I know that "rolled roses/rolled flowers" have been around for years, but I just recently attempted them, and was pleasantly surprised to find they are not as hard as they look! My Stampers' techniques club is coming up this Friday, and I wanted to feature the "faux silk" technique using one of my new favorite stamp sets -- Flowering Flourishes. The rolled flowers were the perfect accent to complete my card!
The colors used in this card, are the new In Color -- Raspberry Ripple (a beautiful deep pink -- a little like the old Purely Pomegranite, only I like it better), Early Espresso, and Whisper White. The ribbon is the Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, and of course, Basic Pearls by the dozen. I used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits and a sentiment from the World Treasures stamp set for the sentiment. I love those new framelits -- very versatile and add a lovely touch of class!
For the rolled flowers, you can just do a Google search and come up with bunches of options to choose from, but here is a great link to start with. She cut out a circle by hand, but I used my Scalloped circle punches in two different sizes. You can also use any circle punch you have on hand.
Happy crafting to each of you!
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