Sunday, March 25, 2012

More business cards

I have been making more business cards and this time I tried with 1.5mm quilling strip width.

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A beautiful day

I felt like making raindrops. That's how this card was born! I first made a lot of raindrops. Tiny little teardrops with intricate coils visible. Then I thought I needed an umbrella to protect myself from the rain. And of course the rain needs some clouds to originate from. So clouds it had to be! And even though it was raining, I wanted it to be a bright day with the sun shining out of the clouds. And when rain and sun mix together, a rainbow is not far off. And to complete the picture, I placed a bright little toadstool growing and glistening  in the rain. And to give it a picture perfect finish, I placed all the elements on a butterfly background card! So after a lot of description, here is the card!

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Fun of trying something new

I like the idea of combining quilling with other craft ideas. So this is an experiment in the same lines. I have used different coloured base as the card and tried some quilling on it.

I had not preconceived the outcome and the card just progressed itself step by step with each step providing inspiration for the next. I like the color combination and the simplicity of design.

I tried the same pattern for base as above but stuck to the black and white theme instead. Here I experimented with the white on black and black on white theme but probably ended up making it look too crowded. Added    some green to break the monotony.

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Birthday Cards

I am so excited that I will be taking quilling classes at our local craft store. I had a demo session and it went very well so keeping my fingers crossed for the actual classes.

To inspire my students and give them ideas, I have been making a few quilling cards which I will place in the shop. I have used the general theme of Birthday Card.

 A strawberry cake! I enjoyed making the candles.
 So many balloons! Must be a birthday!
 I tried some embossing using using stencils.
Another balloon card.

I have loads of fringed flowers lying around and wanted to use them. I got the inspiration for this card from here.

Another valentine card

I had been meaning to write in my blog since so long but somehow hasn't happened till now. One of the reasons is that I have been reading so much about copyright infringement and since I have not watermarked my images before, I hesitated in posting my original ideas. Of course we are all looking for inspiration in fellow quillers work but there is true pleasure only in being original. Any when we do copy on rare occasions, the correct thing to do is to give the well deserved credit to the originator of the idea.

That was a lot of philosophy. To get practical, I have experimented with watermarking and so in this and the coming posts I will post all the backlog I have collected in the last few days. To start with here is another valentine card. and this one I had made for my husband which he proudly keeps at his bed side table!

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