Free as a Dragonfly

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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Stamps Used:

Free Soul



Ink Splats



Live In The Moment



Wow! Loving this… the outside is fabulous but then you open it up to discover something even more gorgeous!
Thank you Teresa ♡

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



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We will back tomorrow with something very colourful from Pauline!

Thanks for visiting us today here on the Visible Image blog… don’t forget to join our Facebook group and show us what you have been creating with our stamps!

Mark & Helen xx

Getting Sentimental

Hello there! Thank  you so much for visiting our blog today.

Elina Strömberg is here with some gorgeous inspiration for this month’s Facebook group challenge which is all about words…

Hi,


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!


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These are so fabulous Elina!
Loving your background, and the gold looks gorgeous against the delicate pink ♡ Thank you!

You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Teresa will be here a little later with another gorgeous card ♡


Mark & Helen xx

Love You Longer

Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration as promised.

Jane Tyrrell’s latest card features a gorgeous sentiment that means a lot to us…

After some really dreary days last week the sun finally returned yesterday afternoon and it felt beautifully warm in my sunny back garden.

My spring pots are still so pretty and now the tulips have finished I have one final set of bulbs that are flowering together with my pansies.


 

 


and someone else was basking in the sunshine too………….😺


Yes cheeky Billy who should not really be sitting on the cover of our outdoors table…. but how can you say no to a face like his 😻


 I have been spending many creative hours in my garden studio, there is so much inspiration when you are surrounded by Mother Nature and the only sounds are the birds singing their hearts out.
I have chosen the words from the Love You Longer stamp for my challenge inspiration…



and made myself a Distress Oxide background



I then stamped and embossed the butterflies from the Own Kind of Beautiful set


 

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
Jane  x



Wow! The butterflies look super stunning against that gorgeous oxides background. Thank you Jane ♡

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



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We will be back soon with more awesome projects from our incredible team!


Mark & Helen xx

Broken Wings

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out the latest inspiration here on our blog.

Veerle has created some beautiful inspiration for this month’s themed challenge over in our Facebook group…

 

This month’s theme is:


 

So I had to pick out one of the sentiments/words… that’s a tough choice as I love the words so much.
But I went for the one that definitely has a very special meaning for me…


Learn To Fly Again





I love every stamp in the set but it’s the words that are just… well this one still stands on my dresser as a little reminder…





Curious what I made this time? I’ve made a new video so you can see how it was made.






Incredibly beautiful project Veerle thank you  ♡

You will find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.


We hope you enjoyed Veerle’s video tutorial.. why not subscribe to her channel.



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We have stunning inspiration from Jane up next today!

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


Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Life Can Be Tough

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog.

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.



Stamps Used:


Believe in Unicorns




Life Can Be Tough




This is so beautiful Veerle and it was proudly shown off on the show! Thank you ♡

You will find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Next up on the blog we have an awesome card created by Jane Tyrrell featuring our Destination Unknown set!

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


Mark & Helen xx

Take Your Broken Wings

Hello there! Helen here with my latest card!

Hope you had a good weekend.


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

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I stamped and embossed the large moth, and then stamped two
of the small silhouette moths in black versafine

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I also stamped and embossed my chosen quote to make sure it stood out against the background

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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

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Using some of the excess card from my background, I stamped and
embossed another large moth

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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

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Lastly I flicked some black Lindy’s spray here and there, then matted onto black card
before adhering to my white card blank

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I absolutely love the drama of it! Hope you do too.



I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! The theme is spread your wings.



Stamps used:


Glimmer of Light


Visible Image Glimmer Of Light Moth COL stamp set

Learn To Fly Again


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All the links you need:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
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Preview #12 of our February release will be here on the blog a little later!

Have a great day, and thanks for visiting.

Helen xx


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One Design.. Five Cards

Hello! We hope you are having a great day!

We have some stunning inspiration for you today from Veerle Moreels, and a fabulous tutorial video too…


Hi,

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.

 

 

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More close ups can be seen in the video.



Social Media links for Visible Image
Shop where you will find all their awesome stamps!
Blog: see all the latest posts here
Facebook GROUP: join in with the banter and enter the ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge
Facebook PAGE: give us a like and enter the weekly giveaways!


You can also follow Visible Image on
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Pinterest
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Stamps used..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are absolutely stunning Veerle  ♡ Thank you for your fantastic video too!


You can find more of Veerle’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog. Follow Veerle’s YouTube channel too!


We hope you are feeling really inspired to get your stamps and inks out and have a play!

Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more wonderful inspiration from our amazing team ♡


Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Veerle Moreels

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you, and the very first post by NEW Design Team member Veerle Moreels…



My very first project to share with you is a tag and the moment I saw this new text stamp
I knew what I wanted to make…



That needed a butterfly don’t you think so too? I colored him in using my Gansai Tambi
watercolor paints and used the same color together with some black to make my background.




