9 May 2021

Spellbinders | Hello, Sweet Friend + Looking at New Spellbinders Tools

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders May 2021 Small Die of the Month Club Kit, as well as the Clear Stamp of the Month Club Kit. The Arched A2 & Slimline Card Creator Dies from the Small Die of the Month Kit work, as the name suggests on A2 cards, as well as slimline cards. There are a few different pieces that you can combine to cover the front of an A2 card but for my card today, I wanted to use just the inside piece as I thought it looked a bit like trellis or a garden gate and so I could create a garden scene with it. 


I started off with an Arctic A2 card base. Using a blending brush, I blended on Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink towards the bottom, blending up lighter as I went. I then took the die from the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club Kit and die cut it from white cardstock, twice that had adhesive sheet on the back. They were layered up one on top of another. 


It was placed temporarily on to the card base and then I lined up the sentiment from the Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month Kit inside the window. It was stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. The die cut panels were then added on to the card base. I took the Spellbinders Sweet Birds on a Branch Etched Dies and cut the branch from brown cardstock. I cut off the end and adhered it on top of the trellis that I made. 


I then die cut the birds from yellow and pink cardstock, layered them up with Bearly Art Glue and adhered them to the branch with foam squares. I then also die cut the flowers and leaves from the Spellbinders Build a Spring Birdhouse Etched Dies from the same cardstock and adhered them on to the card. To finish off, I added enamel dots to the centres of the flowers. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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 hope that you will check out the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club Kit. It is a wonderful monthly subscription where you receive the kit each month. Designers like myself share inspiration using the kit at the beginning of the month to show you lots of different ways that you can use it. There are also lots of other club kits too, like the Clear Stamp of the Month, which I also used today, so there is something for everyone! If you do subscribe, you will get other benefits from Spellbinders too. Please see here for more information. You can also buy older kits here too.

Before I go, I also wanted to share a look at some of the newer products in the Spellbinders Store. These were kindly sent to me to use but I was under no obligation to share them in a video like this. However, as you will hear in the video, I really like them and wanted to share them with you. Here is a look at them: 


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

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have shared in the video. All of the products shown were kindly sent to me to use from SpellbindersAffiliate links are used in the product list. 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. You can read my full disclosure here.



Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

8 May 2021

Reverse Confetti May 2021 & 8th Birthday Release Blog Hop

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Reverse Confetti today to celebrate the release of their May 2021 stamps and dies, as well as their 8th Birthday. Happy Birthday Reverse Confetti! What a fantastic release! There is something for everyone but I had a lot of fun with the bears from the The Bear Up There set today. We are celebrating with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. More details on the hop below. 


For my first card, I started off by stamping the bear from the Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured him, the cloud and rainbow with Copic Markers (the colours that I used will be listed below the supplies area). I die cut him out using the Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There Confetti Cuts


I took an A2 card base made from Hero Arts Arctic Cardstock and blended Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on to the top half. I took the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Word Up Stamp Set and stamped it directly on to the card base with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


The bear image was added on top with foam tape. I added Copic Spica Glitter Pen dots to the rainbow and Tonic Crystal Glaze to the bear's nose. To finish off, I added Lucy's Bubbles around the image and Black Glaze Pen to the bear's eyes.


My next card uses the same set (because I could not resist the bears!).  I started off by stamping the bear with the balloons, as well as the cloud stamp from the Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers and die cut them out with the Reverse Confetti The Bear Up There Confetti Cuts


I took the Reverse Confetti Up in the Clouds Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and cut it three times from white cardstock. I stacked up the frame pieces, adhering with liquid glue and then adhered them to an A2 white card base. On the top layer, I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Hooray Stamp Set, which is a free gift with purchases of $60, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


With the inside piece of the cover panel, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the sky. I used Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. It was splattered with water and once dry, adhered inside the frame. The clouds were adhered on top with liquid glue and the bear added with foam tape. To finish off, I added Lucy's Bubbles to the clouds and Tonic Crystal Glaze to the bear's nose. I also added Black Glaze Pen to the bear's eyes. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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: Bears - E49, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50. Clouds - BG11, BG10, BG000. Rainbow - RV66, RV55, RV52/YR68, YR65, YR61/Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11. Balloons - V17, V15, V12, V01/BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11/B06, B04, B02, B01. 

