I hope you've all had a fantastic week. Seeing as though the last time I mentioned this Paper Rose was back in September (DIY Gift Ideas), this post is long over due. I hope you find this tutorial helpful, and with Mother's Day coming up soon this would make a lovely card :)
- A4 Paper/Craft Paper
- Paintbrush/Tooth Pick/Cotton Bud
- Glitter/Anything Decorative (Optional)
1) If you have square craft paper it is not necessary to complete this step.
As we want to use a square piece of paper, if you are using A4 Paper, firstly fold the A4 sheet in half, then complete steps 2 and 3 below to achieve the square shape.
Keep the rectangular shape you cut off when creating the square as we will use this piece of scrap paper later on in the tutorial.
We need 4 of these square pieces of paper:
2) For the next step it might be easier using the 'Cabbage Rose Corsage' Template below as I have yet to understand how to properly achieve this shape. I actually followed THIS Youtube video, but as it doesn't explain it very well I'll try to explain it as clearly as I can.
In the picture below, I have inserted a dotted line - that is to be the middle of the diamond shape. You need to fold the two corners upwards to create the two equal sized triangles.
I've tried to shown with the black arrow below where the two corners should cross. Where the two cross should actually be the middle of the diamond shape.
3) The next step is to cut out a petal shape, and then cut off the pointed part of the petal shown by the dotted line below. When you open it up, you should get a full flower template with a hole in the middle. I actually cut the hole too large here, it would be much easier to cut it slightly smaller as shown in the template above.
4) The next step is to curl the petals. This is where you use your paintbrush/cotton bud to curl the petal. If your flower templates are smaller I would use something like a cotton bud, however if yours is bigger like mine, then use a thin paint brush - it gives a more subtle curl.
Do this to all four templates.
5) With all four templates curled the next step is to cut them. Cut where the dotted lines are shown below:
And this is what you should be left with: 6, 5, 4, two 3's, 2, and 1 petal
6) Do you remember the scrap rectangular piece of paper above? Well this is where we will use it - cut a circle large enough to cover the flower hole (hence it being better to have cut a smaller hole before).
Add some clue to this circle and stick the 6 petal flower template onto the circle like so:
6) You may have noticed that we have two 3-petal templates, but we actually one need to use the one.
For the remaining flower templates you need to clue them a the blue points shown below.
And you should end up with these:
7) Taking the 2 largest templates (5 petal), and the 6-petal template that has already been glued to a circle backing, glue the centre of the 6-petal template and stick the 5-petal template down as shown below:
8) Repeat step 7 and you should end up with this rose:
You could leave the rose as it is, or you can add some glitter, and glue it onto a card like so:
I hope you found this tutorial useful - do let me know whether you need any clarification on anything :)
Do you know what you're getting for Mother's Day?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Take care and speak soon.
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