Make The Cards Challenge #11: Sketch 4
Howdy! I don’t have a tutorial for you today for the Make the Cards Challenge #11, but I do have a card to share! This week’s challenge is based on Sketch #4.
Immediately, this shape looked kinda familiar to me. I rummaged through my collection of Spellbinders Glimmer Plates and found exactly what I was looking for – it’s a Geometric Floral set and was perfect for this challenge. With a blending brush, I ink blended the background a little with some Distress Oxide in Kitch Flamingo. Then, I flicked some water on it and got the Glimmer Hot Foil System ready.
There are dies in this set too, but I didn’t use those or the floral Glimmer plates. I was only interested in the frame. Isn’t it gorgeous foiled in Gold?!
For the floral part of the design, I decided to do a little hand quilling.
What can I say? It’s my first paper crafting love. There’s no way that I can really tell you how to do this; it would probably need to be a video. Hence, why there’s no full tutorial today. But in case you’re interested, I wrote a post on hand quilling years ago if you want to take a look.
I used an old hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart to create the flowers, and then I shaped them with a paper shaping set. That particular punch is retired now (I think), so I linked an EK Success Hydrangea Punch you can get.
To adhere the flowers, I used small dabs of glue (which was what I used for attaching the quilled scrollwork, too).
For the sentiment, I used another Spellbinders Glimmer Plate set called Heartfelt Sentiments. I love that it has matching dies!
To finish up, I trimmed and mounted my completed panel onto some gold cardstock and a slightly larger piece of hot pink. After that, I added Nuvo drops in Simply White to the flower centers.
Then, I adhered the piece to an A2 card base. Done!
Thanks for popping in today! What do you think? Should I do a video or two on this type of quilling? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to head back to the Make the Cards Challenge #11 to upload your own sketch-inspired design!
This is a beautiful card! I’ve just started quilling. Yours is gorgeous. Great job!!!
Even after the cats ate the quilling…it still turned out beautifully! (hahahahaha!) Thank you for being our guest designer this week.