Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Visible Image Wednesday

Good Morning folks.

I have a card which I really enjoyed making today with a slightly masculine feel.
Today would have been my dad's birthday if he was still with and so if no one minds I should like to dedicate today's card to my dad and all the dads no longer with us. God bless them all.
Happy Birthday to my wonderful father who was also  the one who raised me and gave me all the values I carry with me today. xxx

Here is today's card using just the Believe stamp set from Visible Image who are enjoying their honeymoon as we speak , they made a fabulous Bride and groom last week in wales.

So today's card has quite a few elements but is fairly easy to do depending how many embellishments you choose to add or whether you decide to keep it clean and simple with the handmade back ground.
So as aways I have a full tutorial on how I put this together so with out further ado let us begin

 First the Believe stamp set comes with two separate word stamps follow your dreams and Believe of course and I used Brown archival ink here with follow your dreams on white card for the background.

When you have staggered all the words and cut it to the size you require ink around the edge lightly with Walnut stain distress ink and it should look as it does here.

 Next in a zig zag pattern rather than straight down start to rip the card as above. Once done add extra ink to the back of the split on the white card.
Once the ink is on the card spritz the ink with water and curl the card back so the curl goes back on itself as below.
Next take a piece of black card and add to the back of the above piece then cut out the Central area behind.

 Take a larger piece of white care and stamp Believe onto it in back archival once dry at some white gel pen in a few places on the lettering if you have it as it aways makes it ook shiny.

 I took three of Tim Holtz tickets and mounted them onto black card and cut them into three.

 The larger card you stamped believe in the centre of, add some picture you love, we like music so this was nice to add in so that it shows through the split in the paper.

Wrap a piece of brown satin ribbon around the bottom of the piece you made earlier

Add the three tickets on the bottom left of the card, sightly overlapping each other near the satin ribbon.

 I thought I would keep the ribbon simple and not add a bow as such so I just folded over a coupe pieces of ribbon which I adhered in the middle and added a silver button to the centre of the bow.

 I used embossing ink and gold embossing powder to stamp and heat set the small follow your dreams added to the bottom of the card and inked the edges of it before sticking it to the backing matts.

 I took a photo of a lady from one of Tim Holtz pads and I used one of his square fragments to stick the photo onto the back of the fragment so I could add it to the card in the corner.

I also used treasure gold polish to add some god to the button and to the card curl backs and some of the ribbon and embellishments to tie it all together.

 I added the lady to the card and a vintage looking embellishment which I added some gold to the little flower also.
 Here is the compete image with another flower added to the left to finish this card off.

A slightly different angle. I hope you like this male themed with a twist card all and I send my love to all.

Here is the stamp set used on this one.


Unfortunately this has now been discontinued ( I did not realise until I had made the card unfortunately and i really wanted to show it to you today) but you will find so many wonderful word and verse stamps over at Visible Image and I have linked it here for your ease to look if you should like to.

I have you have a wonderful Wednesday folks and i look forward to catching up with you all really soon.

Take care



  1. A lovely card Kim and the split is a great idea and lots of wonderful embellishments. A really nice way to remember your dad. x

    1. Thank you so much Pat yes it was a good reminder and nice to do the masculine theme once in a while as that is what most people say is more difficult.Hope you are well and still crafting away.
      Kim xx

  2. Hi Kim
    Just found this card after a very hectic week, this is a wonderful way to remember your Dad, lost mine when I was 17 and missed him so much on my wedding day as he was not there to give me away - but this card is a stunner
    just love it dear
    Carol xx

  3. Morning Dear
    This card is beautiful, you have made it your own - can always tell a Kim Card
    Carol xxx