Romantic, elegant and sweet. I am one of those people who prefers making gifts just because…it makes it a little more special and personal. I first made this card for my husband on Valentines day. But, there are different variations of it to suit the occasions and purpose.
Laced Rose Card
What you need:
- folded, blank card paper (I made my own)
- 1 clear plain paper
- 3 different shades of thin color papers
- lace fabric
- pearls (different sizes)
- glue (preferably adhesive glue)
First of all, you’ll need a good sturdy paper for the body of the card (but not rock hard, lol). Keep in mind a lot of material will be pasted onto the card, including fabric. If the paper is to weak, the glue will wrinkle the paper as well as, the edges will curl later.
Take the lace fabric, and lay it down on the table making sure its nice and smooth. Then take the card paper and add a line of glue all along the edges of the card. Along the center crease, dot a line down the center (it doesn’t have to be precise). Once you got the glue down, take the card, and place on top of the fabric, glue side down and press firmly. Wait a couple minutes until glue and fabric is dried before cutting off the excess fabric.
On a plain paper, draw an outline of a heart, and cut it out with a scissor. The size is up to you. However, the bigger it is, the more flowers you might need for covering. Once you have the heart piece, glue it onto the center of the card. Let dry.
There are a couple of different styles of paper flowers you can choose. I choose to make these roses just because……well, I`m not really sure why,lol.
On a couple of different colored papers, make a couple of circles (5 cm in height). Starting from the edge of the circle, make a swirl going inwards towards the center (the more swirls a circle has, the more petals the flower will appear to have.
Afterwards, cut out the circle and cut along the swirl line you made.
To form the rose, starting from the outside of the swirl, roll the paper going inwards. Once you have reached the end, use that tip to glue and hold everything together. Then, glue the piece onto the heart, on the card. Repeat.
Using a pencil may make it easier to help roll it up.
To make everything a little more romantic and to pull everything together, I placed small pearls in the center of every rose and, a couple of other places on the front and back of the card.
AND YOUR DONE!