Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Holiday baking (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

I'm really excited for today's post! We're showcasing my newest set for Neat and Tangled, Holiday Baking.



Fall and Christmas baking are my favorite: everything apple and cinnamon and warm spice. yum! I wanted to create a set that I could use to accompany the baked gifts I love to give out from now until Christmas.

I know it's mostly a holiday-themed set, but I added a little pie in there too, for Thanksgiving. ha.

I have 2 cards to show you today: one that is more Christmas-themed and the other, more fall-themed.

Holiday baking (Neat and Tangled release week)

Let's start with Christmas, because it really is my favorite! I stamped the bear (I love him holding that mixing bowl!) and colored him in with my usual brown copic combo: E30, E31 and E33.

The little mouse is holding up a candy cane, and I'm dreaming of chocolate cake with peppermint frosting!

I started out by doing an easy sponged background with the only distress oxide ink color I have so far: Broken China. Man, that stuff spreads like butter! It's really foolproof.

Holiday baking (Neat and Tangled release week)

To make the mouse-rolling pin-candy cane-image-cluster look as seamless as the bear, I went in and connected all of the lines once the images were adhered together.

A heat-embossed sentiment and some white gel pen accents and dots pulls the whole thing together.

My next card keeps to warmer fall colors:

Holiday baking (Neat and Tangled release week)

I did another sponged background, this time in yellow and orange colors, with white ink flecked on to lighten it all up.

Using the same colors for the bear, I also added in some E37 for extra depth.

The bunny is holding a hot pie. I'm assuming it's apple. Instead of giving the mouse something to hold, I have him peering into the mixing bowl. I think he's so sweet with his huge ears!

Holiday baking (Neat and Tangled release week)

The critters were adhered to the base with foam tape, as was the chunky frame and the sentiment flag. A smattering of gold sequins finishes it off.

I hope you like my cards! Let me know what you think of Holiday Baking, or tell me about your favorite thing to bake for the fall - you could win a Neat and Tangled store gift card at the end of the week.

Check out the NT blog this morning for more - CLICK!

♥.

34 comments:

  1. I love both of your cards. These animals are so sweet! I love the sentiment because my sister and I always say that my father's house smells like Christmas when he makes apple compote :)

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  2. Hi Elena, Love holiday baking, especially lots and lots of cookies, and homemade granola for hostess gifts. Your images are super cute and would be perfect for the gift tags I put on my mason jars of granola!

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  3. Adorable cards! I love your backgrounds! I love to bake cookies!

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  4. Awww such super adorable cards!! In love with these beauties :)

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  5. What sweet cards, Elena!! I always love your little animals!!

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  6. Oh, I adore both cards, and I'm in love with this set! I always love your designs!

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  7. Perfect patterned paper for the first card, it has a real peppermint feeling to it. Love the pumpkin pie background color on the second card.

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  8. I love your cute illustration style. I have most of your Neat and Tangled sets! Both card samples are adorable.

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  9. Both of your cards are the sweetest !! I might have a slight preference for the second one because of the great orange ombré background. And you're right the mouse is just sooooo adorable !! Regarding to your question, in my family we don't have a lot of baking traditions besides on the very Christmas Day.

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  10. love this cute set. Not really into baking BUT LOVE PIE!!!!!

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  11. Thanks for designing this set, the critters are adorable! Great cards the backgrounds make the animals pop! I love holiday baking!

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  12. Elena, Thank you so much for using your talents to design these amazing stamp sets! I absolutely love your style and just realized from today's post that you have probably designed some of my very favorite Neat and Tangled sets! This set will definitely be added to that list! It is so cute! Please keep up the great work! :)

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  13. Your cards are adorable! My favorite thing to bake in fall are my Apple pie bars-shortbread crust, homemade apple pie filling, and a marzipan crumble on top.

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  14. Fantastic cards Elena.
    My sister and I get together an bake ALL day for fall/Christmas and it is so much fun. Then we try to get together on another day and make our Christmas cards. (We give away a lot of our baking as gifts.)

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  15. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds you created for them. I don't bake as much as I used to for the holidays but I still enjoy making some of our traditional goodies. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  16. I am totally in love with this cute set and also your beautiful cards!!!
    Just cuteness overload.

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  17. I love your cards and this stamp set! What a cute idea for holiday cards, I must have it!!!

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  18. Darling cards! Love this fun set! Awesome coloring on your sweet cards!

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  19. So cute! I do love this set! The inking on that second one is so pretty!

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  20. Super adorable stamp set Elena! You rock, I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

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  21. Oh this set is so cute!!! I love the two cards and how you designed a fall card. I like to make sugar cookies or cupcakes with lots of sprinkles!!

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  22. Oh my!!! Your new stamp set is super cute!! Love so much your sweet cards!!!

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  23. Adorable cards Elena!! I love your new stamp set! The critters are so cute, and I love the baking theme ❤️ I love to bake for the holiday so I'm extra excited about this cute new set!!

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  24. Shepherd's Pie is my favourite dish to bake for the holidays. Love the colours you used on both cards. This is a really adorable stamp set you created.

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  25. These are adorable cards. They could be used for all sorts of occasions. I like both your cards - just think of the possibilities!

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  26. Sweet set.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  27. Lovely cards, I love this new stamp set. I don't limit cinnamon and spice to just autumn, my favorite fruit to bake with is apple and it I do it all year long!

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  28. Such cute cards! This is an adorable new set and you've shown it off beautifully! Love the mouse peering into the mixing bowl.

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  29. Love both your cards! Those critters are so sweet baking for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  30. Fabulous cards!I love the warm colors of the second one! :) Thank you for sharing :)

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  31. Both cards are absolutely adorable and I love chocolate chip pie and vanilla ice cream on top. Thanks for such a stamp set.

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