Friends are Angels

Hi there! Hope your week is going well so far. We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a really beautiful card featuring our gorgeous ‘Friends are Angels’ sentiment stamp…


Good morning it’s time for my weekly Design Team make for Visible Image and today I used stamps from the fab So Much Stronger set. There are so many lovely sentiments to use in this set. It has been incredibly popular and having sold out it is now back in stock!


sentiment stamps - visible image



I also wanted to show how well these words work with existing sets. I teamed it up with wings from the




I made a distress oxide background by adding the inks to my craft mat with water and picking them up



I stamped and glitter gold embossed a pair of wings which I then fussy cut out



I cut the background down into a square



and black embossed my words, I picked out the “angels” and embossed that part in glitter gold powder, the same as the wings, to make it pop



I added my wings using foam pads to raise the edges and give some dimension.


I then matted and layered my card…



here for you - card



Here are a couple of close ups to try to show the shine of the gold…




and one last shot…

friends are angels - card


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you leave me. Our friends really are our angels on earth for us… I love mine very much.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Such a gorgeous card Jane, love the gold embossing against the oxides ink. Thank you ♡

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friends are angels



Here For You Always

Hi there! We are back with our last inspirational post for today. Veerle Moreels has created some gorgeous clean and simple cards with her fabulous watercolour backgrounds. These cards are perfect to tell a friend ‘I’m here for you always’…


One design five cards… it has been a long time since I made a video like that and I really had a lot of fun making this one. We are going for a fun technique, a back up plan for when it doesn’t work, and beautiful words from Visible Image.


Enjoy the video…



Those special people in our lives, we all have them. And I know it isn’t always easy to say out loud what you feel for them so why not make a card to let them know? All stamps I have used in this video can be found underneath. And take a look around in the shop as there are many more perfect words to put on your card or at the inside.

And if you don’t have watercolor, just take out your inks or reinkers or sprays or bister or… so many possibilities. And in worst case scenario… ink up those clouds ^.^



Visible Image - sentiment stamps - CAS cards



Shouldn’t we say it more often how special those people are to us?


Stamps Used:


So Much Stronger




Believe in Unicorns




Own Kind of Beautiful




Glimmer of Light




Thank you for another fantastic video Veerle! We love these cards, they really do say so much ♡

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You Inspire Me

Hello! We have Lanette Erickson here on the blog this evening with an amazing and very ‘eye catching’ card created with our brilliant Eye stencil….


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog, so today I thought I would share a quick card that I created for a dear friend of mine, hopefully it will inspire you half as much as she inspires me….



eye stencil - visible image



Visible Image Products Used:


Eye Contact Stencil


eye stencil - visible image



Choose Happiness Stamp Set


choose happiness - happy quote stamps - visible image


I really love this stamp set & stencil! This latest release is amazing!!



So now lets take a closer look at my card….






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Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Incredible card Lanette! Those vivid colours are awesome and our eye stencil looks amazing! Thank you ♡

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Baby Congratulations Card

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are back from a few days away in Edinburgh, the weather was glorious and what a fantastic City! This weekend we are catching up with all the latest projects from our amazing Design Team..  up first on the blog today is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous Baby Congratulations card. Over to Jane…


For this week’s Visible Image inspiration, I thought I would use the awesome Baby Bloom stencil to make a baby congratulations card.


baby bloom stencil - visible image



The congratulations sentiment is from the lovely go to words set. There are all the sentiments you ever need here in this set using a really fab type face.


go to sentiment stamps - visible image


I wanted to create a rather ethereal backgrond, an almost out of this world one and just accent the beautiful flower the baby contains as a little pop of colour. These were the oxides I used for my background.



I blended them onto some card



and then placed on the baby stencil and added more of the blue and green inks. I added red ink to the top of the flower



I outlined the image with white pen and added a mix of glossy accents and glitter to the flower head as my pop of colour.



I then stamped the word congratulations.




Here it is all matted up and ready for the amazing celebrations that a new baby brings.



baby congratulations card - visible image



Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy watching everything bloom and grow around you.

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is so beautiful Jane, loving your oxides background and the flower looks stunning! Thank you ♡

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


All our latest stamp designs are back in stock now.. YAY!



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Mark & Helen xx




Choose Happiness

Good Evening! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here with some bright sunshiny inspiration today featuring stamps from our ‘Choose Happiness’ set…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image. Today’s piece is very apt as I used the new Choose Happiness stamp set. This is one of the 3 fab new release sentiment sets. There are so many great sentiments in this set and also a really fun smiley face both as positive and negative stamp.  It takes me back to the late 1960s, I can remember them as badges in bubble gum machines. My brother and I got so excited when occasionally out came a badge as well as your gum!


Visible Image stamps - Choose Happiness


I decided to make ATCs using the sentiments and display them on a wall hanging, using the smileys to decorate it.


