Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Tall Scene Card Featuring Neat & Tangled

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Hi friends, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today, sharing a brand new Studio Monday tutorial! Today I will be featuring Neat & Tangled products as I show you how to go outside the box of a standard A2 sized card and create larger scenes!

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In today’s video we’ll be using the Big Top birthday stamp and die sets, the Journaling Alpha dies, and the Falling Circles stamp set; a combination of the newest stamp and dies sets from Neat & Tangled’s two most-recent releases! The Big Top Birthday sets are going to be the “stars of the show” (no pun intended!), but the additions of the Journaling Alpha and Falling Circle sets are an important “supporting cast”, what helps bring this scene to life!

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I colored the images on this card with Copic markers and used fairly easy shading on most of the pieces simply because the images are on the smaller side. It also illustrates the point of not needing to have lots of markers in your stash to create stunning, colored images!

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For those of you interested in the color combinations I used, I have them listed down below and in the video during the coloring process.

  • girl: BG01, BG53, BG57, RV00, RV93, YR30, YR23 (dress); C5, C7, R37, R59 (shoes); YR20, YR30, YR31, YR23 (hair); E0000, E00, E21 RV00, RV93 (skin);  BG0000, BG01, RV00, RV23, RV93 (balloon)
  • boy: W1, W3, W00 (shirt); R37, R59, W1, W00, C5, C7, YR30, YR23 (pants and belt); C5, C7 (shoes); E0000, E00, E21, RV00, RV93 (skin); E35, E57, E47 (hair)
  • lion: YR20, YR30, YR31, YR23, E35, RV00, RV93
  • bear: E35, E57, E47, E0000, E00, BG01, BG53, R37, R59
  • pedestal: BG01, BG53, BG57, R37, R59, W00, W1, W3
  • banner: R37, W1, W00, W3
  • party hat: YR30, YR23, R37, R59, BG01, BG53

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The card, as you can see, is much taller than the standard A2 size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″); this is because I not only wanted to do something different, but I also felt that the larger size fit the design of the card that I had in mind. Never feel that you have to create cards a certain size; cards can as small or large as you prefer! I think it’s fun to create cards of all shapes and sizes; something a bit unexpected! :)

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So to see how I put this card together, be sure to watch the video below or on our Youtube channel! If you enjoy, please give the video a big thumbs up and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven’t already, so that you don’t miss any of our weekly inspiration videos!




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  1. Such an adorable & fun card, I love the yellow stamped background! I really enjoyed your video too, it is so helpful for me to see how you put all your elements together, what you use etc… and to watch the colouring.

  2. What a bright, cheerful, cute and adorably fun card! This card will definitely put a long lasting smile on the face of the recipient!

  3. Loved the technique you used for the background of your card! Now you have inspired me to try it!

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