The Magic of Christmas

Hello there! We have some gorgeous Christmas inspiration here on the blog today from Elina Stromberg…

Hi and Happy Sunday!

Christmas may still seem to be far ahead, but actually now it is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas cards. Especially if you want to make the cards yourself, enjoy the creative process and to avoid the hassle of creating the cards in the middle of other Christmas preparations. I started my Christmas card project with these two simple inked cards:




For these simple designs you don’t need too many supplies: For colouring and stamping the backgrounds I only used one blue Distress ink colour, ‘Faded Jeans’. Starting from the top of the card I inked my white cardstock panel using an ink blending tool and a few simple hand-cut, mountain shaped paper masks. For stamping the words and the flying reindeer I used black VersaFine ink.



The white star is stamped and heat-embossed with white embossing powder. For the little white stars I used white heavy embossing powder: I sprinkled the powder flakes on the card, and heat set them by heating the card from underneath. Especially when using water-soluble Distress inks I prefer using white embossing powder for making tiny white splash marks, as a thin white paint will absorb the ink colour, and the end-result will not be bright white. White embossing powder will give you a pure white colour.





The new Visible Image Christmas stamp sets are so very inspirational. The hand-written text stamps are my true favourites, hope you will get inspired, too!


For more information on the Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:




Wishing you a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!


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Loving these cards so much! Beautiful scenes, and the grungy bauble makes a stunning moon! Thanks Elina ♡

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



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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Mark & Helen xx


Visibly Christmas

Hi there! We have some super gorgeous Christmas inspiration for you this evening from Nicky Gilburt…


Today I’m sharing a card I made with the fantastic Visible Image Christmas stamp set ‘Snow is Falling’




I used all of the elements from the set on an inky background made up of Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve Distress Oxide, smooshed around my cardstock with acetate and dried, and then stamped over with the same colour Distress Inks.


In the background I stamped the sentiment several times, and the smaller snowflake. Then I dried my cardstock with my heat gun, wiped over it with my anti-static bag, and stamped the largest snowflake with Versamark, so that I could heat emboss it with white embossing powder.





I then added more detail, a few small snowflakes, the sentiment, and the falling snow, all heat embossed with the white powder again. Once mounted onto white card, it definitely needed a sparkly background to complete the card, plus a few sequins of course!




Look closely at the snowflake and you will see that as a finishing touch I squeezed white glitter glue all over it, because at Christmas you can not have enough sparkle!



This is the stamp set:



I am sure you will agree this is Christmas –  Visible Image style!



September’s Visible Image challenge theme is.. Distressed! Be sure to add your make to the album in the Facebook group to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous coupon to spend in the Visible Image shop!


Happy crafting!
Nicky


Beautiful card Nicky thank you! These stamps look fabulous on pink but of course you could also use icy blues…  ♡

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Next up on the blog we have a beautiful card from Veerle Moreels.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Mark & Helen xx


Visible Image stamps – latest inspiration

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…


Pauline Butcher

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 !!!!
 
Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - Crow Tree - Pauline Butcher
 
The stamp set I used is Leave your Fears

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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



Susanne Rose


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.


Visible Image stamps - Butterfly - Live Life Now - Susanne Rose


 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.







Stamps from Visible Image:
Butterfly INKognito
Live Life Now


Other supplies:
Marabu Art Sprays (Chili, Raspberry, Petrol)
StazOn Jet Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Gesso


I wish you a nice day, Susanne.





Kim Johnny

Hello!

The weather finally feels chilly here, funny since about a week ago it was way above average and so hot!

So continuing with my wondeful Wintery tags for Visible Image, I have “Baby it’s cold outside”, today!

I sort of made my own Wintery set here, I used stamps from three different sets:
all 100% amazing Visible Image, “Baby It’s Cold”“White Christmas” and “Rockin Around”.



Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Kim Johnny

The background was created using various acrylic paints on my homemade gelatin plate. 

 

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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.



Visible Image stamps - Baby It's Cold - Tag - Kim Johnny


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!

~hugs

~kim




Kim Bacon

Oh I love working with these Visible Image stamps! This flower from the INKognito range is just amazing.



Visible Image stamps - Imperfection is Beauty - Inky Flower stamp - Kim Bacon


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.



Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp     Visible-Image-Universal-background-stamps-519x389     Visible Image Imperfection Is Beauty stamp


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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




Lisa Nygards

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!



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Visible Image stamps - Mask stamp - Imperfection is Beauty - Lisa Nygards


Stamps:  Behind Every Mask & Imperfection is Beauty from Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock and laser copy paper
Medium: Distress inks

 



Thank you so much ladies… awesome work as always ♡ ♡ ♡



You will find all our older inspirational posts over on the BLOG homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can show us what you have been creating with Visible Image stamps for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too where every Friday two lucky winners will WIN some gorgeous stamps!


We will be back tomorrow with something beautiful and very festive from Teresa Morgan.

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Christmas Magic and Sparkle @ Visible Image

Good Morning!

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..



Visible Image stamps - Believe in the Magic of Christmas - Teresa Morgan


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.



Visible Image stamps - Drag and Drip


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.



Visible Image stamps - Believe in the Magic


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!!



