Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lest We Forget

This month, in honour of our veterans, I created this card for Emerald Creek Dares.  As time passes, it is important for us to remember those that made the greatest sacrifice in service to our country... Lest We Forget. It is with great gratitude that we recognize and thank the many men and women that serve our country, protecting rights and freedom, both here at home and around the globe.

First, I Distress inked the card background and the I used the "Remember" stamp from the Fallen Blossom stamp set to create the multi stamped text using a second generation stamping technique to soften and fade it as a background. Then, I heat embossed one of the Remember stampings as a sentiment focal point. Next, the Vintage Timepiece was heat embossed with the Hammered Metal emboss powder and then coloured with a combination of Distress paints and Distress inks. One of the stand alone flowers from the Fallen Blossom set resembles a poppy so I double heat embossed it -first, its' outline in Midnight Black and then filled it with the Candy Red for colour. A little fussy cutting and shaping for both the time piece and poppy to give them dimension. Lastly, I upcycled a Lindt Easter bunny red neck ribbon by aging it with Distress Stain and then threading on two Distress Paint distressed Three Star Metal Bands for a bit of a military touch.

Emerald Creek Products:

EC store products:
Distress Mini Ink Pads: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo

Distress Paint: Peeled Paint, Candy Apple, Antiqued Bronze, Black Soot

For Dare challenge details and to check out my fellow Design Team member's takes on this month's Emerald Creek Dare, please follow this link here.


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