Thursday 30 September 2021

Scribbled Star by Visible Image

Whether you're a fan of Christmas or not, the reality is it's coming soon and it's time to get those festive makes under way in preparation. Fortunately Visible Image can help you there as they currently have a massive promotion on their Christmas stamps and stencils with savings of a whopping 50%!!! 

I have created a little inspiration for you using the Scribbled Star and Christmas Backgrounds stamps. 

This was a super easy card to make, so would be great for making batches. I started by stamping and embossing the star stencil in the middle of my cardstock. 

I re stamped the star on a post it note to create a mask and then using a WOW embossing pad I stamped the background stamp in the clear ink, and dusted Perfect Pearls over the top.

I stamped the star again and triple embossed with WOW Fairy Dust embossing powder for some added sparkle. 

I had some floral wire in my stash and I twisted lengths of that to go behind the star, adhering with gel medium. I covered the dots in silver with a Pearl Wand to add extra dimension before placing the star on top. 

I love the addition of wire to the scribble for that bit of extra texture.

Do follow the links below to check out the sale while stock lasts and to get lots of inspiration on how to use your Visible Image products from the talented design team. 

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Thursday 16 September 2021

Smile Bigger

Todays inspiration for Visible Image mixes up the seahorse from an old favourite set Create Your Calm. and the new sentiment set Smile Bigger.

I started with a round gelli print, on which I used the Ripped Fishnet stencil, as my base. 

With Archival ink I added a layer of interest by stamping bubbles from the Butterfly Effect set, and also used some of the stamps from Dare to Swim to create an underwater scene. 

When I created the background I pulled the excess paint through the stencil onto white card, so I also used this to create 'bubbles' by die cutting circles. 

Inking the edges added depth.

I stamped and heat embossed the seahorse and coloured with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and fussy cut. I them mounted him, along with my die cut circles with 3D gel glue. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto Velum and adhered over the top. 

To finish, I stamped the remaining sentiment stamp inside the card and added the seahorse from the VI Minis #1 set. 

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Thursday 2 September 2021

Nuts About Squirrels- Visible Image

It's September which can only mean one thing- Autumn has arrived!! It's my absolute favourite season and I just love to craft using it as inspiration, so the new release from Visible Image filled me with joy when I saw it.

Today's project features the beautiful (and amusing) Nuts About Squirrels stamp set. 

I wanted to make a woodland scene for my foraging squirrel to sit in, so I began by using a selection of Autumnal coloured Distress Inks, swiping on my craft mat, spritzing with water and dabbing some watercolour card in, until I was happy with the result.

I then created a tree trunk on craft card by using the log stamp from the set as bark. I coloured this with more distress ink using a water brush, and cut a hole from the top to make a little squirrel home.

Once I was sure where I wanted to position my tree, I stamped a silhouette squirrel inside the hole. I mounted the tree over the top with 3D gel glue, bending it a little to round it and add dimension. 

Then came the fiddly part- stamping lots of leaves and acorns and fussy cutting. 

I used 3d glue gel again to adhere these , laying some fallen ones on the ground, along with some Flowersoft for added texture, and set my squirrel at the base of the tree. 

I finished with a fun sentiment from the set, bordered with black card to make it pop. 

The Autumn release is shipping now so do take a look as the stamps are stunning. You can get lots of inspiration if you click the below links to follow Visible Image on social media too.