Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂
We have some wonderful inspiration to share with you today, created by our amazing Design Team. Whether you have already got your hands on some of our latest releases, or have them on your ‘wish list’, we are sure these awesome samples will make you want to get out your stamps and inks and PLAY!
Brilliant card by Pauline Butcher using shrink plastic with the light bulb stamp from our ‘Shine Bright‘ set! Pauline has also used our ‘Ink Splats’ stamps for a really cool effect on the brick wall. Head over to Pauline’s blog for more details.
Corrie Herriman has created this awesome card featuring our ‘Jazz It Up‘ stamp set. You’ll find more details of how she created her fantastic background over on Corrie’s blog.
Huge ‘thank you’ to our awesome team… you are all so talented ♡
NEWS… We are really excited to be back on Create and Craft TV in less than 2 weeks time, as part of their 13th Birthday celebrations! Tune in to watch Mark and Pauline’s brilliant demos on Saturday April 16th @ 1pm! And as always there will be some great multi-buys on the show! More details soon!
Our April ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is open for entries, so whatever you create with our stamps this month, be sure to upload your photo to our challenge album over in our Facebook Group! You never know, it could be you winning the £25 voucher this month!
Thanks for visiting and we hope you leave us feeling really inspired.. perhaps you are heading straight to our shop!!!
We will be back with more gorgeous projects from the team later today! We have so many amazing projects still to share with you! And our daily blog posts will be resuming this week too 🙂
Just want to finish by saying a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has ordered our stamps and MDF Monoliths over the past few months, we have been overwhelmed by the number of orders placed, and we are thrilled to bits that you are loving our designs! There is so much still to come this year… exciting times!!!
Good Afternoon! We are back with our 3rd inspirational post today… wowza! We hope you have been suitably inspired ❤
Our final post for today comes from Pauline Butcher who, as always, is injecting some colour into Friday!!!
I hope you are all well, just a quickie today, a card I made for one of my recent workshops, I do love passing on techniques.
The unique stamps I’ve used, are designed and made by hand, by Mark and Helen at Visible Image, they both work very hard, and are very passionate about their company and their fabulous stamps.
I used Brusho’s for the background, along with spray starch and cling film, such a cool vibrant outcome!I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, mixing 2 colours of sparkle Embossing powder, before heating to set.
The Image is made using Angelina Fibres, placed on top of the stamp which has Versamark on, then ironed, such a fab technique, and finally fussy cut.
If you are going to the NEC next week, do pop along to the Visible Image Stand, B09 where you meet Helen and Mark, see some of the stunning stamps available, also see loads of inspirational DT work, and you will also see me, I am doing ‘Make & Takes’, but get in early to book your place as they are limited.
It’s the last few days to get your Pink entry into the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE.
Also pop over the the Visible Image Facebook Group, and see the inspiration the fans of the stamps are producing, HERE.
Thanks for checking my post out.
See you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx
Awesome work Pauline thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤
It’s like this technique was made for this stamp! If you LOVE music or make cards for someone who does, then head over and check out the whole collection HERE!
We will be back tomorrow with some fantastic Halloween inspiration from Teresa Morgan, and something Christmassy from Susanne Rose ❤
Hope to see you then! Enjoy the rest of your Friday 🙂
Good Afternoon! We’re back with more gorgeous inspiration to wow you 🙂 And there’s still more to come today too!
Over to Kim Bacon…
The first thing I need to do is thank you all very much for taking part in the Visible Image PINK blog hop.
My next task is to tell you that I shall be closing the comments on my special give-away on my blog hop page. Last chance to get your comment added and be in with a chance to win one of my cards. See my blog hop post for details.
And now onto CHRISTMAS!!
I think it is ok to mention it now don’t you?
White card, painted with shades of blue and purple Brusho.
White card painted with softer colours of blue and purple Brusho plus lime green.
Allow to dry.
Using a dark Brusho colour from your original selection, paint the writing from the Revolution set stamp and stamp onto the darker coloured card.
Stamp the tree and the sentiment onto a lighter coloured piece of card using black ink.
Mount all pieces on lime card.
Add to background.
Using sewing machine with no thread, ‘sew’ around all edges.
Stick some gems or flat-backs onto the tree.
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Good Evening, we hope you have had a good start to the week. It’s really really busy here, not only making all the orders but trying to get all the stock made for our biggest show of the year at the NEC in just 2 weeks! It’s definitely time we got a new team member on board as we are two rather tired people!!!
Lots of awesome new stamps are also being designed in the evenings, and we have some very exciting news to share with you soon too 🙂 Watch this space!!!
Right then, we must share all the gorgeous PINK inspiration our fabulous Design Team created for our blog hop last weekend, we hope it will inspire you to enter our PINK challenge this month too!
Lots of texture and touchy feely items on this one, I really enjoyed playing around and creating this!
I have used the script from the Revolution set and the Best Days sentiment stamp.
I began by stencilling a starburst with Distress Ink in the background, then stamped and embossed the script stamp from the Revolution Set all over the card with pink embossing powder.
