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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tattered Rose Tutorial.....

What you will need:
Patterned Paper: What’s Up?
Basic Grey Abroad side B (Red) Flower
Light as a Feather Side B (Teal) Leaves
Flower Punches or Cutting Machine.
Spray bottle with Water
Distress ink
Heat Tool
Step 1:
You will need 3 consecutive petal sizes.
I used 4 sizes because that is what the cutting file came with.
Punch or cut out
2- Large
2- Medium
2- Small
1-Extra Small
Step 2:
Stack flower with smaller petals to largest petals onto the brad.
Save leaves for later.
Step 3:
Once together spritz the layers with Water….
Just enough to soften the first layers of paper!
You can always add more later as you go.
Step 4:

Bring the first layer up around the brad to form a bud, continue for all layers, making sure the petals offset one another as you work.
 The larger layers can have the tips folded back a bit to create an opening bud...
Once done it should look something like this….
Step 5:
I cupped the flower in my palm and scrunched it
around and around to form it a bit more.
Step 6:
Dab the flower petal edges into the Distress ink.
Spritz with water to allow ink to bleed and run….
Step 7:
Gently open the petals; open out the largest layer to form nice open petals and allow the others to fall as they wish, we can open them a little more later...
Step 8:
Use heat gun to dry. Keep the heat gun moving so you don't burn the petals.  Alternatively sit the flower let it dry naturally.
 Once dried you can arrange the petals more if needed.
Step 9:
Do the same process with leaves….
Add them below flower and fasten with brad.


  1. Great roses, great tutorial, great blog! Your glass art is also awesome!!
    Greetings from Slovenia!

  2. What a super tutorial. The flowers look amazing! I want a silhouette cameo too!

    1. Hi Sandra... Thank you.
      You know I got a Cricut first... I found a great sale on it so I got it. Then I found a deal on the Cameo SD from and I sprung for it-! After a week of getting the Cameo I knew right away I needed to sell the Cricut. So I sold my it to a friend. There are so many things you can do with it. There is a online class A CUT ABOVE that goes into details of how to use the software the second section of the class. ONLINE CARD

      You can still do these flowers with punches too.
      Good to hear from you... Hope this finds you well.