Saturday, May 8, 2010

Take Care

My third card for the hospital Get Well Card project: this time Cardiac-related as I do work in Cardiac Sciences.

Tilda with Heart Ornament was used for this one, coloured with Copics except for the heart which was filled in with a Freixenet gold paint marker. Since the marker is opaque, I had to re-draw the heart's original design on the front with black Copic Multiliner.

The Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch was used for the background cardstock. The patterned paper is Kraft Kuts Striped Girl by Fancy Pants Designs and both are highlighted with self-adhesive gold pearls of various sizes.

I found a heart charm, but it was silver so I had to change it to gold with the marker too. I also used it on the pearl sprays that were formerly white.

The sentiment was run off on my computer, filled in with the gold marker, then cut out.

The Martha Stewart branch punch was used on gold paper and inserted behind the ribbon bow, along with the gold pearl sprays.

Inside the bottom flap (not pictured), are two rows of lacey layers in gold and burgundy.

Tilda is popped up on dimensional foam and reinforced behind her legs with a strip of flat plastic so she doesn't tear when the card is opened and closed.

Copics used on this project are:

Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E49
Dress and socks: R00, R83, R85, N0
Sentiment inside: R85, E51, E55

I have re-purposed a card I made a few weeks back: "My Rain, Rain, Go Away" card has been transformed into an "Under the weather?" card with the simple addition of a ribbon-backed sentiment.

So far I have four of nine cards done. But I am now down to less than two weeks before this is due.... yikes!

6 people wrote stuff:

Jean said...

This is so beautiful and means so much to me having just had a heart attack 2 months ago I hope so many people will listen.. I am in good shape was just born with a bad heart and tried to keep it from happening... so hope people will listen to their doctors and your cards will help everyone.. You are sweet to do this ... Everything about this card is so gorgeous and well colored and layed out...

Peggie said...

Great cards. Love the hearts and the first one and the tights are too cute. Anything done with the umbrella Tilda I love. This one is too cute.

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are gorgeous and so very creative. I love how you transformed the hearts and pearls on the first card - wonderful! The second card is so fun with the cut out around Tilda. You'll make it to the finish line...

Patti.Jo said...

Just love seeing the creative details you put in your cards Maureen! Such good ideas and will have to check for that gold pen.
Fantastic work on both cards!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful cards--I love them both and the rainy scene is just brilliant!


cabio's craft corner said...

I was longing to see your card Maureen. These cards are so adorable and beautiful. Very cute with neat ideas :o)

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