I embossed the horses with WOW powders Vintage Peacock glitter embossing powder. The Stay Strong stamp is embossed in white, then die cut into a circle. I added detail around the edge with the Plasma stamp embossed in pink. I added Pumice Stone Distress ink to the circle and around the edge of the card to create contrast.
The stamps I used on my very PINK card are the Brick Wall, ‘Love Yourself’ from the No Regrets set and ‘You Rock’ from Max Rocks. Inked, heat embossed and layered on white and black card, finished with a breast awareness badge…… a perfect card for someone going through such a tough time!
I made a frilly pink postcard to share, filled full of love and positivity to carry when it is needed most. Stamps used: SentimentThis is Me set. The big heart is filled with multiple stampings from thePlasma setfor the lacy texture.
On my card today I’ve used lots of different pink mists and let them blended together. I’ve used a regular white cardstock that I’ve coated with a matte transparent medium before I started.
The Butterfly INKognito is stamped with pink distress in twice and then with black ink on top. The sentense is named Take the Moment, and it’s actually one part of the set. To keep it clean I’ve just added a few bling (pearls) in diagonal corners as embellishments.
My background was created using blended Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade, over stamped using the same colours. The images were stamped using Versamark, and heat embossed with pink and orange embossing powder,the clock was heat embossed in Gold powder. The tears were created with glossy accents and a couple of gems.
Gorgeous gorgeous work, thank you ladies xxx
We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration for you.
And… as a thank you to all our wonderful customers for loving Visible Image stamps so much, we still have 20% OFF all our stamps until the end of October!
Just enter coupon code: thankyou20 at the checkout 🙂
We have now raised a fantastic £417.50 for Breast Cancer Care this month. We’d love to hit our target of £500…. More details of our fundraising activities can be found HERE.
Have a good evening and we hope to see you back here tomorrow.
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 🙂
We are back this evening with more stunning inspiration for you from the amazingly talented Kim Robertson! Over to Kim…
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking in on our little blog.
Well April showers hit us at the beginning of May that’s for sure but I am hoping they don’t stay for long so we can get back to our spring weather we had just started to enjoy.
Today I have lots of pictures and quite a busy card with lots of stages so definitely not a beginner card, it does however utilise that technique I showed you all a couple of weeks back where we melt the UTEE and stamp into it rather than set up and use the melt pot for one stamp impression.
Here is today’s card for the fabby Visible Image I hope you all like it and would give it a go, or if it is too busy feel free to simplify it and give it a go with what you have or prefer to use.
This one has lots and lots of texture and movement, I really enjoyed putting it together and making the backgrounds from a blank white piece of card.
So to start.
I took the Crackled background stamp with some Pebble ink from Ranger and stamped randomly with the stamp in my hand and not on a block so I could add bits exactly where I wanted them I left the centre more clear than the two opposite corners.
Next I took The Bronte script stamp and added some again random areas of stamping which you can just see on the top left of this image above, I embossed this stamping in clear embossing powder to allow the white of the card to show through whatever we did on the card.
Once the stamping was this far I took milled lavender Distress ink first and subtly blended the inks into the centre then I brought the darker colour of Dusty Concorde in and really worked the colour into the embossing which we did earlier, which really makes the embossed writing stand out on this bright purple. I also used a little black distress ink on the very edges.
These are the predominant inks on this card.
I took the Edgy set of stamps next and some versamark ink for embossing and added the stamp impressions around the edge of the card, I then used some sparkly purple and clear embossing powder to give the card a lot of brightness and glamour.
I matted this piece onto a piece of white card and set aside for now.
I took the smaller of the two stamps from the Edgy set and the same Dusty Concorde ink and stamped around the edge of a larger piece of card to use as the backing piece.
I went back around with the larger of the two stamps in the Edgy set and stamped over the purple with versamark embossing ink and then used gold embossing powder Once I heat set it I matted it onto a piece of Black card with a very small amount showing.
I stamped out the sentiment I wanted to use, called Just Making Memories which I love and coloured the piece to match the card of course, I just love the font on this sentiment, it reminds me of writing in an age long gone for some reason.
So next to recap on what we learnt a couple of posts back, I rubbed some versamark ink on a piece of card and tipped on some Ultra think embossing powder, I heat set from underneath, not only does this create a much smoother surface to stamp into but it also means the utee granules stay put as they are inclined to fly all over the place if you try to heat from above on the first couple of layers are the slippiest I’d say. You can do as many layers as you want but I find 2-3 is ample as it will snap when cold unless you melt some flex in with the utee.
Once I had enough layers I inked my stamp with more versamark this time to act as a release agent after we press our stamp into hot melted Utee. Move quickly and if it starts to set too quick or your image slips etc that ok just reheat all the UTEE and re stamp the image again.
This is how this image came out this time and as you can see I didn’t press hard enough in the top left hand wing but as I know I am making wings for the dragon fly from acetate, and colouring then with alcohol markers so this tip of the wing will not show so is fine for this imprint,
So here is the dragonfly stamped with Staz on ink on acetate and cut out, then coloured with alcohol markers on the back of the image not the side with the staz on. I then cut it out carefully around the edges and bend up the wings into position.
Once the wings were bend I added a tiny bit of glue down the under body of the dragonfly and stuck it on top of the impression we made in the utee.
I also coloured the edges of the ripped card and added some beadazzled bead and sparkles into glue in varying sizes and I also added some tiny sparkly stones.
I set this aside to dry for a while while we finish prepping the base.
I did a double layer of white card with foam in between for the backing piece to sit on.
Then the coloured sparkly piece was added to that. With the sentiment on a jaunty angle and sitting on a piece of cheese cloth too.
I decided I’d add a little more of the cheesecloth poking out from under the seat the dragon fly sits on too.
I also decided at this stage to add some tiny little sparkly stones to the body of the dragonfly, this really does stand out extremely sparkly in person but again as we have mentioned before the camera just never does the images justice with glitter.To finish all I did was go around wit my glue and teeny weeny sparkly stones and add them anywhere that I felt would benefit. I also added some of the super sparkly beadazzle bead and sparkle pots , I wish you could see this in person (arrrrr)
Anyway here is the finished piece again I really enjoyed putting this together and doing some of the fun stuff we used on this one. I hope you will give this a try if you have any Utee about as it really is a lot of fun, it picks up alot of details from the stamp or whatever you use to make an impression into the utee.
So the stamps I used on this one were…
I hope you liked this card it certainly is a little more complicated with lots of steps but hopefully you will all be able to see what I did from the pictures.
Have a wonderful Wednesday my lovelies
Love as always to all
What an absolutely stunning card! Loving all that texture and those colours are yummy! Fantastic tutorial for this technique… hope you’ll have a go!
Thank you so much for your superb project and brilliant step by step Kim xxx
We will be back tomorrow with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Teresa Morgan.
It’s been a Bank Holiday here in the UK so an extra day off for the kids and we decided to join them, as the sun came out 🙂 and we so needed a day off!!!
We headed to a gorgeous beach 20 minutes drive from home, and met up with family for a yummy picnic! That was followed by a game of footie and flinging a frisbee around, trying not to hit passers by! It was so nice to see the sun, spend some quality time with our family and breathe in some sea air <3
On to today’s inspiration. We will pass you over to our amazing Kim Bacon who has a stunner for you today…
Hello to all my readers! Hello to any new readers.
It goes like this, on a Monday I blog for my DT. I am on the Visible Image design team. Each week I show you one of the pieces I have made using ONLY Visible Image stamps. Hopefully my project will inspire you!
Make yourself a drink, pull up a seat and enjoy the ride!
Sometimes I get the inclination to do some serious cutting out! It may not be for anything in particular but I like to have a stock of bits ready to add to random projects. I have a few favourite Visible Image designs I like to stamp and cut. Butterflies is one of them but this rose stamp which was the freebie with Craft Stamper a while back, is another favourite!
Now don’t worry if you don’t have the freebie stamp because Visible Image do the same rose in a couple of sizes. Details at the bottom of the page.
I started as I usually do by colouring a couple of A3 pieces of card. Here I used dark pinks and pale greens which I then stamped over with the grunge polka dot. Once all this was dry I went over the whole area with a very very dry brushing of gesso. This took the edge off the colours and also gives a lovely chalky finish. On a piece of card which was big enough to be the main background for the project I stamped the rose all over in a burgundy colour. On another piece I stamped and embossed the rose in white.
I then stamped some leaves from the Poinsettia set using just green watercolour paint.
Then came the cutting out! I settled down with a cuppa and got to work. Little while later I had a pile of roses and leaves!
These were arranged onto a piece of burgundy card and I used some of that 3D silicone glue to give them some height. I placed them in a swathe across the card, I used a piece of vintage lace to give some more interest.
I then stamped the sentiment which is from the More than Words group of stamps. A few faux gems to add a bit of sparkle and it was done!
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You’ll find us at The Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight next Saturday, May 9th. Hope to see some of you there… it’s our first time at this show 🙂
Come back tomorrow for more Visible Image stamps inspiration with the awesome Sue Joseph!
The lovely Kim Robertson is here with a gorgeous new card to inspire you, along with a very detailed step by step tutorial…
Today of course is the turn of my very special team Visible Image to be featured on our little blog. Each week I have been featuring just a couple of stamps to do some different styles of cards without using too many stamps, but I really wanted to use a few more this time… so I used quite a few on this one!
A few weeks ago I don’t know if you remember but I did a card in all grey (not quite 50 shades but a few haha!) with a pop of colour, and I just love that style. It’s so elegant, so I thought Id have another go at it.
I hope you like it , I really truly love this style and enjoy creating it for you all to see.
I just love the dreamy soft background effect , with the grasses billowing at the front .
