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Quilled Birthday Cards (Part II)

As I wrote about a couple of months ago, I am trying to get my craft on this year and create paper quilled cards for everyones birthday. The first couple of cards were relatively simple as I was just trying to get back into the swing of things with the quilling, which I had taken a long break from. And now with these next couple of cards I wanted to step it up a tiny bit.

paper quilled birthday card

paper quilled birthday card

For the first time I also used a quilling board. It was one of those random finds in a stationery shop and I didn’t really know what it was or how to use it but for £2 I thought, “why not!”. It turns out it is very handy for helping to make numerous circles of the same size, which was very useful for both of these card designs. There’s probably many more ways it can be helpful with quilling techniques which I will definitely have to investigate.

quilling board

After making these cards and wanting to do a little more, I did try my hand at some 3D quilling. It basically involved covering an egg in cling film and then creating the design around that in two halves, which you then stick together to make a hollow paper quilled egg. The photos on the internet of such creations are spectacular to say the least. But not so much my attempt. After completing one half I then discovered it was stuck to the cling film and I couldn’t detach it without pulling the whole thing to pieces. Fail. I will have to try that one again some time.


One comment on “Quilled Birthday Cards (Part II)

  1. fallfromgrace349
    April 18, 2014

    I adore quilling, but have never tried it myself. I totally love the balloon card, lovely 🙂

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