Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tutorial for the cutest cardstock roses ever:)

Whoever came up with this idea is a GENIUS! Unfortunately, that would not be me. I found a tutorial for these awesome roses over at fiskarscraft and the lady who demonstrated was Debbie Buckland.



So I take NO credit at all for this! I just love them and wanted to share!


You will need 18 hearts in 4 different sizes. If you have a Cricut it comes in real handy here. I cut from sturdy card stock:

6 x 2 1/4"
5 x 2"
4 x 1 3/4"
3 x 1 1/2"

I didn't use the "Real Dial Size" button, so they are in fact smaller.
If you don't have a Cricut you could use a Fiskars heart template. That's what they used on the tutorial I saw.

I inked all the edges with two different shades of darker red. You can also use acrylic paint or chalk. Punch a tiny hole at the bottom of every heart.


Take a brad (in the same color) and turn it upside down and start putting all the hearts through it.Start with the smallest hearts and work your way up.
This is what you will have when you are done:


Now the magic starts: take petal by petal and scrunch them up and around towards the middle. Don't be gentle here; the more manhandling the better!


It will look something like this when you are done;



Then, bend the petals back out as much as you want. Depends on how much you want the rose to be open.
Last step is to spray the rose with glimmer mist. You can buy it or make it yourself as I did. Click here to find out how to make it!

Here is a close up of the rose. Not too bad huh?





Because of the mist, the card stock gets kinda moist and sometimes the paper starts to flake. I like that! In fact I take a paper piercer and try to split the card stock.
Here is the first one I did with acrylic paint. I think I like the look with ink better.


The top two roses I made with white card stock. The color is from the mist. Awesome don't you think?





I say the same thing about this as I do about driving;if I can do it, anyone can!!
Let me know how it goes!
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30 comments:

LisaW said...

Wow Helen! Those flowers look AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing...I'm off to find my heart punches!
btw - thank you so much for plugging Inspired Blueprints! Good luck with the DT call.

Amykins said...

Oh my goodness, Helen! These are gorgeous! I must try...

Thanks for sharing.

Ashley618 said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

mustangkayla said...

How darn clever is that? Those look beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial!

artycrafty said...

Thank you Helen. Your roses are delightful! Great work.

I see you are addicted to them already. ;)

Paulien van den Bosch said...

OMG..... thank you so much for sharing!!!! these are absolutely gorgeous!!!! def. gonna try this!

Jane said...

These are just so darn pretty!!! Again...Etsy!!!!!

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing this!! I can't wait to try it.

sarah said...

THANKS for sharing!!! =) i really have to try this out! knowing me, my flower would be falling apart!

hugs,
sarah.

delaina said...

OH WOW!!!! Thanks.....Great directions....

Anonymous said...

These are awesome! I don't have any heart punches or anything so I printed out four different heart sizes from clip art and used those and it turned out great! They look so real!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Wonderful tutorial Helen!! You're such a clever girl! I'm definitely giving these a try!! Thanks for sharing your idea!

~Gabi xx

Sue said...

Helen these are just so beautiful, I am going to put them down on my list of "To try" thank you again for the sharing.!

renea said...

Holy cow! those are gorgeous!!!! I know you said these aren't your invention, but you made them your own, so bravo and great job!!!!

ulrika_m said...

Mmmm ... beautiful! I must try this as soon as I get home today! thanks for sharing!

Awirahl said...

Gorgeous Roses!!!
Just had to try it out.
But I don't have any heart punches so I printed out five different heart sizes.. And made a rose.

//Anna

Nilla said...

Beautiful and thanks for sharing! Hugs Nilla

Heather said...

Thank you so much! Those are fantastic!!!

Yara Nascimento said...

Simplesmente lindo. Adorei conhecer o seu blog e estou aprendendo muito com ele.
bjs.

Nina said...

Helen, I made one of these today to place on top of a box I am doing that will hold a set of handmade cards, it turned out lovely and I will post a pic when I have the overall project finished. :O)

Ali said...

Awesome!! Gorgeus- TY!

LindaS said...

TFS - absolutly georgeus - gotta try it.

donna said...

thanks for sharing Helen.. I love your tutorials!

:) Tiff said...

you're handmade roses are gorgeous. I have been doing a few and showing the 'girls' and telling them about your blog. I have linked my blog post back to you. Hope you dont mind.

http://fluffingaround.blogspot.com/2010/03/twisted-paper-rose-tuturial.html

Jen said...

Thanks so much for the great idea. Will go and try this now!!! Stunning!

Zarah said...

Those are adorable!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the VERY CLEAR instructions.
Awesome flower roses:)

Aubree said...

WOW! Must try these NOW!

Mande and Dale said...

I am looking for creative ideas for my bridal bouquet and I think I just hit the jackpot! Thank you for the post!

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