You're A Gem Watercolor Background


Hi there! It's Cheiron here with my monthly post. Today I was inspired to make a card inspired by some gift bags I found in the dollar spot at Target. They immediately reminded me of the You're A Gem set, so I picked a few of them up. I thought they would be the perfect gift bags to pass along treats to my crafty friends.


To create the background, I stamped the gems in a pattern on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I colored around all of the gems with a wash of purple. After that was dry, I started to fill in the gems with golds and pinks. Once the gems were dry, I added splatters of the same colors onto the patterned piece to add some interest. Then I sprayed over the entire panel with Tsukineko Sparkle Spray.


I stamped the You Are A Gem sentiment onto the Doily Tag die. I wanted the fun shape of the die, but I did not want it to cover the entire front of the card, so I cut off the edges and added black cardstock underneath to make it pop. To finish the card, I added a few die cut gems. Once everything was adhered, I added a layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze onto the die cuts to really make them shine.


I love being inspired by everyday items, and it's even better when I find them at a bargain price!

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Die cut shaker tag | VIDEO | Natalie Elphinstone

I couldn't help it! The first time I laid eyes on that cute Panda Die from the latest release I just knew it had to be made into a shaker tag. Who's with me?!

One thing that makes this shaker tag different from most is that each individual shaker component is separate from each other. Meaning each eye is a separate window, as is each ear, and the nose. The sections don't mix with each other which opens up so many more possibilities! In fact, next time I make this I'd love to fill each part with different mixes of sequins. I would make the eyes a different colour to it's ears and nose. Or fill all 5 with a different colour like a colour wheel! Wouldn't that be cool?!


There were many ways I could have gone with this but I decided to keep the design fairly clean and simple, and the colours fairly traditional on this occasion. I also opted to turn it into a tag instead of a card for something different. The Classic Tag 2 die set is the perfect size to fit the whole of the Panda head on it to make it the real focal point, whilst leaving just enough space around the edges to do a touch of embellishing. I chose one of the sayings from the So Many Sentiments stamp set and used two colours of ink to create a subtle ombre effect which matches the colours of the Wild Orchid sequin mix


In my video today I'm going to share how I created this tag from start to finish. It's so much easier than you might imagine!

         

Products Used:
Neat and Tangled Panda Nice and Neat Die
Neat and Tangled Classic Tag 2 Nice and Neat Dies
Neat and Tangled So Many Sentiments Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled Wild Orchid Sequin Mix

xxx
Natalie 

Tips on Fussy Cutting with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters

It's Kelly here and today we are creating a super fun cad using this sweet girl from Beavers Eh


I started by creating a soft watercolor color background with my Distress Oxides and then drying it. I added the stencil over top and did some ink blending to darken up the color 


I stamped out my two trees from Lumberjack Love and the cuddly beaver in copic safe ink and started coloring away. Once that was done I die cut out my girl and fussy cut out my trees. 

You can watch the whole card come together in the video below which includes lots of little tips on fussy cutting 


Even though the construction had a few hiccups I love the way the card turned out. It was super easy to make this cutie the star of the show. 



Thank you so much for dropping by! 



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