I know this post is kind of coming a few days early, but it's because I want to share a little tutorial for the card I made for this month's Scrapbook Challenges card feature and Fathers' Day.
I made a card that combines the fashionable accordion flower with the more old-fashioned rosette.
So, grab your materials: cardstock, concentrically sized circles, and a strip of paper to score into the accordian flower. I embossed the lighter blue cardstock with a woodgrain folder to give the card more masculinity.
Ink all the edges of all your shapes, fold the cardstock into a card and stick the embossed part onto the cardbase. Then start to make the flower.
Score the strip of paper (30cm in length; the width should measure half the diameter you want the flower to be) at 1cm intervals and then fold alternately (mountain and valley folds for origamists). Stick together with double-sided tape (this is what you see in the picture above).
Push one edge of the flower in towards the centre. This is really where the magic happened for me - the first time I made one, it all suddenly just popped into place. Hold it down with one hand, and stick your largest circle on to hold it in place. I'd recommend using a hot glue gun for this.
Then stick on the medium circle and then the small circle. It's a good idea to punch an extra one to stick on the back so it's easy to stick the flower to the card.
Then cut two ribbon-shaped strips (or, yes, use ribbon!) and stick them onto the back before sticking the flower onto the card (again, with a glue gun).
Finish off by cannibalising some wrapping paper, or using specific scrapbooking fathers' day embellishments.
A quick reminder: remember this page I made recently? Well, it's up for lifting on the True XOXO Girls blog - get your entries in in the next two weeks to be in with a chance of winning some goodies!
Oh, and before I go... check me out for getting featured on Paper Issues!