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Inspired by Tim | July

July 29th, 2015

Each month members of our Ranger Ink HQ team sneak in a bit of crafting time.  The rules are simple, create something inspired by the current month’s tag by Tim Holtz.  This month team members created projects inspired by Tim’s July 12 Tags tutorial.

Inspired by Tim | July | www.rangerink.comBird Crazy Birthday Card by Patti Behan

I had so much fun working with the Microglaze in this month’s tag.  There are so many possibilities.  I’m  looking forward to using it a lot more!

  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers-Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Microglaze
  • Tim Holtz Water brushes-Fine Detail and Wide
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads-Weathered Wood, Broken China, Vintage Photo
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pad-Jet Black
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam-White
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Stickles Glitter Glue-Stardust
  • Ranger Surfaces- Watercolor Paper
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamp Sets-Bird Crazy, Crazy Things, Crazy Talk, Perspective
  • Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection- 10-S
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper Strings-Black
  • Yellow Cardstock

 

Inspired by Tim | July | www.rangerink.comCelebrate Card By Laura Lindson

I was inspired by a dear friend’s garden and wanted to make a card for her birthday

  • Ranger Surfaces Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamps – Botanical Sketch & Handwritten Sentiments
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers – Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Microglaze
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Core’dinations Kraft-Core Cardstock

Inspired by Tim | July | www.rangerink.comSeashell Tag by Kathy Paglia

My inspiration was a hermit crab shell we bought on vacation a few years ago.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains-Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral
  • Tim Holtz Distress Microglaze
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers-Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Walnut Stain
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger #8 Tag – Manila
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Ranger Matte Medium
  • Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Tim Holtz Water Brush-Fine Detail
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape – Black
  • Perfect Pearl Pigment Powder – Turquoise
  • Perfect Pearl Mist – Turquoise
  • Idea-ology-Crinkle Ribbon, Big Chit Chat Stickers, Paper String
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix- Texture Fade – Bubbles
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios 7″ Kushgrip Snips, Paper Distresser
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous Cling Mount Stamp Set-Nautical Blueprint
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365 Summer Themed Mixed Media Canvas by Zoe Hillman

July 13th, 2015

365 Summer Themed Mixed Media Canvas by Zoe Hillman | www.rangerink.comZoe Hillman is this week’s guest artist at Ranger Ink.  Zoe shares a step-by-step tutorial for a mixed media canvas that is full of texture and layers.  You will love seeing how Zoe created this beauty!

Find Zoe’s tutorial in our Projects Library: 365 Summer Themed Mixed Media Canvas.

Use Your Scraps by Wendy Vecchi

July 9th, 2015

Use Your Scraps by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comDo you have lots of scraps?  You know, the pieces too good to toss in the trash because you *could* use it for something?  Now is the time!  Thanks to this handy post from Wendy Vecchi you will know be digging into the scrap bin to create mini treasures.

Find Wendy’s post in our Projects Library: Use Your Scraps by Wendy Vecchi.

From My Heart Card by Dina Wakley

July 8th, 2015

From My Heart Card by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.comMaking pretty cards from ugly art… join Dina Wakley for a quick tutorial showing how to create a greeting full of heart made from your “ugly” art.

Find Dina’s tutorial at: From My Heart Card by Dina Wakley.

This is Life Burlap Panel by Nicole Wright

July 7th, 2015

This is Life Burlap Panel by Nicole Wright | www.rangerink.comHow fun is this little decor piece?  It is packed full of texture and technique.  This week’s guest artist shares how to create it step-by-step in our Projects Library.

Find the tutorial here: This is Life Burlap Panel by Nicole Wright.

Summer Wildflowers Card featuring NEW Liquid Pearls

July 2nd, 2015

Summer Wildflowers Liquid Pearls Card by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comDid you see the news yesterday?  We have added six new colors of Liquid Pearls!  These new colors are so bright and are perfect for summer!

Summer Wildflowers Liquid Pearls Card by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comWe are excited to share a quick and easy card tutorial with you today featuring these gorgeous new colors of Liquid Pearls.  This tutorial will show you just how versatile Liquid Pearls can be.  If you think they are only good for adding dimensional dots then you are going to need to check out this tutorial!

Find the tutorial here: Summer Wildflower Card featuring Liquid Pearls by Tammy Tutterow.

New Distress July 2015 | Blueprint Sketch + New Liquid Pearls!

July 1st, 2015

Distress July 2015 Blueprint Sketch | www.rangerink.comIntroducing, Blueprint Sketch – a highly saturated blue, this vivid hue will inspire your artful endeavors.

Distress July 2015 Blueprint Sketch | www.rangerink.comBlueprint Sketch is the perfect foundation for your next creative inspiration.

Distress July 2015 Blueprint Sketch | www.rangerink.comDownload the Hickory Smoke press release here: Distress July 2015 Blueprint Sketch | www.rangerink.com.

Be sure to check out Tim’s blog too for more information about Blueprint Sketch!

Liquid Pearls Summer 2015 | www.rangerink.comWe are also pleased to share with you that we have added six new bright shades of Liquid Pearls!  Be sure to join us tomorrow for a tutorial featuring the new shades of Liquid Pearls!

Download the Liquid Pearls Summer 2015 press release here: Liquid Pearls Summer 2015 | www.rangerink.com.

Inspired by Tim | June

June 30th, 2015

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comEach month members of our team at Ranger HQ spend a little crafty time creating project inspired by the Tim Holtz 12 Tags tag of the month.  The following projects were inspired by Tim’s June tag.


Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comReality Has Limits Tag by Kathy Paglia

My inspiration was my house in the summer.  When school lets out, it fills up with friends and noise and laughter.

  • Tim Holtz DIY- Distress It Yourself Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Brushed Pewter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers-Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon
  • Ranger Nonstick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Surfaces – Manila Tag #8
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Small Brayer
  • Ranger Craft Scraper
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Ranger Matte Medium
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Cush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology-Word Bands; Remnant Rubs – Botanical; Long Fasteners; Paper String;Alpha Parts – Numeric
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix-Tattered Floral Garland; Artful Dwellings

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comBe Yourself Tag by Teresa Natividad

Inspiration:  I’m inspired every day by the uniqueness of my friends and family.

  • Tim Holtz DIY- Distress It Yourself Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers – Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Ranger Surfaces – Black #8 Tag
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad – Watering Can
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape, Black
  • Ranger Black Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous Stripes Layering Stencil

 

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comBest Dad Ever Card by Patti Behan

Inspiration:  I was excited when I saw this technique because I am mad for plaid. It’s a great background, especially for a masculine card.

  • Tim Holtz DIY- Distress It Yourself Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers-Squeezed Lemonade, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads-Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder-Antique Linen
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker-Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
  • Ranger Small Brayer
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam, Black
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Tim Holtz by Core’dinations Kraft Core Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix-Vagabond Machine; Labels Thinlits; Trophy Antlers Bigz Dies
  • Tim Holtz by Stamper’s Anonymous Industrial-Cling Stamp set; Stripes Layering Stencil
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology-Label Letters, Type Tokens, Jute String
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios-Paper Distresser

 

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comNo. 1 Dad by Ellen McVetty

Father’s Day was my inspiration.

  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Manila Tag,
  • Tim Holtz DIY- Distress It Yourself Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Gathered Twigs, Hickory Smoke
  • Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers – Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain – Twisted Citron
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Small Brayer
  • Ranger Craft Scraper
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous- Stripes Layering Stencil
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios-Paper Distresser, Kush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Mirrored Star, Fasteners, Sanding Grip
  • Other – Cardstock

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comParty Favor Boxes by Laura Lindson

These were inspired by the goody bags my mom would make for my birthday (which is in June!)

  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz DIY- Distress It Yourself Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers – Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Tim Holtz by Stamper’s Anonymous-Industrial-Cling Stamp set; Stripes Layering Stencil
  • Other – Kraft take-out boxes

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comAnd So The Adventure Begins Tag  by Debbie Tlach

Inspiration: Adventure & new possibilities.

  • Ranger Surfaces- Tag #8– Manila & Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress DIY Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers -Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Worn Lipstick
  • Archival Ink Pad™ – Jet Black, Deep Purple
  • Tim Holtz™ Alterations – Sizzix® – Love Struck, Crescent  Moon & Stars
  • Tim Holtz™ Alterations – Sizzix® Movers & Shapers – Mini Lock & Key
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Adhesive foam – Black
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Ranger Small Brayer
  • Tim Holtz by Stamper’s Anonymous – Layering Stencil – Chevron; Stamp Set– Life Quotes
  • Tim Holtz™ Alterations by  Sizzix® – Vagabond; Bigz Dies-Love Struck, Crescent  Moon & Stars; Movers & Shapers – Mini Lock & Key

 

 

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.comNoted Altered Clipboard by Terry Horvath

Inspiration: Tim’s Tag & a Wendy Vecchi CHA board sample

  • Craft Sheet
  • Heat It Tool
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool/Foam
  • Perfect Pearl Brushes
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Hitch Fasteners, Letterpress, Adornments

Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | take 2

June 26th, 2015

Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.comLast month we shared a great technique video with you by Dina Wakley.  Dina shared quick ideas for creating a flowy background.  Today we are sharing an update to that post with a look at the finished art Dina created on that background.  Pretty stunning we think!

If you missed the video tutorial or would like to take another look at it, you can find it at: Flowy Background Video Tutorial by Dina Wakley.

The Sweetest Moments Card by Wendy Vecchi

June 24th, 2015

The Sweetest Card by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comRanger Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi has a special treat for you today!  She has a new tutorial in our Projects library that is full of technique and is so pretty!

Find Wendy’s tutorial in our Project Library: The Sweetest Card by Wendy Vecchi.