Tag Archives: Ranger

Mom!

30 Apr

Joining the Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog this week, I created a card using the Doodletype and Cindy Loo cartridge. The challenge, “Mom’s the Word,” was to include a mom word in a card for Mother’s Day. I have a fab mom and a wonderful Mother-in-law so I need two cards. This is the first:

One of my favorite color combos is pink and brown. I first chose the diamond/rose patterned paper that lies under the brown frame. Since the roses had a creamy sheen so I added a bit of a yellow underneath the letters and with the brown filigree. Things just came together from there.

Here is a close up of the medallion and flower.

Important Stuff
Papers Candelight Harlequin Roses, Rose Pink Fondant (Flair); Yellow (K&Co.)
Die Cuts Doodletype Font and Medallion Cindy Loo (Cricut)
Embellishments Mystical Mauve glitter (Sparkle and Sprinkle), Nut Brown sprinkles (Flower Soft), Quickie Glue (Sakura)

Other Stuff PVA glue, pink ribbon, silk flower, brown cardstock

Thanks Berry Much

5 Apr

I love this little stamp and when I saw the colors from Color Throwdown last week, I knew I would use it with some die cut strawberries. Check out this grouping of colors:

I turned those colors into this card.

Lots of die cuts adorn this card but the fun fringe around the red mat was made by those shredding scissors…how fun is that?

Here’s a little close-up.

As always, thanks for stopping by…have a berry special day. Eli

Important Stuff
Papers 80# Basis Black Cardstock (Cutcardstock.com), Patterned papers (K&Co)
Stamp/Ink Perfect Medium ink (Ranger), Stampabilities Thanks Berry Much stamp (Crafts Etc.)
Tools S4-161 Labels One, S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabitlites Petite, S4-266 Assorted Fresh Fruit (Spellbinders)
Embellishments Black Gingham ribbon (Bazzill), Mini Glue Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff Black embossing powder, dot ribbon, sandpaper, black flower brads, PVA Glue

A Friend Loves

3 Apr

Proverbs 17:17 says, “A Friend Loves at all Times,” and this quote inspired the project of a journal/thank you gift for a friend. I used the colors and Floral inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room blog challenge this week. I love the colors, patterns and bird images in this.

Here is my interpretation with a 7×7″ journal:

I love how this came together, especially this patterned paper by K&Co. Yummy!! The addition of a stamped bird, layered flowers and beautiful ribbon, really brought it to a completion and I think my friend will be blessed by it…I hope so! Here are a couple more images for your enjoyment!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!!!

Important Stuff
Papers Patterned paper (K&Co); Blue, Yellow and Pink cardstock (Wausau), Creatology chipboard frame (Michael’s)
Stamp/Tools Tim Holtz Bird Stamp (Stampers Anonymous), Air Brush System (Copic), Bint-it-All binding system, 1/2″ black wire, Wire cutters (Zutter), I2-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities, S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilties, S4-247 Labels Twelve (Spellbinders)
Ink/Colorants Stampology Onyx ink (Autumn Leaves); Sketch Markers B32 Pale Blue, E0000 Floral White, YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink, B-39 Prussian Blue (Copic); Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger)
Adhesives Zip Dry (Beacon Adhesives), Glue Dots mini, pop-up (Glue Dots), 3D-Dots (EK Success)

Other Stuff Green cardstock, brads, silk flowers, green organza ribbon

Thoughts and Prayers (two)

20 Mar

I bought this stamp recently and I seem to be drawn to it. I have a lot of friends who are either facing challenges themselves or they know someone in their family who is. So I need some cards with this sentiment.

Today’s card was inspired by Color Throwdown. Featuring this blend of colors:

{By the way, they look a lot like my header colors…} This is what came from the inspiration.

I kept the card simple with the stamped image as the focal point but I finally created the ever-popular spiral flowers using the Peony die template from Spellbinders. I has hears they were easy and I do agree but it takes a little bit of finessing to get it to look just how you want.

After cutting the spiral, I glued a little cone from the middle and then put in a brad. I used the brad’s “teeth” to spin the flower into shape. To keep the flower in place, I used two Glue Dots on the back.

