Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday Tip

I have been using this daisy background graphic for about six months for all occasion cards. I make the daisies while watching TV or when I am in a mood to quill. I like to use the 1/16" English paper strips I buy from Whimsiquills .. the strips are actually more narrow than the American 1/16" paper.

I embellished this with several shades of brown chalk, set it with a fixative and glued it on the card. The center tight roll is slightly convex. I covered the quilled daisy with two layers of tissue paper and mailed in a regular envelope, no bubble packaging.


TIP: If you make up a stack of all occasion cards ahead of time and use quilled motifs on your cards, try using 1/16" paper strips and mail one to yourself, first, to test how it turns out in regular mail.

Have a great day!
-Molly

8 comments:

Sathya said...

Lovely daisy...Perfectly matches the BG...

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful Daisy, like that it matches the background so well !!!
Paula

Terri said...

Daisies are so pretty and are always in season for any card. Thanks for sharing your tip with us.

Antonella said...

Such a serene and beautiful card! great tip for a way to create a batch of 'custom' cards :-)
Hugs, antonella :-)

Nati said...

great idea, thank you for sharing!!
Nati Xo

SUSAN said...

what a lovely card...

Ann Martin said...

Just perfect! I didn't know that about the English strips being a bit narrower.

Blissmade Designs said...

Such a beautiful card! You inspire me to try quilling :)

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