Neat & Tangled January Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled January 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 January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

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

🙂

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©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 4: Dazzling

Hello there!

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

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Day 4 is for the Dazzling and Koalifications stamp sets, and they are absolutely fabulous, especially if you want to create quick, clean and simple cards!

I’m showcasing the Dazzling stamp set, and here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

For this card, I stamped the image of the crystals with Versamark ink onto a panel of black cardstock. I also stamped a sentiment and some additional stars from the Wishing you Love set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I then brushed over some Gold Perfect Pearls all over the panel so that it would adhere to the sticky ink. I removed the excess mica powder using a dryer sheet – this seems to pick up all the stray particles!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I flicked a few gold ink drops onto the panel before heat setting and trimming down to slightly smaller than my kraft card base. I foam mounted it to the card front and finished off with a few gold sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I think the black and gold makes such a great combination!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

Again, another quick and simple card – this time I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a panel of white cardstock, and added the sentiment and extra stars in the same way as the first card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

But this time, I coloured the tops of the crystals with gold paint. I also added gold paint ink droplets and heat set the panel before trimming it down to smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I foam mounted the panel down to another kraft card base and adhered a few more gold sequins to finish off.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I hope you’re enjoying the January 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, 5 January at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 3: Nesting Hexagons

Hello, hello!

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

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Day 3 is for the Nesting Hexagons die and stencil – a unique design, with endless possibilities!

Here’s my card using the die:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

I began by creating a bright background by blending two shades of Dylusions Ink Sprays onto a watercolour panel, and spritzing heavily with water to create a third colour in the middle. I heat set the panel, trimmed it down to slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it to the front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

I then ran the Nesting Hexagons die through my die-cutting machine on a panel of white cardstock and foam mounted that to the card front, on top of the coloured panel. I liked the way the bright colours were tamed down a little after the die-cut piece was place on top…

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

The sentiment comes from the A-Mazing stamp set showcased earlier this week, and was heat set in white on a strip of navy cardstock. I foam mounted that to the card front too for added depth.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

To finish up, I added a range of sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

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, 5 January at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 2: Beaver Eh?

Hello again!

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

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Day 2 is for the Beaver Eh? stamp and co-ordinating die set – they are totally adorable! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

I did a bit of double partial die-cutting on this one, a technique I’ve used before on this card – the result is a single panel which has been created using two dies. I then stamped one of the beavers from the stamp set in place followed by a sentiment beneath him.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

I coloured the beaver in with copic markers – I only have the set of 36 which seems to have enough of a range for me to colour him this way. I also stamped and coloured the little birdie from the set in the same way and set both pieces aside.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

On the front of my white card base, I blended two shades of Distress Ink to create a background for the beaver to sit against. I also added a couple of droplets of water on the inky areas for some interest. Once I was happy, I foam mounted the beaver panel to the card base along with the bird die-cut.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

At this point, I felt the card looked a little plain, so I added a few sequins from the Jewel Tones sequins mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

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, 5 January at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 1: A-Mazing

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a cute little Maze die and the supporting A-Mazing stamp set. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

This was unbelievably quick to create, as I knew I wanted a simple background from which to die-cut the maze. I turned to my trusty Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and roughly brushed a selection of them onto a panel of white cardstock before spritzing with just enough water to make the colours blend and bleed.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

I heat set the panel and then die-cut the maze shape from the coloured area, leaving enough room at the bottom for the sentiment, which was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also trimmed the panel down so that it was slightly smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

I then adhered a piece of clear plastic behind the maze shape for the beginnings of a shaker card – once this was secure, I added foam tape all the way around the back of the panel and inserted a selection of sequins into the maze grooves before adhering it down to the card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

To finish off, I also added a die-cut heart to the front of the card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

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, 5 January at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using a combination of stencils, stamps and dies 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I created this vibrant background using the Radiating Star stencil and some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens – I simply taped down a panel of white cardstock to my work surface and then laid the stencil down on top, again securing with a bit of washitape.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I picked some vibrant ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and very roughly brushed through the stencil and onto the cardstock. While the stencil was still in place, I heavily misted the the panel with water until the colours started to blend and bleed. After a few seconds, I carefully lifted the stencil away revealing this awesome background, heat set the panel and trimmed down to slightly smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I foam mounted the background panel to the card base and moved on to the next step. Using the Stitched Slopes dies, I created a couple of snow banks – I added a touch of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the hill tops so that they would stand out against the vibrant coloured background. I foam mounted one snow bank straight down onto the card front and stamped a couple of sentiments from Christmas Pageant onto the other.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I foam mounted the second snow bank onto the card front and then die-cut some house and tree elements using the Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate. I adhered these between the snow banks and finished with some sequins from the Snowfall Sequin Mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I hope you have as much fun as I did combining stencils, stamps and dies!

