Dare To Swim

Hi there, we still have a few more stunning projects to share with you today here on the blog, as we catch up with everything our incredible team have been creating with our NEW stamps!

Over to Elina Strömberg…

Hi!

Today I’m sharing with you a card I made using the new ‘Dare To Swim’ stamp set by Visible Image:


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Aren’t those stamps gorgeous!


I stamped the images on light blue cardstock, and coloured them with a few blue and green Promarker colours.
The darker blue shades I inked with Distress inks.



For the white highlights I used a gel pen, and the white quote I stamped and heat-embossed on a piece of white vellum.
Attaching vellum especially on a dark background is sometimes tricky as the glue dots may show through.

The easiest solution is to fold the ends of the vellum strip on the back of the card and not to use glue on the card front at all.

The dark blue plants are die-cut using a Sizzis/Tim Holtz die from some time back.
Before gluing them on the card front I added some lighter colours on the leaves (with a white gel pen and a light blue pastel pen). Done!


For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamp set please click on the picture below:



Wishing you a beautiful week!
Hugs,
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Wow such a beautiful card ♡ Thank you Elina!


Thank you for visiting today, hope you will check out the rest of the projects shared this weekend on here on our blog.

Mark & Helen xx



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If You Believe

Hello there! Thank you so much for coming to visit our blog today. We have some rather magical inspiration for you from Nicky Gilburt… 


Anything is possible if you Believe… that couldn’t be more true!

My card share for this week is made with the incredible new Believe in Unicorns stamp set from Visible Image,
available NOW as part of the February 2017 new releases.



 
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The unicorn may look a bit familiar BUT look at those new additions – the moon, those clouds, the stars….it’s just beautiful!



So here’s what I did with it:



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I am mad for my new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons right now, so I made a coloured background using the crayons and a water spritzer, and covered it in swathes of black (with a recent northern lights encounter in mind!) But it’s amazing how the colour still comes through, just enough to see. I then allowed it to dry


1. I cut a rocky ground base from spare card and gave my unicorn something to stand by applying a layer of Versafine onyx black ink.
2. I stamped the unicorn with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I did the same for the moon.
3. I made a mask for the moon so that I could stamp two clouds behind and then one over, and embossed in silver. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment.
4. I added the crossed stars in silver and a few stamps of stars in white, then trimmed to size and mounted onto holographic card, then onto a black 15cm square card base.


Happy crafting!
Nicky
 



Stunning card Nicky! Loving those Northern lights ♡
You will find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting today, we’ll be back with lots more awesome NEW stamps inspiration
over the coming week while we prepare for the BIG Trade Show here in the UK next weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Reveal Your True Colours

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration!

Pauline Butcher is here today sharing her latest card and WOW is it fabulous…

 

Hi there!

Another week has passed, does it go quickly or is it just me, lol !!!! 

It’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here again to share a card I’ve made using some of the awesome
new Stamp sets available from ‘Visible Image, they really are fresh and exciting.
 

So today I’m sharing a card made using.. Face It!

The sentiment is from Own It, the stars are from Born to Perform, and the paw print is from Curious Cats!



 
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I created the background using Distress Inks, stamping the ink pad onto my glass mat, one colour at a time,
spritzing with a little water, then gently tapping the card into the mixture, then drying it. I continued doing this with as many colours as I wanted, until I’d achieved a background I was happy with.

 

After drying it, I stamped the face masking off one eye, using Versamark, then heat embossing with
Wow Black glint embossing powder. Then I stamped one closed eye, lining it up, and also heat embossing it.

 

 


I then stamped the other elements, except for the paw print, again using Versamark,
and heat embossing with the Black Glint powder. The paw print was stamped using
Wilted Violet Distress Ink, I also used this ink with a paintbrush for the eye liner, and the lips.


To finish off I used Lilac Stickles for the eyes, and Stardust Stickles on the stars and lips.


I hope all you lovely people who pre-ordered these super new stamps, have got them now or you very soon will!

