JUGS143, WAW35 & IBSIC15 ~ You Are Not Forgotten

I am so thankful to have a few days of vacation! Remember how I waxed eloquent about dust bunnies earlier in the week? Yep, they are still with me! I believe the dust bunnies are safe! But my blog isn't! I popped in to share another card I created with our nation's birthday in mind. So many people over the years have contributed to our freedom going back to the Revolutionary War. It is important to remember those who sacrificed here at home and on foreign battlefields. Many gave their lives to preserve, protect and defend the freedoms we enjoy. Today's card is for a very special Gold Star Mother. Please, today before you enjoy good food, fun and fellowship, please say a prayer... a prayer for those in harm's way! God bless you and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!


Today's project is a 4 x 6 card. I cut 1/2 inch red card stock strips and overlapped them to resemble siding. After placing my door die (white card stock)in the center I used a brick embossing folder (also on white card stock) to create my brick. I inked the embossed panel with Memento ink and cut a  1 inch strip (glued on the bottom) and a 1/2 inch piece (layered on top to create the step.) My flower pot is a circle punch cut on each end. I added a heavy layer of Flower Soft along with some paper punched fronds and sprigs. The flowers are also paper punches. The star was punched from gold paper and lightly scored on the back to give it dimension. I added a swath of ribbon under it and attached it to the door. The doorknob is a simple gold dew drop. I also added a tiny gold card stock kick plate for interest. This sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs' Not Forgotten set) is perfect for cards going to our military or their loved ones!  They are a must have for your collection if you are like me and LOVE anything patriotic!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Not Forgotten
Paper - Bazzill, Colorbok, America Craft
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Memento - Rhubard Stalk (brick)
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - Bricked
Dies - Memory Box - Grand Madison Door
Punches - Frond, Hydrangea & Sprigs - Martha Stewart Crafts; Sunburst (inside of flowers) - Punch Bunch; Creative Memories - Star and Circle
Misc. - Flower Soft - Meadow; Ribbon & Dew Drop from my stash


Challenges

Just Us Girls - JUGS143 - Stars and Sparkles - Gold Card Stock and Star Punch
Word Art Wednesday - Blessings From God - WAW35

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge - IBSIC15 - Red, White & Blue

Comments

Georgiana said…
Your card is absolutley gorgeous. It looks perfect for any magazine cover!

Happy Independence Day,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations
Emily said…
Love your card, and so perfect for today.
Jani Lewis said…
Love the doorway and all the texture.
Thanks for sharing generously with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Your card really fits the meaning of 4th of July perfectly. I too am so grateful for all those who have served.
Thanks so much!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday
Jan Marie said…
What a beautiful, clever and thoughtful card! Love how you've pulled it all together from the star to the flower part and brick steps!! Lovely work! Blessings!
Marlena M. said…
Your tribute is beautiful Lori! Thank you for sharing this at Word Art Wednesday.
xinme said…
Another beautiful card! I love all the tiny details :) Thanks for linking up at WAW.

- Paula from WAW DT
Maria Levine said…
Wow this is such a wonderful card!! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.
Tam said…
I love how you did this! Love the star on the door. super card!

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