So after my Happy Mail Day earlier in the week, I decided it was time for some new cards and if I'm doing new cards I may as well do a challenge (or three)! Obviously with the new Paper Smooches stamps I was inspired to complete their Trend Watch Challenge which was to use something clear, sheer or see through. To complete that, I've used a clear acetate card base as well as sheer polkadot ribbon. I also utilized a frame on the card front so you could see through to the hand-stamped inside. All of the stamps are from the "Circle of Honor" and "Many Thanks" stamp sets by Paper Smooches. Mojo Monday gave a cute sketch for this week's challenge. I did leave a piece out because I didn't want to block the view of the inside, but this card is based on the sketch. The Pink Elephant challenged to use textures this week so all of the cardstock (that is not stamped on) is the Criss-Cross Doodlebug texture from Bazzil, I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss stripes on the red frame and stars onto the blue tag.
The BONUS to the card is that it is for Operation Write Home, an incredibly worthy organization that provides handmade cards to United State troops so they may keep in touch and send cards home to loved ones.