Neat & Tangled / Hemptique Collaboration Week 4

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe that it's already the last week of April?  Today is our finally Hemptique collaboration post.

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:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Hemptique.

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.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Hemptique.

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!


  1. I am really loving this handmade Hemtique paper - it's gorgeous! Love everyone's projects. And Sveta's card takes me back to how I started crafting: with cross stitching. Beautiful.

  2. Just love that creative hydrangea on the hemp paper.

  3. WOWOWOWOWOWOOWOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of the AMAZING Creations and the Designs!! THANS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. this paper looks like it will be a wonderful addition to
    my paper stash. I love how it looks when it is torn to make
    the background for the watercoloring. The embroidery hoop
    card is so pretty - I'm a stitcher too. All of the cards were
    so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful cards! I love the texture the hemp paper adds!

  6. This paper looks great
    used with the watercolors.
    Loving all the different
    ways it was used on these
    lovely cards.
    Carla from Utah

  7. FAbulous projects using Neat and Tangled with Hemptique products.

  8. These are all fantastic cards. Totally loving the stamps, dies and papers being used here. I love handmade paper and have been using it for years but didn't know about Hemptique??? How does that happen??? I know about it now. Thanks N&T for hooking us up!

  9. What pretty and unique card ideas! Love the collaboration!

  10. Fabulous creations! I LOVE the cross stitching!

  11. Fabulous creations! I LOVE the cross stitching!

  12. wonderful cards. I love the handmade papers. so unique.

  13. All the cards are so pretty and colorful! That's what I like, cards that are very colorful. The first thing I learned to do for Home Ec. was cross stitching! I had to learn to do embroidery for a grade. I got an A because my mom used to embroider and taught me. This is so much like what I learned! I love everything!

  14. Fabulous cards again! I really love how the watercolour looks on that beautifully textured hemp paper!

    LOVE the CHEERY hello cards and ADORE the GORGEOUS cross stitch birthday!!!
    The more I see the hemp paper in action, the MORE FABULOUS it looks => THANK YOU for sharing this EXCITING product collaboration :)

  16. Wow! Everytime, I have no words to say how these cards are beautiful! I love the colours! Absolutely gorgeus!

  17. Oh, I love the way the Hemptique handmade paper looks with all that color added. Beautiful texture for a background!

  18. I'm totally in love with the structure of this paper!! All cards made with it look AWESOME!

  19. AWESOME!!!! WOW! Bravo Ladies!


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