Inspired by Tim | April 2015

April 25th, 2015

Each month members of our team at Ranger HQ spends a bit of creative time creating projects inspired by the Tim Holtz tag of the month.  The inspiration this month was Tim’s April Tag.

Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.com You are my Sunshine by Kelly Kronowski

Inspired by my daughter, Savannah

  • Surfaces: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Ranger Kraft Cardstock
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous- CMS056- Psychedelic Grunge
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idealogoy-Paper String Stripe, Signmaker Alpha Parts, Type Charms
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers:  Black Soot, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy
  • Tools: Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mister, Craft Sheet, Heat Tool; Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer; Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios-Paper Distresser
  • Perfect Pearls Mists: Perfect Pearl
  • Adhesive: Ranger Collage Glue Stick

Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.comBelieve Tag by Kathy Paglia

  • Surfaces: Ranger #8 Tag – Manila, Manila Cardstock, Water Color Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations: Mini Tattered Florals Thinlits: Holiday Words, Script
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Squeezed Lemonade,Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean
  • Mediums: Ranger Glossy Accents, Ranger Matte Medium
  • Tools: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tool and Foams; Tim Holtz Detailer Waterbrush, Distress Marker Spritzer; Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios  7″ Kushgrip Snips

Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.comHello Friend Card by Brianna Marosy

Inspiration: Watercoloring w/ Distress Markers/waterbrushes & creating a flap in the kraft paper to slide the watercolor paper through creating dimension

  • Surfaces: Ranger Watercolor cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick. Mustard Seed , Spiced Marmalade
  • Adhesive:  Ranger Wonder Tape, Multi-Medium-Matte
  • Tools: Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool & Foam
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Capture Life’s Moments Card by Audrey Pettit

April 20th, 2015

Capture Life's Moments Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.comWe absolutely love the beauty of this card by today’s guest artist Audrey Pettit.  It is lovely and perfect for Mother’s Day, a special birthday, and just to brighten someone’s day.  Be sure to check out Audrey’s tutorial in our Projects library today!

Tutorial: Capture Life’s Moments Card by Audrey Pettit

Curiosity Canvas Panel by Aida Haron

April 15th, 2015

Curiosity Canvas Panel by Aida Haron | www.rangerink.comWe are so thrilled to bring you another new tutorial this week!  Today guest artist Aida Haron shares a tutorial for a mixed media canvas that is full of color, texture, and layers.  She shares her step-by-step process so that you can follow along and create one too!

You can find Aida’s tutorial in our Projects library: Curiosity Canvas Panel by Aida Haron.

Beautiful Moments Burlap Panel by Bobbi Smith

April 13th, 2015

Beautiful Moments Burlap Panel by Bobbi Smith | www.rangerink.comWe love sharing tutorials with you that help you to create amazing projects.  We want to share new ideas and new ways for you to use your favorite Ranger Ink products.  Today we are excited to share with you a new tutorial in our Projects library by the super talented Bobbi Smith.

Bobbi shares a step-by-step tutorial showing how to create a mixed media burlap panel decor piece.  It would be perfect for a gift or adapted into a card or tag design.  Check it out at: Beautiful Moments Burlap Panel by Bobbi Smith.

New Products from Ranger Ink!

April 10th, 2015

We are so excited to introduce you to new products designed to add new color and technique possibilites to your art!

First up, four new Distress accessories!

Distress Accessories New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.comDistress Micro Glaze is a water resistant sealer for craft projects.  Micro Glaze is perfect for use on paper crafting projects, watercolors, and ink jet printing.  It dries to a smudge resistant, waterproof finish.

DIY- Distress It Yourself Ink Pads are a blank palette for you to create your own custom Distress Ink blends with Distress Reinkers.  Create your own custom color combinations and ombre effects.  Brayer your unique combination onto the lid or with an ink blending tool!

Distress Accessories New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.comThe new Distress Sprayer is the perfect Distress tool for creating spray effects with water.  Spray over Distress Ink, Paint, Stain, and more to create water droplets and various sprayer effects.  The sprayer locks for convenient storage and travel.

Extend the life of your Distress products with Distress Refresher.  Distress Refresher rehydrates and conditions dry Distress Ink Pads, Markers, and Paints.  Distress Refresher also works with other water-based ink and paint products as well.

Download the press release here: Press Release: Distress Accessories New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.com

Visit Tim’s blog to check out his video introductions to each new product: New Distress Accessories.

Wendy Vecchi New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.comWe are pleased to introduce you to three new colors to the Wendy Vecchi Signature Archival Ink and Embossing powder collection.  The three new colors are garden inspired- Pink Peony is a soft pink, Tiger Lily is a vibrant orange, and Violet is a cool shade of purple.

Download the press release here: Press Release: Wendy Vecchi New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.com.

Dina  Wakley Media Fine Tip Applicator Globe New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.comThe Dina Wakley Media Fine Tip Applicator is now available in a convenient 40pc point-of-purchase display.  Look for the new Fine Tip Applicator Tips in the new singles at the register of your local Ranger retailer!

Download the press release here: Press Release: Dina Wakley Media Fine Tip Applicator Globe New Products Spring 2015 | www.rangerink.com

Fossilized Amber Distress Giveaway!

April 8th, 2015

New Distress Color April 2015 | Fossilized Amber | www.rangerink.comHave you fallen in love yet with Fossilized Amber yet?  Wouldn’t it be amazing to win a set of Fossilized Amber Distress before you can buy it?  Well we have good news… three lucky readers can do just that!

Entering is so easy, simply click on the different entry options on the entry form below. Each option you choose is a separate entry.  You can enter as many ways as you would like.  If you already follow or subscribe to one of the options, click it, you have an automatic entry!  We will select 3 winners to receive one Fossilized Amber Distress prize packs!  Entries close at midnight (cst) April 14, 2015.  Winners will be announced on this blog post in the widget below when the giveaway closes.

Good Luck!

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Mixed Media Butterfly Collage by Zoe Hillman

April 6th, 2015

MIxed Media Butterfly Collage Decor by Zoe HillmanWe have some amazing project inspiration to share with you today to start off your week on a creative note.  We have added a new tutorial to our Projects library by the amazing Zoe Hillman.  Zoe shares the step-by-step directions to create this stunning collage that is perfect for adding a touch of beauty to any decor.  You can adapt the process easily to add a mixed media touch to your cards and journals too!

Find Zoe’s tutorial in our Projects library at: Mixed Media Butterfly Collage by Zoe Hillman.

Shabby Metal Flowers Memo board by Shelly Hickox

April 4th, 2015

Shabby Metal Flowers Memo Board by Shelly Hickox | www.rangerink.comWe are so excited to share a new tutorial with you in our project library.  This beautiful vintage style memo board was created by Shelly Hickox.  Shelly shares the step-by-step process to create the memo board.  You won’t believe how easy it is to create this stunning magnetic memo board.  You are going to want to create one for your home too!

New Distress Color April 2015 | Fossilized Amber

April 3rd, 2015

New Distress Color April 2015 | Fossilized Amber | www.rangerink.comRanger and Tim Holtz are excited to reveal the next new color in our “Year of Distress”.

Introducing, Fossilized Amber – a rich, warm golden hue. This new buttery yellow has a slightly muddy undertone that fits flawlessly into the existing Distress palette. Continue reading

Dylusions Week | Dylusions Paint Block Technique

April 3rd, 2015

Dylusions week has been so fun! The fun isn’t over yet because we have one more video to share and it is packed with info!  Today Dyan shares her Block Technique featuring her Dylusions Paints.  You are going to love what she has to share with you today so grab your tea and a comfy seat!