I challenged myself to do a red, white and blue card with stars and stripes and keep it from looking like a flag. I think I succeeded.
The layout for this is the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.
The image is from Impression-Obsession, colored in pencils, with the sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper. I used a variety of stars and stripes DP snippets to provide the various layers, and added a scalloped edge to what is a rather thin strip on the sketch.
I wasn't really sure what to use for the embellies near the bottom of the sketch until I stumbled upon these snaps that were a perfect color match. I have a hoard of snaps and of eyelets that I hardly ever use because, let's be honest, they are a pain. But I took my time, measured out exactly where each one should go, and they actually came out straight and even.
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #317
The Paper Shelter #166, birthday card with sentiment
Creative Inspirations #273, your favorite occasion
Papertake Weekly Challenge, Stars and Stripes
Loves Rubberstamps #111, Red, white and blue
Pixie's Snippet Playground #132