Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Roses and D'mask

Hello blogger friends. I have a card to share with you that is very special to me. I made it for my sister's birthday. She loves purple so that was my first color choice. For some reason the colors don't photograph well, but they are so pretty in person.

Check out the purple and black paper. At first I panned to use black and white D'mask paper and have purple accents. The D'mask paper is flocked and feels so luxurious. The problem was that when I started to add the black and white paper, it was too big of a contrast with all the black and purple.

So I came up with a good idea. Those are so few and far between sometimes so I decided to document it with a really quick video. LOL

You can't see the sparkle in the pictures or video but it glimmers. The flock is completely fine too.

Here is another little video showing how I arrange my handmade paper roses on cards and other projects.

After many, many, many attempts and several hours worth of useless videos, I finally came up with a way to explain how to make these flowers.  I am going to call these "Regal Rose" because they are different than the "Cabbage Rose".

The video links to the Regal Rose Tutorial videos will be on my sidebar as well as my Etsy shop. Fair warning, these flowers are detailed and take several steps. (Some of us like that sort of thing and others do not) I just do not want anyone to purchase the cut files and links to the videos and then be disappointed because you decided that it was too much work or that you just don't have time to make them.  I believe in knowing what you are getting :)


Alyce said...

Wow what a great idea!! Thanks for sharing :) Your card looks lovely!

Audrey Frelx said...

Your card is beautiful!

Trisha said...

Very pretty roses! I'd like to know what kind of leaves you use...do you make them or purchase them? They are so realistic looking.

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so beautiful especially the purple and black color combination
PS : Please do turn off word verification. Blogger is asking for double word verification and it is getting a bit crazy typing it all

NĂ¡gela said...

Very charming!
I love your work!
I agree with Dr Sonia, word verification....

Jani Lewis said...

Ok, Ladies, I think I successfully turned the word verification off. Thanks for letting me know about it. Special thanks to Dr Sonia for helping me find the place to change it. LOL

Jani Lewis said...

Trisha, I have a video on how I make the leaves. Just go to the tab under my blog header that says video tutorials. Scroll down to the "leaves" video. Hope that helps.