FEATURED MANUFACTURER: Ranger Ink (Wendy Vecchi)/Stampers Anonymous
This 5″ x 7″ card was created using products by Ranger Ink (featuring Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 “Stamp-it-Stencil-it” set, Circle Collage background stamp and Crackled Texture Paste; Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Spray Stain, Distress Ink and Distress Stickles and “Festive” stencil; and Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Ink Spray and “Curious Corrin” stamp set).
1. First, I created a background using 4 colors of Distress Oxide (Worn Lipstick, Iced Spruce, Broken China and Fossilized Amber) by smearing Oxide ink directly on my craft mat, spritzing with water, and tapping my paper into the wet ink. I dried each layer with a heat gun. AS I WAS DRYING, I spritzed the paper with water to achieve the oxidized look I wanted. Then, I stamped the “Curious Corrin” stamp and the “eyes” stamp directly onto the background with the Iced Spruce Oxide Ink to add interest. I also stamped directly onto the background using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink with Wendy Vecchi’s Circle Collage Background Stamp, as well.
This was also the time when I stamped the sentiment using Wendy Vecchi’s stamp (included with the Stamp-it-Stencil-it “Select-a-Sentiment”) using regular Distress Ink in Black Soot. I used the same black ink and a Ranger blending tool to stencil “best wishes” right into the “window area”. All the sentiments included in the stencil wheel fit perfectly into the window of the stamp.
Watch Wendy Vecchi herself demonstrating the Stamp-it-Stencil-it at the April 2017 Adventures in Stamping Convention (Akron, OH):
3. While the paste was drying, I created an embellishment piece using the “pointing hand” stamp (also from the Curious Corrin set). I used Wendy Vecchi’s Archival Ink in Fern Green to stamp the hand several times on regular white cardstock. Then, I smeared Oxide ink on my craft mat (Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce and Worn Lipstick). With a water brush, I picked up some of the ink and colored in the hand, letting some of the water leak out to activate the Oxide ink. I fussy-cut the hands, punched a hole in the center, added a square brad from my personal stash and coated the top of the brad with Distress Stickles in Pumice Stone. While I had the Stickles, I decided to add a few dots to the swirl of the black sentiment stamp, too.
4. Final touches! I wanted to tone down the background a bit, so I used Dylusions Ink Spray in White Linen over the areas where I had stenciled with texture paste. The moisture of the spray ink reacted with the oxide ink again, but didn’t bleach out my background. I used the same Ranger Ink Blending tool and the Black Soot Distress Ink to VERY LIGHTLY graze over the texture paste (just to make the stenciled images “pop” a little). Then, I used Distress Spray Stain in Iced Spruce to spray a touch on the top and bottom of the card. Finally, I adhered the “hand” embellishment with a few dots of Ranger Glossy Accents.
Thanks for looking!
PRODUCT LIST (click images to view details):
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide Broken China
Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick
Archival Ink Fern Green
Dylusions Ink Spray White Linen
Distress Spray Stain Iced Spruce
Dylusions Curious Corrin set
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Circle Collage Background Stamp
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Select-a-Sentiment Stamp-it-Stencil-it!
Tim Holtz Festive
square brad (personal stash)
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