It's Barbara with my Sunday Inspirations post.The last time I posted, I promised I would show you how to make a rose from a circle. First let me show you the card that I designed using my handmade roses. The border in the light peach cardstock was achieved by using punch 920. I used no inserts but positioned the punch so the punched designs touched. I pulled away the bottom and used the stars on the green CS area to finish the design on the card front.
A little background info about the paper I used to make the flowers on the card. As a stamper, I always have paper on my work surface and it gets covered with stamp off images, marker marks, over-spray, ink, notes and so on. So, when this paper gets pretty well filled up, I save it and use it to make flowers. In some of the pics, you will see some of my "stamp off paper" as it goes thru the change from a circle to a flower.
You just need the Circle Cutter and a quilling tool. Cut your circles ( I made 2" circles) with the Circle Cutter and hand draw, in pencil, a spiral shape from the edge of the circle to the inside. I made my pencil line dark so you can see it in the photos.You might want to draw it lighter, but it really isn't necessary.
Next you will want to thread the outside end onto the quilling tool and start to twirl the paper. And when you get to the inside end, apply a little glue to that center area which becomes the base of the flower. I am showing that in the photos below. Gently loosen the twirled paper from the tool and sit the wrapped paper in the glue. Let dry. I like to use a thicker glue, Aleene's Tacky Glue works great but so does Ranger's Glossy Accents but it dries really fast. (You can open that spiral up a bit before it dries, just use your fingers and using a little pressure on the top of the flower, twist your finger on the top of the flower in the opposite direction of the twist, to open it up some.)
After the flower is dry I start to shape the petals, by using the quilling tool. Position the slit of the tool into the outside swirl of the paper and twist the tool about a 1/4 turn. Move the quilling tool to the opposite side of the flower and reposition it and twist. I do this about 4-5 times, repositioning the tool and moving it around.This makes the flower look like a rose. If you tear some of the paper it isn't a problem it makes the flower appear to have petals.
This rose making technique is so easy, you just make a circle with the Circle Cutter and draw and cut a spiral next twirl, glue, shape and you're done. Let me know what you think of these. Try them out, they will look great on your project.
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