Be Brave

Hello! We have an absolute stunner to share with you next.
Over to Dot Leathbridge…


We all go through those times when we need a little reminding that we can do it,
or know someone who needs extra strength for whatever challenges they face.


That is where this card comes from… those times when a tear is near.





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Love it! Thank you Dot! This is the kind of card you just stop and gaze at… so beautiful and very emotive ♡

You will find more of Dot’s stunning cards and projects over on her blog.


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Coming up tomorrow we have four awesome Design Team projects to share here on the blog…
Then we will be all caught up and daily blogging will resume!


Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

Find Courage – Stay Strong – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening to you! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Today’s inspiration from Kim Robertson is one of the stunning cards she demo’d at Ally Pally…



This card uses the same techniques as the tags we made at Ally Pally (my tags tutorial can be found HERE)



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This photo was taken before I added lots more glass glitter in the waves, and the black little flat back sparkles in the corners to finish off.

 

So to start….

 


Stamp the script from the Revolution Set randomly how you would like it on the background, I had mine in the two opposite corners as shown here.




Next I inked the background with the colours of my choice , opposite on the colour wheel and infinitely blendable too, I added two layers as always, go back to the post on the tags for more step by steps on how to blend inks and why two layers etc.


I then added tone on tone inking and some flicked water as before and blotting the ink away to leave rings and shapes to fit in with splashing water.




Here is the small piece of UTEE with the small Fleur de Lys pressed into it when molten, to leave this wonderful indentation to which I added some black archival ink to the centre and rubbed over with some Treasure Gold wax to pick up the high points.



I stamped my sentiment onto card and inked the edges, and mounted it onto black card. I also added grey and blue around the lettering to make the writing really stand away from the card, like a shadow.


I added each item to the card with foam to make the card a little more dimensional.



Lastly I went back in with my trick with the glitters in the wavy corners to really make some wet looking sparkles appear out of the waves with the white horses of the sea.


Here are the stamps sets used…


Ok lovelies, see you soon

Kim 
XXXX

 

Thank you Kim for another great project… LOVE this card!



Our Stay Strong stamp was created with those facing tough times in mind. Whether you want to use it on a card for a friend, or to create a wonderful plaque for yourself or a loved one, the words are perfect…

 

 



We are raising funds for Breast Cancer Care throughout October with fun challenges, competitions, a BIG PINK BLOG HOP and more! PLUS we will be donating 50% of all sales of our ‘Stay Strong’ stamp during the whole of October too!

Breast Cancer Care’s BIG PINK event will help more people find a way to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer.

Donations can be made via our Just Giving page

More details coming soon! Join our Facebook EVENT now!

 

This Saturday we will be at the Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight with the very talented Pauline Butcher demonstrating on our stand!  Hope to see some of you there 🙂


You can find out about all our upcoming shows HERE.

We will be back tomorrow with Teresa Morgan’s latest project…it has a Halloween theme!



If you missed our HUGE catch up post of all the latest Design Team inspiration earlier today, you really need to check it out HERE!


Have a great evening, and thanks again for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

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Be Brave – Stay Strong – Visible Image Stamps

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…

Hi folks

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 ?



Visible Image stamps - Stay Stong - Masculine Card - Kim Robertson


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.




Top right.




Top left.


Visible Image stamps - Side view - Stay Stong - Masculine Card - Kim Robertson


Completed card side angle. With lots of embellishments.




A close up, I hope you  like it.



And the original photo one last time…


Visible Image stamps - Stay Stong - Masculine Card - Kim Robertson

 

I do enjoy making a male themed card.

 

Here are the two stamps I used.

 

 

 

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.

 

Love 
Kim 
XXXX

 




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.

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Stay Strong – You Are Loved – Visible Image Stamps

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


Good Evening!

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.



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Visible Image stamps - Find Courage - Be Brave - Stay Strong - Lisa Nygards



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.



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Visible Image stamps - You Are Loved - Lisa Nygards



Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling
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.

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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