This is what I got up to;


I blended some “happy” distress oxide colours onto a sheet of smooth card stock…squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber and dried marigold . I then stamped using the shapes from the Shape it Up set to make a masterboard. This set is brilliant for all sorts of backgrounds.



I stamped using oxides





Once my masterboard was finished I cut a strip



and from that strip I cut 3 ATC sized pieces. (An ATC size is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2″)



I then white embossed the 3 sentiments from the set and added some extra colouring using an orange gel pen.



I took a sheet of watercolour paper and altered it using the awesome new Collision stencil



I sprayed squeezed lemonade distress spray first onto the blank paper and then added carved pumpkin distress ink through the stencil



 I moved the stencil down as I worked.



 I rounded off the corners of my ATCs



I then stuck the background onto a piece of grey board and added some eyelets so that it could be hung as a “Choose happiness” wall hanging.


I also had fun stamping out lots of smileys. I stamped the negatives in the same oxide colours and then added the positive in black. Here are my yellow ones




This is my completed wall hanging…


choose happiness - wall hanging


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope my wall hanging made you smile…. choose happiness is a pretty good mantra to have, in my humble opinion.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This really does make you smile doesn’t it it? THE perfect wall hanging to look at every morning! Thanks Jane ♡

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Your Mistakes Do Not Define You

Hi there! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening. Veerle Moreels has a gorgeous tag to share with you…


The hummingbird was the first thing I saw when this new set ‘Life is beautiful’ was released by Visible Image, but it was that circle that kept drawing my attention to it. So for today’s project I have inked it up and I combined it with some beautiful words.

No difficult techniques, just having a play with my bister and some coloring but that’s all these stamps need ^.^  I had my camera rolling and I have it low speed so you can see the magic happen with the bister ^.^





Stamps Used:


Life is Beautiful




Voices in your Head




Mistakes do not define you…

Mistakes are proof that you tried and turn into learning moments to have you grow to become even more beautiful than you already are.


Love, Veerle




Awesome tag Veerle ♡ Love the drama of the red! Great video as always.. thank you!

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Inspiring Sentiment Stamps – Visible Image

Hi there, thanks for visiting our blog today. Lanette Erickson is here to inspire you today with a really beautiful tag featuring one of our gorgeous new inspiring sentiment stamps from our ‘So Much Stronger’ set…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you over on the Visible Image Blog so you know me I have another tag to share with you..

For today’s tag I decided to created with a New Release stamp, So Much Stronger. I really just love this stamp set so much!


Friends are Angels - inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image


Visible Image Products Used: So Much Stronger


I really love this stamp set, just take a look!


inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image



Now lets take a close look at my tag…






Friends are Angels - inspiring sentiment stamp - Visible Image



Now make sure you stop by and join the fun over in our Visible Image Facebook Group!


Make sure you stop by and see the amazing new Stamps and Stencils too! They are amazing!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Your tag is so beautiful Lanette! The embellishments are fabulous and the sentiment looks awesome ♡ Thank you!

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Friends Are Angels

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have some gorgeous inspiration coming your way on the blog today. Have you checked our NEW quote stamps? We have 3 amazing new sets with some really inspiring, sentimental, and quirky quotes! Becca Cruger is up on the blog today with the ‘Friends are Angels’ sentiment stamp…


I am in LOOOOOOOVE with the new releases at Visible Image.

Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


One of my favorite new sets is So Much Stronger, which has all of these gorgeous sentiments that are bold and powerful (like the one I’m using in my card).


Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


I have been hoarding erm… carefully saving some Tim Holtz angel wings and as soon as I got my hands on this gorgeous set, I finally had the perfect card to use them on.



I’d chosen some teal and warm brown papers to use on my card, so I wanted my silver wings to match. InkaGold to the rescue!



InkaGold is perfect for altering chipboard, paper flowers, and metal pieces. It can be used as a paste, or mixed with water to create watercolors.



After I smudged with teal, I added a second layer of light gold. OOooooo shiny!



I used the same gold around on a die cut piece that would be my focal panel for my sentiment.



Sponged around the edges with some brown Distress Inks to give it a vintage vibe.


Friends Are Angels - Quote stamp - Visible Image


I added a ribbon, and embossed the lovely sentiment and I have one stunner of a final design!




This is a really beautiful card Becca ♡  We love how you have framed the sentiment with those awesome wings, and the layering is fabulous!

You will find more of Becca’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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Have a fantastic Sunday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome Design Team inspiration today! Jane Tyrrell is featuring 2 of the inspiring quotes from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our gorgeous face stamps, and some funky background stamps from another NEW set…

Good Evening, I am here with my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration. The new release is now available to buy online  or via your local stockist.

