Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quilled Stethoscope Card

quilling stethoscope nurse doctor heart

Hi there, I haven't been able to blog much lately, as I have a new job and a family member needs medical care.

This card reminded me why I love quilling – I can make something special just for the recipient and plus, I can't buy this in a store. I put a heart at the bottom of a stethoscope to thank a nurse for her care. It just says so much with so little.


Sorry I don't have measurements for a tutorial, because I just had to make it and go, but I'll explain what I did. I started off with a gray strip, loosely placed over my card to judge the length needed, leaving some extra length for the ear pieces. After coiling the ends, I glued them closed leaving long tails and crimping at that join. Gently rubbing in the middle and a bit of distance from the ends, I formed the curves needed for the earpiece.

After making two red teardrops, I glued them together to form a heart.

Next, I folded a long strip of black in half. I glued the point of the heart into the black fold, and continued gluing all around the heart, meeting in the middle at the top. Then I glued the black strip together, about halfway up, leaving two ends free to be glued onto the gray earpieces.

Making two matching pink same-sided scrolls on either side simply adds some embellishment and motion. In this case I wanted the whole thing to be asymmetrical and added a gentle curve to the black, just to give the entire piece some motion.

quilling stethoscope nurse doctor heart


8 comments:

  1. Hi Cecelia, this is a lovely way to show gratitude to a medical professional who has cared for someone. The design itself is wonderful as usual! All the best in your new job and best wishes to you and your family member who is unwell. Karen x

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    1. You're so kind, Karen! Thanks so much for your well wishes!
      Cecelia

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  2. Such a wonderful, spare design. I bet she loved it - who wouldn't?!

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    1. She did actually. It's what makes every effort worth it doesn't it? It made her job less of a "job" to know she's appreciated.
      Cecelia

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    1. Hi Paulina, I'm so happy you think so - thank you!
      Cecelia

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