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Fairy Home and Easy Paper Rose Tutorial

Paper Rose Tutorial 
       Hi friends, I made a home for the fairies in my garden with lots of glittery handmade flowers , magical vines and an inviting cozy fire inside!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
         To add to the fairyland charm , there are sparkling cascading teardrop crystal sprigs, beautiful velvet vine trails, a silver humming bird and a "charming" dragon fly !
Paper Rose Tutorial 
And of course the fairies do need a lot of sparkle and bling and cheerful colors to help make them feel "happy" at their home! The glittery "Happy" has a backdrop of two large lacy hearts to add a bit of magical romance!!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
I hope the little magical beings will love to flutter with the dragon flies and fly among the sparkling flowers!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
The fairy home has a latched door which swings open and inside is a warm cozy light to keep the fairies snugly warm!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
He he now back to serious human crafty talk....here are some of the handmade paper flowers I have been obsessed with making the past few days!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
There are many many Tutorials on making a rose but since its such a tricky flower to make I always love to share if I find "easier" ways of making this beautiful flower!!
So lets jump right into the Paper Rose Tutorial- the easier way!!
Materials
  • Paper : You will get the best results with good quality thick card stock . My absolute favorite right now is Dress my Craft papers from Crafters Corner which is 285g thick , has excellent water absorbing and sculpting properties and takes on colors really well
  • Embossing Tools: You can actually make flowers by just using your fingers and a pen but having excellent tools will make your flower making quicker , more enjoyable and satisfying! I used the Dress my Craft Golf tool set from Crafters Corner
  • Flower Shapes : you can hand-cut, die cut or even punch [ but most punches wont punch very thick card stock] flower petal shapes. A 5 or 6 petal flower shape is the easiest to make a rose. Here I used Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and used  the 2nd largest die to get 4 die-cut flowers .
  • Coloring Media : you can use whatever you want. I prefer Distress Inks  
  • Adhesives : clear drying liquid adhesive or if you want to craft quickly then use a hot glue gun.
  • Embossing Pad : I personally like the pads made of thick foam .You can alternately use a mouse-pad too.
  • Mister and Towel. Since you are working with thick card stock you need to moisten your paper to be able to sculpt it. You can dip your flowers into a bowl of water but I find misting quicker and less messy. Use a paper towel of cloth towel to help mop dry your misted blooms.
  • Optional to jazz up your flowers:Glitter/Frosting Powder . My current favorite is Dress my Craft Sparkling dust
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Use any 5 petal flower shape and color whichever way you want.Use one color, ink only the edges or use 2 different shades. Just remember to color both surfaces of your flower as the rose is a 3 dimensional flower and you will see both sides on your final flower.
Mist lightly with water and blot gently with a towel.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
To quickly and easily form the central bud , use the largest of the golf tools and roll your flower petal around it
Paper Rose Tutorial 
This is so much quicker than embossing with  tools and much easier than simply trying to roll the petal into a cone using your fingers alone!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Do the same with all the petals of your flower.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
To form a nice pointed cone, now take the 2nd largest golf tool and wrap one petal around it...sliding it up to the tapering end and rolling into a tight cone.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
What I loved about the Dress my Craft paper is that not only is it super easy to shape by this method but also the shape stays nicely...see how the petal doesn't uncoil immediately but gives time to glue!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
You need to do this with only one petal which will form the innermost core of your bud. Glue the other petals around this .You can use hot glue if you are adept with it [meaning not prone to burning yourself and not using too much] or use a clear drying adhesive of your choice.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
You can either glue the adjacent petals overlapping the edges or glue petals from opposite sides...it just slightly changes the look of your bud and gives a bit of variety!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Your bud is now ready ! Add a calyx and its ready to go on a project as it is!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
For the layer immediately around the bud, again use the large golf tool and rather than emboss, simply wrap the petals around it like you did before.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Optionally,  use the pointed tapered end of your 2nd largest or smaller golf tools and gently curve the edges of the petal outwards.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
 Glue around your bud
Paper Rose Tutorial 
You can achieve a tight or loose look for your rose by choosing where you apply the glue:
  • Apply glue only on the  base of the bud and you will have a looser more open kind of rose
  • Apply glue on the base and on the lower half of the sides of the bud...you will get a tighter rose!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
For the outer layers [you can add 2-3 depending on how full a flower you want] use the large golf tool to nicely cup and add subtle texture to the petals.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
If any area looks stiff ,switch to a smaller golf tool and go over that area. Keep in mind that if you want more embossing anytime switch to the smaller size of the golf tool.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Invert the cup shaped flower and press the center with the round end of the largest golf tool.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Glue this under your rosebud
Paper Rose Tutorial 
And so with just 3  die cuts  you have made a cute little rose!
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Add more layers if you want a fuller rose .
To jazz up your rose...apply adhesive medium [use spray adhesive, crackle paint, multi-medium matte, glossy accents etc] and sprinkle Dress my Craft sparkling dust or frosted sugar.
Paper Rose Tutorial 
Doesn't the rose look beautiful !!!
Handmade Paper Rose
 And the best thing is its not too hard to make !!
Handmade Paper Rose
 The pink one below is the one I used in the fairy tea light holder.
Handmade Paper Rose
And here is the tea light holder hanging from the  miniature orange tree in our home!
Paper Rose Tutorial
I hope you liked the home I made for the fairies and found some of the flower making tricks I have shared useful.
Do tell me how it is.
Supplies : All from Crafters Corner:  Dies :  Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway , Spellbinders Rose Creations  , Spellbinders Lace Hearts, Cheery Lynn  Humming bird, Cheery Lynn  dragonfly, Cheery Lynn  butterfly,
Stamps : Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Stamp,Heartfelt creations Delightful Daisies Stamp
Inks : Distress Inks  
Flower making : Pollen, Crystal Fillers
Dress my Craft products: Flower Making Paper : Dress my craft collection exotica and Floral Oriental collection paper.Golf Tools : LARGEMEDIUM,  SMALLMINI and NEW : Golf tool set.Sparkling Dust from Dress my Craft

