Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration this evening here on the blog.
Teresa Morgan is here with a brand new project…
Hello and welcome to another Thursday inspiration post from me for Visible Image.
I have used stamps from three sets to decorate my gatefold card today.
My background is Distress Inks, smooshed on a craft mat. I then splattered some water drops and blotted to create a faux bleach effect. Next, I stamped and embossed the sentiment, framing with the coffee ring stamp (embossed in white.) Finally I stamped and embossed the dragonflies, circling around.
The outer panels began the same way, but I then stamped and embossed the ink splats ramdomly over them.
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Wow! Loving this… the outside is fabulous but then you open it up to discover something even more gorgeous!
Thank you Teresa ♡
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Elina Strömberg is here with some gorgeous inspiration for this month’s Facebook group challenge which is all about words…
Today I’m sharing with you two cards I made using two lovely quote stamps by Visible Image:
I wanted the quote to be the main focus of the card, so I kept the other embellishments to minimum.
For the background I used soft pink liquid watercolor that I applied in several layers, drying each layer with my heat gun before applying the next layer of water and/or colour.
Once the background was ready I stamped the quote. The ‘Smile Sparkle Shine’ text I created some highlights with an embossing pen, added gold embossing powder, and heat set the powder with my heat gun.
Usually I decorate the watercoloured background with some pattern stamping, but this time I wanted to add more golden shimmer. I sprinkled a bit of the same embossing powder around the stamped quote, and heat set the powder by heating it from underneath. Blowing it from top would have blown the powder away as it was loose on the paper.
The only decoration element was a simple die-cut frame I covered with embroidery yarn. Wrapping the yarn around the paper frame took a while, but I just love the end result! Once the entire frame was covered I glued the frame on the card front.
These cards were really simple and fun to make. Hope they inspire you, too!
For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:
Wishing you a nice week. Thanks for stopping by!
These are so fabulous Elina!
Loving your background, and the gold looks gorgeous against the delicate pink ♡ Thank you!
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I used some inky mop up card from my stash and stamped and fussy cut out the butterflies silhouette from the same set.
These are my absolute favourite butterfly stamps in the crafting world
They always turn out beautifully. I cut off the antennae in the end and used those from the silhouettes below. I added silicon glue for some 3 D dimension and create some butterfly flutter 😊
It was then time to put on my creative hat and put my card together. Here it is…
I love the way the font of the quote looks like old mistyping from a manual typewriter.. it really adds to the vintage feel.
I took it down to my shelves at Dotty’s Tearooms and it fluttered out the very next day!
Here is a close up…
and a close up of the butterflies
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.
Enjoy the week ahead and let’s hope that the sunshine remains.
Bye for now
Wow! The butterflies look super stunning against that gorgeous oxides background. Thank you Jane ♡
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Veerle Moreels has a really special project to share here today…
On Saturday Visible Image had a new show on the Create and Craft TV channel, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s always a pleasure seeing Mark doing his demo’s. And of course, being a member of their Design Team, I also had made samples to show just how versatile all the sets are. Yet they work so well together. Today I’m sharing the candle I made for the show…
It was my very first candle I made so I have to be honest, it took me two takes to melt my paper into my candle. But just imagine what beautiful gifts you can make using your Visible Image stamps…
I’m pretty sure you have seen loads of inspiration on the show made by Helen and Mark, my teamies and myself.
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I have been busy creating some backgrounds ready for some of our NEW stamps! Had lots of fun with brushos, Lindy’s sprays and Dylusions paints!
I decided to use some existing stamps on one of them though, as it was calling out to me for our awesome moth stamp…
I used turquoise, yellow and red brushos for this one, and once dry I added some more water
and a touch more paint along the top, allowing it to run down my card
I stamped and embossed the large moth, and then stamped two
of the small silhouette moths in black versafine
I also stamped and embossed my chosen quote to make sure it stood out against the background
I added a glow around parts of the moth using diluted white paint, to make it stand out more
and splattered some of the paint over my card
Using some of the excess card from my background, I stamped and
embossed another large moth
I coloured in the skull using a white pen then layered it on top of my original moth
using some foam pads for some extra dimension
Lastly I flicked some black Lindy’s spray here and there, then matted onto black card
before adhering to my white card blank
I absolutely love the drama of it! Hope you do too.
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We have some stunning inspiration for you today from Veerle Moreels, and a fabulous tutorial video too…
Today I am showing you one design to make 5 different cards for different occasions ( Birthdays, sympathy cards, just because,… ).
Even to make cards that are for women – men – teenagers-… So I just went ahead and showed how easy it is in the video …
If you go and give it a try… tag me so I can see all your beautiful work using the hashtag #acoloredmind or #onedesignfivecards That way I can easily find your work and see the beautiful things you all make.
More close ups can be seen in the video.
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I stamped the Inkognito Butterfly using Black Versafine onto white card, then blended Picked Raspberry Distress ink lightly around the edges. I mixed some of the same coloured ink with water, and flicked it over the card.
I stamped the Large Butterfly onto another piece of card, using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black detail powder, fussy cut it, then coloured it using Distress Inks and a water brush.
I stamped the sentiment using Black Versafine ink.
I put a paper middle inside the card too, using the beautiful verse that comes in the the sentiment set.
Get your entries into the January Show & Tell, for a chance of winning some vouchers for some fantastic Visible Image stamps, and don’t forget to become a member of their Facebook group, where the new February stamp designs are being shown daily.
Some of these new designs will be showcased on Create & Craft TV, on February 14th at 10am.. Mark and myself will be showing you some more demo’s.
Thank you for popping by,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx
Such a beautiful card Pauline, for such a sad occasion ♡
We will be back with our next preview… this one’s a bit retro!
We’re excited to share the very first project by new Design Team member Carol Fox today!
Woo Hoo it’s my Debut post for Visible Image today. I wanted to used their iconic stamp of the Eye for my post, this seems to be their trademark stamp and I hope I have done it justice on the following card.
My card is done journal style with a clean and simple feel to it.
I stamped my image and quote directly onto my card blank using black archival ink, I then masked off the eye area leaving the surrounding splatter unmasked.
I then used a dot Stencil with a random dot pattern and applied 3 shades of DecoArt Mulit surface paint using a piece of cut and dry to mix the colours as I went to give various shades from the 3 colours.
I then picked out 3 similar colours from my Caran d’Ache pencils to colour the center of the eye again layering the colours to achieve different shades.
I finished with my must doodle border of the moment.
This is a larger size card to which I usually make but I felt the eye needed plenty of white space to dominate.
I want to say again thank you to Mark and Helen for letting me join the team at Visible Image.
Fantastic card thank you Carol… loving your doodle border! Our awesome eye looks fabulous with those colours ♡
We will be back a little later with a preview of another awesome NEW stamp set from our February release!
We have an amazing tutorial from Kim Robertson to share with you with some fantastic techniques. Hope you’ll have a go!
Here’s our mega talented Kim…
As promised here is the step by step for my recent pink card that was done in aid of The Big Pink week for Breast Cancer awareness.
To remind you of my Pink card here it is…
And here is the full step by step…
To start I took a rectangle piece of white card and used some picked raspberry and spun sugar distress inks to blend it all out to this fade in the above picture. I then used raisin adirondack ink and the script stamp from The Revolution set and stamped off the page in a random pattern, but leaving the top right and bottom left corner fairly clear.
Next I tore the paper toward me on those two corners that I left blank to expose the inside core. I used some of that raisin ink to rub those edges and also some Walnut stain Distress ink to darken them a little further. Set aside to dry.
I took a larger piece of white Card and glued the pink hessian I had in my stash to it to the left hand side.
I added foam to my first piece and added it to the second with some wet glue to stick on the Hessian really well.
Then I gave it a black mat to sit on which instantly makes the darker ink stand out.
I used some dripped glue with some Frantage embossing powders and glitter to add some interest to the the top right of the card as I knew I was going to attach something above this.
I stamped this lovely sentiment out and tore the edges inking the same way as the last piece with raisin and a little Walnut stain. Raising it up on to foam and adding it on a jaunty angle to the card front.
Next I took a plain white resin piece, which was a side on butterfly or moth one or the other and added some pink to it with a Promarker and the added glued and cover in glitters. This I glued above the embossing we did and to the to right of the sentiment.
Here is a close up
All that was left from here was to add a little breast cancer symbol in ribbon topped with a pearl and I tied a bow using some of the hessian taken from the edges of another piece and added a sparkler to the knot and Voila… complete.
Good Evening 🙂 Thank for visiting our blog today! We are continuing with our PINK theme and Teresa Morgan has a really beautiful card to share with you…
Welcome back to my weekly dose of Visible Image stamps inspiration. This week the DT are promoting Breast Cancer Care and all our projects have gone pink. I must admit that I am not a very pink person, but this is such a worthy cause, I couldn’t refuse!
My card is a subtle shade – I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, sponged over a cloud shape mask I cut from some cardstock. The Crow Tree stamp is stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW powders white superfine embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Fae Hope set.
You can help Visible Image raise money for Breast Cancer care by making a donation on their JustGiving page or by purchasing the Stay Strong stamp this month…
Thank you Teresa this is such a gorgeous card. Love this sentiment with the image! <3
Ok… So tomorrow is our BIG PINK BLOG HOP! We hope you will join us to help raise as much funds as possible for Breast Cancer Care, see the stunning PINK Design Team inspiration, and have the chance of winning this amazing prize…
We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!
Over to Kim…
Hi my fellow Crafters
This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!
Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …
You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.
Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.
I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone. I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.
I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.
In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.
Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.
So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.
Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.
Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.
Here is what it looks like after that last stage.
On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.
This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong stamp going to this very important cause…
But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…
Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!
Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.
Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx
And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.
Good Morning and thank you for stopping by to read today’s post.
I know that we are turning everything PINK for Breast Cancer Care‘s awareness month this week, but we just had to share a beautiful card made by Design Team member Lisa Nygards. I think most of us have sadly lost someone we love, and having lost my Dad to the evil disease that is cancer, I wrote this verse with those ‘difficult’ Christmas cards we sometimes need to make in mind. Lisa has interpreted the words perfectly with her gorgeous design.
So for today, here’s something blue from Lisa….
Have you started doing your Christmas Cards yet?
I think I have a bunch of them already and that is totally unlike me. I love to do a bunch of one or two easy designs just to fill up the number of needed cards. This will be one of them I think. Totally LOVE this snowflake! It looks fantastic and very real. The snowflake is in a set named White Christmas and it’s new for this year at Visible Image. The beautiful verse that I’ve embossed on this card is called Christmas Memories. Sweet and very useful for quick cards, as it is like an image with that lovely font.
Stamps: Visible Image White Christmas setChristmas Memories sentiment
Papers: Cardstock + some old silver paper I found in my stash.
Embellishments: Bling (Nellie Snellen), Silver cord
Other: Clear Embossing powder over verse. Snowflakes colored with distress ink, misted with water and then stamped.
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 PINK ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Thank you Lisa, beautiful work <3
This Friday we are holding our BIG PINK BLOG HOP… there is an AMAZING prize on offer and all you need to do to enter is donate something to Breast Cancer Care via our Just Giving Page (leaving your name) and then follow the blog hop instructions on Friday! You can get a sneak peek of our prize over on our Big Pink Facebook Event Page!
We hope you will also enter our PINK challenge over in our Facebook Group… more awesome prizes up for grabs there too!
Don’t forget there’s still a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps this month… just enter coupon code ‘thankyou20′ at the checkout!
We have more gorgeous PINK inspiration coming your way from the rest of the team, so check back for that, and we’ll see you here on Friday for our Big Pink Blog Hop!
Hello and welcome to our rather neglected blog… well just lately anyway!!!
It has been a busy old time here at Visible Image basecamp for a number of reasons…. Loads of orders (thank you!)…exhibiting at quite a few craft shows… a road trip and some very exciting meetings… AND and lots of designing too!!!
Right.. on with today’s post! We have so much gorgeous new inspiration to show you from our fabulous Design Team, so make yourself a cuppa and read on…
My card this week is ALL about the sentiment
I LOVE this verse, it’s called The Best Days. I used wow black ebony to heat emboss it and with a verse like this you dont need a busy card, hence just my paint splats, the words say it all!
I created the background with my new toy the Art spinner and used shimmer paints and neon paint. Layered and matted onto some green mirror board and kraft card and finished with some flat back green gems and hessian. ribbon.
No your eyes are not out of focus, lol, I wanted to try something a little different with this card, and I used a couple of super duper Visible Image Stamps.
My inspiration came from a retro 3D poster I saw recently, although I haven’t tried to view it through a pair of 3D glasses, lol, but you get the idea !!!!
I stamped the background with the Grunge Polka Dots, 4 times, using 4 different Distress ink colours, I also did the same on another piece of card and stamped the sentiment in Versamark, heat embossed it using clear embossing powder, fussy cut it, mounted it onto black card and fussy cut it again, to give a thin black outline.
And hey look, no bling or glitter used, that was incredibly hard, lol !!!!
This week I am sharing a bright and beautiful card..
I have stamped the Ink Splats with various colours of Distress Ink to create my inky rainbow. I then took the music wave stamp from the Soul Music set, and stamped with black Archival Ink, then flipped the stamp upside down to continue the flourish across the page. I love how the music notes are not all ‘the right way up’, so you can use this stamp in any direction without it looking odd!
The wonderful sentiment I’ve used today has gone PINK this month! Not the actual stamp, but the package. It’s called STAY STRONG and during october 50% of the sales for this stamp will be donated to Breast Cancer Care! Buy yours now!
I’ve played around with pink inkpads that react with water, and some mists to do my background. The horse is from the Revolution set, and the darker spots around the edge are stamped with part of the other horse from the same set. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment on top of it all.
I have used Gelato’s for my background and over stamped with the Bronte Script. The leaf stamp and sentiment from the Colours of the Windset have been inked up with Red Geranium and Potting Soil Archival inks.
I have been having a look through some of my old stuff and saw this little gem which didn’t get published last year. It is still such a cool technique and it is nice to revisit some of my older projects. It means that new visitors to me and Visible Image don’t miss out on something!
So, I started with a nice crisp piece of white card. Using those pots of inky paint from Pinflair called Gentle Blends, I applied colour to the daisy silhouette from the Happy Birthday set from the ‘More Than Words’ range. I used a sponge to apply the colour directly to the stamps. I stamped the first time onto my base card and then did a second stamping onto a separate piece of white card. This gave me a vibrant first impression and a dull, light second impression.
I then used the seeded flower head silhouette from the Thinking of You set, again from the ‘More Than Words’ range, to overstamp the coloured daisies in black ink.
On the piece of card that I had done the second impression stamping, I used black ink to stamp the Create With Your Soul sentiment. All pieces were layered onto black card and the sentiment was added to the main card using foam pads to raise it up.
The background of the card is created with Twinklings H2O. The Visible Image sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I’m back with a little bit of inspiration for you, a card using some of those fantastic Visible Image Stamps that I love using so much! On this card, the stamps I used are Winter Tree and the sentiment is Me Time
A very simple card to make, I used some Brusho paints on the background, mixing them with water and just washing them over the card. I then used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint inks, and using the dropper provided in the kit, just dripped them down the card. This gives the impression of trees, so I stamped Winter Tree with Distress Inks onto the inky background. I finished off with the sentiment stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, I filled in the letters with some Stickles for that little bit of sparkle.
I am so happy it is October! I love the cooler weather, here for me it should be soon anyways! And of course, I love Halloween!
Today for my Visible Image DT play I made a tag using the wicked Zombie Dawn set!
She is a bit more ghosty I think… On top of the acrylic paint and ink background, everything is heat embossed. I really love how embossing makes everything shiny and adds more POP! The pumpkins are made with texture paste using a Dreamweaver metal stencil with orange embossing powder on top.
Zombie Dawn, the hands and sentiment are all fine stamps by Visible Image! I hope you have fun getting ready for Halloween later this month and I would really love to see what you make!
Time for some more inspiration using stamps from the fab Visible Image..
First I stamped the Poinsettias from the Pointsettia Stamp Set, then used Brushos to add the colours. Starting with the flowers, I took a paintbrush and painted the flowers, with water, then sprinkled just a tiny amount of the red Brusho and spread it around a little to fill in all the petals, I did this for each flower. Then I painted water onto the background, and again sprinkled the Brushos, letting the colour spread as normal, but using the paintbrush to help the colour spread. I finished off with gold gems in the flower centres and the Merry Christmas sentiment.
Huge thank you to our wonderful team, gorgeous gorgeous work xxx
We hope you have been suitably inspired!
You will always find our daily Design Team inspiration over in our Facebook Group, and that’s where you will find our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ Challenge too! Show us what you have made with our stamps and you could be the winner of our fabulous prize! The winner is always chosen at random so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or more experienced stamper 🙂
Throughout October, we are raising funds for Breast Cancer Care with fun challenges, competitions, and our BIG PINK BLOG HOP! There are some amazing prizes to be won so we hope you will join in and show your support for this wonderful charity.
Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK event will help more people find a way to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer.
We are also donating 50% of all sales of our ‘Stay Strong’ stamp during the whole of October too…
Our Stay Strong stamp was created with those facing tough times in mind. Whether you want to use it on a card for a friend, or to create a wonderful plaque for yourself or a loved one, the words are perfect…
We are also giving you a fantastic 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October… how awesome is that!!!
We love that you love them! 🙂
Enter coupon code: thankyou20 at the checkout to get your discount!
Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, and we promise not to neglect it again!!! 😉
We will be back shortly with some fabulous PINK PROJECTS from the team, to inspire you to enter our PINK challenge! And make sure you visit our blog this coming Friday (October 16th) and take part in our BIG PINK BLOG HOP!!!
Hello there 🙂 Thanks for coming to visit our blog today!
Double inspiration for you today with the latest projects from Susanne Rose and Doreen OBrien.
First up today, here’s Susanne…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I used the awesome “You Are Loved” sentiment to create a chalkboard card.
I used the DCWV DIY Project Stack Chalk Party. The black paper is perfect for stamping with white pigment ink. This is a really quick card. The base layer is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder. I sanded the paper so you can see the white core on the embossed parts. I adhered every layer with 3d foam pads to get some dimension.
I blended Distress Inks for the background of each tag, and stamped the Tree and the sentiments in Black Versafine ink, the grass was stamped in Distress inks. I added blossom using acrylic paints, the winter tag is achieved using a ‘dries white glue’ and glitter for the snow, and I used stickles on all the tags for the finishing touch.
The ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is well under way, why don’t you join in.. make a project using only ‘Visible Image Stamps’ for a chance to win a £25 coupon to spend on some new stamps!
Woweee aren’t these awesome! Can’t wait to display them on our show stand… thank you Pauline! I think we better make extra Winter Tree stamps to take 😉 Here in the UK we often have four seasons in one day when it comes to the weather, so these are just perfect!
Thank you again for visiting us today… We have a weekend packed full of gorgeous inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog, so make sure you pop back on Saturday and Sunday to see the latest projects from Doreen, Susanne, Kim J and Karen!
If you are coming to Ally Pally next weekend be sure to keep your eyes out for Kim Robertson’s amazing ‘Make & Take’ projects! These will be running on our stand all weekend and it’s totally FREE! But space is limited so come and find us as soon as you arrive and get your name down for a session! You will find us in our usual spot.. Stand 54 🙂
Hi There! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration for you from our wonderful team..
Susanne Rose has created some fabulous postcards…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I made two mixed media postcards using Neoccolor II pencils and gesso for the background. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set to add some texture. The doodling is made with acrylic markers as well as uniPOSCA markers. It’s always good to have some postcards ready to go! I am a big fan of the Visible Image expression stamps. They are perfect for cards and also for art journalling and they are so true!
I have simply stamped this onto some cream card, inked around the edge and attached it to some Frayed Burlap, this was then attached to some red card and my base card. I finished off with a Diecut Fir Tree.
And here’s a fabulous Christmas card from Karen Liddle…
I used Distress Inks for the background, blended with sponges. Colours used are Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. I also splashed drops of water over the ink and dabbed off, this removes the colour and creates white spots, love doing this.
Visible Image very recently released some wonderful Holiday stamps and I am feeling lucky to have received some to play with 🙂 I am not quite ready for the Holiday Season, so I have an alternate use for the beautiful Sparkle at Christmas set.