BLOG HOP:

As mentioned this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. 
Here are all of the participants taking part today:


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop, a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend! Take care and stay safe! 

7 May 2021

Altenew | Craft-A-Flower Buttercup Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today for the release of the new Craft-A-Flower Buttercup Layering Die Set. You can purchase the set on it's own or as a bundle with Gradient Cardstock. I have never been a huge fan of yellow but these flowers are so beautiful! We are celebrating with a fun blog hop. More on the hop below. 


I started off by die cutting the Altenew Buttercup Layering Die Set from Altenew Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock and Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock. These are the same colours that come in the bundle. Although the cardstock packs are fairly small in size, they work so well with these dies. The dies fit on the sheets perfectly for die cutting and I love that the guess work of having the right shades is done for you! The flower layers were adhered together with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen


I then took a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine using the Altenew Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder. This panel was adhered flat to an A2 black card base with tape runner and then the flowers added on top with more tape runner, as well as glue pen. 


I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I appled Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels. 

SUPPLIES:

 

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



BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this blog post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop you should have arrived here from the amazing Keren Baker. Next on the hop is the fantastic Seeka. If you get lost along the way, please head over to the Altenew Card Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 13th May 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 15th May 2021. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely time on the rest of the hop and have a great rest of the day! 

6 May 2021

VIDEO | MFT Galaxy Balloon Besties

Hello there, I am over on the MFT YouTube Channel today sharing a card made using the Balloon Besties set. This is such a cute set and I thought it would be fun to have my character flying in a galaxy, rather than clouds. 


I started off by creating the background. I took a panel of white cardstock and placed the MFT Circle Extraordinaire Stencil on top. Using blending brushes, I then blended Tim Holtz Distress Ink inside the circle. I used Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. Followed by Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I then splattered on Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White for the stars.


The stencil was removed and the panel left to dry. I took the bunny from the MFT Balloon Besties Stamp Set and stamped it on white cardstock with MFT Extreme Black Ink. He was coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then die cut out using the MFT Balloon Besties Die-namics. I also die cut MFT Petite Clouds Die-namics from MFT Translucent Vellum which has Stick It Adhesive Sheet on the back. 


I adhered the panel on to an A2 white card base and then adhered the clouds on top (watch the video to see what I did wrong here!). The bunny was added with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment from the MFT Balloon Besties Stamp Set on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip using the MFT Skinny Strips Die-namics and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Lucy's Bubbles to the clouds, adhering with MFT On-Point Precision Glue

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:


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

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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: Bunny - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R02, R12, R00. Balloons - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11/RV66, RV55, RV52/V17, V15, V12. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 

Spellbinders | Spring Build a Birdhouse

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the new Birdhouses Through the Seasons Collection by Vicky Papaioannou for Spellbinders. This is such a wonderful collection featuring birdhouses in different seasons, as well as birds and sentiments that you can add with them. For my card today, I am using the spring birdhouse. 


I started off by die cutting the Spellbinders Build a Spring Birdhouse Etched Dies from various cardstock. I used a white woodgrain for the birdhouse itself, as well as the fence. I also die cut the house a second time using turquoise cardstock. I cut the roof off and adhered that over the woodgrain one. I also added the heart on to of the white one too. 


The flowers in the set were die cut from blues and yellows. the leaves from green. I also die cut the small flower and leaves from the Spellbinders Glimmering Butterflies Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.  All of the pieces were adhered to the house using Bearly Art Glue. The house was then adhered to a grey A2 card base which has scoring lines on it (I apologise that they cannot be seen in the photos) with foam tape. I then die cut the bird from the Spellbinders Sweet Birds on a Branch Etched Dies from blue card yellow cardstock.


I added the yellow tummy to the blue bird and then layered up his wings three times for some added dimension. The bird was adhered with thin foam tape and then I stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamp Set on to black cardstock with FSJ Clear Pigment Ink. I applied FSJ White Embossing Powder, heat set and cut it in to a strip. To finish off, I added Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems to the flowers and Crystal Glaze to the bird's tummy and the heart.

