Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Quilled Cat - Father's Day Card

June already! Father's Day is on the horizon. Perhaps your dad is a cool dude... well, so are most cats pretty cool, or at least they give the impression they think they are! This quilled fellow, inspired by a rubber stamp I saw ages ago, is no exception.


Dare I say the glowing, foxy sunglasses give him a bit of personality? Golden metallic paper and trimmed down punchees from a standard hole puncher do the deed.

 (Wait... but cats don't have bellybuttons.)

Russet brown eyelash yarn for the tag tie does a pretty convincing job of conveying the idea of fur - at least the kind that stands on end.... HISS!! Same goes for the soft and fuzzy suede background paper.


I used the score blade on my paper cutter to make an embossed border on both the gold paper and cream card... quick to do, kind of manly, and I like the way the lines frame the cat.


If you're new to quilling, check out the Tutorials tab located at the top of the page for lots of how-tos and tips. Questions? I'll be happy to help in the comments section.





19 comments:

Maureen said...

For cool cats!

So charming.

SUGANTHI said...

SOOOO cool. I also love the embossed border and the sunglasses such a nice idea.

angelin said...

Puurfect for Dads .
i love the sun glass .
you are really an inspiration for beginners like me.

Cards by Cheryl said...

love your style Ann....great card

ila said...

simple and nice, the cat look cool and steady. =)

Lise said...

Oh your cat is so lovely, perfect for a father's card for sure...! I like how you can do complex character with simple quilling, you're so creativ... bravo !

Sandy D said...

This is adorable. I love his attitude ;) LOL! Is he a New Yorker? LOL!

chillin with Quillin said...

awsome, love the sunglasses, it gives the cat attitude!!!
Paula

Cindee Stacey said...

Hi! Love your quilling work!! This cat is adorable! I've watched the video quite a few times to try to help me with rolling my coils on the needle instead of the slot tool! It's difficult, but I just keep trying. I can't get my coils to be even when I need them to be!! Thanks for all the inspiration,especially for us beginners!! I'm lovin' so far!!

Dot said...

I love the cat! So cute!

Melissa said...

So cute! But my dad isn't much of a cat guy. They call him "muleman" for good reason. What's the chance that you have a tutorial for a quilled mule? :D

Patty said...

Love kitties, quilling, dad, and, your card! Great project!!

Craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Wonderful how you pointed out all the little detail touches that can turn a simple card into something so cooooool!

stephanie said...

dear Ann,
what a cool cat that is!!!!
xoxo!

Teddie Seeley said...

Oh Ann, that is truly a cool cat! I love it.
Teddie

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for all the great comments, everyone!

Sandy, ha yes, I wish he could tell us where he's from. :)

Cindee, aww I understand completely... I was frustrated with the needle tool in the beginning too, but it truly does become second nature with practice.

Melissa - hmm, a mule eh?! Will have to think about that for a bit. :)

Lissa, thanks and yes... it's the sum of the parts!

Sonja said...

Oooh, your blog has changed design. I haven't been active in the crafty blogosphere for a while - but I love your clean, light new look, Ann!
Thank you for the comment on my last entry, Ann, I appreciate it :-)

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Sonja - I'm glad you're back!

Niki Estes said...

How neat! I love your quilled kitty!

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