Strobes Stencil

Good Evening! We have 2 fantastic cards to share with you today both featuring our brilliant new Strobes stencil.. which is now back in stock!

First up is Nicky Gilburt with a fabulous feminine card…


This is a card I created with Visible Image’s fabulous ‘Sing’ stamp set and amazing ‘Strobes’ stencil.


I won’t lie – it took time to get the colours laid down but I knew it could look good, so I selected some bright distress inks, taped my stencil over my card and cut some thin strips of cut-and-dry foam. The result was this funky background, which, combined with a little bit of words and music, created a  base onto which to mount my singer.




I stamped my singer onto white card and embossed her with black powder. I also coloured her dress in a little with Nuvo Glitter Markers before trimming round and mounting the image onto the base card.




A few sequins to finish and the card was complete!





Products Used:


Sing



Strobes



Happy crafting!
Nicky


Love this card and it was definitely worth the time with those colours! Thank you Nicky… wonderful effect! ♡
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



Next up we have a brilliant masculine card from Pauline Butcher…


Hi there,
It’s  time for me to share something I’ve created, using some of the awesome Visible Image goodies available.
 
Again it’s a card for a man, people say that men are very hard to create for, but Visible Image have that covered, with some fantastic Stamp sets, and also some new stencils.




I took a square piece of white card, placed the Union Jack stencil on it, and blended through it, using three Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, after removing the stencil, I spritzed it with water, and let it run. Then after drying it, I placed on the second stencil, with the middle of it at the top of the card, and the strobes radiating down, and blended through it with Salty Ocean.



On this card, the 2 stamp sets I used were…




and the 2 stencils….


Grungy Union Jack




and Strobes




When it was dry, I stamped the Drummer, and the Rock Out with Versamark, and heat embossed the drummer using Black Embossing Powder, and the Rock Out with white powder. I grounded the drummer, by adding a darker band underneath him.






Using the devils horn hand, from ‘Rock Out’, I stamped with Seedless Preserve Oxide ink, and gently coloured them in in the same colour.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Love these two stencils combined! Awesome card Pauline thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



We hope you have enjoyed tonight’s double inspiration! We have lots more to share with you here on the blog tomorrow!



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Thanks for visiting our blog today!


Mark & Helen xx


A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.




I used the brilliant Strobes stencil




Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.


I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp







I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join us..you could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.




Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.


Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach 😉
Jane x



Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

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



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We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!


Mark & Helen xx

Grungy Rock

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! Nicky Gilburt has made some ‘seriously grungy’ cards with our NEW stencils…

I’m sharing a card I made with one of my favourite ever Visible Image stamps.. the amazing ‘Rock Out’, and the brand new ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil which is also up there at the top of my list too!




For this card I stepped away from the bright colours and went for three natural Distress Oxides – Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce.


Firstly I made a pale inky background onto Daler Rowney mixed media paper, just smooshing and picking up bits of ink which I had applied to a glass mat and spritzed. I love the fact that at this point you have a piece of soggy card that really looks like it should go in the bin! Only crafters get it….


I helped this to dry with my heat gun, then taped my stencil over the cardstock. Iced Spruce through the stars, Frayed Burlap through the stripes BUT I pretty much avoided the middle, I sponged down from the top of each stripe and up from the bottom, achieving (I am going to confess, I didn’t realise how good it was going to look, I just thought I’d try it) that bright shine across the whole of the stripes.


I love the illusion that I have used colour to lighten that area, when in fact I used NOTHING!




From that point it was easy and exciting to finish the card. I stamped my rocking guitarist in Versafine Onyx Black, added a couple of stars either side of him and the ‘Rock Out’ words across the stripes in Iced Spruce. A touch of black fine liner to make the grey stars pop and this was complete.


I found some corrugated card that had waited 12 years in my cupboard to be used, and the card was finished!





You might have seen this one on Create and Craft at the weekend, it’s one of my show samples, but I’m sure you will agree, the whole Design Team never ceases to astonish. I LOVE Visible Image shows, Mark and Pauline are incredible with their designs and demonstrations. You can always catch up with the Create and Craft shows for 7 days, but remember that you can order directly from Visible Image or your favourite local or online retailer too, and be quick, those new stencils are going to fly out of the door!!!



