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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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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Blossoms & Butterflies – Simon Says Stamp Release

Welcome back everyone! I’m so excited to share with you one of the products being released from the Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release! It’s called Dahlia Corner Frame .This is such a beautiful die! I would quickly snatch it up because I’m sure it will sell fast!


I have a video tutorial showing how I created this card shown. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. Supplies will be linked in the video description and at the end of this post.

I’m going to start by creating the background for the frame. I ink blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Gina K Designs Layering White card stock. I’ve really been enjoying ink blending on this because it’s light weight and very smooth. I’ll use the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios to apply a soft ombre look.

Next, I will apply some Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to the ink blended area. This will coat my area with a beautiful shimmer and still allow the ombre look to show through.

Once that panel is dry, I will trim it down to 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ which is slightly larger then the die cut frame. This will provide a nice border around the area.

Using a piece of White Glitter card stock, I line the back of it with Double Sided Stick It adhesive. This adhesive is great for dies like this. I won’t have to fuss with adding any liquid glue to all of those cut lines. Then I die cut my frame from the glitter card stock using my Gemini Jr. I’m a huge fan of the Gemini Jr and dies like this is exactly why I bought it. It cuts like a dream!

My ink blended panel is added to a white card base with foam tape. Then I peeled off the backing of the Stick It adhesive and attached my frame to the ink blended panel.

The sentiment is from the Tiny Words stamp set which is such a versatile set and jam packed with amazing sentiments. Using a piece of black card stock that I prepped with an antistatic powder tool, I stamped the sentiment in Clear Ink and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder. I trimmed the sentiment down with the Sentiment Labels die which is go-to of mine. The sentiment is added to the front with foam tape.

Here is another card I did with the Dahlia Corner Frame die. This time I attached it to a panel I created with Alcohol Inks.

The frame is die cut from Gold Glitter card stock for extra sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards.

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MFT Sketch Challenge 423 – You Bet Your Beak!

Welcome everyone! Today is a very special day as it’s my daughter’s 13th birthday! I can’t believe I officially have a teenager in the house! I wanted to make her something special for a birthday card and I combined it with the MFT Sketch Challenge #423.
Here is a look at the sketch.
I stamped these sweet birdies from the Tweethearts stamp set onto Neenah Solar White card stock in MFT Extreme Black Ink. Then colored with copic markers in rainbow colors and cut out using the coordinating die with my Gemini Jr.
Next, I die cut hearts out from Neenah White card stock 110 lb using the Heart Trio Shaker Window Dienamics. On a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock measuring 41/4″ x 5 1/2″, I ink blended Festive Berries, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Then I spread Nuvo Glitter Moonstone over the top of the ink blended panel.
I added foam tape all around the back of my panel that I die cut the hearts from and attached to the ink blended panel once it was dry. Then I attached the rainbow birds in front of each heart.
My sentiment is heat embossed in Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold Embossing powder onto Black card stock. Then added to the middle of the card front.
I wrote a special little message inside to my daughter.
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Faceted Stencil & Stitched Turnabout – Concord & 9th

 Welcome back everyone! Today is Feature Friday over at Concord & 9th and we are featuring the Faceted Stencil and Stitched Turnabout stamp set. These are so much fun to play with! 

I have a video showing how I used these two sets that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.
My first card is using the Faceted Stencil. I was able to get two cards from one background. Using the full background stencil, I applied Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Dusty Rose and Key Lime ink. Once the ink was dry, I spritzed Sparkle Shimmer Spritz to the entire background.
For a little more sparkle, using the stencil I applied Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste.
Once dry, I die cut a circle using the Birthday Basics die. My sentiment that I heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder on Black Card Stock comes from the Everday Bouquet Turnabout Kit. I also die cut some of the elements from the kit using white card stock to add around my decorative circle piece. I finished off with some jewels from the Valentine Jewel mix
My second card is using the piece I die cut the circle from. I had trimmed the panel down and attached to a piece of Dusty Rose card stock using foam tape. Then added to a white card base.

I die cut the word THANKS three times from white cardstock and layered them with liquid glue. Then added to the center of my circle.
This next card is using the second stencil from the Faceted Stencil set. It creates this gorgeous design that you can center on your card or put off on the side like I did below.
I used Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Sea Glass and Key Lime inks to create my design. The sentiment is also a part of the stencil and I added that to my card front using Black Onyx Ink.
For a finishing touch, I added Sea Glass jewels between the petals of the design.
This next card, I centered the design. I used Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Key Lime and Warm Cocoa inks. I then applied Versamark over one of the colors using the stencil and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. I heat set for one of my stenciled areas is nice and shiny.
My sentiment is from the Everyday Bouquet Tool Kit. I heat embossed it with Gold Embossing powder at the bottom of the card. Then added some jewels from the Valentine Jewel mix. I attached to an A2 size card base I created from Passionate Pink card stock.
Just think of all the gorgeous color combinations you could use on these stencils! 
The next feature item is the Stitched Turnabout stamp set. This is a bonus stamp to me because you either stamp just the middle, just the outer edge or both at once. 
Here I used Passionate Pink, Fresh Asparagus, Dusty Rose and Jelly Bean Green inks. This creates such a beautiful pattern in the middle.
I heat embossed the heart using Gold Embossing powder and fussy cut it out to add to the middle of my card with foam squares.  I also heat embossed this small sentiment on to black card stock and added to the middle of the heart. 
I finished off the card with a few jewels around my design. I adore this design. So simple and beautiful.
My last card is also using the Stitched Turnabout stamp set. I stamped the big background in Versamark ink on Ivory card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I love the look of Ivory on White so I attached to a white A2 card base.
I die cut a cute using white card stock and stamped this beautiful sentiment from the Stitched Turnabout stamp set. I think this would make a great wedding or anniversary card. I also used some elements from the Everyday Bouquet Tool kit to embellish around the heart.
Finishing off with a few jewels from the Valentine Jewel pack adds some great sparkle to the card.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration using the Faceted Stencil and Stitched Turnabout set. Be sure to check out my video HERE to see them in action.
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