This Remembrance Day was significant for our family as it marked the 5th month since our mother's passing. My sister and I've been visiting our parent's grave site each month since she passed on the eleventh of June. We generally bring flowers but because it was Remembrance Day we brought poppies to put in the urn.
When we arrived at the Langley City cemetary a Remembrance Day service was just finishing up. We had to park up top and walk the road down to our parents grave. Although it was a rainy day there were lots of folks still milling about and visiting family graves. We were thrilled to see all the wreaths and Canadian flags that had been placed on the graves of those who had served our Country.
After the visit and watching the television coverage that evening, I decided to make a Remembrance Day card in honour of my relatives and others who served in both World Wars. I took my inspiration from the beautiful poster at the beginning of this narrative and a this memory of my Uncle Charlie who died near Normandy France in World War II.
Here is my card:
|When I looked at the poster with its rolling hills representing the trenches I knew I could recreate them using my Curvy Celebrations dies. I combined two of the die cuts and used 2 x 6" pieces of Basic Black, Basic Grey, Grey Granite and Smokey Slate card stocks to form the hills. |
|Originally I was going to stamp a series of poppy images using the Painted Poppies stamp set but I thought the poppy images were too big for the design I had in mind. So, I checked my paper stash and found a sheet of the Painted Poppy designer paper from last year, that worked well. |
I fussy cut several of the flower images that were in varying shapes and sizes. I used my Poppy Parade light and dark blends to colour in any white outlines or pool party patches from the background of the paper before adhering the flowers to the card. I added the poppies with liquid adhesive and dimensionals and layered them down the left side of the card. Once the poppies were in place I die cut a piece of Whisper White with the Stitched Rectangle Shapes Die and stamped the sentiment. I added red rhinestones on the sentiment label and at the top of the card to symbolize more poppies.
Well that's it for today. Although late in posting, I hope you enjoyed this card and it's composition.
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