Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Neat & Tangled July Release - Day 2 and Giveaways


Welcome back for Day 2 of the July Neat & Tangled release!  We're showing of a bunch of products today including my latest stencil and cover plate design, Snake Scales.

To create the background, I inked the stencil with three colors of Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, and Dusty Concord.

While this design was inspired by snake scales it works perfectly for anything scaly really - mermaids, fish, dragons, etc.  For this first card I knew I was going to pulling out this mermaid from the Mermazing stamp set.  It's a match made in heaven!  


She was colored with Copics and die cut, and then I added sentiments from Danielle's newest set which you'll see on Thursday.  To give them some extra oomph, they were stamped in Versafine and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I repeated this a few times to get a glossier look.

Next up, a look at the cover plate.


I started by giving a watercolor paper panel a wash of color starting with a yellow green and ending with a blue green.

Once that was dry, I die cut the panel with my cover plate and then adhered the entire thing to my card base.

I loved the soft look of this and wanted folks to see as much as possible, so I went very minimal with this card adding a couple colored/die cut critters from Elena's set that you'll see in full tomorrow. 


The sentiment is also from that set and was stamped on one of the banners from the Scalloped die set.

OK, here's the deal with giveaways.  I'm giving away my new products to some commenters this week.  To be entered, be a follower and leave a comment.  For extra chances, head over to my Instagram (@mprantner) and follow the directions there.  Full disclosure, I am currently on vacation and there is a 6 hour time difference, so it's entirely possible that the IG post might not be up yet...just check back.

Also, Danielle is giving away this set/dies on the Neat & Tangled blog today, so be sure to head over there and leave a comment to be entered.  See you back here tomorrow!

27 comments:

  1. Both cards looks super duper cute. I really like the background you created with both the die and stencil.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica
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  2. Both of these cards are so cute. I love the stenciled background...

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  3. Love the new Snake Scales die and stencil, and both of your cards are super cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. Great cards I especially love the Alligator card!

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  5. Awesome cards! Love the mermaid with the stenciled Snake Scales background. Pretty colors! And the croc is adorable to go along with the cover plate background! Awesome texture and colors! Congrats on another great design!

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  6. ADORABLE CARDS! The Mermaid one is simply PRECIOUS! And the Croc card I really like how you have the background!

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  7. Fabulous ideas - I love the mermaid, and also the cover plate background

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  8. This stencil is perfect for the mermaid
    And love the soft was on the last.

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  9. This is a wonderful background idea. I LOVE THE SCALES!

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  10. Awesome cover plate! Love your beautiful cards. When I first saw the cover plate, my mind immediately went to a mermaid. But I really love it with the alligator, too.

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  11. Love both your backgrounds! Beautiful blending on your first and beautiful watercoloring on the second. That alligator is adorable! x

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  12. I LOVE YOUR backgrounds and the mermaid is soooo cute! Great use of the sentiments! They really POP!

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  13. Amazing cards! I love the versatility of the fish scale design. Awesome that it is available in a stencil and a cover plate.

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  14. I love that little gator!I always enjoy when people show how a die or stamps can be used in different ways.Sometimes it’s real easy to see only one way of using our tools.This is great example of using a tool for more.Love the color blends and the gator and mermaid.Great job!!

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  15. Love the backgrounds on both of these cards.

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  16. Fabulous cards...just love your sweet mermaid!

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  17. The colour palettes on these cards are fab, paired with the cute backgrounds.

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  18. your card is super sweet and so beautiful!

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  19. The new backgrounds are fabulous; I especially love the coverplate! Both your mermaid card and the alligator are adorable!

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  20. These are fantastic and I think the possibilities of using these are endless!!

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  21. Wow! Congrats on your amazing stencil and cover plate! They're both so versatile and perfect for stunning backgrounds!!!
    Love so much your adorable cards!
    I'm already your follower.

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  22. The scales will work great with so
    many nautical themes. Glad you
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  23. Love the mermaid card with the snake scales background!

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  24. This stencil and die create lovely backgrounds. The colour palettes on your cards are fab. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Both your cards are fantastic! Love the mermaid against the scaly background and the cute alligator!

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