I saw this technique quite awhile back but unfortunately I can’t relocate the original source to give proper credit. Anyhow, I love these rolled spiral roses and thought I’d share them with you.
For this card, I used Stacey’s Color Inspiration Challenge #17. The colors seemed elegant and wedding-ish (is that a word?!!) to me, so I plan to give this card to a friend of mine who just got engaged. The Well Scripted stamp set fits perfectly with the theme of the card. See below for a tutorial.
Stamp sets: simple friendship, well scripted; Inks: chocolate chip, going gray; Cardstock: going gray, very vanilla, so saffron, more mustard; Other: glue dot
Rolled Spiral Roses
1) Start with a scrap of cardstock measuring roughly 4x4 inches. Draw a spiral on your paper with a pencil.
The more loops you make, the more “innards” your flower will have. This was my first attempt at a quick freehand spiral….if I were to do it again, I’d fill the entire scrap with the spiral. Oh, and don’t bother trying to keep your spiral loops evenly spaced as it won’t look as natural. Though my spiral is pretty noticeable for photo purposes, you should draw yours lightly so that the pencil lines aren’t as evident when you erase them.
2) Cut out your spiral shape.
3) Press your spiral shape flat and erase the pencil lines.
4) Start rolling the spiral at the outer tip. Continue rolling until you get to the inside of the spiral. Note: ignore the red ink stain on my thumb!
5) Place a glue dot on the inside bottom of the rose and press the rolled upper piece down to keep everything in place. Use a large glue dot for larger roses or a regular glue dot for smaller roses.
6) Here’s the finished rose.
Options: create smaller or larger roses using spirals cut from various size scraps of cardstock. The smaller roses on my card were cut from a 2x2 piece.
Spiral Confetti: for a tutorial on how to make the spiral confetti on my card, see THIS POST.
Thanks for fluttering by!