©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 4

Hello there!

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

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Day 4 is for the Squares and Chevrons Cover plate and here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

For this card, I did a little bit of inlaid die-cutting, by running the Squares and Chevrons coverplate once through a watercolour background and once through some copper foil cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

I adhered some parts of the watercolour background die-cut pieces straight down onto the card base, while other parts were foam mounted. The copper foil pieces were all foam mounted in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

I flicked a few gold ink drops onto the card front once everything was in place and moved onto the sentiment. This comes from the Hello Spring set that was showcased earlier in the week.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

I white heat embossed the ‘Hello’ onto a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the card front and then die-cut the co-ordinating ‘Spring’ sentiment several times from white cardstock and adhered them all together to make a thicker embellishment. Once dry, this was also adhered to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Squares and Chevrons Coverplate

To finish off, I added some colourful sequins.

I hope you’re enjoying the March 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 March at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero.

Neat and Tangled collaborates with A Blog Named Hero

Hey there,

Just popping by to share a card for the Neat & Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero and their current challenge: Metallic.

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The first thing that popped into my head when I thought ‘Metallic’ was the Add A Little Dazzle Metallic Sheets – they come in such a fun range of colours and can be die-cut so easily.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero.

I die-cut the Gardenia Blooms Journalling Card out of a piece of Pucker Me Pink Metal Sheet – these sheets are really delicate, so I also die-cut a piece of kraft cardstock and adhered them both together.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero.

I foam mounted this piece to a white card base and moved on to the sentiment. I simply stamped one from the co-ordinating Gardenia Blooms Journalling Card stamp set with Versamark ink onto a piece of black cardstock, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero.

I cut the sentiment piece into a strip and cut some banner ends on either side before foam mounting that to the metallic panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero.

To finish off, I scattered a few sequins on to the card front for a bit of added sparkle!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with A Blog Named Hero.

Be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled and A Blog Named Hero blogs this week for more inspiration!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

Penny Black CAS layered die-cuts

Hey everyone!

Just popping by to share a clean and simple card I’ve made using Penny Black products.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

This was actually really fun to put together as I’d used very few materials. I began by die-cutting Penny Black’s 51-017 Downtown several times out of some Add a Little Dazzle Metal Sheets. These sheets come in a range of different colours, but you can always substitute them for foiled cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

I wanted to create a bit of a layered building scene so trimmed a small amount off the bottom of the top two die-cuts before foam mounting them all to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

I decided to leave some of the window pieces in place and let others drop out naturally. To finish, I stamped the banner and sentiment from Penny Black’s 30-236 Come Rain or Shine onto vellum with Versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

The banner was then fussy cut and adhered with a few spots of Glossy Accents to the metal sheets.

©Candles in the Garden. Penny Black Simplicity Clean and Simple / layered die-cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled / Add a Little Dazzle blog hop, using Perfect Pearls.

Add a Little Dazzle and Neat & Tangled

Hello and welcome to the Neat & Tangled and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop! Hopefully, you have arrived from Add a Little Dazzle and after me, you’re next stop is Kristen Foreman!

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Today, a bunch of us are combining products from both companies to provide you with a whole heap of inspiration! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled / Add a Little Dazzle blog hop, using Perfect Pearls.

I’ve been playing with Perfect Pearls on quite a few of my cards recently, and really wanted to see if it would work on the Add a Little Dazzle metal sheets. First, I cut out a rectangular piece of Black Diamond Metal Sheet and adhered it to some cardstock to make it easier to work with.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled / Add a Little Dazzle blog hop, using Perfect Pearls.

Before stamping onto the metal sheet, I prepared the surface with an embossing powder tool to remove any static. I then stamped images from Neat & Tangled’s Winter Wishes set with Versamark ink and brushed lightly with a range of Perfect Pearls (Red and Gold at the top, and original Perfect Pearls at the bottom for the houses and trees).

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled / Add a Little Dazzle blog hop, using Perfect Pearls.

I carried the Perfect Pearls through to the card base by stamping Neat & Tangled’s Falling Flakes repeatedly.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled / Add a Little Dazzle blog hop, using Perfect Pearls.

The metal sheet has been foam mounted to the card base and a sentiment from the same set has been stamped underneath it.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled / Add a Little Dazzle blog hop, using Perfect Pearls.

Be sure to hop along and comment along the way for a chance to win one $25 prize pack from Add a Little Dazzle and one $25 prize pack from Neat & Tangled 😉

Here’s the entire blog hop list – thanks for stopping by!

Neat & Tangled
Add a Little Dazzle
Mayuri <– You are here!
Kristen Foreman
Kate Capper
Cathy Parlitsis
Keren Baker
Martha Lucia Gomez