We are here to brighten up this damp dismal day with some gorgeously sparkly inspiration from Teresa Morgan to get us in the festive mood! We’d also like to wish all our followers in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
Over to Teresa…
Hello and welcome back to another Thrilling Thursday post for Visible Image stamps. I’m back in a festive mood again this week and have a super sparkly Christmas card to share with you..
I began by stamping the large ‘sparkle’ stamp all over the background and embossing with Sparkling Snow WOW embossing powder. I then used one of the Drag and Drip stamps to create my icicles, embossing with Atlantic Seaspray and Sparkling Snow embossing powders. I cut these out, adding a strip of gold pearl card before mounting on 3d foam.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder before die cutting into an oval. I then covered the oval with Versamark ink and holographic embossing powder for a magical rainbow sparkle.
I hope that you like my magical card today – don’t forget that the Black Friday sale begins tonight in the Visible Image shop. Sale items are limited and are likely to go quickly, so don’t miss out!!
Good Afternoon! We are back with our 3rd inspirational post today… wowza! We hope you have been suitably inspired ❤
Our final post for today comes from Pauline Butcher who, as always, is injecting some colour into Friday!!!
I hope you are all well, just a quickie today, a card I made for one of my recent workshops, I do love passing on techniques.
The unique stamps I’ve used, are designed and made by hand, by Mark and Helen at Visible Image, they both work very hard, and are very passionate about their company and their fabulous stamps.
I used Brusho’s for the background, along with spray starch and cling film, such a cool vibrant outcome!I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, mixing 2 colours of sparkle Embossing powder, before heating to set.
The Image is made using Angelina Fibres, placed on top of the stamp which has Versamark on, then ironed, such a fab technique, and finally fussy cut.
If you are going to the NEC next week, do pop along to the Visible Image Stand, B09 where you meet Helen and Mark, see some of the stunning stamps available, also see loads of inspirational DT work, and you will also see me, I am doing ‘Make & Takes’, but get in early to book your place as they are limited.
It’s the last few days to get your Pink entry into the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE.
Also pop over the the Visible Image Facebook Group, and see the inspiration the fans of the stamps are producing, HERE.
Thanks for checking my post out.
See you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx
Awesome work Pauline thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤
It’s like this technique was made for this stamp! If you LOVE music or make cards for someone who does, then head over and check out the whole collection HERE!
We will be back tomorrow with some fantastic Halloween inspiration from Teresa Morgan, and something Christmassy from Susanne Rose ❤
Hope to see you then! Enjoy the rest of your Friday 🙂
Good Evening, we hope you have had a good start to the week. It’s really really busy here, not only making all the orders but trying to get all the stock made for our biggest show of the year at the NEC in just 2 weeks! It’s definitely time we got a new team member on board as we are two rather tired people!!!
Lots of awesome new stamps are also being designed in the evenings, and we have some very exciting news to share with you soon too 🙂 Watch this space!!!
Right then, we must share all the gorgeous PINK inspiration our fabulous Design Team created for our blog hop last weekend, we hope it will inspire you to enter our PINK challenge this month too!
Lots of texture and touchy feely items on this one, I really enjoyed playing around and creating this!
I have used the script from the Revolution set and the Best Days sentiment stamp.
I began by stencilling a starburst with Distress Ink in the background, then stamped and embossed the script stamp from the Revolution Set all over the card with pink embossing powder.
I embossed the horses with WOW powders Vintage Peacock glitter embossing powder. The Stay Strong stamp is embossed in white, then die cut into a circle. I added detail around the edge with the Plasma stamp embossed in pink. I added Pumice Stone Distress ink to the circle and around the edge of the card to create contrast.
The stamps I used on my very PINK card are the Brick Wall, ‘Love Yourself’ from the No Regrets set and ‘You Rock’ from Max Rocks. Inked, heat embossed and layered on white and black card, finished with a breast awareness badge…… a perfect card for someone going through such a tough time!
I made a frilly pink postcard to share, filled full of love and positivity to carry when it is needed most. Stamps used: SentimentThis is Me set. The big heart is filled with multiple stampings from thePlasma setfor the lacy texture.
On my card today I’ve used lots of different pink mists and let them blended together. I’ve used a regular white cardstock that I’ve coated with a matte transparent medium before I started.
