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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Roses

I have been wondering what to put on my grandaughter's next birthday card.  She is seventeen next month.

I saw a tutorial on making paper roses on a blog recently and thought I'd give it a go. I didn't have any of the tools that were suggested - such as various punches and shaping tools -  so I improvised.

I made a paper pattern for large and small petals and a cup shape for the sepals which I then scanned in to my computer and traced in SCAL so that I could cut the petals, sepals  and leaves withmy Cricut.  I shaped the components using an ordinary embossing tool with a large ball, on a sponge stamping mat and used my normal tweezers to help shape the petals.

The tutorial used card to make the roses but I used ordinary white copy paper to make it all and coloured the leaves and sepals (they are there even if you can't see them)  with my Promarkers (Holly Green)  and the Letraset Airbrush. It worked quite well as the airbrush gave the leaves a sort of natural mottled appearance - luck not judgement. lol

I then coloured the petals with a sponge and several different ink pads to get a sort of pink and yellow shading. This is the result. I had to photograph it as of course it wouldn't fit into my scanner so it's not as clear as I would have liked but it gives an idea.




I mounted the rose and leaves on a plain white card which I had embossed and added a sentiment which I printed out on my computer.  I coloured the sentiment, first  using the airbrush and the same green Promarker (keeping it a long way away) and finishing  it by sponging lightly with the same inkpads as I used for the rose.

I like the simplicity of this card and hope Lauren will like it too. I think I'll have to make a box for it to go in though as it won't fit into an envelope.



The tutorial on making the roses is a very good one and there are some lovely cards there using different sorts of flowers  - there is a link to a video on the blog which I also watched. It was quite labour intensive to make the rose  but really enjoyable.

I found a piece of vellum that had been lying around for ages and tried making another rose using that. This is the result.




This hasn't made its way on to a card yet but  I think the vellum worked very well - saved a lot of colouring too although I don't think it's quite as realistic.  It's not quite as garish as this in real life though - it's the poor photography.  Now I'm on the search for suitable pieces of paper to make more......................... watch this space.

Hope you like my efforts.

29 comments:

Tina said...

Your card is beautiful Yvonne, the rose is lovely. I'll have to have a go at some of these. Tinaxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Very pretty :-) Happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous I just love flowers and making them so I will be hopping back here to follow yours liks. Thanks. xxx

Trace said...

This is a stunning card, I especially like the rose xx Hopped from DC

Angela said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Well done.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow how super ... love the roses ... the first one is my favouritist one ... you are really clever and your daughter will love it ... well done ... thank you for visiting my blog just doing a bit of blog hopping myself ... have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

sue said...

very pretty sue xx

Lorna's crafty creations said...

They are gorgeous roses
Happy blog hopping
Lorna xx(craftinglorna)

Maureen said...

Lovely card and your rose is stunning, well done.
Maureen.....x

MissyG said...

Gorgeous rose - you did a fabulous job
Linda

scrappysharon said...

Beautiful rose yvonne...i love flowers and love learning how to make new ones...Sharon x

Dawn said...

Stunning flowers. x

Jayne said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are wonderful! Love Jayne. x

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card and I just love your roses well done. Chris xx

Heike said...

A lovely card. And your roses are just brilliant.
Heike xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card. I love making flowers and your flower is just gorgeous xx

craftyeyes said...

stunning card xx

Janet said...

such an elegant card and the flowers you made are gorgeous xx

jillb said...

such gorgeous flowers - you're so clever! xx Jill B

applejack cards by sue said...

A lovely card and the roses are stunning! Well done! I will have a look at the tutorials, I think you have explained how to make them very clearly.

Emma's Cards said...

beautiful!x

Fiona Keel said...

hi Yvonne, love your new profile photo! your paper roses are exquisite, looking forward to seeing what you are going to sell on your blog, Fi x

Wendy Fraser said...

Beautiful card, that flower is just stunning! xx

Tina said...

Hi Yvonne,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for an award. I hope you will accept it. Please visit my blog http://tinajanecards.blogspot.com/

Tina

Cards by Alison said...

Yvonne love the flowers they are brilliant. Alison xxx

MissyG said...

Hi yvonne - if you pop over to my blog I have something for you

http://missygdesigns2009.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-awards.html

Linda

Yvonne said...

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stacky said...

Just popped on to say hello Yvonne and to send a little get well wish for Willow x
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog x

Elaine said...

Wow I love the flower on this fabulous work Yvonne well done Hugs Elaine