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 26, 2012

A Reindeer Christmas



The layout of my card is inspired by the sketch challenge at  Merry Monday Challenge #4 




Paper and Such in combination with The Ribbon Carousel are having a challenge to make a holiday card with non-traditional colors. I consider red and green to be traditional Christmas colors so my colors of Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy and Silver and Aqua will be my non-traditional colors.  ooops! FYI, if you enter at The Ribbon Carousel, be sure to include ribbon, twine, lace, thread -- basically, anything that comes on a spool!

I embossed a silver metallic paper with Cuttlebug's DVine Swirl folder and using my finger, applied some meatallic rub on paste to the swirls (don't know if you can see this in the photo). I cut and embossed the base for my image, rubbing on the same metallic paste while the paper was still in the die.  Traced around the outer edge of this die and cut it out in order to get a darker colored mat. I stamped one of the reindeer from Layers of Color's Reindeer Waltz and fussy cut it, adhering to the matted base so it looks like he's flying away....... The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with silver tinsel powder. Next I cut it out with a scalloped rectangle die and inked the edges with a silver pen. To assemble the card, I layered a panel of aqua paper onto the base of Not Quite Navy (hoping the lighter colored spots on this paper would resemble snowflakes -- use your imagination for this one, folks!) and adhered each layer till my card was all done.

I've really enjoyed the CAS sketches here at Merry Monday and at Freshly Made Sketches. Even thought I'm trying to get out of my box and try different styles, these clean layered cards are probably my favorite!

Come back anytime!!
Betty

13 comments:

Patti J said...

Oooh, Betty - that is SO pretty! That silver embossed panel looks so elegant! Beautiful card, my friend!

Kym Weber said...

Ohhh, this is so beautiful, Better! Love the silver paper! Wonderful image! And the blues together are so pretty! Fabulous Christmas card!

Olga said...

absolutley stunning!!! YOu go girl, always ahead of the game!

Myrna said...

Betty
Lovin' this one. Great style and what a cool deal with the silver embossed panel.
Myrna

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are a creating machine! This is just lovely. I have had my eye on those banner dies. Hmmmmm!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is elegant I love navy and silver combo.

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just plain cool! Love the blue and silver!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks - love that silver paper embossed! really pops!

Becky said...

I love the silver paper embossed too.:) This is lovely.

Carol Lucas said...

Elegant and classy: very nice!

Lesley said...

Hi Betty,
SO elegant and rich looking. I love the embossed silver!
Lesley

MindyYoung said...

I have always loved blue and silver as Christmas colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Laurel said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at RCC.