Linking to  
  1. Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash Bright Colors Challenge 
  2. Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash Mood Board Challenge 
  3. Winnie and Walter 3 Challenge : Have used 3 large flowers as the main focus.
  4. Simon Says Wednesday Florals
  5. Simon Says Monday- my favorite tool right now are the Embossing Golf tools.
  6. Word Art Wednesday
Edited :
This project was featured in  the designer spotlight for the  Simon Says Stamps "Favorite tool Challenge "

52 comments:

  1. Wow! Just love this fairy home Sonia! So sparkly and glittery with all little details and such gorgeous roses! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  2. I love your sweet Fairy house Sonia and the beautiful flowers are just wonderful..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. It's such a beautiful floral creation Sonia, thank you so much for joining in our Hearts and Flowers theme at Allsorts this week.

    Thanks for your visit the other day, much appreictaed and just sorry health issues prevent me from being as active in blagland as I would like.
    B x

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  4. Wow, stunning. Love those roses.

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  5. Awesome!!! Those roses look extremely beautiful...

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  6. Wow, awesome, treat for eyes.

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  7. Wonderful project and great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

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  8. Gorgeous creation, Sonia.Love the stunning roses.Thanks for the tutorial.Have a nice weekend.

    Gr, Sylvia.

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  9. Wow wow wow!!!! These are gorgeous! I am LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. oh wow! this is stunning!

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  11. Great tutorial, Dr. Sonia! Your roses look fabulous for this adorable fairy home!

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  12. Awesome.... Love the way you have simplified the rose making....❤❤❤

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  13. This is stunning and those flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing the tutorial xx

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  14. Stunning flowers and this wonderful tutorial will definitely be in my file to refer to make gorgeous roses. Will be sending this web site to others since it is a winning tutorial! Hugs from USA and always love what you do.

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  15. Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! Wow!! The flowers are so gorgeous!! I love all of the details!! What a beautiful fairy home this is!! The tutorial is fabulous, too!! Love, love this!! So, so gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. WOW! WOW! WOW!, that's what I usually say when I visit, but these flowers are amazing, love the tapering tool. Your colouring of the flowers is beautiful with the little sparkle too.
    Faith
    x

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  17. Your roses are phenomenal. So very rel looking. Thankyou for the tutorial. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. This is beautiful Sonia, so many gorgeous details.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  19. Fabulous flowers and tutorial Sonia..loz

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  20. Gorgeous roses! The fairy home is super cute!

