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 Studios. I 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!