Hello friends!! Happy Tuesday! I made it through freshman orientation at my son's high school (which happens to be the high school I graduated from many, many years ago... Go Tigers!!) yesterday. Still shaking my head a bit at the thought of having a child in high school... eeps!! Anywhoo... I digress!! It is Tuesday and that means time for a new CASology cue word. This week the word is paper... so many different directions you can take this one in for sure! And we have a fabulous sponsor this week... CC Designs, as well as a fabulous guest designer... none other than the amazingly talented Jenny from Crafting in the Country!
For my card I decided to do some quilling. About six months ago I decided to revisit the paper crafting technique of quilling. I had done some quilling many years ago, but gave it up for other paper crafting pursuit. Quilling is a very simple technique that involves taking thin strips of paper rolling them up using a slotted quilling tool. Once you have rolled up the paper strip you remove the roll from the quilling tool and allow it to open up into a loosely coiled circle. The end is adhered to the circle and the circle is shaped in to various different shapes like a teardrop or marquise. The various shapes are then glued to cardstock to create many different things like flowers, butterflies, etc. Recently quilling dies have appeared on the market that allow you to make different types of flowers. I used the traditional quilling method to create the stem and leaves, as well as a set of new quilling dies to create the flower head. Quilling requires very thin paper so the type of cardstock that most of us use for paper crafting won't work, but I discovered that some types of patterned papers are thin enough to use in a quilling tool. The flower was made using traditional quilling paper, as well as patterned paper from the Penny Black Madison 6x6 pad. Once all the pieces were created I arranged them on the cardstock piece and adhered them in place. Lastly I added the sentiment (from Our Daily Bread Designs), rounded two corners and adhered the piece to the card base.
Thanks for stopping by... I cannot wait to see what fun "paper" ideas all you super talented paper crafters come up with for this challenge!! In the meantime make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Judy, Meghan, Ardyth, Gillian, Maureen, Kimberly, Jen and Tracey and our guest designer, Jenny!
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI white; SU! So Saffron; Quilling paper: Quilled Creations; PP: Penny Black; Stamps: ODBD; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Quilling Tool