Happy crafting!
Nicky



Brilliant card Nicky.. loving the sepia tones for this grungy look! Thank you ♡

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later today with a gorgeous card from Jane Tyrrell, featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx


Rock Out!

Hello! We are back with more inspiration for our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend! Elina has teamed up our rocker with one of our NEW stencils…


Hi!
Have you already seen the new stencils by Visible Image? I love working with stencils, and seeing this addition to their stamp collection was so exciting!

I used the ‘Strobes’ stencil for the background of this rock themed tag:



I started the project with inking the background with yellow and orange Distress inks, and stamping and heat embossing the main image on the tag.






I placed the stencil on the tag, and stencilled clear VersaMark embossing ink on the tag, dabbing the ink around the main image. Then I heat embossed the stencil pattern with clear embossing ink.


Clear embossing ink acted as a resisting layer on the yellow ink, so when adding a darker ink color on the tag the heat-embossed areas remained yellow. This is such a fun and easy technique to work with, and I think the grungy background matches well with the rock star image 🙂





For more information on the Visible Image products I used, please click on the pictures below:




  


Wishing you a wonderful week. Rock Out!


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This is such an awesome tag Elina! Thank you ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



Don’t miss our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some great demos planned!



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We will be back later with awesome inspiration from Teresa Morgan featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Mark & Helen xx


Music Stars

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today… we’re back (a little later than planned) with an awesome card by Jane Tyrrell featuring stamps which will feature on our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend! More details at the bottom of this post. Jane has combined them with one of our brilliant NEW stencils…

Good morning all,
I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am.


Visible Image’s brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and are made by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6″ size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs.




For today’s sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA




We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook group where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is “Distressed”. You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using “Distress” inks and Oxides.


You can also enter our “anything goes/show and tell” challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner! Both challenges’ winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper, or just inking up your first purchase, you are in with a chance.



For this sample I inked up one of the brand new “We are Family” stamps…

I chose Son, such an apt description:



This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval 😉




This is what I got up to…
I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.

I used Salty Ocean and Candied Apple distress oxide inks to ink through.



I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.



I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the “Feel the Beat” stamp set
I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.


I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card…










Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Brilliant card! Love it! Thank you Jane! ♡

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



Our NEW family definition stamps, music stamps, and this NEW stencil are a perfect match…
it’s like we planned it 😉




We are so excited to launch our NEW stencils and ‘We Are Family’ collection on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some awesome demos planned!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to check out all our NEW releases HERE!
Available from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx


The Name is Bond…

Hi there! We are back with our final post for today and it’s an amazing card by Dot Leathbridge…


I’m here with a fun card that I’ve made using all three of the NEW stamp sets from Visible Image.

Every time I looked at the sets I kept on seeing James Bond.  So that was the beginning of this card.  ‘James’ (from ‘Ahead Of Our Time’) is made using distress oxides and my Misti to create an interesting take on the gentleman silhouette.  The background is created using more distress oxides…





How awesome is the Alphabetical set of stamps though!  You can write absolutely ANYTHING with them.  There is no limit to what words you can make…





If you look closely you can also see the OO7 numbers scattered around the base of James…



And the large splat from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set was used to create a border and to add some numbers to the background.

Just the edge of the spat in this set was used.  What I like is that you can use a little, or lot, of the splat to create a border.


Somewhere In Time




Ahead Of Our Time




Time Flies By

Hello! Another hot and sunny day here in South Wales today! But at least there is a little breeze today!

Corrie Herriman is up next here on the blog today, sharing an awesome card…

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card to share which I made for with some of the new Visible Image stamps.
I love them… so many possibilities.



I used one of my gelli prints. I love gelli prints…

I stamped the clock on it first then added the birds. I added splatters and doodling in white and black and added some background stamping too. Lastly I stamped the sentiment on white card, matted it on black card stock and glued it to the card panel. Lastly I adhered the panel to a white card.


I used the following stamps:




You Can’t Turn Back The Clock

Hello! We are back, as promised, with more brilliant inspiration for you!

