Hello There! Thank you so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!
We are catching up with all the latest cards and projects from our wonderful team today, the blog has been a little neglected these last few days… first we had our crazy Black Friday SALE which you loved!!! And we are working non stop making lots of gorgeous stamps for our fantastic return to Create & Craft TV on December 12th 🙂 Mark and Pauline have some amazing demos planned… can’t wait!
Ok, are you sitting comfortably and ready to be inspired?
Here’s what the girls have been up to…
I’m back to share some Visible Image inspiration with you. It’s a simple tag, I love tags, because they can be so quick to make, and there’s no pressure, lol !!!!
I used Brusho’s on the background, sprinkling and spritzing, then holding the tag on it’s side to drip down. I stamped using Versamark ink, and heat embossed with Black EP. The sentiment was heat embossed onto a small piece of card, again after Brusho’s had been dripped down it. The Viscose ribbon ( American Seam Binding) was coloured using Distress Inks. Simple, I hope you’ll give it a go.
See you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Hi my dear Visible Image Friends! I’d like to share a mixed media card today, which is created with the gorgeous Butterfly INKognito and the Live Life Now stamps from Visible Image.
I primed the background with white gesso first. After this was dry I embossed the butterfly stamp with clear powder. I also stamped part of the stamp in the left upper corner. I added colour with the Marabu Art Sprays. They are based on acrylics and can be removed from the embossed parts with a babywipe. The sentiment is stamped with StazOn.
The background was created using various acrylic paints on my homemade gelatin plate.
The snowflakes and sentiment were stamped directly onto the tag using Wow Opaque Bright White powder. The “Rockin'” tree was embossed with Wow Metallic Silver Ultra High. The Ultra High makes such an amazing texture, love it! I used a Perfect Medium pen to scribble the icicles and embossed in the same Opaque Bright White.
To add more depth and “chill” I randomly added some UTEE clear all over the tag.
I am freezing now, yikes! Time for some hot chocolate, yum 🙂
Keep warm & cool where ever you may be!
Oh I love working with these Visible Image stamps! This flower from the INKognito range is just amazing.
The background is from remnants for a BIGGER Visible Image project which I am keeping under wraps for the moment. I first coloured some white card with Brusho paints and then applied a very dry layer of white gesso. For half of the card I then stamped the circles from the universal set and coloured some of them in with red Brusho. Another dry brushing with gesso before stamping and embossing in black with the sentiment and the flower. Each piece was then machine sewn onto black card.
See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
Happy Days! Kim
I go for green today! I love the beauty of a clean card. The background is made with 4 different green distress inks. Then the mask and sentiment are stamped on top with black ink pad. To frame it I draw a line with a black thin marker. And yes – I used a ruler!
Thank you so much ladies… awesome work as always ♡ ♡ ♡
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We will be back tomorrow with something beautiful and very festive from Teresa Morgan.
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!!
I stamped the sentiment in different coloured Distress inks, to form the background, going over some of it with a quickie glue pen and glitter, which unfortunately doesn’t show on my photo.
I stamped the Poinsettia with Versamark, onto vellum, and heat embossed with a Red sparkle EP, and fussy cut, the leaves were done in the same way, but using Green sparkle EP. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed onto white card, again using the red sparkle EP.
I cut a length of acetate, and made a band around the card topper, a little longer than the topper, so’s that it arched off the card, onto which I attached the finished flower and the sentiment, with 3D glue gel, to give dimension.
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Thank you for dropping in,
Such a beautiful card, thank you Pauline ♡ xxx
We will be back later with the PINK tutorial we promised you from our very talented Kim Robertson, and tomorrow the brilliant Susanne Rose will be here with her latest project! Ohhh we love our team ♡ ♡ ♡
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Hi There! Happy Saturday 🙂 Hope you are having a good weekend.
We have some fantastic Christmas inspiration for you today from Susanne Rose…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps.
I used the super modern “Rockin’ arround” set on this card. I embossed the main image and the sentiment with gold powder on white cardstock and cut everything out. As the embossing acts as a resist I was able to color the background of my sentiment with Distress Ink “Forest Moos”. The cardbase is from DCWV. The star die is from Noor! Design.
