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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Paper Roses


I have spent the last day making paper roses until my fingers cramped. I made 30 of these little puppies, 10 from a 12" Cranberry Cardstock circle (finished size is about 3", depending on how tightly you wrap it), 10 from a 9" Blush Cardstock circle (finished size is about 2 1/2", depending on how tightly you wrap it), and 10 from a 6" White Daisy Cardstock circle (finished size is about 1 1/2", depending on how tightly you wrap it), all sponged with Chocolate Ink and painted with Glitter Gel, and all for a special project for the Close To My Heart National Convention in 2 weeks. My fingers are cramping and covered with Liquid Glass (the adhesive I like best for these flowers), and I'm sticking to everything but it was worth it. I'm happy with how they turned out. WOO HOO! Aren't they COOL?

My friend, Tracey Mason, is the QUEEN of these flowers (she taught me) and has made a great video tutorial that will give you all that you need to make them just like her.

After watching, if there are any supplies you need to start 'flowering', click here to enter my website. Have fun!

9 comments:

Korinne said...

Love these! So beautiful. I always want to make them, and then I start and remember why it has been a while. They kill my hands! So worth it though :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

They look so FABULOUS! Hope your hands recover soon!

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow! I know those flowers take work and you've made some BIG ones. You've got my curiosity peaked about what they're for... ;)

Laurel said...

These are gorgeous!

Katy said...

Just LOVELY!!! I wish I was going to Convention so I could see what wonderfully crafty thing you're teaching :0(

Brenda said...

OH my goodness! These are absolutely gorgeous!!

Claudette said...

Can't wait to see them at Convention!

Stampin n da Hood said...

stankin' cute card…and I feel your "pain" on the flowers, but love them so much, I too suffer with the love!

Tracey Mason's Studio said...

Absolutely PERFECT! Love ya!

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