This weeks prompt for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Red, White and/or Blue so I decided to go a little patriotic since July the 4th is right aroung the corner. For this weeks challenge, I used a Dina Wakley #8 white media tag. You can purchase these in bulk on the Ranger Ink website. If you make a lot of tags, this is a great way to stock up. This tag was a quick little project and very easy to make. Let’s get started.
The background was really quick and easy. I used Distress Oxides in Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire for my colors. I just smudged the ink on my nonstick mat and spritzed it with a little water. I then dabbed my tag into the ink until I was happy with the coverage. And no background would be complete without a little Vintage Photo for distressing the edges.
I wanted to add some stars, of course, so to make them stand out I used Distress Grit Paste. It also gave the stars a little texture and dimension. Unlike texture paste, that would have absorded the ink colors, Grit paste stays white.
Next up, a little stamping and coloring. The stamp sets that I chose to use today were “Americana” (THMB006) from Stampers Anonymous and “Friendship is a Blessing” from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I love Stampers Anonymous for most of my image stamps because, yes, they were designed by Tim Holtz who does a wonderful job of designing vintagey stamps. I am simply in LOVE with this Sweet ‘n Sassy sentiment. I think todays sentiment is a perfect reminder.
All of the images were stamped with “Tuxedo Black” Memento Ink on another white tag. I choose to use Memento when I am coloring with my Copic markers. It doesn’t bleed with the alcohol ink from the markers. I have pictured the colors that I used with each image, but you can use whatever color you choose to. I’m including an image of a chart that I dowloaded from Pintereset a LONG time ago. You can tell because the colors on the chart are not complete. I believe it is just someones homemade project and is in no way made by me. There may be a more up to date chart available but I’m not sure. I may need to check into that. LOL.
Once the stamping and coloring was complete, I trimmed the pieces down, distressed them with my Vintage Photo, and pieced the make together with my Distress Collage Medium. And I added a few pop dots to the sentiment. A little bakers twine on the remaining part of the tag, and finished.
I by no means want to turn this blog into a political platform, but I do feel that whatever you believe about the leadership of this country, we need to be praying, DAILY, for the President, his advisors, and for this great USA. I hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day.
Until next time,