24 February 2020

Home With A Heart

Hello there, today I have a new home card to share that I made for a very good friend of mine. I have made new home cards in this kind of style before and I have always loved the simplicity of them, so I wanted to make another.
 

I started off by taking the second smallest house from the Hero Arts Nesting House Infinity Dies (sadly now discontinued but still in stock at some retailers) and cut it from Hero Hues Sand Cardstock. I then took the smallest of the hearts in the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies and cut this in the top of the house. I then placed Hero Hues Cherry Cardstock behind (with the house popped up on foam tape).
 
 
I took the smallest of the Hero Arts Nesting Cloudy Infinity Dies and die cut them from white cardstock. These were added to an A2 white card base with tape runner. The house was then added in the middle. I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Congrats Happy Stamp & Cut and stamped it on to more white cardstock with Hero Arts Inten-sified Black Ink. It was cut in to a strip and added to the house. To finish off, I added a red jewel in the centre of the heart.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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 apologise for my recent impromptu week break. I have been creating, just nothing I can show just yet! Anyway, I hope you are all well and staying safe with all this horrible weather we have been having (especially here in the UK). I hope you have a wonderful week!

14 February 2020

Hero Arts Spring 2020 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the Hero Arts Spring 2020 Release! It is such a wonderful release, there are lots of new stamps and dies (of course!) plus new pigment ink pads, stencils and much more! Today I am using a new Hero Florals set, along with one of the new HeroScapes sets.
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Debi, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

My first card uses the new Hero Arts Hero Florals Tulips Set. It is one of the smaller sets but it really packs a punch! The tulips are gorgeous! I started off by stamping the two tulips and extra leaf from the set on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then coloured them using a combination of Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then cut them out using the Hero Arts Hero Florals Tulips Frame Cuts.
 
 
I took a piece of watercolour paper and die cut this using one of the new Hero Arts Square Infinity Dies (I am so excited for these!). Using a blending brush, I blended Hero Arts Pool Party Reactive Ink towards the bottom left of the panel, blending up to white. I then splattered on some water, followed by Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and set it aside to dry.
 
 
Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Florals Tulips Stamp Set on top with more black ink. I adhered the tulips to the panel using foam tape and then cut off the ends before adhering the panel flat on to a 4.75" x 4.75" white card base. To finish off, I added a few Hero Arts Hero Hues Purples Enamel Dots.
 

My next card uses the new Hero Arts Sunflower Field HeroScapes Stamp Set. These new sets are fantastic! They are stamp layering sets that are really easy to line up and create a beautiful landscape (or HeroScape!). I took a panel of Hero Arts Dove White Premium Cardstock and started off by stamping the most solid layer at the bottom using Hero Arts Green Apple Bold Ink. I then stamped the second layer on top using Hero Arts Fresh Lawn Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.
 
 
For the flower heads, I used Hero Arts Lemon Yellow Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, followed by Hero Arts Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (I did stamp this layer twice). For the centres of the sunflowers, I first stamp them using Hero Arts Caramel Bold Ink but then went over them using Hero Arts Cup O'Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for some added depth of colour. I wanted to keep my card very CAS, so I simply stamped the sentiment above using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink and adhered the panel to a Hero Arts Top Folding Card Base with foam tape.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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.
 
 
COLOURING: Tulip heads - Copic V09, V17, V15, V12, V01 + Polychromos 160, 134, 249, 136. Stems and leaves - Copic YG17, YG25, YG01 + Polychromos 158, 112, 171.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 
Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:
 
 Michelle Short - you are here!
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away three $50 shopping sprees for three lucky blog hop readers. All you need to do to enter is to leave comments on the participants blog posts in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win! Giveaway closes 19th February 2020 at 23.59 PST. The winners will be announced shortly afterwards on the Hero Arts Blog.
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Caly. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day!

13 February 2020

Yappy Birthday!

*This is my second post of the day, please see below for my Tonic post*

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts Blog today, sharing a card using the new Birthday Paw-ty set. I haven't made a circle card for a while and I thought this set would work perfectly on one. So that's what I did! My preferred method to make circle cards is to cut two circles from cardstock and stick them together at the top (add a score line and it will work like a hinge).


