Stamps and Stencils

Hi!

Today we are sharing some of the samples created by Mark on our September Create and Craft TV shows. Some of our awesome NEW stencils were designed with our super cool music stamps in mind, and our NEW family definition stamps are a perfect addition too…




Mark stayed with traditional colours for his first 2 cards. Our brilliant ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil doesn’t need much more than some distress ink to create a superb background!



Grungy Union Jack Stencil


The awesome guitar from the ‘Music Speaks’ set was embossed onto black card using white embossing powder, cut out and adhered to the card using foam pads for depth.




The ‘Father definition’ stamp was masked off to just use part of it, and stamped in Versafine black ink.



Father Definition stamp



Music Speaks Stamp Set



Mark’s next card features stamps perfect for those awkward teenage cards…




Having masked his card in two parts, and coloured the left side blue using distress inks, he then flicked some water onto the ink. Mark then blended distress inks through the stripes part of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil in red, on the right side of his card.

Next he used some white texture paste through the stars part of the stencil, over the blue distress ink.

The ‘Teenage Kicks’ stamp was stamped using Versafine black ink, cut out and again adhered to the card using foam pads. The Brother sentiment was masked off and stamped in black, and one of the definitions was then masked off and stamped below.





Brother Definition stamp



Teenage Kicks Stamp Set



Stars and Stripes Stencil



Mark also created a more ‘girly’ version of this card…




On this card Mark stamped the trainers in pink and added some glitter to the toes!




By adding some dylusions paint to the texture paste, the pink stars add a more feminine feel to the background, against the black distress ink. Mark then used a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle!





Daughter Definition stamp



The last card has a far grungier feel…




Mark created a dark grungy background using Distress Oxide inks, splattered with water then dried. He then blended Black Soot distress ink through the fantastic ‘Play Guitar’ stencil.


Mark double embossed the awesome guitarist from the ‘Rock Out’ set using silver powder and adhered it to the card using foam pads for dimension.





Play Guitar Stencil



Rock Out Stamp Set



Super cool cards for teenagers and music lovers of all ages!




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Mark & Helen xx


 

Grungy Union Jack Stencil

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend.

We have a few posts coming up on the blog today, kicking off with some fantastic cards from Corrie Herriman featuring our awesome Grungy Union Jack stencil which is now back in stock…

Hello everyone,
and welcome to my DT post for Visible Image. Today I have used the fab new stencil ‘Grungy Union Jack’ and some of the music themed stamps to made two cards.



For the first one I used the good old Distress Inks, a blending tool, water and the new stencil. Doesn’t that look fabulous ! I stamped the words Bold and Beautiful on either side and then put the singer in the middle of the two words. I used a stamping tool for this.




This one was made with Distress Oxide inks, a blending tool and water. I stamped the words and the musician on it using my stamping tool. I then matted the panel on a piece of pattern paper and on a card.



I have used the following stamps and stencil:




 


Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie



Great inspiration Corrie! Thank you ♡ The flag stencil looks awesome in so many colours!

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back with more gorgeous inspiration a little later including a fantastic tutorial video from Veerle Moreels.


Enjoy your Sunday.


Mark & Helen xx


Strobes Stencil

Good Evening! We have 2 fantastic cards to share with you today both featuring our brilliant new Strobes stencil.. which is now back in stock!

First up is Nicky Gilburt with a fabulous feminine card…


This is a card I created with Visible Image’s fabulous ‘Sing’ stamp set and amazing ‘Strobes’ stencil.


I won’t lie – it took time to get the colours laid down but I knew it could look good, so I selected some bright distress inks, taped my stencil over my card and cut some thin strips of cut-and-dry foam. The result was this funky background, which, combined with a little bit of words and music, created a  base onto which to mount my singer.




I stamped my singer onto white card and embossed her with black powder. I also coloured her dress in a little with Nuvo Glitter Markers before trimming round and mounting the image onto the base card.




