©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Neat & Tangled May Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled May release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day 1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the May release!

🙂

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©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 4

Hello there!

Today is the fourth day of the May release from Neat & Tangled, and its a beauty!

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Day 4 is for the Dimensional Triangles Cover Plate and here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

Although this card took a while to put together, I had so much fun creating the background! I grabbed a large sheet of YUPO paper, and started dripping various shades of Dylusions Ink Sprays down, spreading them around with a brush. I also added some metallic paints for some sparkle!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

When you’re working on YUPO paper with watcolour or inks, the results don’t seem as intensive as alcohol inks, but do persevere, as the results can surprise you! Once I’d finished adding more ink to my YUPO paper I set it aside to dry overnight.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

Once dry, I cut out a piece that was big enough for my A2 sized card base, and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock for stability. I then used the Dimensional Triangles Coverplate to die-cut the wonderful, geometric design out, and foam mounted each piece onto a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

I stamped a sentiment from another new set, Complementary Colors, onto a piece of black cardstock, and heat embossed in white. I foam mounted the sentiment to the card front and added some sequins to finish off.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

I hope you’re enjoying the May Release so far! Be sure to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 3: Layered Landscapes

Hello, hello!

It’s the third day of the Neat & Tangled May release, and we are showcasing another fabulous stamp set!

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Day 3 is for the Layered Landscapes stamp set – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

There are so many ways to use this stamp set, but I gravitated back towards my rainbow range of Distress Inks and stamped the mountains randomly across an imaginary horizon on a panel of white cardstock – I made sure to overlap the colours for more variation.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

I loosely watercoloured a sky behind the colourful mountains and a deep blue sea underneath them. I then restamped the reflections of the mountains in the sea area followed by some darker mountains in the foreground.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped part of the sentiment into the top right hand corner with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then foam mounted the panel onto my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark, sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set. I foam mounted it just below the stamped sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

To finish, I adhered some gold sequins.

Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be available in the shop from Friday, 11 May at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 2: Paint Night

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled May Release!

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Day 2 is for the Paint stamp set – there are some really cute images for colouring and some charming sentiments to go with them. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

I began by creating the colourful background, which uses a new stencil from the May release. I simple spritzed some water onto a watercolour panel, laid the stencil down on top and dropped various shades of Brusho powder. I added another quick spritz of water so that the colour would travel and then heat set the panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and then foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

I stamped one of the images from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of white cardstock and coloured it in using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I fussy-cut the image out and foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

To finish off, I added some sequins from various Neat and Tangled mixes.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 1: Hello Summer

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the start of May release week for Neat & Tangled!

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Day 1 is for a stamp set with summery sentiments and a co-ordinating die – Hello Summer – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

I began by creating the a loose watercolour background – I knew I wanted a sunset in the middle, so I painted washes of yellow and orange in the centre of my watercolour panel, and added lots water to spread the colour outwards.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

I made sure the colour was most concentrated in the centre, and then heat set the panel. I then painted washes of blue underneath the sunset and heat set once more.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Once dry, I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped the sunshine image and large sentiment from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also stamped the sentiment again with Delicata Golden Glitz ink for a bit of sparkle!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

I flicked some gold paint ink splats over the rest of the panel and foam mounted it to a white card base. To complete the sentiment, I stamped ‘Hello’ onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark and covered with Gold Perfect Pearls – I wiped away excess powder using a dryer sheet and then foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

To finish, I added some gold sequins.

Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I like you ever so much

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Geometric Circles stencil, the Get Yeti stamp set and the So Many Sentiments stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I began by stamping the yeti image from the Get Yeti set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on to a piece of white cardstock, and then coloured him in using some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I then fussy-cut him out and set him aside to work on my card base. I laid down the Geometric Circles stencil onto a white card base and roughly passed some embossing paste through it onto the surface. I lifted the stencil away to reveal the lovely pattern and before the embossing paste dried, I quickly flicked some gold paint onto the card base for some added interest.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I stamped a sentiment from So Many Sentiments onto a strip of black cardstock, and foam mounted it and the yeti to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

To finish off, I adhered a mixture of sequins from the Like Magic Sequin Mix and the Mermaid Tail Sequin Mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Have Courage

Neat & Tangled April Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled April release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day 1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Have Courage

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the April release!

🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 4

Hello there!

Today is the fourth day of the April release from Neat & Tangled, and its a beauty!

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Day 4 is for the Inlaid Squares Cover Plate and here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

This card was really quick and easy to create, and uses up any of those lovely inky panels that you may have lying around in your stash!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I found an inky panel that I had created using older Neat and Tangled products and adhered it straight down to a white card base. I then die-cut the Inlaid Squares design out of a panel of white cardstock and foam mounted onto the inky panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I white heat embossed a sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted that to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I added a few sequins to finish up, and that was it!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I hope you’re enjoying the April Release so far! Be sure to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 3: Happiness

Hello, hello!

It’s the third day of the Neat & Tangled April release, and we are showcasing some fabulous products!

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Day 3 is for the Happiness stamp and die set – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

I began by stamping the ginko leaf images from Have Courage in rainbow order, onto a panel of white cardstock. This would be the background for the focal sentiment and die-cut piece.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

Once the background panel was complete, I flicked on some small gold ink splats and then heat set. I then trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped a sentiment from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

I foam mounted this piece to my card front and moved onto the focal die-cut piece. This was created using the co-ordinating Happiness die by running it through my die-cutting machine three times – once with white cardstock, then with gold cardstock and finally with red cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

I popped all the tiny die-cut elements out of the white piece, applied some tape to the back and inlaid all the gold and red die-cut bits back in place to create a unique embellishment that was foam mounted to the card front above the stamped sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

To finish, I adhered some green and yellow sequins.

Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be available in the shop from Friday, 6 April at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 2: Mommy, Daddy and Me

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled April Release!

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Day 2 is for the Mommy Daddy and Me stamp set – another staple for every crafter’s stash! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

The images from the set are so cute and easy to colour in, and when combined with one of the sentiments, makes such an awesome card! I began by creating a muted, coloured blended background using Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. Using a sponge applicator, I gently blended the two colours together on a piece of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I then flicked a few spots of gold paint onto the blended area and set aside to work on the focal critter image of the two bears. I stamped them onto a piece of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coloured them in using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I fussy cut the stamped and coloured bears and set aside. I went back to the blended panel and die-cut an oval shape from the top part to allow for a sentiment to peek through when foam mounted to my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Before foam mounting the die-cut piece in place, I stamped a sentiment in the spot where the aperture would be. I then foam mounted the coloured bears in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I added a couple of sequins to the design to finish off.

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