Crafty Comeback Party - Day 8 - Neat & Tangled + Guest Designer Giveaway

Happy Wednesday!  It's the middle of the week, and I hope you have had a great one so far!  I STILL haven't put up my fall decorations...it needs to happen this weekend!  Thankfully I keep them up through Thanksgiving, so they will still get a good bit of time on display.  So, that is for sure on my to do list for the weekend!

We are at day 8 of my Crafty Comeback Party, and today I am featuring Neat & Tangled.  The Neat & Tangled stamp designs have a beautiful hand drawn feel to them, and stamp with a perfectly crisp impression.  Not to mention....the dies!!  I think it is well known that I am a lover of dies, and Neat & Tangled dies do not disappoint!  They are amazing!

I decided to keep with a Thanksgiving theme for my cards today.  I chose to use a rainbow color palette, but muted the tones to give it a more autumnal & rich feel.  I really love how they came together, and I hope you do to!  Check them out!



I can't even begin to explain how excited I am that this card turned out!  While I was in the process of making it, I wasn't so sure.  Lol!  It just goes to show that the process isn't always pretty, but the outcome is pretty fantastic.  Isn't that how life can be, too?


 To create the rainbow leaf, I started out by stamping the Oak Leaf stamp to Strathmore Bristol art paper in Antique Linen distress ink.  Then I just started to add watercolor free hand into each section.  I used 5 different distress ink colors, and they are all linked below.  In order to keep it organized, I actually stamped the leaf to scrap paper and labeled which color I wanted each section to be.  This way I had a guide before starting so that I would be less likely to make a mistake!  {By the way - I did make a few.  But, it didn't devastate the project, and it still turned out.}

When the watercolor was dry, I cut it out using the matching Oak Leaf diecuts, cutting the top layer from gold glitter cardstock.  

Then I layered everything to the card front using dimensional adhesive.  I kept the card extremely simple in design so that the watercolor leaf could steal the show!  


 For my second card I created another rainbow colored watercolor leaf, but heat embossed the Maple Leaf stamp set this time.


I kept this one a little bright and airy, and stamped/watercolored the leaf image to Ranger Watercolor paper.  I love the bright white of this paper - I've been using it for awhile now, and it is still my favorite!

It didn't really show up in photographs, but I misted the watercolor background with white Heidi Swapp color shine to give it a nice shimmer.  It is a really nice touch to such a simple card!


As usual, I used some jewels from my stash to embellish!  You can always switch these out for enamel dots or any round type of embellishment if bling isn't your thing!


I just love how these autumn cards turned out!  You will not regret adding any of these amazing Neat & Tangled products to your stash - I foresee myself using them over & over again!



GIVEAWAY
We are doing something a little different for the Neat & Tangled giveaway!  Danielle would like to offer up a Guest Designer spot to one lucky cardmaker who participates in my Crafty Comeback party!!  You will get to play along with Neat & Tangled and their creative team in a future month, and she will send you the new products for that release!!  You guys - how awesome is this?!!


HOW TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post. **Required**
2. Link a NEWLY created card to the link list below that best defines your style!   **Required**
**Neat & Tangled product is not required to enter.  If you have some and want to use it - then please do so!  But this challenge is more about sharing your amazing style with us!**

LINK YOUR PROJECTS HERE:



Facebook will be a great way to stay tuned in to this month long party & all the giveaways, so be sure to LIKE my page and then hit the FOLLOW button right next to it! :)

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Comments

  1. The colourful leaf is stunning against the dark card stock. The second card is just so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Your cards are beautiful! I love those stamps!

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  3. Really gorgeous cards. They look like lovely stained glass!

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  4. Gorgeous autumn cards! Love the leaves... I have the oak leaf stamp, and I plan to get the coordinating die to go with it! Beautiful colors on your cards!

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  5. What STUNNING cards!! I love the beautiful leaves and your card designs!!

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  6. I LOVE how you used these! Especially that Oak Leaf card, swoonworthy!

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  7. These cards have very different styles but there are equally beautiful!

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  8. This oak leaf is so pretty
    and your cards with it are
    gorgeous! Love the colors.
    I linked up a Fall card I made.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Love your layering style!! So inspirational to me! And wow, what a great prize from Danielle!!

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  10. Your cards are Beautiful! I especially love the oak leaf one!
    Putting up fall decorations is on my to-do list, too.

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  11. Beautiful. Love the autumn rainbow colors.

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  12. That dark card is awesome. The colors really pop with that background and the gold and embellishments are just right.

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  13. Both beautiful fall cards. The rainbow colours behind the gold glitter overlay die cut looks amazing! Love rainbow cards.

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  14. I would lov3 to post a card, but I don’t have a website to link to. Enjoying your comeback

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  15. Your faceted leaves are gorgeous with their rich autumn palette! Stained glass...that's what comes to my mind! LOVE!
    ~carol

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  16. WOW.. what a great comeback! How amazing to be featured with Neat & Tangled! WOW

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  17. Beautiful work Lea, the oak tree leaf and maple leaf are two of my favorite from Neat and Tangled!

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  18. I love the colors on these leaves! Beautiful!

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  19. The black background is so striking! Just beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful cards, and you are right, they do look like stained glass!

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  21. So pretty, I love all of the colors! I'm linking up some cards with that oak leaf too, thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  22. SO pretty! I love the jewel tones for fall. The leaves look like stained glass they're so beautiful :)

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  23. That richly colored leaf on the dark cardstock is breathtaking!

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  24. Both of your Neat & Tangled cards are very pretty with the muted rainbow colors.
    My favorite is the "So Very Blessed" card. There is just something about a black
    card that is bold and striking! :) Thank you for sharing your crafty creations with
    us.

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  25. Wonderful cards! I love the rainbow leaves!

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  26. Amazing cards -- the Neat & Tangled leaves are among my favorite stamps/dies! I really love how you watercolored the black base card - it's very stunning!

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  27. GORGEOUS cards!
    WOW - your leaves are a rainbow of AWESOME, a labour of LOVE, well and truly worth the effort - LOVE them BOTH!

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  28. gorgeous!!! Love that bit of gold with the rainbow colors!!!

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  29. Both cards are amazing, but I especially love the bright, vibrant colors against the black background!

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  30. Love the brilliant colors on your leaves. Fabulous cards!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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