It saddens me every year when 9/11 comes to pass. I can remember clearly where I was, who I was with and my feelings while I watched the terror unfold in New York.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of this horrific event, we at Create with Connie and Mary have decided to do a tribute day with meaningful cards dedicated to the memory of those who were lost on this tragic day.
When coming up with a card I was overcome with many emotions and this card, although pretty simple in layout and design, has so many layers of meaning to me. As I knew there were many details I wanted to include, I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge this week to get me started on the design.
First, the scheme of colour. Simple and black and white. As I watched events unfold on that day, I don’t remember anything but the black clouds of smoke. In keeping with those clouds of smoke and debris, you’ll see a very light stamped image from Extreme Elements.
The angled piece of newsprint signifies the massive coverage of this event both on television and in print. Also, I will always remember the reams of paper floating down from the towers.
A single chair. This signifies the chairs that have not been occupied by friends and family members since 9/11.
The torn row of Heirloom fabric represents the families that were ripped apart from this tragic event.
Behind the fabric you’ll see a wee piece of Basic Black designer series paper. The stripes signify the suits of all the people who worked in the towers.
Lastly, the pierced heart. I used two pins to represent the two towers and on that day, watching all the coverage of this event, my heart felt like it was being poked and prodded and just hurt for weeks.
I thank you for visiting and I hope you find time today to give your loved ones a little extra love today.
Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black.
Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand.
Stamps: Have a Seat, Extreme Elements.
Accessories: Heirloom Designer Fabric, First Edition Designer Series Paper, Heart to Heart punch, Basic Pearls, Neutrals Designer Series Paper.