Neat & Tangled Reveal Day #3

Hey there everyone! Today is day three of the Neat & Tangled July release and I am so excited to share my card with you featuring the adorable Mermazing stamp and die set, the Falling Circles stamp AND the Square Thoughts stamp set! Lots of really fun products used in this card, and I think you’re going to love them as much as I do!


The Falling Circles stamp set is a fun one that can be used in so many ways! However, I thought it would be perfect to use as bubbles when paired up with the Mermazing stamp set; the result looks super cool, especially in real life when you can see the iridescent sparkle I added to those circles!  Unfortunately camera’s don’t capture those sparkling details as beautifully as they really look.

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I started off my card by creating the underwater background; I used many layers of Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks to achieve the intense, variegated look you see in the pictures, and that took quite a bit of time. It was so worth it though! I love how the layers create multiple depths of color and add a bunch of interest to this card. The application of the distress ink was done with an ink blending tool and I also added water droplets using my Distress Sprayer.

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After the background was created (and the ink was throughly dried), I heat embossed the Falling Circles pattern along the bottom portion to create the illusion of bubbles floating up towards the surface of the water (because in my imagination that’s what I think it looks like!). For the embossing powder I used Wow’s Clear Hologram Sparkle powder, and the beautiful iridescent shimmer looks so pretty on top of the water!

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Next it was time to stamp and color the images from the Mermazing stamp set; I stamped them all onto white cardstock and used Copic markers to color everything in. I’ll list out the colors below for reference if you are interested in the color combinations:

  • mermaid: Y000, Y21, Y28 (hair), E0000, E00, E02, RV00 (skin and blush), YG41, G02, G03 (top), RV00, RV23, RV66, Y00, Y02, YG41, G02, BV0000, BV01 (fins and tail)
  • whale: BV0000, BV31, BV01, BV04, YG41, G02, RV00
  • seahorse: Y000, Y02, YR00, YR12, YR04, RV00, RV23, YG41
  • fish: YG41, G02, G03, BV01, BV04, Y00, Y02, RV00, RV23
  • seashells: RV00, RV23, RV55, YG41, G02, Go3
  • starfish: Y00, Y02, Y21
  • water droplets: BG0000, BG01, BG53, BG57, BG05

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I die cut all the images out using the coordinating dies, and layered them up onto my background. I also die cut a sandy hill to be the ocean floor (colored with E51, E53, E33, E35) using a stitched border die.

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Finally, I stamped a sentiment using the Square Thoughts set; this was white heat embossed onto vellum. I also added some embellishments using some of the new sequins from the Ocean Waves mix (also from Neat & Tangled), as well as Nuvo Crystal Droplets. The Nuvo Crystal Droplets is like Glossy Accents, but so far I think I like the Nuvo’s better!

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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 July release products will be available for purchase starting July 8th and all winners from this week’s giveaways will be announced that same day on the Neat & Tangled blog.



Looking for more Neat & Tangled inspiration? Check out some of these most recent cards and videos featuring Neat & Tangled stamps, dies and stencils! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog 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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17 Responses

  1. Awww!!!! Your card is so sweet!!! Love it!

  2. Rosali says:

    Oh my Gosh!! Can’t even describe how much I love this card! SOO much-I’m telling ya! ;) It’s just too pretty with all the amazing colors!!

  3. Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Nina, this is so pretty with all of the bright, beautiful color and adorable images. Just fantastic.

  4. Christy Q says:

    Wow!! The sea background is just AMAZING!! love the blending you did to achieve the realistic look.

  5. Mary-Anne V. says:

    This is such a gorgeous scene. Love this little Mermaid and all her watery friends.

  6. i just LOVE release week!

  7. mandalj says:

    That’s a truly beautiful background for your lovely card!

  8. Brilliant colours. Love it.



  9. irisesther54 says:

    This is so cute. Love the way you colored the mermaid.

  10. Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous card, full
    of fun! Love the coloring
    and the whale.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous card! I love the background you created (it was worth the time spent!) with those intense colors! Beautiful result! Wonderful details on the coloring of the sweet mermaid and the rest of the magical scene too! What a treat for someone to receive this special birthday greeting in the mail!

  12. Karen B. says:

    What a cool and pretty card!

  13. Sue D says:

    Love the rich colors.

  14. Samantha M says:

    um…WOW!! this is incredible!! that rainbow mermaid tail – SO AWESOME!!! i’m in LOVE!!!! the colors are so vibrant and striking – i can’t even believe this card! love!!

  15. D.Ann C says:

    Beautiful! Love your mad coloring skills!!

  16. Becca Yahrling says:

    Your talent at coloring is just AWE-mazing! It gets me every time! Fabulous & beautiful card.

  17. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Love your sweet card!!!

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