Sunday, September 11, 2011

In honor of 9-11

I had a hard time with this project.  I had a hard time creating a project to honor 9-11 without making it cheesy, too cartoony, etc.  I think it turned out nice, but I'd love to hear what you think.
All cuts are from Plantin Schoolbook. The cityscape is sized to 5 1/2" wide, the white oval layer is 3 3/4" x 5", the black oval layer is 4" x 5 1/4" and the red oval layer is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I welded the card base using a couple of ovals I grabbed from PS too.

I sponged the clouds using some blue ink and a die cut cloud. Then I placed the flag in place and attached the cityscape on top of that.  Trimming the edges created a nice clean look for the line of buildings.

To create this flag, I attached 1 1/4" of the red patterned paper to the bottom of the white oval (scraps from DCWV's summer stack) and placed the blue triangle next.  I cut some white strips to 1/4" and glued them on individually, using an extra 1/4" strip for spacing. The little silver stars are glued to the blue section last. These little stars are so cute but TINY... they are from a nail art kit I've had forever.

Here you can see the sparkle on the little stars. 

The card base is a oval shaped card. I love shaped cards and go on spurts where I make nothing other than shaped cards! :)

Here is the inside sentiment, I used "Script 33" and curved the text to match the shape of the card.

Craft Junkie Too Friend

22 comments:

Pat N. said...

Cheryl, I think you did an excellent job!! The card is very appropriate, and certainly not cheesy or cartoony. And the curve on the text is just terrific. A++!--Pat

*CAFE said...

Gorgeous! Nothing cheesy or cartoony about it!

Lara said...

This is simply perfect. I love it! Such a sad day.

Sonya said...

What a perfect tribute--very moving project for the occasion. I'm so glad you joined us at Cricut 360 this week and hope you return next week!!

Lisa said...

I think you did a wonderful job of making this card! I love the city scene....its perfect with the flag!
Thx for joining us over at cricut 360!

Shelley said...

Very nice Cheryl! Great job!

Shelley
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shelleymace21@gmail.com

Amy E said...

Absolutely beautiful...and perfect.

Amy E.
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Constance said...

ASTOUNDING!!! This is great. I didn't even realize that the cityscape view on plantin schoolbook had that skyline. I LOVE IT!!! You did an amazing job.

Edwina said...

It is very beautiful. Thank you! Edwina Brown

Emily said...

I think your card turned out amazing! Great remembrance!

Claire said...

The painstaking care you put into it shows! Well done!
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Scrappin Dhilly said...

Beautiful card, the way you did the skyline and the flag is just perfect!

gayle-rn said...

Absolutley beautiful.I was very touched by this card.Nice job Cheryl.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card! Love all your details!

Debican said...

WOW! This card is perfect for today. You did a fabulous job.
TY
Hugs, Debi

Houses Built of Cards said...

WONDERFUL card - and a perfect tribute! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

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DebbyP said...

Didn't check any email, blogs yesterday so when I saw your card today I had to leave you a comment to let you know what a beautiful job you did on this card to honor 9-11. TFS
TTFN
Debby in CA

Glora said...

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! A perfect tribute! I absolutely LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

Creative Diva said...

Truly amazing and perfect cut. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

DebC said...

WOW you did an absolutely awesome job. This is really a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us on Cricut360!
Deb Crowder

Sonia said...

Wonderful card...love it! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360º... HUGS...SK :)