I found an awesome tutorial on Chera West's blog showing how to create roses using the SU! Ornament Punch. I decided to give it a go!
I punched many ornaments in Pretty in Pink and Pale Plum. I then sponged Rose Red and Perfect Plum Classic Ink on the ornaments. I sponged beginning at the tip of the ornament, working my way down each side, from the edge of the cardstock in; using this method, I could ink the edges as I sponged the surface.
I then sponged the pieces with Champagne Mist Shimmer Ink. Using a distresser tool, I distressed each side of the ornament from the tip down. I grabbed my paper piercer and used it to roll the petals. I first rolled the tips back, then rolled the edges in. I discovered these look best as distressed as you can get them.
I assembled the petals as directed in the tutorial. The completed flower seemed to need something else, like leaves! So I punched more ornaments from Mellow Moss. Sponged on Always Artichoke, Champagne Mist Shimmer Ink and then distressed...
I love the leftover rose petals scattered throughout the assembled roses...they look so real. The roses shimmer...and are gorgeous! I have NO idea what project I will put these beauties on! For now, they are gorgeous eye candy!