Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy 100 Days Baby Girl Pink Quilled Roses Card

I made a quick baby card for my co-worker who needed a last minute one for a 100th day celebration. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this term, it is a traditional celebration for a newborn 100 days after their birth. It is commonly observed by Korean and Chinese families. In addition to this day, I know that the Chinese have a gathering on the first full month/full moon after the baby is born. For this particular celebration, it is the first official introduction of the baby to relatives and close friends. Are there any such celebrations in your culture?
The baby feet were chalked and then a layer of glitter was applied sparingly to it. 3 various sized roses were quilled. 

This interior also sports the same footsies from Cuttlebug. 


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Friday, May 17, 2013

Quilling Purple Flowers Farewell Card for Raena

Who's playing Powerball this weekend? $600 mil?! We can dream, right? :D
Today another work study has left us. We're always sad to see each and every one of them go, but let's face it...this was only the beginning and there are a lot of places for career growth elsewhere.

I made her a farewell card. It's one of the more delicate looking cards that I've made recently. I don't know why I feel that way. It may be the lace fabric ribbon! It's on a pretty shimmery pinkish-colored cardstock base by Bazzill. There's a lot of chalking for the background, but the 2D flowers and pot were stamped. Flower centers were dotted with liquid pearls. It may be a bit hard to see, but the rim of the pot is made from 2 cut strips of paper using edger scissors. The petals of the quilled flowers were shaped into an arrow-like shape. Then finished off with rhinestones.
I really like this one. I hope you do too!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Quilling Yellow Sunflowers Best Wishes Doily Card

Are any of you nervous about insects? I am a bit disturbed about the 17 year cicadas that are supposed to rise in swarms in the coming weeks. :T This means I was only ten during the last invasion of this particular species of cicadas! Ignorance is BLISS sometimes. :D
I made a card for one of our work studys for her last day in the office. When I was a work study, I got some personal time to do my homework on certain days...this is not so for our office unfortunately. They are greatly treasured individuals who we rely on heavily for important responsibilities. For this reason, I will miss her very much.
I rarely use doilies, but I liked the delicate look it gives after seeing what Karon did on her post: 

Birthdays with Bling. I then wet embossed "Best Wishes" in silver. 

 The flourishes were stamped and pearl accents were added on the ends. I tried to keep the sunflowers about the same size. They were also chalked to add a gradient-style shading.
Finally, we had so much to write, I decided to turn it into a pocket for the interior. It's more like a wedding invite if you ask me!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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