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!
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Lots of awesome NEW quotes stamps coming very soon too!!!
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 found a bunch small rainbow inkpads that still worked and used them for the circles. Then I just stamped the sentiment in black.
Stamps: Visible Image Rock OutThese 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.
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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
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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!
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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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!
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 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.
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.
On today’s card I used Bite Me. =D How cool is this little stamp set!!??
I started by lining my card base with black and white polka dot paper. Next I stamped my lips and sentiment, and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I trimmed it down to size, and used a black marker to add a thin border around the edge. I added a black and white twine bow, matted this layer with pink cardstock, and adhered it to my card.
Here’s Teresa with today’s awesome inspiration with our NEW Queen of Hearts stamp set…
It’s Thursday again, and that means it’s my turn to share some more projects with the fabulous new stamp sets from Visible Image. Today I have two cards and a canvas that I made with the beautiful Queen of Hearts… It’s a long post – so sit yourself down and enjoy!!
I used a spotty mask and Distress Inks (Festive Berries and Fired Brick)to create the background of this card. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Copics and mounted with 3d foam. I stamped the words onto the banners and added some Tea Dye Distress Ink before attaching with 3d foam.
My second card is a Valentine’s card….
I stamped the Forest background with black Versafine ink before matting onto red and black card. I stamped the sentiment onto another piece of card and trimmed to size, adding a touch of red to the tiny heart,
The Queen and heart jars are coloured with Promarkers and attached with 3d foam.
For my final project I took a 7×5 canvas board and covered with black gesso. I used some white gesso through a diamond mask. Once this was dry I spritzed some gold mica spray over the canvas.
I decoupaged the stamped roses, shaping the petals to create a 3d effect then added some red embossing powder on the bottom edges.
I glued them in place and stamped some of the Drag and Drip stamps underneath and added more red embossing powder.
I made the playing cards with stamps from the Harley Jester set and added Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges. These were attached with Pinflair glue gel to create dimension.
The queen was coloured with Copics and Promarkers and attached with 3d foam.
Good Morning! Wow you are love love loving our NEW stamps 🙂 So happy!
If you haven’t see them yet you will find them HERE!
Today we have fabulous inspiration from Zoey, who hasn’t got her hands on the new stamps yet but she will soon and we can’t wait to see what she makes!
Over to Zoey…
Here we are again at Saturday and as every Saturday here’s my ATC of the day! For this ATC I used colors that I am not really keen about — I choose them to challange myself a bit, I like to do this from time to time.
I used stamps from Visible Image….
I suggest you to check out their site, they are UK based and they have high quality stamp. Recently they came out with their new release that you can check it out by clicking here!
I love them all and I can’t wait to play with them!
I started off by adding IZINK color to a pre cut card stock , I used yellow and shocking pink!
I added color without caring if the two color were mixing, and actually I was hoping for that to happen! I wanted to see a gorgeous orange in between… I didn’t achieve that result quiete much , but I loved the result nonetheless!I used archival ink and the Ripped Fishnet stamp to add texture on the corner of my ATC to not leave a plain backgroundI also added texture paste through Kasia Kryzminska’s stencil from TCW.When the texture paste was dry, I stamped my sentiment – always using archival ink, the same sentiment (that you find in the Sunshine Set) I stamped it over another card stock I had in my stash. From this, I cut off the heart and the “you are” part that I then added to the background with foam adhesive.The last step was to cut some twine and randomly glue it to the back of the ATC before gluing everything to a recycled cardboard.And here’s the finished ATC :
What do you think about it?
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I hope you will like the result, as always for any comments, questions, suggestions etc etc please leave a comment HERE!
Stay happy, stay creative! Till next time, xoxo!
What a gorgeous ATC… Perfect with Valentine’s Day approaching next weekend. You will find more of Zoey’s awesome work over on herblog
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Hi There! Thanks for coming to see us here on the Visible Image stamps blog 🙂
Over to Amber for today’s awesome inspiration…
Hey there! Popping in to share my latest Visible Image card. With Valentines Day around the corner, I seem to be making a lot of “heart”cards lately. I started this card by painting a watercolor heart. I then masked it off and stamped over it using the Plaid Background stamp. Next I stamped the sentiment, and then embossed the bottom half with a chevron embossing folder. I tied on a twine bow, matted the white layer in black and adhered it to a pink card base.
