22 March 2019

Sending You Hugs

Hello there, today I have a tag to share using the Beautiful Day Agapanthus stamp set from Hero Arts. It is made so that you would stamp the agapanthus flower head on to the stems, but I thought it would like nice at the bottom of a tag, as a design element too.
 

I started off by die cutting a Tag Infinity Die from Dove White Cardstock. I then stamped the agapanthus head from the Beautiful Day Agapanthus set on to the bottom portion of the tag with Versamark Ink. I applied Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set. Using a blending brush, I applied Wilted Violet Distress Ink on to the bottom of the tag to resist the embossing powder.
 
 
I tried to keep the darker colour at the bottom, blending up towards white. I then flicked on some water and set aside to dry. I took the sentiment from the Hello Stamp & Cut set and stamped this twice on to Pitch Black Cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set. These were then cut in to strips. I stamped it twice so that it was easier to cut the hugs part away and make it a separate strip. These were added to the tag with foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag.
 
SUPPLIES:

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.
 
 
I really like how this tag came out and I thought it would be nice to send to someone instead of a card. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend too!

20 March 2019

Ellie Birthday Wishes

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for a very good friend of mine who celebrated her birthday last month. She loves elephants, so of course I had to use the adorable Mama Elephant Fly With Me set!
 

I started off by taking an A2 white card base and masking off the edges with Post-It Tape. I then took the MFT Cloud Stencil and placed this over the top and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink with an Ink Blending Tool. Once the area was covered, I removed the Post-It Tape and set the card base aside.
 
 
I took three of the elephants from the Mama Elephant Fly With Me set and stamped these on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). They were die cut out with the coordinating dies and  added to the card with foam tape. I then took one of the sentiments from the Mama Elephant Occasional Labels set and stamped this with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to white cardstock too. This was cut out and added to the card with foam tape also. To finish off, I added a few sequins.
 
SUPPLIES:

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: Elephants - N7, N5, N3, N2, N1, R00, R000. Pink balloon - R85, R83, R81. Purple balloon - V17, V15, V12. Aqua balloon - BG13, BG11, BG10. Blue balloon - BG02, BG01, BG000.
 
Sadly, the photos were taken on a very dark day, so not as good as I would like but, I love these elephants, they are so cute! I am happy to report that my friend liked them too! Thank you so much for popping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

19 March 2019

Birthday Fishes

Hello there, today I have a card to share using a few of the items from the Hero Arts March 2019 My Monthly Hero release. I really love the new Bubbles Bold Prints background and thought it would work perfectly with the goldfish.
 

I started off by creating the background. I masked off the top of the Bubbles Bold Prints and stamped this on to watercolour paper using Versamark Ink. I applied Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set. I then applied ink using a blending brush. I used Aquatic, Deep Ocean and Indigo inks. The excess was buffed off with a dry towel. This panel was then adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner.
 

I took two of the goldfish from the Pet Goldfish stamp set and stamped these on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies section) and cut them out using the Pet Goldfish Frame Cuts. I took the sentiment from the Fishy Stamp & Cut set and stamped this on to Pitch Black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied the same detail white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. I then added the goldfish above.
 
SUPPLIES:

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: YR18, YR16, YR15, YR23, Y17.
 
I love that background and really love the contrast between the orange and the blue. Thank you so much for popping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

14 March 2019

You Are Turtley Awesome!

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts blog today, sharing a card made using the new Pet Turtle stamp set that was released as part of the March My Monthly Hero. It is such a cute set! I thought I would go with a simple scene for my card today.
 
 
 
SUPPLIES:

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: Turtle - G29, YG67, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01. Snail - YG95, YG93, YG91, E42, BG72, BG10. Mushrooms/toadstools - E55, E53, E51, R89, R37, R27, R24, C2. Log - E59, E57, E55.
 
For details on how I made the card, please head over to the blog post here. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

13 March 2019

Review | Cricut Maker

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hello there, today I have a review to share with you of the Cricut Maker. I am sure you have all heard of it but in case you haven't, it is an electronic cutting machine that cuts hundreds of different materials quickly and accurately. You can cut anything from thin fabric to balsa wood with it, and everything in-between of course! I was kindly sent this machine from Cricut to review but all opinions, as always, are my own.

