Finally...the long awaited tutorial for my most loved flower, the 1" mini delicate rose! I love this rose and make it all the time! Definitely a fave for me!
EK Success Retro Punch small - 6 punched out layers
Embossing pad & stylus
Using the deco scissors, cut off the tips of each petal. On one, you will cut about 1/3 the petal off. This will be your center bud. Optional: ink the edges
Starting with the bud (the one you cut more of the petal off), place it on your embossing pad. Using a stylus (or paintbrush), starting at the outer edges of each petal in a circular fashion, press down on the petals to curl them inward. Then press into the center of the flower in a circular fashion to draw all the petals into a bud.
Then, place glue on the inside of each petal. Roll the bud between your finger. Tip, make sure one side of the petal overlaps the next petal for a better bud look. Hold it in place for a minute to let the glue seal. Set aside
Grab your next layer. Using the finest end of the one of the stylus' or something similar (these petals are small and you want a small roll. You may have to use a toothpick if you don't have anything else). Roll back each petal. Then, while holding the roll back in place with your right hand (if you're right-handed of course), use your thumb to press into the center of each petal and cup the petal around. You want each petal to have a fold in the middle while still having the roll backward. This helps to shape it tightly around your bud.
Then place that layer on your embossing pad, in a circular motion press in the center of the layer to draw the petals up and together.
Place glue on the inside of each petal and at the base, then put your bud inside and wrap the outer layer around it, makign sure to overlap one edge of each petal like you did on the bud. Gently roll it with your fingers to help shape it around the bud and allow the glue to seal. Set this aside.
The last 4 layers: using your fine tip stylus or a toothpick or a quilling tool or something similar
two of the layers, you will roll each petal back at a slight angle. See bottom row.
two of the layers you will roll each petal back (no angle)
Using a larger ball stylus or paintbrush, press in a circular manner the center of all the layers. On the two bottom row ones that you rolled at an angle, you'll be more agressive in drawing up the petals, since these will be the middle layers. On thetop row with the straight back roll, just slightly press the centers.
Taking the first angled layer, place glue on the inside of each petal and at the base. Place the already made bud in the center and wrap the angled petals around it. There will only be a slight overlap of petals on this layer, The "tall end" of the angle will kind-of tuck into the "short end" angle of the petal next to it. Hold in place a bit to allow the glue to seal.
Take your next angled layer, place glue on the inside of each petal and at the base. (do not be afraid to use the glue! I want my flower to stay like I make it, so I tend to use a generous amount of glue). Place your flower into the new layer, there will be no overlapping of petals, just try to alternate the petals to fill in the "bare spots". Hold this in place a bit to allow the glue to seal.
On your last two layers (straight back rolls), place glue onto each petal and the base. Alternating the petals, add them to the base of your flower. Hold each in place for a bit to allow the glue to seal.
Here is the finished mini rose. So delicate looking...perfect to add a bunch or just fill in a bare spot!
Here is one with a bit of diamond dust on it. Remember, if using diamond dust, it's always better to sprinkle some on with a spoon or something rather than dip the flower in it. I love sparkle and shine! Try some Glimmer Mist or Perfect Pearl Mist spray too!