Friday, February 25, 2011

Shabby Rose

The shabby rose is a super simple (and quick) embellishment to add to  your projects [be it cards, scrapbook pages, gift bags, or whatever else you need a little something pretty for!].
I decided to experiment with this homemade rose and see what "looks" I could come up with. 
The first one (above) I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, lightly inked the edges with brown ink, and added a homemade "pearl" to the center (see the "homemade dew drops" tutorial link on the side).
Here's a closer view

For the next one I crumpled my paper up before rolling the edges and assembling the rose. I like this one a bit better as the embossing folder tended to "smash" the paper more than I wanted. I also used pattern paper for the leaves for something different.....a closer view of this one:
For these first two I kept things simple --- attached the rose to a white card-front (embossed with the textile embossing folder) and added a velum sentiment. Easy CAS cards....
This one was my favorite --- I used patterned paper, crumpled the layers before assembling, and rolled the edges.  I did the same for the leaves.
Other supplies used:
  • Image from Magic Moonlight Free Images
  • Script Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
  • Violet and Brown ink pads
    • lightly rubbed over embossing - violet first and then brown
  • Brown cardstock (matted image on)
A closer view of this shabby rose
BTW - I painted all my faux pearls with nail polish! Quick, easy, and dries pretty fast too!

The fun thing about these is how simple they are to make -- just three (or in my case four)  torn circles, a little glue, and something for the center!  Here's a link to a quick tutorial on them.
So go get yourself some cardstock and give them a try --- I'd love to see what you use yours on -- feel free to leave me a comment with a link to your project!
Happy Crafting!
This post linked to:
Whipperberry Friday Flair 
 Humble Homemaking Weekend Review
Made With Love Monday
Take a Look Tuesday
Handmade Tuesdays


Shabby Soul said...

Those cards are beautiful! With that precious flower on them, you can't help but smile!

Christa said...

Very nice! They're perfect for those vintage image cards, aren't they? Your pearls are fantastic, too, by the way!

Helen said...

Beautiful roses!

Pamela said...

Sigh. I wish there were more hours in a day. I'd use them all for crafting. :-) The roses are awesome.

Manni said...

such a beautiful work of art. I love the roses. Awesome work :)

Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

These are gorgeous! I'm definetly going to try these out! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Carter said...

Thanks for sharing this! Some great tips, love the nail polish idea. Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

I don't do paper crafts, but I am always amazed at the pretty and creative things other people do it. The pink one was my favorite. I like the simplicity so the flower shows up more and I just plain love pink anyway.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

That is beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)
PS- I'm doing my first every giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to stop by and enter! Check it out:

Humble Homemaker said...

What an adorable Craft. The rose is so pretty. Thanks for hooking up at my Weekend Link Party! Have a great day.
Humble Homemaking

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

I love making cards! Sending and receiving snail mail will never get old! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. These simple cards are so beautiful. I'm going to try some with the roses you sent me. ~ Abby