This tag has been staring me in the face for weeks now. I had the men and the tag front sitting on my table along with the vintage truck. I knew I want those element on the tag in some way but I wasn't sure how to get it the way I wanted. So I just starting placing and pulling stuff to make a tag I was proud of. So today I sat down and said to myself "You are going to finish this!" and of course I did. So here is what I basically did. I started with a blank manila tag I stamped the background with one Tim Holtz's new stamp sets (I'm not sure the name of the set and I don't feel like walking to my craft room to figure it out. Its the one with the stamp of the three men, which I also used). I then took distress ink in Peeled Paint and Broken china and turn the manila tag green and blue. Then I made my June pattern paper using my calendar stamp set from CTMH and added peeled paint distress ink so it would match the tag. The next thing I did was I color the truck Aged Mahogany (again with distress ink) and to tie it in with the rest of the tag I used a very light amount of the mahogany around the edge of the tag itself. I then glued the strip of DCWV gear paper (which measures 3/4 inch) and then my June paper (which measures 1/2 inch). Then I set my men on the tag and decided it needed more so I went to my stamp collection and found a CTMH stamp set with a pocket watch and embossed it using copper embossing powder. I still thought it was too plain so I went off to my gypsy and looked through my Heritage cartridge and found the tree I used. I cut it out on white paper and then used Vintage Photo and Walnut stain distress inks to color it (which I should have colored the paper first then cut it out). I glued the tree down then Foam dotted my men in place. So as you can see my truck ended up pushed to the back of my tag, so I used it like I wanted to but I just couldn't work it into the front. I repeated a few techniques on the back. I really like how it turned out. Now I'm going to move on to July and hopefully I will share it very soon.