 
Back in May 2014, I attended a Cricut event in London when the Cricut Explore was launching. I was lucky enough to receive the Cricut Explore as part of attending the event and you can read my review of that machine here. Although there have been many machines out since then, I have continued to use the Cricut Explore over the years. Jump forward to a month or so ago and Cricut contacted me to ask if I would like to review the Cricut Maker. I had heard lots about this machine over the years and was really interested to see how it compared to the Cricut Explore, but I was also feeling a bit repetitive with my crafting and wanted to try new things, so this was the perfect opportunity to explore that.

 
The Cricut Maker retails between £325 and £380 (the cheapest place I found it was on Amazon UK) in the UK. Here in the UK, the machine comes in one colour - champagne. This is a really beautiful colour and shows differently in different lights. One minute it looks like a warm silver and the next, rose gold. It is very pretty! In the US, the machine is available in three colours - rose, blue and champagne. You can purchase the machine on it's own or in bundles with other materials that you may want to use with it. To use this machine you do need to have a computer or mobile/tablet device. You do also need to have an internet connection. You can use the Cricut Maker connected to a PC/MAC via USB or Bluetooth or via mobile/tablet using Bluetooth.
 
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
 
 
In the Cricut Maker box is the Cricut Maker machine (which comes installed with the Premium Fine Point Blade & Housing), the Rotary Blade & Drive Housing, a fine point pen, FabricGrip Mat (12"x12"), LightGrip Mat (12"X12"), a welcome pack, materials for your first project, USB cable and power adapter. You also receive a free trial membership to Cricut Access.

TOOLS & BLADES

There a few different blades that can be used in the Cricut Maker. As mentioned, the Cricut Maker comes with the Premium Fine Point Blade (this cuts most materials including cardstock, paper, acetate and vinyl) as well as the Rotary Blade (this is for cutting fabric). There is also a Deep Cut Housing & Blade which does not come with the machine and I do not have personally. There are also other blades and accessories that you can purchase, there is the Knife Housing & Blade (this is for cutting thicker materials like craft foam, leather, balsa wood and chipboard), I did purchase this myself as I would like to be able to cut craft foam. There are also Scoring Wheel Tips (single and double). These are for scoring thick cardstock to make 3D objects and again, I did purchase one myself.
 
 
The Cricut Maker has an Adaptive Tool System. This technology controls the direction of the blade and cut pressure to match the material. If you have used other Cricut machines, you will notice that the Cricut Maker does not have a dial on it. The Cricut Maker and Design Space works out which setting to use for you. For me, this is a big plus point as I was never sure about this with the Cricut Explore. It has up to 10 times more cutting power than other machines as well as an expandable suite of tools. This means that if Cricut creates more tools/blades in the future, they will work in the Cricut Maker which is excellent.


There are lots of tools that you can purchase for the Cricut machines. Apart from the Stylus tool (used for lighter scoring lines), they work separately from the machine itself to help with application and removal of the materials. I was kindly sent a lot of these from Cricut but I did purchase the XL Scraper and Brayer myself. I find that the brayer helps to stick the materials to the cutting mats and the scraper is very handy for applying vinyl to projects.

There are also pens that you can purchase (one comes with the machine) that draw using the Cricut Maker. These come in a variety of finishes and line thicknesses. I used fine point black and magenta as well as silver and gel sparkle gold.
 

WHAT CAN IT CUT?
 
So, we have talked about the tools, now lets talk about what it can cut. It can cut over a hundred different materials. Obviously, I do not have all 100 here to be able to try out but I did cut medium weight cardstock, heavyweight cardstock, poster board, patterned paper, handmade paper, vellum, watercolour paper, glitter cardstock, acetate, felt, craft foam, regular vinyl, iron-on vinyl, holographic vinyl, adhesive foil sheet and cotton fabric.
 
 
I have to say, they all cut without any problem whatsoever. Although I am more of a paper crafter, the things that makes this machine different to the Cricut Explore is the ability to cut thicker materials with the Knife Blade - leather, chipboard, craft foam, balsa wood and a few more.