And to bring some of the metallic back at the bottom of the tag,
I attached my text using a fine metallic wire…





And the finished tag…


Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Broken Wings - Veerle Moreels

 



You can find all the stamps right here, just click on the picture:





If you want to check out all of the stamps JUST CLICK HERE


They have so many new stamps released this month, you definitely should check them out!


Veerle.



This is so beautiful and a wonderful interpretation of the words ♡ Thank you Veerle ♡


We still  have more awesome inspiration yet to come this evening…. An amazing Monolith from Susanne Rose!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Wings of Sympathy – Visible Image stamps

Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

We have some stunning inspiration for you today and more NEW stamps previews too 🙂

First up is Pauline Butcher with a really beautiful card…

Hi there,
 
It’s time for me to share another creation I’ve made, using Visible Image Stamps.
 
Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card for a friend, never a nice thing to do, but these lovely stamps came to my rescue, and I kept it nice, simple and quick, almost ‘clean and simple’.

Visible Image stamps - Inky Butterfly - With Sympathy - Pauline Butcher
 
The stamps I used are…

 
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!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Carol Fox

Hello! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today.

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.


Visible Image stamps - inky eye stamp - Dream - Carol Fox



I used the Following Stamps:


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.


Happy Crafting
Carol xx


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!

Have a good Monday.

Mark & Helen xx

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Best Days @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for visiting us here today!

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…


Hi Folks

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…



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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.



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Here is the finished item again



The stamps I used were…




I hope you enjoyed this one and you can see what you can do with just a couple of fabulous stamps, and some hessian and glitter too.

Thanks for stopping by as always.
 
Lots of love
 
Kim 
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What an awesome card and a brilliant tutorial.. thank you so much Kim!  xxx

We hope you will pop back over the weekend to see the latest projects from Susanne and Kim J.

Have a lovely evening and a fantastic weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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There Is Always Hope – Visible Image Stamps

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!



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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…

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Stamps Used:

Fae Hope Set

Leave Your Fears

All the links you need:

Visible Image Facebook Group – Daily DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information

 


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…


BIG PINK blog hop prize



See you here tomorrow from 8am onwards 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle in Pink – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog 🙂

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 …



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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.

 

The stamps used for this one…

 

Colours of the Wind

 

 

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.

 

Love
KIM 
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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.



You can buy your STAY STRONG stamp HERE!



We will be back tomorrow with some more gorgeous PINK inspiration from Teresa Morgan.


Have yourself a relaxing evening!

Mark & Helen xx


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Memories Of Your Loved One – Visible Image Stamps

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.


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Stamps:  Visible Image White Christmas set Christmas 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!

Have a great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Stamps – Latest Inspiration

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…



Sue Joseph

My card this week is ALL about the sentiment


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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.




Pauline Butcher

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.


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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 !!!!

The Visible Image stamps I’ve used are You are Loved and Grunge Polka Dot.

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 !!!!



Teresa Morgan

This week I am sharing a bright and beautiful card..


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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!




Lisa Nygards

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!


2015-10-10 Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong sentiment stamp - Lisa Nygards


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.




Doreen OBrien

I am back with some more inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps


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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 Wind set have been inked up with Red Geranium and Potting Soil Archival inks.




Kim Bacon

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!


2015-10-10 Visible Image stamps - Create With Your Soul - Flowers- Kim Bacon

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.



Susanne Rose

I’d like to share a card today on which I used the awesome Smile Sparkle Shine stamp.


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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.




Pauline Butcher

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


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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.




Kim Johnny

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!


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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!





Karen Liddle

Time for some more inspiration using stamps from the fab Visible Image..


2015-10-10 Visible Image stamps - Poinsettia stamp - Karen Liddle

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…

 

 

 

Donations can also be made via our Just Giving page

We hope you will come and join our Facebook BIG PINK EVENT!




We are also giving you a fantastic 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October… how awesome is that!!!


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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!!!

Have a great Monday.

Mark & Helen xx

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Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening and thank you for stopping by today! Hope Monday has been gentle with you!

As always we have Kim Bacon joining us here on the blog today with her latest masterpiece 😉

Over to Kim…


I simply adore the sentiment stamps that Visible Image design.

Really different and the fonts they use are completely awesome!!

They are perfect for that finishing touch to one of my famous Brusho backgrounds.

If a job came up for a Background Designer then I would be the first to apply!



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So this one features the versatile swirl from the UNIVERSAL set.

I painted the background and then used bleach with the swirl stamp.

Once dry I then used clear embossing powder to add some shine.



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The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the same painted card before the addition of the clear embossed swirls.


Visible Image Reason To Smile sentiment stamp      Visible-Image-Universal-background-stamps-519x389


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



Wow! Love this card Kim.. those colours are divine! Fabulous background 🙂 Thank you! xx


So yes… if you have been wondering, our stamps can be used with bleach. And UTEE too! They are made of strong stuff. You can see just by looking at them that they are not just any clear stamp!!!



