April Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: All Booked Up

28 March, 2020 7 comments Leave a comment

We were unsure about going ahead with the April release but ultimately decided that, if nothing else, the countdown teasers could be a small distraction, and the inspiration provided by our incredible design team may bring some light relief during these stressful and worrying times. 

I am giddy with excitement to announce that we have Rina Galit guest designing this month.  Rina is unbelievably talented and very much in demand, she has designed for all the top stamping companies, including a personal favourite of ours, Mama Elephant.  Her popular Instagram is full of the most amazing displays of creativity and we are honoured to have her join us for the countdown teasers this month.

 

 

Additionally, we are delighted our wonderful Design Team member Lisa is back on board, having now settled in her lovely new home.  Needless to say we will have an abundance of inspiration for you this month.

We have six new stamp sets coming on the 1st of April and to kick things off today, we're introducing a stamp set called All Booked Up.

    To My Little Bookworm Hope You Have A Magical Birthday

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Stamp bookworms and apples in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
    • Create background using ink blending technique with light brown and yellow inks, and mini ink blending tool
    • Remove mask and colour image with combination of markers and pencils, then add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
    • Die cut speech bubble from separate white card, stamp sentiment in black ink and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp second sentiment in black ink
    • Watch colouring video for this card here

     

    Reading Toadily Rocks

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Stamp frogs and books in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
    • Create background using ink blending technique with yellow, green and blue inks, and mini ink blending tool
    • Add white highlight detail with white ink spray and gel pen
    • Remove mask, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
    • Stamp speech bubbles and sentiments in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp second sentiment in black ink

       

      Thank You Teacher

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Stamp classroom backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask the whiteboard, clock, window, bookcase, table and chairs
      • Create background using ink blending technique with pale turquoise and beige inks, and mini ink blending tool
      • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
      • Stamp bookworms and apples in black ink on to separate white card, colour with combination of markers and pencils and add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Cut out bookworms and apples with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

       

      To My Little Bookworm Hope You Have A Magical Birthday

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Die cut large circle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
      • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
      • Create background by stamping text in black ink
      • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
      • Stamp frogs and books in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Cut out frogs and books with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp speech bubbles and sentiments in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp second sentiment in black ink

       

      Bookmarks Are For Quitters

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Stamp books in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, colour with markers and add white hgihlight detail with gel pen
      • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
      • Stamp hippos in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Cut out hippos with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

      Please check in on our fantastic Design Team for more countdown teasers today:

      Thank you for looking, please take care and stay safe.

       

      Clearly Besotted Supplies

      Other Supplies

      • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
      • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
      • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
      • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
      • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
      • Versacolor Ink pads
      • Copic Sketch markers
      • FaberCastell Polychromos pencils
      • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
      • Mylar sheet 190 micron
      • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
      • Ranger mini ink blending tool
      • MISTI stamping platform

       

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      Comments

      1. Denise Bryant March 31, 2020

        These designs are so sweet! Love the bookworm!

      2. amy tsuruta March 28, 2020

        We can all use some cute distraction. LOVE your projects.

      3. Andrea Hastilow March 28, 2020

        Thank you all so much for sticking to a release teaser schedule as best you can, it’s a huge cheer me up at this time. All designs are fabulous, I’m in love with those cute bookworms. Everyone stay safe xx

      4. T Argile March 28, 2020

        With all the madness in the world at the moment I had totally forgotten what day it was, so it was a lovely surprise to see the teasers for April. I think we all need a bit of normality at the moment, so if you can continue I think we would all love that. I already have my eye on the bookworms.Stay safe and keep crafting.Tracey.x

      5. Lisa Tilson March 28, 2020

        Oh these are all adorable! I love the mix of sets especially using the classroom and hippos to accommpany the bookworm set. Fabulous! Xx

      6. Yvonne March 28, 2020

        With all the craziness at the moment I had wondered if there would be a launch. Well you have bought a whole lot of happy to my world this morning with your gorgeous cards. As always these new stamps look like must haves!
        Who would have thought that worms and frogs could be so adorable x

      7. Michelle Short March 28, 2020

        Oh these are so cute! Amazing designs and colouring! We definitely need some distraction and cuteness at the moment! xx