Hot Pink Inspiration!

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is back with some fabulous inspiration for you this evening…


Well hello!

I hope you have a spare 10 minutes today because I’ve been experimenting with my smaller Visible Image stamps and used them to create an inky & stamped Masterboard, and created a video of the process (which also includes the making of these 3 cards).





Masterboards are so useful for sparking off ideas and they allow you to make either several completely different cards, or batch make some identical(ish) cards. This is one of my go-to techniques and I always use it when my mojo wanders off for a little while (as it did this week). I chose to make different shaped cards and I have 3 that I’m sharing in this post but I promise I’ll be brief about how I made them because the main instructions are in the video.


1) GOOD TIMES



This card is 15cm square.

Stamp the singer onto plain white card and colour her dress in with distress markers that match the masterboard colours. Add a little shadow at her feet to ‘ground’ her.  Stamp the small flower around the edge of the image in 2 alternating colours. Take a piece of masterboard, stamp the sentiment and adhere it to a square card blank. Then add a strip of co-ordinating orange card that has been embossed with a folder. Finally add the image raised up on fun foam.


Additional stamps used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):


     



2) Live Life Now



Here I’ve made a DL card.

To make this, use a DL card blank and cut another piece of card the same size as the card front. Turn this panel over and use a pencil to mark where the sentiment will be, then draw the ‘split’ freehand, starting at the smallest point and curving upwards and outwards.  Cut this section out with your scissors. Turn the panel the right side up and stamp the sentiment in 3 shades of distress oxide. Stamp one of the small sparkle rays in the same 3 colours right at the bottom of the split. Adhere some of the masterboard to the card blank and attach the panel on top. Finish with a pearl in the centre of the sparkle ray.


Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):






3) SPARKLE



This is an A5 card made from scoring and folding an A4 piece of card in half.

For one of the challenges I have B for Blooms on this card.

Stamp 3 flowers onto a piece of masterboard and fussy cut them out. On an A5 card blank, mask off and area where the sentiment will go (I cut post-it notes with a deckle edge die for this). Using a blending brush or ink dusters blend a coordinating colour around the masked area and out towards where your flowers will be placed. Stamp the ‘stems’ in place. Remove the masking and stamp the sentiment. Add your flower heads, the first directly onto the card and the other two raised up higher on foam pads.  Protect the flower you wish to glitter with some microglaze and then add some stickles. Set the card aside to dry.


Additional stamp set used in this card (on top of the masterboard stamps listed below):






4) Masterboard Video


My video will show exactly how I created the masterboard (and these 3 cards).



Items used in the masterboard:

Stamps & Stencil Used in the masterboard:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


     


     


Other Supplies:


INKS: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink (mustard seed, wild honey, picked raspberry, rusty hinge), Distress Oxide Ink (mustard seed, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, twisted citron, picked raspberry, candied apple, iced spruce), Distress Markers (spiced marmalade, rusty hinge).


OTHER: 3dfoam, white card, post-it notes, embossing folder, deckle edge die, blending tools, microglaze, stardust stickles.



That’s it from me for now.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Sharon xx



Thank you for your fantastic video Sharon.. love your masterboard and the 3 very different and equally fabulous cards that transpired! ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.


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We’ll be back with more inspirational projects from our amazing team tomorrow!


Enjoy your evening,

Mark & Helen xx

 

Welcome Sharon Traynor!

Hi there! We are very excited to announce the 10th amazing designer joining the team here at Visible Image!


Welcome to Sharon Traynor who lives on the Algarve in Portugal…




My ‘happy place’ is anywhere I’m surrounded by inks and stamps. I discovered my passion for card making in 2008 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love CAS designs but sometimes feel the urge to get inky & grungy too.



Here are some of Sharon’s beautiful cards that wowed us…








You will find more gorgeous cards over on Sharon’s blog.

Welcome to the team Sharon! ♡


We adore’s Sharon’s clean and simple style… her backgrounds and card designs are stunning!
We cannot wait for Sharon to start inspiring you with our stamps and stencils!



Over the weekend we will be re-introducing the awesome ladies who are staying on the team, and we’ll be showcasing some of our favourite cards and projects from them so far!


We hope you have enjoyed meeting our NEW team.. we cannot even begin to tell you how excited we are to see what they create to inspire you!


Hope you have a brilliant weekend.

Mark & Helen xx




Swim Deeper

Hi and thank you for stopping by our blog today!

Veerle Moreels is here with some gorgeous inspiration…



Sometimes a card doesn’t need loads of bells and whistles and a simple stamp combined with a beautiful text is all it needs. And Visible Image has loads of sets that can do just that.

Today I’m sharing a take on such a CAS card using the ‘Dare to Swim‘ stamp set. I love the words this set holds as it so true. I chose to combine it with a CAS version of the jellyfish (using perfect pearls to put him down)  so my words wouldn’t get lost.


If only we would dare to swim a bit deeper sometimes…





Dare to Swim



Don’t forget to take part in the May challenges over in the Visible Image Facebook group for a chance to WIN a great prize!

Veerle


Really beautiful card Veerle.. clean and simple can be so hard to do but you have perfected it for sure ♡

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



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Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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We have an awesome card from Jane coming up next so stay tuned!


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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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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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.

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.




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

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

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

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

Bye for now 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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