DIY Paper Quilled Greeting card – It’s been a quite long time I have started quilling, and wanted to put on blog. Time has come…! Quilled greeting card can be a great way to pass your time.
I am the person who digs creative things online whenever I get time. By that I got the spirit to do quilled cards (can be customized for occasions like birthday, anniversary, or any festival) and earrings.
These quilled cards can be gifted to friends, colleagues, family members, and children’s too… It will be great to give handmade card for any occasion as a gift and at the same time receiver will be happy to get it rather than what you gift the one you get in shops (printed cards).
I am not an expert in quilling, but learnt many techniques through Pinterest. Many thanks to Pinterest.
Quilling is interesting, time consuming, and mainly it requires patience. But at the end of the day we feel happy once we have created something out of it.
Buy a quilling kit which contains all the basic necessary items required to do quilling. First try basic quilling shapes like tight coil, loose coil, tear drop, C-scroll, S-scroll, V-scroll, heart shape etc.,
Only advantage in creating customized quilled cards is that you can create your own designs. Take a concept you like and come up with ideas of how best you can quill it. Then go ahead and do it. If it turns out bad, don’t worry 🙂 After all nothing creative is a waste of time, we all learn from our mistakes.
I have done many quilled greeting cards using quilling paper. Try a simple card at the beginning. Once you get to know then you can put your own ideas.
Let me put one of those here with the steps with the pics…
Quilling using Comb
- Quilling Paper (different sizes and variety of colours quilling paper you can buy based on your choice like 3mm, 5mm, 7mm and 10mm) you get these in any craft shop ex: Itsy Bitsy, also you can buy online. The one I used here is 5mm quilling paper.
- Start somewhere in the middle of the comb. Loop one end of the quilling paper partially around the prong/tooth of the comb to hold it in place as shown in the picture.
- Start wrapping the paper around the prong on the left next to the middle prong. Bring the paper under the comb and wrap around the next prong on the right next to the middle prong.
- Pull the paper back to the left and wrap around to the previous left loop. Continue wrapping until that strip of paper is finished. Once you finished looping, apply a little glue to the end of the paper such that it will be there in the proper shape.
- Carefully remove the paper from the comb. Slowly bend inward the looped paper such that the leftmost loop touches the rightmost loop to form closed coil. Same way you can try the outward bending also.
- Then use another strip of paper (you can use same colour or different colour combination whichever suits) to wrap around the coil to hold its shape. Finish wrapping and apply glue to the end of the paper strip.
- You should get an oval shaped coil with little loops inside. So now you completed with one petal of flower. Follow the same steps to do five petals. Then glue it properly to get flower shape. Tight coil is glued at the centre. Thats all you are done with the flower…! You can use this single loop for leaves also.
- You can use these flower design to make the card.
Happy Quilling… 🙂
Let me know your quilling experience… please comment your views.