Neat & Tangled November Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled November 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 November 2018 Release. Triangle Box Dies.

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Fa La La Stencil

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Stay Cool

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Falling Stars.

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

🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Fa La La Stencil

Neat & Tangled November Release, Day 2

Hello again!

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

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Day 2 is for the Fa La La stencil and die. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Fa La La Stencil

The Fa La La stencil has some intricate lettering rather than large open spaces and I wanted to make sure I captured the detail on a background panel. So, I started by inking up the back of the stencil with three different shades of Dylusions Inks, spritzed with water and the laid down onto a panel of watercolour paper.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Fa La La Stencil

I allowed the ink to absorb into the watercolour paper for a few seconds before rubbing the stencil down onto the paper – this gave me maximum coverage.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Fa La La Stencil

I trimmed the panel down to the same size as my card base and adhered it straight down before moving onto the sentiment. I chose a sentiment from the Gift Card Box Christmas Sentiments set and stamped it with pink and blue inks onto a die-cut diamond piece. This piece was then foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2018 Release. Fa La La Stencil

To then flicked on some gold paint and added a few sequins to finish off!

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 November at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled OCTOBER 2018

Thanks so very much!

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to sharing a card using a stencil, a die and a stamp set!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled OCTOBER 2018

I began by creating a colourful background using the Cubic stencil and some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I simple laid the stencil down onto a piece of white cardstock, coloured through the stencil and onto the card with the brush pens, and then liberally spritzed with water!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled OCTOBER 2018

Too much water can result in a muddy mess, but not enough water means the colours don’t blend – either way, add the amount of water you feel most comfortable with! I removed the stencil and the heat set the panel quickly before trimming it down to the size of my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled OCTOBER 2018

I adhered the panel straight down to my card based and moved onto the sentiment. I die-cut the diamond shape using the diamond shaped die from Gift Card Box Die Additions and then stamped a sentiment from the Thanks So Much set. I brushed some gold ink all the way around the edges of the die-cut piece before foam mounting to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled OCTOBER 2018

To finish, I embellished with a mixture of 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 SEPTEMBER 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to sharing a card using the  Birch Leaf stamp set and co-ordinating dies!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

I began by creating a loose watercolour background – I took an acrylic block, dropped some Dylusions Ink blots onto it and used it to stamp an image onto a panel of white cardstock. I kept the block in place to allow the colours to blend and then removed it so I could heat set the panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

I sprayed a solution of water and Perfect Pearls onto my panel for a bit of sparkle and heat set once more. I then trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

I die-cut the birch leaf four times out of white cardstock and adhered all the die-cut pieces together to create one thicker embellishment. I then adhered it to the card front and moved onto the sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of black cardstock with Versafine ink and heat set in white. I foam mounted that under the leaf embellishment and finished with a few 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 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.
©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. Clearly Canine

Neat & Tangled June Release, Day 2: Clearly Canine

Hello again!

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

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Day 2 is for the Clearly Canine stamp set and the Dog die – these make such a great combination! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

I used the Dog die to die-cut an aperture out of some white cardstock and stamped a sentiment from Clearly Canine underneath. I then set it aside to work on the next part of the card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

I created a background panel to sit behind the aperture of the dog die-cut piece but spritzing a piece of watercolour paper with water, laying down the Receding Blocks stencil (showcasing later this week) and dropping Brusho powders down onto the wet areas. Its so fun to watch the colour bleed under the stencil!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

Once I was happy with the background panel, I removed the stencil and heat set. I trimmed it down to the same size as my card base and adhered it straight down.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

I then foam mounted the die-cut piece to the card front and adhered a twine bow to the front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

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, 8 June 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 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. 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 😉