The paper was a bit smooth and slippery so I crumpled it for an antique look. The roses are on tubular stems and not on wire stems as I wanted it to be thick.
On hind sight, I think I should have gone for the darker green for the leaves, however, I have made 3d leaves and then stuck it to the stem. The leaves are slightly fringed and fan folded.
For the buds, I made a bell shape as in my tutorial in order to make it look like a bud instead of a cone.
I am looking forward to reading all your comments as always.