I learned to quill in October 2001, and still love it...maybe even more now... There is no limit to what one can create with quilling! It goes so well with many other techniques too... I have won several awards for my quilling and cards. I sell my quilling at arts and craft sales, & by word of mouth. I also do some custom/personalized orders. I do quilling demos, and teach both beginner and advanced techniques classes.
In 2013, I became accredited with the North American Quilling Guild.
As you may notice, I often use pink colors on my cards. This card is one of my favorite techniques. I first saw it in the NAQG newsletter, but didn't see the detail enough to notice how it was done, or be totally taken by it. Then, I saw it in person, when we were at a quilling meet in Victoria in October 2008 (That was the best weekend!). When I got home, I just had to master it. so I played around and practiced to find an easy way to get the look I wanted. For this card, I used the Victoria embossing folder, which is fitting since I saw it made in Victoria-LOL.
They take a little longer to make but are well worth it! I call them looped teardrops, as I never found a name for them. And, you can fill in the center with a quilled teardrop or leave them empty as in this card below done on light pink faux mulberry background paper. This one was a Design Team project that I made back in 2008 for the January 2009 Custom Quilling newsletter. This techniques also makes gorgeous butterflies!
This one is bright white on darker pink. It is a simple design of teardrops, marquise and scrolls. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy.