You will also note the first few photos are blurry and not in focus, and then suddenly I notice the little flower thingie on my camera (Macro) and Shazam! I have details in focus! Sadly you also have a close up of my dreadful fingernails with the peeling off nailpolish and bitten down nails. Not pretty.
Anyhoo! Here's the flower you will learn how to make:
First I punched a scallop cirlce from scrap So Saffron Cardstock that I'd stamped with the En Francais Background stamp in So Saffron ink for a subtle, vintage look.
Next, I crumpled it into a ball. Yes, really! (Note the blurry pre-Macro photo!)
Then I smoothed it out and roughed up the edged with my thumbnail. You could use a pair of scissors, but I found it easier to use my thumbnail. You want the edges roughed up like this:
So you can "split" the cardstock layers on each scallop with your fingernail, and gently roll them. Notice the in-focus shot now? Don't look at my terrible nails!
Next I inked the edges in a shade darker ink than the cardstock (More Mustard).
Now the easy part ! (Not that the earlier part was exactly difficult) Using some retired Earth Elements buttons I'd been hoarding, I poked a hole in each buttonhole and stitched the button to the cardstock using linen thread, and tied it in a bow. A knot would look just fine as well.
Finally, taking my super sharp Paper Snips, I cut between each scallop up to the button to make the petals. Easy!
And there you have it! Your own lovely embellishment made entirely from scraps.
Try it yourself!