If you have come here from Barbra Otten's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!
Here is what I made this month.
I cut out 2 each of the same shape out of cardstock and 3 B&T papers. The first shape (tulip) is basic shape, second (Sorbet) shows the shape folded in half, The third (B&T) shows half of shape folded in half and the final image (B&T) shows the folded half, then folded again to produce mountain and valley folds of the piece. You will have a fanfold quarter of each image ( two per image).
Cut and fold at least 2 images of card stock and 2 - 3 pieces of B&T paper. Use one image (cardstock) as a base. Line up each quarter image on the base image, alternating the papers and cardstock. See the next image to see how they are lined up. I made sure that all the openings faced the same when when adhering them to the base (it makes fluffing up the flower easier, later on).
Fill in the entire image and build with a second layer if desired. I affixed with regular dotto adhesive. When all the layers are on the image, punch a small hole in the middle and place a filegree charm through the middle to hold down all the layers. Fluff up the petals with your fingers. On my card, I used coordinating paper to cover a snap together button and then affixed the button with glue dots. You could also use buttons in the middle.