Sis Patterson from Paper, Craft & Scissors with a short tutorial today for you on Cricut roses. There are several files and techniques available to make Cricut roses. The one I am showing you today is a "one-cut wonder" using the Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart.
I am making these roses for a woodland baby shower centerpiece. I found some small dowels for 29 cents a piece at Joann's in the wood craft area. After staining them with a water-based wood stain, I cut each dowel into 3 pieces. In addition to Tim Holtz cardstock, I also used some pale pink felt, dimensional glue dots, and Helmar's 450 glue (which dries quickly).
For the Cricut cut, I cut the scalloped rose (Accent1-f) from the Artiste cartridge. I cut some at 4" tall and some at 3" tall.
Once the flowers were cut, I started assembling.
Step 1 - Use a 1" circle punch to punch the flower center. Once punched, use scissors to cut towards the center of the felt.
Step 2 - Adhere the dimensional glue dot to the felt circle.
Step 3 - Place stained dowel into dimensional glue dot and press firmly.
Step 4 - Press the felt around the dimensional glue dot to make a small ball at the end of the dowel.
Step 5 - Set dowel aside and using Crop-A-Dile, punch a hole in the base of the scalloped rose.
Step 6 - Beginning with the outside edge of the flower cut, wrap the flower snugly around the felt ball at the end of the dowel. Do not try to tuck in the tail at this point as this step is to form the rose shape before gluing. Once you have wrapped it, release the flower. It will maintain its overall shape.
Step 7 - Slide the formed flower up the dowel. The punched hole should fit over the dowel. Glue the base and adjust as necessary. You may want to use an awl or separate dowel to push in the felt in case some of the little edges are trying to escape.
And here is a finished bunch. I will be posting photographs of the centerpiece on my blog this weekend. Hope you will stop in for a visit.