Love You Past The Stars with Mindy Eggen

Welcome back everyone! It's Mindy Eggen with you today. I have found the easiest way ever to create a galaxy background!

I am starting with a piece of Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress card stock. I have it cut to 4 1/2" x 5 3/4", leaving that little bit of extra room to tape it down to a board. Then I will sprinkle of Storm Cloud and Meteorite Shimmer Powders, spritz heavily with water and then walk away.

I have played with shimmer powders before but I've never actually just let them sit. I've always tried to tip my board and move the water around, which is great, but by walking away and letting this dry on its own creates amazing results!

Once the panel was completely dry, I put it in a folded piece of copy paper and ran through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. This will help smooth the card stock down so it's not so warped from the water.

Next, I'm going to flick on White and Gold Paint with a paint brush using the Metallic Watercolors set from Altenew. After that is completely dry, I trim the card stock down to 4" x 5 1/4" and ink blend around the edges with Navy ink from Hero Arts.

After the paint and ink are completely dry, I will run through my die cut machine again to make sure it's nice and flat and attach this panel to a piece of Nautical card stock.

I die cut the Love You from Tonic Sugar Cube card stock and attached to my galaxy card front. I masked off part of the sentiment from the To The Stars stamp set, inked up with embossing ink and heat embossed in Sterling Embossing Powder. Then trimmed down to a thin strip and attached to the front with foam tape.

I finished off the card by adding some Clear Crystal Sequins, attaching with liquid glue and topping off with Cloud 9 Dream Drops.

This was the easiest galaxy background I have ever created and I really didn't have to do anything!

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Crystal Glazed Floral Card with Koren Wiskman

Hello everyone. Koren here with yet another card using the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart Stamp Set. Have I told you how much I love this set? I just can't get enough.

I started with a piece of heavyweight white cardstock cut to 3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. I then used an old embossing folder from my stash, which is just a dotted background. I'm sure you can find something similar, but this one in particular, doesn't seem to be available anymore. I ran the piece of white cardstock through my die cutting machine in the embossing sandwich to create this subtle background for our flowers to live on.

After creating a low key background I figured I would make super shiny flowers for my focal images. I stamped the two smallest images of flowers from the Grateful Heart stamp set in a light gray hybrid ink. I used my stamp positioning tool to stamp them and once they were stamped, I left the stamp in the same place in the positioner to come back later and stamp it once more in the exact same spot. I knew that I wanted to cover up these lines with gold embossing powder so I stamped it just once and enough so that I could see to color them in. I used a hybrid ink so that I could use water-based markers to color them. I used one blue and one green marker. I used a blender pen to blend out the color from the shadows. These images were colored three times letting one layer dry completely before adding another.

Once the images were completely dry and cut out using their coordinating dies, I put them back in my stamp positioning tool and stamped directly on top of the colored images using clear sticky embossing ink. Make sure you let your coloring dry completely before doing this or you will get embossing powder everywhere you don't want it. A heat tool on a low setting can help dry your images faster. I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder twice. I stamped and heat embossed them twice to get a very thick gold edge. I was inspired to create this card from an image I saw on Pinterest of a beautiful glass rose trimmed with gold.

To make them super shiny I coated them with crystal glaze to make them appear porcelain or glass similar to my inspiration photo. I let them dry overnight before adhering them to the white card panel.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere to the largest of the three images directly to the white embossed card panel. Then I used foam tape to pop up the two smaller images.

I stamped the "thank you" sentiment from the same Grateful Heart stamp set in sticky embossing ink and I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I cut it down into a strip using my paper trimmer. It was added to the card panel using foam tape.

The entire card panel was added to a piece of white craft foam using tear tape adhesive. I then stuck it to a light gray card base in size A2 scored in atop folding portrait orientation.

To give the card even more flair I added some Sophisticated enamel dots also by Neat & Tangled. These self-adhesive enamel dots make it easy to add a little something extra to your projects.

I hope that I've inspired you to create something today using Neat & Tangled products. Thank you for spending your time with me.


Watercoloring with Zig Markers - Mindy Eggen

Welcome back everyone! Today I'm sharing inspiration using the Grateful Heart stamp set from Neat & Tangled. This is an absolutely beautiful image and is great to add color to using any coloring medium. Today I'll be using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do a little watercoloring.

To start off, I'm going to stamp my image onto Bristol Smooth card stock with Clear Embossing Ink. Then I will sprinkle on Gilded Embossing Powder and heat set with my Wagner Heat Tool.

I start coloring my image by taking the No. 036 Light Blue Zig Marker and just adding some color down to the image. Then I will wet my paint brush and spread that around. This will apply a very soft blue to the image. I like to start with a super soft color as it just helps me visually. It may disappear as I work on the rest of my colors into the image and that's ok.

Next, I'm going to add No. 030 Blue to the flowers. I am just putting this where I would put shadows areas with my copic markers. This is really dark color so I don't need to add a lot. Then I'll wet my paint brush a tad and drag that color out. I usually go back and forth with my water and dabbing off on a towel so that I still have a light area to my petals.

Once that layer is dry, I'm going to bring in the No. 084 Deep Violet. This is super super dark so I don't need a lot. I'll just add little spots of it in and repeat the process of dragging it out. I call this my galaxy combination because as I mix the colors together it reminds me of a galaxy.

For the leaves, I will use No. 041 Light Green and No. 400 Marine Green. After the panel is good and dry, I will line up the coordinating die, hold in place with purple tape and run through my Spellbinders Platinum machine.

For my background, I used the same large image from the Grateful Heart set. With a comfort block, I will ink it up with embossing ink and stamp this image around my panel of Lapis card stock. Then I sprinkle on Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

To draw the eye in towards where my focal point where be, I ink blend Navy Ink around the edges of the card stock with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

To finish up the card, I add foam tape to the back of my image and attach to the card front. The sentiment, also attached with foam tape, is heat embossed in Gilded Embossing Powder onto Pitch Black card stock and trimmed down to a thin strip. I used the Crystal Clear Sequins around my image, attaching with liquid glue and topping off with Cloud 9 Dream Drops.

I'm sure you've seen similar cards from me before but they are therapeutic to make and really grabs attention. Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration!


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Alcohol Pearl Inks Rainbow - Mindy Eggen

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! It's Mindy Eggen here with you today kicking off the year with a bright rainbow! A few weekends ago, I was playing with alcohol pearl inks and using a Swiping Technique that Jennifer McGuire showed a while back, I created a bunch of backgrounds. This is one of them which came out beautifully.

Since I was creating this project weeks after playing with the inks, the Yupo paper was nice and dry. I prepped it with an anti-static powder tool and stamped the image from Moon Magic using Versafine Black Ink. Then sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I also stamped out some clouds using the To The Stars stamp set onto Neenah Solar White card stock and die cut out with the coordinating die. The sentiment is from the Moon Magic set, in which I heat embossed in Alabaster embossing powder onto Black card stock and trimmed out with my paper trimmer.

To create my card, I trimmed the alcohol ink panel down to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" and layered to a card front with white card stock. I added the clouds with a tape runner and the sentiment with foam squares for a little dimension.

I love making Christmas/Winter cards but it was so refreshing to play with bright, rainbow colors! I hope you enjoyed today's card.

Have a fantastic New Year and thank you for joining me today.


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Going, Going, Gone - End of Year Retirement Sale!

Hello friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

With the start of 2020 just days away, we are beginning our end of year retirement sale! This means BIG sales.  All items in the SALE section of the shop are marked 40% off OR MORE! Since this is a retirement sale, it means that once these items are sold out, they are gone for good! They will not be coming back in stock - so if you've had your eye on something, head on over!

This sale is big, I am retiring almost all stamps, dies and stencils created prior to August 2019 so, basically almost all of the shop is on sale!

And for the details:
- Sale is good on in stock items only
- No code needed, prices are on sale as marked in the SALE section
- Due to large volume of orders we cannot combine orders
- Due to large volume of orders please allow up to 7 days to receive a shipping notification

Thank you all for a wonderful 2019! I'm excited to see what 2020 has in store :)


Classic Christmas in red card with Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! Today will show you totally red card with tiny touch of gold.
The main playing role I gave to the Holiday Wishes Red Rubber Cling stamp. I stamped it on a red cardstock with the embossing ink and heat embossed with the clear embossing powder. 

I planned to place the sentiment strip in the center so blended some white pigment ink on the just made background to highlight it.

Then I heat embossed a sentiment from the Classic Christmas stamp set with the gold embossing powder.

Finally I added some gold sequins and adhered the panel on the card base made from the same red cardstock. 
Hope you liked my card today! Bye!

Two Confetti Cards with Daria

Hello-hello Awesome People! MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your families filled with magic and love.

Daria here. And for  today's projects I was inspired by loots of confetti and christmas lights everywhere. So, I die cut lots of circles from coloured and glitter cardstock using Circular die set.

Then, I randomly arranged them onto my card-bases and adhered everything with foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives.

I had two card-bases, one stamped with Delicate Dots rubber background stamp and one made from woodgrain embossed card-stock. 

For both of the cards, I added sentiment from Classic Christmas stamp set.  I stamped them onto banners made with Skinny Stripes dies.  

Hope you like these simple ideas and will give them a try. And Happy New 2020 Year! YAY!
Wishing you lots of crafting, inspiration and joy into the upcoming year.



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