Please put them to good use and enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge..
there’s a chance you’ll win a £25 voucher, to spend in the shop! So get you photo’s into the album HERE.


Thanks for visiting.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

 

Incredible card Pauline! Thank you! Loving that background so much, and just look at those lips… ♡
You can find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

We received this card in the post today and it is even more spectacular in real life!
It will be proudly displayed on our stand at the CHSI trade show next weekend.

We are so excited to see what you all create with your Face it stamps! And we cannot wait to share
more inspiration from our incredible team over the next few weeks!


Here are the awesome stamps Pauline used:

 

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set     Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set

 

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Thanks again for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

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Music Soothes The Soul

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s post.

Elina Strömberg is here with some awesome music themed inspiration…


Hi!
Artist trading cards (ATC) provide the perfect size for a miniature collage. One could think that creating a small ATC would take much less time than making a standard sized card, but often that’s not the case for me. When there isn’t too much space to play around I tend to spend more time on the card design and on selecting just the right elements for my project; the card must not get too busy but then again it should not be too simplified, empty nor boring.

When I have collected the elements for my collage project I may realize that I’m not able fit all the planned fun things on a single ATC. The solution is to create a series of ATC’s, in which the cards are connected to the ATC set by a common theme, technique and/or colour palette.




When creating these musical ATC’s I first stamped and heat embossed the B&W main images. The images were too big to fit on one or even two cards so I made three backgrounds with Distress paints. I decorated the backgrounds with white acrylic paint dots and stamped music patterns, and before gluing down the main images I attached the colourful backgrounds on white ATC card bases (size 2,5″x3,5″).


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I really like my ATC trio! The cards are similar but yet unique 🙂





Here are pictures of the Visible Image products I used (click on the pictures for more info):

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Wishing you a wonderful week!

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New Stamps Release Preview #3

Hello there! It’s Day 3 of our NEW stamps previews here on the blog!

We’re showing you something awesome from our February release every day up until January 27th!

You may have already seen some of the stamps in today’s preview…
our awesome light bulb stamp is making a come back!

Introducing…



Shining Bright Promo


Some clever designing by Mark going on here! And we both love the quote, as it has real meaning for us.

This set works brilliantly with our Glimmer of Light set which contains our awesome moth!


All our NEW stamps will be available to pre-order from Saturday January 28th,
and we will be shipping worldwide week commencing February 13th.


Come on over to our Facebook group to join in the chat about our NEW releases!


See you back here tomorrow for preview #4.

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

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Skullduggery – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for stopping by!

We have another amazing card to share with you today! Over to Dot Leathbridge…


Mr Bones is at it again!!!

Oh this skull just keeps on giving…in so many ways!

This is the third card that I’ve made with this stamp set. It is so versatile and heaps of fun to play with.This time he is getting the ‘smokey’ look.


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This card is made in brown monochrome colours, in a CAS style.


The swirly background gives it an almost surreal atmosphere, as if he has been buried for ages.
And teamed up with the splats it’s as if he’s just been freshly dug up…

Definitely think my imagination has been influenced by too many crime shows on T.V. lol
And wonder what his story is???



Stamps used were: 

 
 



Wow what a superb background! Amazing card thanks Dot ♡


We’ll be back tomorrow with something awesome from Teresa!


Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Just Be Happy – Visible Image

Hello there! Thanks for visiting us!

We promised you more gorgeous inspiration…Teresa Morgan has a stunning card to share with you!



Are you loving the new packaging on the Visible Image stamps?? Not only is it bright and colourful, it is bigger too so you get more amazing stamps in each set!! This card has all of the awesome new flowers from the Imperfection Is Beauty set and I love them!!



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I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW Powders Superfine Opaque Bright White EP.  The sentiment is embossed with Bluetiful and Pink Lady EPs (also from WOW Powders).



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I used Cosmo Crickets Swatch Sticks water colours to wash over the embossed flowers. The EP acts as a resist. I love the soft dreamy feel of the watercolour paint.



