Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Week - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Cosmo Cricket collaboration.

Each day this week, two of our designers will be showcasing projects made with Neat & Tangled stamps and Cosmo Cricket's new Just Add Watercolor line.  Be sure to head over to the Cosmo Cricket blog to check out Julie's post from Monday and leave a comment.  She'll draw a winner for a $25 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled.  Of course you'll also want to leave comments here.  At the end of the week one lucky winner will be drawn to receive a 12" Watercolor Paper Deck.


Today we have Amy and Miriam sharing their projects.

Hello, it's Amy sharing a shaker card that I made combining Neat & Tangled along with the fabulous Just Add Watercolor paper from Cosmo Cricket:


Shaker cards are always such a challenge to photog!  

Isn't the botanical watercolor paper gorgeous?  I used a bloom from the new Paper Cut Flowers set.  Heat embossing the image on vellum doesn't take away from the overall design.  The center design on the bloom has been colored with a copic marker.

I used the A Lot to Say Nice and Neat die for my shaker window.


My sequin mixture consists of:  Crystal ClearFlat Matte Gold, and Ocean Breeze Satin 

I used a different panel for the interior.  This one has the glorious gold accents and a faint geometric bloom.  I very lightly swooshed green paint on parts of the panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Kindness Matters set on a strip of vellum.  


I love using vellum to still let the paper shine.

Hi everyone!  It's Miriam, and I had so much fun with this team up I couldn't stop at just one card!  I was working with the 12x12 paper deck (the one you could win this week!) which consists of both full 12x12 prints as well as several pages of cut apart tags/panels in varying sizes.



The top and bottom strips of this first card were created using one of the cut apart sheets.  I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors on all my projects today, and used a couple shades of blue and pink to create the pattern.

For the main panel I masked off the So Very Blessed sentiment and stamped it with dye ink, then stamped over top with Versamark and clear embossed.  Using a not too wet brush and just a touch of soft blue, I added a wash over the sentiment.

Then I added a couple of torn pieces of vellum beneath each of the watercolor patterned pieces to soften them and stitched them down.



For the next card I wanted to see if you could emboss over the embossed patterns.  Happily, you can! I embossed the sentiment, on one of the 4x4 cut apart pieces and added some watercoloring and then let it dry.  The secondary sentiments were embossed in gold and popped up.



Finally, I had to pull out Origami Map since it lends itself so well to watercoloring.  For the background I chose one of the 12x12 patterns and added a rainbow of watercolors to it.  Then I stamped/embossed/die cut the Origami Map and added rainbow watercoloring in the reverse direction.



I layered the map over a black die cut and popped the entire piece up as well as the sentiment.



These were so fun to make.  Playing with that Cosmo Cricket watercolor pad was addicting, don't be surprised if you see some more of these cards from me!

Neat & Tangled Supplies Used:
Origami Map
Origami Map Die
All My Heart
So Very Blessed

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out Julie's post at the Cosmo Cricket blog and we'll see you back here tomorrow.

52 comments

  1. This watercolor deck is so very clever! Everyone seems to be doing so well with it, too! Gorgeous work, ladies.

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  2. wow these cards are all gorgeous.. thanks for inspiring us Amy and Miriam.. love it

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  3. Stunning displays of this most AWESOME paper!!! Thank you for sharing ♥

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  4. Wow! Amy and Miriam have really
    knocked their projects out of the park!
    So much creative goodness here!
    That paper looks so awesome paired with
    N & T stamps, dies and sequins!

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  5. You two have really captured my interest with your gorgeous creations!!!
    =] Michele

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  6. Wow, these are outstanding, Amy and Miriam!

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  7. They are gorgeous!!!! So love the works of your team. I do hope the Origami Map and So Blessed will be back at store soon :)

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  8. Beautiful ... what gorgeous cards Amy and Miriam have created ... the pairing of N&T with CC's Just Add Watercolour is brilliant! Anita :)

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  9. Wow! Wow!! Wow!
    Amazing cards! The shaker card is beautiful and STUNNING! And that origami map card is AMAZING! I really could look at it all day! Incredible watercolor inspiration!

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  10. Fab cards! I especially like the colors and layouts of the last two!

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  11. That paper looks so pretty. And the cards you with them are great!

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  12. Such wonderful projects! Love that Botanical Watercolor paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Yes, I can see where this paper could become VERY addicting! Your cards are lovely!

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  14. Gorgeous cards! Great collaboration this week with the delightful mixture of Neat & Tangled and Cosmo Cricket! Can't wait to get some of the Just Add Watercolor papers to try out! They look awesome to show off the beautiful Neat &Tangled designs!

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  15. Perfect cards to showcase this completely fresh and hip paper from CosmoCricket!! Amy and Miriam rock this unique and artsy new release! Can't wait till tomorrow!

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  16. That shaker card is absolutely divine!! Love in the mint colour and all that wonderful watercolouring. And Miriams world map card is spectacular!!

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  17. I can't wait to try this paper. I haven't done much watercoloring but want to give it a try.
    thanks for the chance to get some of the paper.

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  18. My goodness how beautiful and amazing card! thanks for all this inspiration!

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  19. This paper looks SO amazing! And it will coordinate with all the cool embossed stamps. Thanks!

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  20. Wonderful projects! I like the vellum flower on the shaker card.

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  21. Oh wow! A super combination of great papers & great stamps!

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  22. Amazing projects, ladies! I love the geometric images Miriam played with, but the botanical print Amy used had some great possibilities, too. What a great new product!

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  23. Oh my gosh, such pretty projects today! I think my favorite is the colorful world map with offset shadow, beautiful background too. Great job guys!! Loving this new watercolor paper. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  24. Wow wow wow!! You girls are amazing! These are gorgeous!!!!!!!

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  25. Lovely work on the creations.
    Great shaker cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  26. Love the watercolor effects. Very cool.

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  27. I am in love with these watercolors!! :)

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  28. I am so excited about this collection and the wonderful projects here today! I officially have a new crush!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  29. Love love! Where do I get that paper?!

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  30. Hello,

    I have just going Neat and Tangled and I am over the moon with this!! Watercoloring is my very favorite technique, so would love to win this paper! Thanks for the opportunity to do so!! I've got my fingers crossed.

    Thanks again,
    Debbie

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  31. I love this cards........super

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  32. This watercolor paper is perfect for any mixed project! Love it)

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  33. WOWZERS! Great shaker card and origami map card :)

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  34. Simply, GORGEOUS cards! Love!

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  35. Wonderful projects, love the colors and the watercolor paper. TFS.

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  36. Thanks for so many projects with these watercolor papers and how wonderful they go with the stamp sets, amazing cards!

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  37. Love the shaker card Amy, love the origami Myriam! Gorgeous water colors, ladies!

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  38. Beautiful projects! Love the shaker and what a great idea to cut apart a sheet of the Cosmo C watercolor paper for the other card!

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  39. Love the softness Amy achieved - wow. All the cards are a feast for the eyes!

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  40. Stunning creations today! All are gorgeous; the origami map...oh myyyy!
    ~c

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  41. All the cards are gorgeous but I am loving the water-color origami map! ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

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  42. Wow these are all so beautifully crafted!!!

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