Today I am sharing another of my new makes and this time I have used the brilliant Voices in your Head stamp set



with the background Shape it up set



and the iconic and best selling Face it set




I made a Distress oxide background, using Salty ocean, Squeezed lemonade and Dried marigold. I pushed the colours onto my craft mat, added some water and after 2 pick ups I stopped as I loved the way the colours dripped down. When I looked at the patterns I felt it was quite a 60s/70s retro colour blend.



I cut down the piece to a fit a 7X5″ card and blended on a little extra Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide ink. I stamped my face and decided on my words placement. For extra impact I stamped and embossed “incredible” in red.

I also stamped some of the shapes from Shape it up in blue archival ink.



Here is my Retro words girl…



There are some really amazing words in this set, and they work so well with the existing stamps too.


Thanks as always for stopping by.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is such an awesome card Jane! Loving your retro background and these quotes are perfect for our face!
Thank you ♡

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Inspiring Sentiment Stamps

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is up next on the blog today, with a beautiful tag featuring our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and one of the inspiring sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Stronger Than You Think’ set…


Sometimes I start thinking and looking at the world around us. And to many times I notice all the demands we need to fulfill. It all needs to go faster, it needs to be better.  And strangely enough we feel the need we have to meet up with them. We can’t stay behind, we have to meet to the high standards others set for us. And without knowing we let them take away beautiful parts of us, parts that make us US.

With this in mind I had a play with one of the beautiful new released words and stencils. Very easy, and CAS but I had the camera running anyway.



Don’t let anyone take away your color. Smile your beautiful smile…


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil



Stamp Used:


So Much Stronger


Visible Image - Quote stamps - So Much Stronger



Stencil Used:


Butterfly Ink


Visible Image - Inky Butterfly stencil





This is such a beautiful tag Veerle. We love your texture, colour and shading on the butterfly.Thank you for your fantastic video too ♡

You’ll find more amazing projects over on Veerle’s blog.

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We will be back later with an awesome card from Jane Tyrrell feature more of our inspiring sentiment stamps!

Enjoy your evening!

Mark & Helen xx




Vivid Colours Quote Stamp

Good Morning! We have a double dose of gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today which we know will brighten your day! First up is Lanette Erickson from the USA with a super gorgeous tag featuring our Vivid Colours quote stamp…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog so you know me I have another tag to share with you..

For today’s tag I decided to created a beautiful sunset to accent on of my favorite Visible Image verse Stamps. Your Vivid Colours, I just love this message and I really love how this turned out.

Hopefully you will too…


Visible Image - Vivid Colours quote stamp



Visible Image Products Used


Strobes Stencil






Your Vivid Colours Stamp






Create it!



Other Products Used: Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays. Art Anthology Sorbet. Ranger- Distress Markers. Versa Mark Black Ink. Misc Ribbon. Prima- Watercolor Paper & Floral Dies. Wafer-Thin Tag Umbrella Dies.


Now lets take a close look at my tag….



I just love this verse stamp its such a great message.



I just love Visible Images Strobes Stencil!



Seriously look at this bit of Art Anthology through it.



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Make sure you check out the amazing new Stamps and Stencils! They are amazing!!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




This tag is so gorgeous Lanette! The flowers look beautiful and those vibrant colours interpret our Vivid Colours quote stamp perfectly! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lanette’s amazing projects over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

How Fragile Are We

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Veerle Moreels is here with a stunning new tag…


How fragile we are…

How fragile are we…



It always amazes me how, by just switching the two last words from place, you get (well I get) a completely different feeling. And depending on what the feeling is that is racing inside of me I’ll choose one or the other…



And it isn’t very hard to make a project using these words. Visible Image has enough stamps that match these words AND the little reminder I want to give myself.  Choosing the colors wasn’t hard either… this project needed black and white. And then this little tiny red heart…at the end of a very fine root of the tree.



Clean and simple, yet strong enough for me with all my tiny elements coming together…



Stamps Used:


How Fragile




Leave Your Fears




Such a beautiful tag Veerle.. thank you  ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


Handmade Creative Travellers Journal

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend.

We have lots of stunning inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today with 3 of our awesome Design Team bringing you brand new projects. First up today is Veerle Moreels…


All those creative ideas in my head… Some of them are just things I’m really looking forward in creating so I’m sure I will not forget them. And then there are those tiny details I think about… I just might forget about those so I write them down. Years ago on tiny little papers and I had heaps of them laying all around in the house. But I got tired of them so decided to make my own traveler’s notebook.  I bought a piece of leather and some notebooks, cut it all to the size I wanted and I was ready.




