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Layered Shape Templates: Real Flowers

Here’s my latest set of templates, Real Flowers! I tried something new this time and based these templates on actual photos. I used a pen and tablet to digitally draw the different layers of petals, so these are are not as smooth around the edges as my previous templates, but I like the natural look to them.

Real Flowers

Here are larger versions of the example pages:

Credits: The lovely Follow Your Bliss kit, by Gina and Heidi plus Real Flower number 2.

Credits: Heidi’s Seeing Stars Paper Pack ( with doodles), plus Real Flower number 3.


Publised in Bella Scraps Magazine

Credits: This awesome freebie by Heidi, plus Real Flower number 1.

Some Ideas:

  • To make the flower pop, add a drop shadow to each layer of petals, if you want the flower to blend in with the background, leave off the shadows.
  • Don’t forget to turn/shift your papers as you place them over the petal templates. Various lighting, textures and patterns can change the look dramatically!
  • Try resizing/rotating individual layers of petals or using just one petal layer with the center.
  • Maybe mix and match petal layers from a few different flowers?

Have fun with these, and please link me up to anything you make using them :).

P.S. This was the free gift I sent those of you who answered my question on National Scrapbook Day :)! If you didn’t get yours, please check your junk mail, and if you still don’t find it let me know, OK?

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3 responses to “Layered Shape Templates: Real Flowers

  1. christie May 30, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    These are beautiful. I have to say they are one of the most original things I have seen in a while. Totally fresh and inspiring and I can’t wait to use them. Now I have to figure out where the heck you’re selling them :)

    Thanks Christie! Wow, what an awesome compliment :)!!! I hope you have found them by now, but if not, just click on any of the links in the above post called “Real Flower” :). -Jess

  2. sharon dale May 31, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    these layout samples are just gorgeous jess! love the second one with the tiny snippets of your baby…it’s absolutely beautiful and these flowers are too!

  3. Margie S. June 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Love these flowers Jess! As soon as I can I want to try using them! Your LO’s are precious!

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