I tried my hand at making a rosebud with circle punches and it turned out pretty well. I had several requests for a tutorial so here goes. In reality rose petals are not in such a straight perfect line but rather open all around the flower but I couldn’t quite make that happen with the circles.
Supplies: 3- 1”circles and 1- 1 1/4” circle, liquid adhesive (I use Glossy Accents) stylus, mat, little hand cut piece of green for stem. Note-I used 3 smaller circles and one larger. You can easily add as many layers as you like. You can also use whatever size circles you wish. The sizes I list are what I used on my project.
1. Lay each circle on your mat and distress with your stylus until the paper is flexible and easy to work with.
2. Roll your first petal really tightly to form the tightest inside bud and then lightly unroll. Apply adhesive on the inside and roll again and hold fairly tightly until it stays in shape.
3. Lightly roll your second circle to form you next layer and then apply adhesive to the bottom half of the inner circle. Attach it to your first rolled petal slightly lower than your first and squeeze around the bottom to form a point. You will want the top portion of your petal to remain fairly free so it will appear to be opening.
4, Repeat and add the third small petal.
5. Repeat the same process now using the largest petal. Only apply the adhesive on the lower portion of the petal so the top can can remain free to open. Allow one side of the lower petal to overlap over the other.
6. If desired you may add a small triangle shape of green to your flower to finish. I did not do this step for my card as I knew I would be covering the bottom with foliage.
Finish your project.