And here are all of the details . . .
The Blueprint: Create a card with the theme of 'Memorial Day' using kraft cardstock.
The Supply List:
- Kraft cardstock is from The Paper Studio
- Star patterned paper is an old line called Papa from Fancy Pants Designs, the paper is 'Brave'
- Music paper is from The Paper Studio. I wet it, crumpled it, dried it in the microwave, burned the edges and then inked the creases to give it a look of age
- Paper Doily is by Wilton and from Hobby Lobby
- Red rosette paper is from K & Company's 'cut n paste' stack
- Brown ink pad from Stampabilities
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 'iridescent gold'
- Image was found on Flickr and printed using Picasa software and my ink jet printer
- Lace and ribbon are from my stash. Months ago I coffee stained them to use in another project and never finished it, so these were perfect for this project!
- Vintage button is from my stash
- Cricut Expression and A Child's Year cartridge to cut card base
- Scissors, craft knife and ruler
- Carl PRT-100 rotary cutter with the 'squiggles' blade
- sewing machine to gather lace
Tips and Techniques:
- For the doily, I inked it with brown ink, sprayed it with glimmer mist and then rolled up some of the edges on a pencil to give it a distressed look.
- For the lace flower, I stitched a basting stitch along one edge and then pulled it to gather it, curved it into a circle and glued it into the round shape.
The image reads "Nor shall their story be forgot while Fame her record keeps. I think it's beautiful, because I hope their stories are not forgotten! I also made a very simple coordinating tag to go along with the card . . .
To make it, I inked the edges of a #5 manila tag (2 3/8" x 4 3/4") with brown ink, cut the boy with flags and flowers from the image and glued it to the tag, and added the sticker sentiment from SRM Stickers to the bottom. A bit of red white and blue ribbon finishes it off.
I hope you've enjoyed this card! I really appreciate you stopping by today, and would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting, Becky