Monday, June 15, 2009

Fathers Day Sailboat Card

Father's Day cards are always a challenge for me. I think this is because I struggle with those "male themes". A safe design is boats or sailboats, so this Father's Day card uses the sailboat theme.

My goal was to create a card that was easy to make. I started by doing a search for clipart, and looked for a sailboat. Once I picked the one I wanted, I printed it along with "Happy Father's Day" directly onto the card.

Now, the only thing left to do was add quilled embellishments.

For the Quilling I did the following


  • 1 - 4 in (10.2 cm) S-Scroll cloud

  • 2 - 3 in (7.6 cm) C-Scrolls to make a cloud.


  • 3 - 2 in (5.1 cm) strips folded in half

  • Use 1/16th in wide paper.


  • 2 - 6 in (15.2 cm) Sculpted Loose Coils

  • 1 - 3 in (7.6 cm) Sculpted Loose Coil

  • 1 - 3 in (7.6 cm) S-Scroll

  • Place these underneath the sailboat to add the look of water / waves.


  • Take multiple colored strips and create Triangle Coil.

  • Make one larger for the outer sail that is blowing in the wind.

  • Create a 6 in (15.2 cm) Triangle for the flag at the top of the mast and there you have it.

A simple card, using few quilled embellishments that add to the overall look of your card.

I hope you enjoy making this card.

Have fun and Enjoy!
Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

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Regina said...


What a great ideia!!!!!! I loved your card.


Inna's Creations said...

Wow! It's so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card! I have JUST started quilling and love it. The possibilities are really endless! I'm excited to follow your blog!

Regina said...

Dear Antonella!!!
You´re done a fantastic job at your blog!!!! I´m very sure that a lot of quillers are enjoying all your patterns and so do I!!!:))) Thanks a lot for sharing your talent with all of us.
I also add a link to your blog!!! and thanks a lot for your visit!!


Antonella said...

Thank you so much to everyone for all of your kind words. They inspire me to keep posting new ideas and techniques. Hugs, antonella :-)

Reshmi said...


This is so good... just so perfect and amazing work.. :) I'm doin out a new pattern... Will share with you for sure.. Its long time i haven't done anything on Quilling as the one i'll come up will be good i guess..

Thanx for sharing ur patterns :)


Antonella said...

Thanks Reshmi - your work is beautiful! Hugs, antonella :-)


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