Tuesday 2 February 2016

Clearly Besotted Sneak Peeks: Day 1


Normally I'd say something along the lines of not believing that it's a new month already, but I'm actually sat here thinking that January seemed to be running in slow motion LOL! Maybe it's a winter  thing, but nevertheless it's a new month which means we have some sneaky peeks of the new Clearly Besotted release to tease you with. Yay! :)

The February release is nothing short of fabulous and adorable in equal measures. I've had such a blast stamping with the new sets and I can guarantee that you're in for real treat. Today's card uses the beautiful 'You Are Wonderful' stamp set which features springtime blooms and beautiful sentiments in a stunning font. I've said it before, but it's worth saying again: No-one designs floral stamp sets quite like CB!
tips and tricks
  • The vase is a separate stamp. I created a mask of it, placed it on the stamped vase and sponged Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink along the bottom to subtly ground it. 
  • I'm going to admit that it did pain my perfectionist ways to mount the focal point at an angle, but the two strips of patterned paper help to balance (and straighten!) it a little. 
  • Those little strips of patterned paper are actually strips of contrasting patterns along the top of each 6x6" sheet of patterned paper. They're worth holding onto and cutting up to create fun finishing touches. I like that the 'XO' pattern echoes the sentiment too – bonus!
You'll see that I'm embracing and actually using (yes, you heard me, using!) some yummy new papers from Crate Paper's Hello, Love collection. I'm promising myself that whenever I indulge in a new paper pad that I must use it instead of sit admiring it. I think this is a good start for me!

Well, that's all from me today, but if you haven't already popped over here from Stephanie's (aka: CB HQ) then hop across there now to see more fabulous sneak peeks from the rest of the Design Team including this month's guestie, my talented friend, Keren Baker! :)

As always thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you can join me for more sneak peeks tomorrow!



Mandy said...

Such a pretty card Aimes x

Ruth said...

Beautiful colouring. I love the patterned paper - I'm also bad at just admiring it too!!! Xx

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card, Aimes! I love the colours and design xx

the Blackbird said...

Very nice colors!

Maureen said...

those tulips are perfection, Duchess! LOVE the Crate Paper! I just received some in my SSS Feb kit this week, so sweet! ox

Maureen said...

those tulips are just perfection, Duchess! Wow! ox

Birte - CardArtStudio.com said...

I love the card! The colours promise spring, and the papers are go beautifully with the colouring. I must use my papers more, too.

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