I made this card for Marianne's Design Diva's flowers challenge.
I started with a card base I made a while back when I die cut the largert of Petra's Large Ovals (LR0240) from one side of a piece of cardstock. I kept the card thinking I'd make a window card from it, but the die cut's quite large and the thinnest sections bent, so I needed something that could stabilize the card.
I saw the flowers challenge and knew I wanted to use this 'scrap'. I die cut several fan bases, and one top, inking the top with a bit of white pigment ink (LR0168). So you could see the different pieces better, I inked the edges of the fans with a dark purple ink.
I cut and embossed two sizes of flowers (LR0169 & LR0168) inking the embossed parts with purple, plus some leaves (Tiny Swirl L3). I also inked the card base with some teal, to give it some colour.
I glued the fan pieces together and then to the base. For a bit more contrast I cut a piece of cardstock that matched the leaves to layer under the upper fan piece and glued those together. I carefully glued the fans to the card base, making sure it supported the thin edges at the top and bottom.
I glued down the leaves - adding some more support - and the flowers, with a generous dollop of purple glitter glue in the centers.