I masked & misted plain card to create this background. The flowers were cut from patterned paper & topped with buttons. I used a sizzix die for the swirls.
The background on this layout was layered with vellum & tags. Staz on ink was used to stamp the collage bird scene & the swirl border.
A Martha Stewar punch was used to make the edges. The fish were make from fimo & coated in perfect pearls. The tags were inked with Tim Holtz distress ink & then the letters stamped onto them.
Whatever you end up doing I hope you enjoy celebrating the wonderful country we live in and have a moment of gratitude for it.