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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Card

I apologize for my absence the last couple of months. The business and family obligations have taken up much of my time; hopefully we will be able to spend more time together now.

Hearts seem to be very popular, the K364 Nothing but Hearts kit I designed for Paplin is one of their best selling kits. Since we are already half way through January, I thought a Valentine card would be timely. Because I planned to use a corner border punch, I trimmed the white base greeting card down to 4”x 5”. (The corner/border combo punches are designed to line up with whole inches rather than fractions.) I cut a 4” x 5”pink rectangle and used the  Framed in Love corner border combo punch to create the border and attached it to the card. I use the Dotto removable adhesive because it is dry as well as repositional and doesn’t leave any “wet” glue marks on the paper. I then cut 3 full strips in half, creating six 12” strips/. I folded all six strips in half using the fold as the point of my heart. I then shaped the six strips into a heart shape (I held the heart with a tweezer while I put a tiny bead of glue on the back and then placed it on the card.)

I made the basic flowers on a work board first so I would be able to place them where I wanted them in the heart. I made two red 1” tight rolls for the centers and then made 12 white 6” marquises for petals. I then wrapped each white petal in red paper and glued them around the center. Once the flowers were dry I lifted them off the work board and glued them onto the card. I made 12 white 6” open hearts which I glued between the flower petals.

I cut two green short lengths (about ¾”) which I shaped into the stems. I made four green 6” marquises for leaves, two 3” open coils and two 1 ½” open coils which I glued to the stems.

17 comments:

TBDQuilling said...

As always wonderful work. thanks

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous, love it!!!!
Paula

Miss Syaz said...

Nicely done..

SUGANTHI said...

very beautiful!!

NĂ¡gela said...

This is very pretty!

Nati said...

so weet!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

Baukje said...

Brilliant!
Greetings Baukje

quilled paper paradise said...

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creativenimi said...

Fantastic. Great work.

Kathryn D Freeman said...

Wow!
I'm still very much in the beginning of my quilling - but I have already started growing more and more adept at it!
Such a wonderful art, I love it!

I am just learning how to do 3D objects! Your blog is very helpful! Thank you !!! A great guide to a new Quiller like me :) I've been quilling for 1-2 months now. I have already begun making cards, gifts for friends/family! Thank you for your blog and illustrations!

mani said...

Thats the best design of a valentine day card, how you made this heart.
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Patlaure said...

I am a new quiller since 2011 and just came across your website. I am so happy to see how wonderful and amazing work you can do. Will try to learn from you. THANK YOU. Laure

Trupti said...

Wow lovely card

SarahGeorge said...

Thanks for your encouraging comment. Sorry for returning after a long time...:-) Your works are amazing!

Jennifer Stacey said...

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Waseem said...

like the sketch..i like the idea and the info..thanks for sharing as i need this when design Plastic cards