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Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Working on a Craft Sheet, apply Distress Oxide Ink to half (the right side) of the Distress Tag by swiping the pad directly onto the tag. Let dry or use Heat Tool.

Step 2: Apply Oxide Ink to the Flourish stamp, spray inked stamp with water using the Distress Sprayer. Stamp onto the Distress Tag. Using a paper towel quickly blot the previously inked side (the right side) of the tag to lift up the ink that was just stamped. (Do not blot the left side.) Let dry or use a Heat Tool. Tip: To lift more ink, spay the stamp again and stamp only the right side of the tag. Blot with a paper towel and dry the tag.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Spray tag lightly using the Distress Sprayer. Blot with paper towel as desired to remove ink, or let water dry, creating splatter patterns. Let dry or use Heat Tool.

Step 4: Rub ink from the Oxide pad onto the Craft Sheet, add a tiny bit of water and mix with the bristles of the Splatter Brush. Splatter ink onto tag and blot as desired with a paper towel.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Color with Distress Crayon directly onto a blending foam. Use the Blending Tool to add the color to the tag where desired. Apply more Distress Crayon to the foam as needed. Edge tag with the Distress Oxide Pad.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Stamp a letter from the Cirque Alphabet onto a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock using the Oxide Pad. Let Dry or use a Heat Tool.
Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Using a Distress Crayon (Shabby Shutters was used in the example) scribble on the Craft Sheet and use the Waterbrush to liquefy the Crayon & apply around the initial. Use the Waterbush to rewet and blend the edges of the stamped initial and create blurred edges in areas. Color directly with the Crayon for a darker varied color. Edge with the Oxide pad. Let Dry or use Heat Tool.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Use Adhesive Foam to attach the initial to the tag. Cut 7” of Linen Ribbon and loop through tag. Flare the ribbon as pictured.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

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Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Apply strips of Adhesive Foam to the canvas, creating a frame shape. Peel the protective paper from the foam. Apply a coat of Opaque Crackle paste to the top & sides of the Foam Tape.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Dry with a Heat Tool. Note: Keep Heat Tool about 8” from the surface and keep it moving. As the paste dries and becomes matte you can move the Heat Tool closer to the canvas. We want the paste to dry not bubble. As the paste dries, it will crackle, and the black foam will show from between the Crackle Paste. Let cool completely.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Paint the inside of the frame with Black Gesso. Let dry. Apply various colors of the Foil Sheets to the cracks by randomly pressing sheets of foil onto the sticky, exposed areas of foam, colored side up.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Cut a Dyary Die Cut in half. Color the Die Cut with Dylusions Paint Pens. Attach the Die Cut with an Adhesive Strip to the inside, bottom of the frame.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

