©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Neat & Tangled June Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled June release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Receding Blocks Stencil

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the June release!

🙂

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©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

Neat & Tangled June Release, Day 3: Magnolia

Hello, hello!

It’s the third day of the Neat & Tangled June release, and we are showcasing another fabulous stamp set!

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Day 3 is for the Magnolia stamp set – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

I wanted to see if I could create a floral arrangement with the images from this set without actually doing any detailed colouring to the images, so I looked for some offcuts from my experiments with watercolour on YUPO. I stamped the images with Archival Jet Black ink onto the YUPO and let it dry for about an hour.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

I then die-cut the images out using the coordinating dies and began arranging them onto my card base. At this point, nothing seemed to be working for me, so I set the pieces aside and die-cut an oval aperture out of a panel of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

I stamped a sentiment from the set straight down onto my card base and then foam mounted the oval aperture piece onto the card front. This acted like an anchor to hold all the die-cut magnolia images!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

I arranged the pieces around the oval, allowing the sentiment to peek through. Once happy, I adhered some pieces straight down, while foam mounting others.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

To finish, I adhered some sequins and flicked a few tiny gold paint splats.

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 in the shop from Friday, 8 June at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Neat & Tangled June Release, Day 1: So Fly

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for the cutest stamp set – So Fly – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I began by creating a really loose watercolour sky on a piece of white cardstock, flicking a few gold paint splats and heat setting before trimming it down and foam mounting to a card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I then stamped the cute image of the giraffe and elephant onto another piece of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and coloured them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I stamped the little dotted line on the left hand side of my sky panel to suggest where the aeroplane would have travelled and then foam mounted the die-cut piece to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I stamped a sentiment from the set onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark, sprinkling with white embossing powder and heat setting.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I tucked the sentiment in behind the critters and foam mounted in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

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, 8 June at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I like you ever so much

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Geometric Circles stencil, the Get Yeti stamp set and the So Many Sentiments stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I began by stamping the yeti image from the Get Yeti set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on to a piece of white cardstock, and then coloured him in using some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I then fussy-cut him out and set him aside to work on my card base. I laid down the Geometric Circles stencil onto a white card base and roughly passed some embossing paste through it onto the surface. I lifted the stencil away to reveal the lovely pattern and before the embossing paste dried, I quickly flicked some gold paint onto the card base for some added interest.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I stamped a sentiment from So Many Sentiments onto a strip of black cardstock, and foam mounted it and the yeti to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

To finish off, I adhered a mixture of sequins from the Like Magic Sequin Mix and the Mermaid Tail Sequin Mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Have Courage

Neat & Tangled April Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled April release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day 1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Have Courage

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the April release!

🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 4

Hello there!

Today is the fourth day of the April release from Neat & Tangled, and its a beauty!

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Day 4 is for the Inlaid Squares Cover Plate and here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

This card was really quick and easy to create, and uses up any of those lovely inky panels that you may have lying around in your stash!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I found an inky panel that I had created using older Neat and Tangled products and adhered it straight down to a white card base. I then die-cut the Inlaid Squares design out of a panel of white cardstock and foam mounted onto the inky panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I white heat embossed a sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted that to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I added a few sequins to finish up, and that was it!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

I hope you’re enjoying the April 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, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 2: Mommy, Daddy and Me

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled April Release!

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Day 2 is for the Mommy Daddy and Me stamp set – another staple for every crafter’s stash! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

The images from the set are so cute and easy to colour in, and when combined with one of the sentiments, makes such an awesome card! I began by creating a muted, coloured blended background using Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. Using a sponge applicator, I gently blended the two colours together on a piece of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I then flicked a few spots of gold paint onto the blended area and set aside to work on the focal critter image of the two bears. I stamped them onto a piece of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coloured them in using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I fussy cut the stamped and coloured bears and set aside. I went back to the blended panel and die-cut an oval shape from the top part to allow for a sentiment to peek through when foam mounted to my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Before foam mounting the die-cut piece in place, I stamped a sentiment in the spot where the aperture would be. I then foam mounted the coloured bears in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I added a couple of sequins to the design to finish off.

Be sure to check out 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, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 3: Friendly Florals

Hello, hello!

It’s the third day of the Neat & Tangled March release, and we are showcasing some fabulous products!

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Day 3 is for the Friendly Florals stamp and die set – a greate design, with endless possibilities!

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

For this card I used some of the dies to create my own coverplate-style design – I arranged a few of them together and die-cut them a few times out of a panel of white cardstock. This is a great way to stretch your dies!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

Once I was happy, I set the panel aside and worked on a smaller watercolour panel to sit behind the die-cut piece. I simply brush a piece of cardstock with water and added drops of paint, moving them around until they blended and created something I was happy with.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

I heat set and trimmed this piece down before adhering it to a a white card base. I then foam mounted the die-cut piece on top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a piece of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the card front. To finish, I sprinkled with a few sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Friendly Florals

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 in the shop from Friday, 9 March at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Stencil

Neat & Tangled February Release, Day 3: Interlocking Geo Stencil and Die

Hello there!

Today is the third day of the February release from Neat & Tangled, and its a beauty!

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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:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo 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.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Stencil

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.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Stencil

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.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Stencil

I also added some wood veneer stars to finish off the design 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Stencil

Here’s my card using the die:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo 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.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo 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!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Die

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.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Die

I added a sentiment from So Many Sentiments and finished of the design with some matching gemstones.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Interlocking Geo Die

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 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Panda die

Neat & Tangled February Release, Day 2: Panda Die

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled February Release!

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Day 2 is for the Panda die and the So Many Sentiments stamp set – both can be used in so many ways – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Panda die

I knew I wanted to pair a happy, positive and bright sentiment from the set with the Panda die, and decided to stamp it with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a panel of white cardstock. I had curved it a little so that it would follow the contour of the die-cut the Panda face that was above the sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Panda die

I set the panel aside and moved on to the card base. I adhered strips of coloured paper directly onto the card base at a diagonal for some interest. I trimmed the excess paper off the sides of the base and then foam mounted the die-cut panel on top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Panda die

The bright colours showed through the Panda apertures and matched the sentiment perfectly!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Panda die

But I didn’t leave it there…the card looked a little bare, so I added some enamel dots and sequins to finish it off.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Panda die

Be sure to check out 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 stopping by 😉