Thursday, April 5, 2012

Layered Paper Flowers

Every one of Scraptastic's Great Adventure kits include several shapes from an October Afternoon Sasparilla "flower sack" pack. There are stars, circles and flower shapes in complimentary patterns and colors. The fact that they come in different sizes makes them great for piling on top of each other to create a layered embellishment. Layer three or more shapes, in succeedingly smaller sizes, one on top the other. Finish off with a button or brad and you have a layered paper flower!

Before layering the papers for the flower on my page, I inked then slightly and curled the edges of the two bottom layers. This helped the papers to stand out against each other and gave my flower added dimension. After adhering my flower layers to each other, I punched holes corresponding to those on the button, threaded and tied it on with a bit of twine.

These kinds of flowers are a favorite of mine because they are fun, whimsical, and not too girly for boy layouts. My particular shapes were already cut, but they could be made to match any project from patterned papers you have on hand. I love do-it-yourself embellishments!


Danielle said...

Wonderful page! The flower is so cute.

Rona said...

I love this page. You have a great way of layering the patterns.

Tracy said...

Sweet page.
Your embellishment is lovely

Margareta Carlsson said...

I love that layered paper flower! Great idea to use different shapes for layering. Lovely layout!