The Butterfly INKognito is stamped with pink distress in twice and then with black ink on top. The sentense is named Take the Moment, and it’s actually one part of the set. To keep it clean I’ve just added a few bling (pearls) in diagonal corners as embellishments.
My background was created using blended Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade, over stamped using the same colours. The images were stamped using Versamark, and heat embossed with pink and orange embossing powder,the clock was heat embossed in Gold powder. The tears were created with glossy accents and a couple of gems.
Gorgeous gorgeous work, thank you ladies xxx
We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration for you.
And… as a thank you to all our wonderful customers for loving Visible Image stamps so much, we still have 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October!
Just enter coupon code: thankyou20 at the checkout 🙂
We have now raised a fantastic £417.50 for Breast Cancer Care this month. We’d love to hit our target of £500…. More details of our fundraising activities can be found HERE.
Have a good evening and we hope to see you back here tomorrow.
Good Evening 🙂 Thank for visiting our blog today! We are continuing with our PINK theme and Teresa Morgan has a really beautiful card to share with you…
Welcome back to my weekly dose of Visible Image stamps inspiration. This week the DT are promoting Breast Cancer Care and all our projects have gone pink. I must admit that I am not a very pink person, but this is such a worthy cause, I couldn’t refuse!
My card is a subtle shade – I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, sponged over a cloud shape mask I cut from some cardstock. The Crow Tree stamp is stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW powders white superfine embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Fae Hope set.
You can help Visible Image raise money for Breast Cancer care by making a donation on their JustGiving page or by purchasing the Stay Strong stamp this month…
Thank you Teresa this is such a gorgeous card. Love this sentiment with the image! <3
Ok… So tomorrow is our BIG PINK BLOG HOP! We hope you will join us to help raise as much funds as possible for Breast Cancer Care, see the stunning PINK Design Team inspiration, and have the chance of winning this amazing prize…
Hi There! Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.
We are continuing with our PINK themed projects, helping raise awareness of Breast Cancer during October. You will find lots of very important information over on the Breast Cancer Care website, and see the difference they make to people’s lives… Such a wonderful charity that’s close to our hearts.
Here’s Sue Joseph with more details and her very PINK card…
Hello and welcome to our rather neglected blog… well just lately anyway!!!
It has been a busy old time here at Visible Image basecamp for a number of reasons…. Loads of orders (thank you!)…exhibiting at quite a few craft shows… a road trip and some very exciting meetings… AND and lots of designing too!!!
Right.. on with today’s post! We have so much gorgeous new inspiration to show you from our fabulous Design Team, so make yourself a cuppa and read on…
My card this week is ALL about the sentiment
I LOVE this verse, it’s called The Best Days. I used wow black ebony to heat emboss it and with a verse like this you dont need a busy card, hence just my paint splats, the words say it all!
I created the background with my new toy the Art spinner and used shimmer paints and neon paint. Layered and matted onto some green mirror board and kraft card and finished with some flat back green gems and hessian. ribbon.
No your eyes are not out of focus, lol, I wanted to try something a little different with this card, and I used a couple of super duper Visible Image Stamps.
My inspiration came from a retro 3D poster I saw recently, although I haven’t tried to view it through a pair of 3D glasses, lol, but you get the idea !!!!
I stamped the background with the Grunge Polka Dots, 4 times, using 4 different Distress ink colours, I also did the same on another piece of card and stamped the sentiment in Versamark, heat embossed it using clear embossing powder, fussy cut it, mounted it onto black card and fussy cut it again, to give a thin black outline.
And hey look, no bling or glitter used, that was incredibly hard, lol !!!!
This week I am sharing a bright and beautiful card..
I have stamped the Ink Splats with various colours of Distress Ink to create my inky rainbow. I then took the music wave stamp from the Soul Music set, and stamped with black Archival Ink, then flipped the stamp upside down to continue the flourish across the page. I love how the music notes are not all ‘the right way up’, so you can use this stamp in any direction without it looking odd!
The wonderful sentiment I’ve used today has gone PINK this month! Not the actual stamp, but the package. It’s called STAY STRONG and during october 50% of the sales for this stamp will be donated to Breast Cancer Care! Buy yours now!
I’ve played around with pink inkpads that react with water, and some mists to do my background. The horse is from the Revolution set, and the darker spots around the edge are stamped with part of the other horse from the same set. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment on top of it all.
