Thursday 11 August 2011

Torn Rose Tutorial.......

Morning peeps..... it's certainly been very wet and windy in my part of the world but I'm feeling quite cozy indoors! I know I'm probably odd but I love it when the rain sets in!!! My son isn't quite so happy though as he had a cricket match called off last night because of the weather!!

Anyway, after receiving a couple of emails about my torn roses I thought I'd post a little tutorial..... this is a first for me so please be gentle, lol! Plus I thought I'd enter Tip Top Tuesday for a second time this week so that I can show this as my tip ;o)

Step One: Firstly I start with a piece of 6x6 paper or card...... Co'redinations card looks fantastic with this torn technique so that's what I tend to go for, but anything goes really.

Step Two: I cut the card into four smaller squares...... this gives a nice size for the roses.

Step Three: Then I start to tear in a circular motion to get a round shape from which to start my spiral.

Step Four: As I finish tearing the circle I leave a slight lip from which to begin tearing the spiral shape.

Step Five: I start to tear in a circular motion to create a spiral shape.

Step Six: I continue tearing and try to keep the width as even as possible, but if it isn't perfect it only adds to the handtorn effect really!

Step Seven: I start to fold over the outer edge of the spiral.

Step Eight: I continue to fold it, following the shape of the spiral as I go.

Step Nine: I glue the folded up shape to its base with a hot glue gun.

Step Ten: I tease out the spiral shape so that it looks like a rose...... then all that's left to do is add a pearl centre or a stamen..... whatever you like really.

Here are a couple of my recent cards where I've used these torn roses...... hope you'll have a go and let me know if you do so I can check out your creation ;o)

Thanks for stopping by!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


G Peplow said...

Fabulous Tara, well done you, such lovely clear instructions:0) Gorgeous results and super cards, Gay xxx

LaJanette said...

WOW! Awesome tip/tutorial and your card is way pretty in pink! Love your coloring and all the details you have put into it!

Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!


Riet said...

What a wonderful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Thanks for sharing a great turtorial and nice to see how you make your roses.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
Great tutorial - thanks for sharing.
Fiona x

Georgia said...

This is a great tutorial Mum - I will definitely be trying this out soon! :) Love, Georgia xxxxxx

Elaine Stark said...

Thanks for this lovely tutorial. I have often wondered how to make these roses. Off to have a go now. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Kathy said...

Gorgeous flowers Tara!!! I am a day late with this as I bought a die from MFT to do the same thing and I like yours better!! LOL They really look good with the co-ordinations paper and I need to get some!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Hope all is well!

Hazel said...

Great tutorial. I've just made my first one from your great easy to follow instructions,
hazel xx

Hazel said...

just made a couple more n i find if you hold the end in tweezers you can wrap the card around those. its slightly easier,
h xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Fantastic tutorial for your tip! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. :)
Your second entry into Top Tip Tuesday is wonderful.
Good luck to you and happy stamping and creating...
Lisa xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh fab tutorial i will have a go at thank, sue,x

Eline said...

great tutorial. thanks for sharing. Lovely cards you are making, Tara. thaks for all inspiration.

Julie said...

Hi Tara - oh you make it look so simple!! Fabulous and thanks for the tut!! Awesome card - such beautiful colours and perfectly distressed!! Hope you're well! Juliexx

Gibmiss said...

Hi tara
Thanks for the Tut.....your cards are Fab...
hugs sylvie

Kirsty said...

Hi These are wonderful on your gorgeous creations. I will be having a go . Thankyou, your first tutorial looks perfect to follow. Kitty ;0) x

Barbara said...

Hi tara, Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. You make it look so easy. I will just have to try and make a rose. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs

Anonymous said...

What a great tip and tutorial, awesome
Job!! So pleased you decided to make your tutorial and share it with us at Top Tip Tuesday too! Thank you, hugs Samantha x

Dragonlady said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration and tutorial. Your roses are fantastic especially with the pearls in the middle.

Hugs Ali x

April said...

Great tutorial and beautiful projects!

Caroljenks said...

Tara I am sooooo pleased you've done this tutorial - it is fab, never had thought it was your first - you're obviously a natural :)

Your Torn Roses are absolutely stunning - I'm so going to be making some of these now you have shown us how - thank you :)

Thanks for sharing your Top Tip with us over at TTT this week too - I hope we get to see another one next week ;)

Carol x

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, your creations are lovely, love all the beautiful Details. The Tutorial is wonderful too. Thank you for playing along with Top Tip Tuesday this week!


Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Very pretty roses and cards!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Tara, WOW what a lovely blog you have. I have just stumbled upon it and am so pleased I have done so! I don't know where to start with comments because all your creations are lovely but this one really is gorgeous! Judy x

Teresa said...

Tara you make this look so easy I will definately give this a try, fab instructions.
Teresa x