I decided to have a play today - I rummaged in my scraps box and lifted out a handful of snippets of patterned paper in link/purple/lilac shades and another handful in greens.
On the first batch, I stamped a very open flower, which I think was a craft mag freebie, to allow the patterns to show through. The green papers I folded, cut a half-leaf shape with the fold as the spine, ran through my Ribbler (it's a little hand held corrugator - I don't know whether the Ribbler is in production any more, but similar albeit rather more flimsy items are available in the children's craft sections of shops like Hobbycraft and The Range). When opened out, they make lovely leaves!
With all the shapes prepared, I added candi centres to the flowers and curled the edges of the petals over the blade of my scissors.
The design that I had at the back of my mind had a huge cluster of flowers and leaves, but when I tried to assemble all my flowers I realised I had made FAR too many, and that they looked far better arranged in a more CAS fashion to allow each element to show up. So here you have it - two cards for the price of one!
I'm entering one or both of the cards, as appropriate, into the following challenges
Ooh La La Creations - Love (card 2)
Make My Monday - Hearts and Flowers (card 2)
Clear it out challenge - Anything Goes (both cards)
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 162 (both cards)
All Sorts Challenge - Flower Power (both cards)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Let's see some purple (card 2)
The Crafter's Café - Birthday Card (card 1)