I used the bigger sparkle from the Sparkle at Christmas set to frame the “Imagine” focal point badge. Imagine is from theImagine Dream & Inspire set. Love the sparkle set it is so flexible and can be used so many ways! The stamping and embossing are wonderful as well, makes playtime a breeze! The top of the tag is capped with the Retro Dots Background stamp.
I included and extra photo here to show more of the embossing, I am sooooo hooked on embossing. It adds such a fun and perfect touch. This is also the first time I have used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Razzleberry Plum. Change the angle and the color of the EP changes too. Awesomeness! Now I need more, many more, colors of Lindy’s 🙂 I had to add some juicy fun dots from the Plasma set in Razzleberry Plum around the edges.
Kim Bacon was also feeling funky this week! With awesome results…
Today I have decided to do something a little ‘shocking’ in that I have used some funky colours with jet black shiny embossing powder. Not the usual Christmas colours I know but that is where my crafting session took me!
I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.
Lisa Nygards has a brilliant masculine card for us this week…
No Christmas cards from me today. I’ve tried to do a more masculine card, even though I’ve used flowers and dolies. *smile* I have used the character from Jazz it Up and the sentense from Thank You set.
I stamped the images on a page from an old German book (have no idea what it says), and mounted that on cardstock panels since it’s a bit flimsy as is.
If you love sparkle then you will love Kim Robertson’s card…
I love cards like this that have a hand made background using gorgeous stamps and then all the accessories match and make you think the words are perfect which of course they definitely are. I used Momento Grey Flannel Ink and the White Christmas snowflake from the stamp set. I also used Vintage sparkle glitter for this one as I just loved the different colours in it, pinks and greens and white but all very very sparkly and pretty.
We will share Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the next few days!
Teresa Morgan has created 2 completely different, and very fabulous cards using the same Christmas sentiment…
I love using kraft card at Christmas – it reminds me of gingerbread! I have paired the Merry Christmas stamp with the gorgeous Grunge Flourish for this first card. Both are stamped with Versamark, and embossed with WOW powders in red and white.
My second card is less traditional. I used the Grunge Polkadot background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and used black embossing powder on the sentiment stamp.
It’s right up my street, as you all know I do love a bit of bling !!!!!
Please excuse my photo, I couldn’t seem get a good image for some reason, anyway……. I started off with a shaving foam and Dylusion background, this was a second print, so it was nice a pale. I used the small burst stamp with versamark, and glitter embossing powders in various colours, then added the large burst and the sentiment in a bright blue glitter embossing powder. I decided this wasn’t enough, so I heat embossed them again onto some heat resistant acetate, fussy cut them, then attached them with glue gel. Out came my Stickles for some extra sparkle !!!!
I made the background with Dylusion Ink sprays, then using the small flourish from the Revolution set, I stamped over it using just water, and flicked some for good measure, lol !!!! I stamped the tree and the sentiment using Black ink, then stamped the tree again in blue. Once dry, I stamped the tree and sentiment again using Versamark, but slightly to the left, to give a shadow effect, then heat embossed in a white glitter embossing powder. Again I decided this was not enough, so I used some dries white glue over the main tree and the word Christmas, with some dry glitter sprinkled over it.
Susanne Rose mixes and older Christmas stamp design with NEW to create an absolute stunner…
Again I have a Christmas card for you today. I can’t stop creating Christmas themed projects, but the new Visible Image Stamps are so awesome!
My background is colored with Neocolor II watercolor crayons and the lovely snowflake from the White Christmas stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Luxe matching the background color. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe as well and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut it with the Silhouette Cameo and the Pix Scan Mat.
I love the Poinsettia!!! I fuzzy cut each stamped flower and build up some 3d poinsettias. The leaves die cut in the background are from Cottage Cutz.
For this card I first made a background using Distress inks then for a bit of dimension added a couple of background stamps.. Grunge Harlequin and Bronte Script. Last of all I stamped the Sentiment from the Sunshine Set.
And for this Christmas card my background has been made with PanPastels while masking off a moon. The Winter Tree and Merry Christmas sentiment have both been clear embossed with Black Versafine ink, and I finished off using some acrylic paint for my snow.
Karen Liddle was in the green zone this week! Gold on green is stunning…
I used Aquatints to colour the background, just one colour brushed over wet water colour card. I did a couple of brushes across either side, leaving the middle pretty clear, the inks blended nicely in the middle. I used a stencil for the tiny dots then used Ink Splats stamps around the edges, heat embossed the Flower Inkognito and the Imperfection is Beauty sentiment stamp.
I made my own stencil for this one, just a square nestie cut through mylar. I then inked through it with Diestress Ink, and stamped the snowflakes in the same colour. I heat embossed the sentiment. Only one stamp set was used which was White Christmas.
And we finish off today’s post with another fabulous funky little number from Kim Johnny…
I wanted to share a small project I made using my Visible Image Stamps. Lately I have been having fun making half-page canvas pieces. I love the torn edges that remain when removing it from the spiral book!
The paper is Canson Mixed Media. The flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cuts, colored with Derwent Inktense color blocks. The scribbles are made with UniBall Signo pens.
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Lisa Nygards has created 2 fabulous Christmas cards…
Guess what? I’ve played with the brand new Christmas stamps from Visible Image this weekend! Whohooo, they are totally amazing if you like to play around with colors, papers, mixed media or whatever. My passion is spray mists and watercolors, so that is what I have for you today!
The ”rockin’ around the christmas tree” card is colored with watercolors on watercolor paper. Randomly picked and brushed on wet paper. When it was dry I splattered a tiny bit of blue on top and then stamped the tree and the sentiment. Since it’s watercolor paper with a pretty rough surface you won’t get the totally black image you’ll get on smooth paper. I think it just adds texture to the piece, but if you want it perfect black – pick a smooth paper! Stamp set is called Rockin’ Around, and you’ll find it HERE!
Then I’ve made a pink (!) christmas card. *gasp* But isn’t it kind of cool and pretty? Once again I’ve used watercolor paper, but this time with mists in pink and grey/silver-ish. Let it dry and stamped the beautiful collage stamp ”Christmas Collage” on top. Like the other card, since it’s stamped on water color paper it adds texture to the image since the paper is a bit rough. The big snowflakes are grungeboard that I’ve painted with white gesso and added glitter to. Notice the badge in the middle of the big snowflake? It’s home made, and I’ve stamped the snowflake from the White Christmas set on a pink paper, cutted out in the right size for the badge and put it together. Think it becomes a beautiful center piece.
Now for something rather funky from Kim Robertson…
So I was playing with my stamps and I remembered the gorgeous lips in the Bite Me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background.. electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery!
We will be sharing Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the weekend 🙂
Teresa Morgan has created us two gorgeous Autumnal cards…
I have two different projects to share with you today, both using the fabulous Colours Of The Wind stamp set.
The first card uses the leaf stamp to create a beautiful background for one of the new sentiments..
I inked up the leaf stamp with several colours of Distress Inks and stamped randomly on the page before embossing with clear embossing powder. I then applied Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress inks over the remainder of the cardstock, wiping away any excess from the leaves (the embossing powder creates a resist). I sprinkled some water over the card to create a splodgy effect!
I coloured another piece of card with Distress inks and stamped the sentiment, then edged this and the background with gold embossing powder.
My second card uses the leaf as the focus..
I used Brushos to create the splodgy background for the leaf, then embossed with gold embossing powder. The bottom layer is coloured with Dylusions spray inks, and I stamped and embossed the sentiment in the corners.
Pauline Butcher has brought our Chandelier Set to life with stunning colour…
I used a very old technique on this card, I won’t tell you how I did it, as I shall be using it at my next workshop, but it does make your main images pop!
Next we have a gorgeously stylish Christmas card from Susanne Rose…
I used the brand new “Rockin’ Around” stamp set from Visible Image for this card. The tree and the sentiment are stamped with Memento Luxe ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. To bring some dimension to my card I added all of my layers with dimensional foam pads.
The tiny trees are cut with a die from Marianne Design. The red background is painted with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. I love this stamp set!!! It’s so modern and very funny!
And now for more gorgeousness from Doreen OBrien…
I am back with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I have brayered some Acrylic paints onto some tissue then over stamped with Grunge Harlequin.
We will be sharing Kim’s tutorial here on our blog over the weekend!
Kim Bacon has played with non traditional Christmas colours with awesome results…
I deliberately went colour crazy with these! I just love the hot red which contrasts with the icy cold sentiment and the white embossing powder I used.
I started as I nearly always do by colouring some card with Brusho paint powders made into a liquid paint. A little pinch of powder in a spot of water goes a long way! I painted red, orange and yellow using a broad flat brush.
When this was dry I used the snowflake stamp with a dilute bleach solution first. Once dry I over stamped with a hot pink ink just off centre to make the image look 3D. I then added more snowflakes in red all over the card.
I stamped the sentiment onto a dark red piece of the painted card with white embossing powder before matting and layering with white card.
The turquoise and purple card uses white embossing powder instead of bleach. I then used 2 shades of turquoise for the other snowflakes. I distressed the edges of the pieces of card by running my scissors down them and used a pin-wheel to give a faux stitched effect. I also used 2 sizes of white brads in the corners.
If you visit my blog often you will know that I am a frequent user of string! I love adding little knots to break up the long lines of string.
Sticking with non traditional colours, here are two more stunning Christmas cards from Lisa Nygards…
Oh, hey, wait…. is that orange? With a touch of turquoise?
Yep! It is, and it is a christmas card!! LOL Why not? Got a crazy feeling of mixing some non traditional christmas colors and I think it become pretty nice! I’ve played with some new and some old Christmas stamps. The orange (cool huh?) card is made with brand new stamps. Snowflake is from the set calledWhite Christmas, and the beautiful verse is called Christmas Memories.
I’ve worked on watercolor paper and just randomly dripped color from mist bottles in orange and turquoise / teal colors. Dryed and dripped again and round up with just mists of water. Continue until you like what you see… not more complicated than that.
I stamped my snowflakes and the verse and then draw a frame (line) around my square of color. Finally I added glitter glue to the snowflakes to have them sparkle.
For the brownish card I actually used my spray mists as mists! It’s gold and some moss green blended. I dried it with my heat gun and stamped the Christmas Colllage on top. As the paper it’s a bit rough the image will be a bit ”distressed”, just keep that in mind! Finished it up with glitter tape and a button.
