4 October 2022

VIDEO | CASEing Your Own Cards

Hello there, I am over on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel today, sharing a card using the super cute Ride or Die set. I knew that I wanted to use this set and which character I wanted to use but I wasn't sure of a card design. I went to my Instagram feed and found a card that I made previously where I thought I could adapt the design slightly to work with the character. 

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I started off my card by stamping the bunny from the MFT Ride or Die Stamp Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I then coloured her using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area for reference). I die cut her out using the MFT Ride or Die Die-namics


I took a 3.25" x 4.5" white panel of cardstock and added a little Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to it to create the illusion of a sky. I die cut a MFT Grassy Terrain Die-namics from white cardstock and then added ink blending with Tim Holtz Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. Finally, I die cut the MFT Heartfelt Fence Die-namics from white cardstock also. 


I stamped a sentiment from the MFT Itty Bitty Basics Stamp Set on to the panel and then adhered the fence below using MFT On-Point Precision Glue. I cut off the excess with scissors and then adhered the grass piece on top. The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. The bunny was then added on top with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added black glaze pen to her eye and white gel pen highlights. 

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.


COPIC MARKERS: Bunny - W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0/R02, R01, R000. Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93. Top - R39, R85, R83, R81. Bike - R81/C1/C7, C5, C3/E55, E53, E51. 

If you are ever stuck with a card designs, take a look back at ones you have already created and see if you can adapt it to use with other images. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. Wising you a great day! 

3 October 2022

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

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts October 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Both the kit and add-ons are now available in store to purchase. The release this month is all about North Pole scene building. Perfect for winter, Christmas and holiday projects. I have two cards to share with you today - one using the main kit and the other with three of the add-on products. 

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

I already shared one card using the main kit, which you can see here. For my card today, I wanted to share another way of using the kit clear stamp set but on a smaller scale. 

I started off by stamping one of the silhouette images from the Hero Arts October 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit clear stamp set on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then die cut it out using a Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Die. I also die cut a Nesting Circle Infinity Die from masking paper. 

The masking paper circle was adhered in the sky and then I coloured the heart using Copic Markers. I used the circle mask as a guide for the moon. The mask was removed and then I added a very pale purple around the inside edges. The heart panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with foam tape. 

I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Holiday Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and stamped it on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip using the Hero Arts Sentiment Strips Fancy Die and adhered to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen sparkles and dots to the image. 

My second card uses a few of the new add-on sets, including two that I used on the card above! (Love them!) I started off by die cutting the Hero Arts Sentiment Strips Fancy Die from five colours of Hero Arts Cardstock - Peony, Azalea, Mist, Paradise and Adriatic. They were adhered to a panel of cardstock at a slight angle, using Precision Glue

I took the Hero Arts Santa's Sleigh Fancy Die and die cut it from white cardstock three times. They were adhered one on top of another for added dimension. I also cut it from white glitter paper. I cut the trim off the top and placed it on the white sleigh. The holly leaves and berries from the set were die using Paradise and Peony cardstock. 

The sleigh was adhered to the panel using Precision Glue and then the panel adhered to a US A2 sized white card base using thin foam tape. The holly was added on top. The sentiment from the Hero Arts Holiday Sentiment Strips Stamp Set was heat embossed in white on to black cardstock and die cut using the Hero Arts Sentiment Strips Fancy Die. It was adhered to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few iridescent jewels. 

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:


Winter has come, direct from the North Pole! The October My Monthly Kit features a darling 6” x 8” stamp set with everything you need to build a magical scene, right down to Santa's sleigh. The coordinating dies cut out everything in the stamp set, including the messages. There's a cling background stamp for adding falling snow, and we've included two types of white ink to allow you to experiment with different techniques! The kit is rounded out with some gorgeous papers.

KIT CONTENTS:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
19 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Snow Dots Cling Stamp
2 Ink Cubes (White Reactive & Unicorn Pigment)
2 Sheets of Diamond Glitter Paper (5.5" x 8.5")
2 Sheets of Snow Glow Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 Sheets of Lapis Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")

The Hero Arts October 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $79 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, so you can subscribe here, so that you never miss a kit. 

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 9th October 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 too! Take care.

1 October 2022

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted October 2022 Release Preview

Hello there, I am back as I said I would to share the Clearly Besotted October 2022 release with you. There are eight new sets releasing today - two floral sets and the rest winter/holidays/Christmas sets. 

