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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

A Day to Remember

It's a holiday weekend. My weekend started with a road trip to Long Beach, WA for a garage sale; it was a bit far to drive since it was a little more than 100 miles away from home. It was a fun time because I enjoyed the company of my sister-in-law and another good friend in the car, and I was able to see a long-time family friend that I hadn't seen for almost 2 years. The views from her home are spectacular since they live on the ocean beach. When I returned home, my husband and I had a graduation party to attend; his cousin's daughter graduated with a degree in Accounting.

The holiday weekend exists because it is our time to remember and honor members of our country's military that allow us to live with more freedoms than anyone else in the entire world. Many, many of our country's servicemen and women lost their lives in World War II, many of whom are buried at Normandy, France. Survivors, family and friends of the fallen make their way to Normandy each year. I'm hoping to make my way to Normandy later this year while I'm in France.

This is a quick card that I made to send to a dear friend who was a gunner on one of the B-17 war planes that flew missions over Germany.

Animal Spirit Stamps by Earth Art International, Hero Arts, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko

I stamped the image with blue and red inks onto white card stock. I also stamped the sentiment with the same red ink onto a strip of white card stock; it was placed diagonally across the eagle to cover where the two colors of ink met. When the strip was placed across the stamped panel, I scored each side for the fold around to the back.

With an ink dauber, I also added color around the edges of the stamped panel and the sentiment strip. Adhesive-backed blue crystals were added to the sentiment strip.

The base panel was trimmed from red card stock and adhered to the A2 base card.

Animal Spirit Stamp by Earth Art International "Eagle"

Hero Arts' Stamp Your Story Stamp Package ACO28 Remember

IMAGINE Crafts' VersaFine ink by Tsukineko in Majestic Blue and Satin Red; finger dauber

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White for A2 card base, stamp panel & sentiment strip

Red card stock for mat panel (source unknown)

In Saturday's mail, a stamp set arrived that I've been waiting a long time to get my hands on. It's another one of the sets from Altenew.

Tsukineko, Altenew Stamp Set, Hero Arts, IMAGINE Crafts Memento Inks

I stamped the image on a scrap piece of card stock to make a mask.

Using my MISTI, I stamped the image 3 different times; after the first image was completed, I used the cut-out mask when I added the other 2 flowers. I always completed the layer stamping before going onto the next position.

The sentiment was stamped from another stamp set using my MISTI.

The stamped panel was adhered to a scrapbook paper, and then both were adhered to the base A2 card with the fold at the top.

Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set

Hero Arts' Acts of Kindness Stamp Set CL911

IMAGINE Crafts' Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko in New Sprout, Pistachio and Olive Grove (Olive Grove also used for sentiment)

Scrapbook paper from Graphic 45

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock for A2 base card and stamped panel

Hero Arts' background stamp (String Background) can be used 3 different ways as shown by Sally Traidman on the Hero Arts' blog. I love the versatility.

Hero Arts, Sally Traidman

Click on this link to Sally's posting on the Hero Arts' blog:

Thank you for stopping in. We'll see you tomorrow.

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