Hey all!! :)
It’s based on a technique by Paula Pascual in last month’s issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft mag, although in this case, instead of using punches for the flowers I used a Dawn Bibby designs stamp set and cut them out.
I took a more sideways-on shot to show the gaps through the flowers better :)
I started by stamping and heat embossing several sizes of the flowers in a Silver Sparkley Powder on Black, White and Silver double-sided pearlescent card. I then had a play around with the arrangement of the flowers on my card blank before deciding how much of the front to cut off. I got the circle shape by drawing round a side plate and then stuck the flowers together by their petal tips with strong d-s tape- it was rather trickier than I expected as the flowers seemed to shift if I so much as looked at them so the arrangement did change quite a bit as I was going along!! :)
The sentiment is one I designed myself in a graphics program- I’ve been having fun playing around with a free download of Serif’s Drawplus Starter program and you’ll be seeing more of these sentiments, I’m sure!! :) I sized it to suit my Nesties and cut a scallop from the same black card as I used for the flowers :) The hatpins are a new acquisition from Craft Emma’s Store, attached with Silicone glue behind the circle and the spotty ribbon is Papermania :)