Have you checked out our amazing collection of inspirational quotes and must have words stamps? Come on over and have a browse HERE!


We will see you tomorrow with Teresa Morgan’s latest inspiration.

Have a good evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Never Give Up On Your Dream – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you this afternoon.

Over to Doreen OBrien…


Well it is Saturday again!


I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps.

My image “Butterfly INKognito” has been stamped using distress inks onto some white card. I then stamped the ”Bronte Script to add some dimension.

The sentiment, from the ”Sunshine Set, was next to be stamped before splattering some distress ink all over the card and inking the edge.



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Doreen xxx



This is such a gorgeous card. Fabulous distressed feel and don’t you just love green and gold, especially at Autumn. Thank you Doreen xx

You will find this sentiment and many many more gorgeous words stamps over in our website shop.


We will be back tomorrow with another double dose of Visible Image inspiration here on the blog. Karen is feeling festive and Kim J has more awesome mail art for you 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! And don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with your Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN some more in our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!


Mark & Helen xx

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Chalkboard Love – Visible Image stamps

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…


Hi everyone!


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.



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Stamps from Visible Image:
You Are Loved


Products from DCWV:
12″ x 12″ DIY Project Stack Chalk Party


I hope you like my card.


See you next time, Susanne.



Isn’t this fabulous! Loving the chalkboard effect, it works so well with our NEW Express Yourself sentiment stamps 🙂 Great layering of funky colours and patterns too! Thank you Susanne 🙂

If you want to read Susanne’s post in German, head over to her blog HERE!



You will find all our amazing stamps HERE in our website shop! Unique designs. Superior quality clear photopolymer stamps that can be used with pretty much anything.. from bleach to UTEE!


We hope you will come back later to see Doreen’s beautiful new card.


Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

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A Tag For Every Season – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening and HELLO weekend! 🙂 We hope you have something exciting planned,
or maybe you are just going to chill out!


We have some fabulous inspiration for you this evening here on the blog from Pauline Butcher…..


Hi there again,
 
I’m back to share 4 Seasonal tags I’ve created, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - 4 seasons tags - sentiment stamps - Pauline Butcher


On all the tags I used 2 stamps……. ‘Winter Tree’ and ‘Tall Grass’, and just changed the sentiment.


The sentiment on the Winter tag is from the ……. ‘Sparkle at Christmas’ set.
On the Spring tag it’s…….’Memories’ from the ‘Make me Smile’ set.
On the Summer tag it’s……. ‘Dream’ from the ‘Imagine, Dream, Inspire’ set.
The last one is the Autumn tag and the sentiment is……. ‘Colours of the Wind’.
 
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.
 


WINTER


Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - winter tag - sparkle sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher



SPRING

Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - spring tag -  Memories sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher



SUMMER

Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - summer tag -  Dream sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher



AUTUMN

Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - Autumn tag -  colours of the wind sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher


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!
 
Take a look at the ‘Visible Image Facebook group’, where you can see the news of forthcoming shows, competitions, and lots of other things.
 
Thanks for popping by,
 
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx


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 🙂


Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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More Awesome Inspiration @ Visible Image

Hi There! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration for you from our wonderful team..



Susanne Rose has created some fabulous postcards…


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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!


Stamps used:

Revolution
Take The Moment
Never Give Up


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - mixed media postcards - Susanne Rose



Doreen OBrien has created a wonderful Christmas card with lots of different elements…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Snowflakes & Butterflies verse - Doreen OBrien

I am back with some more inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I am sharing another  Christmas card using the fabulous “Snowflakes and Butterflies” verse

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…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - White Christmas - Snowflakes - 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.

Stamps used:
Bronte Script and White Christmas



Now for a very funky tag from Kim Johnny…


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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 the Imagine 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.



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Imagine - Tag - Kim Johnny

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…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Rockin Around - Christmas Tree - Kim Bacon

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!



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I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.



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Matting and layering with red card and adding a few brads finish the projects off.
Stamps used:
Rockin’ Around
Grunge Polka Dot



Lisa Nygards has a brilliant masculine card for us this week…


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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…


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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…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Grunge Flourish - Merry Christmas - Teresa Morgan

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.



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Grunge Polka Dot - Merry Christmas - Teresa Morgan

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.

Stamps Used:

Merry Christmas XL
Grunge Flourish
Grunge Polka Dot



Pauline Butcher also shows how non traditional colours work gorgeously with our NEW Christmas stamps…

 

2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Sparkle At Christmas - Pauline Butcher

The stamp set on the first card is called Sparkle at Christmas
 

 

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 !!!!
 

 




2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Merry Little Christmas - Pauline Butcher

On my second card, the stamps I used are Merry Little Christmas set, and the small flourish from Revolution.


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…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Poinsettia stamp - Believe in the Magic of Christmas - Susanne Rose

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.

