Hello and welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I have made for our weekly Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This week, we're challenging you to show us a tag. I was still feeling patriotic after last week's Memorial Day celebration so I decided to carry the theme through on my tag for this week's challenge. Actually, summer has very strong patriotic overtones for me. With Memorial Day being the traditional kick off for summer, then July 4th and Labor Day, even though it's not really patriotic, it's still a celebration of how we fought for worker rights here in the U.S.A., which has a strong patriotic feel for me. So I used all those feelings to develop my tag.
I started by covering a Tim Holtz tag with blue cardstock that was run through the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder and brayered with Snow Cap Pigment Ink. Then I played with some Tim Holtz techniques including rusted enamel and using Fired Brick crackle paint. For the middle heart, I did emboss resist using the Fabulous Flourishes stamp set, applying Fired Brick Distress Ink after I clear embossed the stamp. The tags were all cut with Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is computer generated. A Tim Holtz fragment was combined with a vintage patriotic image and a slim Melissa Frances Vintage Crepe Paper ruffle finished it off.
That's pretty much the story on this make. Hope you will stop by the challenge blog at Simon Says Stamp and Show to see the amazing work the rest of the design team has to offer for your inspiration this week. And, as always, our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp has a fabulous $50 shopping spree for our random winner this week.