Posts tagged ‘Ranger Archival ink’

December 14, 2013

Paper craft project no. 99: Happy holidays

2013-12-14 CAS Happy Holidays
Hello! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I’m hoping to be done wrapping gifts and making cards this weekend and aiming to get everything mailed no later than Tuesday — fingers (and toes) crossed! Here’s one of several cards I made last night. On watercolor paper (Canson), I stamped paint brushes, ink spatters, ink blots, and a funky Christmas tree (STAMPlorations) in 3 different Ranger archival inks: jet black, emerald green, and sienna. Then on scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the scalloped snowflake in Versamark watermark ink 3 times then embossed them in different embossing powders: jaded pearl, detail copper, and detail gold (Stampendous). Then I fussy cut the embossed snowflakes and adhered them to my card base using foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black (Memento) on the lower right and finished the card by rounding off one corner with my corner rounder punch.

I based the layout of this card on the CAS(E) This Sketch #57. I was also inspired by the photo over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #75 (the Christmas tree and color — which gave me a good excuse to use sienna/burnt amber, copper, and gold, as they all give me a warm feeling/glow.) And since my focal images are snowflakes, they fit 4 more of my favorite challenges: CASology #74: Snowflake, Addicted to CAS #28: Snowflakes, CAS-ual Fridays #123: Let It Snow, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let It Snow.



Stamps – Winter Wonderland (Fiskars); Holiday Artsy and Oh, Christmas Tree! (STAMPlorations)
Inks – Emerald Green, Sienna, Jet Black (Ranger Archival); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper – 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper (Canson)
Also – Jade Pearl, Detail Gold, Detail Copper embossing powders (Stampendous); Versamark watermark ink pad; heat tool (Ranger); foam dots; corner rounder punch

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’re keeping warm!


November 17, 2013

Paper craft project no. 81: Live, love, laugh

2013-11-16 Live love laugh
This card (4.5″ by 6″) is one of my more artsy cards. I haven’t played with my distress markers in a while so I decided to devote the weekend to using them in my projects.


For the card base, I used 140-lb cold-pressed watercolor paper by Canson and two STAMPlorations stamp sets — Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds and the new Live Love Laugh in the Vignette series. I created the background by layer stamping several stamps in jet black (Ranger Archival ink). Then I colored over the area with distress markers (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, broken china, faded jeans). I loaded my brush with water and swiped it onto the paper to spread and blend the colors to create a watercolor effect.

Next, I cut out a rectangle from watercolor paper, ran it through my Cuttlebug using the torn notebook die (Sizzix/TH On The Edge), rounded off the two bottom corners, and stamped the sentiment. I ran the distressing tool around the edges of the paper before sponging some distress inks (antique linen, vintage photo, old paper) on it. Finished the card off by adhering the die-cut to the center at an angle.

I used the sketch on CAS(E) this Sketch #54 as my inspiration for the card and I’m linking it up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Got Ink?, Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #71: Anything Goes, and Addicted to CAS – Code Word: Anniversary.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


November 15, 2013

Paper craft project no. 80: Joy

2013-11-13 Joy
Here’s an A2 card I made for the challenge that Nonni is hosting over at her blog. It’s called My Christmas Card Challenge #2: Christmas Cards Out of Scraps/Old Stash. This is the perfect challenge for you if you’ve been wanting to get rid of all those scraps you’ve been accumulating. While you’re there on Nonni’s blog, please check out the amazing cards by the other DT members :-)

006 ohchristmastree-preview copyTo create this card, I randomly stamped the funky Christmas tree and sentiment on my card base in crushed olive distress ink and sienna archival ink, respectively. (The stamps are from the Oh, Christmas Tree! set.)

For my inchie squares, I found scraps of Christmas cardstock from last year in my stash. I used a Sizzix Sizzlit square die to cut out the squares. That is, I had to bust out my Tag-Along because I was close to having a meltdown couldn’t find my square punch after 3 full days of searching for it everywhere.

(After I got done with the card, I was so frustrated with myself that I had launched into a full tirade of how frustrating it is to not be able to find things I need when I need them. My husband, bless his heart, simply listened and waited patiently until I was done acting like a shrew ran out of steam. Then he asked me what my square punch looks like and went out to look for it. And what do you know, he found it in one of my containers after only 5 minutes of looking! The same container I’ve looked into a bajillion times!)

Anyway, I stuck the die cut squares on a piece of kraft cardstock (again, from my scrap stash). The dimensional cardstock sticker (K&Company) is a couple of years old and is in a ziplock bag where I keep Christmas-related supplies. I finished the card by drawing the border with my Sakura Micron pen.

I’m linking this card to the following:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderfully creative day!


October 4, 2013

Paper craft project no. 65: Jesus – every knee bows at His name

2013-10-03 Jesus - every knee bows at His name

Here is another A2 card I made for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. The card is based on a sketch. For this card, I thought I’d do the emboss resist technique again that I did for Tuesday’s card here. I very much enjoyed the technique. I stamped the distressed floral swirl stamp in embossing ink all over the card base. I used clear embossing powder and then heat embossed. Next, I sponged peeled paint distress ink all over and then vintage photo distress ink on the edges and on the floral swirls. This gave the card that shabby vintage look. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Jesus is the Reason stamp set on white cardstock, rounded two corners, and lightly sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink. I used washi tape to create a “break” in the card before adhering the sentiment with foam dots. Lastly, I affixed 3 cream-colored paper brads. Here’s the sketch:

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:

Stamps: distressed floral swirl, sentiment (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); peeled paint, vintage photo ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); clear embossing powder (Zing!); heat tool (Ranger Inkssentials); washi tape (K&Company); paper brads (Candi); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!


October 4, 2013

Paper craft project no. 64: Fright night

2013-10-03 CAS Fright Night

Here is an A2 card I made for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. It’s based on a sketch. For this card, I used a couple of Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge dies from Sizzix and thin dies from QuicKutz, and stamps from the Boo! set from STAMPlorations™. I colored the images with markers. The argyle/diamond background stamp is from Stampin’ Up. Here’s the sketch:

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:

Stamps: jack-o-lantern, crow, sentiment (STAMPlorations); argyle/diamond background (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); dusty concord, spiced marmalade ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: dandelion, tangelo (Memento markers); vintage photo, brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz Distress markers; textured cardstock (DCWV); dies (Sizzix, QuicKutz); cuttlebug (ProvoCraft); corner rounder punch (EK Success); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)


September 30, 2013

Paper craft project no. 62: Thankful for everything

2013-09-27 CAS Thankful for everything
Here’s an autumn-themed A2 card I made a couple of days ago. Happy to report that I’m feeling a lot better now. Sore throat went away Saturday. I still have joint pain and a slight temp, but overall I’d say I’m on the way to getting better. Which makes me glad because I can try to get started this week on a few projects I was supposed to start on last week.

Anyway, for this card, I still had plenty of those leaves that I die-cut from paint chips, so I thought as long as I’m making cards with an autumn theme, I might as well use them. For the stamps, I used the ones in the Thankful, Grateful set from STAMPlorations™.

I’m entering this card to the following challenges:

Stamps: sentiment, cornucopia (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: vintage photo, antique linen, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, picket fence (Tim Holtz Distress markers); dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo, lady bug (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove); textured cardstock (The Paper Company); designer paper (Prima Marketing Inc.); leaf die (Sizzix Sizzlit); die cut machine (Sizzix); paint chips; glue dots; water color paper (Canson)

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you’re having a lovely week!


September 27, 2013

Paper craft project no. 61: Love

2013-09-27 One Layer Card Love

Still feeling under the weather — it’s day 3 with joint pains and sore throat. DH is bit worried; if I still have sore throat tomorrow, he’s taking me to the doctor. Haven’t been able to get started on those autumn-themed canvases, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to after the weekend. Here’s a one layer card that I managed to make in between my Netflix marathons this week.

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:


Stamps: flower, sentiment (Fiskars)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink)
Other: lulu lavender, grape jelly, tangelo, dandelion, bamboo leaves, new sprout, tuxedo black (Memento markers); watercolor paper (Canson)

Have a great weekend!


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