Thursday, January 23, 2014

Vellum Roses

Today I have some handmade vellum roses to share with you.

 For my flowers I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies and cut 5 flowers for each rose that I made. I also used the fabulous flower shaping tool kit from Sizzix called Susan's Garden Tool Kit. I got mine on Amazon here. These are only a few of the tools that come in the set and I really have found that they make the shaping of your flowers much more realistic and easy. I did find I had to be a little more careful in molding the vellum as it can tear more easily than cardstock.
 To form my roses I just started with the inner most petals, which was 2 of the flowers that I cupped fairly tightly around itself and applied Glossy Accents to hold it together. You have to be patient with this step and hold it until to sets up a bit or it will just pop apart. I did notice the vellum takes a bit longer to dry on. I continued to layer the last 3 flowers around the cupped middle and fluffed or tightened petals until I was happy with the rose shape.

Here is the project I used the flower on, a thinking of you card. I love the translucent quality of the vellum for flowers. Gives them a more light and airy feel. I hope you'll give it a try and make some of your own. If you do I'd love to come see what you make and I do hope you enjoyed my creation. Thanks for stopping by!


Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful, Leah! Thanks for the great tutorial. :)

Holly said...

Ooooohhhh this is so gorgeous!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wow!! so gorgeous ! thank you so much for sharing.

Davi said...

Such a beautiful card Leah, I love your fabulous vellum roses, great tutorial :) Have a blessed weekend!

Vickie said...

I make vellum flowers also but I don't make the roses. Thanks for the tutorial on these. I'm going to try this.

Vickie Bryan

Rose said...

this is gorgeous!!!! thanks for the tut, going to pull out my TH die and give it a try :)