Thanksgiving is almost upon us here in the U.S., so I wanted to make one more project before I dive extremely deep into Christmas, and since Ranger has just announced more Stain releases, I thought it would be fun to use lots of Stains in this project, and use them for stamping.
|Using a Ranger Inkssentials Manila tag (#10) and Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Falling Leaves Stamp Set, I stamped one of the leaf images using Distress Stain in Spiced Marmalade. After stamping it once, I stamped it two more times without reapplying...there is plenty of Stain still left to stamp. I love that about stamping with Stains. I dried this with my heat tool.|
|Using another leaf image, I stamped it three times with Mustard Seed Stain. I dried this.|
|Another leaf image equals another triple stamping, but this time with Barn Door Stain. I love that you can see the veins and detail of these stamps even though Stains are used instead of ink. I dried this as well.|
|I lightly inked the the whole tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to further my Autumn color palette.|
|I used a paper towel and rubbed each leaf to get the ink off of the leaves, to reveal my bright color again. I gave this another drying.|
|I decided this needed a little green hue, so I inked the open spots only with Bundled Sage Distress Ink, and used this to ink the edges of the tag as well.|
|I wanted more sheen, so I misted Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist (My favorite!) over the entire tag.|
|Before I finished the outside, I decided the inside needed a little something special, so I stamped Tim's Thankful words in Sepia Archival. I added a piece of scrap paper to this so I could jot a little message down for my recipient.|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!