Drummer Stamp – You Rock

Hi there! We have one of our US card designers Tenia Nelson here on the blog today, with a fantastic card for all the drummers out there…


Hey Y’all!!!

Happy Tuesday and hope all is well!!

Today is my post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!! Here is my fun creation…


Drummer stamp - CAS music card - Visible Image stamps

 

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




Card Recipe for You Rock! Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels, Crafter’s Companion, My Colors Cardstock
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Washi(Queen and Company), Sticker Stitches(SRM)
Tools: Heating Tool(Marvy Uchida), Dymo Label Maker
Other: Clear Embossing Powder(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Heat Embossing, Splatter


Thanks for stopping by!!

-t




Really cool card.. thanks Tenia! ♡

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We’ll be back later with a fabulous journal page from Lanette Erickson!


See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Sing Like No-one’s Watching!

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today, as promised.

Our youngest daughter Katie had a HUGE day on Thursday.. she had a recall audition for a place at a drama school in London.. we have everything crossed that she gets a YES!!! Our gorgeous friend (and DT member) Pauline Butcher made her a fabulous card to mark the occasion…

Hi there,
 

I hope you are enjoying the few tropical days we’ve had this week, may it long continue….


My Visible Image share this week, is a tribute to Katie, who had an audition this week to hopefully start a long and happy career on the stage, she gets her final results in two weeks time….. so, as she loves singing, I thought I’d use the fabulous Sing‘ set of stamps, along with the Time Tunnel stencil.
 

 

 

My background was achieved by placing the stencil onto some smooth water colour card, tapping some Lemon Brusho over it, and spritzing with water, then lifting off the stencil, and washing it, I left the card to dry naturally.

 

I then placed the stencil back onto to the dry card, but rotating it slightly, so the bare card is showing through the openings, (not the Lemon colour), then tapping a combination of Rose Red and Turquoise Brusho over it, spritzing with water again, then lifting off the stencil, and leaving the card to dry.

On the lower half of my background card I sprinkled some Ultramarine Brusho, along with Yellow, Blue and Pink Pixie Powders, spritzed with water, and held the card up to drip down, mopping up where necessary, again leave to dry.

 

I then stamped and heat embossed the singer, with Black Embossing powder, and also stamped and heat embossed the music bars with Florescent Pink Embossing Powder. Taking some Silver paint, I dry brushed all around the singer, and grounded her.

 

 

 

On a separate piece of white card, I stamped the Singer again, and heat embossed her, using Black embossing powder, and fussy cut her, gluing her over the image already on the background card, using some 3D glue gel.

 

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments, onto some pink card, using Black Embossing Powder, fussy cut them too, and added them to the card, again using 3d Glue gel.

Sing Stamp Set





Time Tunnel Stencil





Thank you for popping by.
Hugs Pauline xxxx




Thank you so much Pauline.. Katie loves it!

Stunning effects with the stencil, and your singer looks super gorgeous! ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later with some truly amazing inspiration from our team! Hope you’ll come back and check it out..

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Alphabet Jazz

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Elina Strömberg is here with some Jazzy inspiration this evening…


Hi and Happy Thursday!


Today I’m sharing with you a birthday card I made using stamps from three Visible Image stamp sets:



I started the project with inking the background with a few shades of pink/red Distress inks, using darker tones on the edges and lighter in the middle.



Once the background was ready I stamped and heat embossed the saxophone player on the card. Love his cool silhouette!


The musical bubbles are stamped and heat embossed too. I used the double circle stamp from the ‘Rays of Light’ set, as the large circle was just the right size to fit the letter stamps from the new ‘Alphabetical’ set.



Before stamping the letters into the circles I removed the ink from the heat embossed bubbles: Distress inks react well with water, so I brushed plain water on the circles, let it react for a few seconds, and then picked up the ink by pressing it with a paper towel. The little white spots were done the same way; using a small brush I put drops of water on the inked surface, let it sit for a while, and pressed with a paper towel. Works like magic!




For more information on the stamp sets I used, please click on the pictures below:


                    



Wishing you a wonderful evening.

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Awesome card Elina and a great discovery that the letters fit into those orbs! Love it! ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with something really cool from Teresa, and something fabulous from Pauline too!


Mark & Helen xx

 

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″).


2017-01-26 Visible Image - stamps - music - Elina Stromberg


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):

 visible-image-sing-singer-col-stamp-set     visible-image-music-speaks-guitar-soundwave-col-stamp-set     visible-image-jazz-it-up-sax-trumpet-col-stamp-set

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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