Welcome to the start of October release week for Neat & Tangled!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 😉
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.
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 😉
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 😉
32 thoughts on “Neat & Tangled October Release, Day 1: Maple Thanks”
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!
Love both of your cards!
Wow, these are beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.
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.
Thx for sharing your card ❤
Wow! Both of these are gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors.
Beautiful coloring and
designs. I love that
second card with the
Carla from Utah
Beautiful cards, Mayuri! I’m smitten with the partial die cutting on the second 🙂
Lovely cards, especially your partially die cutting card.
Beautiful colors and designs on both cards.
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!!!
Wow both are gorgeous but the last is my favourite.
Wow! These are gorgeous! Thanks know you for the amazing inspiration!
Such beautiful colours on both your cards – love the rainbow leaves on the first one!
Love your use of colors!
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!
Amazing color combo!
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!
Oh wow!!!! Your cards are absolutely breathless!!!! Love so much the beautiful colors!!! ❤
These cards are GORGEOUS!!!
Great cards. The second one is so beautiful.
Just absolutely beautiful cards. I’m just in love with that beautiful leaf set. Love you ideas!
Your cards are simply stunning! I must get my hands on this set!
Oh My! Gorgeous colors combined in two such different but stunning ways.
Simply awestruck by the beautiful cards that you’ve created. Definitely going to Pin them.
Wow. Amazing projects.
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.
Stunning projects. TFS
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!!
the colors of the leaves on the first are beautiful.
Love how parts of the die cut leaf are still in the
thanks for sharing two wonderful cards.
Both cards is very pretty.
These are pure gorgeousness! The colors just make my heart sing!