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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35 comments:

  1. Very cool cards and products!

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  2. Wow! These are just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Hope your having a wonderful vacation. These cards are very pretty with the gorgeous image. Love the monochromatic look for the first and the delicate inlay on the last.

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  4. Your cards are so pretty!
    I love the soft pastels and the gray
    together.

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  5. Gorgeous showcase for this new stamp and die! Love it! Enjoy your vacation! :)

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  6. Beautiful stamp and die! I love the idea of starting with the gray cardstock and adding in the green and violet shading! Very pretty! Lovely cards!

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  7. Hope you're having a great time on vacation, Miriam! I'm really loving the new products & your cards are stunning!

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  8. What a great design and how fun that there's a die and stamp! Love the first card with the grey, black and white. You always rock that colour combo!

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  9. Beautiful projects--I like this stamp and die you created.

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  10. Wow!!! Amazing cards. I love your complementary die and how you created the second card - thanks for explaining how you achieved the look with the shading. Beautiful!

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  11. These are both beautiful Miriam and the stamps AND dies are fantastic! TFS. Have a gret vacation and I hope you had great '4th of July"!

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  12. Oh my...two simply stunning cards, love those gorgeous flowers.

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  13. Beautiful cards Miriam! I especially love how you colored the second one. TFS

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  14. Lovely cards! They really show the Succulents set off beautifully!

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  15. These are lovely!! I love succulents and this set is terrific! I'm going to love using your fab design!!

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  16. This is a fantastic die, Miriam! I super enjoy how you cut the gray cardstock and then added the green! Brilliant! Both are very cool--love this die! Reminds me of my grandmother. :) Which is a very sweet thing. xx

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  17. Gorgeous cards,
    great designs
    and lovely
    colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Gorgeous cards with the beautiful flower, Miriam!! Hope you're enjoying your vacation!

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  19. *gasp* this die - WOW!!! i am all about succulents lately, and your slight green on the grey cardstock - beautiful! wow!! this is striking!

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  20. Awesome card!! Love this new stamp!!!

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  21. I've been more than a little obsessed w succulents lately, so your card drew me in....fabulous coloring!!!

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  22. Very pretty succulents! And I love how you combined the journaling card size with your gray background layers for the card!

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  23. Oh wow! Simply gorgeus!!!! Love your elegant cards!

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  24. BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Set and your AMAZING Card Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and I hope you have a FABULOUS Family Vacation!! =)

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  25. Lovely card, thanks for sharing.

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  26. OH MY GOODNESS - what a breathtakingly LOVELY and DYNAMICALLY gorgeous card - love the artistic way it looks - you are such a creative card maker - LOVE it!!

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  27. Love both versions--so pretty!!

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  28. I am totally obsessed with succulents.. and LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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