Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tutorial for strips roses

I came across a new kind of rose at Creating Keepsakes blog. They remind me of these ones I made with ribbons.

(Click here to see that tutorial)

You will need cardstock or double sided patterned paper. Don't use the flimsy kind. You want it to be a bit sturdy.

Cut a strip 12" x 1/2" and "scrunch" it up as much as you can. Do this over and over. You can't overdo it. I even took a spray bottle and slightly sprayed some water on to the paper. This will make the paper more manageable.

Cut out a circle about 1 1/2" from cardstock and add fast drying glue .
Start in the center and work your way outward. Twist the strip as you go, making sure that both sides of the paper shows (if that's what you want). If you want a bigger flower then add another strip after the first one is glued down.

Once you are done, cut off the excess cardstock. Add glimmer mist to your rose.
Click here to see how to make your own glimmer mist.
You can also add a flower center. I prefer it without since I think that makes it look more like a rose.

I actually think that these roses are my favorite at the moment. And I have even used them.
Here on a layout with Cosmo Cricket paper:

based on my sketch # 7

And here I made a joy fold card with Graphic 45 papers.

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Nikki Love said...

oh my gosh, Helen... these flowers are FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! love um :)

Vel said...

These are fabulous, Helen. TFS! And I love your projects.

Mali Pering said...

Wow! These flowers are fabulous! I love!

mustangkayla said...

Those are so pretty! Love your layout and sketch!

Lovin' Life said...

Another awesome tut, thank you!!! Going to have to give that one a try!

HazelQ said...

Nice tutorial Helen, the flowers looks amazing, I'm gonna try it sometime ;) thanks for sharing these tips.

Nicole said...

I just love these flowers! Your flower tutorials are so fabulous. Your layout and card are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lydia Siegel said...

O, those flowers came out good in paper also!

Donna said...

Love your blog! Chock full of inspiration!

wintam said...

These are beautiful!!! Much more impressive than the ones I did. I just uploaded it about a week ago and you're welcome to take a look at Although my blog is in Hebrew, this time I posted instructions in English as well (and there's also the Google translate option). If you feel like sharing it with your readers - you are more than welcome!

Elysia said...

These are so beautiful! And that Graphic 45 card is FANTASTIC! I'll have to try those tomorrow.