I added a little ink blending behind the pup and balloon with Pool Party Reactive Ink. It works perfectly with the Hero Hues Paradise Cardstock!


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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: Dog - E59, E57, E55, E53. Balloon & Hat - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11.

For more details on how I made the card, please head over to the blog post here. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

Tonic Studios | Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party + Discounts

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Tonic Studios today to celebrate the release of their Spring Dreams Collection. I am using two sets from the collection today - Unicorn Wishes and Strawberry Joy. I also have 15% off all orders at Tonic Studios (please see below for details).
 

My first card uses the new Tonic Studios Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set. I first took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the unicorn and two clouds (I had to stamp one twice) on to it using Nuvo Black Shadow Hybrid Ink. I then coloured the images using a combination of Nuvo Alcohol Markers and Copic Markers. They were fussy cut out with scissors and set aside while I worked on my card base.
 
 
I took an A2 white card base and placed the smaller of the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Masking Stencils on top and secured at the back with memo tape. I then blended inks inside the rectangle to create a sky. I used Laguna Bay, Spring Heather and Polar Ice inks from the Nuvo Sea Siren Hybrid Ink Collection. Keeping the mask in place I then sprayed on a layer of Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.
 
 
I added the clouds to the card base with tape runner and then added the unicorn on top with foam tape. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Tonic Studios Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set on to black cardstock and then cut that in to a strip and added it to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added dots of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the clouds and unicorn.
 

My next card uses the new Tonic Studios Strawberry Joy Stamp Set. I first took one of the floral images in the set (there are lots to chose from) and stamped it on to white cardstock with Nuvo Black Shadow Hybrid Ink. I then coloured the image with Copic Markers and coloured pencils. I decided to colour the strawberries purple to represent flowers, but they are meant to be strawberries! I then fussy cut the image out with scissors and set it aside.
 
 
I took an A2 white card base and placed the larger of the two TE Rectangle Masking Stencils on top. Using the Laguna Bay ink (again from the Nuvo Sea Siren Hybrid Ink Collection), I blended it towards the bottom left hand corner and up towards the right, fading into white. I placed the image in to the bottom left with foam tape.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the Tonic Studios Strawberry Joy Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was then cut in to two strips and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots to the sunflowers and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart on the jug.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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.
 

COLOURING: Clouds - Tonic 360 + Blending Pen. Unicorn Body - Tonic 472, 449 + Blending Pen. Hair & horn - Copic BG49, BG13, BG11, B06, B04, B01, V17, V15, V12, R85, R83, R81. Purple Flowers - Copic V17, V15, V12 + Polychromos 249, 136. Sunflowers - Copic E79, E77, E74, E71, Y17, Y15, Y11. Leaves - Copic YG17, YG25, YG01 + Polychromos 267, 112, 171. Teal leaves - Copic BG75, BG72. Jug - Copic BG49, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, V17, V15, V12.

DISCOUNTS:


As part of the release, I have 15% off orders from the Tonic Websites. For the UK Website click here. For the US website click here. You do need to click the links for the offer to work. Happy shopping!
 
For more inspiration using the release and for links to everyone taking part in the party, please head over to the Tonic Studios Blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I very much appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!

12 February 2020

Birthday Dip Dye

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for my uncle for his birthday. I thought it would be fun to try Kristina's Faux Dip Dye Technique for it.
 

I first took a sheet of watercolour paper and ripped the bottom edge. I then taped it to a board and added layers of Dr Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolours on top. I used various blues and teals and dried each layer in between. I did end up doing two layers of each colour to intensify the colours. Once dry, the panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base.
 
 
I took the Mama Elephant Big Happy Birthday Die and die cut this three times from white cardstock. They were stacked up and glued together using Multi Medium Matte. I then die cut the top layer from Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock. The die was adhered to the card with more Multi Medium Matte Glue.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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.
 
 
A really simple card but I do like how it turned out. I think the woodgrain texture on the die cut gives a slight bit more interest to the card. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!

