Square Thoughts with August Guest Designer Wilna Furstenberg

Hi friends!  It's Friday and our August Guest Designer Wilna Furstenberg is sharing her first project for the month.  She's highlighting our Square Thoughts set this week, and we're loving how seamlessly she incorporates stamping/dies in her layouts.  Here's Wilna with all the details:

I am so happy and thankful that I got to work with the beautiful Neat & Tangled Square Thoughts stamp set. I picked this set because I love text and for the beauty of the simplicity of the words. As simple as that!

I embossed the speech bubble (square) and the little shapes with gold embossing powder and used the matching dies to “cut” them out. 

For the background I stenciled with Light Molding Paste and painted over it with watercolors for a very simple background. I used one of my own illustrations as an embellishment. 

Watch the 12 minute video where I chat about my process a little bit and where I show you how simple and easy a mixed media background is to make. 

Next Friday, I will show you another page with the same idea but a different twist.

Thanks for watching!

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Design Team Reunion: Taheerah Atchia

Hey everyone! It's Taheerah here and I'm so excited to be back on the Neat & Tangled blog to help celebrate their 5th birthday! The time I spent on the Design Team were some of my fondest and I am so proud of Danielle and all she has accomplished! Neat & Tangled will always be close to my heart and one of my favourite companies!

I wanted to make a card that captured the party cake vibe, and the sprinkles on the All The Sprinkles stamp were perfect for that!
I repeatedly stamped the sprinkles onto my card front in different colours to create a fun background! I was going for the look of white icing with loads of different coloured sprinkles on top - I'm guessing I hit the mark as I'm getting hungry just looking at it, ha!
The accompanying sentiment from the Hooray stamp set doesn't have to just be a companion! I let it take centre stage and love the finished look!
Thanks so much for getting the band back together to help you celebrate, Danielle! Happy Birthday Neat & Tangled - and here's to many more!


Design Team Reunion: Anna Kossakovskaya

Hello friends! Anna Kossakovskaya is here today with you and I am so excited to share with you this post today. I was honored to be invited to Neat & Tangled Reunion month, when all old design team members gather together again! I started to work with Neat & Tangled and Danielle three years ago - the summer of 2014. Three years have been passed! Time flies really fast! It was one of my first design teams of such level - to work with the manufacture! Isn't it a dream? 

It was a great time working with amazing and unique style and stamp designs. And I am so happy to be back again, even only for one post! And I prepared two new cards for you today, that combine my favorite Neat & Tangled products.

For the first card I played with All The Sprinkles stamp set and multi layered resist technique. And for the sentiment I added 'Hooray' layered word I die cut with Hooray Word die. I started with embossing the stamp with the clear powder and then sponged the background with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

When the ink has dried I repeated the first two steps - the embossing with the clear powder and the sponging with the same ink color (but added more color this time). And then repeated it again the third time. And the last step was to add two strips of the vellum, the sentiment and few sequins from Like Magic Sequin Mix. I really adore this mix! The sequins can change the color a little, the real magic!

For the second card I used Hooray Word die again together with my most favorite N&T stamp set ever - Origami Map! I stamped the map on the white front panel and colored some segments with the pink and light blue colors. Then I die cut the 'hooray' word (the bottom layer) and added some foam. And on the top of the foam I adhered the layer with the stamped map and top black layer. So this word really pop!

Also I stamped the additional small sentiment and added again the sequins from Like Magic Sequin Mix. I like how they perfectly fits here.

Have a good day!

Design Team Reunion: Nina-Marie Trapani

Hello everyone! Nina-Marie here! I am so excited to be guesting today for Neat & Tangled’s 5th Birthday celebration! I cannot believe it’s been five years already since Danielle started one of my favorite stamp companies.

For their birthday, Neat & Tangled released a bunch of awesome new products, which I am using on my cards today. I wanted to use my Distress Inks to make a layered background behind a full-card shaker. Full-card shakers are a really fun card style; have you ever tried it?

The Distress Inks were fun to pair with the Balloons Duo stencil in making my background. I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed for the colors. To make the background, I started by ink smooshing a layer of the colors onto watercolor paper. Then I took the same three colors and watercolored in the balloons of the stencil. Because the Distress Inks are translucent, you get a really unique blend of colors.

For my sentiment, I used the new Hooray stamp set. I wanted to make the “hooray” word stand out from the colorful background, so I triple heat embossed the sentiment for a cool, dimensional effect! It’s hard to capture on camera, but in real life the difference is noticeable.

Inside the shaker is filled with the Like Magic mix of of sequins, which are SO awesome. These are a unique sequin because they pick up the colors they are paired with. I love how gorgeous they look!

I hope you will check out the video below to see how this card came together! Thank you SO MUCH to Danielle from Neat & Tangled for letting me come back and guest for your 5th Birthday Celebration!! CONGRATS on this HUGE milestone!!!
And thank YOU for stopping by and visiting with me today! Enjoy your Tuesday!


Design Team Reunion: Jean Manis

Hello! It’s Jean here and I’m delighted to be celebrating Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday!
To create my birthday card, I stamped the adorable monkey from the Wild Ones set onto Arches Cold Press watercolor paper with VersaFine ink. I watercolored the image with Ranger Distress Inks including Oxide Vintage Photo, Oxide Antique Linen and Oxide Spiced Marmalade. Once dry, I cut the monkey with its corresponding die.

I used a variety of inks (including Oxide Spiced Marmalade) to create the stenciled balloon background on Canson watercolor paper (I wanted to match the color of the watercolor paper used for the monkey, which is off-white). I stamped the Every Labels sentiment strips on the Canson paper with VersaFine ink. Once the card was assembled, I sprinkled on sequins for a little sparkle and shine.

Congratulations Danielle and Happy Birthday Neat and Tangled!


Design Team Reunion: Joni Andaya

Hello Everyone, I am so glad to be here celebrating Neat & Tangled’s fifth year in the industry of developing products that we all love and enjoy. I still remembered my days as one of the designers for Neat & Tangled three years ago, really a fun team to be with.

For my card today I used the cute set Wild Ones stamp set and Wild Ones – Nice and Neat Dies. To begin I first stamped all the images I wanted to use the colored with Copic markers, die-cut and set it aside. Then I created my background 7 ½ x 4 ¾ white cardstock.
The bottom of the card based was colored with Copic Markers using gray colors W-0, W-1, and W-3. Then distressed the middle and top part using Distress Ink pads. Then  stamped the background with the sentiment from the same stamp set. Then position the die-cut images on the card and adhered with foam tape for dimensions.
Finally, I added the sequin from Neat and Tangled called Like Magic Sequin Mix. I also added some stickles on the balloons, gift and top of the cake. 

I hope you enjoyed ! Thank you so much for joining Neat & Tangled.

Have a wonderful week!!!


5th Birthday Blog Hop Giveaway Winners!

What a wonderful week it was celebrating with you all!

Popping in to announce the giveaway winners from the hop! If you are a winner please email me at danielle@neatandtangled.com to claim your goodies!

$50 Gift Certificate from Day 1, Chari's blog post

$50 Gift Certificate from day 3, Lydia's blog post

$100 Gift Certificate from day 5, Neat and Tangled blog

Be sure to stop by later for our next design team reunion post!

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