Hi! We are excited to share some brand new inspiration from Pauline Butcher featuring our fabulous ‘Face it’ stamps…
Last Sunday I hosted a Workshop in Warwick, we played with some Visible Image MDF Monoliths, and I’ve used one of the techniques, that I introduced to a fabulous group of Crafters.
I stamped and heat embossed the gorgeous face onto some heat resistant acetate, using black embossing powder, fussy cut all the facial features, then added them to the monolith using glue gel. I stamped and heat embossed the tree, leaves and the sentiment, straight onto the Monolith.
The stamps I’ve used on the front of the Monolith are…
And the stamp set used on the back of the Monolith is the superb Alphabetical set
a real must have set, to be able to write whatever you want to!
I stamped all the letters I needed onto a separate piece of card, then stamped the squares and circles.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Such a stunning piece of home decor! Love it… thank you Pauline ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.
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We still have lots more to come on the blog this week… so we hope you will visit again soon, or find us on your favourite social media platform.
Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration, as promised!
Here’s Corrie with not one but three gorgeous projects…
and welcome to my blog post for Visible Image. I have made these projects for the Create & Craft TV shows that were aired last Friday. You can watch them on catch up for a few days if you missed them, just find the shows from June 9th!
I made three samples for the show:
I made this card with a mop up gelli print. Funny how these sometimes turn out even better than the actual prints!
We love them all… fabulous work Corrie! Thank you so much ♡
You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.
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We are back with more gorgeous inspiration ahead of our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday! More details at the end of this post.
Teresa Morgan has an amazing card to share with you…
This week I have been playing with my Distress Oxide inks to create a fabulous background for this beautiful sentiment stamp from Visible Image.
I applied different colours of Distress Oxide inks to my card base, spritzing with water then heat dryin before adding another colour. I continued until I was happy with the result then stamped the dotted circles also using Distress Oxides.
The doodled circles are stamped with Jet Black Archival ink, and the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed in black.
I love how the Distress Oxide colours sit on top of each other – it makes for some fun contrasting patterns.
You can watch our show on catch up for 7 days online too!
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Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps! Blog see all our latest posts here! Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge! Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!
Hello! We hope you are enjoying all the inspiration we are sharing here on our blog today.
Next we have two stunning projects from Pauline Butcher which were created for our Trade Show stand back in February. Over to Pauline…
You are getting two projects from me this week!
They are both created using some of the awesome new stamp sets available from Visible Image.
The first project is using the fantastic Dare to Swim set, there are such a fabulous array of extra stamps in this set, I love it…
I found this paddle thing in my MDF stash, and thought it would be perfect for an underwater scene, so using some acrylic paints I painted the background, then added the little fishes and the sentiment using Versamark and heat embossed with some Blue sparkle Embossing powder. I also popped some bubbles randomly around using some white ink. The jelly fish and the seaweed were stamped onto heat resistant acetate with Versamark, and heat embossed using different colours of Embossing powder, then fussy cut. I painted on the back of the jellyfish, using Starlight paints.
For this next very simple card I used the great Stay Wild set, a must for horse lovers…
I started off making a background with some Brusho paints, then stamped the jumping horse with Versamark,
and heat embossed it with white powder, I also did the same for the sentiment.
On top of the white embossing, I sprinkled some frantage powder, and some other powders,
and heated from underneath, this gave a sort of splashed look.
Don’t forget to enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge, for a chance to win a £25 voucher
to spend on some new stamps over in the Facebook group!
Thanks for popping by, hugs, Pauline xxxx
These are both so awesome! Thank you Pauline ♡
Loving the stunning jellyfish in those fabulous colours… and those bubbles ♡ ♡ ♡
The effects created around the horse are superb!
You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous inspiration over on her blog.
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1. I began by making my watery cloudy background on a piece of A3 Mixed Media Cardstock.
I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens in Indigo Dawn, Azure Blue and Aqua Splash. In turn, and drying
with a heat gun between each colour, I applied strokes of brush colour to my glass mat, spritzed it
with water and pressed my card stock onto it. By drying it I had more control over what went
where and I built up a whole A3 background very quickly.
Then I selected the area on which to work and cut it down to 20 x 20cm size.
2. First stamp was the moon, the clouds and the stars. I heat embossed the moon and stars with
silver pearl, having positioned it so that I could then stamp one of the eyes and brows over it
3. I brushed over the eyelashes with an embossing pen and added some ultra fine clear
sparkling embossing powder over it, for a touch of glitter
4. Then I stamped the unicorn. and used a mask to cover it as I stamped the nose and mouth with
Archival ink. Then I added more clouds with distress ink. Also a few more stars
5. By applying the mask over the face and rubbing a blending tool with a little colour on, outwards,
I gave her some real definition in seconds
6. From the Create It set I added the tree, some falling leaves, and then some cracks, some flowers…
I just played with the piece until I was happy
7. I tweaked the unicorn by adding touches of white pen, just by following the picture
on the front of the stamp set
8. Penultimately – the words. I used white pen to highlight the ‘Believe’ sentiment, but I stamped
and embossed the ‘Create Yourself’ in white, and used lilac distress ink and a tiny paintbrush to create shadow on the page
9. And finally – a bit of bling – sequins, randomly planned and distributed,
glued with strong pva, and one gemstone, right over the splatted ink under the face’s left eye!
This is incredible Nicky! Thank you so much ♡ You can just gaze at it for ages.. there is so much to discover!
Love the ethereal feel to it… magical! Really shows off how much you need the mask and stencil to play with too.
Thank you for visiting our blog today, we still have lots more inspiration to share with you.
How lucky are we to have such an AMAZING Design Team showcasing our awesome new stamps!
Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Sorry for the lack of posts recently, we have just been inundated with orders for our Summer Release which is AMAZING! Thank you ♡ We are thrilled you are loving these new designs so much!
We have lots of amazing Design Team inspiration for you over the next few days! We’re kicking off with a brand new project from Teresa Morgan…
I am so excited to be sharing my first project with one of the new sets of Visible Image stamps – Glimmer of Light. This beautiful moth design comes with a cool light bulb and fantastic sentiment and is so versatile. I have created a mixed media canvas for you:
I used washes of DecoArt Media acrylics to created my background: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Umber, Pthalo Green Blue. I flicked some Carbon Black Media Mister onto the damp wash then allowed to dry. Once dry I flicked a bit more of the black Media Mister (to create more defined spots) and did the same with White Linen Dylusions spray ink.
I wanted to add some texture, so used white DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and black DecoArt Modelling Paste with some stencils, and once again set aside to dry.
I used the script stamp and flourish from the Revolution set to add some background detail. I stamped them both with black Archival Ink, and then used the script stamp with Ranger Sticky embossing powder and turquoise foil. I stamped the moth and light bulb with Archival Ink and used Glossy Accents to highlight the glass bulb.
Finally I stamped the sentiment onto white card and cut it out, edging the pieces with black ink. I hope that you enjoyed today’s project – be sure to come back next week to see more of the new release stamps in use!!
Well hello there! Thank you for coming to check out today’s preview…
We are incredibly excited about this NEW stamp set, it’s our favourite from this release!
Glimmer Of Light
Mark has designed the amazing Death’s-Head Hawkmoth and Helen has written the words, which we think will mean something to a lot of people. And yes, you get the awesome hanging light bulb in this set too!
We cannot wait to see what is created with these stamps… something brilliant from Mark is definitely on the cards soon!
And now for some very exciting news…
All our NEW stamps will be available to pre-order from tomorrow, Friday June 17th! And there’ll be a special pre-order offer too! Release date is June 24th.
If you want something different… then you are in the right place!
If you want amazing quality… you are definitely in the right place!
Do not miss the unveiling of ALL our Summer Release stamps tomorrow… including our Christmas 2016 designs!
Today we are excitedly sharing the 3rd preview from our Summer Release, and we are bringing back our beautiful small butterfly stamp in a brand new set!
