight to be a part of the team.
Mark and Helen are fabulous, and all of the design team girls are so sweet and talented!!!
Here are some of our ‘most favourite’ Amber cards…
Aren’t they all superb! If you love Amber’s work as much as we do, you can follow her blog HERE
You will of course find all of these amazing stamps HERE
Amber… You have been an absolute dream to work with, we’ve loved having you on the team 🙂 Your cards are amazing! Thank you for all your support, and we will proudly display your fabulous work on our show stands in the future 🙂 Wishing you all the very best in everything you do xx
We will be back on Monday and Kim Bacon will be here to make it ‘marvellous’ 🙂
Our NEW Design Team members will also start to share their new cards and projects with you this coming week!
If you want to be first to see all the sneak peeks of our NEW character stamps, come and join our Facebook Event ….They really are ‘out of this world’ 😉
Lots of awesome NEW quotes stamps coming very soon too!!!
So many inspiring projects! Thank you so much 🙂 xxx
We hope you have been inspired 🙂 You will of course find all these amazing stamps and more over in our shop, or in your local craft shop 🙂 If they don’t yet stock us, then tell them about our stamps! 😉
We are getting rather excited about our next NEW stamps release… just two weeks to go! This time we will be bringing you more unique character sets, and once again something missing in the craft world right now!!!
It’s good to be back! We’ll see you on Saturday with something awesome from Amber! Pauline is having a break this week as she’s on a secret mission! 😉
How often do I tell you about how wonderful these stamps are? Well, I’m going to tell you again! They are fantastic! Made from a high quality photopolymer, these stamps are all hand poured, hand cut, packed with love and care and they perform bloomin’ marvellously!!
I am reminded of this every time I get out the stamp I want to use! As long as you wash off any ‘dodgy’ product immediately, these stamps will last and last!
By ‘dodgy’ I mean things that extreme stampers will have a go at using like bleach, gesso, polyfilla, anything wet in fact that might leave an impression! I always have a pot of water on the desk usually used to clean brushes but it is also where I drop my used stamps so they don’t dry out!
Right, on to my project for today! I love using brown craft card especially with blue ink. Something about it. I like to team it with green sometimes and this is where I went with this project.
I mentioned Gesso earlier on, and I am a little obsessed with white inking on cards at the moment. White stamping ink isn’t always very opaque and also there are times when I don’t want to use white embossing powder. Gesso, or even acrylic paint, is the solution for me. I also like the texture it adds.
The card I made this week uses wet Brusho paint applied direct to the stamp. I used Lime Green and Prussian Blue, but Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz distress inks would work just as well as the colours are very similar.
Using Bronte script and ink splats I made the detailed background. Starting with the Brusho then moving on to the Gesso. The butterflies were done in the same way.
To make the sentiment stand out I used just the Brusho paint.
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I started off with a piece of watercolour card, and smoothed Grunge paste through a wood patterned stencil, when it as dry, I painted randomly it using Aquatints. Using the Retro Dots background and the Bronte script, and some Distress inks, I stamped randomly holding the stamp in my hand, and not on a block, then with the Treasure Gold gilding wax on my finger, I added it to the raised bits to enhance the pattern.
On a piece of black card, I stamped 5 smaller Butterflies and one large Butterfly with Versamark, and heat embossed using white powder, and fussy cut them all out, I also used the same steps for the sentiment. I used Stickles as a colouring medium on the butterflies.
Don’t forget to post your Visible Image makes into the May ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some stamps, there are already some great entries, details HERE.
Also check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, there is always lots going on HERE.
I am taking bookings for ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, on Sunday 14th June, at a venue near Warwick, we will be playing with ‘Bleeding Tissue’ paper, and other messy stuff, lol, email me for further details firstname.lastname@example.org
or PM me via Facebook.
Thank you once more for dropping in,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx
WOW! This is incredible Pauline! Stunning butterflies and that background is gorgeous! <3 You’ll find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog.
We are off to Port Sunlight now (near Liverpool) for tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Festival… Hope to see some of you there 🙂 We will be back with more Visible Image stamps inspiration on Monday.
Tomorrow we will be heading to Port Sunlight for our very first time exhibiting at the Happy Stampers show! Really looking forward to it 🙂 We are all organised and ready so we shall be having an evening off tonight! Yay!
On to today’s inspiration. The fabulous Teresa Morgan is here with two awesome cards for you…
Spring has been a mixture of of bright sunshine and stormy showers in the UK, so I wanted a splash of bright colour in my craft projects to cheer up the gloomy mornings.
My first card features the beautiful Woman INKognito stamp which I have teamed with two of the newer stamp sets, Drag and Drip, and Leave Your Fears.
I stamped the woman with three shades of Distress Ink, offsetting the design each time. Then I stamped her with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink. I felt that something was needed at the top, so used one of the Drag and Drip stamps to create a corner in black and pink.
My second card is a CAS (a personal challenge for me!)
I stamped the star from the Universal set in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink randomly over the card front. The sentiment is stamped with black Versafine and matted onto yellow card. I added a Prima gem to the centre of the ‘O’.
Don’t forget that there is still time to enter the DT call, all the details are HERE.
Two fantastic cards from Teresa. Our Woman INKognito looks stunning… don’t you think it looks like her aura is glowing? Gorgeous colours <3 The sentiment on the second card is so beautiful, and goes perfectly with the stars. You’ll find more of Teresa’s brilliant work over on her blog.
Come back tomorrow for Fabulous Friday with Pauline 🙂
We are back this evening with more stunning inspiration for you from the amazingly talented Kim Robertson! Over to Kim…
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking in on our little blog.
Well April showers hit us at the beginning of May that’s for sure but I am hoping they don’t stay for long so we can get back to our spring weather we had just started to enjoy.
