Quilled Christmas tree

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This card took a while to make, but I love the finished result! The base card is green, I added a layer of red card to strengthen the design. I stamped some vintage Merry Christmas text in white at the base of the card. I made a series of different sized quilled coil shapes (open and closed) in two shades of green, red and yellow. I made a yellow star shape for the top of the tree and two green squares for the base. I then made a series of scrolls and double scrolls in two shades of green. Everything is on one layer apart from the yellow coils, I added them on top when I finished assembling the tree. It took a while of just moving things around to get it looking right, I started with all of the centre coils then added all the scrolls to the edge. Time consuming but makes a special card!

Vintage Christmas

I finally got around to putting my Christmas cards on the blog! This one is vintage inspired and quite traditional. I used two layers of gold organza ribbon, the base layer ribbon was plain gold and the one I added on top was a narrower more ornate gold ribbon. It was actually quite a quick card to make. I stamped Merry Christmas in a vintage font at the bottom of the card. The main feature of the card is the vintage embellishment, it's actually an old piece of costume jewellery, a single clip on earring that I bought in a lot of old mixed jewellery at an antiques fair.