Sparkly Heart Duo Stencil with Koren

Hello everyone, Koren here.

Today I have a project featuring the NEW Heart Duo Stencil. This card is super simple but packs a major punch.

If you haven't noticed, I am in love with the NEW "love you" word die from the Love You Nice and Neat die set. I have used it on many of my projects recently and today is not exception.



I started with a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth White Cardstock. I used some low tack adhesive tape to gently tape it down to my Tonic Studios Easy Clean Craft Mat. I laid one of the stencils from the Heart Duo on to my paper and taped it down as well. This makes it easier to ink blend, which is what I'm about to do. Using Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar, I blended on small amounts of ink, slowly building up the color trying to stay on the left side of each heart blending up towards the right side. I wanted the hearts to have a little dimension and this technique works for me. To blend the inks I used Ranger's blender brush which is small enough to stick to one side of the hearts cut into the stencil.

After ink blending the two shade of Oxide ink, I also used the original Distress Ink also in Tattered Rose to add a little more depth. The original ink is a bit brighter than it's oxide counterpart and almost acts as a deeper shade of the same color. I removed the the first stencil and added the second stencil being sure to place it where I could see some overlapping of hearts. I did the exact same technique with the second stencil as I did with the first. Once I filled up my entire card front, I set it aside to dry.



The hearts looks beautiful just as they were, but I wanted to had a bit of shine to them as well. This could be done in many ways. I chose to use Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel. To do this. I placed the same stencil onto my background to cover some of the hearts that I had just ink blended. I made sure to tape it down again. I don't want my stencils to shift and move while applying the gel. I used a ranger stencil spatula to add a generous, but even amount of paste onto my panel. I did this twice, making sure the first application was completely dry before arranging my stencil a second time. Let me tell you, this stuff is gorgeous! It shines like diamonds when it's dry. I couldn't stop staring it at, much like a diamond ring, you want to move it and watch the light reflect off of it for way too long.



I couldn't bear to cover up this gorgeous background, but I needed to add a sentiment. So, I decided to cut the "love you" word die from the Love you Nice and Neat Die Set from Tonic Studios Burnished Rose Cardstock. This cardstock is a beautiful rose gold foiled cardstock the adds even more shine. I cut it four times from the same rose gold cardstock and layered them together using Lawn Fawn Glue Tube Liquid Adhesive. To adhere it to my panel, I used the Tombow Extreme Adhesive Tabs in clear so that you would not be able to see the adhesive. These tabs don't have a ton of dimension but enough for this application.



The background was trimmed down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 and placed onto a Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock card base. It is popped up using white craft foam and Scrapbook.com double sided adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed my project to today and that it inspires you to create your own sparkly valentine for someone you love.

Koren


an elephant tutorial with Elena

Hi there!


Elena here with a little tutorial on how to stretch your stamps. The newest release features this sweet elephant, but I want to show you how to remove the swinging girl so that the elephant can be used on his own.


First of all, you need to ink up your stamp, but wipe away the part of the trunk where the string is:

Next, you will want to die cut the image:


For the last step, you'll need to use a black pen (I used a copic multi-liner pen so that I could safely use copic markers to color the elephant afterwards) to draw in the missing lines.


Then, with just a few scissor snips, you can break the elephant free from his swinging duties:


It's a simple way to be able to use your elephant in a new way! I have him blowing hearts for Valentine's Day, and the XOXO sentiment from Just Because sends extra hugs and kisses to the recipient.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

January 2019 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 January 2019 release bundle this month - where you can purchase all new January items with one click at a discounted rate - 15% off!

Take a look at these beautiful cards from Daria using some of the new products



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








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

January 2019 Release Day 4: Swinging By + Heart Duo Stencils

Hello friends! Welcome back for the 4th and final day of reveals for our January 2019 release! Each day we are showing off some new products, providing lots of inspiration, and even having a giveaway! All new products will be available in the shop tomorrow, Friday, January 11th at 8am EST


We have a few more new products to show you today! First up is a sweet little set illustrated by Elena Roussakis. Swinging By is a 3x4 set, with a cute duo swinging by to say hello!


We also have a great new stencil set designed by Miriam Prantner.  Heart Duo is a set of 2 stencils, that can be used on their own or together to layer the hearts to create lovely backgrounds. 
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!












So much sweetness today! Don't forget to come back tomorrow when all the products are available in the shop, and to check out our release week wrap up!

Would you like to win our new Heart Duo Stencil and Swinging By products? To enter:

1. Be a follower and leave a comment! What was your favorite new product from this week?
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)

January 2019 Release Day 3: Wonky Chevron Cover Plate Die

Hello friends! Welcome back for day 3 of our January 2019 release! Each day we are showing off some new products, providing lots of inspiration, and even having a giveaway!


Today we have a great new cover plate die for you, designed by Miriam Prantner.  Wonky Chevron Cover Plate Die is a fresh and fun die perfect for creating original card front designs. The die is designed to give you lots of options for techniques like inlaid die cutting, dry embossing, and more!
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!










How fun is this cover plate die?! I have so many color combinations I want to try!

Would you like to win our new Wonky Chevron Cover Plate Die? 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)

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