Heute ist wieder mein Tag für Visible Image Stamps. Ich möchte Euch eine Karte mit dem super modernen Set “Rockin’ arround” zeigen. Alle Stempelabdrücke sind mit goldenem Embossingpulver auf weißem Cardstock geprägt. Den Text habe ich mit Distress Ink “Forest Moos” koloriert. Die Sternenstanze ist von Noor! Design. Der Kartenrohling ist von von DCWV.
Don’t forget to start early enough with your Christmas crafts.
See you all soon,
Vergesst nicht früh genug mit Euren Weihnachtsbasteleien anzufange. Bis zum nächsten Mal, Susanne.
Good Afternoon! We’re back with more gorgeous inspiration to wow you 🙂 And there’s still more to come today too!
Over to Kim Bacon…
The first thing I need to do is thank you all very much for taking part in the Visible Image PINK blog hop.
My next task is to tell you that I shall be closing the comments on my special give-away on my blog hop page. Last chance to get your comment added and be in with a chance to win one of my cards. See my blog hop post for details.
And now onto CHRISTMAS!!
I think it is ok to mention it now don’t you?
White card, painted with shades of blue and purple Brusho.
White card painted with softer colours of blue and purple Brusho plus lime green.
Allow to dry.
Using a dark Brusho colour from your original selection, paint the writing from the Revolution set stamp and stamp onto the darker coloured card.
Stamp the tree and the sentiment onto a lighter coloured piece of card using black ink.
Mount all pieces on lime card.
Add to background.
Using sewing machine with no thread, ‘sew’ around all edges.
Stick some gems or flat-backs onto the tree.
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Good Morning! Thank you for paying us a visit today.
We have lots of great projects to share with you today, so let’s get started! Susanne Rose is our German DT member, and we will be sharing her write ups in both languages as we have many wonderful customers over in Germany 🙂
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I have recently made a few Pocket Letters, I don’t trade them because it’s too stressy to organise! I use them to surprise some of my friends from time to time. Maybe I should give Project Life a try, because I love creating pocket pages.. It doesn’t always have to be a Pocket Letter.
Heute ist wieder mein Tag für Visible Image Stamps. Ich hab in letzter Zeit mal wieder einige Pocket Letter gemacht. Und nein, ich tausche nicht. Ganz einfach aus dem Grund, dass mir das Organisatorische etwas viel wird. Ich verwende diese Briefe um hin und wieder jemanden zu überraschen. Ich sollte vielleicht doch mal mit Project Life anfangen, denn es macht mir unheimlich viel Spaß solche Pocket Pages zu gestalten. Das muss nicht unbedingt ein Pocket Letter sein.
I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock that measures 7.5″ (3 x 2.5″) and 10.5″ (3 x 3.5″). I took the lovely snowflake stamp from the White Christmas set and stamped it with Versamark on top of my background. I embossed it with white powder and colored the background with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. The embossing acts a a resist. To add some more interest I used the script and the ornament stamp from the Revolution set and stamped them randomly with black ink. Now it was time to cut it into 9 pieces!
Begonnen habe ich mit einem Stück Aquarellpapier der größe 7.5 7.5″ (3 x 2.5″) and 10.5″ (3 x 3.5″). Der hübsche Schneeflockenstempel aus dem “White Christmas” Set wurde mit weißem Embossingpulver geprägt. Anschließend verwendete ich die Neocolor II Aquarellkreiden zum kolorieren. Für etwas mehr Textur stempelte ich außerdem das Ornament und den Schriftstempel aus dem “Revolution” Set hier und da. Jetzt war es an der Zeit die Seite in 9 Kärtchen zu teilen.
The poinsettias are colored with Pearlescent watercolors. I used the icicles and winter die from Noor! Design. The christmas tree is a die from Marianne Design.
Der Weihnachtsstern ist mit Pearlescent Wasserfarben koloriert. Die Eiszapfenbordüre und der Winter-Schriftzug sind von Noor! Design. Der Weihnachtsbaum ist eine Stanze von Marianne Design.
My focus lies on the “Dreaming of a White Christmas” Sentiment. The snowflake on the right hand side is a Sizzix die.
Der Fokus liegt auf dem Spruch “Dreaming of a White Christmas“. Die Schneeflocke auf der rechten Seite ist von Sizzix.
I love the winter house from Marianne Design. It is so cute on winter projects. The Winter border, the tree and the lantern are also dies from Marianne Design.
Das Winterhaus von Marianne Design finde ich total bezaubernd. Ebenso gut passen die anderen Stanzteile (alle ebenfalls von Marianne Design) dazu.
