Monday, July 4, 2016
Neat & Tangled July Release Week - Day 1 and Giveaways
Happy Fourth of July! While I'm on vacation, Neat & Tangled is revealing our July release!
I've got several items in this release including a new Journaling card stamp set and coordinating die featuring succulents.
I'm showing off both the die and the stamp today. I started out with the stamp set, and I kept it pretty simple and monochromatic, very simple copic coloring/shading here. I used the Warm Gray family for this one.
Then I pulled out the die. We added a coordinating die this time, to allow you to have a coordinating mat for your die.
I find coloring succulents can be kind of tricky, especially for the kind of purply gray ones. What I did here was start with some gray cardstock. I added some simple green shading on one end of each petal and then a bit of blue/violet at the tip of the petal. Then I smoothed both colors out with the copic blender. As a finishing touch I went over each petal with the lightest of the cool grays.
Then I cut the die from white cardstock also, adhered it to a light blue mat and inlaid the succulent portions.
OK please head over to the Neat & Tangled blog and check out what the rest of the team created, plus you can enter to win a prize there each day. I'm also hosting some giveaways too and will choose winners sometime next week when I get back from vacation. See you back here tomorrow!
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