by starlizard 27 Nov 2011

The Lizard's Spin on Embroidered Card


I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday. Just a cleaning and check up... nothing major. So, this evening, I decided I was going to use Martine's poinsettia design; well, part of it, anyway, and take my dentist's office a holiday greeting card... Lizard style.

Memo to Martine: If you see this, I hope you approve.

What I did, was stitch out the poinsettia onto black felt. I can hear a collective, "Huh?" out there all over the world. Why black? Because its different from the norm and will stand out like a sore thumb among the white, red, green, and gold of more traditional holiday greeting cards. Seriously, what better reason than that? LOL!

The first picture is the the front of the card, obviously. I did double stitch the poinsettia and leaves. It just seemed that was what I should do since it was going on black.

The second picture is a close up of the poinsettia. See the crystal in the center of the poinsettia?

The third picture, is the inside of the card. I found the stationary at the dollar store the other day... didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it, but got it just because. I'm probably going to trim the excess felt.

The font I used is called 'Christmas Card.'
I used "Happy Holidays" because its non-secular and I think my dentist may be more of a Hanukkah type of fellow... but I'm not entirely certain of this.

I look forward to reading the critiques.

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by mops Moderator 28 Nov 2011

I like the black felt and it was a good idea to stitch it twice as it sinks in the felt. Nice lettering!

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Thanks, Martine. I'm glad you approve of how I used your design.

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by spendlove Moderator 28 Nov 2011

Stylish! I like the black felt.

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Thanks, Sue. :)

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by noah 27 Nov 2011

Well it shows up perfect can't beet that now can we lol hugs carolyn

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Thank you, Carolyn.

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by lidiad 27 Nov 2011

Love your card, it's outstanding!!!!

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Thank you for responding.

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by gigi70alvarran 27 Nov 2011

Nice job and great desing.:):)

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Thank you.

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by katydid 27 Nov 2011

Nice job ! I don't know this font. Is it in your software or one you purchased?

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Its a common free font, like what you would download into your computer's font folder. The Futura has an add-on program called HyperFont. It converts the fonts on the computer into embroidery. Thanks for responding.

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by mysew1325 27 Nov 2011

very nice job..

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

Thank you!

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by capoodle 27 Nov 2011

Like a bit of the felt showing around the inside. It makes it pop better or as you put it stands out like a sore thumb (which it doesn't). lol

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starlizard by starlizard 27 Nov 2011

And I just got through trimming the felt. LOL! Thanks for responding.

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by starlizard 27 Nov 2011

I'm going to try and upload the other two pictures again.

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katydid by katydid 27 Nov 2011

Like the inside too!!

designcrazy by designcrazy 28 Nov 2011

Nice! Did you do the inside yourself?

starlizard by starlizard 28 Nov 2011

I got the stationary at the dollar store, but I did create the sentiment. Thanks for responding.

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by oaro 27 Nov 2011

very nice design

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starlizard by starlizard 27 Nov 2011

Thank you!

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by shirlener88 27 Nov 2011

Very nice work.

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starlizard by starlizard 27 Nov 2011

Thanks, Shirlene!

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