Saturday 1 June 2013


Hello lovelies!
Wow, the month's are flying by. The 1st of June already, which means we also have the longest day this month too! Let's hope we get some summer before then!
It is  time for the VISIBLE IMAGE JUNE CHALLENGE too which is a fab theme...
Which means you must use a character stamp. The character stamp can be one you have in your stash already, but if you do have a VISIBLE IMAGE CHARACTER STAMP it would be brilliant if you could use it. If you fancy buying one of the character stamps, just click on the link to be taken to them.
Before I show you my card don't forget you could be in for a chance of winning £10 to spend on VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS if you are randomly selected as the winner of the challenge. Also I would like to remind you all that you MUST USE an actual stamp and NOT a digital stamp!
Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie
' Visible Image Has Character' card...
You can be taken directly to the stamps by clicking on the links above.
The other materials needed to make this are...
~ White card for stamping onto
~ Kraft Card
~ Kraft Card DL Card Blank
~ Memento Ink Rich Cocoa
~  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
~ Blending Tool
~ Letraset Promarkers in shades: Skin - Almond ~ Putty ~ Pastel Pink ~ Coral
Hair - Blush ~ Saffron ~ Spice ~ Apricot
Clothes - Vanilla ~ Mustard ~ Honeycomb ~ Burnt Orange
Eyes: ~ Spice
Skateboard: ~ Cinnamon ~ Cocoa
Outline: ~ Warm Grey 1
~ Craft knife
~ Bone folder
~ Double sided tape
~ Pinflair Glue
How to make...
~ Lay your kraft card blank on your craft mat with the fold at the top. Ink up the BRICK WALL STAMP  with the Rich Cocoa ink and stamp across the bottom length of the card to create the background.
~ Stamp the GOOD LUCK from the MORE THAN WORDS SET at an angle across the top as shown.
~ Stamp JAKE  onto the white card and colour with the Promarkers. Use your craft knife and carefully cut out, making sure you cut in between the arms and legs.
~ Stamp the BRICK WALL  onto kraft card stamping twice next to each other to create a length of wall. Use your bone folder to curve the middle of the wall so it juts out. Secure the flat ends of the wall to the card blank as shown, making sure your curved part is away from the base.
~ Stamp the brick wall again and this time cut out separate bricks and glue to each end of the wall as shown to create texture.
~ Use the frayed burlap and the blending tool to ink around the edges of the card.
~ Finally, cut a small oblong of kraft card, fold the edges over to create 2 flaps. These will be your supports to hold Jake upright. Use Pinflair to stick one flap to the card base and the other flap to Jake's back. Add a small amount of glue just under the skateboard to secure Jake to the wall.
I think JAKE  looks really cool skating along the wall!
Myself and the rest of the VISIBLE IMAGE DESIGN TEAM are really looking forward to seeing all your creation's, so get stamping!

Don't forget too that you can also join the VISIBLE IMAGE FACEBOOK GROUP just click on the link to be taken straight to it. We are all really friendly and you will see lot's of inspiration using the VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS .

Talking of inspiration, don't forget to look at the VISIBLE IMAGE GALLERY where you can see lot's of gorgeous creation's made with all the gorgeous stamps.

Check out the gorgeous new character stamp too CLARA a perfect partner for EDGAR .
I am entering my VISIBLE IMAGE JAKE CARD into the following challenges...

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your beautiful creation's for the

Have fun and happy stamping,
lots of love
Nicola XXX


  1. Brilliant design Nicola, your Brick Wall looks amazing with the 3D effect! Jake looks right at home there! Great background too. Thank you so much, love it! xx

  2. Great creation Nicola, Jake looks fab, genius idea x

  3. Fabulous Nicola, love how you have created the wall it looks brilliant.

    Linda xxx

  4. Great card, love the wall! xxx

  5. What a fabulous card for boys! Great image and love the backing paper! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  6. Really inventive, nice work
    P x

  7. What a great fun boys card. I love the 3D element of the wall and the image is great.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  8. Super fab creation Nicola :) a great inspiration project Jake is brilliant on that wall xx

  9. This is such a cool male design! Love the shape of your card and how you've combined the young skater with the brick wall! I spotted your card on MIM.

  10. what a fab card,love the design and image
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  11. Fantastic card! So creative and fun! The 3D wall is awesome!! So glad you could join us at Sister Act this week! Good luck!!


  12. I love how you've made and built up the brick wall. Your chosen character is great as well. Love your card.

  13. Wow. What an awesome card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting By Designs.

    Tammy S.

  14. Hello, wow brill card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at TPC x carol

  15. A brilliant design and colour combo

  16. This is just darling! Love how you did the wall. So glad you shared at TTCRD!

  17. What a fun card love it xx Jan