So I've been in the stamp room having a bit of creative time this morning. I just received the large flower punch from SU! and had to give the roses a try, that are all over the blogs. I used the tutorial from Julie Williams, who I think is the originator of this technique. My layout was inspired by Gretchen Barron's cards. These are really simple to make, more so than I realized, and look soooo pretty! Of course, you wouldn't be mailing these, unless you put in a protective box!
As Julie says, break down the fibers in the cardstock using the edge of your table and running the cardstock back and forth, or use the bone folder to run over the cardsstock and make it more pliable. After doing this, punch out three of the large flowers. Then cut each flower as shown in this second photo.
The next step is to add liquid glue and make each piece a cone, using a paper clip to hold together until the glue sets. Then you will clip off the tip of each piece, as shown.
Once the glue is dry, you can remove the paper clips and add glue to the inside of each cone piece. Then insert each layer, starting with largest to smallest, positioning them to suit your taste. Set aside and let it dry.
Once all pieces are dry, you can then assemble the rest of your card or project. I can see these on top of a box, can't you? Here is my final card, with a close up of the roses.
My card uses Regal Rose and Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink. I love how it turned out! I used the Two Step Bird punch for the leaves and greenery, so simple and quick to do. I love, love it!