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, November 1, 2012

A Winter Card

I will be demonstrating the emboss resist technique at our card making class this month. I have used shiny card stock and stamped the snowflakes from a couple of different stamp sets in Versamark and embossed with white powder. Then sponged on Faded Jeans Distress ink and wiped with a paper towel. I just love the icy effect the Faded Jeans ink brings to the shiny card stock! The background sheet is regular patterned paper -- the smaller panel is the emboss resist. Added some darker blue as a mat, blue pearls, and a bit of sparkly ribbon.

The challenge at Joan's Gardens is to make a winter card -- that's the only requirement. You can pretty much do as you please this time!! Come on and join in!



Joan Fricker said...

Betty, very cute card.I love blue and white cards. Great job.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Selma said...

The emboss resist technique is so fun. I love your snowflakes. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for participating in our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Myrna said...

Great card. Love blue and white.

Myrna said...

Sorry I called you Beth in the first comment. She must be on my mind.

Patti P. said...

Betty, your card is beautiful. Icy and elegant! You are so right about that distress ink making a beautiful background.

Patti J said...

I literally just put up my supplies from making a blue and white snowflake card! (you'll see it later this month) How ironic! Your card is just beautiful, Betty - wow, wow, wow!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sue W said...

Fun technique Betty and your ard is beautiful because of it! Good luck with Joan's Challenge!

Colleen said...

Great technique to take to class. It's really fun and not to hard to do. Your card is very pretty.