And Teresa Morgan shows that traditional ‘silver and white’ give super stunning results too…
The sun may be shining but my thoughts are turning to Christmas this week. This superb Sparkle At Christmas stamp set from Visible Image is perfect for a classically elegant card.
I stamped with Versamark ink and used Heat It Up Silver Tinsel embossing powder – I love the glittery bits….so hard to photograph though!
Pauline got funky with stamps and colour for our Mark’s Birthday last week…
I’m sharing a card I made recently for Mark Alexander’s Birthday! He is the designer, creator and maker of the awesome Visible Image Stamps.
WOW! So much amazing inspiration! Thank you so much ladies xxx
If you want to visit any of our fabulous Design Team blogs, you will find all the linksHERE!
There’s still more to come, so we will be sharing that over the weekend along with the tutorials we promised you.
Don’t forget that you can find us at many of the Autumn craft shows here in the UK, all the details you need are HERE!
There’s still time to grab yourself an amazing deal in our 30% OFF SALE too! It ends this Sunday (August 30th).
We are sure that by now you know that our stamps are superior in the stamping world! So thick, so deeply etched, and so unique! Make your Christmas cards stand out from the crowd with our brilliant new designs… Go wild with colour! You’ll find all our gorgeous stamps right HERE!
We hope you have had a fantastic Friday and wish you a wonderful weekend 🙂
See you tomorrow with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team!
Hello There! I know I know.. we are supposed to be on holiday!!! But we just had to pop in and share the latest inspiration from the amazing Visible Image stamps Design Team before we head off to beautiful Portugal for our honeymoon 🙂
So here is a wonderful collection of the latest cards and projects.. kicking off with some gorgeous work with our NEW Christmas stamps…
If you click on the DT names it will take you over to their blogs for more details of how they were created and which stamps they used.
There are lots more gorgeous Wedding cards over in our Facebook group.. We were presented with an overwhelming number of fabulous cards on our Wedding Day.. a secret group had been created on Facebook for anyone wanting to send us a card, and Pauline brought them all with her on the day. It really touched us.. we have so many wonderful caring customers <3 Thank you! xxx
We will be back to work on Monday August 24th.. so if you want some gorgeous new stamps to create with, you won’t be waiting too long now!
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…
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 ?
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.
Completed card side angle. With lots of embellishments.
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.
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.
Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration.
First up today is Lisa Nygards with some gorgeous cards created with some of our NEW ‘Express Yourself’ sentiment stamps
Today I have two lovey CAS-cards for Visible Image. First one is made with ink from ink pad stippled through a stencil, and then I’ve stamped the beautiful sentense Stay Strong in black on top.
The second card is made by brushing water on a water color paper and then add some color from spray mists by dripping and brushing it on. Let it dry complete and then stamp the words on top with black. I’ve used the new You are Loved, and I really love the bold fond on this one.
Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Medium: Spray Mists, Ink Pads, Water colors
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Sometimes words are all you need… and Lisa has shown us what beautiful cards you can create with these fantastic stamps, a pretty stencil and some inks 🙂
Have you seen our NEW Express Yourself collection yet? You will find them all HERE!
We will be back soon with a step by step tutorial from Kim Robertson using one of these NEW sentiment stamps.
Hi There! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today 🙂
Well it’s just 10 days now until our Wedding (exciting!!!) and we are busier than ever.. we’re hoping for a few days to get into ‘Bride and Groom mode’ before the big day so we are halting stamp making this Friday! If you ‘need’ some new stamps then please get your order in quickly or we will unfortunately be keeping you waiting for a few weeks while we are closed.
Here on the blog today we are catching up with the latest projects from our awesome Design Team.
Over to Karen Liddle…
I thought I’d have a change for my DT project this week and do a couple of journal pages. I’m still very new to this, but I do enjoy it. I got some new Visible Image stamps this week so was itching to try them out.
I gave the pages a coat of Gesso to start, then mixed some Tea Dye reinker with some water in a spritzer and sprayed, letting the colour run down the pages.I stamped on the inside of the envelope the stamps came in with the script stamp and punched them out.
I also used the envelope to stamp the sentiments onto, added some random stamping with Tea Dye and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks, and also a little bit of stenciling.
We have loads of fabulous inspiration for you today here on the Visible Image blog 🙂
Here’s Kim Robertson with a great background stamping tutorial…
Hi my lovelies
Hope you are all well and enjoying the warm weather, It is so nice to walk into work with the sun shining and the feeling of warmth on your skin isn’t it. No coats and brollies Haha.
I have a little card today created with just one back ground stamp and two sentiments to keep it simple and show you how you can layer again on the backing and then let the gorgeous sentiments speak for themselves.
Here is today’s card
So lets get started on how to put this one together. It is of a fairly easy level so can be put together quite quickly if you needed to.
To start I stamped with embossing ink and the Retro dots Background hand held not on a block and randomly stamped around the edges using clear embossing powder I then heat set it and that is the shiney dots you can just see in the above picture.
Next I took a couple of inks dusty concorde and spiced marmalade i believe and started to add some inking down on paper just to get the first layer into the card.
I added a 2nd layer of ink and then took the retro dots and used the same inks to add a little tone on tone dots in the background too.
Then I took a very dark brown ink and edged all around the card to just bring the eye in a little. i also took my water spray and spritzed the card and dripped water onto the ink and blotted off to create some large drips too.
Next I stamped the gorgeous sentiments I chose to use on this one.
Then made a double mat for the whole thing to sit on.
I added some pretty thick foam to the back of the inky piece and added it to the backing this would work either horizontally or vertically which ever way as I kept the pattern fairly neutral in style.
I took the sentiments from earlier and inked the edges slightly with the marmalade and walnut stain inks then added a small black mat so they didn’t get lots in the inky backing.
Adding that same thick foam to the back of those two pieces I got both little sentiment flags on board
Believe is one of the Visible Image older designs which some of you may have in your collection.
This was one of the new fabulous June launch sentiments, and I love them all they are so different from anything else out there, and we love unique don’t we folks.
Well I hope you liked this weeks card here is a last look before I show you the stamps I used.
All I added was some simple pearls to the corners these are 6mm in size. I kept it all about the words as they mean a lot to me. If you are a journalling or scrap booking person wouldn’t this be absolutely fabulous wording for that.
So that was this weeks stamps used, sometimes it just needs to be really simple and doesn’t need anything else. Other times I like to be really detailed too, it’s good to be versatile isn’t it.
Ok folks I will see you all next week.
Have a wonderful day.
Best wishes to all
Fantastic tutorial as always, love that background! Thank you Kim 🙂
We will be back a little later with 3 stunners from Pauline using distress inks and cling film!
Hi there! As promised we are back with a fantastic tutorial from Kim Johnny who’s created a gorgeous canvas with our Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment this week…
Every Day needs to have some sparkle and shine 🙂
Today I am sharing the small canvas I made for my Visible Image Inspiration day! I hope you like it.
I am fortunate to have this fabulous stamp, “Smile Sparkle, Shine” to play with, thank you so much Helen & Mark! The stamp is a wonderful size and is so smooth, it makes stamping and embossing a dream!
My canvas is 5 inches by 7 inches, so you can see the stamp is a perfect size for it!
I think my love for modelling paste and crackle paste shines through in this piece! The base flowers are made from an ARTplorations stencil, Bloom Factory applied with DecoArt modelling paste.
I got carried away with the next layers of DecoArt acrylics and crackle and did not do step by steps, sorry 🙂 !
The sentiment is stamped with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed in Recollections Copper. Love the shine it has! This embossing powder works really well with strong shapes.
I made the flowers and spritzed them with Distress Spray Stain, Antiqued Bronze. The diecuts are assorted Sizzix, Tonic Studios and Tim Holtz.
Good Evening… a very late post from us today! Let’s just say it’s been hectic here…
On to today’s inspiration. Lisa Nygards has been busy creating with our NEW Express Yourself stamps this week. The results are stunning..
Since colors are so fun to play with, I can’t stop with just one card. The new sentiments are so perfect for stamping on a colorful background. I’ve played with different kinds of mist colors, but not the regular way (misting). I’ve wet the paper (watercolor paper) and then dripped and wiggled the color around. Dripped some more color, dried it, dripped some water on it and more color and another round until I liked it. It can’t be wrong, let the colors guide you!
Then the best part, to find a sentiment that match up with what I’ve created. Now I have several lovely new ones from Visible Image to play with so it became three cards today!
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Three absolutely gorgeous cards from Lisa… love the watercolour backgrounds, and sometimes words are all you need.
You’ll find more of Lisa’s inspiring work over on her blog.
We will be back tomorrow with Teresa and her Terrific Thursday post!
Good Evening! Hope you’ve had a good start to the week.
We are kicking off another week of amazing inspiration with the very talented Kim Bacon…
Hello! And welcome to the start of another week!!
As you know I am totally addicted to Brusho Paints, and the card for today is another example of what you can achieve.
I have used one of my favourite Visible Image stamps, the Gerbera from the INKognito range. I first created the background using turquoise and lime green paints before stamping the flower and the sentiment from the new Express Yourself range using white embossing powder.
Good Morning and thank you for coming to see us today 🙂
Can you believe we are half way through the week already? Time is just flying by! Not only are we busy making so many orders for our NEW releases, but we have also been busy finalising our Christmas 2015 stamps designs… and we know you are going to LOVE them 😉
On to today’s business… It’s Wednesday which means the fabulous Kim Robertson is here to inspire you!
How are you all? I hope everyone is doing ok and enjoying a little sunshine and warmth.
I have another card from the fab Visible Image’s new launch of stamps and I really hope you like it..
I went for the clean look again on this one. Well ish… for me anyway haha! But I love the spring out with the old, fresh start vibe to this one.
I started with a square of white card and black archival ink. I stamped the Bronte Border stamp several times in ascending order on the left side .
I then initially stamped my flower head and blotted a lot of the ink off the flower stamp and went around the edge of the flower head again using just the tips of the flower very pale just enough to cast this shadow effect.
The fabulous sentiment from the new launch , so crisp and clean stamps like a dream some polymer stamps can be too squishy I know you know what I mean haha so that if you press too hard the image blurs and does not look clean anymore, never so with Visible Image. They are an absolutely spot on image.
So using the flower head still I used grey inks and black and the tips of the flower to create this 2nd and 3rd generation stamping border which has the impression of movement on the card.
