Helen...she loved yellow roses. And when we "knocked around town" , (as she would say), we both loved to visit the local nursery. In honor of my mom, and Mother's Day, I am making cards for family using one of Mom's favs.
I had a few requests about the rolled roses from this card, and since I was making roses all day Saturday, decided to take a photo of my stamp table with the "gear".
1. Scallop punch, or scallop scissors and leaf dies/punches
2. Sponge edges of scalloped circle
3. Cut in circular motion, trimming away just the scallops, leaving a tear drop shape
4. Use quilling tool to roll, and hot glue into place
Sometimes, I like to roll very tightly to make just a rosebud. When left to "unwind" a bit, the centers can leave a blank spot, and a pearl can be added. It makes for a very sweet look. Most of the time I set a base of leaves and glue blooms into place, and then add more leaves to fill in the blanks.
The type of paper can change the look too. Yesterday I made some of the buttery colored blooms from paper that is nearly crepe- it tears easily, so gentleness is called for, but I doubled that paper and the blooms came out looking like those roses that have double centers.
I use Martha Stewart Rose Leaf and Branch punches most of the time. When I do the rose leaf, I always run a stylus down the center and sponge the edges, and give one side a bit of a fold. Another favorite addition is the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish- it is so elegant and sweet. The mini fern is from SmARTworks, and it is just perfect enough to tuck into wee lil "bald spots" when arranging.
EDIT: To achieve a more realistic and Vintage looking bloom, soak scalloped circles in cool water for about a minute, scrunch into a ball, leave for about 5 mins. Open and allow to dry. Then follow the same instructions above.
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17640
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:37 PM
Awww, your Mom's favorite - what a way to spend the day than to make a bunch that brings back memories of your knocking around town with her!!
Just using the OUTSIDE of the scalloped circles keeps your blooms wee size - so perfect - what an awesome tutorial - just like your hydrangea one. Thanks so much for sharing yourself with all of us and your wonderful techniques - these roses are so beautiful, you will be putting someone out of business!! LYMI!
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