Hello friends! Each year on 11 November, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. This year also marks 75 years since the end of World War Two, a war in which my Dad fought as a very young man (as you can see from this photo!) and during which he celebrated his 21st birthday while on guard duty, standing under a coconut tree:
I wanted to make a card in recognition of the importance of always remembering and decided to use the Painted Poppies stamp set:
Poppies grew on the battlefields after World War One ended and are associated with never forgetting the sacrifices that were made. I wanted to create a sense of a field of poppies and used the Stamparatus to help achieve this effect:
I stamped the sentiment ‘Lest we Forget’ in gold ink:
But it didn’t stand out very well on the card front and I ended up using Poppy Parade ink instead:
I adhered the stamped panel to a slightly larger piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. My attempt to then add this to the white card base with raised adhesive strips was a mini disaster!! It was slightly crooked, and I couldn’t remove it without tearing the card base (as you can see!). I managed to remove the adhesive strips (pictures 2 and 3) and used double-sided tape instead:
The adhesive foam dots gave great dimension to the sentiment and I managed to stick that on straight!
MEANWHILE … I had some Mummy/ Daughter time at Costco and came home with Christmas treat supplies!
As always, thank you so much for spending time with me today and if you have any questions about this card, please ask! Megan xo