I've been following Ann Martin's blog- all things paper for a while now and have really been inspired to try quilling because of the lovely examples and tutorials she's always posting.
Mother's Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to give this a go-
Just one tiny snag- I couldn't find any proper paper quilling tools or materials. I know I could have ordered them online- but of course I thought of doing this last minute and had to improvise.
I cut some strips of paper from larger sheets and used a pin tool from a scrapbook tool kit to roll the coils. I'm not sure if it effected the results at all- or if it was more a matter of having no experience in quilling but some of the curls are a little wonky. But for a first try I was really happy with how these turned out (more importantly the mom's love them).
Here's the card for my mom-
The card for my mother-in-law (which for the record was the first card I made)
And the card for my sister's very 1st mother's day.
I had some ribbon in the studio I knew she'd like and thought it might be nice to match the quilling to it.
Making these was really fun- although I have to admit my fingers were a little sore after making all three cards.
I'll definitely be trying this again!