First a list of tools:
- Scalloped circle Nestability die - one of the smaller ones. Or a scalloped circle punch with an even number of scallops
- Soft, textured, handmade type paper
- Small ball embossing tool
- Embossing mat or back of a spongy mouse mat or similar
- Glue - my preference is white pva glue, but adhesive dots would work also
- Flat backed pearl embellishment, or gem, or brad - whatever you like
- Marker (forgot to include in the photo)
Cut out the scalloped circle and then fold in half two ways. With the most textured side of the paper uppermost make a dot with the marker in the centre where the two folds cross.
Cut between pairs of scallops towards the dot, stopping about 1/4" away.
Turn the shape over and place on embossing mat. Using a small ball embossing tool make small circular movements whilst exerting gentle pressure next to each scallop to make little indentations as shown. If you don't have an embossing tool, then anything with a small, smooth rounded end will do.
Then emboss in a line between the little indented circles and the base of the petal.
Turn the flower over to the right side again. And with the slightly larger ball end, make circular movements with gentle pressure at the base of the petals. Finish off by pressing down right in the centre.
Apply a very small blob of pva glue on the dot, and add the pearl. Press down firmly on the pearl whilst still on the mat to indent the pearl into the flower. This will be fine if you have not used too much glue!