Abstract Quilled Rose Bouquet Card DIY

Here's another handmade quilled card from my series of unseen designs. I doubt if I was the first person to use a crimped strip to create a rose-like flower, but I remember thinking while making this card that it was something a bit different. Another one of its pluses is that a crimped paper rose has far less dimension than a folded rose so it's easier to mail - no box required.

 


handmade birthday card with crimped quilling paper rose bouquet wrapped in patterned vellum with quilled leaves, punched flowers, and stamped sentiment on black card stock


To make a crimped rose, run a quilling strip (I used 1/8-inch glossy pink strips in various lengths - experiment to get the sizes you like) through a paper crimper (Fiskars or Quilled Creations) and then gently roll it, taking care not to compress the crimps. Start the rolling process with a needle tool or slotted tool and then use just your fingers. Slide the coil off the tool and allow it to relax before gluing the end.



detail of crimped quilling paper rose bouquet wrapped in patterned vellum with quilled leaves, punched flowers, and stamped sentiment on black card stock

 

 

The light green leaves are quilled marquises. To make a marquise (eye) shape, roll a three or four-inch strip on a quilling tool, slide it off and allow it to relax, pinch at opposite points, and glue the end.

 

I punched tiny flowers using textured foil from a yogurt container and cupped each one by placing it on a soft magazine and rolling the surface with the rounded end of my needle tool. The punch I used has been discontinued, but this is a nice set of blossom punches and I found tiny pre-punched flowers that could be substituted.

 

The wedge-shaped piece of patterned vellum that I cut and folded as a bouquet wrapper is also no longer available, but any one of these Aromoty sheets would be a beautiful substitution. To scallop the edge of the vellum and to shape the corners of the pearlescent pink paper onto which the sentiment is stamped, I used scallop-edge scissors

 

 

crimped quilling paper rose bouquet wrapped in patterned vellum with quilled leaves, punched flowers, and stamped sentiment on black card stock
 

 

For the stamped metallic silver ink Birthday Wishes sentiment, I used the Sincere Salutations stamp set that I previously showed a use for in this post. I threaded 1/4-inch organza ribbon through holes that I punched with a 1/8-inch hole punch and secured the ends on the back of the black card stock with tape.


The striped background paper was printed from this wallpaper site. Open a sample book of any style of paper to find a pattern that's just right for your project. Caveat: It is best to not sell items you make that have been decorated with the wallpapers as this could be a violation of copyright laws.

 

The card itself is glossy white card stock. Either double stick tape or a glue stick works well to adhere card layers. 


I hope you'll enjoy making this card that can be used for many different occasions. If you would like to see more quilled card designs, visit my Flickr album where you'll find a link to each corresponding blog post/tutorial. You'll also find many handmade card DIYs arranged seasonally on this page.

 

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Ann Martin
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