I used a neglected punch for the stripes and some grunged up papers to give the flag a more rustic look. I even took vintage photo DI to the blue panel to age it. After all the work I did layering the stripes, I didn't want to cover it up, so I stamped and die cut the sentiment banner out of vellum. With some strategically placed navy buttons, I adhered it with foam dots.
And now, for some patriotic music:
You're welcome for that ear worm. ☺ Have a great day!
Freshly Made Sketches #191 (ok, I took some liberties with the sentiment placement.)
Crafty Gals Corner #24 - Red, White & Blue
The Kraft Journal #228 - anything goes masculine
Stamps: Hero Arts; Paper Smooches
Ink: StazOn - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: MME - Lost & Found: Union Square; Echo Park - Metropolis Dots & Stripes
CS: Darice; scraps
Accessories: EK Success - deco scallop edger; Paper Smooches - Streamers die; Vellum; buttons from my stash; DMC floss
Adhesives: SA by 3L - taper runner; thin 3D foam squares; AC - foam dots; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue; Glue dots