Sunday, August 1, 2010

Paper Roses

I got this amazing swap card from Jocelyne Roy at the Close To My Heart convention.

The roses are just gorgeous!

I wanted to try to make one myself...I found this great tutorial here to make the roses. It walks you step by step through the process.

I followed the tutorial. It was really detailed! (LOVED THAT!) I used a 1" diameter 6-petal flower. If you're going to try this at home, I suggest you go with something bigger than a 1" flower. It's a good size for the finished flower (for cards), but WAY too small to learn on. Here's my attempt. I used polka dotted paper, not exactly realistic for a rose, but it still looked nice.

I used Liquid Glass for my "dries-clear-adhesive."

Veranda Paper Pack (X7119B, $12.95)
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds (Z1126, $7.95)
Metal Brad Assortment (Z1218, $4.95)
Thank You (French) - I think this is the stamp set she used - (D1392, $22.95)
Staz-On Black (ZZ888, $9.95)
Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114, $5.95)
Liquid Glass (Z679, $6.95)
Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug??)