A few sequins to finish and the card was complete!





Products Used:


Sing



Strobes



Happy crafting!
Nicky


Love this card and it was definitely worth the time with those colours! Thank you Nicky… wonderful effect! ♡
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



Next up we have a brilliant masculine card from Pauline Butcher…


Hi there,
It’s  time for me to share something I’ve created, using some of the awesome Visible Image goodies available.
 
Again it’s a card for a man, people say that men are very hard to create for, but Visible Image have that covered, with some fantastic Stamp sets, and also some new stencils.




I took a square piece of white card, placed the Union Jack stencil on it, and blended through it, using three Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, after removing the stencil, I spritzed it with water, and let it run. Then after drying it, I placed on the second stencil, with the middle of it at the top of the card, and the strobes radiating down, and blended through it with Salty Ocean.



On this card, the 2 stamp sets I used were…




and the 2 stencils….


Grungy Union Jack




and Strobes




When it was dry, I stamped the Drummer, and the Rock Out with Versamark, and heat embossed the drummer using Black Embossing Powder, and the Rock Out with white powder. I grounded the drummer, by adding a darker band underneath him.






Using the devils horn hand, from ‘Rock Out’, I stamped with Seedless Preserve Oxide ink, and gently coloured them in in the same colour.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Love these two stencils combined! Awesome card Pauline thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



We hope you have enjoyed tonight’s double inspiration! We have lots more to share with you here on the blog tomorrow!



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Want the chance to WIN a coupon to spend on our stamps and stencils??? Just enter anything you create with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group or join in with our themed challenge there too… this month’s theme is ‘distressed’.


Thanks for visiting our blog today!


Mark & Helen xx


Stars and Stripes

Hi there! Happy Monday to you! Hope your week has started well.

We have loads of fantastic inspiration coming your way on the blog today! First up is an awesome card by Teresa Morgan featuring one of our brilliant new stencils…


Welcome back to my regular Visible Image post, and yes, you guessed it…
I am still playing with the fabulous new stencils. This week a simple yet striking card using the Stars and Stripes:




I created the drop shadow by placing my stencil on the card and inking with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, once dry, I moved the stencil slightly and inked through with Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW Embossing Glitters. It gives a really effective 3d look to the stencilling.


     


The guitar is stamped and embossed onto another piece of card then fussy cut, and attached with 3d foam.



Products Used:


Stars and Stripes Stencil




Music Speaks




Brilliant card Teresa! Such a fantastic shadow effect… Thank you! ♡

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



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We will be back with more gorgeous inspiration later today!


Mark & Helen xx


In the Spotlight

Hello! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan for you here on the blog this evening…


It’s Thursday, and it’s Visible Image time once again. I have another card using stamps and another new stencil.. this time it’s the Strobes design, and I created a spotlight effect for this card.




I coloured my card with Mustard seed Distress Ink leaving a white area in the middle. I blended a little Twisted Citron around the edges to darken slightly. Then I placed the sencil on the card and went over it all with Black Soot Distress Ink, keeping it lighter in the centre to create my spotlight effect.




I used WOW powders fluorescent colours to emboss the other images – I love how the colours pop against the background.



Products Used:


Strobes




Sing




Feel The Beat




Wow! What a stunner! Thanks Teresa ♡
The strobes stencil looks amazing with our singer!

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




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We will be back with lots of gorgeous new inspiration next week.


We are heading to London tomorrow for the fantastic ‘Crafting at Ally Pally’ show… our favourite event! Looking forward to seeing lots of customers and friends there.


Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic weekend!


Mark & Helen xx


Distressed Challenge

Hi there! We are back with some brilliant inspiration for this month’s challenge from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

The Visible Image Facebook group challenge theme this month is “Distressed” so I made a vintage style card. I hope it gives you inspiration to play along in the challenge!