I have used Gelato’s for my background and over stamped with the Bronte Script. The leaf stamp and sentiment from the Colours of the Windset have been inked up with Red Geranium and Potting Soil Archival inks.
I have been having a look through some of my old stuff and saw this little gem which didn’t get published last year. It is still such a cool technique and it is nice to revisit some of my older projects. It means that new visitors to me and Visible Image don’t miss out on something!
So, I started with a nice crisp piece of white card. Using those pots of inky paint from Pinflair called Gentle Blends, I applied colour to the daisy silhouette from the Happy Birthday set from the ‘More Than Words’ range. I used a sponge to apply the colour directly to the stamps. I stamped the first time onto my base card and then did a second stamping onto a separate piece of white card. This gave me a vibrant first impression and a dull, light second impression.
I then used the seeded flower head silhouette from the Thinking of You set, again from the ‘More Than Words’ range, to overstamp the coloured daisies in black ink.
On the piece of card that I had done the second impression stamping, I used black ink to stamp the Create With Your Soul sentiment. All pieces were layered onto black card and the sentiment was added to the main card using foam pads to raise it up.
The background of the card is created with Twinklings H2O. The Visible Image sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I’m back with a little bit of inspiration for you, a card using some of those fantastic Visible Image Stamps that I love using so much! On this card, the stamps I used are Winter Tree and the sentiment is Me Time
A very simple card to make, I used some Brusho paints on the background, mixing them with water and just washing them over the card. I then used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint inks, and using the dropper provided in the kit, just dripped them down the card. This gives the impression of trees, so I stamped Winter Tree with Distress Inks onto the inky background. I finished off with the sentiment stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, I filled in the letters with some Stickles for that little bit of sparkle.
I am so happy it is October! I love the cooler weather, here for me it should be soon anyways! And of course, I love Halloween!
Today for my Visible Image DT play I made a tag using the wicked Zombie Dawn set!
She is a bit more ghosty I think… On top of the acrylic paint and ink background, everything is heat embossed. I really love how embossing makes everything shiny and adds more POP! The pumpkins are made with texture paste using a Dreamweaver metal stencil with orange embossing powder on top.
Zombie Dawn, the hands and sentiment are all fine stamps by Visible Image! I hope you have fun getting ready for Halloween later this month and I would really love to see what you make!
Time for some more inspiration using stamps from the fab Visible Image..
First I stamped the Poinsettias from the Pointsettia Stamp Set, then used Brushos to add the colours. Starting with the flowers, I took a paintbrush and painted the flowers, with water, then sprinkled just a tiny amount of the red Brusho and spread it around a little to fill in all the petals, I did this for each flower. Then I painted water onto the background, and again sprinkled the Brushos, letting the colour spread as normal, but using the paintbrush to help the colour spread. I finished off with gold gems in the flower centres and the Merry Christmas sentiment.
Huge thank you to our wonderful team, gorgeous gorgeous work xxx
We hope you have been suitably inspired!
You will always find our daily Design Team inspiration over in our Facebook Group, and that’s where you will find our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ Challenge too! Show us what you have made with our stamps and you could be the winner of our fabulous prize! The winner is always chosen at random so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or more experienced stamper 🙂
Throughout October, we are raising funds for Breast Cancer Care with fun challenges, competitions, and our BIG PINK BLOG HOP! There are some amazing prizes to be won so we hope you will join in and show your support for this wonderful charity.
Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK event will help more people find a way to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer.
We are also donating 50% of all sales of our ‘Stay Strong’ stamp during the whole of October too…
Our Stay Strong stamp was created with those facing tough times in mind. Whether you want to use it on a card for a friend, or to create a wonderful plaque for yourself or a loved one, the words are perfect…
We are also giving you a fantastic 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October… how awesome is that!!!
We love that you love them! 🙂
Enter coupon code: thankyou20 at the checkout to get your discount!
Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, and we promise not to neglect it again!!! 😉
We will be back shortly with some fabulous PINK PROJECTS from the team, to inspire you to enter our PINK challenge! And make sure you visit our blog this coming Friday (October 16th) and take part in our BIG PINK BLOG HOP!!!
Thank you for visiting our blog today! We must offer our apologies for neglecting our blog lately.. it’s been a hectic few weeks with back to back craft shows, what with making all the stamps needed for those on top of all the orders! Good job we love what we do.. must admit we are two very tired people at the moment!!!
