Saturday 28 May 2016

Get well card

Not sure what you call this technique in English, not embroiderd...
I made it for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #175
and the Less is More Challenge #278

The sentiment in Dutch means something like heartfelt get well, or get well from the that's why I chose the heart shape. Also the shape in the LIM sketch.

I traced a heart shaped die and pierced it with a needle, then erased the pencil.
I used red and white bakerstwine to fill in the heart, not in any specific order. In the 70's people used to do this with nails on a board, if you can remember ;-)
I stamped a few solid hearts from various stampsets as the  diagonal.
Personally I'm not crazy about those hearts, I think I ruined the card :-(

Anyway... tastes vary...

Mounted the panel with foamtape on a cardbase.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this
For more information on the CAS Colours & sketches challenge, see this


  1. I don't think you ruined the card at all. The stamped hearts are really striking and draw the eye to your baker twine heart. Great technique! It's so distinctive and creates a wonderful texture. Fab LIM entry!

  2. I am old enough to remember the string art with the nails, and I really like your interpretation of it here! I agree with Esther; the stamped hearts do draw the eye to the string art. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at CC&S! :)

  3. Love the twine in your card Maaike! So beautiful!

  4. Super card, makes for a great anniversary make too - good luck with your chosen challenges


  5. Simply adorable, neat and clever Maaike. A brilliant take on the challenge and thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  6. Sweet card - love the stitched heart. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  7. It's a lovely card - the stamped hearts certainly did not ruin it! :-)

  8. I think we're our own harshest critics because I agree with the others, you didn't ruin the card at all. It's a great technique, really striking. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Liz x

  9. What an innovative interpretation of the sketch Maaike and the design is perfect for the sentiment (thanks for the translation)
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Terrific way to combine challenges!

  11. Stunning card, love the stitches heart, so effective and creative. Thanks for joining in at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  12. Great idea to stitch your heart and I think the flurry of multiple hearts adds great movement to your design.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  13. Love that baker's twine heart and your smaller hearts look great with it. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

  14. Great idea to weave the twine to fill the heart, very effective. Thanks for using TMR sketch for your inspiration, lovely to see your work so regularly in the gallery, and always very CAS
    Louise x

    1. Oops, I meant CAS colours and Sketches! Sorry, my brain was having a senior moment there!

  15. What a sweet get well card! Love you added the hearts like the line in the sketch!