Sunday, March 04, 2012

Paper quilled cards.

It was a few months ago that I discovered the art of paper quilling. I read up a lot about it on the Internet and  I have written a post about it and also posted some pictures of cards that I made here. and some more that I made here.  

Of course, one gets better with practice. I find  paper-quilling an excellent way to de-stress. When I sit down to quill, I forget everything!

What you need for paper quilling is just some quilling paper, glue, a quilling stick (not essential--you can just start off by rolling it around a tooth pick too) and loads of patience. It is extremely  addictive, once you get the hang of it.

 I can sit for hours, creating new designs. Here are some cards I made  over the last two days. (and I am quite pleased with them) .They are all my own designs.



I used foam sheets (you can buy them in a shop which sells craft supplies) for the Pig's face as well as for the grass and the butterfly. I think it has combined well with the paper quilling on the body.





I quite liked how this one turned out too. I used a dual colour quilling strip (pink and white) for the flower. I have a lot of craft supplies from UK (as I used to live there) . But I bought all my quilling stuff from India. You can but the quilling strips in varied colours and various thickness at a store like Staples or William Penn.




I  tried  paper quilled roses for the first time today, from a tutorial I found on the Internet. Am delighted with the results! :)



And I had to make one more. I tried a minimalist  approach when I made this one and I really like the  sense of calmness this one seems to give out.

So here I am--a  less stressed happy person--all thanks to a new hobby I took up.

Like my cards? :) 
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27 comments:

  1. The roses are real pretty :)
    I should try my hand at this!

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  2. beautiful works of art...

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  3. Hi Preeti,
    All the cards are beautiful especially the cute piggie and butterfly one :) . I too have started with quilling after reading your first post on quilling.Its really relaxing.I have even made some cards after coming back from a tired day at office and cooking my dinner. But oh the pleasure of seeing the cards is so soothing.:-).Did u get separate kind of quilling paper for rose?

    Regards
    Nitu

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  4. Beautiful they are! :D

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  5. I love the roses, you encourage me to try my hand at paper quilling :)

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  7. Your paper-quilling works are really pretty!! I have to try this one out myself! <3

    http://shubhisrevels.blogspot.in

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  8. I tried paper quilling when you first posted about them, but I wasn't able to get the hang of it. :/
    Thinking of finding a person who would teach me!!
    These are so so so pretty! :)
    I like the piggy and the just a note the most!!! :)

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  9. Loved them - specially the roses!! :)

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  10. wow!! Thanks for sharing those tips!!

    Good day!

    -Durga

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  11. The flowers do look gorgeous!

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  12. Pretty , pretty , very pretty !
    :)
    I am gonna try that too . yay!

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  13. I loved the paper quilled roses. Very lovely indeed

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  14. You are 100% right, Preeti. They are addictive once you start making them and also a great de-stresser. I tried them with toothpicks and they came out nice. Yours are prettier! nice job!

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  15. wonnnnderful :) btw what kind of paper/card u use for making these... i dont find blank outer cards and envelopes in chennai...

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  16. Too good, Roses are beautiful. 'Just a note' card is my fav. Must appreciate ur efforts.

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  17. Visiting this space after quite some time. Amid all those Indian female bloggers bitching about India and Indians and Indian society, your positivity stands out. A fist pump to you, honey.

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  18. http://aawara-udaan.blogspot.in/
    I would really like if you could drop by ( errmm..i am new at writing ...would boost me up ... ) Thanks :-)

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  19. Kay-O- tic: Read the post about your dad waking you up :) Nice! :)

    Partywithneha: Thanks a lot!

    Inferno:That is indeed a fab thing to say.Thanks!

    DJ:Thanks a lot!

    Hanni: I got some from khan market in delhi. Chennai has a an art store--I am not sure of the location. Try staples or willam penn.

    Gayu:Thank u!

    Horizon:Thank you so much!

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  20. Vaish:Thanks a lot :)

    Durga: My pleasure!

    Me: Meeeee toooo :) thanks :)

    Aaekay: I wish u were in same town--Would have taught you.

    Shubangi: Do try! :)

    Anusha: do try!

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  21. Rachit: Thank U!

    Nitu: Do enable access to your blogger profile..I am not able to visit your blog> Give me a link please. I used normal paper. I cut the edges with craft scissors.

    Susan: thank u! :)

    Jyothi: Thanks!

    Aathira: Do try!

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  22. The piggy - grass scenery is adorable!
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  23. <3 d roses...wots d trick b'hind it?please temme...i want to make them too :(

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  24. hey di...if u can pleas esuggst me sum ideas to mke cards using old marriage inites....wud luv to gt sum ideas frm u ;)

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