I love dimension on my projects and a simple way to create this is by using accordion flowers. Make them out of a strip of patterned paper, layer other elements on top, and you're ready to go.
Here's the 3D embellishment I created using Webster's Pages papers:
To make the accordion flower, first cut a strip of patterned paper measuring 12"x2". Punch a decorative border along one side.
Accordion fold the strip. If your decorative edge has a defined pattern, fold your strip according to the pattern. It'll make for a more pleasing design.
Glue the two ends of the accordion strip together, flatten it and attach the accordion flower to a piece of circle cardstock.
Gather up different elements you want to add to your embellishment. For this example I punched out a 2" circle scallop, cut out the musical score image, and created a little butterfly, all from the coordinating Webster's Pages patterned papers.
Layer the different elements on top of the accordion flower:
And that's it. Here's my completed dimensional embellishment on an altered jar that's all ready for Christmas candy. :)
Have fun making your own three-dimensional embellishments!