Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rosebud Tutorial

As promised I have my Rosebud Tutorial for you today. 

Before I begin the tutorial I will tell you about the card I created using the rosebuds. This is a 5.5" x 6" card.  I used one of the Marianne Designs embossing folders that I have not used for a while.  The number on this cut and emboss folder is (DS0909).  It is a perfect background for this card.  On top of the Marianne embossed folder, I have added a beautiful "Cut and Emboss Frame" (6002/0037) by Joy Crafts.  When you die cut this frame, the center is cut out but I wanted it in the frame for this card.  I put the center in the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to give it some texture since I was not stamping on it.  My floral arrangement was placed over it so it is hard to see that.  Around the edges of the frame I attached little Kaiser Craft Pearls.  To complete the background I embossed a piece of card stock using the Sizzix "Thank You Set #5" (656983) embossing folder.  I use this folder a lot.  To finish the edge between the two embossed areas I added one of the new Cheery Lynn borders called "Queen Anne's Lace" (B160).    

In the center of the Joy Craft frame, I made an arrangement with the rosebuds I created.  On the bottom of the arrangement I used the Marianne (LR0192) leaf then added the rosebuds along with a few leaves die cut the Spellbinder Leaf die.  I cut the leaves off the stem so I could tuck them in.  I needed some stems for the rose buds and discovered the stems from the die cut leaves was just perfect.  To complete the card a bow and a few more pearls were added.  As you know, all the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

Joy Crafts "Cut and Emboss Frame #6002/0037

This picture shows the completed pieces used in the two tutorials.  The stems for the rosebuds are from the stem from the die cut leaves.  

The tutorial for creating the rose was posted yesterday.

This is the picture I posted yesterday showing the supplies used to create the rose and rosebuds.  The glue is different for the rosebuds.

The  Punch Bunch Super Giant Begonia Petals punch has five different sizes of petals, and for the rosebuds I have used some of the smaller ones. There is not a set number of petals you must use for your rosebuds.  The more you use the larger your bud will be.  

The glue I used for creating the rosebud is the "Crafter's Pick" glue because it is thick and adheres to plastic and more.  The glue doesn't dry immediately, so to make it easy to create the bud, I added glue to the bottom portion of all the pieces for one bud before I started assembling it.

My idea was to find a bead that I could use to shape the petals around to resemble a bud.  You are going to be working with the point of each petal pointed up so you have a point on the bud.

Place the bead into the glue with both the bead and the petal with the small end up.  Notice I have quite a bit a glue because I want the petal to glue tightly to the bead.

Roll the petal around the bead, getting it tight all the way around.  You probably will have part of the bead still visible.

Now place the open side  of the first petal "down" and match up the points.  Press the sides down over the first petal.  You can shape the top of the bud as you go by pressing in all around it.

Here is a picture of the bud with four petals glued around the bead.  Notice all the points are in different places so when all finished you can bend them in to close the gap.

Now you are going to do the exact same thing using the green petals.

Add your second green petal enclosing the bud.

In this picture you can see how you can make different size buds according to the number of petals you use.  

If you missed my tutorial on how to create a rose in full bloom, you will find the tutorial here.

If you create the rose or rosebuds using my tutorial, please link back to my blog.  Thank you.




Wow!! I'm so impressed! These are beautiful...I'm feeling the love you put into these! Of course you are the "Queen" of flowers as far as I'm concerned.

Nan G said...

Oh yes you're the Flower Queen! Thank you thank you for these tutorials! I'm off to find beads! And call Joan with my punch order. Have a wonderful weekend, Selma. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are so beautiful!!! will try it and will most definitely link back to you...because they wont know mine is supposed to be rose buds LOL

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful! You are not only the flower queen, you're the tutorial queen too! Thanks for your willingness to share your creativity with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial.
When you tell us how to do it, it
seems so easy. But i will certainly
give it a try. These roses and buds
are gorgeous.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma- this card is gorgeous and your tutorials are fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us!

Caroline D. said...

You make such beautiful flowers and these buds are just as beautiful!! You're very clever to use a bead for the shape... I would have never thought of that!! Thanks for sharing your love of paper crafting and talent with us!!

NYGrandma said...

I am in complete awe of your work.

sandyh said...

using a bead for the center is a great idea! very nice buds and thanks for the tutorial!

Michelle said...

thanks for the tutorial! you are the best flower creator!!!

redwasher1 said...

I'm at a lost of words to describe your beautiful buds!!! Beautiful !!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma
ANOTHER fantastic tutorial (thank you sooooooo much for sharing it with us), also loved your card.
Sandra (craftynan)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Another great tutorial Selma...I adore the little buds they are such a cute additon to the open blooms. Many thanks again for sharing your great tutorials with us.

Love Sheila xx

nwilliams6 said...

Selma - I see you are working magic again! Wow!!!!

Sue W said...

Fantastic tutorial Selma........I'm going to try this for sure........just as soon as I can!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I just realized I hadn't commented on this card. It is just gorgeous! Love the little rose buds and all the details!

Kathy said...

Wow, your creations are gorgeous! Great tutorials and they're easy to follow. My favorite, pink, green, and white with roses! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Blessings!

MariLynn said...

I like the idea of using the bead on your rosebuds.


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