Friday, 24 May 2013


Hello lovelies and here it is again...Friday!
I am very happy for this particular one though for two reason's. Firstly it mean's that I have the bank holiday week-end off...woo hoo a Saturday off! Secondly as it is Friday that mean's it is my turn to post a design team project for the fantastic VISIBLE IMAGE 
This week I wanted to show you how you can use one of the VISIBLE IMAGE CHARACTER STAMPS to make a Sympathy card. Now, I know usually traditional Sympathy cards are very simple and maybe flowers such as lillies or roses. Today, I wanted to show you that you can make a beautiful Sympathy card just that little bit different!
The stamps I have used for my card are...
Here is my 'Sympathy Card'...
The other materials needed to make this are...
~ White Card
~ Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
~ White decorative 8x8 card blank
~ Letraset Promarkers in shades: Skin - Putty ~ Almond ~ Sunkissed Pink
Hair -  Cool Grey 5 ~ Cool Grey 4 ~ Ice Grey 3 ~ Ice Grey 2
Dress - Ice Grey 1 ~ Ice Grey 2 ~ Ice Grey 3 ~ Ice Grey 4 ~ Ice Grey 5
Cloak - Slate ~ Amethyst ~ Aubergine
Eyes - Ice Grey 3
Outline - Cool Grey 1
Heart - Burgundy ~ Cardinal Red
~ Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
~ Grey Sheer Ribbon
~ Grey Spiders Web
~ Two tone flowers x 3
~ Docrafts X-Cut Nesting Dies - Doorplate
~ Pinflair glue
~ Double Sided Tape
~ Make-up sponge
~ Promarker fine nibs
~ Corner Chomper
How to make...
~ Stamp ISABELLA  onto the card using the Tuxedo Black ink.
~ Colour her in with the Promarkers.
~ Use the largest die from the set and die-cut the coloured image.
~ Using the Dusty Concord Distress Ink and the small rose from the IMMORTAL LOVE SET  stamp a border around the edges of the card blank and the stamped image as shown. You will only use the edges of the rose for the image so it is a small border as shown.
~ Ink around the edges with the make-up sponge.
~ Stick a strip of double sided tape in the centre of the card and attach a panel of spiders web over this.
~ Use double sided tape to secure a length of ribbon across the middle of the card.
~ Create a bow and glue with the silicon glue.
~ Add the image to the right of the card using the silicon glue so it is raised slightly.
~ Glue the roses to the edge as shown.
~ Stamp the 'With Sympathy' from the MORE THAN WORDS SET  using the Tuxedo Black ink. Trim and round the corners with the chomper. Stamp a rose border as before and attach to the card as shown with silicon glue.
I love the ISABELLA  character. She looks so haunting and thoughtful. That's why I wanted to show you how nice she can look on a Sympathy Card. You can also use her for many different occasions and projects. I've used her on Birthday and Thank You cards too. You could also pair her up with EDWARD  too for the perfect match!
You can view all the stamps I have used by clicking on the links above to be taken directly to each one. Or you can visit the whole stamp collection by hopping over to the

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I absolutely love using VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS  the quality is excellent and you can achieve perfect stamping results every time. Have a browse through the VISIBLE IMAGE GALLERY  to see lot's of inspiration using the fantastic stamps. Don't forget to also enter the VISIBLE IMAGE MAY CHALLENGE  where you could be in with a chance of winning £10 to spend on VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS  it's a great theme so why not hop over and take a look at the design team creation's for inspiration. We would love to see your entries. Please note you MUST USE an ACTUAL STAMP ...NO DIGIS!
Also join the VISIBLE IMAGE FACEBOOK GROUP  where you will see lot's of project's posted in the group. It is a fun, friendly and inspirational place to be.
Mark and Helen from VISIBLE IMAGE  will be at the
Cardiff Craft & Hobby Show 2013
on the
24th & 25th May.
We have all been very busy making samples for the show so if you are going along please make sure you stop by and say hello. Have a look at the samples and make sure you buy some of the gorgeous stamps will absolutely LOVE them!

I am entering my project into the following challenges...

I Love Promarkers Challenge 169 - Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girl Blog - May Colour Challenge - Lilac and Lavender
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Free Choice Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 
Passion For Promarkers Challenge 199 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Challenge 141 - Anything Goes
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog I do always appreciate you stopping by.
Have a lovely bank-holiday.
Have fun and happy stamping,
lot's of love
Nicola XXX


  1. Beautiful and fitting card for a sad occasion Nicola xxxx

  2. Wow stunning project Nicola! Thanks for joining us at PFP for our anniversary challenge.

  3. aww its a lovely thoughtful card,

    Claire x
    (Crafty Bloggers Network DT)

  4. Fabulous card Nicola! Love the background you have created and the lovely image. The ribbon looks fabulous. A gorgeous sympathy card!

    Linda xxx

  5. A beautiful and subtle card. The backing with that lovely rose stamp really works well with that image and the ribbon. Beautiful work.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx

  6. A gorgeous card love the background, and so right for a sympathy card

  7. This is such a sweet card. Jearise - DT from scrappy frog challenge.

  8. Gorgeous . The roses stamped around the edge gives a perfect frame and love the colours x

  9. This is a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

  10. a beautiful card ,love the image and colours you have chosen
    hanks for joining us at MIM and i LOVE PROMARKERS

  11. This is so lovely and the image looks quite versatile. I spotted you on MIM and popped over for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  12. Fab card, I love your background. Thanks for joining in our Anniversary challenge at PFP.

  13. This is so elegant. Sympathy cards are always difficult, but this is perfection!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Passion for ProMarkers for our 'Anniversary' challenge. Good luck.

    xo, Lou Mac.

  14. Such a pretty card, Nicola, I love the image (naturally!!). Thank you for joining in the Passion for Promarkers Anniversary challenge.
    Cathy xx

  15. Great Card and coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with TTCRD last week.