29 March 2020

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Birthday Wishes

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted April 2020 Release Teasers. Today I am using the new An Open Book set. This set consists of lots of characters from books, along with different images to create some magical scenes. Although I love the concept of the set, I decided to go a little different and create a birthday card using the fairy kitty, because let's face it, she is adorable!

I started off by stamping the fairy kitty from the Clearly Besotted An Open Book Stamp Set on to white cardstock. I coloured her with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies section for reference) and fussy cut her out with scissors and set her aside. I then die cut a tag from the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection from white cardstock. I took the star like stamp from the set and stamped this repeatedly over the top of the tag with Versamark Ink. I applied detail white embossing powder and then heat set it.

Using a blending brush, I then applied Distress Ink to the tag. I used Picked Raspberry at the bottom, followed by Spun Sugar, finishing off with Dried Marigold at the top. I then wiped off any excess ink from the embossing with a dry cloth and spritzed it with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Laugh Out Loud Belated Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied detail white embossing powder, heat set and cut in to a strip.

I added a small strip of MFT Black & White Striped Paper to the tag, followed by the sentiment on top with foam tape. The kitty was then added with foam tape also. I die cut the hole reinforcer for the tag from black cardstock and adhered that on. I then tied twine through the top and adhered it to an A2 white card base with tape runner (that has been scored with a bone folder and score board but difficult to see in the photos!). To finish off, I added Lucy's Pink Moonstone Sequins around the sentiment and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the kitty's wand.


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: Kitty - W7, W5, W3, W1. Wings - RV55, RV52, YR61, YR00. Wand - RV55, RV52.
If you love books, you will love this set but as I have shown, you can use the images in different ways too! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa, as well as our guest designer Rina. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day three. Have a great day!


  1. absolutely love this card Michelle! It's a perfect birthday card with a definate magical feel especially with those stars at the top. Love the colour combination to. So cute! Xx

  2. Now I want my own fairy kitty too!! Love the sparkly scene- just gorgeous. Love the embossed stars! x

  3. Your fussycutting skills are pretty amazing!
    I love how you used the star stamps to create a background for that tag :)

  4. She truly is so super cute - and I love how you've made the tag xx


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