Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Every year the scouts host a dinner for the veterans and have a flag retirement ceremony to honor the men who gave their lives or are fighting now for our freedoms. Alex always honors Uncle Carson who died in WWII.
I did this for Pink's challenge which was to use a ribbon, stamp, buttons, and pp. I actually got the buttons from Miss Polly at church. She has punch bowls full of buttons, and my idea was to get a button for each branch of the military. That didn't quite happen, but I did get 4 military looking buttons. Some are quite old. The patch is the one the boys got for attending. I used a Fiskars hand punch that pokes two vertical holes in the pp to thread the ribbon through. It's a technique I saw in the Feb 2010 Creating Keepsakes magazine (pg 17). It didn't turn out as I would have liked because I didn't own the "Leave it to Weaver" punch by Fiskars...but I bought it yesterday so I can do this technique again. The little scout in the corner I stamped and embossed it. Nothing like teaching someone how to do a technique to get you in the mood to do it, eh? I cut the backs off the buttons and then used a hot glue gun to attach them and the patch. I also inked the edges of the lo, pp with the poem, and the scalloped area. I created the scalloped area by punching a 1 3/4" circle, folding it in half and then turning the pp over and drawing a straight line using a ruler, then placing the circle on the line moving it along and then I cut it out with my fingertip knife. The star in the middle was made using a Bazill In Stitchz template and DMC Light Effects thread.