- Try to roll them up with just your fingers.
- Just leave the cardstock plain - a little color around the edges makes all the difference!
- Leave the cardstock stiff
- Try rubbing two different colors on the spiral before rolling it up. For this card I rubbed Bamboo ink over a flat Colonial White spiral flower cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. After that, I used a sponge dauber and Creme Brulee ink to sponge a little warm yellow around the edges.
- MIST the spiral flower ONCE on both sides before rolling it up. This makes it more pliable and allows you to roll the petals back, creating a more natural looking rose that lays more flat on your card. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP!
- Use a skewer to start on the outside end and roll it toward you. Once you get toward the center, the skewer might get in your way so you may need to set it aside and finish with just your fingers.
- Once it is completely rolled up, LET IT GO! Don't hold it tight! (Oops, that was a "don't.") It will naturally stay rolled, but if you take your hands off of it then it will look more natural and open a little bit.
- Use a generous amount of Liquid Glass on the center circle to hold the "petals" down. Just hold it together for a minute and it will dry enough to move on to the next one.
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Florentine Level 2 Paper Packet
Card Chatter - Sympathy