Step 1: Gather supplies. Using any six-petal flower punch or die cut, make 5 flowers of the same size.
Step 2: Trim flowers as shown. Two flowers will have a slit cut into them, and the others will be cut into segments. Each piece will now become a different size layer of the finished rose. Discard smallest flower segment (the single petal), and you will now have 7 flower segments of varying sizes.
Step 3: Using the corner of the ink pad, ink each flower segments from the centers out as shown.
Step 4: Starting with one of the flowers (that still have all of their petals and just the slit cut into them), apply glue to one of the petals. Slightly curve the flower over itself so that one petal overlaps the glued petal. Secure by holding in place til set. This six petal flower has now become a dimensional five-petal flower, and will be your rose’s bottom layer. Do this to the second flower with just the slit cut into it. Continue doing this to all the segments. You should have dimensional layers in the following sizes: two- 5-petal, one- 4-petal, one- 3-petal, two- 2-petal, one center (this should look like a tightly rolled cone). As you are overlapping each layer, use your thumb nails to slightly curl petals in an outward direction.
Step 5: This is what all of your glued segments should look like, pictured here with a finished rose.
Step 6: Using a pencil eraser or bottom end of a pen, flatten inside bottom of both 5-petal, and 4-petal layers. This will allow your rose to sit flat on your surface.
Step 7: For remaining 3-petal, 2-petal and center layers, cut bottom pointed end off about halfway down. This will allow each section to sit securely inside the previous layer.
Step 8: Starting with 5-petal layers as your base and working inward with the smaller size layers, glue each layer to center until you have a finished rose as shown.
And here a couple of gorgeous project’s Nancy has used her flowers on:
“Vintage Trinket Box” by Nancy Burke. Materials used: BTP trinket box (W238), Hey Birdie collection papers- Hustle (P509-back), Skedaddle (P512-front); (paint (KC010); pearls (SB713); organza ribbon (RI614); ink (IP713, IP707, IP708). Other: sandpaper, key hole, paper leaves, paper doilies. walnut stain spray mist.
“Flower Rose Card” by Nancy Burke. Materials Used: Hey Birdie collection papers- Hustle (P509- back), 6×6 paper pad (PP821), die-cuts (DC317), organza ribbon (RI614). Other: white cardstock, craft string, buttons, pink spray mist, paper leaf, border punch.
NOTE: the flower attached to the front of the card is a removable pin that can be worn in the hair or on clothing. It was sprayed with a slightly glittery pink spray mist for a bit of added sparkle.