30 November 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Santa Claws

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted December 2021 Release Teasers. 

Before we get started with today's card, I wanted to leave a little message here. I am deeply sorry if anyone was offended by my card yesterday. Whilst it was never my intention for it to represent a nativity scene, I can absolutely see why not only could it come across that way but why people would be offended by it. I hope that if you have followed me for a while, you would know that I would never intentionally offend anyone and once again, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. I have removed the post as to not cause any further offence and hope that you will accept my sincere apologies. 

Release day is tomorrow so only one more sleep to go! Today I have a card to share with you using the new Santa Claws set. What an adorable set! I have to admit that they are not my favourite animal in real-life but these ones are super cute and it was fun creating a Christmas underwater scene!

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I started off my card by stamping the coral reef image from the Clearly Besotted Santa Claws Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the crab holding the Christmas pudding on to a separate piece of cardstock with the same ink. The sentiments were then stamped on to the panel.

the background was coloured using Copic Markers, adding in dot detail for the sand/sea bed and the water. The crab was then coloured and fussy cut out with scissors. The colours that I used for colouring are listed below the supplies area for reference. 

The panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then added the crab on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the ornament on the seashell and the berry on the pudding. I also added Lucy's Raindrops to the background to represent bubbles in the water. 



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COPIC MARKERS: Crab - R35, R32, R30, R22, R21, R20, E55, E53, E51, E02, E01, E00. Pudding - E29, E27, E25, E23, E53, E51, E50, G29, YG17, YG23, YG01, R37, E35. Green seaweed - G28, YG17, YG23, YG01. Rocks - N6, N4, N3, N1. Purple sea plants - V09, V17, V15, V12. Pink seashell - RV69, RV66, RV55, RV52. Stars - YR24, YR23, Y08. Ornament - V17, V15, V12. Ground/sand - E44, E43, E42, E41. Water - B02, B00, B000, B0000. 

There are lots of other crabs in the set. One with a Christmas hat on, one with a star on, one holding a present etc. You could definitely use the scene image all year round though with different critters. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted BlogKeren and Lisa plus our wonderful guests AlbertoFrancine and Kitty. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you are having a great week so far. take care!


  1. Such a sweet scene! I love the vibrancy of your coral reef Michelle and the lovely speckled sand details. Your colouring is fabulous as always. Why didn't I think of bubbles as my embellishment?! xx


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