- I placed the text as though I had stamped it all over my 2.5 in x 3.5 in (6.5 cm x 8.9 cm) trading card area.
- I let the text run over the side of the trading card area because I knew that I was going to crop it later.
- I printed it on a white cardstock, so I added a translucent pink to the area that would be cropped.
- The other thing that I did was to use different shades of pink and red so that the center text would really stand out. You can see this if you look at the picture.
Then I printed it out and cropped it so that it was 2 in by 3 in (5 cm x 7.6 cm). I did this because I mounted it on a glistening pink color cardstock.
I inked all of the sides with a rose colored stamp pad to give it that shabby chic appearance. What can I say, I like inking the edges of my papers.
Now I was ready for the quilling, and I have been really into scrolls lately and so I used double scrolls and heart scrolls.
- 6 - 3 in (7.6 cm) White Double Scrolls
- 3 - 3 in (7.6 cm) Red Heart Scrolls
- 1 - 3 in (7.6 cm) Green V-scroll
- 1 - 1.5 in (3.8 cm) Green shaped Teardrop
- 1 - 1.5 in (3.8 cm) Green strip for the stem
- My favorite thing about the double scrolls is that if you arrange them in a certain way, they join together to make a heart. Like ornamental ironwork. So I used this to my advantage, playing on the "heart" theme of the event.
- I arranged 2 pairs of double scrolls this way creating 2 "Hearts with a flourish"
- I arranged 2 Heart-scrolls with the pointed ends touching and then took the remaining 2 double scrolls and glued them to either side. I then added a rhinestone in the center.
- The final element I added was a heart flower. For this I added a Heart-Scroll wrapped with a V-Scroll and then placed a strip of green quilling paper and added a shaped teardrop for the leaf.
I hope that this inspires you to try making one of your own Artist Trading Cards.