Today I want to show you how to make a fan embellishment for your paper projects that will lie flat. Of course you can make an accordion folded fan, but it will not fare well once you stuff it in an envelope. This fan is deeply dimensional, but flattens nicely.
If your paper has a repeating motif, try to punch your circles so that they are identical.
This paper doesn't have a repeating motif, so I tried to simply make sure they looked as similar as possible on the top edge.
It's an inchie! a fancy brad is enough for a hinge.
I hope you will give this a try. I would love to see your results!
Jeannie has a great dahlia fold fan on her blog - you can see how great it looks when the papers in the fan are echoed in the layers on the card. She also made a medallion using scalloped circles.
Becky Partan of My Paper Moon Stamps put made a card using the same paper in the background, the fan, and paperpieced as the kimono on her image . She left the back white, and the contrast really pops!
Vicky did an awesome job using this fan in her vintage themed shadowbox. Not only geishas hold fans!