10 February 2020

VIDEO | Spellbinders - Yana's Foiled Basics Collection

Hello there, I am delighted to be over on the Spellbinders YouTube Channel today to take part in Yana's Foiled Basics launch. If you haven't already seen it, it is Yana Smakula's debut foiling range for Spellbinders. You can purchase Yana's Foiled Basics Project Kit (which includes the products, four pre-kitted cards, instructions and much more to get you started straight away), or you can purchase the components of the kit individually too.
 
 
For the launch, I made three clean and simple cards using the main supplies in the kit. All of the Glimmer Foiling Plates in the kit are to be used with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System for foiling, but you can emboss using the dies too, if you wanted to.
 
SIMPLE FOILING ON WHITE CARDSTOCK

For my first card, I thought I would stick to foiling on to white cardstock. I used Yana's Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set for the flowers and leaves and foiled them using the Moondust foil that comes in the kit, as well as the Silver Glimmer Hot Foil Roll that comes when you purchase the Glimmer System (or can be purchased separately).
 

The elements were cut out using the coordinating dies. I took the circle piece from the set and foiled that along with the sentiment from Yana's Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. This was cut out using a Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Etched Die. The card base is FSJ Tin Pail Cardstock that was scored using a scoring board and bone folder to give some added detail to the card. The elements were added on top with foam tape and tape runner.
 
FOILING ON ACETATE

For my next project, I thought it would be fun to create an acetate tag. I foiled Yana's Polka Dot Strip Glimmer Hot Foil Plate on to a tag, cut from heat-resistant acetate, using the Magenta Glimmer Hot Foil Roll that comes in the kit.
 
 
I then foiled one of the flower and leaves (twice) using the Magenta and Silver Foils on to white cardstock. I also foiled the best wishes sentiment from Yana's Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set with Magenta Foil and cut out with the coordinating die. I finished off the tag with a few Rhinestones and black twine through the top. I thought it would be nice to add on to a present/gift (as shown in the photo). For this, I would add a little adhesive behind the flower on the tag to adhere to the gift.
 
FOILING WITH INK BLENDING

For my final project today, I took FSJ Beach Ball Cardstock and foiled three of the leaves from Yana's Organic Foliage Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set on to it with the Gold Glimmer Hot Foil Roll that comes in the kit. They were then cut out using a small Nestabilities Classic Rectangles SM Etched Die.
 
 
I took FSJ Huckleberry Fusion True Color Fusion Ink and blended this around the edges. I then splatted on some FSJ Sparkle Silk for added sparkle. The sentiment from Yana's Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set was foiled on to white cardstock with more gold foil and die cut out. The elements were added to a white A2 card base with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few gold jewels.
 
VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the projects:
 


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

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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 had a lot of fun creating these projects! For more inspiration using the kit and products, please head over to the Spellbinders YouTube Channel and Blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

5 February 2020

VIDEO | Card Making Haul - January 2020

Hello there, today I have a haul to share with you for items that I purchased in January 2020. I know that these types of videos aren't for everyone but I haven't done one since October 2019, so I thought it was time to do one! (The reason for not making one for so long is due to Christmas, instead of spending my money on craft supplies, it went on Christmas presents instead!).
 
 
Last month I picked up a few hot foil plates, glitter pens, some watercolours, paper, a storage item and a couple of tools. Not a huge amount, but I will definitely enjoy using them! Here is a look at what I purchased:
 


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

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I 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.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!

3 February 2020

Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit this month is birthday themed, which is perfect for all year round. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

For my projects today, I have used the main kit (plus one add-on set) to create a card and matching tag. I was immediately drawn to the Teal Icing Lacquer Pen that comes in the kit, so I based my colour theme around that. For the card, I started off by masking off the bottom edges of a Hero Arts Dove White Top Folding Card. I then blended Hero Arts Pool Party Reactive Ink on top, fading out to white at the top.
 

I placed the star stencil from the Hero Arts Sky Stencil Pair on top and then blended more Pool Party ink through it. I then removed the stencil and masks. I took the Cake Fancy Die that comes in the kit and die cut it from Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock. It was added to the card with foam tape.
 
