A technique that is very easy but can turn out looking very complicated is Spirelli.
Spirelli starts with a basic geometric symmetrical shape with points or scallops cut out of sturdy cardstock. There are punches and dies available or punch out patterns. On this card I found a shape I liked and did the basic wrapping on the cardstock shape and the rest of the cutouts were done on patterned paper. I took the original pattern and enlarged it over and over until I had four more sizes and glued them all together.
The spirelli itself is glued to the center and on top of that I added a faux gem flower. To jazz it up I glued medium sized beads around the third tier. Finally I added a backing paper and attached it to the card base.
I made a much simpler version of a spirelli by punching out three scalloped shapes and only wrapping once around to make flowers. I crimped some dark paper and used it for one side of the front along with the leaves and on the inside with the verse.
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