I received quite complements on the mini roses. I didn't want to do the tutorial at first since there were so many rose tutorials out there already. Several people email me asking for the directions how to make the mini roses so I thought I will do a tutorial also. I first learned to make the roses from here. Credit must go where it's belonged. I didn't like how the rose turn out using card stock so I used white printing papers (28 lbs). You can see my big roses here.
The punch that I used was the medium punch. The flower measured about 1". I bought that punch from Joann Fabric.
You will need four punch out flowers for each rose. To make the rose more realistic sponge the edges with the color of your choice. I used Riding Hood Red. Stampin' Up! just announced that they are bringing back this color. Yay!
On to the tutorial.
Leave the first flower alone (the one on the left).
Cut a slit to the center of the second flower.
Cut one scallop off the third flower.
Cut two scallops off the last flower.
Glue all the pieces like shown in the picture.
Glue on to the last piece.
Let the glue dry. Once the glue had dried, apply clear glitter glue on the petals. I dabbed the glitter on my finger and then ran my finger on the petals just like I was sponging them. Yes, your fingers with get sticky. But it's worth it. Let it dry. Make sure the roses are not touching each other. Here are the finished mini roses.
I also made them in different sizes. You can figure that out, right? The leaves were the 5 petal punch.
Tip: I made at least 10 roses at a time. I punched all the pieces that I need, then I sponged them. I cut out a template like this.
then stacked 4 to 5 flowers and cut them out at one.
I hope you've enjoyed making these mini roses as much as I did. Happy creating!