6 May 2021

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:

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  • 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! 

3 May 2021

Hero Arts | May 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts May 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit and Add-ons. The kit this month has a wonderful ocean/underwater theme to it and I love all the sea creatures! If you haven't already seen it, you can see my countdown card here, which uses the Contour Ink that is in the kit for no-line colouring. 

For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below. 


For my card today, I wanted to create a simple underwater scene with light rays coming through it. I started off by taking a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and blending on inks. I used Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink at the bottom, followed by Hero Arts Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink in the middle and Hero Arts Splash Reactive Ink at the top. I then took the Hero Arts Sun Background Stencil and placed it over the panel. Because the stencil has a sun opening in the middle, I placed the lower half on the top of the panel and made sure not to put the ink too close to the bottom. 


Using an ink blending tool, I pounced on Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink. Using the rays that I had made with the stencil as a guide, I extended them further with Post-It Tape. I blended more ink inside the Post-It Tape lines to extend the rays further down the panel. I then splattered on loads of Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Mist and let it sit to dry. I took the large coral image from the main kit stamp set and stamped it on to Hero Arts Vellum Layering Paper with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink


It was heat set and then I added Stick It Adhesive Sheet to the back of the vellum before die cutting it out with the coordinating Frame Cut. It was adhered to the panel and then the panel adhered to an A2 white card base. I took the fish from the stamp set and stamped them on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink (there is a cube included in the kit). They were coloured with Copic Markers, die cut out and added to the card with foam tape. I then white heat embossed the sentiment on to Pitch Black Cardstock, cut it in to a trip and added that to the card with foam tape also. To finish off, I added a few Hero Arts Clear Enamel Dots

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.



THE KIT:




6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Intens-ified Black Ink Cube
Contour Ink Cube
Turquoise Sparkle Embossing Powder
2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of Rose Quartz Cardstock
2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of Quartz Pearlescent Cardstock
2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of White Cardstock with Lined Texture

The kit is valued at $70 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers also get a discount off shipping. Kits begin shipping on 7th May 2021. 

ADD-ONS:

There are lots of wonderful add-on products this month. These follow the same theme as the main kit but are not limited edition. You can purchase them at the same time as the My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

Here are all of the participants taking part in the hop today:

Michelle Short - you are here!

Special Guests:

And visit on Instagram:

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one $50 gift certificate to the Hero Arts store to one lucky blog hop winner. To be in with a chance of winning, please leave comments on all of the stops on the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win. Enter by 9th May 2021 at 11.59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!

Next on the hop is the wonderful Mindy. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Clearly Besotted Teasers | New Hive

Hello there and welcome to day day three of the Clearly Besotted May 2021 Teasers. Not long to wait now, release day is Wednesday, 1st May 2021. For my card today, I am using the new Spelling Bee set. This set is full of lots of different bees, as well as a beehive and lots of funny sentiments, too. 


For my card, I started off by stamping the beehive on the branch image from the Clearly Besotted Spelling Bee Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then extended the branch slightly with a Copic Multi-liner pen. I made a mask for it and then placed the MFT Rectangle Extraordinaire Stencil on top. I took the Clearly Besotted Cloudy Day Stencil and using ink blending tools, blended On Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. I moved the cloud stencil down as I went to fill the rectangle window.


With the masks still in place, I splatted on Arteza Gouache in Titanium White and Cerulean Blue. The masks were removed and the panel left to dry. I took another piece of white cardstock and stamped the bee from the Clearly Besotted Spelling Bee Stamp Set on to it using more black ink. It was coloured using Copic Markers and fussy cut out with scissors. I then coloured the branch and beehive with Copic Markers as well (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area).


The panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base and then the bee added on with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped 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 White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to the bee's wings and Lucy's Bubbles around the sentiment. 

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: Bee - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, B00, B000. Flower - V09, V17, V15, V12, V00, YR65, YR61, G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Branch - E59, E57, E55, E53. Beehive - YR27, YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11. 

There are lots of different bees in the set for lots of different occasions. I thought this one went well for a new home card. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa and our wonderful guest designers Francine and Adelle. Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you later tonight for another blog post. In the mean time, I hope you have a great day! 

2 May 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | You're Tweet

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted May 2021 Teasers. Today I am using the new Book Smart set. This set is so sweet! It contains lots of foxes reading books, as well as chicks and images to create a scene. Perfect for lots of different occasions. 


I started of my card by stamping one of the foxes from the Clearly Besotted Book Smart Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the chick/duck/bird followed by the sentiment. The fox and chick were then masked off (using masking paper) and the log image stamped so that the chick was standing on it. I made a mask for the log image too.


Using blending brushes, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon for the sky and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass. I then placed the Clearly Besotted Freshly Cut Stencil on top and blended Mowed Lawn Ink through the grass blades. 