Here are a couple of photos from the shows so far…
Our stand at Ally Pally
Some of our fabulous Facebook friends showing off their Make & Takes!
Debbie, Steve, Erika, Pauline and Jilly all did an awesome job 🙂
‘Team Awesome’ aka Mark, Helen, and the mega talented Kim Robertson who did an amazing job with the Make & Take sessions as well as demonstrating in the main demo area both days! Thank you Kim! xxx
Kim’s amazing Make & Take tags…
We will be sharing Kim’s tutorials for these projects later today 🙂
Our stand at Exeter…
This weekend we will be at The Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday, and this time Pauline Butcher will be demonstrating our gorgeous stamps on our stand! This is a ticket only event and a fantastic show!
While we were away, our wonderful Design Team were busy creating awesome things with our stamps, so let’s have a catch up! If you join our Facebook group you will always be first to see their daily inspiration 🙂
For this card I have used a Technique called ‘Josephs Coat Technique’. It is basically a Resist embossing technique. I have used distress inks and the gorgeous “You are Loved” stamp for this. xxx
I’d like to share a stamped Christmas box today. I embellished it with the lovely Poinsettia stamps from Visible Image and two die cut ornaments from Noor! Design.
The box is cut with the Silhouette Cameo out of kraft cardstock and embossed with the script stamp from the Visible Image Revolution set and white embossing powder. I distressed the edges of the box with a scissors. The poinsettias are stamped with a darker red on red cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Now I only need to fuzzy cut the flowers and adhere the pieces together.
Today I have a bit more winter spirit inspiration to share. I used one of the new Visible Image Christmas stamp sets, “Baby, it’s cold outside”. The snowflake is so detailed and so awesome for any Winter project.
The background is layered with some stencil work, Tim Holtz “Gothic” with modeling paste. Then several layers of DecoArt acrylic paint, antiquing cream and some Distress paint. I used Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder on the beautiful snowflake and sentiment.
I created the swirly background using the shaving foam technique, such a fun thing to do! I then over stamped that with the snowflake stamps from the White Christmas set, and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Then I stamped and mounted the Snowflakes & Butterflies verse (which was written by Helen).
Today I have something to show that isn’t Halloween, and it isn’t Christmas either. I have manage to do something else – lol. I spend my weekend at a crop in Norway and got some inspiration for a tag so I just had to play a bit. This is what ”came out” of it. I’ve use the Robot Data Set from Visible Image for this tag.
I started with stamping the numbers on my white tag with embossing ink. Then I used clear powder. Then I started to mist and drip a bunch of different colors on the tag until I was satisfied. I ran the tag through an embossing folder to get some structure, and added a dark distress ink around the edges. I added a bunch of embellishment and colored my hug snug ribbon with mists and alcohol inks.
When the tag was ready and the robot mounted with 3D foam I covered the whole robot with Diamond Glaze.
I am sharing a quick and easy card – perfect for those of us who have a lot of Christmas cards to make and not a lot of time. I’ve used the fabulous Merry Christmas XL and Grunge Flourish from Visible Image stamps.
I stamped the flourish in each corner and embossed with Candy Apple embossing powder from WOW powders. The sentiment is embossed in black and layered onto a die cut oval. The whole thing is matted onto silver mirri card for a bit of Christmas bling!
I have a pair of Christmas Cards for you today. I used a distress resist technique for the backgrounds using the Snowflake from the White Christmas set. I have also used the “White Christmas sentiment” and Merry Christmas sentiment. xxx
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I’d like to share a “Cookie Cup” today, which is decorated with the super cool “Rockin’ Around” set from Visible Image.
The Christmas tree and the sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The cup is a cutting file from Silhouette Store. The tree is cut with the Pix Scan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.
I started off making a postcard, so it is 4 inches by 6 inches on mixed media paper. I added lots of fun layers of Distress Ink and water. I have just picked up some of the micro beads and wanted to play with those too. Then I was looking at my dies and have this Spellbinders Aster flower that was calling out to me, so I had to make one! I really like how it frames the awesome sentiment by Visible Image, “Create your imagination” from the “This is me”,set. So now my postcard has dimension, which is really fun but I don’t think it would go into the mail system very well as a traditional postcard! So it is a small canvas with lots of color!