 
I then took the sentiment label from the Hero Arts You're Top Tier Stamp Set (which is an add-on this month) and stamped it on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I coloured it with Copic Markers and then cut it out with the coordinating die from the Hero Arts You're Top Tier Frame Cuts set. It was added to the card with foam tape and tape runner. To finish off, I added small dots of the Teal Icing Lacquer Pen to the cake.
 
 
I thought I would make a little accompanying tag to go with the card. I first die cut the Hero Arts Fancy Tag Die from white cardstock and the topper piece from Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock. I again blended on Hero Arts Pool Party Reactive Ink, followed by the star stencilling. I stamped and coloured the cake from the main kit stamp set and then die cut out with the coordinating die. It was added to the tag with foam tape. I added twine through the top of the tag and then finished off by adding a few dots of the Teal Icing Lacquer Pen around the cake.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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.
 
 

THE KIT:
 
The Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Kit contains a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, 9 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Cake Fancy Die, 3 Lacquer Pens (Pink icing, Teal Icing, Yellow Icing) and Rainbow Spirals & Balloon Sequins. The kit values at $75 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly but you can subscribe to the kits so that you never miss out on one. International subscribers also get a discount off shipping. Kits being shipping 7th February 2020.
 

ADD-ONS:
 
There are lots of fabulous add-on sets available to purchase this month too. These are not limited edition and can be purchased alongside the kit from Hero Arts or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:
 
 

BLOG HOP:
 
Here are all the participants in the hop today:
 
Hero Arts
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Channin Pelletier
Chari Moss
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short - you are here!
Nichol Spohr
Seeka

GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be drawn from all of the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. The giveaway closes 9th February 2020 at 11.59 pm PST. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week.
 
Next on the hop is the wonderful Nichol. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

1 February 2020

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted February 2020 Release Preview

Hello there, following on from my last teaser (see below), I am back to share a look at the Clearly Besotted February 2020 release. It is  super cute release this month and if you love the plushies range, you will definitely love these sets.
 
 
The release includes six new stamps sets, plus one new stencil. They release tonight at 8pm GMT from the Clearly Besotted Shop (UK based) or over at Simon Says Stamp (US based). Here is a look at the release:
 


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

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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.
 
 
So, what do you think of the release? I absolutely love it! Such cute sets, perfect for lots of different occasions and I love the stencil too. Thanks so much for joining me this week for the release, I hope you enjoyed seeing my teasers. For more information on the release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Simply The Best

Hello there and welcome to Clearly Besotted release day! I have one last teaser to share with you before the big reveal a little later. For my last teaser, I am using the new Tropical Travels Stencil. This is a beautiful stencil which has two clusters of flowers on that can be used in lots of different ways. I decided to ink blend and add sparkle paste today.
 

I started off by cutting the rounded tag from the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection from white cardstock. I then placed the Clearly Besotted Tropical Travels Stencil over the top and secured in place with tape. I first masked off the leaves and blended ink on for the flowers. I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. I then masked off the flowers to blend colour on to the leaves. I used Evergreen Bough and Shabby Shutters for those.
 
 
Keeping the stencil in place, I then added a layer of Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the top. I removed the stencil and then set it aside to dry. Once dry, I cut any excess paste from the edges of the tag and added twine through the top. I took an A2 card base made from SSS Lavender Cardstock and scored lines on to the front with a score board and bone folder. The tag was then added on top with foam tape.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Says It All Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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 love how sparkly the flowers are but that you can still see the colours of the ink blending through it. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to see Stephanie and Jenny on the Clearly Besotted Blog, as well as Keren over on her blog. See you in a little while with my release video. Have a wonderful morning!

31 January 2020

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Jungle Plushies

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted February 2020 Release. The new sets release tomorrow. Today I am using the new Jungle Plushies set. As you can guess form the name, it is filed with adorable jungle critters plus fun sentiments. I am also using the new Picture It Jungle set too, perfect to use as a background/backdrop for all the critters.
 

For the card, I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and stamping the hippo from the Clearly Besotted Jungle Plushies Stamp Set on to it using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then went old-skool and decided to cut an aperture around him with a craft knife and ruler. I cut the square window with the craft knife and then went around the hippo with scissors. This makes it so that the hippo remains part of the panel but if you didn't want to go to the effort, you could just cut a square in the panel with a die and add the hippo as a separate layer.

