Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Rose tutorial - at last

OK Guys, the rose tutorial at long last. Had the pictures done for ages, just been waiting for this eye to allow me to spend long enough on the computer to put it all together. But after showing so many lovely crafters how to make them at the weekend demo and now there are so many subtle hints popping up around blogland that me thinks I'd better get my act together, so here we go.................
The basic ingredients:

Six petal punch (1" used here)
Dries clear Art Institute glue
Iridescent embossing powder
Versamark inkpad
Tweezers (an absolute must unless you have endless patience)
Patterned or plain paper (see notes at bottom)Punch out three flowers for each rose. Brush versafine or other ink pad around the edges, dip into embossing powder and heat. Then crease each flower across the natural line between the petals so you can see six sections.
Following the crease lines, cut to the centre of one flower. Do the same on the second flower but cut one section out. Repeat on the third flower but cut out two sections (as one). You will then have five elements to make your rose.
Using the dries clear glue take the largest flower and overlap one petal onto the next at the cut section. Do the same with the next two graduating down in size, so you are left with five elements of 5,4,3,2,&1 petals.
When dry (allow a couple of minutes), using a pokey tool or cocktail stick curl each petal outwards. The single petal should be rolled into a funnel shape.

Cut the tips off the bottom of each section - don't worry about the hole in the bottom, this will be covered as you assemble your rose.

Using the same glue put a couple of 'blobs' onto the bottom of the four and three petaled sections, place the four petal onto into the largest, then the three petal section into the other two working down in size.
Next put some glue into the centre (the centre will now be the three petaled section) and arrange the two petal piece and finally the single petal - the roses are quite resilient, especially if you have embossed the edges so and you can push the pieces round until you are happy with the placements.
A few notes:
Double sided paper is best otherwise you will see a white middle petal - but you can always colour the reverse of the single centre section with an inkpad or other colour medium. I have tried all sorts of DP and find Daisy Bucket one of the very best as it is beautifully pliable, some DP can be stiff and will fold rather that curl. Good old copier paper also works very well.
The above rose is made from plain orange copier paper and heavily ebbossed with iridescent glitter. When making three roses, which I find the optimun number for a project, I like to make a couple from one side of the DP and one from the other to add contrast to the finished project.

You can also create your own pattered paper to match your card by stamping and embossing the cut out flowers before assembling into your rose. Vellum also works very well and can be stamped to add interest. Embossing the edges with clear embossing powder works wonderfully on dark colours and looks like dewdrops.
I made the roses above from plain cream copier paper, brushed beige and green brilliance inkpads round the edges and embossed with detail clear powder.

The roses below were made from a patterned DP, the edges embossed with crystal embossing powder and stamens added - mine are from a garden centre which sells florist and cake decorating accessories. Equally you could use gems or brads, placing them inside with silicone.
I hope this all makes sense and you can follow everything, but any questions please don't be afraid to mail me (link on my profile). Happy rose making and I'm expecting roses to be blooming all over blogland very soon.

55 comments:

Helen said...

They look absolutely fab! I have tried to do them in grungepaper but got in a muddle, I will try using paper to get the hang of it with something thinner first, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

oh sweetie how kind of you to put this up wow are you super talented or what just adore those roses will have a go just hope mine turn out half as brilliant as yours have hugs cheryl sss the card is stunning too hugs cherylxxx

Julie said...

Those are absolutely stunning, Brenda! I always love them on your cards--thanks for the tutorial! I will be making these soon! (Hope I'm patient enough!!!) Hope you're having a lovely day!

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Brenda,
Thank you for this brilliant tutorial. I hope mine turn out as good as yours!
I absolutely love the yellow and green card - it is beautiful. The flower stamp has now been added to my wish list!
I hope your eye is getting better.
Clare x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Brenda - thanks for the tutorial, it will give me something to try out when I've finished my Christmas cards.....your cards are beautiful.


Anne

Tracy said...

I just love making these roses, but I still read your tutorial Brenda, and it's very good.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

lisa said...

Thank you so much for this brilliant tutorial Brenda. It's so easy to follow and the photos are great. Guess what I shall be doing tonight!!!!

Lisax

Hope Jacare said...

Fantastic Tutorial - will definitely be giving it a go.....I can see another suitable job in the offing for you at Polkadoodles. Cheers Claire x

chris said...

I think I might have a go tonight Brenda they are just so scrumptious. the tutorials great by the way.
thank Eddie for helping me on saturday,both he and your grandaughter did a good job.
see you soon love chris xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, and GREAT Roses, Thanks for the tutorial!

Sally H said...

Fabulous tutorial, Brenda - almost as good as being there on Saturday! The yellow card is one of my favourites! Your mate Jules says I can't blame you for my spending habits!!!! I am so glad I went back for the punches though!

Cherry said...

Thanks for sharing Brenda - this fantastic. Love the beautiful flowers you create. I will definitely be having a go at this - you make it look easy - but I know it isn't. Thanks again. Hugs Cherry XXX

Scrappymax said...

What a great tutuorial Brenda and your roses look absolutely fabulous. I will definitely have to try that embossing on the edge. Your Green card also looks fantastic.
Max x

PatR said...

Thank you Brenda for a great tutorial, the roses are absolutely gorgeous. Glad to hear the demo day went well and I just love all the creations you have shown us. Oh and congrats on the DT.
Love, Pat xx

Lynne K said...

Splendid tutorial, Brenda! It's really helpful to have it there to refer to. I'd forgotten the bit about embossing the edges. If I can get mine to look half as good as yours I'll be happy.

That card was one of my favourites at your demo. x

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful card and super tutorial:)

The Stamp Man said...

Your roses and in fact all your cards featured are wonderful Brenda.

Jill x

Silli said...

OMG, this is fab! Love the roses, your card is beautiful Brenda! Big hugs...Thanks for the tutorial!

Sue Abbott said...

What a fantastic tutorial, very clear instructions and photo's, thanks so much for taking time to share it with us, it is appreciated so much, must have a go soon.

Linda W said...

Thanks for sharing this Brenda, the roses are really lovely. I will definately be having a go at making some! Linda X

Beryl said...

Thankyou - thankyou - thankyou. I'll bookmark it tomorrow on the desktop. You are a star.
Beryl xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Brenda! :o) Have seen the tutorial before, but you have taken it so much further!! Your examples are absolutely stunning! Simply glorious, and I think this is my favourite card from you so far. Oh, boy! Do I look forward to all the cards to come!

Hugs,
Chris xx

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

A brilliant tutorial. Well done. I know you have been itching to finish and post it but your eye has held you back.

I feel there are going to be hundreds and hundreds of roses popping up in blogland!!

Thanks for sharing your hard work with us all.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, its so beautiful and thank you for the fab tutorial.
luv
Debby

Lynda said...

Stunning, gorgeous cards and flowers. Fab tutorial too. You're a real Gem.

Love Lynda xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Stunning card and a fab tutorial. I will definitely have a go but can't promise they will look anything like yours (i'm not good with instructions lol!).

It certainly is a small world. Next time I am visiting my friend I will have to stop by to say hello!

Lisa x

Sally H said...

Me again! there is something for you on my blog. Just wanted to know how much I value your blog. Don't worry if you are too busy to respond x

craftimamma said...

Thankyou so much for taking the time (especially with your poorly eye) to give us this fantastic tutorial. It's very much appreciated.

These roses are truly gorgeous as are the wonderful cards they adorn.

Lesley Xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous tutorial Brenda, clear and precise. Well done and thank you with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Isn't it easy when you know how? I will have to have a punch like this! (or similar) these look so fab! are these the same as the flowers on yr candle thay are amazing! Love this project too nice to see something none Christmas I am looking forward to doing all the Spring (wondering what stamps will be out too! ( I really haven't any room) but you know me I will have to make some more room some how ( there will be no room for cooking or eating it will be my craft room)

Love Dawn xx

Juls said...

wow!! your card is just gorgeous!! Love the fab summery colours! and thanks for the tutorial on the flowers! your amazing hon!! hugs Juls!!!

Annie said...

wow! thank you for a fabulous tutorial and the pictures of your roses are just stunning.
hugs, annie x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your amazing. janex

Leah the Orange said...

they're beautiful roses, Brenda! saw that my sweet friend Chris gave us her version, using your tutorial, which is just like Tim's not sure if you were aware they're the same?

Jackie 2711 said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant - I have to give this a go. Thank you for sharing. JACKIE

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous tutorial. The flowers are stunning, and I feel totally inspired to "have a go"!!
Love, Sylvia x

loftylass said...

Brenda - this tutorial is wonderful - it's so good to have step by step pictures...brilliant.
Thank you so much. All your cards are gorgeous.
I'm off now to have a go!!!
Happy New Year.
Hugs
HW
x

Jackie said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much for this tutorial, it is very plain and simple (which is what I need)Your card is superb :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, can't wait to try this!

Kat said...

I've tried this for the first time and even a rough try looks really nice. Flowers can be really expensive to buy so I think I'll be trying to make some for real. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

Kat x

Sarah A said...

Those roses are beautiful!! Will have a try myself but first need to go shopping for a 6 petalled flower punch (oh what a shame a shopping trip coming on...) as I only have a 5 petal one!

Thanks for the fab tutorial.

Sarah x

Wendy said...

Wow, what a fab tutorial, I won't need to buy any roses ever again. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Mirabelka said...

What a simple way to grow roses :)

scrappinlil said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on the tutorial..now I need to try this...thanks for sharing...beautiful roses!

Alison Dent said...

thanks for sharing can't wait to start

Véro said...

Wouah!Lovely roses and great tutorial!Thank you so much

Sussie said...

Looks difficult for a beginner like me, but I think i´ll give it a try soon! :)

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

I love roses. Thanks for the tutorial. I make quilled roses. They are fun to make too.

Sheree said...

You make it look so easy! I'll pick up a punch like that this week and give them a try!
Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial!!

Sheree

milena60 said...

Как красиво....

Anji78 said...

These roses seem easy to do and look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

Renee VanEpps said...

I came to this blog today just for your blog candy but happened to see your tutorials - I'm so glad I looked! This is a wonderful rose tutorial, filled with tips I hadn't thought of!! Thank you so much, I'm off to check out your work and more tutorials :)

krylon water based spray paint said...

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Sorana said...

This tutorial is brilliant... I am officially a fan of your blog...:)

Fatimah hayat said...

Hi Brenda!!!
your technique of making roses is best, i am going to try it now.
and the second thing is that your blog is awesome...
best wishes.