Shimmer Watercolor + Neat & Tangled and Cosmo Cricket Collaboration

Hi friends, it’s Nina-Marie here with you, sharing a fun set of cards that feature the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Art Deck papers, along with some of the newest Neat & Tangled stamps and dies!

I created three different cards using the Art Deck papers and I even have a video tutorial for you, showing how I did it! Each card shares the same technique, which is shimmer watercoloring with Distress Inks.

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In the video below, I’ll be showing you how I created my own shimmer watercolors to paint over the emboss-resist patterns that are printed onto the Art Deck papers.

This first card features this stunning flower, which looks amazing once colored in with the watercolors.

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I paired the flower with the new Doily Tag die and a sentiment from the Celebrate stamp set (both new products from Neat & Tangled).

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My second card showcases the fun “dream big” constellation-styled sentiment that had a ton of gold dots surrounding it. This immediately made me decide I needed to create a galaxy background for this paper.

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I paired this paper with the Scored Shapes dies from Neat & Tangled… the dimension of these stars popping off the galaxy looks fabulous!

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My final card features this encouragement quote that has some beautiful gold foiling on some of the letters.

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To see how all of these cards came together, be sure to watch the video below! If you enjoy, please give it a big thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!




Looking for more Neat & Tangled inspiration? Check out some of my most recent posts featuring Neat & Tangled products! 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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2 Responses

  1. Miriam Prantner says:

    These are fantastic! You did an amazing job with this collaboration! I love these cards/combinations!

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