Thinking of You

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Hi everyone and welcome to my latest design team inspiration for Visible Image. Haven't the days suddenly got so much lighter? My tiny garden is warming up and bursting into life and I can almost hear the plants growing. It's such a wonderful time of the year. Spring really has sprung.

Flowers are such an important part of my garden and I love making floral cards. My make today showcases the beautiful Lilies With Love stamp set which has co-ordinating dies available, however today I am sharing a "one layer card" to show that if you don't have the dies and don't want to fussy cut you can still make wonderful quick and easy cards using this beautiful stamp set.

lilies with love stamps handmade card


I selected a distress ink background from my stash.

If you are not aware, Visible Image now has a superb selection of Tim Holtz products, including all his distress ink range on the website! They are my go to products I use when making!

I always keep a good supply of inked backgrounds ready for projects. It keeps the creative juices flowing when you have a design idea and want to get making. It is also much better to work on a thoroughly dry background.

This one was made using blueprint sketch, salvaged patina and kitsch flamingo distress inks pads pressed onto my craft mat. I added some mists of water droplets using my distress water sprayer. I then dipped in my card and dried between layers until I was happy with the colour mix.

I stamped the lily collage and the 'thinking of you' sentiment with Versafine Claire nocturne ink and clear heat embossed.

step 1

Heat embossing also makes the colouring step much easier. I love the new distress watercolour pencils and use them to colour all my images. As they are highly pigmented they work over the top of distress inks. Any that strays onto the stamped image, because it is embossed, is easily wiped off with a dry cloth. I used the colours below. People use the pencils in many different ways but I pick up colour from the pencil using a fine damp paintbrush.

step 2

I started with the leaves

step 3

and then added in colour to the blooms.

step 4

I really do enjoy water colouring and find it very mindful.

step 5

When I had finished, I distressed the edge of the background with my distressing tool and added some picked raspberry ink.

step 6

For a finishing touch I added some sequins and gold pen details before matting it onto cerise and then purple card and finally onto a white card blank.

staged card

Below is a close up of my water coloured lilies and the gold pen detailing.

close up

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. You will also find me on instagram where I share many, many more Visible Image makes!

@jane.tyrrell instagram

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy these light filled spring days.

Bye for now,



Visible Image Lilies With Love stamp set


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