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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pink Dress

Good afternoon! It's been a great one here today. Kip and I both had a rare afternoon free and were able to each lunch together which was very nice. We have a new restaurant near us that has Japanese, Chinese and hibachi food. The sushi is pretty good there! Several months, or maybe a year ago I decided I wanted to learn how to do paper quilling. I taught myself several basic things using a small kit and a book that I was able to find. I really like the fringed paper flowers. I made a couple of them to use on this card to see how I like them as embellishments. What do you think? The directions mention using a wider quilling paper but this is the only size that I have been able to find. Onto today's card; I used the card sketch challenge from SCS for the layout of this card and for my colors, I used the colors that were in this patterned paper that I really like. The stamp is from Stampabilities and was stamped onto watercolor paper with Memento ink. The dress was painted using Twinkling H20 paints. I embossed the center panel with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and then went over it lightly with a sanding block to distress it just a little.  Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked tonight's card.

17 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

Hi Gina! This looks great. The paper flowers are terrific. I've tried quilling a few times but it was years ago when I was living at home w/ my mom! I love that stamp too! I haven't done this week's SCS sketch yet. Oh boy...falling behind!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Your dress is adorable! And your quilling is beautiful!

Becky said...

This dress is fabulous, love the quilling.

Heidi said...

love the dress!

Scrubbysue said...

What a beautiful card and I LOVE the shimmery effect!!

laos348 said...

A very pretty card! Those flowers look great as an embellishment and I really like the twinkling dress.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Very soft and pretty. Great job on the quilling.

The Mama Monkey said...

The flowers are amazing! Wow! And I love that image! What a cool stamp! Love how it shimmers!

Gene and Charli said...

You can find precut paper in widths up to 1 inch on our site. You can also cut your own. Are you using a fringer for your fringed flowers or are you using a pair of scissors? You can also vary the way the flowers look but using different centers. We have several resource pages and galleries in which you can get ideas and inspiration. We're working on a page now about fringed flowers. It should be up within the next couple of days.

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful work Gina. I forgot that I have twinkling H2O's.. so thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapping Julie said...

GINA LINDSEY!!
is there anything you cannot do???
so cute. i love it.
i bet samantha is quilling now?!

MiamiKel said...

What a terrific girly card! It's so bright and lovely - great job!

Kerry said...

This is very pretty! I really like those little flowers!

Lesly said...

This card is so precious and girly. Love the quilled flowers. Great work.

Janelle said...

Love the flowers and the stamped image. I've got to try H2O sometime, it looks like a lot of fun.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty and great use of the sketch.

Paula said...

The quilling is wonderful! Let's see more!