Copic Contrast Coloring + Simon’s Clearly Besotted STAMPtember® Exclusive

This is a preview of a card tutorial I have created for Simon Says Stamp’s Blog and YouTube channel! Please visit their blog to watch how I made this card!

Hello friends! The latest STAMPtember® release from Simon Says Stamp is here, this time in collaboration with Clearly Besotted. This set, Lift Me Up has adorable, hot air balloons that each feature sweet critter faces and kiddos riding in the baskets! I couldn’t decide on which combination of balloons I wanted to include on my card, so I decided to simply use all of them!

How I Made It

To make the card even more unique, I decided to create a night scene for the balloons to be floating through. The contrast turned out so awesome! I selected bright Copic colors for the balloons and then a couple of deep blue violet tones for the night sky.

Oh and did you see the stars in the sky? I LOVE the faceted, iridescent gem stars, which happen to be from Studio Katia. There are even some teeny tiny silver stars from Pretty Pink Posh’s mini star confetti collection.

If you want to see how I colored these balloons, and particularly  the night sky, I encourage you to visit Simon Says Stamp’s blog to watch the video!

Why I Love It

I am loving the contrast this card has! By using really bright colors against rich, dark tones, you create such depth and interest, which is why this card carries so much bold contrast!

I hope that you are inspired by the card that I created today using the Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® exclusive, Lift Me Up stamp set! If you love this set, don’t forget that it is limited edition and once sold out, it will not be coming back.

Did you also know that there is a SECOND exclusive from Clearly Besotted for Simon Says Stamp?? YES! The Magnificent Magnolia stamp and die set is gorgeous! Check it out:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today; I will see you again very soon with more inspiration to share!

Supplies Used

Clearly Besotted Clear Stamp and Die…
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Clearly Besotted Clear Stamps LIFT ME…
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Clearly Besotted Clear Stamp and Die…
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Clearly Besotted Clear Stamps…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT…
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Simon Says Stamp ENVELOPE LINER Wafer…
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Gina K Designs WINTER RAINBOW 24 Pack…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Studio Katia IRIDESCENT STARS…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER MINI STAR…
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Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE 36 Yards…
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Copic Sketch Marker BV29 SLATE
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Copic Sketch Marker BV17 DEEP REDDISH…
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Copic Sketch Marker BV13 HYDRANGEA BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker BV20 DULL LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC Purple…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV00 WATER LILY Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink…
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Copic Sketch Marker R21 SARDONYX…
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 PRAWN Red
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG23 NEW LEAF…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y00 BARIUM YELLOW…
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y11 PALE YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y15 CADMIUM YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker BG53 ICE MINT…
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Copic Sketch Marker BG02 NEW BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG01 AQUA BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER BG000 PALE AQUA
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Copic Sketch Marker W0 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY No. 1
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Copic Sketch Marker W4 WARM GRAY NO.4…
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Copic Sketch Marker E42 SAND WHITE…
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Copic Sketch Marker E44 CLAY Dark Gray
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Copic Sketch MARKER e47 DARK BROWN
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL…
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Copic Sketch MARKER E30 BISQUE Skin…
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Copic Sketch MARKER E33 SAND Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker E35 CHAMOIS Light…
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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4 Comments

  1. Andrea Hastilow September 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous sky card Nina, you really have done an amazing job with this card . So fun, bright happy, absolutely fantastic. Thanks for awesome video.

  2. Karthikha Uday September 11, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love the vibrant colors and the awesome background! <3

  3. Tara Prince September 11, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    So super cute! I love the balloons!!

  4. Teresa Doyle September 11, 2018 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Oh how sweet Nina! Such bright and beautiful colours for this card, I love it!
    The other stamp set by CB is very pretty as well.

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