Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Neat & Tangled September Release Week: Day Three

Hello everyone. Today is day three of the Neat & Tangled September release. Which is available NOW over on the website. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled online store and blog.  There you will find more inspiration using this months release.

Also, don’t forget to comment for your chance to win today’s Giveaway. Winners will be announced this Friday 9/27 on the Neat & Tangled blog at 7:30 AM EST.

Today, I am using the NEW Moon and Stars stamp set which features a mostly solid image moon surrounded by adorable dots and stars.

I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. I loaded this panel into my Original MISTI as well as the main stamp from this newly release 3 x4 stamp set Moon and Stars. To create the subtle light gray dots and stars I inked up the stamp trying to avoid the moon in the center of the stamp. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock for this purpose. I made several cards this way and I usually stamped this image twice using the same ink. I did this just to make sure I got good ink coverage on my stamp.

I avoided the moon in the center of the stamp because I had something more interesting planned for the main focal point of this card. If I accidentally got any ink onto the moon, i would take my microfiber cloth and wipe away any ink that may have contaminated the area before stamping down the background.

I also stamped the sentiment “you are my moon & stars” with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear embossing powder. I arranged it below the stamped background justified to the center the best I could.

For the main focal  image, I cut several  pieces of Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper to have some fun with. I loaded my first piece into the MISTI. To add color to the moon image I used my Jane Davenport Colorsticks from Spellbinders. To do this I would pick a few colors that I thought looked great together and took my colorstick directly to my stamp. Warning ⚠️  This will most likely stain your stamps. A little staining is normal and doesn’t affect the stamped image at all. It just makes the stamp look dirty (but that doesn’t bother me). I would add a few swipes of each color on the stamped image and then use my Nuvo Light Mist spray bottle to wet the stamp. I then took one of the smaller brushes from the Nuvo Brush Set to move some of the color around to blend the colors together on the stamp before I stamped it down onto my paper.

After I felt like the color was well represented on the stamp, I closed the door of my MISTI and let it set down on the paper for a few minutes. Then, when lifting the door of the MISTI off of your paper, you will see a circle of vibrant color. I had a paper towel or microfiber cloth handy to clean up any puddles of color that may look too muddy for the color set into place.

Once your watercolor circles are dry you can use any circle die from your collection that fits this size to cut it out. You may even have an old punch of similar size that might work. I cut out all of my circles and popped them up onto the backgrounds I created earlier. I used Tonic Studios Craft Perfect foam squares to give it dimension.

I adhered my panels to white craft foam using Craft Perfect tear tape adhesive. I attached them to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in top folding portrait orientation.

I hope I’ve inspired you to create something today. Make sure you (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled online store to shop the NEW Setember release or check out the blog for more inspiration using these products from the design team. Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win today’s Giveaway.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.



  1. What a creative idea for the moon!! Colorful and awesome! Thanks for sharing the watercolor technique :)

  2. Lovely color combos on your cards! Beautiful design!

  3. I love this design and love seeing it with different colours!

  4. These are so cool; pretty color variations.

  5. Your cards are beautiful! I just love how you created the different color combinations for each of the moons. :)

  6. Love the colors on your moons and the star background.

  7. Love all of your color combinations.
    Fun stamp set. thanks for sharing

  8. Wow, wow, wow!! These are just beautiful!! The simplicity of the cards really lets those moons shine!