I have become somewhat obsessed with making my own paper flowers for cards and home décor. I just recently bought this die set and was very pleased with my first effort. I cut the petals from a pale rose paper, sponged the edges on both sides with a slightly darker ink, as well as sponging and shading the olive green leaves. With the exception of not cutting quite enough middle sized petals, the results were remarkable. My first rose looks like the real thing sitting on my craft table. This makes a good size rose suitable for a card, scrapbook page, or home décor. I next want to cut some fabric and put one on my sunhat!
I have made five roses, and buds, with this die. I find that many dies in the Susan's Garden Collection are very user friendly. My first rose took me a little time to make, but when I was done, I was so happy with the end result. My grandchildren are now looking forward to craft some roses.
I love this die and am so impressed at how beautiful my roses turn out. I have made a ton in just the few days I've had my new dies. It is one I feel is a MUST HAVE!