Have you made rosettes before? I’ll tell you they’re a lot of fun if you don’t have to do them the old-fashioned way folding over the paper back and forth until you get to the end and it’s all crooked.
Here’s a card I showed a little while ago on my Stampin’ Up! Team Newsletter which I realised I hadn’t shared with everyone else.
I made this card with Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scored Tool, actually I used it for for two techniques on this card, one for creating the rosette (way faster than I ever have made these) and also for the embossed lines on the right hand side of the card.
It’s so easy to make a rosette, just start with a strip of patterned paper (I used a strip that was 1 1/4″ x 12″) and score at every half inch. Then turn the paper over to the other side and score between each score line… this gives you the ‘mountains and valleys’ which makes the paper easy to fold.
Fold all your score lines. Having scored the front and back of the paper makes it very easy to get that concertina folding. (Ignore all that glitter on my scoreboard, LOL)
Join the two ends together – I used Sticky Strip because it’s super strong.
Push the paper down the middle to form a rosette.
Cut a piece of Sticky Sheet to adhere a circle of cardstock below and above the rosette. Sticky Sheet is the same as Sticky Strip only it comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets. Here’s a shot of the back of the rosette. I just punched out a circle from a scrap piece of cardstock then cut out a bit of Sticky Sheet (doesn’t have to be a circle, I just cut a rough square about the size of the circle) and used the Sticky Sheet piece to adhere the circle to the rosette because it’s so super strong. This gives a nice sturdy base to keep the rosette’s shape and to adhere it onto your project. The front of the card was done the same way, except that I also stamped an image.
Here’s some ideas of things you can add to the front of your rosettes: a stamped sentiment, a button, a brad, flowers, butterflies, a smaller rosette, rhinestones, pearls, chipboard, almost anything! Another thing you can try is to punch a scalloped border on your strip of paper before scoring to make your rosette look more like a flower.
If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Rues de Fleur
Cardstock & Paper:
Pool Party Textured cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Attic Boutique Patterned Paper (this retires in 2 days on 31st July 2012!)
StazOn – Jet Black
Certainly Celery Marker
Pretty in Pink marker
So Saffron Marker
Lots of Tags die (blue tag under the ‘thanks’ greeting)
Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored (scoring board)
Modern Label Punch (‘thanks’ stamped onto it)
Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)