I wanted to take part in the Unity red white and blue challenge on facebook. So this is what I came up with I will call it the flag tag. As an immigrant and a naturalized citizen. I had to do a lot of reading about the history of America for my citizenship test. I guess this is my interpretation about what America means to me. I used the colours and the stars from the flag. The butterfly represents freedom and the sentiment represents one nation under God.
I used distress inks to create my background on a kraft tag. I really love to get messy using these inks. I still have rainbow fingers lots of ink that won't come off ha. I stamped them on to my craft mat and spritzed some water and let the ink do it's thing. I heat set the ink then applied some more until I was happy with the outcome.
I stamped the butterfly on to vellum I used white embossing powder and heat set it. I did the same thing with the sentiment. I did not have any star stamps so I used a my star punch. I punched some stars to create a stencil then embossed them down the side of my tag with white glitter embossing powder. I glued the butterfly and added some rhinestones. Finally I got some crinkle ribbon and used my distress inks to colour it to match the tag.
I really love the way it turned out. Thanks so much to stopping by.
Stamps - Unity Stamp Company, Something Within & Here Today, Here Tomorrow
Ink - VersaMagic, Distress Inks Fired Brick & Faded Jeans.
Other - Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Crinkle Ribbon
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beautiful tag...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirationsReplyDelete
Gorgeous tag! Love the background, butterfly, stars, and wonderful sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Paper Sweeties! Come back soon!:-)ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous! Love the beautiful sentiment!ReplyDelete
Oh my, what a beautiful bookmark -- love the red, white & blue seam binding! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)ReplyDelete
Mandi, this took my breath away when I first saw it. It is just stunning! And I learned so much more about you from your post. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tag and your thoughts about our great country. GOD bless America. Have a great celebration today.ReplyDelete
My mother was born in the family home in Canobie, and my Fathers mother came from Lumphanan Scotland. His father closer to Edinburgh So lets be blogger friends? Blessings Carole PS the tag is super. I love the stories.
Very pretty tag.ReplyDelete
This is amazing! every detail is done to perfection!ReplyDelete
Love how you made this tag!ReplyDelete
Inky fingers are the sign of an artist at work, clean hands are boring, right?! Love your beautiful tag and it's even more special knowing the reason you were inspired to create it. It's really awesome that you loved our country enough to become a citizen! Happy 4th of July, Mandi!ReplyDelete
Lovely tag! Love the matching ribbon & background.ReplyDelete
Awesome job the pretty Patriotic tag! I love the ideal.ReplyDelete
I love EVERYTHING about this tag...the scripture, the tie died ribbon...scrumptious!ReplyDelete
Stunning Mandi...love it!! XxxReplyDelete
Love it hun, very apt and great colour blend and complementary adornments xReplyDelete
Awesome tag!! Love the colors, sequins, and sentiment.ReplyDelete
I love how you colored the crinkle ribbon to match the tag, lovely!ReplyDelete
What an absolutely GORGEOUS tag! A spectacular submission for the challenge! :)ReplyDelete
This is a lovely tag and beautiful saying for it Mandi. :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous tag. Love that sentiment. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DTReplyDelete
Fantastic tag! I love all beautiful details, colours and sentiment.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
This is a fabulous tag.Love your reasoning behind the different elements you've used.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this with us at TioT.
Great tag Mandi. Love it.ReplyDelete
Wow this is so beautiful! Love the way the colors melt together and that butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!ReplyDelete
Lovely tag! I LOVE the way you combined the colours!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
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Totally gorgeous! LOVE the emboss resist and the colors! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! :) HUGS! Mynn xxReplyDelete
Beautiful tag! Love all the symbolism you included.ReplyDelete
Your tag is so beautiful! Love the story you shared in your post too! :)ReplyDelete