Monday, September 9, 2013

Another Susan's Garden Rose and Rose Bud Tutorial


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. 

 I die cut all the petals I thought would be needed to create this rose then colored just the base of each petal with Distress Inks. I usually use the Susan's Garden "Pan Pastels  to color flower petals, but when using the watercolor paper for the petals,  the Distress Inks work better for blending.   I used a yellow and an orange ink. This picture just shows some of the larger petals but all petals for this flower were colored this way.  The smaller petals were even colored on the back as they will be in the center of the rose and front and back will show.


 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. 

While the petals were wet, I "scrunched" the them across between my fingers to create dimension.   You can see the difference in the one petal on the left and the others.  Some of these crease lines will flatten out as you assemble the flowers.  I created two separate bottom rows of petals, following the instructions in the die set.  

 Next I used the self-closing tweezers in the Susan's Garden Flower tool kit  658437, to create a "bud" for the center of the rose.  I think I used six or seven petals to do this.

 Once I felt I had enough petals glued around the bud to form a pretty center, I pull the petals off the tweezers and sniped  off the pointed end so it will fit down in the center of the assembled flower and sit straight. 



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.


 Next I used the smaller petals in the Susan's Garden Rose die set to create rose buds.  Susan has included every die you need to create beautiful roses and rose buds in this flower set.
 This is a top view of the rose buds.

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.

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12 comments:

Rita said...

Stunning card Selma. The Rose is truly magnificent. Hugs Rita xxx

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Belíssimo.
Obrigada pelo tutorial.
Beijo, feliz semana.

Anonymous said...

I always love to see your beautiful flowers. You are so creative and love seeing how to use the dies to make different varieties. I have not used watercolor paper and love the look. Thanks so much for this tutorial.

Big hugs,Bette

Eva Van Buuren said...

What a gorgeous card, Selma!!
A verry beautiful rose and a great tutorial!
You give me such inspiration, Thanks for all!!
Greetings from Eva from the Netherlands.

sandy said...

How beautiful is that card?? Once again you're the tops. The shades in the card complement each other so well. It will brighten up the day of whoever receives it! You are so precious to us crafters, giving us inspiration, and a tutorial too!

Big Hug,Sandy

Bonnie Weiss said...

Wowzers, another stunning creation Selma. And thank you for the rose tutorial.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is gorgeous and that flower is awesome!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful flower, thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to get all the dies and the tools to try it. Edna

isobel said...

Beautiful rose, I love your cards Selma, and hope you had a good time while away. All Blessings

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and wonderful explanation - I sure hope I can make some of these beautiful flowers!

Nancy Hill said...

Love the flowers and tutorial. Thanks for sharing new tricks to try.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a glorious rosé. I love the rosé buds too. It is so hard to believe it is out of paper because it looks so real. You are so talented and it is wonderful you share all these steps so we can create them too. I print out all your tuts and save them.

Lucy

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