The other fantastic thing is that you can cut fabric (and I mean tons of different types of fabric) without having any bonding or backing added to it. You can cut fabric in the Cricut Explore but you need to have it bonded so that it would cut. With the Cricut Maker, you can just add your fabric to the FabricGrip Mat and it will cut with the Rotary Blade. I only had cotton fabric to try this out with but seeing the Rotary Blade in use is really cool! I did get a little fraying on two of the edges the first time I cut but that may be the fabric itself or how I took it off the mat. The second time I tried it, I didn't get that.

GETTING STARTED WITH THE CRICUT MAKER

The machine itself is easy to start using. I have to be honest and say that I was a little disappointed that it did not come with any sort of manual. The welcome book says to go to the Cricut website setup page. As it turns out, I was not disappointed at all, it talks you through exactly what you need to do to set up your machine, every step of the way.

 
It also shows you through creating your first project. It explains and shows you how to load your mat with the materials, how to remove them, how to load the mat in to the Cricut Maker and what you need to do in Design Space to create it.


The machine is very easy to use. When you have created whatever you want to cut in Design Space, you then go to a screen that let's you pick whatever material it is that you are going to cut on.

 
It will then tell you which blade to use which I have found really helpful. Since you can use so many different blades in this machine, it is helpful to know which one to use for which material without having to search for that information.


You can, however, change this yourself if you wanted to and tell the machine which blade you are using. The only downfall here for me, is that it doesn't tell you which cutting mat to use. There are four different mats - StandardGrip, LightGrip, StrongGrip and FabricGrip and they are all used for different materials. The information on which mat to use for which material is easily available on the Cricut website, however for me, I think it would be great if it told you which one to use.


I started off by creating the project that comes with the machine. You are given white and blue cardstock and a piece of cotton fabric. The machine tells you to add the white cardstock to the mat (it gives you pictures of how to do this) and load it in to the machine. It also shows you how to add the pen to the other clamp and uses this to create the design on the card. Once the machine has finished, it shows you how to take the cardstock off the mat and how to assemble the card. You can then cut the fabric layer for the kite too. I did do this but I didn't add it to my card as I liked it as it was.
 
PRINT THEN CUT
 
Since the Cricut Explore came out, there has been technology called Print Then Cut. This means that you can print images out on your home printer and then cut them out on the machine. There are sensors in the machine that show where the machine needs to cut. This technology has been improved for the Cricut Maker, making the sensors more advanced. With my Cricut Explore, I was never able to use this feature. I tried multiple times to calibrate the machine but the cut lines were always off. I was apprehensive to try this with the Cricut Maker and I have to say, I struggled again. I finally got it on the 11th attempt of calibrating. I do, however, know that people can get it on the first attempt without any problems. Once I got the machine calibrated, I made some stickers:
 
 
I will share more on these in a later post but I wanted you to know that this is a great feature of the machine. 

SO, WHAT DO I THINK?

I think it is a great machine! I love that it cuts so many different materials, although I am more of a papercrafter, the ability to cut a huge range of fabrics without any bonding or backing is fantastic. I am also really happy to know that with the Adaptive Tool System, this machine will last me years and years. This is a considered purchase, it is not a cheap machine but for the ease of use and the fact that it can cut everything I would need it to, I think it is worth the money.

I was initially disappointed that it did not come with a StandardGrip mat, however, it does come with the LightGrip and FabricGrip mats and these combined, do retail for a lot more than a pack of StandardGrip mats. I was also a little disappointed that it did not come with a dust cover of any sort  as I believe my Cricut Explore did. I know, though, that most people would leave the machine out to look pretty, so that is personal preference! 
 
I hope that you have found this review useful, if you have been thinking of purchasing one for yourself or if you just wanted to know what the machine could do in general. If you have any questions, please do leave me a comment and I will try my best to answer them. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

8 March 2019

Reverse Confetti March 2019 Blog Hop

Hello there, today we are celebrating the March 2019 release from Reverse Confetti. It is a wonderful release and I have two projects to share with you today, using two new sets and the new paper pad. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Kathy but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 
For both of my projects today, I am using the adorable new Spring Pals set, along with the fantastic Word Up set. The Spring Pals set consists of lots of spring critters, as well as fabulous sentiments. The Word Up set is made to combine with word dies but as you can see, you can use it alone with lots of other stamp sets too.
 

For my card, I started off by stamping the duck, little chick and wheelbarrow images on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured them with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area), adding shimmer to the flowers with an Aqua Shimmer Pen. They were then cut out using the Spring Pals Confetti Cuts and set aside.
 
 
I took a panel of white cardstock and masked off the bottom portion. I blended Broken China Distress Ink on to the top portion. I then removed the mask and placed this above the line where I had blended the blue ink. I then blended Mowed Lawn Distress Ink below to create grass and sky. I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment from the Word Up set below, with black ink. The panel was added to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I then added the wheelbarrow, duck and chick on top with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Crystal Glaze to the duck's beak.
 
 
My next project uses the frog/toad image from the Spring Pals set. He was stamped on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured with Copic Markers and cut out with the Spring Pals Confetti Cuts. I then took the Grid Stitched Tag Die and cut this from white cardstock, as well as the cloud image from the Snow Bunnies Confetti Cuts set twice and the sun from the Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts set.
 
 
I took a piece of paper from the new Darling Dots Paper Pad and cut this using the Grid Stitched Tag Die. I cut the top portion in to a hill and then added this on to the white tag with tape runner. I then added the frog on top with foam tape. I took the sun die cut and coloured this with Copic Markers before adhering it to the tag with tape runner. The clouds were then added on top. I took the sentiment from the Word Up set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with more foam tape. To finish off, I added hemp twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow.


SUPPLIES:

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: Duck & chick - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR16, YR15, YR12. Wheelbarrow - E59, E57, E55. Purple flowers - V17, V15, V12. Leaves - YG17, YG01. Peach flowers - YR65, YR61. Pink flowers - R85, R83, R81. Frog - G07, YG45, YG41. Sun - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00.


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:

Michelle Short - you are here!
 
I loved playing with these new products, they are so cute but if you are not into cute, there are some lovely elegant sets in the release too. I hope you will check it out. Next on the hop is the fantastic Audrey. Thanks so much for popping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

7 March 2019

Simon Says Stamp | Dog & Cat Dress Up

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the new Fresh Bloom collection form Simon Says Stamp. What a wonderful release! Today I am using the new Dog & Cat Dress Up stamp set. It is such a fun set where as the name suggests, you can dress up a cat and dog with all different accessories and there is some fab sentiments in there too!
 

My first card uses the cat from the Dog & Cat Dress Up set. I first stamped the bunny ears and tutu from the set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I masked these off and then stamped the cat image on top. I removed the masks and it looks like the cat is wearing the bunny ears and tutu - so cute! I coloured the cat using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies section) and then added some dots to her tutu with a Copic Spica pen for some added sparkle. She was then fussy cut out with scissors and set aside.
 
 
I took a sheet of mask paper and die cut one of the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies from it to create a window. This was added to the front of an A2 white card base. I then masked off the bottom portion of the circle with Post-It Tape. I blended Distress Oxide Inks in to the window with a light hand at first. I used Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I blended them together to create a peach colour. I placed the Extra Large Dots Stencil on top and then blended on more ink. I removed all of the masks and stamped the sentiment from the set below the window area. I then added the cat on top with foam tape.
 
 
My next card uses the same design but with the dog this time. I first stamped the shirt collar and tie image from the set, as well as the party hat and masked these off. I then stamped the dog on top and removed the masks. He was coloured with Copic Markers (again, the colours are listed below) and fussy cut out.
 
 
I used the same mask as the cat card but this time used Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks for the blending. I placed the Line Dance Stencil over the top and blended on more of the ink to get a tone-on-tone look. The masks were removed and the dog added on top with foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped the 'happy birthday' from the Tiny Words set on to black cardstock with Versamak Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. These were then cut down using the Nested Banners Dies and added to the card with more foam tape.
 

SUPPLIES:

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: Cat - E33, E31, E30, E97. Tutu - R85, R83, R81. Bunny ears - N3, N2, N1, N0, R12, R01, R00, R000. Dog - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50. Collar - C3, C0. Tie - B06, B04, B01. Hat - B06, B04, B01, BG49, BG13, BG11.
 
