In creating items for my hallway gallery, I looked for ideas that were manageable fairly expensive, and unique. I found inspiration from Mondo Cherry and made this piece of art work below!
The petals are made from little paper hearts. I used an extra large punch and a medium punch (the only sizes I currently own). I am looking to try again in the future using different colors and more variety in size.
Once all the hearts were punched out, I folded all of them in half. I tried using both regular card stock and textured card stock. You might have different results, but I found that the textured card stock folded oddly – fraying a bit at the seam. Therefore, I decided to use plain card stock for the petals.
Once they were all folded, I mocked the design to get an idea of how many flowers I wanted and what the layout should be. I found this to make the next step easier because there was less guesswork.
I then used a small paint brush to apply a little bit of Mod Podge to one side of the petal. Then, stuck it to the paper. For the background, I used a pearlized and textured white piece of card stock.
I absolutely love the texture that this piece brings with the 3D effect, so I used a shadow bow in order to preserve that effect. The last thing I wanted to do was smash the flowers.