Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Grateful Remembrance Card

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Mixed Media Mojo post click here.

Hello and welcome, thank you for stopping by today.  With the month of November upon us we have a new challenge starting at Emerald Creek Dares, Anything Goes - Heartfelt Freedom and Festivities.  To start us out we are celebrating our heroes and freedoms and with Remembrance Day, Veterans Day and Armistice Day soon to be celebrated on November 11th around the world, I made this Grateful Remembrance card to honour all who have fallen and all who have served.

I also made this card in remembrance of and with great pride in my uncle, Corporal Gerald E. Riddell of the 17th Duke of York Royal Canadian Hussars, 7th Recce, B Squadron who was killed in battle during WWII.  Although I never knew him, he lives on in the hearts and minds of my Dad and the rest of our family and will never be forgotten.

The red poppy on the front of the card is a replica I made of the poppy lapel pin that all Canadians wear in remembrance and thanks for our veterans on November 11th and I also included a maple leaf, a proud symbol of Canada displayed on our flag.  I've a few step out photos of how I made it, hope your will enjoy seeing them.

Emerald Creek supplies used:

I traced the lapel poppy shape onto cardstock, cut it out and coloured it with Barn Door Distress stain.  I then embossed the poppy with Candy Red embossing powder and while the embossing powder was still warm and malleable, gently shaped the petals.  The center of the poppy was embossed with Mercury Rising embossing powder and adhered in place.

A piece of manila cardstock was coloured with multiple shades of Distress inks in yellow, orange, green and a touch of red for the maple leaf and then die cut with Tim Holtz's Layered Leaf die and embossed with the accompanying embossing folder.  The embossed areas on the leaf were emphasized with a touch of Barn Red and Frayed Burlap DI.

Another piece of manila cardstock was coloured with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress stain and then stamped randomly with the We Grow On You stamp and Old Paper DI.  The word 'REMEMBER' from the Fallen Blossom stamp set was then stamped in multiple places with Black Soot archival ink and clear embossed.

Three Heart brads and a Three Star Metal Band charm were embossed with Charred Gold embossing powder and then the card was assembled.  The maple leaf was mounted on black fun foam for dimension as was the embossed poppy and the heart brads were attached wherever the word REMEMBER had been stamped.  The three star metal band was slid onto some red and white Stripes Paper String that was slightly coloured with Frayed Burlap DI and affixed to the bottom of the card.  The whole assembly was then mounted onto an A2 card blank made from black cardstock.  Here are a few closeup  photos.

I typed the inside sentiment on the computer and printed it out on white cardstock.  The We Grow On You maple leaves were stamped once more on the inside with Barn Door DI.

In thankful
of those who have
And grateful
to all who have

I plan to leave this card at the Cenotaph on November 11th as a small token of my appreciation for all those who have sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today.

I'd like to link my card to the Thinking of You challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog, my card was created with all soldiers past, present and future who sacrifice so much for us all in mind.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will join in our new challenge at Emerald Creek Dares.  Our Anything Goes celebration theme also encompasses the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving in the U.S. and Christmas so link up your creations celebrating what is most important to you for a chance to win a very generous gift certificate to Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  Can't wait to see what you make, happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. Beautiful, Deb. You have inspired me to try something in the same vein.

  2. Very lovely. Wonderful way to honor the fallen heroes

  3. Beautiful tribute card Deb! Love the embossed heart charms and you did a wonderful job on re creating the poppy for your project! ~hugs~

  4. This is really beautiful Deb, a very fitting tribute xx

  5. Gorgeous card Deb. I absolutely love your poppy, brilliant. Happy crafting, Angela x

  6. What a lovely remembrance card Deb - love that textured leaf and your wonderful bright poppy - as well as the pretty metals! Julia xx

  7. Love your gorgeous card! The colors and embellishments are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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