I'm happy to share with my readers great news. First, I began teaching quilling workshops in the studio of the Paper Heart shop in Ramat Hasharon. I also started a blog in Hebrew which is called הקסם של קווילינג ("The Magic of Quilling"). I really hope that the two facts will help promoting the art of quilling in my country. I'm also happy that at least we have here a craft shop that keeps a good stock of quilling supplies.
And now I'd like to show two greeting cards I made for display in the shop I've mentioned. The brown one is a recessed window card. I already used this method for the blue Hanukkah card. I like greeting cards of this type very much. In the center I placed a simple flower arrangement made up of quilled flowers: the leaves were created using a quilling comb/onion holder and 1/8"-wide quilling strips; the yellow fringed flowers are made of 3/8"-wide and 24"-long strips (approx. 9 mm x 60 cm). For the flower center I used two strips, one yellow and the other beige, both measuring 3/8 x 12" (about 9 mm x 30 cm). Size of this card is 6 x 6" (15 x 15 cm).
The other card is a so-called "easel card" (here is a very detailed tutorial on how to create an easel card). I liked the pattern on a piece of scrapbooking paper I came across, and thought it would look beautiful with a large quilled flower on it if I tried to make the flower match the pattern. The petals are made of 1/8" strips, and the fringed center is made of a 3/8"-wide strip. Size of the pink greeting card is about 4 x 4" (10 x 10 cm).