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


The eight new sets release tonight at 8pm BST (UK time). You can purchase them as a bundle, exclusively from Clearly Besotted. If you buy the bundle, you receive a 15% saving compared to purchasing the sets separately, plus free gifts of a sentiment set, a stencil and 6 sheets of patterned paper.  Here is a look at the bundle:

You can also purchase the sets individually 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 a look at all of the sets up close and 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 release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, my amazing teamie Keren and our wonderful guests Adelle, Alberto and Francine. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend! 

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Fa La La Mingo

Hello there and happy Clearly Besotted release day to you! I have one last teaser to share with you this morning before I share everything about the release a little later. 

Today I am using the Fa La La Mingo set. This is such a fun set with lake/mountain image, lots of flamingos and fun sentiments too. 

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I started off my card by stamping the background/landscape image from the Clearly Besotted Fa La La Mingo Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then made a mask for it from masking paper, cut it out and placed it on top. 


Using ink blending brushes, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet to the sky. The mask was removed and the images coloured with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area for reference). 


It was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. I took the flamingo from the set and stamped it on to more white cardstock. I coloured it with Copic Markers and fussy cut it out with scissors. It was then adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. 


I stamped the sentiment from the set 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 snow and Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to the berry on the flamingo's hat. 

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: Flamingo - R24, R22, R21, R20, E50. Hat - R89, R39, R27, R35/G29, YG17, YG23, YG01/C5, C3, C1. Mountains - BG72, BG70. Lake - B00, B000, B0000. Snow - BV00, BV000, BV0000, B000, B0000. Tree - E57, E55, E53, G28. 

I think it would look great to have a whole flock of flamingos on a card, all wearing Christmas hats! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, my amazing teamie Keren and our wonderful guests Adelle, Francine and Alberto. See you in a little while for the full reveal! 

30 September 2022

Spellbinders | Oh What Fun! 3 Projects for Beginners

Hello there, I was over on the Spellbinders Blog yesterday sharing three projects using the new Spellbinders Oh What Fun! Collection. 

This collection is made for quick and easy crafting with two packs of printed die cuts. Although I wouldn't usually craft with printed die cuts, these projects were fun and quick to pull together, great for Christmas and the holidays when time is tight! They are also great for beginner crafters too. 

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

My three projects feature the Spellbinders Gnomie Christmas Dance Printed Die Cuts

My first project (the card, bottom right) uses the cute polar bear from the pack, as well as the trees and sentiment. I created a simple snowbank using the Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies. I then added some simple ink blending behind. 

My second project (the gift bag, left) uses the cute gnome. His legs are separate so that they can move to the side and look like he is dancing! The sentiment and tree stump are from the set too. The gift/present is from the Christmas Delivery Printed Die Cuts. I again added a snowbank and ink blending. The gift bag itself is made using the Gift Bag Etched Dies, embossed with the Dazzling Dots Embossing Folder

The third project (the tag, top right) uses the car and one of the sentiments from the Gnomie Christmas Dance Printed Die Cuts. They were simply adhered to an embossed tag (Ski Lodge Embossing Folder) with foam tape. I also added Sparkle Dust Glitter to the bow holding the tree to the car (as well as the trees and polar bear on the card). 

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.


For more details and a full supply list on how I made the projects, please head over to the Spellbinders Blog HERE. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 

Hero Arts | October 2022 My Monthly Hero Countdown to Creativity

Hello there and welcome as we countdown to the release of the Hero Arts October 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons. This month's kit is called North Pole Scene Building and can be used in so many different ways. You can create scenes, you can use images individually, you can use the cling background stamp on its own or with the images - so versitile!

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


I started off my card by creating the background. I took a panel of white cardstock and using Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes, blended Hero Arts Core Inks on top. I used (top to bottom) Indigo, Amethyst and Ultra Pink. I then splattered on Hero Arts White Glimmer Metallic Ink on top and set aside to dry. 


On another panel of white cardstock, I stamped one of the images from the Hero Arts October 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set on top using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then coloured the snow using BG11, BG10 and BG000 Copic Markers. 


I took the coordinating die and partially cut the top, leaving the bottom attached to the panel. Once the background panel was dry, it was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. The snowy scene panel was then adhered on top with more thin foam tape. 


I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. It was die cut out using the coordinating die and I also cut another two from plain white cardstock so that I could stack them up for dimension. It was then adhered to the card with Hero Arts Precision Glue. To finish off, I added a few Bubble embellishments. 

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.


For more inspiration using the Hero Arts October 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Make sure to leave a comment over there too, for a chance to win a kit! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. Have a great day! 