So to start this one I took some plain white card and perfect medium sticky ink with some clear embossing powder to create those gorgeous billowy white strands of grass which seem to sit right at the front of where your eye is pulled to look with the sentiment, below you can see that the melted embossing powder really stands proud once the inks start to be rubbed into the images.
Here I moved on to the sides of the card and began stamping some of the Bronte border stamp randomly, in fact, I love this stamp so so so much I ended up putting a lot more on the card than I originally intended haha. I was using a combination of 2 different Momento Grey ink pads for this stage, London Fog and Grey flannel were the shades. I also stamped some of the Small butterfly stamp flying off the top of the page.
This is where I knew I had to leave a gap but had no clue what size haha.. I started to add some of the momento inks to the edges to give the card a good grounding and pull the eyes to the centre.
This is the first layer of ink and you can already see a huge difference cant you folks.
Next I used the grey momentos again, and re stamped the grass over the white embossing so that there is darker grass peeking from behind the white, I also stamped out 2 of the larger butterflies. I also took a couple of shades in the Ice greys from the promarker alcohol pen selection and drew close next to the blades of grass created before. I have also given the butterflies a very small outline around the butterflies too, which again is all designed as an illusion making it look like the blades of grass could almost be walked through and I just love it all in grey scale too.
So here is where I start to bring in a little colour , I stamped out my two dragonflies, I used my momento ink and a water brush to pull out a little colour and add some little extras to the butterflies too. I also stamped the word believe from the Follow your dreams set, I again used my promarkers in a few shades of ice grey to make it pull off the page a lttle.
Here are the two blues I used to pull in some colour on the dragonflies etc.
I also stamped out the other sentence in the little Follow your dream set, and rolled up the corners a little flicked some water and highlighted the edges of the little circles to make them look like bubbles. I used a white gel pen for that.
So the last couple of pictures were just a few final finishing touches really, with the tiny burlap bows with the little sparkle stones for the centre. I added the sentiment onto foam and added it to the card and used bucket load of glitter onto some glossy accents but as per usual you cannot really see too much of the glitter picking up the light through the screen but this one really does sparkle lots.
I was really please how this card came out you could do this style with any colour, using just a couple of shades of a bland colour on its own, but as soon as you add the colour it really comes to life.
I said I used a few!
So I hope you will dig out whatever stamps you have, and have a go at creating something like this with a sepia background or a black and white background. Or maybe you will attempt the grey scale, it truly is great fun to try and looks stunning with just that suggestion of colour.
I would love to see your finished pieces, so do not hesitate to show off your work in our Facebook Group… there’s a monthly show & tell challenge for your chance to WIN some gorgeous stamps!
Lots of love and hugs
WOW! Kim this is stunning! LOVE this effect! Gorgeous card and a brilliant tutorial… thank you so much!
If you have missed any of our recent Design Team posts, you will find them all HERE.
If you would like to apply to join our Design Team you can find all the details HERE! We have received so many awesome applications already… so much talent to choose from. We’re very lucky!
Our next show is… Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight, Saturday May 9th from 10.30am to 4pm. This is a ticket only event so you must ensure you book your tickets in advance – more details HERE
Our next workshop is on May 17th near Bristol, with the very talented Pauline Butcher and these stunning stamps…
Contact Amy at ‘Out of The Blue’ on 01454 312355 for more details and to book your place 🙂
We will see you here tomorrow with an awesome new card from Teresa Morgan!
Teresa Morgan is here with a fantastic new card to share with you…
Did you all have fun over the weekend on our Facebook page? Were you one of the lucky winners? If so, congratulations!! We certainly enjoyed seeing all your fantastic Visible Image projects!!
On to my project for today – I wanted to try out the new Ranger ‘Sticky’ embossing powder and metallic foils and thought that the Large Winter Tree stamp would be perfect for creating a foiled border around my card.
To start, I used Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to colour my card, love this combination, so rich and warm! Then I stamped the tree around the edge with more Vintage Photo ink. A quick blast with my heat tool to ensure the ink was dry, and I stamped the tree again with Versamark ink and used the Sticky embossing powder (which is actually glue, not embossing powder) and some copper foil. This was matted onto Copper pearl card.
I inked up a small piece of card and stamped the sentiment from the Cheshire Cat set. I edged this card with Black Soot Distress ink and added some foiling, before matting onto more copper pearl card.
Hello again 🙂 More stunning inspiration coming your way!!!
Here’s Kim Robertson with an awesome tutorial for you, using a brilliant technique…
Today I have something a little different in that it is a technique within a step by step as it were. I said a long time ago I would show you how to used embossing powder to stamp into without having to get out your melt pots etc.
I also thought what better stamps to demo this with than my lovely friends at Visible Image‘s stamps so I chose a few to use on this card and some inks of course and got started.
Here is the image for today..
