Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy Independence Day 2017

In Honor of America's 241st Birthday, I created this fun 5 x 7 inch framed flag using scraps from my large Designer Series Paper collection (retired portion), plus red foil paper and red glimmer paper for the USA. The Large Letter Framelits were the perfect size to run through the Big Shot to embellish the frame, then finish them off with retired Crushed Curry enamel stars. The letters were given a shadow effect by placing the red glimmer on top of the red foil using Fast Fuse adhesive, then raised off the frame edge with the new mini Dimensionals. The white frame was one I had hanging around and decided it would be perfect. (Sometimes, I find the best frames at Goodwill!) I hope you agree! 

 Here's more details of the construction. The 7 red strips were originally cut at  6" long by 1/2 inch width, but I decided to carefully tear off a scant 1/8" from one of the length edges to give a more primitive look and allow me to create the actual 13 stripes using a base of 5 x 7 " piece of Whisper White cardstock with the stripes starting & finishing approximately 1/2 " from every edge, so it would look nice in the frame. The blue corner is 2 x 2 inches with 5 small punched stars from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper affixed with glue dots. Two of the edges of the star section were torn, removing a scant 1/8" and then affixed on top of the stripes. Place the flag under the glass, into the frame and finish by adding the USA as described above.

I hope this inspires you to make something similar. Thanks for stopping by.