Thursday, February 13, 2014

Susan's Garden Rose Buds



I want to wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day.  I laugh as I write this post because this is a frame with a mirror in the center.  I did not realize how hard it was going to be to photograph it without getting myself in the mirror!!!!

To celebrate Valentine's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to create something pretty displaying roses.  I thought it would be fun to create a different type rose using Susan's Garden, Rose Flower dies. You can create so many different sizes and variety of roses with Susan's dies.   I usually create beautiful, fully open roses, and today thought I would show you how I created these rose buds.

 This is a picture of the Susan's Garden Rose Dies.  I think you all know that each of Susan's flower dies come in their own plastic seed package, which stores the picture of the flower, the directions, and the dies.  The tool I used to create the flowers today are the self-closing tweezers, that come in the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit.  Using the self-closing tweezers in flower making is so much better than using the other type. I have created my rose buds a little different than Susan did on her video.  You will learn a lot by watching her step-by-step Rose directions at this LINK.

Tutorial on how I created my Susan's Garden Rose buds.

To create these roses, I die cut them using vanilla card stock then sponged on both the light pink and a little yellow Susan's Garden Pan Pastels at the base.  The flower petals were then shaped by using the small loop from the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit.  Start by having the loop just above the edge of the petal and draw it down to the base of the petal.  When you start slightly off the edge of the petal, it seems to create a pretty little "ruffle" edge.  Do this over the entire petal until it is kind of cupped (shaped) like a rose petal.

 When Susan created Rose buds on her video, she first shaped the "fan" calyx and placed the petals inside, to create her buds.  I decided to experiment and created them a different way.  I built the bud on the Self-Closing Tweezers, then wrapped the "Fan" calyx around the completed bud.  There is no right or wrong, so watch Susan's video then you can decide which way you would like to create your buds.  I did add the three leaf die cut leaves to my rosebuds.

Once you have your petals all shaped, add some Ultimate Glue to the lower half of the petal (as shown above).

 Next, close the self-closing tweezers on one side of the petal,and roll the petal around the tweezers, giving it a shape like the center of a rose.  You want it kind of tight right in the center; then just loosly roll the rest of the petal around.  Hold it for a few seconds to let the glue stick. I try to give the petals a little shaping as I am adding petals, but most of the shaping was done after the bud was completed.   Add glue to the next petal, the same way, and add it to the petal on the tweezers.  You can actually turn the petals slightly sideways to get different looks.  You want to alternate where you start each petal so you are getting a well shaped flower.  You can add as many petals as you want.  I added 6 or 7 petals for each flower.  As soon as you have all your petals attached, pull the tweezers out and wipe off all the glue (I use a baby wipe).  Next you want to use the tweezers to  shape each petal --  roll the edges of the petals out like Susan's shows in the video.   I sometimes even give the petals a little twist for additional shaping.

 I used green wire for the stems; six wires were cut and attached by placing a strip of dimensional tape over them to hold them in place.  The rose buds were attached with dimensional glue dots.  I purchased this mirror frame from Ikea.  It is 10 inches square.  The corners are the JustRite "Filigree Corners" designed by Becca Feeken.  On the lower right corner I added a Marianne Design label. Under the roses I added Impression Obsession Leafy Branch, Cheery Lynn Ferns, and a Marianne Design embellishment.  A bow was added at the base of the flowers.

I hope I have given you some additional information that will help you create more beautiful roses. 

You can purchase the following products from Ellen Hutson, LLC:


1107033

22 comments:

Becca Feeken said...

Oh wow Selma! This is gorgeous!!! You are the flower making queen!!

Glenda Brooks said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Glenda Brooks said...

This is very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

very pretty
Thanks for playing at
http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful. I would have loved to see your reflection.


Pat

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Selma!!! As always, your Valentine's Day card is GORGEOUS!!! I learn soooo very much through your tutorials and descriptions. Thank you! BIG Hugs, ~Debi~

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous blooms! LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Selma--Just beyond beautiful. I can picture a bride carrying these on her way up to the alter. Have a fantastic day.
Janet

Tammi said...

Such beautiful crafted flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!

Donna Idlet said...

This is very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jan Marie said...

Swoon. . .your flowers are amazing. Looks just like the Cecile Brunners I had. . .sweet! Thanks for showing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Amazing flowers. I loved your tutorial and have saved it for later use! Thanks for joining us for our very first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous, I love the flowers they are gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial.... Thanks so much for joining in with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

pollyspaper said...

Very pretty card. I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

Leanne ... said...

What lovely little roses Selma. The card is impeccable. I love the mirror idea. I can imagine it was hard to not photograph yourself in the mirror?
Paper hugs....Leanne

lost coast scrapper said...

Just stunning, I love your work!!!! Thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge!!!!

Jo said...

your roses are just stunning. What a beautiful project!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Congrats on being chosen as a favorite 1n the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge! Your project was absolutely beautiful! Hope you will join in again soon!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Beautifully designed card and those rose buds are prefect!!

April said...

How striking! So beautiful!

Blanerva Morten Brigitta Vadasz said...

Love it! So stunning! Would you ever consider videos or online classes?

Gloria Stengel said...

Contact me about guest dt spot for Craft Hoarders Anonymous. We'd love to have you. stengelgloria@gmail.com

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails