I'm forcing myself to make some sympathy cards so I'll have a supply to sell when school starts, but I'd much rather be playing with my cute Penny Black cat and mouse stamps!
I PM'd the posters who asked for the directions, but here they are for others who may want to know:
I used four layers for each rose. I stamped two large and two of the medium and cut them out. I cut one of the medium images smaller than the other, cutting it so that part of it was free from the rest. (It looks sort of like a pinwheel.)That makes it look more realistic when you shape them. On this rose, I used the Rock and Roll technique. I inked the rose stamp in a lighter color then rolled the edges on a darker pad before stamping.
I hold each layer of the rose image in my left hand and, with my right thumb and forefinger, I bend and push the edges up against my left thumb and roll over the edges. The last layer is shaped a bit differently, it's sort of coiled into itself, but if you have a picture in front of you, you should be able to duplicate it. I then assemble the four layers of the rose (use any adhesive you like, but I find that mini glue dots work well), and glue some small beads in the center using CE. It's really quite a quick process...the rose is done in minutes. If you have any questions, PM me. Have fun!
The leaves are Lovely Leaves, which is retired, but I think there are realistic looking leaves in other sets, too.
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 GMT Views: 1880