I wanted a nice centerpiece for my table for freedom celebrations such as Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Veteran’s Day that would have a WOW Factor, but would also make a strong statement in support of those who have given so much to gain and protect the freedoms we have. This design can be changed up and used for celebrations of all kinds, by selecting appropriate titles, colors, and images from the Pazzles Craft Room Library’s Holidays and Occasions sections. The colors of the festive rosettes and sparklers can reflect the nature of any special celebration.
In browsing through the patriotic cutting files in the Pazzles Craft Room Library, I first found the Freedom title from the Independence Word Set that got my creative juices flowing. I used the Times New Roman font to add the remaining text “Is Not Free” using the Text tools in the InVue software. To give the text a nice tri-color layered look, I first changed the text to a stencil using the Stencil Bridge tool. I added an outline of the stenciled text in red, selected the stencil and outline and used the Transparent Group to make a red frame. With the red frame selected, I used Outline again to create another larger layer on which to place the red frame. Arranging this text under the Freedom Title, and selecting all of the text layers, I added one more outline to create the white background layer for the title of the project. Red Stars made nice accents for the Freedom Title.