Clearly Besotted Teaser Day 3!

August 3, 2015 at 9:28 am 13 comments


Yes, You haven’t missed Day 2- it was really Day 2 yesterday as Clearly Besotted Stamps start with Day 1 where they show tiny thumbnails of a part of each set and that was on onto another day!

‘Love Bug’..

What does it remind you of? Well when I saw just one of the bugs in this set, I had a vision of fireflies in a jar

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Aren’t those bugs gorgeous! Strictly speaking they’re not fireflies- but I’ve tried to make them look that way

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I just did some simple colouring and then added some glittery bottoms- well they are fireflies after all πŸ˜‰

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The body of the card is just using distress inks- blending the black into the yellow. Add some water drops and then some pearlised ink 4-27 copy

Next I die cut a jar shape out of acetate and sewed it onto the base card. By using a coloured thread you help bring contrast to the card and tie in the colour of the hearts on the bug (well I had to add a heart in to make sure the sentiment made sense!).

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To add a difference to the card, I extended the jar top above the card, added a textured lid from some wallpaper samples I had lying around and then added 2 jump rings into the acetate and added some copper wire for a handle.

The card is using only 2 elements from the set…wait until you see the rest. Jenny has done a wonderful job designing this months sets.

Hope you enjoy having a look around the Design Team’s blogs- I’m really looking forward to seeing what they’ve done with the sets! Start with the Clearly Besotted Stamps Blog first for the links. You’ve not long to wait to purchase these sets- they’re available from Wednesday 5th August.

Happy Monday- and keep shining (but not in the way of the fireflies!!)


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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle Short  |  August 3, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE what you have done with this set, those fireflies are adorable. Amazing card! x


  • 2. Florence  |  August 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Wonderful project. You have such a fabulous imagination Keren.
    Hugs Flo x


  • 3. Sarah  |  August 3, 2015 at 10:36 am

    WOW! What a stunning and awesome creation Keren.
    Brilliant and unique take on the set. x


  • 4. Linda F  |  August 3, 2015 at 11:39 am

    What a fabulous design, very clever use of the bugs.


  • 5. rian  |  August 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

    this stamp is my favorite it’s soooo sweet.
    hugs rian


  • 6. Piali  |  August 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Stunning creation!! Love this!


  • 7. conil  |  August 3, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Dear Lord…your really are amazing. This is so darn adorable it makes my teeth ache. Seriously though, this is why Stephanie was hesitant about asking you to do this Guest Design spot. I would be, too, in the presence of imagination like this. So completely clever and so meticulously assembled. Darling card.


  • 8. Angela Styles  |  August 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    this is such a lovely idea-very effective! -thanks for the inspiration.


  • 9. Mandy  |  August 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Absolutely wonderful Keren, another fabulous idea!


  • 10. karensteele0873  |  August 3, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Absolutely fab! I love how you have ‘lit up’ the jar – stunning, and the ‘fireflies’ are just such a clever idea! πŸ™‚


  • 11. MARGIT  |  August 4, 2015 at 7:24 am

    OMG what a stunning great card!!! Love it.


  • 12. Bev  |  August 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I like fireflies way more than dragonflies any day. Love their glittery bottoms too! Very sweet card and beautifully colored. Our granddaughter saw her very first fireflies last week; none in Phoenix, and she delighted in catching them too. This card reminds me of her, so thanks for tickling that memory! Great fireflies in the jar card.


  • 13. Miriam Prantner  |  August 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    So clever! Love that fantastic glow!



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