How many times do I say this? A lot!!! They say that trends go in 7 yr. cycles and it is about 7 yrs. since Quilling was big and now it is big again. Wouldn't you know that I sold all my quilling papers and tools in my Craft Sale last Summer. It's OK...I bought some new tools and I have paper and a kick #$^ paper cutter.
This month's Cricut class is "Christmas in July with the Cricut - Quilling". Catchy little title eh?
I did the background paper with Alcohol Ink and made the "snowflake" cut with Accent Essentials. The paper I cut at 1/8" so it wouldn't be too thick in an envelope.
The other fun technique is first stamping with Versamark different snowflakes. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and of course, emboss. Add the AI. When it is thoroughly dry, place a piece of typing paper over the inked design and iron. The Versamark will melt into the typing paper and leave the snowflakes white against the AI background. I love the effect!
The angel quilled design came from a book, 50 Nifty Quilled Cards by Alli Bartkowski. This is a book I recently purchased and among all the quilling books I have this one has so many cute quilled shapes and cards. The angel is on p.95. Check it out.