Thursday, October 13, 2011

Quilled easel card



      I am making an easel card after a long time ,this one is for my childhood friend.
     She is now in Bangalore . We lived close by and went to the same school when we were kids .Though we have gone our different ways she always remembers to wish me on my birthday and on friendship day. She doesn't know about my quilling , so I am hoping this will be  a pleasant surprise to her.

      


Update:

   Since I have so many requests from my friends ,who want to know how I made the crimped circle, I am updating this post. There might be an easier way but this is how I made it.

 For the crimped circle, I used  a very thick white strip (hand cut) for the first inner layers( Thick paper remains a bit stiff even after crimping and can be shaped easily).
      I applied glue to the edges of the purple circle on the card and stuck two layers of the thick white crimped strip. Next I stuck a lot of purple strips together and crimped them. I applied glue to the entire width of the circle ( I had already marked the width of the crimped circle with pencil) and quickly wound the purple strips around the white ones.Adjustments can be made before the glue dries. It is important that we apply the same pressure when we wind crimped strips or else the circle will not be perfect. For the last couple of layers I again used the thick white crimped strips to get the right circle shape.

Thanks for stopping by , have a lovely day.

39 comments:

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Suganthi! I love easel card and had wanted to make some. Your friend is going to be so delighted to receive this card.

asmita said...

wow so pretty. how do you make that quilling circle around flower.

angelin said...

Another great fantastic card from you .love those crimped circles .

Tejal said...

I love the card..the colors the quilling, the crimped circles!! oh your friend is a lucky one!! She's gonna be wowed and stunned speechless!!!
Fabulous!!!
It just brightens my day to stop by your blog....love all the color that you use!!

Manasa said...

I totally agree with tejal above..it really brightens my day to stop by your blog...very beautiful suganthi :)

Shakti said...

Your quilled creation very beautiful!

Hussena said...

this is totally gorgeous suganthi such a beautiful card i am sure your friend will be wowed by it ...though i have a ques about how you made the circle frame using those strips wasn't it difficult to stick them in this way???

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous card, love the quilling, she will love it!!!
Paula

Philippa said...

Stunning work, Suganthi! I'm looking forward to your reply about how you achieved such a perfect circle!

Sathya said...

Absolutely Stunning....Sure will be a great delight to ur friend....

ManuK said...

Your friend is very fortunate to receive such a lovely gift! You can tell that you added a lot of emotion when you created the card.

Love how the crimped circle frames your composition, which, by the way, looks like a painting.

Hugs,
Manu

Dr Sonia S V said...

Suganthi you create the most stunning quuilled creations- I love those leaves and the circular frame and the quilled stopper for the easel-- all so wonderful!!

~ a paper {life} original designs and cards by cheryl said...

it will be a most pleasant surprise for sure.

niakriss said...

beautiful!!!

Nágela said...

Beautiful flower ande leaves!
I loved the style!

k@rin said...

very beautiful. Your friend will be very pleased.

Zivi said...

very nice

Ann Martin said...

She will be thrilled!

Baukje said...

what a wonderful work I love it!
Greetings Baukje

neli said...

Прекрасна картичка!Много стилно е направена!Поздравления!

Priya said...

Very very pretty! Even I wanna know how did u managed to get such perfect circles... :)

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

AWSOME SUGANTHI !! U TURN ME SPEECHLESS !!

kavitha said...

I love the crimped circle,just perfect:)

GreenEarth said...

Lovely, as usual very innovative design!!

Preeti said...

very beautiful..
let me know how you achieved those crimped circles and leaves..

mazojira said...

super :)

Avni said...

This is beautiful! Love all the colors and your quilling is just too neat:)

Leanne said...

Beautiful!!! I'm sure your friend will treasure this.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

it is just awesome dear... ur friend will love it...

Anita Kumar said...

Absolutely superb !

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

This is really classy and beautiful Suganthi :-)

farah said...

this is again one of your beautiful creations and it is awesome.

Mihaela said...

Great work Suganthi! I love the crimped circle and leaves looks so beautiful!

Katrin said...

Красотища! Такая нежность!!!

anandhirajan said...

I am in awe with your crimped technique.Is it handmade or with crimpers available in the market?
Gorgeous as ever
anandhirajan

viji said...

Wounderful creation dear.
Pl. come to my blog. There waits one award for you.
I dontknow how to passon and all.
Pl. do the needful.
viji

Lekha justin said...

Awesome work Suganthi....

Nati said...

Amazing!!!
Nati from Brazil

My Quilling Nest said...

Your work is Amazing!!! Thank you for participating in "Quilling It Thursdays"

Quilly Hugs,
Linda K.