©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!

🙂

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©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 😉

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

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 1: Have Courage

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a stamp set with lovely ginko leaf images and co-ordinating sentiments – Have Courage – here’s my card:

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

I began by creating the watercolour style background using all the solid ginko leaf images from the set. I took a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the images repeatedly with Dylusions ink sprays, making sure to overlap some impressions.

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

I applied the ink using the applicator from the bottle, and swiping it across the stamp. I dampened the part of the watercolour panel that I was going to stamp on with a bit of water first, and then stamped the image – this gave me lovely results, as I wasn’t looking for a clean, sharp impression.

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

I heat set the stamped ginko leaf panel and then added detail with a black fine line marker. I also added flicked on small dots of gold paint and then heat set once more. I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted to the front.

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

I stamped a sentiment from the set onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

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

I foam mounted the sentiment strip to the card front and tucked in a few yellow and green 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, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I Miss You Every Day

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Friendly Florals and So Many Sentiments stamp sets 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I began by taking the largest floral cluster from the Friendly Florals set, flipping it over and stamping with the back of the stamp onto a piece of white cardstock with some yellow dye inks.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I cleaned up the stamp, flipped it back the right way round and stamped the outline image straight on top of the coloured areas. I then filled in some areas of the pattern that I’d made with gold paints and a black marker.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I added detail to some of the larger florals with small dots of paint and flicked some gold and black ink splats onto the cardstock panel. I heat set the panel and trimmed it down to slightly smaller than my white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I foam mounted the panel to the card base and moved onto the sentiment, which comes from the So Many Sentiments set. I white heat embossed this onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

To finish, I added some gold sequins 😉

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 March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

Neat & Tangled March Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled March 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 March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons 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 March release!

🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 4

Hello there!

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

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Day 4 is for the Squares and Chevrons Cover plate and here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

For this card, I did a little bit of inlaid die-cutting, by running the Squares and Chevrons coverplate once through a watercolour background and once through some copper foil cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

I adhered some parts of the watercolour background die-cut pieces straight down onto the card base, while other parts were foam mounted. The copper foil pieces were all foam mounted in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

I flicked a few gold ink drops onto the card front once everything was in place and moved onto the sentiment. This comes from the Hello Spring set that was showcased earlier in the week.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

I white heat embossed the ‘Hello’ onto a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the card front and then die-cut the co-ordinating ‘Spring’ sentiment several times from white cardstock and adhered them all together to make a thicker embellishment. Once dry, this was also adhered to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

To finish off, I added some colourful sequins.

I hope you’re enjoying the March 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, 9 March at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 3: Friendly Florals

Hello, hello!

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

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Day 3 is for the Friendly Florals stamp and die set – a greate design, with endless possibilities!

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

For this card I used some of the dies to create my own coverplate-style design – I arranged a few of them together and die-cut them a few times out of a panel of white cardstock. This is a great way to stretch your dies!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

Once I was happy, I set the panel aside and worked on a smaller watercolour panel to sit behind the die-cut piece. I simply brush a piece of cardstock with water and added drops of paint, moving them around until they blended and created something I was happy with.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

I heat set and trimmed this piece down before adhering it to a a white card base. I then foam mounted the die-cut piece on top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a piece of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the card front. To finish, I sprinkled with a few sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

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, 9 March at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 2: No Words

Hello again!

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

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Day 2 is for the No Words sentiment stamp set – a staple in every crafter’s stash! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I created this free-style, watercolour floral image to support the sentiment from the set by simply taking an acrylic block, swiping it with Dylusions ink and stamping it onto a piece of watercolour paper. The blocks that I have are sort of flower shaped so they were perfect for this technique.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I heat set the blooms and then used a sponge dauber to add the black centre detail – very rough and ready, but it did the trick! I also added more detail to the flowers using some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and in a flick like motion, drew some veins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I drew the stems by dragging the end of the applicator from some green Dylusions ink across the design. Again, I heat set the panel and then added a wash of colour behind the flowers so it didn’t look so stark. I also flicked on some inks for a bit of artistic detail.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I heat set the panel one last time, trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

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, 9 March at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