Now this challenge should have been easy and yet I struggled with it ... why ??? I couldn't decide what my was my favourite colour..eventually I settled on a purple theme and here it is
I started by stamping the background, the card itself is white but a hammered finish to it. The ink I used is Brilliance archival pigment pad that has a trio of colours in it - pink, blue and purple and when stamped, theres a lovely sheen on it. The stamp is a hero arts one - of dandelion 'clocks' . The main image looks a bit more complicated than it is - below are step by step instructions on how to create it.
I used some double sided paper- plain on one side, patterned on the other. I cut 8 circles approx 2 inches
I placed the pattern side up.
Folded it in half - so the plain side was facing towards me.
Folded it in half again (so now its in quarters)
Open the circle out- it should look like a semi-circle on one half and have a point on the other
I folded in it in half as shown above - that was really just to create a score mark that i would use for the next fold
This bit is the fiddley piece - but fold as shown above
Do the same on the other side - Repeat for all 8 circles
To put it all together - I cut a 2 inch circle from plain white card, with a pencil I drew 8 equal slices on it
( so it looked like a pizza ). I then stuck each of the petals onto the 'slices'. To finish it off I popped a pearl in the centre and co-ordinated it with 3 pearls on the left side of the card
For fun I made a second flower, using the same folds - but i reversed the paper, so for the first petal - I laid the paper down with the plain side facing me, when folded in half - the pattern was on view
To finish it off - i didn't flatten down the folds quite so hard
- below shows the two flowers side by side, both look quite different
Thanks for stopping by and hope the post inspires you to try it and have some fun paper folding