Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Ranger Mini Layering Stencils Tim Holtz #47

Welcome to the latest Saturday Showcase.   Suzz here, to share a few projects using the Mini Layering Stencil Tim Holtz #47.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil 47 Stampers Anonymous Baroque Stampers Anonymous Urban Elements For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I recently received a lovely package from The Funkie Junkie and was thrilled because I had many of the new products that just arrived.  I pulled out the mini stencils to start playing!

I had leftover on my desk a couple of inky background from our Aquamarine challenge and decided to use them to create a series of inchies and ATC's.

Here is what one of the backgrounds looked like:

This background was created with shaving cream and a mix of Ranger Distress Sprays and Distress Oxide Sprays.  I put the shaving cream down on a sheet of acetate.  Spritzed random blue inky sprays over in different areas.  Put my cardstock onto the inky shaving cream pulled it up and shaved off the excess shaving cream. 

It gives the inky background a soft velvety feel and smells good too! :)

After that I cut the background into inchies (1" x 1")  and ATC sizes (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").

Next step was to use white embossing paste and the stencils to add the texture.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

I left some of the backgrounds with just the pretty blues but then expanded to added some additional spritzed on inks after everything dried.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

And then I tried matting one on kraft cardstock and decided to stencil with white embossing paste on the kraft cardstock.
Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

To add a pop of color I added a bit of watercolor pencil and water to soften the effect.

Here are the finished versions of some of my backgrounds:

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

A little touch of a butterfly and sentiment stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder to coordinate.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

For this one I mixed Abandoned Coral with the pretty blues and used a few spare die cut flowers as a contrast.
Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

 For the blue background I mixed in a butterfly stamped with the pretty baroque flourish in a coordinating blue ink.

Ranger Mini Layering Stencil #47 Ranger Distress Ink Sprays

I then stamped the flower on tissue paper and collaged it over the embossed surface.  I added a few highlights with the watercolor pencil.  The butterflies were glazed with the new embossing glaze. 

There is still time to play along in our Little Things challenge.  

Please be safe and stay healthy.


Ranger Mini-Layering Stencils #47
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Stampers Anonymous - Baroque
Stampers Anonymous - Urban Elements
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text 
Stampers Anonymous - Field Notes
Stampers Anonymous -  Flower Shop
Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze - Weathered Wood
Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Aquamarine,
Ranger Distress Spray - Abandoned Coral,  Blue Print SketchTwisted Citron, Faded Blue Jeans, Weathered Wood
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray - Tumbled GlassChipped Sapphire,  Weathered Wood
Idea-Ology - Mirrored Hearts
Idea-Ology - Clipping Sticker Book
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Ranger Distress Ink - Weathered Wood 
Sizzix Large Stems Tim Holtz
Idea-Ology Ephemera Snippets Field Notes
Idea-Ology Game Spinners 
Sizzix Detailed Butterflies


  1. Oh gosh so many clever and beautiful ways to use this stencil Suzz! And I love that you included the inchies on your first card. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  2. Wow! I know what I'll be doing today and it won't be wasting my shaving cream on my legs! Such creations, thank you!

  3. Lots of lovely little bits, Suzz!

  4. So much creativity in this one post, and plenty of new ideas for using our stencils! Love every single one of your samples, but if I HAD to choose a favorite it would be the blue baroque butterfly card. Amazing inspiration, Suzz!

  5. AWESOME inch inchies and ATCs! Love all the colors & texture, I love the shaving cream technique, I must do that again!