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Meljen's Designs Challenge #3 - 3D

This post should be subtitled "What ever possessed me to do that?"

The Meljen's Designs challenge this week is 3-D elements for a card and when I saw this cute little bear I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I printed the sick little bear out several times - my main image and then a few additional times for layering/piecing. I roughly cut out the blanket (after coloring) from one of the "extras" and layered it on another scrap piece of CS to make it more sturdy. (Here comes the possessed part...) I then poked 2 holes in each of the "X's" Melissa had on the blanket. At this point I thought I had better look up french knots on the web since I haven't done them in probably 20 years, then I tied french knots in each set of holes. My old eyes were not happy with me by the end but I love the way it looks. (With his green and gold blanket, I think this little bear is a Packer fan.)
I layered/pieced his cold pack, hand and feet to add extra dimension. I wanted to make the tissues look more real and decided what would look more real than actual tissues. I cut a small square out of a clean tissue. Since it was 3-ply, I wadded up 2 layers and glued them down for the "used" tissues. I made a little slit in the tissue box with my craft knife and poked the end of the third piece into it and glued it down.

Here is a close up look at the details on the card.

Since I spent so much time on the front of the card, I thought I had better pretty up the inside too so I used this Get Well sentiment freebie from Melissa's blog.

So what do you think?
Thank you for looking. Please stop by the DT blog to see what the rest of the team is up to and jump in on the challenge.

STORE UPDATE: The new Meljen's Designs digi shop is now up and running again! It is now fully re-stocked and ready for instant downloads. The Meljen's Designs Etsy Shop will be closing today so please be sure to update those bookmarks.

As a side note, I was very excited to find out my card using Meljen's Designs Toadstool Buggies was one of the top 6 picks for Mojo Monday sketch #133. Woohoo!
  • Image: Sick Little Bear & Get Well sentiment by Meljen's Designs
  • Papers & CS: Close To My Heart Emporium paper pack, Georgia Pacific CS, Stampin Up white CS
  • Inks: none
  • Tools & Embellishments: tissue, button, DMC floss, needle, prismacolor pencils & OMS, Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen, pop dots
  • Techniques: faux stitching, 3-D, french knots



Lisa said…
This is adorable and so creative!
Jennifer said…
AWESOME colors!!!! Lovely projects! Great blog! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, too! Have a great weekend!
Karin said…
WOW! This is darling and your details are amazing! This better go to one special sick person, for how long it must have taken you to make it! LOL! Awesome job and great layout :)
1CardCreator said…
Congrats on the Mojo card! This card is adorable, I love the french knots and the tissues are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane
the crafty duck said…
Hi Cheryl, brilliant card, love the bear and your detail is fantastic!!! Thanks for playing at MCFC love Steph
Dotty Jo said…
This is a sweetie Cheryl, it must have taken you ages to do all that sewing!!! Jo x
Joan said…
Oh my goodness, what a sad little bear. I love how you've created the blanket....and those kleenexes!!!!! Fabulous card for someone who is under the weather!!!
Tracey said…
How adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns :)
Ronnie said…
Wow, wow, what a super cute card! Your coloring is awesome, and I love the DSP and sticthing on your card!!
Kathy said…
Fabulous, the french knots, layering and real tissues are all so much fun. This get well card will definitely bring a smile.
Softpencil said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl!!! I love every detail you added on it! :)

Thank you for commenting on my blog! I really appreciate it ;)
Christiana said…
Oh my goodness, what a lot of detail! I'm sure it must have taken you forever, but wow, was it worth it! It really makes the card come alive. And Lol at the tissues! Too cute!
Becky said…
This is so cute..Love how you did this bear.
Christina C. said…
Cheryl, this is too cute for words!
Absolutely brilliant!!!!
Love the image and I also love the inside of this gorgeous card.
whoistracy said…
Oh my gosh! So much great detail here. This is amazing!!
merniebug said…
JUST TOO CUTE. I love everty lastlittle thing about this darling card.
This card is soooo CUTE!!! I love the tissue (:
Tami said…
This is so cute and I love that you decorated the inside. Thanks for playing at Aly's
aardvarkpest said…
Brilliant card. Love the image and all the little details of the knots and tissues.

coldwaters2 said…
Totally fabulous card love that image and the 3d effect is brilliant thank you so much for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x
Nana said…
Awesome card. Love all the small details you put and the wee tissue box is so clerly done. Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week!
hugs Nana
Georgia Ehrmann said…
what a great card! I love all of the detail and extras you have added!
Amy said…
great card! Thanks for playing at Paper Popsicles this week
debby4000 said…
Oh wonderful card Cheryl, fab cute image and gorgeous colours.
Wow - this is incredible! Yes...a ton of work, but simply brilliant! I love what you did with the blanket!! I hope who ever receives this card will hold on to it!!!!
Scrappy Girl said…
WOW is the first thing that came to mind when I first saw your card. The second thing, was time. I loved the layered look of your card. Thanks for submitting your card for Paper Popsicles challenge.
Hi Cheryl,
That is a gorgeous card...inside and out! :)
Hi Cheryl,
That is a gorgeous card...inside and out! :)
Joanne Gilch said…
Adorable and how you did the tissues, wowzer. You are so clever.
Firenze said…
What a sad, but adorable, little fella! TFS!
Helen -- Firenze Cards
Sheryl said…
This is such an amazing card!! Sure to make someones day so much better!! Love all the details!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Popsicles!!
Pat (mspfd) said…
What a precious get well card. Love the addition of the kleenex! Cute as can be.
Cheryl, this card is simply amazing! Love all the 3D elements you've added to the card, especially those tissues! So cute! Fabulous job!
dstandard said…
What an adorable image and card! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!
Donna said…
OOhh so cute! Love the tissues. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
Hugs, Donna x
Marzelanche said…
Great card Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge!

Anne said…
This is so sweet, love those tissues for extra texture, thanks so much for playing along at Corrosive Challenges:)
paperpedaler said…
You have outdone yourself! Absolutely adorable.
paperpedaler said…
You have outdone yourself! Absolutely adorable.
Trish Hughes said…
Wow, this is way too cute!!! thanks so much for playing along with us over at the crazy.
Saskia said…
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work!!

Saskia (Guest Designer)
Joanne (jojot) said…
this is such a cute get well card...awesome coloring on the image and great sketch..thanks for playing with the CCEE
Vixykins said…
Wow french knots (claps applause!) Cant say Ive ever seen them on a card! Used to do them, well kind of do them in cross stitch but I was never very good at them lol! You've done fabulous and the tissue embellishment is perfect!

Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x
kimmenburke said…
Hi Cheryl! I've been out of touch for a couple of weeks, and boy oh boy, I missed a lot! I must say, you've outdone yourself this time!!! Ingenious, I think. Simply adorable. And not simple at all, right?!?! How long did it take to finish? (I won't tell) :)

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