Sunday, 24 September 2023

Visible Image - The Glimmer Tree

 This week I am sharing a tutorial on how to make this Autumnal card which has a little nod to Halloween with the Death's Head Hawk moth border. 

Sunday, 17 September 2023

Visible Image - Black Cat Magic

 This week I am sharing my Isabella Dreams sample using the new stamps and coordinating dies which are being released on September 22nd (available to preorder now).
I blended Spectrum Noir harmony inks for my base layer then stamped the ‘Round in Circles’ background stamp in distress oxide inks and some white heat embossing. I then applied black texture paste through ‘Baroque Frame’ stencil and added black glitter. I stamped and coloured Isabella with Triblend markers, and die cut her together with the cats and rose from the set. The text stamp was embossed in white on black card and cut out. I then adhered all the images and sentiment to my background. 

Saturday, 2 September 2023

Visible Image - Regal Poinsettia - 3rd Sept 2023

Had a lovely time playing with the new release of Visible Image dies, went to town with black card, gold embossing powder and iridescent watercolours 😎

To start off, wipe an anti static pad over black card, stamp 3 large flowers and 9 small flowers using pigment ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
Cut out using the new Poinsettia Grunge dies. Cut an extra 5 or 6 large flowers out of the black card (doesn't need to be stamped).

Cut a piece of black card 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", stamp the large flower using pigment ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Stamp over the edge in places.

Use pva glue to fix the black flower die cuts together. Use a little gold acrylic paint on a sponge to colour the edges of the thick black flower.

Use the sponge to edge around the stamped panel and then wipe the excess paint onto scrap black card.

Cut down 2 of the large stamped flowers so they will layer up.

If the gold embossed edge flake off, fill in the missing line with a gold gel pen.

Paint the flowers with iridescent/metallic watercolour paints.

Attach the complete painted flower to the black stack using pva glue.
Cut a strip of black card 1 3/4"  and fix to the left hand side of the panel using pva glue and trim down.

Matt onto black card with a border of 1/4" and then onto a white 7" x 7" card blank using pva glue.

Stamp the Christmas and Poinsettia sentiments onto black card with pigment ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Trim down and then matt and layer into the painted gold scrap card with approx 1/16" border.

Fix the large flower stack near the top of the black strip using red liner tape and pva glue.
Shape the two cut flower petals with your hands and fix to the card using 3d glue gel.
Fix the sentiments using 3d foam tape. Add a couple of adhesive gems to the top right hand side.
Here is my finished card.
I hope you have enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by,
Ali xxx

You can purchase these stamps and stencils here

Items used

  • Visible Image Stamps - Poinsettia Grunge stamps and dies
  • Versafine Ink pad - Black Onyx
  • Pigment ink pad - Hero Arts Unicorn White
  • anti static pad
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Wow metallic gold rich)
  • Gold Acrylic paint (Pebeo Dyna 352 Iridescent gold)
  • Iridescent/metallic watercolours (Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Brights)
  • gold gel pen
  • Square of kitchen sponge
  • Heat gun
  • Black card for matting & layering 200gsm or heavier

  • 7" x 7" white card blank

  • 3d glue gel, PVA glue, red liner tape and double sided foam pads

Saturday, 19 August 2023

Visible Image - Soulmates After All This Time

 Definitely in my comfort zone with this make - lots of heat embossing, black, white and a little colour. A high contrast card with plenty of shiny, glossy bits 😎

Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Visible Image - Butterfly Journey

 Playing with the fabulous Entwined Butterflies stencil from Visible Image today. It looks quite delicate but it is strong enough to hold its own on a card with just a little ink and a sentiment.

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Create With Passion - AALL&Create #924 Flower Trio

I made a card very similar to this for the release of Tracy Evan's May 2023 collection for AALL & Create using the beautiful #924 Flower Trio stamps. I was asked if there was a tutorial available so have written this blog post with the step by steps 

Monday, 24 October 2022

Bee Crafty samples from MDF Day

 Here are my samples from the Get to Know Bee Crafty MDF day on Thursday 20th Oct. 

Small canvas board - using elements from the Seaside set - painted the board with Dylusions paints, stamped black gesso using the seaweed and dark blue paint with the netting piece, drew around the fish pieces before painting them and fixing them on with pva glue. As fish are said to have very short memories, added the "Are you new here?" Wordy sticker.

Visible Image - The Glimmer Tree

 This week I am sharing a tutorial on how to make this Autumnal card which has a little nod to Halloween with the Death's Head Hawk moth...