SUPPLIES:

 

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



There are lots of different birds in the collection. I thought this one was adorable but you could certainly use a lot more in your scenes if you wanted to. I also think the birdhouses would look lovely on their own too. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely day! 

5 May 2021

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted May 2021 Release Preview

Hello there, as mentioned earlier, I am back to share a look at the Clearly Besotted May 2021 Release. The release this month is a cute ones (as always!) but I also think it is really fun too. The sets can all be used for lots of different occasions. There are six new sets releasing today. They can be purchased individually or as a bundle. The bundle is exclusive to Clearly Besotted and includes all of the sets plus a mini stamp set, a stencil and 6 sheets of patterned paper. 


The bundle and sets can be purchased from the Clearly Besotted Shop (UK based) and the sets separately from Simon Says Stamp (US based), Card Nouveau (based in Belgium), ArtCreatiu (based in Spain) and Cloud9 Crafts (based in the Netherlands). The sets release at 8pm BST tonight. Here is a look at all of the sets, plus a recap of the samples that I made:


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

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have 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.



I would love to hear your thoughts on the sets. I loved creating my cards this month! Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Sew Lovely

Hello there and welcome to Clearly Besotted May 2021 Release Day! I have one last teaser to share with you this morning, before my release preview video goes up in a couple of hours. My card today uses the new Crafty Characters Set. This set is perfect for the sewers in your life. I don't sew myself but we have a TV show here in the UK called Sewing Bee. Contestants have to sew different garments each week and the worst sewer is eliminated until the winner is announced in the final. I have to say, I am obsessed with it! I love the show and this set completely remined me of it! 


I started off my card by taking the background image of the table, sewing machine, dress form etc. from the Clearly Besotted Crafty Characters Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I made a mask for it and then placed the Taylored Extpressions Rectangle Masking Stencil on top. 


Using memo tape, I masked off the ground and blended Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on the top half of the image. I then moved the memo tape and masked of the top section to blend Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink for the ground. The masks were removed and the images coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). 


I took the cat image from the Clearly Besotted Crafty Characters Stamp Set and stamped her on to more white cardstock with black Ink. She was coloured using Copic Markers and fussy cut out with scissors. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner and then the cat adhered on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Crystal Glaze to the turn button on the sewing machine. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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: Cat - N7, N5, NB3, N1, N0, R12. Thread - BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10, E53, E51, E50. Dress Form - E53, E51, E50, C10, C7, C5. Desk - E59, E57, E55, E53. Sewing machine & ball of wool - R89, R39, R37, R35. Boxes - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11. Ground - N5, N3. 

I was trying to think about the colour scheme for this card. I don't use red that much but my friend's sewing machine is red so I wanted to incorporate it in to my card. I don't know if the aqua goes with as well as I had hoped, but hopefully my friend will still like the card! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa and our wonderful guests Francine and Adelle. I will see you in a couple of hours for my release video! :) 

4 May 2021

Altenew | Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of their new Exotic Garden Collection. This is such a wonderful collection packed full of yummy goodies. I have a lot to share with you today, so I apologise for the long post but I hope you like seeing the inspiration. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more on the hop below. 


Let's get started with my first projects. To start with, I fell in love with the new Dovetail Butterflies set. These are beautiful and can be used in lots of different ways - for the card I used the outline only. For the tag, I used the layer and the outline. I started off my card by stamping one of the outline images from the Altenew Dovetail Butterflies Stamp Set on to vellum using Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. 


I die cut the butterfly using the Altenew Dovetail Butterflies Dies. I then took a panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die. I blended Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks on to it, focusing most of the colour at the bottom of the panel. The panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. 


I then added the butterfly on top with liquid glue, adding the glue behind the embossing powder so that it will not be seen. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink, applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. It was then finished off with a few sequins. 


If you have followed me for a while, you know that I cannot resist a tag! This time, I stamped the Altenew Dovetail Butterflies Stamp Set bottom layer on to white cardstock using Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. I blended the cololours on the stamp using Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools. This was so that I could add the darker colour towards the centre of the butterfly. I then stamped the outline layer on top with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink


It was die cut out using the coordinating die. I then took a small panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Plate, followed by one of the tags from the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set. The butterfly was adhered on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment was stamped in black and die cut in to a strip also. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and Altenew Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots around the sentiment. 


Before we move on to more projects. I wanted to share with you the new Altenew Color Swatch Decal Set - Small. These are rounded labels with all of Altenew's colour names on. There is also the name of the colour family too. These are great for lots of different things. 


They fit perfectly on the top of the Small Ink Blending Tools. This would be great if you happen to have a separate tool for each colour family of inks or certain colours that you use all the time. 


I thought that I would create some swatch tags with mine. I often forget which colour of inks are in which family and so I thought making swatch tags would help me when I need to look them up. I first went to my computer and in a Word document typed up the name of the ink set. I typed them but this could easily be hand written or made using a label maker. 


I printed them off and then die cut the sheets out using an Altenew Terrific Tags Die. I placed the Altenew Color Swatch Decals - Small on to the tags in their colour families. Once the tags were made, I added a jump ring to them so that they are easily accessible. 


Next up is the new washi tape. If you haven't already guessed by my first two projects, I really love the Cherry Blossom colours, so I was excited to see the new Altenew Cherry Blossom Slim Washi Tape Set. For my card, I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and placing the washi tape strips on to it. I then die cut it out using one of the large Altenew Terrific Tags Dies


The tag was adhered flat to an A2 white card base and then I added Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back of white cardstock. The panels were die cut using the Altenew Spring Roses Die Set. They were layered up one on top of another (three high) and then added to the card on top of the tag.


The sentiment, from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set was stamped on to black cardstock with Versamark ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder, heat set and cut it in to a strip. It was added to the card with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape and then I added a few sequins to finish. 


For my final project today, I went completely out of my comfort zone! I started off with a panel of black cardstock. It was run through my die cutting machine using the new Altenew Decorative Florals 3D Embossing Folder. Using an ink blending tool, I then applied a layer of white pigment ink across the raised areas. Whilst the ink was still a little wet, I applied Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder on top and heat set it. 


I really like that it just highlights the raised areas and gives the card some sparkle. The panel was added to a black A2 card base with tape runner. I then took the sentiment from the Altenew Fresh Freesia Stamp Set and stamped it on to more black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied more rose gold embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added Bronze Jewels. 

SUPPLIES:

 

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



BLOG HOP:


As mentioned this blog post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from Maryam Perez. The next stop is Therese Calvird. If you get lost along the way, please head over to the Altenew Blog

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically:

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 4th May 2021 through 10th May 2021. 
  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 4th May 2021 through 6th May 2021.

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the AltenewCard Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10th May 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12th May 2021.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I apologise again for the post being so long. If you got to the end, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Capture Moments

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted May 2021 Teasers. Release day is tomorrow but I still have two more teasers to share with you. For my card today, I am using the new Zoom In School set. This set is similar to last month's Zoom In Party, where there are scenes inside computer screens to depict keeping in touch via the internet. Although this one is school themed, it would also work well for work or just as a general card, which is what I have done today. 


I started off by stamping four of the characters in the rectangles from the Clearly Besotted Zoom In School Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured them using Copic Markers (I apologise that I didn't keep track of the colours that I used with these, I was just enjoying the process!). I then fussy cut the scenes using scissors. 


I stamped the speech bubble in the set and then the phrase inside. This was also fussy cut out with scissors. I took an A2 white card base and masked off the back section. I then blended Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink on to the front panel with a blending brush, fading to white at the bottom. I splattered on water and then let it sit to dry. 


Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the set on to the front panel with more Tuxedo Black Ink. The images were adhered above with foam tape, as well as the speech bubble. I also stamped and fussy cut two of the mini speech bubble from the Clearly Besotted Zoom In Party Stamp Set and added those as well. 

SUPPLIES:

 

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



As you can see, I picked more of the scenes that were less school related, so that my card would be suitable for anyone but if you wanted a school related card, this set works perfectly too! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa, Francine and Adelle. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I will be back later with another post but in the mean-time, I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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