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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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Elegant Reindeer

I am so excited to show this card to you guys today! I love diagonals so when I saw the sketches for the Midnight Madness challenge I was like a kid in a candy store!

The colors (ivory, black and one accent color) came from Carla's color challenge at stampTV and they really add the elegant effect.
I used Cuttlebug's candy cane stripes embossing folder on the panels to add even more diagonal dimension. The stamp is from Layers of Love, Reindeer Waltz -- this set has the most beautiful reindeer images -- see them here. I heat embossed the reindeer in black on this glossy ivory cardstock and he is so very shiny! Added a little poinsettia embellie and it's done!

Enjoy your day,


Theresa said...

Really an elegant card. Love how you did the diagonals. So beautiful!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Betty - this is one of your best ever! I love the cuttlebugged pieces, and you're right - that stamp is gorgeous! Great job, and good luck on the challenge!

Kerrie said...

Striking, love the diagonal layout.

Heide said...

love all the texture on this card!

Patti said...

Amazing... the diagonals are awesome!

Colleen said...

You amaze me, you can come up with a beautiful card for any challenge. This one is no exception!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Betty - I love this gorgeous card - I recognised the Reindeer on the thumbnail - you have used it beautifully! Love the colours and the way you have used the sketch! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We love to see your creations and value your support! Love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC & LOC Design Team

Terri E. said...

That background is stunning! Love this card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Olga said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the back ground.

Carol said...

Betty this is wonderful. I love that embossing-it has fantastic visual eye appeal and draws the eye to your beautiful reindeer. What a beautiful card. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

KayBeHybrid said...

amazing card, Betty..
Hugs, Katrin

pam124 said...

Wow, Betty, this card really pops and makes a statement. It's so clean and crisp and the simplicity of it is so grand. This is definitely a less is more perfection of a card. LOVE your image and great ef. WOW!!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining us this week and I truly hope you can come back for more fun next week.


Priscilla said...

Gorgeous paper and great image. It is a joy to check out your blog and work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. You have your own special style. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess