Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stitched Hearts Cards

Now that I have a full tummy, I'm back to post the other cards I made today. I did some more stitching! I remembered I bought <---this book a long time ago and pulled it out the other day to see if there was anything in it I wanted to create. While the style of cards and pages in it are not my style, I think I'm getting better at being able to take a design and make it my own...finally!

Here's what I came up with using ideas from the book:


On this card, I used two strands of DMC floss in three coordinating colors. I store my floss in numerical order and these three colors were in the same slot in the box. I love how the hearts look, but on this one, I confess, I wasn't quite sure what else to do to dress up the card! I suppose I could have made the card larger so that I'd have more room to play with. Simple is okay though, right? You can see I used my SU piercing template/mat to add a little "something" to the corners, at least.


This card pretty much just evolved. I stitched the heart using one strand of floss. Well, I started out using two strands, but realized that was too thick to see the criss-crosses, so I took it out (carefully) and started again. **Oops, I just noticed a stray scrap in the picture. I took it off.** Anyway, this book shows how to fold squares of dp to make the shape you see in the center of the heart. It's 8 folded squares layered on top of each other and I glued them using a glue pen and some photo splits. I cut the shank off a button from Joann's and added a small rhinestone to the center. I liked the hearts on this button. After piercing holes again, I added larger rhinestones for a little more bling. The dp is more of that same paper from DCWV's Spring Matstack.

I appreciate your stopping by! It's been a good, productive day. Now I'm going to go see if I can finally figure out a knitting pattern that has been driving me to distraction for the past several days. I've started, pulled apart and restarted the same pattern at least three times! But the stubborn side of me wants to figure this out so I can finish! Wish me luck!



Kathi Carlson said...

Looking at your cards is starting to give me an inferiority complex. Man, oh man, those stitched hearts are gorgeous. I love the variety of cards you create (even if the leave me feelin' like a Plain Jane). Good luck with your knitting project!

Dawn said...

I don't know what to say!!
You are good, girl!!

gloria in Utah said...

Those cards are AWESOME!!! Do you have the same depth on the back of the card too? I would think so. I just LOVE them. I have a Valentines day swap coming up in a couple of days..thanks for the idea. I'm DEFINITELY scraplifting this one!!!

gloria in Utah :)

Anke said...

wow, how long does it take you to create one of these? They look awesome!!!

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow, Jeanne! You are a very diverse crafter. Your cards are great!

stampmonkey said...

I never know what I'm going to be treated to when I come visit you! ;) You never cease to amaze me with the diversity of your craftiness (is that a word?)! These cards are SO pretty -- I love the intricate stitching on them, and I think the simplicty of the first one just accentuates its beauty. Beautiful job!

Barb W said...

Lovely. Just lovely.

Kari said...

Totally love the stitching!! I had patterns like that for my 4th graders in all different shapes and they loved to do them! Hadn't thought about them in a long time before seeing your gorgeous cards :)