It's another marvelous Monday morning and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration. The next "event" in my card making is Mother's day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March. I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty's tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant "Mother" definition stamp in my designs.
(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this stamp...watch this space)
I also wanted to use some specific words from the written in the stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any...I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.
I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out.
The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set.
and Live life now
I also used my fibres stencil
I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.
I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple.
and for a "hot version" I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..
They look so different don't they?
Here are a few close ups
You can mix and match the extra words....
It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty's.....
I would like to enter my pink/purple Mother 's day card into the following challenges;
Fashionable Stamping 3/3 one for the girls
Simon says stamp Wednesday make your own background
Sweet stampin 1/3 spring has sprung
Allsorts 1/3 eye spy...something beginning with B..mine is of course butterfly
The butterfly challenge 1/3 #95 spin the wheel with the letter P I have gone for the pink and purple sections of the wheel. I really like the new format of Mrs A fab challenge and I hope to be able to join in more.
A Inkymess 1/3 anything goes
You can also check out Visible Image via these links;
Visible Image group page on Facebook. Our friendly Group can be found here ...it would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.
The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp giveaways...open world wide!
And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.
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Next week I will share some more Mothers' day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.
Bye for now,