Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Neat & Tangled November Release Week: Day Two

Hello everyone.

It's Day Two of Neat & Tangled's November Release week. Today I created a Christmas card using the products from the NEW November release as well as the shiny black enamel dots from a previous release.

The Neat & Tangled November Release features a poinsettia in the Classic Christmas stamp set as well as beautiful accent foliage to coordinate with it. To check out this set as well as the entire November release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the online store and blog. Make sure you comment here and over there for your chance to win today's giveaway. Giveaway winners will be announced this Friday on the Neat & Tangled Blog.

I started my card with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. cardstock cut to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I loaded it as well as the Holiday Wishes Background stamp also from the NEW November release, into my original MISTI making sure to remove the foam insert. When using a red rubber background stamp such as this you need to remove the foam insert from your MISTI. That is put there to ensure a better stamped image when using photopolymer stamps. It actually gets in the way if you use it with red rubber or any cling mounted stamps.

I stamped the Holiday Wishes Background stamp with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink leaving a very light text background for my card. I then cut this panel down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. I mounted it to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base using Scotch 3M foam adhesive to give it a bit of dimension.

I stamped the image of the poinsettia onto the same white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored it using my Copic markers. I used only two color families to color my image. I used Red R59, R29, and R27. I am always exploring with my red color combinations to get the best one. I also used Green G46, G43, and G40. I used the coordinating dies that are also available in this month's bundle, which is the best way to shop and save money. 

Before sticking it in place on the card I wanted to experiment with Nuvo drops. I had originally wanted to have a green drop with a red drop on top to mimic the center of some of the photos I had been researching, but after mocking one up I didn't think it would work out. So, I switched gears and used Nuvo Vintage drops in Pioneer Green alone. I wanted the center of the flower to appear bumpy and textured so I made super small drops and waited for each one to dry matte before adding the next drop. I was trying to make them individual drops. I must not have waited long enough because they ended up attaching to one another over night even after I attached the flower to the card. Although they didn't separate, I still saw texture and I liked it. I attached the flower with foam tape to pop it up on the card panel. 

For the sentiment, I stamped the "warmest holiday wishes" stamp onto My Favorite Things Black Licorice cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger White embossing powder. To cut it down into a strip I used my Fiskars Wire Guide paper trimmer. This helps me line it up and cut (kinda) straight. I used the same foam tape to pop up the sentiment and tuck it in under the flower on the left hand side. 

To add a little something shiny I added the Sophisticated Enamel Dots also by Neat & Tangled, scattered throughout the background.

For more inspiration using products from Neat & Tangled NEW November release (CLICK HERE!) and see cards from the rest of the design team. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.



  1. Such a beautiful card! Love the poinsettia and the background...
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful coloring!! I really love the background stamp a lot, and how soft you have used it! :)

  3. Gorgeous!! LOVE the subtle background and the bold, black accents!

  4. Gorgeous card! Love that beautifully colored poinsettia image and the awesome background! Holiday Wishes is such a fabulous stamp.... so pretty for your subtle background!

  5. Very elegant card and I love the text BG - it's my fave of the new release.

  6. Love the subtle background.
    The poinsettia jumps off the
    card. Beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Gorgeous card. I absolutely love that beautiful poinsettia from this release.

  8. PERFECT CAS design and gorgeous coloring!

  9. So pretty with the poinsettia and the subtle text background.

  10. Beautiful card! Stunning design and gorgeous coloring. Love the clean design.