Friday, 27 November 2020

Phoenix Rising by Visible Image

Today I am sharing a clean and simple card for Visible Image using the new release stamp set Phoenix Rising. I think in these worrying times, with a long winter ahead with Covid restrictions, we all need a little hope and to be understanding of others, so the sentiment is particularly poignant right now. 



To create the sun on this card I used my small round gelli plate, distress oxide and versafine clair ink, and the fabulous Fibres stencil. I brayered on a layer of Versafine, lay the stencil over the top, and added another layer in distress oxide. This created a lovely flame effect. 


I then used distress ink to stamp the flames along the bottom edge. 


Once the ink was dry, I stamped and embossed the phoenix and sentiment, and added some white highlights, and mat an layered it on black card. 


I can't lie, leaving so much white space on a card is really out of my comfort zone, but this stamp is so striking that it really stands out without any need for anything too busy and fussy. Wouldn't you agree? 







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Friday, 13 November 2020

Follow Your Heart by Visible Image

Did you catch Visible Image on Create and Craft this week? If you did you may have spied this sample from me of the new release Follow Your Heart. It's such a gorgeous stamp with so much detail, and is proving very popular not surprisingly. So many uses- from anniversary to Valentines, to wedding cards . Definitely a must have set! 


This card has lots going on, but was actually really simple to make. I started with a spray stain background, and using the Strobes stencil and distress ink , blended outward from the centre. I also added some dots from the Cosmic Skies stencil in lilac. 


I stamped the main image onto the background and heat embossed it. 


I repeated this on another piece of card and fussy cut it out. 


I did the same for the flower in the centre, stamping onto a contrasting colour 


Some higlights and pearl dots on the circles made it pop and added dimension. 


I stamped, embossed and coloured the small hearts around it, and using my platform again stamped the heartbeat stamp along the bottom. 


To finish I mounted the elements with glue gel to add  more depth.



Do keep an eye out on the Visible Image Facebook page and group as there are more live demos planned, and as always lots of inspiration to whet your appetite and get the creative juices flowing. 

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