Friday, May 7, 2010

3-D Rose Tutorial

I got some questions about how to make the 3-D roses found in my Rose Wreath. So today I’m going to show you how to make them.

I promise I did not watch Vampire Diaries while making this tutorial and there are plenty of pictures!

Today we will be making these:

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Supplies needed:

  • Fabric
  • Felt
  • Heat N Bond Lite
  • Iron
  • Felt Glue
  • Sizzix 3-d Flower Die
  • Die cut machine of your choice ( I use a Cuttlebug)

One sheet of felt, makes 9 flowers and I base all my measurements on that.Most felt sheets come in 9 x 12 inch rectangles and can be found at any craft or fabric store for about $.25. The fabric comes out to a fat eighth, if you can get that amount. Most big fabric stores won’t cut fabric that way. I usually get at least 1/2 a yard of fabric at a time anyway, so I can just cut it off of that.

Lay your felt sheet on your fabric and cut:

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Then lay your felt or fabric on the Heat N Bond ( also purchased by the yard) and cut to fit:

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Iron your Heat N Bond to your fabric as per manufacturer’s instructions:

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Allow to cool. Peel off paper backing and iron onto felt piece:

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Allow to cool again. Once cool, cut into 3x4 rectangles. I used my guillotine paper cutter and it works great. First cut your 12 inch side into 3 strips, 4 inches wide:

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Then cut your strips, long way into 3 strips, 3 inches long:

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This can be done with a rotary cutter or scissors. Whatever you have handy. I tried this method out one night and was super excited that it worked.

Here are your 9 squares:

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Now its time to die cut! For the Cuttlebug, I sandwich a B plate, the Sizzix die, 2 rectangles over the large die and another B plate, and cut!

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(Yes I’ve cut and made a ton of these already. I can’t help myself. Both my B plates look this bad lol)

This is what they look like cut and then pulled apart:

Next we roll, just like any other rosette. This is tough to photograph because you do need both hands to roll these:

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When you get to the end:

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Time to glue! I use felt glue:

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Put the big piece on the bottom and squish it together:

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And that’s it! You’re all done. Admire your beautiful roses:

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The possibilities are endless with these. I am making rings and hairclips and putting them in my Etsy store this weekend:

44 comments:

  1. Way cute! Stopping by from A Vision to Remember party.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  2. Those are just too cute. I love the idea of putting the fabric on the felt to give the flowers more stability!

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  3. So going to have to try this too! I only bought the cuttlebug for embossing (have a cricut too) but after seeing this I am going to have to buy some cutting dies!

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  4. Very cute!! I definately need to try these!

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  5. These are super cute and I just love what you have done with them! So creative! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  6. Hi Ela! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your roses today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great tutorial and very clever idea. So many uses. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love the roses.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

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  10. Oh that is way cool how you made them! They are beautiful! Love that material!

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  11. This is great! I'd love for you to link up at my blog for Flower Week. http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-week-linky-party.html

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  12. very cute, I love adding the felt to make them more stable!

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  13. These are so adorable! I host a party every and I'd love it if you linked up.

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  14. So gorgeous!

    Thanks again for linking up with Sugar & Spice. I really have to give these a try.

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  16. This is a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. COOL! I want to make these! Cute!

    ~Liz

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  18. Those roses are so cool, Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Those are awesome! They'd be super cute on a headband or hair clip :)

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  20. Very nice! Now if I can figure out some without a die cut...
    Kathy

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  21. Those are great. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

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  22. Those are great! I Don't have a cutter of any kind yet, but I will keep these in mind when my silhouette arrives!

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  23. I'm definitely going to try these and maybe make a headband or a hair clip! Great tutorial! www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com

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  24. Very cool!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  25. Great idea! I am a new follower! Love your blog and ideas!

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  26. so cute! visiting from tatertots + jello. i am following u.

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  27. great tutorial.I have to try these!I followed you over from t&j.

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  29. I'm going to be on the lookout for the die, those flowers are amazing.

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  30. Those are so cute! I wish I had a machine!!

    Thanks again for linking my Flaunt it Friday party! Please come back next week.:)

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  31. Ingenious! Still jealous of that Sizzix. ;)

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  32. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Thank you for sharing, this is a great tutorial. I love it.
    I am a new follower.
    funplayroom.blogspot.com

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  34. These turned out great! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party. Hope to see you again on Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  35. Very cute! Wishing I had a machine! ;)

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  36. Absolutely Adorable! Great pick on the fabric! Where is your fabric from? I want it!
    Allie
    AlliMakes.blogspot.com

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