Hi there crafty friends! Welcome back to the third day of the Neat & Tangled October release! Are you enjoying this month’s release as much as I am???!!!


Today we are releasing some more fun stamp and die sets and I’ve used the Cowbell stamp set to create a playful birthday card!


Apparently “cowbell” is a popular catchphrase… I never heard of it before though so I had to look it up and find out what it actually meant! Haha!

I stamped the cowbell image multiple times around a piece of watercolor paper and then used my Zig Clean Color markers to create a loose, watercolor look. I think messy watercoloring is really fun to create and adds a lot of interest to a simple design.


There is a lot going on in this card, so I needed to create a way to add separation to the sentiment from the background. To do this, I added some white ink blending around where the sentiment was going to be placed; the ink I used was Unicorn White from Hero Arts.

Doing this allowed me to be able to stamp the sentiment in both blue and gray dye inks and kept the sentiments from becoming “lost” in the background.

To finish the card off, I added some splatters of pewter Distress Spray, and covered those splatters with Glossy Accents for a bit of shine and dimension. The watercolor panel is also mounted onto gray cardstock and a gray cardbase.




Before you go…!

Do you want a chance to win the some of the new goodies from this month’s release??? Leave a comment over on the Neat & Tangled blog for a chance to win! All October release products will be available for purchase starting October 14th and all winners from this week’s giveaways will be announced that same day on the Neat & Tangled blog.



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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