Creative Bliss

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Quilled Posy Card

I'm back! We ended up going out to Chili's for dinner~yummy! That was a nice, unexpected treat.

I picked up a book called Handmade Paper Pierced Cards at Joann's recently because the cards inside are just gorgeous. I loved that the author showed paper piercing and quilling together. The drawback to this book is the lack of usable patterns to do the paper piercing and the labeling of the stencils used is very lacking. However, I managed to create one of the cards myself by looking at the picture. It took me the better part of the day to complete it, but I really, really like how it came out.

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I think you can see why it took so long. It wasn't hard, just detailed. I cut the 1/8th inch strips myself (3 inches long) and found some seed beads in my stash of craft stuff from the time I used to do some beading. (There's something to be said for hanging onto one's supplies for a long time...who knows when you'll use it again). I found the image for the paper piercing here (it's number 45) and just followed the picture in the book as best I could. Sorry, I don't have a link to the inspiration card. I used Vanilla Cream cardstock (CTMH) and sponged Parchment ink (also CTMH) on the edges. I also used the Oval Nestabilities. To glue down the pieces, I used PVA glue that I picked up long ago at a scrapbook store. I used a toothpick to dab small amounts of glue where needed.

I'm not sure what else to say about it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away.

There's not much else to report right now, since most of the day was spent on the cards I shared. I'm going to go snuggle with the girls before bed and work on a yarn project for the evening. Oh wait! I DO have something else I've been meaning to share...a recent project!

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I found the pattern for this (I did make a pair of them) in the Nov./Dec. 08 issue of Crochet Today magazine. I showed the magazine to my friend, Susi, and she fell in love with these wristlets. Her birthday is coming up, so I decided to make them for her for a gift. It probably looks a little more complicated than it actually is to create. Each of those centers is done as a square motif and you join them. There are 6 motifs for each wristlet. Thank goodness I had experience doing the joining from one of Amy's ponchos, or I might have been hopelessly lost. The pattern was just a tad confusing on that part. LOL

That's all for now! Thanks again for stopping by. I hope your weekend is going great.

Jeanne

7 comments:

Carol said...

I am having trouble keeping up with all your wonderful creations lol. Have you opened an etsy store yet?

Clearly Inspired said...

Very pretty, card! Holy Moly, that had to take forever. I don't have the patience for quilling, but you seem to have no end to your crafting talent.

Your friend is going to love those!

What's next?

Inky hugs!

gloria in Utah :) said...

Just when I think you have come to the end of your creativeness, you come up with something new!! Like others, I don't have the patience for quilling, but I sure love what you have done. I love the wristbands too. Very elegant. She is going to love them.

gloria in Utah :)

Kathi Carlson said...

Your quilled card just about takes my breath away! Was the paper you used quilling paper or regular cardstock? As for the wristlets, I'd never seen them before. Something revived from the Victorian era maybe? Very pretty and interesting.

Jackie said...

those wristlets are cool...never seen them before...i want to make kinda arm warmers...like leg warmers only for my arm :) I read in bed but my window is open so it is a little bit cold..... :)I need something to keep my arms warm so I can hold my book :)

stampmonkey said...

Mm-mmm --I love Chili's! That IS a treat!

You just keep amazing me with your craftivity, girl! I've never tried quilling...always seemed too time-intensive for me. You did a beautiful job with this card -- VERY detailed and gorgeous!

I must live in a cave...I've never heard of wristlets (although I do believe I may have worn lace ones as part of my first wedding dress? AGES ago). You've done a beautiful job with your crocheting and I'm sure your friend will love them, but can you tell me what they're for (other than looking pretty, I mean -lol)?

Barb W said...

What a lovely card! Such beautiful quiling. And the wristlets are just beautiful, I am sure Susi will love them.