Posts tagged ‘Ranger Archival’

August 5, 2013

One Layer Card No. 27: I love you

2013-08-04 One Layer Card I love you

A2 card using blending, distressing, masking, and layer stamping techniques.

Stamps: flower silhouette (Inkadinkado); sentiment (Stampabilities); background script (OTC)
Inks: jet black, rose madder, coffee (Ranger Archival inks); tattered rose, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: die cut label/tag for masking (Sizzix)

Here are the steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Die cut a tag/label from a post-it note to use as mask. Place the negative over card base and sponge the area with tattered rose distress ink using an ink blending tool.

2. Stamp script in rose madder ink.

3. Remove negative and stamp flower silhouette.

4. Mask the shaded tag/label area (use the die cut positive) and mask upper area of card.

5. Sponge bottom area of the card with broken china distress ink using an ink blending tool.

6. Stamp script in coffee ink.

7. Remove mask and stamp sentiment.

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August 4, 2013

One Layer Card No. 26: Love Wish Dream

2013-08-03 One Layer Card Love wish dream

A2 card using blending, repetition, layer stamping and second-generation stamping techniques.

Stamps: circles, checkered background, sentiment (Stampers Anonymous); grunge bubble wrap (STAMPlorations)
Inks: tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink);  sienna (Ranger Archival ink); mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmalade, dried marigold, brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz Distress ink)

Here are the steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Using foam blending tool, color card base with distress inks.

2. Stamp circles on left side of card, then stamp grunge bubble wrap.

3. Stamp checkered background by stamping on scrap paper before stamping on card base.

4. Stamp sentiment.

A little bit about this card: When I was making this card last night, I was distracted by my niece, whom I fondly refer to as The Adorable One. We were Skyping so I had one eye on this card and one eye on her. I wasn’t really looking at where I was shading and blending ink most of the time and it took me 3 tries until I got the card right ;-). She is 21 months old and she loves to count from 1 to 13 and was showing off to her auntie. She’s also able to recognize numbers and letters so she loves it when people wear shirts with writings on them. Last night, her uncle (my brother-in-law) was wearing a shirt with big letters on the back so she kept pointing to the letters and saying what they are. You obviously can tell I’m not too crazy about my niece :-D

theadorableoneandmeHere’s one of my favorite pics of me and The Adorable One. It was taken in November last year, the day before my husband and I were scheduled to fly back to California after a month of visiting my family overseas. She turned a year old the week before. (And I planned the trip so that I’d be there on her birthday.)




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August 1, 2013

One Layer Card No. 23: Hello

2013-07-31 One Layer Card Hello
A2 card using direct stamping, repetition, and second-generation stamping techniques.

Stamps: phone (Heidi Grace); alpha stamps (Ki by Hampton Art); retro squares (Hero Arts); dot border
Inks: tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink);  sienna, pale ochre, french ultramarine (Ranger Archival ink)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Stamp dot border on lower and upper area of the card base.

2. Stamp phone in the center.

3. Stamp retro squares on the left and right sides of the phone.

4. Stamp alpha stamps to spell out “hello”

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July 29, 2013

One Layer Card No. 20: Merry Christmas

2013-07-28 One Layer Card Merry Christmas

A2 card using sponging, blending, masking, and embossing techniques.

Stamps: reindeer, sentiment (Inkadinkado); background (Penny Black)
Inks: old paper, peeled paint, shabby shutters (Tim Holtz Distress inks); jet black, sienna, emerald green (Ranger Archival ink)
Other: clear embossing powder (Zing!); heat tool (Ranger); tinted embossing ink (Ranger)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Cover the upper 2/3 of card base with post-it note before sponging and blending peeled paint, old paper, and shabby shutters distress inks on the bottom area.

2. Ink text background with emerald green and stamp. Remove post-it note.

3. Ink reindeer with jet black and stamp.

4. Ink sentiment with sienna and stamp.

5. Ink sentiment with tinted embossing ink and stamp over the same area again.

6. Apply clear embossing powder. Tap off excess. Emboss with heat tool.

Entering this in Penny Black Inc’s Beat the Heat Challenge. (The PB Christmas text background I used is very versatile — I know I’ll be using it a lot in other projects, particularly Christmas tags.)


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July 28, 2013

One Layer Card No. 19: Just because

2013-07-27 One Layer Card Just because

A2 card using layer stamping, repetition, masking, and blending techniques.

Stamps: flowers (Stampin’ Up); sentiment (Heidi Grace); newspaper background (Hero Arts)
Inks: peeled paint, broken china, dusty concord, barn door, dried marigold (Tim Holtz Distress inks); tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink); jet black (Ranger Archival ink)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Cover the middle of the card with a post-it note before sponging/blending peeled paint distress ink on the top and bottom areas.

2. Stamp flowers randomly using different distress inks.

3. Stamp newspaper background with peeled paint distress ink.

4. Remove post-it note and stamp sentiment.

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July 27, 2013

One Layer Card No. 18: Heartfelt thanks

2013-07-26 One Layer Card Heartfelt thanks

A2 card using direct stamping, repetition, and layer stamping techniques.

Stamps: flowers (Stampin’ Up); sentiments (Stampin’ Up, Fiskars)
Inks: peeled paint, mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink); tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Stamp flower with stem and leaves with distress ink then stamp outline with tuxedo black.

2. Stamp sentiments.

3. Ink flower stamp with mustard seed distress ink and stamp several times on the top left and side, then stamp flower outline in tuxedo black.

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July 26, 2013

One Layer Card No. 17: bliss – life – dream

2013-07-25 One Layer Card Bliss life dream

A2 card using direct and reverse stamping, repetition, edge sponging, and distressing techniques.

Stamps: images and words (Fiskars)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival inks); mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink); surf, mango tango, lemon grass (ColorBox Chalk Cat’s Eye inks)

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. I have a couple of inchie stamp sets by Fiskars that I’ve had for years and haven’t had a chance to use much and I thought they’d be great to use for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #38. (I gotta say, the challenges over there are addictive, so here is yet another one layer card based on a sketch.)

This card is super easy to make — took me about 15 minutes — that is, after I spent about half an hour on my sketch book playing with different stamps and colors. Once I was happy with the design, I was ready to make my one layer card. I simply eyeballed the placements of the inchie stamps (yeah, I’m fearless that way — who needs a ruler, anyway?) and alternated stamping the images. To make the words stand out, I inked the reverse/back side of one of the inchie stamps with chalk inks and stamped before stamping the words. I finished the card off by sponging the edges of the card with mustard seed. I love how this particular distress ink color gives the card a bright, cheerful look and provides a nice contrast to the black and white stamped images.

Anyway, here’s the sketch:

And I’d like to end today’s post with a question that’s totally unrelated to card-making and stamping (although it inspires me to do more art): Did you know that dark chocolate (at least 85% cocoa) slathered with Biscoff (or Speculoos) makes for a sinfully indulgent dessert? ;-)

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