Thursday, August 13, 2015

Neat and Tangled Blog Hop (Day 4)

Hello friends!
I am super excited to join the fun over Neat and Tangled's 3rd birthday celebration. This fabulous stamp company has really blossomed over the last 3 years in front of our eyes! I am happy to mention that I was their first guest designer when Danielle started her company. Danielle's handwriting and cute designs have won many stampers' hearts, mine included. I am thrilled to be part of this celebration blog hop.

In addition to all the fun of the hop, there is a surprise release! Neat and Tangled got 2 new stamp sets, 2 new dies, and 7 new colors of Lucy's Shaker Mixes!  
All products are available NOW in the shop!
 
For my 1st project, I am using Heart of Gold stamp set.  This stamp also comes with a die! Yes, you may want that die, but the stamp...
This stamp is oh. so. FUN, let me tell ya!
you have a heart of gold
This new stamp set is a MUST if you love coloring. You can use your new ZIG markers,  Color Burst, Brusho or any watercoloring medium (Peerless, Distress Inks/markers, Spectrum Aquas...). OR, you can totally just color it with the good old color pencils!
I took out my favorite medium-Alcohol Inks. Recently I had purchased this Pool Alcohol Ink and I was itching to use it. This stamp set just gave me that perfect opportunity. With the Blending Solution and alcohol inks on the ink applicator, I applied all the favorite colors on the back of the vellum and then gold embossed the heart image on the front. EASY! I added the splatter, tiny glitter and hand-stitched the heart across with the gold thread. DONE! I think the mix of colors and droplets from the alcohol inks give this handmade card such an alluring effect.

My 2nd card was created with "Happiest Birthday"
 I made my card with this little simple technique called masking :)
Happiest birthday to you
I first colored the cute little bear with Spectrum Aqua without using water! I love the choice of colors I get from these marker. I added a speck of red with the very fine thin tip from these markers. I stamped one bear image and two gift boxes as the masks. It really is easy to do. All you need to do is just "dive in and create"!
 
Let's not forget to mention the prizes!!
Prizes:(1) $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop; (2) $50 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long .
Hash tag:  Please use #neatandtangled #neatandtangledbirthday 
and 

Here is the blog hop order for today.
                          Virginia Lu<---- you are here

And if you like prizes, I also have a huge giveaway right here in my blog. 


One of my prizes is a $25 gift card to Neat and Tangled Shop!
 This is my personal thanks to Neat and Tangled as I want to share the love.

Please check the top right side bar or see details here!
Lastly, I want to thank Danielle for inviting me to be part of this lovely celebration. 
Happy 3rd birthday, Neat and Tangled! 
Thanks for stopping by!

138 comments:

loulou said...

WOW!! Your heart is absolutely amazing Virginia. It looks like a gorgeous piece of jewellery. I'm puttin away the watercolours and blowing the dust of my alcohol inks. If I can make something one fifth as beautiful I'll be overjoyed.

Miriam Prantner said...

That heart looks AMAZING!!!! Love the alcohol inks, the stitching, the sprinkle of stars, FANTASTIC! And I love all the masking on the second one too! Great job!

Kim Faucher said...

This is AMAZING!!! So very pretty!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous duo, Virginia ... that little bear with all his gifts is so fun and cute ... and oh my, that heart ... it's stunning ... love every little bit of it! Anita :)

Dee Jay said...

Love your heart of gold card.

Sonya said...

Oh, your cards are stunning!! The heart is so beautiful. First time I've seen the stamp rather than the die. And the bear with all those presents is such a great idea!

An'Jenic G. said...

Oh my that heart is beautiful. I love the colors and the sequins is perfect. Great idea to add some splatters. Lastly I love the use of the present with your bears card.

jan metcalf said...

Your heart is so beautiful!! Love all the little details, stitching, sequins, the color from the alcohol inks!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful cards! Your heart card is stunning!

~amy~ said...

yay Virginia!!!! Your work is FABulous!!!

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Virginia! I never thought to do alcohol inks on vellum. Going to give that a try! It's such a perfect technique for this beautiful star! And what a fun birthday card!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are amazing and sooo sweet!! Love!

Annette Allen said...

wow love these both.. the first one is amazing..

Tess Hackett said...

What fun cards! I really like the card with the heart and the blended colors and splatters. So pretty and fun. #neatandtangledbirthday

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE both your cards, Virginia! That heart is amazing!

