Oh boy! I saw the circle on CAS(E) this sketch challenge #234, and knew what I would do. I’d been wanting to learn how to make a rosette, especially after seeing them on p.32 of the new Holiday catalog. So, I watched a U-Tube video. How else does one learn things these days? I would finally put my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool to use.
I decided to use the Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I love how it uses the soft colors with the contrast of black. Since this was my first rosette, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I went with a 1″ X 12″ strip of a floral pattern. With the hand held tool, I scored every 1/4″ inch, which didn’t take long once I got into a rhythm. Then, I folded it back and forth, like an accordion, and glued the two ends together, making a circle.
Now, this is the really fun part, but also hard to describe in words, so you may need to watch a video. You gather all the ends together and squish it down. I was ready with a small circle, which was made with the 1/2″ circle punch. I placed this under the middle hole of the rosette, and squirt in the glue to hold it together.
TIP: Use a Hot Glue Gun! I used Tombow, and it took a long time to dry.
While waiting for the glue to dry, I decided on a Pool Party card base, layered with Basic Black, and a brick embossed, Whisper White wall. Once my hands were free, I cut a strip of vine from Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, and leaves from Pear Pizazz using an Eclectic Layers die. My project was complete, except for the sentiment, and “lovely” from the Lovely Words die set seemed just right. I triple layered it, so it would be nice and sturdy atop my rosette.
If you are new to rosette making, I hope you have as much fun as I did! Demonstrators can order the Be Merry Kit from the Holiday catalog now, and everyone else on Sept 1. The kit makes twelve, four inch rosettes with lots of decorations for $19.00. What a deal! If you need help ordering, I’m here!