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Love this new flower with the text detail on it!!



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Thanks for stopping by – don’t forget to check out the links below for more info and inspiration.


Stamps Used:

Imperfection Is Beauty

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Just Be Happy

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We adore this card! Thank you Teresa ♡


Come back soon for more fantastic projects from our awesome team!

Mark & Helen xx

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Still sparkling despite the rain – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today!

We have lots of inspiration to share with you today… catching up with all the fabulous cards and projects our amazing team have been creating.

Here’s Pauline who loves a bit of sparkle…


Hellooooo,
 
I hope you are all well, and as there has been rather a lot of rain lately, I thought that my ‘Visible Image Stamps’ inspiration this week, should emulate the weather, lol, so I used their awesome Sparkle in the Rain’ stamp set.
 
 


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I started off with a piece of A4 white card, and gave it a spray with a Purple and a Lemon ‘Starbust’ spray ink, from Lindy’s Stamp Gang, super vibrant colours which are full of lovely mica, making a fabulous glimmer. I then cut my card, to fit a 6″ card blank. I used the rain stamp and the puddle stamp with some versamark, and heat embossed with some ‘Sparkling Snow’ powder, by Wow.
On some heat resistant acetate, using Versamark, some Black Wow Embossing powder, and the Lady Stamp, I heat embossed, and fussy cut it, adding yellow Stickles to her Umbrella and her boots.
 


 


On some more white card, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, fussy cut it, then coloured it with some Distress Inks.
 
 
Still a couple of weeks to enter the ‘Show & tell’, for a chance to win a £25 voucher, to spend on luscious new Visible Image goodies.
Take a peek in the Visible Image Group too, there is daily inspiration from the DT, and members too……HERE.
 
Thanks for popping in, hugs Pauline xxxx


Love this card Pauline! ♡ Gorgeous background and the new rain and puddles stamps are so cool!


If you are subscribed to our Newsletter or follow us on Facebook you will already have had advanced warning of our BIGGEST EVER BLACK FRIDAY SALE… starting tomorrow November 24th @ 10pm here in the UK / 14:00 PST / 17:00 EST / 09:00 Australia  (25th) 

Our UK postage £1.50 International shipping just £3

We are bringing back some awesome stamps just for the sale! Not to be missed so be ready as things go a little crazy!!!


We’ll be back with more Design Team inspiration very soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Halloween Tag – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today. We have a fantastic tag from Elina Strömberg to share with you today…


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Only a week to Halloween! Wow!

Even if Halloween is not such a big thing in Finland I can feel the Halloween excitement rising as my kids are making plans for their Halloween parties. Their joy and eagerness is so contagious.

I haven’t made too many Halloween themed paper crafting projects in the past, but the recent stamp set, ‘Mr Bone Jangles‘ by Visible Image got me inspired. Funny how those skulls and skeletons are at the same time creepy and cute! I used the large skull for a Halloween themed tag:


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The size 8 tag base is die-cut twice; once from orange cardstock and once from black texture paper. Before attaching the tags I tore the paper on top and bottom edges, revealing a bit of the orange background after the tags were glued together. While waiting for the glue to dry I dry brushed a hint of white gesso on the black background. A very thin layer of white gesso is always an easy way to highlight the main items.

I stamped the skull on white cardstock and coloured it with grey and yellow markers. After colouring I removed the eye and nose areas with a crafting knife and fuzzy cut the skull out. For creating more dimenstion on the card I pressed the edges of the skull with a stylus, and attached the image on a piece of black cardstock with 3D foam pads.



The little spiders I had bought from a local ‘Tiger’ store that sells fun decoration items for low prices. After gluing them on the tag I brushed some white gesso on them, too.


The tag turned out just the way I wanted. Creepy spooky, but fun!


For more information on the Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles stamp set I used please click on the picture below:


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Wishing you a sunny October day! Thanks for visiting my blog!


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