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November Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Balloon Bunch, Balloon Bunch Backdrops & Balloon Bunch Buddies

28 October, 2019 4 comments Leave a comment

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

Today we're introducing three stamp sets called Balloon Bunch, Balloon Bunch Backdrops & Balloon Bunch Buddies.

Reach For The Stars

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Die cut cloud outline from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) to create stencil, position two thirds down on 10 cm x 14 xm white card and secure in place with washi tape
  • Stamp space backdrop in black ink, mask and create background using ink blending technique with blue and lilac ink, repositioning stencil where required to create cloud detail
  • Add starry sky effect with white and silver ink spray and white gel pen
  • Remove masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp balloons and puppy in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and pencils, then add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out balloons and puppy using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink
  • Watch background colouring video for this card here

 

A Very Special Delivery

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp night sky backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
  • Die cut circle aperture from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) to create stencil, place over stamped image and secure in place with washi tape
  • Create background using ink blending technique with blue ink
  • Add starry sky effect with white ink spray and gel pen
  • Remove stencil and masks, colour image with markers, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp balloons and baby in black ink on to separate white card and colour with markers
  • Cut out balloons and baby using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink

 

Sending Hugs & Rainbows

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp rainbow backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
  • Die cut circle aperture from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) to create stencil, place over stamped image and secure in place with washi tape
  • Create background using ink blending technique with pale blue ink
  • Remove stencil and masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp balloons and baby in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out balloons and baby using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink

 

Love You To The Moon & Back

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp night sky backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
  • Die cut square aperture from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) to create stencil, place over stamped image and secure in place with washi tape
  • Create background using ink blending technique with lilac and two shades of blue ink
  • Add starry sky effect with white gel pen and remove stencil and masks
  • Colour image with markers and attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp balloon and lamb in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out balloon and lamb using 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
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
  • Lawn Fawn sticthed squares dies
  • Lawn Fawn stitched clouds dies
  • Mylar sheet 190 micron
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
  • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
  • VersaColor ink pads
  • Copic Sketch markers
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
  • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence & Pewter
  • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
  • Ranger mini ink blending tool
  • MISTI stamping platform

 

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

01 October, 2019 6 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.

October New Product Release 

New Products

The Design Team and the amazing Guest Designer Joy have produced some truly remarkable teasers this month, the way they elevate our simple designs is awe inspiring.  Please don't forget to watch Michelle's fabulous release reveal video, she really is such a superstar.

Thank you very much for joining us throughout the countdown, I hope we haven't bombarded you with too much this month.  Your encouraging words gives us much needed confidence to continue and we are constantly humbled by your kindness.  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!

 

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: Nativity Play & Pop Up Christmas

01 October, 2019 3 comments Leave a comment

Welcome back to day 5 of the October Release Countdown Teasers.

Today we're introducing two new stamp sets called Nativity Play and Pop Up Christmas.

Silent Night Holy Night

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp star, mice and stable 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
  • Create background using ink blending technique with pale yellow and red ink
  • Manually draw and colour stage scene with markers
  • Remove all masks and colour images with markers
  • Stamp sentiment in watermark ink on to strip of 2.5 cm x 10 cm black card, sprinkle over gold embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
  • Adhere sentiment strip to card using adhesive roller

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp stable in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
  • Die cut a circle aperture from mylar sheet (or preferred medium) and place over the image, securing in place with washi tape
  • Create background using ink blending technique with blue ink, then add snowfall on top using white gel pen
  • Remove mask, colour image with markers and attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
  • Stamp mice in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out mice using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink

 

Sending Christmas Cheer

Instructions

  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Create background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using ink blending technique with three shades of blue ink, allow to dry
  • Stamp fireworks and 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
  • Stamp stable and mice in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
  • Cut out stable and mice using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

     

    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Die cut a hill outline from mylar sheets (or your preferred medium) to create a stencil
    • Create background on 10 cm x 14 cm white card using the stencil and ink blending technique with pale blue and lilac ink, add falling snow with white gel pen
    • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
    • Stamp sleigh, characters, trees and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out sleigh, characters, trees and accessories with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp speech bubbles in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in watermark ink on to thin strip of black card, sprinkle over white embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
    • Adhere sentiment strip to card using foam pads

     

    All I Want For Christmas Is You

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
    • Die cut three small stitched rectangle apertures from 10 cm x 14 cm white card and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
    • Die cut three small stitched rectangles from pale aqua card, position and adhere them within the rectangle apertures
    • Stamp characters and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out characters and accessories using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

     

    'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

    Instructions

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

     

    Christmas Cheer

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Mask off large rectangle on 10 cm x 14 cm white and create background card using ink blending technique with pale blue ink, then add snow effect on top using stencil, ink blending tool and white pigment ink
    • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
    • Stamp two elves in black ink on to separate white card and mask them both prior to stamping the sleigh
    • Remove masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out image using 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, we'll be back shortly to reveal all this months new products.

