Thursday 21 October 2021

Blow Out The Candles - A New Release From Visible Image

Today I am sharing a birthday card using the wonderful new Blow Out The Candles stamp set from Visible Image. 

My favourite type of cake is chocolate cake, so I had to cook that up first with this set! Plus, I wanted to steer clear of the classic pink frosting and show how this stamp can used to include the cake loving men in your life! 

I started with a distress oxide background,  and lay the Drizzle stencil across the top and spread Izink Ice through it in brown. 

While that dried I used my Zig markers to colour the cake. 

More Ice on the top gave the cake a gooey chocolatey look. Yummy!

Before this dried I sprinkle some ultra fine gold glitter over the top. 

I stamped and coloured the candles, and stamped and heat embossed the spark on acetate to mount behind the flame. 

Once everything was dry I mounted with 3D gel glue and added the sentiment. 

This really is a must have set for the collection. After all, everybody loves cake!! 

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Thursday 14 October 2021

Bring On The Beers- A Visible Image NEW Release!!

I am so excited to be able to share a project on launch day itself for the brand new Visible Image release. There are 6 incredible sets to choose from, so do head over to the website to take a look. They will be so useful for cards for men and women. Something to suit everyone!

Personally I always find male cards a struggle for some reason, but this Bring On The Beers set makes them so easy. I have yet to meet a fella who doesn't enjoy a beer so this will get lots of use! 

I wanted to create a bar scene for this card. I started with a distress oxide background, and added a layer of interest by swiping ink through the Square Route stencil. I then added the beer bubbles stamp over the top. 

I created the bar itself with a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder, and coloured it with distress ink. 

I stamped the bottle and glass onto pre inked card and fussy cut. I wanted to add a glassy effect, and so on the bottle I added a layer of green Izink Ice and on the pint glass I applied a generous layer of Glossy Accents. Once dry, I gave my beer a frothy head using a tube of Fluffy Stuff I had in my stash ( as you heat it, it puffs up- very cool!). I also stamped and fussy cut the bottle lid. 

To add to the bar feel, I used a stamping platform to stamp the smaller bottles along a pencil drawn line in the background and coloured them in and painted a shelf under them. 

I adhered the glass, bottle and sentiment with 3D gel glue to add more dimension to finish. 

 This set and the others are all available for pre order today. Release date is 29th October. The design team have all been really busy behind the scenes making some fabulous samples, so hit the links below to check them out on social media.