Cheery Lynn Designs gets lots of emails from people who want to make flowers like they see on the Inspiration blog. One of those requests was to explain how to make roses with the Miniature, Medium and Large Rose dies. So I have done a step by step tutorial that I wanted to share with you today.
You will need 3 of each size rose petals, an embossing pad, a stylus tool and some wax paper. Text weight paper works the best but you can certainly use card stock as well.
You are going to dry emboss each of the petals on the backside of the die cut, but first rub the paper with your wax paper. It will make the stylus glide easier. Start from the outer edge of each petal and using a circular motion, emboss each petal towards the center.
This will cause the petals to curl up like the above photo.
The next step is to flip each petal over, except for two of the smallest ones, and dry emboss the center so they look like the above photo.
Now start gluing each petal on top of the other being sure to turn them so they are staggered. Above you see two of the largest petals layered. I place just a bit of glue in the center then carefully place the next petal.
Once you get all three large petals layered, continue with the three medium petals, gluing each separately and staggering the petals.
Add the one small petal that you dry embossed in the center. Your flower should look like the one above.
Now take the two remaining small petals and glue them on top of each other with the front sides down. Once the glue has dried you can dry emboss in the center to make them cup upwards as shown above.
Now glue these two cupped upwards petals into the center of your flower. One last step....
Take 3 petals from the top flower, add some glue on the top inside edges of each petal, pull them towards the center and glue them closed like the above photo. This will create a center bud. You can then fluff your petals a bit and you are all done!
So the rose I created for the tutorial is the one you see in the foreground that I didn't use, lol. The two smaller ones on my card were created with 4 medium and 4 miniature petals. The little yellow flowers on the ends are also miniature rose dies, I just dry embossed and layered them. The large orange flower was created with four layers of Sweet Williams die and two layers of Darling Daisies in the center. (Thank you, Jodi, for that combination of dies). The smaller orange flowers are also Darling Daisies. The leaves are Olive Branches. The center of the card is a French Pastry Doily. For the background panel I used my Lace Square Heart Reflections die. Finished size is 5" square.
Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for more inspiration. The challenge this week is Birthdays. You can enter for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.
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(used my French Pastry die, have had it for almost a year)