Thursday, March 9, 2017

Neat & Tangled March Release - Day 4 - Giveaways


OK folks, it's the last day of our Neat & Tangled March release reveals.  Today we're showcasing three of my new designs.  First up is the Polygon stencil.  I love stencils and it's just so much fun to design them.

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.  


37 comments:

  1. These are so wonderful! Thanks for designing and creating them! The cover plate is amazing and can be used for any occasion! You can never have enough tags and the skinny ones are adorable! Thanks again!

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  2. I tried to repost your post but the new multiple photo tool comes up with a grey image when copied. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  3. Amazing cards Miriam!!! I love how you layered the cover plate die. And the little tiny tags are so cute ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Fabulous cards and tags! I love the inlaid technique with the Polygon Cover Plate, and the offset version looks awesome! Great coloring on the stenciled card too! Love it all!

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  5. 1. Wow! Great work Miriam!!! Congrats on your new products!!! Love your amazing cards and the cutie tags!!!

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  6. 2. I already follow you on Instagram as raggiodiluc3 and I've just reposted today's post https://www.instagram.com/p/BRbACQ_lWTq/

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  7. I love the depth you got with the
    Celebrate card. The dies that
    you can mix and match the pieces
    are wonderful.
    The little tags are cute. Good
    to have re-inforcers for the holes.
    thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a cool way to use the cover plates and stancil

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  9. Oh I love your
    cover plate! The
    cards are awesome
    and love the little
    tags.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. It's almost like quilting--picking the different colors and patterns for each spot. COOL!!!!!!!

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  11. Wow! The inlaid cards are fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Love the cover plate and the second card with the off-set design, really fun! The toppers for the skinny tags is a fab idea, great way to jazz them up!

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  13. Love your designs - they are so creative and colorful - especially love your layered 'got this card"

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  14. This is really a nice die - I love it!
    I have to say when I saw the green card, it reminded me of a turtle's shell ... I love turtles!!

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  15. I LOVE the offset die cut technique...also the colors!

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  16. Love all the different ways you've shown off your fabulous cover plate die!

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  17. I reposted on IG (not_magda)!

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  18. Fabulous!! I LOVE the new dies and stencils, yay!! Love stencils!!

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  19. Oh my word!! That new stencil is just so cool. But I LOVE that cover plate the best. The second card you created with all the odds and ends-WOWZA!! I really like those little tags you created. I hate throwing away tiny pieces of patterned paper and you gave such a cool idea on how to use them. Going to have to copy this idea!! WONDERFUL design.

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  20. I so have to get my hands on all of these products some how!! I love anything geometric and this new coverplate has grabbed hold of my heart. Love it so much and the tag dies are something I would use every single day. Brlliant!!!

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  21. Breathtaking cards and tags!! Love those colors, and I love that new cover plate!

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  22. You come up with the greatest products...love the geometric stencil and die. The colouring using the stencil creates a very cool effect.

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  23. All I can say is, "Wow!"

    - Sharlini Nambiar

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  24. Followed you and reposted on IG.

    - Sharlini Nambiar

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  25. I managed to repost another of your posts that wasn't a multiple image one! Yay!

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  26. Awesome awesome awesome! Seriously! This is the hexastar's bff! :) I would love to get my hands on this plate!! I love the geometric stuff you come up with, Miriam!! :) I also am excited about this tag you made bc I like the width of it--wider than most! :)

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  27. AWESOME cards, I love this die & stencil!

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  28. You have totally rocked this release, and all your new products. Can definitely tell you were having fun! Those tiny paper reinforcers are just darling. The polygon stencil/die is so you! Such a great, original design.

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  29. I ama a super big fan of all your products. Love these projects too!

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  30. This is such a clever idea! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  31. I love your Copic coloring idea! They look like gems as a result. And the offsetting idea really does give the card the WOW factor. ๐Ÿ‘

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  32. Amazing....love your fabulous cards!

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