Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Quilled Stethoscope Card
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.