Today is the third day of the February release from Neat & Tangled, and its a beauty!
Day 3 is for the Interlocking Geo stencil and die, and they are absolutely fabulous, especially if you like creating geometric looking cards!
Here’s my card using the stencil:
I used one of my favourite techniques for this one – I added droplets of yellow and blue Dylusions ink sprays onto a large acrylic block, then heavily spritzed a piece of watercolour cardstock with water. Whilst the panel was wet, I laid the stencil on top, then flipped the acrylic block on top very quickly, allowing the ink to seep through to the damp watercolour panel.
I slid the block up and down while it was face down on the stencil to get the inks to move and blend. When I was happy, I removed the block and the stencil, and heat set the watercolour panel.
Once dry, I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card base. I added a wood veneer cupcake and a sentiment from the So Many Sentiments set.
I also added some wood veneer stars to finish off the design 😉
Here’s my card using the die:
I’ve always enjoyed inlaid die-cutting but I wanted to try something a little different using the Interlocking Geo die for this card. So I began by adhering some double-sided tape to a panel of white cardstock and then running it through my die-cutting machine with the die.
While all the pieces were in place, I carefully removed the die-cut panel from the die and adhered it down to a white card base. This gives the impression of an embossed panel without embossing anything!
I then ran the die through again with different coloured sheets of paper so that I could make the pattern in the centre of the card pop. I did this by adding small dots of glue to the pointed areas of the tiny shapes and adhering the coloured pieces in place. I curved each piece up to create a 3D look.
I added a sentiment from So Many Sentiments and finished of the design with some matching gemstones.
I hope you’re enjoying the February 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 February at 8am EST in the shop!
Thanks for looking 😉