Dinner Time by Kassa Hayselden

February 29th, 2016

Dinner Time by Kassa Hayselden

Our Guest Designer Kassa Hayselden shares with us this fun Dinner Time tutorial!

Find Kassa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Dinner Time by Kassa Hayselden

Inspired by Tim | February

February 24th, 2016

Each month members of our team at Ranger HQ sneak in a bit of creative time to create projects inspired by Tim Holtz’s monthly tag.  This month members of the team created projects inspired by his February tag.


Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com

Explore Life Card by Patti Behan

I made this card for someone who is about to graduate from college.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Ground Espresso, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Water Brush: Detailer Tip
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste
  • Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
  • Ranger Embossing Dabber
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder: Fern Green
  • Ranger Embossing Powder: Black, Green, Brick
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape: Black
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Denim
  • Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool with Felt
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous: Stamp Set-Travel Blueprints; Stencils: Traveler, Chevron, Arrows
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology: Adornments- Mirrored Stars, Souvenirs
  • Brown and Black Cardstock

Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com

Love Never Fails Tag by Phil Quagliariello

Inspiration: A Favorite Bible Verse

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries; Fired Brick; Picket Fence
  • Dylusions Ink Sprays: Cherry Pie, Pomegranate Seed
  • Ranger Texture Paste: Transparent Gloss
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Mini Blending Tool with Foam
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil: Hearts
  • Tim Holtz idea-Ology: Word Keys, Hearts; Flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Lace Trim

Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com

Make Magic Together Tag by Kathy Paglia

I was inspired by Valentine’s month!

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Candied Apple & Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Festive Berries
  • Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste
  • Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder: Perfect Pearl
  • Ranger Embossing Powder: Red Geranium
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Matte Medium
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape – Black
  • Ranger ½” Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studio: Cush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix Bigz Die – Heartfelt
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Flourish
  • Tim Holtz idea-logy: Tiny Vials, Mirrored Stars, Borders, Big Chat Stickers and Paper String – Stripes

Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com

Heart Card by Debbie Tlach

Inspiration- Texture, a gothic color palette & of course love.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Candied Apple & Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Festive Berries
  • Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste
  • Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder: Perfect Pearl
  • Ranger Embossing Powder: Red Geranium
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Matte Medium
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape – Black
  • Ranger ½” Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studio: Cush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix Bigz Die – Heartfelt
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Flourish
  • Tim Holtz idea-logy: Tiny Vials, Mirrored Stars, Borders, Big Chat Stickers and Paper String – Stripes

Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com

Congratulations Card by Kelly Kronowski

Inspired to make a card for an upcoming bridal shower.

  • Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
  • Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Embossing Dabber
  • Ranger Texture Paste: Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Ranger Mister
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Festive Berries
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Deco Sheets (gold)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Lovestuck
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: CMS236 Crazy Talk
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Laying Stencils: THS036k Scribbles

Inspired by Tim | February | www.rangerink.com

Distress Crayon Butterfly Tag with Debbie Tlach

February 23rd, 2016

Learn how to make this super fun butterfly tag using the new Distress Crayons with our very own Debbie Tlach!

Best of Cluck Card by Anita Houston

February 22nd, 2016

Best of Cluck Card by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.com

Check out this fun and funky Best of Cluck Card by Anita Houston!

Find Anita’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Best of Cluck Card by Anita Houston

Friendship Card by Patti Behan

February 19th, 2016

Check out this fun Friendship Card featuring the Dylusions Ghosting technique by Patti Behan!

For the full tutorial, visit our projects page: Friendship Card by Patti Behan

Hand Lettering with Ranger Supplies by Taylor Huizenga

February 17th, 2016

As someone who can spend hours upon hours in the pen aisle at Staples and Target, it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with buying and playing with different writing utensils. I always have a pen on me, and in college every pocket of my bag pack, I’m sure there were at least 5 pens or markers hidden somewhere. I had my “general” pens, as in the ones I didn’t care if someone borrowed and I never saw again, and then I had “my” pens, as in my special set of pens and markers that I wouldn’t let anyone use. Yes, that may seem crazy, but as someone who has gotten into hand-lettering, good pens and markers are an essential part to making a hand-lettering project, and those can’t just be handed out to just anyone! Ranger offers some wonderful products that I have began to incorporate in my own hand-lettering, check out below to see what my favorite Ranger products to hand letter with are and why I love them so much!

Tim Holtz® Distress Markers

The line of Distress Markers makes various types of hand-lettering super easy! With the dual tip edge, including both a fine tip point on one end of the barrel and a brush tip on the opposite end, the markers are all in one. I found when using the Distress Markers, I was able to get a brushed lettering stroke with the Brush Tip end, and then go in with the Fine Tip end and fill in to get smoother edges. The Brush Tip is also great for creating bold lines and filling in large open spaces when creating larger letters and shapes. The Fine Tip isn’t just great for filling in small sections or smoothing out lines, but they are also the perfect tool for creating fine details and for thinner lines for faux calligraphy. The best thing? Distress Markers come in 61 fabulous colors to choose from!

