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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Monday, January 16, 2012

Make It Monday Ghost Masking


My card today was inspired by Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday with Betsy Veldman -- Ghost Masking. Friends, you have to check out the video -- it's a terrific technique! I had to improvise with what I had on hand and even though it didn't turn out quite as nicely as Betsy's, I was quite pleased with my first attempt!

I would also like to enter this into the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow -- embossing.

My good friend, Mary Anne, let me know that my card would fit the challenge at Art Impressions and Do You Stack Up so I would like to enter my card at these sites also.  AI's challenge is Pink, Pink, and More Pink -- isn't that a fun title? DYSU also wants us to Be Pinky!

After completing the ghost masking technique, I embossed my panel with one of the Cuttlebug folders in the set Paper Lace II, and then sponged some Distress Ink Tattered Rose on top of the embossing. Also used this same ink to sponge on the edges of my ivory card base. The flowers are from a Martha Stewart set, Clear Camellia Stamps, and they were stamped with Stampin' Up ink, Rose Red, Regal Rose and More Mustard. The circle is a Gina K. Designs stamp from the Spring Mix StampTV set and was stamped with Momento London Fog.

Added a little piece of ribbon in the corner with a couple of buttons tied with a piece of that shiny embroidery floss for embellishment.

Hope you'll check out the video and try this technique -- would love to know how you like it!

Betty

14 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Betty, Art Impressions, and Do You Stack Up are both pink challenges. This is lovely!

Patti J said...

I watched that video today, and can't wait to give it a try! Your card is beautiful, Betty! Thanks for sharing - it's nice to see the technique done with another set of stamps!

Olga said...

this is stunning!!!!

Marybeth said...

Very pretty Betty! Yours came out lovely. I had a difficult time with this one. Not you !

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Betty... so pretty!

Colleen said...

Betty,
I watched the video and your card looks every bit like the one in the video. You did a marvelous job and this looks like a great one to try.

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is AMAZING! LOVE all the texture you've created on this--it's stunning! :)

Barbara said...

What a pretty card. I am going to check the video out. Thanks for joining the Art Impressions weekly challenge.

Patti P. said...

Betty, this is wonderful....love this technique (hope to get to play again this week) and you did a fab job with it!! Your embossing is the perfect bg touch. So happy to see you playing at Sugar Creek Hollow, we love having your work displayed. Have a great day.

Patti SCH/DT

Kym Weber said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, Betty! You have done a wonderful job! Beautiful color! Love the embossing and sponging the background!

Payne Holler Cards said...

so pretty! will head over next to check out that technique...
so glad you entered this at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:

Anne Fenton said...

Love your card, thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, classy and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, I love the effect of this technique, I'm so tempted to to give it a go myself! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!