Houses Built of Cards said...

OH my goodness - Virginia, that first card is BREATHTAKING!!! I am speechless - SOOOO beautiful! The second one is darling too, but that first one stole the show!!!

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Susanne Vargas said...

Wow! You really rocked that heart set (which is on my wish list)! And the little bear card is adorable!

Laurie Brown said...

Awesome cards! So fun and cheerful!!!

Susan Wareham said...

Love your card ideas, using the alcohol inks which I forget about. Thanks for sharing.

Amante del Papel said...

My goodnes Virginia, your first card is stunning! I love the color and the touch of gold!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Amazing cards ! The colorful heart on first one is stunner !

stamping sue said...

Beautiful card! like all the color you did with the heart.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen Lai said...

As always, gorgeous gorgeous cards! I love the colored velum heart! love love love!:) the second bear card is just too cute!!!

Crystal DeJesus said...

Wow great cards! I really love the pile of gifts behind the bear, wish I had a pile like that on my bday!

cm said...

Oh myyyyyyyy! Virginia, your multifaceted heart sets my heart racing! Absolutely gorgeous! The colours, the wee bits of 'confetti' the gold embossing! Swooning! Your 'dive in and create' bear-and-gifts card is a-dor-a-ble! The expression on his face is simply toooo cute!
Hugs~c

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Your heart card is very beautiful

Noreen said...

I love the way the splatters match the colors in the heart, and the clever way you attached the heart to the card.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Beastybunny said...

The heart card is stunning! Love the colors behind the heart and the speckles of color! Gorgeous!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOOW!! Just AWESOME!! LOVING this Design and the FUN Colors!! SWOON!! MAKES ME HAPPY!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Alcohol Inks and vellum... gotta try that! Beautiful result on that gorgeous heart! And your bear and presents card is adorable!

Laura Norris said...

Love your cards, Virginia!! The heart is amazing, and I love the stack of presents behind the cute bear!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are amazing! The alcohol inks of that heart are gorgeous, it almost makes me sorry I got rid of mine. But they are too messy for me. That little bear is adorable, love that card!

Sue McRae said...

Love that vellum heart with the sprinkling of sequins!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

amarie said...

Nice idea

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! I especially LOVE your heart card:)Great new release.

Michelle said...

Wow.... two beautiful projects! LOVE the alcohol inked heart!!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Beautiful cards! Love that heart!

KariL said...

Wow Virginia your cards are amazing! Your heart design with the alcohol inks is just beautiful. The bear with all the presents stacked behind him is hilarious! I just love the confetti you added to the top. It looks like he is having a raging birthday party! Thanks for the inspiration!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Aww Virginia, your first card look like stain-glass! I love your coloring! TFS

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Virginia, your cards are sweet. The first one is so lovely and the second one is just plain FUN! Love them!

Frozenstamper said...

Love your cards, Virginia! That little bear looks so cute with all those presents!

snazzyjj said...

I haven't use alcohol inks in forever. Yours turnout so beautiful - love the confetti and gold with it.

Jocelyn Olson said...

These cards are amazing, Virginia! The heart looks incredible! I love the idea of using alcohol inks!! Your masking on the second card is fabulous! You rocked these stamps and dies!

"glow" said...

hi virginia... love luv LUV this first card especially... i have not experimented with alcohol inks yet :0 i know, thats purty strange of me:) but it is always worth my while to stop by.. and to comment where i know you appreciate us all.... some others have that talent too:)...and that is quickly felt... thanks for the gr8 share..

Sandy said...

Love your cards! The Hearts of Gold card is just too beautiful.

cghundley said...

Beautiful heart with
the colors and embossing!
Your second card is cute.
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the stack of presents behind the little bear.
The heart of gold is beautiful.
thanks for sharing some delightful cards.

conil said...

I've been eyeing this release a lot over the last couple of days. After seeing you gorgeous renditions, I'm off to make some purchases.

BeverlyBL said...

I love the coloring on the back of vellum technique idea. It's just beautiful. Like how you stacked the presents. That little bear sure seems happy with his haul.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

sigh... this card makes my hear sing... so beautiful Virginia! Hugs!!!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Great job on your cards! I really like the look of the heart og gold card!

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards! The heart is especially stunning!

Amy C. said...

Your heart card especially caught my eye...gorgeous! Love the new heart die.

graham Brand said...

Two FANTASTIC cards. LOVE the Heart of Gold.

