Hello blogging friends! I am SO excited--today was a Fabulous mail day!! (snail mail and email) Just LOVE days like this! ;-)
Check out these beauties!! So thrilled to get the New Tim Holtz Distress Markers from Ranger! I just had to try them out right away!
Here is my first card using the Distress Markers.
I stamped a floral image from the CR-02245 Botanical Butterflies stamp set from JustRite Papercraft on to Simply Smooth Ivory paper from Discount Cardstock using Rich Cocoa ink. Then I colored the image using the Distress Markers from Ranger (colors listed below).
Here is a close up of the image. I don't happen to have any of the new cardstock from Ranger so I tried a couple of different papers and the markers are very juicy which is a good thing but the papers started to pill up when I was trying to blend the colors. So I pulled out some watercolor paper and that seemed to do the trick. The markers worked wonderfully--I was able to blend them and the paper didn't pill at all. I think there will be a little bit of a learning curve and practice involved here but it's no different then learning to use Copics or Prismacolor Colored Pencils. ;-) I can't wait to color a few more images and play around with the markers more!
I used the Grand Calibur and S4-114 Standard Circles Large to cut/emboss the stamped image and layered it with a die cut from the S4-354 Splendid Circles die templates. I inked the outer edges with Antique Linen Distress ink and Rich Cocoa Momento ink. I used 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to layer the die cuts.
To create the little buckle I used S4-362 Ribbon Buckles from Spellbinders with Kraft paper from Discount Cardstock. The ribbon is Satin Rosewood from Really Reasonable Ribbon--I love this color! I also added a pearly button to the center of the buckle.
The pattern paper is from the Glitz, French Kiss Collection. I layered the pattern paper on to a piece of Mountain Rose Metallic from Discount Cardstock and used the Distrezz-it-All from Zutter to distress the edges.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a Fantastic Day!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CR-02245 Botanical Butterflies
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth Ivory, Kraft, Mountain Rose Metallic
Glitz French Kiss Collection
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Distress Markers - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S4-114 Standard Circles Large, S4-354 Splendid Circles, S4-362 Ribbon Buckles
Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon Satin Rosewood Ribbon; Zutter Distrezz-it-All; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Pearl Button