My friend, Betsy Veldman, always creates the most wonderful paper embellishments. Today’s technique is a stitched flower design that I learned from Betsy a couple of years ago. Thanks Betsy :)
This flower can be made any size but my finished size is about 3 ¼”.
**CLICK THE IMAGE OF THE STEPS TO SEE FULL SIZED**
1. Cut concentric circles from patterned papers. You can sand or ink the edges for definition. *Do not adhere these circles together because you will want to turn up the edges of the papers later.
2. Stitch over your circles as shown to make 8 “pie pieces”.
3. Cut thin wedges in between each stitched line.
4. Curl the edges of the petals upward.
The flower looks perfectly wonderful like that, but I usually add to the center. Here is my example of the finished flower used on a card but they are just perfect for layouts too. I used the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection of papers for a perfect combination of springy colors.
Here is one more that I plan to use on a layout. I used my scraps from the Serendipity Scrapbooks February Altered kit: