Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Technique Tuesday: Quilling

Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper that are rolled and shaped to create decorative designs.  The paper is rolled into a coil which is then pressed to form other shapes.  I used my Tabletop Paper Cutter to make 1/8" strips of cardstock to make my coils.

By forming the coils into teardrop shapes I was able to make these flowers.  I used longer strips to make the larger center flower.  The longer the paper strip, the larger the coil becomes.

Some quilling can be simple.  Just a few loops added to a punched out image adds more interest.  I have also been playing with the glimmer paper lately to add some sparkle to my holiday projects.

My final example is going to be a card for my son's fifth birthday.  I made five candles by making teardrops and squares out of the coils.   I also used the Stitched Ribbon from Stampin' Up! on all these cards, which is featured in the special at the bottom of this page.

Papers: Whisper White (#100730), Primrose Petals (#126841), Basic Grey (#121044), Gumball Green (#126840), Midnight Muse (#126843), Marina Mist (#119682), Glimmer Paper (#124005)
Ink: Primrose Petals (#126858), Gumball Green (#126861), Midnight Muse (#126860), Marina Mist (#126962)
Stamps: Lacy & Lovely (#122887), Curly Cute (#120510), You're Amazing (#126722)
Other Supplies: Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon (#126844), Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon (#126848), Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon (#126847), Decorative Label Punch (#120907), Ornament Punch (#119847), 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), SNAIL Adhesive (#104332), Tabletop Paper Cutter (#106959)

Lacy & Lovely (#122887)
You're Amazing (#126722)
Tabletop Paper Cutter (#106959)
Back to "Spool" Special
In honor of the new school year, Stampin' Up! is offering a Back to "Spool" Special.  During the month of September, you can receive a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (used in this post) with every $40 purchase.  Pick from any of the 2012-2014 In Colors  Qualifying product totals exclude shipping and tax.

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