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Stars and Stripes

English / Italiano

Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is RED WHITE and/or BLUEIt will be Independence Day here in the United States tomorrow, there will be huge processions, Stars and Stripes flying, fireworks and generally lots of people having fun! We would love for you to join in the party by creating something using one or all of the red/white/blue colours. We will be looking forward to seeing whatever colour/s you choose to use!

This week we are showcasing some fabulous Sizzix Products. Sizzix produce a huge range of Die Cut Machines, Craft Dies, Embossing Folders and so much more, you don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used!


I cut a tag from a watercolor paper – I used a Sizzix die to do so. I love this Die Cut because it allows me to cut out tags from any kind of paper! I also cut out some Scrolls – I glued the scrolls to the Tag and then I covered it with gesso. I let it try and then I then I started to add color.
I took my time in this process and I really enjoyed doing it so.
I wanted a really grungy background, I wanted a rust feeling (there is not much rust at the end of the project tho, lol!) and I wanted it to be really textured!


While the backrgound was drying, I die cut another piece for my tag. An heart from the Heart Primitive dies, another of my favorite dies from Sizzix. I used an old and ugly tissue tape to mask the area I wanted to color with blue, then I did the same with the part I wanted to do red. I let it dry before removing the tape, this helped me getting a clean edge. I added a couple of stamps to add texture and interest, then with the white and black paint I added a bit of color to the edges of the heart.


I stitched the tag around the sides then I took the white paint and with a sponge I added some more white to the edge of the tag. Then I took the black paint and another sponge and I did the same thing. I stitched again around the tag and I stitched also around the heart. The heart didn’t come out good, I am not really good when I have to do curves, but hey, it does not have to be perfect!

I added a paper doll and a stickers and the tag was done.

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • smouwen

    This is fabulous, Zoey! Love the gorgeous background and the paper doll is perfect! So is the heart with the US flag. Hugs, Sandra

    July 10, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply
  • barbara

    Sono in estasi davanti al cuore e a come hai saputo grungizzare ( vabbè non esiste in italiano ma accettalo lo stesso!) tutto nella tua tag, dal design ai colori! Uno dei miei lavori preferiti!

    July 10, 2017 at 7:13 am Reply
  • B.

    Nice tag (you know how fond I am of them) and thank-you for the welcome to this month’s spotlight.

    July 10, 2017 at 4:45 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    I love this, Zoey! Your textures always impress me so much and I love the way you were able to incorporate the challenge theme colors. I struggle with red, white and blue, but you nailed it!

    July 10, 2017 at 1:53 am Reply
  • kath stewart

    stunning tag Zoey…love the darker shades you used and the texture on your background is beautiful…hugs kath xxx

    July 9, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Emma

    You’ve done it again Zoey…you’ve packed so much gorgeous detail and texture onto this project and created a really beautiful piece of work ~ I love it! <3

    July 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Fabulous patriotic tag, Zoey! I love the distressed background!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    July 5, 2017 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • wandahentges

    Wonderful tag!!!

    July 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Linda K

    a super cool, wonderfully rustic and vintage tag-love all the details!!

    July 4, 2017 at 2:02 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Awesome tag, Zoey! Love the vintage colors, and the way you did the heart totally rocks!! I really admire how you layer and texture and sew! hugs, Maura

    July 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, you make some of the most amazing tags! I love the design of this one and the image along with all the other elements is perfect!

    Cathie ♥

    July 3, 2017 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love your gorgeous tag, Zoey. The colors and texture are fabulous! Love the beautiful girl image, too. 🙂

    July 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    It’s so pretty and grungy! I love those dard shades of ble and red. The heart it’s stunning but the texture rocks! Hugs, Macarena

    July 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Gorgeous tag Zoey! I love the way you did the heart, basing it on the flag. And the background is wonderful.

    July 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

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