November 11, 2015

Thank You Veterans

Good Morning!  This is Christine from the iamcocoasmom blog sharing a special project with you today .

Like most Brits of certain age (!!!) both my parents served in WW2.  I grew up appreciating how different my life would have been had it not been for the service of those who fought.  I grew up witnessing the terrible physical and psychological effects of that service.

In many countries around the world, we will honor Veterans for their valor, their patriotism and the sacrifices they have made for all of us.   In Britain and other Commonwealth countries, the poppy symbolizes the service of our Veterans and people will proudly wear poppies on their coats and hang poppy wreaths on their doors.

So, today I am sharing a home decor piece which uses the poppy from the Cricut 3D Floral Home Decor cart on a simple frame from the Simply Sweet cart.

This particular flower has very few components and is easily put together.

 I am a firm believer in softening the fibers of the card stock petals with the ball roller on an old mouse mat.  I do this on the underside of the petals because I think it makes a more natural, softer flower.   I like to ink the edges and gently darken the center edge.  A nice 'blob' of liquid adhesive holds the rolled center in place and I have a plastic clamp that holds the pieces together until they are set.  Then I roll the petals around the barrel of the ball roller to add more dimension.

I embossed the cream card stock with one of my favorite embossing folders - the Anna Griffin Poppy folder.   I cut the frame twice and sandwiched the embossed card stock between the two frames for added strength.  The sentiment was written with the Explore using Soiree Lettering, Grace Script font.

This was such a lovely project to work on and I appreciate the opportunity to share with you and Sheila on the Sassy Lady blog today.  Remember to thank a Vet!  : )  Christine


Krafthead said...

This is just lovely! Love the flowers~

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful card. Love the final look of the flowers. I appreciate your eye for details. Thank you for sharing this with us today.

Charlotte C said...

Beautiful card, Christine. You did a great job on the poppies.

Anonymous said...

A fitting tribute to veterans. Your poppies are impeccable! Thanks for the detail on how they were made.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful flowers.