Friday, April 27, 2012

Just Because Floral Card - New Distress Markers

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

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  1. Oh how fun you got the new markers...haven't had the desire to order them yet, so glad you shared about blending
    Such a fun design- thanks for sharing

  2. Your card turned out beautifully, I have purchased some and played with them so far I love how like the Distress inks they don't get muddy when running close to another color! I have the white Picket fence marker too, and that is so neat. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! What a fabulous card! You did a great job with the new set of markers! Congrats on your new toy/s!

  4. OH! Heidi! What a delightful "Just Because Floral Card" you have shared with us!! Using the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers you chose to use accented the floral design to look so very vintage! JUST LOVELY!!
    Seeing you at the VIP Scrapbooking Store in Rochester a while ago I so enjoyed our brief visit. Glad to know many of your days find you feeling better.
    While I am recovering from my 3 level cervical spinal fusion(major surgery) I am looking forward to reading your blog in detail during my confinement to this neck brace & home!
    Sweet blessings as we eagerly await the kiss of sunshine and Spring's sweet warmth!!
    Joyfully......~Sandie Luck

  5. Lucky you Heidi! Still waiting for my rder to arrive!
    Your card is lovely ...think you are well on the way to being an expert!!!!!


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