Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Neat & Tangled October Release Week: Day Two

Hello everyone. It’s Day Two of the Neat & Tangled October Release Week. If you haven’t checked out the entire NEW Release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled website to shop the release and to check out all of the inspiration for the design team being shared on the blog.

Make sure you comment below as well as on the Neat & Tangled post for today for your chance of winning today’s GIVEAWAY. The winner’s of this weeks giveaways will be announced this Friday over on the N&T Blog.

For todays project I’m using the NEW Circular Stamp Set to create a card inspired by some geometric art I found on Pinterest. To follow me on Pinterest (CLICK HERE!) I have several boards that I pin inspiring photos and color combinations for future reference.

Today’s project isn’t as simple as it looks. With its clean and simple design came lots of measuring and marking to make sure the squares did not look completely wonky.  How did I do? Maybe it’s still wonky, it’s ok. I did my best.

I took a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation and loaded it into my Original MISTI. I aligned the sentiment from Neat & Tangled’s Typed Sentiments Stamp Set that says “I am inspired by your strength”. I stamped it using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. This ink will be available in the Neat & Tangled shop for a limited time while supplies last.

To stamp the squares, I cute nine 1 inch by 1 inch squares out of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock. I loaded them into my MISTI, into the lower corner as far as it would go. I also took the largest circle from the NEW Circular Stamp Set available now in the October Release. I used the same Ranger Archival Jet Black ink to stamp all nine squares the exact same way.

I found the pattern on Pinterest and used it to arrange the circle quarters into a very modern abstract placement. I used a T-Ruler to mark straight lines about 3/4 of an inch off both the right and left side of the card base. This will help me align the squares a little straighter.

I used Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares to pop up each individual square into place. Using the lines I made as a guide and then eyeballing the center row to line up with the other.

If the ink did not stamp perfectly, I did stamp it multiple times. I also took a black Copic marker to fill in any areas that were not black enough. Be careful because archival ink is not alcohol marker friendly and can make your lines bleed if you were using it to stamp a lined image and then color it with alcohol markers. I used this technique sparingly as to not create any issues with bleeding. You can still see some variations in the black solid image because of the nature of the ink.

This card was simple to create once I figured out a way to align the squares in a fashion that didn’t look too incredibly wonky. I really enjoyed this card and it’s sophisticated style.

Make sure you (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled website to shop and check out all of the inspiration being share on the blog this week. The NEW October release is now available in the shop.

Thank you for visiting my blog today,



  1. That's a creative and awesome design!!

  2. Entertaining design.
    Love it. thanks for sharing

  3. Love this modern design! Pretty card and great use of the circle stamps!

  4. Fun, unique card. I love the black & white and love those circles.

  5. This is soooo creative! I LOVE how you cut up the circles!

  6. Very clever and sophisticated design.

  7. Such a unique card! Love the black and white...
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. This issooooo cool! Love the abstract look to it!

  9. Your card looks so cool! I love how you arranged the cut circles! :)

  10. Wow Koren :) This card is soooooooo visually strong in color contrast and shape!!! It's amazing! I. Love. It. It absolutely fits the sentiment OR does the sentiment fit it ;) Thank you for inspiring me :)

  11. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome card, Koren. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com