Broken Wings

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out the latest inspiration here on our blog.

Veerle has created some beautiful inspiration for this month’s themed challenge over in our Facebook group…

 

This month’s theme is:


 

So I had to pick out one of the sentiments/words… that’s a tough choice as I love the words so much.
But I went for the one that definitely has a very special meaning for me…


Learn To Fly Again





I love every stamp in the set but it’s the words that are just… well this one still stands on my dresser as a little reminder…





Curious what I made this time? I’ve made a new video so you can see how it was made.






Incredibly beautiful project Veerle thank you  ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx

 

Learn To Fly Again – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We’re back (as promised!) with more fabulous inspiration!

Over to Pauline Butcher…

Hi there, 

I’m back again with a tag I’ve made, using an awesome set of Visible Image Stamps. This is one of the brand new designs, that are ready to pre-order now!
 
The set I’ve used on this tag is ‘Learn to Fly Again‘.
 
Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Birds and feather stamps - Pauline Butcher

 

I used Distress inks for the background of the tag, the brighter the better, lol, and blended them together. I stamped the birds onto heat resistant acetate, using Versamark, then heat embossed using a gold sparkle embossing powder. I cut the acetate close to the outside birds and attached it to the tag with 3D gel.
 


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the feather in various colours to match the background, and a few in the same gold embossing powder, I then fussy cut them all, then made a nest with some corrugated kraft card and garden twine, and added some gold glitter too.

 

 
The sentiment was stamped onto Kraft card using Versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder, and torn around, I added some tacky glue, and some gold glitter to make it pop.
 


Pop over the the webshop and check out all the fantastic new Visible Image designs HERE.
 
Mark and I will be demoing some of them on Create and Craft TV, on Sunday 14th February (Yep, Valentines Day) at 10am. 

Catch the programme on SKY 674, FREEVIEW 36, VIRGIN 748 or FREESAT 813.


See you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Such gorgeous tag ♡ Thank you Pauline ♡  

We are very excited for the show!!!


We’ll be back tomorrow with a very colourful card  from Corrie and an amazing Monolith from Susanne!

Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Feather Wreath – Visible Image stamps

We’re back with another gorgeous Design Team project today!

Over to Pauline Butcher with her fabulous Friday inspiration…

Hellloooo again,
 
It’s another Fabulous Friday, the gateway to a great weekend hopefully, and another of my makes using one of the awesome stamp sets from Visible Image. 

The set used for this card is ‘Angels are Near‘.


Visible Image stamps - Feather stamp - Feathers Appear when Angels are near - Pauline Butcher
 
The background is Brusho’s on white card in a circle. I stamped the feather six times with Festive Berries Distress ink, in a circle shape.

I then stamped the sentiment in the centre using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, and highlighted it with a white pen. 

 I sprinkled Black Frantage around the outside of the feathers and heated from underneath to set. 
 
 
On Black card, I stamped the feather stamp six times using Versamark, heat embossed with pale Blue and dark Blue powder, and fussy cut. I used Gold Gilding wax around the edges of the background card, and all the edges of the 6 feathers. Lastly I placed the feathers in a circle and attached using Glue Gel.
 
 



Have you seen the Visible Image January SALE, there are 30% off selected stamps, and 50% off Christmas Stamps, what a bargain, go fill your boots HERE.
 
Still plenty of time to get you entries into the January Visible Image ‘Show & Tell’ challenge, and take a peek at the fantastic cards already entered HERE.
 
There’s also a big buzz going on in the Facebook Group, and another show on Create and Craft TV has been booked for Sunday February 14th at 10am, Mark and I will be showing you his awesome new Stamp designs, you could always get your OH to buy them for Valentines Day, especially if he’s forgotten, hehehe !!!!!
 
Thanks for popping in, see you soon,


Hugs, Pauline xxxx 



This is such a gorgeous card, it’s a wonderful idea to create a feather wreath. Thank you Pauline ♡


If you have missed any of our NEW stamps previews, head to the blog homepage where you will find all the links to recent posts!


Come back later to see the first NEW stamp from a really different collection 🙂

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Stamps – Create and Craft TV Demo Cards

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! 

Today we are sharing Pauline’s amazing demo cards from our Create and Craft TV show last Saturday.. what an amazing show it was! Mark and Pauline managed to get 5 demos in between them which was awesome..that’s down to some fantastic prepping!

The first multibuy sold out in just half an hour and the second before the show ended! Thank you so much to everyone who watched the show, and who bought the stamps 🙂

Here’s Pauline with more details of how she created her stunning cards… 

Hi there my lovely friends,

As you probably know, Visible Image Stamps had a show on Create & Craft TV last Saturday, between the Awesome Mr Mark Alexander and myself, we managed to demo five cards, mine were very quick, so I thought I’d run through them again in a bit more detail…
 
Card One

Visible Image stamps - Feather - Angels Are Near - Pauline Butcher


The first demo was using the stamp set… Angels are Near.