It was all black ( of course ^.^) until today. I had some playtime and created some less-is-more kind of covers for my journals. Just some color and some stamps that I needed on there as little personal reminders. Now to get all the creative inspiration in there ^.^



With the piece of leather that was left I made myself a little agenda that will get the same treatment: a pop of color and some beautiful stamps  ^.^


I think I can’t get any more organised: a bullet journal ( find post RIGHT HERE), a creative travelers notebook and a new agenda ^.^

 

Stamps Used:


Create With Your Soul




Music Speaks






This is a fantastic idea Veerle! Love your first pages ♡
Thank you!

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Mark & Helen xx


 

My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

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Mother’s Day

Good Evening! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell…


It’s another marvelous Monday and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration.

The next “event” in my card making is Mother’s day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March.  I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty’s tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant “Mother” definition stamp in my designs.

(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this stamp…watch this space)



I also wanted to use some specific words from the Written in the Stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any… I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.




I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out.




The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set.






I also used my Fibres stencil




I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.


I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple.


 



and for a “hot version” I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..



I then added some red distress through the fibres stencil to really spice it up.



Here is my “sunny” version which I also added a few sequins to…



They look so different don’t they?



Here are a few close ups..




You can mix and match the extra words..








and a last shot of them side by side..



It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty’s!



Next week I will share some more Mothers’ day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Despite my sunny cards it looks as though the weather is returning to winter this week… brrr it has been so cold and there may even some snow in the south of England. Keep snug wherever you are.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These cards are absolutely stunning Jane! Your stencilled backgrounds are fabulous and our butterflies look wonderful. Perfect choice of words too.. thank you ♡

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Cosmic Skies

Hi there! Apologies that we have neglected our blog for a few days.. we needed to spend every minute dispatching orders and continuing with the unpacking in our super new premises!

Our Design Team have lots of gorgeous new projects so we’ll be catching up with them over the next few days.


Jane Tyrrell has a fantastic new card to share…




Today is my weekly Design Team inspiration for Visible Image. This week I chose to use another of the fab older sentiments which works perfectly for my post today.



This stamp has such a unique typeface. I have often used the “eye” as a partner for this stamp but I decided I wanted to showcase this great sentiment all by itself.


I had the idea to stamp the sentiment on clear acetate “window” and then create a very textured starry sky.


This is my Distress Oxide starry sky..



 To add some sparkly stars I used sparkle medium through the


Cosmic Skies stencil..




 I used a clear based one as the inks soak into the medium and take up a wonderful glow…



I made my “window” and used little star brads in each corner to attach my sentiment.




Here is my finished card..


In real life it has a very textured sparkle, just like the sky at night twinkling..




Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x



 Awesome card Jane.. your cosmic sky is stunning! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later with fabulous inspiration from Heather Mitchell featuring another of our stencils!


Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx




Somewhere In Time…

Good Evening! We are back with our 3rd dose of awesome inspiration this evening!

We’re really excited to share the very first Design Team project by Heather Mitchell…




I was super inspired when my Visible Image DT kit arrived (and just a little blown away at the awesomeness of the stamps).  I got very excited as, even though they’re sold in sets, they are so interchangeable and many of the images and sentiments can be used in different ways… which, as a crafter, is just fabulous!



The Somewhere in Time set really caught my eye.  I love the fractured pocket watch… it seemed to represent how I’m feeling at the moment.


Obviously, me being me, I had to start with an inky background and so I reached for some watercolour paper and my Distress Oxide’s



I loved the stormy look I created with the Oxide and spritzed with gold ink to add a little sparkle


I’ve added elements of ‘Fibres‘ and the gorgeous ‘Strobes‘ stencils before stamping the text from ‘Scripted Streets‘ and the cogs from ‘Somewhere in Time’



I placed the ‘Strobe’ stencil so it looks like light is shining onto the main image




Text stamps are a great way to add texture and break up areas of colour


Once the background was complete, I could start adding the main images.  Using Wow! Embossing powder, I stamped the background of the watch and added the detailed image over the top once cooled



The detail on Visible Image stamps is just incredible…
even the smallest detail stamps perfectly every time


To break up the text, I’ve used the rain stamp from the ‘Sparkle in the Rain‘ set before adding the sentiment.  The title ‘Time’ stamp is from the ‘Somewhere in Time’ set and the sentiment from ‘What Really Matters



I hope you like my first post for Visible Image, it’s been quite daunting… and for those of you that like to know what’s been used, here’s a list of the magic ingredients used in this project:




Visible Image Products:


Somewhere in Time




Scripted Streets




Sparkle in the Rain




What Really Matters




Fibres stencil




Strobes stencil




Distress Ink Pads:
Oxides: Iced Spruce, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Oxides Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass



Wow! Embossing Powders:
Primary Ebony Super Fine, Metallic Silver



Other Items:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ‘Basically Bare’



Love this card.. the colours are so stunning together and all the background stamping looks fantastic.
Thank you Heather ♡

You will find more of Heather’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Lisa Taggart!


If you missed any of our earlier posts today, you’ll find them HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx