Monday, 27 September 2021

Who left these footsteps?

Good morning it's time for my fortnightly blogged Visible Image design team post. Can you guess who did leave these footsteps?

Yes, none other than the man in the red suit! It is time to share some inspiration for some of the fab Christmas stamps and stencils. Over the next 2 weeks the Design team will be sharing daily inspiration to showcase the Christmas stamps and stencils. You are really spoilt for choice and to give a little heads up they are also in a special time limited 50% off sale!! WOW! Check them out here but hurry as stock is limited at these amazing prices

I decided to make a  Christmas gift wrap and tag set.  I had a hard time choosing the stencil and stamps to use for my make but eventually I decided on the

Boot prints stencil (which at the moment is reduced to just £2.99!!)

with the cutey Snowman Jack (just £5.99 instead of £11.99) 

and one of the gorgeous sentiments from my favourite of all Christmas sentiment sets; Sentimental Christmas which is also just £5.99 instead of £11.99
This is what I got up to.

I love making personalised gift wrap and I have shared many makes over the years. I always use brown paper and distress inks as personlly I find that a good mix. The ink dries pretty instantly and doesn't smudge. And yes you can stamp using Visible Image clear stamps with distress ink...I get asked that a lot. The stamps are made of the highest of quality photopolymer and are deeply etched. Also the stencils are fabulous quality and a great depth too. 

So first of all I used Black soot distress ink, an ink blender and the Boot prints stencil to stencil the boots all over the sheet of paper. 
I just hold the stencil in place, it's easy to line up again if it moves. Taping it down might tear the paper.

Santa really has been stomping around hasn't he!

Next I used Festive berries distress ink and the 4 tiny snowflakes from the Snowman Jack set and put them all onto together on a block. 

I then used them to randomly stamp snowflakes all over the sheet of paper. 

Once my sheet of paper was finished it was time to make my tag.
I stamped, coloured and cut out  Snowman Jack. You will notice that I paper pieced his scarf and hat for some extra detail and dimension. 
I stamped a red tag with the snowflakes and swoosh from  Snowman Jack . I stamped and embossed this lovely sentiment from  Sentimental Christmas. I also stamped the star from this set using gold ink.

Here is my finished snowman tag. 
And here is Snowman Jack with his matching gift wrap all ready for the man in the red suit to deliver on Christmas Eve.

I hope I might have inspired you to make some of your own gift wrap and tags? They don't have to be just for Christmas and make a gift so personal. 

 All the Visible Image links are listed below;

The Visible Image Group page is over on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you will be most welcome.  You will also be able to join in with the monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap which has been such fun. We are now in our 6th month of swapping and have had over 67 people, worldwide, taking part. 

The main Visible Image Facebook business page is here

Visible Image also has its own You Tube channel here where you can see videos and Lives to give you lots of inspiration and ideas. 

Their Instagram page can be found here 

Pinterest here

And once again the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.

Remember that the Super Sale is here; is here There are lots of other stamps in the sale too...but don't wait too long to buy as stock is limited. 

Do check me out on out social media too. You will find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more of my makes and sneak peeks than I have time to blog. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

PS it is only 89 days til Christmas.....time to get making eh!! 


  1. Awe what fab paper Jane, I love the boot print ... and black soot seems a very appropriate name too. :)
    Happy new week lovely,
    V x

  2. I put my order in and can't wait for my stamps and stencils to arrive :)
    Love your inspiration wrapping paper, those footprints are adorable XX


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