Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trendy Tuesdays - Rolled Flowers

Rolled Flowers

Are you looking for ways to create your own embellishments? Today's rolled flower tutorial can be used on cards, altered projects, and layouts. Just change the size of your starting circle to accommodate your specific project.
Brought to you by: Lisa Giesbrecht

Today's tutorial is going to teach you how to create rolled flower embellishments. This is a fun & easy way to jazz up a layout, card or even to create an entire bouquet.

ITEMS needed:
2 1/2" circles cut out of double-sided pattern paper
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink
A strong adhesive like Beacon's 3 in 1
Corsage pins (if making a bouquet)
2 foam balls (if making a bouquet)
wooden dowel (if making a bouquet)
pot, cup or base for the bottom (if making a bouquet)

STEP #1:
Cut out 2 1/2" circles from patterned paper. Then use scissors to cut in a spiral pattern towards the center.

STEP #2:
Ink the edges of your cuts so this way the layers will pop once you roll it. Then starting at the outside, roll the paper trying to keep the bottom portion level/flat & tight. The top can expand more since this will be the opening of your flower.
Once it is rolled all the way to the center add liquid glue to the bottom, poke a corsage pin in the middle & hold until it dries. (you only need the pin if you are making a bouquet, otherwise just add glue - you can always add a piece of bling to the very middle later.)

STEP #3:
Repeat Steps 1 & 2 multiple times (if making a bouquet). Otherwise, repeat as necessary (maybe 3-5 for a layout, etc.)
STEP #4:
To make a bouquet: Glue one foam ball into your base, then connect your two foam balls using the wooden dowel. Add the flowers to the top foam ball until full. Wrap ribbon around the dowel and layer/fold ribbon over the bottom foam ball until hidden (glue into place).

Completed Project
'Live, Laugh, Love' Bouquet
This project was voted photo of the week at Scrapbooks Etc. in May 2011.
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Adora said...

amazing project lisa!!! thanks for sharing this!

Adora (QQ DT)

Annie said...

This is a super cute project!!! As a slight variation you can cut a sort of bumpy edge along the outside edge of your spiral and then roll up. Pretty cute too! :) Thanks for sharing!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful flower idea.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Quick Quotes said...

@Annie - thanks for adding that in. I have tried rolled flowers with cute borders in the past too!!

Woohoo - we hit 1000 followers!!! So exciting!!!

Liz said...

I would really love to see some newer tips and tricks,
Banners, and the whole topiary, flowers although we all use them most in general know how to make them.? I'd like to see some newer things.

Jessica Buffa said...

Oh My Word...FABULOUS! The array of colors in the finished bouquet are gorgeous. TFS the tips!

Quick Quotes said...

@Liz - at the blog we have scrappers of all levels so we will also have tutorials of all levels :)

If you have an idea of something you'd like to see or an idea that you'd like to share with us, please send me an email.

Next week we have 3 fabulous tutorials that will fit all skill levels. :)

Julie said...

love this tip! Beautiful bouquet!

My Paper Crafting said...

Beautiful topiary Lisa! I love how it turned out. Thank you so much for that wonderful tutorial. Very clear and easy to understand!

Thanks again!