White heat embossing flowers really does let them shine! I

I think white heat embossing flowers is the best way to showcase them, especially when you have a flower spray as delicate and beautiful as this one from the new Clearly Besotted Fairytale Ending set (due for release 05 June). I used Canson watercolour card cut with a Stitched Rectangle and then stamped the flowers in Versamark and White heat embossed. After which I had a delightful time with my Zig Clean Color Markers – colouring directly to the image and then blending out with a little water. I really do love these markers, especially when colouring a fine image such as this, the brush tip really gets in all those corners :D

White heat embossing flowers really does let them shine! I

I used my Misti and Versafine Smokey Grey ink to stamp the sentiment to make sure I got really good coverage on the texture of the watercolour card. The panel is mounted on a Fog card base and wrapped with May Arts twine before adding a few sequins here and there to accent.

White heat embossing flowers really does let them shine! I

Clearly Besotted with release all the new sets on 5th June at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D

Supplies

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  • its beautiful Debby – I bought a couple of zig pens last month to try them out and i have to say i love them!!ReplyCancel

  • I. love. you. That is all ;)ReplyCancel

  • Dori J

    Beautiful card! When I looked at the top image, I thought the sentiment was either glittered or embossed. Stamping on the textured watercolor paper gives the sentiment the prettiest effect. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Your card is breathtaking!!!ReplyCancel

  • Classic Debby – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.

    Gorgeous card Debby! Loving all your vacation pics too!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Elegant and soft…gorgeous.ReplyCancel

Colouring vellum with Copics and the new Clearly Besotted Stamps Magnolia Blooms set. The translucency of vellum really lets colour shine through and by adding Copics to the back of an image you don

The beginning of a new month heralds the start of Clearly Besotted Stamps sneak peeks and I’m kicking things off by colouring Vellum with Copics and the new Magnolia Blooms set (available 10pm UK time 05 June). I do love the translucency of vellum and it opens up all sorts of possibilities for adding colour on the back of a stamped image – no need to worry about colouring in the lines or damaging nibs with heat embossing! In Versamark I stamped the lovely large leaf spring and also three of the Magnolia line images and White heat embossed. After embossing I trimmed around the images and then turned the three flowers over to add colour to the back. You need to go with deeper, more vibrant colours than you would imagine as the colour doesn’t absorb into the vellum in the same way it would on card. You can really move the colour around a lot too because of this and get quite a painterly feel.

Colouring vellum with Copics and the new Clearly Besotted Stamps Magnolia Blooms set. The translucency of vellum really lets colour shine through and by adding Copics to the back of an image you don

The flowers are mounted with Clear Foam Adhesive on a Gossamer Blue tag – I really like that navy and hot pink combination combined with the other neutrals. I added a Tag Hole Reinforcer cut from Fog card and then layered a Tag cut from Marshmallow and stamped in Slate ink with the sentiment from the Miniature Floral Collection. This tag is tied up with some American Crafts twine and then everything is mounted on a Fog panel cut with a Stitched Rectangle and then on to a Marshmallow card base with just a few pearls to finish.

Colouring vellum with Copics and the new Clearly Besotted Stamps Magnolia Blooms set. The translucency of vellum really lets colour shine through and by adding Copics to the back of an image you don

Clearly Besotted will release all the new sets on 5th July at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D

Supplies

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  • I love the bright pink with the navy, Debby! Just stunning! Love your new look blog too xxReplyCancel

    • Debby

      Thanks Michelle, thought it was time for a change. I’ve had the watercolour theme for a couple of years now and wanted to clean and simply things a bit :DReplyCancel

  • Dori J

    Gorgeous card! The magnolia blooms look so dreamy on the vellum. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Wow! This is a stunning card – beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Gini K

    Debby – I love the colors you used on this card – that soft gray will have to come live at my house very soon! Anxious to try using the back of the vellum – I’ve done it, but not with embossing on the front – that’s going to help a lot…
    Great ideas all ’round – thanks for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • Totally wowed by this! Gorgeous colour combo and stunning design.ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    What a pretty color combination… navy and hot pink with the grey base! Pretty stamp set – totally enhanced with your coloring on vellum!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    This is just stunning! Love those magnolias and leaves and they look perfect on that beautiful tag. Lovely card design, too.ReplyCancel

