5 December 2022

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero December 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Both the kit and add-ons are now in store available to purchase. The release this month is all about celestial fantasy and is so fun! Perfect for lots of different occasions and a good excuse to get inky (if you enjoy that!). 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


Today I have a card to share with you using the main kit, as well as another card using a couple of the add-on products. I already shared one card using the main kit, which you can see here. More information on the kit and the hop below. 


My first card uses the cling background stamp, as well as the clear stamp set. Both are from the Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit. I started off by stamping the cling background stamp on to Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock using Intens-ified Black Ink. I stamped it a few times to get a really good impression. 


I took another panel of white cardstock and stamped the astronaut from the clear set on top with Intens-ified Black Ink. I placed the coordinating die over the top but just partially ran it through my die cutting machine, so that it only cut the top part of her and left her legs remaining on the panel. Using a craft knife and ruler, I then cut the rest of the top of the panel off. 


The image was coloured using Copic Markers and then adhered to the background panel using thin foam tape, followed by a US A2 sized white card base. The sentiment from the clear set was stamped, fussy cut out and adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Clear Lacquer Pen to the star and white gel pen highlights to the astronaut. 


My next card uses a couple of the add-on products from the release. These work really well with the kit, but I wanted to use them on their own. I took a panel of Passion Flower Cardstock and placed the Nebula Cluster Stencil on top. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Core Inks in Amethyst, Grape Juice, Nautical and Pitch Black. I removed the stencil and then blended the edges with the same inks. 


The panel was then splattered with White Glimmer Metallic Ink before setting aside to dry. I took the Color Layering Stellar Flowers Stamp Set and stamped the images on to Classic Vellum Layering Paper using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then fussy cut it out using scissors. 


The background panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. The flower was adhered on top with tiny dabs of Precision Glue (behind where the embossing powder is thicker). I stamped the sentiment from the set on to Pitch Black Cardstock and embossed in white. It was fussy cut out and adhered to the card. To finish off, I added a few silver gems. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


MY MONTHLY HERO KIT:


This month we invite you to go on a celestial fantasy adventure with us! Our December release is full of stars, galaxies, moons and clouds. The playful December My Monthly Hero kit, with its adorable space cadets, is perfect for birthdays, encouragement, or simply sending a friendly hello. The kit includes a jam-packed 6 x 8 stamp set with coordinating dies. There's also the perfect cling stamp for your interstellar backgrounds, a gorgeous Rose Gold pigment mini ink pad, and four half sheets of our ever-popular Pitch Black cardstock!

KIT CONTENTS:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
15 Coordinating Frame Cuts
4.625" x 5.875" Cling Stamp
4 Sheets Pitch Black Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
Rose Gold Pigment Mini Ink Pad

The Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $82 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, not including VAT/customs charges). The kits are exclusive to the Hero Arts store and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. Kits begin shipping 9th December 2022. 

ADD-ONS:

There are lots of add-on products released each month. These work alongside the kit, or work on their own too. These can be purchased from Hero Arts when you order a kit, on their own or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer (these are not exclusive and are restocked if sold out). Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria. Next on the hop is the fantastic Mindy. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card drawn from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Enter by 11th December 2022 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day! Take care! 

VIDEO | MFT Cool Christmas Trees

Hello there, I am over on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel today, sharing a quick and easy Christmas card that would be great to mass produce. I do plan on making a few of these. I am never big on mass producing, five is probably my limit these days, but this design works well. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by die cutting the main base tree from the MFT Cool Christmas Trees Die-namics from five colours of MFT Cardstock - Sno Cone, Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Grape Jelly and Grapesicle. I cut them all twice so that I could stack them two high for extra stability. 

I took a white US A2 sized card base and scored lines in the front panel for some added interest with a scoring board and bone folder. Although these aren't very visible in the photos, in real-life they do add a nice touch! The two back trees were adhered to the card with MFT On-Point Precision Glue

The trees at the front were adhered with thin foam tape. The sentiment from the MFT Itty Bitty Holiday Stamp Set was stamped on to MFT Black Licorice Cardstock using Versamark ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip using the MFT Itty Bitty Strips Die-namics and adhered to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few silver gems. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:

If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


I think this design would work well with lots of different colour combinations, but I really like the more modern feel of these colours! Thank you so much for stopping by, I will be back later with another post but in the meantime, I hope you have a great day! 

