Creativation 2019- Wish You Were Here with Ranger Ink


Hello friends, remember me? Sorry for my recent absence. Seems I’ve been taking a very unplanned blog break since bringing home my new little puppy, Finley. I knew a pup would keep me busy, but I had no clue that he would absorb as much of my time as he really does. Everything in the world is new to him, and he wants to explore it all.  He is definitely keeping me on my toes.


All this has left me very little time in the craft room, but I do have several recent projects to share, including this spring flower card that I made for the Ranger Ink booth at Creativation 2019 featuring the new Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems #2 die set and lots of bright and happy colors of Distress.


I used a mixture of stamping and stenciling to create the stacked layered background. The Flurry & Pine background stamp set created the cool chevron style print, and I used the Diamonds Shifter stencil, inked in soft Tattered Rose Distress, on the framework for the flower. The paper behind the oval opening is an old Project Life journaling card that I’ve had in my stash forever. Really love the pop of contrasting color that brought to all the hot pinks.


The flower and greens were die cut from Bristol and Distress cardstocks, and Distress inks were used to watercolor the stem and petals. I used the new Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry to stamp the sentiment. Such a happy color combo, and so perfect for this first day of spring!

Hope you are all doing well! And I hope to be around to visit soon! I’m still not sure how much blogging I will get to in the next several weeks, cause believe it or not…. Finley actually chewed up my eyeglasses. Completely mangled them beyond use or repair. Right now I am stuck in a six-year-old prescription, and needless to say, I’m almost as blind as a bat. Good thing the little stinker is so cute!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Wildflower Stems 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flurry and PineTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HASHTAGS cms183Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Shifter DiamondsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink Pads - Mini Kit - OneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

Project Life Journaling Card
$ Store Twine

7 thoughts on “Creativation 2019- Wish You Were Here with Ranger Ink

  1. This is a fanatic card Audrey. I LOVE the colors and contrast!! Love how you used a Christmas themed stamp but in pink – thats wonderful!

  2. I’ve missed you, Audrey, but completely understand. Love this card and the various elements bringing it together. Hopefully, Finley won’t find your current glasses! lol

  3. I was JUST thinking about you the other day!! Glad to hear that all is good (minus the glasses! YIKES!!!) — and that you are having good times with Finley!!! LOVING this card!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!

  4. So wonderful to see a lovely creation from you, Audrey! Sorry to hear that the little pup, Finley ruined your glasses. Fur babies sure do keep you on your toes! Your card is very beautiful with all the pretty layers and gorgeous flower! Love the stenciled background, too! Take care and have a great weekend!

  5. Just what I needed to do along with this pretty spring day. All those wonderful layers and then your pretty bloom for the cherry on top. Awww I bet you’re having so much fun with Finley. I’ve been taking my daughters labs with me on my daily walks. Love me some puppy dogs. Sending hugs!

  6. So soft and pretty! Sorry to hear about your glasses. But I’m glad you are having fun with your puppy!

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