(I’m catching up on some personal blog posts. This post originally appeared on the Cut at Home blog on November 12, 2013.)
Today I want to say “Thank You Veterans!” I am so very grateful to each hero and their families for their service and sacrifice for our Country.
This scrapbook page honors my favorite Veteran, my brother-in-law, Tom. The pictures of him were taken as he returned from an Honor Flight earlier this year.
The close-up photos below may be easier to see –
The dimensional stars on the page were made with the “Star” folding die by Nellie Snellen. I just love these stars! I made the stars by cutting two strips using the die. These are folded and attached together to form a star shape. The original design of the star is a 6-pointed star, but I modified it to make it a more traditional 5-pointed star by removing just a small section of one of the strips. These photographs show the original six-pointed star, and the portion I removed to make a five-pointed star
Whether you make the 5-pointed or 6-pointed version of the star, you will need foundation pieces so that the star will keep its shape. I used the Nellie Snellen 5-point star shape dies for this. It is a very cute set – the largest star is only 2.25” across.
The background paper is a piece of heavyweight handmade paper. It came with the rough, deckled edges. I added a little red and blue color with a Darice craft marshmallow and some Memento inks. I stamped the sentiments with Black Versafine ink, and embossed them using Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder. The stars and the backgrounds are from red, white and blue metallic papers by The Paper Cut.
Star folding die by Nellie Snellin
5-point star Shape Dies by Nellie Snellin
Die cutting/embossing machine – I used my Cuttlebug
One 12×12 sheet of heavyweight handmade paper – I used white
Memento inks – Paris Dusk and Lady Bug
Cardstock in red, white and blue – I used metallic papers by The Paper Cut
Black Versafine ink
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Patriotic sentiments – I used “My Hero Sentiments Set” by Stamper’s Best
DoCrafts frame die set “Doorplate”
Adhesives – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!