    Happy stamping!

     

    Clearly Besotted Supplies

    Other Supplies

    • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
    • Spellbinder Nestabilities circle dies
    • My Favourite Things Snowdrift dies
    • Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and True Black card
    • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
    • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
    • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
    • VersaMark watermark pad
    • VersaColor ink pads
    • Copic Sketch markers
    • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
    • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
    • Mylar sheet 190 micron
    • Ranger mini ink blending tool
    • Gold embossing powder
    • White embossing powder
    • MISTI stamping platform
    • Heat tool

     

    October Release Countdown Teasers Day 4: Christmas Panda Plushies & Festive Feast

    30 September, 2019 4 comments Leave a comment

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

    Today we're introducing two new stamp sets called Christmas Panda Plushies and Festive Feast.

    Have A Merry Christmas

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Stamp bamboo and pandas 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
    • Die cut a large rectangle and a hill outline from mylar sheets (or your preferred medium) to create two stencils
    • Position both stencils over the image, securing in place with washi tape, then create background using ink blending technique with blue ink
    • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink
    • See colouring video for this card here

     

    Celebrate The Season

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Die cut a hill outline from mylar sheets (or your preferred medium) to create a stencil
    • Create background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using the stencil and ink blending technique with pale blue and lilac ink, add falling snow with white gel pen
    • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
    • Stamp pandas and trees in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out pandas and trees with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

     

     To My Lovely Wife

    Instructions

    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
    • Die cut a large heart from mylar sheet (or your preferred medium) to create a stencil
    • Position stencil on to 10cm x 14 cm white card, securing in place with washi tape
    • Create background using ink blending technique with red and coral ink, then add snow effect on top using stencil, ink blending tool and white pigment ink
    • Stamp pandas and bamboo in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
    • Cut out pandas and bamboo with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

       

      Baby's First Christmas

      Instructions

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

      Have A Merry Christmas

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Stamp table in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, manually draw and colour background scene with markers
      • Stamp characters and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour using combination of markers and pencils, then add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Cut out characters and accessories using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

       

      Eat Drink And Be Merry

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
      • Mask off rectangle on 10 cm x 14 cm white card and create background using ink blending technique with pale blue ink, then add pattern on top using stencil, ink blending tool and white pigment ink
      • Stamp table, characters and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with combination of markers and pencils, then add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Cut out table, characters and accessories with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

       

       Happy Holidays

      Instructions

      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
      • Die cut six small hexagons from green, kraft and coral card and adhere to card base using foam pads 
      • Stamp characters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with combination of markers and pencils, then add white highlight detail with gel pen
      • Cut out characters using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
      • Stamp sentiment with 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 Hearts dies
          • Papertrey Ink Kraft, Simply Chartreuse and Berry Sorbet card
          • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
          • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
          • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
          • VersaMark watermark pad
          • VersaColor ink pads
          • Copic Sketch markers
          • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
          • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
          • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
          • Mylar sheet 190 micron
          • Ranger mini ink blending tool
          • White embossing powder
          • MISTI stamping platform
          • Heat tool

           

          October Release Countdown Teasers day 3: Merry Maidens, Drink & Be Merry & One More Sleep

          29 September, 2019 5 comments Leave a comment

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

          Today we're introducing three new stamp sets called Merry Maidens, Drink & Be Merry and One More Sleep.