Cheryl H said...

I love your vellum coloring! and the masking is crazy good! Love both of them :D

Renee M said...

Wow, your heart card is especially lovely! And the bear card is very fun :)

Jean Bullock said...

Super cute cards. Love the beautiful watercolor background you made for the gold heart and the bear card is delightful. I love the fun colors and layers you used. Well done.

Donna Cala said...

I love the heart. It is wonderful to see you work your magic coloring the heart. It turned out fantastic.

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors on the vellum/gold heart. I like the colorful presents on the cute bear card.

Kathy M said...

Beautiful background

Анна Изотова said...

Love your cards! You're super talented :)

Alexandra Madison said...

Beautiful cards! Great techniques! You did a super job showcasing the new products!

Ruth G said...

I love the watercolory heart - so pretty with the stitching and the confetti! The card with the bear and the stack of gifts is so cute! I love the yellow confetti and sequins above, also! Thanks so much for sharing!

Taunya Butler said...

Virginia, you beautiful lady, you!! You have made cards that I just adore and think have such uniqueness and individuality to them!! Love the stitching on the heart card and how cool that turned out!! And that cutest, funnest bear looks real happy with that pile of gifts!! So awesome - you are so amazing!!! Have a wonderful day!!

Sandra Schroeder said...

WOW. You heart card is is just so amazing and I love the masking to add all the presents on your second card. Great job all around.

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Virginia ~ Awesome cards!! I truly LOVE the Heart of Gold stamp and die set and was blown away by the way you did your card. Alcohol inks on the back and then heat embossing were perfect for this set but then to add the stitching, glitter and splatter was genius! Fantabulous design!!! The Happiest Birthday set is sweet and endearing and I like the way you added stacks of gifts by masking. Stamping confetti and adding sequins bring it all together. Well done!!

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY TO NEAT & TANGLED!!

Shirley said...

Love your cards! Especially the first card...the sentiment is PERFECT with the heart die and gold embossing.

Torrie said...

Stunning details. Great cards!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love both your cards! The watercolored heart with gold is stunning and the pile of presents with the bear is super cute too!

HolyLise said...

So adorable, so incredibly adorable!!! Love both of your cards!!!

Judy said...

Your cards are so nice. Love your heart of gold card, nice job on the gold stitches. Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

No surprise Danielle had you join the hop, Virginia--wonderfully designed cards! You & that alcohol ink--comes out so great! You're making me go try it again!

Liz O. said...

love the vellum heart! looks like stained glass! Very creative background love that you stamped the gifts on bold colors and the confetti on the same color as the card base! TFS Virginia!

irisesther54 said...

Great cards. The colors on the heart are amazing. And I just love the bear.

Parker said...

Love the background of the Heart of Gold card, and the other card makes me smile. Everytime I see this cutie of a bear, I smile.

Megan said...

I've never tried the alcohol inks, but I love the look you got on the first card!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Wonderful cards! I adore the color choices and vibrant backgrounds for both cards!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love your cards! Your heart is gorgeous and how cute is your 2nd card- adorable!!!

hthole said...

Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Dacy said...

I really like your Heart of Gold card. The technique using alcohol inks on vellum make the colors softer and I love those tiny glitters. Your birthday card is so cute with the bear standing in front of all those packages. Great designs. Nice job!!!

D.Ann C said...

Oohh... those alcohol inks on the back of vellum make that heart just gorgeous!

Laurie B. said...

LOVE how you colored the heart

Sandy Ross said...

WOW so many awesome ways to use these stamps!!! Wonderful inspiration!!!

pcm said...

i love that heart!

C said...

absolutely LOVE the first card!

Kathy Wright said...

Beautiful cards!

bzyPTmom said...

I love that heart die, and that you used alcohol inks on vellum, how cool! The bear is cute too--thanks for sharing!

Angeline Choo said...

Both your cards are just amazing but the heart die card is my favorite !! Oh those colors are just so beautiful on the heart die.

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! That gorgeous touch of gold makes your card look so classy! Beautiful!

Irene Grau said...

Fun cards! I enjoy my Spectrum Aquas too.

Lorelle said...

Love your watercoloring.

Deborah Vasel said...

Both cards are superb! I especially love the heart!

Lisa said...

Both are fabulous cards Virginia! I'm swooning over the first one. It looks like what you might see through a heart shaped kaleidoscope!!

Clemente Batan said...

