Friday, May 5, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Succulent Cover Plate

Hi there! Welcome to the final day of the May Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store NOW!

Today I'm using the new Succulent Cover Plate. This is a really cool die, and there were a lot of different ideas I had for ways to use it. I still want to try some different things, but for my card today I  decided to do a little more watercoloring.

So first, I impressed the die into some watercolor paper using an embossing mat through my Big Shot instead of the cutting pads. After I had a nice impression, I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers to color in all the petals and background.

After I finished my watercoloring, I cut out two of the Succulent Cover plate dies out of just plain white card stock. I glued these both over my watercolored piece. 

My sentiment is from the Calathea stamp set, and I white embossed it onto black card stock, and cut it out with a banner dies from the Scalloped Dies. The swirly white die cut you see underneath the banner is the bottom part of the Hello There Die. I thought it needed a little something :)

Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

All of the new products that we have been showcasing this week are now available in the Neat & Tangled Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


  1. This is terrific, Kay! I really like the idea of impressing the image first and then watercoloring. That sounds like a very good way to contain the watercoloring. The colors you chose look wonderful. You got some really pretty blends. Seeing your watercolors makes me want to sit down and watercolor all day! :) Thanks so much for sharing! :) Happy Friday! Hugs!

  2. Lovely, lovely card Kay! I am always SO impressed by your water coloring skills! Love the idea too of impressing the cover plate first so you have an idea where the color should go. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

  3. Love the depth of layered up cuts! Gorgeous watercoloring Kay! Such a pretty card!

  4. So wonderful. I know it is a succulent but it reminds me of a hydrangea with the shading you have produced with the Zig markers. This hop has been so enjoyable thanks so much for your lovely creations.

  5. Love this, Kay! The White against the watercolor is a real eye pleaser!

  6. Great idea to emboss the cover plate and I love how you achieved the gradation of colors with your Zigs! Really stunning details on this beautiful card, Kay! Have a happy weekend...Hugs, Barb

  7. LOVE this, and you enabled me to buy it after seeing this beauty! Thank you for explaining how you designed it--hope to try your fab technique!

  8. Beautifully done Kay! I like the dimension and the cool watery colors!

  9. I can't imagine a prettier card with this die, Kay! Thanks for sharing how you embossed with the die first. It's so stunning!


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