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Nordic Plushies

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted October 2022 Teasers. Release day is tomorrow so only one more sleep to go! Today I am using the new Nordic Plushies Stamp Set. This set is so cute! It features a background image and then lots of critters as well as sentiments. The critters are all wearing scarves or sweaters - so cute! I have made my card into a Christmas card, but this set is great for general winter cards. 

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


I started off by stamping the landscape image from the Clearly Besotted Nordic Plushies Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock. I then die cut it out using a Hero Arts Nesting Heart Infinity Die. I stamped the image again on to masking paper and then fussy cut it out. 


The mask was added on top of the image and then using blending brushes, I blended Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the sky. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet. I then took the Clearly Freshly Cut Stencil and placed it at the bottom of the image. I blended on Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink above it and then moved the stencil down with more ink blending to create snowbanks. 


The mask was removed and the image coloured with Copic Markers. I did add extra lines on to the trees to create snow with a Copic Multiliner Pen. I stamped the reindeer from the set on to more white cardstock and coloured it with Copics also. It was then fussy cut out with scissors. 


I adhered the heart piece to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. The reindeer was then adhered on top. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Pop Up Psst Stamp 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 adhered to the card with more 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.


COPIC MARKERS: Reindeer - E59, E57, E55/V17, V15, V12, V000. Chalets/houses - E57, E55, E53, E51, Y00. Trees - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Snow - B00, B000, B0000. 

I thought the background image looked a little like chalets in a snowy landscape but it would also work well as a non-snowy scene with grass or road. For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog and my amazing teamie Keren. We also have the fabulous Adelle, Francine and Alberto guesting with us this month, so I hope you will check out what they have been up to as well. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you tomorrow! Have a wonderful day! 

29 September 2022

Altenew | Sticky Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate all things adhesive as part of their Sticky Essentials Blog Hop. Adhesives are a strange one, aren't they? Some adhesives work for some people and don't for others, based on personal preferences. 

For today's post, instead of showing you cards made using adhesives, I wanted to talk about my favourite Altenew adhesives and how I use them. 

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


DOUBLE-SIDED ADHESIVE SHEETS

So, my favourite Altenew adhesive of all time are the Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets. These come as a pack of ten 8.25" x 11.75" sheets. They are ultra-thin and acid free. They are a permanent adhesive and hold very well. The backing paper also peels away easily. 


How I use these is mainly for die cutting. I add the adhesive sheet on to the back of a piece of cardstock. I then run that through my die cutting machine with the die that I want to cut and I have essentially made myself a die cut sticker. This is really helpful for smaller, intricate images and sentiments. 

I really like using this adhesive if I want to stack up sentiments to create dimension. I like that the adhesive is very strong but they also give you a little wiggle room, so that if it doesn't go on straight first time, you have a couple of seconds to lift it back up and reposition. 

INSTANT DIMENSION FOAM TAPE


Instant Dimension Foam Tape is double-sided permanent foam adhesive with a white core. It is 0.5" (12.7 mm) wide and 0.6" (1.5mm) thick. There is 8.3ft (33m) on a roll. 


I really like using this foam tape to add dimension to my projects. Although a little difficult to tear with the backing paper on, it is very easy to cut with scissors. The backing paper removes easily and the foam itself is spongy and holds up to a lot of weight. It is a nice thickness too. 

Oh, and isn't it just beautiful? I know that the packaging shouldn't matter compared to the quality of the product but in this case, the packing is beautiful, and the quality is there too! 

2 IN 1 PRECISION GLUE PEN

2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen is a 10ml glue pen with a fine tip for accurate application of liquid glue and is perfect for detailed die cuts. The glue is permanent when bonded straight away but if you leave the glue to dry, it gives a repositionable bond. 


I have to be honest here, when I first used this glue, I found it difficult to use. I struggled to get the glue out of the tip but as time has gone on, the bottle has got more malleable and easier to press to get the glue out. I love that for small die cuts, the glue does not ooze out when adhering together, but it is still strong. I also like that it is repositionable so that you have options!


Here is a card made using all three of these products. I used the 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen to adhere the layers of the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set together. Instant Dimension Foam Tape was then used to adhere them to the card, as well as the sentiment. I also used Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to adhere layers of the Fancy Thanks Die together for added dimension. 

For more details on how I made this card, you can see the blog post HERE

GLUE TAPE & 3 REFILLS SET


This Glue Tape & 3 Refills Set includes one refillable applicator and three refills with clear, strong and permanent adhesive. I know that tape runner adhesive is not everyone's favourite but I really like it. The applicator is easy to hold in my hand and the adhesive itself is very strong. It is applied in small dots, and I find that if I get somewhere I do not want it, I can easily remove it with either my finger or an adhesive eraser. 

