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Saturday, July 9, 2011

CHRISTMAS CARD IDEAS WITH STAMPIN' UP! - TO YOU AND YOURS - CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE TROOPS 2011


Ok, here is officially my first christmas card for the year and this one is also my first one for Cards for the Troops/ Diggers for 2011.
A little about Cards for the Troops 2011.
For the past 4 years Karen Cummings and I have been making and collecting hand made christmas cards from card makers all around Australia to send to our Australian Defence forces overseas so that they had cards to send home to their families at christmas.  We do this for many reasons some of which are because we want our defence forces to know that the average aussie cares about them, so that they can keep in touch with their loved ones, most of the regions that our defence forces are located in are countries that dont celebrate christmas and therefore, christmas cards dont exist and because its our way of sharing what we love.  So if you like making cards and would like to join in and donate some christmas cards for the troops,

CARDS FOR TROOPS

Now a little about how the card was made.

The little house was coloured using Stampin' Up! stamp write markers and using the marker colouring technique on rubber stamps.  First i used versa mark over the whole stamp, to keep the ink moist.  Then i coloured the picture with Old Olive, Choc Chip and Basic Black colours and stamped it onto my glossy white card stock.  Then using the versa mark ink pen from Stampin' Up! i traced over certain dry areas around the hut and the swirls, while the Versa ink was still wet i added heat and stick powder and tapped off the excess.  Then i heated the heat and stick with the heat gun, then added dazzling diamonds and a second blast of the heat gun to seal in the dazzling diamonds.

The bird was done almost the same with the exception i first stamped it with Black Stazon, waited for the ink to dry, then coloured in the picture.  Then continued on with the Versa Mark Pen and so on. 
Hope you like it.

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