A few years ago, we learned how to create some roses using ribbon in different widths and I loved them then, but I love them even more now!
My last project left me with some scraps, so rather than tossing them into the scrap bag, I cut the scrap into strips... 1 1/2", 1 " and 2 " wide. They're about 18" long. The pattern instructions I have called for 36" long strips, but using a 1 3/8" circle as my base, the 18" was plenty.
Punch out as many circles as you'll want to cut strips to make roses. Run the circles through the Xyron machine, make sure you have permanent adhesive on the roll. Or use a couple of pieces of heavy duty red stick tape you've also cut into circles.
You'll want to have some glue on hand too -- just to make sure that everything is secure. When you're finished rolling and twisting the fabric.
Tie a knot in one end of your desired strip of cloth. Make sure it's relatively a tight knot and not too much of the end is showing. You can trim it if you need to. Secure the knot to the adhesive on the circle in the middle and twist and wrap the fabric around until the circle is completely filled.
Now, decide what color your rose should be and using your Craftwell eBrush start spraying your color on. If you find that the color is too intense, you might be able to soften it with a spritz of water. I added some glimmer mist (champagne) to mine after the ink had dried. I added some beads with some Crystal Effects in the center of the rose. Let dry. Add some fun wire coils, some leaves (remember paper twist? I have a huge stash of that stuff - LOL) and you're ready to decorate whatever you have in mind!
*If you'd like, you can glue or stitch the fabric strips to a felt circle and make the rose into a pin or add to a headband, barette, necklace or bracelet or wherever you'd like! I used this one on a card!
The sentiment was printed on the stock using my PrintShop program. (I try to keep a few of the preprinted cards on hand -- )
I used some heavy duty red double stick tape on the back to secure to the cardstock. I added some seed beads to the center of the rose for a little more interest and they are a little more vibrant with the glimmer mist shimmer too.
All of the beads, wire and paper twist are from my stash.