Paint me a Rainbow with Neat & Tangled!

Welcome everyone! I’m up on the Neat & Tangled blog with a very colorful card! Can you believe this is a one layer card?!

I started by stamping this little girl from the Complementary Color stamp set is copic friendly ink onto Neenah Solar White card stock. I knew I was going to a rainbow shooting out of the tube so I colored the label in rainbow colors.

For the colorful burst I used the Landscape stencil. I actually cut it a part a little so I could frame off this area and have it swooping out. I then masked off the rest of the card with post it tape to protect it from colors.

I ink blended Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Ink with a blending brush. With the masks and stencil still in place, I applied Moonstone Glimmer paste over the blended area.

Check out that sparkly rainbow!

When everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment to the bottom of the card. I used the Thank You sentiment from the Sweet Treats stamp set and stamped in Altenew Obsidian Ink.

Copic Colors used: Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00; Hair – E39, E37, E34; Dress – V17, V15, V12; Paint Tube – C6, C4, C3, C1; Paint Tube Label – R17, YR04, Y15, YG25, BG05, V15, C3, C1

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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MFT June Release

I’m thrilled to be helping showcase the latest release from My Favorite Things! I have a lot to share so grab a coffee or tea and enjoy!


I have a video creating the card shown below with these adorable ocean critters from the Friends with Fins stamp set. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Aren’t these critters the cutest!? EEeeek! I love them! I love them so much I created TWO cards with them.

Here is the second card featuring the Friends with Fins stamp set. I used every image on the set and put them all in the ocean. I also used the new Under the Sea Die-namics which cuts out the ocean floor, some rocks, coral and seaweed.

For the ocean, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. The Friends with Fins coordinating die set also has this little wave die that I used to cut out some waves in my ink blended panel. This allowed me to tuck my whale into the water. How cool is that!?

The sentiment is also off of the Friends with Fins stamp set in which I heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Blue Denim card stock. I used the Slanted Sentiments Die-namics to cut it out and add to my card front.

Another stamp set being release is the super cute Fairy Good Friends. This set actually has three fairies on it but I decided to just use one as the focal point. I stamped with copic friendly ink, colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating die that you can purchase separately.

The background was created by ink blending Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I then used the In the Spotlight stencil and white pigment ink to add a light shining down on her.

Next up, we have the Fish You Were Here stamp set which actually coordinates perfectly with the Friends with Fins set. I decided to create a clean and simple card but making my own background with all the images on the set. Now… I messed up one of the fish. Can you spot which one? It’s kind of like Where’s Waldo.

To keep with the clean and simple look, I just used one color ink for each fish. I did no ink blending on them which was surprisingly difficult for me.

My Favorite Things has a few Die-manics sets with fun critters. They are adding to the collection with the Puppy Love set featuring this cute little puppy dog. You can customize the colors to whatever you like!

I added my puppy to a background I created by stenciling in the Staggered Pawprints stencil.

Next up is the Picnic Pals stamp set. How fun it would be to go on a picnic with these guys! I kept this one quite simple as well by stamping on white card stock, coloring with copic markers and cutting out with the coordinating die.

I added a soft hue of color by lightly ink blending Worn Lipstick to the center of the card. The sentiment is also from the Picnic Pals stamp set which I stamped in black ink. I then just adhered my images to the center of the card.

Last but not least is this big Thank You Die-namics. I adore the font on this and it’s nice and big. I went rainbow on this card. I die cut the Thank You from a rainbow variety of card stock.

I attached each of the pieces together, slightly offsetting each one, with liquid glue.

Whew! That was a ton to share all at once but I hope you stuck around til the end and enjoyed it.

Thank you MFT for inviting me to create with this amazing release!

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Jane Davenport

Welcome everyone! I have something a little out of my element for you today but it’s tons of fun !

Recently, Spellbinders sent me some products by Jane Davenport to play with. While it’s not my usual type of card, it was so fun to sit and just play! And you know, quite honestly, this first card makes me giggle each time I look at it.

I’m working with the Tentalicious Etched Dies for this card. I knew immediately I was going to create an underwater scene. I’m using a piece of Canson Watercolor card stock and my craft mat. I started by ink smooshing on to my craft mat some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. I spritzed with water and smooshed my card stock down.

I dried the first layer of ink on my card with my heat tool. I repeated this process by using Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides. Each time, I’m drying my ink before smooshing down another color.

