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Neat & Tangled Release July Week Day 3

Hello again! It’s day 3 of the Neat and Tangled July Release Week Day 3! If you’ve been an Instagram follower, you may have seen this adorable bear in one of my sneak peaks a few days ago. This is part of today’s feature set, Schoolhouse.

This set is jaw dropping adorable! There’s way more cuteness than just this stinkin’ adorable bear and his backpack, but I’ll be saving those for some future projects. I had this chalkboard background idea swirling in my head the second I saw this set, so I wanted to share that with you today. I stamped and colored my bear with copic markers, added some details with a white gel pen, and die cut with coordinating dies.

The background was created by die cutting a piece of Ocean Tides cardstock out with the Journaling Alpha Dies in alphabetical order in random slanted directions. To create the chalkboard look, I also sponged on some white pigment ink in various places and blended it out so that they are not harsh spots. I then used white watercolor to add splatter. This piece was adhered directly onto my base A2 card.

I then heat embossed the sentiment from the set in white onto black cardstock. I trimmed the piece down to a strip to fit across my card, and adhered it with foam tape. And finally, I placed my bear in the bottom right side of the card and adhered it with foam tape.

Want to win this stamp and die set? Be sure to follow the Neat and Tangled blog and leave a comment there and here, and all the design team member blogs for extra chances to win! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more July release projects!


Supplies (to be updated with new products on Friday 7/7)

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  • Reply
    Tara Prince
    July 5, 2017 at 5:33 am

    so cute!

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    Andrea Shell
    July 5, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Fabulous card! I love the background, and that bear is so adorable!

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    Arianna Barbara
    July 5, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Awww!!! Too sweet and cute!!! <3

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    Tracy A
    July 5, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Wonderful card. I love how you die cut the alphabet into the background.

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    Amy Vitriani
    July 5, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Absolutely adorable card Keeway!! This set is so super cute!! I am in love with your background though ❤️ I would not have thought to do that, but it’s a fantastic idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Becca Yahrling
    July 5, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Love your chalkboard! Very cute design with all the alphas, too.
    And yes, this whole set is pure cuteness!

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    Sharon Gullikson
    July 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

    What a nice idea for a background. It is perfect for a school themed card.

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    Stefanie White
    July 5, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I love how detailed your card is, so much love and thought went into it! Adorable!

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    Sue LD
    July 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Cute–I like the alphabet background.

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    Dee Earnshaw
    July 5, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Lovely card. thanks for sharing:)

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    Angela W
    July 5, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I love the chalkboard feeling you created for the background of your card. It is perfect to show off this sweet little bear!

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    Pam Dunbar
    July 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    This little bear with the backpack is too cute! Love the alphabet background and the chalkboard look, great ideas!

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    Denise Bryant
    July 6, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Awesome background for that cute bear!

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    July 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Sweet card! I love the alphabetical background! And the bear and his backpack are adorable!

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    Linda Carson
    August 9, 2017 at 7:11 am

    OH that’s tooooo cute! Very creative design!

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    Mary Holshouser
    September 7, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Darling card.
    Love the background.
    The bear is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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