The masks were all removed and the images coloured with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I also added dot detail to the grass for some added texture. The panel was then simply adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. 

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: Fox - E18, E09, E15, E13, E11, W4, W3, W1, W0. Book - V17, V15, V12, V00, E53, E51, E50. Chick - YR24, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR18, YR15, YR23. Log - E47, E59, E57, E55, E53. Leaves - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Rocks - W7, W5, W3. Mushroom/toadstool - R89, R37, R35, E53, E51, E50. 

I thought my scene kind of looked like a storybook illustration but you could use this set in so many different ways. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa, Francine and Adelle. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend! 

1 May 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Love Roo

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted May 2021 Teasers. Release day is Wednesday 5th May 2021 and from now until then, we will be sharing teasers using the new sets. For my card today, I am using the adorable Love Roo set. This set contains lots of adorable kangaroos, as well as a landscape of Uluru/Ayres Rock (although I didn't use that on my card today). 


I started off by stamping the mum and child kangaroo from the Clearly Besotted Love Roo Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment below. The sentiment is in two parts, the 'i love roo' and the 'mum' which can also be spelled 'mom'. I made masks for the kangaroos and then placed the MFT Rectangle Extraordinaire Stencil on to the panel. 


Using blending brushes, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs for the ground and Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral for the sky. I then masked off the ground and placed the Clearly Besotted Sunny Day Stencil on to the sky portion. I blended over the same colours that I used on the sky and then removed all the masks. 


The kangaroos were coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then I added dot detail to the ground. The panel was then simply adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then added in a comma in the sentiment using a Copic Multi-liner pen. 

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: Kangaroos - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41. Bag - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11. Ground - E23, E21. 

These little guys stole my heart! They are just so sweet! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa and our wonderful guest Francine. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! See you tomorrow for day two! 

30 April 2021

Concord & 9th | Eclectic Garden + Lace Borders

Hello there, it is my last week of guest designing with Concord & 9th and let me tell you, it has been wonderful! What a great release this month! For my projects today, we are featuring the Eclectic Garden bundle (stamps and dies) and the Lace Border Dies. 

My first card uses the Eclectic Garden Bundle. This such a wonderful set with flowers, hummingbirds, background stamps and sentiments! I started off by taking an A2 white card base and stamping the lined circle background stamp from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Stamp Set on to it using Versamark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I wanted this to be subtle, it is nearly impossible to see in the photos (I think you can just about see it in the close up photo below) but in real-life it just adds a subtle sparkle to the card. 

I then die cut the flower and leaf die from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies, once from white cardstock and once from Sprout cardstock. The green layer was adhered on top of the white layer and then adhered on to the card base with liquid glue. I then die cut the flower heads from Ballet Slippers and Honeysuckle cardstock. They were adhered on top and then I added an enamel dot to the centre of the flowers. 

I die cut the base layer of the hummingbird from Black cardstock and the layers were cut from White, Aqua Sky and Eggplant cardstock. All of these cardstocks are from the Concord & 9th Assorted Color Cardstock Pack. For the tails on the hummingbirds, I pounced on Versamark Ink and applied the same sparkle embossing powder that I used on the background, and heat set. This gives them just a little added shimmer as well. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark Ink, applied white embossing powder, heat set and cut it in to a strip using the die in the set. It was added to the card with foam tape. 

My next projects use the Lace Border Dies. These are so pretty and you can use them in different ways - separately or they layer together too. For the card I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and die cutting the larger of the Concord & 9th Lace Border Dies at the bottom. I then cut the strip border die from Oceanside cardstock and adhered it on top of the panel (as you can see, it lines up perfectly with both borders). 

I then took the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Garden Stamp Set and stamped it above the border using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I took an A2 white card base and adhered a panel of Aqua Sky cardstock to it. The white panel was then added on top so that you can see the Aqua Sky cardstock through the border die. To finish off, I die cut a hummingbird from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies three times from Black cardstock and layered them up. 

For my last project, I created a little gift box. I die cut the Concord & 9th Mini Gift Box Die from Aqua Sky cardstock and assembled it. I then die cut the larger of the Concord & 9th Lace Border Dies from Oceanside cardstock (for these borders, I added adhesive sheet to the back before die cutting). I cut the middle size from white and the thinner border from Peacock. I lined them up and adhered them to the box. 

I then stamped and heat embossed another sentiment from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Stamp Set and die cut it out with the sentiment strip die. It was added to the box with foam tape. To finish off, I die cut the mini heart from the Concord & 9th Big On You Dies three times from white cardstock, stacked them up and added them to the box as well. 

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For more inspiration using the sets, as well as what my guest teamies have been up to, please head over to the Concord & 9th Blog. A big thank you goes to Concord & 9th for having me guest with them this month, it has been an absolute pleasure! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day and weekend! 
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