Sunday, 7 February 2010

ROSE CARD (Plus making paper roses)

I have made this card for two challenges http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-6-roses-are-red.html%20which which has a rose theme. (lovely to see Creative Craft Challenges up and running again.

and Claire's Weekly challenge which has an inspiration picture
The picture is of roses in a heart shape on a bed, as the bed is possibly a hotel bed I thought I would add some chocolate into the mixture as in a posh hotel you might be lucky enough to have a chocolate left on the pillow!!



I created an easel card out of a scrap of ivory coloured card then cut out a heart from another card, as the card didn't match I coloured it pink - Wet around the heart with a very wet paintbrush use a felt tip pen and draw round the wet edge allowing it to bleed, use the brush again to draw the colour over the entire surface. Before it dries use a darker pen around the very edge of the heart. Once dry draw doodles and hearts on top corner. Front panel has the top torn and was tinted in the same way as the heart. Attach the heart to the front panel creating a pocket (silicone glue or a wet adhesive which is held in place with a peg until it dries, is best for this).
I have lightly glued the chocs in the pocket along with some packaging used in gift parcels. I also used some nail varnish on the flowers but wishes I hadn't, it wasn't as sparkly as I expected.....Moral of story...always test ideas on scraps first!!!!!


TO MAKE PAPER ROSES :-



Cut a strip of paper (size depends on the size rose you require)

Pleat strip, then cut a petal shape DON'T FORGET TO ALLOW A PIECE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PETAL EACH SIDE, THAT REMAINS ATTACHED!!

Unfold the row of petals....on soft mouse mat rub the handle of your scissors on each petal to make them curl.

Dab glue all the way along the straight edge. (oops!..glue is not visible in picture...that could be because I forgot to put it all the way along....!!!)

Roll the strip around the tip of a cocktail stick, nipping the base as tight as possible.

Shape petals, than take stick out and allow to dry.

To make a fuller rose , add another row of petals, facing the curls outwards.

The base of these roses can be a bit bulky but they can be hidden in a group or behind something as I did, or disguise them with leaves.








1 comments:

sandra tomlinson said...

wow its a lovely card well done, an what great roses, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck xxx

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