Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Couple of Birthday Cards....

I made this card last Sunday, after I made the sunflower get well card. Again, I was using pieces that I had made. It really helps to speed things up when you have a nice little stock of flowers and leaves already made. This way you can just deal with the layout, which for me sometimes takes as long as the quilling!  The only pieces I made at the time of putting it together were the quilled tendrils, which are open scrolls. I tend not to keep too many of them on hand, as they sometimes get damaged easier than other shapes, because they aren’t glued. 

This one is a floral piece, using yellow shades. For some reason, I don’t often use yellow shades, but just wanted something sunny…  Also, it had been a while since I had made a card using folded roses, and fringing together.  Again, I used the same Sizzix texturz plate from set #19 as I did for the sunflower card. 

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for a card making friend of mine. She loved it, and thought it was so pretty. Although she likes the look of quilling, she’s tried it a couple of times, but has decided it isn’t for her. The background is a nice shade of green, as that is her favourite color. The flowers and leaves, were part of my stock, so I just had the stems and scrolled tendrils to make. I used the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Folder. The butterflies were punched from a handmade paper that I had bits of…again, trying to use up scraps… I finished it off with a tiny little green satin bow that I tied, and glued to the stems.

7 comments:

Philippa said...

Fabulous flowers - I love the folding and fringing!

Helen said...

Hi Doreen,
Both cards are beautiful! I love the second card the way you made the stems curled. Is there a better way to do the stem. I found it's the hardest when it's time to assembling the pieces.

Custom Quilling said...

The yellow card is stunning, perfect for spring!

Keep on Quillin',
Denise
http://www.customquillingbydenise.com/shop

Nagela said...

Congratulations!
His works are beautiful. I loved this yellow card. The set of cup, wonderful ...

Nati said...

wow!!beautiful card!!!

Nagela said...

I love your work. These cards are beautiful! Congratulations and Happy Easter!

Doreen said...

Thanks to you all for commenting! It is really appreciated! Helen, there are a few ways to do stems. I often taper the bottom of the stems, and give them a slight curve so they stand on edge better. Some lay them flat, but I don't care much for how that looks. Spirals work well for stems, but some times are fiddly to glue. I hope that helps a bit.