I cut the red plaid wider than the panel so it could be wrapped around and stapled to the back, rather than adding any sort of glue to the back of the fabric.
I started by painting a Clipboard Clip with Black Soot Distress Paint. I let it dry for about 30 minutes, then sanded it with steel wool. The extra fine grit acts like a buffer to sand away the top coat and leave a cool worn finish.
I also used Festive Berries and Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers to tint the flag on the Found Relative.
I chose this sentiment from the Small Talk Sticker book because I figured this is the very basis of the American dream...ordinary people doing something extraordinary.
UPDATE: If you are interested in learning how I made the flowers, my friend Anna-Karin just posted a great video tutorial on her blog. What timing! Lots of information on cutting and rolling the flowers.
now carry on,