Today is Remembrance Day.
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 1918, the treaty to bring to a close 'The War to end all Wars' was signed.
The Poppy has become a symbol of respect and support for the Armed Forces, Veterans and their families, and of the lives lost during WW1 and all conflicts since.
One of the embossing folders that we played with last Saturday was this beautiful Poppy from Lisa Horton, so here are a couple of cards to celebrate this special day. The 3D embossing folder also comes with a matching die which makes it so easy to cut out.
This first card uses an image cut from white card stock and then coloured with Distress Inks, blending brushes and a little gilding wax.
The background uses another Lisa Horton 3D embossing folder, black card and gold gilding wax.
The poppies on this second card are actually cut from frosted parchment/vellum.
They are coloured using the same Distress inks and blending brushes, but the vellum gives a softer colour to the finished panel.
Once again the background uses the small floral 3D embossing folder and gilding waxes, only this time it uses some pearlescent gold card stock.
My third and final card uses the same poppy 3D embossing folder and white card stock, only this time I didn't die cut the image.
I used some black acrylic paint and a blending sponge to colour the background and then red distress inks and gilding wax once the paint had dried.