Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Neat & Tangled November Release Week: Day Three

Hello everyone.

Today is Day Three of Neat & Tangled's November release week. Today I made a card inspired by my husband Tim. He doesn't often chime in and give me direction on how to make a card, but today he decided to speak up, so I listened. As soon as he saw the Classic Christmas stamp set by Neat & Tangled he said that I should "do a green background" with "gold heat embossing", so I did.

To check out the enitre November release from Neat & Tangled (CLICK HERE!) to visit the shop and blog for more inspiration. Don't forget to comment here and over on the N&T blog for your chance to win today's giveaway. Giveaway winners will be announced on Friday on the N&T blog.

For my card today I started with a Stampin' Up! Garden Green piece of cardstock and cut it to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. I grabbed my Distress Oxide ink in Pine Needles and my Nuvo Blending brushes and blended on a little bit of darker green on the outside edges of the background, and looking back on it, I wish I had done another layer of even darker color to make it more dramatic. But I do like the way it preserves the true green of the cardstock in the center behind the images and sentiment.

I stamped two poinsettia images from the Classic Christmas stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored them with my Copic Markers. I did this because I have been warned that coloring with your alcohol markers onto a heat embossed image can ruin your nib. So I avoid doing that. After the images were colored however I put it back into my MISTI where I left the stamp in it's original position and re-stamped the image again using Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink. This time I also heat embossed it using Nuvo Gold Enchantment embossing powder. I also added some sticky ink to the centers of the flower and added a ton of the glitter embossing powder in that area to make it super shiny and glittery in the center.

The two flowers were adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Liquid adhesive flat to the ink blended background panel. Some of the leaves were hanging off of the edge of the cardstock but still within the confines of the card itself. The entire panel was then added to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. The panel was adhered using large strips of foam tape to give it dimension.

I still needed a sentiment for the card so I cut a strip from the Neat & Tangled Skinny Strips dies that fit perfectly across my card panel. I put it into my MISTI along with the " sending you cheer" sentiment from the Classic Christmas stamp set in this months release. I stamped it using the same sticky ink and heat embossed it to match the rest of the gold on the card. The strip was then popped up using very thin strips of Scotch 3M foam tape.

Tim loved how the card turned out and I am going to give it to him to give to someone special in his life, besides me of course : )

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  1. Beautiful card :) So sweet of your husband to suggest you ideas, and sweet of you to make one for him the same way :)

  2. Beautiful card. I love traditional Christmas colors and that poinsettia is gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous coloring on these beautiful poinsettias! Love your traditional red & green combo for your pretty card!

  4. The flower is a great lookin' poinsettia, and the gold sure does add that extra holiday shine. I like how you positioned the sentiment.

  5. Very pretty. I like your coloring and the embossing.

  6. Beautiful flowers. Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing

  7. Beautiful coloring and gold embossing!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing...

  9. So pretty and quite elegant with the gold embossing.

  10. Wonderfully festive and elegant card! Lovely design and fabulous rich colors.