Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Finally ... my quilled flower card!

All those individual flowers I've made have been sitting around for quite a while now ... so today I was determined to get the card assembled, no matter how many household chores needed doing - they would simply have to wait! Well, here's the end result:

I made a base mat for the the quilling by printing a blue-bordered yellow rectangle which I then cut out using a scallop-edged cutting blade in my paper cutter. I also cut a scalloped edge along the right hand edge of the front of the card before centering the mat. To get a little colour behind that edge, I glued a single 5mm quilling strip on the inside of the card below where the scalloping sits when the card is closed.  (Because of all this, I had to offset the inside greeting a little to the left to keep the design symmetrical.) I quite like the effect of the scalloped edges, which just add a little extra background interest.

The quilled flowers you have seen before in earlier posts. However, I also enjoyed creating a few green scrolls and leaves just to create the impression of foliage without making the card too 'busy'.

Here's a view from the opposite side:

I'll be entering this card into the 'Make or Bake' competition at our village show in a couple of weeks' time. Wish me luck!

11 comments:

  1. wow.. this is awesome... amazing card....Love the big flower...

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  2. I wish you lots of luck with your creations in your village
    The card is beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

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  3. Very pretty! I love the way you allowed the biggest flower to extend beyond the background. Best wishes at the show!

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  4. That is a awesome. What fantastic flowers on this card. That final design was a great likeness to the real thing.

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  5. What a pretty and colourful card this is . Lots of luck at the show Philippa.

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  6. Wow! It's very beautiful how you combined the flowers on the card! It's looking amazing! Good, good luck at the show!

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  7. Thanks everyone for your kind comments and good wishes! I'm pleased with the way this card has turned out, and hope to make some more like this sometime.

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  8. Superb work.. Congrats Philippa!

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  9. Wow all those flowers in one creation. SUper!

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  10. nice i got a liitle inspiration frm yurs for my creations.... nice work

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