Cards For Kids is a card drive started by Jennifer McGuire through her blog. People (like me and you), make cards for seriously sick children. We send them to Jennifer, and she forwards them along to the children. She is in the 3rd round now. There are 13 children for whom you can make cards. Jennifer has lots of samples and ideas to get you started, and I will post some of mine here on my blog as well. Here's one of mine:
You can make one card, for one child, or as many as 13 cards, one for each child. Even one card is appreciated and will mean so much to these children.
Here is the link to Jennifer's post about Cards for Kids http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/my_weblog/we-are-collecting-cards-for-ten-children-and-their-families--kate--sami----a-few-things-to-know--this-card-drive-will-be-on.html . Please stop by to check it out, and if you have a few minutes, maybe even make a simple card and send it along to Jennifer. You will be blessed!
Today's techique cards:
So, on to the technique for today.....which is WHITE CRAYON RESIST. As I was making my kids cards to send to Jennifer, I made a couple using this technique. It's quite simple.
How it's done:
Start with white glossy card stock.
- Stamp image with black ink. Heat set or let dry thoroughly.
- Using a white crayon, draw highlights wherever you want there to be white in the finished image. On the butterfly, I outlined loosely with the crayon, and on the owls, I colored the eyes with the crayon so they would stay white, and added some white lines around the owls and underneath.
- Brayer over image. I used Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pads.
- Using a tissue, rub over brayered panel. This will remove any crayon, and reveal the white resist left by the crayon!
- Use your panel on a great card!
Jennifer would like to send a huge box of cards to Grace by the end of July. If you would like to make a card for Grace, please send it to Jennifer by July 31st. Information and address is in the link.
And, finally, here's my card for Grace:
I wrote her a little note in the card, and sent a note on how she might use the notebook to write her thoughts and feelings. My heart aches for Grace and her parents. I'm going to send a card along for her parents, as well.
I will post more of the kids cards as I get a few more made. If you have any questions, Jennifer will be happy to answer them. By the way, only Grace's card is due by July 31st. The other kids card drive goes through August.
Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings to you and yours,