Thursday, January 29, 2009
I finally made a quilled card..........yippee. I have been fascinated with quilling since a long time....but never tried it out. I got hold of some quilling paper at a local craft store and decided to try it out. The store did not have any quilling tools, so had to do without them. I guess you don’t need to buy quilling strips; you can just cut strips of paper and start quilling.
I got the idea of the quilled heart from here http://quilling.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html
I also tried out some paper roses.......I guess I need some more practice :) . The instructions are available at http://www.handmade-craft-ideas.com/paper-roses.html
This site has a good quilling tutorial http://johannachambers.deviantart.com/art/Basic-Quilling-Tutorial-99717256
Friday, January 23, 2009
I think personalized photo handmade cards are a great gift. I made this card for my husband’s nephew’s 5th birthday. This was my first attempt at making a card with photos and I think it has come up really well (I know, I know I am quite shameless when it comes to praising my own cards ;) ).
I used two sides sticking tape to create different layers in the card. Two sides sticking tape is one of my favorites, using it to give 3-D effect can pep up even the simplest of cards; I use it liberally in my cards.
I used two kinds of gift wrapping paper (another one of my favorites) for the background. Punched hearts were folded around the corners of the centre photo to create a photo album kind of effect. I wrote “Aadi” with a calligraphy pen, I had got a set of calligraphy pens some time back but had never used them much; writing well with them requires some practice.
I hope Aadi likes it...........
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
A colleague of mine asked me to make thank you cards for her son’s first birthday party. I had to make 50 cards in 2 weeks. Considering that I could only make the cards after office hours and on weekends I had to come up with a quick yet interesting design. I used hallmark gift wrapping paper with matching ribbons to add colour to the cards, used a scalloped circular punch to cut out the scalloped circle and used a set of clear stamps for the bears, coloured them with crayons and used another set of “thank you” clear stamps for the thanks yous.......and the card was ready.......I repeated the same pattern in 4 different colours to add variety.........and put a picture of my colleague’s son on the inside of the card..........
Friday, January 9, 2009