This coming Monday we observe Memorial Day here in the United States. Memorial Day was originally a day that was set aside to honor those who died during any war while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It has since come to be a day that we remember all of our loved ones who have passed. In addition, many people recognize the three-day weekend as the unofficial beginning of summer. Be sure to take some time to reflect on the memories of your loved ones.
I think this card is perfect for this weekend. I started with a Simply Sent Everyday Elegance (#122377) and built upon that. I stamped the Sweet Floral background stamp several times in So Saffron and Bashful Blue. For the So Saffron flowers I colored the inside accents with a More Mustard marker. I used a Marina Mist marker on the inside of the Bashful Blue flowers. I also stamped the background once with Certainly Celery ink. Next, I cut, cut, cut, and cut some more. Then I arranged the cut flower sections to look similar to gladiolas. Honestly, it really wasn't that difficult and the end result was definitely worth the effort. You can't see it in the photo, but I also dabbed on some 2-way glue added just a hint of Dazzeling Diamonds glitter to the flower centers.
For the inside of the card I stamped the background with So Saffron ink making sure to mask off the portions of the card where I didn't want to stamp. Both the sentiments on the front and on the inside of the card are from the Blessings from Heaven stamp set (#123050/123052). They are stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.
Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.