I hope you like my pocket letter. I wish you a nice day!
Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂
We are catching up with some more of the latest work from our wonderful team. We have some fantastic Christmas projects to share with you today featuring some of our NEW designs for 2016…
My mind is still turning towards Christmas and this week I have gone for a non-traditional colour combination.
I used the star stamp from the Universal set and randomly stamped and embossed using Versamark ink and red, yellow and green embossing powders.
I stamped the Magic of Christmas sentiment with Versamark and sprinkled red and yellow embossing powder to create a stripe effect. I love the way that the colours pop from the black background – just remember to check that your embossing powders are opaque when using a dark background…these are from WOW powders!
I have a hard time thinking about Christmas already, but infact I like to make Christmas Cards. Don’t know how that goes around… lol. Today I have made a card for Visible Image, and used their awsome sentense Merry Christmas XL. Yes – it is BIG! I like that, it gets total focus.
I’ve used a brown distress ink pad, but before I stamped I misted it with water to get the sentense a bit ”softer”. Then, before it dried I covered it with clear embossing powder. I was probably a bit slow, since I missed a few spots that was already dry. But I think it adds texture and life and it feels a bit old.
I inked through a Memory Box Stencil, then heat embossed the Magic of Christmas sentiment stamp in silver. This made a nice quick card.
Today I’m sharing some more inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I’d like to show you some of the new Christmas Stamps from Visible Image. The snowflake is wonderful and the Merry Christmas sentiment looks so precious!
My base is a tag which is primed with black Gesso. After it was dry I added some white PanPastel color to let it look like a chalk board. This will also work with normal white chalk. The snowflakes and the sentiment from the White Christmas set are stamped with a white pigment ink. I love it, that the white is not 100% opak. That give it a real chalk board look. It’s also possible to work with white embossing powder, but that doesn’t look so real.
Good Evening! Sorry we have been missing in action here on the blog these last few days, it has been another crazy week for us here at Visible Image! So many stamps to be made for our fantastic customers 🙂
So we will be catching up with all the latest cards and projects from the team! And wow do we have some stunners to inspire you!!!
We will start off with a brilliant tutorial from Kim Robertson, showing how with just one of our NEW Christmas stamp sets, some inks and a gold pen, you can create an absolutely stunning card…
Hi my lovlies,
Hope all is well this week , today I gave myself a little challenge , I decided to limit myself to one stamp set from the gorgeous new Christmas range from Visible Image so I chose The Merry Little Christmas set. Then I decided to keep to one colourway just a few tones of it. I really enjoy doing things like that and sometimes it can give you more inspiration by limiting how much you can choose.
So here is today’s card.
Definitely something a little different and almost whimsical don’t you think.
So My usual tutorial begins here and I hope you will have a go , it is as complicated or easy as you want it to be, you certainly can leave out any of the fiddly steps and simplify it if you would like a quicker card to do.
So using the little Christmas tree swirl I stamped it three times on white paper with the Adirondack ink Meadow.
Using the same stamp and Lettuce ink pad stamp the swirl again , slightly offset the three trees as I have here in the picture.
Next using a darker green Archival Ink pad stamp the swirl again but this time in the centre to give the rounded shape of a Xmas tree.
Once you have got the basic shape using the swirl and different green inks you can take a gel en in white and doodle a pattern onto the tree, I went for a sort of ear garland wrapped around the tree branches.
Next Using a gold gel pen I added some droplets to the branches, just a few gold dots in varying sizes made these.
Using a cold grey 2 promarker I went around the decor with the pen creating a shadow in the tree.
I also added a litte cross hatch sketching to a few of the corners to give it that artsy feel. Using a quickie glue pen and some glitter I added this to all the shadows.
Of course you all know you cannot get the full sparkle on camera whatever you do but here is a litte peep at the gleam lol.
Cut to size and ink the edges ready to go as your topper for the rest of the card once complete.
I took a larger piece of card and using the swirl stamp again added the three colours and over lapped some of the colours etc. I used the inks and blended the edges so it isn’t so stark white at the edges.
I added the extras exactly as I did on the tree section we made together so here you can see some of the cross hatch sections and some of the white highlights and the gold little dots in a little garland pattern.You can also see that I added that same grey alcohol marker in sections.
I added the whole piece onto a mat of very dark aubergine card, I really do love this card and it goes fab with the greens in the inks.