I love getting and sending letters. An email is quick and easy but a handmade card or handwritten letter is more personal; don’t you think so too? The only bad thing is that the cards I receive are lying around everywhere. I don’t have a proper place to store them. So time to make myself a Dylusions style letter rack.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I started with adding a thin layer of gesso to the letter rack. The letter rack is made of MDF which is brown. The colours won’t come out so brightly if you don’t add a layer of gesso first. Untreated, the MDF will absorb a lot of the paints also, which is a waste of paints. Pick out some nice Dylusions colours (I’ve used Cherry Pie , Crushed Grape, Tangerine Dream and Bubblegum Pink) and add the paints with a Mini Blending Tool to the surface of your letter rack. Mind that you don’t blend the Tangerine Dream (orange) with the Crushed Grape…you will create mud if you do. I’ve used the red and pink as a border between the orange and the purple, because both the red and pink go well with either the orange or the purple. Choose a few stencils and use the Mini Blending Tool to add some structure to all the sides of the letter rack. Use one stencil with White Linen, white will make the colours pop. Let all the sides dry and assemble the letter rack.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Now that the painting is finished, I start with decorating the letter rack. I stamped a lot of the Doodle Blooms with Archival Ink (Jet Black) and recoloured all the black parts of the stamped image using the Dylusions Paint Pen in Black Marble. I hardly ever think that the stamped image is black enough so I normally colour all the black parts again with a paints pen. Glue all the flowers to the letter rack using gel medium (matte). I drew some stems with the Dylusions paint pens Black Marble and White Linen. For the leaves I used the Branching Out stamp set. Cut out the leaves in pairs or singles and glue them on the stems of the flowers. And the letter rack is finished.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Here you see all sides of the letter rack. In the end I decided to add a little birdy and a caterpillar from some older Dylusions stamps sets.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: For this project I also made a card (a5 size). I have painted the background in exactly the same way as shown in Step 1. I stamped the flowers of the Anatomy of a Page set on my background and on a separate piece of watercolour cardstock. I coloured the flowers on the watercolour cardstock with coloured pencils. Cut out all the flowers and glue them to the stamped ones on the background. This way I don’t have to cut out all the stems and tiny leaves.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: For the rest of my card I stamped a variety of stamps and just started colouring.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: For this background I used Tangerine Dream, Bubblegum Pink and Funky Fuchsia. In the end I used one of the Doodle Blooms, a Puddy Cat and at the top I used the new Foliage set.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: I have decorated an envelope, as well. Kept it quite simple just by using a stencil (Flower Pop) and the Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Mica Spray. I might add some doodling later, if I know to whom I will send the card. Make the envelope a bit more personal too.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

And this is the letter rack with the card and envelope.

Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???

My Blog:  http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
Pinterest:  https://nl.pinterest.com/mirandav/

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today and I’m so excited to be back on the Ranger blog sharing some art journaling I’ve done with Dina Wakley Media supplies! I love the Face in the Crowd stamp set and thought I could pair it beautifully with Scribbly Wings and create a valentine note to myself in my art journal so that is the inspiration behind my page today.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Today I’m working in the Creative Journal Black so I started prepping my page with Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso. I was curious to see how the colors would show against the dark background, that’s why I chose clear gesso over white. I pulled out all my red colors of Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic which included Ruby, Fuchsia, Magenta and Blushing. Then using the 1″ flat brush, added color randomly on my page without cleaning my brush in between picking up colors. This created different shades and tones of each color on my page. I also created some texture by dipping the end of my paintbrush into white paint and tapping on my page. I used a paper towel to lift up some of the extra and also leave behind more texture. Some got on my fingers so I just swiped that on the page as well! Nothing is wasted here!

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: While I wanted the primary color of my page to be the different shades of reds, I also wanted to break that up some so I pulled out the Factured Circles stencil. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, I added some Elephant paint through the stencil. I love the way this breaks up the intensity of the red on my background. I also sprayed a bit of the Lapis Mica Spray on my page and soaked it up with my paper towel since my paint was dry, it was mostly pooling on my page and I didn’t want the blue to be too noticeable.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: While the previous step was drying, I layed out some of my Printed Dina Wakley Media tapes onto my Ranger Craft Sheet. I added color with the 1/2″ flat brush using the colors I already laid down on my background although this time I did wipe off my brush on a paper towel so the color would be more true.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Using the tapes once they were dry, I layered them into a very abstract heart shape and then added additional texture with the Scribbled Text Elements stamp set. I stamped them with the Dina Wakley Media Permanent Mixed Media Ink Palette in Ruby and Night. It was interesting to see the Ruby react to the other layers on my page because it almost looks reddish orange in different lights. I love happy surprises as I’m playing in my art journal!

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: I knew I wanted to create a heart on my page, so I just painted it on using the 1/2″ flat brush and adding some glazing medium to the white paint that I already had on my Craft Sheet. I watered that down and also added some paint splatters here.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Finally, I added my main focal images. I stamped the girl from Face in the Crowd first using Night ink and then I placed the wings around her from the Scribbly Wings set also stamping in Night. I highlighted the wings a bit the Ranger White Opaqu Pen and added some Fairy Dust stickles. I love coloring and just had to add a little bit of color to my girl so I pulled out Distress Crayons in Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick and Broken China just to bring her to life. Using the Fude Ball pen in Black I loosely outlined my heart because it was getting lost. I added a little bit of white paint just under my girl and stamped my sentiment You Are Enough on Blank Dina Wakley Media tape to add as my love note. Just a gentle reminder to us all. One of the things I love most about Dina Wakley’s art is the emotion it evokes in me as I look at each piece she creates and the sentiments that are included in her sets embody that beautifully!

