Monday, May 26, 2014

Dainty by Penny Black

Who doesn't love gingham?  And gingham with tulips?  Perfect!
51-043 Dainty  51-050  Sweet Things  30-243  Amazing

The tulips are made with Penny Black's creative die Dainty.  I've added some dimension to two of the flowers by drawing an extra petal freehand and attaching it to the diecut.  I've also use the creative die set Sweet Things to create the tiny leaves at the base of the petals on two of the tulips.  Just adds a little interest, I think.  Thanks to Birgit for the inspiration!  See her awesome card here.

I am trying to be more about sending out the cards I make rather than collecting the cards I make.  This card is on its way to a friend from church who has been dealing with some health issues but never seems to slow down!  Friends called to check on her last week and she said she was a bit tired ...from her exercise class!!  Amazing, indeed .. she is 84 years old.

This is scheduled to post on Monday, Memorial Day.  It is the day to honor those service people who have given their lives in the service of our country.  How amazing is it that young people are willing to fight for freedom for all of us .. knowing that they could lose their life doing it. 

I think of the Gold Star mothers who have lost their son or daughter and live with that loss every day.  How proud they can be of that child; and how profound is that loss.

My flag is flying to honor those heroes and their families.



Lin said...

Love your idea to make this all from ginghams, Judy! The black and white in the background is perfect!

Barb said...

Love all that fabulous gingham, Judy! Such a cute card!

Dawn Turley said...

super sweet card Judy. Your gingham flowers are delightful.