Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge
I decided to do a little quilling for the Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge. Here’s the inspiration photo:
And this is what I came up with:
The leaves from PTI’s Floral Sketches stamp set were a perfect size to go along with my roses. I used the leaf die to cut them out and stamped the veins in watermark ink. To make the leaves stand out a little, I pinched the bottom end together to create a crease, like an actual leaf. And the word die reminded me so much of piped icing!
I posted a quick video on Instagram awhile back on how I make the smaller roses from quilling paper. Check it out here.
For the larger rose, it starts out the same way, but you add extra “petals” around it until you get to the size you like. I know it’s a cardinal sin to snip your quilling paper, but I do use scissors to create the extra petals. It’s done by cutting 3/8″ wide quilling paper into 0.5″ pieces. Then, snip the center of one edge, add a dot of glue, and cross the flaps so the petal stands up.
Use a needle or your fingers to curl back the corners on top.
That’s all there is to it. Then tuck a bunch of these around the smaller twisted rose, and you have you a fancy little paper flower for your cards. Pretty neat, huh? 🙂
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Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!
Niki, what a stunning idea and looks so elegant too. Can you believe I’ve only just found your blog today and I’m ever so glad I did. Your work is simply gorgeous and your such a talent too. Love that you love the Silhouette Cameo as much as I do. Hugs x
Thanks, Missy! I’m glad you found me too! 🙂
Totally awesome! Even prettier than the gorgeous piped flowers in the inspiration. I love this card – definitely one of my very favourites.
Hehe thank you Diana! I’m really glad you like the design 🙂
awesome I love all the flowers you made!!!
Thanks, Diana! 😀
Oh my, Niki, your card is stunning with your quilled roses. I would have never met the deadline if I tried quilling. You’ve got great talent!
Roses don’t take too long, Kathy! Not like filling in giant shapes with little coils, anyway haha! You should give it a shot 🙂
WOW Niki! Bold, stunning, and fabulous!
Thank you 🙂
Love, love those dimensional roses! Stunning card!!
This is utterly stunning…quite simply a work of art. Your flowers are simply amazing.
Beautiful paper flowers and an amazing design…… so, SO pretty!
Oh my goodness, I don’t even know what to say here! This card is absolutely stunning! Your work is just amazing! Those flowers are gorgeous!!
Aw thanks, Kay 🙂
Love your dimensional flowers! Stunning card.
Thanks Katherine! Did you post one too? I’m still hopping my way through the list 🙂
This is drop dead gorgeous! I love your dimensional flowers and the white frame.
Thank you, lady! The frame is one of my favorite dies. 🙂
This is absolutely stunning!
I appreciate you saying so, Karen! Thank you!