New Stamps and a New Challenge....a good excuse to use these fabulous "Heart Of Dixie" stamps by Oxford Impressions. When I saw the new "Tag Challenge Blog" I had the perfect excuse to open them and have a play, I must admit, these stamps have been sitting on my bench for a while, sadly Happy Daze was closing down and I bought a heap load of goodies and these stamps were to good to miss. Very sad to see the shop go as I have placed many orders with them, such a good service too.
On to the Tag Challenge ,which is over here....http://tagalongchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/.....This week sees it's very first challenge and the theme is "Vintage" a theme that I love. Those of you that know me,will know how much I like working with tags, inchies, twinchies, atcs etc...so this challenge blog is just perfect for me.
I am also entering this Tag in to the challenge here at .....http://artfultimes.blogspot.co.uk/......their theme is "Raining Men" so hopefully my tag will be acceptable for their challenge.
For this tag I used a Tim Holtz die and cut the card and backing paper together, then glued them, once the glue was dry I trimmed a small strip off the bottom of the tag. Using the masking technique,I stamped images from the set on to the tag. Using a scrap of the backing paper I stamped the buildings and the word Soldier, then cut and adhered that to the tag to make a pocket.
For the photo's, I used white card, then trimmed them down and rounded the edges, using a small piece of very fine grained sandpaper I roughed the edges of the photo, inking the edges using Burlap distress ink. The same was done to the oval image. To finished I added the string and also the star that I stamped and cut out.
I'm pleased with how the tag looked after finishing it...hope you like it too.