Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Neat & Tangled February Release - Day 3 - Giveaways



Ready for Day 3?  Today we're showing off my new stencil and cover plate, Scalloped.

This is a great versatile pattern which is almost chameleon like.  It can be so many things, after we showed a sneak peek on Facebook, one commenter thought it was mermaid scales.  I hadn't even thought of that application, but I love it!

My first card shows off some of that versatility.  I was looking at the cover plate and it reminded me of theater curtains.  I cut the cover plate twice, using black and red cardstock.  I trimmed out the bottom portion of the black cut out, and inlaid pieces from the red cardstock.  Before I did that I added a bit of subtle shading using Gray copic markers.



I thought the strong man from Big Top Birthday was the perfect guy to have on stage for this one, and a I used a bit of woodgrain cardstock for the stage itself.

This was so much fun to put together, I must admit that I smiled the whole time.

My next card uses the stencil.




I used the scallops to mimic grass as well as sky/clouds.

Instead of coloring my paste before I started, I used gelatos directly on the stencil itself and the spread paste over top of the gelato.  The gelato will still color the paste, but in a more textured, uneven way.



The little chick from Eggstra special (which was highlighted on Monday) and a sentiment from that set completed my scene.

Please leave a comment to be entered to win one of my giveaways.  For an extra chance, please share about this giveaway, linking to my blog, Facebook, or Instagram post, and then leave an extra comment with a link to your post.

Stop by the Neat & Tangled blog too.  You'll definitely want to see what the rest of the team created as well as enter to win today's giveaways.

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37 comments:

  1. These are so super cute, Miriam! Your designs always amaze me!

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  2. Love these two cards and the way you used these dies and stencils. the chick is so utterly adorable:)

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  3. Very creative ways to use the scallops...love the idea of theatre curtains.

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  4. Cool cards using that cover plate!

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  5. Congrats on the design of the new cover plate and stencil! I can see so many uses for it.... very versatile! Love the way you used a portion of it on your 1st card above for the curtain look, and the stencil with paste gives such an awesome texture to your 2nd card!

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  6. Both your cards are adorable!! It was so creative to use the cover plate to do a curtain!! And I love the fun colored texture in your second too 😊

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  7. Congrats on your new stencil & cover plate; it's awesome!
    Love how you made theater curtains in the first card, so genius!
    And how versatile to make both clouds and grass with the stencil; love that. Beautiful cards!

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  8. Happy to share the giveaway/release on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.yahrling.7

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  9. Oh that is so cool! Love the various uses for it too!

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  10. Super creative design for a die, which is even more amazing since it's just a scallop!

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  11. Oh my gosh, so many adorable uses!

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  12. Love both your cards. Great design of a die, thank you! I can see it being used for any occasion. It's perfect as a theater curtain, so clever!

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  13. Ooh bold and cute uses! Love it!

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  14. Great cards. Love your use of the cover plate and the stencil.

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  15. Oooh, I see fish scales, too! Love all the scallopy goodness!

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  16. Love the scallops and the versatility --cute cards.

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  17. I love the new stencil and cover plate! I would use them all the time :) Both of your cards are super cute!

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  18. Ohhhhh. love these cards, that cover plate is amazing.

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  19. Both of these products are so fun! The plate makes a wonderful stage curtain! It's my favorite!

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  20. Your uses of the cover plate are great and what makes each of the cards stand out.

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  21. Ooooh, both very nice cards. Love the red, very showy.

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  22. Shared this release on my fb wall.

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  23. Very cute cards. Love how you showcased the versatility of the cover plate.

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  24. 2. I've just shared this post on my FB page (Arianna Barbara): https://www.facebook.com/arianna.barbara.1/posts/1282506845163595

    and on my Instagram account (raggiodiluc3): https://www.instagram.com/p/BQS-7KXAjYD/?taken-by=raggiodiluc3

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  25. Beautiful work!! Love that lil chic :)

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  26. I adore this die!! Both cards you created are wonderful!! I love that you showed how you can use this cover plate in more then one way. Great design!!

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  27. Your so clever!! I wouldn't even know where to start with designing stamps and dies. Love the scalloped pattern and has so many uses. You've done it again!!

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  28. I love the inlaid technique with the black and red. It is very striking. Just bout some texture paste need to try something like that second card. Very nice.

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  29. These are fabulous! I love the die as a theater curtain - perfect! The stencil paired with that cute chick also made me think of Easter eggs.

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  30. I shared about the release on Facebook (Andrea Shell) and Instagram (@westie1702).

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  31. Not sure if my comments are taking or not. I love the inlaid look with the red and black.

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  32. Love your scallop grass and sky!

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  33. Love the boxer..... the red and black are just outstanding in the scalloped die and then to have the colors hinted on his pants and sign, seal the deal!

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