Hello, Crafty Internet!
Settle in, this is a long one.
Today I am showing some cards I created with the Ranger Letter It Collection. There are markers, inks, stamps, embossing powders, Perfect Pearls and more. There are a lot of items in the Letter It collection and I do mean a lot. Here is a link to the article about the release if you’re interested in seeing everything. I have 4 of the 6 stamp sets and they are lovely. The scripty font is perfect for any kind of card you want to make. (By the way, I am not affiliated with Ranger, just a happy customer.) I found out about this release from a video created by Tiffany Solorio and fell in love with the stamp sets and had to have them. I’ve been a fan of Tiffany’s for a while now and love her work so I definitely recommend checking out her channel.
Anyway, here’s the stuff:
Pictured here are the 3 stamp sets I used, the embossing powders, as well as the perfect pearls. The cardstock you see in the bottom left is from a pack I got from Tuesday Morning by Ms. Sparkle & Co. I decided I was ready to finish out the paper pack and the Letter It stuff was perfect to help do that. Also pictured is my wine glass of Moscato because why not?
Unless otherwise noted, all cards are A2 size, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Let’s get to it then:
While looking through the watercolor paper, I decided to use some stencils and do some tone on tone coloring to add more interest to the backgrounds. I didn’t do all of them because the lighter colors didn’t seem to need anything. I used different stencils and even added some white splashes until I was happy with the result. This inspiration for this came from watching Tiffany’s video.
This first card features the blue watercolor cardstock with white splashes on the background and the Letter It Celebration stamp set. I have to confess the whoohoo sentiment embossing happened by accident. The result was beautiful, but it was not planned. I started out with silver tinsel embossing powder but it didn’t look right. It pretty much disappeared into the blue. I decided to try to cover it with the marigold, (slightly offset because my eyes are crooked) and it looked better. Still not satisfied, I stamped it a third time using the bridal tinsel embossing powder. Because I didn’t use my Misti, every stamping was offset and I ended up with something very nice, unexpected, but nice. I matted it onto a piece of white cardstock and stuck it down to a dark blue card base.
For this next card, I used the balloon die from Altenew’s Birthday Greetings set and the Letter It Celebration stamp set. The sentiment was stamped using VersaMark ink, then embossed with the Marigold embossing powder. I popped the balloon up with foam tape and finished it off with a piece of white string. Again, I matted the panel onto a piece of white cardstock and then onto a dark blue card base.
I cut the card panel with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted it onto a white card base. This card is a 4″ x 5 1/2″ because I cut the panel too short and it didn’t sit right on a standard A2 card. I used the Thank You stamp set for the sentiment and used the Perfect Pearls to add some shimmer. Here is where I began to have issues. The white Perfect Pearls over the Perfect Medium pretty much disappeared which I should have expected. I took some Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and stamped it again. Then I stamped it with the Perfect Medium and applied the Perfect Pearls and it came out much better. I finished off the card with some Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.
I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Letter It Birthday stamp set for this card. The butterflies come from a Bo Bunny Flutter stamp set. I heat embossed everything with white embossing powder from my stash. I couldn’t decide which one from the Letter It collection would look best so I used my normal white powder. This Birthday set is quickly becoming a favorite and will probably use it a lot in future cards.
Cards 5 & 6:
These cards were made using the My Favorite Things Peekaboo Polka dots background die and the Birthday stamp set. The first card was created using the dots that cut from the background. I used the cover to place the dots onto a piece of white cardstock with some liquid glue. The happy sentiment was cut from W plus 9 Happy Trio die set. I layered the sentiment with a green die cut as well as a foam die cut. I offset them on purpose this time to get a 3D effect.
Turns out, I didn’t really care for the stenciling I did on the green watercolor paper so I decided to die cut it. I used a script background stamp and Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink to create the background. I stamped the Thanks sentiment from the Letter It Thank You stamp set and clear embossed it. The so much came from the SSS Hand Lettered Winter Wishes stamp set. Added Nuvo drops for accents on the leaves and called it done. I mounted it onto a green card base. This is probably my favorite card I have created so far with this collection.
Card 8, 9 & 10:
These three cards are basically the same except the sentiments are different. I used SSS Intense Black ink to stamp all the sentiments which came from the Letter It Thank You, Birthday, and Celebration stamp sets and clear embossed them. I die cut the border using a SSS Loop the Loop Border die. Every panel was mounted onto a white cardstock card base. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to add some accents. I just loved the watercolor background too much to really do anything more than that…or maybe I just got lazy. It’s hard to tell.
I saved the cutest cards for last. These little critters come from the Simon Says Stamp Buddy Critters stamp set. They were colored with Copic markers and placed on the panel with foam squares. I broke down and bought the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die and it worked perfectly with these cards. The sentiments come from the Birthday and Celebration Letter It stamp sets. I used a tiny heart punch to add some hearts to the speech bubble. The white space seemed to need a little something.
I really enjoyed using the Ranger Letter It stamps. I do like the embossing powders and I’m still learning the Perfect Pearls. There are gobs of YouTube videos to help me get more comfortable with them so they will probably show up in future videos. Also would like to mention that the pricing for these things was very reasonable and affordable. I will probably go back and get the ink sets because Archival Ink is amazing to use.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. My apologies for such a long post but I wanted to get all the cards I made in. I strongly urge you to check out this collection. Ranger products are always amazing and this Letter It release is no exception.
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