Friday, May 27, 2011

Filigree Friday Free Quilled BookmarkTutorial

Another Fabulous Filigree Friday!

I hope that today finds you well.  I am excited because here in the US we have a long weekend.  Monday is a holiday and the office is closed - Yeah!!

This is a Quilled Bookmark that I made last year as a teacher's gift.  I love the papers and the bright flowers!

I cut 2 pieces of cardstock 2.5 in (6.35 cm)  x 5.5 in (14 cm) (patterned and black)
I also punched a circle of coordinating cardstock
I glued them together - placing the circle near the top for just a little more texture and, as luck would have it, a guide for placing my flowers
I then used a ribbon spool to trace a half circle at the top
Cut the top to make it round
I am going to skip the next part - As you can see, I attempted to cut a flap however, I don't think I needed to do that.

I also cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped Thank You in silver
I love angles, so I attached it at an angle across the front

Red and Yellow Quilled Flower:
  • 4 in  (10.2 cm) Yellow 
  • 6 in (15.2 cm) Red
  • To make 2-colored petals you can either glue the red strip to the end of the yellow strip or roll first the yellow strip and then the red strip (gluing them is easier)
  • Starting with the Yellow end, roll the Yellow and Red strips and shape them into a Teardrop shape (click here for instructions)
  • Make 5 of these teardrops and glue them so that the point is in the center
  • Add a red gem to the center (gotta have bling!)
For the Stem,
  • I took a strip of green and used a technique called alternate side looping.
  • Basically, I created a loop, then came around and created a larger loop, and came around one more time to create a 3rd loop and glued it at the bottom and then pulled it thin so that you can barely see the loops.  
  • I did it for extra sturdiness because I am hoping this will get regular use :-)
For the Leaves
  • 2 shades of green, one 4 in (10.2 cm) and 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • I rolled them the same as the petals, I started with the lighter green

Yellow Flowers
These are a little smaller than the Red/Yellow flowers
  • 2 shades of Yellow, both 4 in (10.2 cm)
  • Roll the lighter then darker Yellow and shape into a Teardrop
  • Make 5 for each flower
  • Glue with the tips in the center
  • Add a pretty gem in the center
For the leaves
  • 3 shades of green this time, 3 in (7.6 cm), 3 in (7.6 cm) and 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • I rolled lightest to darkest, shaped into teardrop and then glued between 2 of the petals

Some thoughts/tips:
  • You could add more petals to the Yellow flowers if you wanted, I would not have more than 2 per flower.
  • I like rolling my coils with a lighter color in the center, but it looks pretty if you do the darker color in the center too - that is the fun part about quilling! The more you play, the more fun you will have!

I am Linking here:

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Bookworm -

Have a great Friday and if you decide to create something, let me know!

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco


Brodders said...

What a fantastic bookmark and wonderful quilling.

Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes and good luck x

Szalonaisa said...

Great idea for great bookmark :)

Liza said...

A great bookmark and fab quilled flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

chillin with Quillin said...

What a great book mark, love the quilling, and the colors!!!

SUGANTHI said...

Lovely book marker. I love the way you have angled the petals. And your instructions so useful .

Delphine said...

Your bookmark is fantastic, Antonella! I love the colours and your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog and for joining us at Cupcake! Good luck! Delphine xx

Ann said...

this is really pretty. I love the two colors mixed together.

Lori said...

Your bookmark is so pretty - those quilled flowers are gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning and colorful bookmark Antonella!! Your quilling is beautiful. What a great gift for a teacher!

Faye said...

Hi Antonella. I've been trying to visit you for days but Mr Blogger wouldn't let me! Glad I persisted though as this is a fab bookmark. I really love quilling and enjoy doing it, but don't so much anymore. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake this week too. Have a great weekend. xx

Donna said...

Wow Antonella, your bookmark is amazing and your quilling is so neat and pretty, beautiful colour choice! Fab news that you are enjoying the Cupcake challenges so much...thanks for joining in the fun with us this week...hope to see you again nect week :)Donna x

Poppit said...

Absolutely beautiful. I just love those quilled flowers. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Cupcake Challenge. Xx

Poppit said...

Absolutely beautiful. I just love those quilled flowers. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Cupcake Challenge. Xx

Antonella said...

Your kind words are humbling. It was so much fun to participate in the challenges/linky parties with this bookmark. The bright cheery colors just make me smile and I hope they bring cheer to you also!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Heidi said...

This is a pretty cute looking book mark, I'm afraid to skilled for me to accomplish lol

Jessica said...

Love this - I never knew much about quilling but now I'm very intrigued!


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