The majority of special occasions in my family fall in the first half of the year. Grandmother’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays of all my family members. I need so many cards! I wasn’t able to post for a while, so I’ve gathered the photos of some of the cards I made in the last few months. Naturally, all of them were done with my favourite technique – quilling.
The first in line was my dad’s birthday. I always struggle with cards for him – he’s the only male member of my close family and I still haven’t quite figured out how to make my floral cards less feminine. Oh well. I tried to solve this problem by changing the colour scheme in the Father’s Day card, you’ll see it later in the post.
Next was Mother’s Day. I was really happy with this card – I had an extra while of spare time and was able to play with moulds, so the result was a little bit more 3D.
Next was my sister’s 18th birthday. I’ve always wanted to try this quilling technique – creating a letter/number and then adding shapes around it – and the 18th birthday seemed like a good opportunity to go a bit extra. It was fun, but… making the digits alone took about as much time as the rest of the card! If there’s a smarter (and faster) way of making such elements, I’m yet to discover it.
Next was my grandma’s birthday. Unfortunately, I was in such a rush that I didn’t even take a photo of the card. 😦
And finally, Father’s Day. I tried to achieve a not-so-feminine look by going for this green-blue colour scheme, with a few little brighter elements. I’m actually quite satisfied with the outcome. It still has flowers, but at least it has a slightly less sugary-sweet vibe. It feels like a right way to go!
The only occasions left this year, excluding Christmas, are my mum’s and mine birthdays – both in the next 2-3 weeks. I’m not making a card for myself, so I have one card left to make, the one for my mum. Then, a break until Christmas crafts! Which I’m actually hoping to start around August. I did that last year and it took a lot of pressure off my shoulders in the final weeks before Christmas.