Ok, so next I stamped the sentiment from the set in Black momento ink so we can go very close with the alcohol marker to give the letters a shadow, we also need to add a little highlight on the letters too and then of course mat the whole piece on that same dark card.
So adding everything back together here is the the finished piece again.
Of course what’s a tree without something sparkly and pretty on the top..?
Here is another view which picks up a little sparkle on the tree.
So the fabulous Stamp set I used for this one from Visible Image was…
So I hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will have a go at limiting yourself and just see what you can come up with, sometimes if your creativometer is running a little low this gives a boost and kick starts the old brain juices into action again.
On to some exciting news… I will be at Ally Pally this month on the 19th and 20th, on the hugely popular Visible Image stand doing make and takes for both days, and I will also be in the tent doing some demo’s on each day so I hope you will come down and say hello and join us on the table to see what quality these stamps made by Mark and Helen truly are. I cannot wait to meet you all if you can get down to the show and have a good old chit chat and a craft together, it will be AWESOMMME. Huge Thanks to Helen and Mark for asking me to join them for the weekend, what an honour…. Thanks guys. xx
Have a wonderful weekend.
Huge hugs from me to you
Isn’t Kim’s card amazing?! We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!
Thank you so much Kim for your fantastic step by step tutorial as always 🙂
We will be back a little later with something rather colourful from Pauline Butcher!
Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
First we will be catching up with Kim Bacon’s Marvellous Monday post from yesterday, then Suze will be here with ‘Soozie Tooesday!’ We also have some brilliant tutorials from Kim Robertson and Kim Johnny for you later today.
Here’s Kim B…
I have another inspirational project for you featuring only Visible Image stamps.
I am sooooo loving their new Christmas stamps, and with this one I have actually used glitter! I know, I know! Not my usual thing this glitter, but I just had to add some!
A classic Brusho background with purple and white stamping.
A tag made from the left over pieces of coloured card
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 fabulous projects.. loving purple for Christmas, and you’ve gotta have a bit of sparkle haven’t you?!
Thanks Kim 🙂
If you want to see more of Kim’s brilliant work, hop over to her blog.
Have you got your hands on any of our gorgeous NEW Christmas stamps yet? You will find them all HERE!
It’s a new month which means a NEW monthly challenge! No theme here at Visible Image, we just like to see what you have created with our stamps, telling us why you made it. Head over to our ‘Show & Tell’ page for more details of how to enter.
We will be back shortly with more stunning Christmas inspiration.
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! 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…
Guess what? I’ve played with the brand new Christmas stamps from Visible Image this weekend! Whohooo, they are totally amazing if you like to play around with colors, papers, mixed media or whatever. My passion is spray mists and watercolors, so that is what I have for you today!
The ”rockin’ around the christmas tree” card is colored with watercolors on watercolor paper. Randomly picked and brushed on wet paper. When it was dry I splattered a tiny bit of blue on top and then stamped the tree and the sentiment. Since it’s watercolor paper with a pretty rough surface you won’t get the totally black image you’ll get on smooth paper. I think it just adds texture to the piece, but if you want it perfect black – pick a smooth paper! Stamp set is called Rockin’ Around, and you’ll find it HERE!
Then I’ve made a pink (!) christmas card. *gasp* But isn’t it kind of cool and pretty? Once again I’ve used watercolor paper, but this time with mists in pink and grey/silver-ish. Let it dry and stamped the beautiful collage stamp ”Christmas Collage” on top. Like the other card, since it’s stamped on water color paper it adds texture to the image since the paper is a bit rough. The big snowflakes are grungeboard that I’ve painted with white gesso and added glitter to. Notice the badge in the middle of the big snowflake? It’s home made, and I’ve stamped the snowflake from the White Christmas set on a pink paper, cutted out in the right size for the badge and put it together. Think it becomes a beautiful center piece.
Now for something rather funky from Kim Robertson…
So I was playing with my stamps and I remembered the gorgeous lips in the Bite Me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background.. electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery!
We will be sharing Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the weekend 🙂
Teresa Morgan has created us two gorgeous Autumnal cards…
I have two different projects to share with you today, both using the fabulous Colours Of The Wind stamp set.
The first card uses the leaf stamp to create a beautiful background for one of the new sentiments..
