Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sweet Lavendar Card

Happy Sunday to you!

After I got my Sunday Stuff done, I was able to head to my corner and finish the card I started yesterday. Boy! Was it ever time-consuming, but worth the effort I think. I decided to try my hand at creating the card that is on the cover of the Paper Pierced Cards book by Patricia Wing. She gives a step by step on how to create the pieces to this particular card in the book.



I was able to quill all but 6 of those teardrop shapes yesterday. All that was left was to make the stems, leaves and put it all together. I say all, but it took longer than I thought it would to finish it. LOL Especially because I was antsy to get to the next card I wanted to create (which I will share in a separate post).

I've been mini obsessed with locating some of the templates that were used in the book. I managed to get an email address for the author (who is super nice and so is her associate, Tony) and by week's end had three templates from the book on their way to me...from England! Pretty cool, huh? The embossing template I used is by Anna Griffin and can be found at Quirks of Art. I was excited to find it and another one that I'm sure I'll find a use for. The shipping was super quick, too. I don't have the template to pierce those corners you see (yet-it's coming), so I tried photocopying the cover of the book and using that as my template. It worked pretty well, but some of the corners aren't quite even. I ended up putting the top layer on pop-dots so it's not as obvious. And yes, I glued those seed beads in place, too! The purple mats are Hydrangea cardstock from CTMH and I also used their Colonial White cardstock. The other colors are from Michaels, their value pack cardstock. It's solid color and thin enough to quill pretty well, I think. The only thing I couldn't find were those pearly looking leaves, but I think it looks okay without them.

I'm happy to have gotten this card done and off my brain. I've been wanting to create it since I got the book!

Thanks for reading if you got this far, and for stopping by. It's time for a yummy chili dinner with cornbread. I'll be back with the other card.



Alanna said...

Jeanne, you are really outdoing yourself with all these cards. They have been so beautiful and I'm so impressed with all the time that you will spend on one card. Love them.

Kathi Carlson said...

Holy cow! This is a real beauty. You are so talented and versatile. You blow me away - quite frequently!

Donna S. said...

That is an amazing card. beautiful! Hope all is well with you!

Barb W said...

Just beautiful, Jeanne! The colors are gorgeous and I do so LOVE the quilling.

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly! Does your talent ever end? You are so creative. Very pretty!

Quilling with Whimsiquills said...

Beautiful card!I have this book and love it! I am a quiller, and love the way Patricia Wing combines the paper piercing with the quilling . . . maybe someday I'll get to really work with the paper piercing. I'd like to invite you to visit my quilling blog I also have lots of free quilling patterns on my web site I'll be sure to visit again.
Pat Caputo

gloria in Utah :) said...

I am in usual. I just love the cards.

gloria in Utah :)

Mary said...

I used to do quilling years ago but haven't in a long time - I love this card and I think you've inspired me to try my hand at it again. Hope you're doing well Jeanne!