Neat & Tangled Reveal Day #4

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to day four of the Neat & Tangled May release week! Today I am sharing a fun, square shaped card that features the new Stitched Starburst dies and Fractal Cloud stamps and dies.


I did what I call some “freestyle watercoloring” techniques on this card for today. Watercoloring – and card making in general – is supposed to be fun. We shouldn’t have to stress about our artwork not looking like “so-and-so’s” art because we each see and create things in our own unique way. And we ALL make beautiful things!
Freestyle Watercolor Sky Scene_5

The purpose of doing my “freestyle” watercoloring today is to show you that by just having fun, playing around with your mediums and not stressing too much about how it looks, you can create something beautiful that will make someone smile. I used Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolors to do all my painting and I think you’re going to really enjoy the techniques I am sharing in the video I’ve created for you!

Freestyle Watercolor Sky Scene_2

Be sure to check out the video below or over on my YouTube channel to see how I created these cards! If you enjoy, please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel; I post new videos every week!




And before you go… Do you want a chance to win the some of the new goodies from this month’s release??? Leave a comment on this post, as well as the other Neat & Tangled design team blogs (listed on the Neat & Tangled blog) to be entered into the giveaway! All May release products will be available for purchase starting May 20th and all winners from this week’s giveaways will be announced that same day on the Neat & Tangled blog.



If you enjoyed today’s card, be sure to check out some of my other most recent birthday themed cards! Click on the photos below to be take to the corresponding posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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19 Responses

  1. Patricia Nikkila says:

    Love the bright colors! I’ve been trying watercoloring. It’s contageous.

  2. TracyM #6773 says:

    PRETTY pair of cards Nina-Marie!!!
    LOVE your EXCITING watercolouring and design!!!
    … I’m trying to make multiples of my cards this year and think your card is a WONDERFUL way to make multiples and still have them be one-of-a-kind-awesome too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Such pretty colors and textures! Love the dies you used!

  4. mandalj says:

    Such a beautiful card – the colours and sentiment are so uplifting!

  5. Andrea Shell says:

    Beautiful card! I love the watercoloring, the sentiment, and the graphic style.

  6. 4hetty says:

    Inspiring video tutorial and absolutely wonderful card.

  7. Sue D says:

    Love the sentiment and the bright colors.

  8. Daisies Girl says:

    Gorgeous – bursting with color and just capturing the way I feel about Sunny days that turn cloudy!! Such a refreshingly beautiful card!!

  9. D.Ann C says:

    It’s amazing how those clouds look even more diamond-like!

  10. christine canfield says:

    you made those clouds look even more faceted!

  11. Aslin Santiago says:

    WOW!! I definitely LOVED your technique here!! I don’t own any Neat and Tangle products so far (since I’m a beginner) but I just LOVE that sun and clouds!!

  12. Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous coloring and
    a great style!
    Carla from Utah

  13. Awww!!! Your card is stunning! Love it!!!

  14. Sue D. says:

    Great card – I love the use of just primary colors; it’s striking!

  15. Very lovely watercolor catd as usual. Thanks for the video.

  16. *Vicki* says:

    Love your impressionistic watercolor Nina!! Great use of the die too! :)

  17. Karen B. says:

    These turned out great! I would like to try it myself.

  18. Miriam Prantner says:

    Gorgeous! Love the variegated look you get from that loose watercoloring!

  19. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Love it, the watercoloring is so fun!

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