As we all know, paper filigree work is perfect for creating delicate, feminine designs. But quilling for men? Well, it's always a challenge, particularly when it comes to making Valentine cards.
I sell my quilled cards at a local village market where the majority of customers are women. Every year, they come looking for Valentine cards suitable for giving to their boyfriends/husbands ... and every year I struggle to concoct a design that's appropriate for the men in their lives.
So ... here's a photo of this year's offering, showing a choice of two different colour combinations:
The main heart is an embossed die-cut shape which I produced using the versatile new 'He Loves Me' folder for the Cuttlebug machine. Having mounted this on to a printed panel background, I've simply added a tiny quilled heart and a small two-strip open coil flourish. The result is a design which is not too flouncy or frilly, but hopefully still has a subtle air of romance about it. These cards will be coming with me to the market on Friday, and then it will be for my customers to decide!