Pauline Butcher has combined 2 of our NEW sets which of course work so well together…

Hi there,
 
Well, I managed to get my hands on the brand new stamp designs from Visible Image, and had a very quick play, they are rather awesome.
 



 



The stamps I’ve used are…


The cogs and sentiment from Somewhere in Time





and the fabulous man is from Ahead of our Time


 


I achieved the background by brayering some very florescent green and Pink paint, dried it with my heat tool, then I stamped the cogs using Black Archival ink. I stamped the man and sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed them using a green florescent embossing powder.



Thanks for visiting, 
hugs Pauline xxxx

Make Every Moment Count

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

We have more awesome NEW stamps inspiration this weekend.. everyone here is loving creating with these brilliant designs! If you have already pre-ordered yours you will be getting your hands on them soon!


Mark has created a superb card with the ‘Somewhere in Time‘ set… and he will be demonstrating how he made this on Create and Craft TV next Friday, June 9th!





Here are some close ups of the fantastic 3D layered up smashed pocket watch…





The awesome inky splat you can see here is a separate stamp which works brilliantly with so many of our stamp designs!




You get lots of fabulous sentiments in this set that mix and match with the word TIME…




The number background and cogs with be ‘go to’ stamps for many many projects!

These NEW stamp sets are A5 in size and the stamps are HUGE!



One last look at Mark’s amazing card…



Hope you love it!



These incredible stamps will be released on Friday June 9th. More details of all 3 of our new sets HERE!



Thanks for stopping by, we will be back later with an amazing card from Pauline, an awesome card from Nicky, and this weekend we will also be sharing some 3D inspiration for this month’s DIMENSION challenge over in our Facebook group …..we hope you will play along for the chance to WIN a £40 coupon!


Have a brilliant Saturday.

Mark & Helen xx



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Exciting Adventures

Hi there, we are back with more awesome inspiration for you this evening. Over to a very excited Jane Tyrrell…



Hello everyone, it is time for some more inspiration from me for Visible Image.


Did you see the show on Create and Craft TV on Saturday? It was awesome and again most of the sets sold out! It was such fun seeing my cards there amongst our talented team’s work. If you missed the show it is available on the website for 7 days via this link


It really was the most marvellous weekend and I can finally share some even more exciting news with you…


Can you guess…. I have been busy knitting for the past few months…

Yes our darling Grand baby arrived on Friday…!



Meet Jack William



The sweetest darling baby brother for Daisy Jane. How blessed we are. He was a couple of weeks early and is tiny… just 5lb 13oz but just perfect and we all adore him!


What a weekend of excitement!



My card today is one that was made as a sample for Saturday’s Show and I waved to it on TV.

I used 2 sets; the Scripted Streets set


I love this set… the script stamp makes is an amazing background script, you can use it for everything.
The map is also such fun.



I also used some words and the awesome paper planes from the Destination Unknown set



This is what I got up to…


I repeat stamped the map onto thin card.


I used some Decoart media paints on another sheet of card to give a medieval feel to the background and repeat stamped the script.


I then die cut the background using a mixed media die to make a leaded glass effect.


I tore up some of maps and scrunched them up to make creases. I



I then opened them up again, added some inks to age them,  and stuck 3 maps to some black card.


When we were on holiday in Italy last summer I bought this sealing wax set in an art shop in Sienna and I knew now was the perfect time to use it .



 

I also stamped and embossed some words and paper planes from the Destination Unknown set, put on my creative hat and came up with my card.

You can see that I used my black card as a base for my “window”and stuck the maps on top. I then added my trellis mixed media window sheet so that the maps are sandwiched between the layers.



Here are some side close ups to try to show the 3D effect.




I love my wax seal… it even has my initial on it and I will certainly be using it again very soon.




and one final shot



Thanks so much for stopping by.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



This is an amazing card, so much detail to discover! Loving the wax seal ♡
Thanks Jane and HUGE congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson! ♡ ♡ ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with fabulous inspiration from Corrie and Dot!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Discover Your Own Adventure

Hello and thank you for visiting our blog today. We have 4 amazing projects to share with you today!