Today I have lots of pictures and quite a busy card with lots of stages so definitely not a beginner card, it does however utilise that technique I showed you all a couple of weeks back where we melt the UTEE and stamp into it rather than set up and use the melt pot for one stamp impression.
Here is today’s card for the fabby Visible Image I hope you all like it and would give it a go, or if it is too busy feel free to simplify it and give it a go with what you have or prefer to use.
This one has lots and lots of texture and movement, I really enjoyed putting it together and making the backgrounds from a blank white piece of card.
So to start.
I took the Crackled background stamp with some Pebble ink from Ranger and stamped randomly with the stamp in my hand and not on a block so I could add bits exactly where I wanted them I left the centre more clear than the two opposite corners.
Next I took The Bronte script stamp and added some again random areas of stamping which you can just see on the top left of this image above, I embossed this stamping in clear embossing powder to allow the white of the card to show through whatever we did on the card.
Once the stamping was this far I took milled lavender Distress ink first and subtly blended the inks into the centre then I brought the darker colour of Dusty Concorde in and really worked the colour into the embossing which we did earlier, which really makes the embossed writing stand out on this bright purple. I also used a little black distress ink on the very edges.
These are the predominant inks on this card.
I took the Edgy set of stamps next and some versamark ink for embossing and added the stamp impressions around the edge of the card, I then used some sparkly purple and clear embossing powder to give the card a lot of brightness and glamour.
I matted this piece onto a piece of white card and set aside for now.
I took the smaller of the two stamps from the Edgy set and the same Dusty Concorde ink and stamped around the edge of a larger piece of card to use as the backing piece.
I went back around with the larger of the two stamps in the Edgy set and stamped over the purple with versamark embossing ink and then used gold embossing powder Once I heat set it I matted it onto a piece of Black card with a very small amount showing.
I stamped out the sentiment I wanted to use, called Just Making Memories which I love and coloured the piece to match the card of course, I just love the font on this sentiment, it reminds me of writing in an age long gone for some reason.
So next to recap on what we learnt a couple of posts back, I rubbed some versamark ink on a piece of card and tipped on some Ultra think embossing powder, I heat set from underneath, not only does this create a much smoother surface to stamp into but it also means the utee granules stay put as they are inclined to fly all over the place if you try to heat from above on the first couple of layers are the slippiest I’d say. You can do as many layers as you want but I find 2-3 is ample as it will snap when cold unless you melt some flex in with the utee.
Once I had enough layers I inked my stamp with more versamark this time to act as a release agent after we press our stamp into hot melted Utee. Move quickly and if it starts to set too quick or your image slips etc that ok just reheat all the UTEE and re stamp the image again.
This is how this image came out this time and as you can see I didn’t press hard enough in the top left hand wing but as I know I am making wings for the dragon fly from acetate, and colouring then with alcohol markers so this tip of the wing will not show so is fine for this imprint,
So here is the dragonfly stamped with Staz on ink on acetate and cut out, then coloured with alcohol markers on the back of the image not the side with the staz on. I then cut it out carefully around the edges and bend up the wings into position.
Once the wings were bend I added a tiny bit of glue down the under body of the dragonfly and stuck it on top of the impression we made in the utee.
I also coloured the edges of the ripped card and added some beadazzled bead and sparkles into glue in varying sizes and I also added some tiny sparkly stones.
I set this aside to dry for a while while we finish prepping the base.
I did a double layer of white card with foam in between for the backing piece to sit on.
Then the coloured sparkly piece was added to that. With the sentiment on a jaunty angle and sitting on a piece of cheese cloth too.
I decided I’d add a little more of the cheesecloth poking out from under the seat the dragon fly sits on too.
I also decided at this stage to add some tiny little sparkly stones to the body of the dragonfly, this really does stand out extremely sparkly in person but again as we have mentioned before the camera just never does the images justice with glitter.To finish all I did was go around wit my glue and teeny weeny sparkly stones and add them anywhere that I felt would benefit. I also added some of the super sparkly beadazzle bead and sparkle pots , I wish you could see this in person (arrrrr)
Anyway here is the finished piece again I really enjoyed putting this together and doing some of the fun stuff we used on this one. I hope you will give this a try if you have any Utee about as it really is a lot of fun, it picks up alot of details from the stamp or whatever you use to make an impression into the utee.
So the stamps I used on this one were…
I hope you liked this card it certainly is a little more complicated with lots of steps but hopefully you will all be able to see what I did from the pictures.
Have a wonderful Wednesday my lovelies
Love as always to all
What an absolutely stunning card! Loving all that texture and those colours are yummy! Fantastic tutorial for this technique… hope you’ll have a go!
Thank you so much for your superb project and brilliant step by step Kim xxx
We will be back tomorrow with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Teresa Morgan.
It’s been a Bank Holiday here in the UK so an extra day off for the kids and we decided to join them, as the sun came out 🙂 and we so needed a day off!!!
We headed to a gorgeous beach 20 minutes drive from home, and met up with family for a yummy picnic! That was followed by a game of footie and flinging a frisbee around, trying not to hit passers by! It was so nice to see the sun, spend some quality time with our family and breathe in some sea air <3
On to today’s inspiration. We will pass you over to our amazing Kim Bacon who has a stunner for you today…
Hello to all my readers! Hello to any new readers.
It goes like this, on a Monday I blog for my DT. I am on the Visible Image design team. Each week I show you one of the pieces I have made using ONLY Visible Image stamps. Hopefully my project will inspire you!
Make yourself a drink, pull up a seat and enjoy the ride!
