January 23, 2014

Creative Stamping Magazine Pub for Visible Image!

I am so excited that my card has made the cover of Creative Stamping Magazine this month!!! 

I used three of the Visible Image stamps for this: Create With Your Soul, Grunge Flourish, and Ripped Fishnet. The focus of the card was on this amazing quote penned co-owner of Visible Image Stamps, Helen! I absolutely love this quote, and was so excited to work on this card for the magazine.

I used white card and trimmed it down to a 3.5" square, stamping the Create With Your Soul sentiment with Sepia Archival Ink. If you use just the top of the Grunge Flourish stamp along the edges of the paper it makes a great grungy effect. I colored the sentiment with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink in the center, applying Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink around the edges. Finally, I added some random texture to the sentiment by using the Ripped Fishnet stamp in Chipped Sapphire.

I trimmed a second piece of white card to create a 6" square. Taking the Grunge Flourish again, I stamped randomly around the edges of the card, stamping the flourishes towards the centre of the card. Using the top of the edge of the Grunge flourish again, I stamped the edges of the card for the grungy look. Ink the card with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. One of my favorite effects is to spray distress inks with water for a cool splotchy look. I did this here on the card.

I next added the sentiment with foam tape to add further dimension. I wanted to add some fun texture to my card so I took some wooden, chipboard, and metal pieces as well as flowers from my stash and tucked them in under the raised sentiment. They are all different colors and shapes, so I took my gesso and coated them all and set aside to dry. When the gesso was dry I took my Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and colored the embellishments using my foam pad for a strong color. I also sprayed water onto my craft mat and used a paint brush to add touches of the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink color on the embellishments as well.

To finish off the card I wrapped some May Arts burlap twine around the top of the sentiment.

Here is a little photo of the article! So exciting!!

This month's challenge at Visible Image is "Anything Goes". 

Show us your creations using a Visible Image stamp, and you have a chance to win a £20 gift voucher towards the Visible Image store! The top 3 chosen by the team receive a blinkie. 

You can enter HERE!
Join us over at our fan page on Facebook or join our GROUP!
This month if you load a Visible Image project you've created in the group,
you also have a chance at the £20 prize, you have to be in it to win it though,
so I hope you have a look at the site and get some stamps and join in.



TracyM #6773 said...


Your card is a DELIGHT and with your talent, you really deserve to be on the COVER!!!

Unknown said...

Huge congrats on having your card featured like that! It's gorgeous and definitely deserves that honor.
So happy to be joining you on the Paper Temptress DT!!
Queen Bee Paper Crafts