Showing posts with label Neat and Tangled. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neat and Tangled. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Unicorn Birthday for Madelyn

Today is my sweet youngest Grand Niece, Madelyn's birthday.  She is 5 years old and she shares her birthday with my maternal grandmother Lila May Mulryan Chase who was born in 1887! (Madelyn's Great Great Grandmother!)
As part of her birthday presents from Kent and me,  I made her a reveal wheel card and a little die cut felt Unicorn (her favorite creature at the moment!)
I used the Unicorn die from Neat and Tangled for my little stuffed unicorn.  I die cut the pieces out of felt, used a running stitch to sew the pieces together and stuffed it with little pieces of cotton balls! 
Below you can see the sparkle added to the unicorn where I brushed over the colors with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.  I used Tombow Markers to color the areas.
I used the Reveal Wheel dies from Lawn Fawn to cut all the wheel pieces.  Lawn Fawn has a great tutorial on YouTube showing all the simple steps in putting the pieces together.
The words in the windows are from Reveal Wheel Sentiments.
The unicorn and MAGICALsentiment along the bottom are from Magical Day by Neat and Tangled. The Wishing You and Birthday are from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments set.  
I used the Magical Day die to cut the unicorn and popped her up on foam dots. 

Here are the 4 words revealed as Madelyn turned the wheel.
I used my Brother Label maker for the personalization.

I'm linking my card to:

I used pop dots on the unicorn and on the reveal wheel
I used a two unicorn dies and a reveal wheel die

Stamps:  Magical Day - Neat and Tangled, Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn
Paper:  white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Unicorn Die and Magical Day die - Neat and Tangled, Reveal wheel Die - Lawn Fawn, foam dots, tiny brad, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Stars for Two

Today I'm participating in Darnell's Twofer Challenge.
I used the same Seeing Stars Die from Neat and Tangled for my stars but I used the negative piece for one and the positive piece for the other.   That is the only thing that is the same on my cards.
I sponged the watercolor paper panel, that I cut the stars out of, with Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Black Soot.
I stamped tiny stars and cluster stampings around the cut out stars and layered the panel over a piece of Kraft Stack Metallic Silver.   I embossed the sentiment on black using Silver Embossing powder, layered it to a slightly larger metallic silver panel and popped it up on foam dots.
For my Twofer, I cut apart the positive stars from the die cut so I could place them around my sentiment from Impression Obsession.  I layered the stars onto a piece of Bitty Big Lilac Grace patterned paper and added some white and clear sequins.  I stamped a sympathy sentiment on the inside.


We're expecting snow Tuesday night - so glad I'm retired now and don't have to try and get out to work!   But then on Wednesday afternoon it's supposed to get into the 40's and everything will melt.  Crazy weather here in New England this winter!
Birthday Stars
Stamps:  Star Gazer - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Kraft Metallic Silver - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Water color paper - Canson.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, True Black - PTI.
Accessories:  Seeing Stars die - Neat and Tangled, silver embossing powder, heat tool.

Gentle Thoughts 
Stamps: With Gentle Thoughts - Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Winter Wisteria, DP Bitty Big Lilac Grace - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, Hero Hues Black.  
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Magical Unicorn Birthday

I always see things (dies, stamps, inks) that I want.   And then I purchase them.  They arrive, I put them in a drawer for another day - and often forget to get them out and use them.

Case in point -  the wonderful Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel dies and stamps and the Neat & Tangled Magical Day stamps and dies which I purchased months ago thinking I'd use them to make a card for my unicorn-loving youngest grand niece.
So yesterday was the day I got them out -  inspired by two challenges.

And here is the fun card I made for Madelyn -  who will be 5 in April 
(shhh - don't tell her about the card!)

I personalized the top of her card using my Brother Label Maker.   
And the birthday sentiment stamp really says "wishing you a wonderful birthday", but I only inked the Wishing You A and the Birthday and then stamped the MAGICAL in the space that happened to be just big enough!

I took 4 pictures to show you the 4 words from the sentiment set that I stamped on the wheel so you see each one as you turn the wheel.    FABULOUS  AMAZING  AWESOME  MAGICAL
I colored the unicorn using Tombow Markers pushing the color around the area with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella -  below you can hopefully see the wonderful glittery shine!  
Jennifer McGuire has a YouTube Video on this coloring technique here.

My inspiration from the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge was this unicorn from the web store Accessorize

Make an interactive card.

Stamps:  Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn, Neat & Tangled Magical Day.
Paper:  white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Pale Peony - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Reveal Wheel Die Set - Lawn Fawn, Magical Day Dies - Neat & Tangle, foam dots, Brother Label Maker, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, tiny brad.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Happy Birthday!

Today I have a birthday card to share. We always need a supply of these on hand right?!
I inked 2 panels of watercolor paper by rubbing Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then pouncing my panels into the wet color.  I did one color at a time, drying between pounces until I achieved the look I wanted.   I used one panel as my background and one to die cut the shapes out of.  

The balloon and stars are popped up on foam dots and I tied a piece of Blossom Bakers Twine onto the balloon, and stamped the sentiment in black directly onto the panel.

I'm joining in the following challenges with my birthday card:

a random pick wins a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!  
I was inspired by the birthday cake with the stars and the balloons.


