Monday, February 17, 2014

Neat & Tangled Release - Hope Anchors - and a Giveaway this week

Hey everyone!  It's another exciting week here....release week at Neat & Tangled, and I have two sets in this release.  Danielle was so sweet and sent me all the stamps for the release, so I thought I would join in the release festivities.

Today Danielle is showcasing this new mini, Hope Anchors.

I just love this sentiment, it's a great size and Danielle's signature writing.

For this card I cut a panel of watercolor cardstock, and then used a pencil to sketch in some waves.  Then I went over those lines with my Inktense pencils.  I started with just one color of blue, wet my paintbrush and activated the watercolor.  I later went back with a couple of the other blues doing the same thing to add some depth to the color.

Once this was thoroughly dry, I stamped the sentiment with Outdoor Denim ink and then went over it with a Wink of Stella pen to add some great shimmer.  Then I clear embossed over top.  I love the effect it gives.

OK, I mentioned a giveaway right?  Leave a comment on any of my N&T release posts this week and you'll be entered to win one of my new sets - winner's choice.  Comments will close Thursday midnight EST, and I'll post the winner on Friday.  Danielle will also be giving away sets during the release, so you'll want to be sure to head over to Neat & Tangled too.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - Outdoor Denim; Avery Elle - White; Target - Watercolor Paper Pad
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - Hope Anchors
Ink:  CTMH - Outdoor Denim; Versamark
Other:  Derwent - Inktense pencils; Zig - Wink of Stella Pen; CTMH - Clear Embossing Powder; Tombow - Stamp Runner


  1. This is AMAZING!!!!!!! Can't wait to see your new designs! how exciting!

  2. What a beautiful card Miriam! Can't WAIT to see your new designs!!!

  3. This is SO nice, Miriam! Can't WAIT to see what you've come up with!!!

  4. holy smokes!!! Awesome card too!!! We must be on the same wave lenght, just yesterday i was at work and was thinking about a color challenge, and i wonder how it would look like if i drew lines with the inktence pencils then added water!! I love how you did that to make waves!!!

  5. "Gorgeous" doesn't even come close Miriam!!

  6. This is gorgeous, Miriam! I love this stamp & how you used it!

  7. Miriam your background is so fabulous!

  8. Love your beautiful background. Perfect for the image.

  9. Love your beautiful background. Such a pretty card.

  10. Lovely background! Thanks for the chance!

  11. You have 2 more sets to release?! That's fantastic! Congratulations!
    Very pretty card, love the waves.

  12. I love the wave like look you did with the watercolor pencils. The shimmer on the stamp is so pretty. Super job.
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  13. those swooshing waves!! Lovely card and wonderful sentiment.
    <3 J

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  14. Those waves - perfect, perfect, perfect. And a huge congrats on your next set - love those street signs!