Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Neat & Tangled Stamptember Set

Hey everyone!  Have you seen the adorable Neat & Tangled exclusive set for Stamptember that Elena illustrated?

I wasn't able to get a card together for the debut over the weekend, but I had to make something because it is such a fun set.

I think the mice are my favorite part of this set, and they look like they could be trying to catch some leaves.  I really wanted my focus to be on the mouse and the one leaf he's fixated on, so I stamped all the leaves with Fairy Dust ink from WPlus9.  This is a VERY light subtle ink, so I used my MISTI and inked it several times to make sure they were dark enough.

I added some very light Copic highlights to the pile and two of the floating leaves with light gray Copics.

Then for some color!  I no line colored the leaf and then colored in the mouse that I had stamped with black ink.

The sentiments in the set are really happy fall sentiments, but this card has more of a poignant feel, so I used a sentiment from my Scandinavian Prints set.

I added a vellum mat when mounting my panel for a little subtle definition.

If you like this card/set, I encourage you to pick it up.  Not only is it only available while supplies last, but the very generous folks at Simon are donating all proceeds from this set to support medical care for Danielle's (the owner of Neat & Tangled) father.  He's been suffering from something call Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and is undergoing treatment.

That's all for me today.  Hope that your week is going well!


  1. Miriam, this card is absolutely fantastic!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Every single detail is just perfectly adorable!

  2. The way you created that detail of the gray leaves---- WOOOOOOOOOOW! That's stunning! Amazing, Miriam! No worries about visiting my blog- I've been MIA too! <3

  3. Darling card!
    Great idea and
    love the Mouse.
    Carla from Utah

  4. So cute, love that you have done the leaves in grey, just lovely!

  5. Miriam, you have done such an amazing job on this card and the sentiment is PERFECT for the scene you created! Just beautiful! I would love to see you do a video of your process. I love the look of no line water colouring but not sure where to start. Very well done!

  6. Adorable! Perfect shade of neutral color for those falling leaves!