  • Stunning card, the colors, the elements, and design everything about this card is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • I am in love with the colors,Debby!! WOW!! Such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Oooh, love these colors together. Gorgeous painted vellum looks so beautiful against the navy tag. I’m going to have to have that stamp set, too. My poor, aching wallet. Noticed you tweaked your blog a bit, as well.ReplyCancel

    • Debby

      Clearly Besotted give everyone’s wallet a hard time LOL! Yes, the tweaking of the design – I can’t code but I do a lot of the fiddling myself so I will keep adjusting things until it feels right :DReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Gorgeous card, I love the design and I love the coloured vellum !ReplyCancel

  • Teri Wilde

    Gorgeous! Your designs are always so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Oh, this is extraordinary beautiful – love the water effect of the Copic colouring :-)ReplyCancel

  • Carol H

    Love this card so much! Your use of vellum is so pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.

    Love Love Love your vellum flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa

    Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • another beautiful card. I love the effect your get from the vellumReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card! Love the coloring on vellum!ReplyCancel

Creating a scene with the adorable Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts set. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/06/creating-a-scene/   ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

Yay I’m back! Oh boy I’ve been looking forward to creating a scene these guys from Mama Elephants Woodland Gifts for ages and finally found the time; that bear kills me with his dead pan expression! To start I stamped the bear, rabbit, balloon and log from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black, die cut with their matching dies and Copic coloured. I gave the balloon a good dose of Glossy Accents and then put everything to one side while I created a scene for them.

Creating a scene with the adorable Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts set. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/06/creating-a-scene/   ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

I cut a panel of White card with a Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and blended Sea Glass ink up from the bottom to give a hint of sky. Over this panel I layered a Stitched Hill cut also with the Stitched Rectangle so it matched up with the base panel and blended in Beanstalk Green Ink.

Creating a scene with the adorable Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts set. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/06/creating-a-scene/   ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

The sentiment from Woodland Gifts is stamped in Black on a Stitched Tag whereby I put everything together with lots of foam adhesive and added in a Lawn Fawn twine bow. Cute, simple and oh so adorable and it feels so good to be back sharing again :D

Supplies

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  • Shirley in Queen Creek

    What a darling card Debby!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Yep, that bear cracks me up, too. This whole card does, as well. The critters are so stoic. Perfect card for an old curmudgeon or anyone else, for that matter. Glad to see you back.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.

    I just love your card! The bear is just precious!ReplyCancel

  • TK

    …and what a wonderful scene it is!ReplyCancel

  • This is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • katrine (treen)

    Debbie, this card is so cute. lol. poor little bear looks like a stunned mullet. I laughed so hard. maybe he cant believe he is that old? I feel his pain lol. i’m glad you are back. I really enjoyed all of the pictures that you put on instagram. thanks for sharing with us! treenReplyCancel

  • Such a cute scene! I love the bear’s deadpan face, too! He makes me smile. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Dori J

    Darling card! I love the soft color background but that bear looks like he’s in a trance, hehe!ReplyCancel

  • Teri Wilde

    So whimsical and fun! Inspiration for a birthday card I plan to make this weekend.ReplyCancel

Neutral nauticals card and gift card envelope - I love traditional reds and blues with a nautical theme but sometimes it

I love all the colourful blues and reds often associated with a nautical theme but sometimes it’s nice to mute things down a touch and enjoy a soft, more neutral palette. In the Authentique papers included in the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is this gorgeous, subtle stripe. I cut the Sailboat die from the paper and used both the negative and positive of the die cuts. For the negative die cut I ran the paper back through my die cutter with a Stitched Circle and mounted this on a Large Tag cut from Marshmallow card and stamped in Slate with the sentiment from the Sailing set. I also cut another Large Tag from Slate card and tied the two up with May Arts twine and added a little colour with two enamel dots. This tag combination is then mounted on a top folding Marshmallow card base with a strip of Lawn Fawn paper.

Neutral nauticals card and gift card envelope - I love traditional reds and blues with a nautical theme but sometimes it

I mounted the positive of the die cut Sailboat on a Medium tag again cut from Marshmallow and accented with enamel Dots. This is then paired with a Slate tag and May Arts twine around a Gift Card envelope.

Neutral nauticals card and gift card envelope - I love traditional reds and blues with a nautical theme but sometimes it

The two really complement each other and these soft neutrals with just a hint of colour would be great for baby themed cards.

Neutral nauticals card and gift card envelope - I love traditional reds and blues with a nautical theme but sometimes it

You can subscribe to this (no obligation) card kit of the month program for $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling where you can also buy many of the elements of the kit separately. Clicking here takes you directly to this July edition of the Kit :D

Blog Break

I’m going to take a few days off, unplugging and a little quality family time :D I’ll be back with a post on Monday 29 June; see you then!

Supplies

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  • Celia Cawthon

    Have fun with the family!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Chmura

    Beautiful cards. Love the neutral palette. Enjoy the break and the family!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisaerica

    Hey Debby, everybody needs a little quality time with the family now and than, hope you guys have some fun things planned. I love this tag, gonna have to make a few and put them away in my stash. You live by castles, I live a few miles from the beach. Our beach was voted in the top 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. People from all over the U.S. comes for vacation here. We also live about an hour and a half from New York City, a lot to see. Offer stands for me too, if you ever find you way to the states look me up I’m in New Jersey. As always thanks for the beautiful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Ann K

    love love love the neutrals … beautiful cards, Debby. Enjoy your holiday.ReplyCancel

  • TK

    Wonderful cards, I just love that you used both pieces of the die cut. Have a wonderful “unplugged” time and see you soon.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Ann D.

    I adore this card. The softer colors feel much more beach like to me than the typical red, white, and blue. Ah…summer!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    No one does soft and ethereal as well as you. This is so lovely, especially with that minty green & grey color combo. Enjoy your time off…it’s well-deserved.ReplyCancel

  • Iris Esther López

    These projects are so beautiful. Love the soft colors. Enjoy your days with the family.ReplyCancel

For a quick and easy teacher gift you can’t beat cute packaging to really make an impression! I used the Lawn Fawn Milk Carton die along with an Avery Elle apple from their Little Mind’s set. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/06/quick-and-easy-teacher-gift/ ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

We are fast approaching the end of the school year and I’m using this gift box filled with a few goodies for my youngest’s teacher. The Milk Carton from Lawn Fawn is so cute and makes a quick and easy teacher gift. I White heat embossed two panels of Fog card with the Hero Arts Woodgrain by Lia stamp and ran them through with the Milk Carton die. Attach the two panels together, fold it up and bam you have the box made up in a jiffy. All I added was a patterned paper scalloped border using the Stitched Borders 1 die set from Pretty Pink Posh and a few sequins and that was the body of the box complete. The box is kept closed with a peg and into that is clipped an apple from Avery Elle’s Little Mind’s set.

For a quick and easy teacher gift you can’t beat cute packaging to really make an impression! I used the Lawn Fawn Milk Carton die along with an Avery Elle apple from their Little Mind’s set. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/06/quick-and-easy-teacher-gift/ ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

I stamped the apple in Versafine Onxy Black and Clear heat embossed, die cut with the matching die and coloured with Copics before adding a really thick layer of Glossy Accents. Then commenced the usual dance of letting the Glossy Accents dry LOL, but I was good and ended up with a beautiful red glossy apple to clip into the peg. I did add foam adhesive under the apple too just to keep it in place. You may have seen me post this on Instagram when I coloured the apple which shows better that lovely thick layer of glossy accents.

For a quick and easy teacher gift you can’t beat cute packaging to really make an impression! I used the Lawn Fawn Milk Carton die along with an Avery Elle apple from their Little Mind’s set. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://limedoodledesign.com/2015/06/quick-and-easy-teacher-gift/ ~ Debby Hughes ~ Lime Doodle Design

I say each year that NEXT year I’m going to be more organised so I’m not running around like crazy and I say the same at Christmas time too LOL.  However,  no matter how organised I am, I don’t think I could ever really get totally on top of it. It’s just so busy with all the end of term activities and teacher gifts etc and then all the preparation for the holidays, time away with family etc. Maybe next year :D In the meantime I’m dreaming of a few long, lazy summer days when the craziness is over!

Supplies

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  • Great teacher gift Debby. I love the white milk carton and bright red apple with the perfect sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    Great teacher gift…love the apple tag. I totally am in the same boat when it comes to teacher gifts…always rushing at the last minute. At least its a sign summer is close.ReplyCancel

  • conil

    I’d say, even with all the craziness, you pulled off a stellar teacher’s gift. They’re probably so pleased that you took the time to make a handmade offering of thanks, that they think you’re pretty wonderful. They should…this is darling.ReplyCancel