And this was the result:
One of the cut flowers sans center:
After cutting out this multitude of pretties, the next step was to stamp on coordinating DSP the centers.. Then, to cut all THEM out. I realize that I did not post any photos of that task in progress. But, just realize that cutting out those centers was much more time-consuming and eye-fatiguing than cutting the blossoms themselves.
A couple of the flowers I actually cut in layers and stacked them for more dimension. The effect wasn't stunning enough to continue to do that, so I simply plan on using the majority of them as a single layer with a center added.
Anyway, I have not yet fitted all the flowers with their centers, but I did complete a few.
Now, after all the difficult detail work has been done, comes the fun part: Using all these flowers in various projects.
Today is the birthday of a precious friend, so I put together this card for her:
In this particular card, I love the continued playfulness of polka dots throughout the card. Notice the dots in the center, the flower itself, the embossed background, and even in the layered dots alongside the sentiment:
Does this type of project -- where you do all the tedious detailed work ahead of time -- appeal to you?
For me, as I've already said, it is a perfect task to do during long, boring periods of otherwise wasted, unproductive time. Then, it is wonderful to have an assortment of finished beauties to make quick work of a card when an occasion arises.