Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Neat & Tangled February Release - Day 2 - Giveaways



Welcome back for Day 2 of the Neat & Tangled release!  I am a big fan of background stamps, especially ones that do double duty.  By that I mean that they fill the traditional role of the background stamp - adding interest to the background, but they can also step it up and be the focal point of the card.  I think this background does just that.

I've been wanting to create this background for almost a year, but it's one of those designs that I knew was going to take a fair amount of effort, and honestly, I needed to get better at Adobe Illustrator to be able to do it.  But, I finally made myself sit down and take care of business last year, and I'm so glad I did.  Fun fact, this is roughly based on where I live....my house is located right on the edge.

I think you'll also really like the sentiments.  They are great not only for cards, but perfect for scrapbooking too.  OK, enough chit chat, let's get to some projects!

My first card shows the background off in a more traditional role.  It was embossed in white and then I just added some soft watercoloring.  So quick and easy!



The sentiment was embossed on some vellum, I actually added a double layer so that it would stand out a bit better, and then stitched the vellum pieces to the background, adding some sequins for sparkle.

This second card shows the background off more as the focal point of the card.



The background was embossed in gold on cream cardstock, and then a portion of it was fussy cut.  This was then popped up over some rustic cream cardstock.

The sentiment was embossed in gold in the corner and I also added a strip of gold card stock as an accent.



I love the shape of that fussy cut piece, it almost remind me of waves in Japanese art.  I'm thinking I need to recreate this in blues.

I'll be giving away some of my new products this week to random commenters.  All you need to do is leave a comment here.  For an extra change, follow me in Instagram (@mprantner) and leave me a comment with your IG name.

Now head over to the Neat & Tangled blog.  I got a sneak peek at the DT projects and they are going to blow you away, plus, Danielle is hosting a giveaway over there too.

OK, come back tomorrow for more reveals!

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49 comments:

  1. Thank you for putting all the effort into creating this background stamp! I love it and can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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  2. I really love the first card and the way you watercolored. Beautiful card.

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  3. I really love the first card and the way you watercolored. Beautiful card.

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  4. Our love for travel is clearly evident in our home, based on the number of maps my husband has collected (and continues to collect) over the years! As a result, I'm especially thrilled that your topography sparked this ingenious, wonderfully versatile image. This will be a welcome addition to our map collection: I won’t have to sneak pages from my husband's various atlases for journey/travel themed cards any more *grin*
    ~carol

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  5. Awesome background stamp! Love the colors you used on your first card, and the fussy cut piece that you used on the second one also! Great set with lots of sentiments to go with the background!

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  6. These are fantastic! I love the softness of the first card!

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  7. Ooh I especially love the soft blue and green background. Those are my favorite colors :)

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  8. This is such a fabulous stamp! Totally love it and all the projects I've seen created with it!

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  9. You did an awesome job creating this unique stamp.

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  10. Gorgeous cards Miriam!
    That new collection is very tempting!

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  11. I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. This is such a cool BG stamp. I love both cards, but especially love the design of the first with the stitching. Very pretty.

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  13. Fabulous job designing this stamp set! The sentiments are wonderful, and I love how versatile the background stamp is. You've shown it off beautifully!

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  14. Oh how cool to design and use a stamp with such special meaning! Great project too!

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  15. I follow you on ig too! Bkbaker1222

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  16. Love this background stamp, thank you! It can be used for any occasion! Love the stitching with the sequins on the first card and the gold on the second is beautiful!

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  17. You come up with the coolest stamps! I love these cards and how you used the stamp.

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  18. I follow you on Instagram using mvenginickal

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  19. Just beautiful and I love your sewing on the sequins! Such a fabulous look!

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  20. Great cards. Love what you did with the background stamp on the second card.

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  21. Miriam, your cards are fantastic and I really like how you used your background design. Good work! The sentiment set is really great as well!

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  22. I follow your work on IG. My name there is handmadebyteresa. (I am relatively new on there so I still don't know how to re-post. LOL)

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  23. This is such a cool idea for a stamp set!! The pattern is beautiful and you recognise it for a map of terrain as well. No wonder this took so long to perfect!! Well done you!

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  24. As you probably know I already follow you on IG shona.chambers

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  25. I love the versatility of this new stamp! Both cards look great!

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  26. I just followed you on IG. kebord2 is my name.

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  27. 1. Miriam, I love so much this new stamp set!!!! It's really amazing!!! It's so versatile!!! The background are simply stunning!!! And your cards are really gorgeous!!!

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  28. 2. I'm already your follower on IG. My ID is @raggiodiluc3

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  29. Love this background stamp you created. Thank you.

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  30. Just started following you on IG as Soalea17

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  31. I love the originality of this stamp set and I love travel. A match made for me I am sure!

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  32. Another fantastic stamp design. I always get nervous when you design something because it usually means I am going to spend...

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  33. Miriam, these are amazing, really loving your new designs!

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  34. Beautiful cards Miriam!! The colors are so pretty on both your cards. And I love how you cut part of the new stamp out to add dimension to your second, very lovely!!

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  35. Miriam! Love your fun fact on this stamp you designed! Such a great idea for an image, especially with watercoloring and just plain coloring, being so hot right now! I know it will be super popular!!

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  36. I just love the way your brain works--you've designed a winner of a background stamp!

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  37. Great idea to cut out part of the stamp and just use it. Love it!

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  38. Such pretty cards!! Love the abstract pattern, so unique!!

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  39. Already following on instagram - duttpreety

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  40. I totally NEED this stamp set. I adore what you did with it and can see me using this over and over. WONDERFUL projects!!

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  41. I love the fussy cut piece. That is gorgeous. Very striking.

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  42. I reposted N&T's Instagram post of your card (@westie1702).

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  43. This is such a beautiful stamp, as are your cards showing it off!

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  44. Love your cards. This is such a fun and exciting release!!

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