Thursday, May 10, 2018

Neat & Tangled May Release and Giveaways - Day 4

It's the final day of release reveals, and today I get to show off my newest cover plate and stencil design - Dimensional Triangles.  I am a huge fan of geometry based designs and I love the kind of optical illusion this design allows.  

For this first card I went very bright and bold and basic - magenta, yellow, and cyan.  The cover plate was cut using each of those colors and white to use as the webbing and then the colored pieces were inlaid.

The sentiment is from the Art Deco set and was embossed in white on the sentiment piece and then popped up over the panel.  Really easy to do, but what a great impact, right?

This next card was done in essentially the same manner, but this time I went with a monochromatic look using some Hero Arts layering papers since the papers are already matched and did not require me to go digging into piles of cardstock.

I also turned the cover plate 180 degrees so instead of looking kind of like triangular tunnels receding into the distance, these are more like pyramids.  Isn't it fun to see the differences? 

For the sentiment here I used the Square Thoughts stamps and dies.

This next card features the Dimensional Triangle stencil.  My Monday card featured the stencil for the background, but I wanted to create another card for today's post.

I placed my stencil on the paper panel and then using three different Distress Oxides (Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple), masked off each diagonal stripe and added ink rotating between colors as I moved from stripe to stripe.  

Once that was done, I re-inked the stencil by masking off the stripes going in the other direction and again alternated the ink color I used for each stripe.  This gives a great gradation and variation in color.  

After removing the stencil, I spritzed the panel with water to get some extra texture and heat set the panel.  I then stamped the sentiment, from the Hello You set, in Versafine, clear embossed it, and popped the entire panel up over my card base.

I was kind of making this one up as I went along, but if I had to do it again, I would probably use Distress Ink instead of Oxide.  I think you would get a greater variation in color with the regular ink where the different shades overlap.

That's all for me today.  Don't forget that I'm selecting a few winners for some of my new release goodies including today's Dimensional Triangle products.  Just be a follower and leave a comment to be entered.  I'll be announcing winners tomorrow morning.

Head over to the Neat & Tangled blog too.  Danielle is giving away all today's featured products to a lucky commenter!

See you tomorrow when I'll announce the winners and recap this week's projects!

*Affiliate Links Below to Ellen Hutson in text to Neat & Tangled


  1. wow! all of these cards are so striking! beautiful work!

  2. Wow! Gorgeous cards!!!
    I'm already your follower.

  3. Awesome design for the newest cover plate and stencil! Congrats, Miriam! Love your pretty cards and the color combos you used! The inlaid effect looks fabulous!

  4. I love the look of this cover-plate and stencil. Great cards, but my fave is the first.

  5. Very cool cards using your new stencil and cover plate.
    I am really digging that monochromatic color scheme.
    (I'm already a follower).

  6. You scored a home run again.
    Love this plate. thanks
    for sharing and for designing
    such fun dies and stamps.

  7. A fascinating design, I think there are endless ways for this one!

  8. Love your new cover plate and stencil design. Your cards are fabulous!

  9. Fantastic trio of cards! So fun to see the product used in different ways with such different results.

  10. Love your strong graphic style. Great set.

  11. I like the geometric die--so many different colors and patterns can be made...

  12. Love the geometric design of your cards!!

  13. That’s another wonderful creation you designed here !! Congratulations !! And I’m a blog follower on Blogger with the email
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  14. You did a wonderful job on the new cover plate and stencil! I love the dimensional look it gives to the background. Your cards are colorful and fun!

  15. Awesome designs on
    all the cards!
    Carla from Utah

  16. These are really cool cards! I love the colors in your second card :)

  17. Wow just love this new coverplate...great graphic designs.

  18. Really enjoyed seeing the different ways you used these products!!!

  19. Wonderful cards using your new cover plate.

  20. Your coverplate is genius! The 3D look of these are so cool!

  21. Colorful and wonderful cards :)