To kick off the new year with some fun creating and great colors, I've been enjoying exploring the possibilities with my Ranger Distress Stains. Today I have a quick, fun and happy project to share with you that features these fun stains.
This is a card design I've had in my mind since my Distress Stain dabbers arrived at my doorstep. This stamp from Hero Arts just popped into my mind and I couldn't wait to see if the sizing was right. Lucky me! It was.
The Hero Arts Cling Word Pops stamp set is a fun background stamp with dots of text.To create this fun and funky background I stamped the image onto white cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink and then heat set it. You want to use a permanent ink for this so that it doesn't run once the stains are applied.
Next, easy peasy step...just dab on Distress Stain colors over each dot to make your background. I've used Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Broken China. Use a heat gun if you have one to make it dry quickly.
Can you believe I got lucky with stamp sizes twice in one project?! The center of the sentiment image was just perfect to add in some more Distress Stain color. This stamp comes from the Untitled Postmark Art of the Card Stamp Set by Hero Arts. It's one of the beautiful new 2012 stamp sets from Hero Arts.
The Ranger Distress Stains are also fabulous for adding color to paper flowers. A few dabs makes the white flower coordinate in a hurry.
Finally, tie it all together with a pretty ribbon and you have a pretty card that's perfect for almost any occasion.
Thanks for joining me in the CLASSroom!
Have a creative day!
Supplies: Cling Word Pops Stamp Set by Hero Arts, Untitled Postmark Art of the Card Stamp Set by Hero Arts, Solar White Cardstock by Neenah, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger, Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Stains by Ranger, Light Pink 1 1/2" Faux Linen Ribbon by May Aroads, Wedding Shoes flower by Prima, Heart Trinket Pins by Maya Road, 1 3/4" circle punch, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger