July 3, 2011

The Orange One It Is, Then! a.k.a The Definition of A Friend

Friday I asked you which one of the cards I should post first and you said the orange one...so...the orange one it is then!
First, I should say that these are not colours I would normally associate or use, but somehow the pieces of paper managed to get together at the moment I made it (of which I will tell you more in a future post, as this was originally made to be exposed in a creativity festival).

Design Details:

  • The base of the card is beige 300 gsm (I think - anyway, heavy weight) card stock, and about the measurements - I should say that I love the A5 format - meaning I use a A4 card stock, folded in two (I think this is approximately 15 x 21 cm). They are big enough for all the next layers and embellishments and they are still easy to be sent.

  • The next layer consists of butter yellow 120 gsm paper, cut 1 cm smaller that the card base, corner punched and edge inked with red ink and sponge. 

  • The burgundy pattern paper is a piece of 120 gsm plain paper, on which I stamped with brown ink with a clear unmounted stamp from Folia Bringmann (I cannot recall the set but if you are interested, I can try to find out for you.). This piece is also edge inked with brown ink and corner punched.

  • The central layer is made of 2 hand cut circles of 120 gsm paper, black and orange, on which I stamped again using the same stamp, slightly bent so it would fit the circle, on which I applied the quilled design, made with 3mm hand cut strips.

  • The ribbon is satin I think, the colour is something in between cantaloupe and a rich yellow, and for keeping the pattern I also stamped it with the same stamp and some red ink. I then applied the bow and the button (which by the way is gorgeous, don't you think?) and for the sentiment I used a digital stamp, printed it on beige 120 gsm paper and sponged it with red ink.

The interior of the card was blank, but as I offered this card to a friend on his graduation, I filled it with nice thoughts.

Well, I hope you like it and if you have any comments or questions about it, just let me know in the comments. Thanks a lot for visiting!

Until next time,
Behave and Quill!

July 1, 2011

I'm coming back...

...soon. I know, I know, I haven't been such a presence lately (actually it's been quite long), but I've been through a couple of things, some good, some less, plus I'm in the middle of my semestrial exams now, but I'll restart posting very soon. That's a promise and I plan on keeping it! And to add a little teaser...a couple of pictures :)

I'll be waiting for a couple of comments, as I cannot decide which of these cards should I show you first... So let me know about your favourite one, so far, as much as you can see from the pics I've posted. 

Until next time, 
Behave And Quill!

May 17, 2011

The Grand Opening of My Brand New Shop on Etsy!

I am soooo glad to announce you all that starting from this moment I am the proud owner of an Etsy Store! I am so excited!!!

Ever starting following blogs and blogging myself I've seen crafters from all over the world selling and showing their work on Etsy, but I always had the idea that it must be a very complicated thing to manage such an online store. Lately, though, at the proposal of more friends, I've been encouraged to create such a store myself, in order to facilitate people from everywhere to be able to purchase my cards, if wanted. So, here it is!

The Shop's address is:

For the moment, I've only posted 6 cards, but I plan adding more in time, so stay around to follow my work there, too!

Also, I will post here soon too, so stay tuned!

Until next time,
Behave And Quill!

May 8, 2011

Thank You...For Being Patient With My Absence!

I know, I know, I've been missing for a long time now, but I have been on my Easter holiday for a week and the week that just ended was a rough one for me so...all in all I haven't been very communicative lately.
But enough with the talking, let's see some craft project! One of my dream craft items I truly wish to own one day are The Nestabilities from Spellbinders. One of the most helpful items for a crafter, from my point of view, and as I may guess, not only mine. But, if you lack what you wish for, you are liable to improvise. So, if you are in the same situation as me, with a pair of compasses and a pair of hobby scissors try to re-create one of the scallops from Spellbinders, like I did here.

The sentiment is written in Romanian and it means "Thank you a lot!" or "Thank you very much!" (you get the idea... :)   ) and it is made using glitter powder over my handwriting.
I hope that you'll like the card I'm showing you today and I promise I'll show you soon what I have been up to during my holiday. I am in a new phase of my crafting discoveries and experiments of which I am delighted. I don't intend to tell more now, but, because you are my friends, I will give you a hint: pencils! 
Well, hoping to see you soon,

Until next time,
Behave And Quill!

April 19, 2011

Felt Heart

A couple of weeks ago, as I was searching through different stores for all kind of materials (like ribbons, papers and other card supplies) I found a set of different sheets of felt, precut for making a flag - the triangle style. What was great about this set is that the precut shapes were self-adhesive, so that made them even easier to be used. I decided I would buy it right away and planned on using the shapes on my quilling cards. I started by making these two little hearts on my card here. This one went to a friend's friend, on her birthday. I haven't found yet what she thought about it, but I could only hope she liked it. What do you say?

Also, if you have noticed, I've been trying lately to give more dimension to my cards, to make them look more 3D. I think they must get as "alive" as you can make them be, so I'm looking for all kind of techniques in order to obtain this. What about you? What do you think your card should try to be?

Until next time,
Behave And Quill!