This was a very fun card because it has so many aspects! Besides trying techniques with the stamps (like the skewed lettering), embossing one of the stripes, and making the stripes different lengths, I also curled the ends kind of like ribbons.
I used the masking technique I learned from Lee Conrey's blog (http://www.stampingleeyours.blogspot.com/) on the blue square. I stamped hearts, but it wasn't finished until I had scattered pearls and rhinestones across it. I also used a little scrap of white twine left over from Julie's stamping class yesterday :P
Hope you have a wonderful Independence Day, and don't forget all our country has endured to be free. God bless you, and God bless America!