©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

Neat & Tangled October Release, Day 1: Maple Thanks

Hello everyone!

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

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For Day 1, I’m showcasing the new Maple Thanks stamp set and co-ordinating dies – this is such a great set, and actually so very versatile – I created 2 cards because I had so much fun playing with them! Here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

I went for a slightly watercolour vibe on this card, and I began by stamping the large maple leaf several times with Versamark Ink onto a panel of white cardstock. I then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

I then took a rainbow assortment of Distress Inks and painted the background loosely, starting with Seedless Preserves at the top, and ending with Picked Raspberry at the bottom.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

When the panel was dry, I took a soft graphite pencil and went around the edges of each leaf to help them stand out. I smudged the pencil lines a little with a paper stump, trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of dark coloured cardstock, again with Versamark Ink and heat set in white. I trimmed the sentiment into two strips and foam mounted it at a diagonal across the front. To finished, I added a mixture of sequins. Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

I did a little double partial die-cutting with this one – I’ve detailed this process on this card – its a favourite technique of mine 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

I had an inky panel on my craft desk that was just waiting to be used, so I trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base, before foam mounting my double partial die-cut panel on top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

I left some of the pieces intact so that I could add the foam pieces behind the panel without them being seen – it also makes for a great effect 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Maple Thanks

The sentiment was stamped with black dye ink and a few sequins were scattered across the front to finish off.

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 from Friday, 14 October at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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32 thoughts on “Neat & Tangled October Release, Day 1: Maple Thanks

  1. Christy Q says:

    Wow, Mayuri – the techniques you used are breathtaking!! Love the shading that you added to the leaves on the first card to make them stand out after you did the watercoloring. Such a simple technique that adds a huge impact!

  2. Trina P. says:

    Had to come over from the N&T blog to take a closer look at your rainbow watercolored card. Absolutely stunning. Great detail with the outlining to make it pop.

  3. Miriam Prantner says:

    Just WOW!!! These are both stunning! The watercoloring on the first is perfect, but the technique and the woodgrain on the second? Totally blown away!!!

  4. Teresa Doyle says:

    Mayuri your cards are just STUNNING! I love Miriam’s set and being Canadian, this set and all that I’ve seen done with it, is really pulling me. A great job!

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your beautiful cards with this gorgeous maple leaf stamp and die! Beautiful colors! I’ll be checking out your partial die-cutting technique on the link you provided!

  6. Linda Tupper says:

    Just absolutely beautiful cards. I’m just in love with that beautiful leaf set. Love you ideas!

  7. Sue D. says:

    I am very much taken with this new stamp and die set, and both your cards using them are fantastic! I especially like the second one… the way you left some of the leaf pieces intact is clever, and it just seems to glow… like sunshine coming through the trees in their fall splendor. Beautiful. TFS.

  8. BunnyD says:

    Wow stunning cards! I could not pick a favourite out of either. As different as they are from each other, I love them both! Great job!!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    the colors of the leaves on the first are beautiful.
    Love how parts of the die cut leaf are still in the
    leaf.
    thanks for sharing two wonderful cards.

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