Quilled Flowers and Swirls

Quilled Flowers and Swirls

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(inside: May your birthday be filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter, love and cheer!  Happy Birthday)

I’ve tried some basic quilling in the past and thought I’d give it another try here.

I used a few new (to me) quilling tools and techniques for this project.  The purple petals (marquise/eye shape) and round accents (tight coils) were made with the Quill Ease motorized quilling tool (which I talked about HERE).  The swirly “stems” were too thick for my slotted quilling tool so I held the ends with tweezers and hand coiled them.  I tried out a quilling comb for the leaf.

This is the first time I attempted the large swirls, and I found it challenging to glue them down exactly as I wanted them (the basic shape and to get the strips evenly spaced).  The problem is that once the piece (with glue) touches the paper, you can’t really move it or you have blobs of glue everywhere.  I have a whole new appreciation for the amazing, intricate designs I see on Pinterest!  I definitely need more practice!!

The pre-cut paper strips were from a pack by Quilled Creations.  The card stock used for the card base and panels was Gina K Pure Ivory and Wild Lilac.  The sentiment on the inside was from the Birthday Duo stamp set by Gina K Designs.

The challenge over at The Paper Players is “Clean and Simple: flowers” where we are to use a flower on a CAS design.

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Vintage Waterfall Card

Vintage Waterfall Card

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A Waterfall Card is an interactive card that has a strip with cascading images.  When you pull on a tab, you can make hidden messages or images appear, while pieces of card stock fold over and look like a waterfall.   

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HERE is a tutorial for making one.

I created this vintage style waterfall card with a Mother’s Day greeting..  The “Happy Mother’s Day” greeting appears, along with a new image, when the tab is pulled.

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For this project, I used paper from two digital paper packs I purchased on Etsy.  The floral background paper is from the “Floral Digital Paper Pack” (006) by AphroditaShop.  The images on the waterfall panels are from the “Vintage Ephemera Digital Paper Pack” by VintageLeChocolate.  The solid card stock was Gina K Innocent Pink and Sandy Beach.  Inks used were Gina K Innocent Pink, Warm Cocoa, and Kraft. The “Happy Mother’s Day” stamp is by Studio G, and I used the Stampendous Marble Texture Cube stamp on the greeting panels.  Recollection brads and some kraft ink on the edges added to the vintage look of the card.

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Pleated Skirt Fold – Mother’s Day Card

Pleated Skirt Fold – Mother’s Day Card

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I was asked to co-host the Mod Squad Challenge again this week with the very talented Peggy Timmerman.  The theme of the challenge is MOTHER’S DAY.

For this card sample, I used two stamps from the Newton’s Nook Designs – Versatile Vases stamp set along with a die from the Gina Marie Designs – Stitched Rectangle Dies set and the Happy Mother’s Day border die by Lawn Fawn. All of these items are available at Kat Scrappiness who is one of the Mod Squad Challenge sponsors this week .

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Kat stocks the products that she loves and uses as well as what her customers request.  If you don’t see it in her store, feel free to contact her.  She is happy to do special orders for you!  And she offers a DISCOUNT CODE for The Mod Squad Challenge: MSC10!

I had recently seen a card made with the Pleated Skirt Fold technique and thought I’d give it a try. For this technique, a two-sided piece of patterned paper works best since you see both patterns once the pleats are created.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 12 inch panel and scored it at 1 then 1/2 inch intervals.  (I wanted a tall panel with narrow pleats.)  HERE is the tutorial I found and adapted for my measurements.  The two-sided patterned paper I used is called “Mail Poste Correo” from the “From Me to You” collection by Pebbles.  The “white” on this paper was not pure white so I created my own matching card stock by coloring a plain piece of white card stock with Copic W1 for the stamped panel and the die cut greeting.  (The greeting die cut was cut apart so it would fit in the space on the bottom corner of the card.)

I stamped the flowers and vase with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (BG78, V000, and R14).

I also created a mat for my card front by coloring the edges of a plain white piece of card stock with Copic Marker (BG78) to match the vase.  This panel was adhered to a white card base.

Here is another sample with different paper and a different stamp:

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For this one, I used the tulip stamp from the Lawn Fawn – Fairy Friends stamp set along with a die from the Gina Marie Designs – Stitched Square Dies set and the Happy Mother’s Day border die by Lawn Fawn.  All of these items are also available at Kat Scrappiness.

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The two-sided patterned paper is called “Garden Walk” from the Happy Day collection by Pebbles.  The tulip was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers (YG03, YG93, and R14).  I placed a piece of vellum behind my stamped panel to “separate” it from the busy background.

Now it’s your turn!  Head on over to the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and show us your Mother’s Day projects. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Fun Floral Mother’s Day Card

Fun Floral Mother’s Day Card

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The challenge this week over at the  Mod Squad Challenge is Mother’s Day.  I was asked to co-host with the very talented Peggy Timmerman.

For my card, I used the lily of the valley, coneflower, and tulip stamps from the Lawn Fawn – Fairy Friends stamp set along with dies from the Gina Marie Designs – Stitched Rectangle Dies set and the Happy Mother’s Day die by Lawn Fawn.  All of these items are available at Kat Scrappiness who is one of the Mod Squad Challenge sponsors this week .

Lawn Fawn Fairies Stamp Set

Kat stocks the products that she loves and uses as well as what her customers request.  If you don’t see it in her store, feel free to contact her.  She is happy to do special orders for you!  And she offers a DISCOUNT CODE for The Mod Squad Challenge: MSC10!

This was a fun challenge for me because I wanted to create a card using one of the stamp sets I had previously purchased from Kat Scrappiness while I waited for the arrival of a new set I ordered, but I didn’t have any that seemed Mother’s Day-ish…at first.  I liked the bold and chunky style of these flowers and was able to quickly color them with Copic Markers (YG03, YG93, R14, BV04, and V000) to create my bright, whimsical  card.  I chose the patterned paper called “Garden Walk” from the Happy Day collection by Pebbles to complement these images.  This patterned paper is two sided; the front is the floral pattern I used as my background, and the back is primarily peach/orange that I used for my greeting die cut.  I chose to use the black mats to complement the bold black outlines of the flowers.

Now it’s your turn!  Head on over to the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and show us your Mother’s Day projects. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Floral Wreath Mother’s Day Card

Floral Wreath Mother’s Day Card

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This Mother’s Day card features stamps from the “Circle of Spring” set by Stampin’ Up.  I really love this delicate wreath image and chose to keep the layout simple to highlight the wreath.

I created a faux wood-grained background by scoring a piece of white card stock with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and then swiping Papertrey Ink Soft Stone ink across the surface.  I also used Gina K Designs Peach Bellini and Ocean Mist card stock along with the white.

I created a cut file of the wreath with my Silhouette.  Then I stamped the image onto the die cut with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (E93  and B00).  I know, it’s a bit weird that I chose blue for the leaves, but I LOVED these two colors together!

I created the “ribbon” with the “Alison’s Ribbons” die by Cheery Lynn Designs and used a die from the “Classic Squares (large)” set by Spellbinders for the greeting block.  (The mats were cut with my trimmer.)  The finishing touch was a “string” created with a thin strip of the Ocean Mist card stock and a jeweled brad by Recollections.

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