Hi crafty friends - and new crafty friends! Welcome to my stop on the super fun blog hop we're having to celebrate the 5th birthday of Neat & Tangled Stamps! WOOOOHOOOOO! Big congratulations to Danielle and her entire crew for achieving this milestone in business. Neat & Tangled stamps are so cute, fun and innovative. I was so excited to be asked to participate in the big hop this week! And, it is a BIG hop! Five days worth of hopping to be exact! CLICK HERE to go to the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all the news for the entire week. The blog hop coincides with an awesome new product release, and I'm using all new products today on my card. Lots of color and lots of Copic Coloring (which I love!) If you're new to my blog - welcome! Glad to have you here! Maybe you've arrived from my friend Yana's blog?
My card today features the Wild Ones stamp set! The most adorable animals all ready to celebrate a birthday. I had a blast coloring all the images. I couldn't decide which animals I wanted to use....So I used them all! Haha. I started with an A2 card base in crisp white. Next I stamped and die cut out all the animals for coloring. I made a distress ink background too... Details later in my post. Let's go!
It's been a while since I sat and colored and it felt really good! I put on some music and got out my Copic Markers and relaxed and enjoyed the process. I used really bright vivid colors for a happy card. When I put the animals onto the card I used foam tape to pop them up a bit. You can see in this photo that I added a second cake to make that part pop even more. This is a fun trick to add a bit of impact to your card. After I was done coloring, I used a white gel pen to add a few accents.
This cute sentiment fit perfectly at the top of my card. I used rich black ink and it looks nice on top of the soft blue I think. I used some sequins for shine! It is a birthday card after all! The more bling, the better!
To make the background I started with thick white cardstock (see supply links). I used three shades of Distress Inks (Citron, Glass and Pistachio) and layered on the colors with ink blending tools. Once I had the inks blended the way I wanted them I splattered blue ink with a water brush for some speckles. I hit the paper with a heat tool to dry the speckles and then splattered on white ink over that! Finally I used a water sprayer to soften everything. I love how it came out! These are my favorite colors!
Who doesn't love a turtle in a party hat? I mean really! How cute is he???
PRIZE ALERT PRIZE ALERT PRIZE ALERT!
Neat & Tangles is doing some BIG GIVEAWAYS! (1) $100 Gift Certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop chosen from commenters along hop and (2) $50 Gift Certificates to the Neat and Tangled shop chosen from commenters along the week long hop! Also, a Surprise giveaway on the Neat & Tangled Instagram page and the Neat & Tangled Facebook Page. LOTS of chances to win a wonderful prize! To enter to win be sure to leave comments all along the hop all week long! Winners will be announced Sunday, August 13th.
Your next stop on today's hop is the super fabulous Lydia Fiedler! Have fun hopping, and have a wonderful day! XOXO
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