May 2019 Guest Designer | Jill Hawkins

Hello friends!

I am so excited to introduce you to our May 2019 guest designer, Jill Hawkins!  :)

Hello fellow Neat & Tangled Fans! I’m Jill Hawkins and my crafty little heart is exhilarated to be joining you here as the Neat & Tangled Guest Designer for May! My family and I live in Chicagoland (land of Chicago, not an amusement park), and my background is in Architecture. AKA: An amazing education I’ll never make enough money to pay off  I started making cards as my creative outlet to give friends. Then, I entered a weekly challenge once and won! Well, that was that. A decade + later, I still spend most  nights happily making cards for friends, challenges, a magazine and fabulous companies in this crazy talented industry! One of my favorites is Neat & Tangled, due in no small part to my friend Miriam’s brilliant graphic oriented designs. I am WAY excited and SO grateful to Danielle for having me along! Thank YOU! 

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!

My first card this month features Elena Roussakis’s cutie little set, Jump for Joy! When I saw this squirrel, I swear my heart leaped with delight!  He is just the stinkin’ cutest! I absolutely had to use him straightaway this month.

For this card, I wanted to keep things simple. I masked off half the card to blend on some green and yellow Distress Oxide inks. Then I flipped the mask to create a bubbly cloud sky. I colored these cuties with Copic Markers and die cut them out, adhering them to the card base with foam adhesive to make them pop leap flip off the card! And that sentiment, don’t even get me started on that adorability! I finished off the card with some stitching and plan to give this cutie card to our son. He’s going to love it! 

Thanks for having me along for a few minutes of your day! :)

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