Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Neat & Tangled January Release Week Day 3 - Giveaway



Hey everyone!  Today's the day we get to show off my new stamp set/dies, Calathea.  Calatheas are a type of houseplant with really bold showy leaves.  There are lots of different varieties, but I chose my four favorites to showcase.  This set works if you want to do layered stamping in solids, as well as if you want outlines for coloring.

For this first card, I chose to use the outline images for some no line watercoloring.  The image was stamped with Antique Linen distress ink on watercolor paper and then colored with Kuretake Gansai watercolors.



I used three different patterned papers to create a grid like background/mat with a bit of stitching for texture.  But, I think you could easily make a really lovely CAS set of cards with just the simple watercolored panel.

This next card shows off the smallest of the leaves.  I created my own patterned paper alternating the base shade for the leaf.  I used Altenew inks here as I love the coverage they provide.



Again, a very simple finish, stamping the sentiment on a circle die cut layered over the stitched circle from the Making Waves dies.



For this last card, I used the coordinating dies.  Although this specific die is for one of the inside portions of the leaf, I'm using it on it's own here, alternating colors and orientation.



I also wanted to show you how the sentiments work together.  My husband always complains because the insides of my cards have no words.  Several of the sentiments in this set work together, so you can complete a thought on the inside of the card.



Phew!  That's all for me today.  Hopefully this gives you an idea of the versatility of this set.  Leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win this set.  For an extra entry, share about this new set on Facebook or Instagram and leave another comment.  Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog next.  Danielle is giving away a set too, and you've got to see how the rest of the team used the set.

Tomorrow is the last day of our reveals!  I'll see you then!

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56 comments:

  1. I love your studies in green series! The first one is my favourite I must admit. I love the way the watercolours work together. Gorgeous.

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  2. LOVE this stamp set, Miriam! So versatile and your cards show just that. I can see so many possibilities for using these pretty leaves.

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  3. you are so talented! the set and the cards are gorgeous

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  4. Oh I have one of these plants at work! What an awesome set and great examples!

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  5. Wow--what a wonderful stamp set. It must be so amazing to see your designs in action. Congratulations. And your cards are beautiful, too. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas and ways to use the set.

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  6. Cheering and applauding your new set; such an innovative idea to transform this houseplant into a stamp set! The leaves, the layers, the versatility...so many fantastic options! Love this, especially since I love houseplants! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and the marvelous inspiration!
    ~carol

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  7. Miriam, these are gorgeous. Really love your new set...the quotes are fantastic.

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  8. Gorgeous, Miriam!! Love this and your no-line watercoloring is just fabulous! I adore how you used this set in different ways. The sentiments are beautiful and so perfect. I am always in search of the perfect inside sentiments as I can never have enough. This is perfect! This is a set that will definitely find its way into my shopping cart. :)

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  9. Miriam, your cards are wonderful as is your new set. I love that there are matching dies. Good work all around my dear!

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  10. A wonderful stamp set and sentiments! I'm always glad for sentiments that go on the inside of the card.

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  11. What a great set. I am a gardener, yet don't know about Calathea. I guess I need to look it up. I like the dark, rich inks you chose. This is a great new set. And I didn't know that you design stamps/dies...

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  12. Miriam, these are BEAUTIFUL! Your sets always amaze me...sigh...

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  13. I shared your post on Facebook. I'd love to win!

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  14. Miriam, wow!!! These are so beautiful like your stunning cards!!!

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  15. Congrats on this gorgeous set, Miriam! So many possibilities with these beautiful leaves! Love the cards you created!

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  16. 2. Shared your post on Fb (Arianna Barbara) and on IG (@raggiodiluc3)

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  17. A big congratulations on your new stamp set!! LOVED all of your cards and inspiration showing the set's versatility! Beautiful!

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  18. Fabulous set of leafy goodness! Love all the layering possibilities with these stamps and your card samples are inspiring.

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  19. Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/beverly.jordan.121/posts/10208790776949894?pnref=story

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  20. Pinned here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/118641771414271472/

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  21. Beautiful and creative as always - so fun to see your ideas on the page :)

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  22. Fantastic set! I love the details you can create with it and the sentiments!

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  23. Awesome set of cards, can´t pick my favorite:-)

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  24. Beautiful cards, I absolutely love the second card!

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  25. Love how you showed us how many different looks you can get from this set! It's so versatile.

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  26. Wowzers!! So many pretty cards :) i love how you've showcased the gorgeous leaves from the stamp set in so many ways. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers
    preety

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  27. Wow...just beautiful. Love all those pretty leaves and all those wonderful shades of green. Just amazing Miriam!

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  28. Amazing new set--your cards are all fantastic! Love all the wonderful leaves and the fabulous sentiments!

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  29. Lovely cards. Great use of pattern paper on the
    first one. I just LOVE the sentiments in this
    new set.

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  30. Love this stamp set and the wonderful versatility you showcased. Thanks

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  31. Love the sentiments in this set...the images are just perfect for any occasion.

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  32. Wonderful set of cards you've created with the set!

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  33. The green is very lovely in your card

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  34. I am seriously out of adjectives!! All of your cards are fantastic, but that first one took my breath away :)

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  35. Love how versatile this set can be.

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  36. Beautiful stamping and awesome cards!!!

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  37. You did such a fab job with these stamps and your lovely cards! I especially like the first one! Those are great sentiments, too.

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  38. All three of your cards look great! They definitely show how versatile this set is! The first is my favorite. I love the other greens behind the image to remind me of all the greens in the outdoors!

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  39. Very cool stamp set!! I like that the leafs are different then your typical leaf !!

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  40. These cards are amazing!! I can see how versatile this stamp set is. I love the sentiments 😊

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  41. Woo hoo! Congrats on your new stamp set and thanks for explaining what a Calathea is. Either way, this is such a versatile set and I LOVE your first card especially. The bright green caught my eye right away.

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  42. I follow on Instagram and I shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/1157917340992332?pnref=story

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  43. Great idea for a stamp set, Miriam! We all have, and love, houseplants. I don't recall seeing another houseplant set on the market (but holy cow, the number of Fall leaf sets...) So creative, once again!

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  44. What a spectacular set!! Love learning about the Calathea plant and reading about your creative process. Congratlations on designing such a lovely, versatile set!

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  45. Awesome cards, love the versatility of this stamp and die set!

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  46. Your cards are wonderful! The first one looks like we are seeing into a giant seed....mystical.

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  47. You've done it again Miriam!! Such beautiful images and can see these being used for so many types of cards. Your a stamp design whizz!!

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  48. Such a lovely set - all your cards show it off so well!

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  49. Love the gorgeous images & the sentiments! Nice to have then work inside also!!

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  50. This set of cards is so pretty. You did a great job showcasing this stamp set. I'll have to look at it more closely.

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  51. This set and your cards are some of my most favorites.... love the outdoorsy feeling

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