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, January 5, 2012

Another Make It Monday Technique


Okay, I'll admit it, it's a little hard to see in the photo, but this technique is for a vellum sentiment. I think it needs to be on a darker background to be seen better, but this is the way it was made! The "thanks" sentiment is from my new PTI set, Think Big Favorites #6 and the flower was stamped with PTI's Background Basics: Gingham, also a new set. The flower is a two stamp process from a Martha Stewart set and the flourish that is stamped in Versamark ink is from See D's.

The vellum is scored and Scor-Tape is added behind the score so you can adhere it to the cardstock without the tape showing. Of course, in the picture, you can't even see the score! Guess I really do need to do this again with a darker background!

It was driving me a little nuts, so I decided to make another card with a darker background but I think I figured out that the actual "problem" was the type of vellum I used. On this card, the vellum is more opaque so it can be seen much easier. What do you think about this one?


The nightingale is from the same set as the above flourish from See D's and the sentiment is from PTI's Gracious Vases. The metallic accent was purchased in the jewelry making section at Hobby Lobby.

Later,
Betty

12 comments:

Patti J said...

Betty, I think they are both beautiful! I know that we are our own worst critics though :) That nightingale is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...

Becky said...

Betty, both of these are gorgeous girl. I do love that nightingale :)

Kym Weber said...

Wow, I love both of them! I think they are just beautiful! But, I can definitely see why you like the opaque vellum more! It does stand out more! Wonderful job on these!

The Other Patti Sue said...

These are totally awesome my friend! I'm with you the opaque vellum did a worked way better for you!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have some real beauties going on here. How fun that you found such great inspiration!

Suzanne Russell said...

Yep, the second one shows up much better, but I bet the first one looks great too, up close and in person. Great job! :-)

carol (krillsister) said...

Two beautiful cards. Love that nightingale image.

Colleen said...

Betty,
I can see the first one in the photo. It might just be all the gorgeous sunshine reflecting off it. LOL I think both are beautiful. I'm still working on that other card try 5 or 6 I've now lost count LOL I'm hoping to get my Flourish stamps today, so I can due Tuesday's Challenge.

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Payne Holler Cards said...

i could see the vellum on the first when I enlarged and love that second one too! love that metallic accent too...now headed out to catch up on what I've missed over here...

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty card. I like the pink. Happy New Year.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Great vellum cards! But I do love the second one a little more. I really love the way you did the sentiment strip across the bottom.