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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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Swirly Thanks



I had lots of fun making this card! Dawn McVey showed us how to take a small frame stamp and make a larger stamped image from it on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Video Series. I had to hunt through my stamps to find a frame that I could use for this technique -- finally found a clear stamp that most likely came from Michael's $1 bin.

Here's the little clear stamp and this picture shows how I stamped it twice on the white card stock. My next step was to cut out a tag from Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2, emboss it and sponge to accentuate the embossed dots and surround the image. The little butterfly that you can see on my completed card is from a Martha Stewart clear stamp set. By the way, do you think I should have added a smaller version of this butterfly in the upper right corner of the frame or should I just leave it alone -- I'd be grateful for your input!

My background paper was made using the shaving cream and reinker technique. Colors are Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and a dab of Pretty in Pink. This is the technique that I will be demonstrating at our stamping group this coming Saturday. I think all the ladies are going to have great fun playing with shaving cream and ink!! I have three other sheets of paper that I made with the same batch of shaving cream and I think they'll enjoy seeing the different patterns you can get just by "smushing" the paper into the shaving cream more than one time!!

Hope you all enjoy your Tuesday!
Betty

15 comments:

Becky said...

OOOOhh My word Betty, this is gorgeous! I just love that background and what you created with that dollar stamp looks like a million. :)

Marybeth said...

Way to smart to use this one. Your card is stunning! Don't you love what we have learned with this MIM!

Colleen said...

Betty,
This is fantastic! I love the background and I think the card is just beautiful the way it is! Your group is going to have so much fun! great way to use a small frame.

Olga said...

this is beyond gorgeous, I love it!!!!!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

So pretty, Betty!! I'm so glad you got to play along!!

Myrna said...

Betty
This is lovely. Such a clever use of a stamp.
Myrna

Rema said...

What an awesome card!

rebecca said...

Such a great use of that little stamp! Pretty card!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Betty this is totally a WOW card!Gorgeous!

joy said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and how you have used your stamp!

redwasher1 said...

Betty this is gorgeous!!! I love your back ground, love that technique. I would leave it alone. Looks fantastic the way it is.

Payne Holler Cards said...

isn't this beautiful! great idea...and i LOVE the shaving cream technique - your ladies will have a blast!

and congrats on win over at Sugar Creek Hollow - your card was soooo adorable (-:

Suzanne Russell said...

Just beautiful, Betty! Love the soft springy colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty card and great job on the technique.

Melisa Waldorf said...

FABULOUS idea!!