Clearly Besotted January Teasers Day 2

December 29, 2018 at 8:00 am 8 comments

Hello! From the calm of yesterday to posting this with Dory ringing in my ears..’just keep swimming, just keep swimming’! It’s remarkably sage advice for life, but just in case you’ve come here for the stamp inspiration rather than the wisdom 😂😂, here’s a little look at the sets ‘Picture It Ocean’ and ‘Water Plushies’.

Now, I have combined them but without using the Picture It Ocean set as it’s designed; I simply cut elements out from it to add to my porthole card. I wanted to make this simpler, so I’ve added the characters to some patterned paper which saved me inking a background. I love shortcuts!!

I added an aperture to some embossed cardstock- I used a wood grain effect embossing folder called Pinewood Planks. Then I created a simple frame using grey cardstock and added in some brads to look more like a porthole. Stamp and colour (& maybe use the matching dies too!!) and arrange onto the base of the card.

Then simply compile everything, adding foam pads to the top layer and porthole frame to give height. I added some little gel pen dots to make the characters more ‘sparkly’ and then added my little starfish and sentiment which is also from ‘Water Plushies’.

I’m all about transparency- so below was my reject. It was a little boring and I wish I’d made it into a shaker card ( it had an acetate layer) as I think it might have been passable then!

I am so thankful for your lovely comments from yesterday- so glad you liked the set! Please pop across to the Clearly Besotted blog first .. then don’t forget to visit Michelle and Lisa to see more fabulous inspiration!!

See you tomorrow for a slow card!



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  • 1. lisatilson76  |  December 29, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I love them both Keren and I didn’t think at all to use my porthole die which I’ve had sitting unused for months! Your little scenes are gorgeous and I would never have known you used PP on the first. Shortcuts are fab! Xx


  • 2. Debbie P  |  December 29, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Great cards.


  • 3. michshort  |  December 29, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I love it, Keren! What a great idea with the porthole. Love the scene you have created a d the wood texture. Your reject looks fab too! xx


  • 4. Andrea Hastilow  |  December 29, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    So gorgeous & cute. Great idea with the window, who’s looking at who ? Thank you.


  • 5. gingerninjacrafts  |  December 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    What great cards, those whales are very sweet and beautifully coloured. 🙂


  • 6. conil  |  December 29, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Actually, I think both creations are terrific, but I see what you mean about the shaker element for the second one. Still, you’ve made them both fun and exciting, as usual.


  • 7. Denise Bryant  |  December 30, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Both cards are adorable! Love your coloring!


  • 8. Andre M.  |  December 30, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    This porthole design is so sweet and the woodgrain effect is fab. Thanks for sharing the ‘reject’ card, confirmation that we are all sometimes unhappy with what we create.



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