Artist Trading Card Daily – 50

February 19, 2015 — 25 Comments

So today’s little creation was one of my personal favourites!

(Don’t ask me why, I just love it).

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The concept was simple and the process strangely relaxing. Perhaps this was why I liked it so much.

For this ATC I reached for my quilling kit. I already had in mind that I wanted to do a flower of some sort but wanted to add a little spin to it.

I began by forming the petals first. For the black outline I used a long strip of black quilling paper and wrapped this around the handle of a paint brush and secured it with a dot of PVA glue.

The centres were formed with hot pink paper quilling strip which I formed with the normal quilling tool and then dropped into the centre of the black outline. Once it had “unsprung” I used a dot of PVA glue on the back to hold it in place.

This was then repeated for each of the petals.

The centre was formed in a similar way however I used a tighter central coil and then pushed this down to form a bowl shape which I filled with glitter glue and glossy accents.

For the background I used a stamp from Clearly Besotted stamps to stamp out the stalk of the flower onto cream cardstock. I coloured in the leaves with some Spectrum Noir pens and then layered onto some light green and dark green cardstock.

To finish I used a big blob of Pinflair glue gel and then inserted the petals and the centre piece into that and let it dry.

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Not so quick, but very relaxing.

As ever, please feel free to leave any questions or comments below.

Many thanks for visiting – number 50 already! Where is the year going?!!!

J :)

25 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 50


    Hi John are you still doing your artist trading cards? I have not received any new posts since number 50. From



    It would be so nice if, while you are making your ATCs if you were to video tape the process.



    Hi John,
    This card is just so you :)! I can understand why you love it so much. I think I’m going to get my quilling tool out and get twisting :). x



    Really lovely. I’ve tried quilling, it is very relaxing to do 😊



    Lovely John. Quilling was the first craft thing I did. Haven’t done it for a while so will have to look for my papers and have another go.



    This looks great John – am I right that the shadows ARE actual shadows and you haven’t coloured them in? Quilling is a technique I’ve never tried but this has amazing dimension so will definitely give it a go! Love the glossy and glitzy flower centre too. Can’t believe this is day 50 … I’m really enjoying all the inspiration – thank you x



    As much as I like this one number 37 is still my favourite.



    As always John it’s brilliant.
    Must give it a go, thanks again. Jackie .



    My favourite so far. Lovely.



    Good morning John, Must get my quilling kit out, this is quite an innovative way to make the flowers. Love it


    Bridget Gillings February 20, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Hi John, this is fabulous, I have tried quilling a bit, maybe need to have another go. Thanks for the inspiration. Bx



    Fabulous fiftieth. I love this one. Might even give quilling a go now. Thanks for sharing.



    Phew Number 50, well done. I can see exactly why you like this one so much. So do I.
    Love and Light
    Sioux x



    Really like this John, I have never tried quilling but after seeing this I am definitely going to try it. Thank You for the inspiration. Mary



    Stunning! I’ve never tried quilling so, yet again, you’ve inspired me to try something new. Can’t believe we are already at no 50. Where does time go? Thanks again. X



    Fab project John. You are braver than me. I’ve been wanting to attempt quilling for over 18 months now- bought the tools, board and paper strips and have’t been brave enough to attempt! Your post makes it appear effortless – is it really as easy as you make it appear? I hope so, because then I may have to try and conquer my fear. Thank you very much or sharing this and inspiring us all to try something different :-) B x



    I’ve never attempted quilling, it looks lovely John. Well done x


    Christine in Bulgaria. February 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Love those quilled flowers, your ideas a getting better everyday.



    Really, really like this – fabulous



    well done once again, I bought a quilling tool, looking for the papers and a tuition book which I will most likely get at the NEC show. thankyou for sharing



    Hi John

    A brilliant idea with a brilliant outcome… I honestly don’t know how you come up with so many very individual ideas! Hats off to you, sir!!!

    Such an unusual and engaging image, beautifully coloured and put together. Very smart, like it a lot.


    T x



    You don’t have to give a reason! I love it too! Don’t do as much quilling as I’d like – must have another go at it! More inspiration as usual, thank you John. As you say, day 50, I don’t know where the year is going either!
    Happy crafting


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