March 13, 2008

Cards for Heroes

Although I've just recently sent my first bunch of cards off to Cards for Heroes, I'd been keeping up with their efforts for a while. Now I see that there is a call for Mother's Day and Father's Day cards to send to our troops overseas. The servicemen can then use these cards to send to their parents back home. Just hit me that just because both my parents are now gone does not mean my Happy Mother's Day and Happy Father's Day stamps have to sit idle. This weekend I am planning on having some friends over and we are going to make up a batch of Mother's Day cards and Father's Day cards to send to Cards for Heroes.
This card is one sketch I was fiddling around with tonight. I'm going minimalist in terms of layers of paper and embellishments so as not to affect postage. That's a challenge in itself. Also want a design that my noncardmaking friends can easily recreate quickly.

The bear is from StampinUp and the trees and ground are from Art Impressions. Sentiment is Hero Arts.


nise said...

Wonderful card, Louise! Also love your "in my garden" one. Your scene stamping looks GREAT! Good luck with your cause - - it's a very worthy one.

Sandy said...

Oh I love this!! I am having such a good time playing with masculine cards for dads too. And it makes me think of my own dad, too, who's gone---and it's nice to have a good cause to make Father's Day cards for, I agree! :)

Dawn said...

Great card. I have a very hard time with this type of card.

Lyneen said...

Love all your Cards for Heros!!!