For a little added interest on the left side I decided to take a small piece of the same white card and stamp the matching part of the border all over it, I mounted that onto a small piece of the same blue card with just a tiny border I added a little white velvet bow and foam on the back to raise this piece up from the card but as I used the matching piece of the writing you can hardly tell it is there until you zoom in
Here again is the finished image, I was really pleased how this one turned out although is is pretty clean there is actually a lot of stamping gone into this and I just love these techniques…
I hope you managed to see all the fabulous new sentiment and phrase stamps launched recently from Mark and Helen with Visible Image, they are just adorable and I cant wait to get my hands on all of them There simply is something for everyone and every occasion. Take a look if you haven’t seen them yet here on the new launch page.
Ok friends I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and I look forward to seeing you here again next Wednesday.
Huge Crafty Hugs
What a beautiful card… love the blue and cream combo. Perfect card for someone who’s had a rough time of it and are ready to come out the other side.
Have you got your hands on some of our NEW Express Yourself quotes and sentiments yet? Whether making cards is your passion or mixed media is more your thing, we have the perfect words for your projects! You will find them all HERE.
As you probably know… Our stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. unless of course you are intentionally going for a more distressed look with your project! They are made with the finest photopolymer available, and every stamp is still hand cut by Mark! Our designs are unique, original and different… we love to stand out from the crowd. We do it our way… and you seem to love it 😉 So thank you!
We’ll be back a little later with an awesome new card from Lisa Nygards 🙂
Love these cards… the clockwork heart works brilliantly with our INKognito heart for a really different look! Gorgeous background on the second card too… I think we could all use some ‘ME Time’ and it makes me want to sit in a sunny meadow full of gorgeous flowers 🙂 Thanks Karen!
You can find more of Karen’s fab work over on her blog.
So that concludes another week of amazing work from our awesome team! What do they have in store for you next week? Well you will have to pop back every day to find out! We will be kicking off the week as always with our amazing Kim Bacon 🙂
I created the background using shaving foam and Dylusion sprays, I heat embossed the Flower Inkognito using black powder, and then painted them with purple Stickles, I used the flower from the Happy Birthday set around the edges, and heat embossed the sentiment to match.
The background is Alcohol Inks on a Glossy Card, the feather was first stamped in Black Stazon ink, along with the sentiment. I then stamped the feather using Versamark onto some black card, and heat embossed in White powder. I fussy cut this out, shaped it and using Gel Glue, added it to the background but offset it a little to give the illusion of a shadow, I put some Stickkles on the top for sparkle.
A few days left to enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some new stamps, all the details are HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, with lots going on HERE.
Thank you for visiting, and I shall be back a little browner, if English weather permits, and a lot rested.
Big hugs, Pauline xxxx
Thank you so much Pauline for your gorgeous Birthday card (yes definitely my fave stamp & colours!) and thank you for your very special ‘Thank You’ card too <3 They are even more stunning in real life! Have an awesome holiday 🙂
You’ll find more of Pauline’s gorgeous work over on her blog.
We will be back soon with a stunning canvas from Doreen! A brilliant project from Susanne! Some gorgeous cards from Karen! And something dark from Kim J!!!
Good Evening 🙂 As promised we are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening.
Over to the very marvellous Kim Bacon…
Oh what a memorable weekend I have just had, a few big things achieved! Yesterday was a momentous day for us as we launched our ‘new’ boat. Beautiful little boat and I know she is going to give us some very happy days out.
Right, need to get on with the business in hand which is my inspirational project for my DT.
Last week saw the launch of a new set of stamps from Visible Image and I have used one of the Express Yourself stamps as the cover sentiment for one of my little books.
This book has blank pages in so it could be used for little quotes but you could equally make a book to hold photos, addresses, or just as a shopping list.
I also used the small butterfly because I love this stamp!
Here are the links to the stamps I used.
See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
Happy Days! Kim
We love Kim’s little books and they are always admired on our show stands 🙂 This would make a lovely gift, especially with these beautiful words.
I have made a background of Distress ink that I have splashed with water, my Butterfly INKognito was stamped making sure I left enough room for the words, I then stamped my sentiment “Take the Moment”with black Versafine ink and clear embossed.
Last of all I stamped the Large Butterfly, coloured with distress ink and fussy cut it and stuck this down with some foam pads.
For my second sample, I have made a wall plaque using the shaving foam technique for my background…Once dry I stamped and clear embossed my sentiment “Wake up Awesome” and then put some Sparkle Medium through a stencil
Thank you Doreen 🙂 Gorgeous backgrounds for these fabulous words! You’ll find more of Doreen’s beautiful work over on her blog.
We hope to see you back here tomorrow when Kim J and Karen will be here to inspire you 🙂
And don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with our stamps over in our Facebook Group. There’s a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our Show & Tell challenge!
We have a weekend packed full of amazing Visible Image inspiration for you! So many of you have bought our NEW stamps and we know you love to see lots of different ideas to get your creative imagination flowing 🙂
Over to Pauline for a very colourful start to your weekend…
Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I’m sharing some projects I’ve made, using some of the new ‘Express Yourself’ sentiment stamps from Visible Image.
I had great fun making these, and used various crafty products whilst creating them.
This is a 8″ x 8″ hardboard plaque, the stamp I used is…..
Last one is……If you have Hope, and again, the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.
I hope these projects have given you a bit of inspiration, and I hope also that you have started making a creation for the ‘Show and Tell’, using Visible Image stamps of course, for a chance to win some new stamps.
Thank you for visiting, only 9 sleeps until I go on my holibobs, yipeeee.
Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Woweee! Amazing projects from Pauline… so colourful as always and showing how these NEW stamps work brilliantly with some of our older designs. You can find more of Pauline’s work over on her blog. Pauline will joining us on many of our show stands this Autumn, demonstrating our awesome stamps… so excited about that!
We’ll be back a little later with some Wonderland inspiration from the amazing Susanne Rose! And Doreen OBrien has some absolutely stunning ‘Express Yourself ‘projects to inspire you too.Have a great Saturday whatever you are doing… we will be mostly decorating!
Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
If you have missed any of our previous posts you will find them HERE!
One of our stunning NEW stamps is rather special… Beautiful, positive words for anyone going through a tough time in their life. Kim Robertson has created a stunning canvas which would make such a wonderful gift.
Here’s Kim with more details…
Good Afternoon all
Well today I have an extra post for the fabulous Visible Image this week as they have a huge new launch day with new characters, and lots of new sentiments and really thought provoking phrases that are just not covered by any other team. I just love the individualism and combination of a fabulous artist/creator and an ingenious Poet and wordsmith /media specialist in fact Helen and Mark are the opitomy of Jack and Jill of all trades, and I am sure they won’t mind me sharing that with you all.
I created a Mixed media canvas which I would like to share with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do.
I realise it is quite hard to pick up on the shabby chic sort of colourway but it is actually pale pinks chalky whites brown and gold in all the recesses I used the stamping on 1 ply of tissue to get the image transferred to the canvas method for this one coating it in PVA glue to hold it on to the surface and over the entire thing to protect it. It will wrinkle and bubble but that’s ok just leave it be to dry as it flattens itself out as it does.
I prepped my canvas then by adding a thick layer very roughly of texture Crackle paste around the sentiment in a frame shape, I heat dried it til it cracked then I added some hessian in places and also some cheese cloth and I dried that layer. I then took a stencil and ran some Grunge paste through the shapes which were splots dots , stripe , zigzag in a grungy pattern in random areas. dried again then began adding all the goodies.
After I had done that I started adding all my items to the canvas and here is a picture of all the items attached before all the colouring started.
You can see all the items in their original colours and what they all are here with mixes of gold and silver , green and turquoise flowers and how I built up the winged dragonfly in the bottom right corner.
I covered the whole thing except of course the main show in the centre which I shielded with card cut to size. To start I covered everything in Gesso in fact I did a few coats not only for opaque coverage but also for texture as some place I stippled the medium on rather than painting it will smooth brushstrokes.
After the gesso I went in with a vintage chalk acyclic paint in a pinky/lilac cool tone and covered everything then added several spritzes of colours in browns/golds/mauve’s to the mix and dried in between each coat with a heat gun.
Here is that same corner finished with all its glitter.
I did not do a complete tutorial of every step as a piece like this is done in several steps and can be rushed but I am a perfectionist it seems lol, but if you would like one please just let me know in the comments. I strongly advise a hot glue gun though for a piece like this as it will take longer having to wait for every part to set.
Here is the top right corner , I had some chipboard frames that were oval so I cut a piece of the frame and added that to the canvas then I found a little plastic cameo button , very ugly and cheapy looking lol so I made her beautiful with an old stone like texture.
I really just keep adding til I have a balance to the canvas and so it looks complete without being over the top. Some may say it is if you like the minimal look but I do enjoy this style and you get to use up small left overs and such like.
Here is the finished piece again and I truly hope you will have a go or we can do a series on how too or some thing like it..
I absolutely love it. Anyway I hope you will go look at all the hard work put in by all for this launch and the amazing goodies made by a fab team HERE!
Love to all as always from my house to yours.
Isn’t this such a special project from Kim, I know a few people who would appreciate receiving something like this right now, as I’m sure you do too.
Thank you for your lovely words too Kim! We are so lucky to be working with such talented people like yourself xxx
You will find all our gorgeous NEW stamps right HERE! And if you want to take advantage of our amazing offer to celebrate the release, then place your order before midnight on Sunday (June 14th) to received 20% OFF with coupon code: june2020release
We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Kim J and Karen 🙂
Hello 🙂 We’re back again with more stunning inspiration! This time Kim Bacon is here, as promised, with a gorgeous summery card…
What a fabby weekend it was! Sun, sun and more sun!
For my Visible Image DT piece today I have a very bright and strawberry coloured card for you featuring one of the lovely flower silhouettes from the ‘More Than Words’ range.
I first painted a piece of card with liquid Brusho in red and orange shades. When it was completely dry I stamped and embossed the flower with clear embossing powder all over the card.
This sealed in the colour under the flowers so when I painted the whole thing over with bleach it took away the colour from the exposed areas.
The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the same card but this time I used bleach to stamp the flower head giving a more subtle effect so the sentiment stood out clearly. The sentiment was stamped with black embossing powder.