 Stamps:  So Many Sentiments - Neat and Tangled
Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white, Lovely Lady - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, balloon die - MFT, foam dots, craft mat, water mister, heat tool, Blossom Bakers Twine - The Twinery.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mid Month February CAS Mix Up Challenge reminder - Corrugated Cardboard

Hi friends!  I'm here with another card made for the CAS Mix Up Challenge - we're at the mid-month mark so we just wanted to remind everyone there's still time to join in!
 I used stamps, corrugated cardboard, embossing and die cuts.
 For this second card (see my first one here), I cut a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of corrugated cardboard box and tore off some of the top layer. 
 I brushed over the cardboard with a wash of white acrylic paint and water and let it dry overnight.
 I die cut the PRAYER out of black card and embossed the sentiment and hand in white on black card.
I die cut a doily out of white card, adhered it on the card base and layered the corrugated cardboard piece over it.
So please join us in the February CAS Mix Up Challenge -  by creating with stamping, corrugated cardboard and your choice!  The challenge is open 'till Feb 24th! You'll find a list of choices and more inspiration from the rest of the team here
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
Stamps:  Inspired: Prayer - PTI, Stop & Go - Neat and Tangled
Paper:  True Black, white - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  hite embossing powder, Dies: Inspired: Prayer - PTI, Dynamics Open Scallop Doily - MFT, white acrylic paint, water, brush, corrugated cardboard.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Card Concept One Year Anniversary

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the One Year Anniversary Challenge over at the Card Concept.
I made mine clean and simple - using a lovely Vintage Floral Stencil from Wendy Vecchi.  I sponged the stencil with 4 different Ranger Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage and Scattered Straw.  The sentiment is from Sweethearts from Waltzingmouse.  I layered the stamped and stenciled panel. to a Sweet Blush panel and simply added 3 sequins from Neat & Tangled.
A quick post tonight - I'm off to watch Downton Abbey.  Happy Anniversary Card Concept!

I'm also linking this to Virginia's View Challenge - Clean Slate


Stamps:  Sweethearts - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage and Scattered Straw.
Accessories:  Vintage Floral Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, sequins - Neat & Tangled.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On the Corner of Awesome and Fantastic

I purchased this awesome On the Corner sign die along with the coordinating stamps from Neat N Tangled quite some time ago after being inspired by several cards I saw in blog land using them.  As with so many things I buy - I put them away in my craft room and there they stayed hidden!  Today, finally, I'm using them on a card!
I die cut a rectangle and circle with my Lil Inker Stitched Mat dies. (I cut the partial circle by first cutting a rectangle and then placing the circle over the edge of the rectangle so the flat edge had the stitching on it too) I made randomly spaced score lines on the panel with my ScorPal, blocked off areas with Eclipse tape and then sponged colors onto the panel with Distress Inks.  I did the scoring to give the illusion of barnboard on the background.
I colored the sign post using two shades of silver glitter pens -  you can see the two shades here but not the subtle glitter effect.


And what prompted me to get out this fun stamp set and die you ask?  (yes, I heard you ask!) - well it was this weeks Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:

Stamps:  On the Corner - Neat N Tangled
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries,  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Stitched Mat Rectangle and Circle Dies - Lil' Inker Designs, On the Corner die - Neat N Tangled, ScorPal, Eclipse Tape, foam tape, Silver Spica Pen, Creative Memories Silver pen, Blending tool - Ranger, Glue N Seal, home made enamel dots from Perler beads.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Very Happy Birthday

Goodness - we just had the most perfect summer's day here in Massachusetts today -  hot in the sun but with a cool breeze.  The whole month of July so far - has made up for the nasty cold winter we had!   And even though I had to mow our lawn - because  DH's knee went out -  I still enjoyed the day - because after I mowed the lawn and took a shower -  I went to BOTH Joann's and Michaels with coupons in my tight little fist!

So - today I'm using more of my Papertrey Ink goodies -  the cool Text Block Birthday Die - that I layered over a piece of card stock from the Shaker & Sprinkle Patterned Paper Collection (that came with the Shaker & Sprinkle Market kit - which I guess you cannot order now).  I just added three sequins from Neat n Tangled and was done!
My design was inspired by this week's Case Study #201
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, DP Shaker & Sprinkle Patterned Paper Collection - PTI
Accessories:  Text Block Birthday Die - PTI, Glue Stick - Ranger, Glue N Seal, Sequins - Neat N Tangled.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pastel Christmas in the Round

I have two round Christmas cards to share today -  
I used the same technique for the background on both cards.  I took Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean Distress Stains and ran them over my NonStick Craft Mat in two lines.  I spritzed the mat with water over the stains and then swiped a panel of glossy card stock straight through the colors.  I flipped over the panel and let the colors drip a bit - then dried it with my heat tool and blotted any big pools of color with a paper towel. The card above was made using the first panel I swiped through the stains - so the colors are stronger.

The card below was made with a glossy card stock panel swiped through what was left on the mat after the first swipe, so the colors are a little weaker, especially the Worn Lipstick on the right..  I die cut the panels with a circle Nestability as well as the card bases - having the die a little over the fold in the card so it didn't cut through all the way around, leaving a fold at the top.  The PEACE cut out was made with a Movers and Shapers die from Alterations/Tim Holtz.   This panel is popped up on foam dots to accent the cut out.  I adhered Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle on the card above and sequins from Neat and Tangled on the card below (the sequins were included free in an order I just got from them!)
I'm linking my cards to two Christmas Challenges:
Festive Friday - which was this photo for inspiration
and Merry Monday - which was to use sparkle -  I used sequins for sparkle and glossy paper that shines!

Joy Card:
Stamps:  Joy to the World - Verve
Paper:  White - PTI, Gloss Card Stock - Ranger
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Ranger Distress Stains Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean, Non Stick Craft Mat - Ranger, Water Mister - Ranger, Lemonade Blend sequins - Avery Elle.

Peace Card:
Paper:  Sweet Blush - PTI, Gloss Card Stock - Ranger
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Peace Movers and Shapers die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, foam dots, sequins - Neat and Tangled, Non Stick Craft Mat - Ranger, Water Mister - Ranger,