I'm showing off the stencil with a technique I've used before. I selectively traced portions of the stencil and then colored them using Copics. This is such an easy technique....the hardest part is coloring that initial line, but in terms of shading I really don't do much, I basically outline the image with successively lighter shades of color, making sure to overlap each layer, but really not blending a ton.
The sentiments are, of course, from the Awesome stamp set.
When I designed the stencil and showed it to Danielle she asked for a cover plate too, and really, who am I to argue with the boss?
The only tricky thing about the cover plate is that although the pieces look the same, there is variation in the size of the polygons, so if you're planning to inlay, try and lay the pieces out as they are in the cover to make the inlay easier.
I cut the cover from four different colors of cardstock, and then just randomly inlaid them to create a background.
The card was finished off with the Celebrate stamps and dies.
Since I had all those extra pieces, I created another inlaid piece, and then to really amp it up, offset the webbing/outline pieces on top to create something really dynamic.
The sentiment is from Planner Blocks, and I added a few sequins for some sparkle.
I didn't have time to do anything elaborate or fancy with the Tag set, but there are plenty of examples over on the N&T blog. I kind of agonize over creating tags. There are so many of them out there, and it's hard to create something that's versatile and unique. I think you're going to like the size of the main tag. It's large, but not too large to go on the front of a card, a great basic shape.
My favorite thing though are the two skinny tags that are wired inside. I just love these skinny tags. They are perfect for gift wrap, party favors/decorations, and if I was getting married, I would totally use these to tell people which table to sit at.
Also, those little enforcers at the top are my new favorite way of using up paper scraps. I know no one else out there has a problem throwing out little scraps of paper, right? Anyway, I just threw a few of these together so you could get an idea.
OK, I'm giving away some of my new products this week. Just leave a comment here to be entered to win. For an extra chance follow me on Instagram and repost my post there today and leave another comment.
Now hop on over to the Neat & Tangled blog. Danielle is giving away some goodies and you definitely want to see what the team created.