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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Star Spangled Banner

Because Monday was Memorial Day I wanted to create something to honor the holiday. I was busy creating my fun houses and put the idea on hold.  Then I saw Tim's June tag for 2016 and he mixed up a few fun techniques which had me thinking of what to do.


The techniques involved cutting out a die image and showing a plaid pattern through the die.   I was trying to think of which die I had that would  work well with this technique and I remembered Zoe's fabulous take on Tim's tag from a previous month. 

I dug in my stamps to find this Impression Obsession stamp that is the words to the star spangled banner. It was perfect for the Tissue stamping and I love the collage medium with the tint. Perfectly aged with just a few swipes of the medium. 

I actually tried my tag without the outlines and with the outlines. I loved both effects.  I also tried using the stencils in the background on canvas and on tissue paper which was then glued wit the same medium.
The tissue paper gave it a more aged look but the canvas was a cool effect too.
Products:  Impression Obsession, Memory Box, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Ranger Collage Medium, Ranger Distress inks - barn door, faded jeans, ground expresso, Idea-Ology - stickers

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz


25 comments:

  1. Oh! brilliant tag Sue!! Great vintage taste and beautiful red stripes and blue stars. Fab idea. xx

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  2. Love the colours and effects you have achieved on these gorgeous tags Sue they are sheer vintage perfection xxx

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  3. Fabulous tag - love this! Mo x

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  4. Fabulous! Sue Really love this x

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  5. Wow. This is fantastic and stunning. Great idea.

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  6. Fantastic tag Suzz and wonderful way to commemorate Memorial Day, brilliant. Love how,you combined the techniques. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  7. Stunning! Brilliant tag, I love it!

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  8. Great idea. Wonderful interpretation of this month's tag.

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  9. Such a clever idea! Love the way you've adapted Tim's ideas to work here xx

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  10. This tag is awesome! It was a brilliant idea to use the USA thinlits die and to combine it with the stripes stencil!

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  11. Suzz...I just had to tell you that your tag is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! The BEST...I LOVE IT...
    EVerYthINg is PERFECT ABOUT IT!!!!!!!

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  12. Suzz, I dropped by to tell you your tag is my favorite this month! Well done to use the USA!

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  13. OMG, this is totally AWESOME!!

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  14. I LOVE THIS!!! I did a similar jumbo tag in the CC3 Challenge last year. That had to do with the 'rust' technique, but still had the RW&B below the outline like this. That is one of my FAVE die set!!!
    Your June Tag is a one-of-a-kind & stands out; beautifully!

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  15. A true favorite! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So cool and perfectly patriotic!

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  16. What a fun rendition, Suzz! Biggest congrats on your win!

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  17. Congrats on making the winners list with this fab tag ! Suzz. It was one of the first I saw this month and an immediate hit with me. Love it . x

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  18. So happy to see your name in lights on Tim's blog! This is such an incredibly creative take on Tim's tag, and deserves to win! Happy 4th!

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  19. I just saw your tag won over at Tim Holtz Blog too (mine too).. Well deserved, congratulations ! xx Ellie

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  20. Congratulations! Really beautiful tag! ;-)

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  21. Congrats on your win! Very well deserved ♡♡♡ Amazing work!

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  22. Congrats on your win. I loved this tag.

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  23. Beautiful layers!! Congratulation!!

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  24. What a fantastic tag! Love the patriotic theme - You cannot miss with the Red, White and Blue! Happy Independence Day and Congrats!

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