... as promised on Sunday, I am here today with a tutorial on how I made the Spellbinders Blossom Three into a 3d rose. This is a truly simples technique, the only thing I will say is that a sharp pair of scissors, a pokey tool (or kebab stick) and some Cosmic Glue are essential (you can use other strong glue but I advocate Cosmic cos I lurves it soooo much!) This post is veeery heavy with photo's... so without further ado, I shall begin:
|Fully assembled Blossom Three rose!|
Die cut FOUR flowers from paper/card. I have used doublesided paper because the finished bloom is 3d, you don't want any bare backsides showing ;o)) *oh how I have longed to say that for sooo long lol* I used the middle sized die for my rose, I love this size, just the perfect size for a centrepiece on a card.
I sanded the edges of my flowers to make the a smidge shabbier. Use sharp scissors to snip into the centre of the flower - cutting in-between two petal (as shown)
I drew a little diagram to explain this bit. Take the petal on the left and pull it over the petal on the right of the cut. This makes the first bit of the dimension, the petals will now total 7 instead of 8.
Top Tip! Cut the top off the petal on the right (#2 on diagram) When you assemble the rose, you will be curling the petals backwards, if you left the top on the petal it would be double thickness and wouldn't curl evenly like the rest of them. (hope that makes sense!) **sorry for the blurry pic!**
Pop some Cosmic Glue onto the little tab left at the bottom of petal #2 - this serves as a gluing tab.
Use a clip to hold the petals together whilst glue is drying. Set to one side.
Now we need to make the next layer have only 6 petals... so cut out one petal completely from the flower (bit like a piece of cake *yep, food again lol*) At the same time, cut a circle out of the centre of the flower - as shown - and the top off the petal to the right - this will form the tab for gluing and the circle cut out of the centre makes assembly soooo much easier. Glue onto the tab, bring the left over the top of the right as before and pop a clip on it. KEEP THE CUT OUT PETAL! Set aside.
Now you need to make this layer into 5 petals, so cut out 2 petals together - as shown - cut out the circle from the centre as before and the top off the right petal, glue the tab bit and clip the flower as before to keep it in place whilst the glue dries. Set aside. KEEP THE CUT OUT PETALS.
Now we need to make the next layer, which has 4 petals, so cut out three petals together, cut a circle and the top off the right petal to form the gluing tab. Glue it and clip it, set aside... KEEP THE CUT OUT PETALS!
Remember those petals you cut out? This is the three together one... cut off the pointy bit... you don't need that and it will be easier without it to assemble...
Use your pokey tool/kebab stick to gently curl the petals inwards... add a line of glue (as shown) and bring the right hand side over the left onto the glue, clip and set aside to dry.
Now we are making the layer that has two petals... again, cut off the pointy bit... you don't need it... it is... ahem...pointless (groooans!)
Use your pokey tool/kebab stick and gently curl back the petals... this will make it easier when you assemble this layer because the paper will have been stretched.
Bob a line of glue onto the left side of the layer, bring the right over, pop a clip on it to secure it whilst it dries.
Use your pokey tool/kebab stick and curl the single petal around it... oh and cut off that pointy bit, you don't need it... it is...erm... yep, pointless lol Using the pokey tool just makes it so much easier to get a nice round curl and won't crease the paper.
All of your layers should now be glued and clipped.
Use your finger to poke the pointy bit of the largest layer upwards to make a little peak. This will be the nest that all your other layers will build around.
Use your pokey tool to curl back the petals, this is when you will notice that removing the top of the one underneath is a cool idea :O))
|check out my crackled fingernail... cool huh!|
In the middle of the peaky bit, add a good dollop of Cosmic Glue and after curling the petals on the next layer, pop this into the glue. If you find that the hole isn't big enough, use your scissors to snip into it and make it a bit larger. Wiggle the layer about in the glue until it looks right.
|don't look at the stumpy nail on the middle finger.. akkk|
Continue to assemble the layers, adding the glue to the endy bits of each layer. Keep going until all the layers are .... layered up! Remember, if your layer is a bit sticky uppy, use your scissors to snip up into that hole you cut... just a smidge removed sometimes makes all the difference.
And there you have it. I hope that the photo's and words are all understandable. It is so much easier to actually sit and show you in person but I think that is a bit impractical because I could only fit about three of you into the Room of Stash (that is assuming that more than three peeps want to know how to make the rose!) Please, please, please... if you do make one of these, pop back to let me know so I can come and have a nosey at your handywork. If you haven't got a blog, you can email me :O))
|Another pic so you don't have to scroll back up to the top!|
Right, I shall away... I have some rather special samples that I needs to be getting on with making. I shouldn't really tell you yet, so you din't hear it here ok? I have a veerrrrry special launch show next Tuesday evening.... oh yesh indeedily... if I give you a little clue.. his name begins with T and ends with M and has I in the middle ;o)) (shame he won't actually be there in person, you will have to put up with me waffling on I am afraid..... ) If I say I am excited that would be a mega understatement... I am OVER the TOP excited!!!! Just wait til you see the goodies we have lined up for you!!! Yeeehaw!!! Right.... I am off, please do let me know if you like the tut! Thanks for looking... TTFN!
PS... thanks for all your lovely comments... and BTW... Pauline C asked if I could show you pics of the folder sample I made for last Sunday's shows... yep, I will pop it on here tomorrow hun... if I put anymore pics on here now I think Blogger will have a fit of the vapours and kick me off! TTFN!