Happy Christmas crafting!

Stamps from Visible Image:
Poinsettia Stamp Set 
White Christmas
Magic of Christmas 



Doreen OBrien has 2 more gorgeous cards to share…


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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.



2015-08-30 Visible Image stamps - Merry Christmas - Winter Tree - Doreen OBrien

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…


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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.



2015-08-30 Visible Image stamps - White Christmas sentiment - snowflake stamp - Karen Liddle

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…


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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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I used one of my favorite sentiments, Smile Sparkle Shine from the Express Yourself range for the focal point. I added Grunge Harlequin and Retro Dots background stamps for small touches as well, stamped with Stazon Black.



Woweee! How awesome was all that?! Thank you so much ladies!

We know you will be inspired to get out your Visible Image stamps and have a play! Or hop over to our shop and get some more!!!

If you want to visit any of our Design Team blogs you will find all the links you need right HERE.


If you missed our previous post which was also packed full of gorgeous inspiration, you will find it HERE!


We will back to normal tomorrow with our daily inspirational posts 🙂


Don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with your Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our monthly ‘Show & Tell‘ challenge over in our Facebook Group!


You can also find us on pinterest, twitter and instagram!



Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we will see you back here tomorrow 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx

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Stamping Inspiration Galore @ Visible Image

Hello There! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂 You will be very glad you did as we have an overwhelming amount of stunning inspiration for you!

While we were away our team just could not stop creating with our stamps… we are just the luckiest stamp company having such an amazing team of extremely talented ladies showcasing our stamps ♥


If you have joined our Facebook group you may have already seen some of these gorgeous cards and projects… Every single day of the week our awesome team bring you new inspiration! So if you haven’t joined our group yet you will find it HERE! You can also upload your photos of what you have created with Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ monthly challenge!



OK! Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin!



Lisa Nygards has created 2 fabulous Christmas cards…



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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!



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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…



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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…



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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.




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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…



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This is an Anniversary card I made 3 weeks ago, using a fabulous set of stamps from Visible Image, the Chandelier Set

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…



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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…



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Butterfly - 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.

Using some PVA glue I then attached this to my board before stamping on my sentiment “Take the Moment” and  the “Large Butterfly



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - White Christmas - Snowflake stamp - Doreen OBrien

Next up I have another Christmas card… I inked up the Snowflake from the “White Christmas” set and stamped all over some white card then inked around the edge using the same colour…
I then covered another piece of white card with the distress ink and white embossed the sentiment and edge.This was then attached to the backing using foam pads.



And here are 2 very different but equally fabulous cards from Karen Liddle showing just how versatile our stamps are…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Believe in The Magic of Christmas - Karen Liddle

I inked Distress Ink ‘Evergreen Bough’, through a Memory Box stencil for the panel, and stamped one of the new Christmas Stamps Magic of Christmas



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky Horse stamp - Karen Liddle


And for my second card I’ve been playing with Brushos again……. still loving them!

The stamps used for this card is just one set – Revolution




Kim Johnny is loving creating Mail Art at the moment and our stamps are perfect for it…



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky grungy stamps - Flower - Butterfly - Kim Johnny


Each postcard is just about 4 inches by 6 inches and full of mixed fun!


I used the fabulous Flower INKognito and Butterfly INKognito stamps by Visible Image.


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Inky grungy stamps - Postcards - Kim Johnny


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…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Snowflake - Kim Bacon


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.



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Snowflakes - Kim Bacon

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…



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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 called White 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.



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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…



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Sparkle At Christmas - Teresa Morgan


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…



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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.

I used Man INKognito, the script from Revolution, and the finger print stamp from the brilliant Drag & Drip set.


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Man Inkognito - Pauline Butcher


And using some of the Visible Image sentiment stamps, from various sets, I stamped my own message !!!!

Happy Birthday from the Captain Awesome Set,
Awesome from the Jake Skates Set,
You Rock from the Max Rocks Set,
You’re entirely Bonkers from the Mad Hatter,
and Love You to Bits from the Zombie Brian Set.

 


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Mark LOVED it! 🙂




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 links HERE!

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!

Mark & Helen xx

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Be Inspired – Visible Image stamps

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…



Sue Joseph

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Kim Robertson

Visible Image stamps - Sparkle At Christmas - Kim Robertson



Sue Joseph

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside - Snowman stamp - Christmas Tree - Sue Joseph



Karen Liddle

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2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Sparkle At Christmas - Karen Liddle



Doreen OBrien

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And now moving away from Christmas with more awesome cards and projects from the team…



Kim Bacon

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Life Is What You Make It - Kim Bacon



Karen Liddle

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Butterfly stamp - verse - Karen Liddle



Kim Johnny

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Wake Up And Be Awesome - Kim Johnny



Teresa Morgan

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Best Days Of Your Life - Teresa Morgan



Karen Liddle

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Happy Birthday - Karen Liddle



Kim Johnny

Visible Image stamps - Journal Page - Kim J



Doreen OBrien

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Best Days Of Your Life - Doreen OBrien



Susanne Rose

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Susanne Rose




And now for a few of the beautiful Wedding cards we received…



Kim Bacon

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Fairytale Ending verse - Kim Bacon



Karen Liddle

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Wedding card - Karen Liddle



Pauline Butcher

2015-08-11 Visible Image stamps - Wedding Day verse - Fairytale Ending - Pauline Butcher



Thank you everyone… awesome work as always 🙂

All these amazing cards and projects were of course created with Visible Image stamps… you will find our shop HERE!


