I love the look of the 3-D Roses and they make a pretty special card. the only problem is it is pretty hard to fit it into an envelope. 🙂
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All the cardstock, ink, stamps, ribbon and punches used are from Stampin’ Up, The embossing folder used for the background is also from Stampin’ Up. The pearls were bought at a garage sale LOL.
…so these Roses and Lilies are easier to make than you would think. They are made out of punched flowers and trimmed as follows.
you will need to take a bone folder and curl all the pieces several times, you do this for 2 reasons, 1 you want the petals to look curled, and 2 you want the cardstock fibers to break down so the pieces are easier to twist and bend so the flowers are easier to assemble. At this point, I usually sponge ink on the edges, it gives the petals more depth.
To assemble the Rose, and Lily, once the pieces are curled and pliable you want to use a strong adhesive to adhere the edges of the pieces together. The single petal I usually curl in an S shape. You won’t nee the 2 petal piece for the Lily.
once the glue is dry you will layer the pieces biggest to smallest, curling the petals as you go. the pieces may need trimming from the bottom side if they don’t seem to stack nice, the top 2 pieces of the rose will most likely need trimming.
To make the small roses and rosebuds you would just use fewer layers (remove the lower layers), I usually put a rhinestone in the center of the Lily.
To make the leaves I just folded a piece of green cardstock in half and used an oval punch to punch the desired shapes. I also sponge ink on the leaves to give them more dimension as well.