Monday, March 7, 2011

Building Roses

While I was blog hopping this morning, I ran a cross a tutorial by my friend Selma, on creating roses from punches. She always does such gorgeous work! Well, I thought I would get it a whirl and I think I failed miserably. I only had 2 of the 3 pear punches she used and so I figured I would wing it! Here is the result of my attempt.

All of the papers are from my scrap bin, except for the gorgeous embossed lattice layer, which was a gift from my friend Carol. Thanks, Carol! I used some spring green satin ribbon and white tulle to balance my roses and then tucked in a few fern punches for my greens. My sentiment is from Amuse and is stamped on a SU! punch out that my DD gave me. All of my sponging is done in SU! Blushing Bride ink.

I think that the key is to break down the fibers in the paper petals so they are easier to work with. I had fun playing, and if you would like to see Selma's tutorial, please visit her blog here.

See you soon!

21 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

You did NOT fail miserably.... this is stunning! Absolutely beautiful rose!

Sue W said...

It's a lovely card considering you didn't have all the punches Mary Anne!!!
I didn't know you needed three!!! Will have to look into this as I'd like to try too!

Myrna said...

Mary Anne
Your card and flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
Myrna

Patti P. said...

I don't see failure...I see a beautiful rose on a beautiful card. Love that lattice bg and all your leaves are perfect. Tfs and keep creating these beauties for us to see.

catdidit said...

I think your flowers are gorgeous myself!

Patty said...

These are beautiful...don't be so hard on yourself...you do great flowers...

redwasher1 said...

WOW WOW WOW!! They turned out beautiful!!Beautiful card!!

Angelica said...

This is so pretty, I absolutely love those flowers. Beautifully done!!!

Kerrie said...

Considering you only had two punches, your flower is just gorgeous...

Becky said...

This is a fabulous flower MaryAnn.

Olga said...

I think you did fantastic! It's a beautiful rose.

Carol L said...

Nope! I'm not seeing any failure here - just pure gorgeousness!!! (is that a word?) Seriously, you did a beautiful job with these flowers and I LOVE the colors you chose! I think this is the best use of that ef I've seen yet my friend! LOVE this!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love your roses, you fail I don't think so. It is so much fun to try new things.

HappyCrafter said...

Definitely not a failure! I think those roses came out beautifully! And the tule and ribbon etc all embellish it perfectly. Great card!

Janice M said...

Oh I think you were Very Successful!! It's gorgeous!! Now I want pear punches, didn't even know there were any!! LOL

Betty Benton said...

Well, I think your "winging it" turned out wonderfully! Your flowers and the entire card are stunning!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful card, well cards, your projects are wonderful. Oh, you puppy adorable. :)

Wendy said...

Girlfriend~You nailed this one!! I am totally loving your card! So much to look at and it is OH SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you are officially "nuts" LOL this is beautiful!!! plus I think you are so brave - I am totally intimidated by Selma (-: and you nailed the roses..what a woman!!

JD said...

So pretty!

Kym Weber said...

Oh my, this is stunning! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful embossing! The embellishments are a perfect touch!