Friday, 7 March 2014

The Friday Feature with Visible Image

How has your week been? Mine has been a little bit good, a little bit bad but a LOT crafty!!

Here we are again, it is Friday and as usual I am showcasing a card I made using some of the lovely stamps from Visible Image, in fact I have used the Thank You set from the More than Words range which were launched recently. It is great to work with such beautiful stamps, not just because they are pretty but also because they are so well made. Each stamp is deeply etched. The image you get is exceptionally crisp and the detail is phenomenal.

Although I am not old enough to have really enjoyed the 60's, I have memories of some of the bold fabrics my mother made her dresses from and the trend for black slightly off-set print over bold colours. Was the off-set deliberate or were they just bad at lining up the pattern? hehe!

Anyway, my card today features an homage to this design style. I must admit it was a devil getting those free-style stripes to look good!! I have a few 'not quite good enough' pieces which I might be able to use for something else.

I used 3 shades of marker pen, they could have been ProMarkers, they could have been Spectrum Noir!  I have both so for me it was just about the colours I needed, it didn't matter if they didn't blend properly, which I am sure they would have done but I wanted them NOT to blend for this.

Taking the stem of the flower and curving it slightly is no problem for these stamps because they are made from a high grade polymer. You could try curving other polymer stamps in this way to add interest to your project. I have found some single line sentiments or narrow pattern stamps that have a new lease of life simply because they can be curved. The main thing with deliberately curving the single line sentiments is that you don't end up with 'wonky words' which can ruin a project! How many times have you stamped what you thought was a perfectly aligned stamp only to see that it is a bit 'off'? 

A bit of mounting, and then onto a matching background made using the flower head only. Remember the tip from last week about only colouring the bit that is going to visible? Why waste ink on an area that is going to be covered over!!!

So there we have it! Hope you like it? Leave a comment if you have time. Any questions and I will be happy to answer them or pass them on to the guys at Visible Image if needed.

Click on the image below to be taken directly to the Visible Image online shop, but don't just stay on that page, go for a wander and look at some of the other amazing stamps they have!

Have you joined the Visible Image Facebook group yet? You really should. You will get the chance to hear about new projects before anyone else does, you can enter competitions, and even upload your own Visible Image makes. We love seeing what you do with the stamps, don't be shy! You can also enter your makes into the monthly challenge there. You will also get advanced news about the TV shows.

The Visible Image blog is a great place to see lots of samples, meet the DT and also hosts the Monthly Challenge which this moth is Your Favourite Visible Image Stamp. You can see the DT inspirations there to.

Don't forget the Visible Image web-shop where you will find more inspiration but more importantly you can buy the lovely stamps! 

Next week is a very exciting week for me as I am starting a new venture! Don't panic, I am still going to be here doing my regular Friday Feature with Visible Image!! The eagle eyed among you will have already seen the clues! 

I haven't forgotten about the butterfly colouring tip, nor the stamp masking tip I promised you a few blogs ago. I plan to get those done over the weekend; clearing the decks so to speak!

Bye for now, do remember to leave a comment, I love reading them. Have a great weekend.

KimB xxxxx


  1. Beautiful card, love the stamps and the background looks beautiful.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Kim, wow love this card, love the flower stamp and the stripes too, they look fab.

    Hugs Erin x

  3. Lovely card. The layout, colors and image are all great.

  4. Love this design and have my eyes on the stamp, come payday! Please will you let us know which ink you use? I'm still learning about inks and which is best for what (never knew there were so many types to choose from!?)
    Thank you, Jan

    1. Hi Jan! Thanks for visiting me. For this project I used a Versafine pigment ink pad in Onyx Black. I agree there are a lot of different ink pads out there. Polymer stamps need a little bit more care than traditioinal rubber ones. This article might help
      Regards Kim