25.11.14

Easy Paper Rose Tutorial

easy flower tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial 
Hi friends Thank you so much for all the appreciation you showered on my Sospeso Transparente Bouquet tutorial ..I was thrilled to know I had introduced a new craft to many of my readers! Sharing a simple side step card with an embossed "Thank you" and handmade paper roses.
paper flower tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial
           Many of you liked the roses in the Decoupaged Stationary set and wanted me to share a tutorial so made another project with the same type of roses though they didn't turn out quite as beautiful even though both were made using the same technique -----well that's handmade isn't it...wows sometimes and is "so so"  at other times!
paper rose tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial
         Roses are one of the most difficult paper flowers to make and I have shared a couple of tutorials earlier on how to make roses with Punches [see thumbnails at end of this post]. The peach pink roses and buds in this card and all the roses in the projects below were made with the Spellbinders Rose creations die.

Altered Tin can - with a 3 D decoupaged fairy and handmade roses
easy rose tutorial
Paper rose tutorial 
Decoupaged Pen Stand - check out the link for tips on how to decoupage on plastic.
rose flower tutorial
Rose Flower tutorial 
Handmade Photoframe - a DIY photoframe made by recycling a desktop calendar and adding lots of paper roses!
flower making tutorial
Handmade Rose tutorial 
"Hot glue" Embellishment tutorial  - this post also has a tutorial on how to make your own "Faux Porcelain" embellishments at home using hot glue!
flower making tutorial
Rose flower tutorial 

How to make Paper Roses

Gabriella Pollaco has a beautiful tutorial on how to make roses with the Spellbinders die....but I have struggled in making the conical center as well as shaping the petals of the paper rose as my hands are not as nimble as hers!!
Sharing a method I sort of invented and started using recently which makes "rose making" so much easier!

Materials for paper rose making

  1. Ear Buds
  2. Paper Flowers
  3. Ink Pads
  4. Glue
  • Ear buds [Q tips] -- yes you read that right!! In fact I got the idea for this rose after seeing these funny looking ear buds in a local supermarket as it looked just like a rosebud! If you don't get these you can fluff up a regular ear bud and try but if you see these funny shaped ones in your chemist shop or local supermarket...grab them with both hands!!
    rose making tutorial
    Rose flower tutorial 
  • Paper flowers- though I have used the Spellbinders rose creations die, you can use any die cut, punched or hand cut flower [here is a hand-cut flower tutorial]  which can wrap your ear bud within it! I used the 2nd and 3rd largest flowers from the die set as marked by the blue arrows.
Spellbinders tutorial
Spellbinders Rose Creations Die
  • Ink pads- optional- if you want to make 2 tones flowers or ink the edges of your flowers like I did here.You can paint your flowers too but using ink pads is easier and faster.
rose tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial 
  • Glue - I strongly recommend using a hot glue gun unless you  have tons of patience !

Steps to make your Paper Rose

I captured photos of all the steps in making the paper rose and since there were quite a few photos have made a video slideshow of the Paper rose tutorial - Its less than 2 mins so do have a look at it to see all the steps in detail but here are the key points.
  • To make a Rosebud you just need a single flower and a ear- bud! -- Yes  its that easy!
  • You can make a Rose using 2  small and 2 to 3 large flowers
paper rose tutorial
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  • Inking : This step is completely optional- you can skip it and dive into the rose making!
    • Ink the Ear Bud : Cut the Ear bud in half  and ink its top so that even if a little is visible in your completed flower its camouflaged nicely
    • Completely ink the inner flowers
    • Ink the edges of your outer flowers
paper rosebud tutorial
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Why this  rose making tutorial  so easy is you are using the ear-bud to make the center of your rosebud or rose ! Wrap the petals of your flower around the ear bud and glue as you go! Because the ear bud has a stick, holding the flower while hot gluing it is easy and less likely to give you burns from the hot glue!
I hope I have piqued your interest...so sit back and watch this short video tutorial which is less than 2 mins! [Please do watch in HD to see the written captions clearly]

paper rosebud tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial
You can add a calyx to your rose bud and wrap floral tape or green paper around the ear bud stem to make a floral bouquet for your cards or scrapbooks.
paper rosebud tutorial
Paper Rose Tutorial 
  • If you want a fuller rosebud ..make it with 2 small flowers.
  • If you want to make the rose.....insert the 2 flower- bud into the larger  flower and glue the petals around it!
easy flower tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial

