This is the first stage punch out with the Jumbo Balloon punch 20 pieces, these will form the large petals, also punch out 10 of the large heart 1.5" to create the smaller inner petals, these will now need to be cut in half to create 20 small petals, the small circle punch creates the base that the petals will be attached to and the long strip (it needs to be about 12cm long) for the stamens in the centre.
As you can see in this photo I have snipped along edge of this strip ready to roll it and stick the end down.
The next stage is to take the half hearts and using that Deet tool you see in the photo, the knife edge bring the moulding pad to the edge of the desk, and roll the knife edge from the centre bottom pivoting it across the top in a circular motion, this creates a cup effect, these will be stuck in the centre of the larger petals after they are moulded.
The next thing is to create the petals and this is a little more tricky, firstly you need to spoon the petal by using the ball end of the Deet tool in the centre at the bottom and make it into a spoon looking petal, then turn it over and using the knife edge end, roll the edges back to create the curling on the edges of the petals. I hope you can see this effect on those that I have already done on the left handside in the photo.
The next step is to use strong PVA glue to stick the half heart petals on to the larger petals at the base, you will need to leave them to dry for the next stage.
This is how you start to build up your rose, by sticking the first two petals opposite each other on the small circle cut out, this also stops it popping up while you are sticking the other petals on.
This is the first layer stuck to the centre, and you really need to leave this to dry for 5 mins it makes things a bit easier, I have actually stuck 8 petals to this base layer, but as you start you will find what suits your tastes it might be less or it might be more, you need to weave the petals on top of one another to get the right balance.
Here I have just finished fitting in the second layer of petals you might find you need to push them around to get them to go into place once youve stuck all your petals in, I think I probably used another 6 petals on this layer.
For the third layer I just pushed in the last of my petals to give it a bit more fullness then stuck my centre in with some more of the PVA glue. Its entirely upto you how many layers you want, wether its a wild rose with less layers or a old fashioned ross with tight petals the world is your oyster, its entirely upto you. I hope that this helps you decide whether you want to have a go at Floral punch Craft and there are some really lovely books to get hold of, I love creating paper flowers that look real and I got my love from the Leonie Em books and you will find them in most of the craft online shops.