Sometimes I get the inclination to do some serious cutting out! It may not be for anything in particular but I like to have a stock of bits ready to add to random projects. I have a few favourite Visible Image designs I like to stamp and cut. Butterflies is one of them but this rose stamp which was the freebie with Craft Stamper a while back, is another favourite!
Now don’t worry if you don’t have the freebie stamp because Visible Image do the same rose in a couple of sizes. Details at the bottom of the page.
I started as I usually do by colouring a couple of A3 pieces of card. Here I used dark pinks and pale greens which I then stamped over with the grunge polka dot. Once all this was dry I went over the whole area with a very very dry brushing of gesso. This took the edge off the colours and also gives a lovely chalky finish. On a piece of card which was big enough to be the main background for the project I stamped the rose all over in a burgundy colour. On another piece I stamped and embossed the rose in white.
I then stamped some leaves from the Poinsettia set using just green watercolour paint.
Then came the cutting out! I settled down with a cuppa and got to work. Little while later I had a pile of roses and leaves!
These were arranged onto a piece of burgundy card and I used some of that 3D silicone glue to give them some height. I placed them in a swathe across the card, I used a piece of vintage lace to give some more interest.
I then stamped the sentiment which is from the More than Words group of stamps. A few faux gems to add a bit of sparkle and it was done!
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Good Afternoon 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational post today!
Over to the awesome Amber Kroening…
Hey there! I’m back today with another Visible Image card. I really love how this card turned out! I started with a plain white card base. The blue background behind the butterfly was created by inking up and stamping the BACK of the butterfly stamp. Then I stamped the butterfly over the blue, in pink ink. I added a few bricks to the edges from the Max Rocks stamp set. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added a twine bow to the top.
DESIGN TEAM CALL
May will be my last month on the Visible Image design team, and lucky for YOU, there is a design team call! This is a great team to work with, so if you love Visible Image stamps, take great pics, and have an active blog, I would encourage you to apply!
Sorry for missing yesterday’s post (seems to be becoming a habit!) but it’s for a very good reason… Loads of orders from our awesome customers keeping us extremely busy!!! Thank you <3
So here’s Pauline’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ post which, if you follow Pauline’s blog, you will have seen yesterday!
Hey my crafty friends, how are you?
Another week has flown by, and I’ve been busy creating, as usual.
I was having a bit of sort out, and found my Alcohol inks, so have been playing with them, I love their bright juicy colours, and of course they are the perfect match with some awesome Visible Image Stamps.
Using a Distress Ink blending tool with a piece of felt, I put 3 colours of Alcohol ink onto the felt, and a drop of Blending Fluid, then pounced over a piece of 8″x 8″ white gloss card.
For the first card I cut a 5″ x 5″ piece from the pattered card I had just made, and stamped the flower and stem using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black powder, then using the Happy Birthday stamp, did the same. a little bit of mat and layering onto a 6″ card blank and some Stickles, and hey presto……..
The second card was the left over pieces of the card I had coloured, and again using the same stamps and versamark, but this time using a black sparkle embossing powder, adding Stickles to finish. 2 Very simple cards made.
The Visible Image stamps used on these two cards were…
This was a tag I made for the lovely Mrs Awesome, (aka) Helen, as she was feeling very under the weather with ‘manflu’ last week caught from Mr Awesome himself, Mark, the owners of Visible Image Stamps.
I made this tag in the same way as before, but instead of pouncing the ink, I dragged and weaved my tool onto the card, giving a sort of wavy effect, I stamped the Inkognito butterfly, and heat embossed in black powder again, I then stamped the large butterfly with Versamark and heat embossed, onto a small piece of heat resistant acetate, and fussy cut it, fixing it above the butterfly on the tag, a sentiment and some mat and layers, and of course Stickles to finish.
A new months ‘Show and Tell’ has started for May, so get your entries in for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.
Check out our Visible Image group on Facebook HERE.
If any one out there is interested, Visible image has a Design Team call out at the moment, looking for new teamies to join us in spreading the Visible Image love, details are HERE.
Hugs Pauline xxxxxx
Firstly thank you again for your gorgeous Get Well tag Pauline… I love it <3 And it worked… I’m better 🙂
Fabulous cards, so bright and summery! Awesome backgrounds for our awesome stamps! If you haven’t got your hands on some of our INKognito stamps yet, what are you waiting for?! You’ll find them all HERE!
You’ll find more of Pauline’s stunning work over on her blog. Keep an eye out on our Events Page for Pauline’s demo days and workshops 🙂
We will be back later with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Amber, who leaves us at the end of May after 18 months on our team. We are very sad to lose her and will be sharing our favourite ‘Amber cards’ at the end of May!
The lovely Kim Robertson is here with a gorgeous new card to inspire you, along with a very detailed step by step tutorial…
Today of course is the turn of my very special team Visible Image to be featured on our little blog. Each week I have been featuring just a couple of stamps to do some different styles of cards without using too many stamps, but I really wanted to use a few more this time… so I used quite a few on this one!
A few weeks ago I don’t know if you remember but I did a card in all grey (not quite 50 shades but a few haha!) with a pop of colour, and I just love that style. It’s so elegant, so I thought Id have another go at it.
I hope you like it , I really truly love this style and enjoy creating it for you all to see.
I just love the dreamy soft background effect , with the grasses billowing at the front .
So to start this one I took some plain white card and perfect medium sticky ink with some clear embossing powder to create those gorgeous billowy white strands of grass which seem to sit right at the front of where your eye is pulled to look with the sentiment, below you can see that the melted embossing powder really stands proud once the inks start to be rubbed into the images.
Here I moved on to the sides of the card and began stamping some of the Bronte border stamp randomly, in fact, I love this stamp so so so much I ended up putting a lot more on the card than I originally intended haha. I was using a combination of 2 different Momento Grey ink pads for this stage, London Fog and Grey flannel were the shades. I also stamped some of the Small butterfly stamp flying off the top of the page.
This is where I knew I had to leave a gap but had no clue what size haha.. I started to add some of the momento inks to the edges to give the card a good grounding and pull the eyes to the centre.
This is the first layer of ink and you can already see a huge difference cant you folks.
Next I used the grey momentos again, and re stamped the grass over the white embossing so that there is darker grass peeking from behind the white, I also stamped out 2 of the larger butterflies. I also took a couple of shades in the Ice greys from the promarker alcohol pen selection and drew close next to the blades of grass created before. I have also given the butterflies a very small outline around the butterflies too, which again is all designed as an illusion making it look like the blades of grass could almost be walked through and I just love it all in grey scale too.
So here is where I start to bring in a little colour , I stamped out my two dragonflies, I used my momento ink and a water brush to pull out a little colour and add some little extras to the butterflies too. I also stamped the word believe from the Follow your dreams set, I again used my promarkers in a few shades of ice grey to make it pull off the page a lttle.
Here are the two blues I used to pull in some colour on the dragonflies etc.
I also stamped out the other sentence in the little Follow your dream set, and rolled up the corners a little flicked some water and highlighted the edges of the little circles to make them look like bubbles. I used a white gel pen for that.
So the last couple of pictures were just a few final finishing touches really, with the tiny burlap bows with the little sparkle stones for the centre. I added the sentiment onto foam and added it to the card and used bucket load of glitter onto some glossy accents but as per usual you cannot really see too much of the glitter picking up the light through the screen but this one really does sparkle lots.
I was really please how this card came out you could do this style with any colour, using just a couple of shades of a bland colour on its own, but as soon as you add the colour it really comes to life.
I said I used a few!
So I hope you will dig out whatever stamps you have, and have a go at creating something like this with a sepia background or a black and white background. Or maybe you will attempt the grey scale, it truly is great fun to try and looks stunning with just that suggestion of colour.
I would love to see your finished pieces, so do not hesitate to show off your work in our Facebook Group… there’s a monthly show & tell challenge for your chance to WIN some gorgeous stamps!
Lots of love and hugs
WOW! Kim this is stunning! LOVE this effect! Gorgeous card and a brilliant tutorial… thank you so much!
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Our next show is… Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight, Saturday May 9th from 10.30am to 4pm. This is a ticket only event so you must ensure you book your tickets in advance – more details HERE
Our next workshop is on May 17th near Bristol, with the very talented Pauline Butcher and these stunning stamps…
Contact Amy at ‘Out of The Blue’ on 01454 312355 for more details and to book your place 🙂
We will see you here tomorrow with an awesome new card from Teresa Morgan!
Todays project for me is a tag and its orange (the new black!) I love orange, just treated myself to a few orange items for my summer wardrobe 😀
Anyway lol, back to my tag……
I firstly covered the tag in spiced marmalade distress ink, gave it a few spritzes with water and added a few droplets too, let it dry, on some spare card also inked in spiced marmalade, masked and stamped a few buttons and fussy cut out in tuxedo black memento ink.
I used tuxedo black for all the other stamps and spiced marmalade for the fussy cut bodice of the dress, added some spiders web material for the skirt and flat backed gems, attaching to the mannequin via dimensional stickers.
I Layered onto matt black card and more spiders web used and voila, a finished tag! I hope you like it 🙂
Come check out our Show and tell challenge and get your entry in, for some inspiration view our BLOG homepage, and our facebook group, its friendly and some awesome makes from the DT and our group members, we are a talented bunch, if I do say so!
But if you’re after some CLASS stamps then you’re at the right place……HERE!
Thanks for dropping in 🙂
Much Love Suze
This is such a gorgeous tag by Suze! Don’t you just love orange and black… and the dress looks fabulous <3 You’ll find more of Sue’s inspiring work over on her blog.
Pop back later as we have more fantastic new cards to share with your from Lisa and Kim R.
Thanks for coming to check out today’s gorgeous inspiration from Amber Kroening!
We adore Amber’s style <3
Hey there! I’m back today with another Visible Image card. I started by stamping the Grunge Polka dots in pink ink onto a white card front. I stamped the smaller dots, in black, over the pink dots. I stamped the chandelier in black pigment ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss it. I stamped my sentiment in black, added some pink shadows, cut it out, and drew a messy border. I added three enamel dots to the sentiment and adhered everything to a black card base.
Hello There 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today! Hope you are having a good weekend.
If you follow us on Facebook, you might know that we have both been struck down with flu for the last two weeks, so we are playing catch up at the moment! If you are waiting for an order, it’ll be with you soon… lots of stamps are now drying waiting to be cut and packaged! 🙂 SO sorry to keep you waiting xx
We also missed yesterday’s Fabulous Friday post by Pauline 🙁 BUT… Here it is a day late, and it’s definitely worth the wait!
Over to Pauline…
I hope you are feeling crafty and well.
Today I’d like to share a couple of cards that I made recently, using some unique Visible Image Stamps.
I created these cards for 2 workshops I was luckily enough to conduct, on behalf of Visible Image, at a fabulous shop in Studley,Pink Tulip Creations Ltd. I had a fantastic day, showing a group of lovely Ladies, the quality of the Visible Image Stamps, along with a few techniques using Distress Inks and heat embossing. Thank you to Sheila, (the owner of Pink Tulip), and her two right hand women Tracey and Angela, for organising such a great day and looking after me too.
The workshop Ladies made such fabulous cards, they are a very talented group, thank you for putting up with me, and my warped sense of humour lol, I hope you all had as much fun as I did.
Do pop over to the Visible Image‘Show and Tell’, take a look at the wonderful works of art that people have made with the awesome stamps, it’s not too late to enter your creation, for a chance of winning new stamps.
