Ranger’s inspired by Tim 12 Tags of 2014: May

May 28th, 2014

Good Times Picture Frame by Teresa Natividad

  • Good Times Picture Frame
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Picket Fence, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Multi Medium: Matte
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Picket Fence
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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ART JOURNAL PAGES by Teresa Natividad

  • Ranger Surfaces: Manila Cardstock
  • Ranger Wonder Tape: ½” and ¼”
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Leaf Green, Orange Blossom
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Salty Ocean
  • Dina Wakley Media: White Gesso, Palette Knife
  • Ranger Bubblegum Spray Cleaner
  • Dylusions Stamp Set: Doodle Parts
  • Dylusions Ink Spray: Pure Sunshine
  • Perfect Pearls Brush
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Colorwash: Sailboat Blue, Sunset Orange, Lettuce, Butterscotch
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Life is Good Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool & foams
  • Ranger Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Glossy Accents
  • Ranger 1/4″ Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Pop-it shapes
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence, Mowed Lawn, Antiqued Bronze
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Broken China
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy
  • Perfect Pearls Mists: Sunflower Sparkle
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Wonderful Day Card by Patti Behan

  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Potting Soil
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Rose Madder and Olive
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Craft Nib and Holder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Spun Sugar
  • Ranger Multi-Medium: Matte
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  • Ranger Surfaces #10 Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn
  • Adirondack Dye Ink: Pitch Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Pumic Stone
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Operation Write Home Bloghop

May 24th, 2014

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Once again, we are super excited to be a part of Operation Write Home’s Bloghop! Operation Write Home is committed to supporting our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on. This time, Ranger’s Patti Behan created this whimsical Love you to the Moon Card that can be sent to someone special who is away from home. Be sure to click here to head over to Operation Write Home’s page to view the rest of the bloghop!

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For this project you will need:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Brushed Pewter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Festive Berries
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Vermillion
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker-Picket Fence, Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
  • Ranger Surfaces – Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Chipped Sapphire
  • Ranger Mini Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Wonder Tape – ½”
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Multi-Medium- Matte
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology – Chit Chat Stickers, Paper Strings Solids
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix – Vagabond Machine, Crescent Moon and Stars Bigz Dies, Tattered Curvy Banners; Mini Hearts Set
  • Core’dinations Paper – Tim Holtz Distress Chipped Sapphire and Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection No. 4 Red
  • Other- Hero Arts Stamp Sets: Pixie Letters (heart) and Printers Type; White Cardstock; Craft Knife with Self-Healing Mat; Paper Trimmer; Scissors; Scoring Board or Ruler.
  • Moon Card Printable PDF Template or Cutting Machine Template

 

Instructions

Cut an 8.5” x 5.5” rectangle from White Cardstock to make card liner. Use the template provided, craft knife and self-healing mat to cut out the Chipped Sapphire card front; or if you have a machine that cuts an SVG file, you can download the file here.

Step1

Cut the following pieces using the Vagabond Machine: Moon from Watercolor Paper; Banner from White Cardstock; two Hearts and Stars from Red Cardstock; Stars from Chipped Sapphire Cardstock. (Note: Do not score the card pieces yet. We will do this in a later step.)

Step2

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Sticky-Back Canvas Mother’s Day Wreath by Patti Behan

May 5th, 2014

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, you may still be looking for inspiration for the perfect hand-made gift. Look no further then this spectacular Sticky Back Canvas Mother’s Day Wreath created by Ranger’s own Patti Behan! For this project you will need:

 

Instructions

Cut two large leaf stems and 4 small leaf stems out of grungeboard.

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Working on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet, paint all of the leaf stems with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint. Set aside to dry. Ink the edges with Pine Needles Distress ink using the Mini Ink Blending Tool with foam.

Cut 20 of the smaller 6-petal flower, 3 of the large 6 petal flower, 6 of the small 5-petal flower out of Sticky- Back Canvas using the Jumbo Tattered Florals Die.

To make the big purple flower:

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Place the two big flowers and one small on the Non-Stick Craft sheet.

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Spray all the flowers with water to get them wet enough so the color will bleed, and then spray Funky Fuchsia toward the middle of each flower.

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Spray all the flowers with water again, and then spray Crushed Grape toward the outer edges of the flowers. Add more water and blot with a paper towel if needed. Set aside to dry.

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Once the flowers have dried, remove the release paper from the flowers and place them sticky-side up on a piece of scrap paper.

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Pour Seedless Preserves on top of the sticky flowers and remove the excess by gently rubbing with your fingers. Return the excess glitter to the jar.

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Cut slits into the center of each flower.

Grab three stamens and fold them in half.

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Start with the smallest flower, glitter side up. Wrap the flower around the stamen and glue it closed with the glue gun.

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Take the large flower and place it spray side up under the first layer.

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As you wrap the flower around the stamen, you are going to twist every other petal to expose the glitter, and glue the last petal down with hot glue.

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Apply small dots of hot glue to the center front of random petals and pinch closed.

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Take the next petal and repeat.

Insert a 10” length of wire into the folded stamens and fold in half. Set aside.

Repeat same procedure to make a large pink flower.

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To make small “purple” flowers, place three of the smaller 6-petal flowers and one 5-petal flower on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. (Note: You will need to make three of these flowers, but these are the instructions for one at a time.)

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Spray all the flowers with water to get them wet enough so the color will bleed, and then spray Funky Fuchsia toward the middle of each flower.

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Spray all the flowers with water again, and then spray Crushed Grape toward the outer edges of the flowers. Add more water and blot with a paper towel if needed. Set aside to dry.

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To make the “pink” flowers spray the middle of the flower with Bubblegum Pink and the outer edges with Funky Fuchsia. You will need three of these, as well.

Once the flowers have dried, remove the release paper from the flowers and place them sticky-side up on a piece of scrap paper. Pour Seedless Preserves on top of the sticky flowers and remove the excess by gently rubbing with your fingers. Return the excess glitter to the jar.

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Cut a slit in each flower by starting at any petal and going into the center.

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Take three stamens and fold them in half. Start with the smallest flower. Place it spray side up. Wrap it around the stamen and adhere with the glue gun.

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Take one of the remaining flower diecuts and place it glitter side up. Wrap it around the first layer and adhere it to the first layer and itself with the glue gun. Next, randomly add a small dot of hot glue to the center of various petals and pinch it closed. Alternate by adding a dot of hot glue to the back of the petals. At this point it does not look much like a flower, but it will as you continue to add the layers.

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Take another diecut flower, place it spray side up. Repeat the same technique or gluing this layer on.

Take the last diecut flower, place it glitter side up. Glue as before.

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Add length of wire through the folded stamens and set aside.

Make 2 more purple flowers. You can try starting with the spray side up this time.

Repeat the same procedure to make the three pink flowers. (Note: you can try to make some flowers with less or more layers as desired.)

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To make bow: Cut a 28” length of white ribbon for the double bow and a 34” length of white ribbon for the tail. Place on the Non-Stick Craft sheet and spray with Crushed Grape Ink Spray. Blot off any excess with a paper towel. Let dry.

Take the 28” length of the ribbon and make a loop that is 5” wide for the top layer of the bow and then continue by making a loop that is 7” wide. Pinch the loops in the center and take the 34” length of ribbon and tie a knot in the center and toward the back to create the tail. Trim the edges of the tail as desired.

Finished photo-To Finish: Attach the flowers to the wreath as shown with the wire and secure with more hot glue. Add in the garden greens as shown and attach with hot glue. Adhere the bow as shown with hot glue.