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!



Come and join our Facebook group… Upload photos of what you have made with our stamps for a chance to WIN some more in our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!

And we’d love it if you gave our Facebook Page a LIKE too 🙂

If instagram, pinterest or twitter are more your thing… you will find us there too!



We will be sharing some photos from our very special day here on the blog a little later.

Have a great day 🙂 And thank you for visiting our blog today… we hope you have been inspired.

Mark & Helen xx

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Be Brave – Stay Strong – Visible Image Stamps

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

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

Hi folks

Hope you are all having a good week my treasures.

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

See what you think ?



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


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



So without further ado lets get into the tutorial…


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



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



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



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


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




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



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



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



Here is the bottom right corner.




Bottom left plus embellishments.




Bottom right with old watch cogs etc.




Top right.




Top left.


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


Completed card side angle. With lots of embellishments.




A close up, I hope you  like it.



And the original photo one last time…


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

 

I do enjoy making a male themed card.

 

Here are the two stamps I used.

 

 

 

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

 

Huge huge hugs.

 

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



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


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

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Stay Strong – You Are Loved – Visible Image Stamps

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


Good Evening!

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.



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Visible Image stamps - Find Courage - Be Brave - Stay Strong - Lisa Nygards



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.



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Visible Image stamps - You Are Loved - Lisa Nygards



Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling
Medium: Spray Mists, Ink Pads, Water colors

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over 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.

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.

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Journal Moments – Visible Image 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.


Visible Image stamps - Journal Page - Scribbled Circle stamps - Take The Moment and Make It Perfect - Dragonfly - Karen Liddle


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.


Stamps used are –
Bronte Script 


Karen 



Great pages from Karen, the script circles look brilliant, loving the vintage colours.  You’ll find more of Karen’s gorgeous work over on her blog.

We will be back shortly with something very cool and different from Kim J 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Background Stamping Technique – Visible Image

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

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



Retro Dot Background - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson


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.



Retro Dot Background - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson


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
 
Kim 
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 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!

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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Life Is Meant To Be Lived – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration here on the Visible Image blog.

It’s Tuesday which means it’s Sue Joseph’s turn to inspire you…


Hi Guys n Gals How are y’all?


My DT day for the fantastic Visible Image, the BESTEST stamps EVER!


Today I’ve used the awesome ‘Life is for Living’ stamp, LOVE IT… LOVE the font, its perfect for that direct message which hopefully we all live by! 😀



Visible Image stamps - Life is meant to be lived - Sue Joseph

I heat embossed it in wow bright white on top of the dylusion/ shaving foam technique, and I love this colour scheme of blues and purples <3


Simple and bordered by white and turquoise for that added POP!


Visible Image stamps - Life is meant to be lived - Sue Joseph 1



Life is for Living


Visible Image Life Is For Living sentiment stamp


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To enter our monthly challenge click HERE for all the details and win some fab stamps! 🙂  You gotta be in it to win it!



Thanks for stopping by 🙂


Much Love
Suze


Gorgeous card.. those colours are divine! Have you got your hands on this awesome stamp yet?

You will find more of Sue’s fantastic work over on her blog

We will be back tomorrow with more Visible Image stamping inspiration 🙂

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Smile Sparkle and Shine – Visible Image stamps

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!



Smile Sparkle Shine - Canvas - Kim Johnny


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.



This photo shows all the DecoArt supplies used 🙂



Have a wonderful day! I hope you can make time this week to play and share in the Visible Image Facebook Group, love to see you there!


And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!   You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE



~hugs~
 
~kim 



Such a summery canvas… gorgeous work from Kim J 🙂 

Susanne Rose will be here next, with an awesome mixed media tag!

Back soon 🙂



Mark & Helen xx

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Wonderful Words – Visible Image Stamps

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!

The sentiments used: Lilac card: Take the moment. Brown/Blue card: A best friend. Green card:Stay Strong.



Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment and make it perfect - Lisa Nygards 1



Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment and make it perfect - Lisa Nygards




Visible Image stamps - Best Friend verse - Lisa Nygards 1



Visible Image stamps - Best Friend verse - Lisa Nygards




Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong verse - Lisa Nygards 1



Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong verse - Lisa Nygards


Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Carstock, Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling, Sequins
Tools: spray mists, heat gun, water mister,
Other: thick modeling paste

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  ‘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.

