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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Crazy Good ~ Stacked Rose Flower Tutorial

Hi everyone!!! I’m Lynne, and I am a new DT here at Posh Designs Scrapbook Store, and this is my first post & project for you!!! You can read more about me here!!!

This pic is of my daughter Ashley & her husband Mike. Of course, they are ‘posing’ for the camera…with my son Daniel helping them out a bit. My oldest son Kevin, took the picture, and all of them ended up goofing off in front of the camera!!


Lots of layering, layering, & more layering on this layout. Love that look!! All papers were also inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Walnut Stain. You can see a bit of green ribbon (from my stash) poking out (which is more layering) from under the blue cardstock. The ‘stacked rose’ is easy to make. I have added a short tutorial at the end of this post.

I utilized my Cricut & Storybook cartridge to cut the flourishes & the heart, from Tim Holtz Grunge Paper. Then I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink on top to match the colors of the papers.
I have used a variety of papers, including K&Co, Graphic 45, My Mind’s Eye & cardstock from SEI. Die cuts are from K&Co and Basic Grey. The brad is Pink Paisley, and the Alphas are also from K&Co. Punch is from Martha Stewart.

Stacked Rose Tutorial
Materials Needed:

  • Double sided paper or cardstock (thin papers will not work well)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Latex gloves (trust me!!)
  • Distress Inks in your color choice
  • Cosmetic sponge
  • Skewer

Please note that I already had the layout completed when I decided to do a tutorial. The paper I used for tutorial is a different, but will still give the same effect.

1. You will need to cut 5 blossoms from your paper, 3 large, 3 medium and 1 small. I used my Cricut & Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, but you can use any other die cutting machine & dies, or hand cut your blossoms. Just remember that each ‘blossom’ must have six petals.



2. Ink the edges of your blossoms…you only need to do this on one side, the ink will seep into the other side of your paper.


3. Now you can start cutting your blossoms. From 2 large & 2 Medium blossoms, cut apart into 3 sections, so that each section has 2 petals on it. Do not cut the smallest blossom.


4. Decide which side of paper that you want to see more of. I chose to have the lightest side as my main color, and the brightest as my ‘pop’. Once you start curling, keep the light side up, and that way your brightest color will just peek out, and give you that pop that you need. You will use your skewer (or toothpick) to curl the petals. Just place skewer on the edge of each petal & curl inward, repeat for second petal, always curling in towards the center.



5. You should now have these blossoms: 1 large uncut, 1 medium uncut & 1 small uncut blossom, as well as 6 large two petal sections and 6 medium two petal sections.


6. Now you will begin gluing. I used Aleene’s Tacky glue, but you can use any glue that works for you. Place a ring of glue around the center of large blossom, and start adding your curled petals to it. Stagger the petals, so that they cover the ‘empty’ space of large blossom.


7. Repeat #6 for medium blossom.


8. Let dry if needed. And then add another circle of glue to the center of the largest blossom. Stack your medium blossom on top, being sure to center.


9. Place your brad in the smallest blossom.


10. Attach smallest blossom to stack. Unless you are using long-legged brads, you will need to squish your stacked blossoms to be able to fold the brad legs. The up-side to doing this is it gives your flower a more natural look.


Tip: Don’t throw out your leftover bits of paper!! Once I am done cutting my pieces, I cut off any large pieces of paper, to put in my stash. Then I punch (Martha Stewart) butterflies or hearts from the rest of the paper. I use these little punched bits on many projects, and would rather utilize the leftovers from my die cutting than use another full sheet of paper for this. I now have a very good selection of colors to choose from!!!
I hope you've enjoyed today project and rose flower tutorial, thanks for stopping by!

Lynne 

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Love your LO & awesome tut def. gonna try that out! :) Nini xoxo

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  2. Awesome tutorial!! Love that flower!

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Tutorials category today [07 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Lynne, I have always wondered how you made those flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial with us! I DEFINITELY need to try this out on my next page.

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  5. oooh, me RIKEY!
    i'm a sucker for dimension, and these babies really POP! thanks for the little tutorial!


    :)

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  6. This is AWESOME! Thanks for a great tutorial. I will certainly try this one out :)

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