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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Filigree Friday Free Father's Day Badges

Fabulous Filigree Friday

As you can see, I have been thinking about Father's Day! It is about a week away, so I had better get moving... In the process of trying to figure out what to do this year, I started looking back at other things I've done because let's face it those masculine cards are tough!!

I happened across this Thank You card I did for someone at work who was into sailing and thought that sailboats definitely fall into that masculine category (you know, like ties, shirts, anchors, golf - c'mon, fess up, we've all done them - lol).

The picture on this card is one that I took.  Are you drawn to the water? So am I, so when these sailboats happened by I couldn't resist.   I made this card and the magnet below a few years ago, and as I look at it now I realize I should have cropped the photo so that the sailboats are less centered and more to the right.  Well, I know that I am going to use this picture again, so I uploaded the photo and cropped it before I sent it to print - I'll let you know how it turned out!

This sailboat uses very basic quilled shapes:
  • 1 strip of white quilling paper, make a D-shape.  How you might ask? Start with a Teardrop and then pinch the opposite end which will cause the center to bulge - wala - a D-shape
  • Half strip of white quilling paper, make a smaller D-shape
  • The boat shape is also a D-shape
  • For the mast take a strip of quilling paper and make a spiral shape
  • Can't forget the little flag at the top - take a 6 inch strip and make a Triangle shape (take your D-shape and pinch the other side)
  • I decided some birds would look perfect and created a few simple flying V's (you know, like we used to draw in school - well, I actually still draw them)
Arrange as shown



I also am including a picture of a magnet I made using the same image - I had made them to give to co-workers as part of a thank you for work on a difficult project.  You can see that I used the same colors as above, and it was basically the same, but I modified the Larger sail and it is a triangle shape.



I hope you like this project.

Free Father's Day Badge... read on and find it at the bottom of this post, first....

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 Without further ado... Here is a Father's Day Badge that I created.... you may recognize it from my Father's Day project last year.  We have this in our family room and I still love it - of course, it has pictures of the kids, so how couldn't I? Yeah, what a sap :-)



Update: I had some technical difficulties and then there was a terrible thunder storm and a little one interrupted so this post got in a little late - so, let's just pretend it is still Friday.... Ok, to make up for the fact that I posted way late I will be creating a second post with these badges in several colors - click here to grab the other badges.

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

18 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

Lovely! The quilling goes so well with the background.

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice, love the quilling, fits right in with the background, nice work!!!
Paula

Lucy said...

Well up to now I have not ventured into quilling because of the "too many other" techniques/tools that I use or have on my "to try" list.
But after seeing this sailboat, I may have to try it. My sister sails but her birthday isn't until November so I guess I have time!
I also download's your Father's Day Badge--Bet it will look great cut & embossed with a Nestability die.

Ann said...

that is a great card, love it.

Bronwyn said...

Lovely yacht card

scrapperjulia said...

I love your quilled boat! Pretty card! Thanks for the Fathers Day Sentiment and thanks for visiting my blog!

Amber Branconier said...

this is fantastic!

Kari said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for stopping by Newlyweds on a Budget and for your lovely comment!

Kari
Newlyweds on a Budget
www.morganandkari.com

Heidi said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on {Junk in their Trunk}!

Courtney said...

wow that is so pretty. I cant even begin to think I could do that.

The Gunny Sack said...

The quilling looks great! I have only tried it a little and have really like the results! Thanks for stopping by my site!

Helen said...

What a clever idea to use photo as background. What a cute quilling boat.

Janet said...

I love your cards! You do such nice work.

xxxtglxxx said...

Its been lovely visiting your blog and seeing how differently you present various forms of art and creativity. I have never done quilling, but didnt realise it was such an old tradition or indeed quite so versatile.

This looks so effective! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Love Sweet Love said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my Solar Lantern, I really appreciate it! I'm excited to be following your blog!
Angela

Shelley said...

This is fab, and thanks for the link for the freebie it's great. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Lovely!
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Hope to see you again this weekend!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Charlene said...

Wow...gorgeous card...you did an incredible job with the quilling. Thanks for the wonderful Father's Day sentiment

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