Hi crafty peeps! Hope you are all having lots of crafty fun...I have been...making these rosettes! I love them! I can use them on cards, layouts, altered projects...all variety of crafty goodness. And the thing I like best is that I can use my scraps to make them. You can purchase the die or you can make them with out the die. Let's start with the die.
I have the Mini Paper Rosette die from Tim Holtz.
This die creates two rosettes...one that is approximately 2 inches in diameter and another that is approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Once you have the paper strips cut out from the die, you fold on the perforated lines and then glue the ends together. I use Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.
I cut out a circle using my 1 inch circle punch for the base. Then I press the folded paper down in the center...like this...
I put Glossy Accents in the center and a little around the top of the hole...and put the decorative center on top. I hold it in place for a few seconds and then voila! There's a rosette!
If you don't have the die or you want a different size, you can easily make a paper rosette. Determine what size rosette you want and cut a strip of paper...I use a piece of paper that is 10 to 12 inches long (depending on the scraps I have) and 1/2 the width of the rosette I want to create. So if I want a rosette that is approximately 3 inches in diameter, the paper strip will be 1 1/2 inches wide. You can use a border punch to create a decorate edge.
Then using a scoreboard, score the strip of paper at 1/4 of an inch increments width-wise...all the way down the strip of paper. (If you have a decorative edge, be extra careful not to damage the it when scoring.) Fold the strip, glue the ends and proceed as I described with the first rosette. Again...easy-peasy!
Then you can decorate and embellish them!
And yes...I went a little rosette crazy! But aren't they pretty!
Here's a close up of a couple of them...
I can't seem to get enough of these little cuties! Please let me know if you have any questions!