On a piece of kraft card stock I stamped the stars. I used Archival ink in the colour Potting Soil; I used the same ink to ink the edges and added some black Archival over the top later. I then distressed the edges.

The guitar was stamped on book pages and torn out. The edges were inked with the same brown ink. I added the word ‘Music’ and coloured in the letters on the guitar with a blue coloured pencil. Lastly I matted the panel on a black card.

I used the following stamps:




Fantastic inspiration Corrie! Thank you ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back with gorgeous inspiration from Teresa Morgan tomorrow.


Have a good evening.


Mark & Helen xx

Grungy Rock

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! Nicky Gilburt has made some ‘seriously grungy’ cards with our NEW stencils…

I’m sharing a card I made with one of my favourite ever Visible Image stamps.. the amazing ‘Rock Out’, and the brand new ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil which is also up there at the top of my list too!




For this card I stepped away from the bright colours and went for three natural Distress Oxides – Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce.


Firstly I made a pale inky background onto Daler Rowney mixed media paper, just smooshing and picking up bits of ink which I had applied to a glass mat and spritzed. I love the fact that at this point you have a piece of soggy card that really looks like it should go in the bin! Only crafters get it….


I helped this to dry with my heat gun, then taped my stencil over the cardstock. Iced Spruce through the stars, Frayed Burlap through the stripes BUT I pretty much avoided the middle, I sponged down from the top of each stripe and up from the bottom, achieving (I am going to confess, I didn’t realise how good it was going to look, I just thought I’d try it) that bright shine across the whole of the stripes.


I love the illusion that I have used colour to lighten that area, when in fact I used NOTHING!




From that point it was easy and exciting to finish the card. I stamped my rocking guitarist in Versafine Onyx Black, added a couple of stars either side of him and the ‘Rock Out’ words across the stripes in Iced Spruce. A touch of black fine liner to make the grey stars pop and this was complete.


I found some corrugated card that had waited 12 years in my cupboard to be used, and the card was finished!





You might have seen this one on Create and Craft at the weekend, it’s one of my show samples, but I’m sure you will agree, the whole Design Team never ceases to astonish. I LOVE Visible Image shows, Mark and Pauline are incredible with their designs and demonstrations. You can always catch up with the Create and Craft shows for 7 days, but remember that you can order directly from Visible Image or your favourite local or online retailer too, and be quick, those new stencils are going to fly out of the door!!!



Happy crafting!
Nicky



Brilliant card Nicky.. loving the sepia tones for this grungy look! Thank you ♡

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later today with a gorgeous card from Jane Tyrrell, featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx


Play Guitar!

Hi! Hope you’re well.

We had such a great time at Create and Craft at the weekend! Lots of sell outs which was amazing! If you tuned in.. thank you!

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today sharing one of the fantastic samples she made for the shows…


Hello,

My inspiration today is a card made using one of the awesome new stencils and a brand new definition stamp…





The new products I used were…


Play Guitar stencil




and Son Definition stamp



The background is blended Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed,  flicked with water. I put the stencil over the top, and inked through it with Chipped Sapphire.




I stamped the Son definition onto a piece of white card using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, I inked the edges, and placed the stencil on it, and inked through one guitar person, using Candid Apple. I went around all the edges of the background, and the definition with Versamark, and heat embossed with a silver sparkle embossing powder.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



How cool is this background! And the sentiment looks awesome! Thank you Pauline ♡

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



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Want the chance to WIN a coupon to spend on our stamps and stencils??? Just enter anything you create with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group or join in with our themed challenge there too… this month’s theme is ‘distressed’.



We will be back with awesome new inspiration from Nicky Gilburt later today.


Thanks for visiting our blog!


Mark & Helen xx


Rock Out!

Hello! We are back with more inspiration for our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend! Elina has teamed up our rocker with one of our NEW stencils…


Hi!
Have you already seen the new stencils by Visible Image? I love working with stencils, and seeing this addition to their stamp collection was so exciting!