Last night I had to pick my daughter up from the train station and while I was waiting it was a nice warm evening with a cool breeze coming in the window and I had the radio playing and it was old summer type feel good songs and it really helped me to choose todays images I think. I have always loved music and been around music with people in bands my whole life , My husband was a bass guitar playing and both my kids now play and my brother is a lead guitarist so its always been in the family along with art and I was in the choir at school well into senior school from little. So as the sentiment says ‘ Music soothes the soul ‘ and it truly does. What music do my lovly internet friends like? comment and let me know.
So here is this weeks tutorial…
I started with clear embossing powder versamark ink , my Music Backgroundstamp from Visible Image ( it’s only red cos it is stained with ink from a past tutorial haha) I took some off white card and stamped the background across the bottom third of the card one and a half times or however many fit across the bottom of your card size. I tipped on the embossing powder and heat set of course.
These are the colour distress inks I chose for this card, dried marigold and rusty hinge , shabby shutters and peeled paint.
I coloured the card in the usual way with the lighter colours and then spray with water, some fine drops and some larger waited a second or two and then dabbed the water away and dried leaving the speckled backing, I then deepened the edges with the darker shades of distress and dried well. Set aside for now.
Ok take another piece of card I used off white but at this stage it doesn’t really matter, use ultra thick embossing powder here as we want nice thick liquid to stamp into. Add some Versamark ink from a pad or dabber in a nice big section, big enough to take the stamp you have decided to use and a bit more room to tear and ink the edge of the card. Pour on the embossing granules and tip off the excess, do not tap the card, just let it naturally fall off, ok heat set from below ( if you try to heat from above at this stage all the powder will probably blow away too leaving you with no more than a disappointed look on your face hehe…
Once this layer is melted go ahead and wait a moment and then add some more versamark on top of the same piece of melted powder and tip on the next layer. Heat set again and get everything ready to heat the third layer just as we have done the first two.
For this layer tap lots of versamark onto the stamp you are going to use as this will be needed to help the stamp release from the hot melted embossing powder. ( Please remember this will be extremely hot and will burn you if you put your finger in it once melted so do not test the embossing with your pinkies.) Ok go ahead and melt layer three, once it is melted lay it on your heat protection mat (not the table) and heat from directly above to rewarm from stopping to lay it down , Once you can see it molten again turn off gun and very quickly pick up your stamp and press it into the melted embossing powder, push in quite firm but be careful it can slide. leave for just a little while, around 30 seconds or so and then lift out your stamp while peeling away the card from the underneath.
It will release very easily cos of the versamark on the stamp that was our release agent as it were.
You will be left with a perfect image this is great for making signs and is how I made the bullet holes in past tutorials and signs etc. This INKognito Heart was a very large image to use but I wanted to try it as I love all the melting effect along the bottom.
I used some black archival ink to darken the edges of the heart and some walnut stain distress and black to go over the edges I tore away from the melted heart in a very random pattern.
I then added some treasure gold furniture wax onto the raised edges of the heart and torn pieces too, it really brought the sunken image to life. I just love this treasure gold it is so quick drying and is smooth in the pot and smells divine to me.
I then went back to my first piece that I had set aside and matted it onto another off white piece of card and my Image from The Soul Music set of two stamps and typed just part of the image a couple times and embossed it in normal embossing powder not utee, on the top right of the card.
I stamped out the sentiment for the Soul Music set and cut it apart I then inked the edges in Walnut Stain, I used the small squares of foam and added them to the back of the words ready to add to card.
This is the bottom right of the card and you can see most of the sentiment on its foam, the Music word is above the heart.
I added the music word here above the heart and a little metal charm in the form of a treble clef in the centre of the heart I also added one to the top right and bottom left of the card for finishing touchs too.I also added some more layers for a more complete look to the card, I personally think the more layers it has looks more finished and more professional looking.
Here is the finished image again..
This technique always looks so impressive on a card and people always wonder how you have made it but really it is pretty simple you just have to be super careful not to burn yourself or your table etc. Here is a close up on the heart now it is insitue as it were on the finished card..
Ok so the stamp sets I used for this one from the fabulous Visible Image Duo Of Mark and Helen are..
Mark and Helen had the amazing stand, and work from us on the team on it, with them at Alexandra Palace at the weekend, did any of you manage to get ther this time?
I didn’t get to go but I know they did well and were very very busy, I am so proud to be on their team and so pleased it all went well for them too.
Ok folks enjoy the sunshine I certainly enjoy walking to my car after work in the sunshine for a change in the early evening, much better than the usual wind and rain.
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next week.
Thank you so much Kim for this amazing tutorial! Love this technique and it shows that you can do anything with our stamps… they are so gorgeously thick!
Stunning card <3 You’ll find more of Kim’s amazing work over on her blog.
We will be back later with our third and final post today… Teresa Morgan has something fabulous to show you! We will then be all caught up and back to the usual daily posts 🙂
Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂
Our very talented Design Team member and Demonstrator Pauline Butcher is holding some fantastic stamping workshops over the next few months.
