Thursday, October 13, 2016

{Neat & Tangled} October Release Week: Day 4 + Giveaway!


Welcome to Day 4 of Neat & Tangled's October Release! Today, the design team is featuring the Big Hugs die, designed by Danielle Walls, and the Polka and Scoop stencils, designed by Miriam Prantner! All of these products will also be available for purchase when the October release goes live tomorrow.


Both of the stencils in this release work with the Scandinavian Prints stamp set. My card features the Scoop stencil. It's made to help you create a background pattern using the floral images from the Scandinavian Prints stamp set. First, trim a 6x6 piece of cardstock to stamp on and secure it underneath the stencil. Then choose an accent stamp - I chose the squiggle lines for the top of the flowers - and stamp that in every scoop.


Then I used a blending tool with a paler shade of ink to sponge each scoop, creating multiple flowers. I love how the blending tool automatically creates shaded flowers with dimension! Yes, I was oohing and aahing over this for quite some time afterwards.


Next, stamp the stems under each scoop. Using a paler shade, stamp the leaves. I stamped all the leaves on the right side first, then stamped the leaves on the left side. I used the same colour of ink to stamp the veins on the right-sided leaves only.


After my background was done, I trimmed it down to a front panel for an A2 card base. Starting with a 6x6 panel allowed me to centre the pattern on my panel. Then I heat embossed a sentiment from Into the Woods on the flags from Scalloped Dies and adhered them to the front of the card, popping up the top one with foam tape for a bit of dimension.


There's a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to leave a comment on the Neat & Tangled Blog for your chance to win the Polka and Scoop stencils! There will ALSO be a $25 gift certificate drawn from all comments left on the design team blogs so be sure to leave one here, too! :)

All release products will be available for purchase tomorrow and I'll be updating my links at that time. See you again tomorrow!

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20 comments:

Michelle Short said...

I love this, Emily! What a fabulous background!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Emily, I love how you made this background with this stencil, so beautiful.

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for the step-by-step photos!

Elise Smith said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the soft colors! I like how easy it is to create a fast floral background with this stencil. Thanks for sharing :)

Ardyth said...

Love this - it will make using one of my favourite sets even easier! Gorgeous!

Sue Denoncour said...

Love your card with its gorgeous subdued colors. Love this stencil & stamp system of creating a background... ingenious!

Lindsey said...

Your background stencil/stamping is stunning! Love how the stencil makes it easy to keep things aligned, while the sponging gives dimension and subtle differences between flowers to add a lot of interest to the panel.

Cynthia Cole said...

Awesome card!

cghundley said...

Cool stencil and
lovely card you
made.
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty.
The colors are soft and light.
thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so pretty & fabulous.

Christy Q said...

Wow!!! what an amazing background - I love the soft details and the colors you used. So gorgeous!!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! I love the way you combined the stamps with the awesome new stencil! Sweet design!

BunnyD said...

How absolutely gorgeous! Love your colour choices for the card and I think it's brilliant that the stencil was designed to work with the Scandinavian Print stamps. It works into such a lovely clean design.

mandalj said...

Such a pretty card!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Very beautiful card. Love the colors, so soft.

Sue LD said...

I like the soft and pretty colors.

D.Ann C said...

That's so lovely and it's neat to see how the background came together!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card! I love these soft colors!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so so soft and pretty! I just love how your pattern turned out!!!