          Merry Christmas

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Stamp under water scene in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, mask and create background using ink blending technique with blue ink
          • Remove mask, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
          • Stamp mermaids and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
          • Cut out mermaids and accessories using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Stamp speech bubble in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Watch colouring video for this card here

           

          Bring On The Merry

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Die cut two small rectangles from pattern paper and two small rectangles from pale aqua card, adhere to card base using foam pads
          • Stamp mermaids in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
          • Cut out mermaids with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Die cut small heart from kraft card, stamp sentiment in black ink and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

           

           Sending Love At Christmas Time

          Instructions

          • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
          • Die cut circle aperture from 10 cm x 14 white card and adhere 9.8 cm x 13.8 cm acetate to the back
          • Die cut circle aperture from 9.5 cm x 13.5 cm 3 mm thick foam sheet, ensuring the circle aperture lines up with the acetate backed white card
          • Adhere foam sheet to card base, add sequin mix within the aperture before adhering the acetate backed white card on top
          • Die cut circle frame from aqua card stock and adhere on top of circle aperture using glue pen
          • Stamp mermaids in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
          • Cut out mermaids with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
          • Stamp sentiment in black ink

             

            Eat, Drink And Be Merry

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp cocktails in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, masking each drink prior to stamping the next until all cocktails are masked
            • Create background using ink blending technique with green and yellow ink and spray fine mist of white ink on top
            • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink
            • Watch colouring video for this card here

             

            Fa La La La La La

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
            • Die cut two small rectangles from kraft card and one small rectangle from green card, adhere to card base using foam pads
            • Stamp drinks and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Cut out drinks and accessories with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

             

            To Get Into The Christmas Spirit You Need A Bottle Opener

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Die cut a circle aperture from mylar sheet (or preferred medium) and place on top of 10 cm x 14 cm white card, securing in place with washi tape
            • Create background using ink blending technique with two shades of aqua ink, then add snowfall on top using stencil, ink blending tool and white pigment ink
            • Remove stencil and attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp cocktails in black ink on to separate white card and colour with pencils
            • Cut out cocktails using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

             

            Merry & Bright

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp moon backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, mask and create background using ink blending technique with blue ink
            • Add starry sky effect 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
            • Stamp Santa and reindeer silhouette, and sentiment, in black ink
            • Stamp animals in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Cut out animals using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

             

            You Light up My Life

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp Sydney backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, mask and create background using ink blending technique with pale blue ink, allow to dry
            • Remove mask, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Stamp fireworks with watermark ink, sprinkle over white embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
            • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp cat and raccoon in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Cut out cat and raccoon using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

             

            Merry & Bright

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp Christmas backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp animals and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Cut out animals and accessories using 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
            • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
            • Papertrey Ink Kraft, Simply Chartreuse and Aqua Mist card
            • Lawn Fawn stitched circle frame dies
            • Lawn Fawn pattern paper
            • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
            • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
            • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
            • VersaMark watermark pad
            • VersaColor ink pads
            • Copic Sketch markers
            • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
            • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
            • Little Things From Lucy's Cards Coast Mix
            • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
            • Mylar sheet 190 micron
            • Ranger mini ink blending tool
            • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
            • White embossing powder
            • Sakura Quickie glue pen
            • MISTI stamping platform
            • Heat tool

             

            October Release Countdown Teasers Day 2: Christmas Line Up, Festive Fairies & Sing It's Christmas

            28 September, 2019 4 comments Leave a comment

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

            Today we're introducing four new stamp sets called Christmas Line Up, Festive Fairies, Sing It's Christmas and Sentimental Christmas.

            Sending Christmas Cheer

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp polar bears in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask prior to stamping Christmas backdrop, mask this too
            • Create background using ink blending technique with shades of blue ink
            • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Spray fine mist of white ink on top and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink
            • See colouring video for this card here

             

            Be Merry Be Merry Be Merry

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Stamp trees in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, masking each tree prior to stamping the next until all trees are masked
            • Die cut a circle aperture from mylar sheet (or preferred medium) and place over the image, securing in place with washi tape
            • Create background using ink blending technique with pale blue ink, then add snowfall on top using stencil, ink blending tool and white pigment ink
            • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp reindeer and snowmen in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Cut out reindeer and snowmen using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

             

             Spread A Little Sparkle

            Instructions

            • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
            • Die cut a large circle aperture from mylar sheet (or preferred medium) and place over 10 cm x 14 cm white card, securing in place with washi tape
            • Create background using ink blending technique with blue ink, then add snow effect on top using stencil, ink blending tool and white pigment ink
            • Attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
            • Stamp fairy scene and fairy in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
            • Cut out fairy scene and fairy with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
            • Stamp sentiment in black ink

               

              Happy Holidays

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Die cut three small squares from pattern paper and three small squares from kraft card, adhere to card base using foam pads
              • Stamp fairies and trees in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out fairies and trees with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Die cut small heart from pale aqua card, stamp sentiment in black ink and adhere to card using foam pads

