Diva Sketch 101 - Paper Roses

Happy Saturday! Welcome to sketch 101 with the Utah Divas Int'l!

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A trend you may have noticed on-line and in magazines lately is to use paper to create flowers. They are lovely on cards, in scrapbook pages (in a shadow-box frame) and even on home decor. The October issue of scrapbooks, etc. shows how they can be used to personalize a simple lampshade, taking it from simple to simply beautiful! Why not give it a try and see what you can do?
This flower was created using a few Scallop Circle die cuts. There are many ways to create flowers with this punch, but here's what I did.
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  • Punch 4 (or more) scallop circles.
  • Soften the paper: Run them through a crimper or rub over the edge of a desk or bone folder. This will cause the paper fibers begin to break down a bit and make your paper easier to work with.
  • Cut out one petal on the first flower, two on the second, three on the third, etc.
  • Curve and bring the cut edges towards each other, layering the "end" scallops over each other. Apply Tombow adhesive and secure with a paper-clip until they dry.
  • Stack the layers. Use additional Tombow or glue dots to secure.
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And there you have one way to make paper flowers! I hope you'll give it a try.
As always, thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on this hop is all the way over in Australia. Let's see what Alisa has in store for us - Enjoy!

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