I hope you will check out the rest of the release. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

4 March 2019

Hero Arts March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit for Hero Arts. What a wonderful kit! It has an underwater theme to it and I love it! If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Nichol but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.


My first card is the card that I shared over on the Hero Arts blog yesterday. I created an underwater scene as if looking through a window. I started off by blending two of the Reactive Inks from the kit - Sea Glass and Blue Water on to a panel of watercolour paper. I then splattered on some water and let the reaction happen. Once the panel was dry, I started stamping the images on top. I used Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for the items that would be closest and Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for the ones further away. I did also stamp some more seaweed using Soft Pool Shadow Ink but sadly these are not showing up in the photos.


I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on top with Intense Black Ink. This panel was then added to the front of an A2 white card base with tape runner. I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut a circle from it using one of the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies. The panel was then added to the card base with foam tape.


My next card uses some ink smooshing to create a background. I took a panel of watercolour paper and a plastic sheet. I smooshed the Sea Glass and Blue Water Reactive Inks on to it, one by one and misted with water. I then picked the plastic sheet up and pounced it on to the watercolour paper. This gives a nice organic feel, I think. I then splattered on some more water to create more interest, as well as splatters of the ink pads. I splattered on some of the Sea Salt ink (which is white) too and set aside to dry.


Once the panel was dry, I stamped the two turtle images from the kit with Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped this on to Pitch Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a banner. I added a strip of black and white striped paper, as well as silver glitter and then added the sentiment banner on top with foam tape. The panel was then added to an A2 white card base with tape runner. The idea for this card was inspired by the turtles that ride the waves in Finding Nemo. I can imagine them having a lot of fun doing it!


SUPPLIES:

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.
 

THE KIT:

The March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 27 coordinating Frame Cuts, 4.25" x 5.5" Aquarium Fancy Die, 3 water reactive ink cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass and Blue water) plus green and blue droplets. All of this is valued at $75.99 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28, depending on exchange rate). The kits are limited and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers also receive a discount off shipping.

ADD-ONS:

There are also some amazing add-on products this month, to go along with the underwater theme. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from the Hero Arts Store, as well as your local Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be selected from all of the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop, so the more you comment, the more chances  you have to win! The giveaway closes on March 10th at 11.59pm. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!

Next on the hop is the fantastic Jessica. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop!

1 March 2019

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted March 2019 Release Preview

Hello there, today is THE day! The new products from Clearly Besotted release tonight at 8pm GMT. What a wonderful release! It is filled with cute critters, fun images and sentiments and great all round sentiments too.
 
 
The new products will be available to purchase from the Clearly Besotted shop (UK based, ships almost worldwide) and Simon Says Stamp (US based, ships worldwide). Here is a look at the new sets:
 


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

SUPPLIES:

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.
 
 
For more inspiration using the new sets, please do head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, as well as Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for popping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

28 February 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Birthday Wishes

Hello there and welcome to day four of the March 2019 Clearly Besotted Teasers. The new sets release tomorrow at 8pm GMT. I have one last teaser to share with you today, using the new Robot Plushies set.
 

I started off by stamping one of the robots from the Robot Plushies set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I masked him off and then stamped the balloons so that it looked like he is holding them. I coloured the image with Copic Markers (I am so sorry but I do not have a list of colours that I used for this card, I forgot to write them down, sadly) and fussy cut out with scissors (but there are dies available).
 
 
I then took a panel of watercolour paper and masked off the bottom section. On the top part, I blended on Distress Oxide Ink. I used Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean. I then stamped the background image from the set on top with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I did have to stamp this a few times to get the saturation I wanted. Once dry, the panel was added to a white A2 card base with tape runner.
 
 
I added a strip of MFT Black & White Stripes Paper underneath the inked portion and then added the robot on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Miniature Type set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added Crystal Glaze to the balloons and the heart on the robot.
 
SUPPLIES:

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.
 
 
There are three other sets that I haven't shared this month, they are all sentiment sets and I will share them in my release video tomorrow. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, as well as Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a great day!
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