I’m happy to have Debbie Sherman as Making Memories’ Guest Blogger for the day.
I love making my own embellishments and a couple of my favorite embellishments are flowers and butterflies. To recreate the large layered flowers on this layout I used a 5-petal flower on the Basic Shapes 2 Design Card. I cut six flowers from cardstock and used 3 for each flower. I then misted them with water, crumpled them up and then uncrumpled and let them dry. After they dried, I pinched and twisted the end of each petal. I then adhered them together with Therm O Web Zots offsetting the petals. Ink the edges and adhere to your layout with Zots. The butterflies were created by cutting one size smaller, than the larger and then layering together. I folded them in half and then adhered to my layout using Zots at the fold. This gives your butterflies the appearance of movement as if they just landed on your layout.
The leaves were created using the Think Pink Design Card. To give them dimension, I folded the leaves and then used small Zots to adhere them around the flowers.
Designer Tip: To give your layouts dimension try layering several die cuts.