11 May 2011

How do you make a tomato rose?


Morning Fluffers. Firstly I'd like to say Happy Birthday to The Doc. Have a great day Dad. (I know he reads this even though he doesn't always comment, unless I slander him about washing cycles that is!) I'll show you his card as soon as I know he has it.

I wanted to have a go at making a card with only a sentiment. I struggle with adding sentiments anyway, so this was defo a challenge for me. It ties in quite nicely with the new To Die For Challenge over at MMCS, as I wanted to use my Rolled Flower Die. For a chance to win a £10 Gift Voucher to spend in My Mum's Craft Shop, you'll need to play along. Don't forget to hop over and see the fab creations my MMCS Teamies have made...

So. Rolled Flower Die. How hard can it be? I'm a fully qualified Chef and I am from the tomato rose, slice of radish, half a pea, spears of asparagus garnish era. (As opposed to hard boiled eggs coated in blue mayonnaise era.) Chef, if you're reading this from your retirement farm in France, don't read any further, as it will give you the same kind of reaction as the arrival of an un-announced coach load of vegans on a Bank Holiday weekend!

I'm horrified to discover I can't remember how to roll a tomato rose. OMG. If I had a pound for every one of the little blighters I'd made, I wouldn't be writing this. I'd be dictating to my (buff, male) PA, from the beach. In The Maldives. But I'm not. I'm here, making sure Sweet Cheeks doesn't bury the stereo in the sand pit! ;)

Needless to say, this card stressed me out! Sentiments, rolled flowers. For the sake of your sanity, don't try this at home folks. I'm here to do these things so you don't have to! And I'm still not totally happy with this idea, which is why it's not been mounted on a card base yet. Ever feel like a card still needs something else, but your migraine just can't figure out what? I'm going to enter this card at Just Tracys, the challenge this month is Sentiments.

Anyway, how do you make a tomato rose? Answer. With a paint brush, a glue gun and a pair of pointy tweezers...

Have a great day!

Recipe
Cardstock: Papermania

Papers: Rainbow Polkadots, Funky Hand
Sentiment: Inspirational Kit, The Creative Cottage
Tools: Nesties, Rolled Flower, Die-Namics
Other: Dew drops, pearls and ribbon from stash

32 comments:

Fiona said...

gorgeous card Faye...love the rolled flowers...my die has gone AWOL!!

I know how to do tomato roses as I used to work in a hotel and one of the chefs showed me!!

Have a great day and happy birthday Doc.

Fi
x

Delphine said...

Your card is fantastic, lovely Faye! I find it very elegant, I love the black and white with the splash of red! Those dies are fab but it took me a long time to make my rolled flowers too, and I felt so awkward!
Happy birthday to your Dad:-)! Have a lovely day, I hope you are well:-)! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one,gorgeous card so elegant just love love it,happy birthday to your dad too,hugs cherylxxxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous card - I've got the english rose die set and I'm still having 'fun' each time I make them!

You could enter this lovely card for the Just Tracy's challenge this month as it all about sentiments.

sari said...

WOW!! This is such a stunning & elegant,lovely beautiful card Faye!!! Love the colors, your tomato roses...even if they where a killer to make!!! So, i guess i won't be trying thoese out!!! Take it easy girl..*lol* Hugs & Sunshine!!!

DesigNeAl said...

Stunning card, Faye.
(I must admit I do not know how to make a tomatoe rose - in the kitchen or elsewhere!!LOL)

Jill said...

Yeah! Thanks for joining in at Just Tracys Faye, such a pretty card with some great tomato roses!! Jill x

Margo said...

What a lovely card !
I like your flowers !
Greetz
Margo

The Doc said...

The only thing I know about tomatoe's is how to eat them..... washed down with a bottle of White Lightning cider of course !
Can't taste the tomatoe but makes you feel better !!
Thanks for the lovely TWO birthday cards.

Loopylou. said...

hiyah faye! this is gorgeous hun and for the roses, use a quilling tool hun, it keeps the end held nice and tight until you want to size and glue them! huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sara I. said...

How awesome is this?? Love the distressed polka dot paper and your little rose tomatoes are beautiful with that black pearl center! For all the stress and hard work, it was definately worth the outcome. Its gorgeous!

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie your Dad must have adored his card ! It's so so beautiful ! Love the paper and your roses are stunning ! Hugs and love from La CHic !

jimlynn said...

Your card is just stunning!!! LOVE IT! Those flowers are just to die for too....I think I'll need a tutorial to see how to make those. So pretty.
Loved your cute, cute post too!
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Your card is just stunning!!! LOVE IT! Those flowers are just to die for too....I think I'll need a tutorial to see how to make those. So pretty.
Loved your cute, cute post too!
Lynn

Jo said...

Hiccy Burpday to The Doc! xx

I've never made a tomato rose, but I can make fondant ones, and paper ones similar to yours too.
I love the splash of red on this great card, and it doesn't look like you struggled at all...it's fabulous! *claps*

Jo xx

Claire x said...

LOL well this is just fab Faye - I love the rolled flowers or tomatos or whatever you want to call them! Thanks for joining in this month @ Just Tracy's. Hugs, Claire x

Jane said...

Ooh! 'wolled woses' as Mr Woss would say...bee-ootiful card xxx

Tracey T said...

The card is perfect just the way it is with its lovely tomato roses! I wouldn't have a clue how to roll a tomato rose but at least I now know who to contact if the need arises! Tracey x

Vicky said...

Fabulous sweetie...love the sentiment and those wee flowers hun..how do you make them lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Liz, said...

Brilliant post, lovely card. Another enjoyable visit to Fluff world,

Liz x

coops said...

fabulous card faye.really classy and i love the flowers :D

xx coops xx

Jemima's Jems said...

lol, faye you always manage to make me smile sweetie and boy as you know i havn't had much to smile about lately.

I love your card faye and them rolled flowers are fab, I was thinking of getting this die last week,along with many more.....but don't tell hubby.lol

JJ ;-)
xx

Cazza said...

Faye this is gorgeous hon, mount it!!!! I love the rolled roses and the contrast of colour is stunning - absolutely perfect :o) MOUNT IT!!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous Faye! Your rolled flowers look fab, love the splash of red. Perfect :o) Lisa x

**Farrah** said...

I think your card is worthy of a base, I can't see anything missing, it's lovely.
Farrah

Emma said...

Gorgeous Faye...love the sentiment & flowers.
Hugs Emma x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Well I've never made a tomato rose but your's are beautiful. Such an elegant card with the black and white and the pop of color. Love it!!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love this Faye! I love the elegance of it! The black & white w/ splash of red is very striking! The flowers are great too!

Chris said...

LOL re the tomato roses, they're a pain in the neck aren't they? Hence I've only made a few even though I really like them when they're done. Mine is the Sizzix die which has scalloped bits, I like yours better. I see there's a tip above about a quilling tool, might have to get one of those :D.

Your card is so elegant Faye, I love the colour scheme and the splash of red and I know what you mean about sentiments, I'm the same. Thanks for giving me a good laugh tonight as always. Chris xxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Guess the blogger issue erased my words of praise on this beautiful card Faye! I love the elegance of it as well as the awesome colors! The roses are perfect too!

Just Tracys Crafts said...

Hi Faye,
How lovely of you to join us this month, hope you are okay.
Hugs Tracyxxx

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
this is just beautiful,I LOVE your flowers....Thanks for joining in with us at Just Tracys Challenge...
Mandy x