Hi Gail, Thanks for the compliment. I piece it as I go. I start out by using a piece of parchment to copy the design I want to do. I do it in pencil, then I can turn it over and rub onto the card to get the outline. I usually double the strips of quilling paper, just to give them extra strength. Where there are curves etc, I try to get the curve made before I try to glue it down. I have found that it works better to put the glue on the quilling paper rather than drawing a line of glue onto the design. I was also lucky to find an eraser that is specially for removing adhesive. I use that to clean up any stray glue marks. This eraser is so good that it will remove doubled sided tape without a mark! I am in love with it. I hope that explains. I have used this technique for a few different designs. I think it is quite effective.
Thanks for the explanation. Studying it up close, I thought how you explained might be how you did it, but I wasn't certain. I think that doubling the strips also makes it show up better. I'll have to look for one of those erasers at the art supply store...sounds brilliant.