These flowers are very easy to make. I posted a tutorial on June 14 but thought I should post the tutorial again.
I used the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom One" die for these roses, but you can accomplish the same look using any spiral blossom die. In the picture above, there are two of these die cuts to show the back and the front after they were sponged. I used "Spun Sugar" Distress Ink and sponged the first two petals on the top, of both front and back, because I wanted the center of the rose to be very pink. I used a small finger sponge dauber to apply the ink. I wanted the tips of the rest of the petals to be white so I only sponged down along the bottom of each petal, on the front only, of the rest of the petals.
Next I used a fine mister to dampen the die cut. This not only helps spread out the sponged color (so it doesn't look so "sponged on"), but it also softens the card stock so you can add "texture" to the petals. Be sure to just "lightly" mist the card stock. If you get it too wet, it will not hold its shape. Let it sit for a couple of minutes then blot off any excess water. If the card stock isn't holding the "wrinkles", use your heat gun to dry it a little. "Accordion fold" or "scrunch" the petals from the small end of the petals all the way down to the center (which will be the outer petals of the flower). You don't need to fuss about how it looks because you are just getting a ruffled look. Once it is all "scrunched" use your heat gun to dry it completely so it will hold that shape. Once it is dry, you can pull out some of the tight gathers and the creases will remain.
Next I used the round nose pliers to start rolling and shaping the rose. I like using these pliers because they don't create any creases and they are the perfect width for the rolled rose. You can wind it very tight in the center then wind it loosely for the outside petals to create the perfect shaped rose. When you get it all rolled, cover that round center at the end with glue, which will be the bottom of the rose, and press the shaped rose down on into the glue. I like using "Crafter's Pick" glue for this because it is a thick white glue that is very strong. You can play with the rose before it completely dries to get just the shape you want. Hold it down for about a minute to let the glue dry slightly so it hold the rose in the shape you want. You can use the round nose pliers to gently roll out some of the edges of the petals for a more realistic look. Like I said before, these pliers will not crease the ends of the petals.
I hope all this information answers all your questions about making these pretty roses. If you use my tutorial for these roses and post them on your blog, I would love it if you will link back to my blog.
Have a safe and fun 4th of July.