Monday, September 5, 2016
Neat & Tangled / Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Week
Hey everyone! I'm really excited about this week over at Neat & Tangled. We're working with Cosmo Cricket products!
They pair so well with Neat & Tangled, and I had a great time creating today's projects.
First up, a card featuring Doily Tag and our Celebrate die. The Resist Pen is used for just that, you can write on paper and then watercolor and the written portion will resist the watercolor. BUT, you can also use it as an embossing medium. Now since you write it and it almost comes out like a liquid glue, it's not an even surface, so if you are looking for that, this isn't the best application for you. Here I wanted a more textured uneven surface, so this was perfect.
I added a bit of color to the center of the tag using some Swatch Sticks, and then added a bit of splatter with a Dylusions Ink Spray.
For the background, I used an older Cosmo Cricket 12x12 paper with resist patterns. This particular pad isn't available any longer, but there is an 8x8 and a newer 12x12 pad. I again used swatch sticks to add a light wash to the paper and a bit of splatter.
The patterned paper was adhered to a dark gray mat, and I popped the doily tag up with foam tape after adding the Celebrate die which was cut three times, once in gold mirrorboard and twice with cream cardstock. A few gold sequins finished it off.
Next up a simple card using one of the designs from the WIP (Work in Progress) Art Deck. I love this little deck of designs, there are a variety of sizes and it's great for quick and easy cards. For this one I chose this sweet little tag, and then added some stamped flowers from the Paper Cut Flowers set. Rather than use regular ink, I colored the stamp with Swatch Sticks, spritzed it a couple times with water and stamped. I like the soft, loose feel you get with this technique.
Once I was done stamping, I used the waterbrush that comes with the Swatch Sticks and added color just around the word wildflower so it would stand out.
OK, that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled blog to see Sveta's projects and leave a comment there. The team is posting all week, and at the end of the week one lucky commenter (on the N&T blog) will win a Cosmo Cricket prize pack!