I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Topography stamp set!
That large topographical background is soooo versatile, and you can do so many different techniques with it, as demonstrated by the DT during release week! I chose to white heat emboss it onto a panel of white cardstock before applying a wash of colour 😉
I took various ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and roughly scribbled each colour at the top of the embossed panel before spritzing with water. The water allowed the colours to blend with each other, but also run down to the bottom of the panel, creating streaks of colour…
Before the colours became too watered and blended with each other I heat set the panel and trimmed it down to the same size as my card base. I adhered it straight down and set it aside to work on the next element, which was the die-cut sentiment. This was created using the Hello There die, and cut from some black cardstock a few times and adhered together to make a thicker embellishment.
I adhered the die-cut element to the card front and finished off with some Gold Mix sequins.
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Hello there! Time to showcase another gorgeous stamp set for the Neat & Tangled November Release!
Day 2 is for Elfs and their Shelf, designed by Elena Roussakis, and its such a cute stamp set – here’s my first card:
I went for a clean and simple look and only used one stamp from the set. I began by creating some coloured swatches by simply sponging various Distress Inks onto a panel of white cardstock. I then used the co-ordinating snow globe die from the set and repeatedly cut the shape out.
I stamped the matching snow globe image onto the die-cut pieces and arranged them on a white card base before stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
I then foam mounted all the snow globes to the card front to finish off.
Here’s my second card:
I began by creating a background pattern by repeatedly stamping the largest, solid flower from Paper Cut Flowers with a rainbow assortment of Distress Ink onto a panel of white cardstock.
I die-cut the panel down to the same size as my card base, adhered it straight down and moved on to the focal element – I stamped the presents from Elfs and their Shelf onto some white cardstock and simply coloured them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
I also used the gold metallic shades from the Finetec Mica Watercolour Paint set for a bit of interest. I then fussy cut the presents out, die-cut the shelf out of some kraft carsdtock and foam mounted both to the card front.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment below the shelf 😉
Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – there’s also a giveaway! All the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 November at 8am EST!
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Just popping by to share a card for the Neat & Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket, and their amazing Pixie Paints. These little bottles of coloured powder pack a huge punch and I had so much fun playing with them:
I began by creating a fun background panel – firstly, I spritzed a piece of lightweight watercolour paper with water, then laid down the Geometric Blooms stencil on top before tapping out some of the Harbor coloured Pixie Paint.
The paint reacted beautifully with the stencil and the water – I removed the stencil and spritzed a little more water to move the paint around a bit more, and heat set the panel when I was happy.
I trimmed the panel down and foam mounted to a white card base before stamping the skunk from the Little Stinker set with Versafine Onyx Black ink, all ready to colour in!
I used some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens to colour in the little animal, stamped a sentiment from the same set, trimmed him out and foam mounted him to the card front.
To finish off, I added some sequins from the Gold Mix selection. I hope you’ll stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration!
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I created a focal area on a piece of white cardstock by simply stamping with an acrylic block – first, I added some drops of Dylusions inks onto the block, lightly spritzed with water and then stamped straight down!
The acrylic block happened to be shaped like a flower rather than a square, which is why it created such an unusual impression – I quickly heat set the panel and adhered it down to a white card base.
I stamped the mermaid image from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coloured her in with some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I then fussy-cut her out, and foam mounted her the the card front.
To finish off, I stamped a sentiment from the same set and dotted a few sequins from the Mermaid Tail Sequin Mix.
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I created a watercolour background using a piece of acetate and some reinkers and then stamped the fractal raindrops onto the panel for some depth.
I then die-cut the cloud aperture out of the panel using the Fractal Cloud die and stamped a sentiment from the coordinating set with black dye ink. I set this aside and moved onto the actual card base, where I stamped the large fractal cloud and then coloured in all the tiny segments with some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
I turned the card into a shaker by filling the aperture with sequins and foam mounting the watercolour on top, sandwiching the sequins between a piece of acetate and the card base.
I usually try to create a few watercolour panels in advance for cards like this, because you never know when you might need one!
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It’s the third day of the Neat & Tangled May release, and we are showcasing some fabulous products!
Day 3 is for Big Bold Brew and Say Yes to Donuts, both equally whimsical in design and fun to play with.
Here’s my card:
I began by creating a background with the Hexastar Stencil (another awesome release this month!). I laid the stencil down on some scrap paper and brushed on lots of colour using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, straight onto the stencil. I then spritzed it with water and transferred the watercoloury goodness to a panel of white cardstock.