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Here are some close ups of my completed love letter art journal page. It is fun to create using one color in different shades. It’s slightly monotone even though I brought in some neutrals to soften it up just enough. {final}Thank you, Ranger, again for inviting me to share my art with your readers using my favorite Ranger products. I hope you have been inspired to pull out your art journals and see what you can create with just one color family! Also, I think we could all use a little more love letters from ourselves, so I encourage you to give that a try – art journals are the perfect place to practice a little more self love.

Carisa ZglobickiCarisa is a mixed media artist, card maker and watercoloring enthusiast.  You can find her blogging at Inky Fairy Designs and Blitsy as well as follow her on Instagram and YouTube where she shares works in progress and process videos. Her work has been published in magazines such as CardMaker, Stamper’s Sampler , Take Ten and Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

February is here and love is in the air! Hearts, red and pink scream everywhere you go and they just make me happy! This time of the month I get to create sweet Valentine’s for loved ones, they want special cards, notes, packages to show their loved ones how much they mean to them. Personally, I love to add a new entry in my art journal that will for sure inspire a card and with so many products to choose from well it’s easy to be excited about crafting!

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 1: The Scribbly Girls stamps by Dina Wakley has some scribbly heart goodness and my palette is Ruby, Bubblegum Pink, White Linen and Gold.

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 2: Using an old credit card, a Craft Scraper or a spatula, scrape some paint in a random pattern across your page. We are creating a happy background here, just get messy and free!

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 3: Grab one of Dyan’s stencils and using the White Linen and your brush, in my case, my fingers, fill some random circles in your background. I’ve chosen to go on a diagonal for eye movement!

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 4: Using your Emboss it Ink Pad, along with some Gold Embossing Powder, stamp the scribbly hearts in your journal page.

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 5: The fun part about using a Fude ball pen is that you get to write over acrylic paint! Take advantage of the curves. Dyan’s acrylic block is not just for stamping. It’s made for a lot of things, one of them journaling! Using your pen, draw curvy lines to write in your page.
Once your lines are written go over your chosen words in long and short strokes filling up your lines.
You can finish it up by adding some small talk stickers!

Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Every year on February 14th many people send cards and presents to their loved ones in honour of St. Valentine. Dylusions has quite a few products that you can use to make something special for your Valentine. I decided to dedicate my journal pages to all the animals, because I just looooooove animals.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: For this blogpost, I went back to the wonderful Dylusions Inks. You can put paints exactly on the spot you want it to be, with the inks you can’t. Inks live a life of their own and that is what I love about the inks, you can’t control them. So you’re in for some unexpected treasures when you start using them.
For my project I used Pure Sunshine, Bubblegum Pink, Cherry Pie, White Linen and bubblegum pink micas pray.
I also used a spray bottle of water and a large flat brush.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Spray some water on your page. Spray the inks in the water, slap your brush in the ink and splatter the ink around and then hold your journal straight up so the ink runs down onto the other page. I didn’t cover the whole page with ink, but I left quite a bit white which is always a bit scary….

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Take a stencil (I used flowers) and spray water through the stencil (1). Pick up your stencil and flip it and press onto your page. This way you will get a negative and positive print of your stencil (2).

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: For the next step, I used 2 other stencils (cobwebs and hearts) and spray some ink through your stencil (1). Flip over your stencil and press the ink on your page (2).