Here are all the details you need…
Saturday April 18th – Studley in Warwickshire
This will be a fantastic day involving lots of inky fun, fabulous colour, and loads of laughs 🙂
For more details and to book your place, contact ‘Pink Tulip Creations’ on 01527 852052 now!
Sunday May 17th – Bristol
You will be creating 2 fabulous projects using our gorgeous NEW stamps!
Learn some fantastic techniques, have loads of fun, and a delicious Sunday lunch!
What more could you want on a Sunday 🙂
For more details and to book your place, contact ‘Out of The Blue’ on 01454 312355 now!
Pauline will also be at Back2Craft in Brownhills near Walsall this coming Saturday, April 4th, and if you’re quick there are still a couple of workshop places left! Creating an awesome card with our NEW Music themed stamps! Contact Sarah at Back2Craft on 07760665584 now!
Thanks for visiting us today here on the Visible Image blog. Pop back later to see today’s Design Team inspiration from Teresa!
Apologies for missing yesterday’s post! We had another crazzzzyyyyyyy day here getting as many orders out as possible which is always the priority, and Mark then surprised me by announcing that instead of cutting and packaging again stamps all evening (as we usually do) we were going out for dinner and to the cinema! It was a much needed ‘break’ 🙂
So today we have lots of fabulous inspiration coming up for you, starting with the ‘late’ Fabulous Friday post from the very fabulous Pauline Butcher! Over to Pauline…
It’s Friday again, and I’m here to share another of my creations, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps, if you’ve not tried these top quality, thick polymer stamps yet, please do, they are such unique designs, hand made and cut, and they stamp perfectly each time.
This card is 8″x 8″, and I started off with a piece of card 7″x 7″, stamping the edges with the drips and ink splats, using Oak House Studio Colour Chemistry Pigment ink pads, in 3 colours, (they are such bright yummy colours, just up my street). I then took another piece of card 5″x 5″, and blended the same 3 colours, then stamped the feathers with Versamark, and heat embossed using White powder, I then stamped the birds and the fingerprints on both pieces af card. I stamped the Hawk onto a seperate piece of card and fussy cut it, leaving a very small boarder of white around it, then coloured the edges, I shaped it and attached it using glue gel to raise it. The sentiment was stamped and cut out. I added some coloured mats and layers, then put it to a black card blank added glossy accents to the eyes and Black Stickles around the edges of the Hawk.
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Have a fabby weekend, see you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Wow! We love this card! The white feathers look fabulous against the colourful background. Check out those eyes in the mask stamp <3 And isn’t that fingerprint stamp from the ‘Drag and Drip’ set great!
You’ll find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog
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Hello! It’s Monday, it’s Marvellous, it’s over to the magnificent Kim Bacon for today’s inspiration…
Hello my lovelies!
What a snowy, cold week it has been. I hope that you are all OK? It was very changeable here on the coast but we didn’t get any proper snow. We had hail mostly but enough to leave a layer about 5cm deep all over the garden. We also had thunder and lightning, which I can’t ever remember having had before during the winter before! Weird!
So today I am showing you a simple card………..or is it? I have shown this to some of the other DT at Visible Image and they all thought it was an embossing folder. Well, as Visible Image don’t make embossing folders (I will say ‘YET’ because you never know with these guys, anything is possible!). yeah, as they don’t make embossing folders it would be wrong to make this the main feature. They do however make a brick stamp don’t they. So how did I do this?
It all started out as piece of card which I had coloured using Brusho paints in brick colours, brown, black, some red and a bit of yellow. I had done the colouring in a patchy, random way, with some splattering and water drops because I wanted it to look like brick. Once it was totally dry I stamped onto it using clear embossing ink and powder using the brick stamp.
At some point during this process, maybe to wipe away some embossing powder, I inadvertently picked up a wet wipe instead of a piece of kitchen towel and wiped across the bricks. I was about to say ‘Pooh-sticks’ when I noticed something quite special. The wet wipe was exposing the mortar. Well it would because we all know that Brushos can be re-wet and soaked away when doing the splashes or high-lighting techniques!
Very soon I was wiping all over the piece of card and getting this very realistic bricks and mortar effect! I was a happy bunny, no mistakes after all.
I then used some of the Express Yourself stamps, stamped in white to look like graffiti, and some splats in black embossing powder. Now IF I was a character colourer, I would most certainly have put Jake on here with his skate board.
I am going to try this technique on some other projects and I will let you know what happens.
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I’m sorry, but the photo’s are not the best, the day’s have been so dark, that I’ve had to rely on a daylight bulb, lol !!!!
I started off making the background, mixing Brusho’s separately with a drop of water in a palette, 3 colours, yellow, turquoise and red. I painted them randomly, letting them merge if they wanted to. when that was dry, using a paintbrush, I flicked the left over paint all over it. I then stamped the dots, just holding it in my hand, again randomly, using Picked Raspberry distress ink. I used the same method with the script stamp, but used Peacock Feathers, and then again with Mustard Seed. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed in black.
I stamped the butterflies onto white card with Versamark and heat embossed again using black powder, coloured them with distress inks, fussy cut, shaped them and added Stickles.
For the Woman, I sprinkled a small amount of red Brusho onto the card, and spritzed with water, running it to the left, don’t worry if you have white card showing, this adds to the splattered look, and can be coloured with Salty Ocean Distress ink.
Totally dry it, then add a swipe with an anti-static bag, and stamp the Woman with Versamark, and heat emboss in black. I then added a coat of glossy Accents to all the black, to give extra dimension, when it was dry I added Stickles to bling it !!!!!
As you can see I rounded the corners, and mounted it onto black and blue card stock, before adding to the card with glue gel, then added the shaped butterflies with glue gel too.
There’s a couple more weeks for you to enter the November Visible Image Challenge, the theme being ‘Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps’, a very easy one for your chance of winning a £20 coupon to use on the website. All details HERE.
If you haven’t got a blog, you can still enter in our Facebook Group HERE.
Thank you for your visit, and your lovely comments, see you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Wowza! Such gorgeous colours, texture and sparkle! Love it! Thank you Pauline xx
You will find more of Pauline’s wonderful work over on her blog
Thank you for visiting today, we’ll be back tomorrow with something awesome from Amber!
Hello and thank you for checking out our November Challenge here on the Visible Image stamps blog.
Our theme this month is… Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps
So, whether you love our characters, our sentiments, background stamps, or one of our stunning INKognito images or our Revolution Set… Get out your favourite or favourites, and ink them up for your chance to WIN a £20 coupon to spend on our gorgeously thick clear stamps 🙂
As always the winner is chosen at random, and our Design Team then pick their favourite 3 entries who each get our NEW blog badge
Our Design Team have been busy creating with their favourite stamps to inspire you…
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Sue has brilliantly decorated this fabulous jewellery box with our Flower INKognito stamp and Revolution Set Sue’s blog
Pauline has created this stunning card with our Revolution Set Pauline’s blog
Sam created this amazing card using our Butterfly INKognito stamp and Where Dreams Take You sentiment.
This card is featured in the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine! Sam’s blog
Kim has used our Large Butterfly stamp, Live Life Now sentiment and the flower from our Thank You set.
You will see that our Butterfly is definitely Kim’s favourite when you visit her blog! Kim’s blog
Amber has created this awesome journal with our Butterfly INKognito stamp, Live Life Now sentiment and our Music Background. Amber’s blog
Hazel has created this superb project using our Revolution Set. For more details come and find Hazel in our Facebook Group
Byvisiting the DT blogs you’ll find all the details of how they created these stunning cards and projects!
Our gorgeous butterflies and our stunning Revolution Set are clear favourites amongst the team!
You will find our challenge rules HEREso take a quick look before uploading your entry 🙂 The link up tool can be found at the bottom of this post.
If you don’t have a blog, you can simply upload your entry in our Facebook Group…
Just tell us it’s your favourite stamp challenge entry.
Are you coming to the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC next week? If you are you MUST come and see us on STAND B26. We will have so many of our stunning stamps and we’ll have some amazing offers too!
We look forward to seeing you there 🙂
Don’t forget to enter this month’s challenge! Get Spooky with our stamps for more chances to WIN a coupon to spend on our amazing stamps! Extra prize for the most creative entry! You’ll find al the details and the awesome DT inspiration HERE!
Hasn’t the weather been just awful! Hope you are managing to stay warm and dry! We will brighten up the dreary weather with some fabulous makes 🙂
Our August Challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES so here are all the latest Design Team creations to inspire you to get out your Visible Image stamps and create…
The lucky winner is chosen at random and wins a £20 coupon to spend on our website 🙂
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Stunning card created by Pauline Butcher with Flower INKognito and Live Life Now
Striking card made by Tracy using Create With Your Soul
Awesome card created by Sue Joseph using Vision INKognito, Create Your Future,
the sentiment from Max Rocks, and some great masking!
Amazing card made by Amber with our Grunge Harlequin Background, Dragonfly and Thank You sentiment
Gorgeous card created by Hazel Eaton using our Revolution Set, Butterfly INKognito, and These Are The Moments sentiment
Fabulous card created by Pauline Butcher using our Forest Background, Tall Grass and Butterfly stamp
Superb card created by Amber Kroening using our Grunge Polka Dot Background, Live The Life sentiment, and the grunge edge from our Grunge Flourish stamp
Brilliant box created by Samantha K with our Retro Dots Background stamp, Create Your Future sentiment,
and Flower INKognito stamp
Awesome card created by Sue Joseph with our Flower INKognito stamp,
splat from our Painted Wood set, Speckle Background, and sentiment from our Chandelier Set
Amazing work by Pauline Butcher created with Man and Woman INKognito, These Are The Moments and Imperfection is Beauty sentiments, Grunge Check Background, Grunge Polka Dot, Bronte Script, the small feather from Free Your Imagination,
and the small rose from Immortal Love
Awesome work by Kim Bacon using our Once Upon A Time set
Fantastic card created by Hazel Eaton with our Flower INKognito stamp, Thank You sentiment and the grunge edge from our Grunge Flourish stamp
Fabulous ATCs created by Tracy Freeman using the silhouette flower
stamps from our More Than Words sets, with our Bronte Script
Awesome hanging box made by Samantha K with our Molly Rules stamp set
Amazing tag by Sue Joseph created with our Vision INKognito stamp, Imagine Dream Inspire set, and using our Tall Grass stamp for the fringe!
