Those of you who follow my blog know that I rarely create greeting cards because I simply don’t know what to do with the tiny space! 😀 A few days ago I decided to make an exception and this is how my 3rd ever greeting card was born. Ok, ok… I might have a few more from my early quilling days, but nothing decent enough to be posted here. It was made for a very special occasion: I finally got to meet in person my blogger friend and super talented lady quiller, Cristina from Cristina Fun Quilling. I can’t even begin to tell you what a kind, generous and beautiful person she is! At the beginning of this month she celebrated her birthday and I made this quilled card as a present for her.
I really enjoyed working on the diamond shaped card a while ago and initially I wanted to make something similar. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any heavy cardboard in the color I needed, so I had to browse the Internet for other patterns suited to support the weight of the quilled elements. I was overwhelmed by the large number of tutorials and designs and eventually I went for a stepper card. I didn’t want to decorate only the center section, so I made the sides wide enough to add quilled parts on them, too. Here is how it looks closed:
And here is how it looks opened:
The base of the card measures 11cm and the same goes for the highest side in the center. The green paper is only 120gsm, but because of the card shape, it holds the weight of the white cardboard and the quilled elements very well. For the ladybugs I used 160gsm red and black paper and for the grass 120gsm and 80gsm paper. All the paper strips are 1.5mm wide. The text at the bottom of the card is Romanian for “Happy Birthday!”.
Cristina, I had a wonderful time and I hope we meet again very soon! 🙂
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