Saturday, January 21, 2012
As promised I have my Rosebud Tutorial for you today.
Before I begin the tutorial I will tell you about the card I created using the rosebuds. This is a 5.5" x 6" card. I used one of the Marianne Designs embossing folders that I have not used for a while. The number on this cut and emboss folder is (DS0909). It is a perfect background for this card. On top of the Marianne embossed folder, I have added a beautiful "Cut and Emboss Frame" (6002/0037) by Joy Crafts. When you die cut this frame, the center is cut out but I wanted it in the frame for this card. I put the center in the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to give it some texture since I was not stamping on it. My floral arrangement was placed over it so it is hard to see that. Around the edges of the frame I attached little Kaiser Craft Pearls. To complete the background I embossed a piece of card stock using the Sizzix "Thank You Set #5" (656983) embossing folder. I use this folder a lot. To finish the edge between the two embossed areas I added one of the new Cheery Lynn borders called "Queen Anne's Lace" (B160).
In the center of the Joy Craft frame, I made an arrangement with the rosebuds I created. On the bottom of the arrangement I used the Marianne (LR0192) leaf then added the rosebuds along with a few leaves die cut the Spellbinder Leaf die. I cut the leaves off the stem so I could tuck them in. I needed some stems for the rose buds and discovered the stems from the die cut leaves was just perfect. To complete the card a bow and a few more pearls were added. As you know, all the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
Joy Crafts "Cut and Emboss Frame #6002/0037
This picture shows the completed pieces used in the two tutorials. The stems for the rosebuds are from the stem from the die cut leaves.
TUTORIAL FOR CREATING MY ROSEBUDS WITH A PUNCH
The tutorial for creating the rose was posted yesterday.
This is the picture I posted yesterday showing the supplies used to create the rose and rosebuds. The glue is different for the rosebuds.
The Punch Bunch Super Giant Begonia Petals punch has five different sizes of petals, and for the rosebuds I have used some of the smaller ones. There is not a set number of petals you must use for your rosebuds. The more you use the larger your bud will be.
The glue I used for creating the rosebud is the "Crafter's Pick" glue because it is thick and adheres to plastic and more. The glue doesn't dry immediately, so to make it easy to create the bud, I added glue to the bottom portion of all the pieces for one bud before I started assembling it.
My idea was to find a bead that I could use to shape the petals around to resemble a bud. You are going to be working with the point of each petal pointed up so you have a point on the bud.
Place the bead into the glue with both the bead and the petal with the small end up. Notice I have quite a bit a glue because I want the petal to glue tightly to the bead.
Roll the petal around the bead, getting it tight all the way around. You probably will have part of the bead still visible.
Now place the open side of the first petal "down" and match up the points. Press the sides down over the first petal. You can shape the top of the bud as you go by pressing in all around it.
Here is a picture of the bud with four petals glued around the bead. Notice all the points are in different places so when all finished you can bend them in to close the gap.
Now you are going to do the exact same thing using the green petals.
Add your second green petal enclosing the bud.
In this picture you can see how you can make different size buds according to the number of petals you use.
If you missed my tutorial on how to create a rose in full bloom, you will find the tutorial here.
If you create the rose or rosebuds using my tutorial, please link back to my blog. Thank you.