Camilla and Trudi back today to talk about roses. We adore roses and we love making them. It would also appear that you all love making roses just as much as we do. The creative process used is not ‘new’ and some of you may be familiar already with this particular process when making the paper rose variety. For those who are not, we will share the process we have used.
The following roses have been made using a 6 petal flower punch. The size of the rose will depend on the size of punched diecut that is used. A larger punch will produce a much larger flower than a smaller punch
As you have previously seen, they make up beautifully in the Kaisercraft Lush and Secret Bird Society patterned papers
Camilla’s roses using Secret Bird Society Patterned Papers
Trudi’s roses using Lush Patterned Paper
Patterned Paper or Cardstock – Today we are using the Hippy Girl 6″ Paper Pad
6 petal flower punch – We have used a 2” one for the larger rose and 1” for a smaller rose. Trudi sometimes also uses a 2 1/8” Floriano flower punch for the larger rose as a base petal, but this is not necessary. Another 6 petal flower punched out for the base is also suffice
In addition: ink, glitter glue
Punch out 3 flowers
Fold the flowers 3 times so that you have 3 intersecting lines as shown below – Note: Showing reverse side so that fold lines stand out
Flower 1: Cut along one line till you reach the middle
Flower 2: Cut out one flower petal
Flower 3: Cut out 2 flower petals as one whole piece ( resembles a heart shape)
Glue each of the flowers so that they now resemble ‘cone’ shapes
Using a skewer or similar, roll over the edges of each petal
Snip of the pointy end of each flower
We are now going to start layering the flower – working from largest to smallest
Place a dob of glue in the middle of the largest cone shape petal and sit the next largest petal over the top
Place another dob of glue in the centre and place the smallest cone shape petal on top
Creating the centre of the rose
Roll the ‘heart shaped’ piece and glue at the bottom to secure
Snip the end, place some glue on bottom and sit this in the middle of your previously layered flower
Roll the single petal which remains, glue and snip the pointy end
Place some more glue on the bottom and sit in the middle
With your skewer ‘flair’ out slightly until you are happy with the result
Punch out another flower shape, place a dob of glue on the centre and sit your rose on top. For something extra – Punch out a different shape flower. This time we are using a Floriano shape
Roll the petal edges
And slightly bend petals so that they sit upwards
Place a dob of glue in the centre and sit your previously constructed flower on top
Allow to dry and decorate with glitter glue if you choose.
Congratulations your rose is now blooming!!
Other things to try
Distressing/roughing up the edges of your punched die cuts before the assembling process for a more vintage look
Inking the edges
Emboss punched die cuts using Cuttlebug Embossing Folders or similar for a different look
Stamp images on punched die cuts before the assembling process
TO MAKE A SPIRAL ROSE
As seen previously on Trudi’s Funky Wreath
6 Petal Punch – 3″ for larger rose and 2″ for smaller rose
Additional: Ink, glitter glue
Punch out a shape
With a pair of scissors follow the curves of the flower shape and cut around till you reach the middle of the flower; finishing off with a small circle effect
Starting from the outside and working in, wrap the edge around a skew (or similar)
A tighter coil will produce a smaller, tighter rose, a looser coil will produce a larger spread out rose.
Once you have come to the end, allow to unravel slightly.
Place some glue on the end circle and sit the flower coil on top.
Use the skewer to flair out some of the petals
When the glue has dried, roll over some of the petal tips with the skewer
Congratulations – your rose is now blooming!!
Finish off with some glitter glue if you choose
Have fun creating your own ‘blooming lovely’ roses