Important Stuff
Papers Purple Cardstock, green vellum (Prism), Green patterned paper (Memory Makers)
Stamp/Colorants Thoughts and Prayers (Stampendous), Black ink (Ranger), Sketch Y19 Napoli Yellow (Copic)
Embellishments S4-190 Labels Four, S4-193 Peony , S4-229 Labels Five (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Citrus Brads (Hot off the Press)
Adhesives Zip Dry (Beacon Adhesives), Glue Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff Watercolor/text patterned paper

Thoughts and Prayers

15 Mar

I haven’t been over to Card Positioning System in a while but this sketch is so fabulous (#209)

This card came to be fairly quickly. Although the central image changed a few times, I think the final design works well.

Two techniques that I think are worth a second look: Stenciled butterfly and box pleated ribbon.

1) After cutting the butterfly, I laid a stencil on top of it and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. A light mist is best and after drying more layers can be added. Simple but maybe something you hadn’t thought of before.

This technique, placed over patterned paper makes it somewhat subdued but it provides a lovely addition to the vellum

2) Box pleating is an elegant but different way to bring texture to a ribbon. Folding it is like creating two Z’s that face back-to-back. I toyed with different ways to glue the pleats together but finally decided on stapling. It worked and I tucked the stapled edge under the edge of the mat.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to try a new technique.

Important Stuff
Papers Paisley patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye), Clear Vellum (WorldWin)
Stamp/Ink Thoughts and Prayers stamp (Stampendous), Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Stencil (Heritage Handcrafts), Heidi Grace Orange dot ribbon (EK Success), Black Gingham ribbon (Bazzill Basics)
Adhesives Glue Dots (Glue Dots), 3D Adhesive squares (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)

Other Stuff Red line tape, PVA glue, stapler and staples

Cross card

12 Mar

I just got a new stamp by Inkadinkado and needed to give it a run. I stamped it a few times and used atyou Spica glitter pens to color the images. The inspiration to complete the card came from The Shabby Tea Room for this week.

It reminded me of St. Patrick’s Day, so I used the new cross stamp to create this card.

From the next image, you can see the sparkles a bit better, both from the glitter pens and from the Glossy Accents I used to cover the cross.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by…

Important Stuff
Paper Opal metallic paper (Cutcardstock.com)
Tools Corner punch (We R Memory Keepers), Scoring Tool (Martha Stewart)
Stamp and Colorants Inkadinkadoo Cross stamp (EK Success), Black Archival ink (Ranger), atyou Spica glitter pens: Buttermilk, Gold, Mint, Garnet, Olive (Copic)
Adhesives Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff White organza ribbon, PVA Glue, white cardstock

 

 

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dream BIG card

10 Mar

I’m trying a new challenge today: Colour Q. Each week the team provides a photo and color scheme that inspires their designers to  create their own interpretations. They are working on week #75:

I love these vibrant, intense colors. What fun they bring.

I really had a fab time creating this. After choosing some papers, I decided the cake die cut would be a fun place to start.

The Cricut did the trick and then a few acrylic paints made the rest of the work a great adventure: cherries on top, blue icing, polka dots…fun, fun, fun! The sticker, which had a slick surface (not so good for stamping), was treated to some scratching with a craft knife and then to a stamped sentiment. Next, the BIG was covered with Glossy Accents and allowed to dry. A border of yellow, cut and embossed, topped the polka dot patterned paper. A few layers and a little Distress ink completed the look!

Now all I have to do is send it to a fabulous friend who is having a birthday this week.

Cheers, Thanks for stopping by today. Come again soon!

Important Stuff
Papers Neenah Solar White Classic Linen paper (Cutcardstock.com), Chloe’s Closet orange dot and flower sticker (Making Memories), Blue polka dot (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps and Die Cuts Studio g Dream Big stamp (Hampton Art), Cricut Spring in Paris Cartridge (Provo Craft)
Colorants Stampology Turquoise ink (Autumn Leaves), Lumiere Crimson and Burnt Orange metallic paints (Jacquard), Adirondack Acrylics Stream, Orange Marmalade Distress Ink (Ranger)
Adhesives 3D Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L), Glossy Accents (Ranger) PVA Glue (Lineco),

Other Stuff Star sequin, blue cardstock, yellow patterned paper

With Sympathy

4 Mar

Using the colors from Color Throwdown (#131)

I created a simple and elegant sympathy card. I always try to keep a few on-hand.

