©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

Neat & Tangled October Release, Day 4: Big Hugs

Hey everyone!

Today is the fourth day of the October release from Neat & Tangled, and it ends with a fabulous die and a couple of stencils!

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I’m showcasing the Big Hugs die:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

I can already see how versatile this die is going to be, just by how easily it can be added to a card, a scrapbook layout or whatever you like!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

I created some background panels using other Neat and Tangled stencils along with a vibrant choice of Dylusions Ink sprays for this card – gave me the perfect backdrop to this cute sentiment!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

For the second card, I used another stencil but combined it with Cosmo Cricket’s Pixie Paint in the colour Harbor:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

I spritzed a panel of watercolour liberally with water, laid down a stencil and then lightly dusted some of the Pixie Paint powder. To keep the paint moving, I spritzed more water and then slowly lifted the stencil away.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

I quickly heat set the panel, trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base. The sentiment was die-cut out of some copper foil cardstock and foam mounted to the front 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled October 2016 Release. Big Hugs

I was going to add sequins but decided to let the sentiment be the hero on these cards – hope you’ve enjoyed the October Release from Neat and Tangled this week! Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we have showcased this week will be available in the shop tomorrow at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 😉

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©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Pixie Paints and stencils

Pixie Paints and Stencils

Hey there,

Just popping by to share a card for the Neat & Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket, and their amazing Pixie Paints. These little bottles of coloured powder pack a huge punch and I had so much fun playing with them:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Pixie Paints and stencils

I began by creating a fun background panel – firstly, I spritzed a piece of lightweight watercolour paper with water, then laid down the Geometric Blooms stencil on top before tapping out some of the Harbor coloured Pixie Paint.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Pixie Paints and stencils

The paint reacted beautifully with the stencil and the water – I removed the stencil and spritzed a little more water to move the paint around a bit more, and heat set the panel when I was happy.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Pixie Paints and stencils

I trimmed the panel down and foam mounted to a white card base before stamping the skunk from the Little Stinker set with Versafine Onyx Black ink, all ready to colour in!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Pixie Paints and stencils

I used some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens to colour in the little animal, stamped a sentiment from the same set, trimmed him out and foam mounted him to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Pixie Paints and stencils

To finish off, I added some sequins from the Gold Mix selection. I hope you’ll stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration!

 

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

Neat and Tangled collaborates with Cosmo Cricket

Hey there,

Just popping by to share a couple of cards for the Neat & Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket, and their absolutely amazing Just Add Watercolor line of paper. I made two cards, each using a different watercolouring technique – here’s the first, using Distress Inks:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Distress Inks.

I trimmed down a piece of the watercolour paper to slightly smaller than my card front and used one of my favourite Distress Ink Techniques. I smushed down a few inks straight onto a craft mat, spritzed with water and laid the panel into the inky puddles. I heat set and repeated until I got the desired effect.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Distress Inks.

On a piece of vellum, I stamped My Favorite with Versamark Ink, sprinkled with WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing power and heat embossed. This piece was adhered to the watercolour panel before foam mounting to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Distress Inks.

To finish, I added some sequins. For my second card, I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paint set:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

I used the A Lot To Say die to die-cut a panel out of the watercolour paper and spritzed with water. Then I picked up various colours from the paint set with a brush and started adding colour randomly, allowing the water to do most of the work.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

I heat set the speech bubble die-cut and stamped a sentiment from All My Heart with black dye ink. Using Simon Says Stamp Fog ink, I stamped the Punchinella background at a slight angle onto a white card base – this is just the right shade of grey to offset against the colourful die-cut piece.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

I foam mounted the die cut to the card front before adding a few sequins. Be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled and Cosmo Cricket blogs for more inspiration!

Thanks for looking 😉