Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time is a Great Storyteller...

It's quite a long time I ever do a layout, since I've some of my wedding photos developed, I decided to create a layout using Kasier Craft Miss Empire paper collection... And so... I created a layout using the die-cuts, stickers and those blings & embellishments are from my own stash... I've bought quite a lot of them and they've been sitting there for ages, so it's time to fully utilized them!!! Photo credits go to my wedding team; Monica Eng (photographer), Euzart Wong & Susan See (gowns designers from Jawn Happy Ever After) and Ophelia Tan (hair & make-up)... And oh yes!!! I made some paper roses out from the remnants of the papers I've cut out... Tutorial in how to make it is right below... Have fun!!!

The layout I've created using Miss Empire paper collection... 
Added some blings and those script washi tape
 matches the theme quite well... I'm glad it did...
These nice autumn butterflies die-cuts are
from S.E.I which they're double-sided!!!
These are the roses that I made them since I couldn't
find matching flowers to match them... Those frills
above the roses are from calico where
I trim them and distress them...

So here is the paper rose tutorial... To get started, you will to gather some tools... You'll need the following:
  • Strong glue or low temp glue gun (I'm using Beacons here since it dries up faster)
  • A 5 petal flower craft punch (the one I'm using is from EK success and it's about 1.5" in diameter)
  • Your favourite distress ink
  • A pair of tweezers (try not to use a sharp-pointed tweezers for this)
  • Toothpick
  • A pair of scissors
So now you are ready to get started...

The tools you will need...
Step 1: Punch 5 pieces of paper flower out from the craft punch and distress the edges...

You will need 5 of these...
Step 2: Fold the petals in where the round edges touch each other till you get 5 tear-shaped petals and a "star" crease with a centre point... Don't fold straight all the way down as you will need to get a centre point... You'll need to repeat this for the rest of the punch-outs...

Fold the round edges like this...
After folding, you will get a "star"
crease like this with a centre point...
Step 3: Cut the folded crease towards the centre point leaving a tiny space... Do not cut all the way through... This will be the inner bud of the rose. Only for this piece, you may want to use the reverse side of the paper (if you're using double-sided paper) to form the bud as it will be all wrapped up and you would want to show the correct pattern on your rose...

Cut the creases like this...
Step 4: Take 2 adjacent petals, curl them in slightly and overlap each other... Glue them together at the sides... Repeat the same with the rest of the 3 petals by overlapping them over another... At the end, you will get a pentagon like shaped at the bottom...

Curl the petals like this...
Overlap them like this...
At the end, you will get the bud like this...
Step 5: Glue the bud down to the 2nd punch-out with the pointed edge towards the round petal... This will give you a very nice bloom with alternative petals... Then apply glue ONLY around the bottom 'cos we're going to curl the petals out, so if you glue all the way up, you can't curl the petals out... From this step onwards, use the correct side of the paper you want facing up... Once you've position it well, cut along the crease line towards the bud...

Position the rose bud as shown...
This is how it'll look like... Glue around
the bottom like this...
Step 6: Just like on step 2, curl the petals up and overlap them to give a nice swirl... Repeat this for the next 2 punch-outs and position them as of step 5 above, leaving the last piece intact...

Curl and overlap them like this into a swirl...
After repeating for the next 2 punch-outs,
this is how it'll look like...
Step 7: Use a tweezers, slowly pull out the petals gently... Be careful not to overpull it as it may tear the petals away... If it's difficult to pull out, you may want to use your fingernails... Then use a toothpick and curl them... You'll get a nice bloom after this...

Pull out the petals using a tweezer..
Curl the petals using a toothpick...
Step 8: On the very last piece of punch-out, use your tweezers and position it at the centre of the petal and give a good twist... Try not to use too much force as you will pinch through the paper... This will be the base of the rose... Lastly, glue the rose bloom onto the base right at the centre and you are all done!!!

Position at the centre and twist it...
This is how it'll look like after twisting...
And now you are ready to embellish!!! I hope this tutorial is comprehensive enough and easy to follow... You can make bigger roses if you've a bigger punch, so long it's 5 petal shaped... Have fun and enjoy!!!


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