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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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Single Layer Card

I normally don't have lots of luck with single layer cards -- it always seems to me like there is a little something missing! But I made this card yesterday and was very pleased with how it turned out. It's difficult to see in the photo but I first embossed a scalloped circle onto the white layer. Next I stamped the flowers from Gina K. Designs Elegant Flowers inside the circle and used colored pencils and baby oil to color and blend. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, Gracious Vases; two corners were rounded off from the white panel and the card base and after adhering the white panel to the base, the card was done! Very simple and sweet!!

Wanted to share another photo with you today. We had a wonderful Easter service with inspiring music and sermon. To close out this fabulous Easter service we had some lively picking and singing of the old gospel song I'll Fly Away. Loved it!!

Hope your week is going well!


Myrna said...

Gorgeous card.
Like you, I find a single layer always seems to lack something. That is just me because so many other people make them and they are lovely.
What a lovely service that must have been.

Payne Holler Cards said...

I'm with you on single layer! But this is beautiful!!

Can imagine how uplifting the service was (-:

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card Betty! Gorgeous colouring of these flowers too!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful,one layer card! I can see your embossing. Yours does not look like a single layer .....Betty !
Music sure can move you! Sounds like you enjoyed it!