Sunday, December 3, 2017

Letter It Sunday Step by Step

Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here with an impromptu post to brighten your Sunday which is part inspiration, part tutorial. As many of you may have seen on social media the lovely folks at Ranger Ink have just released the 'Letter It' range, a carefully curated collection of stamps, pens, embossing powders, mediums, tags and surfaces designed to work together so you can create beautifully personalized cards, tags, gifts and more for all of life's occasion. You can see Linda un-boxing her collection HERE and me diving into mine HERE. And now you can pre-order your own 'Letter It' products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

So many people loved what they saw and were keen to see the range in action, so I've put together three cards to share with you today with hints and tips along the way; as you would expect they are not CAS, partly because it's not my style and mainly as I wanted to see how the range worked with my favourite Tim Holtz 'Memoranda' Paper Stash.


For this card I layered up some Memoranda Paper Stash and used the 'Letter It' Metallic Markers to colour some flowers to add on top. I stamped the image with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, coloured it with the gold, blue and green Markers, then re-stamped with the Jet Black Archival Ink. These Markers give an instant opaque cover with a beautiful sheen and they dry permanently on porous surfaces.


The Hello sentiment from the 'Greetings' set was also stamped with the Jet Black Archival Ink onto some of the Letter It Ivory Cardstock, ageing it a little with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Make sure you 'season' the acrylic cling stamps with Jet Black Archival Ink before using them with other inks as this will ensure a clean sharp image.


This next card again uses the Memoranda Paper Stash as a base and also inspires the textured layer beneath the sentiment.


I embossed some of the Letter It Grey Cardstock with an embossing folder and coloured the centre of each circle with the silver Metallic Marker. I then gently tapped the Embossing Ink Pad over the raised areas on the card and covered them with Marigold Embossing Powder, using my Heat It tool to melt/set the powder with a golden shine.


The sentiment for this card came from the 'Thank You' set and you can see here where I'm applying the Jet Black Archival Ink onto the stamps before pressing them onto some white card.


As the papers are aged I repeated the process of ageing the white card with more Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The edges of each element were also blended with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to make them stand out.


The final card is also based on Memoranda Paper Stash, though in this case it's a much more subtle background to allow the embossing to shine through.


After spreading Ranger Texture Paste through the Flourish Layering Stencil I poured Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder over it and allowed it to air dry. It's at that point the powder could then be heat set to produce a beautiful smooth sparkle.


To produce the bridal bouquet die cut foliage was coloured with Gold Tinsel and Silver Tinsel Embossing Powders and Sunflower Sparkle, Perfect Pearl and Pewter Perfect Pearls. I strongly suggest mixing the Perfect Pearls powders with water and using a paintbrush to apply them to your diecuts for a consistent coverage. The resultant shimmer and sparkle throughout the bouquet is magical. The bow had two coats of Navy Embossing Powder and the words from the 'Wedding' set were stamped in Cobalt Archival Ink.


That is by no means all of the Letter It range used here so I'll be creating more cards over the coming weeks to share. Hopefully this first batch have whetted your appetite and shown you how the range can be combined with your existing stash as well as in their own right. Remember, Linda is now taking pre-orders at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Jenny


19 comments:

  1. What a fabulous selection of cards. Love all the shimmer and the vintage vibe that you have given them.

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  2. Lovely cards Jenny, I particularly loved thee,bossed circular letters and how you highlighted with the embossing powder and coloured with the pen, very striking. Loving these products. Tracy x

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  3. Wow Jenny, you really have made the most of the fabulous Letter It range, your cards are beautiful - I really love the fonts on the sentiment stamps! Anne xx

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  4. A fabulous trio Jenny xx Looking forward to viewing more xx

    Hugs Annie xx

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  5. Thank you Jenny. I think I definitely need those markers! Beautiful cards, I love your style so much.

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    1. Thank you so much! I knew you wanted to see the markers in action and really enjoyed showing a little of what they could do. They will work over lots of surfaces too :) xx

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  6. Gorgeous work!! Love every bit of all the details you added!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you've enjoyed seeing them xx

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  7. Wow, Jenny, all three of your cards are fabulously inspiring! When I first saw Linda's video, I knew I needed those stamps, but now I'm sold on the embossing powders and markers, too! Great tutorial and the loveliest of cards!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara Emily. It's such a great range and you'll enjoy using them xx

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  8. These are so beautiful Jenny! I'm wild over the wedding card design with the pop of cobalt ink. Stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much Autumn. It's fantastic to have a gorgeous Navy embossing powder to coordinate with that Cobalt Ink too xx

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  9. Such brilliant makes, Jenny! This collection is calling to me...and now it's calling even louder. I love the special details you added. Wonderful!

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