©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 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 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 May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 4

Hello there!

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

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Day 4 is for the Dimensional Triangles Cover Plate and here’s my card:

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

Although this card took a while to put together, I had so much fun creating the background! I grabbed a large sheet of YUPO paper, and started dripping various shades of Dylusions Ink Sprays down, spreading them around with a brush. I also added some metallic paints for some sparkle!

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

When you’re working on YUPO paper with watcolour or inks, the results don’t seem as intensive as alcohol inks, but do persevere, as the results can surprise you! Once I’d finished adding more ink to my YUPO paper I set it aside to dry overnight.

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

Once dry, I cut out a piece that was big enough for my A2 sized card base, and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock for stability. I then used the Dimensional Triangles Coverplate to die-cut the wonderful, geometric design out, and foam mounted each piece onto a white card base.

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

I stamped a sentiment from another new set, Complementary Colors, onto a piece of black cardstock, and heat embossed in white. I foam mounted the sentiment to the card front and added some sequins to finish off.

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

I hope you’re enjoying the May 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, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for looking 😉

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

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 3: Layered Landscapes

Hello, hello!

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

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

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

There are so many ways to use this stamp set, but I gravitated back towards my rainbow range of Distress Inks and stamped the mountains randomly across an imaginary horizon on a panel of white cardstock – I made sure to overlap the colours for more variation.

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

I loosely watercoloured a sky behind the colourful mountains and a deep blue sea underneath them. I then restamped the reflections of the mountains in the sea area followed by some darker mountains in the foreground.

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

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped part of the sentiment into the top right hand corner with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then foam mounted the panel onto my card base.

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

I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark, sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set. I foam mounted it just below the stamped sentiment.

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

To finish, I adhered some gold 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, 11 May at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 2: Paint Night

Hello again!

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

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Day 2 is for the Paint stamp set – there are some really cute images for colouring and some charming sentiments to go with them. Here’s my card:

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

I began by creating the colourful background, which uses a new stencil from the May release. I simple spritzed some water onto a watercolour panel, laid the stencil down on top and dropped various shades of Brusho powder. I added another quick spritz of water so that the colour would travel and then heat set the panel.

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

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and then foam mounted it to the card front.

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

I stamped one of the images from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of white cardstock and coloured it in using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I fussy-cut the image out and foam mounted it to the card front.

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

To finish off, I added some sequins from various Neat and Tangled mixes.

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

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, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 1: Hello Summer

Hello everyone!

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

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Day 1 is for a stamp set with summery sentiments and a co-ordinating die – Hello Summer – here’s my card:

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

I began by creating the a loose watercolour background – I knew I wanted a sunset in the middle, so I painted washes of yellow and orange in the centre of my watercolour panel, and added lots water to spread the colour outwards.

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

I made sure the colour was most concentrated in the centre, and then heat set the panel. I then painted washes of blue underneath the sunset and heat set once more.

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

Once dry, I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped the sunshine image and large sentiment from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also stamped the sentiment again with Delicata Golden Glitz ink for a bit of sparkle!

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

I flicked some gold paint ink splats over the rest of the panel and foam mounted it to a white card base. To complete the sentiment, I stamped ‘Hello’ onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark and covered with Gold Perfect Pearls – I wiped away excess powder using a dryer sheet and then foam mounted it to the card front.

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

To finish, I added some gold 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, 11 May 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.