Check out the Visible ImageFacebook Group, if you haven’t already, there’s a friendly buzz going on there, with loads of inspiration along with some spot competitions.
Many thanks for visiting,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
These cards are both awesome, and we know all the ladies had a fantastic day creating them with Pauline 🙂 You’ll find more of Pauline’s inspiring work over on her blog.
**We are looking for some NEW Design Team members here at Visible Image! So, if you love our stamps and fancy joining our team you can find all the details you need rightHERE!**
Well be back soon with more fantastic inspiration from Amber 🙂
Good Evening! What beautiful weather we’re having this week. Nothing like blue sky and sunshine to make you smile 🙂
It’s Soozie Tuesday here on the Visible Image blog so over to Sue Joseph for today’s gorgeous inspiration…
It’s ‘Soozie Tooseday’ this week, unlike last week being ‘Funky Friday!’ 🙂 Hope you’re all well.
I am loving purples and pinks at the moment, we had a wander around the garden centre yesterday to buy a few plants and flowers, its part of spring isn’t it, going to a garden centre on a lovely day?….. it’s the law!
It inspired me for todays creation.
We all know I adore Visible Image and we all have our favourite stamps, the Flower INKognito being one of my recent favourites, I know it may seem I’m always saying that but when I do say ‘favourite’ what I really mean is it’s at least in my top ten!
For my background I used turquoise and fuchsia dylusion sprays, speckled with cosmic shimmer vintage mists, love them all.
LOVE this! Sooo cool and funky! Aren’t these lips just awesome 😉 Suze asked us a long time ago for some grungy lips! (Glad you love them so much Suze!!!) You’ll find more of Sue’s amazing creations over on her blog.
We will be back tomorrow with awesome inspiration from Amber 🙂
Hello again 🙂 More stunning inspiration coming your way!!!
Here’s Kim Robertson with an awesome tutorial for you, using a brilliant technique…
Today I have something a little different in that it is a technique within a step by step as it were. I said a long time ago I would show you how to used embossing powder to stamp into without having to get out your melt pots etc.
I also thought what better stamps to demo this with than my lovely friends at Visible Image‘s stamps so I chose a few to use on this card and some inks of course and got started.
Here is the image for today..
Last night I had to pick my daughter up from the train station and while I was waiting it was a nice warm evening with a cool breeze coming in the window and I had the radio playing and it was old summer type feel good songs and it really helped me to choose todays images I think. I have always loved music and been around music with people in bands my whole life , My husband was a bass guitar playing and both my kids now play and my brother is a lead guitarist so its always been in the family along with art and I was in the choir at school well into senior school from little. So as the sentiment says ‘ Music soothes the soul ‘ and it truly does. What music do my lovly internet friends like? comment and let me know.
So here is this weeks tutorial…
I started with clear embossing powder versamark ink , my Music Backgroundstamp from Visible Image ( it’s only red cos it is stained with ink from a past tutorial haha) I took some off white card and stamped the background across the bottom third of the card one and a half times or however many fit across the bottom of your card size. I tipped on the embossing powder and heat set of course.
These are the colour distress inks I chose for this card, dried marigold and rusty hinge , shabby shutters and peeled paint.
I coloured the card in the usual way with the lighter colours and then spray with water, some fine drops and some larger waited a second or two and then dabbed the water away and dried leaving the speckled backing, I then deepened the edges with the darker shades of distress and dried well. Set aside for now.
Ok take another piece of card I used off white but at this stage it doesn’t really matter, use ultra thick embossing powder here as we want nice thick liquid to stamp into. Add some Versamark ink from a pad or dabber in a nice big section, big enough to take the stamp you have decided to use and a bit more room to tear and ink the edge of the card. Pour on the embossing granules and tip off the excess, do not tap the card, just let it naturally fall off, ok heat set from below ( if you try to heat from above at this stage all the powder will probably blow away too leaving you with no more than a disappointed look on your face hehe…
Once this layer is melted go ahead and wait a moment and then add some more versamark on top of the same piece of melted powder and tip on the next layer. Heat set again and get everything ready to heat the third layer just as we have done the first two.
For this layer tap lots of versamark onto the stamp you are going to use as this will be needed to help the stamp release from the hot melted embossing powder. ( Please remember this will be extremely hot and will burn you if you put your finger in it once melted so do not test the embossing with your pinkies.) Ok go ahead and melt layer three, once it is melted lay it on your heat protection mat (not the table) and heat from directly above to rewarm from stopping to lay it down , Once you can see it molten again turn off gun and very quickly pick up your stamp and press it into the melted embossing powder, push in quite firm but be careful it can slide. leave for just a little while, around 30 seconds or so and then lift out your stamp while peeling away the card from the underneath.
It will release very easily cos of the versamark on the stamp that was our release agent as it were.
You will be left with a perfect image this is great for making signs and is how I made the bullet holes in past tutorials and signs etc. This INKognito Heart was a very large image to use but I wanted to try it as I love all the melting effect along the bottom.
I used some black archival ink to darken the edges of the heart and some walnut stain distress and black to go over the edges I tore away from the melted heart in a very random pattern.
I then added some treasure gold furniture wax onto the raised edges of the heart and torn pieces too, it really brought the sunken image to life. I just love this treasure gold it is so quick drying and is smooth in the pot and smells divine to me.
I then went back to my first piece that I had set aside and matted it onto another off white piece of card and my Image from The Soul Music set of two stamps and typed just part of the image a couple times and embossed it in normal embossing powder not utee, on the top right of the card.
I stamped out the sentiment for the Soul Music set and cut it apart I then inked the edges in Walnut Stain, I used the small squares of foam and added them to the back of the words ready to add to card.