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: This is how the page looks now. Ready for the next few steps.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: I have used the Bubblegum Pink Mica Spray as well. The Mica Spray give your project a lovely shimmer. I tried to take a photograph of the shimmer, but I’m not sure if you can see it clearly this way.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Now it is time to start decorating the pages. I stamped the images on smooth watercolour paper using Jet Black Archival Ink. I coloured all the images with coloured pencils (different brands). Before I glue down the images to the page, I use the Dylusions Paint Pen (Black Marble) to trace all the black parts of the images. The paint in the paint pens is the same as the Dylusions paint jars and it dries quickly. So to keep your pen going, clean the nib regularly with a baby wipe. You also have to shake the pen now and then and press down the nib to fill the reservoir with paint. Don’t bang the nib on the table, because this will break your pen.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: All the images are coloured and cut out. Now it’s time to decorate the rest of the page.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: For the border I used a stamp from the ‘Around the Edge’ stamp set (1) . Don’t worry if you are not able to stamp it neatly, you can always correct that later with a paint pen. For the dangling hearts I used this lovely heart stamp from the ‘Inbetweenies’ stamp set (2). I use a sticky note to protect the border while stamping the hearts.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: I used Dylusions paints (Black Marble), a mini ink blending tool and a heart stencil (from the suits stencil set) to add a few hearts to the page. And this is how the page looks so far. Now it’s time to glue down the images.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: The stamp sets I used are Passage Of Time (body), Oh Deer! (head), Puddy Cats and Puppy Dog Tales. Glue down all the images to your page using the Ranger Glue Stick. For the finishing touch I journaled a little in the black hearts using the Dylusions paint pen (White Linen). The anonymous quote was found on the internet.

Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???

My Blog:  http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
Pinterest:  https://nl.pinterest.com/mirandav/

Bloom by Tracy Scott

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Hey there beautiful people…I am thrilled to have been asked back by the amazing Ranger team to share another project with you today.
It’s very cold in the UK at the moment but that doesn’t stop me thinking about the coming of Spring and the long lazy days of summer. With that in mind I wanted to create a bright and cheerful project for you to get those creative juices flowing. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it…

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Gather fabric scraps, I used old pieces of lace and ribbons as well as a pack of the Dylusions Blank Self Adhesive Canvas.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Take a sheet of the self-adhesive canvas, peel off the backing and press the sticky side against an old piece of cloth a few times to get rid of the stickiness then cut some slits in the end approx. ¼ inch apart. Hand tear each strip (some will curl more than others).

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Arrange the pieces of lace, fabric and ribbons onto the canvas gluing down with Matte Medium and then glue the torn canvas strips at one end only allowing them to hang loose on the canvas. Once all the fabric is on using Texture Paste and your palette knife I added some texture with the Dylusions large leaf stencil.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Now cover the whole canvas including the fabric scraps with a coat of white gesso.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Gather up your chosen paint colours and a water mister bottle.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Take your first colour (I chose Vibrant Turquoise mixed with White Linen) and spritz with water to give a runny consistency.
Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Hold the canvas at 90 degrees and start adding the colour to the canvas allowing it to start to run. If it’s not running as much as you’d like, then spritz directly with some more water.

**please note I like to dry with a Heat Tool between each paint colour**

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Repeat step 7 with more colours (this time I chose Melted Chocolate and Funky Fuchsia mixed with a little white) For the lace and fabric along the bottom of the canvas I turned the board on its side so the drips are running in line with the direction of the fabric.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: I then went back in with some of the Vibrant Turquoise, Funky Fuschsia and Fresh Lime, but this time I didn’t mix with any white so I would get bolder brighter colours. Repeat step 7 until you are happy with the result.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Dry the canvas completely and then using the Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia I mixed the colours with water and loaded up a paint brush. Lightly tap off over the canvas to create splatters.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Next I stamped the roses from the ‘Branching Out’ stamp set directly onto the canvas board in various places along the edges of the fabric. I then painted with a mix of Pomegranate Seed, Funky Fuchsia and Bubblegum Pink.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped out some more of the roses and also one of the flowers from the ‘Doodle Blooms’ stamp set into smooth white card.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 13: I painted the flowers, again using a mix of Pomegranate, Funky Fuchsia and Bubblegum Pink. I then cut out the flowers and adhered to the canvas using 3D foam.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 14: Next I mixed some of the white paint with water so that it was runny and loaded up a brush, tapping it over the canvas and flowers to create more splatter.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 15: Next I used a fine brush and some Matte Medium to add areas of glue to the canvas, I then sprinkled with the Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder and heat set to add some sparkly accents.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 16: For the next step I used Tim’s alphabet stamps and stamped the word ‘Bloom’ onto smooth white card using the Embossing Ink Pad.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 17: I covered the stamped word with the Black Embossing Powder and heat set to give a glossy raised finish.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 18: For the finishing touch, using Tim’s scissors (they have a nice sharp point which is perfect for cutting out small shapes) I cut around the letter and then adhered to my canvas using the 3D foam tape.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Still like to pass out Valentines to those you near and dear? Then check out these sweet and silly Crazy Dogs matchbook style Valentines cards you can make yourself in no time at all. I absolutely love Tim Holtz’s line of Crazy critters, and with cats, dogs, and birds to choose from, you have tons of fun options for notecards for all the animal lovers in your life.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

