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I am a simple person believing in simplicities of life. I love crafting and experimenting all sort of crafts- some I succeed and some come out to be total disasters...:P but i still love them all. I attempt to share my creations and crafty knowledge with you all and hope you enjoy your stay at my blog. Love all, Hate none is my way of living. If you like my work and wanna talk about it, I can be reached at justlovecraftsblog(at) xx

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A New card...A New trick too :D

I am feeling soo proud today...And that's coz I have kept my promise...Promise of putting up crafty posts soon and here I am, in less than 24 hours...soo happy!! :P
Well, I so hope that I continue with this promise of mine and hopefully don't take a Loooooong gap like last time :(
Anyways, I can always blabber later..Let's come straight to the point.. This is a card I came up with 2-3 days back while fiddling with the strips. Its primarily made of only 3 colors (blue, pink and red). Well, no special reason, just that I have been able to shred only 3 colors so far and my table seemed to be full so I thought of using some before shredding a new color...
Have a look

This is the first time I have used 'Construction Paper' for Quilling. Actually, I didn't have much of a choice as this is the only kinds which is available for my purpose.. I like this paper, its like that though its only 110 gsm, I find it much harder to shred as all the ends do not come out fine. But guess, I am not in a complaining position as of now as even after trying I couldn't find anything apart from this, so I'll just stick to it..

A close up-

Now, The title says 'A new trick too' so here is the trick that I would like to share with all of you. 
(Disclaimer- I am not sure if it's entirely new, it's just I haven't seen it before and the idea came to me out of sheer desperation!)
I wanted to 'raise' the level of the part that holds the sentiment and since I have literally just moved to Singapore I am lacking of all the essentials of crafting apart from the very basic ones.. So as expected I did not have the required foam tape which is generally used for such purposes. But I was soo desperate to finish the card that I had to raise the level of the sentiment strip by any means and Whoooshh!!! I saw my quilling strips lying right in front of me and I made 3 tight coils and stuck them to the back side of the sentiment card and placed the whole thing in its right position. 
A closeup to show what I actually did..
This is the final outcome, and you can notice the raised part too easily..
I believe no one can actually make out the difference by just looking from the top that I have not used foam tape for it. In fact, I happen to notice one more benefit..
When quilled coils are used in place of foam tape, the 'raise' is more discreet and firm, as foam tape tends to squish due to its softness, where quilled coils are sturdy and keep the card in place..

*Caution- Make sure the paper which is being used for the 2-D effect (my sentiment card in this case!!) is thick and sturdy in itself, the pink base here is 140 gsm and on top of it i have stuck the same blue piece as the strip color which is of 110 gsm making the whole thing quite sturdy*

Well, I seem to totally love this card for its simplicity and freshness. Here is one last pic I would like to share..:D:D
If you like it, do lemme know. Your appreciation is my motivation.

Love all,
Just Love Crafts xx


  1. I love the way you design such beautiful cards effortlessly whenever I am around. The use of bright colours like blue, pink, orange and red, you just made those hearts look so elegant. Keep up with the good work. Xx <3

  2. thats a very pretty card..welcome back!
    first time here..glad to follow you :)


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