7.25.2016

Dry Embossed Succulent Journaling Card Die Two Ways



Hey everyone!  Miriam here sharing two cards featuring the Succulent Journaling Tag Die.

Rather than cut the die, I used it to for dry embossing.

This first card was hard to photograph, but I kept it very clean and simple.  You can see the embossing better in this close up shot.  I added a few mats to complete the look.



For the second card, I used a combination of watercoloring and Copic coloring to accentuate the embossing.  I started by watercoloring the different sections and then used Copics to add depth and texture.



Here's a close up.  I love the different looks you can achieve using this die, and you don't even need to actually die cut it!  The sentiments for both cards came from the Succulent Journaling Card stamp set.



Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your week is going off to a great start!

7.22.2016

Find Joy in the Ordinary with Lydia Evans

Hi there everyone and happy Friday! Lydia here with you again for my third post as guest designer here at Neat & Tangled. You may have guessed it but I have another floral card for you today but this time we are going rainbow themed...
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To start I repeatedly stamped images from Send Pretty Mail and white heat embossed them allover the top part of a watercolour piece of card. I just love the different sizes of these images as they fit so well together and for those small empty spaces the dots fill the space so nicely.
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Once I was happy with the amount images I covered the whole piece of watercolour card with fresh clean water, and then added in drops of colour. I used Distress Ink as I love the way they blend and bleed into each other creating a beautiful soft look. I didn't colour the whole piece and yet let the colours at the bottom blend out by themselves, giving an ombre look.
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The sentiment is from Scandinavian Prints, I stamped white embossed this onto some white card to give this great contrast to the soft bright background. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you again next week! Hugs, Lydia x

7.21.2016

Recessed Panel + Distress Ink Watercoloring



Hey friends! It's Nina-Marie here with you today sharing a video tutorial featuring the new Succulents Journaling Card stamp and die sets, along with a few other Neat & Tangled products!

The Succulents Journaling Card set is a brand new stamp and die collection that just came out this month and I love how this stamp set makes it so easy to create stunning cards really quickly! I've paired these products with the Bible Journaling stamp set and a new stencil from Neat & Tangled (also released this month).



I used the coordinating dies to create a recessed panel into my card front; this is a great way to use your dies to give a whole new feel to a card design! I also used Distress Inks to do some emboss-resist watercoloring.



In the video below, I'll be walking you through the steps I took to create this card, as well as share tips and tricks that I felt might be helpful in your creative process!


I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me; I'll see you again soon! :D


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7.20.2016

Life by the sea with Sveta Fotinia

Hello, dear friends!

I haven't posted in a while! I took a little break to move to our beach house and to enjoy some summer days. I adore sea and was so happy to get Neat&Tangled last release with this cute mermaid from Mermazing stamp set!


I've colored her with Chameleon markers and covered her tail with Stickles to make it look like real scales.


The Making Waves Nice and Neat die set is perfect to create a background scene and focal point. I used two colors of Bazzil cardstock for this card. I chose colors that would evoke sunset on the sea.


To create a sentiment I combined two of our newest die and stamp sets: the banner die from Kitty's Favorite Things Nice and Neat die set and a sentiment from the Succulent Journaling card stamp set.


I love the color palate, and the tiny little stars from Lucy's Little Things - Rose garden shaker mix that I adhered to finish this project matched perfectly.

Enjoy summer time!

7.19.2016

Have a Great Birthday!


Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's Amy here with a card that was inspired by the latest Little Tangles challenge:




I brought in the chevron and the raspberry color into my card design.  Now that I'm thinking of it, I'm surprised that there isn't a smidge of green!  Love the Say Yes to Donuts stamps + coordinating dies!


The tag is from a much earlier release.  The set is called, Santa's Tags..it's filled with fun images and LOVE the sentiments!

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The Little Tangles Challenge is open until Thursday, July 28th.  I can't wait to see how you're inspired!


7.18.2016

{VIDEO} Chibitronics Interactive Light-Up Card


Happy Monday, everyone! I'm especially excited about today's post and video because it's a very special birthday card for my son, combining Neat & Tangled products with the Chibitronics starter kit for something fun, interactive and unique!


Quite a few of you also asked how I made THIS Minecraft Creeper card so this collaboration was the perfect opportunity to show you. My son's crazy about Minecraft Creepers and anything Creeper-green so this is the ideal card for him.



Here's a look at the card lit up. It felt so strange photographing a card in the dark since, normally, this is not something we cardmakers want or like! ;)


I'll admit to reading the entire instruction booklet before making this card. I normally feel comfortable jumping into the unknown when it comes to creative things but electronics is not my strong suit. Now I'm really glad that I learned something new - something that I thought would be complicated - and that it was so easy to use!


Be sure to check out Chibitronics to learn more about their products and for tons of creative ideas on how to use their product.  Thanks so much for watching!

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