Quilled Heart Card by Melinda
Hello Rinea friends!
Melinda here and today I am sharing a card I created with our fantastic foiled paper and the quilling technique. Here's what I came up with.
My card starts with an A2 top folding base from some plain white cardstock. I then added another plain white cardstock mat. To that, I added some of the beautiful Jade Starstruck foiled paper for the background. I then created and cut out my decorative mat from some plain white cardstock. Then I added a mat of some Lavender Starstruck foiled paper.
I then went to work creating my heart shape. I started by cutting several strips of the Violet Starstruck Foiled Paper in 1/2" by 12" strips. I started by forming the outside shape of the heart. Because the foil keeps its shape so nicely, I was able to free form the heart.
Once the outline of the heart shape was in place, I went to work just coiling up the strips and laying them into the center in varying thicknesses. I have never tried quilling before, so I don't have any of the tools, etc. However because the foil paper keeps the shape so nicely, you can easily manipulate the strips and fit them into your shape and fill it up. I finished off the card by adding some pearls and some ribbon and a bow. I had so much fun making this card!
Here is one last look at the card. You really need to pick up some of this fantastic paper to try this technique! Stay tuned as I will be sharing some more quilled projects with this amazing paper!
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