So I take NO credit at all for this! I just love them and wanted to share!
You will need 18 hearts in 4 different sizes. If you have a Cricut it comes in real handy here. I cut from sturdy card stock:
6 x 2 1/4" 5 x 2" 4 x 1 3/4" 3 x 1 1/2"
I didn't use the "Real Dial Size" button, so they are in fact smaller. If you don't have a Cricut you could use a Fiskars heart template. That's what they used on the tutorial I saw.
I inked all the edges with two different shades of darker red. You can also use acrylic paint or chalk. Punch a tiny hole at the bottom of every heart.
Take a brad (in the same color) and turn it upside down and start putting all the hearts through it.Start with the smallest hearts and work your way up.
This is what you will have when you are done:
Now the magic starts: take petal by petal and scrunch them up and around towards the middle. Don't be gentle here; the more manhandling the better!
It will look something like this when you are done;
Then, bend the petals back out as much as you want. Depends on how much you want the rose to be open.Last step is to spray the rose with glimmer mist. You can buy it or make it yourself as I did. Click here to find out how to make it!
Here is a close up of the rose. Not too bad huh? Because of the mist, the card stock gets kinda moist and sometimes the paper starts to flake. I like that! In fact I take a paper piercer and try to split the card stock.
Here is the first one I did with acrylic paint. I think I like the look with ink better.
The top two roses I made with white card stock. The color is from the mist. Awesome don't you think?
I say the same thing about this as I do about driving;if I can do it, anyone can!!