Flower Power...




My friends are turning 50  - how did that happen,?  I had two 50th Birthday cards to make this month, this one is my DT make for the Flower Power challenge over at Let's Craft and Create
I can't stop making these rolled roses, there's plenty of different dies and die cuts out there to make them with.  But, I like to make them the 'old school' way - with scissors!

Cut a spiral, then cut back into the outside edge of the spiral and create a wavy edge.  Then roll up into the centre and secure with a large glue dot or blob of wet glue.


You can create different effects by slightly squashing the finished flower, inking the edges or by using decorative edge scissors, loads of possibilities.  What I kinda like about making them by hand is that no two flowers are the same, just like nature!

Check out the Let's Craft and Create blog for some more Flower Power projects from the DT, and don't forget you get a fortnight to join in the fun and there's a lovely prize on offer for one lucky entry.


13 comments:

  1. love your card and stunning flowers Vicky :) thanks for sharing the tutorial too, very wise idea :) I have bought some of the dies, and you do get the same effect your way :) xxx

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  2. Simply stunning Vicky, love this type of flower

    Ali x

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  3. I totally agree Vicky - by hand is lovely! 50 seems to be the number around here too and I shall be joining in later in the year! Vicky x

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  4. Love your flowers Vicky.

    I really like how each hand rolled flower is unique!

    Beautiful card...and 50 is getting closer and closer for me too, not sure how that happened !!

    xx

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  5. Your card is fabulous, crisp and contemporary. I love your roses and thanks for the tutorial too :)

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  6. A stunning card and I am loving your paper roses...FAB, as always!!!
    Love Emma xxx

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  7. Amazing flowers, Vicky!! So going to be trying these!!

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  9. Wow, this is beautiful and I love your roses too x

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  10. Love the card and the flowers look lovely.

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  11. Another fab card Vicky. Love the flowers and thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am sure alot of inspiration will come out of this.

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  12. The colours and styling are gorgeous - once again!! Can't wait to try one of these flowers.
    Angela xxx

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  13. ohhhhh this is stunning! Love those flowers! What papers did you use?

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