This is the bottom right of the card and you can see most of the sentiment on its foam, the Music word is above the heart.
I added the music word here above the heart and a little metal charm in the form of a treble clef in the centre of the heart I also added one to the top right and bottom left of the card for finishing touchs too.I also added some more layers for a more complete look to the card, I personally think the more layers it has looks more finished and more professional looking.
Here is the finished image again..
This technique always looks so impressive on a card and people always wonder how you have made it but really it is pretty simple you just have to be super careful not to burn yourself or your table etc. Here is a close up on the heart now it is insitue as it were on the finished card..
Ok so the stamp sets I used for this one from the fabulous Visible Image Duo Of Mark and Helen are..
Mark and Helen had the amazing stand, and work from us on the team on it, with them at Alexandra Palace at the weekend, did any of you manage to get ther this time?
I didn’t get to go but I know they did well and were very very busy, I am so proud to be on their team and so pleased it all went well for them too.
Ok folks enjoy the sunshine I certainly enjoy walking to my car after work in the sunshine for a change in the early evening, much better than the usual wind and rain.
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next week.
Thank you so much Kim for this amazing tutorial! Love this technique and it shows that you can do anything with our stamps… they are so gorgeously thick!
Stunning card <3 You’ll find more of Kim’s amazing work over on her blog.
We will be back later with our third and final post today… Teresa Morgan has something fabulous to show you! We will then be all caught up and back to the usual daily posts 🙂
Here with some gorgeous new inspiration it’s over to Lisa Nygards…
Today I have two cards for you with stamps from Visible Image. The first one was meant to be for last week, but my internet died and I had no chance to get it up. It was almost going to happen again, the internet was away all day yesterday for me, but was back late afternoon. Phew.
Elegant Emma is first out on a CAS-card. Classic clean and square – perfect if you don’t like details.
The second card is kind of opposite. Lots of details, layers and decorations. It’s fun to do both styles. I’ve used Myrddin from the Myrddin Magick Set.
The edges are distressed and inked and lots of cheese cloth to add texture.
Stamps: Visible Image Elegant Emma Set and Myrddin Magick Set Papers: Maja Design Embellishments: Bling, Flowers, Cheese Cloth, Micro beads, metal flowers, Lace Tools: Edge scraper Other: Distress ink. Medium: Copics Colors: Emma: Skin: E000-00-21-11-04-R20, Hair: E57-55-53, Dress: RV95-93-91, Myrddin: Skin: E000-00-21-11-13-04-93, Hair: W7-5-3, Stick: E33-35-44-77, Coat/Hat: E79-77-74-70, Cape: B99-97-95-93-W7
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Two stunning cards from Lisa! Amazing colouring! You’ll find more of Lisa’s gorgeous work over on her blog.
We will be back again later with a brilliant tutorial from Kim Robertson showing you a fantastic technique!
It’s time for some more gorgeous inspiration! This time it’s Kim Bacon here with a fabulous new card using some of her favourite Visible Image stamps…
WOW! WOW! and again WOW!
By all accounts the Bosses had a mega time at Ally Pally over the weekend!
Did you go? Did you meet them? What did you buy from the Visible Image stand?
Oh I am soooooo nosey! Maybe you will show us what you make in the Show and Tell soon. yes?
Right, today I have for you a bright little card I made using one of my favourite images, the butterfly. Not the INKognito butterfly that I usually use but the traditional butterfly. In fact I used both the large and the small one on this card.
I started by simply stamping directly onto a piece of white card with the 2 different colours of dye based stamp pad to create the block background. No stamp, just use the ink pad as the stamp. I left a bit of white space and kept the pressure to a minimum so as not to squish too much ink out from the pad. Once this was dry I used a very dry brush with white gesso to mute the colours further. Taking the mini dots stamp I then stamped in both colours over the dry gesso. Butterflies were also added in the 2 colours.
Using Stazon in Dark Cherry and black I stamped a big and a small butterfly onto acetate before cutting them out and sticking them to the card base using a clear silicone glue.
The sentiment was stamped onto another piece of the card in black ink and mounted across the card.
Here is the ‘Stamps I Used’ list and as always just click on the image to link you directly to the Visible Image shop page for that stamp…
Click HERE to go to the Facebook group – Ask to join if you haven’t already.
Click HERE to ‘Like’ the Visible Image Facebook page
Click HERE to find out about the monthly Show & Tell challenge – It links to the group where you can upload your projects and tell us all about them!
Click HERE to go to the Visible Image blog Homepage to see the latest DT inspiration. You can also check out the Projects Gallery HERE
See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
What a fabulous card and gorgeous background 🙂 You’ll find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog. Kim is doing a 365 day ATC challenge with a random word theme for each day.. the results are brilliant 🙂
Come back a little later for something rather bright and funky from Pauline Butcher!
Hello There 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!
We are catching up on the latest inspiration from our amazing team. Here’s Amber with a gorgeous new card…
Today I have another fun Visible Image card to share. I started by stamping my background with versamark. I stamped the sentiment in black, and stamped the heart in versamark on a separate piece of cardstock, and cut it out. I added three little pearls and adhered my card front to a black card base.
Hello and thank you for coming back to see us today 🙂
We are playing catch up after our time away at Ally Pally! Lots of stunning new cards and projects to share with you.
If you have got your hands on the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine you will know that the free cover stamp is a mini Grunge Flourish designed by Mark! Pauline Butcher and Kim Bacon created some amazing projects with this awesome little stamp, and they are featured in the magazine.
Here’s Pauline’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ post from last week… (so sorry it’s late!)
I’m a bit excited on three counts, the first is to have 2 more of my Visible Image creations aired in the May 2015 Craft Stamper, my fave magazine, along with a fab mini book from my teamie Kim Bacon, and the second and third are…
To be going to Ally Pally on Sunday, which is also my Birthday! Whoooo hooooo!
On this tag I used the free Visible Image stamp, which comes with the Craft Stamper, plus….Butterfly and Just be Happyfrom the Be Happy set.
On this 6″ x 6″ card again I used the free Visible Image stamp, which come with the Craft Stamper, plus… Express yourself with Art from the Never Grow Up set.
All the details for making these creations are in the magazine, so I won’t go through it all again, lol, but I hope you enjoyed the article.
Thank you for popping in, and if you’re going to Ally Pally on Sunday, please stop me and say Hi.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx
Two amazing projects from Pauline… LOVE the tag <3 And the card is so bright and cheerful 🙂 They both look absolutely stunning in print!
If you missed Kim Bacon’s project you will find it HERE
What could you create with the fabulous little stamp? We are running a competition over in ourFacebook Groupso come on over an join in the fun! There’s a chance to WIN a great prize 🙂
We will be back tomorrow with the latest inspiration from Amber, Kim Bacon, more from Pauline, and new makes from Lisa and Kim R !!! See.. we told you there was lots to catch up on!
Good Evening!We are back with more gorgeous Visible Image stamps inspiration for you this evening.
Over to the awesome Sue Joseph…
I hope you all had a lovely Easter, such a shame it has to end, pity every week can’t be a 4 day week!
Back to reality today eh!
It’s my DT day today at Visible Image……’Soozie Tooseday’ 🙂
Today I wanted to do something a little shabby chic and thought the roses went perfectly with the music wave……
The stamps I’ve used are the beautiful Roses, Soul Musicwhich includes the awesome music wave and the perfectly matched sentiment ‘Music soothes the soul’ and boy does it!
For my leaves I used the leaf from the Poinsettia set (love this set, its a must for Christmas)
I covered some white card in antique linen DI and then used 2 stencils with tattered rose DI, for the sentiment and leaves I used vintage photo and double stamped for the music wave, the flowers are tattered rose on antique linen, fussy cut like the leaves and attached with small dimensional stickers.
Lastly mounted on pink mirror card onto a kraft card 🙂
Good Morning 🙂 We hope you had a great Easter Bank Holiday weekend! The sun was shining here in South Wales, spring is finally here 🙂
We’re really looking forward to The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this coming weekend at Alexandra Palace, are you coming? You’ll find us on stand 54 with all out latest releases!
Yesterday Kim Bacon shared a very special project over on her blog, we’re a day late showing you it (sorry Kim) but the stamp making and packing elves didn’t show up for work again so it was down to us…. Hahaha!
I have a special blog post for you today on Marvellous Monday!
I have once again been lucky enough to have an article published in CRAFT STAMPER magazine.
The guys at Visible Image have designed the free cover stamp for the May issue of the magazine and I was lucky enough to be asked to create a project using the free stamp.
Obviously I had the stamp a few months ago and got to play with it way before anyone else. My fellow DT member Pauline also did some samples for the magazine and I am sure she will show you hers on her blog in due course.
So, what did I make? Well, I made a pocket book which I have suggested could be used to put your favourite photos in or you could use it to write some special words in.I started by colouring some pieces of A3 card with Gentle Blends and then using the free stamp I stamped all over them using Gentle Blends as the ink. Really you could use any medium you are comfortable with.
For this step I deliberately avoided the pixel-edge part of the stamp so that the background was kept fairly light. You can see from the picture above how I coloured the card.Once I had coloured and stamped about 4 sheets of card I made the pockets. These pockets can be made to almost any size to suit. These particular pockets are 11cm x 15cm, so the starting piece of card is 22cm x 15cm.
The card is glued around 3 sides leaving one of the short sides open for the tag The corners were rounded off. I then stamped around the edges using the dotty edge of the stamp.
The covers for the book were made using mount board cut slightly larger than the pockets and covered with the stamped and coloured card.I also used the larger Visible Image flourish stamp and a sentiment, which I stamped in black and embossed.
I made some tags to fit in each pocket which I also stamped with the free stamp in both the Gentle Blends colours and black for contrast.
As an extra bonus in this months issue there is the opportunity to get some of the latest Visible Image stamps FREE as part of the regular First Impressions giveaway.
Hope you like the project and that you have a go at making something like this yourself.
This is such an awesome project! Love the way Kim has used the mini grunge flourish cover stamp! Wouldn’t it make a fabulous gift 🙂 Thank you Kim… it looks stunning in print!
Come back later to see what Sue Joseph has been creating!
And, if you haven’t already joined our Facebook Group, come on over! We have an exciting weekend coming up on April 18th & 19th to celebrate reaching 3000 likes over on our Facebook Page! We’re running some competitions (so you need to get creating for those!) and there’ll be some fabulous giveaways and on the spot prizes!
If you are back to work today, we hope you can ease back into it gently!!!
I created the background using Distress Inks in 3 colours, and then used a stencil over the top and spritzed with water, to give the sun ray effect. I stamped the butterfly and sentiment with versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I then added 3 colours of Stickles to the butterfly to give the sparkle.
The background for this card was created with Brusho’s and water, left to dry, then stamped the Woman in Versamark and heat embossed using Black Embossing powder, I masked her off and stamped the Fishnet with Versamark, and heat embossed that using Pink Embossing powder. I then went over the Woman with a Black Viva Perlen Pen, to make it very dimensional, I also added some Stardust Stickles, and some Pink Stickles for sparkle of course. I coloured a small piece of card with Distress inks, spritzed with water, then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Black embossing powder.
I am now going to spread a little ‘Visible Image’ love..
