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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Remembrance Day

We just celebrated Remembrance Day here in Canada on November 11th. I have a hard time describing my feelings about Remembrance Day because it is such a solemn day/time for all Canadians. It's easier to describe my card. I created this card to be part of a Remembrance Day display. I was inspired by Sheri Gilson's centre step easel card. She provided a link {here} with instructions/templates. My digital poppies were a free image from Birds Cards. I paper pieced the poppies with red cardstock and colored the greens with my Zig markers. I used MME's So Sophie houndstooth cardstock for my mats. I created the headstones myself in my Silhouette program and cut them and the maple leaves and crosses out using it. On the actual overseas gravestones, the cross and maple leaf are etched into the stones, that's why I opted to keep mine all white. I placed the first row along the bottom border of my card and then used popdots to lift the front row off the page to give them some dimension. I used my Silhouette to cut out the tag, used black and white twine to attach it, and a pop dot to lift it off the page. I chose the "We Remember" sentiment because it just sounds so positive of all the Remembrance Day sentiments. I used Recollections decorative metal star brads for the sides. I wanted to give them a military medals kind of feel.
My lessons learned: a nice surprise was how once I got the headstone border on the front of the card it looked as if the poppies were growing right up behind them. I love the look. This card is such a great 'display' card and I will definitely use this technique again.
I would like to share my card at:
Divas by Design use metal,
For Fun Challenges honoring Vets,
Simon Says Stamp photo inspiration, field of poppies,
Cute Card Thursday red for Remembrance,
Totally Stampalicious 3D,
The Stamping Boutique home of the brave,
Stamp and Create easel or centre step card.

8 comments:

Cathy Clouston said...

This is a beautiful card! Immediately makes me think of "In Flanders Fields".

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout! Thank you for joining us for the 3D Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Kathy D. said...

are the cross and leaf on the headstones embossed? totally cool with the white on white effect. I too think the poppies are growing up behind the headstones. What a great POWERFUL card.
Thank you.

Thanks for remembering the Vets with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you return tomorrow when the new challenge is posted.

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a gorgeous tribute to our soldiers! WOW!!! Thank you so much for playing along with Totally Stampalicious!! ;-)

Jessie Lubyk said...

This is such a beautiful card Barb. And I must agree with Joycelyn and Kathy D....a very powerful tribute to the Vets! and also completely stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious.

Deb said...

wow, amazing card and perfect remembrance tribute!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

Lori said...

What a beautiful card for Remembering our troops! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What an amazing card and beautiful way of honouring our military. It does remind me of Flanders Fields too. I am so glad I got to see your card. Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges.