Happy Mother's Day everyone and to all of your lovely mums! :)
Today's post will be a little DIY for a card I made yesterday (last minute whoops) for mum today. It could be tweaked and changed for other occassions but I thought it worked well as a Mother's Day card as I chose quite gentle and pastelly colours as mums are cute and lovely XD
The technique I used for this card is called quilling. It's basically rolling strips of paper into different shapes to make your design :) You can either use ready made strips or I made my own by cutting strips of paper 0.5cm wide.
White square card and envelope
White and pink paper or quilling strips
Pink mulberry paper
Paintbrush and water
1. To start off with, choose your colours and cards etc. I think this is the hardest part and it usually takes me forever as I'm sooo indecisive! I went for a white square card, pink and white paper for the flowers and pink mulberry paper, or you can use any patterned paper.
2. Using the ready made strips, or the ones you made, quill the strips into roughly even sized circles and glue the edge. I used a board that has premade shapes so I used it as a rough guide for my circles. Pinch the circle to make a teardrop shape. This will make a petal. Do this for all of them. I made 4 flowers, so 20 petals, 10 in white and 10 in pink.
3. Measure how big you want your square windows. For this card I chose 4.5cm squares. If you're using mulberry paper, I'd recommend drawing drawing your shapes in pencil then instead of cutting with scissors, drawing along the outline with a wet paintbrush and gently ripping the paper, then leave to dry for a few minutes.
4. Glue to square windows to your card and glue the petals onto each window.
5. Finish it off by adding two little gem hearts to the bottom right corner.
6. I like to fold a piece of white paper and glue it along the crease to the inside of the card so you can write on the paper and it gives it a nicer finish.