With a little help and encouragment from Aljona aka WhiteRacoon, I decided to enter the competition with a quilled red dahlia. I used 120g/sm paper, hand cut into 2mm paper strips. The petals were made using the husking technique and the center is a fringed quilled flower. Continue reading →
I’ve always hesitated to make quilled cards. Give me that tiny space and I have no idea how to fill it. Luckly for me, my friend Khush kept nagging me (in a nice way, of course) to give it a try. I saw a few weeks ago on Angelin’s blog a very nice diamond shaped greeting card and since she was kind to share the tutorial (thank you, Angelin!), I decided to make a similar one.
And this is the result:
I used 160g/sm card board, but I think thicker card board would have been a better choice (the card tends to tilt to the sides because the quilled part is a bit heavy). For the flowers and the fringed centers I used 80g/sm paper, hand cut into 2mm strips, and for the leaves 120g/sm paper, hand cut into 2mm strips.