Different styles of coloring with Copic Markers - Video Tutorial

Neat and Tangled Video - Different Copic Coloring Techniques

Hello there everyone! It's Mindy and I'm back with another Copic Marker Coloring Tutorial. 

 This month I'm going to show you the different ways you can color with your Copic Markers. I'm using the stamp set Stay Cool. This bear is such a great image to how you the different ways you can color. I used my images to create these adorable tags. I love the way they turned out.

In the video I'm using E40, E41, E42, E43 and E44 to color the bear. 

Check out the video below!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial this month.
 I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you next year!

♥ Mindy

Celebrate It's Your Birthday - with December Guest Jenn Shurkus

Hello everyone! Jenn Shurkus back with another card to share with you. For this card, I wanted to make a birthday card for my niece Drew. She turned 5 at the beginning of December and she LOVES to create at her easel. Neat and Tangled’s “Paint Night” set was perfect for this! 

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting the images with Copic markers. I added a little cupcake and 3 balloons from the “Little Monster” set.

For the background, I blended Distress Oxide inks ( Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feather, and Wilted Violet). To do this I pressed some ink onto a pallet directly from the ink pad. Then I used a wet water brush and placed water onto the background in a stripe. With a wet water brush I picked up the ink, and brushed it along the water stripe. I repeated this process for each color. Once I completed the colors I heat set it and spritzed some water droplets as it was drying with the Distress Sprayer.

Once the background was dry I stamped the sentiments from the “Celebrate” set using Versafine Black and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide.

I used a Quickie glue pen and Prisma glitter to add a touch of sparkle to the balloons, cupcake and her dress.

When my niece Drew got this card for her birthday she didn’t believe her mom that Auntie Jenny made the card- the best compliment I could get! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


December Deals - Week Two

It's time for our second December Deals sale and this is a good one!  25% off all dies through Sunday!  Happy shopping!

Wishing You A Merry Christmas with Keeway

Hi crafty friends! It's time for a merry crafty session with Keeway. I love pulling together all my sets to find new combinations to use them, and today I decided to bring out all the little cute guys! 

My all-time favorite has always been this little dog with reindeer antlers from the Get Yeti stamp set. From this set, also is the little snowman and the left penguin. The right penguin came from the Stay Cool stamp set. I stamped the images in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored them up with copic markers. I die cut the images out with the Get Yeti coordinating dies, and Stay Cool coordinating dies.

For my layout, I framed it with the foliage from the Magical Day stamp set, also stamped four of them in dark brown hybrid ink and colored with copic markers. I die cut these out with their coordinating dies.

I created a snowy ink blended background with Stormy Sky distress oxide and also die cut a curved snowy hill out of white card stock, which was gently blended with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink.

For the front layer, I used Neenah Desert Storm card stock. I trimmed a small piece for the top, and a larger piece for the bottom. The bottom piece was also die cut with a scallop edge using the Scalloped dies. On the lower panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Pageant stamp set. I love the large font.

With all the pieces ready, I can now finally assemble it altogether, with the mini scene built and the branches and front panel framing it, and the sentiment right below. Whew! That was a lot!

Hope today's project inspires you to mix various sets that you may already have to create new and fun ideas. It's always fun to play around reimagine the possibilities that may not have been there when you first got a set!

Create your own Plaid | VIDEO | Natalie Elphinstone

Hi friends!
As Christmas draws quickly upon us and there is much to do I wonder if you've finished making your cards yet? I wanted to inspire you today with some new techniques to try with one of your favourite classic Neat and Tangled stamp sets - Art Deco.

The Art Deco stamp set isn't an overtly Christmas set, but it does have some sentiment options to match the holiday season, and it's such a classic design that it really works well for so many different themes. A worthwhile investment stamp if you ask me!

I wanted to use the main grid design background image as a starting point, and then use the large square block to create the appearance of a plaid pattern. Plaid is such a great holiday pattern don't you think? I love it most at this time of year!
I tried out two different versions in some reasonably traditional Christmas colour schemes and I can't decide which one I like best!

I filmed the whole thing so you can watch my process. Now, like all my videos I try to keep it 'real life' - which means I start the camera rolling with an idea in my head and I literally just make it before your eyes. I don't edit out the mistakes, I simply roll with it and let you see how I then deal with it. So forgive me if I don't get 'perfect' results every time, but I kinda like it when the finished product looks slightly rough and rustic - I think it adds to the handmade charm of it.


I'd love to try out these techniques with a whole bunch of other colours too. What colours would you choose to use next?


Neat and Tangled Art Deco Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled Wishing You Love Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled Wishing You Love Die Set

From cover plate die to 3D miniature paper house with Bibi

Hello everyone,   Bibi here today to share a really quick and easy project using Warm Winter Scene Cover  Plate.

I used the die cuts produced for this die to create a miniature  3D  paper houses! Yay, they are super cute and a perfect little embellishment for different crafty projects, tags, boxes, Xmas lights, table decorations, etc.

 I also used scrap pieces of cardstock to easily add side walls and a roof o these mini houses.

This house measure width 3/4" x  Height 1-1/4 x  Dept 3/4.  It is tiny. 

You can use any house design on the cover plate to create different buildings.

I used a 1" inches piece of cardstock to create the side walls of the house. I scored it at 1/4 of an inch and I cut it to fit at the sides.  I glued the pieces in place as shown in the video.

For the roof I simply used another piece of cardstock ( 3/4" of an inch width), I folded and glued like shown in the video as well. 

I wasn't measuring anything while creating but when I finished I did so my eyeballing skills are pretty advanced as all fitted just right in place. lol

You can easily mass produce this little houses and if you get crafty you can add colours and details that will add amazing value to this project.

To give an extra simple idea,  I simply put the miniature house inside a bauble,  I added a tea light, glitter and loads of confetti and sequins.

In the video below I used glue dots to adhere to the house to the tea light and inside the bauble but of course, you can use hot glue to make it even easier.

So here is a 3-minute video to show you the process. Apologies for the lighting. During winter Scotland gets pretty dark and it is freezing here. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting 

Warm Winter Wishes with Kay

Hi there! I have a fun tag to share with you today that I created with some of my favorite winter products from Neat and Tangled!

For the tag itself, I used the Build A Tag dies.  I cut the tag out of white card stock, then blended some purple distress ink along the bottom portion.  I then cut out a snowy hill with the Stitched Slopes dies and glued that along the bottom of the tag. 

The Winter sentiment I die cut with the Hello Winter Dies. I blended some distress inks onto paper and sprinkled with water before die cutting. The warm wishes sentiment is from the Stay Cool stamp set, and I stamped this above and below the winter die cut. The bunny was colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating die, and adhered with foam tape.

Supplies Used:

Hello Winter Dies
Stay Cool Stamp Set
Bunny Slopes Stamp set
Bunny Slopes Dies
Stitched Slopes
Build A Tag Dies

I hope you have enjoyed my tag today! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

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