  • You can add more flowers to your rose to make a fuller rose!
Paper roses tutorial
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Other options to use instead of ear buds : bead, cotton ball, Styrofoam/thermocol ball, scrunched up paper ball or clay ball in the center.
handmade roses tutorial
Paper Rose tutorial
I hope you enjoyed my easy rose making tutorial .Do tell me how it is.
Here are links to more tutorials to make your own Paper Roses using Punches.

Pear Petal Rose

Heart Punch Rose

Punchcraft Rose

5 petal Rose

Supplies: Dies : Spellbinders Rose creations die, Heartfelt creations Spellbinders Classic leaf, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Decorative labels 28,Poppy stamps swirly curl,Poppy stamps Meso background , Marianne Anja leaves, Cheery Lynn  butterfly. Embossing folder : Sizzix Thank you,Stamps :  Itsy Bitsy lace stamp, Heartfelt creations leaf
Edited : This card was chosen top winner at Poppy Stamps

59 comments:

  1. Oh my these are such gorgeous paper roses!! Thanks so much for sharing your how-to video! Love the "trellis" behind your flowers and stair step folded design! HUGS :)

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    1. Thank you Vicki...I hope you try them one of these days!

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  2. Awesome.....
    Thank you so much for sharing paper rose tutorial. I am definitely going to try this.

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    1. Oh please do Litasha..I hope you are well my young crafty friend

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  3. Beautiful roses Sonia and I love the trellis also..gorgeous side step card. I think I was born with too many thumbs[lol] and they get in the way of each other..but would love to have a go at these roses..I used to make icing ones for cakes,so I must try.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy...yes the poppy stamps trellis die called the meso background is my fav too!! And if you can make edible roses...these will be a breeze for you!!

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  4. Beautiful. I love your tutorial on the rose. I have that die I love it.gorgeous colors This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com


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  5. wow!!! very beautiful roses... thanks for the video... very nice.. beautiful card.... the lattice is so beautiful... I love the color of the cardstock behind the lattice... very nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  6. What a gorgeous Thank You card and a fabulous tutorial. I'll be picking up some of those baby earbuds at my supermarket today and giving it a go. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

    Nikki

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  7. Fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week!

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  8. wow these are beautiful Sonia, thank you for the tutorial I will give it a go.
    Kevin xx

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  9. Oh my gosh, Sonia, these are stunning!! Your roses are amazing!! I love them!! The trellis is beautiful, too!! Thank you so, so much for the awesome tutorial!! So inspirational and fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. The Roses look bee-utiful. I have the Spellbinder Rose die as well as one other Spellbinder flower die and have not made Roses look anything like yours. Will have to give it a try. Guess it is time to work on my glue gun skills which need a lot of work.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  11. Oh the roses look stunning. May I ask what paper have you used?

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    1. Divya on the card I used handmade paper picked up from Itsy Bitsy. On the altered tin I used cardstock. These flowers will work with different papers. I have also made foam roses the same way

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  12. WOW. These are all amazing! Your roses are fabulous--thank you for the tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  13. Wow oh Wow! Your projects are stunning! What a wonderful tutorial on making those gorgeous roses! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon!

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  14. Beautiful roses, doc.

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  15. Oh Gorgeous roses Dr Sonia.. :)love them.. did you tried these dies with foam for roses ? if so pls share want to see the die version of foam roses :)

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    1. Oh yes Radhika...how can I not make them in foam...In foam they look even more beautiful and I have made a whole bunch of foam roses in different colors..they are just waiting to be used on a project!!

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    2. Hahaha i know your favorite medium is foam Dr Sonia.. am waiting to see them.. :)

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  16. So pretty! you make things pretty and easy with your tutorials. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. WOW!! Gorgeous roses Sonia. I will have to get the spellbinders die set..Loz

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  18. Such a beautiful collection of artwork Sonia and fabulous roses.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

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  19. Such a gorgeous creation. Those roses are so fantastic. The rest of the layout is really stunning too. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door..
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  20. Thanks for the video doctor.....roses are beautiful, I don't have die set but your work is tempting me to get one .Your project is stunning as always.....

