9.29.2016

Watercolor Text Background Stamping

Hi friends! It's Nina-Marie here with you today sharing some inspiration using a couple of Neat & Tangled's newest stamp sets! Today I have used both the Celebrate and Little Stinker stamp sets.

I love the sweet skunk image from Little Stinker and thought it would be dun to pair up with the big, bold greetings from the Celebrate stamp set.


I wanted to also use the words from Celebrate to add texture to the watercolor I have behind the skunk. To do this, I used my Zig Clean Color markers to "ink" my sentiment stamp (which says "just because"); I applied the color from the markers onto the face of the stamp and then spritzed the ink-covered stamp with a light amount of water to get the color moving.

I stamped the sentiment onto the watercolor paper and repeated the ink-applying process multiple times until I had a few "just because" sentiments on the background.



I then watercolored over the words with the same two markers I used for the stamping. I applied the color this time by scribbling areas of color onto the paper and then blending everything out with my water and brush. I also colored in the skunk with Zig markers and die cut it out with the coordinating Little Stinker dies.



I love how bright and bold the colors are on this card. The colors allow the dark colored skunk and strong sentiment to pop and stand out beautifully! I also really love how the texture of stamping the text into the background of the watercolor really adds some great interest to the overall design.



I hope this has inspired you to try not only stamping with Zig Markers, but also gave you ideas for using the Little Stinker and Celebrate stamp sets from Neat & Tangled!

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending your Thursday with me... I'll see you again very soon!


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9.28.2016

Cherish Fall Card by Taheerah

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday! It's Taheerah here today to share a seasonal card that is full of the joys of Autumn!

I have been seeing lots of Autumn-themed colours and cards recently, and with the turn in weather I felt compelled to create something that embraces the Season! Rushing in to help me were the Maple Leaves Journaling Card stamp set and the co-ordinating die!

Here's what I came up with:


I just love that mix of oranges, browns and greens! I can almost hear the leaves rustling!


I started by die cutting the journaling card and then watercoloured it with a mix of Distress Stain and Distress Inks. I splattered on some gold mist and some brown ink to really jazz it up!


Once I''d dried the journaling card with my heat tool I stamped it with the co-ordinating stamp set. Such a gorgeous design! I built the sentiment with stamps from the set, and then added that cute little heart from Lumberjack Love to accent it.


I backed the journaling card with some patterned paper so that it peeked out from behind the leaves, then adhered it to my splattered card base. See those little leaves peeking out from the journaling card? I die cut the Hooray die from the same patterned paper, snipped it apart, and added the pieces to finish of my design!


I hope you loved this card as much as I loved creating it! Maybe you've been inspired to create something reminiscent of the season too! Thanks for stopping by!

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9.27.2016

Celebrate!

Hello there!
Mayuri here, popping by to share a card using the Celebrate dies. This one was super easy to create - I can see myself using this method to create a whole stack of cards, each one being slightly different from the next.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled September 2016 - Celebrate.
I began by making a background panel using Distress Inks and a few splashes of water. I smushed a couple of the smaller ink cubes onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and swiped through a panel of white cardstock.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled September 2016 - Celebrate.
I didn't want an overly inky background, so I made sure some parts stayed white - I only needed enough to hold the die-cut sentiment. Once I was happy with my inky splodges, I heat set the panel, trimmed it down to the same size as my card base and then die-cut the sentiment through the middle.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled September 2016 - Celebrate.
I wanted some gold to show through behind the die-cut panel, so I adhered a piece of gold foil cardstock to a white card base and then foam mounted the inky panel on top.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled September 2016 - Celebrate.
To finish, I added a couple of sequins from the Gold Mix.
Thanks for stopping by :-)

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