Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Neat & Tangled April Release Week Day Two

Hello everyone.

Today is day two of Neat & Tangled's April release week. Today we are showcasing the NEW Dream Big stamp set. This set features an adorable little fairy, which matches closely with the NEW To The Stars stamp set we featured yesterday. It also has coordinating dies. I used some clouds from both sets because they are all the same, but different.

The release goes LIVE this Friday April 19th at 8:00 am EST!

To check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog and be inspired by all the Dream Big cards. I know that Cheiron has an awesome card (Insert wink emoji here, lol).

I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock. I loaded the NEW Receding Background red rubber stamp (also by Neat & Tangled) into my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press. This is my new stamp positioner, it took me a minute to get on board here- it has been on the market a couple years- but so far I absolutely love it. I inked up the background stamp with Nuvo Clear Mark embossing powder and heat embossed it using Simon Says Stamp Clear embossing powder.

I used my Nuvo Blender Brushes to ink blend Distress Oxide ink in Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, and Abandoned Coral.  I concentrated on the darkest color being on the outside edges of the background working to a lighter color towards the middle. Blending the ink onto the background revealed the Receding Background and all of the interesting circles it provided. It reminds me of waves of heat, like coming from the sun. This panel was cut down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 and adhered to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base using Scrapbook.com double sided adhesive and white craft foam.

The images from the Dream Big stamp set were stamped on Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I used Copic Markers to color my images. I have created a Copic Color Map for you to see ALL of the colors I used to bring a little life to my images.

After using the coordinating dies to cut out my images, I popped them up using Scotch 3M Foam tape. Some were stuck on with Tombow Mono liquid adhesive.

The sentiment "Dream Big" is also from the Dream Big stamp set, go figure. I love this sentiment, and I always have. I love encouraging others to have big dreams. I really enjoy being part of a community that encourages everyone, not just children, to have lofty goals and help motivate them to reach them. I stamped this sentiment in Nuvo Clear Mark embossing powder onto Papertrey Ink's Winter Wisteria cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger White embossing powder. I used the Fiskars Wire guide paper trimmer to trim it down. It too is popped up with Scotch 3M foam tape.

To finish off the card I added some NEW Enchanted sequins. This sequin pack is filled with lavender to purple sequins with different sizes of each. I used Micro Glue dots to adhere each one in place.

I hope you enjoy Day Two of Neat & Tangled's April Release. The Dream Big stamp set works seamlessly with the To the stars set that was showcased yesterday on Day one. Don't forget to comment on each of the Design Team members blogs for your chance to win a Dream Big stamp set to keep for yourself or gift to someone special. To enter the giveaway just comment on as many of the Design Team members blogs as possible. (CLICK HERE!) to go to the Neat & Tangled online store and blog. You will find links to all of the design team members blogs in todays post.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.



  1. Another super creation...love that background stencil and the colors you used!

  2. Adorable card with this sweet image! Pretty color combo and coloring!

  3. Love your pretty background with the clouds, fairy and swan!

  4. Oh so pretty! Love the colors and your background!

  5. Gorgeous coloring! i love the soft colors and background!

  6. This is adorable!! I love the sparkle on the fairy's wings and the golden crown on the goose!

  7. Pretty colors and I like the background.

  8. Lovely card. The dimension is wonderful. This is a cute set!

  9. What a lovely card!!! Colors are amazing!!!

  10. Sweet card with a fabulous background.

  11. the background gives movement
    to the design. Love the
    color. Great card.
    thanks for sharing

  12. Such a pretty card! Love the colors you used!