Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 2008 Quilling Club Projects

At the May meeting we will focus on two techniques: ASL (alternate side looping) and Wheatears.

ASL is often used for flowers and leaves, and we will make a few of those as we learn the technique. But with Father's Day arriving before our June club meeting, I needed to demonstrate how ASL can be used for something masculine!

The Father's Day card features paper from Flair Designs. It was a real challenge to fit the featured technique into the design, but I finally hit upon flames around the 'grilled' bratwurst, with little ruffled ends often found on old-fashioned sausages and franks.

The bratwurst was made from sandpaper - another hat-tip to dads. Through trial and error, I discovered sandpaper does not accept a stamped design easily; so we'll use a cri-cut word like 'Dad,' a fitting title like 'Grill-meister' or your own pet name for the father you are celebrating.

The second card is actually a money-folder and features the hot color combo of red/black/gray -- a popular wedding pick this season. It is also perfect for graduates of Moscow High School (school colors: red and black). But it is versatile enough to use for any occasion! The artsy design on front is created with the wheatear technique and solid rolls.

Class date is May 19 at 6:30 to 8 pm. Mark it on your calendars and come join the fun! Bring the usual quilling tools, glue, and scissors. I''ll provide background papers and card blanks. Quilling strips required are red, yellow, orange, tan and brown. There will be multi-color packs available if you need them.

As always we'll have a lot a fun, a little giveaway, and loads of tips and hints to share.

Be sure to call Karen at Paper Pals soon to register! 883-4287 (procrastination carries the risk of class postponement or cancellation.)

If you are interested in a purchasing a class kit ($10+shipping) or just the instructional handouts ($4 via email), please contact me at gemstatequilling[at]verizon[dot]net


Sonya said...

The cards look great! The class will be alot of fun I bet and I wish I lived closer so I could be there!


Ruth Welter said...

Hi Paula, your blog looks beautiful.. I'm going to go ahead and add you as a blog link. It was lovely talking to you today.

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Those are wonderful cards! I've scrapbooked for years and tried quilling once. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing a great technique!

Chloe Rose Designs

Sadie Lou said...

adding you to the Cottage Style blog roll!


GemStateMom said...

Sonya, thanks! Wish you could have been there too! Class was canceled because of low interest this month. :( It is a busy time of year.

Ruth - thanks for the visit! So nice to get back in touch after so many years!

Christa - it's nice to meet a CSSTeam member - thanks for dropping by.

Sadie - thank you! Excited to be a part of CSSTeam and looking forward to getting to know everyone.