The background was created with Distress Inks, and over stamped with the Where Dreams Take You and Plasma stamps. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I started with a Brusho coloured piece of card in shades of purple, lime and teal and added the really useful Bronte Script stamp using teal ink. Just a hint of it stamped randomly but always level. I added some ink splats stamps in purple and teal. When that was done I cut the piece down before sewing it to a matting layer of cream watercolour card.
The tag was cut from another coloured piece of card but this time instead of the big purple splats I used the Live Life Now sentiment. Again I sewed this to a cream mount. Both these mounts were then roughed up along their edges. I added some brads to the tag, my current favourite embellishment!
I got a new toy at the weekend, I’d had one as a child and didn’t think they were made anymore!
But they do, only the name is now ‘Art spinner’ not ‘Twirl o paint’. All it is is basically a spinning motor, you attach your card on top and drop your ink/ paint onto it whilst its spinning! Each creation is always different, I’ve made lots lol so watch this space!
So for today’s I used some shimmer paints on neenah card and my faveVisible Image stamp Flower INKognito. It’s just so bold and grungy I LOVE IT! The superb sentiment I used is ‘Mistakes are good they make us wiser’ from the Sunshine Set. Both stamps are heat embossed in black ebony wow.
It seems to be all about backgrounds at the moment which is ideal for Visible Image stamps 🙂
The paint I used have a gorgeous shimmer on them but unfortunately the camera doesn’t pick it up 🙁
I mounted my card onto black and cerise mirror board which really complements the cerise and black in the design 🙂 I hope you like it and there’ll be lots to follow haha!
I’ve distressed a piece of kraft cardstock with some brown and green ink. Then I stamped the trees with the same green ink I just used. They are misted with water before stamped. When it was dry I splattered some white and glitter white mists as snow on the piece. Added sequins and bling for snow on the ground and some sequins as ornaments in one of the trees. Finally I stamped the sentense and mounted the red Alien with 3D foam and mounted the piece on a Kraft Card.
HUGE ‘Thank you’s’ to everyone on the team for your amazing work!
We love the way that our team think ‘outside the box’ and it’s always so exciting to see what they create with our stamps 🙂 You will find all the links to our Design Team blogs HERE.
We will be back a little later with Kim Roberston’s step by step tutorials for her stunning Ally Pally tags and demo cards.
Until the end of October we are giving you a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps!
Enter coupon code: allypally20 at the checkout 🙂
Throughout the whole of October we will be fundraising for Breast Cancer Care, a wonderful charity here in the UK who make a real difference to people’s lives. You can find more details over in our Facebook EVENT, or look out for our blog post later today giving you all the information you need to join us in raising money for this very worthy cause. We will be running fun competitions, challenges a BIG PINK blog hop and more!
We hope you are having a great week so far… and hope to see you back here later today for more awesome inspiration created, of course, with Visible Image stamps!
Hi There! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration for you from our wonderful team..
Susanne Rose has created some fabulous postcards…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I made two mixed media postcards using Neoccolor II pencils and gesso for the background. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set to add some texture. The doodling is made with acrylic markers as well as uniPOSCA markers. It’s always good to have some postcards ready to go! I am a big fan of the Visible Image expression stamps. They are perfect for cards and also for art journalling and they are so true!
I have simply stamped this onto some cream card, inked around the edge and attached it to some Frayed Burlap, this was then attached to some red card and my base card. I finished off with a Diecut Fir Tree.
And here’s a fabulous Christmas card from Karen Liddle…
I used Distress Inks for the background, blended with sponges. Colours used are Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. I also splashed drops of water over the ink and dabbed off, this removes the colour and creates white spots, love doing this.
Visible Image very recently released some wonderful Holiday stamps and I am feeling lucky to have received some to play with 🙂 I am not quite ready for the Holiday Season, so I have an alternate use for the beautiful Sparkle at Christmas set.
I used the bigger sparkle from the Sparkle at Christmas set to frame the “Imagine” focal point badge. Imagine is from theImagine Dream & Inspire set. Love the sparkle set it is so flexible and can be used so many ways! The stamping and embossing are wonderful as well, makes playtime a breeze! The top of the tag is capped with the Retro Dots Background stamp.
