Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My Cards and Tags: Dream in Color

As many of you may know, math is NOT my forte!  So when I saw this vintage math flashcard, I decided right away to cover up any evil reminders of subtraction.  I collaged until I could collage no more and this is the final result:

So here is how I created this math-less wonder.  I started by covering some of the flashcard with Washi tape so that there would be some blank spots left when I painted and peeled the Washi off.

Next I covered the flashcard with this fabulous stencil (Show Offs brand?) that I got at Hobby Lobby.

I used some cheapy acrylic paint on a sponge brush and covered the stencil and flashcard surface.

I peeled off the stencil and the Washi tape.  I then applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) and Colorbox ink (green) with a make-up sponge to add color to the blank spots.

Next I added several strips of Washi tape to give some pattern and dimension to the background.

For the focal point, I used this fantastic girl head stamp (called "Pigtails") from Paperbag StudiosI stamped it and cut it out, then made a dress for our lovely girl.  I added a sign with "She dreams in color" made using various alphabet stamps.

I punched a hole in the top of the flashcard and added some yarn.  As a final touch, I glued some flowers to the yarn.

This tag was fun to make and I felt an odd sense of freedom as I covered up all the remnants of math.  Subtraction was always tricky (especially when a zero is in the number on top), so I'm glad our little tag girl triumphed in the end!


  1. SO cute and full of texture and colour! Luv it! Thnx 4 sharing and explaining your process. ~ Terry Y.

  2. Found you via Pinterest. That is beautiful work, young lady. Keep it up. You are very talented.

  3. YOWZERS!!! I ♥♥♥♥♥ your work! I am totally pinning!!!