Friday, December 07, 2012

Filigree Friday Christmas Card

Merry Christmas! 

filigree quilling quilled christmas card

I love making homemade cards, don't you? C'mon, admit it. I mean, how else are we going to attempt to use up all that lovely paper that is starting to take over your home one room at a time?

I love the crisp white and green against the red background.  The flowers are made using alternate side looping.  Alternate side looping is a technique where you don't use a tool, instead you fold your quilling paper  and wrap it to create the flowers.

I was going for a more modern look to this card, and placed a less traditional butterfly on the large flower... and let's not forget my scrolls, they are simple and easy to make and are so pretty.

The red card base is one that I bought at Michaels (a few years ago, when their $1 bin was actually a dollar).. yeah, what were they thinking when they made them $1.50? The cards were purchased embossed.

As I searched for a project to post, I selected this one because I really like these types of flowers and scrolls too :-)  I have to admit that this card was given as a birthday card, but the colors work for Christmas and I didn't take a picture with the sentiment - so don't tell :-)

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!




Myrna said...

This is so pretty, both as birthday and Christmas.

Ann said...

Yes I admit I do like to make cards. However, I never seem to like the way mine turn I do like yours though, it's very pretty

Theepz said...

I love yo profile pic!
Wonderful work its :)

Shirley-anne said...

Great you can buy embossed card and adapt to either Christmas or other occasion .Love the quilling , a style I have yet to master .
Nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog ..

Nágela said...

Very pretty and delicate that your card.
A New Year full of peace, success, joy and happiness!


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