Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Isn't this beautiful????? I love roses - real or paper - so you can imagine my delight when I came across this idea on the internet. Wanna know how I made it? I used the STAMPIN'UP! ORNAMENT PUNCH!!!! Can you believe it????

The blog I visited gave a pretty simplified tutorial using just 4 petals for the base with a total of 11 for the entire flower. When I tried it I ALMOST liked it. It just seemed a little too "thin" for a rose and it didn't lay very nicely, so I modified it the second time around and LOVED the result. I've created my own detailed tutorial in the hopes that you might give it a go yourself.

These are waaaaay to big for cards and won't work well in scrapbooks - but they will look beautiful laying around the base of a candle or on the top of a gift box. They are a little time consuming - but well worth the time.

Stampin'Up! Ornament Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
Cardstock (Green and Color of your choice)
Sponge Dauber
Classic Ink in Darker Shades of Cardstock Colors
2 Way Glue Pen
Stylus (pencil or screwdriver will work also)
Scoring Instrument
Using the STAMPIN' UP! ORNAMENT PUNCH, punch 18 ornament shapes from your chosen cardstock. Sponge the edges of each petal on both sides. Punch a 1 1/4" circle from matching cardstock. This circle will be your flower base.

Next, use a pencil, stylus or screwdriver to tightly roll the edges of each "petal" from one side to the other. Set each one aside until all are curled.

Begin creating the rose by placing the curled petals around the circle base as shown to the left. I used 7 petals to create this layer for coverage and fullness. I alternated petals - one curled up, the next curled under - overlapping each petal and the petal tab as I worked around the circle.

The second layer was created by using 3 petals , curled inward, glued to the edge of each petal tab on the previous layer. The next time I will use 5 petals in this layer.

The third layer uses 3 petals, all curled inward.

The 4th layer you begin creating the center of the rose. You will use 2 petals. Bend the base tabs at 90 degree angles to the petal and glue the tabs together. Roll the both petals inward creating a cylinder. Apply a small amount of glue as shown on both sides of one petal and hold both petals together with paper clips until dry.

To create the 5th layer - which is the very center of the rose - roll the last ornament shape tightly around the stylus. Add a small amount of glue to the inside edge of the center petal and clip it with a paperclip until dry. Once dry, fold the base tab at a 90 degree angle so that it lays flat across the bottom of the petal. Put a dollop of glue in the center of the rose and put the final petal in place.

To create the leaves, punch 2 or 3 ornament shapes from a green cardstock. Using the stylus and a scoring tool (personal cutter, scorpal, etc) create the veins as shown to the left. Turn the "leaf" over and sponge a darker green ink across the veins and along the edges of the leaves. Glue into place on the back of petals as desired.

And that's it! A beautiful PAPER ROSE.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will try a few of these for yourself. They really are alot of fun!

Thanks for visiting -

and until next time -
Happy Stamping!



Gloria said...

WOW, that rose is STUNNING!
you can't order that punch from SU anymore can you?

nancyruth said...

this is gorgeous!!!

Olga said...

Breath taking!!!! This is so gorgeous, thanks for sharing

Katherine said...

The rose is absolutely beautiful. Easy to follow instructions too.

Louise said...

That's beautiful!!!!!!
It would be nice to decorate for a shower or wedding reception with these. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You are a very talented lady. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Thank you,


Kelly said...

This rose is GORGEOUS! Must have punch!

Susan Vilar said...

We made these flowers tonight, using Apricot Appeal at my Stamp Club with my regular SU demo... we were talking about all different colors to use with these, and I found your link from Splitcoast.

The Pink and White roses are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

You've done a phenomenal job on this.

Anonymous said...

This rose took my breathe away and you know what I'm thinking? It could also be a gardenia!

Amy Ettelson

GHAZALA said...

amazing! might try someday ,thanks for sharing keep it up!

Karen B. said...

Your rose was posted 4 years ago but I hope you can still answer my question. What ink did you use? I have tried stamp pad ink which did not blend, then bought alcohol ink which also did not bleed and fade as your petal edges did. What's the secret? Thanks!

Jill Haddad said...

I used Stampin'up! Regal Rose and a sponge dauber to get the softened edges.