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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My First Attempt at Paper Roses

Yesterday, I posted HERE about a great tutorial on how to make paper roses. Well, I tried it!

It was really fun.

I used a light-weight cream cardstock, and LOTS of tiny glue dots. If you watch the tutorial, you'll see where the glue dots come in.

I wanted my roses to be a little more, well, rose-like, so I twisted my paper every now and then to give it more of a petal-like appearance (clear as mud, right?).

Here is the finished project:

I used cream cardstock from JoAnns, and the DP is from a K&Co Specialty Stack. The ink is CTMH Twilight.

I wanted the card to look more Vintage, so I distressed it with SU! Creamy Caramel. I also added just a little piece of cream organdy ribbon on each corner (it just needed a little something!). Then I used Diamond Stickles to outline the frame around the sentiment, which is QKR Stampede. And, of course, I had to spray the roses to make them sparkly!

The DP was cut using my Silhouette. I downloaded a free pattern called the Scalloped Thank You Card by tiredlady47. It is from the Yahoo Silhouette Users group, and unfortunately I cannot provide a link because you need to be member to download files. (Here is a link to the Group, in case you would like to join. I found this file in New Files.) I adjusted the file to get the cut you see here.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ -- Vintage (ends Jan 29)
Top Tip Tuesday -- Fabulous Flowers (ends Jan 31)
Crafty Cardmakers -- Floral (ends Feb 7)
Mark's Finest Papers -- Sympathy (ends Jan 28)

I hope you are able to find time to craft today!



Grace said...

Wow! Gorgeous Card and I am in love with your hand made flowers! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at STampin Sisters in Christ!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card - great flowers! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Rebecca said...

really cool water mom! i love it!

this is a message from
your water daughter

redwasher1 said...

Totally awesome card!!! I love your roses!!!
Thanks sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is beautiful and I love those flowers! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jack said...

Gorgeous card, and fabulous roses. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, you did a fabulous job on those paper roses. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Joanne (jojot) said...

your roses are gorgeous....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

PaulaM said...

Beautiful cards. I love the flowers that you have created - very nice. Thanks for joining us this week at Top TIp Tuesday

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Debbi - this is gorgeous! I love the roses - thanks for the link, I know I will be making some od these - they are divine! Love your card - the colours are so pretyt - - it is perfect for this weeks challenge Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Dee said...

Wow, the flowers are super gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.

Vee said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining our Fabulous Flowers challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Caroljenks said...

What a beautiful card and such gorgeous Roses.

Thanks for joining in with our 'Fabulous Flowers' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday.

Carol x

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Hi Debbi,
What a beatiful card. I love it. NO Rules is the answer to your question. I would love to see what you can do:)

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous flowers, your card is beautiful!!

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