 



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!

Mark & Helen xx

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Hope is Everything – Visible Image stamps

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.



Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope You Have Everything - Inky Flower Stamps - Kim Bacon



Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp     Visible Image If You Have Hope sentiment stamp


Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page

 

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
 

 

Happy Days!  Kim



What a beautiful card. Our Flower INKognito looks amazing embossed in white, especially on those gorgeous colours! Positive words for someone who needs a little bit of reassurance.

You can find more of Kim’s work over on her blog.


We will be back tomorrow with Soozie Tuesday from Sue Joseph 🙂


Have a nice evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Time To Be Happy – Visible Image stamps

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!



Hello folks


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..



Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson

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…



Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson



The stamps I used on this one were…

Time To Be Happy

Bronte script 

Thank you set



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

Kim 
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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 🙂

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Hearts And Flowers @ Visible Image

Good Evening, thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog.

We have had a day packed full of inspiring projects from the team! We are finishing up with some gorgeous cards from Karen Liddle…


Time for me to show you a couple of cards using stamps from Visible Image…


Visible Image stamps - All My Tomorrows verse - Clockwork Heart - Karen Liddle


I used Aquatints to create the background for this one, on watercolour card.


The stamps I used are –
Bronte Script (background)
Cogs from Time After Time set  (background)
Plasma (background)
Clockwork Heart from Oz Tin Man set
Border stamping – flower stem from Flower INKognito


This background was created by stamping in Versamark, heat embossing with clear embossing powder, then blending inks over.  I did this 2 or 3 times creating layers.


Stamps used are –


Karen



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 🙂

Enjoy the last part of your weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Inky Birthday Flowers – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

We have so much gorgeous inspiration to bring you today from our awesome team! 🙂

First up, here’s Pauline Butcher with some very special cards…


Hi there,
 
This will be my last Visible Image Stamps blog for a couple of weeks, as I’m off to the seaside for a well earned rest, lol !!!!
 
My first card was made for the lovely Helen Michelle’s Birthday (Visible Image Stamps co-owner and marketing wizard, stamp packer, blog writer and general dogsbody, lol) 
 
 
This is the card I made her, using her favourite stamps and colours (I hope)…..

Visible Image stamps - Flower INKognito - Inky Flower - Happy Birthday - Pauline Butcher
 
The stamps I used were…….
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
My second card is a little ‘Thank you’ card….

Visible Image stamps - White Feather stamp - Thank You - Pauline Butcher
 
The stamps I used here are…..
The feather from Angels are Near and the sentiment from the Thank you Set’.
 
 
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.
 
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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!!!

So make sure you pop back later 😉



Mark & Helen xx

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Book Of Hope – Visible Image stamps

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.



Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope - Kim Bacon


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.


Visible Image If You Have Hope sentiment stamp         0 Visible Image Butterfly stamp


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.

You’ll find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog and on her KimzKrafts Facebook Page


Have you ordered your NEW stamps yet? You’ll find all our NEW releases HERE!

We’ll be  back tomorrow with Soozie Tuesday with Sue Joseph 🙂Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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An Awesome Moment – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog 🙂

Doreen OBrien has been creating some absolutely stunning samples with our NEW stamps! Over to Doreen…



Hello
I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous new Express Yourself  Visible Image stamps.

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.



Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Doreen OBrien



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



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up and Be Awesome - Doreen OBrien



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!

Have a great night!

Mark & Helen xx

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Colourful Projects – Inspiring Words – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! 🙂

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…..


Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Pauline Butcher
 



Smile Sparkle Shine - Visible Image stamps
 



The next one is a 8″ x 8″ canvas board, and the stamp I used is….
 


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Pauline Butcher



This one is a 6″ x 6″ card and the stamps I used are…



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up and Be Awesome - Butterfly stamp - Pauline Butcher
 



The stamps I used on this 7″ x 7″ card are….
Take the moment and the flower from the Thank you Set.
 


 Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Pauline Butcher
 



 This 6″ x 6″ card has two stamps on it……
 


Visible Image stamps - No Space For Dreams - Pauline Butcher
 



A Head Full Of Worries Has No Space For Dreams - Visible Image stamps


And a couple of tags, this one uses….
Time to be Happy, the birds form Free Your Imagination, the smiley face from Robot Data Set and the edge stamp is the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.
 


Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Pauline Butcher



Last one is……If you have Hope, and again, the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.

Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope - Pauline Butcher

 
 
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.
 
Visit our Visible Image Facebook Group for all the gossip and loads of questions, banter and inspiration.
 
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!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Stay Strong – Visible Image stamps

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.



Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson


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..


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson



The stamp I used for this one..


