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November Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

01 November, 2021 1 comment Leave a comment

We are very 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 (GMT) UK time.

We regret to inform you that there will be no coordinating dies for this months release.  We currently have no plans to bring coordinating dies back and can only apologise for any upset or disappointment caused.

November New Product Release

 

New Products

    Please check in on our fabulous Design Team for the last of this month's teasers.  Additionally, our lovely Michelle has a fabulous product reveal video to share so please take a look.

    For a chance to win all of this month's new stamp sets, please head on over to our facebook page and leave a comment on today's post.

    We are grateful, if not a little surprised, to still be in business after a tough couple of years, and for that we have you to thank.  We have a small customer base who are incredibly supportive and we are truly humbled by your loyalty.

    Hope you are well, please take care and hope to see you back next month!

     

    November Release Countdown Teasers Day 4: Introducing Bee Merry

    31 October, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

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

    Today we're introducing a stamp set called Bee Merry.

      It's The Buzziest Time

       

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Die cut large oval 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
      • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with three shades of blue ink
      • Add snow detail on top using mini ink blending tool and stencil, with white pigment ink
      • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
      • Stamp hive and bees in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
      • Cut out hive and bees with 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

       

      To My Lovely Wife All I Want For Christmas Is You

       

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and heart stencil, with three shades of blue ink
      • Add honeycomb pattern on top using mini ink blending tool and stencil, with white pigment ink
      • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
      • Stamp bees in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
      • Cut out bees 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:

        Thank you very much for joining us today.

         

        Clearly Besotted Supplies

        Other Supplies

        • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
        • Spellbinder Nestabilities oval dies
        • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
        • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
        • Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink pad
        • Versacolor Ink pads
        • Copic Sketch markers
        • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
        • Mylar sheet 190 micron
        • Ranger mini ink blending tool
        • MISTI stamping platform

         

        November Release Countdown Teasers Day 3: Introducing Sulking Santa and Tangled In Tinsel

        30 October, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

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

        Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Sulking Santa and Tangled In Tinsel.

          It's the Most Stressful Time of The Year 

           

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
          • Ink blend background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool with two shades of blue ink
          • Add starry sky detail on top using white ink spray
          • Adhere to card base using an adhesive roller
          • Stamp city scene on to 8 cm x 14 cm white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
          • Cut out along the top of city scene and adhere to card using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
          • Stamp tree and characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
          • Cut out tree and characters with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

           

          Sending Candy Cane Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

           

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
          • Die cut large oval aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
          • Position custom made stencil centrally, landscape orientation, on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
          • Mask off the bottom of the oval stencil using washi tape
          • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and stencil with two shades of blue ink
          • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
          • Stamp characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
          • Cut out characters with 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 in black ink

           

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

            Thank you very much for joining us today.

             

            Clearly Besotted Supplies

            Other Supplies

            • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
            • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
            • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
            • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
            • Versacolor Ink pads
            • Copic Sketch markers
            • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
            • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
            • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
            • Mylar sheet 190 micron
            • Ranger mini ink blending tool
            • MISTI stamping platform

             

            November Release Countdown Teasers Day 2: Introducing Merry Mole and Pull The Other One

            29 October, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

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

            Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Merry Mole and Pull The Other One.

              We Wish You A Merry Christmas

               

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
              • Die cut large oval aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
              • Position custom made stencil centrally, landscape orientation, on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
              • Mask off the bottom of the oval stencil using washi tape
              • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and stencil with two shades of brown ink
              • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
              • Stamp fireplace, stockings and moles in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
              • Cut out fireplace, stockings and moles with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink

               

              Santa Is It Too Late To Be Nice?

               

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Ink blend block background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool and stencil with two shades of blue ink
              • Add starry sky detail on top using white ink spray
              • Stamp gifts and characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
              • Cut out gifts and characters with 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 in black ink

               

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

                Thank you very much for joining us today.

                 

                Clearly Besotted Supplies

                Other Supplies

                • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                • Spellbinder Nestabilities oval dies
                • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                • Versacolor Ink pads
                • Copic Sketch markers
                • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
                • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
                • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                • MISTI stamping platform

                 

                November Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Introducing Winter Woodland

                28 October, 2021 3 comments Leave a comment

                The November release countdown teasers start today and we are delighted to have our resident guest designers Alberto Gava, Francine Vuillème and Mona Toth taking part this month.

                There are six new stamp sets coming on the 1st of November and today we're introducing a stamp set called Winter Woodland.

                  Hedgehugs & Kisses

                   

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                  • Die cut large rectangle 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
                  • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with three shades of blue ink
                  • Add starry sky detail on top using white ink spray
                  • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                  • Stamp scene and characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                  • Cut out scene and characters with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                  • Die cut speech bubble from separate white card, stamp sentiment in black ink and adhere to card using foam pads

                   

                  If Kisses Were Snowflakes I'd Send You A Blizzard

                  Instructions

                  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                  • Ink blend background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool with blue ink
                  • Add cityscape using mini ink blending tool and stencil, with black ink
                  • Add window detail on top of cityscape using mini ink blending tool and stencil, with white pigment ink
                  • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                  • Stamp characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                  • Cut out characters 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:

                    Thank you very much for joining us today.

                     

                    Clearly Besotted Supplies

                    Other Supplies

                    • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                    • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
                    • My Favorite Things Snow Drifts dies
                    • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                    • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                    • Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink pad
                    • Versacolor Ink pads
                    • Copic Sketch markers
                    • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                    • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
                    • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                    • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                    • MISTI stamping platform

                     

                    October Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

                    01 October, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

                    We are very 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 currently have no plans to bring coordinating dies back and can only apologise for any upset or disappointment caused.

                    October New Product Release

                     

                    New Products

                      Please check in on our fabulous Design Team for the last of this month's teasers, and don't forget to take a look at the brilliant product reveal video the wonderful Michelle has made for us.

                      For a chance to win all of this month's new stamp sets, please head on over to our facebook page and leave a comment on today's post.

                      Thank you very much for taking the time to visit us and also for your uplifting encouragement on all our social media outlets.  Clearly Besotted is and always has been a labour of love and your support makes it all the more enjoyable for us.

                      Please take care and we hope to see you next month!

                       

                      October Release Countdown Teasers Day 4: Introducing Merry Mix & Match Series

                      30 September, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

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

                      Today we're introducing three stamp sets called Merry Mix & Match Meow, Merry Mix & Match Squeak and Merry Mix & Match Woof.

                        Naughty or Mice?

                         

                        Instructions

                        • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                        • Die cut large rectangle 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
                        • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with pale beige ink
                        • Add brick detail on top using mini ink blending tool and stencil with two shades of brown ink
                        • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                        • Stamp tree segments in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                        • Cut out tree segments with scissors, assemble 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

                         

                        With Love

                         

                        Instructions

                        • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                        • Ink blend block background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using mini ink blending tool and stencil with turquoise ink
                        • Stamp trees in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                        • Cut out trees with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                        • Stamp sentiments in black ink

                         

                        Merry Mix & Match Combinations

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

                          Thank you very much for joining us today.

                           

                          Clearly Besotted Supplies

                          Other Supplies

                          • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                          • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
                          • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                          • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                          • Versacolor Ink pads
                          • Copic Sketch markers
                          • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
                          • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                          • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                          • MISTI stamping platform

                           

                          October Release Countdown Teasers Day 3: Introducing Flaming Festivities and Snow Scenes

                          29 September, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

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

                          Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Flaming Festivities and Snow Scenes.

                            We Wish You A Merry Christmas

                             

                            Instructions

                            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                            • Die cut large oval aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                            • Position custom made stencil centrally, landscape orientation, on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card and secure in place with washi tape
                            • Mask off the bottom of the oval stencil using washi tape
                            • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with two shades of blue ink
                            • Remove stencil and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                            • Stamp snow dragon scene and dragon in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                            • Cut out snow dragon scene and dragon with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                            • Add snow detail using white marker pen
                            • 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 in black ink

                             

                            Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

                             

                            Instructions

                            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                            • Stamp city backdrop on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, landscape orientation, and mask
                            • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with two shades of blue ink
                            • Add snowy sky detail on top using white ink spray and white marker pen
                            • Remove mask, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                            • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                            • Stamp traffic scene in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                            • Cut out traffic scene 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:

                              Thank you very much for joining us today.

                               

                              Clearly Besotted Supplies

                              Other Supplies

                              • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                              • Spellbinder Nestabilities oval dies
                              • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                              • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                              • Versacolor Ink pads
                              • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                              • Copic Sketch markers
                              • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
                              • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                              • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                              • MISTI stamping platform

                               

                              October Release Countdown Teasers Day 2: Introducing Gobble Gobble and Merry Meerkat

                              28 September, 2021 2 comments Leave a comment

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

                              Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Gobble Gobble and Merry Meerkat.

                                It's Not Just My Sense of Humour That's Incredibly Dry

                                 

                                Instructions

                                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                                • Stamp food in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
                                • Die cut large rectangle aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
                                • Position custom made stencil centrally to frame food and secure in place with washi tape
                                • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with two shades of blue ink
                                • Remove stencil and color image with markers, add white highlight detail with marker pen
                                • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                                • Stamp turkeys in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                                • Cut out turkeys with 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 in black ink

                                 

                                We Wish You A Merry Christmas

                                 

                                Instructions

                                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                                • Die cut large rectangle 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
                                • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool with three shades of blue ink
                                • Add stars on top using mini ink blending tool and stencil with white pigment ink
                                • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                                • Stamp cactus and meerkats in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                                • Cut out cactus and meerkats with 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 in black ink

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

                                  Thank you very much for joining us today.

                                   

                                  Clearly Besotted Supplies

                                  Other Supplies

                                  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                                  • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
                                  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                                  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                                  • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
                                  • Versacolor Ink pads
                                  • Copic Sketch markers
                                  • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
                                  • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                                  • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                                  • MISTI stamping platform

                                   

                                  October Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Introducing Yuletide Yeti

                                  27 September, 2021 3 comments Leave a comment

                                  The October release countdown teasers start today and we are thrilled that our fabulous regular guest designers Alberto Gava and Francine Vuillème are joining us again this month.

                                  There are eight new stamp sets coming on the 1st of October and today we're introducing a stamp set called Yuletide Yeti.

                                    Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

                                     

                                    Instructions

                                    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                                    • Die cut large rectangle 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
                                    • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and stencil with three shades of blue ink
                                    • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                                    • Stamp yetis in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                                    • Cut out yetis with 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 in black ink

                                     

                                    Is It Christmas Yeti?

                                     

                                    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
                                    • Mask off bottom half of the circle stencil using washi tape
                                    • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and stencil with two shades of blue ink
                                    • Remove stencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive roller
                                    • Stamp yeti in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
                                    • Cut out yeti with 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 in black ink

                                     

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

                                      Thank you very much for joining us today.

                                       

                                      Clearly Besotted Supplies

                                      Other Supplies

                                      • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                                      • Spellbinder Nestabilities rectangle dies
                                      • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
                                      • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                                      • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                                      • Versacolor Ink pads
                                      • Copic Sketch markers
                                      • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
                                      • Mylar sheet 190 micron
                                      • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                                      • MISTI stamping platform