Cardmaking Tutorial – Hello friend by Audrey Pettit20th December 2018
This bonus project was featured in the extra Ranger magazine with issue 186 of Simply Cards & Papercraft – we loved teaming up with Ranger to provide you lovely readers with the EXCLUSIVE gifts, and the Ranger Guest Designers showcase new releases from Tim Holtz too.
Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Ranger Dina Wakley MEDIA Kraft Paper Pack
kraft & white cardstock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers
Antique Linen, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Picket Fence Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Ranger Artist Brushes
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distressor
manual die-cutting machine
Sizzix Thinlits by Tim Holtz Funky Florals #1 & Alphanumeric 1” Tall die sets
Sizzix Framelits by Tim Holtz Stitched Squares dies
Sizzix Texture Fades Herringbone embossing folder
1 Create a side-folding A2 card base from white cardstock. Ink the edges of the card base with Antique Linen Distress ink using an ink blending tool.
2 Cut a 4×5.25” piece of kraft cardstock, distress the edges and then apply White Picket Distress Paint, and allow the paint to dry completely. Adhere the panel to the card front.
3 Trim a 3¾x5” piece of Distress Watercolor paper. Working on a Ranger Craft Mat, dab Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Ink onto the sheet, and then spray the inks with water using the Distress Sprayer. Press the watercolor cardstock into the ink mixture, and dry with a heat tool. Repeat the process until the desired level of color is achieved.
4 Cut the left-hand side of the panel using the fourth largest square from the Stitched Squares die set.
5 Emboss the larger frame panel, apply Brushed Corduroy and Bundled Sage inks onto a craft mat and spray with water. Using a very wet artist brush, and flick the inks onto the panel to create droplets. Dry with the heat tool.
6 Apply Picket Fence Distress Paint onto the edges of the panel and around the inner edge of the die-cut square, as well as to areas of the raised embossing. Add the paint to the edges of the centre square, as well. Allow the paint to dry completely.
7 Tie natural twine around the left side of the embossed panel, securing with a bow before mounting the panel ono the card front. Affix the die-cut square into the frame.
8 Cut a 1×4” banner of kraft cardstock and cut the ‘HELLO’ sentient from it, setting aside the cut letters, retaining the centre of the ‘O’. Ink a 1×3” strip of watercolour cardstock with Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink onto the craft mat, and spray them with water. Press the watercolor strip into the inks, and dry the paper with the heat tool, and layer behind the die-cut banner.
9 Apply Picket Fence Distress Paint to the edges of the strip, allow to dry and mount onto the right-hand side. Add a Chit Chat friend sticker to the right side of the sentiment strip.
10 Die-cut the greenery elementsfrom various colours of kraft cardstock, layer up and apply Picket Fence Distress Paint onto some of the greenery elements. Die-cut the flowers from inked watercolour paper and layer up. Add enamel dots to the centre of each flower and arrange the die-cuts onto the card front to finish.