Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tip & Technique: Origami Flowers
I have pretty much been a paper nerd my entire life. :) My parents own a copy & print shop which meant paper & ink were regular terms at my house growing up. One year my parents gave me a set of Origami Books for my birthday.
While cleaning out a cupboard last week, I came across them and remembered how much fun they were. I thumbed through the pages again and to my delight I found instructions on making an origami flower. As a scrapbooker, I KNEW I had to try it right away. Hehehehe!
Here are the instructions (click to enlarge and print):
And here is my resulting page. :)
I used the Brand New Noel Mignon SEASIDE COTTAGE kit (Just TWO left!!!) for this page. Seriously!! What a fun kit! I created the flowers from the lighter weight 7 Gypsies paper. It's fun to have the two-different patterns show. :) I used my pinking shears to cut two circles from the pink seersucker fabric and the Jenni Bowlin Vintage-Style Buttons as flower centers. Swoon!!!
I used the doilie from the kit as a mask and then misted my background paper with Shimmerz Bed of Roses Spritz and Hot Fudge Vibez. I also used Pixie Dust Blingz by Shimmerz Paints on the title letters to make them sparkle. :)
A little backstory about the title on this page. As most parents do, I have little nicknames for my kids. Not only individually, but in groups. I call my two older children "The Olders" . . . "Hey, Olders, go and get your homework done!" And my two little ones "The Girls" or "The Littles." I also have a name for my youngest and oldest . . . they are "My Bookends" because they come first and last. :)
I snapped a picture of these two in the car one day while we were on vacation and this page was born. :)
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