Our Daily Bread Designs Shining The Light Challenge (ODBDSLC68) this week is an inspiration challenge. You are to create a card inspired by a WORD or the ENTIRE PHRASE "You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag." Though there were so many ideas that came to mind, I could not resist using ODBD’s new stamp, Old Flag Background.
I decided to really challenge myself by making a distressed tag. I do not make very many tags and I also do not do a lot of paper tearing or collaging so this took a little more work on my part. I actually created the cream tag base by cutting just the top with a die by rolling it only part way through my Big Shot. Then I trimmed the edges, lined it up with the bottom of the die, and barely running this into the machine. I embossed some script on the tag, distressed the edges, and then added Tea Dye and Fired Brick Distress Inks. I ran some dark blue cardstock through an embossing folder to add a star design, tore the edges, and added Tea Dye Distress Ink. I layered it on the tag.
I stamped the Old Flag Background image with Versamark ink on cream cardstock and heat embossed it with sparkly bronze embossing powder. I colored it with watercolors and then tore off the section I wanted to fit on the tag. I scrunched it up, then layed it out and sponged and rubbed on distress ink, and added it to the tag.
The sentiment is from ODBD’s new Not Forgotten set. I stamped and heat embossed it on cream cardstock, rounded the corners and distressed it, and sponged with distress ink. I layered it on a blue tag that was embossed and also distressed. I attached it with a combination of red and blue fibers. I created a few distressed stars and added these. I debated on adding some glitter but decided that the sparkle from the embossing powder was enough.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining The Light (ODBDSLC68) Challenge - Inspired by a WORD or the ENTIRE PHRASE "You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag."
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge – Embossing
Aifactory Challenges #087 – Layers
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #161 – Create a Tag
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #91 – Tags
Crafty Creations Challenge #128 – Seeing Double (Two Tags)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #67 – Text
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #76 – Embossing
Ooh La La Challenge #84 - Tag It
Paper Cutz Challenge #100 - The Skies the Limit (Flying Flag)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC163 – Use Embossing
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #64 – For The Men in Your Life (plus sentiment)