27 April 2023

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Telling Tales

Hello there and welcome to the start of the Clearly Besotted May 2023 Release Teasers. The new stamps release Monday, 1st May 2023 and from now until then, we will be sharing teasers with you. This release has a fun book/stories/nursery rhyme theme to it. My card and tag today use the Telling Tales Line Up set. 

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For my card, I started off by stamping the underwater scene from the Clearly Besotted Telling Tales Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock that was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Rectangles Die. I then stamped it again on to Altenew Masking Paper before fussy cutting out with scissors. The mask was then placed on top of the image on the panel. 

At the top of the image, I added ink blending with brushes. I used Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon and Prize Ribbon Distress Inks to create the effect of water. The mask was removed and the image coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies list for reference). The panel was then adhered to a mini slimline card base (6.25" x 3.15") which has a piece of Doodlebug Paper on the front, with thin foam tape. 

I stamped then sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamp Set on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen highlights to the images. 

I loved this set so much that I had to create another project with it. I took the other image in the Clearly Besotted Telling Tales Line Up Stamp Set (the fairytale scene) and stamped it on to white cardstock. I then coloured only the dragon and cat part with Copic Markers and fussy cut it out with scissors. Since there were some extra lines around the image, I coloured over them with a white gel pen. 

I die cut a Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die from white cardstock and also from a sheet in the Altenew Essential Black & White Paper Pad. The paper piece was cut down further and adhered to the bottom of the white tag, followed by a strip of black cardstock.  

The image was then adhered on top with thin foam tape. I die cut a hole reinforcer from black cardstock and adhered that on top. I then tied a bow at the top of the tag with twine/cord. To finish off, I added black glaze pen to their eyes and a few white gel pen highlights too. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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: Narwhals - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, E53, E50. Mer-cats - C8, C6, C4, C2, C00/BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10/V09, V17, V15, V12, V01. Seaweed - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Coral/Starfish - RV66, RV55, RV52. Sand - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41. Dots in water - B16, B12. Dragon - V09, V17, V15, V12, V01/YR27, YR24, Y08, Y04. Cat - C8, C6, C4, C2/V09, V17, V15, V12, V01/YR27, YR24, Y08, Y04. 

Shhh ... don't tell the others but I think this might be my favourite set this month. I just love the scenes already created for you! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog and to my fabulous teamie Keren. We also have the fabulous Kitty, Francine and Alberto back guesting with us this month, so I hope you will check out what they have been up to as well. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day! 


  1. Superb!! Love the first scene- absolutely love your colouring! the second tag is so gorgeous. Love that you've used a pattern- I'm not used to seeing you use that- but it works so well x

  2. Oh these are fabulous, just the sort of sets I need now to make cute fairy tale cards & bits for my young granddaughter, awesome work xx

  3. They are both just gorgeous! I absolutely love the mini slimline ocean scene. Your colouring is beautiful - it always is! Dots are definitely your thing lately and I love how you've used them with both projects. The tag is very sweet too!


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