Thursday, January 10, 2019

Neat & Tangled Heart Duo Stencils

Hellllloooo everyone!

I hope you all are having a fabulous week. I know I'm sure having a great time sharing all of the NEW products from Neat & Tangled this week. Today we are showcasing the NEW Heart Duo Stencils. I'm a huge fan of stencils. There are always fun ways to use them. To see what the rest of the design team has come up with,  (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled blog. This release will be available Friday, January 11th at 8:00am EST.

My project today starts with a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper. After taping the paper to my Easy Clean craft mat, I also taped down one of the two stencils that comes in this set. It didn't matter which one. I positioned it onto the panel and taped it down. I then began to ink blend Distress Oxide ink in Victorian Velvet as well as Distress ink in Victorian Velvet with a Memento Blender Brush. I'm sure you are wondering why I would use both inks in the same shade. It's because the Distress Oxide ink is softer and lets say, more matte than its original counterpart the Distress Ink. Using both inks does give you some variation in color and it looks very nice when used together. I feel like the Distress ink will appear darker than the Distress Oxide ink, at least with this shade.

To do one even better, I also used a Distress Marker is, YOU GUESSED IT! Victorian Velvet and the Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer to add some ink splatter to the bottom of each ink blended heart. I'm always a little afraid to do this technique with red and hearts, because it can very easily start to look like blood splatter and well, that's not the look I'm going for here.

After I was done with the first stencil, I then taped down the second stencil which is a similar pattern but offsets the hearts to add dimension. For this stencil I did a smaller amount of ink blending with the two inks in Victorian Velvet but instead of using the distress spritzer, I used Bo Bunny Glimmer paste in Sugar to add even more dimension and a lot of shine! I love how this paste looks. It allows you to see through it just enough but also holds it's own beauty. After the paste, I set this panel aside to dry.

I then cut a piece of Altenew Moonrock cardstock which is a very very light gray shade with natural fibers seen in the paper. It's very pretty. I used the Neat & Tangled Card Front Designs Die Set, the smaller oval from this set to cut out an aperture from the panel. This oval was popped up onto the stenciled heart background and cut down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4.

I then used the NEW Just Because die set to cut out "love you" from Neenah 110 lb. cardstock and layered four times using Lawn Fawn Glue Tube liquid adhesive. I adhered the layered word die onto it's shadow cut from Papertrey Inks heavy weight vellum. This piece was then popped up into the center of the panel using Tombow Extreme Adhesive tabs in clear.

To finish off the card I added the wonky hearts also from the NEW Just Because die set cut from coordinating cardstock in Papertrey Ink's Autumn Rose and Sweet Blush and strategically placed on the the card panel with liquid adhesive. I even carefully placed one behind the word die to peek through the vellum for an added touch. This entire panel was then placed on a Taylored Expressions Earl Grey card base.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today. For even more inspiration (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled blog where the rest of the Design teams' projects will be showcased. This release will be available Friday, January 11th at 8:00am EST.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.



  1. Awww!!! What a sweet and cute card!!! So lovely!!!

  2. That's a wonderful card in lovely color combination :)

  3. Beautiful card!! I love the word die too!!

  4. I love the very soft, feminine color you used here. This is so very pretty.

  5. Beautiful card! Love the soft stenciled colors of the hearts for your background! And a pretty sentiment die too!

  6. Love the muted tones.
    So peaceful and lovely.
    thanks for sharing

  7. Beautiful--I like the oval framing and the soft colors.

  8. Beautiful, soft, sweet and perfectly lovely! Fantastic card!

  9. I love the soft colors and CAS look of your card! Beautiful!

  10. This card turned out so pretty! I have not tried using Distress Ink and Oxides in the same colors together, will have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. This card is really pretty. I love the colors. I think I “need” this stencil.