Monday, August 29, 2011

Roses are Red...Sometimes

It was a little over a year ago, last Summer, when I made my first paper rose. That's it below. I was pretty pleased with the results...a pretty color combo and the resulting flower looks almost real, especially when you photograph it sitting on a climbing plant! LOL

Paper roses are beautiful attached to gift boxes and bags instead of bows, and they are easy to make. I have received many compliments on the original rose, so I decided it was time to make another one with my club members! We did a red rose using Real Red card stock edged with Cherry Cobbler Classic ink. We used a total of 18 petals to create the whole flower.

The hardest part of the whole process is taping the petals down. I recommend double stick tape since it's strong...but maybe a little liquid adhesive for the final center pieces since the "tab" holding them down is kinda small.

Here's a rundown of the process:
  1. Punch 18 petals in any color of card stock using the Ornament Punch (119847 $16.95).
  2. Use the "Direct to Paper" method to ink the edges of your petals. Make sure you do BOTH sides! Sponging works too, but I didn't find it very effective on darker colored card stock.
  3. Punch a circle in the same color card stock as your petals. I used the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860 $15.95).
  4. Curl your petals around the handle of a stipple brush, a marker, a pencil, or anything that you have on hand.
  5. Begin taping them down to the circle, layering 4 petals that aren't as curled (you can flatten them some leaving them slightly curved), then adding 4 more in a staggered pattern.
  6. Keep building in sets of 4, staggering each time and ending with the last 2 petals in the center. They should have the most curl!
Here's a view from the bottom of a paper rose...

Stampin' Supplies (Red Rose): 
PAPER - Real Red
INK - Cherry Cobbler
OTHER - Ornament Punch, 1-38" Circle Punch, Stipple Brush (for curling), Double Stick Tape

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