I included and extra photo here to show more of the embossing, I am sooooo hooked on embossing. It adds such a fun and perfect touch. This is also the first time I have used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Razzleberry Plum. Change the angle and the color of the EP changes too. Awesomeness! Now I need more, many more, colors of Lindy’s 🙂 I had to add some juicy fun dots from the Plasma set in Razzleberry Plum around the edges.
Kim Bacon was also feeling funky this week! With awesome results…
Today I have decided to do something a little ‘shocking’ in that I have used some funky colours with jet black shiny embossing powder. Not the usual Christmas colours I know but that is where my crafting session took me!
I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.
Lisa Nygards has a brilliant masculine card for us this week…
No Christmas cards from me today. I’ve tried to do a more masculine card, even though I’ve used flowers and dolies. *smile* I have used the character from Jazz it Up and the sentense from Thank You set.
I stamped the images on a page from an old German book (have no idea what it says), and mounted that on cardstock panels since it’s a bit flimsy as is.
If you love sparkle then you will love Kim Robertson’s card…
I love cards like this that have a hand made background using gorgeous stamps and then all the accessories match and make you think the words are perfect which of course they definitely are. I used Momento Grey Flannel Ink and the White Christmas snowflake from the stamp set. I also used Vintage sparkle glitter for this one as I just loved the different colours in it, pinks and greens and white but all very very sparkly and pretty.
We will share Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the next few days!
Teresa Morgan has created 2 completely different, and very fabulous cards using the same Christmas sentiment…
I love using kraft card at Christmas – it reminds me of gingerbread! I have paired the Merry Christmas stamp with the gorgeous Grunge Flourish for this first card. Both are stamped with Versamark, and embossed with WOW powders in red and white.
My second card is less traditional. I used the Grunge Polkadot background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and used black embossing powder on the sentiment stamp.
It’s right up my street, as you all know I do love a bit of bling !!!!!
Please excuse my photo, I couldn’t seem get a good image for some reason, anyway……. I started off with a shaving foam and Dylusion background, this was a second print, so it was nice a pale. I used the small burst stamp with versamark, and glitter embossing powders in various colours, then added the large burst and the sentiment in a bright blue glitter embossing powder. I decided this wasn’t enough, so I heat embossed them again onto some heat resistant acetate, fussy cut them, then attached them with glue gel. Out came my Stickles for some extra sparkle !!!!
I made the background with Dylusion Ink sprays, then using the small flourish from the Revolution set, I stamped over it using just water, and flicked some for good measure, lol !!!! I stamped the tree and the sentiment using Black ink, then stamped the tree again in blue. Once dry, I stamped the tree and sentiment again using Versamark, but slightly to the left, to give a shadow effect, then heat embossed in a white glitter embossing powder. Again I decided this was not enough, so I used some dries white glue over the main tree and the word Christmas, with some dry glitter sprinkled over it.
Susanne Rose mixes and older Christmas stamp design with NEW to create an absolute stunner…
Again I have a Christmas card for you today. I can’t stop creating Christmas themed projects, but the new Visible Image Stamps are so awesome!
My background is colored with Neocolor II watercolor crayons and the lovely snowflake from the White Christmas stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Luxe matching the background color. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe as well and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut it with the Silhouette Cameo and the Pix Scan Mat.
I love the Poinsettia!!! I fuzzy cut each stamped flower and build up some 3d poinsettias. The leaves die cut in the background are from Cottage Cutz.
For this card I first made a background using Distress inks then for a bit of dimension added a couple of background stamps.. Grunge Harlequin and Bronte Script. Last of all I stamped the Sentiment from the Sunshine Set.
And for this Christmas card my background has been made with PanPastels while masking off a moon. The Winter Tree and Merry Christmas sentiment have both been clear embossed with Black Versafine ink, and I finished off using some acrylic paint for my snow.
Karen Liddle was in the green zone this week! Gold on green is stunning…
I used Aquatints to colour the background, just one colour brushed over wet water colour card. I did a couple of brushes across either side, leaving the middle pretty clear, the inks blended nicely in the middle. I used a stencil for the tiny dots then used Ink Splats stamps around the edges, heat embossed the Flower Inkognito and the Imperfection is Beauty sentiment stamp.
I made my own stencil for this one, just a square nestie cut through mylar. I then inked through it with Diestress Ink, and stamped the snowflakes in the same colour. I heat embossed the sentiment. Only one stamp set was used which was White Christmas.
