One thing I was excited about when I started my Quilling journey was the ability to incorporate it into my cardmaking. I'm so happy with how this card came out, inspired by some fabulous papers I found at JoAnn.
- Pebbles Double Sided Scrapbooking Paper (JoAnn)
- Cardstock ( 110 lb)
- Coredinations Glitter Scrapbook Paper (JoAnn)
- Juya Quilling Paper Strips
- Quilling Tool
- Glue (Aleene's Turbo Tacky, Elmer's)
- Paper Trimmer
- Tape Gun
JoAnn recently had a mega sale on scrapbook paper. I couldn't resist these at $.19 each!! Hello my name is Carol and I have a paper problem.
They're double sided so it's like two, two, two papers in one. My older followers will get that joke.
In learning Quilling, I've watched different videos on how to outline an image but the thing that works the easiest and best for me is to cut the image I want to outline using my Cricut Explore Air 2. My trick that I think I invented but who knows, is to cut two of the image, layer on top of each other with a thin foam tape, which gives some depth to make it easier to go around it with the Quilling paper.
I went around the image with the light acqua strip, then made a cupcake liner design with pink. Another TIP: I do these atop wax paper since the glue doesn't stick. Wax paper is inexpensive ( OK cheap!) and a little will go a long way.
Once my image was outlined, I did a bunch ( technical term) of brown open coils and some darker pink tight coils for the "frosting", and then yellow, acqua, and cream to fill in the wrapper.
As the focal image was drying, I made the actual card. Simple 5x7 card, and alternating layered panels of the acqua glitter paper and the cupcake paper.
I use the Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue for the outline and to fill large spaces and the Elmer's in the fine tipped bottle for detail, small spaces.
To finish, I made a small coil of red for the cherry on top !
Since the friend this is for lives in another state and we can't enjoy a real cupcake, this will have to do!