Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quilling a housewarming card


Some friends have a new home so I wanted to quill a "Happy Housewarming!" card for them.



I glued the heart outlines first to set the boundaries. Then I trimmed a popsicle stick on an angle to match the heart angle and set that in place. When making the house, I realized it was too big for the space and trimmed it down – I do that often. Just eyeball and adjust on the go. Same with the birds. They were too large at first, so I made them smaller by making the tails longer.

I used Aunt Berni's left over strips, and wow, it was fun! Why? By using what she had on hand, I was forced to use the colors on hand in whatever size was there. I don't normally use so many colors in this way and am happy with how lively and vibrant it turned out.

6 comments:

  1. A beautiful card, I am sure your friends will love it! It's wonderful to see that Aunt Berni's paper strips are being put to such good use - the colours are still so vibrant.

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    1. Thanks Karen, they did like it and now want to learn how to quill (even the hubby!). Yes, her supplies are awesome!

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  2. I love this card. I reproduced it for my brother and family when they moved into their new home. I have started a small business making quilled cards and pictures and wondered if I can use this design as I think it would be popular! Would that be Ok with you?

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    1. Hello Louise,

      Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you asked, and yes, you have my permission to produce it for your business. I wish you much success in your quilled cards! What's your shop name?

      Cecelia

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    2. Hi Cecelia, thank you so much for that :) I am a stay at home Mum now and just looking to make some extra money to contribute to the household! I live in the UK near Aberdeen and have a FB page for my business at the moment. I'll be doing craft fairs (only done one so far) and am also building a Web page at the moment. I think your design would look great in a frame so will start that tonight as you have so kindly said I can go ahead :) My business name is TranQuill and if you are on FB my page is www.facebook.com/TranQuill check it out if you have time :) Thanks so much again, your work is lovely
      Louise xXx

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