These matchbook style cards add a fun interactive element, very reminiscent of those fold-and-seal boxed Valentines cards you may have had as a child. Simply tuck and un-tuck the front flap to open and close. The simple staple at the bottom is all you need to keep them sealed. Super easy and so fun.
Let’s take a closer look.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: For each Valentine, cut a 3 x 8.5 piece of Distress Heavystock cardstock. Using a scoring board or bone folder, score the long side at 4” and 8”. Fold along the crease lines, creating a top folding card with a thin bottom flap and folds up and over the front.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Dab Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink randomly onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz the inks liberally with water using the Distress Sprayer. Press the front of the cards down into the ink mixture. Dry the inks with a heat tool, or allow them to dry naturally. Repeat the process if you wish to intensify the colors.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Insert the front card panel into the Zig Zag embossing folder, and run the card through your die cutting machine.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Apply Spun Sugar Distress Ink to the raised embossed areas using a mini ink blending tool. Apply Brushed Corduroy ink to the edges of each card.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Rub a bit of Vintage Distress Collage Medium onto the edges of the cards using the tip of your finger. Set the cards aside and allow them to dry completely.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Cut .5” strips of brown Distress Cardstock. Lightly sand the paper, and then adhere them to the bottom flaps. Trim off the excess from the sides. Fold the flaps up, and place a Tiny Attacher staple along the bottom edge. Note: * You may need to trim off about a .25” from the bottom of the front card panel so that it will lay flat once tucked under the bottom stapled flap.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Stamp the Mini Crazy Dogs onto watercolor paper using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Watercolor the images using Distress Inks. To color with your ink pads, simply press them onto your non-stick craft sheet, mix them with a bit of water, and pick up the color using a wet paintbrush. Allow the ink to dry. Add Glossy Accents to eyes, noses, and dog tags. Set aside to dry. Die cut the images using the matching Crazy Dogs Framelits dies.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Stamp a Valentine sentiment from the Crazy Talk stamp set inside the card using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp the dog images again onto the inside, as well.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Adhere die cut dogs onto the front of the cards using foam adhesive. Stamp sentiment onto watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trim out the sentiments by hand, and adhere next to the dogs using foam adhesive. Tie natural jute string around the top of the card front and tie into a simple bow.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Ink a piece of watercolor cardstock with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink using a mini ink blending tool.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Die cut the three smallest hearts from the Heartfelt Bigz Die from the inked watercolor paper. You will need two hearts for each card. Apply Crazing Distress Collage Medium to each heart die cut, and set aside to dry.

Crazy Dog Matchbook Valentines by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 13: Apply Vintage Photo Distress Crayon to the heart die cuts, and smooth the pigment into the crazing cracks using the tip of your finger. Wipe away any excess crayon pigment. Cover the hearts with Glossy Accents, and allow them to dry completely. Add hearts to the card fronts using foam adhesive.

Enjoy!

audrey pettitMy name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about a decade ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back.  Visit Audrey’s blog at: AudreyPettit.Wordpress.com.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Looking for some winter inspiration in an island with no snow can be quite the task! So I searched my head and remembered one of my dreams, that of seeing the Northern Lights at least once in my lifetime! When Ranger put together an Alcohol Ink Kit I decided to jump in to have it all, again with the island situation, alcohol inks don’t fly so I patiently waited five weeks for them to come by boat! But I was soooo happy, in it was a set of stamps that had the perfect sentiment: Own your Dreams!
Tim Holtz has this quote in another set of stamps “Out of limitations comes creativity,” it’s one I’ve used quite a number of times because of the truth it carries. So back to my card, I wanted to create the Aurora Borealis but my kit only provided Stream, Sunshine Yellow and Red Pepper… Sooo here comes creativity to the rescue, I decided to experiment with Ice Resin tints since I had Lolite and Beryl and they looked like the thing I needed!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 1: Squirt a line of beryl and lolite in your applicator tool with felt.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 2: Swipe the applicator down your paper, I was going for the Northern Lights so I swirled and gave it some movement.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 3: Squirt the Stream Alcohol Ink on your applicator tool and finish that sky!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 4: Add some Blending Solution to help you shade the blue in the sky.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 5: Add Archival Ink to your pine trees stamp. Check out the swirl I created at the bottom of the stamp by using the Applicator Tool to remove some of the ink and in doing so decrease the line that the stamp has. I did not follow protocol here, I started stamping some of the trees on the left and some of the trees on the right, varying the height and leaving my northern lights to be the star. We’re going for a forest vibe here!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 6: Now you’re ready for a blizzard! Load an old brush with the Distress Grit Paste (insert addicted to the stuff here) and spray those trees away!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 7: I used some Distress Rock Candy Glitter over the wet paste. Then I stamped Own your Dreams inside my card.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 8: Here comes experiment #2! I squirted Ice Resin tints Lolite and Beryl and Stream Alcohol Ink along with some mixative over my Craft Sheet.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 9: Using my stamp I swirled the colors together.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 10: I hand stamped over a blank porcelain mug!

Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com I love to create things just because and this is one of those projects. This project can however be made into a card if you wished.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Gather together, all 4 tags, paints and blending tools.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Using the Postbox Red cover areas of your tag with the blending too. Then add the Bubblegum Pink to areas left. Keep going over in turn until you are happy with the depth of colour and the blend.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Taking a brayer and the same 2 coloured paints cover your washi tape with the paint.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Attach them together both front and back with the Journaling tape. Fold in concertina style.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Using a pencil and the Dylusions Journal Block, create a border going all the way around your tags.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Using Dylusions Black Marble Paint, colour in the border. Leave to once side to full dry.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Stamp out the images you want and cut them out. Colour your images using Ink Spray filled waterbrushes.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Taking the small Hearts Dylusions stencil and White Dylusions Paint Pen, go around the outside black border adding the hearts.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen doodle dashes around the inside of the border.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Using the Ranger Glue Stick, adhere your images where you would like them.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Using the Bubblegum Pink area of the Dylusions Mixed Media Ink Palette and a small Dylusions heart from the Lovestruck Lucy stamp set, add a few random hearts in the background. Also stamp out some of the small hearts onto card with the black section, to add to your piece using your glue.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Sandra Botham

My name is Sandra Botham and I am from Yorkshire, England, where I live with my Husband and 2 children. I am a coffee addicted, book loving, Art Journaler. Where my art is concerned I do not mind trying anything but I totally love the Dylusions range by Dyan Reaveley. I love to art journal, doodle, colour and create photo books too. I started my art journal journey taking classes at Dyan’s studio – Art From The Heart – in Harrogate, England. I am now totally honoured to be a tutor at this studio where I regularly teach workshops.

My Blog:  http://redkittybcreates.blogspot.co.uk/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/Sandra-Botham-Red-Kitty-B-Creates-204709782932926/
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/redkittybcreates/?hl=en
I also run a Dylusions Facebook Challenge page with the backing of Dyan:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/708335769240903/