Thursday, January 10, 2019

Neat & Tangled January Release and Giveaways - Day 4

Hey everyone!  It's the last day of release reveals, and today we're showing off my newest stencil, which is actually a set.  You guys have been big fans of the balloon duo stencil, and I thought a similar heart set was in order.

Instead of having hearts all the same size like the balloons, I've varied the sizes and I really love the effect you get.  I'm amazed at how quickly you can create a background with these.  

This first card is essentially a rehash of my card from Day 1, but on white cardstock, and I'm using regular Distress Ink instead of the Oxides.  The colors I chose were:  Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, and Shaded Lilac.  I really like how this color combination turned out!  

Once the background came together (in a snap), I heat set, and then stamped the sentiment from Just Because with Versafine and then clear embossed.  I also added the small xoxo from that set.

So quick and easy, but such a big impact.

For this next card, I was just kind of messing around.  I haven't done much in the mixed media genre of late, and it's always fun to do a little experimenting.

I started by using a rubber brayer to add some areas of red, blue and yellow to the background (Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, and Peacock Feathers).

Then, using the stencils, I inked some layers of hearts in using Candied Apple, Black Soot, and Wilted Violet.

Another layer of hearts was added using translucent and copper embossing paste - this was done in two different sessions as the paste needed to dry between.

I also added some gold and black splatter.

The xoxo sentiment is from the Just because set.

What do you think?  Two totally different cards, but both a lot of fun to put together.

You'll want to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to check out what the rest of the team created as well as the other featured products for today.  You'll be entered to win those by leaving a comment there.

Leave a comment here also, I'll be picking a couple winners for my new release products (announced tomorrow).  For some extra chances, see my post on Instagram (@mprantner).

I'll be back tomorrow for a recap of the release which will be live in the store at 8 AM EST!


  1. Awesome creations! I love the first one a lot :)

  2. Beautiful stencil!!! Both your cards are adorable!
    I love so much your second one!!! Gorgeous combo of colors!!!

  3. Terrific stencil! The projects you created to go with it are fabulous as well!

  4. Wow your cards are stunning!! Amazing results with the stencil. I can't wait to try it!!!

  5. What a fabulous stencil; love it! Congrats! Your cards are gorgeous. I love the 2nd one with the bold colors & gold.

  6. Great cards! Pretty color combos, and I love all those hearts!

  7. Both cards are lovely as is that stencil!

  8. The backgrounds are quite amazing - I love both of your cards

  9. The mixed media card is gorgeous--I'm loving that stencil!

  10. This is so pretty. I love your mixed media card.

  11. the second card is wild and crazy.
    Love it. the first is pretty - with
    the two colors mixing.
    thanks for sharing

  12. Both cards are
    lovely. I love
    the colors on
    the first card.
    Carla from Utah

  13. wonderful backgrounds with these hearts.

  14. Such a lovely stencil design, one that can be used for so many occasions. Love the two very different cards - one lovely and sweet and the other artistic and edgy. Fantastic!

  15. I really like the heart stencils. The mixed media card you made is so fun and I love the different layers.

  16. I commented on your instagram too but this is LOVELY! I love the stencil you designed! So much talent!

  17. Fab stencil, I'm partial to the mixed media card. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  18. Fantastic cards! I love the two colours with the stencil on the first card!

  19. Both cards are so lovely! I really like the layers of different colours and textures on the second one.

  20. I love, love, love the brayered card!