I had a great short vacation and am back with a new tutorial on how to use the rose dies from Susan's Garden. I know a lot of you have these dies and I'm sure wanting to be able to do different things with them.
Today I used Cason, 99# watercolor paper to create this rose and the rosebuds. Dies on this card include: Susan's Garden Rose 658411, Susan's Garden Sunflower 658417, Marianne Design Corner LR00281, Heart LR0280, Doily LR0280, Embossalicious embossing folder EF6-CHEV, and JustRite, Your Special Day Medallion Labels stamp set CL-03545.
Next, working on the Teflon mat, all the petals were spritzed with water, on front and back, to blend the colors together. I think this looks better than harsh ink lines.
The two base rows of petals were glued together then the "bud" was glued in the center. The glue I feel works best for working with flowers is the "Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue". It is a thick, quick drying glue. Additional petals were glued in around the "bud' portion of the flower until I had the fullness I wanted for the rose. This rose looks a little different than the traditional roses I have been creating but love this look for something different.
I hope this gives you another idea for creating beautiful flowers with your Susan's Garden Rose dies. At a later date I will do a tutorial on how I created the pretty purple flowers.