How to Make an American Flag with Diamond Drops

Hello Everyone, 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.   […]
June 28, 2020

Hello Everyone,
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.

 

Other Supplies:

Old Glory Diamond Dew Drops

liquid adhesive
red/white/blue card stock
card base (5×7″)
bracket die cut

Directions:
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:


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