Have you ever seen a tutorial and thought, "Wow! That is so simple! I want to try this simple thing and get the same fantastic results that person got!"(Or something to that effect?)
Well, that happened to me with a "simple" tutorial to make a lovely flower out of paper. (Go -- check it out. I'll wait here. Really... go on!)
Does that look simple and lovely? I mean, really! How hard could that be?
I tried it out yesterday night and mine are... not nearly as lovely. Mine just look like boring spirals of paper -- hers look like lovely little roses! Bill says it's the photos, which I guess may be true, since mine also look better in photos than they look in real life, but still.
Here's one from cardstock (ignore my pencil marks):
I guess it does look all right in the photo, but in person, it really does just look like a spiral of paper. Here it is from the top down:
And here is one made with regular paper. It didn't hold together nearly as well:
And here's the final cardstock one I tried before giving up:
I feel like the originals kind of fan out more as they finish up. The entire flower seems... I don't know... more flat in the tutorial than mine are. Do you see what I mean?
Anyone else want to give this a whirl and tell me how yours came out?