I paired her with some older DP that I had called Bella Rose. Speaking of "roses" this week's LaLa challenge is for us to make our own flowers! The lovely Kim is our challenge hostess today, and as always the rest of the Design Team has lots of inspiration for you over on our DT blog!
So I used some DP from a retired Bella Rose pack to make my roses. I saw this technique online somewhere but I decided to share how I made mine so here is a little tutorial for ya.
I cut a circle using my Creative Memories circle. (I actually used a variety of sizes for my card.) Then, I turned it over and drew an even spiral. You can also use double-sided or solid color paper works great too.
Then hold it so the colored/patterned side is facing you and sponge the edge whilst at the same time bending the outside edge over as you go. SORRY for the blury pics. My 9 yr. old took them as I was working.
Then I added a tiny bit of tape to the outside end of the spiral and started rolling it inward. At the same time , you want to bend those top edges over slightly until you get it all rolled up. Then adhere more tape to the center spiral piece and press the top center of rose down. If it's wound too tight, you'll want to (before you tape the end) let it go a little bit so it can loosen up and then tape the end down.
Ok... did I totally lose you on that lame tutorial? LOL! You'll be very happy to know that I'm going to direct you to the tutorial I followed which is so much better, which I could have just directed you to in the first place but then, I already had the pictures so I might as well upload them right? *rolling eyes* Here ya go!! Knock yourself out!! *Ü*
There's LOTS of inspiring handmade flower ideas on the LaLa Blog this week. If you'd like to play along in our challenge, please use a stamp from LLLC on your project and enter using Mr. Linky by Monday night!
Have a great day! *Ü*