For the background, I took a piece of white Centura Pearl card, and using 3 Distress ink colours, I blended them, spritzed it with water, and blotted with kitchen towel. 

Using the feather stamp covered in Versamark, I stamped in the middle, then heat embossed using white detail powder. Using the feather again, but only the splatty end of it, and a gold ink pad, I stamped around the edges of the inked background, I then applied gold gilding wax with my finger around the four edges. mat andd layered it onto a card blank. 

 I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using a gold sparkle EP, onto a small piece of card, added gilding wax to the edges, and mat and layered it onto the card

Visible Image stamps - Feather stamp - Pauline Butcher
 
The feather was stamped again onto a piece of heat proof acetate, with versamark, heat embossed using the gold sparkle EP again, and fussy cut, this was applied to the card using 3D glue.
 
Card Two
 
Visible Image stamps - Inky Butterfly - Live Life Now - Pauline Butcher

The stamp set is called Butterfly Inkognito Set.
 
I stamped both the butterfly and the sentiment on a white piece of card, using a Versamark pad, and heat embossed with Clear powder, when it had cooled, I blended over the stamping, using 3 colours of Distress ink, and like magic the image and sentiment appear, I then spritzed with water and dried. 

Using a tacky glue on my index finger I went around the edges of the card, then sprinkled glitter on it to give a sparkly edge.


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I stamped the butterfly using versamark, onto heat proof acetate, and heat embossed using a white detail powder, I folded the acetate so’s that the butterfly’s wings were together, and cut some rounded wings, taking off all the ink splats, this was attached to the card leaving the wings free to flutter, I added glitter glue for that extra sparkle.
 
Card three


 Visible Image stamps - Behind Every Mask Lies A Story - Pauline Butcher


The stamp set is called Behind Every Mask.
 
Taking 2 similar colours of Distress ink, I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, I put the ink straight from the pads onto my glass mat, sprayed water onto it so it was nice and wet, and ‘smooched’ (my term, lol) my card into the mixture to cover the card with a coloured wash, I dried it straight away using my heat gun. Using Picked Raspberry, I edged the cars with my blending tool.
 
Now to the bit that I did’nt show on TV, because of time… I mixed a small bit of gold mica powder with Picked Raspberry and water, and using a paint brush, I went around the edges of the background, I also did the same to a small piece of card for the sentiment. I added a touch more water to the mixture that was left, loaded up my paint brush with it and flicked it over the coloured background. 

Taking the image and the sentiment, I stamped them both using Picked Raspberry, I also coloured in the iris’s of the eyes with a blue pen, and added a dot of gold mice & water to the middle of the eye. 
 
Visible Image stamps - crow mask stamp - Pauline Butcher

I stamped the mask image with Versamark onto heat proof acetate, then used some yummy Pink/Gold sparkle EP  and heat sealed it, I fussy cut it, also cutting out the eyes too, and attached it to the card with 3D glue.
 

Thank you for watching the show, and also if you emailed in thank you too.
 
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, lots of daily inspiration, news and general chat, with lovely people who are fans of the awesome stamps.
 
I wish you and your families a very very Merry Christmas, and have a fabulous New Year.
 
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx 


Thank you so much Pauline for taking the time to share how you created these stunning cards, and thank you again for such awesome demos on the show! You are a natural in front of the camera!


We have received so many orders, and so many fantastic emails, messages and comments… quite overwhelming! Thank you so much for loving what we do here at Visible Image!


We are very excited about our next show early in February… and the brand new designs we will be launching! We cannot wait to reveal all 😉

We have a very busy Saturday here, cutting and packaging a HUGE pile of stamps!

Hope you have a good day, and you are feeling more prepared for Christmas than we are!!!

We’ll be back with Mark’s demo cards in the next few days.

Have an awesome weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Vintage & Masculine @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you so much for visiting our blog today! We have so much awesome inspiration for you today, as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects.

Next up is Kim Robertson with a brilliant tutorial for an amazing masculine card with a fantastic vintage feel…


Hi Everyone

Nice to see you all. Huge thank you ‘s to all that entered our Big Pink event for Breast Cancer awareness and a welcome to any new visitors as well as huge hugs to all my lovely ladies that are always here.

As of next week my Visible Image day will be moving to Tuesdays, so it will be Visible Image Wednesday no more and Visible Image Tuesdays instead!

Here is today’s card .. You know how I like to add some masculine themes in from time to time as I genuinely enjoy doing them, so today’s card is just that using some wonderful stamps as always from Mark and Helen.



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Do you like my little scroll haha..



So with out further chatter here is how I put this one together.




I started by stamping the Reason to Smile stamp out twice on ‘off white’ card with Black archival ink. Leaving a gap on the other side of the card.



I ripped toward me on the right hand side only and created an exposed edge to the paper.



I inked the edges of the whole piece first with Tea dye and then with Vintage Photo, I then used the same Vintage Photo and stamped the script from the Revolution set over the entire background.