Our stunning Butterfly INKognito design has been a best seller for the last 2 years, and in this gorgeous new set you’ll find a small Butterfly INKognito, flying the opposite way to our larger one so they will work wonderfully together…
Own Kind Of Beautiful
The pretty butterfly is sized perfectly to be layered on top of the inky one!
We hope you love this new set, and the really beautiful sentiment ♡
If you missed any of our recent posts, you will find them HERE.
We also have some behind the scenes ‘making stamps’ photos over in our Facebook group today… come and join us there!
Don’t forget that you will find lots of gorgeous inspiration over on…
Hi there! Thank you so much for coming to visit us here on the blog today 🙂
We are so excited to start showing previews of the stamps in our Summer Release!
We’re kicking things off with an awesome NEW INKognito set called
Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist
These words are so inspiring, and the brilliant inky silhouette image has such great movement!
The design was inspired by this photo..
It’s youngest daughter Katie after recovering from an operation earlier this year…
it was just so great to see her leaping in the air and full of life, after not being able to do any exercise for quite some time!
Our awesome INKognito range of ink splattered images were first released in 2014 and they’re still INKredibly loved! ♡
We hope you like this first set from our summer release! Make sure you come back tomorrow to see the next one…
We have lots of different stamp sets for you, including (of course!) Christmas! And, a few favourites are making a come back too!!!
Inspired by a beautiful song by Sting, these words mean so much to so many people. Sadly we have all lost someone we love, or watched someone we care about suffer through illness… It’s a reminder of how fragile life is and to make the most of every day.
This is a great set for journaling and mixed media projects, and Mark’s cracked glass stamp makes an awesome background!
Here are some of the gorgeous Design Team projects created with this set…
Stunning tag by Veerle, love how she used the cracked glass stamp on the heart.
Such a beautiful card, again created by Veerle.
Fabulous card by Pauline.. the words work brilliantly with our Vision INKognito stamp.
Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today, and sorry it’s been neglected again of late!!!
It’s been so busy here for as long as we can remember now.. so thank you so so much for loving and ordering our stamps! We promise to bring you more regular posts here on the blog from now! And we have more awesome designs ‘and more’ coming over the next few months 😉
If you follow us on Facebook you will have already seen lots of the amazing things our Design Team have been creating recently.
Here are some of their awesome cards and projects…
Such an amazing collection of inspiration! Thank you so much everyone ♡ ♡ ♡
We hope you will show us what you have created with our stamps over in ourFacebook Group, where you have the chance to WIN a £ 25 coupon just for showing us your card or project and telling us a bit about it in our Show & Tell challenge!
You will find all the show details and products HERE! And you can place your order before the show, then sit back and watch Mark and Pauline’s demos!
Our Design Team have been creating the most amazing samples for the show! Here’s a selection to wet your appetite…
Fantastic images and inspiring words for your cards and mixed media projects.
There are lots more awesome samples… we don’t want to show you everything just yet! So we hope you will tune in on Sunday!
And if you have missed any of the last few weeks Design Team inspiration posts, you will find them HERE!
We’ll be catching up with all the latest cards and projects from the team next week.. we have so much gorgeous inspiration coming your way! If you want to see some of these sooner, then come and and join our Facebook group! And we hope you will give our Facebook page a like too 🙂
We’ll be back on Monday will the low down on the show!
Hi there! Today we are sharing two stunning mixed media tags by Denisa Gryczova…
So excited to share my latest projects made for Visible Image. I was lucky to try out brand new goodies from Visible Image. The first fabulous stamp is such a gorgeous image of the dragonfly. I simply adore these detailed wings. The second one is awesome unicorn silluette covered in beautiful sparkles.
Each of the stamps is accompanied with a sentiment that can be used separately. As I did on the second tag. Versatile – this is what they truly are!
Besides they´re deeply etched for perfectly stamped images. And packed in super plastic bags that will last forever. Irresistable, aren´t they?!
Here are the two mixed media tags I created using these perfect yummy stamps.
The dragonfly image was hot embossed on the vellum paper, cut out and glued on the mixed media background. No doubt it´s gonna be my No.1 stamp!
Here the sentiment was simply stamped on the tag using black Archival ink.
This coming week is packed full of gorgeous inspiration created with our NEW stamps, leading up to our show on Create and Craft TV on Sunday at 10am… Valentine’s day… a perfect day to spread some Visible Image LOVE! ♡ ♡ ♡ And we know you will love not only the products on the show but the amazing demo’s Mark and Pauline have planned! We can’t wait!!!
Today we have 2 awesome projects here on the blog. First up is our US Design Team member Kim Johnny with her very first Monolith…
Today I am so excited to share my first project made with the awesome new products by Visible Image!! Yay!
As part of the design team, I was very grateful to be given some of the new MDF “Monoliths” and new stamps to play and share today. The Monoliths and Dragonfly “Live in the Moment” are available for pre-order now!
This play was lots of fun and I really tried to use everything I love in making it!
The Monolith is a wonderful size and is designed to work with the stamps perfectly. It is 17cm x 10cm. About 6 inches by 4 inches and a sturdy 3mm thick, laser cut and smooth. And I know it’s weird, but the wood smells good, too. Yeah I know weird but I love the smell of pencils and wood 🙂
I created the background with my DecoArt Blogger stash. Yummy DecoArt Crackle Paste, Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Cream.
The flip side is collaged with mat medium and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. It is edged in the DA Fluid Acrylic Gold, love the shine it has.
Everything is heat embossed because I love embossing and dragonflies. So I had to combine all the things I love in this project. It makes them shine 🙂 I used Ranger Extra Fine Black and Recollections Bronze powders.
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!
It’s Corrie Herriman’s turn to brighten the day with her latest project here on the Visible Image blog…
For my DT post for Visible Image, I have decorated one of the brand new Free Standing Monoliths with one of the brand new stamp sets. Oh, and I have used a few stamps or an older set too. The monoliths are a super product and such fun to decorate.
This is the front…
And here is the back…
I started with painting the monolith with gesso. I applied two coats. Next I painted the front and back with Dina Wakley acrylic paints. I used my fingers for the front and for the little stand and a brush for the back.With a polka dot stencil I added some dots with the same colours on the front and with white paint on the front and the back. Next I used a script stamp and grey Archival ink to add some interest. I also stamped a swirl on the back using pink acrylic paint. This works really well, just make sure you wash your stamps straight away so the paint doesn’t dry on it.
I had already stamped the girl on some tissue paper and after I cut her out I adhered her to the front with gel medium. I went around the image with a white gel pen to make her stand out a little more. Next I stamped the sentiment with black Archival ink directly on the front and added some white dots to the word sparkle.
I also added the sentiment to the back but used VersaMark and white embossing powder. Lastly I drew a few lines around all the elements and coloured the edges with a black Big Brush Marker and that was that !
I began by prepping my Monolith with gesso. I then used my Gelli Plate to build up my basic background. I used my DecoArt Multi Surface paints for this as they have the lovely bright colours that I like on to use with my Gelli.
I then used more Gesso to add the star burst effect with a stencil, to get the position of this right I stamped my Unicorn onto my Monolith and then positioned the stencil and applied my Gesso.
I then stamped the word from the text stamp in the set and used Glossy accents over this to seal it.
My stars are done with a clear acrylic gel that I added DecoArt Media paint too, to get the bright pop of turquoise, also adding gold Beadazzels to it before using a pallet knife to apply through a stencil. This dried semi-translucent which was the look I wanted, so I was please this worked as I had not tried it before.
I then stamped my Unicorn onto lightweight card, cut it out and stuck it in place over my previously stamped image which I could still just about see.
The back is done in the same way but with the full quote used on the center of the block over the starburst of Gesso.
I sealed my block with a satin varnish to give it a light sheen.