I heat set the panel and trimmed it down to slightly smaller than my card base. I stamped a sentiment from Big Bold Brew on the bottom half of the panel and foam mounted to a card base.
I stamped the cute image from the same set onto another piece of cardstock and coloured him in, again with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I fussy cut him out, lined the edges of the piece with a black brush marker to hide the white core of the cardstock and foam mounted it above the sentiment.
To finish, I added a couple of 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, 20 May at 8am EST!
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Hey everyone, just stopping by to share my cards for the Neat and Tangled March Release!
First up is a card using the new Scandinavian Prints set – I experimented with stamping the images using Dylusions Ink Sprays, and absolutely loved the result:
I began by spritzing a piece of watercolour paper with water and then carefully adding a couple of drops of Funky Fuchsia ink spray to my craft mat. I then tapped the largest solid stamp from the set into the ink and stamped onto the damp paper.
The ink plumed in some areas, whilst staying solid in others. I also did the same thing with one of the smaller circular images but this time with Pure Sunshine ink. I heat set the panel, and then stamped over the inky plumes with black ink and some of the outline images for a dramatic result! The sentiment was heat set in white on a strip of black cardstock and adhered to the front to finish off.
For my second card, I used the Hexastar Cover Plate to create a clean and simple, layered paper effect.
I die-cut the pattern out of three different coloured pieces of cardstock, and then trimmed each one apart at various points of the design. I then layered them on top of each other to create what looked like a mountain scene.
I applied Glossy Accents in small areas to adhere the pieces together, as well as to a white card base. I stamped a sentiment from Scandinavian Prints below the die-cut piece and added some sequins from the Gold Mix sequin collection.
For my last card, I used the Hexastar Cover Plate again, but this time as a stencil. I die-cut it out of some slightly thicker cardstock, and swiped through some Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium (Imagine Crafts) onto a dark navy panel and set aside to dry.
I stamped the image of the boy and teddy from Better Together with Archival Jet Black ink onto a piece of white cardstock and then coloured them in with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens. I fussy-cut them out and set aside to work on the sentiment.
I trimmed the stenciled panel down to slightly smalled than the card base and foam mounted to the front. The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock, trimmed and also foam mounted. To finish, I adhered the focal image next to the sentiment!
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Time to showcase some more goodies from the Winnie & Walter February Release!
For Day 2, we’re premiering Scenery: Into the Woods, Wishing You with Evelin T Designs and True Multifaceted Border Cutaways. Here’s my card:
I took the outline image of tree rings / wood from Scenery: Into the Woods and stamped it repeatedly with Versamark Ink onto a white panel of cardstock. I sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.
I then roughly laid down some colour with a few ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and spritzed with water, allowing the colour to travel down to the bottom of the panel. I also sponged some Distress Inks in similar colours to intensify the look.
I die-cut the panel down using the largest rectangle die from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and then die-cut a heart from the centre. I stamped a sentiment from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs onto a white card base and then foam mounted the embossed panel on top.
I stamped the co-ordinating sentiment onto different coloured strips of cardstock with Versamark Ink, heat setting in white. I trimmed the strips down and adhered them over the die-cut heart.
To finish, I adhered some wood veneer and cork stars.
Be sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for giveaways and links to lots of fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team members!
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Thanks for joining me at the start of February release week for Winnie & Walter! Today is the premiere of In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers, In a Word: Kisses Cutaway and Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screenings. Here’s my card:
I began by creating a background panel with the Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screenings / stencil and some Dylusions Ink Sprays – I simply applied the ink to a large acrylic block and stamped it onto a piece of watercolour paper through the stencil. I smooshed the block around a little to get the inks moving, removed the stencil and heat set the panel.
I then stamped onto the panel with images from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers with black dye ink. I filled in some of the open areas with a white gel pen for a bit of contrast. I then trimmed the panel down to the same size as my card base and die-cut a circle from the centre.
I stamped a sentiment from a set being showcased later this week onto a white card base, coloured in the heart and foam mounted the inky panel. From the same set, I also stamped the cute bird image and coloured it in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
I fussy cut the bird out and foam mounted it to the card front.
Pop by the Winnie & Walter Blog for giveaways and links to lots of gorgeous projects from the rest of the Design Team members!
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