Wow...who knew there was a limit on how long these blot posts can be? Well, after asking my son to make sure this WAS the problem...my only solution is just to do this tutorial in two parts...so....here is part two!!
After you have rolled up your rose die, decide how tight and/or loose you want your flower to be. You will be applying glue to the bottom round portion of the die (the part you didn't roll up!) You can use a variety of adhesives for this, but I think that hot glue is probably the best. It's sets immediately, and for these flowers, that's what you want.
Once your flower is all glued down, take either your fingers or the handle of a small paintbrush and curl the petals so that the rose has a more natural shape.