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  21. Awesome tutorial Sonia Ma'm..Love the sparkling roses and the fairy home..Really Pretty!!
    Love
    Richa

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  22. Beautiful project Sonia. You remind me of my mum with all those beautiful flowers which she made & taught scores of her students in Goa.

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  23. Doc these look like you have just picked them out of your garden...stunning.xx ♥{aNNie}

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  24. Oh my!!!! I would be a fairy to leave in this awesome home!!! LOL :D Such a delight!! Love, love it very much! Clever idea and a lot of amazing details! There is a lot to see here, and a lot of sparkling!!! Thanks for the tutorial , your roses are just afbulous!
    I pinned your project
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524487012669/
    Hugs

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  25. this is absolutely amazing! So very pretty - a wonderful tutorial and a fabulous outcome! Hugs rachel x

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  26. Once again you make it look so easy but I know better. LOL Another gorgeous creation. Hugs!

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  27. Super gorgeous project Sonia..thanks for sharing the tutorial...

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  28. Wow! Now that's quite a project. What fairy would not like to visit this cute little abode. Thanks for the rose making tutorial. I'm also your latest follower.

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  29. You must have lots of fairies in your garden, when you make such an inviting & beautiful habitat! This is just the most adorable little fairy home, with the lovely flowers, lacy hearts and sparkly bits. The little candle inside must make it very cozy. Loved your flower tutorial. The pictures are so helpful and your flowers are just lovely. It looks easy when you're doing it!!! TFS & Have a great upcoming week.

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  30. Oh those flowers, totally exquisite and beautifully designed. Another outstanding project which I'm sure your Garden Fairies will love.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  31. Wow!! Sonia, this is absolutely stunning!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Thank you for your detailed tutorial. I love your tutorials for flowers!

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  32. Sonia, your project is breathtaking and they look absolutely real! Beautiful work, thank you so very much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  33. Those flowers look so real!!! Gorgeous and I know the fairies are going to love them too. Beautiful project and a great tutorial.
    Lynn

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  34. Your bouquet is amazing as well as each flower Sonia... Fabulous tutorial

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  35. Sonia...fantastic, so wonderfully done!! Amazing work. TFS
    xx Karen

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  36. Wow oh wow, these flowers are amazing! They look so incredible and real. I had to look a few times to make sure if there weren't real. Stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  37. Beautiful roses you have created Sonia, they look real and pretty colours too.
    Beautiful mix in your tea light holder.
    Pam x

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  38. Sonia, what a gloriously beautiful project. The roses are outstanding, thanks for the tutorial, mine never look that good. The Fairy Garden House is also wonderful, very popular here now. Awesome, love everything about it.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  39. wow, this is stunning ... and thank you so much for your great tutorial.
    hugs xx

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  40. Wow!! What a gorgeous project! So sparkling & awesome, flowers are superb..how beautifully you have folded the petals, i love the shape, so natural and beautiful! I missed so many wonderful posts on your blog but I am going to read each one and I was away from this blogland but now everything is tempting me to jump back to my crafting :) Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!

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  41. Hello, Sonia! Your floral display is absolutely beautiful! I love the colours, actually I love everything about it! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your rose tutorial! I love how you "sugared" them with glitter!

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  42. These are simply stunning! They look so real, like a rose with the morning dew on them! Thank you for sharing this tutorial! Have a great day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  43. Oh wow these are simply stunning hun love cheryl xxx

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  44. Lucky fairies-they have such a beautiful home in your garden. Your roses are gorgeous and your tutorial is so detailed.

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  45. Well done on being in the Spotlight over at SSS and it's so well deserved Sonia. Your roses are exquisite and the little fairy house is delightful xx

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  46. Congratulations!!! I just noticed you won Top 3 at Simon Says Stamp Monday! Well deserved!
    http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8682

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  47. Congratulations. Love d post. Visit ny blog heartydiaries.blogspot.com

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  48. This is super cute :) Congrats on the feature Sonia <3

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  49. Congratulations on your spotlight at SSS! Well done, and so well deserved! Your flowers are delicious and I'm bookmarking this so I can practice my flower making! A beautiful make! Hugs!

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  50. WOW!!!! Your creation is simply amazing! It must have taken such a long time to create. I'm just in awe! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Blessings,
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

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  51. Love the fairy house with those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for the tutorial on the Roses .I'm going to try it . Now a follower of your blog .

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  52. This is spectacular! The flowers look so life like! Thanks for the tutorial!

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