Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mini Rose Stems

Hi everyone,
It's Holly here. Today I wanted to share a simple technique I like to use sometimes when creating with small roses on layouts. Often the smaller roses are too tiny to stand out on a layout on their own, and a lot of us end up with so many of these tiny roses in our flower stash for that reason. So sometimes I like to create a stem of several of these mini roses at varying heights, such as in the layouts below:

To create these rose stems, twist the wire stems of the roses around each other at varying heights. I have also bent some of the spare wire stems into spirals to give a more natural foliage look, such as in the close up below.
 You may even wish to add other items, such as leaves, twisted into your stem for another different look.
This also look great on cards or even twisted around OTP items. You can make them as long or short as you wish and are limited only to your imagination as to what you wish to add to the stems.

Hope you're having a great weekend. Don't forget to pop over to my blog for a visit :)

Holly xo

9 comments:

Rebekkah said...

Thanks for some great tips Holly !
I will be definitely incorporating these great tips into my layouts..
Hugs
Bek xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Very clover! Your own little Prima vines :)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Ah very pretty!
And very creative as well!
Great idea to adding a sweet little
handmade embellie to our pages!

kristie said...

beautiful!!

Juanna Hope Sia said...

so cute! a touch of sweetness in every one of your layout (:

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