First up is Teresa Morgan…


It’s time for another creative project using my wonderful Visible Image stamps.

This time I have been playing around with the words, masking and mixing to create some that technically aren’t there!!




My background is a mixture of Brushos and Distress Inks which I then stamped on with Archival Ink. I used Jet Black for the map stamp, and Sepia for the words.



Visible Image stamps - Destination Unknown, Scripted Streets

I took a scrap of card and coloured with Distress Inks then stamped my feature sentiment in black Archival ink, highlighting with a white gel pen. I trimmed the pieces and edged with black Distress ink for definition. They are attached with 3d foam. The arrows are stamped in black (they are a fun addition to the set).



Visible Image stamps - Destination Unknown, Scripted Streets

Finally I stamped the aeroplanes onto white card (I wanted there to be a contrast with the coloured background, and to suggest newspaper.)





Stamps Used:


Scripted Streets

Visible Image Scripted Streets map script COL stamp set


Destination Unknown

Visible Image Destination Unknown paper boat plane COL stamp set



Such an awesome card Teresa thank you ♡ Love how creative you’ve been with the words! And wow what a brilliant background! The paper planes pop off the page!

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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We’ll be back with more fantastic inspiration here on the blog a little later today.


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Destination Unknown

Hi there, Elina Strömberg is here with more awesome inspiration for you…

Hi!


Today I’m showing you a card and ATC set I made last weekend:





The new Visible Image ‘Destination Unknown’ stamp set can be used in so many ways!

This time I placed the fussy cut stamped paper plane images on a simple inked
background that I decorated with stamped words and die-cut house silhouettes.



I love the fact that the same stamped images work so well on both larger and smaller backgrounds:
I first made the bigger card, but had to try making an ATC, too 🙂


For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamp set please click on the picture below:




Wishing you a beautiful week!

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Destination Unknown

Hello there!

We have some awesome inspiration flying in from Dot Leathbridge in Australia next…


Destination Unknown  is one of the fun new releases from Visible Image. 

The paper boats and planes reminded me of so many fun times as a kid… and even now seeing as I work at a school!
 


Gee, how much fun was it to see Visible Image back on Create & Craft?
The time difference fitted perfectly for me so I was able to watch it too.



 


This set has so many words to choose from that would be handy for a wide range of projects.
So words, all of them, became the backdrop for this card!


The words were stamped with picket fence distress paint and then gone over with distress inks… with some shadowing added.


The arrows were added to represent Adventure.

Like a treasure map.

The cat from Create It represents Explore.

As cats do!

And the paper planes represent Journey.
The paper planes come in three sizes with is an added bonus too!



Stamps used:
 

 




What an awesome card! Thank you Dot ♡ Loving the background.. there are just so many possibilities with this set, it is a must have!

You will find more of Dot’s stunning cards and projects over on her blog.
Dot’s online store Ink Art Designs in Australia is a stockist of our stamps too! ♡



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Coming up next we have some stunning Face it inspiration from Jane!

Mark & Helen xx

Destination Unknown

Hello! We promised you more NEW stamps inspiration this weekend so we are here to deliver!!!

Over to Nicky Gilburt who has created something rather awesome…


Another sample from this month’s launch of Visible Image’s new collection of stamps, today I’m sharing a card I made with two sets, Destination Unknown, and a pair of awesome background stamps, Scripted Streets

 

2017-02-04 Visible Image -paper boats - paper planes - stamps - Nicky Gilburt

 

I first prepared my background with my new Tim Holtz distress crayons. I used the neutral tones, the main colour being my new favourite, Rusty Hinge, but I mixed it with lighter and darker tones to achieve an aged, rustic look.


My whole background sheet was a piece of A5 Mixed Media card. From this I was able to make my square background AND my tag.


TOP TIP! If you are preparing backgrounds in advance of a project, always cover an area larger than the one you might choose to use; you then have spare colour matched background for text or testing mediums on (which was how this tag started, if I’m truthful! I was testing the background stamps on it)


So as you can see, I used the background stamps first, to add a little interest to the square, and then I stamped the words around the page, and triple stamped a few for shadow.


I filled spaces with arrows and arranged my tag, using string to secure it to the card.


