25 Feb 2013

Doodled card

A very simple card and as the title suggests I have done doodling on it.The colored card stock is gift from Deepti and white one is reused from an old invite.Everything is hand drawn and colored with pencil colors.Here is the inside view

Entering for :
BCG # 25 Oodles of doodles
Crafting by Design -Anything goes
Charizma cardz Challenge #7 One layer creation
Scrap-job number 2 -dudling

20 Feb 2013


                                   I have recycled price tag for this CAS- gift tag.

The butterfly is made using technique described in previous post .Actually I had made this butterfly as trial earlier ,It turned out good so used it for this tag. The rhinestone sticker is gift from Deepti and the self embossed bg is from an invitation card.Sentiment hand written.

Entering for :
CAS-ual Fridays : CFC90 Black & White plus 1
Less is More : week 107 Up In The Air

18 Feb 2013

Quilled Gift Tag

I have recycled price tags to make this gift tag .


 The flowers and leaves are quilled and I have used pearls for  center of flowers.Gauze bandage is  used to give some delicate texture to the tag.


  The butterfly is made using  handmade paper doily. I have distressed it with black color(To give a look of common yellow pansy butterfly) at edges and some pearls at center .

Here is how I made the doily

Cut a square piece of paper fold it and cut a design at edges and open it ! I fan folded this piece along the diagonal to make butterfly .

Entering for :
ICR Anniversary Challenge #2 Inspiration  here
Incy Wincy Designs - Pop-up it up (Butterfly is popped)
All sorts Challenge - Week194 Things with wings
Charizma Cards Challenge -#6 Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy- Challenge # 50 My hearts all a Flutter

Last week Deepti had shared picture of package I sent her but what she didn't mention that it was a return gift from me. Actually she was the one who had surprised me by sending this beautiful goodies.
Thanks Deepti !

P.S: I have created new gmail  account for my blog as  reusingwithquilling@gmail.com and I have deleted my old account .This is the reason why the followers gadget on your blog shows me as new follower.You can mail me at this new account .Please replace my old email address with this one and  Do leave me your comments if you like this tag.Thanks

7 Feb 2013

Rose Flower Tutorial

            I want to thank my blogger pals for the appreciation they have given to my doily n rose card.Few of them had requested  tutorial on roses n doily.So here is a tutorial for making paper rose ! I am not an expert in making paper flowers so I cannot say its the perfect way .I am sharing the steps I followed  !( Its very lengthy post as I have explained the steps from scratch ! )

Step 1 .For the roses I used three 8 petal flowers.If you have punches then you need not follow initial steps.I have used colored chart paper. I started with a  squares of 4cm by 4cm.The size may vary according to size of flower you want.

Step 2. Fold the square diagonally.

Step 3. Fold the triangle again in half .

Step 4. Fold it one more time in half.

Step 5.Draw a petal shape on it.

Step 6. Cut the shape.

Step 7.Open up and cut along the folded lines(marked with black)Don't cut up to center just half way.So the petals can spread nicely.

Step 8.Cut three flowers following above steps .Sprinkle some water  and Scrunch them into ball.

Step 9.While still moist open the petals gently( If the paper is too thin the petals may tear off !) and color along the edges.Due to moisture the color will spread and we get a natural shading effect.

Step 10.Let the flowers dry completely.Then cut them as shown

Step 11.Keeping in mind how the real rose petal look ,roll the triangular edges of the petal backwards.You can use a toothpick or quilling tool for it.This is how the petals look from backside.

 Step 12.Emboss the center of each part to get a cup shape (You can use back of pencil or brush for this ) Then glue the cuts of the petals. Roll the single petal into a cone.Slightly shape the petals while doing so.

Step 13. Glue these layers one by one at center starting from the largest.Glue only in the center and place the petals of each layer such that the gap between petals of previous layer is cover by petal of upper one. And the beautiful rose is ready !

You can see the card made using these flowers here . As I said Its not the only way and you can experiment with shape, size and number of petals.If you don't want big rose you can make 2 small roses by using the layers of 4,3,2,1 petals.Having more petals gives fuller look to the rose you can make them with 6,5 petal flowers also.

These are few more roses in different sizes .I made these roses with same steps as stated above except for misting water,scrunching and shading.I have cut the shapes embossed them ,rolled the edges and then glued the layers.

I hope I have explained it clearly if you have any doubts do comment I will try to help.

4 Feb 2013

Guest Designer for Unstampabelles

                     The theme for  this month's challenge  at  Unstampabelles  is " To use Doily ". I made this card keeping this theme in mind.gave a water color wash for background.I have used two handmade doilies for the card.  Distressed bigger one with dark pink color and colored the smaller one (used in center ) yellow.

The roses are handmade too ! You can tutorial for rose here

I have stitched a trim at the center of card(though not visible much !). The swirls are made using plastic beads (called disco beads locally !). Do tell me if you like the card and roses .