Anything but a card... how about a tag for the 4th?
Started with Sassy Cheryl's "Bella Honors the 4th" digi which I colored with Copics. After masking off the edges, I made a faux frame by sponging on Distress Ink, embellished with another "Thinking of You" tag and added Candi to the corners.
TOP TIP for TTT: Instead of buying all the different colors of Candi, buy only white and color with a Copic that you have used in your image. It takes the color easily and then you have something that matches exactly!
For the tag itself - I used scrap blue paper and cut it's corners & punched the hole. I added two layers of ribbon on each side - the first layer is shiny and I didn't like the look so I added grosgrain red, turned the tag over and cut off the excess ribbon. You can still see the shiny ribbon as it was slightly larger. The white grosgrain used in the tag's hole is held in place by tying the red twine around it. Because I could not find a stamp that fit down the middle, I hand drew stars, cut them out and glued down.
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IMAGES: The focal image is Sassy Cheryl's "Bella Honors the 4th" digi; the sentiment is Hero Arts "Sentiment Set"
Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the
images; all other paper pulled from my scrap drawers. Neenah
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment tag is from a Tim Holtz die & held with a brad - faux stitching with a Signo Uniball White pen; stars in the image filled with "Icycle Stickles"; Candi colored with Copics; ribbon from my stash; stars hand drawn on scrap white and cut out.
INKS: "Faded Jeans" Distress Inks were used to create the faux frame; the image is printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics: