I hope your July 4th weekend is FUN packed. We started ours by attending a Hot Air Balloon Festival a few towns over. Tomorrow we'll be celebrating the 4th with my In-Laws.
Normally I don't do any crafting during the week, because by the time I get home from work and eat dinner, I'm usually mentally done. But this week, work was lite and I was able to leave early a couple of days. I put the extra time at home to good use, no I didn't do any cleaning, I craft, of course!
I started a Art Journal page celebrating American's birthday. Here's the finished page displayed with other patriotic items, like the ceramic flag plate I made last month:
Here's a few other views of the page
I used the following Die-Version dies:
the Whispers - Independence Bell
the Whispers - Statue Of Liberty
the Whispers - Patriotic Banner
the Sole Sentiments - Happy Birthday, a top favorite of mine!
the Font - Magical for the USA letters
Whispers - Bricks Background die to create a stencil, which I used to apply white embossing paste.
The black text comes from an older stamp set called Americana Silhouettes by Tim Holtz.
The flag was a free clip art I found on the internet. I sized it to take up most of a 8.5x11 sheet of cards stock and printed it. I fussy cut it and glued it to my page using gel medium,
Thanks for stopping bye to see how my page turned out. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.