THIS IS THE TAG I MADE
I started this tag by adhering a small cloth flag to white card stock using thinned white glue. I first spread it quite thick onto th e card stock using an old paint brush. Then I pressed the small flag onto it being careful not to leave any wrinkles or air bubbles. Then I appled the white glue mixture over the top of the cloth flag. I sat it aside to dry. Next I used a cutting die and cut out the Statue of Liberty. Using a punch I punched out the five stars using white glimmer paper. I glued them in place and then using foam squares I pressed my statue silhouette in place.
Once while searching the web for images I bumped into this vintage print of "The Star Spangled Banner". I thought it was pretty so I kept it. I'm glad that I did because I thought it was perfect for my August Tag. I re-sized it and printed it. I then sat it aside while I painted the back of my tag brown and waited for it to dry. After it was dry I center it and then glued it in place. As soon as it was dry enough to work with using a glue stick and leaving globs and blobs I worked the outside edge merging onto the printed image. I then sprinkled Copper embossing powder thickly over the glue and then heat embossed it. Using a glue stick sloppily gives the embossing powder the look of molten metal. I love this look and use it often. When it was cool I turned it over an using a glue pen a drew a border around the outside edge of the flag and then used the copper to emboss it too. As a finishing touch I tied red, white, blue ribbons to the tag as the tie.
Yes, these were some really outstanding tags. I can't see how anyone wouldn't be pleased with any tag that they received. I know that I hated to swap them out and mail them off. Thanks for dropping in.