Although the base card is kraft card, as you can see, all the work was done on white card, which I then distressed round the edges and mounted onto black, with just a tiny border, This works in two ways; it strengthens and flattens the mixed media card which by now has been quite ‘worked on’, and it draws the eye to the detail.

 

The planes and boats….! Adorable, and inspired!

I stamped onto thin white card, used grey distress ink to watercolour a small amount of shadow onto each one, and adhered them to the card, some flat, some on pads.

 

 

All of the stamps used to make this card are available on preorder (although not long to wait now!)



Visible Image Destination Unknown paper boat plane COL stamp set



Scripted Streets

Visible Image Scripted Streets map script COL stamp set


Helen, Mark and the Design Team will be showcasing all the new stamps from the February release, so be sure not to miss out by liking and following their Facebook page.

 

Happy crafting!
Nicky


AMAZING card! WOW! Thank you Nicky ♡

Love how the monochrome of the paper boats and planes stands out against the rusty sepia tones of the background.

You will find more of Nicky”s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


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Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see what Veerle has been playing with…

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

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Rock Out @ Visible Image

Good Morning! Today we have some fantastic inspiration for you here on the blog!

First up today is Teresa with an awesome card for anyone who loves a bit of rock…


Hello and welcome to another inspirational post from me for Visible Image stamps. Let’s shake off the winter blues and get funky with some bright colours…



Visible Image stamps - Rock Out - Guitarist stamp - Ink splats - Teresa Morgan

 

I stamped the Ink Splats randomly around the edge of my base layer using some gorgeous Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed).

The guitarist is stamped and embossed in Fluorescent Blue WOW powder over a background created with shaving foam and Dylusions spray inks.

I embossed the sentiment in white then matted onto an offcut of ‘shaving foam’ card to finish.

I hope that I have brightened your day with my card – thanks for looking, please come back again next week for more fun!!


Stamps Used:

Rock Out

Ink Splats


Teresa



WOW! Love it! Amazing background for our guitarist! Thanks Teresa 🙂


We will be back with another NEW stamp preview and some fabulous inspiration from Pauline a little later.



And make sure  you check out our January SALE here! Sale stock is selling out fast!



Have a great Friday! See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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All That Jazz @ Visible Image

Good afternoon! We are back with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today. 

Over to Lisa Nygards for her latest card…

 

This is a fun technique to do, even if it shows up best in real life, not in photo.

I inked up a piece of paper with yellow and orange tones of distress ink. Swirl and blend them together a bit with blending tool (no inkpad direct on paper). Then I put some white mica-powder on top of it with a brush.

I embossed the paper with an embossing folder so it got a 3D look. Then I used this piece on my card as a background to the lovely stamps from the Jazz it Up set.

This technique is called faux metallic and you’ll find a great video of it (where I’ve learned this) at Jennifer McGuire.

Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Sax player stamp - Lisa Nygards


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Stamps:  Visible Image

Papers: Cardstock & Vellum paper
Medium: Distress inks, Mica powder


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.




Fantastic card thank you Lisa  ♡


We will be back tomorrow with Teresa Morgan’s latest project.


If you missed our exciting NEWS yesterday… you will find it HERE!!! Including all the details of our BLACK FRIDAY SALE which starts at 10pm (UK time) tomorrow, Thursday November 26th!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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ROCK OUT – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! We are back with our 3rd inspirational post today… wowza! We hope you have been suitably inspired  ❤

Our final post for today comes from Pauline Butcher who, as always, is injecting some colour into Friday!!!

Helloooo,
 
I hope you are all well, just a quickie today, a card I made for one of my recent workshops, I do love passing on techniques.

The unique stamps I’ve used, are designed and made by hand, 
by Mark and Helen at Visible Imagethey both work very hard, and are very passionate about their company and their fabulous stamps.
 
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I used Brusho’s for the background, along with spray starch and cling film, such a cool vibrant outcome!
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, mixing 2 colours of sparkle Embossing powder, before heating to set.

The Image is made using Angelina Fibres, placed on top of the stamp which has Versamark on, then ironed, such a fab technique, and finally fussy cut.

