* Donna Salazar's Rose Creations Dies by Spellbinders (You will need 3 die cuts using the largest size, 2 of the next size down, 1 each of the next three sizes down as shown in the photo.)
* Quick-drying adhesive
* Needle nose plier
* Wooden Skewer
* Bead, brad, etc. for the center of the flower
Ink the edges of each layer prior to beginning.
STEP 1: We will start with the first of the largest die cuts. Using a needle nose plier, pinch the left side of a petal and gently twist inward towards the center of the petal.
STEP 2: Take the plier and pinch the right side of the same petal. Gently twist inward towards the center of the petal. You have now completed what I call a "double pinch and twist". Repeat Steps 1-2 on each petal of Layers 1 & 2 (two of the largest die cuts).
Upon completion, this is what Layers 1 & 2 should look like.
STEP 3: Take the next large layer (Layer 3) and curl the petals back using a wooden skewer.
STEP 4: Repeat this process on Layers 4 & 5 as well.
STEP 5: On the remaining three layers (Layers 6-8), use the plier to create a "single pinch and twist" on each petal. This is done the same way as a "double pinch and twist", but only once in the center of each petal.
This is what all of your layers should look like.
STEP 6: Now let's begin assembling our flower. Apply a dab of adhesive around the center of Layer 1 and adhere Layer 2 to Layer 1. Be sure to off-set the petals.
STEP 7: Adhere Layer 3 upside down as shown in the photo. Remember to off-set the petals.
STEP 8: Adhere Layer 4 in the same manner (upside down, off-setting the petals).
STEP 9: Adhere Layer 5 in the same manner.
STEP 10: Adhere Layer 6 to the center of your flower. Again, be sure to off-set the petals.
STEP 11: Adhere Layer 7.
STEP 12: Adhere Layer 8.