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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Sentiment: Well Scripted Stamp Brush Set (121064) for My Digital Studio (118108)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (119795), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730), Hostess Designer Series Paper Stack (Level 1)
Tools and Embellishments: Scallop Circle punch (119854), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309), Punch XL Decorative Label (120907), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Jewels Clear Rhinestones (119246)
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  1. this is beautiful adriana. i'm going to have to try and make the flowers. great colors. xox

  2. oooo i like your flower, will have to try this for sure

  3. I love that flower! Nice job with the sketch!

  4. Gorgeous!!! Your flower is beautiful...thanks for sharing the directions.

  5. These colors are very elegant to gether and the card is fantastic!! I'm going to have to try these flowers!

  6. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for the tutorial on the flowers!!!

  7. Lovely card! I haven't tried this flower technique with the scallop circle punch, now I might have to! I have used several other punches for it, and they all look a little different. This one looks the most like a mum, perfect for Fall!

  8. I love the flower and your leaves- thanks for sharing!


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