Quilling is relatively easy, once you have the right tools.
It is, however, time-consuming. Especially when you get a little over zealous.
I’ve come to the realization that I’m a crafting masochist. I always choose insanely detailed and time-consuming projects.
But they’re pretty. :)
First I got these beautiful quilling papers. I was very disappointed to find out Michael’s no longer sells quilling supplies, but Archiver’s now has them. And actually, these papers were better quality than the kind I had gotten before at Michael’s.
If you’re interested, there is a decent quilling tutorial here.
I decided to quill flowers for these cards.
First we have tulips:
Actually, the grass was the most difficult part of this card. It was really hard to glue it onto the card and keep it straight.
I did lilacs on another card.
I wanted to give a realistic feel to the lilacs, so I wanted some color variation. I only had one color of purple paper, so I quilled purple with pink on some of the petals.
This one is meant to be a lily, but I’m not sure that’s completely obvious.
I kinda got carried away on this one.
I wanted it to include the stamens so characteristic of lilies, so I added a 3D element.
I’m not sure how this one survived the mail, though.