Thursday 4 July 2024

Try- Mendous Day

 It is the season for sport a plenty and I am sure we all know a sports fan or two so I bring good news- there is a whopping 25% off the Visible Image sports stamps and dies until the 7th July with the code SPORT25 .

This card featuring the Try- mendous day stamps and dies was super easy to make and would go down well with any rubgy fan. Here's how I created it:


Step 1: Spritz Distress oxide sprays in earthy tones onto a piece of watercolour card stock.


Step 2: Apply Distress Ink through the Splash stencil to create muddy spatters.


Step 3: Stamp, emboss and die cut the main image and ball.


Step 4: Stamp the player and background stamps in Versafine Clair ink and emboss. 




Step 5: Adhere the die cut images in place and add the sentiment and border onto black card to frame.


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Thursday 20 June 2024

Watery Well Wishes!

The sun is out and it's finally starting to feel like Summer here in the UK and when that happens my thoughts always take me to the ocean. This weeks card inspiration for Visible Image uses one of my favourite stamp sets- Dare to Swim, along with a sentiment from their Go To Words set. 


I began by creating an inky background with Distress Inks, applying them to a craft mat, spritzing and dabbing until I was happy. I then added a few splatters, and added a layer of interest over the top by inking through the Curves stencil. This creates a great watery feel. 


I then used the small stamps in the set to create a background scene. 


I stamped the jellyfish in place and added some colour with watercolour markers and pencils. 


I then stamped the image again on an inky mop up and fussy cut the body and adhered it in place. 


I also stamped some of the seaweed and fussy cut, and added a layer of texture sand along the base of the card to create a sea bed. Some glossy accents on the bubbles and the sentiment completed the card nicely. 


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Friday 7 June 2024

Have a Sunshiny Day

 The sun is finally starting to shine here in the south of England and what better way to welcome it than with a pretty sunflower card!

For my design team inspiration for Visible Image this week I have used the beautiful Sunflower Grunge stamp with the Distressed Brick and Leafy stencils.


To begin I took a piece of 6x6" smooth card and stamped the sunflower in place. I also stamped it onto a post it note to create a mask. I then added a light layer of Antique Linen Distress Ink around it. 


I covered the flower with the mask and lay the Distressed Brick stencil over the top and inked through it with Gathered Twigs distress Ink. 


Then I randomly stamped the ink splats stamp. 


I added a touch of greenery through the Leafy stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, creating a border around the card. 


Next I stamped the flower again and coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut.


I also coloured the image on the card, and edged it in blue to make it pop before adhering the cut flower over the top with glue gel and adding the sentiment . 



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Thursday 23 May 2024

Live Life Now

Over at Visible Image right now we are busy sharing inspiration and techniques  for creating clean and simple cards. 


For my project I have chosen to combine the brilliant Strobes stencil and Live Life Now stamp set.  This was so quick and easy to create as you will see from the steps below.

Step one: Take a 6x6 piece of smooth card stock and tape the stencil over it. Using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink swipe from the centre outwards, lightly covering the whole card.


Step two: Take an orange ink ( I used Carved Pumpkin) and blend this in the centre.





Step 3: Stamp the large butterfly in the middle using black ink and heat emboss.



Step 4: Stamp the smaller  butterflies in the bottom left and top right corners and emboss. 


Step 5: Stamp and emboss the sentiment in the bottom right corner. 


Step 6: Take a slightly larger square of black card and adhere the image to it, creating a frame around it before mounting onto a card base. 



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Friday 10 May 2024

Calm Over Chaos

Life these days often seems so be hectic and busy, and it can sometimes be hard to remember the benefits of actively choosing calm over chaos, and this weeks project for Visible Image uses a beautiful stamp set that reminds us to do just that. 



I began my card by selecting an inky background from my stash that was created with green Distress Ink. Green is such a calming colour that it was the obvious choice.


I stamped and embossed the oriental lady in black in the centre of my card.


To add a layer of interest to the background I then used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide through the new Painted Grid stencil.


Using a paper masking technique ( where I stamped the flowers on a post it note and covered the image I wanted in front before adding the smaller flowers to the side of it) I created a little floral corner border. I also stamped the blossom branch at the top of the page.


I added the text stamp randomly, stamped in green.


Using a white pearl watercolour paint I coloured the kimono and flowers.


To complete the card I gave my lady a little parasol which I created by inking through the Art Spheres#2 stencil and die cutting and finishing with a small gem in the centre.  I made a handle and adhered across her shoulder. 


To finish I layered on black card and added the sentiment.

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If you haven't yet seen all the wonderful samples from the new release then do check out the links below. The team have worked so hard and created some incredible inspiration for you. 


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