...make paper roses... but first... WOYWW... oooh, I missed you all last week but the reason for not joining in with the hop was simples... I had nothing new on me desk... plus, I hadn't been able to hop as much the previous weeks... but... I missed you all too much so here I am... showing off my not so messy desk! I know, you will all be dumbfounded but... it has been nearly three months since I last had a nightmare-ishly messy room! What am I on about??? Well, tis Wednesday... so that means it is the day that the craft bloggers of the world unite and do a marathon hop around the Blogosphere... hosted by Desk Inspector in Chief - JULIA - click on her name and you can see what it is all about!
So... the Paper Roses... well, you know I love to make these little cutie roses... and I do them a lot... I have been getting lovely comments and emails asking how I make them... so I thought to myself that I would do a little step by step photo-tutorial... I have typed the instructions on each pic... there are ...ahem... 15 in total!!! If you can't read the instructions straight from the pics here, just click on them to make them bigger... The papers I have used are from the Crowded Attic stack - I use the little 2" snippets for these... but any decent quality doublesided card/paper will work ok... so, here goes... I will shut up whilst you have a look :O))
So... there you go... hope that was helpful for you... and if you do make a paper rose, please do pop back to let me know... I just want to say before I go that in no way did I "invent" this technique... I am just showing you how I make mine... using the pokey tool to curl the petals does make a huge difference as the paper doesn't wrinkle this way... right... am off to sit and wait by the front door because... erm... I have a special parcel arriving tomorrow... and I don't want to miss the UPS guy... more tomorrow!!! TTFN
PS... forgot to say... I used the medium Flower Power stamp... available HERE...
Wednesday, 16 March 2011