05 February 2010

Cardmaking: Red Challenge

February's Challenge on the Michael Strong Yahoo group is to create a 90% red card.

Using a textured cardstock background, my stamped Cloisonne Pot MS318EZ was heat-embossed with a dark cherry-red Japanese Lacquer embossing powder. The pot shape has been cut apart, to create a lid, and both parts were adhered with segments of Zots (clear adhesive dots). So what to put inside the pot? I didn't have any heart stamps.

Some roses ... quilling roses, or should I say quilled-roses with a touch of Sakura Gellyroll pen around their edges.

The little round-petalled flowers are simply punch-outs, i.e. like those you punch a hole into paper for the ring-binders. Start with a little dab of silicone glue and with long-nose tweezers, pick up the little punch-outs and press into the silicone to form a flower. Glue a quilled tight-coil centre to finish.

The sentiment has been dry-embossed with Cuttlebug folder 'With Love'.

If you're interested in reading more on the art of quilling, my Helium article on this topic is here.


Kay said...

I like how you did the flowers Carole. Beautiful card!

Lyn S said...

Love those little flowers you made Carole, very clever idea!

La Donna Welter said...

Thank you! Your kind comment on my blog is appreciate!: )
I love your flowers!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

I love your cards!
I added your blog to my feeds and I intend to visit again :-)
Dorly from Israel