Learn More Here: Tim Holtz® Distress Markers

Dylusions Paint Pens

New to the Dylusions collection this year are Dylusions Paint Pens. Available in both Black Marble and White Linen, these pens are filled with your favorite Dylusions acrylic paint with the convenience of a fine tip nib. These are a great for hand-lettering because the fine tip is great for precision and thin lines. The paint flows easily and consistently out of the nib allowing for smooth, clean lines. The Black Marble Paint Pen is great for writing on white as well as colored pages and the White Linen Paint Pen is an essential when writing on black. The greatest part of the Dylusions Paint Pens is the quick drying time, which means you won’t have to worry about smearing your work. The Paint Pens are great for all types of surfaces, yet drying time of the paint would depend on the surface you’re working on, so be mindful when working.

Learn More Here: Dylusions Paint Pens

Dylusions Ink in Tim Holtz® Waterbrushes

Dylusions Ink Sprays are fun, bright, vibrant colors to craft with, add a Tim Holtz Waterbrush to them and you’ve got a great tool for hand-lettering and brush lettering. Just as Dyan Reaveley fills the Tim Holtz Waterbrushes with her Ink Sprays to color with, the filled brushes can also make the perfect tool for brush lettering. The Detailer Brush nib makes creating effortless brush strokes easy by keeping a thin line for upward strokes, yet with the added pressure a thick line for the downward strokes, which is essential in creating calligraphy writing. Although this technique can be done by going back and adding a thicker stroke where a downward stroke was done, this water brush makes doing it all at once possible. The Waterbrush can be filled with any of the 24 Dylusions colors.

Learn More Here: Dylusions Ink Sprays
Tim Holtz® Waterbrushes

Ranger Fude Ball Pens

When it comes to having a great basic, ready to use pen, I would suggest the Fude Ball. The tip of the pen is 1.5mm which means it is ideal for thinner lines and smaller details. The ink flows out very smoothly which makes effortless writing a breeze. Another great thing about the Fude Ball pen is that one it is dried, the ink is both water-proof and fade-resistant. The Fude Ball pen can be applied not only to paper, but it also is a great tool for hand-lettering on different mixed-media projects, which is why it is preferred by Dina Wakley. Although I’m biased to mainly using black pens in most of my hand-lettering projects, the Fude Ball pen is available not only in black, but also in a royal blue and a deep red, which are great basic colors to have in your pen palette.

Learn More Here: Ranger Fude Ball Pens

Ranger Embossing Powders

To start off, I’m obsessed with Ranger’s Embossing Powders, ask anyone here at Ranger, and they can tell you that I love watching the powder melt with the Heat Tool and become smooth and dimensional. With the use of the Ranger Emboss It pen, I found that I was able to incorporate these amazing powders into my hand-lettering. The Ranger Emboss It pens are bullet tip pens that are available in both black and clear ink, which allows you to work on any type of paper you choose. The bullet tip allows you to create think lines, but as you can see in my example, I was able to go back and thicken some lines as well, so the tip allows you a lot of room to experiment. When working with the Ranger Emboss It pen and Embossing Ink, I find it easier to work in small sections because the powder needs to be applied to the ink before it dries in order to get the best results. The ink will definitely give you work time, but it is not feasible to hand letter an entire page and then go back and apply powder. In my example, I did a word at a time just to be safe. I love how with the Embossing Powders I’m able to get a shinny, glitter effect that is not always possible from basic pens. The Ranger Embossing powders come in 48 colors and textures, so its easy to find a color and texture that will work best for your project.

Learn More Here: Ranger Embossing Powders

Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders

For adding a touch of pearlescent shimmer to my hand-lettering projects, I use Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders with the Ranger Perfect Medium Pens. I found that although the Perfect Pearl Powders work on any type of paper, they look especially nice on black paper, because the dark, black background really makes the shimmer of the colors stand out. The Perfect Pearl Medium Pens come in two different tips, a bullet tip for thin lines, and a brush tip, which allows for brush lettering styled writing or filling in broad strokes. These powders can be very versatile, if you like the pearlescent effect that these powders create, they can also be mixed with water and applied with a water brush or a paint brush and applies similarly to a paint instead of a powder dusting. Another great thing about these powders is they can be applied on top of other mediums to add a shimmer to an already completed project if you don’t want to hand letter complete with the powders. The powders come in 24 beautiful colors to add all types of shimmer to your hand-lettering projects!

Learn More Here: Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders

Love Mixed Media Canvas by Aida Haron

February 15th, 2016

Love Mixed Media Canvas by Aida Haron

Our Guest Designer Aida Haron shares with us this Love Mixed Media Canvas tutorial!

Find Aida’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Love Mixed Media Canvas by Aida Haron

Valentine’s Day Card with Patti Behan

February 12th, 2016

Still need to make a card for your special Valentine? Patti Behan shares this quick and fun tutorial featuring the Ranger Texture Tools, Texture Paste, Acrylic Paint Dabbers & Dye Ink Pads!

For the full tutorial, visit our projects page: Valentine’s Day Card by Patti Behan

The Early Birds by Tracy Scott

February 8th, 2016

The Early Birds by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Our guest designer Tracy Scott shares with us this fun Early Birds project!

For the full tutorial, visit our projects page: The Early Birds by Tracy Scott

Be Mine Valentine Card by Patti Behan

February 2nd, 2016

Be Mine Valentine Card by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.com

This week our very own Patti Behan shares this fun Valentine’s Day Card featuring Dylusions products!

For the card tutorial, visit our projects page: Be Mine Valentine Card by Patti Behan