30 June 2020

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Hippo Christmas

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted July 2020 Teasers. Only one more sleep till the new stamps hit the shops tomorrow! For my project today, I am using two new sets - All Four Seasons Hippos and Scene It Around II. These teeny tiny hippos are just the cutest ever!

I started off by taking the hippo with the Christmas hat on from the Clearly Besotted All Four Seasons Hippos Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then made a mask for him and stamped the winter image from the Clearly Besotted Scene It Around II Stamp Set on top. I removed the mask and then coloured the image using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area).
The image was then cut out using a Hero Arts Nesting Circles Infinity Die. Using a size bigger, I then used the die set to cut two pieces of Hero Arts Nautical Cardstock for the card base. I scored one piece towards the top to make a hinge and then cut a small sliver off the bottom so that the card would stand up nicely. This piece was adhered to the other circle to make the card base. The image panel was adhered to the front with foam tape.
I then cut a further circle from white cardstock and cut the top and bottom off so that it fitted inside the card. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Saying Stuff Stamp Set and stamped it using Memento Paris Dusk Ink. The piece was then adhered inside the card with tape runner. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots to the image for snow.


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: Trees- G29, G46, G43, E59, E57, E55. Sky - B39, B29, B26, B24. Moon - Y00, Y000. Buildings - C7, C5, C3, C1. Snow/ground - BG01, BG000. Hippo - W7, W5, W3, W1. Hat - R89, R37, R24, C3, C1.

I may go back in and add some glitter to the hippo's hat! These Scene It Around sets are wonderful! They can be used on their own or with cute critters to create wonderful scenes. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, as well as Keren and Lisa.
There is one set that I didn't use during my teasers but I will be sharing that in my release video tomorrow, as well as a sneak peek of a card that I will share at a later date. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you later for the Hero Arts Blog Hop. Have a lovely day!


  1. This is so adorable! Even cuter as it's round! Your colouring is amazing and I love the snow detail too. Love love love! Xx

  2. This is super cute - really sweet as a round card too, and it really makes me want to start on my Christmas cards - I'm already going to start sewing for Christmas now! Looking forward to your round up video today too xx

  3. Oh this is beautiful. It looks so lovely as a circular card. Love how we both went with dark blue too!! Perfect x


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