Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Neat & Tangled March Release & Giveaways - Day 2


Ready for Day 2 of the March Neat & Tangled release?  Today we're showing off my new sentiment set, No Words.  Sympathy cards are always tough to make, and so is finding the right sentiment.  One of my crafty friends was complaining about the lack of good sympathy sets, so this was my attempt to fix that.


For this first card, I kept things pretty simple.  I layered together three pieces of patterned paper.  The sentiment was stamped on some white cardstock, and I added a couple mats using the same patterned papers previously used.  I also added a couple floral die cuts from the 1canoe2 Hazelwood collection.


Next,  I created a focal point using the Ornate Frames stamp set, and that flower, which is something you'll see tomorrow.   The frame was stamped using the Warm Gray inks from Altenew, and the floral was stamped with Fairy Dust ink from WPlus9 and then no line colored using Copics.


The sentiment set has a variety of sentiments that can be mixed and matched, and I stamped two of them on my panel, and then popped the frame up using foam adhesive.


For this last card, I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock, added a bit of blue wash in the lower left corner, and then stamped a few flowers using the Scandinavian Prints set.  The sentiments were stamped in a darker gray over top of those.  I added a bit of splatter, and the some 'bits' and stitching at the top.  The panel was then popped up at a bit of an angle over some patterned paper.


Sympathy cards are never easy to create, but hopefully I gave you a few ideas in today's post.

Head over to the Neat & Tangled blog as Danielle is giving away this set to a lucky commenter.  I'm also going to be giving a set away to someone this week.  All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on any (or all) of this week's posts.  Head over to my instagram account (@mprantner) for additional chances to win.  I'll announce a winner on Friday.

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations on an absolutely beautiful set, Miriam.
    I love the mixed fonts. The cursive writing is lovely!
    And your cards are as well.

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  2. All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! So elegant ❤️

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  3. Wow! Love your stamp set and your cards are simply elegant and very beautiful!!!

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  4. Wonderful array of sympathy cards!

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  5. I really like your simple, beautiful sympathy cards. I try to keep them simple, too.

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  6. Lovely cards! Pretty sentiments and flowers!

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  7. These are very comforting cards.

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  8. So beautiful! I love how sweet and thoughtful these cards are. Gorgeous designs!

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  9. A beautiful stamp set with just the right words of comfort. I love your tasteful cards; pretty and dignified.

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  10. A wonderful set to have, very comforting words

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  11. Wonderful cards! Love your designs ♥

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  12. You've designed a wonderful set and your cards are so calming and elegant.

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  13. Great sentiment set and I like the cards you created.

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  14. Great sentiments and great cards Miriam!! Love the yellow and grays.

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  15. Not a set that I want to need, but it is
    wonderful. Love the script. My handwriting
    is terrible, so I appreciate the more
    friendly look of the sentiments.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing
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  16. Congratulations on a beautiful and much-needed set. I love the cards you've made with it.

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  17. Once again you’ve designed such a great stamp set !! I love the typo you used !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  18. Great sentiments and awesome ideas to use them!!

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  19. Compliments to you Miriam. This No Words is just so great. Love each of your cards. They are great examples for this set. Nicely done.

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  20. Your cards are beautiful! Sympathy cards are the hardest ones for me to make- it’s so difficult to find just the right balance. You did a marvelous job of it!

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  21. I'm always looking for Sympathy cards, so thank you for posting these lovely cards! I love the great sentiments, too!

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  22. These are all so gorgeous!! I'm loving this sentiment set already! Not only is it perfect for sympathy cards, but also perfect for so many "thinking of you/encouragement" occasions.

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  23. Love these colors. So elegant cards.. they are all pretty

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  24. This looks like a must have set, Miriam. Just perfect for those difficult sympathy cards.

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  25. lovely set of sentiments..it can add wonders to the projects !

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  26. Oh Miriam!! You are SO RIGHT, with all the stamp sets I have there's not one that has really good sympathy sentiments. And I LOVE the three you've shown right here. More than just "with sympathy" but not things that you wouldn't really say. Love, love, love these! And that frame is pretty cool too!

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  27. Wow! Love the different cards! So pretty and unique!

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  28. All of your cards are such nice looks for sympathy cards! I like the more subdued colors. The sentiments in this set are really good ones!

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  29. Oh these are beautiful. I have never really found a set with sympathy sentiments that I've liked, but these are the first ones that have really hit me.

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  30. This sentiment set will be coming to live here :) . It's really the perfect set for those cards I despise making. Yours are so lovely though and sure to warm a few hearts.

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  31. Sweet trio of cards...love how you framed those sweet flowers on your second card. They are all so beautiful.

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  32. These cards are beautiful! Love the black, white and gray, then the pops of color!! Thanks for sharing!

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