Land of the Free

I’ve had this die for years and have never used it.  Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple challenge this week was to create something with the American flag in honer of Independence day.  I really like the way it turned out.

I love it when I can put a products gathering dust in my craft room to good use.  Despite all the small pieces it really came together quite easily.   I added Be Creative Tape to the back of the cardstock so it was really easy to do the paper piecing.  I cut the die four times, twice from white, and then again from blue and red. It was easy to inlay the pieces because they were already sticky.  I love the crisp, clean look of it.

I didn’t have a sentiment that I like and so I created one in the Silhouette Cameo Software using Good Vibrations and Antiqua Caps fonts.  I printed the lettering once and cut the outline another four times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  To adhere all the layers together I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I then adhered it to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The flag panel was adhered to a pre-folded Says Stamp side folding A2 heavy weight cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Taylored Expressions American Flag
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored White Cardbase
  • Red and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Handmade Sentiment with Good Vibrations Font
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive