I usually tend towards clean, modern lines for the cards and scrapbooking pages, but I also like to challenge myself to try new styles and techniques, which is what I did for this mother’s day card.
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I used the colors from the Playdate Cafe this week. There are no fancy techniques in this card, but I did make the rosette and the flowers by hand. Here’s how:
- I cut three strips of patterned paper at 1 1/2 inches by 6 inches, and scored them at 1/2 inch intervals to make an accordion fold.
- I overlapped the edges of each strip, and adhered. For best results, I made sure that the edge of each strip tucked into the “valley” of the next (see picture below).
- By adhering the ends of all three strips, and of the third strip to the first, the accordion folds end up in a circle.
- I flattened the accordion circle, bringing one edge into a tight circle, and letting the other flare out. Using glue dots, I adhered this rosette to the back of a label die cut.
- To make the lacy rosette, I cut two strips of 1 1/2 inch by 11 inch vellum paper. I used a fancy scallop punch along one edge of each piece of velum.
- To create the accordion fold from the scalloped paper, I scored the velum once between each scallop, and once in the middle of each scallop.
- I assembled the lacy rosette in the same manner as the first, and adhered it to the back of the first rosette.
Making Flower Buds
- For each flower bud, I rough cut a circle out of cardstock.
- Then, starting at the edge, I rough cut a spiral into the centre of the circle.
- Starting with the end at the centre of the spiral, I folded the strip of paper and rolled it up. (see picture below).
- To complete the flower bud, I adhered the end fo the spiral strip to the bud with a glue dot, and placed another glue dot (or two) on the bottom, to keep the centre glued down.