Neat & Tangled February Release, Day 4: S’more Fun

Hello, hello!

It’s the fourth day of the Neat & Tangled February release, and we are showcasing another cute stamp and die set!

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Day 4 is for the S’more Fun stamp set and dies – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. S'more Fun

I began by creating a quick background by blending Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks on a panel of white cardstock. I then flicked some water for a bit of interest.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. S'more Fun

I used a paper towel to mop up any excess water and trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base before stamping a sentiment from the set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. S'more Fun

I foam mounted the panel to the white card base and then moved onto the focal element. I stamped the pair of crackers with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of white cardstock and then coloured them in with copics. I used the co-ordinating die to cut them out.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. S'more Fun

I also ran the Interlocking Geo die through my die-cutting machine with some copper foil cardstock and trimmed a small portion of it to act as a layered piece for the crackers to sit on. I adhered the die-cut copper piece to the card front and then foam mounted the crackers on top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. S'more Fun

To finish up, I added a few 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 available in the shop from Friday, 9 February at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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©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 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Ride With Me.

Neat & Tangled February Release, Day 1: Ride With Me

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a lovely little stamp and die set called Ride With Me, which features some cute critters! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Ride With Me.

I began by repeatedly stamping the bicycle image from the set onto my card base with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and then set it aside to work on the focal imagery.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Ride With Me.

I repeatedly stamped the pram image from the set onto a panel of white cardstock with Versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I then blended various Distress Inks over the prams and die-cut each one out.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Ride With Me.

I cut out a piece of vellum that was slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted the prams onto it. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted that to the vellum too. I then foam mounted the vellum to the card front, strategically placing the adhesive only behind the prams and sentiment strip.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Ride With Me.

To finish off, I also added some sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018 Release. Ride With Me.

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 February at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

You’re a good friend

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Dazzling stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I began by creating a mask from some postit notes of the main image from the set, so that I could stamp it round an imaginary circle in the centre of my panel of white cardstock. I fussy cut the mask out, and then stamped the image repeatedly on the panel, masking off the last impression each time.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I used a waterproof black ink so that I could colour each area using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I brushed colour towards the bottom of the crystals and used a waterbrush to stretch the colour out towards the top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I coloured the tops of the crystals with a silver Wink of Stella pen and stamped a sentiment from Beavers Eh in the centre. For some interest, I flicked some silver paint onto the panel too…

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my kraft card base before foam mounting it to the front. To finish, I adhered some sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 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 January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 4: Dazzling

Hello there!

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

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Day 4 is for the Dazzling and Koalifications stamp sets, and they are absolutely fabulous, especially if you want to create quick, clean and simple cards!

I’m showcasing the Dazzling stamp set, and here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

For this card, I stamped the image of the crystals with Versamark ink onto a panel of black cardstock. I also stamped a sentiment and some additional stars from the Wishing you Love set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I then brushed over some Gold Perfect Pearls all over the panel so that it would adhere to the sticky ink. I removed the excess mica powder using a dryer sheet – this seems to pick up all the stray particles!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I flicked a few gold ink drops onto the panel before heat setting and trimming down to slightly smaller than my kraft card base. I foam mounted it to the card front and finished off with a few gold sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I think the black and gold makes such a great combination!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

Again, another quick and simple card – this time I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a panel of white cardstock, and added the sentiment and extra stars in the same way as the first card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

But this time, I coloured the tops of the crystals with gold paint. I also added gold paint ink droplets and heat set the panel before trimming it down to smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I foam mounted the panel down to another kraft card base and adhered a few more gold sequins to finish off.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Dazzling.

I hope you’re enjoying the January 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, 5 January at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 3: Nesting Hexagons

Hello, hello!

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

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Day 3 is for the Nesting Hexagons die and stencil – a unique design, with endless possibilities!

Here’s my card using the die:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

I began by creating a bright background by blending two shades of Dylusions Ink Sprays onto a watercolour panel, and spritzing heavily with water to create a third colour in the middle. I heat set the panel, trimmed it down to slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it to the front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

I then ran the Nesting Hexagons die through my die-cutting machine on a panel of white cardstock and foam mounted that to the card front, on top of the coloured panel. I liked the way the bright colours were tamed down a little after the die-cut piece was place on top…

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

The sentiment comes from the A-Mazing stamp set showcased earlier this week, and was heat set in white on a strip of navy cardstock. I foam mounted that to the card front too for added depth.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

To finish up, I added a range of sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Nesting Hexagons Die.

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, 5 January at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 2: Beaver Eh?

Hello again!

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

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Day 2 is for the Beaver Eh? stamp and co-ordinating die set – they are totally adorable! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

I did a bit of double partial die-cutting on this one, a technique I’ve used before on this card – the result is a single panel which has been created using two dies. I then stamped one of the beavers from the stamp set in place followed by a sentiment beneath him.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

I coloured the beaver in with copic markers – I only have the set of 36 which seems to have enough of a range for me to colour him this way. I also stamped and coloured the little birdie from the set in the same way and set both pieces aside.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

On the front of my white card base, I blended two shades of Distress Ink to create a background for the beaver to sit against. I also added a couple of droplets of water on the inky areas for some interest. Once I was happy, I foam mounted the beaver panel to the card base along with the bird die-cut.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and Die.

At this point, I felt the card looked a little plain, so I added a few sequins from the Jewel Tones sequins mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. Beaver Eh? Stamp set and 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, 5 January at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

Neat & Tangled January Release, Day 1: A-Mazing

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a cute little Maze die and the supporting A-Mazing stamp set. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

This was unbelievably quick to create, as I knew I wanted a simple background from which to die-cut the maze. I turned to my trusty Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and roughly brushed a selection of them onto a panel of white cardstock before spritzing with just enough water to make the colours blend and bleed.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

I heat set the panel and then die-cut the maze shape from the coloured area, leaving enough room at the bottom for the sentiment, which was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also trimmed the panel down so that it was slightly smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

I then adhered a piece of clear plastic behind the maze shape for the beginnings of a shaker card – once this was secure, I added foam tape all the way around the back of the panel and inserted a selection of sequins into the maze grooves before adhering it down to the card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

To finish off, I also added a die-cut heart to the front of the card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018 Release. A-Mazing Stamp set and Maze Die.

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, 5 January at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using a combination of stencils, stamps and dies 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I created this vibrant background using the Radiating Star stencil and some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens – I simply taped down a panel of white cardstock to my work surface and then laid the stencil down on top, again securing with a bit of washitape.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I picked some vibrant ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and very roughly brushed through the stencil and onto the cardstock. While the stencil was still in place, I heavily misted the the panel with water until the colours started to blend and bleed. After a few seconds, I carefully lifted the stencil away revealing this awesome background, heat set the panel and trimmed down to slightly smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I foam mounted the background panel to the card base and moved on to the next step. Using the Stitched Slopes dies, I created a couple of snow banks – I added a touch of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the hill tops so that they would stand out against the vibrant coloured background. I foam mounted one snow bank straight down onto the card front and stamped a couple of sentiments from Christmas Pageant onto the other.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I foam mounted the second snow bank onto the card front and then die-cut some house and tree elements using the Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate. I adhered these between the snow banks and finished with some sequins from the Snowfall Sequin Mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2017

I hope you have as much fun as I did combining stencils, stamps and dies!

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.