Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ranger Stickles Organic Flowers Card

Happy Spring everyone!!! I hope you are seeing some Spring blossoms popping up already. If not, then maybe this Spring like card keeps you until you do. Yesterday, I showed you what you can do with Ranger Stickles in the negative spaces of a die cut card, and today I have Stickles on the positive parts, or borders,  of Tim Holtz's Organic Thinlit from Sizzix.
This card took a bit more time to make and more supplies, but I wanted to point out that you can use the same type of focal image die using Stickles in either the positive or the negative areas. I am loving these types of dies...makes it more simple.
Since the positive of the die would be covered up with Stickles, I needed something for the background, so it was the new Distress Oxide Sprays from Tim and Ranger to take care of that. I misted the sprays on one at a time in different sections onto Distress Heavystock and then heat dried. Then I added more on top and misted with water while drying. They are fabulous, because you get the properties of translucent Distress which is water reactive with the properties of a permanent opaque ink as's the best of both worlds...and no mud..just layers of color. I totally love them! These colors created a soft background, perfect for this die, but for some added sunshine sheen, I misted a tiny bit of Wendy Vecchi's Mica Spray in Buttercup on top...perfect!
I added Adhesive Sheet to the back of Heavystock, and die cut the Organic Thinlet, running it through about three times to make sure all parts were cut perfectly. Then I added it on top of the background piece.
As you can see, I think I own every color of Stickles and Liquid Pearls, so it takes me a second to select my colors, LOL! I also prepared my card base, corrugated kraft and a gold piece of shimmer cardstock. I had a piece of Tim's Crinkle Ribbon already colored with Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stain as well.
I used one color at a time to fill in the positive portions of the die, starting with two new colors of Stickles, Grapefruit and Sunburst. I used a toothpick to pick up any Stickles that spilled over into the negative areas...probably should have waited to adhere the die until after to avoid that. I did this at night so it had lots of time to dry. The next morning, I mounted this onto the gold cardstock, tied the ribbon, and mounted onto the corrugate base. I added a tiny tag that I handwrote the sentiment on, and then decided it needed more. I added the Idea-ology Butterfly, and even added some Stickles on it.
(Craft Sheet, Heat Tool, Die Cut Machine, Toothpick)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray Stain: Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray: Buttercup
-Ranger Adhesive Sheets, Adhesive Clear Foam Tape
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Organic
-Ranger Stickles: Sunburst, Grapefruit, Orange Slice, Pink Flamingo, Thistle, Enchanted, Lavender, Mystic Green, Firefly, Seafoam
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Butterfly Adornment
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Fossilized Amber
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Gold Shimmer Cardstock, Corrugated Card Base, Tiny Tag, Brown Permanent Marker

Easter projects are in full bloom here, so it won't be long until I'm back. 
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Wonderful, wonderful card. Spring is springing here and we have lots of blossoming trees, so your card looks the real thing. Hugs, Valerie

  2. I loved your card yesterday but I really, really love this one, the colours look amazing. I have pinned this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Oh, my goodness, Anita! This is a labor of love, but oh, so worth that gorgeous shimmery sparkle! Love this, and wish I could pin it, but for some reason I'm unable to pin anything anymore...:(. "She said 'that's a lot of money to spend on crafts (stickles/LP's), and I knew we could never be friends." Tim H., Snarky Hugs to you!

  4. Love love love the gorgeous colors and texture on this card! Anita. Such a stunning creation! :)

  5. you are making Stickles cool again! LOL I love that delicious inky background with the sparkly branches and blooms. And...a toothpick? That's the sort of craziness that I would fall into! LOL Really lovely, my friend! xo


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