3 December 2022

Spellbinders | Blooming Heart

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders December 2022 Large Die of the Month Club Kit. This month is called Blooming Heart and it's so pretty! It features two floral pieces that when put together make a heart. There is also a heart shaped die plus two sentiment word dies. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by die cutting the floral pieces from the Spellbinders December 2022 Large Die of the Month Club Kit from Spellbinders Peridot Cardstock. I cut them twice so that I could stack them for dimension. Using Spellbinders Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness


I also die cut the flowers from Spellbinders cardstock. I used Pink Sand and Dahlia for the pink flowers, Purple Mist and Lilac Blossom for the purple flowers and Waterfall and Teal Topaz for the aqua/teal flowers. The flower centres are cut from Chamomile. They were all layered up and adhered using Bearly Art Glue


I took a 5" x 5" white card base and scored horizontal lines on the front using a score board and bone folder (sadly these are not visible in the photos but in real-life, they do add a nice touch to the card). I then adhered the heart pieces on top with more liquid glue. 


I took a sentiment from the Spellbinders Sentiments For You Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Spellbinders Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Spellbinders White Embossing Powder and heat set. I fussy cut it out with scissors and adhered it to the card with thin foam tape. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


SPELLBINDERS CLUB KITS

I hope that you will check out the Spellbinders Club Kits. It is a wonderful monthly subscription where you receive the kit each month. Designers like myself share inspiration using the kit at the beginning of the month to show you lots of different ways that you can use it. 

There are also lots of other club kits too, like the Small Die of the Month, Glimmer of the Month, Embossing Folder of the Month and Stamp & Clear Die of the Month (plus lots more!), so there is something for everyone! If you do subscribe, you will get other benefits from Spellbinders too. Please see here for more information. You can also buy older kits here too. 

If you do want to get hold of this month's kit, you would need to subscribe by 27th December 2022 to receive it. Subscribers can cancel their membership at any time. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely weekend! 

2 December 2022

Hero Arts | December 2022 My Monthly Hero Countdown to Creativity

Hello there and welcome as we countdown to the release of the Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons. This month is called Celestial Floral Fantasy and is all things celestial and space. The products release on Monday, 5th December 2022 but we will be sharing inspiration all weekend long using the new kit. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


For my card today, I am focusing on the cling background stamp that comes in the kit. This stamp is what I would call a reverse image. So, the bulk of the background/solid part stamps and leaves the outlines/images without stamping. There are lots of different ways to use stamps like this, but for today, I wanted the lines to be colourful and the background part to be black. 

I started off by adding ink blending to a panel of Hero Arts Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock using Ink Blending Brushes and Hero Arts Core Inks. I used Lemon Yellow, Paradise, Passion Flower, Ultra Pink and Nautical. Since I knew that I was going to stamp on top of them with the black ink, I wanted to use the dye formulations of the inks, rather than hybrid. 

I then inked up the stamp with Hero Arts Intensified Black Ink and stamped it on top (multiple times to get solid dark stamping). The panel was cut down and adhered to a US A2 sized white card base. I took the sentiment from the clear stamp set in the kit and stamped it on to white cardstock with the same Intens-ified Black Ink. It was cut into strips and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I embellished with a few Bubbles. 

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Apologies to my UK friends who are now singing the SClub7 song! ;) For more inspiration using the kit, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Be sure to leave a comment over there too, for a chance to win a kit! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend!  

1 December 2022

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember 2022

Hello there, I am back to share a card and tag with you using a new die set from Simon Says Stamp as part of their DieCember release, which is out now. I am using the fabulous Basic Trio set from CZ Design. I really love the font on these words and as well as the hugs and hello that I am using today, there is also a thanks word in the set too. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my card by die cutting panels of cardstock using the Hero Arts Sentiments Strips Fancy Die. I used the following cardstock - Hero Arts Peony, Hero Arts Azalea, Concord & 9th Buttercup, Hero Arts Mist, Hero Arts Paradise and Hero Arts Adriatic


Once the strips were cut, I adhered them to a panel of Neenah 80lb White Cardstock using Bearly Art Glue. The panel was then die cut using the Simon Says Stamp Privet Brach Die. You can use the negative portion of this panel too, but I thought it was a little bit bright for my CAS taste! 


The privet branch was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with more Bearly Art Glue. I then die cut the hugs word from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Basic Trio Die Set three times and layered them up one on top of each other. It was adhered to the card and then to finish off, I added a few Little Things from Lucy's Cards Bubbles


Of course, I couldn't resist making a tag too! I die cut the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Infinity Die from white cardstock and then adhered the same cardstock strips on top, at an angle, using Bearly Art Glue. I cut off the excess off of the sides and then die cut the hole reinforcer from black cardstock and adhered that on top. 


