Clearly Besotted

Clearly Besotted: August Release Countdown Day 1

The Clearly Besotted August Release is just around the corner and today is the first day of the countdown! I wanted to start the countdown with something sweet and simple, and these adorable little dancing dancing penguins is just that.

These penguins and rainbows are from a set called Pirouette Plushies and they just the cutest! I stamped them in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored them up with copic markers. I decided to go with softer, earthier tones than your usual bright rainbows and colored my little penguins in pink and blue. I use a ScanNCut 2 to cut out all my images.

I created a soft blended background that continued the sweet look of these penguins. I used a cloud stencil and ink blended with Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet distress oxide inks. The combination of these inks give you that soft purple tone. I then die cut the background with a simple scallop large rectangle.

I added my rainbows and my little penguins on each cloud with foam tape. I then die cut a small little speech bubble out of pink card stock and heat embossed the small sentiment ‘you’re tutu sweet’ right on it. I added this little message to the left of one of the penguins to complete the card.

There is so much cuteness to share with you this month and this is just a little taste of it. If you haven’t already, head on over to the Clearly Besotted blog for lots of inspiration and details of the August Release you don’t want to miss! Come back tomorrow for more!


  1. So happy to have you back guesting with us, Keeway! This is so cute! I love the pastel shades 💕

  2. Lovely to see you guesting with us again Keeway, your soft pastel colours in this card are just beautiful and I love the pop of hot pink for the sentiment! Cute card! 💕

  3. Lovely to have you back guesting. This card is so sweet- love that they’re dancing in the clouds! x