I finally figured out how I injured my side. While working in the garden I was pulling and moving large plant containers. I must have pulled a muscle while pulling one across the patio. By Saturday I was feeling much better. That is when my husband was kind enough to share his cold with me. So, needless to say it was a rough weekend.
For today's project I decided to take it easy and play with a new toy for my Big Shot machine that I ordered on the Internet. It cuts out a rose. Actually 3 roses at a time.
It makes the prettiest shabby roses.
This die cuts 3 layers of paper at once. Just use 3 pieces of card stock to fit the rose die. They cut out looking like this.
I used 2 shades of distress ink on the edge of the petals, a pink and a stone color to give the finished roses an aged appearance.
I like to lightly spritz the entire piece with plain water to make it easier to roll and bend the petals.
Next I tightly rolled the rose from the small end to the large center.
Next I bent the edges of the petals and loosen the rose a bit before gluing the coil to the base. On the back side I used my large succulent die to cut out green for leaves.
By cutting the die cut out in 4 pieces I created the rose leaves.
These I distressed with green ink.
I also cut out one of the smaller succulent pieces in green to create a calyx and glued the calyx and the leaves to the back of the rose. I ended up making 3 leaves for each rose blossom.
When the glue was dry I used Stickles to add a bit of sparkle to the bloom and leaves.
I really love to make paper flowers and this will make it so much easier.
These are so pretty and delicate. I think I will find a lot of places to use these roses.