C4C411 Remembrance Day


This week’s challenge is to create a card that honors those who fought and died in the first World War.  It is Remembrance  Day or Poppy Day in Canada and Australia.  I chose a sweet digital stamp from “Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.com” called Poppies.  I use a lot of digital stamps and even digital backgrounds.  I love the price, the fact that you can make them any size,  and they’re stored on your computer or USB drive!

The Steps:

Step 1:  Print out the “Poppies” on watercolor paper.  I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils to color the poppies stamp so I used watercolor paper.  But you should choose whatever paper is best for your color medium.  Color the image and then using the die set #1113 below cut out with the 2nd largest die:


Using the other nested set, Dotted Scallop Ovals, cut out an oval with the largest die and orange cardstock.  Adhere the colored oval to the orange oval.

Step 2:  Make your base card by scoring an 8.5″ x 11″ pc. of white cardstock at 5.5″.  Fold and trim the base card to 5.5″ x 7″.  Cut a rectangle from Designer paper or cardstock that measures 5″ x 6.5″ and adhere, centered, on the base card.

Step 3:   Using Peel Off stickers “Transparent glitter/gold” lines:

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Outline the “Designer paper” layer with the “glitter lines” peel off stickers.

Step 4:  Using the below die set, cut both the ivy pcs. from green cardstock.  Using a tool from Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Flower Shaping Tool Kit, add veins to the ivy leaves.

Step 5:  Adhere the “Ovals” to the front of the papered base card but don’t glue the “Scalloped” edge down.  Tuck the “Ivy” under the scallop edge as shown on the card.

Step 6:  Cut the sentiment from the below die out of green cardstock and adhere to the lower left corner as shown.

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That’s it.  Thank you so much for taking a look and I hope you’ll take the challenge this week and let us see what your creative hands will make!



Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

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