Quilling is something that never pops into my mind when I'm casting about for my next project, but I might have to rethink that! Cecelia Louie's new book is called Pretty Quilled Cards, and that is the honest truth. The effect of quilling is dainty and feminine, but not cutsie in the least.
The quilling basics will give you an overview and introduction to everything you need to know to get started. There are only a few tools and materials you'll need, so this is a very accessible art form to add to your repertoire. And here's the amazing thing about this Lark Book design: Cecelia has provided not only step-by-step instructions for each quilling project, but also step-by-step actual-sized templates! All you have to do is lay your quilling strips on to the of the provided illustrations and do the curves and folds as shown.
But wait, there's more! There are also printed backgrounds of Cecelia's illustrations that you can photocopy and use for your cards if you'd like!
Would you like to win a free copy of this book? Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully. Leave me a comment here and include your email address. If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you. No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person. You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, cyndi at mazeltovjewelry dot com. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice! Deadline: March 19, 2014
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This book looks like it contains a wealth of inspiration! I've been creating cards this year and would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.
If this is open internationally I'd love to join in!