Make Space For Dreams!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Sharon Traynor is here to inspire you today with an absolutely stunning card…


Hi there! This is  my first post of 2018 so firstly I want to wish you all

a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Today I’m sharing a card made with two stamps from the gorgeous ‘No Space for Dreams’ set by Visible Image stamps.  This is an incredible set and the images and words are just stunning!


I make lots of cards like this one because I love the shape (although this would also work perfectly well on a square or rectangular shaped card) and I also love water colouring by pouncing distress stains.




I’m lucky enough to own a ScanNcut which makes creating a card this shape so easy. I just use the in-built octagon shape, add 2 of the same size (145mm x145mm) slightly overlapped, and weld them together to make the card blank. Then I cut a single octagon the same size in watercolour paper for the main mat, and a smaller one (130mm x 130mm) for the main panel. I cut one more octagon shape from white card for the tiny mat behind the main panel.



TIP: If you have this shaped stackable spellbinders dies, you can create a mini card blank by folding a piece of card in half and using the largest die. Just make sure the cutting edge on the shape is outside where the card is folded on the folded side (i.e. the dies is cutting nothing on that side) so that it doesn’t cut 2 individual shapes.




To make this card, first stamp the amazing dreamcatcher image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Mask off the feathers with masking fluid. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.


Create the outside mat in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz.





Stamp the wonderful sentiment in a black ink. Use a little salty ocean distress ink on the edges of the main panel, stick it to the white mat and then stick these to the main mat. They can all be adhered to the card blank now.


You have no idea how tempted I was to add some stickles or glitter to this, but I’m sure we’re all glittered out after the holidays, so I managed to restrain myself.


For the inside of the card, I used the feathers and the ‘dangly bits’ from the dreamcatcher stamp along the top and the sentiment came from the Imagine, Dream, Inspire set.




The feathers were loosely coloured with the same distress stains used on the front of the card.




Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/imagine-dream-inspire/


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, masking fluid, paint brush, distress stains (salty ocean, shaded lilac, picked raspberry), heat tool, water spritzer, memento tuxedo black ink, watercolour paper, white card.



That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back again on Saturday and I hope to see you then.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



Sbaron your inky background is so striking! Love this card and the inside is gorgeous too! Thank you ♡


You will find more of Sharon’s beautiful cards over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with some super sparkly inspiration from Pauline Butcher, and an awesome journal page from Josefine Fouarge!


Right we better get back to our Creativation preparations.. so much to do and the days are flying by! If you are coming to the show, be sure to come and see us… Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


We’ll be sharing previews of our BRAND NEW stamps all next week… we just know you are going to love them! ♡


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Smile Darnit Smile!

Hi there! We have some super cool inspiration from Tenia Nelson today featuring our awesome camera stamp..



Hey Y’all!!!


Happy Wednesday and hope all is well!! Today is my second post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation…..CHECK IT!!!


 


I had a lot of fun with this card!!! I created this card using this Visible Image stamp set:


Capture The Moment




and stencil:


Strobes





Card Recipe for Smile Darnit, Smile! Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts, Ranger
Embellishments: Twine(Michaels), Sequins(Pretty Pink Posh), Washi(Queen and Co), Letter Stickers(Michaels)
Tools: Dymo Label Maker, Circle Punch(EK Success), Scissors, Stencils(Visible Image), Ink Dauber(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Stenciling, Fussy Cutting


Thanks for stopping by!!!


-t



Love this Tenia! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s brilliant cards over on her blog.



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Pop back later to see Lanette Erickson’s awesome new project!


Thanks for visiting us today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Shine Bright Girl!

Hi there! We’re really excited to be featuring the very first project by NEW DT member Tenia Nelson on our blog today…




Hey Y’all!!!

Happy Tuesday and hope all is well!! Today is my first post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!


Here is my fun creation….. CHECK IT!!!




I had a lot of fun with this card!!!

I created this card using the Shining Bright set:




Here are the directions for this card..

1. Create card from white cardstock.
2. On another piece of embossed white cardstock add splatter, stamp sentiment (and heat emboss), add letter stickers and washi tape.
3. Stamp, heat emboss and cut out images.
4. Adhere images onto tag as well as adding twine and a bow to tag.
5. Adhere image panel onto card (using foam adhesive) and adhere tag onto image panel using foam adhesive.


I hope y’all like this fun card!!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Shine Bright Girl Card:
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Ranger, Michaels, Tag
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Twine (The Twinery), Washi (Queen and Co), Letter Stickers (Michaels), Bow (Studio Calico)
Tools: Heating Tool (Marvy Uchida)



Totally awesome card Tenia! Loving those colours and what a fantastic design! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s brilliant cards over on her blog.



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Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Make sure you enter anything you create with our stamps and stencils into our Facebook group ‘Show & Tell’ album for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon! And why not enter this month’s ‘make a tag’ challenge too.. for a chance to WIN a massive £40 coupon!!


Pop back tomorrow to see NEW Design Team member Lanette Erickson’s gorgeous first project!


Thanks for visiting us today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Shine Bright

Hi 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Teresa Morgan is here with a fabulous new card…


I can’t believe that it’s Thursday again already and here I am sharing another Visible Image stamps project with you all.

This time I used the ‘Shining Bright ‘set of stamps and kept with our July challenge theme of ‘A Splash of Colour’.




I do enjoy creating CAS (clean and simple) cards – it makes a change from my usual inky mixed media style. The lights and words are stamped with black Archival ink, and I used a water brush and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to colour the lights in. A touch of Black Soot Distress Ink around the matted sentiment just pops it of the page. The ‘wires’ are just drawn in with a black pen and ruler.



Stamps Used:


Shining Bright





Great card… sometimes ‘simple’ is all you need! Thanks Teresa ♡

You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



As you may know, we are escaping away on holiday to beautiful Ibiza…



so we won’t be blogging for a few weeks. But do not worry… we will be catching up with all the amazing Design Team projects on our return.



Stay inspired by visiting us on your favourite social media platform…

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And don’t forget to tag us in your posts so we can see what you have been creating with our stamps!



There is the chance to WIN a great prize over on our Facebook Page while we are away…




See you in 2 weeks 🙂

 

Mark & Helen xx