Hey everyone! I wanted to get this post up yesterday but we had some bad storms come thru so I had to shut down my computer. I wanted to share with you a super fun way to show off your Patriotism this coming holiday. Actually this pin/brooch can be worn 365 days a year! I also thought it would be fun to make a few of these and give them to people who are currently in the Military or have finished their service, as a way to THANK them for giving us what we have today........Our Freedom!
I took the rosette from the SVG Attic's Vintage Nation kit and sized it to what I needed. Then I took the outline of the USA from the card and sized that to fit into the center and did an extra layer for matting. I designed all these sizes to fit around my brand spankin' new set of stamps from Craftin' Desert Divas called CELEBRATE FREEDOM. I just fell in love with the stamps and have so many ideas to work with that set. I stamped the first sentiment in the center of the country matting, a second one in a star and then I stamped a bunch of the independence day sentiments so I could cut out the stars. Then I cut small strips of paper and twirled it around a pencil to make it curl. Oh the paper I used is from Authentique called PRIDE. What you can't tell from the picture is the rosette is made from paper with sheet music (National Anthem/Patriotic). I punched out two circles out of cardstock and one out of Tyvek. I layered a jumbo safety pin in between all those layers so it can be attached and worn. Then of course I used my trusty Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink to jazz it all up.
Hope you like it! Happy Crafting!