Grand Adventure with Ranger Ink


Another month has zipped past, and here we are at summer already….  well, a few days shy of the official season, but the kiddos are off and it feels like summertime to me. Today I’m back to share a card that I made for a special feature article for Ranger in the springtime issue (issue 186) of Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine. This bright butterfly card features lots of pretty colors of Ranger Distress, of course, and favorite dies and stamps from Tim Holtz. Seems very fitting for the season ahead.


That awesome butterfly is from the Flutter stamp set by Tim Holtz and Stamper’s Anonymous, and was die cut with the matching Sizzix die. I used a range of blue Distress inks to watercolor the image, and added white gel pen dots for detailing and a bit of black thread for antennae. The Garden Greens die cuts used for the foliage were watercolored with Distress, too. Sentiment is a mixture of Idea-ology metallic cardstock stickers with one of the Tim Holtz Shadow Script die sets.


Stitched Rectangle dies were used to create the inlaid frame. Basic black and white cardstock for the base and layers, with a bit of Distress cardstock for color. One of the awesome Tim Holtz shifter stencils (Diamonds) was used to make the fun angled panel in the background, too.

If you happened to pick up the spring Simply Cards & Papercraft issue, you’ll find the full step-by-step instructions for this card in the special Ranger insert.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your summer is off to a great start, and is filled with many grand adventures!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - FlutterSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - FlutterSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Shadow Script 3Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Shifter DiamondsTim Holtz Idea-ology QUOTATIONS Metallic Stickers Paperie TH93559Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mermaid LagoonRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Inkssentials WHITE OPAQUE PEN Pigment Ink 024477Ranger Ink - Letter It Collection - Perfect Pearls KitEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Maya Road Twine

6 thoughts on “Grand Adventure with Ranger Ink

  1. Such a lovely card with the beautiful butterfly! Wonderful design and pretty colors! Love the large “wander” sentiment, too! Enjoy the summer and time with your son and daughter! Great seeing your lovely creation, Audrey! Take care!!

  2. That butterfly is gorgeous!!! The colors are so deep and intense and the white really pops. So happy to finally be on summer vacation. Enjoy your summer Audrey!

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