And we finish off today’s post with another fabulous funky little number from Kim Johnny…
I wanted to share a small project I made using my Visible Image Stamps. Lately I have been having fun making half-page canvas pieces. I love the torn edges that remain when removing it from the spiral book!
The paper is Canson Mixed Media. The flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cuts, colored with Derwent Inktense color blocks. The scribbles are made with UniBall Signo pens.
Hello There! I know I know.. we are supposed to be on holiday!!! But we just had to pop in and share the latest inspiration from the amazing Visible Image stamps Design Team before we head off to beautiful Portugal for our honeymoon 🙂
So here is a wonderful collection of the latest cards and projects.. kicking off with some gorgeous work with our NEW Christmas stamps…
If you click on the DT names it will take you over to their blogs for more details of how they were created and which stamps they used.
There are lots more gorgeous Wedding cards over in our Facebook group.. We were presented with an overwhelming number of fabulous cards on our Wedding Day.. a secret group had been created on Facebook for anyone wanting to send us a card, and Pauline brought them all with her on the day. It really touched us.. we have so many wonderful caring customers <3 Thank you! xxx
We will be back to work on Monday August 24th.. so if you want some gorgeous new stamps to create with, you won’t be waiting too long now!
Good Morning and thank you for coming to see us today 🙂
Can you believe we are half way through the week already? Time is just flying by! Not only are we busy making so many orders for our NEW releases, but we have also been busy finalising our Christmas 2015 stamps designs… and we know you are going to LOVE them 😉
On to today’s business… It’s Wednesday which means the fabulous Kim Robertson is here to inspire you!
How are you all? I hope everyone is doing ok and enjoying a little sunshine and warmth.
I have another card from the fab Visible Image’s new launch of stamps and I really hope you like it..
I went for the clean look again on this one. Well ish… for me anyway haha! But I love the spring out with the old, fresh start vibe to this one.
I started with a square of white card and black archival ink. I stamped the Bronte Border stamp several times in ascending order on the left side .
I then initially stamped my flower head and blotted a lot of the ink off the flower stamp and went around the edge of the flower head again using just the tips of the flower very pale just enough to cast this shadow effect.
The fabulous sentiment from the new launch , so crisp and clean stamps like a dream some polymer stamps can be too squishy I know you know what I mean haha so that if you press too hard the image blurs and does not look clean anymore, never so with Visible Image. They are an absolutely spot on image.
So using the flower head still I used grey inks and black and the tips of the flower to create this 2nd and 3rd generation stamping border which has the impression of movement on the card.
For a little added interest on the left side I decided to take a small piece of the same white card and stamp the matching part of the border all over it, I mounted that onto a small piece of the same blue card with just a tiny border I added a little white velvet bow and foam on the back to raise this piece up from the card but as I used the matching piece of the writing you can hardly tell it is there until you zoom in
Here again is the finished image, I was really pleased how this one turned out although is is pretty clean there is actually a lot of stamping gone into this and I just love these techniques…
I hope you managed to see all the fabulous new sentiment and phrase stamps launched recently from Mark and Helen with Visible Image, they are just adorable and I cant wait to get my hands on all of them There simply is something for everyone and every occasion. Take a look if you haven’t seen them yet here on the new launch page.
Ok friends I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and I look forward to seeing you here again next Wednesday.
Huge Crafty Hugs
What a beautiful card… love the blue and cream combo. Perfect card for someone who’s had a rough time of it and are ready to come out the other side.
Have you got your hands on some of our NEW Express Yourself quotes and sentiments yet? Whether making cards is your passion or mixed media is more your thing, we have the perfect words for your projects! You will find them all HERE.
As you probably know… Our stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. unless of course you are intentionally going for a more distressed look with your project! They are made with the finest photopolymer available, and every stamp is still hand cut by Mark! Our designs are unique, original and different… we love to stand out from the crowd. We do it our way… and you seem to love it 😉 So thank you!
We’ll be back a little later with an awesome new card from Lisa Nygards 🙂
Good Morning! Is it really Monday again so soon? Where did the weekend go?!?! We had a busy weekend of decorating, it was nice to take some time out from ‘work’ 🙂
Today we are catching up with the latest projects from Karen Liddle and Kim J, and then a little later Kim Bacon will be here with her regular ‘Marvellous Monday’ post 🙂
First up it’s Karen…
It’s time for me to show you some more projects using stamps from Visible Image.
I made the background on my Gelli Plate using acrylic paints, and a couple of background stamps. I then stamped Woman Inkognito in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I did the same with the sentiment.
For the background on this one, I used the ‘Shaving Foam Technique’, if you haven’t tried it you must, it’s so much fun. The sentiment is one of the brand new releases, available now here at Visible Image.
I stamped the butterfly twice, once on the card and again on a piece of acetate, which was attached by the body and the wings bent up just a little, and finished of with gems.
I have made a background of Distress ink that I have splashed with water, my Butterfly INKognito was stamped making sure I left enough room for the words, I then stamped my sentiment “Take the Moment”with black Versafine ink and clear embossed.
Last of all I stamped the Large Butterfly, coloured with distress ink and fussy cut it and stuck this down with some foam pads.
For my second sample, I have made a wall plaque using the shaving foam technique for my background…Once dry I stamped and clear embossed my sentiment “Wake up Awesome” and then put some Sparkle Medium through a stencil
Thank you Doreen 🙂 Gorgeous backgrounds for these fabulous words! You’ll find more of Doreen’s beautiful work over on her blog.
We hope to see you back here tomorrow when Kim J and Karen will be here to inspire you 🙂
And don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with our stamps over in our Facebook Group. There’s a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our Show & Tell challenge!
Hello 🙂 We’re back again with more stunning inspiration! This time Kim Bacon is here, as promised, with a gorgeous summery card…
What a fabby weekend it was! Sun, sun and more sun!
For my Visible Image DT piece today I have a very bright and strawberry coloured card for you featuring one of the lovely flower silhouettes from the ‘More Than Words’ range.
I first painted a piece of card with liquid Brusho in red and orange shades. When it was completely dry I stamped and embossed the flower with clear embossing powder all over the card.
This sealed in the colour under the flowers so when I painted the whole thing over with bleach it took away the colour from the exposed areas.
The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the same card but this time I used bleach to stamp the flower head giving a more subtle effect so the sentiment stood out clearly. The sentiment was stamped with black embossing powder.
Such a fabulous card.. so summery! Love the colours! Gorgeous work, thank you Kim 🙂 You will find more of Kim’s superb work and her 365 days of ATCs over on her blog.
Come and join us on Facebook! We have a great group where you can share your Visible Image cards and projects for a chance to WIN some a £25 coupon to spend on our gorgeous stamps in our Show & Tell challenge 🙂
There’s also a chance to WIN some of our NEW stamps over in our ‘June New Releases EVENT’! Have you seen the sneak peeks we’ve shared so far? If not, you will find them HERE
We will be back with MORE new stamps previews tomorrow 🙂
What an exciting week here at Visible Image!!!
You will find all our amazing stamps here in our SHOP. Deeply etched clear photopolymer stamps that perform like rubber! Unique designs you’ll fall in love with! What more could you want… apart from some ink?! 😉
Hi There! Thanks so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
Feeling a little sad today as we say goodbye to the very awesome Amber Kroening! Amber has been on the team for the past year and a half and we adore her style!
This is Amber’s last Visible Image DT project...
(but we know there’ll be more fab cards to come!)
Happy Saturday! I went a little crazy with this card and used a bunch of different stamps. It was fun to make! The background was done with watercolors.
This is my last post with Visible Image and I just wanted to say that it has been a delight to be a part of the team.
Mark and Helen are fabulous, and all of the design team girls are so sweet and talented!!!
Here are some of our ‘most favourite’ Amber cards…
Aren’t they all superb! If you love Amber’s work as much as we do, you can follow her blog HERE
You will of course find all of these amazing stamps HERE
Amber… You have been an absolute dream to work with, we’ve loved having you on the team 🙂 Your cards are amazing! Thank you for all your support, and we will proudly display your fabulous work on our show stands in the future 🙂 Wishing you all the very best in everything you do xx
We will be back on Monday and Kim Bacon will be here to make it ‘marvellous’ 🙂
Our NEW Design Team members will also start to share their new cards and projects with you this coming week!
If you want to be first to see all the sneak peeks of our NEW character stamps, come and join our Facebook Event ….They really are ‘out of this world’ 😉
Lots of awesome NEW quotes stamps coming very soon too!!!