I'm back today to share some more teasers of the fabulous Clearly Besotted May Release. All the sets in this month's release will be available to buy from the Clearly Besotted store on 5 May at 10pm BST. Over at Stephanie's blog you will find links to the Design Team and other guest designers who are also sharing more teasers.
Today I'm sharing cards made with two more sets, Just the Two of Us and To You With Love.
Just the Two of Us
This set has adorable images of parent and baby animals, with co-ordinating sentiments, ideal for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
I opted for the cute little panda pairing for this card which I stamped and masked. I also masked before ink blending the grass, then swapped the mask around to blend the sky. With these masks still in place I stamped the bamboo from CB It's a Celebration set (limited edition - now discontinued) and used second generation stamping to stamp again alongside. I finished by stamping the sentiment and adhering to the card base on 3D foam, and some Glossy Accents was added to the pandas' eyes.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Just the Two of Us and It's a Celebration (discontinued)
- Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Green Tea; Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
- Accents: Glossy Accents
Retro Sketches - Challenge #213
Penny Black and More - May Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #423 - No Patterned Papers
Crafty Creations - Challenge #314 - Black and White and a Pop of Colour
Dream Valley - Challenge #130 - All Creatures Great and Small
To You With Love
This mini set has a gorgeous floral image and sentiments.
I wanted to have a go at the Distress Ink Lifting / Watercolour Bleaching technique with this gorgeous stamp. And I chose an usual colour of Distress Ink which I've never used before, Iced Spruce. I really liked this when I first made it, but now I'm not so sure. I would love to know your opinion as I'm still very much on the fence with this one!
I started by stamping the image and sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossing in white. I then blended the Distress Ink up from the bottom corner gradually fading it out diagonally. The next part is where the magic happens. Armed with water, a small paint brush and a paper towel I painted water onto the petals, left for a few seconds and then blotted with the paper towel. The colour then lifts away revealing a paler shade. I believe this only works with Distress Inks. To add a little interest I finished by adding some splatters of a mix of mica powder and water, to add some shimmer, seen much more clearly in the next photo.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - To You With Love
- Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Iced Spruce
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
- Mica Powder: Honey Doo Crafts - White Opal
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #61 - Monochrome
Thanks so much for popping by. I'll be back with more CBS release teasers tomorrow morning.