I took a paper roses making class at the Scrapbook Expo last week and thought I would give it a go with some Diemond Dies that I already had in my stash. I am so glad I took the time (and yes, it does take some time) and effort to make these beauties!
I used the Diemond Dies Sugar Plum Flower Die Set, the Natures Flourish Die, and the Medley of Leaves Die to create a flower cluster for a feminine shabby chic style card. The process of how I stamped, inked/colored, and shaped the roses are in the video linked below, so I’ll just list the products I used and then describe the rest of the card. NOTE: My readers can get 10% off and free worldwide shipping on all orders of $35 or more at Diemond Dies by using the code “thankskristina” at check out.
I started by stamping plain white Georgia Pacific Premium card stock with Versafine Black Ink and an old (from 2013) Heidi Swapp Script Background Stamp. Then I used the flower dies to cut out various sizes of flowers. I inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick and then shaped them using a Spellbinders Tool ‘n One with the Embossing Stylus Tips on top of 2 stacked mouse pads (they have the perfect amount of give and resistance). To add that all-important shimmer and sparkle I sketched on Art Glitter Glue with a fine tip nozzle and sprinkled extra fine iridescent glitter. Then I sketched on another layer of Art Glitter Glue and sprinkled on Diamond Dust (which is actually super thin shards of real glass).
To add some interest and fullness, I also cut out the flourish and leaves dies from white card stock and inked them with Tim Holtz Twisted Citron and an old American Crafts ink in green. I clustered the flourishes, leaves and roses together in the center of a card base from a Michaels Hot Buy card base and envelopes package called “Uptown Chic” (60 cards and envelopes for $5 – now that’s a deal!).
To give a more finished look to the card, I also die cut a couple of Memory Box Chrysanthemum Corner Dies and glued them onto the upper left and lower right corners of the card front. I used an Authentique “Sweetness” collection sprinkles patterned paper scrap to the inside of the card as a card liner and added a couple more of the chrysanthemum corner dies as accents.
The following is a process video of how to make these paper roses:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Add Sparkle! Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Get In Shape Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge – WINNER
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Patterned Paper Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Monochrome Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Summer Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge