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September Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Halloween Plushies & Picture It Halloween

28 August, 2019 9 comments Leave a comment

The countdown teasers for September start today with six new stamp sets coming on the 1st of September.

We are unbelievably lucky to have the incredible Joy Taylor guest designing this month.  Joy is currently on the Design Team of My Favorite Things, a leading brand in the industry and we have been admiring her fabulous creations on instagram for quite a while now.  We are extremely excited to have her on board for our September and October releases!  Joy has made some amazing cards and we can't wait for you to see them.

"I am Joy and I live in Australia, in a small country town with my partner Darryl, we live in a small cottage.  I have loved to craft for as long as I can remember.  I have been on many design teams and have guested for many more, always honoured and humbled when asked.  I have met so many people around the world through this craft and many have become close friends, this craft is something that keeps my life sane and smiles everyday!"

 

Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Halloween Plushies and Picture It Halloween.

Trick or Treat Have A Spooktacular Halloween

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp vampire, witch and mummy plushies in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, masking each image prior to stamping the next until all images are masked, then stamp Halloween backdrop, mask this too
  • Create background using ink blending technique with indigo and orange ink, add starry sky effect with white spray and gel pen
  • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Stamp sentiment with watermark ink, sprinkle over white embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
  • Attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size

 

Have A Spooky Halloween

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Cut 1 cm x 12 cm strips of green, purple and orange card, adhere strips to card base using adhesive roller
  • Die cut circle from 10 cm x 14 cm white card and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp skeleton, witch and mummy plushies in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out skeleton, witch and mummy plushies using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp speech bubble and sentiment in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp sentiment with watermark ink on to thin strip of black card, sprinkle over white embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
  • Adhere sentiment to card using foam pads

 

A Little Naughty But Very Nice

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp mummy, devil and skeleton plushies in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, masking each image prior to stamping the next until all images are masked, then stamp shelf and mask this too
  • Die cut a circle aperture from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) and place over the image, adhering in place with washi tape
  • Create background using ink blending technique with purple ink, then add web detail using stencil, blending tool and white pigment ink
  • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Stamp sentiment with black ink

 

To My Handsome Devil

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Cut 2 cm x 8.5 cm strip of green card and 2 cm x 9.5 cm of orange card, stamp pattern on to each of them using white pigment ink
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink on to the strip of green card
  • Adhere orange strip to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using adhesive roller and adhere the green strip on top using foam pads, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp mummy, devil, skeleton and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out mummy, devil, skeleton and accessories using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp speech bubble and sentiment in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

 

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

    Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

     

    Clearly Besotted Supplies

    Other Supplies

    • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
    • Papertrey Ink Orange Zest, Green Parakeet and Winter Wisteria card stock
    • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
    • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
    • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
    • VersaColor ink pads
    • Versamark pad
    • Copic Sketch markers
    • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
    • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
    • White embossing powder
    • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
    • Mylar sheet 190 micron
    • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
    • Ranger mini ink blending tool
    • MISTI stamping platform
    • WOW! heat gun

     

    You're My Sunshine & Pattern Prints Fresh Foliage

    14 August, 2019 3 comments Leave a comment

    Today we're sharing a card using a couple of sets called You're My Sunshine & Pattern Prints Fresh Foliage.

    Happy Birthday To You May Your Day be Filled With Joy & Laughter

    Using a stamping platform, this card was super easy and super quick to make and I enjoyed the process so much I made a few matching tags too.

    Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

     

    Clearly Besotted Supplies

    Other Supplies

    • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
    • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
    • Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Dessert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves ink pads
    • MISTI stamping platform
    • Black twine

     

    August Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

    01 August, 2019 3 comments Leave a comment

    We are excited to show you all of the new products that will be available in our store, and also at Simon Says Stamp tonight at 8pm (BST) UK time.

    We regret to inform you that there will be no coordinating dies for this months release, we have decided to put a hold on them for a little while but will keep you updated if things change.  Sincere apologies for any disappointment or frustration this decision causes.

    August New Product Release 

    New Products

    I'm sure you will agree that the Design Team teasers have been amazing once again this month.  The lovely Michelle has kindly produced another one of her fabulous release reveal videos, which are always a joy to watch :)

    Thank you very much for joining us throughout the countdown, your encouragement means the world to us.  For a chance to win all of this months new stamp sets, please head on over to our facebook page and leave a comment on today's post.

    Happy stamping!

     

    August Release Countdown Teasers day 4: All Four Seasons

    31 July, 2019 9 comments Leave a comment

    Welcome back to day 4 of the August Release Countdown Teasers.

    Today we're sharing a few more cards using the All Four Seasons stamp set.

    Happy Birthday

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Die cut six small circles from turquoise and lilac card and adhere to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using foam pads, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
    • Stamp penguins in black ink on to separate white card and colour using makers, add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out penguins with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

     

    Happy Birthday To You Hope You Have An Absolutely Fabulous Day

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Die cut nine small circles from turquoise and lilac card and adhere to card base using foam pads
    • Stamp penguins in black ink on to separate white card and colour using makers, add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out penguins with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink 

         

        Many Happy Returns The Best Years Are Yet To Come

        Instructions

        • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
        • Stamp penguins in black ink on to white card and colour using pencils
        • Cut out penguins with scissors and adhere to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using foam pads, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
        • Stamp sentiment in black ink

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

          Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

           

          Clearly Besotted Supplies

          Other Supplies

          • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
          • Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and Lilac Grace card stock
          • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
          • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
          • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
          • Copic Sketch markers
          • FaberCastell Polychromos pencils
          • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
          • MISTI stamping platform

           

          August Release Countdown Teasers Day 3: Seasonal Line Up & Seasonal Sentiments

          30 July, 2019 7 comments Leave a comment

          Welcome back to day 3 of the August Release Countdown Teasers.

          Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Seasonal Line Up and Seasonal Sentiments.

          The First Blooms of Spring Always Make My Heart Sing

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Stamp bunny / sheep image in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask prior to stamping background image, mask this too
          • Die cut a rectangle aperture from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) and place over the image, secure in place with washi tape
          • Die cut clouds from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) to create cloud outline stencil
          • Create background using the cloud stencil and ink blending technique with yellow ink
          • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

           

          Bon Voyage Have A Wonderful Time

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Stamp hippo / whale image in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask prior to stamping background image, mask this too
          • Create background using ink blending technique with yellow and orange inks
          • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

             

            Autumn is a Second Spring When Every Leaf is a Flower

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp fox / bear image in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask prior to stamping background image, mask this too
            • Die cut a square aperture from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) and place over the image, secure in place with washi tape
            • Create background using ink blending technique
            • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

               

              Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp penguin / mice image in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask prior to stamping background image, mask this too
              • Create background using ink blending technique with blue ink and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink

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

              Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

               

              Clearly Besotted Supplies

              Other Supplies

              • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
              • Lawn Fawn stitched clouds dies
              • Mylar sheets
              • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
              • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
              • VersaColor ink pads
              • Copic Sketch markers
              • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
              • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
              • Ranger mini ink blending tool
              • MISTI stamping platform

               

              August Release Countdown Teasers Day 2: Shelve It & Laugh Out Loud Belated

              29 July, 2019 9 comments Leave a comment

              Welcome back to day 2 of the August Release Countdown Teasers.

              Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Shelve It & Laugh Out Loud Belated.

              Sending Belated Birthday Wishes It Took Time To Make The Perfect Card

               

              I Just Remembered I Forgot Your Birthday

               

              The Best Cards Come To Those Who Wait Sending Belated Birthday Wishes

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp image in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask with masking paper
              • Create background using ink blending technique
              • Add white highlight detail with spray and gel pen
              • Remove mask, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                 

                Sending Belated Birthday Wishes I Didn't Forget, I Was Busy

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Stamp image in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card
                • Colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

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

                Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

                 

                Clearly Besotted Supplies

                Other Supplies

                • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                • VersaColor ink pads
                • Copic Sketch markers
                • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
                • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                • MISTI stamping platform

                 

                August Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: All Four Seasons & Scene It Seasons

                28 July, 2019 8 comments Leave a comment

                The countdown teasers for August start today with six new stamp sets coming on the 1st of August.

                Today we're introducing two stamp sets called All Four Seasons and Scene It Seasons.

                Thinking of You Hope You Are Well

                 

                Bon Voyage Have A Wonderful Time

                 

                Trick or Treat Have A Spooktacular Halloween

                 

                Merry Christmas From Our Home To Yours

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Stamp background in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card
                • Lightly draw circle in pencil around background using any circular object as a guide
                • Colour background with pencils and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Stamp penguins in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out penguins 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 and happy stamping!

                   

                  Clearly Besotted Supplies

                  Other Supplies

                  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                  • Copic Sketch markers
                  • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
                  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                  • MISTI stamping platform

                   

                  Cute Cubs

                  27 July, 2019 2 comments Leave a comment

                  Today we're sharing a card using a stamp set called Cute Cubs.

                  Happy Birthday To You Hope You Have An Absolutely Fabulous Day

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                  • Stamp lion cub and kite in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, mask both and then stamp the bench background, mask this too
                  • Create background using ink blending technique with blue ink for the sky and green ink for the grass
                  • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                  • Attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                  • Stamp sentiment with black ink

                  Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

                   

                  Clearly Besotted Supplies

                  Other Supplies

                  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                  • VersaColor ink pads
                  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                  • Copic Sketch markers
                  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                  • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
                  • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                  • MISTI stamping platform

                   

                  Best Christmas

                  26 July, 2019 2 comments Leave a comment

                  Today we're sharing a Christmas card (it's never too early!) using a set called Best Christmas.

                  Sending Warm Winter Wishes

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) Portrait
                  • Stamp balloons in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, masking each image prior to stamping the next until all images are masked
                  • Mask off a rectangle panel using low tack washi tape
                  • Create background using ink blending technique with blue ink, then add snow effect on top using stencil, blending tool and white pigment ink
                  • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                  • Draw balloon strings with pencil and ruler
                  • Stamp sentiment with black ink

                  Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

                   

                  Clearly Besotted Supplies

                  Other Supplies

                  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                  • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink
                  • VersaColor ink pads
                  • Copic Sketch markers
                  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                  • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
                  • Washi tape
                  • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                  • MISTI stamping platform

                   

                  Pop Up Plushies

                  25 July, 2019 2 comments Leave a comment

                  Today we're sharing a card using a set called Pop Up Plushies.

                  Happy Birthday Have A Fabulous Day

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                  • Die cut six small hexagons from green, turquoise and cerise card and adhere to card base using foam pads 
                  • Stamp characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                  • Cut out characters using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                  • Stamp sentiment with black ink

                  Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

                   

                  Clearly Besotted Supplies

                  Other Supplies

                  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                  • Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shore and Happy Hibiscus card stock
                  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                  • Copic Sketch markers
                  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                  • MISTI stamping platform