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12 Tags of 2013, July Tag

"WTH???  How am I going to pull this off?"...this is what I was thinking when I saw Tim's July Tag!  I knew it was coming for months.  It's been on the back of my mind, how was I going to make a Patriotic tag... knowing Tim was going to make one.  Then the week before the tags release, post after patriotic post...STRESS!  I really wasn't to sure how I was going to pull it off.  It's not like Sizzix is making any Canadian dies;/  Luckily, Provo Craft has the Go Canada cart:)  And with help of my Facebook Cricut experts I did it.

 
 
I don't have the deep cut blade but on the advice of my Crafty Peeps I upped the pressure and slowed the speed for my grungepaper:)  To be safe I used a new mat.
 
I set to Multicut and at 5", I cut my flag.  Ummm...first time using this feature.
I am SOOOO EXCITED...IT WORKED!!!
 
I  cut more Maples at 4" for the bottom where Tim used stars.  Lots of crackle...mmmm gooey:)
 
This Canadian Girl used white instead of blue.  FYI; The white stain doesn't show up on the manila tag so I used the paint.  In the absence of my brayer (I gave it to my SIL...Oops!) I just made a couple strips of ink and sprayed with water.
 
 
Stamp away...I couldn't help but use the rail road tracks.  I think it's a CP Rail thing.  If you live anywhere near a Fairmont you get it.  Especially living so close to Banff and Lake Louise;) 
OK, you're wondering about the Birthday stamp.  Well it is Canada's Birthday and my husband's birthday.  Oh ya, I have his birthday tag done for next year;)
Lot's of inking and boy am I a mess.  The lady at Timmy's asked if I was finger painting...Ummm ya I was!!!!
Even though I'm a mess love this technique!  What a POP!
Get everything for gluing.
I don't have the Washi "yet" so I grabbed my rubs...why not:)
Not bad and they get those numbers in there. I stamped the mini pointy finger and glued all my leaves.
 
Love how the stain make the crackle pop right out. I popped my big Maple Leaf on a dimensional.
The ribbon done this way is fantastic!

I didn't add a "1" as Canada Day is July 1st.  I tried it in a few spots and wasn't liking it.
 
I'm so happy I found my way through this patriotic flag tag.  It's not often I am stumped.  I love the challenge but this one stumped me for a week.  LIKE CANDY CRUSH LEVEL 65!!!!  That kind of challenge:)
 
I'm so happy I got this "summer" tag done.  Now to get through August!  Your turn Tracy's Treasures;)

Comments

  1. Wow you did it.. I to had a hard time with it but came up with Canadian idea as well.. Love what you did with yours.. take care

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  2. Your tag turned out awesome Nicole!!!
    How much more Canadian can you tag get...I love it!
    I still haven't done June's tag (hanging head in shame).

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  3. Great idea...Yay Canada...love the way you did that flag...it almost looks like it has droplets of rain on it...!

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  4. LOL, I did complet my tag for July on the very last day ;)

    Your tag is so detailed and it turned out great.
    Hard to believe you were stumped at all!!

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