Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and this week is all about family moments. There’s a moment in our life that the meaning of the word family gets torn in half. On one hand we have our parents and relatives and on the other hand we have our significant other and the little family we build together. So that’s what inspired me to create this layout.
I really feel that any moment we spend with the people we love can be considered family time. I only have a few close friends but I love them like family so any time spent with them, is family time in my book. So whether we are talking about relatives, special friends, or our significant other, family moments are very precious.
For this layout I chose a very sweet, warm color palette. You’ll be really surprised with the amount of different color combinations you can create from a single collection. There’s really so much variety in colors and patterns but at the same time they all work together effortlessly.
Once I chose my patterns and colors, I cut strips of paper at 6 1/2 x 1″ to create some origami flower embellishments. After the strips are cut you want to score them ever 1/2 inch on every side (that will be one long score mark horizontally and 12 vertical). When your scored grid is done, you want to add a few more score lines on the top line of the grid. You want to score a diagonal on each square going on a zig zag pattern.
Push the triangle score lines inwards and fold the whole piece into a little accordion. Then glue the two ends together into a circle using hot glue. To turn that paper ring into a flower you need to push the folded triangle edges in the middle. Secure your flowers in place with some more hot glue and they are ready to go.
You can fill the whole background with these origami flowers but I decided to use them as accents. I spread them on the page and then filled the gaps between them with some more flowers and wood veneer pieces.
I kept my photo and journaling on the white part of the layout to help them stand out more and added a few tiny stickers around them to help them blend with the rest of the design.
I really hope you enjoyed this origami flower technique and you will give it a go. Until next time, happy crafting!