Have you made your Valentine card yet??? Here’s some fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher…
It’s Fabulous Friday, so my turn to share a card I’ve created using some super new Visible Image Stamps. I made this card for my fabulous Fella, on the Anniversary of our first date together 14 years ago.
The background is Brusho’s sprinkled onto the card, and spritzed with water, until I got the look I wanted. The Inkognito heart was stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed with a red glitter embossing powder, I then stamped the Arrow heart, again with Versamark, on top of the red glitter heart, and heat embossed with white powder. I used a sunburst stencil to make the red lines, and I stamped the tiny heart randomly with Barn Door Distress ink, and the stamped the spatty bit of the Inkognito heart, around the edges of the card, again with Barn Door. To finish off, I coloured a piece of card with Barn Door, dried it, and stamped the ‘Have I Told You’ in Versamark, and heat embossed with white powder.
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Many thanks for visiting,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
What a stunning anniversary card <3 You’ll find more of Pauline’s inspirational work over on her blog
Come back later as we have lots more exciting previews of our NEW stamps!!!
Good Evening…. a little late with today’s inspiration sorry! All these NEW stamps are causing such excitement… Hehe!
The first Design Team samples have been created today and all we can say is WOW! We knew we had an amazing team but my oh my they are doing an incredible job! We cannot wait to show you 😉
With Valentine’s Day approaching, LOVE is most definitely in the air for Teresa’s post today…
I was so excited to receive this stamp and knew right away what I wanted to do with it. The words themselves and the font made me instantly think of a hand written note to surprise your loved one.
So this was my inspiration for the set of ‘love tokens’ I made..
A simple note card to tuck into a wallet or purse, stamped with black ink on white card, mounted on red card. I used a corner rounder punch on this.
A bookmark to tuck into his or her favourite book – a lovely reminder as they settle down for a spot of bedtime reading. Simply stamped, I added an embossed heart from the Molly Rules set, and a gingham ribbon.
A mug for a morning surprise over coffee. I stamped and used black embossing powder on a plain glazed mug. I must stress that although this decoration is usable and smudge-proof, it is not permanent and will scrub off – just a fun idea to say I love you!!
Finally a pretty card. White embossing powder on kraft card for the background, with a pretty punched border. I added the rose stamp from the Isabella Lost Love set and then picked out the words ‘I Love You’ from the sentiment stamp.
Hopefully you have been inspired by this set of love tokens – don’t forget to share your Visible Image creations with us in our Show and Tell contest on Facebook.
To start with I stamped the Heart INKognito in antique linen DI and on the edges I inked peacock feathers DI and set aside. I then stamped the inky French script from the Revolution Set in Vintage photo DI (one of my fave distress inks) and then used the ‘kissing’ technique and stamped onto my white card and the outcome is below 🙂
I grunged it up slightly using the vintage photo.
For the sentiment Have I told you I used peacock feathers, I finished off with some string and a brass infinity charm and some turquoise flat backed pearls.
Layer and mounted onto bronze and turquoise mirror board. Attaching to a blank craft card.
I love it and I’m sure my hubby will <3
There’s only a few more days to enter this months Show and Tell so hurry, there’s been lots of entries and we’ll be doing it every month 🙂
It’s a very exciting time at Visible Image at the moment, Mark and Madge are busy making lots of NEW stamps and we the lucky DT get our inky paws on them tomorrow…….you are gonna be blown away, I’m not kidding…….some of these are probably my favourites EVER!!!
I’m sooooo excited and cannot wait to PLAY!
Exciting times and proud to be part of it all :))))))
Thanks for calling in
SuzeGorgeous card Suze <3 Thank you xx
We too are incredibly excited about our new stamps!!!
First sneak peek coming later this evening 😉 So keep your eyes wide open!!!
Hello and Happy Monday to you 🙂 Where oh where did the weekend go?!
This week we will start teasing and tempting you with glimpses of our NEW stamp collections, coming soon!
Over to Kim Bacon for today’s awesome inspiration…
Hello Visible Image followers!
Indeed, ‘Hello’ to anyone that finds their way here! So nice that you dropped by.
As we all know it is Monday, but I don’t like to think of it as just Monday!
To me it is MARVELLOUS MONDAY and that means I get to share one of my inspirational makes using Visible Image stamps!
The story begins with a little note from my ‘boss’ Helen. She asked me to make something with a masculine feel using one of the fabby new romantic sentiments they have launched. I know we sometimes struggle with masculine makes but the TIME set and this sentiment work really well together.
Using some vivid but (I think) still masculine colours, I coloured a piece of A3 card with Brusho paints. When it was dry I used the cracked glass stamp with water to soak-away some of the colour. This is simply a case of spraying the stamp with plain water, stamping it onto the painted card and then dabbing away the water with kitchen roll. A simple technique but it is just right for backgrounds as it is no too imposing. I selected a nice area from the sheet and cut my base card to size.
Next I stamped the bottom part of the card with the cogs and small watch from the TIME set, masking as I went to create a pile of items. The large pocket watch and wings were stamped with black embossing powder and cut out. I did a dry assembly to check everything fitted before adding some clear embossed numbers.
The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of card and another cut out small watch was added to join it all together. Highlights were added to make the images ‘pop’.
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Staying with the LOVE theme, and with Valentine’s Day approaching, today we are sharing some gorgeous cards created by Lisa with our NEW ‘All My Tomorrows‘ sentiment stamp…
A beautiful feminine card, a great masculine card and a super cool teenage card featuring our Molly Rules character stamp!
Gorgeous words don’t you think?
You can see more of Lisa’s beautiful work over on her blog
We have more awesome inspiration for you today. Here’s Zoey…
Here I am again with my usual ATC of Saturday!…I need to find a cool name for this weekly appointment! LOL
Lately I am in a romantic and nostalgic mood and … nope! Not because we are approaching S.Valentine…but because I have been home sick (yes again) and I spent an entire week watching romantic movies….LOL!
For this ATC too I used again stamps from Visible Image….and by now, if you follow me since a bit, you know already that Visible Image is an UK company that create and sell high quality stamps.
I created the base using distress inks Sugar Spun and Shaded Lilac, I applied the color over the Kraft Sheet and I created a small puddle of color, I then put the cardstock over the puddle of color and I let the colors soak in the cardstock. I let it dry and then I used some spray inks to create some splashes here and there.
With the Texture Card # 8 from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (New release from CHA2015!!!) I applied the Whipped Spackle –also by Design Memory Craft to create some texture.
Then I took another piece of cardstock and I stamped the two roses two times each and then I colored them using again distress ink (Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw) and a small watercolor brush.
Then I patiently cut every single piece of the roses to then glue them back to the two roses that were not cut. I tried to achieve a 3D look…it took me a while…and I had to use a lot of patience, but then I was able to get the result I was looking for!!
When the roses where done, I glued them to the ATC base and then I stamped another stamp from the collection Time After Time , fussy cut it and glued to the base!
After glueing the clock and the two roses at the base, I wanted to balance the top part of the ATC a little, so I taped down a piece of washi tape and a sticker as sentiment.
Here’s the image of the finished project:
What do you think about it?
Make sure to visit theFacebook Group!! …From this month over the Facebook group we have a new challenge called “SHOW & TELL” where we ask you to show with us your creations using Visible Image stamps and also telling us the story behind the creation!
I hope you will like the result, as always for any comments, questions, suggestions etc etc please leave a comment HERE!
Stay happy, stay creative! Till next time, xoxo!
What a gorgeous ATC Zoey! You’ll find more of Zoey’s amazing work over on herblog
We will be back later with awesome inspiration from Amber 🙂
Hello There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog 🙂
We are playing ‘catch up’ today…. it’s been pretty crazy here so there just hasn’t been time to blog!
We kick off today’s posts with some beautiful inspiration from Teresa Morgan…
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Visible Image team have come over all romantic with the new range of Love Words stamps.
I was inspired to make this piece using the beautiful Soulmates stamp.
Firstly, I stamped the script from the Revolution set all over a piece of white card. I then drew the tree outline and cut it out before sticking onto another piece of white card. I stamped the heart from the Molly Rules set twice in red ink, added the names with a black fineliner and cut them out. These were then stuck in place and the ‘string’ drawn in with a black pen. Finally I stamped the ‘Soulmates’ sentiment across the bottom.