I love Swaps! For those of you that don't know what a swap is, basically it's when you make something and exchange it with someone else for something similar. Like a trade of sorts.
Well, I recently joined a flower swap. Now this swap you could do any kind of flower, but it had to be less than 3 inches and had to have at least 3 layers. I instantly thought of making paper roses.
I just love making 3D roses either in paper or in fondant. Sooo, this week on top of making the Roses for the swap, I will do a tutorial series for everyday of the week. And Saturday I might even throw in a surprise!
I decided to make a whole bunch of the roses at once. That way, I could have some for my reserve, since it is running dangerously low. I hope you enjoy this step by step.
First off, since I was going to do many of these flowers, I had to find a suitable flower die to make them. Cricut to the rescue!!! I love the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart. I took both images that I needed from there. The flat rose and the swirl rose. Now, if you don't have AP you can use the Flower Shoppe cartridge. The flat rose is the same, Second row third one from the left. The swirl rose, you can use the second one from the right on the top line of the cartridge overlay. Just cut the excess off so you don't get a huge center.
After I cutting them, it was time to ink them. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose. Using a sponge or dauber, haphazardly blot the ink all over the swirls and the flat roses. I do it on both sides since it will be a 3D rose.
I assembled it.....
....And here is the finished rose!
Tomorrow I'll do the Daisy that I'm doing for the second group of the Swap.
Thanks for Looking!