Thursday, July 4, 2013
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
It's a beautiful day here in Iowa -- a great day to celebrate our independence! Our flag is gently waving in the breeze as a symbol of our freedom and long may it wave.
In honor of this day, I've created a patriotic tag using Distress Inks (Stormy Sky and Fired Brick) and Wendy Vecchi stamps. First, I colored the tag. Then using a Wendy Vecchi honeycomb stencil, I added a touch of texture with white embossing paste. Using Memento black ink, I stamped some stars representing fireworks and the word "imagine". The heart was stamped separately, colored, and cut out. I used pop dots to attach it to the tag, thereby adding depth. It was a fun tag to make as I didn't use all of the traditional symbols for the 4th of July, but used my imagination in choosing some stamps I had never used before instead. I hope you enjoy it too.
This tag is entered in the "anything goes" Challenge at: simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com