Friday, June 24, 2011

A Rose Pin

by Cristal Hobbs

McGill Paper Punches:
     -64503 Paper Blossoms Floral Petals
     -64502 Paper Blossoms Birch Leaf
     -64500 Paper Blossoms Alpine Snowflake
     -65800R Tool Kit
     -65900R Molding Mat

Additional Supplies:
     -Core'dinations Cardstock
     -Ranger Crackle Effects
     -Imaginisce Badge/Pin
     -Imaginisce Ibond

Creating the Floral Rose:

     click for full printable PDF

Here is a close up...

Getting the crackle look:
     Once the rose is assembled.  Color it with a coordinating Copic Marker and allow it to dry several minutes. Cover it with a light coating of Crackle Effects and allow it to dry over night.  The Crackle Effects will draw out some of the Copic color giving your flower a multi color effect when it's dry.  Be sure to double check to see if any spots were missed.

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win the punches that create the Floral Rose.  All you have to do is leave a comment on any or all the posts from now until Midnight June 28th letting us know what you thought of our projects from now till then.  The more comments you leave the more times you will be entered into the drawing.  So comment every day for more chances to win.  Also if you are a follower of our blog or facebook let us know and we will enter you in for each site you follow us on.  Plus If you follow our designers blogs let us know who and we will enter you in for each designer you follow.  We will draw a lucky winner on the morning of June 29th and announce it on the blog.  

As Always we would love to see what you are creating with any of our McGill Paper Punches so be sure to leave us a comment with a direct link to your project.

Till next time, Happy Crafting


  1. You are making me drool! Love it :)

  2. Wow Crystal this rose is gorgeous. I have never used the Crackle Effects but definitely will be trying it.TFS and a chance to win some of the fabulous punches.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE McGill punches!
    I want them all! (unfortunately they are not as easy to find here in Canada as the US) Making flowers is one of my very favorite things!
    I found your blog through "Pinky" whose blog I follow. I now follow your blog and have it in my google reader along with Pinky's.-
    So glad I found this blog!! :)

  4. OMG! I love the crackle effects. This is gorgeous!!

  5. gorgeous!!! love love it. LoVe the CORE, too!!!! Thanks for sharing on Facebook.

  6. Such a beautiful colour with the crackle glass effect! I am Pinky follower too.

  7. i love anything crackled! I went through a phase where I was crackle painting everything in the house! Thanks for the ideas! It's been great!

  8. Love it!!! the color is so pretty!!! Great work!

  9. Wow, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the crackle on that! I am really looking forward to try these out - I am a follower of all DT blogs as well as yours and on FB. :D I don't want to miss a THING!!!

  10. THAT is really pretty! I can see making these.

  11. It's hard to believe that you can make such beautiful things with paper. I have plenty of paper, just need to get busy and try these. Love the projects I have seen one everyones blog. Thanks.

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous!!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  13. Love this rose Pinks, it is so beautiful.

  14. Oh my what a neat Rose pin. Loving your ideas.



  15. Very beautiful rose and I love this technique!

  16. I am loving the crackle effect on a rose. It is beautiful! Oh, I have never mentioned that I follow on FB as well! :O)


  17. I would never have thought to put the crackle over the flower! Great tip and these are beautiful btw! I am a follower of Jess Morales:) I love that she teamed up with McGill!

    ~Vanessa W

  18. Love this Pinky, seen it on your blog and it's absolutely Beautiful and very vintage looking, my favorite look! Love the crackle effect you added, amazing and so unique! New follower here and on FB too! Hopefully I'll win so I can try this and if not I'll be on the lookout for these punchs!
    mccadesmom at gmail dot com

  19. what a great craft! It's gorgeous!


  21. OH MY--love this crackled rose. WOW!

  22. I follow u on facebook and also am a blog follower of Pinky's blog. I just adore the flowers and it would be awesome to win the punches!

  23. this is super beautiful. I would love to try and make this