You will need;-
Spellbinder Blossom Five or Rose Creations
160 to 220 gsm paper
Large headed Embossing Tool (I use the Glitter Girls Ball Tool )
Small headed Embossing Tool
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Through experience I have found that 160 to 220 gsm paper makes the roses easier to manipulate. Do not try to save paper/money by using less than 160gsm it is not worth it your flower will fall to bits.
Don`t use your best paper when experimenting, rummage in your bit box. Use up all those bits, you will have lots of different roses to play with once you have mastered it.
I prefer to use Blossom Five Die, I bought the Rose Creation at SECC but still prefer Blossom Five.
Before either of these were produced I used my Spellbinder Classic Circle Die, folding and cutting it in 8 sections, so use what you have.
If you have Rose Creations the process is the same, your petals are already cut for you. There is quite a big hole in the centre of each shape, just work with that it`s fine.
For a "Large Rose" you will need to cut:-
2 size 2 Die Shapes
2 size 3 Die Shapes
1 size 4 Die Shapes *
*For the standard Rose just leave out the Large Shape
Right lets get started:-
Cut out your shapes for the amount of Roses you wish to make. I cut them out double to save time, you don`t need to emboss them.
If you are using white paper distress the edges lightly with a colour of choice. I have used Victorian Velvet and Squeezed Lemonade. On the small shapes do one colour they are so small you will not see the centre, colour both sides. Pop some colour in the centre of the bigger shapes, remember to colour both sides you will see some of the underside when they are made up.
Cut into towards the centre of each of the "Dips" round the side of all the shapes there are 7. Be very careful not to cut too far in.
Pop the small shapes on your embossing mat, with the reverse side facing you. Using circular movements "Mash" each petal using a Large Embossing tool. Do this quite firmly you want to soften the paper. Once you have done that, pop a small embossing tool into the very centre and rotate, this will bring the petals up together. See below:-
Do the larger shape the same starting on the reverse side. Turn over and lightly "Mash" the leaves on the right side. Still using the Large Embossing Tool, rotate in the middle to see it beginning to lift and slightly come together, see below:-
Do all the shapes for one rose.
Now, here comes the "Messy" bit..................................!!!!
Try not skimp on the Glue, for me the best one is Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear. It is a bit more expensive but is the best. Don`t worry if you use too much on your first trial, remember it "Dries Clear"
Take your first small shape, put plenty of glue on the inside of each petal, take every other petal, go round stick them together, yes! there is an odd one, just stick it, that`s fine. This bit is very fiddly, once you have done it a few times it gets easier. Twiddle the bud between your thumb and fingers to get it round and stuck. It will hold together in a couple of minutes, that`s the beauty of Cosmic Shimmer Glue.
I this size for adding buds to my Floral Arrangements.
Are you all still with me???
Take your larger shape, with your Kebab stick (I actually use a small wooden knitting needle) start to give your petals a bit of shape by rolling the edges. some on the right side others on the left some in the middle.
Once that`s done, pop some glue in the centre and up the inside of the petals, start bringing up the petals to attach to the bud.
If you have used the 160 to 220gsm it is amazing how you can manipulate paper. Go round and gently squeeze the petals to the bud. They are "Paper" not fragile "Glass" so give them a squeeze............!!
Are you still there????
Take your next shape and repeat the process. Keep remembering they are paper give them a squeeze at the base.
Once you have got the hang of it, these Roses are quick and easy to make. I love doing them, I prefer to manipulate paper, making Flowers, Bags and Boxes than making cards.
Ok folks that`s it for today, think I deserve a rest.
I hope I have not driven you crazy with this Turorial
Please ask if there is anything that you don`t "Get" There is nothing worse than trying something and not mastering it..............................like me and this computer!!!!
After all this I want to see "those" Roses