Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fight The Good Fight

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.

E. Marie

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."
Aifactory Challenges #087 – Layers
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #161 – Create a Tag
Crafty Creations Challenge #128 – Seeing Double (Two Tags)
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)


Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

I should try this technique you used for your tag in the future. TFS!! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

“Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Janette said...

You did brilliantly with your Tag, it's really fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Marie, what a fabulous those fibers and the way you have layered this tag..WOW! Thanks for taking the time to play along in thsi weeks Shining the Light Challenge. Your support is grately appreciated!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sandra said...

Another fantastic tag!!:) Sandra H

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous tag Marie i love what you,ve done with the distress inks.Thanx for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ.
Trish 9-:

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous tag.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful tag Marie!! Love the distressing and the gold accents. Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light challenge this week!!! It is greatly appreciated!!

Donna said...

gorgeous idea in the tag - looks like dog tags, too. Beautiful job artistically, Marie!

April said...

Marie, you did a great job on this. I love the look! Had fun today and the food was so good.

Hugs, April

Jennifer Scull said...

this is a fantastic tag! so patriotic!
thanks for playing along with the embossing challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week. :)

chilli pip said...

Love the choice of colours and the distressing, a great tag for the Ooh-la -la challenge

JanR said...

Great tag and neat colours! Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory.

JanR - AiF dt

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely distressed layers. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at AiFactory (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

Nancy said...

What a great tag!
Thank you for sharing it with us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tag!! Thanks for joining us at crafty Creations challenge!