Such a fabulous card.. so summery! Love the colours! Gorgeous work, thank you Kim 🙂 You will find more of Kim’s superb work and her 365 days of ATCs over on her blog.
Come and join us on Facebook! We have a great group where you can share your Visible Image cards and projects for a chance to WIN some a £25 coupon to spend on our gorgeous stamps in our Show & Tell challenge 🙂
There’s also a chance to WIN some of our NEW stamps over in our ‘June New Releases EVENT’! Have you seen the sneak peeks we’ve shared so far? If not, you will find them HERE
We will be back with MORE new stamps previews tomorrow 🙂
What an exciting week here at Visible Image!!!
You will find all our amazing stamps here in our SHOP. Deeply etched clear photopolymer stamps that perform like rubber! Unique designs you’ll fall in love with! What more could you want… apart from some ink?! 😉
Good Evening! Thanks for popping to see us today 🙂
It’s Wonderful Wednesday and Lisa is here with today’s fantastic inspiration…
First month of the summer – but WHERE is it? Not at my place anyway. I’m lucky I have a cozy studio to be in these days.
I’ve made two Clean And Simple cards with Visible Image stamps. Just love them for their easy use. You just can’t go wrong.
The first card (Yellow/Orange) is stamped on water color paper. I’ve used rainbow ink and misted some water on the stamp before I stamped it on the paper. That makes the soft impression. The flowers and word are from the Thank You set. It’s so useful!
The edges of the water color paper is colored by first wet it with a brush with water, then I held the edge into the ink pad to let it absorbe some color. All the way around.
The other card is super super easy, and just perfect for a man/guy! I stamped the text and image on kraft paper and drew a line around it. I’ve used one of the brown distress ink-pads. The words is from the Thank You set and the car is Vintage Car. Only a few blings as decoration.
Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock & Water color paper.
Embellishments: Bling, Ribbon
Tools: Minimister with water
Medium: Rainbow ink pad (Color Blox), Distress ink pad.
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Thank you Lisa! Adore the feminine watercolour card… it really is willing summer to come 🙂 And of course the masculine card is just perfect too!
We will be back tomorrow with more awesome Visible Image stamps inspiration. Got to get back to packaging stamps now… so much to do before the Stamp Magic show this Sunday. Really looking forward to it though as it’s our first time in Doncaster 🙂
Hi There! Thanks so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
Feeling a little sad today as we say goodbye to the very awesome Amber Kroening! Amber has been on the team for the past year and a half and we adore her style!
This is Amber’s last Visible Image DT project...
(but we know there’ll be more fab cards to come!)
Happy Saturday! I went a little crazy with this card and used a bunch of different stamps. It was fun to make! The background was done with watercolors.
This is my last post with Visible Image and I just wanted to say that it has been a delight to be a part of the team.
Mark and Helen are fabulous, and all of the design team girls are so sweet and talented!!!
Here are some of our ‘most favourite’ Amber cards…
Aren’t they all superb! If you love Amber’s work as much as we do, you can follow her blog HERE
You will of course find all of these amazing stamps HERE
Amber… You have been an absolute dream to work with, we’ve loved having you on the team 🙂 Your cards are amazing! Thank you for all your support, and we will proudly display your fabulous work on our show stands in the future 🙂 Wishing you all the very best in everything you do xx
We will be back on Monday and Kim Bacon will be here to make it ‘marvellous’ 🙂
Our NEW Design Team members will also start to share their new cards and projects with you this coming week!
If you want to be first to see all the sneak peeks of our NEW character stamps, come and join our Facebook Event ….They really are ‘out of this world’ 😉
Lots of awesome NEW quotes stamps coming very soon too!!!
Good Morning 🙂 It’s a dull wet day here in South Wales today… come on summer don’t be shy!
It’s far from dull here on the Visible Image blog though! We have double inspiration for you today from our awesome Design Team members Kim Robertson and Teresa Morgan. First up, with a brilliant tutorial as always, it’s Kim…
How are you all ?
Today I have another card using the fab Visible Image stamps.
It is something quite different, I wanted to use the amazing Vision Inkognito stamp in this one and this is what popped into my head..
I used some prima inks in varying brick/ reddy and brown shades to create my wall. This fab little stamp repeats so you can create a wall any size.
Once it was done I went over the mortar with a Dusky rose Promarker I then added some red ink splats with the ink splats set and some red ink later I also used some purple gelly pen to add some more of the splat shapes to the wall
Once dried I stamped in Perfect medium on the wall with the sentiment Where dreams take you in white embossing powder and heat set.
I cut out the wall at this point a note to remember when I was doing the mortar in this wall with my promarker I also decided the way the light would catch the wall and I also added the direction of the 3D aspect to the top and side of the wall. I added two layers of foam to the back to raise it up away from the eye peeking out from behind it .
I then stamped out the amazing Vision INKognito eye and added some blues to the Iris and some feint brown to the white and some white in for the highlights and to catch the tiny lines in the iris also. This is the colour of my daughters eyes actually almost to a tee.
I added a little more wall to the Right hand side and painted in a window frame to the centre behind the eye.
I used a grey and a pale blue to add into each window pane and just literally drew around the edge of each panel with it. I added my left hand piece of wall raised up on foam so the eye peeped from behind it. I also mounted the whole piece onto a black mat at this stage, I left a gap on the right by the window as I want to add some flowers climbing the wall.
I stamped out my second sentiment and inked the edges I also used some blue flexmarker to add under the words to pull then forward.
I added foam to the back of the sentiment and placed it above the window leaving room on the right for the leaves and flowers to grow up around the window.
I drew in some little wisteria type flowers hanging on the wall before I started adding the leaves and little wire stems twisted into little spring shapes I also added some little stamens which I used upside down to look like little hanging flowers.
I used some pink stickles on the hanging flowers and the inside of the little frosted flowers and on the card in varying places too.
So I took this angle shot so you can see which parts were raised and which were flat, lots of dimension, very different too.
Here is the complete picture again.
I used five really great stamps for this one so here they are…
They truly are such gorgeous little pieces of art , each and every one of them.
I particularly enjoy this font as it really is right up my ally , from the swirls to the slight grunge in the broken swirls etc, very very cool. Every single one is very versatile and I can really see them on mens cards too which is unusual for swirly writing as it usually is trly feminine but this seems to straddle the lines of masculine and feminine in a modern feel very very well. Good job guys…
So what are you all working on right now?
Have a great night and I will see you next week.
Hugs to all..
Thank you Kim for yet another awesome tutorial 🙂 Great to see your ‘vision’ come to life! It’s a fantastic piece of art! Doesn’t our brick wall look so real! You can find more of Kim’s fabulous work over on her blog.
Here with some Wonderful Wednesday inspiration is Lisa Nyards…
You can’t guess what I’ve done! Oh, maybe you can, the pictures will tell… lol.
I’ve digged through my boxes for some rainbow ink pads, and I found a bunch of them. To my surprice they worked just perfect and I had to play some. I’ve used the leaf from Colours of the Wind from Visible Image. The rainbow pads are small so I used three of them, one green, one blue and one red/yellow one. Dabbed them direct to the stamp and made sure they didn’t overlap too much so they would misscolor from each other.
Then I used a fine spray mist and misted water over the stamp to blend the colors a bit. Stamped the image on watercolor paper. I hold the stamp down for a few sec before I lift it up to let the paper absorbe some color. As I could see there was color left on the stamp, and wanted to see how much, I misted the stamp once again with water and stamped again. It become a lighter impression, fully usable.
And a card made from the second stamped image without inking up the stamp again.
Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling, Sequins, Lace,
Tools: Stitched panel (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Cirkle (CC-design), Scalloped cirkle (Spellbinders) Stars (Lawn Fawn)
Medium: Blending Blox – rainbow ink pad from Marvy Uchida.
Colors: Blue, Green and Red.
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Two stunning cards! What beautiful effects you get with this technique… gorgeous <3 You’ll find more of Lisa’s fabulous work over on her blog.
We will be back in the morning with a brilliant tutorial from Kim Robertson, and some fantastic new inspiration from Teresa Morgan aswell 🙂
How often do I tell you about how wonderful these stamps are? Well, I’m going to tell you again! They are fantastic! Made from a high quality photopolymer, these stamps are all hand poured, hand cut, packed with love and care and they perform bloomin’ marvellously!!
I am reminded of this every time I get out the stamp I want to use! As long as you wash off any ‘dodgy’ product immediately, these stamps will last and last!
By ‘dodgy’ I mean things that extreme stampers will have a go at using like bleach, gesso, polyfilla, anything wet in fact that might leave an impression! I always have a pot of water on the desk usually used to clean brushes but it is also where I drop my used stamps so they don’t dry out!
Right, on to my project for today! I love using brown craft card especially with blue ink. Something about it. I like to team it with green sometimes and this is where I went with this project.
I mentioned Gesso earlier on, and I am a little obsessed with white inking on cards at the moment. White stamping ink isn’t always very opaque and also there are times when I don’t want to use white embossing powder. Gesso, or even acrylic paint, is the solution for me. I also like the texture it adds.
The card I made this week uses wet Brusho paint applied direct to the stamp. I used Lime Green and Prussian Blue, but Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz distress inks would work just as well as the colours are very similar.
Using Bronte script and ink splats I made the detailed background. Starting with the Brusho then moving on to the Gesso. The butterflies were done in the same way.
To make the sentiment stand out I used just the Brusho paint.
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I started off with a piece of watercolour card, and smoothed Grunge paste through a wood patterned stencil, when it as dry, I painted randomly it using Aquatints. Using the Retro Dots background and the Bronte script, and some Distress inks, I stamped randomly holding the stamp in my hand, and not on a block, then with the Treasure Gold gilding wax on my finger, I added it to the raised bits to enhance the pattern.
On a piece of black card, I stamped 5 smaller Butterflies and one large Butterfly with Versamark, and heat embossed using white powder, and fussy cut them all out, I also used the same steps for the sentiment. I used Stickles as a colouring medium on the butterflies.
Don’t forget to post your Visible Image makes into the May ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some stamps, there are already some great entries, details HERE.
Also check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, there is always lots going on HERE.
I am taking bookings for ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, on Sunday 14th June, at a venue near Warwick, we will be playing with ‘Bleeding Tissue’ paper, and other messy stuff, lol, email me for further details firstname.lastname@example.org
or PM me via Facebook.
