Saturday, 11 November 2017

C4C 411 Poppy Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. I am the hostess this month, with my Design Team Sister Kelly Booth as our Guest Designer. Kelly's blog can be found HERE.

I knew I wanted to do something for Remembrance Day, and Frances Byrne helped me come up with the wording for the challenge:

“Lest We Forget” In Canada and Australia, today is Remembrance Day. From Wikipedia: Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919,[1] the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. Include Poppies on your card today, or make a card of gratitude and/or respect. 

I love these lacy poppy dies so used them as the starting point of my card front. Then I decided to use these lovely script words and make it into a sympathy card. Unfortunately I am needing yet another sympathy card this week.

The large poppy centre was done with gold and black Nuvo Crystal Drops, letting them meld together into one solid raised area. I also added a black gem to the front butterfly and sprinkled some black Nuvo Crystal Drops around the words.

Inside the card I used the rest of this lovely water coloured poppy print paper. The other half was on THIS Crazy 4 Challenges card, posted last month.

Black gems were added to the inside butterflies as well.

I hope you all take time out of your day today at 11am to remember the fallen, the ones who gave their lives so we could have our freedom.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C 411.

Patterned paper - Alexandra Renke
Red, white and black card stocks
Lacy Poppy dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Words - Stampin' Up
Stitched oval dies - MFT Stamps
Distress Oxide Inks
Butterfly Punches - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Floral stem - Tim Holtz
Black gem - Stampin' Up

Card size - 5 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today



StampOwl said...

loved seeing all those poppy cards on our C4C blog today, love the combination of poppies you used on this card

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card!