Hello, my crafty friend! I hope that today finds you & your loved ones doing well, and staying healthy. Life in these days is rather unusual, but it’s important to ALL of us that we all maintain our social distancing, don’t hoard supplies, and stay healthy! If you see anyone not doing the right thing, just gently remind them that it’s not just for them -but also for whoever else they come in contact with. That could be strangers, or their own loved ones. Okay – enough of the public health PSA for now – let’s get on to adding some sparkle to your day! We can all use it, for sure.
As a design team member, I just received a wonderful box of new products from Scrap ‘N Stamp. It arrived just before the weekend – perfect timing! So I decided to use some of the new products, to share with you.
SPARKLE WITH SUGAR CRYSTAL GLIMMER PAPER
This is the first time I’ve used this Tonic glitter paper – and I’m IN LOVE! It’s beautiful to use, and it doesn’t shed! Not when being, or during the making of my project. I’m sold on it, for sure! This is the gorgeous Sugar Crystal colour.
Believe it or not, it’s even more sparkly in real life!
There’s no stamp involved in the flowers – these are made with Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls, directly on the glimmer paper! You can see that the ink changes colour a bit, when it contacts with the paper. By adding layers of ink, you can achieve 2 colours, with just one ink. I used the Pearls in Villainous (purple) and Enchanted (pink).
Start with your panel of glimmer paper. Have your alcohol pearl open & ready to use, along with either a straw, the new Ranger Alcohol Ink Air Blower, or canned air. Start with one drop of alcohol pearl ink onto the glimmer paper. Next, blow the ink from the bottom of the drop upwards, to create the petal shape. Repeat adding one ink drop at a time, and blowing it upwards and to the left and right, to create a flower shape. You’ll see that the petals on the bottom are lighter, and the 2nd layer of petals is darker. Create your flowers using both the Villainous and Enchanted pearl inks, randomly on your panel. Once the flowers shape is done, you can add in detail to the petals, with a white gel pen.
Next, create the stem & part of the flower where the stem joins the petals. To do this, use the Ranger Pitch Black ink and a small Ranger alcohol ink brush. Put a drop of the Pitch Black ink at the bottom of the flower, and spread it out using the brush. Use the brush to flick the ink upwards, into the petals, to create the bottom of the flower. For the stem, place a few drops of the Pitch Black ink onto a slick surface, or in an ink palette. Pick up the ink with the brush, and draw the stem downward, from the bottom of the flower. The most amazing part of this – that the Pitch Black ink actually looks green, on this glimmer paper! I found that out totally by accident, when I was practicing on a scrap piece!
Use the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies, and some dark pink cardstock. Die cut the sentiment twice, and glue them on top of each other. Another new product I used for this project is the Ranger Letter It Embossing Powders. Another win! I love embossing powders for their dimension & shine, but hate that gritty mess they leave! Guess what?! This embossing powder is SOFT!! Seriously – no grit left on my work surface! I used the beautiful Wisteria colour – take a look at this close up of the colour & shine of this powder.
So pretty! It looks like molten lava, if lava were a wisteria colour! Stamp the sentiment from the MFT Well, Hello stamp set in Versamark. Cover it with the Wisteria Letter It embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. When done, layer the sentiments onto the inked panel. Create a card base of dark purple, and add a strip of the dark pink cardstock on the left hand side. Attach your card front, with foam tape.
I hope today’s project has inspired you to get outside your ‘stamping’ comfort zone, and experiment with the Ranger alcohol inks! Pearls or regular, they are a lot of fun to use, and come in gorgeous colours that match the Ranger inks. To see more projects made with them, just type ‘alcohol inks’ in to the search feature on the blog.
All supplies can be ordered through the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store. The great news is that the store is STILL OPEN, and operating safely within the recommended guidelines. So order away! Right now there’s a huge Clearance Sale on, or you can shop new arrivals & regular products and get a 10% Discount using my Discount Code 10DEB at checkout.