I use it a lot for adhering layers flat. The only thing that I have not liked about this adhesive in the past is that there were no refills for it. Altenew have changed that and it now comes as a set with refills. 

SATIN MASKING TAPE

Although I often do not think of masking tape as an adhesive, it really is! The Satin Masking Tape is ultra-smooth, low tack and repositionable. It is 1" (25mm) wide and 50 metres long. It is easy to cut or tear and works with lots of different surfaces. 


I use this a lot for holding down stencils when I am ink blending. The ink wipes off the tape easily, so it can be used multiple times. It is also pretty robust, so although it tears easily to cut bits off the roll, it does not tear when lifting it up, so again can be used multiple times. I have also never found that it tears my cardstock either. I also happen to like that it is purple in colour! 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I talked about in the blog post. 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.


BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Maryam Perez. Next on the hop is the wonderful Berina Rajakumar. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 5th October 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 6th October 2022.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you will check out the Altenew Adhesive Collection. Have a great day!

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Festive Sun Fun

Hello there and welcome to day three of the Clearly Besotted October Teasers. Release day is Saturday, 1st October 2022, so not long to wait! Today's card uses the new Festive Sun Fun set. This is such a fun set with a beach scene and lots of different characters that can be added to the beach. Perfect for who Christmas and the holidays are celebrated in the summer months! 

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



I started off by stamping the beach image from the Clearly Besotted Festive Sun Fun Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then fussy cut around the top of the image with scissors. I coloured it using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies list for reference). 


I stamped the bear holding the ice cream cone from the set on to more white cardstock. He was coloured using Copic Markers and fussy cut out. On another panel of cardstock, I blended Tim Distress Inks for the sky. I used (top to bottom) Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed. I then stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Chitter Chatter Stamp Set on top.


The panel was adhered flat to a US A2 sized white card base and then the beach scene added on top with thin foam tape. It was followed by the bear. To finish off, I added Crystal Glaze to the star, lights and berry. 

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. Ocean/sea - B18, B16, B12. Tree - E59, E57, E55, E53/G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Coconuts - E53, E51, E50. Star and lights - Y08, Y06, Y04. Presents - R89, R39, R37, R35, R32. Beach ball - Y17, Y15, Y13, YR18, YR15, YR12. Bear - E59, E57, E55. Ice cream - E27, E25, E23/E51, E50/E53, E51, E50. Holly - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01/R89, R39, R35. Shells - YR15, YR12/Y17, Y15, Y11/YR31, YR30. 

You could definitely mix and match with this set - use the characters on their own, use the beach on its own or combine together or with other images! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Adelle, Alberto and Francine. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really do appreciate it. I will be back later with another post but in the meantime, I hope you have a lovely day! 

28 September 2022

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Polar Pals

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted October 2022 Teasers. Release day is Saturday 1st October 2022. Today I am using the super cute Polar Pals set. This set is perfect for winter, Christmas and the holidays but can also be used all year round too for birthdays. 

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



For my tags today, I started off by die cutting four tags from the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection using white cardstock. I cut two for the front of the tags and two for the back (to hide the bleed through of the colouring). 


I then took the iceberg image in the Clearly Besotted Polar Pals Stamp Set and stamped in on to both tags using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured the tags using Copic Markers. I started off by colouring the water, followed by the icebergs and then the sky, all in shades of blue.


I took the seal and polar bear images from the set and stamped them on to more white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. They were coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then fussy cut out with scissors. 


I adhered the clean white tags to the back and then added the hole reinforcer pieces on top. The images were then added on top with thin foam tape. I took the sentiments from the set and stamped them on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powderheat set and cut into strips.


They were then also added to the tags with thin foam tape. I added white gel pen dots and sparkles to the sky (the dots could be stars or snow!) and then added twine through the top of the tags and tied in a bow. 

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: Ocean/sea - B18, B16, B12. Icebergs - B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000. Sky - B39, B29, B28, B26. Bear - E53, E51, E50. Present - V09, V17, V15, V12, V000. Seal - N5, N3, N2, N1. Present - R89, R39, R37, R35, B41. 

These images would perfectly on cards, but I love creating tags, so decided to do tags today. For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog and my fabulous teamie Keren. Please also check out our wonderful guests Adelle, Alberto and Francine. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day three! Take care! 
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