Monday, 5 April 2010

Paper and Ribbon Roses

Cupcake Craft Challenges are saying to 'Make Your Own Flowers' this week - GULP - so thought I'd be brave and have a go to see if I could create something suitable to decorate a sidestep birthday card rather than resorting to bought ones.
There are literally thousands of wonderful tutorials to follow out there, just type 'Making Paper/Ribbon Roses into your search engine or click the link I have provided.
My first attempt was to create a Ribbon Rose by loosely twisting and glueing pale pink ribbon around a punched circle, before using silicon gel to attach it to a larger circle of black card which had been cut into rough sections and rolled over at the edges to simulate outer petals.

 While this was drying, I set to work making a trio of Paper Roses from spirals of scrap card which had been embossed with swiss dots and these were embellished further with a narrow black ribbon bow.
I need a bit more practice I think but not bad for a first effort!
The dramatic pink and black paper is from a 12" x 12" pad of Anna Marie Designer paper which I purchased some time last year.
Crafty Cardmakers are having a 'Challenging Challenge' and encouraging us to try a new technique or do something we've been pondering attempting but not quite got around to.  
Both of these techniques for making roses are a first for me and now I've done them once I have no fear about doing them again.  Hopefully, the end results will improve with practice.
Finally, The Pink Elephant Challenge 61 - Nature also allows me to submit this card as we all know that roses are one of nature's many miracles.


jackiescrafts said...

Great card Max and those roses are fab

Hugs Jackie x

Silvia said...

Your birthday card is gorgeous! I love the flowers; they are so beautiful.

Thistleblue said...

Stunning card! I love the colours you've chosen and the ribbon rose is beautiful! Well done!

Ivolina said...

Lovely card. You have made so wonderful flowers.

Doreen said...

Your flowers are amazing and help make a beautiful card xx Doreen

Julie Riley said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are fantastic well done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

tina... said...

Thanks for the links! Your creations are beautiful. Thanks for creating with us at TPE!

Ann said...

wow Max you never fail to amaze me. These are gorgeous.
Love your new look blog too - much sweeter than the teddies.
Ann xxx

Queenie said...

Whooping here Max...stunning new look lovingit thank you for the link!!
Flowers are totally stunning woohoo you know me and my love for flowers just now,lol.
Got the email thanks a bumptious and will get to it asap.
Got loadds to make today..imagine work and would you believe that all i seem to have done is sleep,lol!
Will give you a call tomorrow if that`s okay dokey!
big squishy hugs

Aquarius said...

Well done with the roses - they are fun to make and as you say plenty of tutorials out there.

Donna said...

Stunning card and such a beautiful handmade ribbon flower...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Irene said...

Hello Max

Wow and double Wow, you neve fail to amaze me with your fabby talent. Flowers now - that are gorgeous.

Not long to go, and I'm home.


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, so well worth the time and effort, your flowers are fab!!!

Thank's for challenging yourself with Craftycardmakers this week

Traceyr said...

Stunning work there and love your flowers. :)

Tasha said...

This is so beautiful. The colour combo is so pretty and i love the paper you have used. Those roses are FAB, so creative and gorgeous
love tasha xx

Vixykins said...

Fab work Max and well done on making your very own flubbers! How proud do you feel eh and you can save yourself a fair penny by making your own :D

Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x