Thank you once more for dropping in,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx
WOW! This is incredible Pauline! Stunning butterflies and that background is gorgeous! <3 You’ll find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog.
We are off to Port Sunlight now (near Liverpool) for tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Festival… Hope to see some of you there 🙂 We will be back with more Visible Image stamps inspiration on Monday.
Tomorrow we will be heading to Port Sunlight for our very first time exhibiting at the Happy Stampers show! Really looking forward to it 🙂 We are all organised and ready so we shall be having an evening off tonight! Yay!
On to today’s inspiration. The fabulous Teresa Morgan is here with two awesome cards for you…
Spring has been a mixture of of bright sunshine and stormy showers in the UK, so I wanted a splash of bright colour in my craft projects to cheer up the gloomy mornings.
My first card features the beautiful Woman INKognito stamp which I have teamed with two of the newer stamp sets, Drag and Drip, and Leave Your Fears.
I stamped the woman with three shades of Distress Ink, offsetting the design each time. Then I stamped her with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink. I felt that something was needed at the top, so used one of the Drag and Drip stamps to create a corner in black and pink.
My second card is a CAS (a personal challenge for me!)
I stamped the star from the Universal set in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink randomly over the card front. The sentiment is stamped with black Versafine and matted onto yellow card. I added a Prima gem to the centre of the ‘O’.
Don’t forget that there is still time to enter the DT call, all the details are HERE.
Two fantastic cards from Teresa. Our Woman INKognito looks stunning… don’t you think it looks like her aura is glowing? Gorgeous colours <3 The sentiment on the second card is so beautiful, and goes perfectly with the stars. You’ll find more of Teresa’s brilliant work over on her blog.
Come back tomorrow for Fabulous Friday with Pauline 🙂
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.
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Two amazing CAS cards from Lisa! Stunning! You’ll find more of Lisa’s gorgeous work over on her blog.
We have such an amazing team, feeling very lucky indeed to have our stamps showcased by such talented ladies <3
Would you like to join our team and inspire others with your Visible Image stamps cards and projects? Our Design Team call is open for applications until May 15th – you’ll find all the details HERE.
We hope you will come back later on as Kim Robertson has a superb tutorial for you, creating an absolutely gorgeous card using melted embossing powder and our dragonfly stamp!
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!
Good Afternoon 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational post today!
Over to the awesome Amber Kroening…
Hey there! I’m back today with another Visible Image card. I really love how this card turned out! I started with a plain white card base. The blue background behind the butterfly was created by inking up and stamping the BACK of the butterfly stamp. Then I stamped the butterfly over the blue, in pink ink. I added a few bricks to the edges from the Max Rocks stamp set. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added a twine bow to the top.
DESIGN TEAM CALL
May will be my last month on the Visible Image design team, and lucky for YOU, there is a design team call! This is a great team to work with, so if you love Visible Image stamps, take great pics, and have an active blog, I would encourage you to apply!
Sorry for missing yesterday’s post (seems to be becoming a habit!) but it’s for a very good reason… Loads of orders from our awesome customers keeping us extremely busy!!! Thank you <3
So here’s Pauline’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ post which, if you follow Pauline’s blog, you will have seen yesterday!
Hey my crafty friends, how are you?
Another week has flown by, and I’ve been busy creating, as usual.
I was having a bit of sort out, and found my Alcohol inks, so have been playing with them, I love their bright juicy colours, and of course they are the perfect match with some awesome Visible Image Stamps.
Using a Distress Ink blending tool with a piece of felt, I put 3 colours of Alcohol ink onto the felt, and a drop of Blending Fluid, then pounced over a piece of 8″x 8″ white gloss card.
For the first card I cut a 5″ x 5″ piece from the pattered card I had just made, and stamped the flower and stem using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black powder, then using the Happy Birthday stamp, did the same. a little bit of mat and layering onto a 6″ card blank and some Stickles, and hey presto……..
The second card was the left over pieces of the card I had coloured, and again using the same stamps and versamark, but this time using a black sparkle embossing powder, adding Stickles to finish. 2 Very simple cards made.
The Visible Image stamps used on these two cards were…
This was a tag I made for the lovely Mrs Awesome, (aka) Helen, as she was feeling very under the weather with ‘manflu’ last week caught from Mr Awesome himself, Mark, the owners of Visible Image Stamps.
I made this tag in the same way as before, but instead of pouncing the ink, I dragged and weaved my tool onto the card, giving a sort of wavy effect, I stamped the Inkognito butterfly, and heat embossed in black powder again, I then stamped the large butterfly with Versamark and heat embossed, onto a small piece of heat resistant acetate, and fussy cut it, fixing it above the butterfly on the tag, a sentiment and some mat and layers, and of course Stickles to finish.
A new months ‘Show and Tell’ has started for May, so get your entries in for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.
Check out our Visible Image group on Facebook HERE.
If any one out there is interested, Visible image has a Design Team call out at the moment, looking for new teamies to join us in spreading the Visible Image love, details are HERE.
Hugs Pauline xxxxxx
Firstly thank you again for your gorgeous Get Well tag Pauline… I love it <3 And it worked… I’m better 🙂
Fabulous cards, so bright and summery! Awesome backgrounds for our awesome stamps! If you haven’t got your hands on some of our INKognito stamps yet, what are you waiting for?! You’ll find them all HERE!
You’ll find more of Pauline’s stunning work over on her blog. Keep an eye out on our Events Page for Pauline’s demo days and workshops 🙂
We will be back later with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Amber, who leaves us at the end of May after 18 months on our team. We are very sad to lose her and will be sharing our favourite ‘Amber cards’ at the end of May!
The lovely Kim Robertson is here with a gorgeous new card to inspire you, along with a very detailed step by step tutorial…
Today of course is the turn of my very special team Visible Image to be featured on our little blog. Each week I have been featuring just a couple of stamps to do some different styles of cards without using too many stamps, but I really wanted to use a few more this time… so I used quite a few on this one!
A few weeks ago I don’t know if you remember but I did a card in all grey (not quite 50 shades but a few haha!) with a pop of colour, and I just love that style. It’s so elegant, so I thought Id have another go at it.
I hope you like it , I really truly love this style and enjoy creating it for you all to see.
I just love the dreamy soft background effect , with the grasses billowing at the front .
So to start this one I took some plain white card and perfect medium sticky ink with some clear embossing powder to create those gorgeous billowy white strands of grass which seem to sit right at the front of where your eye is pulled to look with the sentiment, below you can see that the melted embossing powder really stands proud once the inks start to be rubbed into the images.
Here I moved on to the sides of the card and began stamping some of the Bronte border stamp randomly, in fact, I love this stamp so so so much I ended up putting a lot more on the card than I originally intended haha. I was using a combination of 2 different Momento Grey ink pads for this stage, London Fog and Grey flannel were the shades. I also stamped some of the Small butterfly stamp flying off the top of the page.
This is where I knew I had to leave a gap but had no clue what size haha.. I started to add some of the momento inks to the edges to give the card a good grounding and pull the eyes to the centre.
This is the first layer of ink and you can already see a huge difference cant you folks.
Next I used the grey momentos again, and re stamped the grass over the white embossing so that there is darker grass peeking from behind the white, I also stamped out 2 of the larger butterflies. I also took a couple of shades in the Ice greys from the promarker alcohol pen selection and drew close next to the blades of grass created before. I have also given the butterflies a very small outline around the butterflies too, which again is all designed as an illusion making it look like the blades of grass could almost be walked through and I just love it all in grey scale too.
So here is where I start to bring in a little colour , I stamped out my two dragonflies, I used my momento ink and a water brush to pull out a little colour and add some little extras to the butterflies too. I also stamped the word believe from the Follow your dreams set, I again used my promarkers in a few shades of ice grey to make it pull off the page a lttle.
Here are the two blues I used to pull in some colour on the dragonflies etc.
I also stamped out the other sentence in the little Follow your dream set, and rolled up the corners a little flicked some water and highlighted the edges of the little circles to make them look like bubbles. I used a white gel pen for that.
So the last couple of pictures were just a few final finishing touches really, with the tiny burlap bows with the little sparkle stones for the centre. I added the sentiment onto foam and added it to the card and used bucket load of glitter onto some glossy accents but as per usual you cannot really see too much of the glitter picking up the light through the screen but this one really does sparkle lots.
I was really please how this card came out you could do this style with any colour, using just a couple of shades of a bland colour on its own, but as soon as you add the colour it really comes to life.
I said I used a few!
So I hope you will dig out whatever stamps you have, and have a go at creating something like this with a sepia background or a black and white background. Or maybe you will attempt the grey scale, it truly is great fun to try and looks stunning with just that suggestion of colour.
I would love to see your finished pieces, so do not hesitate to show off your work in our Facebook Group… there’s a monthly show & tell challenge for your chance to WIN some gorgeous stamps!
Lots of love and hugs
WOW! Kim this is stunning! LOVE this effect! Gorgeous card and a brilliant tutorial… thank you so much!
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We will see you here tomorrow with an awesome new card from Teresa Morgan!
Thanks for coming to check out today’s gorgeous inspiration from Amber Kroening!
We adore Amber’s style <3
Hey there! I’m back today with another Visible Image card. I started by stamping the Grunge Polka dots in pink ink onto a white card front. I stamped the smaller dots, in black, over the pink dots. I stamped the chandelier in black pigment ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss it. I stamped my sentiment in black, added some pink shadows, cut it out, and drew a messy border. I added three enamel dots to the sentiment and adhered everything to a black card base.
Teresa Morgan is here with a fantastic new card to share with you…
Did you all have fun over the weekend on our Facebook page? Were you one of the lucky winners? If so, congratulations!! We certainly enjoyed seeing all your fantastic Visible Image projects!!
On to my project for today – I wanted to try out the new Ranger ‘Sticky’ embossing powder and metallic foils and thought that the Large Winter Tree stamp would be perfect for creating a foiled border around my card.
To start, I used Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to colour my card, love this combination, so rich and warm! Then I stamped the tree around the edge with more Vintage Photo ink. A quick blast with my heat tool to ensure the ink was dry, and I stamped the tree again with Versamark ink and used the Sticky embossing powder (which is actually glue, not embossing powder) and some copper foil. This was matted onto Copper pearl card.
