This will be my third paper rose at this point but I feel like it was the easiest to make.
The rolled paper rose was easier to make but harder to control the offset of the petals.
The giant single petal rose was tedious to make but provided the most control in terms of how the petals looked.
I thought this layered rose was a nice compromise.
I just need to learn how to manage a glue gun better and minimize all the extra little strings of glue.
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Materials for Layered Paper Rose
Cardstock – I like a lot of different brands of cardstock. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
Glue Gun – I like using a glue gun for this project because it dries the fastest and you need that to get each layer in place in a reasonable amount of time.
Template – I’ve included mine in both SVG and printable formats for free in my resource library.
Tutorial for Layered Paper Flower
Step 1: Cut out all the layers from the template.
I like using the light grip mat for paper projects. I find the standard grip mat too hard to clean.
Step 2: Curl the petals first
I like to curl all except the largest 3 pieces inwards.
Step 3: Glue the opposing petals together overlapping for the smaller template piece.
Step 4: Glue this center to the middle of the next piece and do the same with the petals.
Step 5: Keep adding the rest of the layers.
For the the last three layers, I like to curl the tip of the petal outwards but create a concave edit inward along the middle of the petal.
That’s about it. It sounds more complicated than it actually is. Just clue each layer together as you see fit.