DIY Quilled Greeting Card.
Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper to create designs. With some creativity and interest you can create beautiful designs. You can buy quilling paper in different colors and sizes or you can make quilling paper by cutting printer paper or newspaper in desired size.
I love giving handmade greeting cards so I started using paper quilling to decorate the greeting cards.
- 1/8” width quilling paper. One quilling paper per petal.
- Pink color – 6 Strips
- Red color – 4 strips
- Blue color – 7 strips
- Black – 1 strip
- Slotted quilling tool
- Quilling circle sizing scale (Optional: Will make sizing easier and also uniform)
- Plain Greeting card & envelope
- Embellishments (I have used pearl stickers)
STEP 1: Take the desired color quilling paper and insert one end of the paper into the slot of the quilling tool.
STEP 2: Roll the paper end that is with the quilling tool using the quilling tool. Roll it to make a tight coil.
STEP 3: Remove carefully from the tool, the rolled up quilling paper and place it in the circle sizing scale. The coil will loosen and unroll based on the size you have chosen.
STEP 4: Once the desired size is reached, remove from the scale and glue the free end to the rolled coil. This will ensure the coil does not unwind.
STEP 5: Let the glued up paper coil dry. Make as many paper coils as desired and then shape them all.
STEP 6: Hold the coil in the left hand and by using the right hand index finger and thumb press the coil to make a tear drop shape. (I have created a floral design so this will make the petals).
STEP 7: Place the shaped coils on the greeting card. If you are happy with the design, start gluing the quilled coils on the greeting card.
STEP 8: Use the same technique and create more designs. You can also glue together 2 different color papers, roll and shape them to form double colored coils.
STEP 9: Decorate with pearls or stone stickers. Add wordings based on the occasion.
Handmade, personalised greeting card is ready!!!