Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

2 Cards to Share

The first card I have to show you today is from stampTV's Blast From The Past challenge. Linda Payne challenged us to make a card (or two) with the Split Negative Technique. Now, this technique was not very nice to me when I first started creating, but I finally ended up with a card I am pleased with and it is posted below. The stamps I used are both from Gina K. Designs, the irises are from Elegant Flowers and the sentiment from Say It With Flowers. Sentiment was cut with Nestabilities Ribbon Tag Trio 2 and the ribbons are also from Gina K. Designs.

I will also be using this card for the Midnight Madness Challenge. Again, I'm going for the clean and simple version of the challenge and I changed the oval to a circle. Their challenge sketches are shown here:

This second card is for The Color Dare Challenge #72. Colors are Sahara Sand, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White. I used a Sizzix embossing folder (Phrase, Thank You) and sponged ink on the raised areas. I call this my card of subtle colors!

Thanks for stopping by......


Carol said...

Betty, I love this split negative card. It is positively awesome. I have never tried that technique before...but it looks pretty amazing and I would love to try it. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Theresa said...

Love your cards...great split negative card. TFS

Kerrie said...

Hey Betty, really love your split negative card, I going to give this technique a go. Both your cards are gorgeous as always.

Patti said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS GF! Love the split image!

Holly said...

Betty this is so elegant and smart looking! CAS really works here.I am a huge fan of black and white. Thanks for playing along with us @ MMSC this week and hope to see you again next challenge!


Janice M said...

Beautiful job with the split negative Betty!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Betty - this is totally FABULOUS! I love your creativity here and that gorgeous image! What an elegant card! You have nailed the CAS Sketch and how perfect in B&W!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous cards, congrats on the spotlight...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

CraftieConnie said...

This card of yours is stunning! Hope I can get it right!

pam124 said...

What a great place to take The Midnight Madness Sketch to Betty!! I would have never though of the split negative idea. Very clever!!! It came out perfectly!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining us in The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I really hope you will share your talent with us again next week!


Janine said...

Your split negative card works really well.

Priscilla said...

Very pretty..love the black and white. What a wonderful entry and Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
MMSC Hostess