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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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.



2015-10-30 Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Feather stamp - Vintage Masculine card - Kim Robertson 4


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.



2015-10-30 Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Feather stamp - Vintage Masculine card - Kim Robertson


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.


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


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 
XXXX

 




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



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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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