I inked up a small piece of card and stamped the sentiment from the Cheshire Cat set. I edged this card with Black Soot Distress ink and added some foiling, before matting onto more copper pearl card.
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over in the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Love this! What a perfect background for our dragon… very fiery! Fabulous! You’ll find more of Lisa’s stunning work over on her blog.
We will be back again later with MORE inspiration created with our gorgeous stamps. Teresa Morgan has a fab technique to share with you 🙂
Good Evening! Thank you for coming to see us today 🙂
Apologies for missing yesterday’s posts, been catching up with orders and having some internet issues!
We have some absolute stunners to inspire you! Our amazing team never fail to deliver 🙂
Here’s Kim Robertson…
I hope you are all enjoying your week and that you are getting some nice sunshine , it has been so very nice to get out of work at night and still see the sun streaming through the trees.
After last weeks quite complicated tutorial I thought this week I would do something a little simpler for folks in the clean and simple vane. I used three stamps from Our Visible Image Friends and they will of course be listed below or if you have any similar or you would like to substitute one of your favourite quotes or sentiments it is just another way of doing a very quick but smart card to give to someone special. It is funny isn’t it , when we make cards/ gifts we all seem to put our heart and soul and a bit of ourselves into the design and the way we compose it for that person , I feel like I am making it for all of you when I do them as I share the details so much with you all.
Here is today’s card and I hope you like it.
I used two distress inks on this one in Vintage photo and Seedless Preserves. I used off white and black cardstock. Lots of matting and layering with foam in between too.
Firstly, I took some off white card and my Grunge Polka Dot background stamp with Vintage Photo DI and stamped a few dots on opposite corners and then took a piece of cut and dry and a little ink with a light hand and added to all the edges and corners of this piece
I then took my Ink Splat stamps and used a few different ones with the purple Seedless preserves DI and stamped that randomly, I did keep in mind the sentiment would be around the centre and it would be good to still see some of the inking once attacked to the card etc. I then matted this onto another piece of off white and another larger mat again in off white and then a black layer.
Here you can see the above mat and layers and how it is starting to sit together already.
I took a left over piece of the off white card and stamped my Just making memories sentiment which I adore in Versafine black ink and added one of the purple large splats to it, I used some of the Vintage Photo to edge this piece as before and then mounted it onto black card.
Here are two more photos of the card up til now just as I am choosing which way I will go for this one with embellishments. Sometimes I love to match lots of accessories to the card and other times I just want to leave it clean and speak straight to the point and I believe this is in the later category this time.
I added a couple of small sparkly stones to the corners and a twine in matching purple bow with a sparkly and pearl stone to cover the knot and another of the same sparkle with pearl in the centre to the large splat on the sentiment.
I also decided on one more layer of the off white and black layers to finish off and give the card some real height and dimension after all clean and simple doesn’t mean boring and bendy does it folks hehehe.
Ok so the stamps I used from my good friends at Visible Imageare listed here.
So you can see how simple it all came together once it is broken down can’t you? Perhaps you can tell me whether you like the mix of tutorials I do each week or if there is a particular type you like best, maybe paper pads or inky ones , maybe the embossing techniques or paints and colour etc, let me know in the comments if you would like too.
Here again is the finished image..
I wish the camera picked up the vibrancy of the cards made but it really does not pick up how fresh and bright a card is or the sparkle we like to add sometimes it just does not matter how many pictures you take it just does not translate so well to the computer.
However I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thank you for stopping by and looking through. I will see you next week with some more inspiration.
Love and hugs to all the lovely folks.
Thank you Kim for your brilliant tutorial… gorgeous gorgeous card. Fantastic background… don’t you just love this sentiment? You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.
We will be back soon with a fabulous work of art from Lisa Nygards…
Good Evening! Hope you are well and Monday has eased you gently into the new week.
We had a fantastic fun filled weekend celebrating 3000 likes over on our Facebook Page… which resulted in lots of happy winners 🙂
Today Kim Bacon is here with some brand new inspiration for you…
Hello to you all,
What a fantastic week we have had here in Pembrokeshire weather wise. I have spent a lot of time in the garden weeding, planting and generally making things look nice. I have loved every minute! That is saying something coming from someone who used to enjoy being in a neat garden but hated working on it!
And what an exciting weekend for our Visible Image group! Competitions and flash prizes! Well done to the winners! If you would like to see what they created and their prizes then go to the link at the bottom of the blog and join the group!
Right so my make for today is a card I made using just a sentiment and the Harlequin stamp. A classic example of the stamps doing the work so there really is no need for embellishments!
I started by washing a piece of watercolour card with warm tones of colour using Brusho paints. A pinch of the powder mixed with a drop of water goes a long way! The colours were blended while wet.
Left to dry for as long as possible, I usually do this the day before. Next I took the Harlequin stamp, sprayed it with water and then stamped it onto the painted card. Using a sheet of kitchen roll I then mopped up the moisture and repeated this over the whole sheet keeping the images in line with one another. I then splattered water over the piece of card and again mopped up the water with kitchen roll.
I used white embossing powder with the sentiment stamp and layered it on white card before mounting it on the card base.
3 faux gems add a little bit of sparkle at the corner.
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Every Thursday Teresa Morgan shares a brand new project with you and today she’s been playing with our stunning Revolution Set!
Over to Teresa…
Today I’m sharing a bright and colourful card using the Revolution set of stamps from Visible Image. I made this for my partner’s birthday as I was trying to capture our memories of holidays by the coast, watching the waves roll in….
I created a swirly background using the shaving foam technique and some Dylusions Ink Sprays, then I stamped the horse and embossed with white embossing powder. I added extra ‘sea spray’ by stamping and embossing along the bottom edge of the card. I added the sentiment and embossed with Fluorescent blue embossing powder to coordinate with my fresh colour scheme.
The background layer is white linen card – I stamped and embossed the script stamp from the set to cover the whole piece, then embossed the corner flourish with Fluorescent yellow embossing powder. I matted each piece onto black card and added a mirri silver layer between.
I love this set of stamps – Visible Image really captured the movement in the horse images and I think they look great in this fresh summery colour scheme.
Hello There 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!
We are catching up on the latest inspiration from our amazing team. Here’s Amber with a gorgeous new card…
Today I have another fun Visible Image card to share. I started by stamping my background with versamark. I stamped the sentiment in black, and stamped the heart in versamark on a separate piece of cardstock, and cut it out. I added three little pearls and adhered my card front to a black card base.
Hello There! We hope you are having a good week so far 🙂
We had an amazing time at The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally at the weekend, we met lots of our fabulous customers and Facebook group members, and we met lots of new customers too! Some of them are already addicted after just a few days 😉 We had quite a few sell outs so we came home with a full order book! We did manage to grab a day off yesterday (did nothing much except sleep!) so today there’s a lot of catching up to do!!!
There’s loads of amazing NEW Design Team inspiration, so we shall start with Teresa’s post from Thursday last week. Over to Teresa…
Where does the week go, I can’t believe it is Thursday again already and my turn to share some more stamping inspiration for the Visible Image team!
This week I have two cards to show you using some of the fantastic background stamps that are available in the shop.
First up is is a cool ‘graffiti’ style card:
I stamped the Brick Wall stamp twice with black Versafine ink then added the Ink Splats and drips (from the Drag and Drip set) using Versamark ink and WOW fluorescent embossing powders.
I stamped and embossed one of the Ink Splats onto another piece of card then stamped and embossed the sentiment in black over it.
I love the new squiggly doodly background stamps in the shop!
I stamped one of the stamps in the Plasma set randomly with Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. Once dry I stamped and embossed(in black) one of the stamps from the Orbital set to frame each circle.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed in black, then matted onto yellow and black card.
Good Morning 🙂 We hope you had a great Easter Bank Holiday weekend! The sun was shining here in South Wales, spring is finally here 🙂
We’re really looking forward to The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this coming weekend at Alexandra Palace, are you coming? You’ll find us on stand 54 with all out latest releases!
Yesterday Kim Bacon shared a very special project over on her blog, we’re a day late showing you it (sorry Kim) but the stamp making and packing elves didn’t show up for work again so it was down to us…. Hahaha!
I have a special blog post for you today on Marvellous Monday!
I have once again been lucky enough to have an article published in CRAFT STAMPER magazine.
The guys at Visible Image have designed the free cover stamp for the May issue of the magazine and I was lucky enough to be asked to create a project using the free stamp.
Obviously I had the stamp a few months ago and got to play with it way before anyone else. My fellow DT member Pauline also did some samples for the magazine and I am sure she will show you hers on her blog in due course.
So, what did I make? Well, I made a pocket book which I have suggested could be used to put your favourite photos in or you could use it to write some special words in.I started by colouring some pieces of A3 card with Gentle Blends and then using the free stamp I stamped all over them using Gentle Blends as the ink. Really you could use any medium you are comfortable with.
For this step I deliberately avoided the pixel-edge part of the stamp so that the background was kept fairly light. You can see from the picture above how I coloured the card.Once I had coloured and stamped about 4 sheets of card I made the pockets. These pockets can be made to almost any size to suit. These particular pockets are 11cm x 15cm, so the starting piece of card is 22cm x 15cm.
The card is glued around 3 sides leaving one of the short sides open for the tag The corners were rounded off. I then stamped around the edges using the dotty edge of the stamp.
The covers for the book were made using mount board cut slightly larger than the pockets and covered with the stamped and coloured card.I also used the larger Visible Image flourish stamp and a sentiment, which I stamped in black and embossed.
I made some tags to fit in each pocket which I also stamped with the free stamp in both the Gentle Blends colours and black for contrast.
As an extra bonus in this months issue there is the opportunity to get some of the latest Visible Image stamps FREE as part of the regular First Impressions giveaway.
Hope you like the project and that you have a go at making something like this yourself.
This is such an awesome project! Love the way Kim has used the mini grunge flourish cover stamp! Wouldn’t it make a fabulous gift 🙂 Thank you Kim… it looks stunning in print!
Come back later to see what Sue Joseph has been creating!
And, if you haven’t already joined our Facebook Group, come on over! We have an exciting weekend coming up on April 18th & 19th to celebrate reaching 3000 likes over on our Facebook Page! We’re running some competitions (so you need to get creating for those!) and there’ll be some fabulous giveaways and on the spot prizes!
If you are back to work today, we hope you can ease back into it gently!!!
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.