Thursday, 11 March 2010

Welcome card for an adopted baby boy

I used to make a lot of these 'cut-out' cards in the days before I discovered the endless design and print possibilities of my iMac software! This card is in the same style as one I made for the baby's sister a year or so ago, and was made in response to a special request from a friend (the proud adoptive grandmother).

After cutting out the oval shape, I dry embossed the lettering using an alphabet stencil and light box (working from the reverse side). Then I went over the letters with a silver gel pen, using the raised embossing as a guide. It really made me appreciate the accuracy and versatility of computer-generated shapes and type, as it's so hard to achieve perfection when trying to do it by hand!

My friend wanted quilling to be added on a steam train theme, so I've created an engine and a little truck. I hope she likes it!

I've also been working on a new 'photo montage' design for cards this week, and I'm quite pleased with the results.  Please check out my Flickr page to see some more!


  1. I saw your new cards. Very beautiful.

  2. Thanks, Martina. The new design has been very popular - I have sold several cards already!

  3. Hi Philippa, thanks for the comment you left on my blog, I don't think I have met you (virtually) in the quilling world, but then I did do a bunk from it a couple of years ago. So it's nice to meet you! Love the black and white cards!
    Rosie x



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