Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents Day!

I know it's an unusual holiday...not one you would normally think of when creating a card or tag but I have some PERFECT stamps that will work so well for today I couldn't resist!  Sentiment aside all of the stamps are from Stampers Best.

First I stamped the eagle using sepia Archival Ink then stamped the waving flag with Perfect Medium and embossed with Distress EP's.

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I then rubbed the tag with Broken China over the entire tag (around the eagle and flag) and added Vintage Photo Stain to the edges.  I hit all of this with my heat tool to dry it quickly.

I then rubbed some Walnut Stain Distress Stain on my toothbrush ~ my craft toothbrush that is ;)  lol....

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then flicked it on the tag.

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I stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink on the tag.  I then stamped my presidents on a scrap of paper and colored them with Distress Ink, trimmed and mounted them on the card.

Finally to finish off the tag I added a bit of blue seam binding.

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Happy Presidents Day!!!!


  1. Wow! Cool tag! And love your techniques! Thanks for sharing. Guess where my new toothbrush is going......yep, into the craft room! LoL

  2. Roni -

    This is awesome! I love how this tag turned out! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Elaine Allen

  3. This really is a wonderful tag! I am now officially addicted to Stamper Best ~ I just used my points to get stamps free including postage! I cannot tell you what a rush that was plus awesome stamps~what's not to love?

  4. Super cool Roni! Love the eagle image.

  5. This is very cool! The toothbrush thing...I hadn't thought of that!!! Thanks!!

  6. Hi Roni,

    Oh wow - thanks for showing the toothbrush technique! Very cool.


  7. Oh, I love this! Especially like the way the flag turned out! I have some similar stamps (Lincoln and Washington) that I never know how to use...this is a great idea!

  8. Love it! It looks like it came right out of an old 19th century trunk. Very clever.

  9. Oh I love this tag! I'm playing catch-up since have been gone on vacation and I'm having THE best time looking and reading about everything you've posted... you've been a busy girl! Great idea for the splatter toothbrush technique... I had forgotten about it since it's been years since I've done it. Looks like it works great with the Stains.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!