I inked up the leaf stamp with several colours of Distress Inks and stamped randomly on the page before embossing with clear embossing powder. I then applied Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress inks over the remainder of the cardstock, wiping away any excess from the leaves (the embossing powder creates a resist). I sprinkled some water over the card to create a splodgy effect!
I coloured another piece of card with Distress inks and stamped the sentiment, then edged this and the background with gold embossing powder.
My second card uses the leaf as the focus..
I used Brushos to create the splodgy background for the leaf, then embossed with gold embossing powder. The bottom layer is coloured with Dylusions spray inks, and I stamped and embossed the sentiment in the corners.
Pauline Butcher has brought our Chandelier Set to life with stunning colour…
I used a very old technique on this card, I won’t tell you how I did it, as I shall be using it at my next workshop, but it does make your main images pop!
Next we have a gorgeously stylish Christmas card from Susanne Rose…
I used the brand new “Rockin’ Around” stamp set from Visible Image for this card. The tree and the sentiment are stamped with Memento Luxe ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. To bring some dimension to my card I added all of my layers with dimensional foam pads.
The tiny trees are cut with a die from Marianne Design. The red background is painted with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. I love this stamp set!!! It’s so modern and very funny!
And now for more gorgeousness from Doreen OBrien…
I am back with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I have brayered some Acrylic paints onto some tissue then over stamped with Grunge Harlequin.
We will be sharing Kim’s tutorial here on our blog over the weekend!
Kim Bacon has played with non traditional Christmas colours with awesome results…
I deliberately went colour crazy with these! I just love the hot red which contrasts with the icy cold sentiment and the white embossing powder I used.
I started as I nearly always do by colouring some card with Brusho paint powders made into a liquid paint. A little pinch of powder in a spot of water goes a long way! I painted red, orange and yellow using a broad flat brush.
When this was dry I used the snowflake stamp with a dilute bleach solution first. Once dry I over stamped with a hot pink ink just off centre to make the image look 3D. I then added more snowflakes in red all over the card.
I stamped the sentiment onto a dark red piece of the painted card with white embossing powder before matting and layering with white card.
The turquoise and purple card uses white embossing powder instead of bleach. I then used 2 shades of turquoise for the other snowflakes. I distressed the edges of the pieces of card by running my scissors down them and used a pin-wheel to give a faux stitched effect. I also used 2 sizes of white brads in the corners.
If you visit my blog often you will know that I am a frequent user of string! I love adding little knots to break up the long lines of string.
Sticking with non traditional colours, here are two more stunning Christmas cards from Lisa Nygards…
Oh, hey, wait…. is that orange? With a touch of turquoise?
Yep! It is, and it is a christmas card!! LOL Why not? Got a crazy feeling of mixing some non traditional christmas colors and I think it become pretty nice! I’ve played with some new and some old Christmas stamps. The orange (cool huh?) card is made with brand new stamps. Snowflake is from the set calledWhite Christmas, and the beautiful verse is called Christmas Memories.
I’ve worked on watercolor paper and just randomly dripped color from mist bottles in orange and turquoise / teal colors. Dryed and dripped again and round up with just mists of water. Continue until you like what you see… not more complicated than that.
I stamped my snowflakes and the verse and then draw a frame (line) around my square of color. Finally I added glitter glue to the snowflakes to have them sparkle.
For the brownish card I actually used my spray mists as mists! It’s gold and some moss green blended. I dried it with my heat gun and stamped the Christmas Colllage on top. As the paper it’s a bit rough the image will be a bit ”distressed”, just keep that in mind! Finished it up with glitter tape and a button.
And Teresa Morgan shows that traditional ‘silver and white’ give super stunning results too…
The sun may be shining but my thoughts are turning to Christmas this week. This superb Sparkle At Christmas stamp set from Visible Image is perfect for a classically elegant card.
I stamped with Versamark ink and used Heat It Up Silver Tinsel embossing powder – I love the glittery bits….so hard to photograph though!
Pauline got funky with stamps and colour for our Mark’s Birthday last week…
I’m sharing a card I made recently for Mark Alexander’s Birthday! He is the designer, creator and maker of the awesome Visible Image Stamps.
WOW! So much amazing inspiration! Thank you so much ladies xxx
If you want to visit any of our fabulous Design Team blogs, you will find all the linksHERE!
There’s still more to come, so we will be sharing that over the weekend along with the tutorials we promised you.
Don’t forget that you can find us at many of the Autumn craft shows here in the UK, all the details you need are HERE!
