Monday, October 16, 2017

Witches Brew Halloween Thickboard Tag for Ranger

Hello All! Today, I have a tutorial over on the Ranger Blog, for making this Thickboard Witches Brew Tag. It's loaded with tons of Ranger products, as well as Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz, and Dyan Reaveley goodies. I hope you check it out! 
Thanks for looking, and I'll be back soon with some more Halloween FUN!
 I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lookout Eyes Mixed Media Ink Palette Card

Hi Crafters! I'm back again this month, bringing you my last card that was featured in the Ranger Booth at Creativation this year. This one uses Tim Holtz's Distress Mixed Media Ink Palette. Thanks for all the comments and love on the last two posts! Enjoy!
I cut four pieces of Specialty Stamping Paper, into 2x2.5 inches. I stamped the eye images in each of the four colors in the Ink Palette, and dried them with a heat tool. Then I stamped the eye image on a piece of scrap and cut it out to use as a mask. I masked off each eye, and stamped the Newsprint image over each eye using the same color inks as on each eye. Then I dried.
I mounted each eye onto coordinating colors of cardstock. Then I foam taped those onto a blue cardstock base.
For the base of the card, I cut more Specialty Stamping Paper. I laid the palette onto the craft sheet and rubbed all the ink colors onto it. Then I misted the inks with alcohol, since they are Archival based, alcohol allows them to move. I placed the card into the wet inks and rubbed it around to lift up the colors.
Once dried, I stamped the Floret image over the card with Black Soot Archival from the palette, and dried it.
I rubbed the blue Distress Crayon into the recessed areas of the quote band, and remove the excess with a rag so that the crayon stayed inside to bring out the wording more. I also used the crayon to watercolor in the eyes, before adding Glossy Accents to them. I attached the linen ribbon to the quote band and card, and then mounted the card on the base piece. Finally, I adhered the nailheads on.

I'm working on Halloween projects, so I'll be back soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Birthday Star Distress Crayons Card

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Today, I have another card...just one more to go...that I made for the Ranger Ink Booth at Creativation this year, made Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I so enjoyed making this, and it was a pretty fast make. Hope you like it! Oh...I apologize for the large watermarks on the tutorial photos...didn't realize I did it and saved it before it was too late.
I covered two pieces of card size black cardstock with Matte Distress Glaze Medium.
Using my finger, I covered both cards with several colors of Distress Crayon. I placed various stencils on top of the cards, and used a damp rag to remove the stenciled images I wanted. I love this technique!
I die cut the stars from the extra piece to use as embellishment, and have a few for another project.
I outlined some of the stenciled images with white pen, and then used the cap of White Picket Fence along with the paint to make circles on the card and stars.
I used the crayons to draw stripes on some Crinkle Ribbon, and misted it with water. Then I rubbed and crinkled it up, and let it dry.
I mounted the star on white cardstock, misted  it with Brushed Pewter Mica Spray, added the sentiment, and tied on the ribbon, before sewing around the card. Then I adhered the card on more white cardstock. I added the metal star to the ribbon to finish it up.
I have one more card to show you from the show. Until then, thank you so much for looking!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!