Recognize this gal?
I laughed out loud when I came across the quilled card by Sandy Diaz in her Etsy store, Sweet Spot Card Shop. Since Sandy's husband is an avid Madonna fan, she created it with him in mind. I love the way she managed to capture Madonna's attitude with bits of rolled and folded paper.
I asked Sandy how she happened to start quilling and she said she had an awesome art teacher in junior high who made it a point to teach new techniques every day - quilling was one of them. "We just used construction paper, but I created a snowflake and remember thinking I had created something really cool. It stayed with me."
(You wanted to see the side view, right?)
After Sandy's twins were born, she turned to quilling as a stress reliever. "I love the fact that quilling is becoming more modernized, but my favorite part is that I can start and finish a card within the same day. Although lately I've been eyeing ideas that can potentially take much longer. We'll see what happens."
Follow The Sweet Spot where Sandy blogs about her latest projects.
A giveaway for the brand new book, Christmas Quilling, is on now through the end of Monday. Just leave a comment here for a chance to win one of three autographed copies.