Recently I became a Michaels arts and crafts store teacher. Last night was my first time to teach at a brand new store. The project was to make a greeting card with a bunch of roses. The roses were created from a circle of colored card stock which were cut in a spiral design then rolled up. This was new to me.
Here is a video on how to do it.
The one thing I did when rolling the paper to make the roses was to begin rolling the paper from the outside (which you need to do) but wrapping it around a cotton swab to help it roll tightly. I would have used a knitting needle except I did not have one handy, if you can believe that!!
On the card I used small adhesive circles to keep the brown paper cone together, then used larger adhesive circles to attach the roses to the cone.
This was a fun project, and pretty quickly done. If you live near a Michaels store, check out their classes. I am going to attend a painting class myself next week!
This card could use some more decoration. At least it seems pretty stark to me. When I make another one I think I will use an embossing folder to add texture to the card. Well, probably will cut a card, run it through an embossing folder, then attach the rose bundle to the embossed card and finally attach THAT to the card base. Also, I think I will make five roses next time...
In case you cannot read the little tag that has been tied to the bunch of roses, it says "Love you bunches". I did not think that up myself...