Good Saturday morning. Today I’m sharing a die cut rose tutorial with several step by step photos. I used the Rubbernecker Stamps 5112D Mixable Flower Stack for the rose and the 5175-05D Flowers #5 for the leaves. The decorative background layers were made using the 5207D Rectangle Combo #3 and the 5026D Circle Lattice. I used my deckle scissors to trim around the edges of the petals and leaves to create a more realistic looking rose and foliage.
The Decorative Background Layer
- Cut the rectangle frames and circle lattice using white cardstock.
- Turn the frames face down and attach all the sections together using double stick tape.
- Attach the circle lattice section to the back of the frames using double stick tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame layers and attach it to the card base.
Die Cut Rose and Leaves
- Trim around the petals of all the flowers sections using deckle scissors.
- Place each flower section face up on the molding pad and use a large tipped stylus to form and round out the shape.
- Use needle nose pliers to roll each petal backwards.
- Place the flower face up on the molding pad and push down hard with the stylus to roll the petals up.
- Apply a generous amount of glue to the inside layers of petals.
- Squeeze and hold the petals together to form the inner rose center.
- Repeat the steps above with all the flower layers. Each layer will be formed a little more loosely than the layer before it and attached together to create the body of the rose. I used 8 layers all together. 2 extra small, 2 small, 2 mid size and 2 large.
- Attach all the layers together and stagger the petals to create a more natural looking rose.
- Apply score lines to the leaves using the leaf tool from the garden tool kit. You could use the leaf pad but I like using the molding pad to create deeper score lines for shaping.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the rose and attach it to the card base.
- Tuck the leaves under the rose and attach in place using glossy accents.
I wanted to show you this die cut rose tutorial with the trimmed petals and leaves to demonstrate that you can change the appearance of die cut images to create something different. Did that make sense? LOL! I always like to find as many ways as possible to use my dies to get the biggest bang for my buck. I didn’t show all the steps to create my rose as it would have been way too many photos for the post. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.