Girl’s Flowery Card

Sometimes you just have to use Princess colors to make a girl feel good! So this week, the card has classic pink & purple with flowers and a touch of bling with Stickles.

For this card, you will need  eyelash yarn, a chipboard tag, small flowers, stickles, a border punch and a piece of embossed cardstock, glue and tacky tape, along with your card and pink piece of cardstock. Come follow along in the video below!

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Playing with ink and water!

This week I was playing around with my Ranger Inks and a watercolor pencil. I wan’t sure exactly what would become of it, but it didn’t come out too terribly 🙂

I stamped my trees with brushed corduroy distress ink, then used a green watercolor pencil for the grass. After brushing out the colors a bit with water, I added a little bit of fired brick distress ink on my trees also.

Next, I dried the images and cut them out, then inked the edges of each square with the brushed corduroy. It was a fun experiment! You can see the details below in the video 🙂

Love Is Such A Big Word Valentine’s Day Card

Love is such a big word…..so true! Make this card for the one you love this Valentine’s Day! It’s not a typical red and pink card, so it works great for a guy.  Would be cute for grandparents, aunties and uncles too.

All you need is a green card, red cardstock, a border punch, ribbon, a heart die cut and some adhesive. For the saying, all I did was type in Word, (putting a double-space between the words to make them easier to cut out) and then printed it and chopped the words up like a ransom note to glue on the front. Hope you enjoy this card!

Thinking of You Card

Well, all the craziness of the holidays is past now for the most part and regular life is starting again. The kids are pretty much all back in school and everyone else is back to work. So, back to an everyday card for this week :).

This simple card can be made with any paper you have that has a design that can be cut out. So think flowers, paisley, stars — I’ve even done this technique with airplanes for a boy’s card!

All you need is cardstock, patterned paper, scrapbooking brads (I used tropical jumbo, medium and mini brads), scissors and glue. So grab a cup of coffee and here we go!

Need some ideas for using your Ranger Distress Inks?

Ranger Distress Inks are so versatile, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to use them. The thing I love most about them is that they react with water. So when you spray water on the inks, they will spread and run, creating interesting effects.

One thing I like to do is make faux “old paper”. I’ve found that this technique works great on most paper, but especially smooth paper and my most favorite, the parchment papers. I think I got mine at Michael’s craft store.

First, cut the size of paper you want and then wrinkle it up. Moosh it up, whatever you need to do to get it all nice and wrinkled! Then smooth it out a bit and tap a Ranger Distress Ink Pad all over it. You will notice that of course the mountains (wrinkles) get inked and the valleys do not.

Now take a mini mister and lightly spritz with water so the ink runs all over. The last step is to iron the paper dry. I use a craft iron with no holes in the bottom. You can use any old iron that you don’t use for clothes any more. Voila….great looking “old paper” for your project!Here’s the inside of a card that I did with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad.