Friday, March 17, 2017

Neat & Tangled Guest Designing

Hello! I am super excited to be guesting with Neat & Tangled this month! They have some of the cutest stamps and dies around! 

It was love at first sight when I saw the Flower Medallion Stamps set and Flower Medallion Builder dies! I'm a sucker for anything you can make into a flower or use for radial symmetry. I have two cards to share with you today using this fun new set!

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the leaves on that using Distress Inks. I then took a brush and some water and loosely went around the edges creating a soft watercolor look. When that was dry I added some speckles with the same Distress Inks.

I cut the watercolored panel to fit the top of my card and glued that down with adhesive tape. I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment underneath in the same shades of ink that I stamped the leaves in. I then cut out three of the flower/leaf dies,  arranged them on the side,  and added some rain stones to finish it up.

For my next card I wanted to use the Flower Medallion Builder dies to create a flower. I took some plain white card stock and blended some purple and pink ink onto it, then cut the petals from that. I stamped the flower in the center of the card, then arranged the petals around it.

I used the tiny circle stamps and stamped those in between the petals, and added some sequins to the center. I used the MISTI to stamp the sentient with the same purple and pink inks to match the flowers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


  1. Congratulations, Kay! I'm so tickled for you on your guest designer spot. And boy, did they choose well. Look at these two beauties! Oh my, the colors on the first card look wonderful on the leaves. The way you've moved the color with water looks so neat. I really like the way you created the sentiment with the blend of colors. The show stopper for me is the second card. It is gorgeous! I never would have thought to do anything like that with a leaf die. The colors, the placement and even the stamping of the bitty dots. So very striking and beautiful. You are so very talented! Thanks for sharing! Big hugs! :D

  2. Cheering and applauding your GD role at N&T, and WOW! You have certainly delivered a dynamic duo of beautiful cards! The Flower Medallions shine in the ways you've showcased them, be they background patterns or focal arrangements of die cuts or transformed into an eye-catching flower! Once again, works of art...

  3. Kay these are just gorgeous! I love how luminescent the first one is, and the ombre inking on the second is so so pretty!!!

  4. Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot! Gorgeous watercoloring and I love the pink and purple color combo, Kay! Two really beautiful cards, as always...Neat & Tangled sure knew who to ask to showcase their new goodies :)
    Have a great weekend...Hugs, Barb

  5. Beautiful cards!! Your web-site is so soft and pretty too!

  6. Hi Kay! Happy St. Patty's day! I join the girls here in a big Congratulations on your guest designing. Your excitement truly comes through as you're working with different designs and products. I'm very happy for you! :) Btw, As I was looking for stenciling techniques, I came across your lovely card using the BirchForest stencil from Cutting Edge. Forgive me for sounding repetitive, but I want to thank you for not only sharing your work but helping us to learn from you. I LOVE your cards, and that's no exaggeration. Happy week to you! And my sincere thanks for your heart warming replies. All my best!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments always Stephanie! They always make me smile! I'm so glad that you enjoy my blog and that you find it helpful! ((Hugs))

  7. You've done Neat & Tangled proud Kay, these are pretty cards!!

  8. I love your loose watercolor coloring! Both cards are beautiful Kay!


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