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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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vintage Card

I've made a vintage card for the challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow where they are asking us to make something for our card using toilet tissue, paper towels, or coffee filters. My flower was made with a coffee filter.

I have used the sketch from Just Us Girls 118. I did add a sentiment at the bottom which was not shown on the sketch -- hope that's okay. Here's the sketch in case you'd like to use it too.

7 Kids Challenge - Try Something New is asking us to use a new technique, a new style or a new product. I am trying to get more comfortable with the vintage style and although I've made a card and a tag lately in the vintage style, I'd still say that it's new for me. And I've never made a flower with a coffee filter before either!

The lovely image that I've used on my card comes from Digital Two for Tuesday; Cora has wonderful vintage images there and at Clearly Vintage.

I've used a beautiful ribbon that was a gift from my friend Melisa Waldorf. By the way, Melisa is in the process of making a video tutorial so keep an eye on her blog for that! Back to the ribbon, I sponged it with Antique Linen, a Distress Ink from Tim Holtz so it would coordinate with my color scheme. The edges of my card base were also sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Antique Photo (thought that was appropriate with the image I was using!).

Sentiment stamp is from Gina K. Designs' set Fanciful Tags. Cut it out with Spellbinders Fancy Tags die. You can't see that very well on the photo but I did want it to blend in with thebackground so I guess you'd say I accomplished what I set out to do!

Well, that's all for now. Come on back now, 'ya hear?


Theresa said...

Amazing vintage card!!!! Love all the details....great aged look. Love the DP and your flower is beautiful....hard to believe it is made from coffee filters. Take a bow for your lovely card!!!!

Patti P. said...

Betty, this is stunning. I love the image but your crackle bg and depth you have achieved in this is lovely. Wonderful job with our challenge and love your cf flower.
So happy to see you again at Sugar Creek Hollow.
hugs, Patti SCH/DT

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers... GF! This is over the top and down the other side amazing! So vintage and elegant at the same time! Absolutely beautiful!

Sue W said...

Ooh Betty you've made another gorgeous Vintage card here........These are your thing I'm thinking!!!!!
Just fabulous!!!! Good Luck with the challenges.

Myrna said...

This is so amazing. Love the flower. But love all the card.
I just got some coffee filters so may have to try that.

Donna said...

Great vintage card! I'm not very comfortable with vintage. I guess I should practice a little too. Good luck with the challenges.

Colleen said...

Jaw dropping, stunning! What a great vintage card. and I love that coffee filter flower. Great job on matching up the challenges.

Andrea M said...

WOW! Just GORGEOUS! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

Julie said...

Really beautiful! You did a great job with the vintage style. Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


Melisa Waldorf said...

Betty thank you for the shout out! You are so thoughtful and I really appreciate it. Girl you are doing the vintage style wonderfully. You have selected the perfect elements for a create a vintage card! You know I have the die's do make these flowers, and still haven't done it. I'm thinking that glimmer mist sprays might work really well with the coffee filters. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stampin' Pam said...

What a LOVELY soft vintage card. I like the velum and it's a great use of the sketch this week - a very nice interpretation! Thanks for gettin' sketchy with JUGS. It's great to see you playing along! :-)

Payne Holler Cards said...

jaw dropped! this is GOR-JUSSSSS!!!
I have gleaned so many ideas from your post - OMG you can do vintage beautifully!!! now off to visit the links you provided (so thoughtful and appreciated)
best wishes in all the challenges and so thrilled you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:

Kym Weber said...

Oh my, gorgeous! Love the softness and antique looking! Beautiful coffee filter flower! Such an amazing piece of work you've done!

Daniele said...

such a pretty vintage card so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week

Kathryn B said...

Wow Betty this is just beautiful! Love the flower! Such a soft vintage card just what I love! Thanks for playing along with this weeks sketch over at Just Us Girls!

Elise said...

THIS is positively GORGEOUS!!!! WOW! Such super use of the Just Us Girls sketch - I get SO excited when you share your wonderful talent with Just Us Girls!

The Wired Angel said...

You did a beautiful job on your card, Betty. It's perfect for our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and I love the vintage look that you created. I'm glad you were able to join us this week Enjoy your day! Peggy x