I never tire of using these fabulous stamps, apart from the superb quality, these thick polymer stamps are made in house, hand poured and hand cut by Mark, the designer himself, so they are very very unique in every way. Helen does all the packaging, administration, and networking, together they make an Awesome Team. So if you’ve not tried the stamps yet, have a go and see what you think.
A new Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge has started, so get stamping, and produce some work to enter it, details HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook group too for news of goings on, HERE.
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Two absolutely stunning cards from Pauline! Isn’t that background incredible and so perfect for our inky butterfly! And the second card is just so funky! LOVE that pink <3 Woman INKognito looks superb!
You can get your hands on these gorgeous stamps HERE. Why not treat yourself?!
If you are coming to Ally Pally next weekend you will be able to see these gorgeous cards displayed on our stand, along with so many more from our amazing team… they always make our stand look totally awesome!
Have a fabulous Friday, and a brilliant weekend. Hope you have something good planned! We are off to see Olly Murs on Saturday night and then we have a family get together on Sunday.. So we will get a few hours off!!! 😉
Bye for now. Come back tomorrow to see new inspiration from Amber.
Good Evening 🙂 We are back with our 2nd post today!
Here’s Kim Robertson with some gorgeous new inspiration for you…
Wow I have sunshine streaming in my window … Is it spring.. yayyyy.
How are you all doing? Have you made anything lately? I would love to know what projects your all working on?
Today of course is Visible Image day and I have a little a pretty little card using some gorgeous stamps and I wanted to show that you don’t need huge stamps to create something special.. going along with the theme of using a backing stamp in a different way really.
Anyway I hope you like it so here it is.
It’s a little different for me but I love it, I wanted to go with the clean and simple theme but with my own little twist of course.
I started with an off white piece of card and Using my Retro Dots background with black ink around the edges in a random pattern and heat set it.
I then took some fired brick distress ink and used My Bronte Script stamp in the same random way. I used the same ink to add some colour to the very edge of the card so we had no white edges and it helped to blend the patterns a little. I then gave it a couple of mats and layers in black and white card and made a mat for the very back and put them together with a layer of foam in between.
This is what it looked like without the mats and layers.
I then took my sentiment stamp From The Sunshine set of stamps recently launched not too long ago, and stamped in black on the same off white card and edged it lightly in Fired Brick and gave it a black mat which I added faux sparkly stitching to with a gelly pen. I also coloured in the little heart with the sparkles.
I added foam to the back of the sentiment and added it to the card. I then took a few flowers and coloured them from white to red and made up a couple of little bunches and twisted some wire into curls too and added it to opposite corners off the sentiment.
Lastly I added a little highlight in some of the dots with that same sparkle pen and took some black sparkly gems and added them to the odd few dots and the corners for texture interest but I loved how it looked in the end as the stones were very black and sparkly.
I hope you like this one and it shows again that you do not need to always have a huge focal piece to create something elegant and pretty you can look at what you have and see what works , you don’t need to use the entire stamp, look at corners and edges and see what you can do my lovlies.
Have a lovely Wednesday and I hope the sun is shining for you where you are too.
What a fabulous card from Kim! And a brilliant step by step tutorial as always 🙂 Thanks Kim! You will find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s posts and have been inspired to get out your Visible Image stamps over the Easter holidays. Perhaps you would like some new ones to play with… they are better for you than chocolate 😉
We’ll be back tomorrow with new inspiration from Teresa Morgan.
It’s Wonderful Wednesday here on the Visible Image blog which means lots of gorgeous new inspiration for you.
First up today is Lisa Nygards…
Some days it’s just fun to play around with colors, and it could be just like magic. I’ve sprayed, dripped, stamped and brushed on colors on my cards today and had a blast! The Magick words are from Myrddin Magick Set and the star from Universal set. On the other card the leaf and words are from Colours of the Wind set.
Don’t be afraid of colors, just play with them and see what they will create for you. Leaf is embossed with clear embossing powder before adding colors to the water color paper.
Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Tools: Clear Embossing powder, Lots of colors and brushes.
Medium: Water colors, Mists
Today’s inspiration comes from the awesome Amber Kroening…
Hello! Popping in to share my latest Visible Image card. I used the amazing new Sing stamp set to make this card. I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the image. She looks great in red, don’t you think!?
The background is very simple, just 4 colours of Distress Ink, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed, blended, and flicked with water, then over stamped using Black Versafine Ink, I added some extra birds, and some of the branches for balance, and finished off using Black Stickles on the big raven.
Just a few days left to get your Visible Image Show and tell projects into the album, details HERE, for a chance to win some new stamps.
And take a look in the Visible Image Facebook Group, it’s all happening there, with news of new Workshops, and peoples lovely projects using these awesome stamps, HERE.
I have fab news, I have been asked to run some Visible Image Workshops, details are, drum roll please…..
Saturday 4th April, workshops at Back2Craft, at 5, Silvercourt, Brownhills, WS8 6HA.
3 places left, please contact the shop on 07760665584 for details.
Saturday 18th April, 2 workshops at Pink Tulip Creations Ltd, Spernal Ash Nurseries, Studley.
Please contact the shop on 01527 852052 for details.
Sunday 17th May, 2 Workshops, including a Roast Dinner, organised by Out of The Blue Gift Shop, to be held at The Compass Inn, Tormarton, Badminton, Nr Bristol. Contact the shop 01454 312355 for details.
Thank you muchly for visiting
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Loving this gorgeously colourful background with this stamp set! You can get your hands on these amazing stamps HERE
You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous work over on her blog, and if you can make it to one of Pauline’s workshops you will have THE best time creating fabulous colourful projects and getting really inky with our stamps! Spaces are limited so book your place now!
Have a fantastic Friday and we will be back tomorrow with another stunner from Amber Kroening 🙂