Thursday, September 25, 2014
Neat & Tangled Release Week Day 4
Hooray! I'm so excited about today's set!
Some of you will recognize this right away. It's based on my Open Round Gallery Idol card which was based on this pin that I found.
I loved making that GI card, but boy was it labor intensive and when it was done, I remember thinking, sadly, that I really wouldn't be able to recreate it because of the time consuming nature of the process.
BUT then I thought....if I had a STAMP, I could use the image over and over again and try all sorts of cool techniques.
I really went back and redid the whole design when I created this set. I had to simplify the lines and the sizes in my GI card to make it doable, but for a stamp, I thought why not add more detail, and make it a little more map like (after I finished my GI card, I kept thinking Australia looked like a fish). So I pulled up a bunch of map images, studied them, decided which islands were really too small to include (sorry my Hawaii friends!), and this is what happened.
It's a nice size, takes up just about the length of an A2 card, and would be great for creating 4x6 PL cards or use on traditional layouts.
I created two cards to share today.
This first one I snuck on FB last week. It's embossed in clear on watercolor paper, and then I just went in with Distress Markers and a water brush adding colors in rainbow order. So easy to do!
Next, I wanted you to see that it's a really flexible set too. I masked it off and stamped just Africa. For the past couple years Andrew has gone on a mission trip to Rwanda during the summer. It's been a life changing experience for him, and we are committed to sending him every year for as long as possible. I thought this card would be great to create for all the folks going this coming year.
Some simple coloring with copics and a little heart, really easy to mass produce.
Please head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what the DT created (and to enter to win a free set from Danielle), I know you won't be disappointed, and remember that someone commenting on my release week posts this week will win a free set from me....I'll close comments tomorrow night and post a winner over the weekend.
Paper/Cardstock: Bristol Watercolor Paper; PTI - Black Cardstock
Stamps: Neat & Tangled - Origami Map
Ink: Versamark and Versafine
Other: CTMH - Clear Embossing Powder; Ranger - Distress Markers, Waterbrush; American Crafts - Dimensional Adhesive
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; Avery Elle - Cherry cardstock; PTI - True Black yardstick
Stamps: Origami Map
Ink: MFT - Black Hybrid Ink
Other: Copics; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape and Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive