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