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Hi Hollowers!

What a post we have for you today.  Neat & Tangled sent me their March release to play with ahead of our affiliation.  In the interests of full disclosure they sent these to me free of charge and I was free to use them as I wished.  I was over the moon with my happy mail and had so much fun coming up with these four cards for you.  Stencils seem to be launching all over the place at the moment so I wanted to show you some different ways to use them.  I quickly grabbed my oxide inks and my favourite blending tools and got to work!  First of all Neat & Tangled have a fantastic giveaway for you…a  $15 giftcard to use on their web shop, just leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite set from Neat & Tangled is before Midnight EST on March 14th 2017.  The winner will be drawn at random and announced on tomorrows (Wednesday’s) facebook live.

If you have never shopped at Neat and Tangled, I know you are going to love them, they have a great range of different styles to suit lots of tastes.  Just click our Neat & Tangled icon on the right sidebar so they know you came from the Hollow. I can’t wait to use some of the other items they sent me from this months launch in some more tutorials for you!  Today however, I have chosen this lovely geometric stencil alongside the good vibes stamp set, its such a lovely stamp set; I can’t wait to send these out as happy mail! Here are the four cards we are going to make….

Sometimes I have to admit Mr HH is really good at photography! He took this lovely shot with the oxides and my favourite blending tools and it’s just stunning! I love using barbers brushes as I can control the color better than any other tool and no harsh lines, plus I can wash them out over and over as they are built to deal with water while shaving!

So for the first card I decided to show you some basic blending, starting with two primary colours in the corner and the mixed colour in the middle…

Then we are going to make perfect stripes in the order of the rainbow (yes I had to sing the song on the video to get it right!)….

Third we are going to go against the grain a little, this stencil is so geometric with its straight lines that I had to see how it looked with the contrast of circles, so i’m showing you how to make your own layering stencils….

Finally, I had to try this stencil on black with my oxides; it comes out great, Mr HH likens it to some retro gaming vibe or something from outer space, next time I would flick some white ink over it to give it more of a galaxy feel!

So now you need a tutorial to create your own, if you haven’t heat embossed before click here to go to our ToolTurial….

So which was your favourite? I’m still in love the black, I can’t get over how well the oxides show up!  Simon Says Stamp has Distress Oxides back in stock so I have linked them up for you, just click the icon to go to the shop…


Wow! That was a lot of creating and my hands are pretty inky, should come off by the weekend! Thanks for stopping by for another launch post, be sure to check back tomorrow for another post and we will show you some more ways to use your oxides!

Happy Stamping!