Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quilled Valentine Card... Be Mine

Here's a quilled card idea... the black and white flower is a domed tight coil with a gold center, surrounded by black semi-circle coils. Marquises are used as stylized leaves, and black and gold-gilded black papers make up the little bumble bee. The complete pattern can be found in last January's CardMaker Magazine.
 
I curved the red punched flowers by rubbing each one with the ball of a glass head pin in my palm before gluing randomly on the card.

A friend pointed out I could have embraced the cute and gone with Bee Mine instead. How true!

And going back to my previous post for a moment... Rosie Graham, of quilled hearts fame, told me her Paper Treasure blog is still online even though she's shifted gears and is into needlework now. If you go to this page and scroll down, you'll find all sorts of beautiful quilling, including more hearts. Thanks Rosie!

7 comments:

Molly Smith said...

I love this card, Ann. One of my favorite all-time color combinations. Your flower is fantastic and the ribbon is perfect with it. I like the red on red punched flowers and how that looks! Perfect, thanks for sharing :) hugs, xo

Esther said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.....it gave me the link to your blog --- something I can't wait to explore and follow! You do beautiful work!

Regina said...

Ann!! You did it again!!! You´re so creative!! I love to visit your blog to know the artists you find but I love specially to see your creations!!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs
Regina

Stefani said...

Love the red on red flowers! (You can use a (dry embossing) stylus to cup those flowers too, if you have one - easier to hold than a glass head pin.)

licia politis said...

Ann, Congrats on being published again, it's a cute card, great placement and colour combination.
Cheers
Licia

Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much everyone... you all are so nice to leave such kind and thoughtful comments!

Stefani, great point about the stylus - I bet using a real one would be mucho easier than the pin.

Melissa said...

I love the little bee! And the tiny red flowers in the background are such a pretty addition to the card.

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