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.
Hugs
 
Kim
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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 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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The Best Days – Visible Image

Good Afternoon! 🙂

We are back with more NEW stamps inspiration for you. Here’s Doreen to tell you how she created her gorgeous card which you might have seen on our launch post…

Hello

I am sharing another one of the newly released Express Yourself Stamps from Visible Image.


Today I have used  “The Best Days”




I have just matted and layered this onto some white card that I inked up with some distress ink, using the same colour that I used to make my background.I made my background on my Geli Plate.


Doreen



Fabulous card from Doreen using these fantastic words as the focal point, you don’t need much more with these stunning new stamps!

Have you ordered yours yet? Don’t miss out on our amazing offer…

Get 20% OFF our NEW stamps until midnight on Sunday June 14th by entering coupon code: june2020release at the checkout 🙂

Come back later when Kim Robertson will be here inspiring you with how she created her stunning canvas featuring our very special new stamp called ‘Stay Strong’.

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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Summer Summer Summertime

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.



 Visible Image stamps - Dandelion stamp - Thank You - Kim Bacon

 

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.



Thank You Set


Happy days!
 
Kim xx



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?! 😉

Mark & Helen xx

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NEW Express Yourself stamps preview #1

Hi There!

We are very excited to reveal the first NEW stamp to add to our awesome ‘Express Yourself’ collection…


Take The Moment



Take the moment - Visible Image stamps



Perfect for your mixed media projects, journaling, cards, and more…



We will be revealing the first of our NEW character stamps a little later this evening too 🙂

There’ll be a chance to WIN some of our NEW stamps over in our Facebook Event, so come and join us there!



Thanks for stopping by.

Mark & Helen xx

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Saying ‘Thank you’ with Visible Image stamps

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.



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Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock & Water color paper.
Embellishments: Bling, Ribbon
Tools: Minimister with water
Other: –
Medium: Rainbow ink pad (Color Blox), Distress ink pad.
Colors:



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 🙂

See you back here tomorrow!

Mark & Helen xx

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Awesome Amber @ Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

Feeling a little sad today as we say goodbye to the very awesome Amber Kroening! Amber has been on the team for the past year and a half and we adore her style!


This is Amber’s last Visible Image DT project...
(but we know there’ll be more fab cards to come!)



Happy Saturday!  I went a little crazy with this card and used a bunch of different stamps.  It was fun to make!  The background was done with watercolors.



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




This is my last post with Visible Image and I just wanted to say that it has been a delight to be a part of the team.
Mark and Helen are fabulous, and all of the design team girls are so sweet and talented!!!
Thank you!!!!

 


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



Amber Kroening



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



Amber Kroening



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



Created by Amber Kroening



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



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



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flowers - Congratulations - Amber Kroening



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



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

 

Aren’t they all superb! If you love Amber’s work as much as we do, you can follow her blog HERE

You will of course find all of these amazing stamps HERE



Amber… You have been an absolute dream to work with, we’ve loved having you on the team 🙂 Your cards are amazing! Thank you for all your support, and we will proudly display your fabulous work on our show stands in the future 🙂 Wishing you all the very best in everything you do xx





We will be back on Monday and Kim Bacon will be here to make it ‘marvellous’ 🙂

Our NEW Design Team members will also start to share their new cards and projects with you this coming week!

If you want to be first to see all the sneak peeks of our NEW character stamps, come and join our Facebook Event ….They really are ‘out of this world’ 😉

Lots of awesome NEW quotes stamps coming very soon too!!!

Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Dreamy Window – Visible Image stamps

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…

Hi Folks

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..


Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson


I started with the broken wall, I stamped the Brick wall background and cut out the left hand piece .



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.



Visible Image stamps - Kim Robertson


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.



Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson



I used five really great stamps for this one so here they are…





These are the Moments

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..

Love KIM
xxxx





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.


Pop back later to see what Teresa has been up to!

Thanks for visiting us today 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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I can see a rainbow – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂 Thanks for coming to visit us.

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.

Then I stamped the words in black on top.. Imperfection is beauty and All my Tomorrows.



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And a card made from the second stamped image without inking up the stamp again.


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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)
Other:
Medium: Blending Blox – rainbow ink pad from Marvy Uchida.
Colors: Blue, Green and Red.

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 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 🙂

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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All My Tomorrows – Visible Image stamps

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

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



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



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


We look forward to coming back in October 🙂



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


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


Another inspirational blog from me for Visible Image.


How often do I tell you about how wonderful these stamps are? Well, I’m going to tell you again! They are fantastic! Made from a high quality photopolymer, these stamps are all hand poured, hand cut, packed with love and care and they perform bloomin’ marvellously!!


I am reminded of this every time I get out the stamp I want to use! As long as you wash off any ‘dodgy’ product immediately, these stamps will last and last!


By ‘dodgy’ I mean things that extreme stampers will have a go at using like bleach, gesso, polyfilla, anything wet in fact that might leave an impression! I always have a pot of water on the desk usually used to clean brushes but it is also where I drop my used stamps so they don’t dry out!



Right, on to my project for today! I love using brown craft card especially with blue ink. Something about it. I like to team it with green sometimes and this is where I went with this project.


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

 

I mentioned Gesso earlier on, and I am a little obsessed with white inking on cards at the moment. White stamping ink isn’t always very opaque and also there are times when I don’t want to use white embossing powder. Gesso, or even acrylic paint, is the solution for me. I also like the texture it adds.


The card I made this week uses wet Brusho paint applied direct to the stamp. I used Lime Green and Prussian Blue, but Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz distress inks would work just as well as the colours are very similar.


Using Bronte script and ink splats I made the detailed background. Starting with the Brusho then moving on to the Gesso. The butterflies were done in the same way.


To make the sentiment stand out I used just the Brusho paint.



AWM Large Butterfly ws2012        Visible Image All My Tomorrows stamp


AWM-Bronte-Border-ws2012-519x389        0-Visible-Image-Ink-Splats-stamp-519x389


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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!



Happy Days!  Kim


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

We will be back tomorrow with something new from Suze!

Have a nice evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Butterfly Flutter Into The Sky – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks for coming to see us today 🙂

It’s Fabulous Friday here at Visible Image so it’s over to the very fabulous Pauline Butcher…

Hi there,
 
It’s fabulous Friday again, and I’d like to share a creation I’ve made using some of the fantastic Visible Image Stamps available.
 
I decided to make a sort of mixed media card, using my very favourite butterfly stamps.

Visible Image stamps - Butterfly verse - Butterflies - Pauline Butcher
 

 

The stamps I used were……..
 
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.
 

Visible Image stamps - Butterfly verse - Butterflies - Pauline Butcher 1

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 robingphipps@msn.com
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.

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Hopes and Fears – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks for coming to see us today 🙂

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.



Visible Image stamps - Inky Woman cameo - Teresa Morgan


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.

Stamps Used

Woman INKognito

Leave Your Fears

Drag and Drip



My second card is a CAS (a personal challenge for me!)


Visible Image stamps - There Is Always Hope - Teresa Morgan


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’.

Stamps Used

Universal

Fae Hope set

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 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx
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CAS cards with Visible Image stamps

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

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

Lisa Nygards is here with some amazing inspiration for you…

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Bye for now 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Wedding Day Roses – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

It’s been a Bank Holiday here in the UK so an extra day off for the kids and we decided to join them, as the sun came out 🙂 and we so needed a day off!!!

We headed to a gorgeous beach 20 minutes drive from home, and met up with family for a yummy picnic! That was followed by a game of footie and flinging a frisbee around, trying not to hit passers by! It was so nice to see the sun, spend some quality time with our family and breathe in some sea air <3


Rest Bay 3

Rest Bay 2

Rest Bay 1



On to today’s inspiration. We will pass you over to our amazing Kim Bacon who has a stunner for you today…


Hello to all my readers!  Hello to any new readers.

 

It goes like this, on a Monday I blog for my DT. I am on the Visible Image design team.  Each week I show you one of the pieces I have made using ONLY Visible Image stamps. Hopefully my project will inspire you!

 

Make yourself a drink, pull up a seat and enjoy the ride!

 

Sometimes I get the inclination to do some serious cutting out! It may not be for anything in particular but I like to have a stock of bits ready to add to random projects.  I have a few favourite Visible Image designs I like to stamp and cut. Butterflies is one of them but this rose stamp which was the freebie with Craft Stamper a while back, is another favourite!



Visible Image stamps - Roses - Wedding Card - Kim Bacon

 

Now don’t worry if you don’t have the freebie stamp because Visible Image do the same rose in a couple of sizes. Details at the bottom of the page.



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

I started as I usually do by colouring a couple of A3 pieces of card. Here I used dark pinks and pale greens which I then stamped over with the grunge polka dot. Once all this was dry I went over the whole area with a very very dry brushing of gesso. This took the edge off the colours and also gives a lovely chalky finish. On a piece of card which was big enough to be the main background for the project I stamped the rose all over in a burgundy colour. On another piece I stamped and embossed the rose in white.



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


I then stamped some leaves from the Poinsettia set using just green watercolour paint.

 

Then came the cutting out! I settled down with a cuppa and got to work. Little while later I had a pile of roses and leaves!



Kim Bacon - Roses - 4


These were arranged onto a piece of burgundy card and I used some of that 3D silicone glue to give them some height. I placed them in a swathe across the card, I used a piece of vintage lace to give some more interest.

 

I then stamped the sentiment which is from the More than Words group of stamps. A few faux gems to add a bit of sparkle and it was done!


Visible Image stamps - Roses - Wedding Card - Kim Bacon



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


0 Visible Image Roses flowers stamp      Visible Image Poinsettia stamp set

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


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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim 



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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!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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