Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ranger Mixed Media Powders Barnwood Wall and Funky Bouquet Card

Hi everyone! Today, I have one of the six cards I made for the Ranger booth at Creativation last month. This one uses Ranger's relatively new Mixed Media Powders, which I have come to love. They are mixtures of colors, grain sizes, and even grain luminosity so you have some shiny and some matte. They make for very cool textures on larger projects, and even can be used on detailed parts like these Funky Florals from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I hope you enjoy!
I knew I wanted to create a barnwood wall of sorts with the powders, so I began by inking three of Tim's Distress Woodgrain Cardstock pieces with Distress Embossing Ink and then sprinkling a little of the Hammered powder here and there on each and heat embossed. Then I added the Bone powder to one sheet, the Scarlet to another, and the Sea to the last piece, layering them on top of the already melted Hammered.
Layering and then heating the powders made for a really distressed look, and I was hooked.
I trimmed the pieces either one inch or 1/2 inch, inked the edges with Coffee Archival, attached Tiny Fasteners to an end, and then adhered the pieces onto a Kraft Cardstock base, alternating colors and sizes to make the barnwood wall look.
Using pieces of Kraft, Mixed Media Cardstock, and Tim's Metallic Kraft Stock, I die cut a bunch of parts from his Sizzix Funky Florals 2 and 3, and the 'hello' from Shadow Script 2. Then I inked parts of them with more Embossing Ink and applied either Lime, Bone, Sea, or Scarlet to parts of the die cuts and heat embossed them. Some pieces I did nothing to. Then I layered them up into a bouquet and added the Idea-ology Linen Trimming. I mounted the card on corrugate for even more texture.
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
-Ranger Mixed Media Powder: Hammered, Bone, Sea, Scarlet, Lime
-Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee
-Ranger Surfaces: Mixed Media Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tiny Fasteners, Linen Trimming
-Vintaj Hole Punch
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Stock: Confections, Jewels
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlets: Funky Floral #2, Funky Floral #3, Shadow Script #2
-Ranger Multi Matte Medium, Adhesive Strips
-Corrugated Board

I have five more cards to show you from the show, and I'll be spreading them out over the next few months. Thank you so much for stopping by, and as always... 
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Ooh, wow - those embossed wood panels are completely scrumptious! Love the "nails" holding them down, and the fabulous glossy flower bouquet.
    Alison x

  2. This is SO beautiful Anita! I am a huge fan of the planked look and love how you've alternated colors here and your bouquet is a fabulous finishing touch. Big hugs, Autumn

  3. The barnwood wall background is fantastic Anita, I just adore the red and the sea colours, they combine beautifully and your bouquet is stunning! Love! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Such a great way to use the powders Anita, those wood panels are the perfect backdrop and the colours are delightful xxx

  5. Wonderful card, the background is really fabulous, wow. Thanks for your visit on my blog! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  6. I love anything patriotic, so this is right up my alley! Love the 'painted barnwood planks' to set the scene for that gorgeous bouquet! Fabulous make!


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