Thursday, April 18, 2019

Neat & Tangled April Release Day 4

Hi all!  It's Day 4 of the Neat & Tangled April release.  Yesterday was the last day of release reveals, so today the DT is sharing bonus cards featuring the new release.

For my card, I'm using the new Receding Background and the To the Stars stamp set.  

I started by clear embossing the background on some watercolor paper, and then used a couple of makeup brushes to add Distress Oxides to the panel.  In the very center I used Antique Linen and then some blues and purples around the center, roughly moving from lighter to darker hues.

Once that was done, I removed the clear embossing by placing a sheet of white copier paper over the panel and ironing the embossing off.  

Then I misted the panel with water to create some variegation in the background.  I also added some white splatter to double as stars.  Once dry, the panel was popped up over the card base with foam adhesive.

The image from To the Stars was stamped and colored with Copics.  I really wanted the image to stand out against the background, so instead of die cutting, I fussy cut the image.  I did need to use an exacto knife for those tiny inside spaces.

The sentiment is from the A-Mazing stamp set and was clear embossed on one of the dies in the Skinny Strips set.

That's all for me today.  Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to check out what the rest of the team created.


  1. So cute! And I do love that background stamp and the way you've used it here. I need that stamp lol.
    Marianne x

  2. Love the subtle nature of your background stamp...but it still packs a huge punch!

  3. Beautiful and sweet card!!! Awesome colouring!!!

  4. Darling card! I love the sweet image and the awesome background!

  5. I love how your new stamp is perfect for a night sky; love all the 'stars' in the sky! Very pretty card.

  6. So adorable and great background!

  7. Love this background for this cute image.

  8. What a cool background for that sweet fairy! Love that it matches her dress!

  9. This is fantastic and shows the new products off beautifully!!