Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another Rose Tutorial

I have been promising more flower tutorials, so here is my next addition.  These little roses are much smaller than the last one I demonstrated, but they are just as cute.  And, despite the seemingly many steps involved, they are really quite simple too.  As you can see by the many different ones I created here:
You can easily use up your paper scraps to make these little sweethearts as well. 

So, here is how it's done.
You will need a 6 petal flower punch, like the one I used here.  You will need to punch out 3 flowers.  (You could also make your own template or use your cricut to cut out a similar flower shape by hand)

After you have punched out the hearts, you may like to lightly sponge the edges with a coordinating ink or chalk, or leave plain.  It's your rose, do it however you like.  I sponged the front and back of my petals.  After the color is as you would like it, you will need to make a cut in each flower as described in the picture below.  When you are done, you will have 5 pieces altogether.

The next step is to fold up the petal next to the cut as I have demonstrated in the next photo:
Next, you will put a dab of glue on the opposite petal.  Gently pull the folded petal over and attach it to the glued petal to form a cone shape.

I do apologize for the blurry pictures.  Hopefully you can get the idea of what I am trying to convey here.
The next step is to curl the petals with a rounded toothpick or a skewer as demonstrated in the next photo.

Now you have the basic body of the rose.  Snip off the ends of the 2 smaller cones and add a dab of glue to the center of the large cone.  Place the 2nd largest cone into the glue, making sure to turn the petals slightly so they off-center the petal beneath them.  (just like flowers do in nature) Proceed with the smaller cone in the same way.

To create the center of the rose, you will use the last 2 pieces of petal that you cut away from the flowers.  Curl the petals as shown in the diagram.  After they are curled, slip the small one into the opening of the larger one by adding a dab of glue to the tip so that it will stay.  After it is dry, snip the bottom of the tip so that the center will not rise too high above the other petals.

(Please don't pay any attention to my nasty cuticles and hang nails.)

When the rose is finished, it should look something like this:

Isn't that pretty?  I hope you like this tutorial.  Please leave me a message if you have any questions or comments you would like to add.  I would love to hear from you.  Feel free to add me to your journal or follow me for future posts.

Here is a little card I made using the sweet little roses.

Happy Crafting!  ~Shelley


Kristina said...

They are very pretty. I love making flowers!

Thank you for the instructions, have a great day!

Marlene said...

These are gorgeous, and your tutorial was very easy to follow! Thank you!

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

These are beautiful ~ I will have to give this a try!

Janie said...

Those turned out so pretty ! I did a youtube video on some similar a week or so ago but they did not turn out as pretty as yours ! How did you do the leaf's?

My Creative Time said...

Hi Shelley, your flowers are GORGEOUS!!! You did an AWESOME job, especially w/your tutorial!
Also, thank you for visiting my blog & leaving a sweet comment! It's funny because the other day I just found out that those were "Cupcake holders", not egg holders! lol.... We ALL learn something new everday!

Kelly Bee said...

lovely...I don't have the patience myself but I'm in awe of anyone who can take the time to put that much effort into a flower!