So I dug out this layout I did a couple of months back that I nearly threw away when I thought it was too complicated.
Well, I am glad I did not. Or rather, glad that June asked me not to.
Misting, stamping with the mask, sewing, paper tearing, staining, ruffling; I think I tried it all on this layout.
I did machine stitching on the alphas so they would stay down. I also corner punched the E so it would be rounded like the rest of the layout. Torn paper strip below the flags to perk it up, like it was flying and fluttering, and to give it a rough flagpole look.