Creating the Flourish Inside Heart Flowers
Stamp small hearts onto white cardstock (I used barn door,
wild honey, and rusty hinge inks) and cut out. Create dimension
in each heart by giving each one a gentle accordion fold -
no actual creases - a valley fold in the center and one mountain
fold on each side.
The red flower uses complete hearts. For the other 2 flowers
I cut off the point of each heart. Punch, cut, or tear a circle
smaller than your flower - it doesn't have to be perfect,
you won't see it... this is what you will attach the hearts
to, forming your flower. The first few times I made some heart
flowers I used a glue dot to attach the "petals" to the circle
but now I use white glue so I have some wiggle time allowing
me to get the petals the way I want them.
The "center" on the 2 smaller heart flowers is a sticky back
For the center of the red flower I used the lid from a water
bottle. I cut around the edges of the lid, flaired them out,
inked the whole thing with sunshine yellow Alcohol Ink, stamped
the little hanging heart flourish onto white cardstock, punched
it out (the center of this lid is about 3/4"), inked around
the edges with wild honey and glued the piece into the center
of the water bottle cap flower.
To create the leaves I used the large flourish inside heart...
inked the heart completely with shabby shutters and then just
along one edge with peeled paint... stamped it onto white
cardstock and cut it out... repeated for as many leaves as
I wanted. Put the hearts under the flowers with the point