I stamped the star onto a 4 x 4" piece of watercolor paper using black Archival ink. Then colored the star with fired brick, the word with faded jeans and the drop shadow with pumice stone. Remember, as your working around the star, color a section, then use the water brush to drag the ink around, then move to the next section.
While the star is drying, cut a piece of heavy book board or chipboard for the foundation. If you want to use wood or a stretched canvas, that would work too.
Cover the surface with paper from the Seasonal Kraft Resist Paper stash.
Cut the large number 4 and the word three from the Alpha Parts - Numeric set.
Now add the Crinkle Ribbon and the glittered 4th.
and we're done!
cheers for a great weekend!