Spring is flying by me and the Fourth of July will be here soon. I decided to make some tags for the Fourth this year and so I am participating in the All Things Tim Patriotic Tag Swap. I do not have any patriotic stamps or embellishments so the tags were a bit of a creative stretch for me.
For my tags I used a lot of the techniques used in the June Tag over on Tim Holtz's blog. As you can see I really did not use any Patriotic stamps for the background, but loved the marbleized Distress Stain affect.
I seem to be fascinated with old vintage pictures lately. I guess I am feeling nostalgic. When I came across this picture I really thought it was just perfect. I do not have the Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs Tim showed in the video here, so I just used my Distress Markers to add some color to the black and white photo.
Most of the embellishments were old buttons my wonderful Mother-in-law gave me. I also added some ideology pieces and some Filmstrip Ribbon. The wooden number 4 found on all of the tags is a garage sale find. I used Silver, Gold, and Red Paint Dabbers to paint the number.
The banner in this tag was made by die cutting some material with the Tim Holtz Pennants On The Edge Die. I then stained the fabric using Fired Brick Distress Stain, glued a piece of twine to it and then tied it to my tag. The USA letters are from Tim Holtz's Alpha Parts.
I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes Challenge for a chance to win a Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp. I hope you enjoyed my Patriotic Tags and thank you for stopping by!