I gave the edge another layer of ink on the raw edge only and used a piece of ribbon like a measure down the centre Vertically.



I added all this to black card, and matted that onto off white card before setting this part aside to work on the little scroll.




So I took a length of the same off white card and stamped the Reason to Smile with Vintage Photo onto it once. I used scissors to ruff the edges and create some ripped raw pieces and inked them all wit the same combo of inks as before. I rolled the top of the scroll back work and the bottom forward around a pokey tool, and then I took two new little eyeshadow applicators and ripped off the end sponges, I added some Treasure gold to the ends and glued them inside the rolled up sections, I created a little mat with the same off white and black card



 Here is the side view




Here is an image of the writing as I went back and using a trusty white gel pen I added it to highlight and make the writing pop forward.



Next I stamped out the feather from the gorgeous Angels Are Near set using perfect medium, and embossed it in gold shiny embossing powder. I fussy cut the feather out and added ink around the edges, I also added some treasure gold and buffed to a bright shine too.



Using glossy accents I added some largish blobs of glue all around the edges and using that clear glass glitter added plenty for a huge sparkle.



Back to the base section I wrapped lots of hemp string around the card vertically and secured at the back with tape and then gave the card another mat and layer of black and off white to complete the base.



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I added the feather to the left over the writing and mounted the scroll on foam and added that also to the base.



2015-10-30 Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Feather stamp - Vintage Masculine card - Kim Robertson


I tied a bow with the same ribbon and added that to the bottom right over the string and covered the knot with a sparkler which looks like concrete. I finished off with old watch parts I had laying around and a key also.


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So this is the finished card, What do you think?



The sets I used on this one are…





So this was Wednesday’s masculine inspired card, I love these rich Vintage browns and especially teamed with the blues in the range of distress too, such as Salty Ocean but for today I kept it tonal and in the brown family, and gave it rawness with the rips and gorgeousness with glitter too, see even men can have glitter haha!

Have a great Wednesday my friends.


Lots of love
Kim 
XXXX





WOW! How amazing is this?! Thank you so much Kim for your fantastic step by step tutorial, we’re sure lots of people will be wanting to try making this. Look at all that gorgeous texture and sparkle ❤ ❤ ❤


Make sure you show us what you create with our stamps and you could be in with the chance of winning a £25 coupon! More details about our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge HERE!


Hope you will come and join our Facebook group or LIKE our Facebook PAGE… or both! 🙂


We will be back soon with something ROCK from Pauline Butcher! And if you missed any of our earlier posts you will find them HERE!

And of course you will find all our amazing stamps HERE!

See you later! Have a great Friday 🙂 

Mark & Helen xx




 

Inky Birthday Flowers – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

We have so much gorgeous inspiration to bring you today from our awesome team! 🙂

First up, here’s Pauline Butcher with some very special cards…


Hi there,
 
This will be my last Visible Image Stamps blog for a couple of weeks, as I’m off to the seaside for a well earned rest, lol !!!!
 
My first card was made for the lovely Helen Michelle’s Birthday (Visible Image Stamps co-owner and marketing wizard, stamp packer, blog writer and general dogsbody, lol) 
 
 
This is the card I made her, using her favourite stamps and colours (I hope)…..

Visible Image stamps - Flower INKognito - Inky Flower - Happy Birthday - Pauline Butcher
 
The stamps I used were…….
 
 
 
I created the background using shaving foam and Dylusion sprays, I heat embossed the Flower Inkognito using black powder, and then painted them with purple Stickles, I used the flower from the Happy Birthday set around the edges, and heat embossed the sentiment to match.
 
 
 
My second card is a little ‘Thank you’ card….

Visible Image stamps - White Feather stamp - Thank You - Pauline Butcher
 
The stamps I used here are…..
The feather from Angels are Near and the sentiment from the Thank you Set’.
 
 
The background is Alcohol Inks on a Glossy Card, the feather was first stamped in Black Stazon ink, along with the sentiment. I then stamped the feather using Versamark onto some black card, and heat embossed in White powder. I fussy cut this out, shaped it and using Gel Glue, added it to the background but offset it a little to give the illusion of a shadow, I put some Stickkles on the top for sparkle.
 
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A few days left to enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some new stamps, all the details are HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, with lots going on HERE
 
Thank you for visiting, and I shall be back a little browner, if English weather permits, and a lot rested.
 
Big hugs, Pauline xxxx


Thank you so much Pauline for your gorgeous Birthday card (yes definitely my fave stamp & colours!) and thank you for your very special ‘Thank You’ card too <3 They are even more stunning in real life! Have an awesome holiday 🙂



You’ll find more of Pauline’s gorgeous work over on her blog.



We will be back soon with a stunning canvas from Doreen! A brilliant project from Susanne! Some gorgeous cards from Karen! And something dark from Kim J!!!

So make sure you pop back later 😉



Mark & Helen xx

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