Cleary Besotted Stamps Guest Designer – Day 5

Hello friends!

This post is way overdue. I was supposed to do it three days ago, but became busy with family and graduation. Well, better late than never!

Today I have two more cards using the set Just Fabulous from Clearly Besotted Stamps’ May release.

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I die cut and stamped the flower and stem. For the flower part, I stamped it in a similar was as I did on the second card in my previous post. First I used light blue (Close to My Hear Sky ink) , then I stamped with a light violet ink (Stampin’Up! Wisteria Wonder).

I also did some coloring on the leaves and stem with a Prosma pencil. As you can, I die cut the same flower&stem out of the white panel and inserted the stamped one in it’s place. I applied some tape on the back to put them together.

The second card:

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This one has a simple design. I combined the vases with a Memory box branch die cut and a triangle flag from Hero Arts, which I used to stamp the diamonds in the background.

Note: Since the beige vase is on the foreground, as it is adhered with foam tape, it meant that the branch had to be raised as  well. I used Pinflair glue gel (Thanks Taheerah!) to apply tiny dots of thick glue at various points behind the branch.

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Clearly Besotted Stamps Guest Designer – Day 4


Today I am sharing two cards made with the stamp set Just Fabulous from Clearly Besotted Stamps‘ May release.

Here is my first one:

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I stamped the outline flower and stem, colored it with Copic markers and trimmed it out. The bottom strip is double sided tape and Ritz Stardust glitter.

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Do you notice a slight depth to the flowers? I first stamped the small solid flower in light pink. Next I inked the stamp in a darker shade of pink, randomly wiped some ink off with a tissue, then stamped it over the light pink impression.  I did this three times, then stamped the vase and drew some stems. I liked how one of the practice blooms came out, so I trimmed that out and popped it over with foam tape. The panel is backed with silver foil paper.

I will be back tomorrow with a couple more cards from this set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearly Besotted Stamps Guest Designer- Day 3

Hello there crafty people!

Today I am sharing the last two cards from the set My Cup of Tea from Clearly Besotted Stamps‘ May release.

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This is one of my favorites from this set; emboss resist, Ombre, how can it not be? 🙂 I used Momento chocolate and Stampin’Up! Rose Red to ink up the tea set. Once again, the flourish is from Inkadinkado inchies.

The thin strip is actually silver foil paper, here is a shot capturing the light:

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And here is my last card:

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As you can see, I die cut the pot from the card base and backed it with gray card stock. I stamped the image (Stampin’Up! Pool party) on a separate piece, trimmed it out and adhered with foam tape. The heart is out of gold foil paper with some glossy accent for dimension.

I hope you found some inspiration here. I will be back soon with some samples from other sets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Clearly Besotted Stamps Guest Designer – Day 2

Hello again!

I am here with a couple more cards for my guest post for the May release of Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Once again I have used the My Cup of Tea set to make these two cards:

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I decided to customize the outline tea pot and make it resemble Aladdin’s lamp. I stamped it on gold shimmery card stock and embossed a flourish (Inkadinkado inchies) on one corner. It is a wishing lamp, but in real life you can’t simply wish for things, hence the sentiment, encouraging someone to work for their dreams. When I chose the patterned paper, I simply picked one that looked good with the color scheme, but afterwords I realized that the pattern/colors resembles oriental carpets and thought it worked well with the whole Aladdin theme.

Here is another version of a very similar concept:

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Here I stamped the pot on gold foil card stock, and used a hand draw smoke cut out of vellum. The black corner is supposed to be a rock (looks a bit too flat) and the sentiment is handwritten.

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Clearly Besotted Stamps Guest Designer – Day 1


I am here to share some cards using products from Clearly Besotted Stamps May release. I was so excited when Stephanie asked me if I wanted to guest design this month! I love her stamp line and couldn’t wait to get my hands on her latest stamps 🙂

I started out by working with the set My Cup of Tea. I had a lot of ideas and ended up making a number of cards. Instead of dumping all the cards in one post, I decided to divide them up into three post, so you will be seeing more from this set in the next two days.

Here are today’s cards:

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I decided to break into my patterned paper pack and used it on the card base. The pot is stamped with Distress ink Victorian Velvet. On another piece of card stock  I embossed the image in gold and cut out the floral portion. As for the oval piece, I embossed a gold outline on it. Here is how; I first cut out the same oval out of masking paper, drew a thin outline around the edges, trimmed it off, then placed the now slightly smaller mask over the oval card stock. Finally I pressed Versamark pad on it, sprinkled the embossing powder, removed the mask and applied heat.

I know…quite a lot of steps for that embossed outline! but it came out quite pretty 🙂

I had a hard time deciding on the sentiment and where to place it. After much fiddling I found a place for it, can you see it?

On to the next card:

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I love the outline pot and cup in this set. There are so many ways you can decorate them! Here I stamped a floral bouquet from Stampin’Up! Best of Flowers set. I remember when I got this set, I was quite disappointed at the scale of the images (I expected them to be bigger) but this one is perfect for this tea pot! and there are yet more to come 🙂

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Here is a super simple card. I wanted to go for more of a gender neutral color and design. Here I used a die that coordinates with the set. It is almost impossible to get a perfect edge if you stamp the image first. So I die cut the cup first and tried stamping on it, first by eye-balling, then by using stamp-a-ma-jig. However neither worked to my satisfaction. Then I used vellum; first die cut the cup then used both the negative and positive parts to position my die exactly where I wanted it to be. Of course, I am a little crazy about getting things exact, so this worked the best for me.

That’s it for me today, see you tomorrow with a couple more cards!