(Don't worry about uneven or faded stamping it works very well as a background.)
Tip: I used a manila tag but this involves a lot of water. Watercolor paper or a mixed media paper would have worked better in absorbing the water.
2. Place the leaf stencil over the stamped tag. Rub on glue from a glue stick in the openings. Repeat until entire tag is covered with leaves. Make sure to clean off your stencil thoroughly after you are finished with the glue stick. Baby Wipes or warm water will clean it up quickly.
3. Squirt puffs of color randomly over the surface of the tag. The colors on this tag are Merlot, Burnt Orange, and Yellow Ochre.
Tip: Do this in a box or contained space. The color bursts are gift that keep on giving. I have picked up the tiniest speck of a color burst on other projects because I didn't get them all off my crafting mat.
6. Spritz water over the entire tag. Ensure that all the powder/crystals are activated.
Tip: Move to a craft sheet, piece of acetate, or something that you can wipe down after you are completed.
10. Sprinkle tag with glitter. Shake off excess glitter.
11. Optional: Spray tag with glossy finish. (This will seal the color and glitter.)
12. Die cut leaves and branches. Sprinkle color bursts onto slick surface. (I used a cool whip container top). Spritz with water. Die ribbon, leaves with various colors. Apply glue stick to branches and dip in glitter.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial as much as I enjoyed playing with my toys. The products are available in the store including the new leaf stencil and dies. The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Have a lovely weekend!