Thursday, January 24, 2013

Quilled Blossoms Thank You Card (CAS)


Happy Thursday all!

Thanks for stopping in today. We are all frozen over in NYC making it extremely depressing to go out. Makes me wonder how on earth I lived in Buffalo, NY for 2 years. :D I hope it's warmer wherever you are! :)

I have here a card that is currently circulating my office at work to be signed by everyone. Shanta's last day will be tomorrow and I will miss the energy she brings. Hope she'll feel the love in the card. :)

Card details: Layout was based on this sketch. 3 quilled blossoms were formed into bowls with white paper strips. Depth is created in this way. Chalk was faded into petals to bring out colors. Vellum was printed on for the words. Flourishes were wet embossed. The only regret I have is making the flowers so thick. I wanted to partially conceal some petals with the banner, but in order to do this I would need to put the banner on stilts of foam dots! You may not be able to tell from this photo except the way that it pops out, but I have to say it is pretty unflattering looking at it from the side. This also caused such a raised card that it far out-sized the A2 envelope I had prepared for it. It had to go into an envelope one size up. I'll have to work on that. ;)

Below are 3 close ups of the card. In sharing my joy in making a new blog friend, Lenetta, I would like to participate in her new blog hop which encourages self-accomplishment--Weekly Goals Linkup # 3. For every picture, I will put down one goal for the week for a total of 3. Yes, I know it's weak, but you have to start from somewhere...right? 

1. Write 2+ blog posts.

2. Beat my old bowling record of 167 tonight (Good luck to me--
I did that in 11th grade and only recently started playing again).

3. Make 2+ cards this weekend.
If I fail to meet my first goal this week, then I'll be back next week. :X Just kidding...I will try my best to make good on that one. ;) Have a good one!

Entered in:
-Retro Sketches #47
-Chalk N Stock Jan '13 Anything Goes w/ Chalk
-Papercrafting Journey For a Girl Challenge
-Aud Sentiments Inspirational Bingo (Diagonal: Flowers, (Wet) Embossing, "You")

26 comments:

  1. I think your card is beautiful! The color shading of the petals adds lots of interest.

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  2. This is stunning - I love how you have made these flowers with tight rounds of quilling and shaped - they are fabulous and certainly add depth to your card. TFS

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  3. lovely... beautiful blog you have..
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  4. The flowers are super awesome .I liked the color shading you have done to the petals .The vellum is beautifully embossed too .I liked the card very much..!

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  5. This card is wonderful and sweet^_^
    The details are beautiful^_^
    Have a lovely day^_^
    Sonia

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  6. OMG....beautiful and lovely card, you're really talented and creative! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  7. what a lovely card, love the flowers with the shading, she will love it!!
    good luck on your goals !!!
    Paula

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  8. This is a really beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

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  9. this is just simply beautiful! thanks for linking up with us at Aud Sentiment!

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  10. A stunning card.Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Helen xx

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  11. Stunning card and effects, Just love those quilled flowers, Thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month and good luck.

    Hugs

    NIKKI

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  12. Hello sweety! This is such a great post and glad to found your blog! Love these cards! Are we following yet? I'd love to follow via gfc and bloglovin if we aren't! Stop by me soon!xx ♥

    Kisses*
    www.fashionholicsparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by sweety! (: Following you now! Keep in touch ♥

      Kisses*
      www.fashionholicsparkle.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you so much for stopping by & following!!!! I’m following you back now :)
    Unfortunately you haven't “bloglovin”, but if you decide to add it on your blog, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's an easier way to keep in touch ;)
    Hope you have a wonderful day<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  14. Hi!! Great blog!! I'm your new follower!! I'd be very happy if you follow back!! Kisses!! :)

    thebeautyfairyblog.blogspot.gr

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  15. Very beautiful card and love the quilling. You don't see much quilling done on cards so this is refreshing. I like your weekly goals too. Jearise DT Chalk N Stock

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  16. Absolutely stunning card design. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!

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  17. Another awesome creation Eileen!

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award, check it out http://loveshappyhour.blogspot.com/2013/02/liebster-award.html

    Cheers!
    ♥Kelli

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  18. love these cards!!! so beautiful :O
    maybe we could follow each other via gfc/fb/bloglovin?! It would be a pleasure for me :)

    http://glamourdrama.blogspot.it

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  19. very elegantly and as usual stylish

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  20. Oh wow! Your card is so pretty! I love the quilled flowers.

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  21. lovely! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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