Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Owl Roses

Yesterday I promised I would share my WOW item that I presented at the Megameeting on Saturday.  I first saw this paper rose on a card on my dear friend Mel's blog.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it.  She had kindly included a link to the person who made the tutorial for it and you can find it on Valita's blog.

Although I did not take a picture of all the completed pink roses I now have from Saturday's presentation I am thrilled that I have several ready to use on a project.

It was great to show them how to put the rose together and how beautiful it is when complete but it was even better showing them the two creations I had made using my paper roses.

Believe it or not but these sweet things were created using the Owl Punch, the 1 1/4" circle punch and the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch.  Also used were a bone folder, scissors, Tombow multi-purpose glue, cardstock (obviously LOL), and a pair of tweezers with a long curved tip. 
(you can substitute the 1 1/4" circle punch for a 1" circle punch and the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch for the smaller scallop circle punch - this will create a tighter rose)

Just think, if you purchased two of the punches, a bone folder and the Tombow glue you will meet the Sale-a-Bration price level of $60.00 minimum and receive a free SAB product.  How cool is that!

So my first creation was this scrapbook page.  I wanted a pop of colour on this page and the Pacific Point, Real Red and Daffodil Delight flowers certainly achieved this.

I used the Newsprint Designer paper showing the music notes and I have 3 black mattes for photos. I added some Chantilly ribbon/ lace at the bottom of the page, gathering as I went.  The top corner of the page needed a little something, so using linen thread and a needle I gathered the Chantilly lace into a 'flower' and sewed a button to it using the Linen thread as well.

My second creation that I displayed at my presentation was this soft and sweet card.  I was inspired by Mel's card and felt that the rose in the bottom left corner was a good place.  I ran Very Vanilla cardstock through my Big Shot using the Tulip Frame embossing folder from the Occasions Mini and highlighted the tulips by sponging Pretty in Pink ink on them.  I used sticky strip to adhere my Chantilly lace to my Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, then I added sticky strip to my card front and once again gathered my ribbon.  I glued the rose in place using glue dots so it had a strong hold. 

I attached my Vanilla card front to a layer of Pink Pirouette cardstock and then attached to my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" Crumb Cake card base.  I ran my Lots of Tag die through the Big Shot three times.  Twice with Crumb Cake cardstock and once with Very Vanilla.  The sentiment is stamped on the Very Vanilla in Pretty in Pink ink (may be a bit hard to see) using a saying from the Hostess Level 3 set Occasional Quotes.  I adhered the three tags together offsetting the Crumb Cake pieces behind the Vanilla and popping up on my card front using pop dots. 

PS - The rose is actually made from Pink Pirouette cardstock


  1. Your flowers are gorgeous! Love that card.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Those flowers are A-MA-ZING!! Seriously, my jaw is hanging wiiiiiide open. The layout you created is stunning and that card is so soft and elegant. Great job, Margaret!

  3. Great roses lovely colours and thanks for the link back :) Valita