Monday, 30 May 2011

The name's Bond, James Bond

I like a man in a dinner jacket!
The rose is the main feature and the look of the card would be perfect for weddings, 21st birthdays and valentine cards. Add your message on the pocket perhaps.
In nut shell.....the rose is made from the Woodware green heart punch, punch ten hearts from red paper and put four together overlapping the sides and in the shape of a fan, then do the same for the three hearts, then the two hearts leaving one on its own.
I use a PVA glue for sticking together.
Colour the petals with a darker red ink pad directly to the paper and shape each one into a cone. Fold a little of the pointed end of the single heart up and then flat, then make that heart into a thin cone. Cut the pointed end off the two middle cones and curl the edges of the hearts with the DEET tool on the moulding mat (see the FPC books by Leone Em for the technique).
Now stick one inside the other starting with the largest. And there you have a perfect rose. Add a stem and some leaves before gluing it to the lapel.
The rose instructions in more detail can be found on page 42 in the first (green cover) Floral Punch Craft book.
The make up for the base card is simple....cut shapes for the lapel, bow tie and pocket from black card. Cover part of the 148mm square base card with black card and stick the shapes to the card with black foam squares. Use a black Sakura glaze pen to draw the detail stitch lines.
Oh...and before you stick the pocket on the base card, fold down the top and stick some cream or white card behind it to make a handkerchief.
The buttons add detail and I have used a regular black button on the jacket and some white Woodware Candy bonbons stickers for the shirt buttons.
I teach Floral Punch Craft at The Glitter Pot so why not come along, check out their web site for the class list.


Sarah K said...

All your cards are stunning but this one is the best yet. I love it xx

debs29blue said...

Hi Jane
Had a lovely time at the demonstrations at the Glitter Pot yesterday, your cards on display were just totally stunning, loved watching you create that gorgeous red poppy! It was perfect and so realistic!
Hope you will be doing workshops at the Eternal Maker in Chichester later on, had so many compliments on my Poinsettia card created at your workshop last year!
Take care

Debs xx

Junie Moon said...

Jane! I absolutely LOVE this card - I just can't wait to make one x

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
Look, I’ve just caught you another mouse!