Monochromatic Trees with Miriam


I am in the thick of Christmas card making.  The big event is just over two months away and my pile needs to grow substantially before then.  

I thought I would pull out an old favorite, my Scandinavian Prints Christmas set.  

There are so many possibilities with this set, and I've found for cards like this, one of the easiest and quickest ways to work is to settle on an ink family and just mix and match the tones.  

For this card, I'm using Altenew's Sea Shore inks.  

I penciled in a ground line, and then stamped the trees varying the shades and combinations.  I did mock this up on some scrap paper to find the combination I liked best.

I usually stamp my sentiments in black, but decided to stay with the color scheme and stamp with the darkest shade of ink in the set.


To add a little bit of sparkle and texture, I added a thin line of liquid adhesive and then dropped glitter over top.

Once you figure out the combination of trees you want to use, this is really a quick and easy card, perfect for mass producing and nice and flat for mailing.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Nativity scene with Elena

Hi there!

Elena here, with a card combining 2 of the sets from our latest release: Nativity Play and Angel Wings.

Nativity scene (Neat and Tangled)


I am so happy to have a nativity set for my Christmas cards this year! I stamped out Mary and Joseph and colored them with copic markers. I created stripes in Mary's tunic with a darker red marker, and gave Joseph a darker skin color. I just love the way Mary is looking down at baby Jesus!

Nativity scene (Neat and Tangled)

The angel has come to give them good news! I know the angels come to tell the shepherds, but still. Maybe I'll create another card with a few shepherds and sheep! Joseph could definitely stand in for a shepherd and the sheep in Nativity Play kills me, he's so cute.

Nativity scene (Neat and Tangled)

I set the images against a patterned paper of night sky, and the sentiment was heat-embossed onto a kraft-colored hill. With a W1 copic marker, I added some shading below the images. I love how this adds dimension and grounds Mary and Joseph.

I hope you like it! If you create anything with any of these new sets, we'd love to see! Be sure to tag us #neatandtangled on instagram!

♥.

October 2018 Release Week Wrap Up!

Hello friends! I can't believe release week is over already - they always go too fast!

Thank you all so much for the excitement and positivity over our new release! Our designers shared some truly amazing projects with you, and I hope you are feeling inspired. All new items are now available in the shop!

We are so happy to offer a October 2018 release bundle this month - were you can purchase all new October items with one click at a discounted rate - 15% off!

Natalie is also sharing a great video walking you through each of the new products included in this release - be sure to check it out, and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you don't already!

Here is one more look at all the amazing new products:

Angel Wings Stamps + Dies

Nativity Play Stamps + Dies

Darling Dreidels Stamps + Dies

Lovely Lotus Stamps + Dies


Card Front Designs Dies


Cubic Cover Plate Die


Cubic Stencil


Can't wait to see what you all make with these new products! Be sure to share your creations on Instagram using #neatandtangled and on our Facebook page!

Thank you for spending time with us this week!
Danielle

October 2018 Release Week Winners!

Hi friends!

Dropping by to announce the giveaway winners!

If you were a winner please send me an email at danielle@neatandtangled.com  to claim your goodies! Please include your mailing address and which day you won!

And be sure to stop back again at 8am EST to see our release week wrap up! And all items will be available in the  shop then as well!

Day 1: Nativity Play + Angel Wings


Day 2: Lovely Lotus

Day 3: Cubic Cover Plate Die + Stencil

Day 4: Darling Dreidels

$25 Gift Certificate from Day 2 Miriam's Blog


October 2018 Release Day 4: Darling Dreidels + Giveaway!

Hello friends! Today is our 4th and final day of new product reveals for our October 2018 release!  Don't forget - all new products will be available tomorrow, Friday, October 12th at 8am EST.

In case you missed:


Todays stamp set was designed by Elena Rousakiss. Celebrate the season with this new 3x4 set, Darling Dreidels. These adorable kids are sized to fit with our Christmas Pageant set, as well as Nativity Play and Angel Wings!
And now for some incredible inspiration! Be sure to head to each design team members blogs for details by clicking on the photos, and for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! One person will be chosen from among comments on the design team members blogs!






Would you like to win our new Darling Dreidels stamps and dies? To enter:

1. Be a follower and leave a comment! 
2. Follow us on Facebook and share about release with your friends! (leave another comment)

3. Follow Neat and Tangled on Instagram and repost about our release! Use #neatandtangled (leave another comment here)

October 2018 Release Day 3: Introducing Cubic Cover Plate Die + Stencil

Hello friends! Welcome back for 3 day of our October release! Each day we are showing off some new products, providing lots of inspiration, and even having a giveaway! All products will be available for purchase on Friday, October 12th at 8am EST.

In case you missed:

Today we have a new coordinating cover plate die and stencil, designed by Miriam Prantner. Cubic Cover Plate die has a beautiful intricate geometric pattern and is sized perfectly for creating a full card front! Our cover plate dies are perfect for die cutting techniques like dry embossing, inlaid die cutting, and more!
Cubic stencil carries that same fun pattern into a 6x6 sized stencil. 
And now for some incredible inspiration! Be sure to head to each design team members blogs for details by clicking on the photos, and for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! One person will be chosen from among comments on the design team members blogs!







Would you like to win our new Cubic Cover Plate die and stencil? To enter:

1. Be a follower and leave a comment! 
2. Follow us on Facebook and share about release with your friends! (leave another comment)
3. Follow Neat and Tangled on Instagram and repost about our release! Use #neatandtangled (leave another comment)

Coloring with Copic Markers for Beginners with Mindy Baxter


Hello everyone! It's Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I'm back with another Copic Marker Tutorial to share with you all. I'm using the Oh Deer Stamp Set and the Coordinating Die Set, too!



This month, I'm going to share how to blend 2 colors on an image, then adding a 3rd color and finally adding a 4th color to really get defined with our Copic Markers.
I think those of you who are just starting with coloring and or your Copic Collection will really benefit from this video tutorial. It's also going to help you with where to put those shadows and keep those highlight areas.

I'm using E30, E31, E33 and W5 but you can use any coordinating colors. 
Watch the video below.




I hope you enjoyed this month's Copic Tutorial I'll see you again next month. 

Remember I have tons of tutorials and Copic help over on my site, MyCreativeScoop.com!

♥Mindy

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