Saturday, February 4, 2012

Easter Blessings 411 Challenge

I've been up to my eyeballs last night and today getting cards designed and ready for the ladies at church to stamp and put together next Tuesday night. That's our monthly night for making cards for our service men and women to show them our support in a small way. Anyway, I was struggling to come up with an idea using one of our retired cross stamps, and there it was! A new challenge from the Stamping 411 Operators here that was the perfect layout for the stamp. I got to work right away and the card came together nicely. So today you're going to see a card using lots of retired stamps, cardstock, and even non-SU! ribbon. If you're a purist and can't stand seeing contraband supplies, click out of here right now!! Don't take a chance on maybe liking it! But for those of you that have some of these sets, hope you like the idea. Stamp on!!
Stamps: Renewed Faith, Refuge and Strength (both retired)

Cardstock: Naturals White, Pale Plum (retired), and Pretty in Pink

Ink: Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum (retired)

Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Set, Basic Pearls, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, and skinny plum ribbon

I told you not to look if you were a SU! purist. When I'm making up card kits to make for our soldiers, anything goes as far as I'm concerned. I'm more worried about the numbers of cards I need to get ready than in whether everything is current SU! This seems to be a wonderful way to use my retired stash and giving back to our service men and women at the same time.

So there you have it. The card is fairly simple because the ladies will be making 24 of these. Sure hope our service personnel like these, 'cause that's what really counts. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have today. Hopefully, the next card I share will be a bit more current. Have a wonderful weekend! Sharon


Tammy said...

very pretty--the ladies will have fun, and the troops will appreciate them!

Patti Chesky said...

Oh, how I miss Pale Plum. You've used it beautifully on this gorgeous card!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Great card for the upcoming season.

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Tiffany Bauer said...

This is so soft and pretty!! Thanks for playing along!!