The NEW release stamps from Visible Image are now available to pre-order from their on-line shop as are the Monoliths. I am sure you will find some new favorites among the new stamp releases, and I must say that the Monoliths are pretty awesome to work on.
One more thing, did you like my Barry Manilow Title ??
Have a good day,
Fabulous work Carol, thank you! … and yes you’ve gotta love a bit of Barry Manilow!!! ♡
We’ll be back with MORE… YES MORE inspiration shortly!!!
We’re back with more awesome inspiration! Over to Susanne Rose…
Hi my dear Visible Image friends.
I’d like to share another project with the brand new “Live in the Moment” stamp set from the Visible Image Febuary Release. I made a video tutorial for you, also. You’ll find all the supplies I’ve used at the end of this post.
DCWV Burlap Paper Pad
Gelato Black Licorice
Staz On Jet Black
Vintage Lace Decorative Strip Tim Holtz
Dutch Doobadoo Stencil
Wow fabulous project and great video thank you Susanne! ♡
More awesome projects with our NEW stamps and MDF Monoliths are on the way!
It’s been a little crazy here over the last week, with the launch of our NEW designs for pre-order! And making all the stamps for our upcoming show on Create and Craft TV… so sadly the blog has been neglected!!!
However… our Design Team have been really busy creating awesome things with our NEW stamps so we have loads of amazing inspiration to bring you over the next few days!
Here’s Teresa with BRAND NEW stamps and our BRAND NEW product…
I am thrilled to be sharing a project using one of the new stamp sets that will be released on Create and Craft on Sunday 14th February. This set is called ‘Shine Bright’ and is such a cool design!!
I have used the stamps to decorate an MDF ‘Monolith’….what’s that? you say…..
I base coated the MDF with gesso then added a couple of coats of DecoArt Copper paint. The MDF cogs and pipework (Calico Craft Parts) have been given an antique brass effect using Gold and Quinacridone Gold DecoArt paint. I added the verdigris effect with Patina Antiquing Cream.
I wanted the light bulb to stand up by itself and my acetate was too thin, so I stamped it onto Shrink Plastic (do NOT shrink it!!) and cut out. I coated the front with Glossy Accents and attached vellum to the back for the opalescent effect. Some silver foiling on the screw thread added to the realism. The sentiment was embossed in gold onto copper pearlescent card.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to watch the show on Create and Craft TV…. 6 new stamp sets will be launched ahead of the UK Trade Show where all 30 new designs will be available to retailers.
It’s going to be an exciting year for Visible Image, some amazing new stamps…feature images, backgrounds, words, and much more….
Isn’t this awesome! Loving all the cogs and that copper paint is divine! Thank you Teresa ♡
You will find all our NEW stamps HERE… they are all now available to pre-order!
You’ll also find our BRAND NEW Monoliths HERE! Our team are LOVING THEM ♡ ♡ ♡
We will be back soon with more fabulous inspiration!
All our February releases are now available to pre-order right here in our online shop!
It’s our biggest ever release…
9 inspiring NEW sets!
6 awesome background stamp sets!
7 sets of funky geometric shapes! AND 2 very funky geometric alphabets!
9 brilliant NEW quotes to add to our Express Yourself collection!
AND our brilliant new MDF Monoliths!
We didn’t get to show you everything beforehand as there are just so many new designs!
Here’s a really cool set that lots of you are already loving…
Totally awesome stamps! And a really inspiring quote 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has already placed an order… we are so incredibly happy that you are loving this release.. and some of you clearly could not make up your minds which ones to choose… so filled your baskets right up! 🙂
If you have a shop and would like to stock our stamps you’ll find more details HERE. We’d love to hear from you!
We will be back soon with loads of gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team, who will be showing you what they’ve been creating with our new stamps so far.
Hello 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational project today!
Very excited to be sharing Elina’s debut post as a Visible Image Design Team member…
Hi and Happy Wednesday!
I’m so excited to reveal my first projects as a design team member of Visible Image. I want to thank Helen and Mark, the lovely owners of Visible Image, for this opportunity- working in this talented team is a great honour!
Every other Wednesday I will be showing a new project I have made using Visible Image stamps. I hope will like my creations!
I thought I would start with a little mixed media project; two tags with pink, white and black colours:
I started with painting the tags with white gesso. Manila tags do allow you to use wet media, but a thin layer of gesso still makes the surface easier to work with. In addition, gesso is great for creating texture: I was using a large, wide brush, so once the gesso was dry the tags were covered with fine brush mark lines. Cool!
For colouring the tags I used my favourite watercolour media; water-soluable Neocolor II crayons. I coloured the tags leaving some spots white, and blended the crayons with water. To mute down the colours I brayered a thin layer of gesso on top, and once all the layers were dry I was ready to decorate the backgrounds with stamping!
Usually when decorating a background with stamping I don’t mount the stamp on an acrylic block. Creating random patterns by bending the stamp is much easier with a non-mounted stamp. However, this time I wanted to stamp with acrylic paints, and spreading just a thin layer of paint on the stamp was so much easier when the stamp was firmly on the acrylic block.
Remember when stamping with acrylic paints, gesso or gel medium always to clean your stamps right after stamping. I’m not too good at cleaning my stamps, but I never leave acrylic paint on my stamps. If the paint dries on the stamp you will not get it off and your stamp is ruined! For cleaning my stamps I like to use a very soft toothbrush; it cleans the stamp properly but yet very gently.
The black heat embossed faces were stamped using the mirroring image stamping technique. I stamped the mirrored image on fun foam and was surprised how well that worked. There’s no need to stamp on the back of my stamps anymore!
For the second tag I used the same ‘Woman INKognito’ stamp again, but as the main background colour was black/grey, I covered the image with purple embossing powder instead of black.
The lovely quotes are from a stamp set called ‘Imagine Dream Inspire’. I’m sure this set will be used for many projects in the future, it’s so versatile!
Good Morning! We are here with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
Over to Katy…
Today’s make for Visible Image is a clean and simple tag card. I’m often asked what I do with the tags I create and they make great cards – simply cut another tag, fold a small flap at the top and adhere the flap to the back of the decorated tag to allow it to stand.
I stamped the overlapping circles in black Archival then coloured each one with Distress Ink – I used Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio. I stamped a splat in black inside each circle to add detail. I stamped the words and cut them out individually before mounting to the card on 3D foam pads. I matted the tag onto black card and created a back as described above to allow it to stand.
This card really highlights how brilliantly words can work as a focal point when combined with abstract or background images. Hope you like it!
I used these stamps on my card:
Create Your Future
Awesome tag! Really cool and funky! Thank you Katy ♡
We will be back later with the debut post from Elina Strömberg!
AND we cannot wait to share today’s NEW stamps preview too!!!
Good Afternoon! Hope you are having a great weekend so far.
Susanne Rose is here to inspire you today, with a stunning project created with one of our BRAND NEW stamp sets due for release in February!
Over to Susanne…
Hi everyone. I am very proud to show you one of the brand new stamp designs from Visible Image that will be released in Febuary. I used the awesome dragonfly from the “Live in the Moment” set.
To add some dimension to the card I layered different labels on top of each other.
Scroll down to see some step by step photos.
I started by inking the lables with Distress Ink Black Soot and stamped the dragonfly into the center.
To separate the sentiment, I always masked the part I don’t want to stamp with washi tape. I inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped.
I add color with pearlescent watercolors and distressed the edges of all the layers.
I stamped the script stamp from the Revolution set partially into the background to add more interesst. For some more sparkle I used the Retro Dots Background, stamped it with VersaMark ink and added gold metallic PanPastels.
I use 3d foam pads to build the layers and adhered everything onto a white card base.
I hope you like my card. I’m totally excited about this awesome stamp set. Love it!
