Monday, October 20, 2014

October Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 1 & Giveaways this week



Hey everyone!

I know we just had a release last month, but we're at it again.  This will be the last Neat & Tangled release of the year.  There's lots of holiday/winter goodness and I'm happy to be both releasing another set this week and helping out with the release week festivities.

Today we're revealing Winter Wishes and Falling Flakes.

I created that blue background using alcohol inks on glossy cardstock.  The houses and trees are a single stamp and were embossed in black.  Then I stamped the Falling Flakes on each sides of the central image and clear embossed the flakes.

At that point I decided I wanted a little more texture/richer color in the background so I went back over the entire thing with a little more of the alcohol inks.  To get the embossed images to shine again, I just reheated.

The Falling Flakes add a great texture/shine, but it's hard to see in the photo above, so here's a close up.



The card base is black and I added a little Versamark/clear embossing along the bottom edge for some extra shine.  The main panel is adhered directly to the card base and then the two white panels are popped up with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to check out how the Design Team showcased these sets and to enter to win them.

In addition, be sure to leave comments here all week.  I'll pick one lucky commenter to win my new set, which will be revealed on Thursday.  Comments will close Friday and I'll announce a wine over the weekend.

See you back here tomorrow!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Ranger - Glossy Cardstock; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; PTI - True Black cardstock
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - Winter Wishes and Falling Flakes; MFT - Hybrid Black Ink
Ink:  Ranger - Alcohol Inks; Versamark
Other:  CTMH - Black and Clear Embossing Powder and Dimensional Foam Tape; Hydrangea Hippo - Black Sequin trim; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

35 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL sky! I love this so much!

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  2. So beautiful. Your background is just gorgeous and is the perfect backdrop for those fun houses.

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  3. I love your alcohol ink background! So lovely paired with the black embossing.

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  4. Love the background on this card, Miriam! It's the perfect backdrop to the stamping!

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  5. This is gorgeous, Miriam! I've never played with alcohol inks but you always work wonders with colour mediums and this is no exception. A stunner!

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  6. Love this background against the black images and the sequin trim is a perfect finishing touch!

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  7. This is such a striking card Miriam!
    Your background is amazing and I love that soft texture you were able to create.
    Thanks

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  8. The night sky is amazing! The alcohol-inked details really are awesome! Brilliant work, Miriam!

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  9. You did a fantastic job on the background! What a great pair with the black embossing!

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  10. Wow! The texture on this card is amazing!

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  11. love it! gorgeous background!

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  12. beautiful painting! I don't know what alcohol inks are but you sure know what to do with them!

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  13. Wow!!! Beautiful background!!! Love the black houses and tress against the background!!

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  14. This is really cool! It looks like one of those wet snowy days :-)

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  15. That sky is breathtaking!!! So well done and again so artsy!! You totally rock at this creating masterpieces thing!!

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  16. Your background is amazing and a perfect background for the stamped scene!

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  17. Your background is gorgeous! Which colors of alcohol inks did you use? I'd love to give this a try.

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  18. Wow! Your background is fabulous? Do you think I can you a glossy photo paper for alcohol ink technique? May

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  19. WOW!!! really love the colors Miriam...<3

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  20. That background is stunning, love the layout on the card, beautiful

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  21. Seriously Miriam... I want to be you when I grow up. This is just amazing!

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  22. Fantastic background!! I love this card!

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  23. oh wow this is gorgeous.. love that amazing background.. great card

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  24. I am loving this set! And you rocked it with this card. That background is stunning!

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  25. This is so stunning, what an amazing background!! There is so much going on but it works together perfectly. Can't wait to see what the other stamp sets will be, so excited!!

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  26. This is just magical! The background is of course, amazing, and I'm loving the font of that sentiment!!!!

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  27. What a lovely sky and the shimmering snowflakes look awesome on it!

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  28. So much to love here from the rich color and design to the texture and shimmer! Fantastic!

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