Sometimes you just have to look at things in a different way. This card features the flower I showed you a few days ago. The flower does not exist on any cartridge as you see it here. It is made from four capital "C" letters from the Stork's Delivery cartridge. This letter is from the the "girly" font on the cartridge which is lovely.
Here is a screen shot of the flower preview. When the "C"s are turned at 90 degree angles and aligned with the dot at the top overlapping and welded a swirl pattern is produced.
You can click on this image to get a closer look. It just takes a little care to make the spacing even for a nice effect.
In order to make a two tone flower, I added a backer made from four circles welded together.
I made it slightly smaller than the top layer of the flower to be sure that it would not show at the edges.
This flower is rather stylized and reminds me of art nouveau or arts and crafts style flowers (similar to some flowers in designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh). This sort of flower is also similar to those drawn by Mary Engelbreit in many of her illustrations.
I cut both the flower and the backer from some pearlized textured cardstock from American Crafts. A pink gem brad from Creative Charms was a perfect fit for the center.
I used a sharp piercing tool to start the hole in the center for the brad.
I added foam squares to the back to raise the flower from the card surface.
I put together a quick card with a stamp from Hero Arts (stamped twice in green and then brown for a shadow effect). The green cross hatch design paper is from the DCWV Nana's Nursery baby girl mat stack. I added some more gems - I am not sure if I like the look of the pearl paper and gems for this design and I will probably try another card with totally different papers.
I wonder if anyone guessed how I designed the flower...I didn't see a correct reply posted in the comments...
It's still raining cats and dogs here - we might get sun on Sunday or Monday but its not a sure thing. I keep telling myself it is good for the garden!
link to Discussion Day #4 - How do you decide?
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