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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WINNER! Bella honors the 4th...

 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.

This card should be eligible for the following
2 Sisters #96 - Stripes &/or Plaids
Sentimental Sundays #107 - Summer Fun WINNER
Robyn's Fetish #112 - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes w/ stash - more than one ribbon
Sassy Cheryl #120 - Celebrate Red, White and Blue
Top Tip Tuesday #79 - Stars and Stripes/ Independence Day  TOP TIP WINNER!
Everybody Art Challenge #198 - Thinking of You
Simon Says - Anything But a Card

IMAGES:  The focal image is Sassy Cheryl's "Bella Honors the 4th" digi; the sentiment is Hero Arts  "Sentiment Set"
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; all other paper pulled from my scrap drawers.
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:


  1. Love your little tag!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish... hope to see you again next week!

  2. What a darling little tag. It's adorable! Love, love, love your coloring. Beautiful.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Red, white & blue challenge this week!

  3. Beautiful sponging job on your frame and your copic colored patriotic pup is adorable! I absolutely LOVE a thrifty tip and yours is wonderful. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  4. Thank you for sharing at One stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge Judy x GD

  5. I just love little Bella. your coloring is wonderful, and what fun to make the tag!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Red, White and Blue challenge this week!

  6. Aaww . . what a super fun tag that you created! Btw, I'm a TTC just like you :)


  7. You can't help but smile at the gorgeous card and thank you for the tip about card candi. Good luck with this week's challenge at OSAAT. Jennie DT

  8. Fabulous tag, perfect for our stitchy challenge at OSAAT this week. Thank you for sharing and good luck.

    Nikki DT

  9. Wonderful tag and I love your adorable furry image. Thanks for the sweet comment you left for me and so happy I found your blog.
    I'm a TTC at TTT!

  10. Adorable tag! Your coloring is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  11. Fabulous love the image and your tag! great idea, Glad you could play along with us for our Stars and Stripes challenge, Don't forget to visit other Top Tippers leaving them a comment stating you are a Top Tip Collector (TTC) and thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs hugs Samantha :0)

  12. This stamp is too cute! The copics are a great addition to embellishing and love your tag! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Tammy Louise
    Good luck

  13. Love the patriotism! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  14. Really cute tag! Great tip too. You did a wonderful job!

  15. Lovely Tag. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  16. Fabulous patriotic tag. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  17. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday..and what a delight in your work here...tfs

  18. Love your tag and your tip is such a money saver for coloring the Candi - Elizabeth (Tip Collector)

  19. What a gorgeous tag and such a sweet image! I love you Top Tip too - thanks for sharing :)

    Thanks for joining in over at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget to comment on other Top Tippers (stating you are a TTT Tip Collector) and you could win one of our surprise goodie bags!

    Carol x

  20. Fabulous-such a cute image and you've done a grand job with her!
    Thank you for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl's red, white and blue challenge!

  21. Darling tag! Great tip from another TTC from TTT!

  22. Super cool tag!

    Thanks for sharing your tag and tip with us at TOP TIP TUESDAY; hope to see you back often:0)


    Check out my blog for some candy:0)


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