By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Wedding season is just about to be in full force and love is in the air so you know what that means. Wedding cards and lots of them! Create this beautiful quilled card for any wedding that you will be going to this season to share the happiness of the day.
First, create a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock using your paper trimmer and scoring board. You can choose to make the same color base as shown here or choose one that will match the colors of the wedding.
The patterned paper for this card is from the In Bloom Collection by My Mind’s Eye. This piece is the Gold Foil Le Jardin sheet and was cut to measure 4 ½” x 6 ½”. You can, also, choose your own favorite patterned paper to match the colors of the wedding if you’d like for a different look or to create the same look for more than one card. Two additional piece were cut from cardstock that measure 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” and 4” x 6”. These were layered on top of each other and adhered to the card base using a tape runner.
Take a green strip of quilling paper and cut it to approximately 8” and place the end of it into your slotted tool for quilling. Quill about 1” of the paper and carefully remove from the tool and let it uncurl a little. Now, turn the paper to the other end and curl it, too, but make sure this time it is curled in the opposite direction of the first scroll.
See how the ends are curled in the opposite direction of one another?
Cut several strips of green quilling paper into various sizes. Curl just one end of some of them into a scroll.
Also, glue some of the strips together at just the ends as shown in the picture and quill a scroll at just one end.
Attach the stem to the front of the card using glue.
Cut five 6” strips from your chosen colors for each of the flowers you will be making and loosely roll around the slotted tool. Glue the end of the strip to the side to create an open oval shape. Lightly pinch one end of the piece to give it a point. There will be one end that naturally wants to form a point so be sure that is the end that you pinch.
Make some leaves from the green strips using the same technique.
Note: The size of strip that is used will create a smaller or larger flower and leaf so it is easy to make them in different sizes.
Tightly roll a piece of yellow and glue it for the center of the flower.
Attach all of the pieces to the card base with the glue by dipping the piece into a small puddle of glue that has been placed on a scrap piece of paper.
Finish the card by placing a sentiment on the front of the card. The sentiment for this card was created using the stickers from the In Bloom Collection. Complete the inside of the card by adding a special wedding sentiment.
Help celebrate love this year by creating this beautiful quilled piece for the new bride and groom. Just like love this card will be treasured forever by the happy couple on their special day and years to come. When you’re finished with wedding season add this technique to your card list and use it for other seasons and occasions, too, because love is year round.