Neat & Tangled April Release Day 1 + Giveaway!

Welcome back everyone! Today is exciting because we are starting previews to the April 2019 release for Neat & Tangled. I’m not gonna lie, I may have went over board with examples. This is such an adorable release I just couldn’t stop playing with it!

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My card today also has an accompanying video that you can watch down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I’m one of those people that creates cards and then I’ll go back and remake one for a video. My first card here, was the first one I created. The card I remade for the video came out a little different and I’ll have those pictures at the end of the post.

Today we are featuring the stamp set To The Stars. How precious is this set? I stamped my images in copic friendly ink onto Neenah Solar white card stock and colored with copic markers. Then used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I used a piece of Layering White card stock to ink blend Tattered Rose , Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide inks. The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto black card stock and then trimmed down. I added a few of the NEW Enchanted sequins mix to my card with liquid glue and added a drop of Unicorn Stickles to the middle of the sequins.

For my next card, I used a few of the other images off of the To The Moon stamp set. There is a constellation that you can die cut out or the set also includes an individual line and stars so you can create your own constellation.

For the background, I ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then applied Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste over the top.

I die cut a circle from a panel of white card stock and added over my textured background (once dry) with foam tape. I added this panel to an A2 size notecard made from Moonstone card stock.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white embossing powder on Moonstone card stock and cut out using the Skinny Strips die.

Now here is the card I recreated in the video. I was a little more heavy handed when it came to applying the inks which changed the look of the card a little. It’s amazing how even though using the same colors, just by changing your pressure, you can change the look of your card.

Both cards are equally adorable!

Alrighty that’s it for today from me. Be sure to check out my tutorial HERE using the To The Moon stamp set.

Head over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and of course a GIVEAWAY! Leave some love for us along the way to enter the giveaway for $25 gift certificate.

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Slow and Steady Reveal Wheel




Welcome back everyone! Today I thought we’d get a little interactive and make a Reveal Wheel card featuring this adorable Sloth from the Slow and Steady stamp set from Neat & Tangled.


I have a tutorial for this card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.



I used multiple products from Neat & Tangled to create this card. To start off with, I created my background by ink blending Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink onto Bristol Smooth card stock. I then attached the Hearts Duo Stencil over it and used the same colors to stencil in the hearts. I love tone on tone looks!




For the grass, I die cut the Stitched Slopes from Cilantro card stock. I then assembled my reveal wheel card using the background I created.

My sloth is stamped onto Neenah Solar White card stock with MFT Extreme Black Ink and then colored with copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut out the sloth with my Gemini Jr. I also stamped the top portion of the stamp onto pattern paper so I could trim out the flag and add to my colored image.




The sentiment I lined up with one of the Skinny Strips die and added above my wheel sentiments.

I wanted to add another message to the card, so I stamped Let’s Celebrate to the inside of the card using the Piece of Cake Sentiments stamp set which paired perfectly together.




Here’s a look at all the fun messages this card reveals!




I created a board for you to reference on the copic color combos I used for the sloth and turtle.




I also have a board for the Distress Oxide Inks I used to create the background.




I hope you enjoyed creating this fun interactive card with me featuring the adorable Slow and Steady stamp set. I think this would be fun as a slider card too!


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Ranger Ink New Products Unboxing!

Hi everyone! A little while ago, Ranger Ink contacted me if I’d like to receive a box of new goodies that they showed at Creativation. Of course I said yes because Ranger products are awesome! 
Here is the video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
I have an unboxing video in real time going through the contents of the box and then giving examples of the products in use. 
We have some gorgeous bright new Liquid Pearls colors coming out !

Please excuse the brightness in some parts of my video. I didn’t hit the Lock White Balance button and this was my second take on the unboxing lol. The first time I filmed it, I forgot to take my microphone off of mute. 
Here’s a look at the embossing powders on black card stock.
This is the embossing powders on white card stock.
Isn’t this picture below dreamy? Check out these new Stickles!  
Showing the stickles and liquid pearls on black card stock.
I hope you enjoyed today’s unboxing.

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Neat & Tangled February Release + Video!

Welcome back everyone! It’s time! The February 2019 release from Neat & Tangled is now available for purchase! I have one more card to share with you today but first…. how about a video?
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I created a video going through all the new products from the release PLUS I’m recreating a card I made earlier this week. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. 
CARD DETAILS
For my card in today’s post, I used this fun little squirrel from the Jump For Joy stamp set. Does anyone else picture Sandy from Sponge Bob? I totally see it! I stamped my squirrel in copic friendly ink onto Neenah White card stock. Then colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies using my Gemini Jr.
This squirrel looked like it was really flying so I thought a fun galaxy-ish background would be cool. I ink blended Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Inks onto Bristol Smooth card stock. I added flicks of white paint to look like stars and also sprayed my background with Thermoweb Iridescent Glitter Spray
For the moon, I ink blended a piece of card stock with Antique Linen and then cut out with a circle die. I also sprayed the moon with the glitter spray and then added to my background. I die cut a circle from a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card stock and added to my ink blended panel with foam tape.
I die cut a banner from the Skinny Strips die and then heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from the So Fly stamp set. I thought it worked perfectly with my scene. 
Be sure to visit the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration! Head on over the Neat & Tangled site and pick up your favorites from the new release! 
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Gina K Designs Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs Blog Hop for the January release! I have some colorful inspiration to share with you today. 

Be sure leave some love along the way for the design team! There is a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs up for grabs EACH day! The winner will be announced Friday, February 1, on the Gina K Designs Blog.

VIDEO DETAILS

I had gotten a lot of questions about my card I shared on release day so I created one similar to it and a video showing you how. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. 


CARD DETAILS

For this first card, which is featured in my video, I’m using the NEW Open Book stamp set by Melanie combined with one of my favorite sets ever, Grand Garden. I started by ink smooshing Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock.

Then, I stamped the Open Book onto the watercolor card stock, followed by stamping the large flower and leaves from Grand Garden using Amalgam Ink. I love how this looks like a sketch book! 

Next I added shading to my flower with copic markers . I didn’t mind if the colors didn’t blend well as I was going for a more artsy look. I heat embossed the sentiment is Gold Embossing Powder. Then trimmed the panel dowN to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a white note card using craft foam and Gina K Designs Terrific Tape.


My next couple cards feature Today & Always by Lisa Hetrick. This is such a gorgeous set with unlimited amount of possibilities. I layered the floral images with Ocean Mist and Tranquil Teal inks. Then did some light ink blending from the edges to draw in more color. 

The sentiment is also a part of the Today & Always stamp set. I heat embossed the large sentiment in Gold Embossing powder. Then used Amalgam Ink for the smaller sentiment. 

This next card is very similar to the one above. I layered my floral image with Innocent Pink and Passionate Pink inks from Gina K Designs. Then created five masks for them using the Masking Magic sheets. I added the masks to the flowers and stamped the polka from the Today & Always set using Moonlit Fog ink. 

I inked the edges with Innocent Pink and stamped the sentiment in Amalgam ink.

I love the artsy look of this stamp set and have so many more ideas for it! 


I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Be sure to hop along with us and leave some love along the way to be eligible for the $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

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