©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

Neat & Tangled November Release, Day 1: Merry & Bright

Hello everyone!

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

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For Day 1, I’m showcasing the new Merry & Bright die – here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

I began by creating a watercolour background using a flower shaped acrylic block. I covered the block with some spots of Dylusions Ink sprays and stamped straight down onto a panel of white cardstock. Before removing the block, I misted lightly with water to help the ink run a little.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

On lifting the acrylic block, the ink that was trapped underneath began to spread, so I quickly heat set the panel. I used a paper towel to mop up any excess ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

Once the panel was dry, I used the new Star stencil to create a subtle texture over the watercolour blob – I laid it down and pounced some Versamark Ink through to the panel underneath. I removed the stencil and the lightly brushed over some Gold Perfect Pearls.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

Once I was happy, I trimmed the panel down and mounted it to a white card base. I then die-cut the Merry & Bright sentiment three times out of some white cardstock, adhered them together to create a thicker embellishment and adhered it to the card front. To finish, I added a couple of sequins from the Gold Mix selection. Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

I did a little double partial die-cutting with this one using a couple of circle dies to create the outer ring so that the sequins can peek through 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

I partially die-cut the circle elements out of a panel of white cardstock before moving on to die-cutting the sentiment from the middle, holding on to all the small pieces within the letters.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

I then proceeded to turn the die-cut panel into a shaker card, filling it with the Gold Dust Sparkly Shaker Mix from Lucy’s Little Things.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Merry and Bright Die.

After foam mounting the shaker element to a white card base, I also added a few ink splats using some gold watercolour paint.

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, 11 November at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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23 thoughts on “Neat & Tangled November Release, Day 1: Merry & Bright

  1. Miriam Prantner says:

    So beautiful! I love it when you use perfect pearls, the watercoloring/stenciling on the first card is so luminous and fantastic shaker on the second!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    Gorgeous background on your first card; it came out amazing!
    And shakers are my favorite, so … love it!

  3. Mary Holshouser says:

    Merry and bright is a great sentiment for the
    first card. It is truly that.
    The second card is elegant and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  4. Amy Ames says:

    Mayuri your cards are both so beautiful!! I love that you used one die and got two totally different looks from it!!

  5. Danielle Vincent says:

    Both cards are simply magnificent! I LOVE the background of your first card and the layered scrolly sentiment!

  6. Barb Macaskill says:

    LOVELOVELOVE the watercolored background on the first card and the shaker channel on the second card is fantabulous!! I love any and all shaker cards and this one ranks at the very top of my favorites! I am definitely going to give this a try because I love it so much! TFS!

  7. Izzy Scrap says:

    Very gorgeous cards ! I love your watercolour background on your first card, it pops up the beautiful sentiment ! And I love your shaker card, very simple but how so gorgeous ! Love the splatters ! Thanks for sharing.

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