I never realized how challenging it was to make a card for a sad occasion. Usually the cards I make are fairly cheerful looking (or at least I like to think so) so creating this card was a bit of a challenge. I tried to make it as positive as possible, without losing its honorability.
I was really pleased with how this card turned out, especially the stars. I absolutely love using glitter on anything I possibly can, I'm definitely a 'glitter girl'! To make the stars, I used wood star shapes and painted them red, white and blue and then drizzled glue onto them once they dried, and then sprinkled on the glitter.
As for the bottom of the card, I cut different sized strips of red, white and blue cardstock in different widths and lengths. I used adhesive dots to apply them to the card and then used star confetti (on clearance for 79 cents at Hobby Lobby!) and glued those to the strips so that the card wasn't so plain.
I wish I would have known in advance to make the card a little bit larger, that way I could've centered the picture of the Twin Tower light beams that I found on the internet. I printed it on a clear shipping label in black and white and then highlighted the beams in blue, which is their actual color. I stamped the 'always in our hearts' using clear stamps in red and blue ink, and added a couple more silver confetti stars.
Have any of you created anything in honor of September 11th. I'd love to see! :)
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