Karen joining you today to show you how to make an American Flag with Diamond Dew Drops. I used the flag to embellish a card but I think the flag would look great on a scrapbook layout as well. It is super easy to do so grab your Diamond Dew Drops and follow me.
Old Glory Diamond Dew Drops
red/white/blue card stock
card base (5×7″)
bracket die cut
1. Assemble the design on a craft mat. Place columns of red & white Diamond Dew Drops nine gems high. Alternate red and white to create stripes. Every 2-4 columns offset the placement of the gems to give the appearance of blowing/rippling fabric. Use blue Diamond Dew Drops to complete the upper left.
2. Apply liquid adhesive in a column on white card stock and move each gem into place. To align the columns precisely, place a ruler along the edge of the gems and press lightly.
(TIP – Alignment of the gems is critical in the creation of the image. What appears to be a minuscule gap will get increasingly more pronounced as the design expands. Be vigilant as you assemble each row to avoid frustration and disappointment later.)
3. Cut a bracket shape from white card stock. Matte the white bracket with blue card stock. Attach red card stock to the front of a landscape card base leaving a narrow white frame.
4. When the glue has dried cut around the flag shape and adhere it inside the bracket. Finally, adhere the embellishment centered on the card base.
A Closer Look:
Don’t forget to stop by
The Crafty Nest Facebook Page and share your creations with us!
If you would like to see more of Karen’s great projects, stop by her blog Art & Soul.