Paper Rose Tutorial

I recently saw this wonderful tutorial on how to make your own beautiful roses out of cardstock! The tutorial was on a blog  by Helen.  She found the idea at the Fiskar's weblog. Here are some of the amazing blooms you can make using this technique!....

You will need 18 hearts in 4 different sizes. If you have a Cricut it comes in real handy here. Cut from sturdy card stock:

6 x 2 1/4"
5 x 2"
4 x 1 3/4"
3 x 1 1/2"

The heart is one of the basic shapes on SCAL or you can dig out a cart and make this happen.


Ink all the edges with two different shades of darker red. You can also use acrylic paint or chalk. Punch a tiny hole at the bottom of every heart.


Take a brad (in the same color) and turn it upside down and start putting all the hearts through it.Start with the smallest hearts and work your way up. 


This is what you will have when you are done:


Now the magic starts: take petal by petal and scrunch them up and around towards the middle. Don't be gentle here; the more manhandling the better!


It will look something like this when you are done;


Then, bend the petals back out as much as you want. Depends on how much you want the rose to be open.

Last step is to spray the rose with glimmer mist.


Here are some more examples of flowers she made using the same technique and different colour inks,....for the bottom photo she used white cardstock and the mist tinted the roses the pretty colours!