Friday, October 10, 2008

Cards for Our Troops - Christmas Edition

I am so excited to share with you my first ever "Cards for Our Troops" events. I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time - in honor of World Card-Making Day this month (Oct. 4th) I planned two events. The first one is tonight - Oct. 11th. The second one is Friday, Oct. 17th. The details are listed on my SU! site and on Stampin' Up!'s World Card-Making Day Events page.

For these first events, I am working with Martie Shea, a fellow demo & Sudsoler who has been living this ministry for quite some time. You can check her out at

The StampinJewels goal for these first two events is at least 100 Christmas cards - which will go to Iraq for some of our troops personal use , i.e. so *they* can send some Christmas love home to family and friends. I'll post the other three designs over the next few days. This merry little penguin is all ready to bring his love - he's got the tree and the presents! The images are colored by dipping the Blender Pen into the marker colors that have been scribbled on a stamp case lid. It's Watercoloring with the Stampin' Write Markers, and gives a slightly softer look than direct marker coloring, as well as allowing you to create some shadowing if desired. To create the look of layered "snow", tear the Whisper White between your fingers, adhere in layers, then go over the torn parts with your Two Way Glue Pen and apply Dazzling Dimaonds glitter.

Stamps: Punch Pals & Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Glorious Green, Confetti White & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red
Accessories: Blender Pen, Stampin' Write Markers, Real Red Eyelets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two Way Glue Pen.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Love this little penguin and all of the glitter! So cute!