Hi there, Michelle Lanning here to share with you a layout with the Neighborhood Collection. There are so many possibilities with this line and I'm excited to explore them with you today as we're going to expand upon flower making using one of Neighborhood's patterned papers!
I recently created this lovely layout around a fun, beautiful photo of my daughter that I captured not too long ago. It'll be the basis of today's tutorial!
So, I'm going to show you how to create the fun little octagon flowers that were inspired by my favorite piece of patterned paper from Neighborhood called "Friendly". When I saw this piece of paper, I instantly desired to cut it apart and create something from it! Here's how I went about making the flowers...
Hand-trimmed an entire strip of octagon's from Neighborhood's "Friendly" patterned paper.
Select two different color octagons from the strip. In doing this, consider how the colors will play against each other as they'll sit side-by-side within the design of the flower.
To begin with, create the petals by cutting small slits to the center point of the octagon. When you're done, it'll look something like this.
Do the same for the second octagon, but this time, after you've trimmed all of the small slits, remove every other section so that it has a total of four openings. This will be the top portion of the flower.
You should now have two layers ready to go!
Bend the petals of the first flower forward for added dimension and to create a "flower-friendly" feel.
Apply a three-dimensional square to the full petaled flower - Front & Center.
Then place the remaining four-petal flower on top the square - note the placement of the petals when doing this so that they line up correctly.
Embellish with a button of your choice! From this point, feel free to make as many flowers as you choose - I went a lil' crazy and made quite a few! Hopefully, I've inspired you to do the same and then some!