Collage Layout and DIY Embellishment with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

I cannot believe we are heading into Thanksgiving this week! 
Here in Ohio we've skipped fall and headed straight into Winter. 

Which means I had to create my own :) 


I typically create 3 types of cards. 
1. Scene Card. 2. Floral Arrangement. 3. Clean and Simple 
BUT I love all kinds of card styles and I think it's so important to push outside our boundaries. 


I took one look at the Hello Fall set and knew I wanted to tackle a collage style card. I love the way they look and there's a few tips to make it really easy. Make sure to check out the video below to hear all about it. 



I really love the way the DIY embellishment came out. It's such a fun addition to the card and it adds another texture making the collage more interesting. 


In the close up you can see the water splatters and gold perfect pearls splattered on the leaves. I adore the shimmer element that adds! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a happy Thanksgiving! 



Supplies:


Neat & Tangled OAK LEAF
Neat & Tangled OAK LEAF
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Neat and Tangled HELLO FALL
Neat and Tangled HELLO FALL
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Neat and Tangled HELLO FALL - NICE AND NEAT DIES
Neat and Tangled HELLO FALL - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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Neat and Tangled BIRCH LEAF
Neat and Tangled BIRCH LEAF
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Neat & Tangled WILD ORCHID SEQUIN MIX
Neat & Tangled WILD ORCHID SEQUIN MIX
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock DARK CHOCOLATE
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock DARK CHOCOLATE
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad ORANGE PEEL
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad ORANGE PEEL
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock METALLICS GLITTER
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock METALLICS GLITTER
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock ASSORTMENT GLITTER
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock ASSORTMENT GLITTER
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink CLEMENTINE
Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink CLEMENTINE
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad GREEN LEAF
Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad GREEN LEAF
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad MERLOT
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Glitter Inlay Birch Leaf with Cheiron


Hi there crafty friends! It's Cheiron here and today I've created a Clean and Simple Thanksgiving Card for you using the Birch Leaf stamp and dies and some glitter paper in fabulous fall colors.

To create my card, I cut an A2 card base out of brown card stock, then cut a panel that was slightly smaller. I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment and then cut a birch leaf out of the center of the panel.


I used the smaller birch leaf die and cut it 5 times in different colors of glitter cardstock then once again from the neutral cardstock. I covered the back of my neutral cardstock leaf with double sided tape then used a jewel picker to pick up different sections of the leaf in all the different colors of the glitter paper then inlaid them into the neutral leaf.

The best part about cutting out 5 different color leaves is that you can use the remaining pieces to make 4 more leaves to use on other cards!

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are celebrating this week :)

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Let Your Heart be Light with November Guest Designer Meghan Peterson



Good morning friends! It is Friday once again and I have the pleasure of being on Neat & Tangled’s blog again this week as November’s Guest Designer. This week I decided to make a more Christmas-y card than my first winter-themed card.

I used one of my favorite holidays stamp sets again Scandinavian Christmas Tree. Last week I just used a sentiment but today I’m using the layering Christmas tree stamps to create that Nordic Christmas look. As they are our background instead of our focal point, I used light gray inks to fill in our background with trees. Using the lightest inks, I stamped two different solid tree images around my panel to fill up as much space as possible. Then a slightly darker ink was used to stamp the details for the trees. Then a third darker ink was used for the open circles to fill in the space and emulate snow falling through the trees.



With our neutral background done, it’s time for our focal point. I absolutely adore the Heart of Gold Nice and Neat Die. I wanted to create a two-toned glitter heart for the top center of our panel. First I dry-embossed the heart on gold glitter card stock. Then using the outside impression of the die, I cut out the heart so I had a solid gold heart with the pattern embossed into it. Then I die cut completely the heart from copper glitter cardstock. Using medium matte glue I glued the copper heart onto the solid heart, to give a two-toned heart with texture and dimension.



I glued this heart on to my panel making sure to leave the top edges of the heart unglued. This allowed me to die cut some leaves from the Medallion Flower Builder Nice and Neat Dies and glue them on top and behind our heart. These green/blue leaves give a pop of color and more interest to our focal point. In these leaves I added our sentiment strip, using our Christmas tree stamp set to the top of our heart. I added a few blue/green gemstones for a bit more pop of color and texture, and this card is complete!



Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great week ahead and we’ll see you next week!

Xoxo
Meghan

Stay Cool with Kay


Hi there! I have a fun card to share with you today that I created with the adorable Stay Cool Stamp set and coordinating dies, that was part of the November release.


I started by creating a background with distress ink blended on Bristol Board Card stock. I sprinkled this with water and blotted. I cut a snowy hill out of white card stock and adhered that to the bottom of my card. All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape.


The sentiment is from the Scandinavian Prints Christmas stamp set. I heat embossed this with white embossing powder onto black card stock, cut it out and adhered it to the top of my card with foam tape.

Products used for this card:

Stay Cool Stamp Set
Stay Cool dies
Scandinavian Prints Christmas stamp set

I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

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