Friday 18 September 2020

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

 It's time for my fortnightly share for Visible Image and this week we on the DT are all feeling festive because the NEW Christmas stamps and stencils have been released and they are AMAZING! 

I love to create scenes on my cards, and the Christmas Eve stencil is so perfect for this. I am afraid I got so carried away getting inky that I failed a little on the step by step photos, but I will explain my method. 

I started with a piece of blank card, and used Black Soot Distress ink and the stencil to create rows of buildings. I faded them out towards the back rows to add a sense of dimension.  I then re inked rows on another piece of card, as I wanted to layer them up for more depth. 

Using the cut away part of the stencil to cover the top row, I applied blue inks to the top half to create a sky. To create the moon I applied darker  ink around a die cut circle.

I then stamped the sleigh from the Christmas Eve stamp set, and added stars and embossed snowflakes. White splatters added to the snowy feel, and I used a gel pen to add highlights. 

I added lights to the buildings with a paint pen, and edged the roof line with puffy snow and glitter for some added sparkle. I built up the layers with 3D glue gel and added the sentiment from the Santa Claus set, and a message inside using the Sentimental Christmas set. 

I really love how the new release links so well with last years Christmas stamps. It really does mean the possibilities are endless! 

Mark will be on Create and Craft TV on the 23rd September demoing the new range, so do tune in if you can. His demos are always so unique that you are bound to be inspired!

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Friday 4 September 2020

Oh Christmas Tree! NEW Visible Image Stamps!!

I am so excited to be sharing a festive project with you today using brand new stamps and stencils from Visible Image . They are an absolute dream to work with. It's been so nice launching into September with some festive sparkle after a very long, rather depressing few months.  

To create the background for this card I die cut various circles and used as a mask, inking through in bright Distress Inks and overlapping them.

When the card was totally covered I then stencilled a few in white gesso to soften and add to the bokeh effect that photographing Christmas lights gives. 

I then stamped  and embossed the main image in black.

I wanted my tree to sparkle so I used a Versamark pen to draw over it, and re embossed in green glitter powder. 

I stencilled the word 'Christmas'  from the Iconic Christmas stencil in texture paste, and sprinkled over ultra fine glitter for added bling, and I also stencilled the star and added gold glitter. To finish I added and coloured  a few stamped stars, and used the 'Ho' from the Ho! HO! HO! set to turn it into the well known  festive song lyric. 

The new range oif stamps and stencils are available for pre order NOW via the Visible Image website so do take a look. And why not share your creations over on the Facebook group too. We really love to see what people make (links at bottom of this post) .

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