Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow Black Embossing Powder, and Black Stickles.

Hi there,

I'm doing my Visible Image Stamps blog early this week,
 as I have swapped with my teamie Sue.

This is a card I created at the beginning of the month, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps, for my Wonderful partner Rob's Birthday, he is a drummer, so these new music themed stamps are genius for him.

The Visible Image stamps I used were.......

I started off with a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Centura Pearl card, (I always use the mat side of the card for blending Distress Inks, it's nice and smooth).
I blended Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers onto it, making sure that there was Mustard Seed in the middle. I then used the star stamp from the Universal set and stamped 4 stars using the same colours tone on tone. I Stamped the drummer and the sentiment using Versamark, and heat embossed with black powder. Using the feather stamp from 'Angels are near', I stamped just the inky tip around the edges using the same colours, tone on tone again, and then another layer at the edge using Chipped Sapphire.

This would have made a great 6"x 6" card, but I decided to go bigger, lol.
So, on the mat side of a piece of Centura Pearl 7 1/4" x 7 1/4", and using the music stamp, I stamped from the middle out all the way around the card, again using the same 3 colours to co-ordinate with the topper. I then stamped the tip of the feather, again using Chipped Sapphire, around the edges. To finish off, I added Black Stickles to the sentiment, parts of the Drummer, and the edges of the larger background, I  then mat and layered onto an 8" x 8" card blank.

Don't forget to enter the Visible Image 'Show and Tell' competition, for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.
Also visit the Visible Image Facebook Group HERE, there's always lots going on, and plenty of inspiration too.

There is a Visible Image Workshop day, in Bristol, on Sunday 17th May,
 10am - 4pm, organised by the 'Out of the Blue - Gift Shop'.
I shall be conducting 2 workshops, using some very unique Visible Image stamps, at the Compass Inn, Tormarton, included in the day is a yummy Roast Dinner, for more details or to book phone 01454 312355.

Thank you once again for visiting, 
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx


  1. Lovely and bright. Lovetje way you have composed this card. It so shows it was made with love xx

  2. Wow Pauline and I can certainly feel that beat such an up beat card love it crafty hugs Judith cxx

  3. Fabulous background and love the colours. Great stamp too.
    Linda xxx

  4. Wow, lovely, I bought this stamp and the music one at Ally Pally so will have a go at this one if you don't mind? xxx

  5. This is gorgeous,lovely colours and fab

  6. This is fab Pauline! Such great colours & use of all those lovely stamps.
    Really looking forward to the craft day near Bristol, its going to be a great day!.
    Amy x

  7. What fab colours Pauline. Great card x

  8. Love this card!!! I have boys that drum and they would love it!!!