Thursday, August 15, 2013

Neat and Tangled Birthday Blog Hop - Giveaway!!!

Good morning! Excited this morning to be hopping along with Little Tangles and celebrating Neat and Tangled's 1st birthday one more time! If you just hopped over from Katie's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened along, you will want to head over to the Little Tangles blog to start at the beginning! I know there is going to be tons of fun inspiration - and a beyond fabulous prize!!!

Here is my card I made to share for today's hop:


The theme of our hop is the same as the new challenge: let's eat cake! - which is open until September 1st - I hope you will play along!


For my card, I found this fun inspiration photo on Pinterest - and immediately knew what I wanted to make:

{I'm not sure where the original image is - so I can't give proper credit! Sorry!}

So, I pulled out my Sketchy Cupcakes stamp set, used my MFT ink to stamp the reverse side of each piece of the image on my watercolor paper, then blended them with a water brush. After they dried, I stamped the outlines in black ink (I used just the bottom of the plain dollop of frosting, and then rounded the edges in a little with my trusty black craft pen), and added the cute little smiley face.


I stamped the sentiment (only inking half of the second part to use the word I wanted) and stamped it double to make it a little more dark and sketchy looking. Added a couple of sequins (Pretty Pretty Pink Satin, Lemon Satin, and Ocean Breeze Satin), some jute twine, and attached to a watercolor paper cardbase with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop along the way is Mary Dawn - make sure and hop there next to see what inspiration she has waiting for you! You are going to want to leave a comment before you leave though - because look at what one lucky person is going to win:


An entire first year release collection of Neat and Tangled Stamps!!! And 2 others will win a $5 gift certificate to Neat and Tangled! All I can say is WOW!!! You have until August 24th to leave your comments - winners will be announced August 25th. 

{{{I also have a little giveaway that includes a set of Neat and Tangled stamps - click HERE or just scroll down}}}

Have a great day - and fun hopping!!!

64 comments:

  1. wow totally love how you colored the cupcake.. super cute card..

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  2. Heather, your watercolered cupcake looks delish! I love seeing your inspiration too!

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  3. Very cute. I like how you stamped the cupcake and the addition of sequins.

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  4. Love the cute, bright cupcake!!

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  5. love the watercolor look! very CUTE!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this fun hop. Your card is sweet with the watercolors. Nice design and sentiment. :)

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  7. I love your card super cute.

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  8. Adorable...love the water colour technique!!

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  9. Cute card, love your water colors!

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  10. Such an eye-catching water-coloured cupcake; and with a face like that, guaranteed to have a very long 'life'! Darling+++
    c

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  11. I love the technique you used for this!!!! :)

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  12. Very clever technique! I will have to give that one a try! Love the card!

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  13. YUM!! Love your Pinterest-inspired cupcake card, Heather!

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  14. Such a fun card! Love the colors you used! So bright and cheery .

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  15. Heather, this is so cute!! I love the water color effect and the colors are perfect! ~Hugs, Saundra

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  16. Very clever - love how you used the inspiration!

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  17. Love how that watercolor cupcake turned out. Genius using the back of the cupcake stamp for the colors.

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  18. Love the watercolors. :)and the colors too

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  19. Love the use of colors! Very creative.

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  20. What a fantastic use of trendy water coloring with brights!

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  21. LOVE those bright cheery colors.

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  22. This is so cute! I love the coloring of the cupcake you did!

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  23. Awesome idea for the coloring.... Who would have thought that coloring outside the lines could be so cool. Great way to think "outside" the box. TFS

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  24. Love the colors and how it was colored.

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  25. Love these cheery colors. Awesome execution of your inspiration piece, too.

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  26. awesome card!! love the sequins and the watercolor! and that bittie bow at the bottom is perfect!! i really couldn't love this card more! it's fantastic! i want to craft right now!

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  27. Really cute card. Love how you colored outside the lines...my new favorite thing to do!

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  28. SUPER sweet card Heather - fabulously finished with sequins!!

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  29. OMG miss thang! This is beyond fabulous!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ it!

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  30. What a perfect Pinspiration! Your card is just perfect. I love it!

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  31. Spectacular card! I am just now beginning to try watercolors (well, first time since I was 8 yrs old!) on my cards and so I am soaking up every watercolor card I see for tips and techniques! TFS.
    <3 J

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  32. I need to get my hands on this stamp set! Thanks for such a great opportunity at a wonderful giveaway...

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  33. Sweet card! Love the 'back' and 'front' stamping technique. Perfectly happy colors too. Love this. Bev

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  34. Another fun card! Love the colors.

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  35. Great idea to create the watercolour outline followed by the line stamp. Thanks for the chance.

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  36. Such a cute card! Love the watercolor technique you used!

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  37. Such a wonderful card thank you for sharing

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  38. what a cute sketchy, colorful cupcake. cute enough to eat up! thanks for hopping along with us!

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  39. Lovely card, love the colorful cupcake! TFS

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  40. How sweet!! I love the colors!!
    ~Emily
    resinjewelry.blogspot.com

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  41. The watercoloring looks so cool.

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  42. Wow great colors and a very pretty card love it.

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  43. Wowza....love that saturated color....gotta give this a try! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!!!!

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  44. WOW!!! i LOVE how you inked your cute cupcake :)

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  45. OH MY!! I love that adorable bright little cupcake!

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  46. So cute!! I LOVE how you colored the cupcake!! He is sooo cute!!

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  47. The colors blended together look really pretty! I love the little sequin accents too.

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  48. That watercolor cupcake is pure GENIUS!!!! LOVE IT!

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  49. Oh my goodness I love this! Fabulous idea!

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  50. Your inspiration photo and card are both great. Love the colors.

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  51. What a GREAT card Heather! Love that sweet cupcake!!!
    Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to Neat and Tangled!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  52. Great technique for the little cupcake! Must try that soon.. Really love your card; it's just so bright and happy. Really love N&T stamps too! Bev

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  53. Heather, Super cute card! I love that little cupcake! I love the colors you chose and that the sequin match your ink. Thank you for the details on how you achieved the watercolor background, I would never have thought to use the reverse side of a stamp. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. CUte card! I love the watercolor! !

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  55. Cute watercolored card! Congrats on the first year!

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