Gorgeous card created by Pauline Butcher with our Flower INKognito stamp,
and With Sympathy sentiment
Beautiful card created by Amber using our Elegant Emma set
Stunning card created by Hazel Eaton with our Flower INKognito stamps
ans Just Making Memories sentiment
We hope you have been inspired by their awesome work with our stamps! You will find more details about our amazing Design team on the About Us page, with links to their blogs 🙂
Look forward to seeing your entry to our challenge… add your blog link HERE or upload your photo over in our Facebook Groupif you don’t have a blog 🙂
We want to share with you an amazing tutorial by the fabulous Kim Robertson using our NEW Revolution Set
Kim shows how Visible Image stamps can be used with UTEE, because they are such superb quality, and very deeply etched…
Here is Kim’s finished project…
Over to Kim…
I love this effect I think it is very manly and they are definitely colours easily carried off for a guy.
So I took a piece of white card , not too thick so we can crumple it and make it have some creases later on .I stamped the writing from the Revolution setand wow the pattern repeats so easily, and you cannot even tell where it starts and stops. Brilliant! I used a black archival ink and blasted it dry for a few seconds with my heat tool.
I then choose Peacock feathers, Vintage Photo and Walnut stain distress inks and coloured in my usual way ( you all know it now don’t you).
First coat goes on very patchy and you can see the lines etc, ignore it and do another coat it will all come together, these colours all blend well into each other so over lap them this time and get rid of any white of the card this time. Run some Walnut stain around all the edges including the Peacock feather colour do darken and pull the eye into the main focus.
I crumpled the card up but not screwed it up, just made some obvious grooves and dips, a few creases too so I can get some Gilding waxes onto it a bit later. I added the entire piece onto a piece of brown crinkled paper , It is very thin so you have to be careful not to tear it but it suits a male card I think. I then cut myself a strip of Hessian ( ahh my lovely hessian, I missed you). I frayed all the edges and stuck it down on the back of the crinkle paper I also added a dollop (techy term lol) of glue to the front of the card under the hessian just so it didn’t lift up or move etc.
I then matted that entire piece onto cream then a piece of soft gold card which i raised up onto foam and added that to a turquoise layer and lastly a thick Kraft layer for the back. So this was our base completed. Now the FUN….
I took a mixture of UTEE and normal embossing powder and opened them ready on the table, I took my stamps (yes my clear, deeply etched wonderful Visible Image stamps )and I coated them in versamark which will help the release.
The fleur de lis is done with 2 layers of normal gold detail embossing powder and 2 layers of utee, reason being , I am going to push the stamp into the Utee and through the layers down into the detail powder melted under those top coats so I will pick up all the wonderful marks and distress shapes in the designs still where you can sometimes miss some with Utee.
Once it begins to cool remove your stamp, slowly but deliberately and there it is a perfect little Fleur de lis, I took some gilding paste and a paint brush and added lots just inside the the shape then I took a cloth and buffed it to a high shine and added it on foam and to the card. ( I also Inked the white edges of the card to keep it neat)
Then I wanted to use the full horse Image in the same way but I wanted the colours to mingle and run and mottle , This had the same amount of layers but slightly thicker each time, while the powder was still molten move quickly and again push your stamp covered in versamark straight into the liquid metal. Again let it cool slightly and peel out the stamp, I was really happy with the cleanness under the image and again I used my gilding wax to cover the inside parts of the stamped area and buffed to a shine with a soft cloth. I tore the edges and inked them with the two browns again and again used a little gilding wax on the edges to finish and pull everything together.
I decided I wanted the liberte word the same way so I went ahead the same way and did that and added it top left, I also decided i wanted a flourish In Ivory in the bottom right to balance the card and I just had enough room if I didn’t use a block yayy.
Lastly I went treasure hunting in my stash and I found a little metal crown to represent the King and a little gold (acrylic) fleur de lis which had to hit the card too. My last few moments were spent adding a few flat back gems
Well I love doing all these technique type things, it so good to get in there an play and see what comes of it isn’t it.
What do you think?
Here again is the fabulous set I used to create the above card.
Hello and Welcome to the Visible Image stamps blog!
It’s here at last! The day that you can get your hands on the stunning NEW Visible Image StampsRevolution Set!
If you have been visiting over the last few days you will have seen the amazing things our Design Team have been creating,
and we are so excited to show you our absolute favourites today…although deciding was very tough!
So many superb samples created in just 3 days! We have to say a HUGE thank you to our INKredible Team!