April Guest Designer | Natasha Valkovskaya

Hello friends!

I am so happy to introduce you to our April 2019 guest designer, Natasha Valkovskaya.
I live in Yekaterinburg - a beautiful city in the heart of Russia - with my husband, two kids, a golden retriever and a guinea pig. I am an English teacher and a teacher trainer by day; and an avid cardmaker by night. I’ve been crafty all my life, but it’s cardamking and papercrafting that have stolen my heart (and much of my budget) over the last few years. My style is predominantly clean and simple, I think it really brings the image or the message to the fore; I also like playing with watercolour, and sometimes I like getting artsy. I adore making boxes and pretty packaging, so Neat and Tangled box dies are some of my favourite! I enjoy cooking (and sadly eating this), travelling, reading and playing board games.

I am such a fan of her work, be sure to follow her blog and Instagram for even more inspiration!

And now for her projects for today!

I’m so excited and honoured to be a guest designer for Neat and Tangled in April! Can’t wait to share with you the projects I’ve created with their amazing goodies.
Today I have two cards featuring Heart Duo stencil and Lovely Lotus set. For my first card, I created a background with two shades of pink and the Heart Duo stencil.

Then  I heat embossed one of the floral images from the Lovely Lotus set on a piece of vellum and adhered it onto my panel with a double-sided adhesive sheet. To finish of this super quick and easy card, I added a sentiment from the Typed Sentiments set, which you already know is my current favorite!

For my second card, I again used the Heart Duo stencil to create my background, this time in shades of blue. I used distress inks, which I later used to color the lotus too. I heat embossed the biggest flower in gold and colored it. 

I also added some splatters which I seem to add to most of my cards. For the sentiment I went for gold on white, because I thought it would be softer than a black strip, although I do love the bold look of a white on black sentiment.
Thank you for spending time with me! I hope you like my ideas and are inspired to get crafty! Have a great day and find time for something that makes you happy!



  1. I love these elegant and super beautiful floral cards! :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! I think blue is my most used colour! :)))

  3. Both cards are so beautiful. I love how you carried the hearts across the frame and flower section. So soft and pretty.

    1. Thank you very much! I love this Heart Duo stencil - so timeless!


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