3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled’s June Release

Hello crafters! Have you seen the latest release from Neat & Tangled? There are many cute stamps and dies in their latest collection, but I am going to be focusing on using the So Fly stamp and die set, the Receding Blocks die, Dog die and Clearly Canine stamp set.

The first card I made was this fun little scene using So Fly

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release

The sweet airplane and critters made my heart melt! I stamped them with Ink on 3 Blackout ink onto Canson watercolor paper. Prima Watercolor Confections are one of my favorite watercolor brands, and I used them to color in the images. Have you ever tried the “storybook” style of watercoloring? It’s a technique I really enjoy recreating on many of my critter cards; if you watch the video above, I will walk you through how easy it is to achieve!

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release

Each of the images are popped up off my card with foam tape, including the sentiments. The greetings are stamped onto purple and teal cardstock and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe white embossing powder. To draw out the red in my card, I used Lipstick Red cardstock to make the base.

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release
Supplies Used

Neat and Tangled SO FLY Clear Stamps…
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Neat and Tangled SO FLY Dies NAT388
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing PASTEL DREAMS…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON COLLECTION…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs WILD LILAC…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release

The next card I made uses the Receding Blocks cover plate die; there is also a stencil in this same design.  I always love Neat & Tangled’s cover plate dies, as they are great for creating backgounds, textures, focal points, shakers and more. I watercolored the negative areas of the die and love the multi-colored look! If you watch the video at the top of this post, you can see how I created the clean, in-lay background with Prima Watercolor Confections.

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release

To finish the card, I paired the Hooray Words die set with the So Many Sentiments stamp set. Both of these are previously released Neat & Tangled sets, but I love being able to mix and match my older favorites with newer sets. I cut the Hooray die from Tonic Studios’ Polished Gold mirror cardstock; their mirror cardstocks are SO gorgeous and help you achieve a “foiled” with a simple pass through a die cutting machine!

Neat & Tangled also has a fun sequin mix called, Light and Luminous; I’ve been incorporating these sequins into some of my recent projects and the colors worked perfectly on this card too! I added Morning Dew Nuvo Drops into each of the sequins for a domed effect.

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release
Supplies Used

Neat and Tangled HOORAY WORD Dies NAT294
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Neat and Tangled SO MANY SENTIMENTS…
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Neat and Tangled RECEDING BLOCKS Die…
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Neat and Tangled LIGHT AND LUMINOUS…
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Tonic POLISHED GOLD Mirror Card Gloss…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs WILD LILAC…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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3M PHOTO MOUNT Spray Adhesive…
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3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release

I couldn’t pass up using the super-adorable, Dog die! This new die coordinates with the Clearly Canine stamp set, which features fun, dog-themed greetings!

I cut the dog into white cardstock and in-laid ears and facial features that were created from dark brown cardstock. I layered the entire panel over some Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow patterned paper; the colorful stripes make me so happy!

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release

The puppy’s head I colored in with just a few Copic markers; I wanted to keep this card very clean and simple, as I think this lends to the style of the dog.

There are colorful hearts around the dog, which I cut with the Simon Says Stamp Sprinkle Heart die from a Gina K. Designs 2018 cardstock colors. The sentiment from Clearly Canine is white heat embossed onto the blue cardstock in the Gina K. Designs 2018 collection.

3 Ways to Use Neat & Tangled's June Release
Supplies Used

Neat and Tangled DOG Die NAT394
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Neat and Tangled CLEARLY CANINE Clear…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Simon Says Stamp SPRINKLE HEART Wafer…
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Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW 6×6 Inch…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON COLLECTION…
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Lawn Fawn CHOCOLATE BAR Cardstock LF1573
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Copic Sketch MARKER E30 BISQUE Skin…
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Copic Sketch MARKER E000 PALE FRUIT PINK
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Copic Sketch MARKER E0000 FLORAL WHITE
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Copic Sketch MARKER e47 DARK BROWN
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Copic Sketch Marker R01 PINKISH…
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Copic Sketch Marker R00 PINKISH WHITE…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 882n
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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I hope you enjoyed all of the cards I shared today and that they inspired you to create with these new Neat & Tangled stamps and dies! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today; I’ll be back with more inspiration for you very soon!

3 Comments

  1. Joy Moss June 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina!
    Love the cards but I have to admit my favorite is the plane card! All are beautifully colored and would be perfect for a child’s birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Teresa Doyle June 25, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

    These are all so sweet. The ‘inlay’ card is awesome and the puppy is as well. I esp. like the plane card. Very well done as always.

  3. Andrea Hastilow June 24, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Fantastic, colourful cards. Thank you for explaining what story book style is as I hadn’t heard that said before. Loved all of these cards, did the sentiment stamp set that you mentioned still exist or is it retired now ?

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