It’s Thursday which can only mean one thing! Teresa Morgan is here to inspire you…
Hello and welcome back to my Thrilling Thursday inspiration post for Visible Image Stamps. We are all excited about the upcoming new releases scheduled for February and can’t wait to share them with you all. Meanwhile, here is another bright and funky card featuring one of last year’s brilliant music stamps…
The simple yet effective background is created with Distress Inks, simply blended against the edge of a scrap of card randomly over the cardstock. It creates an illusion of stage spotlights and adds movement to the design. The edge design was created by stamping and embossing part of the swirl stamp (Universal set) in different colours of fluorescent WOW powders. I stamped the drummer and the circles with black Archival ink, then finished with the words (embossed in white on black card) popped up on 3d foam.
Thanks for stopping by again, I hope you are inspired to make a purchase or try one of today’s techniques.
Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!
We are very excited to be sharing the very first Design Team project by Dot Leathbridge today…
It’s been an exciting time waiting for my first make as part of the Visible Image DT. It is great to get the first one done!
There is so much buzz among the team at the moment because there are heaps of new stamps to be released next month – and they look amazing!!! Sneak peaks are appearing on the Facebook group, there is a launch on Create and Craft TV (in Feb) and at the UK Trade Show (also in Feb)…so lots to watch out for!
Today I wanted to do something with a littlepazzazz – so I decided on a blast of music!
These stamps were so much fun to play with!
There are more music themed ones in the collection, but I love music festivals and live bands so wanted to make a kind of raw, back to basics jazz/blues card.
I cut out a circle die and placed it in the center of the card, then inked up the background with some bright distress inks.
The white bubbles are made through a stencil with acrylic paint.
Then I thought I would flick some red Brusho (mixed with water) onto the card for some extra colour – and it splattered onto the white section…so I added some carefully placed red circles (through a stencil) to cover it up…
remember… there is no such thing as a mistake – just a new opportunity!
I stamped the silhouettes, added some partial stamping of the music notes, and from the flourish stamp (around the edge), and the words to finish off.
When I made this card we all heard of the passing of David Bowie, so when I look at this card I think of the song “Dancing In The Street”…if you wanted to have a go at making this, you could quite easily journal the words to that song around the edge and I think it would look awesome.
This page was started with a piece of pattern paper by Prima Marketing from the Epiphany Collection called “Devine Exposure”. I stamped the three flowers on it with a very light pink ink. Next I used a brayer and brayered some turquoise blue acrylic paints on the edges. I used two or three shades. I also used a little pink to give it some more interest. You can still see some of the pattern paper through the paints. I then took my Polychromos coloured pencils by Faber Castell and coloured over the flowers. I used three shades of pink and some yellow and orange.
I then drew in the stems and coloured them with a black and a white gel pen.
Lastly I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the same paper, coloured the edges with a pink coloured pencil, cut it into strips and adhered it to the page.
That was it !
You will find the lovely stamps of Visible Image HERE
Thank you so much for stopping by today !
Wow what a stunning page! Loving the funky stems and your background is gorgeous… thanks Corrie! ♡
Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you!
Over to our marvellous Kim Bacon…
Is it too late to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR?
No, of course it isn’t!
I hope that you all made it happily into 2016?
As you may have noticed there have been some additions to the Visible Image design team following a DT Call late last year. Poor Helen and Mark had a really tough time selecting the successful candidates, the submissions were phenomenal.
2016 will see even more fabulous new stamps and stuff (yes, ‘stuff’, but I am not allowed to expand on that just yet) coming from Visible Image. You are going to have to watch this space. Top tip: head over to the Facebook group and you will hear all the latest news as it happens.
Right, on to my first project for 2016. I am known for my hoarding of useful bits and pieces and I have used an empty chocolate box tray for my piece today.
Naturally, I forgot to take a ‘before’ shot.
I started by covering the whole thing with a layer of tissue paper just to block out the dark printing on the original box. I used a 50:50 mix of water and PVA glue.
Next I coloured some more tissue paper with Brusho paints in shades of blue, teal and lime. When all the pieces were dry I smothered them with more of the glue/water mix and pasted them onto the box. I deliberately made wrinkles and folds to add interest.
I waited for this to dry completely and then used a PVA glue with a mica content as a top coat. I have had this glue for years, no really, years and I am not sure where I got it from. I suppose you could use mica powder or a mica mister to add the sheen. Experiment! That is what it is all about.
Just to add even more shine, I applied some silver gilding ax very carefully to the raised folds and wrinkles around the frame.
Using black embossing powder I then stamped the INKognito butterfly onto a piece of heat resistant acetate the was cut to fir exactly into the frame. I also stamped the sentiment in black and a normal butterfly with a teal sparkle embossing powder onto more pieces of acetate.
The butterfly was cut out and stuck over the black one using a clear silicone gel. The sentiment was stuck along the bottom of the frame attached to the sides.
This was a long project as there was a lot of drying time but sometimes it is nice to do something that isn’t instant.
See you in a fortnight for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy yourself, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
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Wow what a transformation from a chocolate box! Fabulous project thank you Kim!
Our NEW DT members have been starting to receive their stamps, so we’re looking forward to seeing their first Visible Image projects very soon, when we will once again have our daily inspiration for you.
Meantime, we will be back with new inspiration from Teresa Morgan on Thursday.
Mark has been very busy designing all weekend and we are very excited about our NEW releases!!!
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I used the awesome Behind Every Mask stamp set on top of a gelli print. The background is cut with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the main image with StazOn jet black ink. I colored the eyes with Polycolor pencils. Finally I add the sentiment with fine detail gold embossing power.
I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop for my gelli print. I love playing with the monoprinting plate. The results are most of the time totally amazing. And you have always some good backgrounds to play with.
The background was created using Brusho’s, the sprinkle and spritz method, onto some white 7.5″ x 7.5″ card, whilst it is still wet, place a harlequin design stencil on top and dry through it with kitchen roll, remove the stencil, and leave the card to dry naturally.
The eye needs to be stamped twice, onto heatproof acetate using Versamark, and heat emboss it using Black embossing powder, then fussy cut them both out. Turn one eye over thus making a pair.
On the reverse side of the eyes, (remembering that one will have the embossing on the front, and one the embossing on the back) colour the iris with alcohol pens, then paint over the eyes with white gesso, ( you might need to do 2 coats) so when you turn them over to the front, you have a coloured iris, and whites of the eyes.
Pop these to one side, whilst you complete the background.
Right, on your now dry background card, place the eyes in a position you’re happy with, but don’t glue them yet, you can gauge how much card you have left to decorate, remove the eyes, using the INKognito flower head, stamp the bottom half of the card using ‘Mustard seed’ Distress ink, then stamp over again with ‘Ripe Persimmon’, giving a sort of 3D look.
Using the longest bit of the flower stamp splats, stamp around the top of the card using ‘Salty Ocean’.
Now attach your eyes, using glue, you can see where to stamp your sentiment, and using Versamark, and heat emboss with White Embossing powder.
Now the eyebrows, (which is the Inkognito Flower Stem), stamp using ‘Mustard Seed’, then stamp again using ‘Salty Ocean’.
To finish off, add some white pen as the light source in the eye, use some Black Stickles around the eye, and yellow Stickles in the middle of the flowers for that bit of bling.
Have a look at the January Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, and get your entry in, for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, and there’s some really awesome new designs coming out very soon.
The next Visible Image Create & Craft TV appearance, is scheduled for Saturday February 6th, at 11am,
Mr. Visible Image (Mark) and myself will be demoing some fantastic new stamp designs and… something else !!!
If you keep your eye on the Visible Image Facebook group HERE, you may well get some sneak peeks at some point……just saying !!!!
Thanks for visiting, and sorry about the rambling, lol,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx
Wowza! What an awesome project! Thank you Pauline for your brilliant step by step too.
We hope you will have a go a creating yourself a pair of Visible Image eyes.. and make sure you show us over in our Facebook group!!!
We will be back tomorrow with some super Saturday inspiration from Susanne Rose.
Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.
We will pass you straight over to Teresa who has a very warm welcome for you…
Welcome back to a new year of Visible Image inspiration!! I can’t wait to share new stamps and projects with you all – 2016 is going to be full of exciting new designs and products. Today I am sharing a mixed media piece that I made for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine
I used a paper mache torso mounted on a wooden spool and coaster for the base. A couple of coats of gesso prepared them for decorating. I used DecoArt modelling paste and a burlap stencil to add texture to areas of the torso. DecoArt Crackle paint and antiquing cream was applied to the stand.
I used the Universal set of stamps to add pattern to the torso, embossing with WOW embossing powder in white, pink and silver. Blue mica spray added extra colour.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto tissue paper before being glued in place with Mod Podge. I added silver Stickles and blue gilding wax for extra sparkle and shine. Some pretty floral trim adds the final decorative touch.
I’ll be back with more inspiration next Thursday!
Isn’t this stunning! Love the wintery feel and all that gorgeous texture.. that silver is fabulous against the white…It would look amazing on your dressing table ♡
Thank you Teresa xx
We will be back tomorrow with fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher!
Our NEW DT members are eagerly awaiting their first packages of stamps and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful things they create ♡ And just wait until you see our first new stamps release of 2016.. !!! We won’t keep you waiting too long.
Hope to see you back here tomorrow, and hope you’ll leave Teresa a comment.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi, my name is Corrie Herriman and I live in Venlo in the Netherlands with my husband David. I have been crafting all my life but only discovered stamps, ink and mixed media a few years ago. I stopped working in 2010 so I have lots of time to spend on my inky hobby. I spend most days in my craft room creating ATC’s, tags, Art journals, altered objects and anything else that will take paint or ink… Mixed Media is my thing. I am stoked to be on this team and hope to inspire you with my, mostly colourful, projects.
I’ve been papercrafting for over 10 years and am totally and completely addicted to stamps, so this is an ideal DT for me!
You might recognise my name as I was formerly editor of Craft Stamper magazine. I now work as a freelance craft designer, writing for several publications and teaching workshops – and I love it. When I am not crafting (which isn’t that often!) I might be found browsing antique fairs and car boot sales or dreaming about my next trip to Disney World.
Experimenting, learning from others and teaching are ways that I like to share my passion for inking and stamping.
As a card designer I have been extremely fortunate to also share this passion on my blog, Pinterest, design teams, workshops and, more recently, through being published.
Behind the scenes I am a mother of two teenage boys and I am proud of how they are growing into fine young men. I work as an aide in a local secondary school in a seaside town called Portland, which is down the bottom of mainland Australia. Some of my favourite things are: chocolate, the sea, kayaking, enjoying nature, having adventures, kangaroos and koala bears. Life is busy, in a good way!
I believe that being creative is a journey. My journey has given me many wonderful opportunities and challenges which have been unexpected and ones that I have embraced and am thankful for. Scary at times…but so rewarding! The main thing, to me, is to always enjoy and have fun in what you do.
Hi, I am Shilpa from India. I am mixed media artist and I have been painting and crafting since I can remember. I love to make Art Journals, Altered Art, and canvas.
Usually my creations are vibrant, lively and colorful. My art keeps me sane. I like to give tutorials to share my creative knowledge and empower others to be creative. I am crazy about all kinds of stamps, and super excited to be part of Visible Image.
I’m a mixed media freak from the Czech Republic (aged 40). I´ve been working as a primary teacher. I discovered the unlimited mixed media world two years ago. My style is anything but clean and simple. I love to let my imagination run riot and explore new techniques and materials. I’m addicted to creating. There’s no such thing that makes me sooo happy. Diving my fingers into colours is my everyday obssession. Besides the world of art I fancy chocolate, wine, dogs, handbags and snow at Xmas.
Hi, I am Wilma Voermans and I live in the beautiful surrounding off the Swiss Bernese Oberland. Mother of 8 children and grandmother of , untill now, 6 grandchildren.
In summer season we have a lot of tourists and work is very busy. But in the winter we keep it slow , I like to visit musea and go for walks with my dog. Don’t think these walks take me hours, they always end after a short while on a terras with a cappucino…
I have a passion for mixed media, which can be used on every style of craft. The main things you will find in my Youtube tutorials is artjournaling, canvas and scrapbooking. Private I paint abstract style (this because I cant draw )
I am a design team member for different manufacters in crafty, painty colorland. I am looking forward to working with the great stamps Visible Image offers.
When it comes to crafting I will give anything a go, and my style can range from clean and simple cards to a very painty and inky journal page, with a bit of altered art on the side if the mood takes me. I can quite easily flip to a new favourite thing to do in a second, so long as I can get a stamp on it I am happy.
I am thrilled to be part of the Visible Image Design Team.
My name is Elina, and I’m a scrapbooker, card maker, paper crafter, and photographer from southern Finland, Vantaa. I’ve been married for 12 years, and we have two wonderful children aged 7 and 9.
I have made different kinds of crafts as long as I can remember. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, and stitching I learned at school at a very young age. I have always loved to paint and draw, and paper has always been my favourite material for different kinds of projects.
Our wedding in 2003 was a kick-start for my paper crafting hobby. When going through stores to find decoration ideas I discovered the amazing world of paper crafting tools and supplies. I did not even know such things existed! I bought my first stamps and started making cards for Christmas and for my friends’ birthdays. It was so much fun!
Summer 2009 I was browsing through internet looking for card making ideas and came across a Finnish scrapbooking challenge site. At that time scrapbooking was a quite unknown hobby in Finland; none of my friends had even heard about it. However, I wanted to give it a try, made my very first layout, opened a blog, and got hooked. Since then paper crafting has played an increasingly important role in my life; it’s my way to unwind and keep away work stress. The busier my work days are at the office, the more time I try to allocate time to my crafting projects. Being able to take even a short moment to myself, get my hands messy with inks, paints and gesso, and to create something beautiful and tangible is very important to me.
Hi, my name is Veerle, I’m married and proud mom of 3 teenagers and I live in Belgium.
I’m a kindergarten teacher but I don’t teach anymore. I kind of rolled into the creative world when my kids were young and I had to find a way to take on all the photo’s I made of my children. That’s when I discovered scrapbooking and it all started for me. I started as a scrapbook consultant for a company in The Netherlands and internet brought me to mixed media and cardmaking today.
I work together with a company to provide workshops here in Belgium and I also demonstrate in shops and at fairs.
I love trying out all kind of different techniques and materials so I end up with all different styles of projects. My personal style however is the less cute style but slightly rougher style. Even though I do like to make CAS cards as well.
Searching for stamps on the internet I found Visible Image and I fell in love with them immediately. And now I’m so happy I can call myself part of the team as guest designer. I’m looking forward in working with these stamps and showing you my projects. Just as much as I’m looking forward in seeing all your lovely projects.
We cannot even express how thrilled we are to be working with you all… and we cannot wait to see what you create with our stamps, especially our brand new designs ♡
Our new designers will join our super awesome existing Design Team…
So that makes a team of 15.. the biggest team we have ever had! And we think 2016 is going to be the biggest and best year we have ever had too… in so many ways! Very exciting!!!
We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to apply.
Our wonderful team are taking a well earned break over the Christmas holidays, so our daily inspirational posts will re-commence on Thursday January 7th! We will be back here on the blog over the weekend, sharing Mark & Pauline’s awesome demos from our Create & Craft TV show last Saturday! And next week we will be getting festive, sharing some of our favourite Visible Image Christmas cards, and of course to wish you all a wonderful Christmas ♡
This is a really quick and very elegant card! I used the Crealies Double Stitched Frame die and cut a rectangle shape from white cardstock. I masked a frame arround the base with washi tape, so that the stamped images don’t go close to the edges. I stamped the Butterflies with Distress Inks. I used “Dusty Concord”, “Picked Raspberry” and “Spiced Marmalade”. Finally I stamped the sentiment “Live Life Now” with StazOn “Jet Black” ink into the center. I mount everything with 3d foam pads to a white card.
