Friday, May 21, 2010

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

The Shabby Tea Room Week #10 challenge was to use red, white and blue on a card. Memorial Day is coming up at the end of this month so a little Patriotism is called for. This holiday is supposed to be a day of remembrance for the men and women of our military who have given their lives in service to our country. This is a very simple and humble gesture so I made a pretty simple and humble card.

The base is plain white cardstock. The designer paper is from the All American Collection by Adornit Carolee's Creations. I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to give everything an aged look. The stars are chipboard that I painted with Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint and then inked. A little hemp twine, some buttons, a baby Prima rose, and some yummy shabby seam binding from Debbie's etsy store finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Tracy,
    Cards like these have a special place in my heart! You did an AMAZING job with it!!

    Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Hi Tracy, it's always good to remember people who have fought and are still fighting for our freedom. You made a wonderful card, I love your craquelure stars, enjoy your weekend, hugs, Ira

  3. love your card. what a wonderful sweet tribute. great details and i love that ribbon!! beautiful. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day, my friend! *hugs* steph :)

  4. Tracy ... this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love the tattered look with the distressed edges and that yummy seam binding looks fabulous! Thanks, as always, for sharing your talents with us in the Tea Room :)

  5. Perfect card for this challenge and for all of our heroes. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  6. Oh so pretty! Love the rose in the middle of the seam binding bow. :)

  7. Great sentiment on a lovely card. I really like the row of stars. thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  8. congrats tracy, saw you made honorable mention cup of tea! awesome :)! *hugs* steph :)


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