Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Flag Tag

Hello Friends

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.

Mandi xox

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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  1. beautiful tag...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  2. Gorgeous tag! Love the background, butterfly, stars, and wonderful sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Paper Sweeties! Come back soon!:-)

  3. Just gorgeous! Love the beautiful sentiment!

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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.

  6. Mandi,
    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.

  7. This is amazing! every detail is done to perfection!

  8. Love how you made this tag!

  9. 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!

  10. Lovely tag! Love the matching ribbon & background.

  11. Awesome job the pretty Patriotic tag! I love the ideal.

  12. I love EVERYTHING about this tag...the scripture, the tie died ribbon...scrumptious!

  13. Stunning it!! Xxx

  14. Love it hun, very apt and great colour blend and complementary adornments x

  15. Awesome tag!! Love the colors, sequins, and sentiment.

  16. I love how you colored the crinkle ribbon to match the tag, lovely!

  17. What an absolutely GORGEOUS tag! A spectacular submission for the challenge! :)

  18. This is a lovely tag and beautiful saying for it Mandi. :)

  19. Gorgeous tag. Love that sentiment. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT

  20. Fantastic tag! I love all beautiful details, colours and sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

  21. This is a fabulous tag.Love your reasoning behind the different elements you've used.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at TioT.

  22. 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!


  23. Lovely tag! I LOVE the way you combined the colours!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  24. Totally gorgeous! LOVE the emboss resist and the colors! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  25. Beautiful tag! Love all the symbolism you included.

  26. Your tag is so beautiful! Love the story you shared in your post too! :)


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