Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Floral Quilled Card

Hello!! Today, I want to share a beautiful quilled card, which I made especially for my dear mother in-law.
Quilling or "paper filigree", is the craft of curling, bending and arranging strips of paper to create beautiful and detailed artwork.
I love this technique. Hope you like it!!

¡Hola! Hoy quiero compartir esta hermosa tarjeta que hice especialmente para mi querida suegra en su cumpleaños.
La técnica que utlicé se llama Quilling o Filigrana y consiste en enrollar tiras de papel para crear hermosos diseños decorativos.
Esta técnica me encanta, espero les guste.

Have a happy day! / ¡Feliz día!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pop-Up Birthday Card

Hello!! I had too much fun making this birthday card and I really like how it turned out. Hope you like it too!

¡Hola! Hacer esta tarjeta de cumpleaños fue muy divertido y el resultado final me encantó. ¡Espero a ustedes les guste también!
How to make it?
1. Die-cut a white panel from watercolor cardstock (I used Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies from My Favorite Things); then splatter panel with distress inks.
2. Die-cut "Happy Birthday To You" using the Pop-up Birthday die from My Favorite Things.
3. Adhere a piece of cardstock to back of white panel covering the message opening.
4. Stamp two balloon strings using black ink. Die-cut balloons and adhere to panel using foam tape.( I used: MFT Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set and dies)
5. Form a 5½ x 4¼-inch card base from Kraft cardstock and attach white panel using foam tape.

¿Cómo hacerla?
1. Troquela un panel de papel para acuarela utilizando uno de los troqueles de Stitched Rounded Rectangles de My Favorite Things. Luego, con un pincel haz salpicaduras de tinta distress hasta cubrir todo el panel.
2. Troquela la frase "Happy Birthday To You" usando el troquel "Pop-up Birthday" de My Favorite Things.
3. Pega una pieza de cartulina de color detrás del mensaje troquelado, y así resaltar aún más la frase.
4. Estampa los hilos de los globos con tinta negra. Troquela los globos y pégalos al panel. (Utilicé los troqueles y set de sellos de MFT: Birthday Wishes & Balloons)
5. Forma una base para tarjeta de 5½ x 4¼ pulgadas y pega el panel a esta base utilizando cinta foam.

Have a great weekend! / ¡Feliz fin de semana!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Celebrating Cardmaking Day! / Celebrando el Día del Cardmaking!

Hi everyone!! Today is World Cardmaking Day, so I wanted to celebrate making this simple but colorful card. Hope you like it!
Hola a todos! Hoy es el Día Mundial del Cardmaking, así que, quise celebrarlo haciendo esta simple pero colorida tarjeta. Espero les guste!  

For the background I used Distress Inks (picked raspberry, mustard seed, peacock feathers).I stamped the sentiment using Memento tuxedo black and then restamped it with Versamark and applied clear embossing powder. As a final touch I glued some enamel dots, which coordinate with the background colors.

Para el fondo utilicé tintas Distress en los colores: picked raspberry, mustard seed y peacock feathers. La frase la estampé con tinta Memento en el color tuxedo black. Luego, estampé de nuevo pero esta vez con Versamark, para poder agregar polvos para grabado transparente y así darle un poquito de brillo a la frase.
Y como toque final adherí tres decoraciones en los mismos colores de las tintas del fondo de la tarjeta.

 Have a nice weekend! / ¡Feliz fin de semana!
 Raquel :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Have a Happy Day Card & My Favorite Things Contest

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!! This is my very first post so I'm so excited!
Today's card is special because it's my first card on the blog, so I wanted to make it even more special by adding this card to the Card Design Superstar Contest by My Favorite Things.


  • Cardstock: white, yellow
  • My Favorite Things stamp set: Things with Wings
  • My Favorite Things dies sets: Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX, Things with Wings, Birthday Wishes & Balloons
  • Ink pads: Memento (tuxedo black, tangelo), Distress Ink (peacock feathers, mowed lawn, antique linen)
  • Spectrum Noir markers: CT1, CT2, CT4, OR1, PL1, DR1, DR3,BT2, BT4, BT5
  • Hampton Art honeycomb stencil
  • 1/8 inch-wide quilling paper strip: pink
  • Sponge daubers
  • Adhesive foam squares
  • Liquid glue
  • Hemp cord
  • Quilling tool
  • Die-cutting machine
  1. Form a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card from white cardstock.
  2.  Die-cut the larger Stitched Rounded Rectangle from white cardstock. Place stencil onto panel, sponge with Distress inks.
  3. Adhere inked panel to card front using foam squares.
  4. Using Memento black ink, stamp birds onto white cardstock; color with markers. Die-cut around images using coordinating dies.
  5. Die- cut balloons from yellow cardstock, then glue hemp to the back of the balloons and adhere them with foam squares.
  6. Die-cut the smaller Stitched Rounded Rectangle from white cardstock and stamp sentiment using orange ink.
  7. For the final touch, glue the quilled party hat to the big bird.

 Have a happy day and thanks for visiting!
 Raquel :)