Thursday, July 18, 2013

♥ Rose Tutorial ~ Crafty Secrets Style! ♥

♥ Ok. I really need to learn how to make videos and upload them! It would be so much easier for me to show a tutorial! :) Anyone have any pointers or suggestions?? ♥

I wanted to show you a fun and really simple way to make a paper rose. I used some of the new Printable Papers by Crafty Secrets. Let's get started.

I first printed out a double sided paper by printing on 1 side of cardstock and then reloading it into the printer and printing on the other side. For this particular rose I used the Wild Roses Paper Set. Next punch, die cut or hand draw a six petal flower.

Next you will draw a line from each "corner" across to the other on the back of the flower. On a 6 petal flower, there should be 3 lines.

Next, you will cut on 1 line to the center of the flower on only 1 flower. Then on the 2nd flower, you will cut on 2 lines, which will remove 1 of the petals. Then on the 3rd flower, you will cut on 2 lines but leaving a line in the middle uncut, so you will remove 2 petals that will form a heart. Following me? I hope so. Ink the edges with brown ink.

Now you will add some hot glue to 1 petal and you will fold it under the next petal. Repeat for the other 2 flowers. This will form a cone like flower.

Using a little stick, like from a cotton swab, roll the edges of the flower petals over the stick. (In the photos, I did it before I glued the flowers together but it is easier to do afterwards!)

Roll the 2 little pieces loosely around the cotton swab as well. These will be the flower center.

To make the flower assembly easier, cut the "cone shaped" bottoms off all of the pieces.

Now assemble the flower starting with the larger flower. Adhere it with hot glue onto a small punched or die cut circle.

Next adhere the 2nd largest and so on, finishing up with the 2 small pieces, 1 going inside of the other.

And there you have a fun and easy paper rose. It really is! Give it a try!!

For my card, I also used the Embossed Pink and Yellow Paper Set, Embossed Yellow and Green Paper Set (Green), Rose Swirls Paper Set (Blue), and the Ephemera Ad paper is from the Garden Papers Set. Birthday Wishes is from the Garden Girls Digi Stamp Set.

Have a sweet day! I will announce my 2 winners from my GDT post from the Simon Says Stamp and Show Monday Blog shortly!!



ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely flowers.
Gr Elly

Lori Aragon said...

HaHaHa... Melissa, you've done a marvelous job with your tutorial. The reason for the hahaha is that I had to read it like 10 times before my brain could wrap around the cuts for the 3rd flower shape! Oh my goodness...what a dunce!!! I want to try this but I've been so intimidated for some reason. Your projects always inspire me though, I go lol!

Thanks for being YOU ♥

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous rose!! I love the pattern paper:)

Unknown said...

thank you so much for this tutorial!!!

Olga, xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it.

CathyinMN said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Very nice roses.

cjgusloff57 said...

These roses are so pretty! I definitely am going to give it a try. I do love my roses! Great tutorial. Thanks.

Ann said...

So pretty, and good photo tutorial, I had trouble uploading videos to YouTube. Everything was ok on my recorded video, but as soon as I uploaded it to there, no sound, my husband and I tried everything. So frustrating, and I just don't deal with it anymore. I just do photo tutorials. I think they are just effective. Hugs

Sande said...

Beautiful rose and great tutorial.

You said you printed the paper out on card stock. I've had no luck with my printer and card won't feed it through.

What weight/brand card stock are you using?

jeanie g said...

Love your tutorial it is so well explained there's no need for a video IMHO. Pretty card you made too.

Kathy said...

Love the flowers and the tutorial. Thanks

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a beautiful card...and a great tutorial, too. I wish I could help you on the video tutorial thing...the way you and I do it seems to be the "hard" way...but folks who do videos have told me they are equally time consuming to do well. Love your work!