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STAMPtember and Clearly Besotted

Good morning! How are you all?

It’s my great pleasure to introduce the latest STAMPtember set from Simon Says Stamp’s collaboration with Clearly Besotted. It’s a beautiful 3-step floral set.

Here’s the set; ‘My Best Friend’. As with the multi step stamping images, start with the lightest colour for the most solid image and then go to a slightly darker colour for the next smaller image and the darkest for the smallest.
I used the black for the final colour to add the most contrast- so I chose that for the base colour. Adding some coloured diagonals gave a base to ground the floral images on. I added some pencil details although they’re very feint and the set actually doesn’t really need any embellishing.

To purchase the set- visit the STAMPtember new products page where you’ll be able to find it! In case you were wondering, STAMPtember is a month long celebration of stamping with lots of stamp companies providing exclusive stamp sets for Simon Says Stamp.

I did want to try and do something different with the set- and played around with using the solid image and kiss-stamping the smallest image onto it. It created a fun effect although I wished I’d used a darker colour.

It’s not my favourite project but hopefully gives you an idea of some other ways of using the set.

Do check out all the other products available.

Thanks for joining me today; see you again a little later 😉

Keren x

September 15, 2017 at 9:00 am 2 comments

STAMPtember Clearly Besotted! 

Hi there! I’m delighted to be showcasing a new stamp set…all especially designed forexclusive_clearly-besotted-01

I can’t imagine many of you haven’t heard about #Stamptember, but it’s the monthly long celebration from Simon Says Stamp where lots of your favourite stamping companies release new sets especially for the event.

Clearly Besotted are no different, and they’ve designed a wonderful new set called Layered Chrysanthemumssss101661

What a beautiful set! I decided to go with a pink colour way but instead of keeping it as a 2d image, I snipped into some of the petals and glued the overlap so it ended up like this!

I loved creating this acetate based card. This next photo will give you a better idea of how I snipped into the card to create the effect. Aren’t the blooms just gorgeous!img_7572

To stamp them, it’s  a 3 step system. If you call the largest solid flower stamp No.1 and then the next biggest No.2 and the smallest No.3, I found it was easy to stamp if you stamped No.1, then No.3 and lining up No.2 stamp was pretty easy. Start with the solid stamp in the lighter colour and the smallest in the darkest shade.

I actually only stamped two of the leaf stamps rather than the three so it kept the leaves looking lighter.


The sentiment is heat embossed into Dura Lar matt and then attached to the stripes and adding a few sequins to finish.

I hope you love this set as much as I do.

Check out all the releases so far this month for the Stamptember celebration here.

Do go and visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for some gorgeously creative inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for visiting me and hope to see you soon xx

September 21, 2016 at 5:00 am 8 comments

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