Thursday, July 7, 2016

Neat & Tangled July Release - Day 4


Hey everyone!  It's Day 4 of the July Neat & Tangled release.

I'm really excited today to be introducing three new stencils.  I'm a huge fan of stencils and they are a lot of fun to design.  I featured the Parquet stencil on Tuesday with my Kitty card, so today I am showing off the other new stencils.

First up Geometric Blooms.  For this one, I tacked my stencil down and then added Worn Lipstick distress ink with my ink blending tool.  Then I went back with an ink dauber and some Scattered Straw distress ink in the center of the flowers.



I used a heat tool to make sure the panel was extra dry and then used a Versamark pen (the brush side) to sketch in some ink in the center of the flowers, and embossed in gold.

The Awesome stencil and dies were perfect to finish the card off.

Next up the Pentagon stencil.



First I lightly traced around the pentagons on my panel, then I went in with Copics (four of the cool grays).  Starting with the darkest color on the outside I went around the shape with a thickish line, then I went around the shape again, slightly overlapping the other color but on the inside of it.  This was repeated for the rest of the shades.  This is a really easy technique.  I wasn't trying to be really careful or consistent with the thickness of each row of coloring, and you really don't have to.  I think the technique works best with smaller shapes/openings, but that might also be because I don't have a ton of Copics.

The sentiment is from the new Hello You set that was previewed on Monday.

OK, time to stop by the Neat & Tangled blog.  Danielle is giving away some stencils there and of course I'll be drawing some winners next week too.

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36 comments:

  1. Wow! Both cards are stunning. Love the idea of using Copics with the stencil and leaving the middle area for the sentiment. It really stands out.

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  2. What cool cards!! I like how you used the Copic's with the second card and Versamark on the first to get those cool details.

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  3. 2 different ways to use stencils to create cool cards ! I loved the addition of gold one on first one :)

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  4. You are so clever and talented! Love the stencils and your cards.

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  5. Congrats on the fabulous new stencil designs! Great cards! I love the colors you used you used! The addition of the gold embossing on your first card looks fabulous!

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  6. Your new stencils are simply AMAZING! I loved both your cards, each one looks so stunning! Love the technique with the VersaMark pen on the first card. It just takes the card to another level. Love the inking on the second one, too. Looks so lovely.

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  7. Wow! These backgrounds are so amazing!

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  8. I love the heat embossing in the center of the stencil.

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  9. These are such fun backgrounds! Love the touches of gold embossing on the first card.

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  10. Beautiful colors! I really love the added touch of embossing to the background first card. The shading in the pentagons are modern and unique! Love your creativity.

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  11. Neat looking cards
    using these cool
    stencils!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Very cool backgrounds you created with these stencils.

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  13. The new stencils are wonderful, Miriam! I love how you used them with just a sentiment!

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  14. Lovely cards! I really like the Pentagon stencil.

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  15. Beautiful cards. The backgrounds are fantastic.

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  16. Stunning cards...love the look.

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  17. Love your cards, Miriam, and those stencils rock!

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  18. Fabulous card...just love that background!

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  19. I am loving this new release! The stencils are wonderful! Your cards are awesome!

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  20. Wow!! Such great techniques that highlight your beautiful stencils! Love the shading on your second card especially!

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  21. These stencils are amazing and
    your cards are Gorgeous!!!
    You have some very creative ideas!
    Thanks for sharing them with us :-)

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  22. Miriam - the way you have used these stencils is ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKINGLY gorgeous and shows such an awesome use of color!!

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  24. These are beautiful cards Miriam. Your stencils are amazing! I have stencils from my scrapbooking days (mostly alphabet stencils) so nothing amazing like this. I love how everyone is using them and your look even more versatile. I can see these being used in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your amazing work!

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  25. These are beautiful cards Miriam. Your stencils are amazing! I have stencils from my scrapbooking days (mostly alphabet stencils) so nothing amazing like this. I love how everyone is using them and your look even more versatile. I can see these being used in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your amazing work!

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  26. Both your cards are beautiful! I especially like the way you've used the hexagon stencil - looks like a grey giraffe!

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  27. You've brought stenciling to a whole new level! Gorgeous cards!

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  28. These stencils are awesome and your cards are AMAZING! Love them both- and am now adding stencils to my wishlist!

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  29. WOW! Both your cards are simply stunning!!! I love how you used stencils!

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  30. These stencils are SO cool! And I love especially the colors on the first card! <3<3

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  31. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Stencils and your other Products from this New Release!! AMAZING Creations as usual too!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  32. I especially love the concentric circles cards!!!

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  33. I especially love the concentric circles cards!!!

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  34. Gorgeous! What cool stencils - love how you amped them up!!

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  35. Eeek! Love those pops of gold on the first! Gorgeous, graphic creations, Miriam!

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