Stamps Used:

Magic of Christmas

Drag and Drip

Sparkle at Christmas



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See you back here next Thursday!

Teresa



Wow what a stunner! Thank you so much Teresa ♡♡


We will be back  with more fabulous inspiration here on the blog tomorrow.


Set your alarm for 10pm tonight UK time!!!!! Black Friday starts early here at Visible Image!


Thanks for visiting us, and have a great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Merry Christmas – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! It’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ which means the very fabulous Pauline Butcher is here to inspire you here on the Visible Image blog…

Hello,
 
I had a fabulous time at the NEC on the Visible Image Stand, thank you to those who came and got inky with me, I met so many lovely Crafters.
 
Today I’d like to share with you, another Christmas card, created using some gorgeously unique Visible Image Stamps.

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The stamps used are…
 

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.

2015-11-12 - Visible-Image-stamps-Merry Christmas-Poinsettia-Pauline Butcher

 
I hope you’ve popped a card into the Show & Tell album, just make sure you only use Visible Image Stamps, for a chance to win some new ones of your choice.
 
Take a look in the Visible Image Facebook group, for daily inspiration, and good banter…..HERE.
 

Thank you for dropping in,

 

Hugs,
Pauline xxxxxx
 



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 ♡ ♡ ♡


It’s Freebie Friday over on our page so if you want the chance to WIN a gorgeous stamp set, head over to our PAGE and find our giveaway post!


We shared some exciting news over in our Facebook group this evening too… come and join to find out what it is!!! If you don’t do Facebook we will let you in on it very soon here on the blog 🙂


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

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Rockin’ Around @ Visible Image

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.

 

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Don’t forget to start early enough with your Christmas crafts.


See you all soon,

Susanne.


Vergesst nicht früh genug mit Euren Weihnachtsbasteleien anzufange. Bis zum nächsten Mal, Susanne. 



Stamps from Visible Image:

Rockin’ Around




Fabulous card Susanne thank you 🙂  Not long now is it!!!


We will be back tomorrow with something new from Kim Johnny 🙂


Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Merry Little Christmas @ Visible Image

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?



2015-10-21 Visible Image stamps - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Kim Bacon



  • 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.
  • Voila!



Visible Image stamps Revolution          Visible Image Merry Little Christmas stamp

 

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See you next week and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim

 

Isn’t this awesome…. love Christmas cards with an inky feel to them, and those colours… ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you Kim!



Hope you will pop back later to see what Lisa has been creating this week.

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

Have a great afternoon 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Christmas Pocket Letter – Visible Image Stamps

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 🙂

Here’s Susanne…

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.



2015-10-19 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Pocket Letter - Poinsettia - Susanne Rose


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!

Ich hoffe mein Pocket Letter hat Euch gefallen.



Stamps from Visible Image:
Revolution
White Christmas
Poinsettia Set 

Susanne



This is such a fantastic project… thank you Susanne! Love it!!!


We will be back a little later with something inky from Kim J… a Brushos and Christmas stamps project from Kim B…. and something gorgeous from Lisa too!!! Spoilt with wonderful inspiration today 🙂

Off to cut and package something very exciting now!!! Shhhhhhhhh!!!!!

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

 


Christmas stamps @ Visible Image

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…


Teresa Morgan



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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!




Lisa Nygards



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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.




Karen Liddle



2015-09-05 Visible Image stamps - Believe In The Magic Of Christmas - Karen Liddle

I inked through a Memory Box Stencil, then heat embossed the Magic of Christmas sentiment stamp in silver.  This made a nice quick card.




Susanne Rose



2015-09-05 Visible Image stamps - Merry Christmas - Snowflake Tag - Susanne Rose


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.




Kim Johnny



2015-09-06 Visible Image stamps - Rockin Around - Christmas Tree - Kim Johnny

Today I want to share an art tag I made for Visible Image stamps using the awesome Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree stamp set, new for 2015.

I went all vintage tones using DecoArt Crackle, Decoupage Paper medium, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Distress Spray ink and various alcohol inks.


 

The Distress Spray made a nice shimmer on the trees. It is stamped using Fern Green Archival ink.

 

 

I used DecoArt Crackle medium on top of some papers I had layered for the bottom of the tag using Decoupage Paper medium.

 


I added some alcohol inks to highlight the cracks once dry. The tag is edged with Potting Soil Archival Ink.




Thank you so much ladies, awesome work as always 🙂


You will find all our Christmas stamps right HERE! It’s never to early to plan your cards and maybe even start to make them, depending on how many you need to make!!!


If you have missed any of our recent posts here on the Visible Image blog, you will find them HERE.


If you haven’t been over and LIKED our Facebook Page yet, make sure you come on over as we have started a brand new giveaway every Friday! 🙂


Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Card – Visible Image stamps

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.



2015-09-05 Visible Image stamps - Merry Little Christmas - Contemporary Tree stamp - Kim Robertson


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.



2015-09-05 Visible Image stamps - Merry Little Christmas - Contemporary Tree stamp - Kim Robertson

 Of course what’s a tree without something sparkly and pretty on the top..?



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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…


Merry Little Christmas



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


Kim 
XXXX





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!



Thanks for visiting.

Mark & Helen xx