It is amazing how much time family reunions take. Not that I wanted to get back, but I did want to get the post up for you. But when you only see your sister 3 times a year, it takes time. But, here it is, and I hope you have fun with it!
So here is the die I used ( 113458 - Flower Layers) and Canadians can get it from my online Stampin' Up! store. You will need the size flower that I pointed at. The others are there just to show you which die I used. You will cut 3 out of that one flower. Since it is a Sizzix die, you can just put 3 pieces of paper on top of each other and cut them all at once.
To mix your pearl ex, you takes 1/8 teaspoon of the powder and mix it into a trial size pump hairspray (2 ounces). Shake it all up and spray away! Let dry overnight or speed up the process with your heat tool. Then cut in 1/2 inch on each petal indent on all 3 flowers. You can also sponge the edges at this point.
Now in the picture on the left, you have the 3 flowers that have been cut. Leave one whole, cut 1 petal off the other, and 2 petals off the last one. you will have one with 4, 3 and 1 petal. Throw away the one with 2, it is not needed.
Then you fold the one with 3 and 4 petals over to glue the two end petals together. It will look like a cone.
Again on the left, you can see what the pieces should look like, I roll both edges of the single petal in towards the middle and this becomes the center of the rose. I also punched a hole in the center of the whole flower. The reason you cut the 1/2 inch slits will become clear now, as you roll the petals by finger, or I use a small paint brush. You want to roll them all under.
This is what the petals should look like when you are done. To make for more interest I roll each edge of the petal on the full flower under, and then bend the middle down (click on it for a better view). It looks more realistic then, when you put it all together. I know it doesn't look like much now, but here we go.
I had to use Dylan to take the next picture, since I couldn't pour the Crystal Effects, hold the flower and take the picture all at the same time ... lol. But you can see, I am just adding a dab of CE to the center of the 3 petal cone.
Then I put the 2 petal cone inside and add a dab of CE in there, as well. I added the single petal that was curled inside of that. Holding it all tightly, I turn it over and put the cone through the hole in the full flower.
I then add a pop-up glue dot over the hole, and smoosh it down, Dylan's hands again. I heat it up with my heat tool, and smoosh it even more. You want this to stay together! I then turn it right side up to let the CE dry, and it is ready to put on your project! You could also pet some CE in the bottom layer after the glue dot is on, but it should not be necessary, if you heated the glue dot enough. Have fun and happy stamping!!