So, I've tried creating a flag on the artboard (essentially three rectangles of different color, and one star), and then type text on top of it. I've tried different ways using Pathfinder to minus front, so that I'm left with just text filled with the flag colors, but can't seem to pull it off. The text is converted to shape/outline, and the shapes underneath were outlined stroke.
Alternatively, I've tried the "Draw Inside" and "Place" an image of the flag, which 'kind of' works, but not really because it becomes badly distorted.
Is there another method, or just a better way of doing something like this?
Edit: just wanted to make sure I described the look I'm going for... basically to look like each letter was cut right out from a flag.