ID: MC Feb/15 - Round Easel - Quilled Basket of Flowers - Just 4 You - HB  card
size: 6.5"w x 6.5"h (easel closed - includes overhang of leaves)

Created: February 23, 2015

Made another bunch of quilled purple petals at my last quilling session, plus all these roses and a couple misc leftovers I had lying on my desk... And the girls in my quilling group asked me to make a woven basket...

Sentiment stamp ("Just for You" 4pce set), from Quietfire Design and the eCut "Happy Birthday" available on the Silhouette onLine store.

I'm using white cardstock throughout.

I sandwiched two pieces of cardstock together, taped it to my work surface and cut out the circles using  my EK Success Circle Scissors on the largest hole, leaving about a 2" area uncut. I then fussy cut a small tab to adhere both circles together to create my card. Folded one of them in half for the easel.

Cut anmother circle the same size and embossed using Crafts Too "Lattice" embossing folder. Hit the high points with a Distress pad "Seedless Preserves, then sponged color all around. Adhered to my card front.

Die cut the square doily (Spellbinders "Labels 42 Decorative Accents"), sponged "Victorian Velvet", removed from die, adhered to card front.

Created the basket using 3" pieces of bamboo skewers, shaping the ends slightly to a point with an x-acto knife, applying glue to the end and then wrapping a tight coil around the end with 1/8"w x 3" long pieces of dark brown quill paper. Did 10 of those. Pressed down on each quilled circle to get it more of an oval shape, then glued them together. On the back, I glued a piece of the quill paper to make sure it stayed stuck and together... When dry, wove dark brown, rust and yellow quill paper. Wrapped the ends to the back, gluing in place. Added a couple vertical strips of quill paper to glue some of the ends. Trimmed everything down. When I started adding the flowers, I knew right away my basket colors were wrong... so  painted over them with a Distress "Picket Fence" acrylic dauber a couple times. I like the rustic look to the basket. Adhered it to my card front, then started adhering all my quilled elements. I die cut some ivy (Creative Expressions Sue Wilson "Ivy"), colored with acrylic daubers and then with a "Forest Moss" stamp pad. The roses are from various brands of rose die cuts.

top view

For the floor, cut another circle, inked up my embossing folder (Couture Creations "Ambrosia" - Serenity Collection) using Distress pads all over with "Peeled Paint", then here and there with the Preserves, misted with water and embossed. Adhered to floor.

Stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Trimmed down, punching notches on edge corner. Adhered to another layer inked with the Preserves.

Die cut the corner frame pieces using Spellbinders "Floral Doily Accents", both corner dies and my hard rubber mallet. Sponged the preserves, then adhered to stamped piece using a double layer of 3D foam tape.

eCut the "Happy Birthday", painted with acrylic Dauber Preserves, dried, applied Quickie glue all over and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Purple"

the white basket my Quill friends asked me to make. The ends will have to be chopped once we know how big we want it. This one was made with white plastic cocktail toothpicks. It's about 1/2 the size of my basket. The size of skewer makes a huge difference.

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