Remembrance Day 2020


Posted on 8th November 2020 by Alison Pendlebury-Brown
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials

Remembrance Poppy Stood Up

Remembrance Day marks the end of The Great War 1914-1918 and to this very day we pay our respects around the United Kingdom with a 2 minute silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

In memorandum of that day we wear a poppy to remember those whose lives were lost, who "gave their tomorrow, so we we could have our today". In recognition of this I created a card to convey my thanks to the fallen.

For this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • A6 sheet of water colour card (or suitable card for your colouring medium).
  • Colouring pens or pencils or watercolour paint in red, green and black - I used Kuretake's Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens and a water pen.
  • A poppy themed stamp set - I used the poppy from Crafters Companion A6 rubber stamp 'Butterfly Meadow'.
  • Embellishments.
  • Sentiment stamp or printer to print your own sentiment.

Remembrance Poppy With Pens

1. Stamp your poppy stamp onto the A6 piece of watercolour card or white cardstock suitable for your colouring medium.

2. Colour using your choice of colouring medium. I used Kuretake's Zig clean colour pens.

3. Cut an A6 card blank from black cardstock measuring 210mm x 148mm and score down the centre creating an 105 x 148mm card base.

4. Cut a mat in the red card measuring 98mm x 142mm.

5. Cut the stamped image to form a mat measuring 94mm x 136mm.

Remembrance Poppy Mats

6. Layer these pieces and glue together - I use wet glue so that I have wiggle room.

7. Print or stamp your sentiment onto the left over pieces of red cardstock. Cut to fit your card and adhere using 3D foam tape.

8. Add any embellishments you like - I used red flat backed pearls.

9. Finally add a C6 envelope or create one using a sheet of black paper.

And there you have it. I hope this provided you with some inspiration to create your own remembrance card or piece of artwork.

If you do make your own we'd love you to share it with us. Simply share on our social media using #papermilldirect.

We're nearly at the end of 2020 thank goodness. Stay safe!

Alison x

Remembrance Poppy Close Up

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