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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Filigree Friday Free Tutorial

Fabulous Filigree Friday!



I hope all of you are having an excellent week.  I don't know about you, but I am so glad it is Friday!!!

Since this is the time of year for Communions, I am sharing with you a card I made recently for Communion.  The card base that I started with is actually from a set of $1 cards I bought at Michaels.  I picked it because I loved the little window, and then while I was working on laying out the card I had this moment of inspiration and as you can see I used it so that the recipient's name would peak through.  I was inspired :-)

For my quilling I chose to create a cross, as I felt that would be fitting this event.  Since this was for a boy, I used blue quilling paper.  I used the Spreuer, or onion holder, techniqueFollow this link for more detailed instructions regarding using this technique.  This cross is another of my non-traditional designs, I really love this look, can't explain why but I am drawn to it :-)

For the cross you will need to do the following:
  • Start at 7, then go up to 9-Right and 9-Left
  • Yeah, I went up 2 instead of the usual 1 - I was feeling adventurous - lol
For the final part of the cross you will need to do the following:
  • Start at 11, then go up to 13-Right and 13-Left
 Glue all 4 together making the cross shape.  I added crystals because I really love the way they look.  Believe it or not, the dove is not a punch, I hand drew the bird and cut it out (I know I have a dove punch somewhere in my house, but simply could not find it - you know the saying, necessity is the mother of invention).  Under the dove I used a Martha Stewart punch, and then punched the Angels (I've included a photo of the punches I used).

For the inside of the card I printed out a sentiment that I thought was appropriate, besides, it gave me the opportunity to play with fonts (I love all those cool fonts)!


As an added bonus I am also including a free printable (this is a PDF document for those of you who simply want to print the sentiments) and I am also providing "PNG" files with each of the individual sentiments for those of you who want to use them as digital stamps.  If you download one of these freebies, I ask that you do the following:

  1. Become a follower
  2. Leave a message letting me know you liked them
  3. I'd love to see what you make, so please link back with a picture of the project you make :-)




Oh yeah, these are the punches I used :-)

Updated: I am Linking Up to the following:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes - http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
Stamp Fairy - 3 Embellishments (cross, bird, angel) - http://stampfairychallenge.blogspot.com/
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes - http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
Update (5/22): Thrifty Nifty:  http://niftythriftythings.blogspot.com/2011/05/nifty-thrifty-sunday-6.html




Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

21 comments:

Nágela said...

I loved it!

Scrappy Scatty said...

wow very nce
thank you for playing along with us this week at OSAAT
Love Jan
xx

Hannah Clark said...

Wow! That cross is amazing! What a great card! I saw your card on MIM!

The Gunny Sack said...

Great card! I really need to get started on making some cards!

Miria said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, Antonella. Your card is so lovely, fab quilling, hugs, Miria

nadornia said...

Linda la tarjeta de Comunion. Mil gracias Antonella.
Besos y buen fin de semana.

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful card!!!
Paula

Marianne said...

Great idea for this card!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Marianne

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Beautiful card....as i am just learing it will be a while before i will be using the sentiments but i thank you so much for them !!!

Antonella said...

Many Thanks to each of you! I love making crosses and am so happy that you have enjoyed it!
Hugs,
antonella :-)

Ann said...

That's a great card. Thanks for the tutorial too. I've yet to try this.

Emakesart said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. The card is beautiful. And thanks for the wonderful comment ... you know how to make a girl feel good, lol! : )

xoEsther

Kerrie said...

Thanks for the tutorial... very pretty... and I was glad the week was over too!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Kerrie said...

Thanks for the tutorial... very pretty... and I was glad the week was over too!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Antonella said...

Thank you Ann, Esther and Kerrie! I am working hard to keep the postings up... Hugs, antonella :-)

donatella said...

Wow! that's impressing :) I have never tried quilling!

Teresa said...

Wow Antonella, that is brilliant! I have never tried quilling and you have inspired me to give it a go, beautiful card - and thankyou for your lovely comments, Hugs, Teresa xx

Charlene said...

Your sentiment is just beautiful..Way to use those cards from the Michael's $1 spot. I have a stash of them I need to get out. Love your cross!

Samantha said...

Thanks for joining us on the Stamp fairy Challenge, love your card.
We love that you joined our challenge, but only entries using a Stamp Fairy image qualify for prizes. If you would like to join us using a Stamp Fairy image please visit our store, we also have a page filled with freebies that you may use for any of our challenges. We hope you will come back and join us. hugs Samantha

Antonella said...

Donatella and Teresa - I hope you will try quilling, I know you will LOVE it!

Charlene - I love those $1 finds, they truly make you think that you got something special!

Thanks Samantha - for the clarification :-)

Hugs,
antonella :-)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa

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