I'm not sure what it's called, but it is a popular shape circulating the crafting world. I call it a "swirly scribble flower." I think it is mostly available as a metal die. But I said to myself, "Self, you can do this up in Pazzles' software!" And I did! I have made 3 variations of this swirl. It is so fun to play around with and create a huge variety of designs. You can use the swirl as all one size, or mix it up be re-sizing to multiple sizes. You can even squish it in Pazzles. Something you can't do with a metal die! And bonus, I am sharing it as a free file (see end of post). You'll see that it also includes the solid cut and both an inline and outline of the cut. This adds to the variety of creations. Please do not share the file. Please direct crafters to this original blog post. (Please note my copyright restrictions listed within the file.)
I am using the cut as a flower. Certainly, you can do other things with it. Use it a wreath, a nest, tree top, or stand alone. Let's see what I have come up with . . . .
The leaves on this card are from a metal die cut.
The "hello" that I have added below is a metal die cut. The leaves are from the built in image gallery in the Pazzles software. In these two cards, you can see how I played with size for the swirls, as well as Paz's leaf.
The leaves on this card are the same leaf as above, however, by un-grouping the image, I removed the inner cut lines to create a solid leaf. I designed the text with Adobe Illustrator. I print first, then adhere the cuts.
The below card is dressed up with a strip of embossed paper and again, the text is designed in Illustrator.
In the cards following, you'll see how I used the shadows and full shape behind the swirls. I love how the pink card turned out!
And one final card . . .
I can't wait to make more! Will you join me?!