Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WOYWW 176 - Experiments with paper flowers

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It's time for our weekly jaunt across the globe to view other creative desks courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground.  This was the state of my desk last night when I went to bed.

I've been experimenting with different sizes of rosettes and different versions of paper flowers.  My church is having their annual fall Ladies dinner next month and I've been asked to provide a centerpiece for one of the dinners tables.  Our theme this year is Beauty and the verse is Psalm 90:17 "Let the beauty of the Lord be upon us, and establish the work of our hands."  For some reason I immediately thought of beautiful papers flowers....nature, made by hand, the work of MY hands, etc.

This rose was made following this tutorial from Stamp with Bernie.  Very pretty and not too bad for my first attempt.

This was an experiment using a retired SU punch.  Not real thrilled with this one....yet.

This is my favorite so far.  It's made with five scallop circle punches, cut at every other scallop, shaped, fluffed up and layered.  I added a button for the center as it needed something.  It's a wee bit time consuming, though, with the extra cutting and shaping required.

Rolled paper roses.  I love the way these look when other people do them, but I think mine are uber ugly!  I tried to "distress" a couple of them by smooshing, rolling, tearing....desperately hoping it would help.  No such luck.  The one in the upper right corner was cut with wavy scissors, which I think helped it somewhat.  I've watched countless tutorials.  I'm doing it exactly the way as described.  Why don't mine look as nice?  I classify this pretty much as an epic fail.   I may go buy some crepe paper streamers and work with those.  I think they might be more "forgiving" to work with for the rolled roses.

This is one I did a while back.  It's also made with five scallop circle punches.  They're simply scrunched up, layered and spritzed with smooch spritz and held together with a brad.  I like this style also.

If you have any recommendations for some pretty (and easy) paper flowers, please let me know!  I only have about three weeks before the ladies dinner. 

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Stamping!


  1. Beautiful flowers! I am so going to make some of those. And is it really only 69 days till the red hairy one arrives? Happy woyww jenx 139

  2. love paper flowers and yours are gorgeous!

  3. love the paper flowers they are all fab although my favourite is the pink five scalloped ruffle one typical it would take the most time but truly worth it as its so pretty x

  4. Your flowers are just beautiful and your rolled ones look great to me. I always do mine too tight and they end up tiny!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #84

  5. I cannot recommend any better method for the flower see, to have them all in the bag! and despite you not liking them, I think the rolled flowers are sweet, but I do always feel they look better when quite tightly bunched together. Stay with it though, I think your inspiration from the verse is absolutely perfect.