4.20.2014

Thank you and Goodbye

Hello friends.

I'm here with SUCH a hard post today.

It's my last for Neat and Tangled :(

I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about this. I LOVE being a part of the Neat and Tangled team, it's such a fun, supportive, innovative team and the stamps? Well, I love 'em. Plain and Simple.

But it's time. After two years and SO much fun, so many fabulous stamp sets, it's time for me to let the new team (and a few new members who are yet to come), perform their magic with the stamps.

And the more I see the projects the new DT members are making, such amazing, INSPIRATIONAL cards, the more I know it's the right decision.

So here is my last card as a Neat and Tangled DT member (but definitely not my last card using Neat and Tangled :))




I wanted to keep it simple, because really, what more is there to say?


Thank you Danielle, for having me, for asking me, for letting me be a part of your dream coming true, it's been an honour.

xoxo


4.18.2014

April Guest Designer: Teri Anderson!

Hello friends! Happy Friday!

Today here with another card from our amazing guest designer, Teri Anderson!

She stamped Diamonds with Distress Ink on watercolor paper, then used a water brush to spread the color around to get that perfect messy, artsy look! After the ink dried she did some fun embellishing with enamel dots, pink floss, and gems! The sentiment is from Kindness Matters.



I love everything about this card! The colors are so bright and cheerful :)

Have a great weekend!
Danielle



4.17.2014

Little Birdie + Goodbye

Hello Friends!  Today I have a sweet card to share with you.  I used 4 different sets on this card and I love how sweet it turned out.

ThinkingOfYouBirdie

First I cut a 3x4 journaling card from aqua card stock then I stamped the Sunburst background stamp using Tide Pool ink.  I stamped my cloud image from Just Thinking of You in Charcoal Hero Arts Shadow ink and the sentiment in Pale Tomato Hero Arts Shadow ink.  The little heart is stamped in Pale Tomato as well with a layer of Wink of Stella clear glitter over top.  I stamped the little birdie from Swirly Twirly Tags and colored him with copics before cutting him out.  I stamped the gray card base with the striped border from On the Strip in Charcoal ink.

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my project with you today.  This is my last post as a Design Team member here at Neat & Tangled.  I am stepping away to allow new members to shine and share their lovely creations with you.  Thanks to Danielle for having me.  Bittersweet but with that I say Goodbye. <3

Love to you all!
Chari

4.14.2014

Watercolor background with gesso

Hi everyone! This is Yana sharing another card with you using fabulous Neat & Tangled stamps. I really like the Hope Anchors the Soul stamp and I've been experimenting a lot with it lately. 

So here is a card I came up with a couple of days ago - I created a watercolour background around the large heat embossed sentiment.


Gesso helped me to keep the watercolour background not very bright and it also added some texture to my card. 
Here's a video showing how the card was done. Enjoy! 



If you do like this video, please like, comment and share it with your crafty friends! Thank you!

4.11.2014

April Guest Designer: Teri Anderson!

Our April guest designer needs no introduction! 

I am so excited to have THE Teri Anderson joining us for April! She will be sharing projects with you each Friday this month! And here is her first card for us using Sparkle and Shine!

She found inspiration from this photo on Pinterest

And here is her card:



So bright and so fun! Thank you, Teri, for making this a happy Friday :)

4.10.2014

Video: Creating woodgrain background with your inks

Hello there,

want a new video-tutorial? Last week I found a tutorial on a technique that creates a stunning woodgrain background that looks even more awesome if it's combined with the large Neat & Tangled sentiment stamps.
The best thing about it: it is easy, it's quick and you don't have to put a lot effort into it. So I really wanted to share this with you and created two cards using the same technique, to show you some of the possibilities.



The video is cut and also sped up, but let me tell you that both cards did take about 15 minutes, so one card can easily be done in less than ten minutes. I hope you give this technique a try! (I totally fell in love with it)


Have a nice day, and enjoy some crafty time!

Christine



4.08.2014

Patchwork watercolour!

Hey everyone, Mayuri here and today I'm sharing a card I prepared using the My Favorite stamp set ;-).


I've been wanting to play around with watercolouring techniques and went for one of the more easier ones to start with - basically stamping your chosen image with Versamark and heat embossing with clear or white embossing powder, then painting with watercolour! Easy peasy!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring. The heat embossed area resists the watercolouring leaving you with a kind of patchwork effect, which I didn't mind for my first attempt ;-). You'll see that I only partially stamped the image so that I could overlay a heart shaped aperture over the watercolouring - I added some letter stickers to complete the sentiment. 

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.
I also stamped the little arrows from the same set around the sentiment to complete the card! Not a sequin or gemstone in sight, which is pretty restrained for me!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.

These handwritten style sentiments are fabulous because you can do all sorts of techniques, including partially stamping them if you want to combine with other techniques - I think if I wanted to go further with this card, I could turn it into a shaker card...just a thought ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.

M

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