I have been playing with the 3D flower ideas that are out there and had made the roses from the fancy flower punch. They are lovely but as they sat there on my desk I thought that they looked so real surely I could make them with a stem. So........
I've added a small scalloped oval leaf that has been double punched to get the right shape.
These were all made with the directions from this Youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1M49FXhmPI (no longer available, thanks, Jenna!)
I built them on the end of the skewer instead of having them sitting flat. I didn't have to cut the bottoms off of the pieces either because they were wrapped around the skewer; instead I used a standard hole punch (1/4 inch) to punch a hole in the center of the paper piece so it would fit around the skewer easily.
I hope you like my flowers that will never fade.
Thanks for stopping by,
5 hours ago