 



If you are going to the NEC next week, do pop along to the Visible Image Stand, B09 where you meet Helen and Mark, see some of the stunning stamps available, also see loads of inspirational DT work, and you will also see me, I am doing ‘Make & Takes’, but get in early to book your place as they are limited.
 


It’s the last few days to get your Pink entry into the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE.


Also pop over the the Visible Image Facebook Group, and see the inspiration the fans of the stamps are producing, HERE.
 
Thanks for checking my post out. 

See you again soon,
Hugs,
Pauline xxxx
 


Awesome work Pauline thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤

It’s like this technique was made for this stamp! If you LOVE music or make cards for someone who does, then head over and check out the whole collection HERE!

We will be back tomorrow with some fantastic Halloween inspiration from Teresa Morgan, and something Christmassy from Susanne Rose ❤ 

Hope to see you then! Enjoy the rest of your Friday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Vintage & Masculine @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you so much for visiting our blog today! We have so much awesome inspiration for you today, as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects.

Next up is Kim Robertson with a brilliant tutorial for an amazing masculine card with a fantastic vintage feel…


Hi Everyone

Nice to see you all. Huge thank you ‘s to all that entered our Big Pink event for Breast Cancer awareness and a welcome to any new visitors as well as huge hugs to all my lovely ladies that are always here.

As of next week my Visible Image day will be moving to Tuesdays, so it will be Visible Image Wednesday no more and Visible Image Tuesdays instead!

Here is today’s card .. You know how I like to add some masculine themes in from time to time as I genuinely enjoy doing them, so today’s card is just that using some wonderful stamps as always from Mark and Helen.



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Do you like my little scroll haha..



So with out further chatter here is how I put this one together.




I started by stamping the Reason to Smile stamp out twice on ‘off white’ card with Black archival ink. Leaving a gap on the other side of the card.



I ripped toward me on the right hand side only and created an exposed edge to the paper.



I inked the edges of the whole piece first with Tea dye and then with Vintage Photo, I then used the same Vintage Photo and stamped the script from the Revolution set over the entire background.



I gave the edge another layer of ink on the raw edge only and used a piece of ribbon like a measure down the centre Vertically.



I added all this to black card, and matted that onto off white card before setting this part aside to work on the little scroll.




So I took a length of the same off white card and stamped the Reason to Smile with Vintage Photo onto it once. I used scissors to ruff the edges and create some ripped raw pieces and inked them all wit the same combo of inks as before. I rolled the top of the scroll back work and the bottom forward around a pokey tool, and then I took two new little eyeshadow applicators and ripped off the end sponges, I added some Treasure gold to the ends and glued them inside the rolled up sections, I created a little mat with the same off white and black card



 Here is the side view




Here is an image of the writing as I went back and using a trusty white gel pen I added it to highlight and make the writing pop forward.



Next I stamped out the feather from the gorgeous Angels Are Near set using perfect medium, and embossed it in gold shiny embossing powder. I fussy cut the feather out and added ink around the edges, I also added some treasure gold and buffed to a bright shine too.



Using glossy accents I added some largish blobs of glue all around the edges and using that clear glass glitter added plenty for a huge sparkle.



Back to the base section I wrapped lots of hemp string around the card vertically and secured at the back with tape and then gave the card another mat and layer of black and off white to complete the base.



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I added the feather to the left over the writing and mounted the scroll on foam and added that also to the base.



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I tied a bow with the same ribbon and added that to the bottom right over the string and covered the knot with a sparkler which looks like concrete. I finished off with old watch parts I had laying around and a key also.


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So this is the finished card, What do you think?



The sets I used on this one are…





So this was Wednesday’s masculine inspired card, I love these rich Vintage browns and especially teamed with the blues in the range of distress too, such as Salty Ocean but for today I kept it tonal and in the brown family, and gave it rawness with the rips and gorgeousness with glitter too, see even men can have glitter haha!

Have a great Wednesday my friends.


Lots of love
Kim 
XXXX





WOW! How amazing is this?! Thank you so much Kim for your fantastic step by step tutorial, we’re sure lots of people will be wanting to try making this. Look at all that gorgeous texture and sparkle ❤ ❤ ❤


Make sure you show us what you create with our stamps and you could be in with the chance of winning a £25 coupon! More details about our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge HERE!


