Friday, August 19, 2016

Technique of the Week: Bling it up with Ranger Enamel Dots

We recently got in some new Enamel Accents from Ranger. I absolutely love how they look on a card, and Ranger has come out with so many beautiful colors!

Ranger Enamel Dots and Dylusions Acrylic Paint

Since I am so in love with anything sparkly or shiny though, I kind of wanted some bling on my accents. Enter Warm Diamond ultra fine glitter, from Elizabeth Crafts.

I made two cards, one pink and red, and one blue and green. To make these, I first used Nuance powdered color (by Magenta) on watercolor paper to color the backgrounds. For the pink and red card I used Red, Scarlet, Hot Pink and Raspberry Nuance; for the blue and green and, I used Yellow, Turquoise, Cerulean Blue and Royal Blue. Credit goes to Marj Marion for inspiration on the design of these cards.    

When the Nuance panels were dry, I stamped the Magenta Multilingual Happy Birthday stamp (C07.907.L) on each of them using Versamark ink. I embossed the sentiment with Judikins White Diamond embossing powder.

I cut the Nuance colored pieces out with one of the Die-Namics MFT-847 Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles. I cut a piece of white fun foam to pop the panels up, and adhered it to the back of the panel.

I then cut out a piece of white cardstock for each card, using the Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die. Using the largest die in this set, I was able to cut out a stitched panel that measures 5" x 3.75". 

I adhered the white pieces to matting panels that measure 5.25" x 4", and the matting panels were adhered to the base cards. The matting panels I chose to match the colors in the Nuance were So Silk Glamour Green and So Silk Beauty Pink. The Nuance panels were then placed in the center of the base panels.

Once the cards were put together, I applied some Ranger Enamel dots to the front of the cards, squeezing the enamel out slowly and carefully to form round dots.  For the pink/red card I used Pink Gumball, Classic Cherry and Wild Orchid; for the blue/green card, I used Electric Lime, Caribbean Coast, and Blue Ribbon.    

While the dots were still wet, I liberally sprinkled Elizabeth Crafts ultra fine Warm Diamond glitter on top of them and let it sit there until they had dried.

Once the dots dried, I rubbed them to brighten the glitter. The glitter did alter the look of the dots somewhat, but I like how they look.

I love the extra sparkle this technique adds, and I hope you give it a try!

Magenta Products Used:
(If you are local, please look for products at Art 'n Soul. If you are not local and wish to find Magenta products, you can click on the link in the stamp name below each image, or you can visit the Magenta online store here).

Magenta Nuance

Multilingual Happy Birthday 07.907.L
Other Products Used:
Ranger Enamel Dots: Gumball, Classic Cherry, Wild Orchid, 
Electric Lime, Caribbean Coast, and Blue Ribbon.    

Elizabeth Craft Ultra fine Warm Diamond glitter
Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock
JudiKins White Diamond Embossing Powder
So Silk cardstock, Glamour Green and Beauty Pink
Die-Namics MFT-847 Inside/Out Stitched Rectangle Dies
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies


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