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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Sunday - Sunday 11th November

Good Morning Friends,

Today is the day we remember those who have fought for this Country in the past and continue to do so now, so my card today is made in their honour.

The card is 8x8 and I made it because I wanted to and for no other reason. I only got the stamp this week, but I am already thinking that next year at our October craft fair, I will make some poppy cards and sell them for the Royal British Legion.

I have to be honest, this stamp is large and comes in four parts, plus the sentiment. I knew I wanted to use them all but needed inspiration, so this card isn't entirely original in layout, but that's okay - we have to take inspiration from others, that's why we have blogs and companies like Indigo Blu have card galleries. I usually find that if I'm artistically challenged and my mojo has gone walkies (which often happens when faced with a new stamp), a quick gallery or google image blog hop gets me thinking again and once I have a layout to play with, I'm away. Now that I have made this card, I have many ideas for these stamps!

The stamp set is by Indigo Blu and is called 'Poppy Meadow'. First of all I took a square of textured card and created the background using (wait for it) the following colour distress inks: Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick and Rusty Hinge...I don't think I've left any out! I just love making up colour palettes and backgrounds.

After I had got the colours as I wanted, I spritzed the entire page with a little water to create a watercolour effect and then dried with a heat tool.

I then stamped  the meadow across the bottom and the poppies to one side with black archival and coloured them with  distress inks: Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold and Bundled Sage. I also painted over the poppy petals with Glossy Accents to give them a slight shine.

The sentiment was stamped in black archival and heat embossed with black embossing powder, then I die cut it using Spellbinders Labels Four Small; leaving the card in the die I inked it through with all the warm colours from my original background. I then added black and red ribbon and a black button.

Thanks for stopping by and let's wear our poppies with pride today,

Carole X


  1. Hi Carole, how gorgeous is this card and yes a wonderful idea for next year. Reading the sentiment and looking at the card moved me and made me quite emotional. You have produced a beautiful card for an occasion we should not forget.

    Wilma x x

  2. Oh this is just so beautiful Carole. My favourite sort of cards are those which use quote etc. A wonderful stamp and love what you have done with it. Have a good Remembrance Day. Christine x

  3. Hi Carole,
    what a superbly stunning card. I love everything about it. Just a wonderful stamp to have in your collection. I look forward to many more of your cards with this stamped image.
    A wonderful thought for such a day as today.
    Have a good Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. A truly beautiful card Carole. May we never forget. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Oh! Carol, this card is stunningly beautiful, I love everything about it.
    That stamp says it all.

    Patricia x

  6. What a beautiful card ,so love everything about it .Melanie

  7. excellent card with a super sentiment, jenx

  8. Beautiful colours Carole. I love the sentiment and it suits this card pefectly.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

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  10. Hi Carole,
    I will try again as I made a mistake the first time.
    If you would like to pop over to my blog when you have the time. I have left an award for you on there.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Your card is a beautiful tribute. xx Flora