28 August 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Hippo Halloween!

Hello there and welcome to the start of the Clearly Besotted September 2019 Teasers. The new sets release on the 1st September and from now until then, we are sharing teasers using the new sets. For my first card, I am kicking things off with the adorable Hippo Halloween set. You guessed it, the hippos are back and this time they are ready for Halloween!

I started off my card by stamping the hippo on the broomstick from the Clearly Besotted Hippo Halloween Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured her with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and fussy cut her out with scissors. I then set her aside to work on my background.
I first took a Hero Arts Nesting Circles Infinity Die and cut this from mask paper. I placed this in the top centre of a 5.25" x 4" panel of white cardstock. Using bending brushes, I then blended Distress Inks on to the panel to create a night sky. I used Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord and Black Soot. I also added a layer of Hero Arts Sea Salt Reactive Ink around the mask to create a slight halo effect. The piece was then sprayed with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain, as well as Sheer Sparkle Spritz. The mask was removed and the panel set aside to dry.
Once dry, I coloured the moon using warm grey Copic Markers and adhered the panel on to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I then added the hippo on top with more foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Full Of Sentiment Stamp Set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white detail embossing powder and heat set. It was then cut into two small strips and added to the card with foam tape again. To finish off, I added black glaze pen to the hippo's eyes.

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, W1. Hat - C7, V17, V15, V12, V01, C10, C7, C5, Y28, Y26, Y21. Broom - E59, E57, E55.
Isn't she cute flying around on her broomstick? For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. We also have a fantastic guest this month, the amazing Joy Taylor so I hope that you will check out her blog too. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a fantastic day!


  1. Wow!! That amazing sparkle! I have just added that distress spray to my list to buy as it will be perfect for the Christmas season! Fabulous card Michelle ❤️

  2. What a perfectly atmospheric card! Love the sparkly background!!!

  3. Oh so cute ! Beautiful background, very effective. Nice to have you back, take your time & rest lots too x

  4. Adorable card! The hippo is darling and that background effect is awesome!


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