Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembering our veterans

The names of the wars were stamped in clear embossing ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.  Various distress inks were used on the top and bottom, leaving a lighter space in the middle of the tag.  The stars were stamped in distress paint; heat set; hand-lettered the military branches on the stars; outlined the stars for better clarity.  Gold metallic stencil paste was used at the bottom of the tag; shadow added with a black Sharpie.  Followed Wendy's tutorial on the plaid heart but I made mine plaid only at the top to create a flag on my heart.  White stars were added using a white Sharpie.  After it was distressed, I cut it out and added foam tape to elevate it on the tag.  Patriotic red, blue and tan silk ribbons adorn the top of the tag with a tag token (Tim Holtz) dangling from the ribbon.

#8 tag; Ranger products:  distress inks, distress stains, distress paints, clear embossing ink and powder;  Studio 490 products:  stencils (Yikes...Stripes, Classic Words, Never Enough Hearts), stamps (Celestial Art), gold metallic embossing paste; Hero Arts alpha set; white & black Sharpie pen

I hope you will keep all our veterans first and foremost on your minds today as you go about your daily activities, whether you're attending recognition ceremonies, celebrating with friends and family, on vacation, or even taking advantage of retail sales.


  1. Beautiful tag, Susan. I love how you listed all the engagements and the way you did the top of your heart. Wonderful tribute!

  2. Very nice tribute to the Veterans Susan! Very cool tag!

  3. Great tag Susan! Bery much from the hesrt!