Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Visible Image Wednesday

Hi and good Morning my friends

I hope you are all having a great week I find myself wishing it was Friday already haha (at least it is a short week yay.
How is everyone?let me know how your bank Holiday weekend went and what you go up to below, I managed to get the last couple of posts comments answered again and I will be trying my best to get this weeks done too so if you get chance I have answered your comments so feel free to stop by  and catch up.
Today I have a card using the fab Visible Image stamps and I did some second gen stamping too, I love the result, it came out Looking vintage and Masculine just what I was looking for
I hope you like it too.

I raided my stash of old watch parts etc to get the tiny weeny little cogs that are spilling out from under the car picture haha. I look for things I can use all the time now whatever shop I am in I manage to be thinking whether or not something will work in my crafting ( I bet you are all the same ?) haha..

Ok so here we go on today's tutorial for this card entitled Remember good times.

So I started by using my old Tuxedo black Momento ink pad so that I could use alcohol markers on it too, I purposely took the ink that is drying out so it left this mottled light image so that following in with colour will mean it wills how through.

I wanted to use the technique our Sue calls Out of the box , I first saw it done on the Heartfelt creations website many moons ago and it is where you mark out the area you want to look like it is coming out of the die frame and you tuck the die under that gap as in the next picture

 Here you can see the little square die I used and tucked it under the front of the car which I fussy cut by hand so it would be able to lay just on top of the die, therefore not getting cut as it passes through the die cutter

Once it is cut out and while the frame is still in place I took my time and with a light hand used my Antique Linen Distress ink to add to the outside of the frame.

I choose some reds in my promarkers to go with the ink I have been using, I used Poppy, red and cardinal red to add depth to the car colour.

 This is the first layer and how bad it looks at this stage, I used the lighter reds and some white gelly roll pen and also a little of the gold stardust pen by sakura , don't give up, start to build on the colours you have already added.

This is the next layer and it is definitely starting to get a sheen on the high points and the darker areas are starting to look receded how we would expect too . I added another layer and set aside.

   I took  that same square die and cut out a frame from a piece of card stock and then simply cut it to look a bit like a Polaroid picture . I inked all the edges with the same distress ink too.

I took the Good times stamp from the loving 'No regrets' sentiment set and used Versafine black ink and embossed it quickly with clear embossing on the bottom part of this frame.

 I gave that a black mat to sit on also. I set this section aside as now we need to make the base for this piece and the car to sit upon.

 I used some Momento grey flannel ink and did the 2nd generation stamping at this stage too. So I kept a spare piece of card next to me and every time I inked my stamp I blotted 1 impression onto scrap paper first then went in and stamped the Vintage car and the Tyre marks and Bronte border script stamp too, just randomly over the areas that will be seen a little. I took a cool Grey promarker in number 2 and drew around the car and one side of the tyre marks and also randomly under darker areas of script, Casting little shadows like this really helps to lift things off the paper and stops them looking like a flat drawing.

I also added some of that random script adding to the top and sides of the little Polaroid shape and some grey and blue using promarkers

 I added some mats to the layers on this base portion of the card using black and red with the last layer being cream and then I started building the card together with all the elements we made along the way.

 Here are some of the elements I added , I love using metal onto t he card and these gears etc are just perfect.
So that's it so here is the finished card again.

 I hope you enjoyed making this one with me  and doing the step by steps too.

Here are the stamps I used from Visible Image for this card.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I hope you like this masculine card for today and enjoyed putting it all together. leave me your comments and thoughts as always and I hope you are all well and enjoyed the bank holiday. 
Have a brilliant Wednesday and I look forward to reading your comments later.
Here are a few extra photos.

 You can see all the embellishments better in this one and the way I use grey and blue to add shadows even to the side and bottom of the central section.

 The car looks 3d in this image doesn't it, like its going to drive away haha.

 I added some glaze to the gar and sparkly wheels and here is me, turning it in the light so you Can see just how sparkly and shiny it is.

see you all tomorrow 

Huge hugs 



  1. Morning Kim, A fabulous card !! I remember watching Julia demo the 'out of the box' technique a long time ago, and I was mesmerised, I tried it myself too. I love your compilation here and all the work on the car brings it to life. Fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia. Thank you so much , it is such an effective method and fun to add to male cards for me because you haven't got all the bows and flowers etc to finish the card off like you have on feminine cards so it is good to use a little trick like this particularly on masculine cards but another way to use it is to have flowers popping out of the box for a pretty card.
      Thank you so much as always for your kind words and for always being here to comment.
      Kim xxxx

  2. Morning Kim, A fabulous card !! I remember watching Julia demo the 'out of the box' technique a long time ago, and I was mesmerised, I tried it myself too. I love your compilation here and all the work on the car brings it to life. Fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Hi. Love this card and the colour mix. Hugs x

    1. Hi There
      Thank you very much for stopping by and for your kind comment.
      welcome to my blog too.
      Kim xx

  4. This a great masculine make Kim and I love the out of box technique which I have done in the past but not for simply ages, so it is good to be reminded of it. I love the monochromatic background and the touches of red with one of the background layers and the gorgeous car really pop. Love the sentiments and metal embellishments too. x

    1. Hi Pat
      Ahhh thank you so much for your kind words as always Pat Id love to see your version of this technique I still love seeing others take on things on the blog.
      Best wishes
      Kim xxx

  5. Evening Kim, this is a good masculine card just right with a Father's Day coming up. I seem to remember trying the out of the box idea once with a flower stamp and a circular die without success, must give it another try. We were away in Menorca last week, had a lovely rest in the sunshine. I'm just getting back to normal now, wading through all the ironing!

    1. Hi Stephanie. Good to see you, missed you last week So glad you had a lovely break away, it was nice and warm there just now too wasnt it? I could have snuck away in your suitcase haha I was off work last week too.
      Your welcome to come look at my ironing tooo if you like hahaha
      Kim xxx

  6. Hi Kim

    Missed this blog - what was I thinking of
    Love this man's card - not many people do Men's - your is lovely
    Carol x