15 May 2021

Altenew | Winsome Bloom Instagram Hop

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of the new Mini Delight: Winsome Bloom Stamp & Die Set. These mini sets are a great price point and although they are mini, they still work perfectly with lots of different card designs. We are celebrating the release with a fun Instagram Hop. More on that below. 


For my card, I started off by stamping the Altenew Mini Delight: Winsome Blooms Stamp & Die Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I then stamped the insides of the flowers with the lightest shades from the Altenew Tranquility and Sugarplums Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Sets. The leaves were simply stamped as is. They were cut out with the coordinating dies and set aside while I worked on the background. 


I took a panel of white cardstock and blended Altenew Tranquility Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes on to the top half of it, using an Altenew Ink Blending Tool, lightening the colour as I went down the panel. I adhered it to an A2 white card base with tape runner and then made a frame using circle dies from white cardstock. This was adhered flat to the card. The leaves were added with tape runner and then the flowers added on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment, from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set was stamped, heat embossed, cut out and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles. 

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 mentioned, this post is part of a fun Instagram hop with prizes! To be in with a chance of winning, please head over to Instagram and leave me a comment on my post. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I very much appreciate it. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend! 

14 May 2021

VIDEO | Card Making Haul - April & May 2021

Hello there, today I have a haul to share with you. These are items that I purchased in April & May (although I think a few were purchased in March too!). I got quite a variety of products recently - stamps, stencils, embossing folders, inks, tools and embellishments. 


I know that these videos aren't for everyone so please do feel free to skip it if hauls are not for you but I do know that a lot of people like to watch them too! Here is a look at what I purchased:


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.



What do you think of the new Distress colour? I love it! Just when you think Peacock Feathers is all you need, Salvaged Patina comes along and steals your heart! ;) Thank you so much for popping by today, I really appreciate it. 

12 May 2021

Hero Arts | Hope To Sea You Soon

Hello there, I was over on the Hero Arts Blog on Monday sharing a card using the new Hero Lifestyle Mermaid dies. These coordinate with the Hero Lifestyle Forms Fancy Dies, as well as the Hero Lifestyle Faces Stamp Set


I created my mermaid from various shades of Hero Arts cardstock, adding ink blending to each part for some added interest and dimension. I also spritzed the tail and shell bra with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray for some added sparkle. The background was created with ink blending and the seaweed from the Color Layering Abalone Stamp Set, which was also used for 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.



For more details on how I made the card, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great rest of the week! Take care!

11 May 2021

Altenew Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of the Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set. This beautiful 8" x 11" stamp set can be purchased on it's own, separately with the die set or as a bundle with the stamp and die set together. The set is huge and packs a real big punch! We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop. More details on the hop below. 


The set features two gorgeous layering blooms, as well as leaves. I used each bloom on my separate projects today. For the card, I started off by stamping the outline layers from Altenew Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I then stamped the layers of the flower using Altenew Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. For the inside of the flower, I used Altenew Fall Harvest Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes


The leaves were stamped with Altenew Green Meadows Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes. I did fussy cut them all out, as I didn't have the dies at the time of making my projects, but there are coordinating dies available. I then took one of the Altenew Terrific Tags Dies and cut it from white cardstock and then ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss the Altenew Grid Cover Panel Die on to it. 


I tied twine through the top of the tag and adhered it to a blue A2 card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then added the leaves on top with glue and the flower with more foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Altenew Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. 


It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Altenew Glacier Caves Enamel Dots around the sentiment. I kept to blues for my flowers today but they do look really pretty mixing and matching different colours as well. 


If you have followed me for a while, you will know that I love a good coordinating tag! Whilst stamping the images for the card, I also stamped the other flower from the set, as well as more leaves using the same inks. I did the same thing with the tag but this time, I cut an additional tag as well so that I could adhere it to the back of the embossed one. This is so that I can write a message on the back if I want to. 


The leaves were adhered with glue and the flower with foam tape. I heat embossed another sentiment from the Altenew Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set and added it to the tag. I again finished off with some enamel dots and twine through the top of the tag. 

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 post is part of a fun blog hop to celebrate the release. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem. Next on the hop is Tenia Nelson. If you get lost along the way, please head over to the Altenew Card Blog to start the hop or to see the full list of participants. 

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 16th 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 19th May 2021.


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

10 May 2021

Altenew | Sweet Cluster

Hello there, today see's the release of the new Altenew Sweet Cluster Stamp & Die Set. This is such a pretty set that you can purchase separately or as a bundle. 
 

For my card, I started off by stamping the Altenew Sweet Cluster Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured the flowers using Altenew Artist Markers. I used Shades of Purple for the flowers (adding in yellow Copic Markers for the centers) and Green Fields for the leaves (the exact shades used are listed below the supplies area). 


I die cut the flowers with the Altenew Sweet Cluster Die Set and then added Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on to the back of a sheet of purple cardstock form the Altenew Shades of Purple Gradient Cardstock Set. This was run through my die cutting machine with the Altenew Fine Frames Squares Dies


Two of the frames were adhered to an A2 white card base and then the flowers added on top using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment from the set was stamped on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp 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 a few (sadly now discontinued) sequins. 

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.



ALTENEW ARTIST MARKERS: Flowers: R705, R823, R705. Copic flower centres - YR27, YR23, Y13. Leaves - G554, G715, G702

This is such a sweet set and I think perfect for lots of different occasions. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful week! 

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! :) 
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