Showing posts from November, 2023

Happy Brrr-thday!

  Welcome to my Visible Image DT post where I’m stretching my stash and using a Christmas set to make a birthday card.   My Mum has Alzheimer’s type dementia and I wanted to make an interactive card for her that would make her smile.   The frosty mornings we’ve had recently inspired me to create a chilly-themed card and penguins were the ideal assistants! To begin, I applied Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste through the Frosty stencil onto a 5⅜” square of white card. Once I had a good, even layer of paste, I scraped off the excess, carefully peeled off the stencil and added Wow! Whirlpool Embossing Glitter and heat set.   The panel was set aside to cool and set.   The mix of embossing paste and glitter gives the background lots of texture and sparkle. Next, to create my penguin border, I cut a piece of white card 5½” square and stamped the penguin from the Snowman Jack stamp set around the edge of the square.    To make masks to enable the gaps to be filled, I stamped

Let It Snow

  My last post of the month is my Christmas make.   Card making doesn’t have to be complicated and if you want to batch make cards, it needs to be simple.   That doesn’t mean boring though! I’m still struggling to recover from a virus that I’ve been suffering with for almost 3 weeks so I didn’t have the energy for complicated. Any coloured card can be used for the panel, you just need an ink that is a darker shade of the same colour.   I chose to use a dark teal card with white embossing powder, but again, the choice is yours.   For batch making, a stamp positioner will speed up the process and I used my Misti, even though I was only making two cards.   Using Visible Image Let It Snow I positioned the large snowflake and sentiment in place temporarily whilst I positioned the other smaller snowflakes.   The small snowflakes were stamped in teal ink, the repositioned and stamped again a couple of times. Next, I used a blending brush and darkened the edges of the panel. After ensuri

Shine Bright

  My card this week is one that I made for the November Visible Image ATC swap which has the theme “Shine Bright”.   My first thought was a lightbulb for obvious reasons but I don’t yet have that stamp set so I had to think again.   I ended up using the  Robot Data stamps and dies which, although the robots on the packaging are a little rusty, my versions are hot off the production line, all bright, shiny and new.  This design would also work well for those tricky men's birthday cards. For the background panel, I blended Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and then spritzed with a little water to add texture.   Using a green ink pad, I stamped some of the small background stamps randomly around the card. For the card, I stamped and silver heat-embossed the large robot on grey card and then coloured with alcohol markers.   I did the same with the small robot for the ATC. Using my Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, I added dots and dashes where I thought the highlights on th