“See the products as your tools.” – Tim Holtz

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I really am still reeling from the amazing experience that I had at Ranger U last month. One of the things that really stuck with me was the advice that Tim Holtz opened up the 3 day intensive learning workshop with – see the products as your tools. I learned lots of ways to use those tools by making over 70 cards and lots of trinkets in those 3 days.

Almost all of the techniques were brand new to me, so my learning curve is still curving up pretty steeply. The team at Ranger Ink did such a great job putting together the learning materials, and I don’t want to lose the amazing knowledge and technique that I gained. I’ve issued a personal challenge to redo the course by using each tool, and practicing each technique, over the next 70 or so days. I’ll post what I’ve made and hopefully I’ll inspire you to try something new too!

This card showcases how fun and shimmery the Perfect Pearls are. I had used them before, but had no idea that pouncing with the big brush gets that shimmer right up in there! I also learned that the Perfect Pearls are makeup grade. So there’s that, if I ever go out for a night on the town.

Stay tuned for more shimmer and shine!