Monday, April 22, 2013

Smile When It Rains

ETA: On May 3, this card was featured on the Lily Bee blog as the winner of their April challenge.  Hooray!!!  Thank you, Lily Bee.

When I originally made this post, I was not sure to whom I would send this card.  Since that time, I decided to send it to a long-time friend who was in need of a pick-me-up.  She is a paper-crafter, too, and I'll definitely be sharing my Lily Bee prize with her!

Supplies: paper, alphabet stickers, & die cut by Lily Bee Design; cloud sticker by Bella Blvd; heart punch by All Night Media; corner rounder by Creative Memories; tulle by Wyla; Distress Stain by Ranger; pen by Zig.

This card was inspired by two challenges: Lily Bee's challenge to sew a heart, and Shopping Our Stash's challenge to use text-print paper.  I must admit that it was also inspired by Grumpy Bear, that lovable curmudgeon of a Care Bear, who has blue clouds and pink hearts on his tummy.  Hey, you never know where you'll find inspiration.  :)

^^^ a peek at the text-patterned paper ^^^

All the papers I used for this card are older papers from my Lily Bee stash.  The pink paper for the card base is from Victoria Park, and all the rest of the papers, including the text-filled cloud paper, are from Persnickety.

Ready to embroider!

To embroider the heart, I traced  a Lily Bee die cut onto the back of my paper panel.  Using a stick pin, I poked hearts along the pencil line.

~front view of the heart~

I used pink tulle to back stitch through the holes.  This formed a poufy, dimensional heart.

~side view of the heart~

I think this card could be used for many purposes: a friendship card, a get well soon card, a cheer card, or a smile-when-it-rains card.  Or maybe even a smile-when-it-snows card, because we are expecting ANOTHER snowstorm later today.  Oh well, someday spring will come.  :)


Kelly Foster said...

This is such a pretty card!! I could use some smiles, too, we are expecting 6-10 inches of snow tonight!

Pysselkatten said...

I love your card, the heart is beautiful!

Dani Cristina said...

BEAUTIFUL result Denise!
Thanks for sharing :)

Sandy Ang said...

this is so fabulously creative !

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love that amazing heart!
So pretty!

Rita said...

Hi Denise, I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but blogger was playing up. I adore your work and that is why I joined you. Thanks for the lovely comments on my card and William Morris wallpaper is like card and it was great to work with too. I know what you mean though. Have a nice Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Aline Fonseca said...

Hello, Denise!
Thanks very much! Glad you liked!
Wow! What a gorgeous heart you made! I loved the idea! Very creative!

Carol L said...

I typed a comment and it went "poof!" lol I love how you embroidered that beautiful heart, and added all the other hearts and clouds to your card as well! NJ!