Then I flicked some clear water onto the background with a paint brush. I trimmed this piece down to 4″x 5 1/4″ and added to a white card base made from Neenah Solar white card stock.

I die cut the Tentalicious Etched dies from Blue Denim card stock. The dark blue looks amazing against this background don’t ya think?

Since these are just dies I needed a sentiment for my card so I dug through my stash. I found the Sea Animals stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and it had this fun sentiment on it. Doesn’t it make you just giggle?! Maybe I entertain easily. I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock with Blue Denim ink to match the tentacles and trimmed down to thin strip. I added it to the card front with foam tape for a little dimension.

My next card is featuring the Mindful Pause stamp set from Jane Davenport. I went for clean and simple with this one. I stamped my images onto Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink and colored the image with copic markers. Now you can think this is orange juice …. or maybe something mixed in the orange juice, whichever you prefer.

I started by ink blending Cracked Pistachio around the outside edges with my Life Changing Blender brushes. Then I added Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I should have went with a different color of blue because all this did was create a very vibrant green, which is still really pretty!

Everyone needs to take a mindful pause in life and this card is a great reminder of it.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at these new products. They were super fun to play and something totally different for me. Sometimes you have to do that.

Thank you to Spellbinders for sending these to me work with and just have a little fun.

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Underwater Sunrays with Lawn Fawn

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you! I was having a lot of fun with some of the new goodies from the Summer 2019 release from Lawn Fawn.


I have a video showing how I created this underwater scene that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

One of the things I’m most excited about is the Background dies recently released. First thing I thought of was “DIY stencils”. If you follow me, you know I love stencils and creating backgrounds. I’m going to start my card by creating my own stencil from white card stock using the Sunray Backdrop. Then I trim off the border to leave the rays open ended.

For my background, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Bristol Smooth card stock. The ocean bottom is die cut from Kraft card stock with Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die and then lightly blended on some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

To create the sparkling sunrays, I’m going to first spray my DIY stencil with Pixie Spray which is a temporary adhesive. It will hold my stencil in place so I can apply Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste with the Tonic Studios Spatulas. When I carefully remove the stencil, it does not rip my paper and leaves all the gorgeous sparkle from the Glimmer Paste.

While my glimmer paste is drying, I’ll stamp out my images onto White card stock and color with copic markers. I’m using Seahorsin Around, Keep On Swimming, Fintastic Friends, Say What Christmas Critters (speech bubble), and Ahoy Matey. Then I’ll cut all the images out with the coordinating dies. I’ll also die cut out some seaweed from Cilantro card stock using the Ocean Shadow Box Add On.

I used the speech bubble to stamp a sentiment. This is from the Critter Chatter and I stamped Bloop Bloop onto the speech bubble with Peacock ink. How cute is that ?!

In the home stretch of putting the card together, I die cut the Just Stitching Double Rectangle from White card stock which doesn’t actually cut anything out – it just leaves the stitching detail which is super fun! I trimmed this panel down and added to a card base made from Peacock card stock.

I also trimmed down my ocean bottom and background to fit just inside of those stitching details. Before adhering this to my card, I’m going to die cut some Sandy Beach Accents on the ocean bottom piece. This allows me to tuck in some of my die cut images.

Next, adhere all of the fun ocean critters. Now, yes I know there are not gold fish in the ocean but they were super cute so they live in my ocean.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out the video for more details.

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Elegant Asters -Gina K Designs

Welcome everyone! I’v been itching to color up these gorgeous flowers from the Elegant Asters card kit. This is such an amazing kit!

I stamped my images onto white card stock with Black Amalgam Ink. Then colored with copic markers. I used RV19, RV17, RV14, RV23 for the flowers and YG17, YG23, YG21 for the leaves. Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For my background, I’m using a piece of Black Onyx card stock as my base. I spritzed it with Iridescent Shimmer Spray from AlteNew and White Shimmer Spray from Hero Arts.

Then I arranged my flowers by attaching them together with Gina K tape runner. I added foam squares to my arrangement and added to the front of my card panel.

My sentiment is from the Hugs Mini Stamp set. I stamped in Embossing Ink and sprinkled on Champagne Embossing Powder. Then heat with my heat tool. I trimmed the sentiment down to a thin strip and added to the card panel with some more foam squares.

For a finishing touch, I added some jewels around the arrangement which are from the Valentine Jewel Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you enjoyed today’s quick inspiration!