©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 1: Hello Spring

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for the spring themed Hello Spring stamp set and co-ordinating die. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I began by creating the floral background using the smallest flower stamp from the set. I took a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the image repeatedly with Dylusions ink sprays, making sure to leave a large enough space in the middle for the largest sentiment from the set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I applied the ink using the applicator from the bottle, and swiping it across the stamp. I dampened the part of the watercolour panel that I was going to stamp on with a bit of water first, and then stamped the image – this gave me lovely results, as I wasn’t looking for a clean, sharp impression.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I even made sure to blend some of the inks to get a third, transitional colour. This brought the whole piece together – I heat set the stamped flowers and then mounted my panel into my MISTI so that I could stamp the large block of sentiments from the set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I stamped this with Versafine Onyx Black ink a couple of times to get a rich black. I then trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I white heat embossed ‘Hello’ from the same set onto a small strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the front. I sprinkled a couple of sequins 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 released on Friday, 9 March at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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30 thoughts on “Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 1: Hello Spring

  1. Stefanie White says:

    What a cool idea! I must try this as your colors just pop and Icant stop staring at your beautiful card!!

  2. Kathy McCluskey says:

    Thanks for sharing the technique you used to create that amazing background! This is a beautiful Spring card that is really very eye-catching!

  3. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love how you mixed the blue and pink.
    Very pretty.
    thanks for sharing
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  4. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Very lovely card! The colors of the multi-flowers are so pretty. Great composition with the flowers framing the sentiment!

  5. Ta-Tanisha J says:

    This background is AMAZING! Sometimes I can be so afraid of color but then you miss out on creations like yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. F. Andre says:

    Such a bold background, perfectly paired with the simple black sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Anne Sturgeon says:

    This reminds me of a field of poppies. Love the bold colors and the sentiment is perfect. Nicely done.

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