There’s still time to grab yourself an amazing deal in our 30% OFF SALE too! It ends this Sunday (August 30th).
We are sure that by now you know that our stamps are superior in the stamping world! So thick, so deeply etched, and so unique! Make your Christmas cards stand out from the crowd with our brilliant new designs… Go wild with colour! You’ll find all our gorgeous stamps right HERE!
We hope you have had a fantastic Friday and wish you a wonderful weekend 🙂
See you tomorrow with more awesome inspiration from our amazing team!
Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you are well and have had a good week 🙂
We are extremely excited today as we are releasing our Christmas stamp designs for 2015…
We have FIVE stunning NEW sets and FIVE gorgeous individual NEW stamp designs!
Beautifully designed sentiments and unique images.. we are sure to have something you’ll adore.
All these NEW stamps are available to pre-order today, and we also have a great offer for you…
Merry Little Christmas
A fabulous sentiment with a unique contemporary tree design
Gorgeous snowflake and a beautifully designed sentiment
Sparkle At Christmas
Striking star bursts and a wonderful sentiment
Baby It’s Cold
A stunning snowflake and fantastic sentiment in an ice cool font!
Awesome sentiment with a unique brushed tree design
Magic Of Christmas
An absolutely stunning sentiment
Traditional Christmas sentiment in a gorgeous font
Merry Christmas XL
A larger version of this fabulous stamp
Heartfelt words from Helen for those difficult cards we sometimes need to send
Snowflakes and Butterflies
A beautiful poem written by Helen
We hope you love our NEW designs!
All these NEW stamps are available to pre-order TODAY, and we will dispatch them from Monday July 20th
Visible Image stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. Made with the finest photopolymer available, every stamp is hand cut ready for you to use. We are so passionate about bringing you original and ‘different’ designs so that you can create amazing things!
An awesome offer…
Every direct customer who places an order of £20 or more, for any of our stamps, between Friday July 10th and Sunday July 12th will receive a voucher giving you 25% off your next order! (your voucher will be posted with your stamps)
We are in the middle of summer, and enjoying a rare heatwave here in the UK, so of course it’s time to start releasing our Christmas stamps 😉
We are very excited about these! 5 NEW sets which we know you’ll adore!
Whether you like getting inky or prefer clean and simple, you will NEED these stunning stamps and gorgeous sentiments…
Sparkle at Christmas
Merry Little Christmas
Baby It’s Cold
Aren’t they fabulous! Hope you’ll leave us a comment letting us know which one is your favourite …
that’s if you can choose 😉
We are also releasing some beautiful ‘individual’ Christmas stamps too! So keep your eyes out for those…
A little bit about us, in case you are discovering us for the first time…
Visible Image stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. Made with the finest photopolymer available, every stamp is hand cut ready for you to use. We are so passionate about bringing you original and ‘different’ designs so that you can create awesome things… 🙂
There’ll be no fabulous Friday post from Pauline this week as she’s taking a well deserved break by the seaside… eating ice-cream and sunning herself 🙂 So we’ll be back on Saturday with more awesome inspiration from Doreen and Susanne.
Hello! Thank you for coming to see us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
It’s the last daily Design Team inspiration post for 2014 today, as our wonderful team take a very well deserved break over the festive period!
Over to Pauline Butcher…
Hello my crafty friends,
This will be my last blog of 2014, I am having a well earned rest over the Christmas Period, although I’m sure I’ll still find time to have a few plays in my Craft room !!!!
So I’d like to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic start to 2015, thank you for supporting me and my blog.
This is the Christmas card, I made for the Lovely Helen and the Awesome Mark, aka the fantastic Visible Image Duo.
I’d like to thank both them for another stonking year, of designing, producing and manufacturing such superbly unique stamps, that I am lucky enough to play with on a regular basis, as a member of the very talented, Visible Image Design Team.
For my make today I made a little trinket box. Its a little mdf box that I painted in a bronze acrylic paint. Then stamped the Poinsettia flower onto red card and heat embossed in wow red glitter. For the leaves I used metallic green wow embossing powder, fussy cut them all out and layered, glued and added some spirals and yellow gems. I didn’t want the box to be too fussy.
I added a little plant pot for good measure…
What a beautiful stamp 🙂 I hope you like my little trinket box
You have just a couple of weeks to enter our last monthly challenge ‘Tis the season’ enter HERE or in our Facebook group, just mention you’re entering our challenge, good luck!
Thank you for dropping in 🙂
I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Gorgeous work Suze, thank you xxx
Come back tomorrow for fabulous inspiration from Kim Robertson!
Hello There! Wow Christmas is approaching fast isn’t it!
It’s so cold here in South Wales today, but it was a beautiful frosty morning to wake up to 🙂 Talking of beautiful, check out today’s post from Sue Joseph who has created two absolute stunners featuring our Poinsettia stamp set…
It’s Soozie Tooseday! I’m sharing my stamping obsession at the moment ……its the DIVINE!
Hello and thanks for visiting! Hope you’re having a good weekend 🙂
Today’s inspiration comes from the awesome Amber…
This week I decided to play with my Visible Image Christmas stamps in my Watercolor Art Journal. I got my new Peerless Watercolors so I couldn’t wait to play! I started by masking off the moon with Liquid Frisket. Once that was dry I got busy painting the background with purples and blues. I used my white Prang watercolor paint to lighten the bottom of the page. You can’t see it in the picture, but I mixed the white paint with Perfect Pearls to add shimmer to the “snow” After the background was dry, I removed the liquid frisket and stamped my Santa, tree, and sentiment with black pigment ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. To finish it off I used a white pen to add snowflakes all over the page.
Isn’t it fabulous! The perfect Christmas gift bag <3 More details can be found on Sue’s blog
Hazel created this fun wall hanging…. isn’t it great!
Fantastic chimney made with our Brick Wall stamp…think Santa (Father Christmas) is rather stuck!
Hope you have got your hands on this fabulous magazine! Show us what you create with these fantastic little stamps over in our Facebook Group where we are running a competition for the chance to WIN a coupon to spend on our amazing stamps 🙂
You will find all our stunning stamps right here in our shop! ….Why not treat yourself 😉
It’s Wonderful Wednesday and we are back with our daily Design Team inspiration here on the Visible Image stamps blog!
So today it’s over to the amazing Kim Robertson…
Well, hasn’t it got coldddddd, my fingers and nose actually are bright red as I am typing this they are soooo cold, Think I may invest in some fingerless gloves this year. It is also, Just for variety Raining again in Welwyn Garden City tonight. Yawn fest….
For today’s card I have used the fabulous Poinsettia stamp from Visible image as the background, and also as the main feature on this card. I kept in with the Autumnal theme but also added some Christmas snowflakes in to the mix too. See what you think ?
I love this combination of colours rustic oranges, and browns with wintery blues with lots of sparkle.
So to start I took a piece of white cardstock and my Poinsettia stamp which I am so lucky to have boy that thing has flown out of stock through Aly Paly and the Nec shows recently wow! well done Helen and Mark who have worked so hard at the shows and making all the gorgeous stamps to sell at them too, I can’t tell you how manic they have been on the build up to NEC week.
I randomly stamped it in Cornflower archival ink then I used potting shed archival and stamped the small leaf from the set randomly too. Next I took Mr Holtz’s Rusty Hinge distress and stamped some leaves first and 2nd generation stamping. Then with some perfect medium I stamped out a few leaves ad embossed them with detail clear embossing powder.
In this photo you can see I have Inked the edges of the card with weathered wood distress ink then covered the entire piece with a sheet of double sided adhesive and then sprinkled some fine glitter jewels all over , burnished it on and dusted off the excess.
Who can resist that sparkle.
Next I took Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and a bit of cut and dry and inked the edges again on top of the glitter, I have shown the technique of inking glitter on several of my shows on C&C and with these really fine glitter they take the colour really well as you can see above.
I wrapped a small piece of white crinkle edge ribbon vertically on the left hand side (face on on the card) then mounted it onto black, white then again black card to get some nice border interest going.
In my stash I have some little chippie frames, fronts and backs but here I just used a front as I wanted the stamping and the sparkle to show through the frame, I spritzed it to start with a couple of layers, drying in between of Acrylic spray inks. If you want more sparkle you can always use a spray with some Mica in or make one from your perfect pearls or equivalent.
Once dry I took the smallest poinsettia stamp and stamped it tone on tone on the frame to add some texture to it and rubbed a little rusty hinge and Chipped Sapphire around the edges too I also took a white paint marker and shook it up so the colour is loose in the nib, I then shook it at the frame to get a few splats, of course you could always use the Ink splat stamp from Visible image if you didn’t want to spill the paint on the frame as above. I also added a few planned dots to highlight a few curves on the frame too.