               

              Have A Magical Christmas

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp fairy scene in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, mask and create background using ink blending technique with blue and lilac ink
              • Remove mask, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp fairies and tree in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out fairies and tree using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink

               

              Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp choir in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
              • Die cut a square aperture from mylar sheet (or preferred medium) and place over the image, securing in place with washi tape
              • Create background using ink blending technique with pale yellow and orange inks, manually draw the trees and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Remove mask, colour image with pencils and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp speech bubble in black ink on to separate white card, tint with pale yellow ink, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink
              • Watch colouring video for this card here

               

              Peace On Earth

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Stamp Christmas backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp choir and lamp posts in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out choir and lamp posts using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
              • Stamp speech bubble 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 today:

              Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

               

              Clearly Besotted Supplies

              Other Supplies

              • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
              • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
              • Papertrey Ink Kraft and Aqua Mist card stock
              • Lawn Fawn pattern paper
              • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
              • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
              • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
              • VersaColor ink pads
              • Copic Sketch markers
              • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
              • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
              • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
              • Mylar sheet 190 micron
              • Ranger mini ink blending tool
              • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
              • MISTI stamping platform

               

              October Release Countdown Teasers Day 1: Christmas Corners & Christmas Sea

              27 September, 2019 4 comments Leave a comment

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

              Today we're introducing two stamp sets called Christmas Corners and Christmas Sea.

              'Twas The Night Before Christmas

              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, mask image and create background using ink blending technique with pale yellow ink
              • Remove mask, colour image with combination of markers and pencils, then add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Stamp sentiment with black ink and attach to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Watch colouring video for this card here

               

              'Twas The Night Before Christmas

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Create background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using ink blending technique with two shades of blue ink, allow to dry
              • 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
              • Stamp images in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out images using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

               

              'Twas The Night Before Christmas

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Die cut tag from kraft card and hole reinforcement ring from white card, adhere ring to tag using glue pen 
              • Stamp sentiment with watermark ink, sprinkle over white embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
              • Attach twine and wooden peg to tag and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp image in black ink on to separate white card and colour with pencils
              • Cut out image using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

               

              Let's Celebrate The Season

              Instructions

              • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
              • Create background directly on to card base using ink blending technique with two shades of blue ink, then add wave detail on top using stencil, blending tool and white pigment ink
              • Die cut circle aperture from 10 cm x 14 cm white card and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
              • Stamp sentiment in black ink
              • Stamp octopus in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
              • Cut out octopus using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

               

                It's Beginning To Look Christmas Sea

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Stamp ocean backdrop in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and colour with markers, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Add sun ray detail to ocean backdrop using blender marker, and add white highlight detail using gel pen
                • Stamp octopus, coral Christmas tree, fish and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out octopus, coral Christmas tree, fish and accessories using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                 

                It's Beginning To Look Christmas Sea

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) landscape
                • Create background directly on to card base using ink blending technique with two shades of blue ink, then add wave detail on top using stencil, blending tool and white pigment ink
                • Die cut oval aperture from 10 cm x 14 cm white card and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink
                • Stamp octopus, coral Christmas tree, fish and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour using markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out octopus, coral Christmas tree, fish and accessories using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads

                Please check in on our fantastic Design Team, and the wonderful Joy Taylor who's guest designing again this month, for more countdown teasers today:

                Thank you for looking and happy stamping!

                 

                Clearly Besotted Supplies

                Other Supplies

                • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
                • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
                • Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval dies
                • Papertrey Ink Kraft 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
                • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                • Sakura Quickie glue pen
                • MISTI stamping platform
                • WOW! heat gun
                • Mini wooden peg
                • Hemptique natural twine

                 

                September Release Countdown Teasers Day 5: New Products

                01 September, 2019 2 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.

                September New Product Release 

                New Products

                The Design Team teasers have been amazing and it's been fabulous having Joy lend us her incredible talents this month.  The lovely Keren has a final teaser to share with you and the wonderful Michelle has generously produced another one of her fabulous release reveal videos, these take a lot of work and we are very grateful.

                Thank you very much for joining us throughout the countdown, your encouragement and support is appreciated and we can't thank you enough.  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!

                 

                September Release Countdown Teasers day 4: Pop Up Monsters

                31 August, 2019 7 comments Leave a comment

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

                Today we're introducing a stamp set called Pop Up Monsters.

                Hip Hip Hooray It's Your Birthday

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Stamp moon surface in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
                • Create background using ink blending technique with blue and indigo ink, add starry sky effect with white ink spray and gel pen
                • Remove mask and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Stamp monsters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out monsters with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                 

                To My Little Monster

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Stencil slime on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card using stencil, ink blending tool and two shades of green ink, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Stamp monsters in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out monsters with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp speech bubble in black ink on to separate white card, cut out with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                 

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

                Instructions

                • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                • Stamp moon surface in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
                • Create background using ink blending technique with blue and indigo ink, add starry sky effect with white ink spray and gel pen
                • Remove mask and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                • Stamp monster, spaceship and accessories in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                • Cut out monster, spaceship and accessories with scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                     

                    Hope Your Birthday is Out of This World

                    Instructions

                    • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                    • Stamp moon surface and monsters 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
                    • Create background using ink blending technique with shades of blue ink, add starry sky effect with white ink spray and gel pen, as shown in this video
                    • 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
                    • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                       

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

                      Instructions

                      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                      • Stamp houses in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card, mask houses and a small circle in the top left of the scene
                      • Create background using ink blending technique with shades of blue inks, add starry sky effect with white gel pen
                      • Remove all masks, colour images with markers and adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                      • Stamp monster and spaceship in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Cut out monster and spaceship 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
                      • VersaColor ink pads
                      • Copic Sketch markers
                      • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
                      • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                      • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
                      • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                      • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                      • MISTI stamping platform

                       

                      September Release Countdown Teasers Day 3: Hippo Halloween

                      30 August, 2019 7 comments Leave a comment

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

                      Today we're introducing a stamp set called Hippo Halloween.

                      Have A Fiendishly Fun-Filled Birthday

                      Instructions

                      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                      • Stamp hippos 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
                      • Die cut a circle aperture from mylar sheet (or preferred medium) and place over the image, securing in place with washi tape
                      • Create background using ink blending technique, as shown in this video
                      • Remove all masks, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Stamp sentiment in black ink

                       

                      Park Your Broom & Sit For A Spell

                      Instructions

                      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                      • Die cut circle from masking paper and adhere to lower part of 10 cm x 14 cm white card
                      • Create background using ink blending technique with shades of blue ink
                      • Add starry sky effect with white ink spray and gel pen, remove mask and colour moon with markers, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                      • Stamp cityscape in black ink on to separate white card and colour the windows with markers
                      • Cut out cityscape using scissors and adhere to card using foam sheet cut to size
                      • Stamp hippo in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Cut out hippo using scissors and adhere to card using foam pads
                      • Stamp sentiment with black ink

                       

                      Trick or Treat / Best Witches

                      Instructions

                      • Die cut tags from black and orange card, then die cut decorative edge along the bottom of the orange tag
                      • Stamp stripey pattern on to the orange tag with white pigment ink
                      • Adhere the orange tag on top of the black tag using foam sheet cut to size
                      • Die cut small circle from green card, stamp spotty pattern on to circle with white pigment ink and adhere to tag using foam pads
                      • Die cut sentiment strip from purple card, stamp sentiment on to it with black ink and adhere to tag using foam pads
                      • Stamp hippo and accessories with black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Cut out hippo and accessories with scissors and adhere to tag using foam pads
                      • Die cut hole reinforcement from black card and adhere to tag using glue pen
                      • Attach black twine and tie in a bow

                       

                      Happy Halloween Have A Spooktacular Day

                      Instructions

                      • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
                      • Stamp Halloween background on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask it off
                      • Create background using ink blending technique with shades of blue ink and add starry sky effect with white ink spray and gel pen
                      • Remove mask and colour image with markers, add white highlight detail with gel pen, then adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size
                      • Stamp sentiment with watermark ink, sprinkle over white embossing powder, then set and emboss with heat tool
                      • Stamp hippos in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with gel pen
                      • Cut out hippos using 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 True Black. Orange Zest, Green Parakeet and Winter Wisteria card stock
                      • Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies
                      • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
                      • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
                      • Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink pad
                      • VersaColor ink pads
                      • Versamark pad
                      • Ranger Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
                      • Copic Sketch markers
                      • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
                      • White embossing powder
                      • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
                      • Ranger mini ink blending tool
                      • MISTI stamping platform
                      • Sakura Quickie glue pen
                      • Black twine