 
I then took another panel of white cardstock and stamped the Clearly Besotted Picture It Jungle Stamp Set on to it using more black ink (the stamp is bigger, I just used the right side of it). I coloured the background and the hippo using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). The background panel was added to the front of an A2 white card base and then the hippo panel added on top with foam tape.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Jungle Plushies Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was then cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added black glaze pen to the hippo's eyes.
 
 
I love the sloth in the set so much that I had to use him on a little tag too! I started off by stamping the sloth and two leaves from the Clearly Besotted Jungle Plushies Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured them using Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils (the colours I used are listed below the supplies area). I fussy cut them out and set them aside while I worked on the tag.
 
 
I took the rounded tag die from the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection and cut it from white cardstock and then a piece of paper from the Doodlebug Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints Paper Pad. I cut the paper piece down and adhered it to the bottom of the tag, followed by a strip of black cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. The leaves were added with tape runner and the sloth with foam tape. I added the hole reinforcer (cut from more patterned paper) and then added twine through the top and tied in a bow.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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: Hippo - W7, W5, W3, W2, W1. Trees - E59, E57, E55, G46, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Tall grass - G29, G43, G20. Flat grass/ground - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Lake/river - B16, B12. Sky - B01, B00, B000, G20, YG11.
 
COPIC MARKERS + POLYCHROMOS: Sloth - W7, W5, W3, W1 + 177, 176. R01, R00 +151. Leaves - YG17, YG25, YG01 + 158, 112, 171.
 
I hope that you are loving the plushie sets so far? I have something different to share with you in the morning before my release video, in which I take a look at the new sets. For more inspiration, please do visit the dynamic duo of Stephanie and Jenny over at the Clearly Besotted Blog and the fabulous Keren over at her blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!

30 January 2020

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Garden Plushies

Hello there and welcome to day three of the Clearly Besotted February 2020 Teasers. The new sets release on the 1st February and today I have two projects to share with you using the new Garden Plushies set.
 

This is such a cute set with four different images with a garden theme that can be used on their own, or combined with other sets, plus lots of fun sentiments. I thought I would use two today - one on a card and the other for a tag.
 
 
For the card, I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and stamping the gnome image from the Clearly Besotted Garden Plushies Stamp Set on to it using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured the image using Copic Markers, adding in some grass and a sky (with dot detail). I did use a green Polychromos pencil to help with the grass blades but otherwise I used Copics for this one. The colours that I used are listed below the supplies section.  
 
 
The panel was then adhered flat to a blue A2 card base with tape runner. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape.
 
 
I couldn't resist the flower image from the set too so I decided to make a little tag using it. I first die cut the tag twice from the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection from white cardstock. I also die cut the hole reinforcer. On one of the tags, I stamped the flower image from the Clearly Besotted Garden Plushies Stamp Set using black ink. I then coloured the tag using Copic Markers.
 
 
The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped above with black ink. I then adhered this to the other tag back to back (so that you cannot see the Copic Marker bleed through on the back). I coloured the hole reinforcer with Copic Markers and then added that to the tag with glue. To finish off, I added black twine through the top and tied in a bow.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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 CARD: Gnomes skin - E13, E11, E00, E50. Beard - W3, W1, W0. Hats and clothes - B39, B18, B16, B12. Rocks - W5, W3, W1. Tree stump - E49, E59, E57, E55. Grass - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Sky - B01, B00, B000, B0000.
 
COPIC MARKERS TAG - Grass and leaves - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Mushrooms/toadstools - E57, E55, E53, R89, R37, R27, R24. Flower - V09, V17, V15, V12, V01, YR24, Y17, Y15, Y13. Sky - B01, B00, B000, B000.
 
I think this set is great for new home cards but also cards for any occasion! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over the amazing duo of Stephanie and Jenny over on the Clearly Besotted Blog as well as the fantastic  Keren over on her blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day four. Have a wonderful day!
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