Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Get Well at Crafter's Cafe

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this week is Get Well. I used "Little Patch Puppy" by our sponsor, All Dressed Up.

To add to the Get Well theme, the background is made of medical tape that I've saved from my dogs' last few vet appointments. It's what they use to bandage their legs after they take blood, and since the tape doesn't touch any actual blood, I couldn't resist recycling the brightly-colored tape!

The blue banner is cut from a rubber tourniquet that I saved from the last time I had blood drawn (the phlebotomist looked at me suspiciously, but once I told her I would use it for crafting she let me take it!) I heat-embossed the sentiment in neon orange.


All Dressed Up
has lots of cute image, but I really enjoy paper-piecing their dog images. I used pink, yellow, and green dotted papers. I added some color with Copics, and hand-colored his cute flower-patterned ear. The little flowers are from the same digi set. I made the ribbon flower using an adhesive Gl├╝ber base.

To create the background, I wrapped the plaster tape around strips of white cardstock. I added a faux stitched border with a Pitt artist pen.


Stick It Down May Card Sketch
Inspiration/Challenges:
All Dressed Up: Anything Goes with an All Dressed up Image
Craft and Smash: Animals
Crafty Ribbons: Animals + Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle #137: Use Some Ribbon
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent May Challenge: Recycle
Scrap It Girl: Stitching & Sewing (faux stitched border)
Stick it Down May Challenge: Card Sketch

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Stick It Down's May Sketch Challenges. Besides the honor, I'll be guest designing for them in July. Thank you!

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us at The Crafter's Cafe,


25 comments:

Ronna Law said...

What a cute card. Using the plaster tape is really creative. The colours and the sweet puppy will make anyone feel better. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.

Laureen said...

Love your card! It is cute and love the bright colours! Thank you for playing along with us at Stick It Down!

Marci Bensing said...

That card is completely adorable! Love that you were inspired this way--thanks for joining in at STICK IT DOWN!

Laura said...

Oh so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges
Laura

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

What a delightful get well card, love it x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Holly Hughes said...

Cute! Love the bright colors and what a great way to recycle. Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up Challenges.

Perlilandia said...

Beautiful and colorful card!Thanks for joining us for Craft and Smash!

Penny said...

This is brilliant, i love the paper piecing.
Thanks for playing with the All Dressed up challenge


Penny (ADU DT)

Colleen said...

Great colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Cute work!!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft and Smash!
Cristina DT

Amanda Jane said...

You've certainly used some interesting supplies on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Stick It Down.

romanticherie said...

Good Job!! Thank you for joining us at Craft and Smash!
Gelsomina

Cherished said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing at SID.

My Kraft Kloset said...

Very creative. I love the colors, patterns, and stitching. And the dog is adorable. Thanks for entering the Scrap It Girl Challenge. Good luck!

melania scalfaro said...

Thanks for sharing on craft and smash

M.Letizia said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft and Smash!

Anna said...

Molto carino!
Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft and Smash!
Anna

Le Creazioni di Manuela said...

Cute work!!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft and Smash!
DT Manuela

kellystar said...

bright and fun patchwork... Thanks for taking the May Scrap It Girl challenge!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

So beautiful and cute card. Love the colors and details. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it Girl.

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

That is just too cute! Makes me smile :) Thank you for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

slomianazapalka said...

I really like it! Thanks for playing with us Scrap It Girl.

Katy said...

This is so cute! I love all the stitching! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

Alison said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down!

Chris CSDesigns said...

This is so cute, and great job on the piecing. Sorry this comment is so late in coming and want to say thank you for sharing this sweet piece in our May challenge over at Recycle, Re-Purpose & re-Invent. It is always a pleasure to come and see what you have created.
:) Chris / CS Designs