I die cut the hello word from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Basic Trio Die Set three times and stacked them up one on top of another, adhering with Bearly Art Glue. It was adhered to the tag. I also die cut a Simon Says Stamp Mini Heart Die twice, stacked them up and adhered above the hello. To finish off, I added a Little Things from Lucy's Cards Bubbles to the heart and then tied twine through the top of the tag. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you will check out the rest of the release, it is a fun one! Have a great day! 

Clearly Besotted | In the Woods Teaser + Release Preview Video

Hello there and happy Clearly Besotted release day! The new sets release tonight at 8pm GMT. I have one last teaser to share with you before I share a look at the new sets. My tags today use the new In the Woods set. This set features lots of cute critters that live in the woods, as well as a woodland/mountain scene. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my tags by die cutting the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection tag four times from white cardstock. On two of them, I stamped the scene from the Clearly Besotted In the Woods Stamp Set on top with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the fox and owl from the set. 


I made a mask for the scene from mask paper and placed it over the image on the tags. Using ink blending brushes, I then blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the skies. I used Peacock Feathers for the owl, and Peacock Feathers and Prize Ribbon for the fox. The masks were removed and the scenes coloured using Copic Markers (as well as the fox and owl). 


I adhered the other tags to the back of the stamped ones using tape runner adhesive. The owl and fox were fussy cut out with scissors and adhered on top using thin foam tape. The sentiments from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamp Set were stamped on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. They were cut into strips and added to the tags. 

To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tags, white gel pen highlights to the animals and embellished with Little Things from Lucy's Cards Bubbles

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Owl - W8, W5, W3, W1, W0/YR27, Y24. Fox - E19, E99, E97, E11. Trees and grass - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. 

CLEARLY BESOTTED DECEMBER 2022 RELEASE:

The six new sets release tonight at 8pm GMT (UK time). You can purchase the sets as a bundle, which is exclusive to Clearly Besotted, or separately from the Clearly Besotted Shop (UK based), Simon Says Stamp (US based), Butterfly Reflections Ink (US based), Artcreatiu (based in Spain), Cloud9 Crafts (Netherlands), Card Nouveau (Belgium) and Kreativbunt (Germany). 

Here is my video showing the sets close up, as well as a recap of my projects:


If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have shared in the video. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Francine and Alberto. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it, I will be back a little later with another post but in the meantime, I hope you have a great day! 

30 November 2022

Clearly Besotted Teasers | On the Farm

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted December 2022 Teasers. Only one more sleep to go until the release tomorrow! Today I am using the super cute On the Farm set. As you may expect from the name, the set features lots of cute animals from the farm, as well as a farm/barn scene. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by die cutting a panel of white cardstock into a circle using the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies. I then stamped the scene from the Clearly Besotted On the Farm Stamp Set on top. I also stamped the pig from the set on to a separate piece of cardstock, as well as the butterfly (twice) from the Clearly Besotted In the Jungle Stamp Set

I stamped the background scene on to mask paper and then adhered it on top of the circle panel. I placed the Clearly Besotted Cloudy Day Stencil on top and then using ink blending brushes, I blended Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink on top. I moved the stencil down as I went to cover the sky with clouds. The mask was removed and the panel coloured with Copic Markers, as well as the other images. 

The background panel was adhered to a white circle card base using thin foam tape. I then added the pig and butterflies on top. I stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted On The Farm Stamp Set on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and added to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Crystal Glaze to the pig's nose. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Pig - R22, R21, R20, R000. Butterflies - V17, V15, V01. Grass - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. fence - E59, E57, E55. Barn - R89, R39, R37, R35/YR31/C3, C1, C0. 

There are so many cute animals in this set but since pigs are my favourite animal, of course I had to use one of those! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Francine and Alberto. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Wishing you a lovely day!  

29 November 2022

Clearly Besotted Teasers | In the Jungle

Hello there and welcome to day three of the Clearly Besotted December 2022 Teasers. Release day is Thursday, 1st December, so not too long to wait now! Today I am using the new In the Jungle set. This set features lots of cute critters that live in the jungle/in the wild, as well as a background scene too. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my card by stamping the two giraffes from the Clearly Besotted In the Jungle Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped the heart from the Clearly Besotted Up in the Air Stamp Set. They were coloured using Copic Markers before being fussy cut out with scissors. 


I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the background image from the set on top. I coloured it using Copic Markers also (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set and stamped it below the image. 


The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner. I then added the giraffes and heart on top using thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Crystal Glaze to the giraffe's spots and also to the heart.

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Giraffe - YR27, YR24, YR31, E39, E99, E97. Heart - R39, R37, R35. Trees - E59, E57, E55/G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Other greenery - G28, G46, G82. Sky - B01, B00, B000, B0000. 

For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Francine and Alberto. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. See you tomorrow for day four! Have a wonderful day! 

28 November 2022

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Out in the Cold

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted December 2022 Teasers. Release day is Thursday 1st December 2022. My card today uses the new Out in the Cold set. This is such a cute set filled with lots of critters that you would find in the colder temperatures, as well as an iceberg scene.

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my card by die cutting a panel of cardstock using the Sunny Studio Slimline Pennants Dies. I then stamped the iceberg scene from the Clearly Besotted Out in the Cold Stamp Set on top. I made a mask for it and then using Ink Blending Brushes, blended Tim Holtz Distress Ink on top for the sky. I used (top to bottom) Villainous Potion, Prize Ribbon and Mermaid Lagoon


The mask was removed and the ice and water coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). For the penguin, I first stamped the hat from the set on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I made a mask for it, fussy cut it out and placed it on top. I then stamped the penguin. I removed the mask and now it looks like the penguin is wearing a hat. So cute! He was coloured using Copic Markers and fussy cut out. 


The background panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape, followed by the penguin. The sentiment, from the Clearly Besotted Pop Up Psst set (I apologise as it looks like it has been discontinued), was stamped on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and added to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots and stars to the sky and water. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Penguin - BV29, BV25, BV23, C5, C3, C1, Y11, Y000, YR18, Y12. Hat - R89, R39, R37, R35, C5, C3, C1. Ice - B01, B00, B000, B0000. Water - BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG0000. 

Although this set isn't Christmassy, I couldn't resist creating another Christmas card for my stash! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Francine and Alberto. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day! 

27 November 2022

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Under the Sea

Hello there and welcome to the start of the Clearly Besotted December 2022 Teasers. The sets release on the 1st December 2022 and from now until then, we will be sharing teasers with you using the new sets. This month the sets are all about scene building and cute characters. Today I am using the Under the Sea set. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by stamping the seabed image from the Clearly Besotted Under the Sea Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then made a mask for it from masking paper. I cut it out with scissors and placed it over the top. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Prize Ribbon and Mermaid Lagoon


I took the Clearly Besotted Sunny Day Stencil and using it upside down, placed it on top of the panel, securing in place with Post-It Tape. I then blended on Hero Arts Dove White Core Ink to create light rays in the water. The mask was removed and the seabed coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). 


On a separate panel of cardstock, I stamped the fish, crab, starfish and shell from the set and coloured them too, before fussy cutting out with scissors. The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. The images were then added on top with more thin foam tape. 


I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and added to the card. To finish off, I added white gel pen highlights, as well as black glaze pen to the fish and crab's eyes. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Sand - E44, E43, E42, E41. Seaweed - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Fish - YR27, Y18, Y16, Y15, Y12/C8, C3, C1, C0. Crab - R89, R29, R24, R22, R20. Starfish - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11. Shell - V17, V15, V01. 

This set is so cute and filled with lots of lovely sea creatures. You could really go to town and create a whole underwater scene filled with lots of creatures! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog and my fantastic teamie Keren. We also have the amazing Francine and Alberto joining us this month too. Thank so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day two! Take care! 

25 November 2022

Spellbinders | Floral Reflection Heart

Hello there, today I have another card to share with you using the Spellbinders Floral Reflection Collection but this time a little different. I decided to make a heart shaped card. I love creating shaped cards and the Essential Heart dies are perfect for them! 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off by die cutting two hearts from Spellbinders Cosmic Sky Cardstock using the Spellbinders Essential Hearts Etched Dies. I placed one inside the Spellbinders Flower Frenzy 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. I then added ink blending around the edges using a blending brush and Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink. 


I took the other heart and cut a little bit off of the bottom and scored the top to create a hinge. It was adhered to the front piece to create the card. I die cut the leaves from the Spellbinders Sealed Wildflowers Etched Dies Set using white cardstock. They were adhered to the card using Bearly Art Glue. 


I foiled the thanks sentiment from the Spellbinders Be Bold Sentiments Hot Foil & Die Set using Spellbinders Silver Glimmer Foil on more Cosmic Sky Cardstock. It was die cut out using the coordinating die and adhered to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems.

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Although I love the embossing folder, I found that the pattern was a little too busy for my personal style. I think it works great on the darker cardstock though, it makes it a little more subtle, but you can still see the embossing well. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 
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