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.
As an escapee from the world of software development, I now enjoy having time to be creative. Designing cards and paper craft projects for blogs and magazines. Knitting, sewing and crocheting in my spare time.
Fresh, unfussy design is what I aim for, influenced by contemporary styling from interiors, fashion and art.