Quilled Iris

Quilled Iris

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It had been a while since I had done any quilling, so I thought I’d make a quilled card to enter in this week’s Mod Squad Challenge called “Spring Forward” where we are encouraged to use flowers, birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc. and bright, beautiful colors to make a Spring themed card.  (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

I sponged Gina K Wild Lilac ink on white card stock and glued my quilled iris and decorative swirls on this panel.  Then, I created a recessed frame with thick fun foam and Spellbinders oval dies.


The printed paper is from a digital set I bought from a store on Etsy called The Pixel Posy. The set is called “Vintage William Morris digital paper designs//Art Nouveau background paper pack//Blue and purple flower digital paper.”   HERE is the link.

This card used a number of quilled shapes:  teardrops, half circles, marquises and wheatears (leaves).  I used instructions by “Quilled Creations” to create the iris.

I had made a few other quilled cards in the past that I had posted in my StampTV Gallery.  (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)  I’m including them here as well.

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This sympathy card was the first one I did back in May 2013.  I used a basic marquise shape for the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment was from the Gina K Designs “All Occasion Tags” Stamp set.  The tag was cut with a die from the Spellbinders Grommet Tag set, and the embossing folder is Darice Corner Scroll.

I used the same embossing folder and marquise shapes to create two more – a wedding card and a confirmation card.

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The sentiment on the wedding card is from the Gina K Designs “Always and Forever” duo stamp set.  I purchased the stamp for the confirmation card on Ebay, and it is unmarked so I have no idea what company made it.

The next card I made was for a bridal shower.  I used teardrops to make the umbrella.

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The bride and groom stamp is called “Happy Couple” by Stampendous!  The greeting was done on the computer.  I used the Darice Stripe embossing folder on this card.

Quilled Creations makes a great tool called “Circle Template Board” that makes it easy to create consistent and perfectly proportioned quilled shapes. I also use their slotted quilling tool to roll the circles; the slot makes it easy to get the paper rolls started.

circle template board  slotted tool

I forgot how much I LOVE quilled designs; I will definitely need to do this more often!!

Thanks for checking out my card projects!

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8 thoughts on “Quilled Iris

  1. Lisa, that is absolutely gorgeous! I haven’t done any quilling for a very long time, but this sure inspires me to dig out my stuff. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.


  2. Gorgeous cards! Love your quilling. That first background looks like tapestry. Thanks for joining in at The Mod Squad Challenge!


  3. Pingback: Always and Forever Quilled Wedding Card | I Played With Paper Today!

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