Sunday, August 9, 2009

Christmas Mini Blog Hop

a non profit organisation is organising a mini
Christmas Blog Hop with a technique theme

My technique is Resist Stamping
this is one of my favourite techniques of all time,
my friend Gail Kirby first showed me all those years ago in Melbourne.
Not only is it easy but so effective and gives your cards an oomph

Take a piece of white gloss card, ink up your stamp with versamark,
I used Stampin' Up's Soft Holly 112968 standard wheel,
run your heat gun over it so it is dry,
you can't skip this step or it won't be effective.

Ink up your brayer with your colour choice, I chose
Stampin' Up's Baja Breeze
run that over your gloss card as many times as you want,
the more you ink it up the clearer the embossed picture underneath becomes.

The strip of holly on the top and bottom of the card was done by
inking up the Soft Holly wheel in versamark and then inking
it right onto Baja Breeze then running it onto your cardstock,
spread some clear embossing powder over that
and use your heat gun to dry it off.

So that's two techniques I've shown you today.

Here are a few links to resist technique tutorials

A variation on resist using embossing

Card for Heroes is a non profit organisation organised by
and her merry band of helpers in the USA.
I have been known to make a production line of cards when I make a design and people
often ask me what I do with the extras, well it gives me great pleasure to use my
hobby to benefit someone else in a non monetary way.
The cards get sent to the troops in war zones and they in turn use
them to send back to their families.
I also send a hero letter in each package telling
a little about life in Australia.
You can read about what these letters and cards do for the morale of the troops at this link.

I first did this when Australian troops were sent to
Iraq and there was a news clip on
tv asking for our emails to be sent to the troops giving them much needed support to boost morale. What amazed me was that I even got a reply from the person who received my
letter saying how everyone enjoyed reading my news from home and it helped them get through each day.

That was 9 years ago and I've continued to support the troops
ever since through different organisations.

My husband was in the US Navy stationed in Hawaii.
My brother is in the Australian Army Reserves.
My cousin-in-law is serving in the Australian Navy.

I will be adding to this entry with the link before and after me as soon as I get it so you can go and enjoy this blog hop and see more technique creations on offer through this wonderful organisation.

The next stop is Darlene Armstrong's, enjoy the journey.


Gail Kirby said...

That's nice Bridget :-) Now I have to get that wheel lol! I still love the resist technique!

x Gail

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi, Bridget,
I hope you are getting well.
I am so glad to see you and your beautiful card. I like to try the technique with my friends at work soon. Thanks for instructions.

anabellpepper said...

Beautiful card!! I love the tone on tone stamping. It took me a minute to realize it wasn't patterned paper. looks beautiful.

...Darlene said...

Clean classic card. Thanks for sharing Bridget from Down Under not only with us but with the troops!

Dawn said...

What a pretty card. I love the non-traditional colors. It's very pretty...God Bless you for supporting our heroes!

Maureen L. said...

Beautiful card.

Loni said...

Gorgeous card Bridget!
Thanks for supporting CFH & hope your shoulder heals quickly.

Cyn said...

Like the muted colors very much.

liannallama said...

oh, that is such an easy and wonderful technique I wonder why I haven't done it ever? I will try it today! Thanks for all you do and I think it's awesome that you send cards to the troops all the way from Australia!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card! TFS!

Sandy said...

Love your resist card, Bridget!! Now go get better fast so you can get back to your beautiful stamping! :)

Kajikit said...

When you mentioned Melbourne you made me homesick... I grew up there! Beautiful card you made.

LETUMom said...

This is a new technique for me that I've not tried yet. Love the color variations!

Thanks for supporting CFH!

Andrea said...

Love that wheel! I have it too!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great technique and card!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great Card! I keep forgetting to use my wheels like this LOL Thanks for the reminder it will help me make some more CFH! Love your work too ;)

Dora said...

gorgeous card! thanks for the technique advice.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card! Your technique is gorgeous!

SuzAnn said...

the resist stamping technique still kind of alludes me but your card has inspired me to try it again. Thanks for your continued support of the troops and CFH!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Awesome! I am sort of new to stamping and it is great to learn new techniques! I hope your shoulder is getting better. :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!! I love the color palette and the wonderful design. Simply stunning!!!

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Wow, I've done this before but not with the result you've achieved. I'll have to try your technique!

Gorgeous card!

Windy Robinson said...

Great technique, I've been wanting to try it since I first saw it. tfs!

Martha said...

What yummy colors for a Christmas card! I've not tried them before but now I may just do that. Thanks for the inspiration.

MidnightCrafter said...

What an elegant card! I love the peaceful monochromatic theme. Have to try this -- my list of Card "To Do's" is getting longer by the Hop! lol
Happy Crafting!

Mrs. E said...

Beautiful card! I love the color!

Suz said...

Super card. Love the color

Maggie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the techniques. I am going to have to try this.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card!