Let it Snow with Ranger Ink

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Brrrr, has it ever been frigid in my neck of the woods lately. The “polar vortex” has certainly visited us here in the heart of North Carolina this past week… much to the chagrin of me who is spending quite more time shivering and shaking outdoors than I’d wish with a puppy who is completely immune to the cold. Unfortunately, I’ve heard there’s much more of the same looming ahead as we close out January. Seems like the perfect time to share this winter-themed card project and tutorial that I had up on the Ranger Ink blog last month.

This snowy card was made with the Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes die set by Sizzix, with a fun inlay die cutting technique backed by the pretty sparkle of Ranger glittered embossing powder. Now normally I am a neutral-loving gal, as many of you know by now. But there’s something about this bright color combo that just feels so perfect for winter. The blend of blue and purple Distress Oxide inks makes me think of an evening sky in the midst of a snowfall. And of course that touch of glittery sparkle feels like freshly fallen snow. Surely a combination that will chase away any winter blahs.

It’s not often that I shy away from patterned paper, but that’s just what I did with this card made solely from a mix of heavyweight white cardstock and watercolor cardstock that was inked, inked and spritzed, or simply embossed with tinsel powder. The only extra embellishment is the gilded rub-on sentiment.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re managing to keep warm and snug inside!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Perfect Cardstock - White CardsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Paper SnowflakesAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Remnant Rubs - Gilded ChristmasRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Broken ChinaRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Blueprint SketchRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Wilted VioletRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Embossing Ink PadRanger Ink - Specialty 1 Embossing Powder - Bridal TinselRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

10 thoughts on “Let it Snow with Ranger Ink

  1. Love all those pretty snowflakes! And, such a fabulous blend of distress inks for the background! A lovely winter card! We had a snowstorm here a couple weeks ago and now there will be frigid temps in just a couple days. We have a new rescue dog that is part chihuahua/jack russell mix. She shook off her little sweater last night when out in the cold, lol! But, hopefully she won’t keep doing it with frigid temps on the way. Anyways, hope you and your pup are doing well! Take care and stay warm!

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