©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 1: Hello Summer

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a stamp set with summery sentiments and a co-ordinating die – Hello Summer – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

I began by creating the a loose watercolour background – I knew I wanted a sunset in the middle, so I painted washes of yellow and orange in the centre of my watercolour panel, and added lots water to spread the colour outwards.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

I made sure the colour was most concentrated in the centre, and then heat set the panel. I then painted washes of blue underneath the sunset and heat set once more.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Once dry, I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped the sunshine image and large sentiment from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also stamped the sentiment again with Delicata Golden Glitz ink for a bit of sparkle!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

I flicked some gold paint ink splats over the rest of the panel and foam mounted it to a white card base. To complete the sentiment, I stamped ‘Hello’ onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark and covered with Gold Perfect Pearls – I wiped away excess powder using a dryer sheet and then foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

To finish, I added some gold sequins.

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, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

23 thoughts on “Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 1: Hello Summer

  1. hsmom24kids says:

    I love how you did this card… so fun to see a totally different technique. I love that your background is the main feature on this card with the setting sun right smack in the middle. Perfect!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    Wow, what a fantastic job you did coloring your BG to showcase the new products.
    This is stunning!

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors you used to make this pretty card! Awesome Hello Summer set!

  4. Cathy Lillie says:

    Beautiful sunset! I love the gold stamping on the Summer sentiment and the flecks of gold on the background. It reminds me of a hot day in the middle of Summer!

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