Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You're Pretty ... Awesome!

Hi, guys!  It's Andrea with you today, and I have some cute (if I do say so myself! ;) ) encouragement cards featuring several products from Neat & Tangled.  While I was making these, I thought these would also make great Valentine's Day cards for kiddos or even Teacher Appreciation cards for the kids to give their teachers.  The possibilities are endless!

These cards started with those cutie pies from Neat & Tangled's Better Together set.  After coloring them with Copics, I die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I added some highlights with a white gel pen and covered the girl's dress with clear Wink of Stella.

For both backgrounds, I used Neat & Tangled's Hexastar Stencil and Distress Oxide inks, coordinating each background with the colors of the image.  For the cute girl, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide and blended over the stencil with my blending tool, and for the boy, I combined Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides.  To the empty spaces, I stamped a heart from Neat & Tangled's Say Yes to Donuts.

Once my backgrounds were dry, I used my MISTI to stamp the large sentiment from Neat & Tangled's You're Pretty set with Versamark.  I used silver embossing powder for the girl card and gold embossing powder for the boy one.  Onto strips of black cardstock, I stamped a companion sentiment from You're Pretty and heat-embossed them in white.  After adhering my backgrounds to black cards, I added my sentiment strips and popped up the cute kiddos with foam tape.  To finish the card, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the stamped hearts.

Thank you for stopping by!  


  1. Super sweet cards! I think I am going to have to use that background technique soon.

  2. Thank you! So glad I could inspire you!

  3. Oh my goodness ! These are so adorable and gorgeous !