Friday, 17 April 2020

Lest We Forget

Hi all.  It's time for another Fusion Challenge and here is my card:

The challenge this time tips its hat to our servicemen and women.  On 25 April, it is ANZAC day in New Zealand and Australia.  This year, there will be no services to commemorate this date, so I wanted to create a card to convey my thanks.

You won't believe this but there are 10 Distress Inks in my background!  I wanted a yellow/orange background but didn't want it smooth and even, so I used multiple inks.  I then went over the panel with a stencil and darkened the ink, before adding translucent embossing paste.  While that was drying, I worked on the ground, where I used Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot.

The soldier was stamed in Obsidian ink and cut with my Scan n Cut.  I fussy-cut the gap between his gun and legs. I used cream cardstock for both the soldier and the sentiment as I didn't want anything stark.  The sentiment was die-cut from cream and black cardstock.

I put all the elements together using foam tape for the ground and soldier.  I then added it all to a cream card base.

Thanks for popping by.  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  ANZAC Day (CTMH)
Ink:  Obsidian (Altenew), Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot Distress Inks.
Cardstock:  Cream (SSS), Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies:  Thanks (SSS)
Accessories:  Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil (MFT), Translucent EP



Linda Callahan said...

This is so powerful.....beautifully done....

Nora Noll said...

That background is AMAZING!! I love the richness of it against that black. Beautiful card design!

Dawn T said...

Wonderful card Karren.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, your background is so amazing and this card is so perfect for the theme!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous tribute to our servicemen and women, Karren! I love the blend of colors in your sunburst and how you added texture with translucent EP! Such a striking card!

Judy Rozema said...

Just amazing. What a perfect card for that inspiration photo!

A.Rose said...

This card is simply amazing. Your color choices and everything about it are just perfect.

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow, what a fabulous job! This blended and embossed background looks absolutely amazing.