Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Monday! :)

I tell you what! I am a stampin' FOOL these days - trying to get as far ahead as I can with designing, so when I start directing my show in two weeks, I won't get too overwhelmed at first. :D Which means I can't show you everything new showing up in my studio - but I can show you one or two things. :D

Paper quilling seems to be making a comeback! There was an article in the demonstrators' magazine from Stampin' Up! - Stampin' Success - about it this month. There was a card in there I think we'll be doing at classes for Valentine's Day, because it's super simple and cute! However, I wanted to put my hand to it right away.

Beverly Polen had a design on her blog for a full flower like this; I wanted to make a medallion (partly because I still had all the Wild Wasabi scallop circles from the Can It Forward! day :D), and this is what I came up with!

Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp sets: Many Merry Messages, Delightful Decorations (inside)

Accessories: Large scallop circle punch, paper piercer, Big Shot, Stripes Texturz Embossing Folder, dimensionals, Tombow Multi Glue, Snail.

I know the colors aren't what we think of as "traditional" colors for Christmas, but I REALLY like the way this turned out. It's very calm, and a little elegant. And for my first attempt at quilling, I think it's pretty OK. :D

All right! I'm off to do some more stampin'! I hope you're having a great day - and managing to take the time to STAMP something!!!


Anonymous said...

Love it!!! Mary Nau

Ginny said...

My daughter, Sarah, is and experienced and gifted quiller. (Is that what you call someone who does quilling?) She has done some wonderful projects, one of which I was given, although it still lacks a frame. Looks like you did a great job; love the card.