Ready Set Stamp with LLC: Distress Background with Clearly Besotted

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Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC

Welcome to our first Collab with LLC Ready Set Stamp series!  This summer, Laura, Laurel and I were talking about doing something fun together for us and for YOU- our viewers!  We decided to do a monthly video collaboration.  Sounds fun, right?

Each month, we’ll choose one company and one set of products to use and we’ll each put our own spin on it!  All three of us have very different styles, so it will be super fun to see  the completely different designs we come up with.

Not only will we have 3 fun videos for you, but there will also be a PRIZE up for grabs with each collab.  SWEET!

HOW TO WIN:   leave a comment on all three videos in the youtube comments section of each video!  Up for grabs right now is a $45 Gift Certificate to Clearly Besotted.

You’ll find the links to Laura and Laurel’s videos below.  The winner will be chosen one week from today and will be notified via email by Laurel.

LLC Clearly Besotted Collab 3 Ready Set Stamp with LLC:

Distress Background with Clearly Besotted

Right at 3:09, I said that I slightly misspoke…I said that adding water droplets would help blend the colors.  That’s not exactly what I meant.  I meant that the water droplets would blend colors where they landed, but also add “busy-ness” to the background and distract from the fact that my blending wasn’t seamless.

LLC Clearly Besotted Collab 2 GIVEAWAY: $45 gift certificate to Clearly Besotted.

How to enter: leave comments on the youtube videos. the winner will be chosen at random by me from the comments left on the youtube videos. Must comment on ALL three videos to be eligible.


LLC Clearly Besotted Collab 4

Thanks for being here with us today!  Go check out Laura and Laurel’s…can’t wait to see what they came up with!



  • Anna Kluytmans September 16, 2015, 2:07 am

    Hi Catherine, I love both of your cards, I do like the background with the water splatters great effect. Cheers Anna.

  • Sandy Small September 16, 2015, 2:43 am

    What a cute card! Love the stamps. Great idea to showcase different styles, too.

  • Katfish September 16, 2015, 7:31 am

    Cute stamp set. Love the background technique…simple, colorful and best of all easy!

  • TracyM #6773 September 16, 2015, 9:31 am

    What a WONDERFUL collaboration – LLC are three FUN and TALENTED ladies!!!
    FUN & FABULOUS cards Catherine :)
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL rainbow backgrounds, the colours really POP, especially the Twisted Citron (I NEED IT NOW) and the water droplets add a fun effect and the black strip/layer add a touch of elegance, ANOTHER thing I NEED to do more often, it ties in the black of your stamping too!!! THANK YOU for sharing, my techniques-to-try list is growing much too fast for me to keep up :)

  • Mary Nelson September 16, 2015, 11:16 am

    Loving the rainbow background and water marks! Fast and easy and gorgeous all in one card! Now that’s my kind of crafting!! You always have the best ideas, so glad I found you!

  • Fran W September 16, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Such cuteness! I love those little critters and what you did with the background.

  • Janet Lakely September 16, 2015, 2:52 pm

    Love the cards!

  • Sandra Johnston September 16, 2015, 3:15 pm

    Great cards Catherine! Love the idea of a collaboration using one of my favourite stamp companies. What “kid” of any age wouldn’t just love these cards!

  • Sue Smith September 16, 2015, 5:08 pm

    Love the cheerful look of these darling birthday balloons. I need to be brave and try the rainbow blending for background love the way it looks ;)

  • Cathy Green September 16, 2015, 5:50 pm

    Great color scheme, love both cards.

  • Stephanie September 16, 2015, 6:38 pm

    You are right, this is an adorable stamp set!!!!

  • Melissa Friedrich September 16, 2015, 10:16 pm

    Love both these adorable cards, love the pop of black border…. I need to use more black in backgrounds to make those colors pop, thanks!

  • Jennifer September 17, 2015, 5:52 pm

    Love these cards. Adorable for young kids.

  • Cynthia Johnson September 19, 2015, 2:59 am

    I love these cards, they are so cute! The watercolor background just makes them.

  • nina m.m. September 20, 2015, 10:32 am

    Enjoyed the blending! Wonderful card. TFS

  • Kim S September 21, 2015, 1:08 am

    Love the fun layout and background you’ve created.

  • Anne Schellenberg September 29, 2015, 11:17 pm

    Love watching your videos!! Nice to see others think they messed up, even though they look great to me.

  • Yvonne October 5, 2015, 1:35 am

    Great job as usual! I love, love the backgroud. It really males the critters pop.

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