I’ve had really fun and made a Canvas for today! Lovely to play around with colors and make a big mess sometimes. I’ve used the Vision INKognito (eye) and the sentiment from the set Behind Every Mask. Think they fit well together.
I’ve used only acrylic colors I think, and the white dots are heavy modeling paste. The eye is stamped on tissue paper and glued with decopage laque. The green in the eye is painted with pitt pastel pens when the decopage glue was dry. The size of the canvas is 6″ x 6″.
I have used the beautiful Angels Are Near stamp set to create a Christmassy mixed media canvas.
To begin, I covered the canvas with some music print paper, torn around the edges. Then I added some gesso around the sides to soften the paper edges, and in random areas over the paper. Once dry I stamped the feather and embossed in white all over the canvas. I wanted a metallic edge to the feathers, so inked the stamp again (but only on the edges) and stamped over the top of the white embossing powder, adding copper embossing powder this time.
I drew a simple angel on some cardstock and painted with acrylic paint then cut out and glued in place. Next I stamped the sentiment, cut out and glued on to the angel.
Finally I used some Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges of the canvas to age it and take away some of the whiteness of the gesso.
Wow! Amazing work that showcases our gorgeous stamps brilliantly… thank you ♡
We are so excited about our return to Create & Craft… it’s been almost 2 years! Wow how time flies! We’ll be regular guests on the show which is fantastic 🙂
You can watch our show live at 11am this Saturday on Sky 674. Freeview 36. Virgin 748. Freesat 813.
Our show is due to be repeated on the Craft Extra channel at 1pm on Saturday too.. sky channel 675.
There’s a fantastic bundle of Visible Image stamps up for grabs over on the Create & Craft TV Facebook page, so head on over and give their page a like (if you haven’t already!) and look down the wall for our giveaway photo! Then comment and share the post for your chance to WIN! The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday.
Come back and see us here tomorrow as we have more stunning new show samples to share with you.
If you fancy applying to join our Design Team there are only a few days left now, it closes on Tuesday December 15th! More details HERE.
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.
Teresa Morgan is here with a fabulous project for you this evening which we saved especially for tonight!
Over to Teresa…
Thanks for stopping by again today to see some fabulous Visible Image stamps inspiration. Today I have an altered box with a funky Stampbord lid.
I began by coating the box with some bright Dylusions paints both inside and out.
Once dry I added a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze to the outside and aged with Carbon Black Antiquing Cream.
The lid is a mosaic of Stampbord pieces, coloured with Distress Inks and stamped with black Archival Ink using various Visible Image stamps. I love how you can scrape back through the Stampbord to reveal white highlights.
Hello There! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂
We have two posts for you this evening, we’ll start with Christmas and then we have a Halloween project for you!
First up, here’s Susanne Rose…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I did it again – I made a Christmas Pocket Letter.
Heute ist wieder mein Tag für Visible Image Stamps. Und ich hab schon wieder einen Pocket Letter gestaltet.
I embossed the lovely snowflakes from the “White Christmas” set with white powder and colored the background with Distress Inks. I used the new colors “Mermais Lagoon” and “Twisted Cirton” and “Picked Raspberry” from the old collection. I used the “Dot Fade” stencil from Tim Holtz to add some texture. The gold splatters are made with Viva Decor Inka Gold.
Für den Hintergrund hab ich zu aller erst die tolle Schneeflocke aus dem “White Christmas” set mit weißem Pulver embossed. Anschließend kamen Distress Inks zusammen mit Wasser und Pinsel hinzu. Verwendet habe ich die neuen Farben “Mermaid Lagoon” und “Twisted Citron” und aus der alten Kollektion “Picked Raspberry”. Mit der “Dot Fade” Schablone von Tim Holtz kam noch etwas Textur hinzu. Die goldenen Spritzer sind mit Viva Decor Inka Gold gemacht.
It’s the second time I’ve used the lovely poinsettias from Visible Image in a Pocket Letter. I embossed them wihth gold powder this time and colored them with Distress Ink “Barn Door”. I also used dies from Die-Namites, Sizzix, Impression Obsession, Marianne Design and Noor! Design.
Ein weiters mal habe ich die wunderschönen Poinsettias von Visible Image in einem Pocket Letter verwendet. Diesmal wurden sie mit goldenem Pulver embossed und anschließend mit Distress Ink “Barn Door” koloriert. Es kamen auch noch einige Stanzteile zum Einsatz. Die Schablonen sind von Die-Namites, Sizzix, Impression Obsession, Marianne Design und Noor! Design.
The sentiments from the Visible Image Christmas sets are stamped on white cardstock with jet black Archival Ink. I cut them out and adhered them to the Pocket Letter cards. The awesome “Merry Christmas” sentiment was embossed with white powder before I colored the background.
Die Texte aus den neuen Weihnachtssets von Visible Image habe ich auf weißen Cardstock gestempelt, ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Den tollen “Merry Christmas” Schriftzug habe ich ebenfalls vorm gestalten den Hintergrunds weiß embossed.
I am still feeling the vibe from the Visible Image Blog Hop last Friday, it was in aid of Breast Cancer Care, so I am carry on the theme, and using a bit of pink !
My background is a piece of glossy card, with the Shaving foam and Alcohol Inks technique, then added some texture using wax, and Mica flakes.
I stamped the pocket watch with Stazon, onto Acetate, and then stamped again (2nd generation), so it was very faint, then fussy cut both, I then used a gold Sharpie pen on the wrong side of the acetate.
I stamped the clock again, onto white card, and heat embossed using a Gold Sparkle powder, fussy cut, also cutting out the face of the clock. I stamped the clock one last time, using Stazon, onto white card, cut the face out and attached it to the gold clock, then added Glossy Accents for the glass.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed.
Don’t forget the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge, your chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE ( No blog needed). And join in the buzz in the Visible Image Facebook Group,HERE.
Thank you for popping by, see you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx
WOWZA!!! Isn’t this amazing! Loving those drips and all the gorgeous texture ♥♥♥ Thank you Pauline xxx
We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration from Susanne Rose. Hope you’ll join us then!
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with coupon code: thankyou20 until the end of the month!
A little thank you from us to you, for loving what we do! ♥
We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!
Over to Kim…
Hi my fellow Crafters
This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!
Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …
You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.
Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.
I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone. I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.
I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.
In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.
Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.
So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.
Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.
Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.
Here is what it looks like after that last stage.
On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.
This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong stamp going to this very important cause…
But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…
Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!
Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.
Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx
And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.
Good Afternoon! We have a fantastic tutorial for you here on the blog today, from one of our very talented demonstrators Kim Robertson, featuring of course some of our stunning stamps!
Over to Kim…
I have been creating with the Autumn/fall feel therefore I used colours appropriate to this time of year, before I start getting all ‘pink’ for raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care, which is so important to all of us in many different ways. So today I used the wonderful Winter Tree which I had been coveting for so very long, and finally Helen treated me to it after the Ally Pally show! Along with some other wonderful goodies including this fabulous sentiment entitled “What Really Matters”, and the Colours Of The Wind set.
So here is today’s card…
I was really pleased with how this one came out as I simply love these colours, so warm and vibrant.
If you would like to learn how I put this one together then please read on…
I started by inking my Winter Tree stamp with Versafine archival ink in Sepia, and used just the branches to adding some low hanging broken branches across the top and upper sides of the card. I also stamped the whole tree to the bottom left in the same ink.
I used a template of a circle here to rub a little scattered straw Distress Ink off the circle to give a yellow glow
I stamped out the sentiment also in versafine but black onyx this time.
I used a light grey promarker to give a slight shadow to the tree and make it look like it is more 3D from the page.
