Today I thought I'd show you a fun technique that creates a really show-stopping flower. The best part about it is that it uses a basic scalloped circle, which you can find on a whole bunch of different cartridges! I used Mini-Monograms, but you can use a scalloped circle or even a flower shape from anywhere.
This flower is made from tissue paper! It's a great project to do with a mat that is on it's last legs, because you want one that is as un-sticky as possible (so that you'll be able to get the tissue paper off again). Cut yourself a 12x12ish square of tissue paper and adhere it to your mat. Then cut as many scalloped circles as you can fit on the page (either using the "auto-fill" feature on your Expression or setting it up that way on your Gypsy).
Now comes the fun part! Use Glimmer Mist to add some extra color and glitz to your flower. Your first spray will only get the top layer and few edges, so let that dry for a minute and then scrunch the flower up a little bit. Spray just a little, until you get the desired effect. You'll get all sorts of different tints over the surface of the flower. Let it dry, then fluff it up til it looks fabulous. Now it's ready to be the star of your next card or scrapbook page!
Other elements: Label shape -- Storybook; "Miss You" -- Cindy Loo; Chalk Ink -- Cat's Eye chalk ink in Creamy Brown; Brad -- American Crafts, Lace -- Fancy Pants; Patterned Paper -- My Mind's Eye
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