I used the ‘Strobes’ stencil for the background of this rock themed tag:



I started the project with inking the background with yellow and orange Distress inks, and stamping and heat embossing the main image on the tag.






I placed the stencil on the tag, and stencilled clear VersaMark embossing ink on the tag, dabbing the ink around the main image. Then I heat embossed the stencil pattern with clear embossing ink.


Clear embossing ink acted as a resisting layer on the yellow ink, so when adding a darker ink color on the tag the heat-embossed areas remained yellow. This is such a fun and easy technique to work with, and I think the grungy background matches well with the rock star image 🙂





For more information on the Visible Image products I used, please click on the pictures below:




  


Wishing you a wonderful week. Rock Out!


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This is such an awesome tag Elina! Thank you ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



Don’t miss our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some great demos planned!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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We will be back later with awesome inspiration from Teresa Morgan featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Mark & Helen xx


Music Stars

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today… we’re back (a little later than planned) with an awesome card by Jane Tyrrell featuring stamps which will feature on our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend! More details at the bottom of this post. Jane has combined them with one of our brilliant NEW stencils…

Good morning all,
I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am.


Visible Image’s brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and are made by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6″ size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs.




For today’s sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA




We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook group where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is “Distressed”. You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using “Distress” inks and Oxides.


You can also enter our “anything goes/show and tell” challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner! Both challenges’ winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper, or just inking up your first purchase, you are in with a chance.



For this sample I inked up one of the brand new “We are Family” stamps…

I chose Son, such an apt description:



This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval ?




This is what I got up to…
I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.

I used Salty Ocean and Candied Apple distress oxide inks to ink through.



I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.



I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the “Feel the Beat” stamp set
I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.


I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card…










Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Brilliant card! Love it! Thank you Jane! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog



Our NEW family definition stamps, music stamps, and this NEW stencil are a perfect match…
it’s like we planned it 😉




We are so excited to launch our NEW stencils and ‘We Are Family’ collection on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some awesome demos planned!



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ competition and themed challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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Thanks again for visiting our blog today, and don’t forget to check out all our NEW releases HERE!
Available from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx


Disguise of A Smile

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration. It’s Friday which means Pauline Butcher is here with another super gorgeous card…


Hello everyone,

It’s Fabulous Friday again, and time for me to share some ‘Visible Image’ Love.


I was so excited to receive some of the awesome new Visible Image stencils to play with, it will give an awesome new dimension to the already fantastic Visible Image stamp designs,
well done Mark Alexander (designer extraordinaire).




The background of this card was created using Brushos.


The stencil I’ve used is called Fibres




and the stamps I’ve used are:

Sing




Disguise of a Smile




I sprinkled yellow and red Brusho’s onto the card, spritzed it with water, and added more Brusho to get a nice intense colour. After drying it, I then used the stencil: I went over the whole card with Festive Berries Distress Ink, using a blending tool, this gave a nice ‘hot’ feeling.




I stamped the microphone using Oxide ink, but it sort of disappeared into the background, again I dried it all. I then stamped the beautiful singer using Versamark, and heat embossed her with Black Glint embossing powder, I also did the same with the SING sentiment.





I felt the new ‘Disguise of a Smile’ sentiment went quite well with this image, and I heat embossed it with white powder. To finish off, using a quickie glue pen, and glitter, I gave her a sparkly dress.




Mark and I are back on Create & Craft TV next Friday 8th September at 7pm, and again on Saturday 9th September at 9am. we will be demoing some of the fabulous new Visible Image products.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Thank you Pauline ♡ This quote does work so well with our singer.

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



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our Monthly Challenges!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



Want the chance to WIN a coupon to spend on our NEW stamps or stencils??? Just enter anything you create with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ album over in our Facebook group or join in with our themed challenge there too… this month’s theme is ‘distressed’.


We will be back with awesome new inspiration from Nicky Gilburt tomorrow.


Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx