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.

And so.....tada!!!!



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.

Supplies Used
Card 1
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
Card 2
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

41 comments:

  1. Just...wow!! I love love love this idea for a set! So THANK YOU!!! Wow! And your cards - get out!!!! The rainbow world!!!! And watercoloring swoon! And that Africa card is stunning and CAS! Wow! Love everything here!

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  2. Miriam, this set rocks!!!!!
    Love both of your wonderful cards!

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  3. Wow this is an amazing set and it's so unique. I think I'll be adding this to my stash. Your cards showcase it beautifully.

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  4. Gasp! Awesomeness Miriam! I'll never forget that GI card you made, and I love that you made a stamp to use--brilliant and so well done. You rock :)

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  5. Wow Miriam!! You perfectly translated your GI card to this stamp set and I love it!

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  6. This stamp set is so cool and clever! Love it!

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  7. Sooooo awesome I love the stamp and your cards!!

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  8. Wowzaaaa! I am in love with that first card! So awesome!

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  9. Wow, seriously wow! Your cards are awesome and this set is seriously cool! *round of applause*

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  10. awesome set Miriam.. totally love it.. and your cards are amazing

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  11. Absolutely fabulous set!! Wonderful cards!

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  12. This is so brilliant in every way! All that work for GI card was SO worth it, huh? This stamp set is so unique and timely! I love it so much! It's on my MUST-GET list! Your 2nd card's so clever, I like it that you can mask off and show the intended continent....LOVE it!

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  13. Wow Miriam...I remember seeing your Idol card and just gawking at it because it just blew my mind. Now to see it in stamp form is so exciting. LOVE IT!!! you just keep coming out with the most unique and wonderful stamp designs. So happy for your success!

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  14. I DO remember your card and how fabulous it was! This is such an awesome stamp set--can't wait to get it! Oh, and your card samples blew me away....

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  15. Congratulations!!! As soon as I saw it I knew it was your new set! Love it! Genius and now your idol card is possible for everyone to recreate easily!

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  16. Oh my! I can see why you would be so excited indeed Miriam!
    THis is breathtaking beautiful! and right up your alley ;)
    Thanks!

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  17. Oh, your new stamp set is amazing, Miriam! I love it!
    I also love the cards you made with it -- especially the first one!

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  18. I so definitely remember this from the GI ! I was in awe seeing ur creation and I am so glad you turned it into a stamp, Such a fab stamp. Love ur gorgeous colored cards :)

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  19. Oh Miriam, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! So clever to make a stamp out of that fabulous design of yours ! LOVE the stamps and LOOOVE the cards you've made with them!

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  20. Fabulous Miriam! How wonderful of you to create a stamp for everyone else to have it easy.
    Super cards today!

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  21. Love this stamp set and admire ALL your cards! :-)

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  22. LOOOOOOOOOOVE this set and these cards, Miriam! LOVE LOVE LOVE the watercolors and the background story for the second card is AWESOME! LOOOOOOOVE IT!

    <3

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  23. Miriam - you are such an inspiration to me!! These cards using the awesome stamp set are so cool, so clever, so amazingly well done!! I am so impressed!! Thank you also for your kind words - I am trying to catch up in my commenting and then I will be posting on Sept 29th on my blog!! Hope you will stop by!!

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  24. Love this Mir! Congratulations and great job!

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  25. What an awesome set, Miriam!!! Your watercoloring and the black trim look just FABULOUS!!! And I love the simplicity of the second card! Congrats on a wonderful set!!!

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  26. Thank you so much for including New Zealand!!!!! I was so excited when I saw this on the Neat and Tangled blog, especially to see my little country was there. What a fantastic set and absolutely love the way you coloured it with your distress markers, its beautiful. And masking the countries, well the possibilities for cards is endless. I hope one day I can get my hands on this one!!

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  27. Congrats on another brilliantly designed stamp set, Miriam!!

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  28. Love both cards but above all I love the awesome stamp! Great job Miriam

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  29. What an amazing set, Miriam! So cool! And your samples are incredible! I specially love the significance of the second card :)

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  30. These are amazing Miriam! Love this new set :)

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  31. You have such an amazing design style Miriam. I just love it! This stamp set is so great too! I have never owned Neat and Tangled, but now, Im going to get shopping! Love everything you did for this release!
    xoxo
    k

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  32. Oh my goodness Miriam!! This is THE coolest stamp set I have ever seen! Cannot wait to own it :)

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  33. Another completely original and awesome stamp design, Miriam. You have SO found your groove, you creative girl, you. I'm so pleased that Neat & Tangled is helping to spread your talent! Beautiful samples today, and I could see using this for scrapbooking travel vacations (and mission trips) too. LOVE IT! :)

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  34. WOW !.... wonderful cards !...

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  35. OK, you can tell I am totally out of it, right ... I obviously forgot (what?!?) that your GI card was NOT a stamp and that you just created it yourself!!! AND I didn't realize that you just created this stamp! Holy smokes! You're amazing. I feel like I say that often here.

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  36. I have been meaning to tell you this set is amazing and I love it!!!!!!!

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