We’re Getting Married!

We are very excited to tell you that..

We are getting married on Friday August 7th!




As it’s a very special occasion…and there’s lots to do beforehand!
We have made the
decision to close for 3 weeks from Friday July 31st
to Friday August 21st  (we will be honeymooning on the Algarve!)

If you ‘need’ or want any gorgeous new stamps to create with over the next few weeks,
we would really appreciate receiving your order as soon as possible, to give us enough
time to make your stamps 🙂



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Perhaps you want to make a start on your
Christmas cards…


Check out our stunning NEW designs HERE!

 




Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time.


Have a fantastic Friday, and a great weekend! 

Mark & Helen

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Awesome Amber @ Visible Image stamps

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.



Visible Image stamps - Life is A journey - Background stamps - Amber Kroening




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!!!
Thank you!!!!

 


Here are some of our ‘most favourite’ Amber cards…



Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Chandelier Stamp - Just to brighten your day - stamps - Amber Kroening



Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Just Be Happy - Butterfly INKognito - Ink splat butterfly stamp - Amber Kroening



Created by Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - Inky Feather - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - There Is Always Hope - Inky Butterfly - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flowers - Congratulations - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Rock Out - Guitarist - Scribbled Backgrounds - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Bite Me - Grungy Lips - Amber Kroening

 

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!!!

Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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All My Tomorrows – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂 Thank you for coming to see us today here on the Visible Image blog.

Hope you had a good weekend. We had a fantastic time at the Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday 🙂
Here are some piccies…



Visible Image stamps - Port Sunlight - Happy Stampers Festival - May 2015



Visible Image stamps - Port Sunlight - Happy Stampers - May 2015


We look forward to coming back in October 🙂



On to today’s inspiration!  We’ll pass you over to the fabulous Kim Bacon…


Another week begins and you know what that means? Yep!


Another inspirational blog from me for Visible Image.


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.


Visible Image stamps - Butterfly - All My Tomorrows verse - Kim Bacon

 

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.



AWM Large Butterfly ws2012        Visible Image All My Tomorrows stamp


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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


Fabulous card from Kim… she really does love those Butterflies 😉

We will be back tomorrow with something new from Suze!

Have a nice evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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CAS cards with Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks for popping to see us here on the Visible Image stamps blog today 🙂

If you missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE

Lisa Nygards is here with some amazing inspiration for you…

 

Trying some real CAS-cards today. CAS stands for Clean And Simple, like less is more.

I’ve used the stamps from Rock Out on the brown card. I stamped the image with a brown inkpad on a kraft paper and chalked the edges. Super easy.

Visible Image stamps - Rock Out - Guitarist -inkywings 1- 2015


Visible Image stamps - Rock Out - Guitarist -inkywings 2 - 2015

 
For the next one I’ve used These are the moments and one of the circles from the Universal set.

I found a bunch small rainbow inkpads that still worked and used them for the circles. Then I just stamped the sentiment in black.

 

Visible Image stamps - These Are The Moments - Scribbled circle -inkywings 1- 2015

Visible Image stamps - These Are The Moments - Scribbled circle -inkywings 2- 2015



Stamps:  Visible Image Rock Out   These Are The Moments   Universal
Papers: Cardstock
Embellishments: Enamel dots and die cutted cork.
Tools: cork stars (Technique Tuesday die)
Other: chalked edges
Medium: Rainbow inkpad, brown and black inkpad.

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘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.




Two amazing CAS cards from Lisa! Stunning! You’ll find more of Lisa’s gorgeous work over on her blog.

We have such an amazing team, feeling very lucky indeed to have our stamps showcased by such talented ladies <3

Would you like to join our team and inspire others with your Visible Image stamps cards and projects? Our Design Team call is open for applications until May 15th – you’ll find all the details HERE.

We hope you will come back later on as Kim Robertson has a superb tutorial for you, creating an absolutely gorgeous card using melted embossing powder and our dragonfly stamp!

Bye for now 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image stamps – Ink Splat Heart

Good Morning (or afternoon or evening!) 

Wow this week is flying by… last few days of prep for the Happy Stampers Show in Port Sunlight… Hope we’ll see some of you there 🙂

It’s a busy day here on the Visible Image blog too, with brand new stamping inspiration from Sue, Lisa and Kim R today!

Over to Sue Joseph to catch up with yesterday’s post…



Morning ladies and any crafty gents come for a visit 🙂


Are you a member of our Visible Image Facebook group? I hope you’ve got your entry in for our May Show & Tell competition.


It’s my DT day today at the wonderful Visible Image, also known as ‘Soozie Tooseday’


It’s also my Hubby’s 50th birthday today <3   (Not that he looks it, he looks about 35 Lucky sod!)


So I’ve done a CAS card for him and I know it hasn’t got 50 on it, but it has got 50 kisses inside, I know he’d much prefer the kisses than the numbers 🙂



 05-06-2015 Visible Image stamps - Ink Splat Heart - Love You - Sue Joseph


I used 3 distress inks, salty ocean, pickled raspberry and squeezed lemonade,

For the ‘Love you’ I used black ebony wow embossing powder.


Clean and simples!



The Main Stamp is the awesome…..
Visible Image Heart INKognito stamp


The word ‘Love’ was from a freebie Visible Image stamp on Craft Stamper and the word ‘You’ is from the Max Rocks set.



This is my hubby on Saturday night when I took him out for a yummy Indian to the ‘Cinnamon Lounge’ in Trowbridge, fab place, absolutely scrummy food and tiptop service.


Steve was 49 & 363 days in this pic haha!


Happy Birthday for today Baybeeeeeee <3




Thank you so much for checking in & see you again next week if you’re around 🙂


Much Love
Suze




What an awesome card for Steve! Love those colours and our ink splat heart is just perfect for CAS cards 🙂 You’ll find more of Sue’s brilliant work over on her blog.



Pop back later for more NEW Visible Image stamps inspiration 🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

Mark & Helen xx

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Wedding Day Roses – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

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


Rest Bay 3

Rest Bay 2

Rest Bay 1



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!



Visible Image stamps - Roses - Wedding Card - Kim Bacon

 

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.



 Kim Bacon - Roses - 1          AWM-Grunge-Polka-Dot-ws2012-519x389

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.



Kim Bacon - Roses - 2          Kim Bacon - Roses - 3


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!



Kim Bacon - Roses - 4


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!


Visible Image stamps - Roses - Wedding Card - Kim Bacon



As always here is the ingredients list, just click on the image to go straight to the web-shop page…


0 Visible Image Roses flowers stamp      Visible Image Poinsettia stamp set

AWM-Grunge-Polka-Dot-ws2012-519x389      On Your Wedding Day


Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page

 

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 



Here on the Visible Image website you can view the latest Design Team inspiration on the blog homepage, sign up to the Newsletter, browse through the project galleries, keep up to date with all our EVENTS, and of course visit our shop to buy our stunning stamps! 🙂



If you want to show us what you have been creating with our stamps, then head over and join our Facebook Group where we have a monthly ‘Show & Tell‘ challenge for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon to spend on our stamps!

We also have a business page over on Facebook, so come and give us a LIKE! We often run giveaways on our page too 🙂


You’ll find us at The Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight next Saturday, May 9th. Hope to see some of you there… it’s our first time at this show 🙂



Come back tomorrow for more Visible Image stamps inspiration with the awesome Sue Joseph!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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