Good Thursday morning.  I have posted Christmas projects the last few days and decided to change it up and try out my new Hero Arts Paper Layering Swirl Flower.  I paired the flower with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Swirl Flower 1 left

Right off let me say that I think this die cut is really beautiful just the way it is.  But there was something driving me to add more dimension and I just couldn’t help myself. 

swirl flower

I cut the flower out three times.  Well not exactly.  I didn’t want to waste paper so I cut sections of cardstock out just large enough to cover the middle petal layers out and then repeated with a small piece of cardstock for the tiny center petals.  I used my snips to cut the small tabs all the around that were holding the petals in place. I repeated cutting the tiny petals section. 

swirl flower 2

I laid all the sections face down on my molding pad and formed the petals with my large stylus.  I turned the sections face up and pushed down in the center with my stylus to draw all the petals up.  It was a little tricky with the large outer section since they all remained attached together but I managed.  I wanted to build the layers up so I attached both the middle petal section and the smallest petal section to the card base with mounting tape.  The flower was attached to the card base with glossy accents. 

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Swirl Flower 1 center

I formed a few pieces of foliage using my stylus and molding pad and tucked them in under the flower petals and attached with glossy accents.  I added a large snow pearl to the flower center for the finishing touch. 

KC Hero Arts Paper Layering Swirl Flower 1 right

Thanks for coming by today.  Just so you know the Paper Layering Swirl Flower is on sale for 10% off at Ellen Hutson along with all in-stock Hero Arts items. 

Hero ARts Sale 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”