©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUNE 2018

Stencilling on YUPO

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to sharing another card using the Geometric Circles stencil and the So Many Sentiments stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUNE 2018

I began by creating a background panel using YUPO paper and the Geometric Circles stencil. I dropped different colours inks and paints onto the paper before laying down the stencil and adding further colour.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUNE 2018

I chose to leave the stencil there instead of heat setting the YUPO paper as I didn’t want it to curl up. I left it overnight to dry and then removed the stencil to reveal the gorgeous pattern on the paper. I trimmed the stencilled background panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it straight down to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUNE 2018

I then stamped a bunch of sentiments from the So Many Sentiments set onto strips of black cardstock, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I then foam mounted them to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUNE 2018

To finish off, I adhered a some sequins and wood veneer embellishments.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUNE 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

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

🙂

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

Neat & Tangled June Release, Day 4

Hello there!

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

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Day 4 is for the Receding Blocks Coverplate and Stencil – I chose to play with the stencil using one of my favourite techniques:

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

I really enjoy creating vibrant background using Dylusions Ink Sprays and stencils. The Receding Blocks Stencil is delicate and there are a lot more open areas for the ink to emerge through the stencil, but the end result is still striking!

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

I began by adding  droplets of pink and green 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 June 2018 Release. Receding Blocks Stencil

Whilst the stencil was still in place, I decided to add a few drops of Schmincke Aqua Shine to the panel. I then removed the stencil and quickly heat set the panel to try to stop the ink from moving around too much.

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

I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card base. For a bit of detail, I used the Hooray die to die-cut a wreath from a piece of vellum – I delicately removed the actual word from the die-cut piece so that I was left with just the wreath, which I adhered with some tiny drops of glue to the card front.

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

I stamped a sentiment from the Magnolia stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock with Versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I fussy cut the sentiment out and foam mounted it to the card front. To finish off, I added a mixture of sequins!

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

Thanks for looking 😉

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

Neat & Tangled May Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled May 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 May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

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

🙂

©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. Have Courage

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 1: Have Courage

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a stamp set with lovely ginko leaf images and co-ordinating sentiments – Have Courage – here’s my card:

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

I began by creating the watercolour style background using all the solid ginko leaf images from the set. I took a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the images repeatedly with Dylusions ink sprays, making sure to overlap some impressions.

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

I applied the ink using the applicator from the bottle, and swiping it across the stamp. I dampened the part of the watercolour panel that I was going to stamp on with a bit of water first, and then stamped the image – this gave me lovely results, as I wasn’t looking for a clean, sharp impression.

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

I heat set the stamped ginko leaf panel and then added detail with a black fine line marker. I also added flicked on small dots of gold paint and then heat set once more. I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted to the front.

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

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

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

I foam mounted the sentiment strip to the card front and tucked in a few yellow and green 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, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I Miss You Every Day

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Friendly Florals and So Many Sentiments stamp sets 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I began by taking the largest floral cluster from the Friendly Florals set, flipping it over and stamping with the back of the stamp onto a piece of white cardstock with some yellow dye inks.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I cleaned up the stamp, flipped it back the right way round and stamped the outline image straight on top of the coloured areas. I then filled in some areas of the pattern that I’d made with gold paints and a black marker.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I added detail to some of the larger florals with small dots of paint and flicked some gold and black ink splats onto the cardstock panel. I heat set the panel and trimmed it down to slightly smaller than my white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

I foam mounted the panel to the card base and moved onto the sentiment, which comes from the So Many Sentiments set. I white heat embossed this onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018

To finish, I added some gold sequins 😉

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 March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

Neat & Tangled March Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled March 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 March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

Day 3

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

Day 4

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

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

🙂

©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!

NT Release Graphic.jpg

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 March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 1: Hello Spring

Hello everyone!

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

NT Release Graphic.jpg

Day 1 is for the spring themed Hello Spring stamp set and co-ordinating die. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I began by creating the floral background using the smallest flower stamp from the set. I took a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the image repeatedly with Dylusions ink sprays, making sure to leave a large enough space in the middle for the largest sentiment from the set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I applied the ink using the applicator from the bottle, and swiping it across the stamp. I dampened the part of the watercolour panel that I was going to stamp on with a bit of water first, and then stamped the image – this gave me lovely results, as I wasn’t looking for a clean, sharp impression.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I even made sure to blend some of the inks to get a third, transitional colour. This brought the whole piece together – I heat set the stamped flowers and then mounted my panel into my MISTI so that I could stamp the large block of sentiments from the set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I stamped this with Versafine Onyx Black ink a couple of times to get a rich black. I then trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. Hello Spring

I white heat embossed ‘Hello’ from the same set onto a small strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the front. I sprinkled a couple of sequins to finish off.

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 March at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