I love your heart card. Nice coloring on the reverse side of the vellum using alcohol inks. I'll try this one time but I might have to try another medium since I don't have alcohol inks.

jcobb said...

Your heart is just beautiful...really love the coloring. And that is the happiest teddy anywhere, surrounded by all those gifts!

Marsha Freer said...

Very cute!!

LAURIE VAN PARYS said...

I LOVE the heart card - I think you could do soooooo many things with that die!

Ginger Geilman said...

Beautiful heart - love the way you colored that!

Brandi R said...

LOVE the first card! The colors are super YUM! The second....I just LOVE that bear ♥

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Arlene said...

What whimsical treats! Yes, the cards are treats.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Super duper adorable Virginia! I love the stitching detail!

Angela said...

I love the heart of gold stamp set, but your bear in front of all the presents is adorable!

Rachael Brown said...

gorgeous cards!!! I love the embossing of the Heart of Gold stamp!!!!

mimi said...

Wow, awesome cards, love the shaker card

ScrappyTeacher said...

I really like how many different ways there are to use the heart stamp and die! Lovely!!

Кристина Косякова said...

Virginia, this cards look so wonderful!

stempelwelt said...

That first card is AMAZING!! I love everything about it!!!

Shona Chambers said...

So excited to see you as part of the N&T birthday hop. Your cards are fantastic, especially your heart, the colouring is phenomenal!!!!! And your little bear with all his presents looks very pleased with himself!! Yay you!

Anja Curvers said...

Oooohhhh this is breathtaking love both of them but that heart is so, so beautiful. TFS.

Olena Yurevych said...

Amazing cards !

Judie said...

Wow what gorgeous cards! The heart of gold...wow!!

halak shah said...

Wow! That stitching and the sequins on the card look fabulous! ^__^ I love that you used alcohol inks, I have always been worried about using them, this is exactly the kind of inspiration I needed to use the ink set I bought but never dared to use! Thank you! <3

sharrilou said...

Your card is gorgeous and you are so sweet to share.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS and BEARY CUTE cards Virginia!!!
WOW - your vellum heart looks STUNNING - LOVE the facets and LOVE your alcohol ink MAGIC!!!
As for your birthday card, well the bear is SO CUTE and the sentiment sweet, together they make me SMILE, LOVE the scene you have created :)
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY & CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Nancy Richards said...

Loving both your cards! The first one is amazing! It looks so delicate and ethereal ~ love the gold thread. The second is just so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Tasha Freeman said...

Your heart card is stunning! I love that technique and must try it!

Rebecca said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the colors!

Satori said...

Love both cards! The heart has beautiful colours underneath, while the bear's abundance of gifts shows a humorous side!

Deepti said...

In love with this :)

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Amazing!!!! I love your first card - the coloring is magnificent and the stitching is just perfect! I love any card that has stitching on it because it gives the card lecture and a "WOW" factor.

Jill said...

Your heart card is just so pretty and that little bear is so darn cute!!!!!

Fatma said...

Great cards,

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my goodness that heart is breathtaking!!! Fabulous cards, Virginia!

Helen Gullett said...

Your heart of gold card is amazing!!!!!! WOW!

Nikki said...

That heart card is fabulous!

Linda S. said...

Goodness, that "Heart" stamp is striking. My favorite coloration that I have seen so far. I did not realize until reading that the heart was created from vellum. Outstanding work!

sandie said...

love your take on these

Dawn Y. said...

Oh, Virginia! Today's card is just lovely! The Heart of Gold and Zig markers are a perfect combination. So inspired!
♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Lucy said...

Your heart card is so gorgeous!
Now, I really want the heart stamp and I
think I need the heart die too :-)
That bear card is adorable!

Jessica H said...

Wow...great cards!! I had to do a double-take to see if that first one was a shaker!! Gorgeous!!

Leah said...

I absolutely adore your sequin heart and the happy confetti!

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. I love that heart.

Brithzi said...

Virginia, your Heart of Gold card is absolutely stunning. Thanks for the tip on using alcohol inks on vellum. Your birthday card is adorable.

Cynthia J Faulkner said...

That vellum heart is just amazingly beautiful. Love the idea!

jessica said...

Such gorgeous cards!!!!
LOVE that stunning heart!!!

Team Clark said...

That heart is absolutely FABULOUS! Wow and I love what you created with it! Oh what a happy day! Pick me Virginia! ;0