Starting to use more of that same Scattered Straw distress ink, I rubbed a little around the edges of the age allowing a couple of spots where the ink streaks further onto the page.
I used a range of warm tones to further enhance the edges and drag some colour into the picture too, I used next Wild Honey and then Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo, still using just the same piece of cut and dry foam as we did at the show, those of you who took my little make and takes will know, or if your an inker like me.
I also added some gold sakura stardust and metallic pens to highlight the tree, you can also paint with them if you used a wet brush, so I added a light wash of warm goldy mica sparkle in paces too, which is very hard to pick up on camera of course.
I further enhanced the tree, the non shadow side, with the metallic pen which you can see the light bouncing off here.
I also added some white gel pen on the very highlighted parts of the tree, and a highlight to the sentiment and the edges of the branches too.
I added a light spritz of water in places to spread out the ink a little with a brush, and give it that water painted feel. And while it was still damp, I brushed on some Blush Perfect pearls mica powder, these have their own binding agents so no need to set, but if you new the card would be handled a lot once you had finished you could spray a fine mist of hairspray into the air and waft the card through it but don’t spray it directly onto the card as it will leave either a wet patch or stain and the paper will have a transparent look to it, spoiling all your hard work.
You can see in the picture above the mica shimmering on the card in random places and it took on the colours of the ink but also had a pinky coral tone to it too which really looked good with these ink tones.
So from here I wanted to add some mat and layers and I used cream gold and a redy Burgundy pearl for the outer edge, to bring out the tones in the perfect pearl.
You can see the tone of the red card better in this one .
And here, you can start to see the ink layers and the mica but also the shadow and the highlight on the tree.
Lastly I used the small little leaf stamps from the Colours of the Wind set which I love, and used them to create the little mixed leave montage along the bottom of this card. I used Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo , Fired Brick and Rusty Hinge, and once they were all dry I went back in with some metallic pen washed over with a little water brush and some white highlights in places and grey shadow too, as before.
Here is a close up of the ink layers and how the leaves stand forward proud like they do because of the shadows and highlights etc.
The finished card again… I truly hope you like this card as much as I do.
I hope you enjoyed this one and will maybe try it for yourself, or create something like it, as this could easily be a picture for the wall, or other art. It doesn’t have to be a card… it could be a tag or a wall plaque too.
Huge crafty hugs to all.
Isn’t this card just so beautiful, captures Autumn perfectly! Love all those rich colours.
Thank you so much Kim xxx
We will be turning our blog PINK for the rest of this week, leading up to our BIG PINK BLOG HOP on Friday! Raising money for Breast Cancer Care.
Hope you will pop back later to see some fabulous PINK PROJECTS!
Thank you for visiting our blog today! We must offer our apologies for neglecting our blog lately.. it’s been a hectic few weeks with back to back craft shows, what with making all the stamps needed for those on top of all the orders! Good job we love what we do.. must admit we are two very tired people at the moment!!!
Here are a couple of photos from the shows so far…
Our stand at Ally Pally
Some of our fabulous Facebook friends showing off their Make & Takes!
Debbie, Steve, Erika, Pauline and Jilly all did an awesome job 🙂
‘Team Awesome’ aka Mark, Helen, and the mega talented Kim Robertson who did an amazing job with the Make & Take sessions as well as demonstrating in the main demo area both days! Thank you Kim! xxx
Kim’s amazing Make & Take tags…
We will be sharing Kim’s tutorials for these projects later today 🙂
Our stand at Exeter…
This weekend we will be at The Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday, and this time Pauline Butcher will be demonstrating our gorgeous stamps on our stand! This is a ticket only event and a fantastic show!
While we were away, our wonderful Design Team were busy creating awesome things with our stamps, so let’s have a catch up! If you join our Facebook group you will always be first to see their daily inspiration 🙂
For this card I have used a Technique called ‘Josephs Coat Technique’. It is basically a Resist embossing technique. I have used distress inks and the gorgeous “You are Loved” stamp for this. xxx
I’d like to share a stamped Christmas box today. I embellished it with the lovely Poinsettia stamps from Visible Image and two die cut ornaments from Noor! Design.
The box is cut with the Silhouette Cameo out of kraft cardstock and embossed with the script stamp from the Visible Image Revolution set and white embossing powder. I distressed the edges of the box with a scissors. The poinsettias are stamped with a darker red on red cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Now I only need to fuzzy cut the flowers and adhere the pieces together.
Today I have a bit more winter spirit inspiration to share. I used one of the new Visible Image Christmas stamp sets, “Baby, it’s cold outside”. The snowflake is so detailed and so awesome for any Winter project.
The background is layered with some stencil work, Tim Holtz “Gothic” with modeling paste. Then several layers of DecoArt acrylic paint, antiquing cream and some Distress paint. I used Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder on the beautiful snowflake and sentiment.
I created the swirly background using the shaving foam technique, such a fun thing to do! I then over stamped that with the snowflake stamps from the White Christmas set, and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Then I stamped and mounted the Snowflakes & Butterflies verse (which was written by Helen).
Today I have something to show that isn’t Halloween, and it isn’t Christmas either. I have manage to do something else – lol. I spend my weekend at a crop in Norway and got some inspiration for a tag so I just had to play a bit. This is what ”came out” of it. I’ve use the Robot Data Set from Visible Image for this tag.
I started with stamping the numbers on my white tag with embossing ink. Then I used clear powder. Then I started to mist and drip a bunch of different colors on the tag until I was satisfied. I ran the tag through an embossing folder to get some structure, and added a dark distress ink around the edges. I added a bunch of embellishment and colored my hug snug ribbon with mists and alcohol inks.
When the tag was ready and the robot mounted with 3D foam I covered the whole robot with Diamond Glaze.
I am sharing a quick and easy card – perfect for those of us who have a lot of Christmas cards to make and not a lot of time. I’ve used the fabulous Merry Christmas XL and Grunge Flourish from Visible Image stamps.
I stamped the flourish in each corner and embossed with Candy Apple embossing powder from WOW powders. The sentiment is embossed in black and layered onto a die cut oval. The whole thing is matted onto silver mirri card for a bit of Christmas bling!
I have a pair of Christmas Cards for you today. I used a distress resist technique for the backgrounds using the Snowflake from the White Christmas set. I have also used the “White Christmas sentiment” and Merry Christmas sentiment. xxx
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I’d like to share a “Cookie Cup” today, which is decorated with the super cool “Rockin’ Around” set from Visible Image.
The Christmas tree and the sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The cup is a cutting file from Silhouette Store. The tree is cut with the Pix Scan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.
I started off making a postcard, so it is 4 inches by 6 inches on mixed media paper. I added lots of fun layers of Distress Ink and water. I have just picked up some of the micro beads and wanted to play with those too. Then I was looking at my dies and have this Spellbinders Aster flower that was calling out to me, so I had to make one! I really like how it frames the awesome sentiment by Visible Image, “Create your imagination” from the “This is me”,set. So now my postcard has dimension, which is really fun but I don’t think it would go into the mail system very well as a traditional postcard! So it is a small canvas with lots of color!
The background was created with Distress Inks, and over stamped with the Where Dreams Take You and Plasma stamps. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I started with a Brusho coloured piece of card in shades of purple, lime and teal and added the really useful Bronte Script stamp using teal ink. Just a hint of it stamped randomly but always level. I added some ink splats stamps in purple and teal. When that was done I cut the piece down before sewing it to a matting layer of cream watercolour card.
The tag was cut from another coloured piece of card but this time instead of the big purple splats I used the Live Life Now sentiment. Again I sewed this to a cream mount. Both these mounts were then roughed up along their edges. I added some brads to the tag, my current favourite embellishment!
I got a new toy at the weekend, I’d had one as a child and didn’t think they were made anymore!