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 November 2017 - Tree Duo Stencils

It’s Christmas Time

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Tree Duo Stencils 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2017 - Tree Duo Stencils

I began by loosely taping down one of the stencils onto a panel of white cardstock, grabbing some Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and roughly colouring in the apertures through to the cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2017 - Tree Duo Stencils

While the stencil was still in place, I spritzed the panel with water and left it for a few seconds before lifting it away and heat setting. I cleaned up the stencil, offset it onto the panel and traced the shapes with a black marker.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2017 - Tree Duo Stencils

I stamped the tiny stars from Get Yeti with Delicata Golden Glitz ink, trimmed the panel down and foam mounted to my card base. On a separate panel, I cut out a snow bank, sponged on some Tumbled Glass Distress ink and stamped a sentiment in black in from the same set. I then foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2017 - Tree Duo Stencils

To finish, I added some sequins from the Snowfall sequin mix.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.
©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 2

Winnie and Walter November Release – Day 2

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Winnie & Walter November Release!

For Day 2, we’re premiering Sentimental: Gift stamp set; Tagged: Holiday Cheer stamp set; Warm Wishes to You stamp set (free with qualifying purchase stamp set); Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways; Scenery: Buffalo Check Creative Screenings; Scenery: Grand Trellis Creative Screenings; Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings and Scenery: Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 2

I began by stamping the tag images from the Tagged: Holiday Cheer stamp set on a panel of white cardstock to look like houses on a street. First I stamped a layer in a light colour and then I stamped again towards the bottom with different coloured dye inks.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 2

To make the houses stand out, I outlined them with a black fineliner and added windows and doors.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 2

I stamped a sentiment from In a Word: Merry stamp set with black dye ink, trimmed the panel down and foam mounted it to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 2

To finish, I adhered some sequins.

Be sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for giveaways and links to lots of fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team members!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

Winnie and Walter November Release – Day 1

Hey everyone!

Thanks for joining me at the start of November release week for Winnie & Walter! Today is the premiere of In a Word: Merry stamp set and co-ordinating Cutaways; In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways and In a Word: Believe Cutaway Here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

I began by stamping the largest sentiment from the In a Word: Merry stamp set with a range of dye inks using my MISTI onto a panel of white cardstock, and then going over the stamped area with a smaller sentiment from the same set with black ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

I trimmed the panel down at an angle and set aside to work on the kraft card base. I stamped some of the small star images from In a Word: Merry stamp set with Versamark ink and brush over some gold Perfect Pearls before foam mounting the trimmed focal panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

To finish, I stamped a smaller sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark and again brushed over the gold Perfect Pearls. I foam mounted to the card front and adhered some wood veneer stars.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

I stamped the larger sentiments from In a Word: Merry stamp set with white pigment ink onto a panel of kraft cardstock and then stamped over the white ink with coloured dye inks, slightly offset.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

I also repeated the process with some of the smaller images from the set in the gaps to create a more finished panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

I trimmed the kraft panel down and foam mounted it to a white card base. I heat embossed the smaller sentiment in white onto strips of navy cardstock and then foam mounting them to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter November 2017 - Day 1

To finish, I adhered some wood veneer and cork stars.

Pop by the Winnie & Walter Blog for giveaways and links to lots of gorgeous projects from the rest of the Design Team members!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2017 - Backdrop Stamp and Falling Circles Coverplate

Backdrop stamping

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using some of the newest stamp and die sets;-)©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2017 - Backdrop Stamp and Falling Circles Coverplate

For this card, I used the Backdrop stamp, which at first may seem deceptively simple, but actually packs quite a punch.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2017 - Backdrop Stamp and Falling Circles Coverplate

I began by stamping the Backdrop image repeatedly across a panel of white cardstock, using a range of different coloured inks. I wanted to create a rainbow effect but wasn’t sure what would happen to each impression as it overlapped the last.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2017 - Backdrop Stamp and Falling Circles Coverplate

I was quite surprised with the results and almost didn’t want to cover all that stamping up, but I then ran the panel through my die-cutting machine with the Falling Circles Coverplate.

I then simply foam mounted the stamped and die-cut panel to a white card base and moved onto the sentiment, which comes from the Hello Winter set. I chose one of the simple sentiments from the set and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2017 - Backdrop Stamp and Falling Circles Coverplate

I foam mounted the sentiment to the card front and finished off with some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.