Hope you will come and join our Facebook group or LIKE our Facebook PAGE… or both! 🙂


We will be back soon with something ROCK from Pauline Butcher! And if you missed any of our earlier posts you will find them HERE!

And of course you will find all our amazing stamps HERE!

See you later! Have a great Friday 🙂 

Mark & Helen xx




 

Be Brave – Stay Strong – Visible Image Stamps

Hi There! We are back with our second inspirational post this evening…. what a wonderful Wednesday it is 🙂

Here’s Kim R with a super tutorial as always…

Hi folks

Hope you are all having a good week my treasures.

I have created a bit of an old treasure male card this afternoon, using 2 sentiment stamps from the June launch, and some card, natural fabric and lots of watch bits, a bulb and some cogs.

See what you think ?



Visible Image stamps - Stay Stong - Masculine Card - Kim Robertson


I hope you like it and can see how easily a man would find this one interesting, from the old photos to the fab sentiments and cogs.



So without further ado lets get into the tutorial…


Take a  scrap of card almost square and keep stamping the Steal your future stamp in all directions rest some card over as a mask rather than double stamp anywhere. I used a archival ink in brown as I wanted to have that aged look.



Same piece of card with lots of walnut stain distress ink around the edges to dry the ink, Mount the card onto some black card or a little matting to look goood lol…



Take a piece of thinnish paper and stitch all around the edge in just a simple stitch like here I used running stitch and after inking the edges and the stitching mount this onto black card also.



Add the first piece to the 2nd piece leaving a gap down the side for some nice things.


Add the whole piece to a piece of milk coloured card for our base.




add a piece of hessian slightly frayed and stick it to the card. also add a strip of thin cheese cloth twisted and frayed also.



Stamp out your sentiment on milk card with an embossing ink and clear embossing powder. Use the same walnut stain distress ink to add the shading and once at the desired shade and tone, simply rub the ink off the raised embossing and look at the lettering to see if you are happy.



I took some tim holtz paper and on one page were about 20 photos  still to be sorted.I took the paper and distressed and inked the edges I also curled up the paper in place and added my cogs and embellishments.I also added a couple of adage tickets of timmies too.



Here is the bottom right corner.




Bottom left plus embellishments.




Bottom right with old watch cogs etc.




Top right.




Top left.


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Completed card side angle. With lots of embellishments.




A close up, I hope you  like it.



And the original photo one last time…


Visible Image stamps - Stay Stong - Masculine Card - Kim Robertson

 

I do enjoy making a male themed card.

 

Here are the two stamps I used.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this 2 stamp tutorial, and that you have a go with some old bits and pieces you think could be used as embellishments. I had randomly some old watch parts and some newer cogs etc, and old button with the shank cut off too… anything goes as long as it isn’t too heavy.

 

Huge huge hugs.

 

Love 
Kim 
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A brilliant man card from Kim! Shows a completely different way to use our ‘Stay Strong’ stamp compared to Lisa’s feminine card earlier today.



Don’t forget that we will be closing for 3 weeks from Friday, so if you want to get your hands on any of these awesome stamps, you’ll need to get your order in super quick now!


We’ll be back tomorrow with fabulous new projects from Teresa and Elena.

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Time is Precious – Get Up Dress Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 We are having some crazy weather here in South Wales today! Gorgeous sunshine then thunder, lightening and torrential rain!

We have double inspiration again for you today here on the Visible Image blog.. Kim J our US Design Team member will be here a little later with an awesome project.

First it’s over to Karen Liddle…


Sundays really do come around quick don’t they.  Time for a couple more projects using the fab Visible Image stamps.


Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up - Karen Liddle


The background on this card was created using the Bleeding Tissue Technique, nice and easy to do, with lovely results.


Stamps used: 




Visible IMage stamps - Time - Melting Clock - Karen Liddle


I love making tags and the background on this one was done with AquaTints.


Stamps used:
Time Is Precious
Grunge Polka Dots
Time After Time Set



Join the Visible Image Facebook Group  where you can see the daily DT inspiration, enter the monthly ‘Show & Tell’ contest, and it’s the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.

LIKE the Visible Image Facebook Page,  where you’ll find all the latest news and information.

See you again next Sunday.

Karen



Fabulous card and great tag from Karen.. Love them! Something feminine and something masculine, both with a similar message… we get one life and time goes so fast, so you’ve got to make the most of every day 🙂

You’ll find more of Karen’s fantastic work over on her blog.

Come back later to see what Kim J has been creating with her Visible Image stamps!

Enjoy your Sunday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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NEW character stamps release @ Visible Image

Good Morning! We are so very excited to release our BRAND NEW character stamp sets today! 🙂

FIVE superb NEW characters that are so much fun to colour and create with!


Sci Fi

3 awesome new character sets!

These characters are so much fun, and the sentiments and additional stamps complete the sets brilliantly 🙂

Perfect for boys cards… and grown up sci fi fans everywhere!!!



Alien Invader Set 



Visible Image stamps - Alien Invader Set - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Out Of This World - Sue Joseph

Created by Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Alien Invader Set - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher



Visible Image Stamps - Alien Invader set - Sue Joseph

Created by Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Alien Invaders - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan




Robot Data Set



Visible Image stamps - Robot - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Robot - Data - Kim Bacon

Created by Kim Bacon



Visible Image stamps - Robot - Data - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher



Visible Image stamps - Robot Army - Kim Bacon

Created by Kim Bacon




Captain Awesome Set



Visible Image stamps - Spaceman - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Spaceman Set - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher





Zombies!!!

2 fantastic character sets!

Especially for fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ and for those who have a ‘darker’ side!



Visible Image stamps - Zombie character stamps - Dawn - Brian - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher



Zombie Dawn Set



Visible Image stamps - Zombie Woman - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Zombie Woman character stamp - Sue Joseph

Created by Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Zombie Woman - Kim Johnny

Created by Kim Johnny




Zombie Brian Set



Visible Image stamps - Zombie Man - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Zombie Man - Feeling Rotten - Teresa Morgan

Created by Teresa Morgan



Don’t they look awesome together…



Visible Image stamps - Zombie Man & Woman - Love Youu To Bits - Kim Johnny

Created by Kim Johnny




A HUGE thank you to our awesome Design Team members who created these brilliant projects… Amazing work xxx

 

All these NEW character stamps are available to order NOW!

***And we have a fantastic offer for you!***

Place your order for our NEW stamps between now and midnight on Sunday June 14th, and receive 20% OFF our new releases when you spend over £20!

***   ENTER this code at the checkout to receive your 20% discount:  june2020release   ***


You will find all these gorgeous NEW stamps 
HERE!

We hope you love them!



We have also released SIXTEEN new sentiment stamps to add to our Express Yourself collection! You will find the stunning Design Team samples HERE!



We are giving you the chance to WIN some of these amazing NEW stamps over in our Facebook EVENT this weekend! Come on over and join in the fun 🙂

 

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Music and Colour – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Wow we are on a roll today 🙂 So much awesome inspiration from the team!

Here’s Karen Liddle with her very first DT creation…


Today is my first day to show you a card made using fab Visible Image stamps, as part of the lovely design team.  I’m thrilled to bits to have been chosen to join them, from the many great applications they’ll have got.  So here we go…….



Visible Image stamps - Silhoouetter Trumpet player - Music stamp - Karen Liddle


For the background I used Brushos in just 2 colours, then while it was still wet, I used a spritzer to blow the ink around, I love this effect.  I then stamped the image and sentiment in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  All the other stamping was done with various Distress Inks.



The stamps I used are –

Play It Loud                                                                    
Soul Music                                                                    



Karen
 



Awesome card! Love the effects you’ve created with the Brushos. Thanks Karen 🙂   You will find more of Karen’s fabulous work over on her blog.


We’ll be back shortly with Kim Bacon’s regular ‘Marvellous Monday’ post. Kim has an absolutely gorgeous card to share with you today!


THEN… we will be back with more previews from our June NEW stamps release 🙂

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

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