Good morning and welcome to the CLASSroom on a crisp Fall day! I recently stocked up on some beautiful new colors of WoolFelt Ellen now has in the store and wanted to share with you how thrilled I was to find how wonderfully it cuts with low profile dies! These are 20%-35% wool blends and the colors are fabulous! Here's a card and tutorial I put together for you, on how easy it is to roll your own roses:
So let's get started on those roses! First, die cut the colors you want to use. Here, I used My Favorite Things Large Royal Rose and these felt colors (top to bottom, left to right): Fuchsia, Baby Blue, Shady Grove and Red:
Have threaded needle or your adhesive ready, before you start rollling!
1. Use Locking Hemostat Pliers to grasp the outer petal, facing the pliers inward towards the flat cut edge of flower.
2. Holding pliers with dominant hand, slowly roll petal fairly tightly against the index finger of other hand:
The tighter you roll, the smaller your flower will be; looser roll = larger flower.
3. Once you get to the large round "center" of the flower, this will become the base of your flower:
4. To secure the flower, you can either put glue on the center and then hold the flat edges of the flower against the glue until it dries, use Craft Glue Dots, or since I was working with felt (or any fabric), I chose to stitch it together.
Here's how I did that:
(Photo above): Starting on the bottom of the flower, holding the round center against the flat edge of the petals, run a stitch all the way from one side through all the bottom layers, to the other side.
Turn the flower a 1/4 turn and start stitch again, but go only half way through, going up through the center of the flower. Start the next stitch down through the center of the flower and out the other side (going in the same direction as when you started). That seems to be enough to hold all the layers of the flower securely!
The darling little house is from Paper Smooches' Promenade stamp set. I stamped it on an Inchie Arts Ivory Twinchie Square and colored it with Copic Sketch markers (BG72, E43, E44, G85, R29, RV09, Y35). I chose a card base of Memory Box Mango notecard to bring all the colors of this card together. A bit of Lemonade Baker's twine finishes off this card.
Thanks for joining me today . . . I hope you'll find lots of fun uses for these pretty felt roses!
Stamps: Paper Smooches-Promenade; Hero Arts Clear-Everyday Sayings;
Paper: Memory Box Notecard & Envelopes-Mango; Hero Arts Layering Paper-Latte;
Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics-Large Royal Rose; Sizzix Tim Holtz On The Edge-Scallops;
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa;
Copic Markers: BG72, E43, E44, G85, R29, RV09, Y35
Accessories: Inchie Arts Twinchie Squares-Assorted (Ivory); Simply Swank Locking Hemostat Pliers, Wool Felt-20%: Baby Blue, Fuchsia, Red; Wool Felt-35%: Shady Grove; Sew Easy Baker's Twine-Primary; Craft Glue Dots;