Thursday, August 15, 2019

Neat & Tangled's August Release: Day Four

Hi everyone! Today is day four of the Neat & Tangled’s August Release Week. Today I have a fun card using the NEW Delicate Dots background. As soon as I saw this background I instantly thought of stamping the background and then adding the NEW Grateful Heart Stamp Set featured in front. I also saw the very real potential to use it as snow. I love this background and with it, I made stars today.

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As for the actual description of my card, I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White cardstock, and loaded it and my NEW Delicate Dots Background from Neat & Tangled into my Original MISTI. I prepped my piece of white cardstock with and EK Success Powder tool. I also inked up my stamp with Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink and stamped it down. I made sure to apply tons of pressure, it can sometimes be tricky to get all of your dots stamped perfectly the first time. You may need to re-ink and re-apply, but usually the second time is the charm. Especially with red rubber background stamps. I love them though, because you can often get it in one try.



I used Wow! White Puff embossing powder to emboss my delicate dots. This embossing powder, when heated, rises and puffs up. It’s great for snow on winter themed cards. Today, these will be stars in outer space. I cut this piece down to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2.  And we are going to do some ink blending.

To do this, I made myself a stencil. I like to make circle aperture cards, so I took some stencil material and cut a larger than normal hole in the top center area of a rectangle cut to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I typically make this size card and I thought this would be handy to have around. I keep it on my rolling cart that allows me all around my craftroom.

I laid this homemade stencil onto my piece of Neenah and used my Picket Fence Blender Brushes to ink blend a warm  galaxy background.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Spice Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon.  I used one of the smaller brushes in the set, the smaller round brush to help control the blend in the background.

I started with Black Soot at the top of the circle and Spiced Marmalade at the bottom. Then under the the black I added a little Chipped Sapphire and blended it into the black. Down at the bottom, I blended the Marmalade into some Ripe Persimmon and then Wilted Violet was blended into the darkness.  All of this was done while the white puffs of the embossing powder held strong and with a little wipe of a damp microfiber cloth, they were white again.



I was not yet done with this background. I placed it into my spat box and hit it with Imagine Sparkle and Frost Shimmer Spray as well as Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. This background really started to shine like stars.

Once my background was complete, I needed to have a focal image, so I used the darling image of the girl on the moon from the To The Stars Stamp Set also by Neat & Tangled. I stamped her on Neenah 110 Solar White Cardstock and colored her and a few clouds with my Copic Markers and I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 in a top folding orientation. I loaded my card base into my MISTI as well and stamped the NEW Delicate Dots Background Stamp by Neat & Tangled onto the card base using Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink. This creates a nice subtle continuation of the stars from the background into the card base in a tone on tone effect.



I took another piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock and cut it down to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I also used a circle die from my stash to cut a circle aperture into it. This way you look through the circle into the background.  Below the circle I stamped the sentiment “i love you past the stars” also from the To The Stars Stamp Set with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I popped this piece up onto the background using  Scotch 3M Foam Tape. I adhered it to the card base using tear tape adhesive.

To finish off the card I used the same foam tape to pop up my images on to the card to create this lovely space scene. I added a little more fun to my card by adding Ranger Stickles in Frosted Lace to the wings of my fairy as well as a half of a small white pom pom that I cut and glued onto his tail using Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive. I think these small touches really can finish off a card quite nicely.

Remember to visit the Neat & Tangled online store to see the entire August Release and the blog will have a ton more inspiration for our talented design team. (CLICK HERE!) to check that out.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today,

Koren

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