I love patterned papers with big, bold flower patterns! Why? Because it presents the opportunity to make my own 3-D Flower Embellishments! Here's how.
Choose your patterned paper. In this example I will be using the SEI Poppy from the Memory Lane Kit.
Carefully cut out several flowers. You can layer together larger and smaller flowers, but for this example, I cut out several of the same flower. I used one of them as the "base" and then cut out portions from the other flowers to layer on top, giving it a 3-dimensional look.
I cut out the center of the flower from the "base" flower because it would be covered up by the other layers.
Use foam dots/squares to stack the layers together. For additional height, you can stack two foam squares on top of each other before adhering to the piece.
If the design is too intricate to cut around, try using a circle punch and layering the circles together!
Here are several different flowers, all cut from a single sheet of paper.
Group the flowers together or use them separately to accent your cards and layouts.
This is one of my very favorite technique. I hope you'll give it a try!