Each Tuesday this month we have been showcasing projects that combine Neat & Tangled and Hemptique products. Be sure to leave comments on these posts we're picking a lucky commenter this weekend who will win a Hemptique prize pack.
Today Mayuri, Taheerah, Danielle, and Sveta have cards to share.
First up is Mayuri:
I used some of the Hemptique Handmade Hemp paper to create a background panel for a little word die-cut. The paper is very absorbent, and soaks up water really well - its great for simple watercolour washes.
I wanted to keep the card really clean and simple, and actually, this design would work well for mass producing a bunch of cards. So I simply foam mounted the watercolour panel to a card base and adhered the 'Hello' die-cut piece to the front.
To finish, I added a couple of sequins from the Gold Mix.
Onto Taheerah now, who also used the wonderful handmade Hemp paper on her card!
I decided to use my hemp paper in the same manner as you would watercolour paper! I tore a piece to roughly the same size as an A2 card then used the flower stamps from the Send Pretty Mail to create my hydrangea-like flower!
I used a mix of Distress Inks and misted my stamp each time with water for that watercolour look, then used a damp brush to move some of the colour around. Once dry I used a grey pen to draw some of the detail back into some of the flowers for a whimsical look!
The sentiments from Better Together worked to finish the card without distracting from that flower, and some sequins from the Warm Golden Glow shaker mix coordinated perfectly as accents!
Next we have Danielle. She and Mayuri had a bit of a mind meld this week, but look at how different this card is.
Rather than painting a wash on the paper, she was a little more random with the painting, allowing some white portions to remain. She also used a heat gun to speed up the drying process. Then she added gold embossing to the bottom. The texture she achieved embossing the paper looks amazing doesn't it?
Last, but not least, Sveta created this card with a wonderful homespun feel. Sveta used our Hoop Die and Handstitched stamp set.
She started by creating a simple pattern randomly stamping the grouped cross stitch stamp.
The texture of the hemp paper perfectly mimics fabric for the center of the hoop, and the use of different colors heightens the realism.
Wasn't this a great way to end our collaboration with Hemptique? Be sure to stop by and leave them some love for them on their Facebook page, they are hosting a Neat & Tangled giveaway over there too. Don't forget we'll be picking a winner this weekend, so be sure to leave comments on all the Hemptique posts!