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  21. A gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

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  22. Your card is stunning, as are your roses. I love the lattice; what a nice touch. Great tutorial. Now I need to get myself a flower die. :)
    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa

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  23. Wonderful Sonia!! Love your fabulous flowers! And thanks for the super cute video! Your card and all the other project looks simply great! Just visited the plasitc mod podge technique link you had given. I think I missed it earlier! That was a wow! Very beautiful pen stand and thanks for the tips on decoupaging plastic technique :)

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  24. Your roses are gorgeous and the side step design showcases them wonderfully. Thanks for playing along with the Poppystamps Thankful Challenge.

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  25. What an amazing card! Those roses are gorgeous, and thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for playing along at Shopping Our Stash!

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  26. Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely things. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  27. Oooh, fabulous roses Dr. Sonia!! You have a really genial idea to use ear bud! The center is always difficult to make, but in this way it's so much easy! Thanks for the videotutorial!

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  28. Very pretty. I haven't tried paper craft. Your tutorials inspire me. Soon will work on some paper craft and share with you. :)

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  29. OMGosh your flowers are stunning, I love this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  30. Beautiful work! You are so meticulous and through! I have never seen such a detailed tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

    - Nupur (http://thrilling-quilling.blogspot.com)

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  31. WOWOW! Thank you, Dr. Sonia, for your amazing tutorial and the gorgeous rose technique. I own that set, and was trying to determine a new way of using it! THANK YOU so very much. Each one of your elaborate projects is beautiful - both in technique and in color! And thank you for the video and great directions! hugs, de

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  32. oh my word you have totally super stared with these cards dear lady! WOW and a tut too!! Awesome! Thanks heaps for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

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  33. Such a beautifully-designed card! And your roses are simply gorgeous! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  34. So beautiful! You're going to have me making all sorts of flowers - I sure hope they look as gorgeous as yours. Wonderful post and thank you for the tutorial!

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  35. you stole my heart...I love handmade flowers!!! :)

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  36. OMG what a fabulous array of gorgeousness! Absolutely love your amazing handmade roses. Never seen those odd looking ear buds before.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    Dream Valley

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  37. Stunning Design! Love the gorgeous die cuts and flower. Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for playing along with us here at Loves rubber Stamps this week! Hope to see you again real soon!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  38. Wow absolutely gorgeous designs and wonderful ideas.

    Hugs Diane

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  39. Wow!! You've been going to town on those roses! They are lovely! All your projects turned out great. I especially love the altered can.


    Thanks for playing with us @ Party Time Tuesdays!

    Feel free to visit me @ www.krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

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  40. Simply stunning, those flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  41. Oooh... you make the sweetest and most elegant projects! You made me laugh... not a single part of any of your creations is ever so-so! :o) Your flowers are as exquisite as ever, as is this entire design. Flowers growing up a trellis is one of the most beautiful things ever and you've captured it to perfection. Even the sentiment is exquisite! Beautifully done as always, you talented little cookie! I hope you are doing well and have a very happy day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  42. Your are incredibly talented, love the way u created the roses :)

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  43. lovely card and thanks for sharing with this week at crafty sentiments

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  44. What a lovely card! Your roses are gorgeous. Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

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  45. Such a great card and as usual a great explanation too, glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps, hope you will join the new anything goes challenge too
    Hugs Blankina

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  46. Oooooo, these are just beautiful! Your roses are absolutely gorgeous!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  47. Your roses are just stunning! This is such a beautiful card and so many details! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

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  48. WOw..Beautiful roses and lovely arangement too Dr.Sonia...Thanks for the tutorial....

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  49. I saw your beautiful card as the blog badge winner at Poppystamps and I'm so delighted with your tutorial! What beautiful roses! Many thanks for taking the time to share the technique!

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  50. Oh! my goodness, this is fabulous, I never get the centre right. Will have to look out for those ear buds LOL.

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