Once I completed my frame I used a wet glue to adhere it well to the glittered background. I stamped out my Merry Christmas and a happy new year stamp on white card and cut out just merry Christmas and cut the ends into a little pointy end I also inked the edged again with Chipped sapphire ink, I added it with a bowed centre to the top of the frame which I placed at a jaunty angle earlier.
Here you can see a cose up of the frame and also the sentiment you can also see all the glitter making this piece so very sparkly.
So next I stamped and cut out by hand some leaves with the larger of the two in the Poinsettia set. I also stamped out several of the Poinsettias and cut them out too. Run some ink of your choice round the white edges and some sparkle or gold gilding. You can assemble your Poinsettia any way you like it but traditionally if you roll the petal around a paintbrush longways with the veins around the handle of the paintbrush then offset the petals in diminishing size of Poinsettia petal section you will get an elegant pointy Poinsettia haha.
I added one of those to my frame with a couple of leaves, then tied a bow with some of the matching white crinkle edge ribbon. Now usually I take two lengths of ribbon and tie a bunny ear bow and make it into a typical ‘chocolate box bow’ as it were but today i took the ribbon and layered it into a nice bow looking shape then wrapped a piece of the wire the three little flowers I used were attached too to hold it securely. then attached it to the card and added my flowers to the knot area to cover the wire.
I think it looks really pretty with two of the leaves cut in half and added under the flowers , I also used a tiny acrylic orange flower with a pearl in the centre to finish off this arrangement and used one in the centre of the main flower too.
Here again is the finished card.
I love that you can see the background stamping and colours through the ribbon and the glitter so you get lovely different textures throughout the card. It certainly is very tactile this one.
Some different views…
Ok so the gorgeous stamps I used on this one were…
You will find all the gorgeous Visible Image Christmas stamps HERE
Well I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a lovely Wednesday and be sure to give someone a nice hug today, even if only from me to you.
How gorgeous is that?! Stunning work thank you Kim xx
You can find more of Kim’s wonderful work over on her blog
I used two different tonal purples here in cardstock and used ivory embossing powder rather than
white to blend in the the ivory paper. I stamped out the smaller snowflake around the backing edge
of the frame piece of card with Versamark and used an interference colour Mica which looks silver
in certain lights and a bluey/lilac in other, very pretty. I also used the same mica on the edges of the flowers too.
Here is a closer look and you can now see the backing a little better and the lilac on the mica more.
I love purple and ivory or cream , I used those colours for my daughters bedroom and she still loves it.
I have never really been a Christmas red and green colour person but to me this is just gorgeous
in these colours, and the snowflakes are so crisp but still have that vintage feel to them. Gorgeous!
Here is a close up on the first little cluster with the bow and you can see the stem I cut off the little flowers
I twisted around a pokey tool to create a little curly q to add to the flower, and some other little stamens
just to make it a little more interesting.
I snapped this little corner so you can see the mica on the stamps in the backing here. Sooo pretty and sparkly in real life.
The cameras just never seem to pick up sparkle well unless it full on bling.
This was the 2nd little bunch in the top right of the card, you can also see the two colours in the card used on the layers in this one a little better.
Finally here is the longer shot to show the layers etc. I hope you like this one, the font is so clear and sharp to stamp with. Aren’t the snowflakes pretty , I can also imagine them used with all the gorgeous colours of metal flakes out there now.
Lots and lots of love to all
You will find more of Kim’s gorgeous work over on her blog
Thanks for visiting today, hope you’ve have a fabulously chilled out Sunday.
Don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for more fantastic inspiration!
Hi there! Thanks for visiting us here today at Visible Image stamps 🙂
Yay it’s Saturday! Which means inspiration from the awesome Amber Kroening!
Amber describes her work as fresh, clean, happy and simple. Her work always makes us smile 🙂 Over to Amber…
Hello! I’ve got a simple Christmas card to share with you today. =)
I started by inking up my edges with Distress Ink. Next I roughed up the edges with a distress tool.
I stamped mysnowflake and heat embossed it with a clear sparkly embossing powder.The sentiment was stamped under the snowflake in black ink. Lastly, my card front was adhered to my card base with foam adhesive.
We’ll be back tomorrow with more wonderful Design Team inspiration.
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