Good morning! I am so excited to be taking part in this fun blog hop for the Neat and Tangled 6th Birthday celebration! You should have arrived here from the Neat and Tangled blog, and your next stop for today is Nina-Marie Trapani’s blog. Danielle from Neat and Tangled has released some really darling products this month, including some super versatile and incredibly useful standalone dies, as well as the gorgeous florals that are my focus today. All of the new Neat and Tangled products that I used today are now available for purchase!! I have created a shaker tag (with video!) and a card using the new products for today’s post, so let’s get started with the details!
(You can watch the video in HD here.)
I created a shaker tag using the new Floral Frame, Floral Frame dies, Build A Tag dies, and Thanks So Much stamps. I first laid down a light wash of watercolor using Daniel Smith paints, then added some quick shading details to my watercolored flowers using my Polychromos pencils. For all of the details and to see my process for creating this shaker tag, I encourage you to watch the video!
For my second project, I wanted to keep that same plum and mustard color scheme, but this time with some colored pencil coloring on colored card stock. I began by heat embossing several of the images from the Floral Frame set in silver powder onto some Bazzill Mulberry card stock, then coloring them with my Polychromos colored pencils. I wanted to create as monochromatic a background as possible, so I used only the Mulberry card stock to avoid those annoying white edges on the edge of my die cuts. The colord pencil coloring on the colored card stock is slightly muted, but it’s definitely a unique, fairly monochromatic look, and I just love it!
I heat embossed the sentiment from Floral Frame onto an A2 panel of Mulberry card stock, then added the die cuts with a combination of liquid and dimensional adhesive. The final step was some pretty gems from Pretty Pink Posh to add a little sparkle.
Now, for some fun giveaway information!
Danielle will be giving away one $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop and two $50 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long. Winners will be announced Friday, August 10th.
Fabulous, right?! Be sure to leave comments on all of the blog posts for the maximum chances to win a Neat and Tangled shopping spree! Your next stop today is Nina-Marie Trapani’s blog. If you get lost along the way, or want to start at the beginning, head on over to the Neat and Tangled blog.
Thanks so much to stopping by today, and a special thanks to Danielle for inviting me to be part of this hop! Congratulations on 6 years of Neat and Tangled fabulousness, and cheers to many more!