The tradition of sending quilling card before and greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.
By the early 15th century, handmade paper greeting cards were being exchanged in Europe. The Germans are known to have printed New Year’s greetings from woodcuts as early as 1400, and handmade paper Valentines were being exchanged in various parts of Europe in the early to mid-15th century, with the oldest Valentine in existence being in the British Museum.
In the 18th century, quilling card became popular in Europe where gentle ladies of quality (“ladies of leisure”) practiced the art. It was one of the few things ladies could do that was thought not too taxing for their minds or gentle dispositions. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times.
Today quilling cards are gaining popularity in many parts of the world because they are not only greeting cards, but also many home decoration items. There are many hobbyists who collect cards and keep many cards with different messages. Not only that, quilling cards are increasingly popular in Eastern and Latin American countries. Especially the theme of quilling cards on nature and love. These are cards that cost not too high and are very easy to catch others’ eyes by its color and sophistication
Quilling card is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper to make a creative design for a greeting card. With the quilling card, the paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes that make up designs to decorate greetings cards. Quilling cards are started of rolling paper into a coil then folding into shapes that can be glued together. With a professional artist, quilling paper will have many advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create art, flowers, portraits or 3D miniature.
Quilling card is a kind of 3D card, but not like the pop-up card, the quilling card is covered by the color cut and rolled paper on the surface of the cover card, but it can not be open or close. By rolling the colorful paper into the exact shape and then stick them together, we can create the whole amazing 3D picture with flowers, animals, trees and so on.
Quilling cards can be used as decorative items in your room because of their beauty, aesthetic value as well as meaning. Sometimes, you can use them as beautiful gifts for the beloved one on special occasions. With outstanding and meticulous decorations, they will attract the recipient’s attention. You can also write some beautiful quotes and wishes for health, success on the card that can make your friend feel great when receiving it.
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