I love going over to the Graphics Fairy to look for images. My faves are the vintage black-and-whites (so I can color them.)

To create this card, I printed the image and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I cut out the image and then die cut a vellum sentiment. I added it, with the aid of a brad and a couple of mini Glue Dots. I highlighted the pink roses with Stickles, let the image dry and added it to the card. I capped it all off with a lovely silk ribbon bow.

Important Stuff
Paper Neenah Natural Cardstock (CutCardStock.com)
Image Digital frame graphic (The Graphics Fairy)
Accessories Fruit Punch Stickles (Ranger), Vellum card sentiment (JoAnn’s)
Colorants Sketch B16 Cyanine Blue, B41 Powder Blue, G40 Dim Green, RV19 Pale Pink (Copic)

Other Stuff Ivory satin Ribbon, white brad

Beauty butterfly card

6 Feb

Here is another installment in my application for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team. Check out the call here. And you can see my first project, an altered CD case, here. Both of the projects were inspired by a beautiful pink/black polka dot tea set.

This card was a much more artistic interpretation while the first project was more literal for me. Here is today’s installation!

When I create a “collage” look, I like to keep layering elements, moving them around, adding things, letting others go…until I’m happy with it and then I glue it all down. I know that may sound like “Duh!” but most of the time, when I’m creating, I start gluing things down so they don’t slide around and then get locked into a simpler design. So it takes some restraint on my part to create this kind of design. It is a good exercise for me.

Here’s one more look, a close-up, that shows some of the shimmer from the dusting of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Ooh, la, la!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Important Stuff
Paper Pink patterned (K&Co.)
Colorants B41 Powder Blue, C0 Cool Gray 0, C10 Cool Gray 10, G21 Lime Green, R85 Rose Red, RV10 Pale Pink (Copic), Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Tools Airbrush System (Copic), Wizard, Butterfly die template (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Perfume Atomizer image (Graphics Fairy blog), Heart topped pin (Jo-Ann’s), Embossing Template (Heritage Handcrafts), Postage stamps (SkyBluePink.com), Letter stickers (Making Memories)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff Black and pink cardstocks, beads, silk flowers

LOVE chipboard album

20 Jan

Today I want to share a project, LOVE chipboard album, that was inspired by the Shabby Tea Room (one of my new favorite haunts for challenges). The theme, “White and Bright” was enhanced by this photo inspiration:

I love the idea of white or cream in layers but I find it a challenge. I created the cover of this little album over 2 days, switching elements around until I came up with this design.

Here are a few tips on how to create some of the techniques in it.

  • Use recycled snack boxes or cereal boxes as the base of each page and use PVA Glue to adhere metallic papers to either side.
  • To distress the edges, go over them with the crease of a pair of scissors or use a single blade directly on the edge.
  • To bring out the distressed look, ink the edges of the pages. {Not sure how this fits the White and Bright theme but I just couldn’t leave them “naked.”}

  • Next, check out the design of the inner pages. By the way, the album is 4½x6″ so you can get four pages out of a 12×12″ piece of cardstock.

Important Stuff
Papers Opal Stardream Metallics, Natural White cardstocks (CutCardstock.com); Patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye)
Tools Wizard, S7-017 On the Vine Border Grand, S4-214 Eyelet Borderabilities Petite, S4-210 Lattice Pendant; S4-167 Flowers-retired (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Cricut, Jubilee Cartridge, Embossing Sleeve (Provo Craft); Crop-a-Dial punch (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments atyou Spica Gold glitter pen (Copic); 1/8″ Metallic thread (Kreinik); Perfect Medium, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Inking Tool (Ranger); Cosmic Opaque Opaline Embossing Powder (Sparkle and Sprinkle)

Other Stuff “O” Rings,