Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paper Roses

So I found these paper roses on Lisa Stenz's blog and was directed to the tutorial on Kristine Fowler's blog.  I loved them and needed to find something to use them on.  Then I was introduced to Just Us Girls (JUG)'s challenge this week and I thought they would fit perfectly.  Just as I was deciding on that I got a facebook update on Sketchy Thursday's challenge.  So I used the flowers on both and came up with these.

To make the roses:

  1. Cut three squares the same size (4x4, 3x3, etc.)  I used 3x3 and 2x2 squares

2.  Fold each square in half to make a triangle, fold again and fold again to get this small triangle.

3.  Cut each triangle into a petal shape and cut off the tip of the triangle.  When you unfold them they will look like the picture below.

4.  The first "flower" cut off two petals, the second flower cut off three petals and the fourth flower cut in half (so you have two four petal flower pieces).  Then off of one of the four petal pieces cut off one single petal.

5.  Take the one with six petals and glue the end petals together to form a cone, do the same with all the flowers except the one and two petal flowers.

6.  Using a toothpick curl the ends of the petals under.  Then glue each cone into the larger cone making your rose!

The video tutorial is here:

And this is the end result


  1. Beautiful card Elizabeth! Those flowers are drop dead gorgeous! You have definitly rocked this weeks sketch!

    Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls this week!

  2. Ummmmmmm... WOW! I'm BLOWN away - this is OUTSTANDING! So HAPPY you found Just Us Girls! {REALLY happy!} Thank you, SO much, for sharing your work with US! xoxoxo!

  3. great job on the sketch -- and thanks for sharing the rose tutorial

  4. Beautiful photos and layout:)
    Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!

  5. Great take on the sketch! And what amazing flowers! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

  6. Great pop of pink on your layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

  7. Very sweet LO! Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

  8. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! Those roses are GORGEOUS! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Thank you for sharing the tutorial for your beautiful roses! Just gorgeous!


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