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!


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 :)

Copic Marker Video Tutorial - Coloring a Snowman

Copic Marker Video Tutorial - Coloring a Snowman

Hello everyone, it's Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I'm back with another Copic Marker Video tutorial to share with you.

This month I'm using one of my favorite sets from Neat and Tangled, Santa's Wonderland. I've stamped my image on Copic Xpress it Blending Card using Black Memento Ink.

I cut out a circle using a circle die and used the negative part to sponged the circle onto my card base using my Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink pads. Then I took the circle I cut out and trimmed a piece from the top and the bottom in a wavy pattern to create a snow effect. I popped up the 'snow' on some foam dots for some extra dimension.

Now for the coloring. Here's a list of Copic Markers I'm using in the video tutorial.
C0, C2, C4, B000, B00, B95, G82, G85, R35, R37, R39, N5, N1

I hope you found the video tutorial helpful. Please visit me over on my site, My Creative Scoop for more Copic Marker Tutorials, Videos and Online Classes. 

Until next month my friends!

♥ Mindy 

Stay cool! with Elena.

Hi there!

Elena here, with a card that features a set from our newest release, Stay Cool.

I started out by coloring the images that I wanted to feature: the little kid on the polar bear, and the ice-fishing kid. I colored their parkas and mittens in a neutral light brown (using copic markers E30, E31, and E33.)

I added warmth to the polar bear using light grey markers (W3, W1 and W00,) but I was very light-handed with the coloring. I left most of his body uncolored and just gave shadows where I thought they would be.

The ice-fisher found a present instead of a fish, and I also added a tiny snowman from Snow Fun as an extra cold-weather friend. I die-cut the COOL sentiment and colored it using a light blue marker (B0000.)

For the background, I used a piece of Altenew's Nebula washi tape, and also grounded the image using a piece of their Golden Edge washi tape. I added some white enamel snow dots to the night-sky background to finish things off.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


November 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!

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, just click the product image to head to the shop:
Falling Stars Stamp Set

Fa La La Cover Plate Die

 Fa La La Stencil

 Gift Card Box - Christmas Sentiments

Triangle Box Die

 Penguin Treat Holder Die

Snow Fun Stamps + Dies

Stay Cool Stamps + Dies

Snowflake Stitching Dies

Ugly Sweater Stitching Dies

Warm Wishes Mug

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!

November 2018 Release Day 5: Snowflake and Ugly Sweater Stitching Dies!

Hello friends and happy Friday! All new November products are in the shop now! BUT WAIT! Before you head over, surprise! We have a few more products up our sleeves!

We have a bonus day of new products to show you! 

We have 2 more sets of stitching dies from our friends at Benzie Design. Be sure to head over to their BLOG as well to see what Renae has to share!  Say hello to our Snowflake Stitching Dies, and Ugly Sweater Stitching dies.  Renae designed these so that you have endless possibilities to mix and match the different pieces!

We also have a limited number of our Warm Wishes Mug! It's a beautiful, big ceramic mug with a hand lettered warm wishes sentiment. Perfect for those nights you want to cozy up! And once these sell out they are gone!

We are so lucky to have Koren Wiskman joining us today as a guest with some amazing examples of just how sweet these new stitching dies are! :)

And any of these stitching dies work with paper just as well!

Today's dies have me itching to get stitching!  I hope you're feeling inspired too! Thank you so much for all of your excitement this week! We love getting to share what we've been working so hard on :) 

Stop by tomorrow for our official wrap up post!


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