But they do, only the name is now ‘Art spinner’ not ‘Twirl o paint’. All it is is basically a spinning motor, you attach your card on top and drop your ink/ paint onto it whilst its spinning! Each creation is always different, I’ve made lots lol so watch this space!
So for today’s I used some shimmer paints on neenah card and my faveVisible Image stamp Flower INKognito. It’s just so bold and grungy I LOVE IT! The superb sentiment I used is ‘Mistakes are good they make us wiser’ from the Sunshine Set. Both stamps are heat embossed in black ebony wow.
It seems to be all about backgrounds at the moment which is ideal for Visible Image stamps 🙂
The paint I used have a gorgeous shimmer on them but unfortunately the camera doesn’t pick it up 🙁
I mounted my card onto black and cerise mirror board which really complements the cerise and black in the design 🙂 I hope you like it and there’ll be lots to follow haha!
I’ve distressed a piece of kraft cardstock with some brown and green ink. Then I stamped the trees with the same green ink I just used. They are misted with water before stamped. When it was dry I splattered some white and glitter white mists as snow on the piece. Added sequins and bling for snow on the ground and some sequins as ornaments in one of the trees. Finally I stamped the sentense and mounted the red Alien with 3D foam and mounted the piece on a Kraft Card.
HUGE ‘Thank you’s’ to everyone on the team for your amazing work!
We love the way that our team think ‘outside the box’ and it’s always so exciting to see what they create with our stamps 🙂 You will find all the links to our Design Team blogs HERE.
We will be back a little later with Kim Roberston’s step by step tutorials for her stunning Ally Pally tags and demo cards.
Until the end of October we are giving you a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps!
Enter coupon code: allypally20 at the checkout 🙂
Throughout the whole of October we will be fundraising for Breast Cancer Care, a wonderful charity here in the UK who make a real difference to people’s lives. You can find more details over in our Facebook EVENT, or look out for our blog post later today giving you all the information you need to join us in raising money for this very worthy cause. We will be running fun competitions, challenges a BIG PINK blog hop and more!
We hope you are having a great week so far… and hope to see you back here later today for more awesome inspiration created, of course, with Visible Image stamps!
Kim Johnny is here with some more fantastic mail art created (of course) with some of our awesome stamps!
Today I want to share a postcard for my weekly Visible Image creative make.
The postcard is 4 inches by 6 inches and cut from Canson Mixed Media paper. I picked my go to soothing colors of Distress Ink, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. I added the happy bubbles with an ARTplorations stencil and DecoArt modeling paste.
The word art sentiment Love Yourself is part of the No Regrets set. I heat embossed all the stamps in white EP, Ranger Superfine
I think Flower INKognito is my most favorite Visible Image stamp…it is so fun to use in so many ways. I hope someday there would be a smaller version and some cousins for this beauty 🙂
I adore the stem is a separate piece from the flower. The stem works great for any grungy touch needed 🙂 It is a fantastic set.
I hope you have a fantastic week and can steal some time for creative play!
Need some more inspiration? Check out all these Visible Image links:
Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE
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.
Hi There! We are back with our second inspirational post this evening…. what a wonderful Wednesday it is 🙂
Here’s Kim R with a super tutorial as always…
Hope you are all having a good week my treasures.
I have created a bit of an old treasure male card this afternoon, using 2 sentiment stamps from the June launch, and some card, natural fabric and lots of watch bits, a bulb and some cogs.
See what you think ?
I hope you like it and can see how easily a man would find this one interesting, from the old photos to the fab sentiments and cogs.
So without further ado lets get into the tutorial…
Take a scrap of card almost square and keep stamping the Steal your future stamp in all directions rest some card over as a mask rather than double stamp anywhere. I used a archival ink in brown as I wanted to have that aged look.
Same piece of card with lots of walnut stain distress ink around the edges to dry the ink, Mount the card onto some black card or a little matting to look goood lol…
Take a piece of thinnish paper and stitch all around the edge in just a simple stitch like here I used running stitch and after inking the edges and the stitching mount this onto black card also.
Add the first piece to the 2nd piece leaving a gap down the side for some nice things.
Add the whole piece to a piece of milk coloured card for our base.
add a piece of hessian slightly frayed and stick it to the card. also add a strip of thin cheese cloth twisted and frayed also.
Stamp out your sentiment on milk card with an embossing ink and clear embossing powder. Use the same walnut stain distress ink to add the shading and once at the desired shade and tone, simply rub the ink off the raised embossing and look at the lettering to see if you are happy.
I took some tim holtz paper and on one page were about 20 photos still to be sorted.I took the paper and distressed and inked the edges I also curled up the paper in place and added my cogs and embellishments.I also added a couple of adage tickets of timmies too.
Here is the bottom right corner.
Bottom left plus embellishments.
Bottom right with old watch cogs etc.
Completed card side angle. With lots of embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed this 2 stamp tutorial, and that you have a go with some old bits and pieces you think could be used as embellishments. I had randomly some old watch parts and some newer cogs etc, and old button with the shank cut off too… anything goes as long as it isn’t too heavy.
Huge huge hugs.
A brilliant man card from Kim! Shows a completely different way to use our ‘Stay Strong’ stamp compared to Lisa’s feminine card earlier today.
Don’t forget that we will be closing for 3 weeks from Friday, so if you want to get your hands on any of these awesome stamps, you’ll need to get your order in super quick now!
We’ll be back tomorrow with fabulous new projects from Teresa and Elena.
Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration.
First up today is Lisa Nygards with some gorgeous cards created with some of our NEW ‘Express Yourself’ sentiment stamps
Today I have two lovey CAS-cards for Visible Image. First one is made with ink from ink pad stippled through a stencil, and then I’ve stamped the beautiful sentense Stay Strong in black on top.
The second card is made by brushing water on a water color paper and then add some color from spray mists by dripping and brushing it on. Let it dry complete and then stamp the words on top with black. I’ve used the new You are Loved, and I really love the bold fond on this one.
Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Medium: Spray Mists, Ink Pads, Water colors
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.
Sometimes words are all you need… and Lisa has shown us what beautiful cards you can create with these fantastic stamps, a pretty stencil and some inks 🙂
Have you seen our NEW Express Yourself collection yet? You will find them all HERE!
We will be back soon with a step by step tutorial from Kim Robertson using one of these NEW sentiment stamps.
Susanne has been creating amazing things with our Wonderland Cheshire Cat stamp set, and has another brilliant project to share with you today. Over to Susanne…
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I created a little mixed media Canvas with the awesome Chesire Cat. The background is created with the Neocolor II watercolor pastels.
The smiling face is stamped with Memento Lux. I used the Neocolors also for coloring the cat image. I build my palett by scribbling the colors onto an acrylic block. I apply the color with a wet brush.
I used the inky side of the flower stamp and distress inks to edge this card, and again heat embossed the main images.
The stamps used here were….. Flower INKognitoand an older Visible Image sentiment, that some of you might have.
And again I used a stamp from the set with Distress inks, to edge this card, and some frantage powder below the horse.
This is one of my favourite sets to use…… Revolution
Just a week or so to get your ‘Show and Tell’ entries in, for a chance to win some new Visible Image stamps, all details are HERE.
Do visit the Facebook group too, to see whats going on, and to see the inspiration that fans of Visible Image are posting, HERE.
I have another ‘Inky Workshop’ in the pipeline, Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10am – 4pm, in Warwick, email me for further details…..
Thank you for visiting, have a fabulous week,
Big hugs, Pauline
This is such a fabulous technique! Gorgeous backgrounds and the black images really pop out at you! You will find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog… And if you do get the chance to attend one of her Inky Workshops you will have an awesome time 🙂
We will be back tomorrow with a beautiful new card from Doreen and a fantastic canvas from Susanne!
Two weeks today we will be tying the knot ♥♥♥So if you want some gorgeousnew stampsto play with, you’ll need to get your order in… as we will be closing for a few weeks while we honeymoon on the Algarve 🙂