This is my personal journey as I learn, share my inspirations and enjoy the art of quilling.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Mother's Day and Something Abstract
Well, as we all know, Mother's Day is coming in just a couple of weeks and I really needed to get a card made for the moms. I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like, but alas, I couldn't find the stamps I wanted. But I did find this one and I like it. It has an element of fun about it!
I started with my new white linen cardstock and cut an oval for the stamp to show through. The text sheet behind is a very pale yellow. I used the Design Runner for the wording. That worked very well, but took a test run to get it right. Then I added the quilled flowers and shapes. Behold, a very personalized Mother's Day card.
And, while I had the time, I made this abstract piece. I'm trying to incorporate more elements into my cards. This uses layering (white linen, peach and printed papers), quilling (royal blue, carmel, coral, red and white 1/16 inch) and embossing powder.
Both cards turned out really well and I'm glad that I took the time to play with some new ideas and elements. I hope that you enjoy looking at them!
At Valentines 2009 one of my nieces needed a card for her fellow. She didn't want a mushy stuff card. She didn't want a sexually suggestive card. Just something she could write a little note in. When I heard about her situation I decided to create a card for her. She loved it! And so did everyone else that saw it. So it started me thinking and I decided to start designing cards to see if others really were interested in my designs.
So that's it. My sincere desire to help my niece has led me to create an Etsy shop and now my own blog!