Back to School Featuring Clearly Besotted!

Back To School Featuring Clearly Besotted

Hello everyone, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today! With August already in full swing, this week’s tutorial seemed like the perfect time to break out the adorable, new Clearly Besotted stamp set, That’s Genius! Have you seen the cute critters in this set? I love their oversized glasses! While this set could be used in so many ways, I’ll be pairing it with the Clearly Besotted Bookworm stamps and creating a “back to school” card!

Back To School Featuring Clearly Besotted

In the video below, I will show you how I watercolored these images and added extra details with simple brush strokes and techniques. Along with the images from the That’s Genius and Bookworm stamp sets, I also paired these critters up with some of our newest Simon exclusive sets! The fun, die cut background is from our popular, new Diamond Pattern background die; this die is perfect for adding great texture! Additionally, I used a couple of sentiments from our also-new, School Bus Messages set.

Back To School Featuring Clearly Besotted

Back To School Featuring Clearly Besotted

Tune in to the video to see all these pieces come together and create an adorable back to school card! These are perfect for giving to kids as a bit of encouragement on their first day of the 2018 school year! I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial… I will be back again on Monday with more inspiration for you!

 

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SUPPLIES

Clearly Besotted BOOKWORM Clear Stamp…
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Clearly Besotted THAT’S GENIUS Clear…
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Clearly Besotted BOOKWORM DIE Set
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Clearly Besotted THAT’S GENIUS Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp DIAMOND PATTERN…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SCHOOL BUS…
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Studio Katia SATIN RAINBOW Confetti…
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Sakura CLEAR Pen 2 Pack 38486
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Brutus Monroe RAVEN Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON COLLECTION…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Prima Marketing ROUND #0 Watercolor…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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  1. This card is so adorable!! I loved how you used the new die as a background. The critters look like they are ready for school!!

  2. Clearly Besotted is one of my favorite companies… And these new critters do not disappoint! I love the way you laid these out, the coloring and the background die!

  3. The stamp set is darling.
    Love the scene – time to start
    hitting the books.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. This is such a fun card, the bookworms were a great combination and using the die for the background was a great idea!

  5. I so wish I had these stamps right now! I have three grandchildren starting school next week and I’d love to send this card to each of them. They’re definitely going on my wish list for next year.

  6. Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the little critters in school, great idea and thanks for another great video Nina!

  7. Adorable card! I love the simple texture in the background – interesting but doesn’t detract from the beautifully colored critters. Btw, LOVE your vintage crayons and chalk!

  8. Such a sweet card, perfect for school! I love that Clearly Besotted stamp set with the cute little worm :-)

  9. Super cute card! I love the detail that you added with that small brush. That Diamond Pattern background die is awesome!

  10. I love that adorable bookworm….. my sisters and I are avid readers and share lots of books. This would be perfect. Nicely done.

  11. What an adorable card!! Hard to believe the summer is almost over! I remember what it felt like to be happy that summer was over and my kids were going back to school and now the my kids are grown and are productive humans I sometimes forget what time of the year it is. I do have one grandchild but she’s only 7 months old so I have a few years before she’ll be starting school :) . Thanks for sharing your tips on watercoloring, I’m still a newbie and I always love to learn new things and the clear gel pen??? Had no idea they made that! I ordered that! I love the black one and use it all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a cute card Nina-Marie,I love all those critters with there big glasses. Thank you for the great video tutorial and the tip about the thin brush for adding details, it’s those little things that makes from a nice card an awesome card.

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