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.
Here's a rundown of the process:
- Punch 18 petals in any color of card stock using the Ornament Punch (119847 $16.95).
- 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.
- Punch a circle in the same color card stock as your petals. I used the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860 $15.95).
- Curl your petals around the handle of a stipple brush, a marker, a pencil, or anything that you have on hand.
- 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.
- 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!
Stampin' Supplies (Red Rose):
PAPER - Real Red
INK - Cherry Cobbler
OTHER - Ornament Punch, 1-38" Circle Punch, Stipple Brush (for curling), Double Stick Tape