Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams November Blog Hop as we showcase projects with the theme In Memoriam to provide comfort and to remember people we have lost. November 11th is a day of remembrance as we honor those who gave their lives to protect us. We hope our projects will help inspire you to create your own beautiful creations.
Growing up in Australia, November 11th was Remembrance Day and everyone wore a poppy as a sign of respect. I wanted to create a design featuring poppies to reflect this memory and I chose to use the Painted Poppies stamp set with the coordinating Painted Labels Dies to create my card. To add texture to the background, I used the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder for a vintage feel to the design.
Painted Poppies stamp set (item #151599)
Painted Labels Dies (item #151605)
Peaceful Moments stamp set (item #151595)
Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder (item #156505)
Basic Black Cardstock (item #121045)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad (item #147105)
Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad (item #147095)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154958)
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item # 154885)
Simply Elegant Trim (item #155766)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Basic Black Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Rectangle Layer - 2 1/8" x 3 3/8"
Sentiment Label die cut with the Painted Labels Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
Focal Panel die cut with the Painted Labels Dies
This clean and simple card design has a focal image which provides a pop of color against a black and white background. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Basic White die cut panel and colored the poppies with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Marker and the stems and leaves with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker. I used the small splatter stamp image to create the sky with Balmy Blue Classic ink around the top of the panel and I repeated the process across the bottom with Granny Apple Green Classic ink to create the ground. I framed the focal panel with a rectangle of Basic Black to help make the colors pop against the embossed Basic White bacckground. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder for a touch of elegance that I thought was appropriate for the card design. I added some Gold Trim behind the sentiment label to coordinate with the embossed sentiment to step up the design. I feel like my card design has captured the fields of poppies associated with the battlefields of Flanders Fields, a tribute to all who were lost in World War I. Lest We Forget.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own projects in memory of the people in your life and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.
Now it's time to visit with my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their wonderful projects to help inspire you. Please click on the links in the Roll Call List below to view their blogs. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects.
If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you.