Monday, June 13, 2011

Waltzingmouse Doily Rosettes

In an effort to use what I've got instead of buy more stuff, I worked on making rosettes the low-tech way.  I'm sure a bunch of you are over rosettes, but I'll still love them even when the trend is long dead.  Being new to this cardmaking thing, I never thought I could make them without a fancy die.  When I did my research on the rosette dies, I found out that not only would I need the die, but the extended plates for my Cuttlebug as well!  {Isn't that the case with papercrafting supplies?}  Don't get me wrong, I've spent more than I care to admit on paper-related supplies, but I just couldn't justify these purchases.   
So that leads me to my experimentation!  After watching a bunch of YouTube videos, I got out the old score board and started to wing it.  I used strips of paper measuring 2" by 11" and scored them every 1/4".  {If you want them with a decorative edge like I did, edge them before scoring.}  The end result was a rosette almost 3" across (in blue).  I experimented with the width and length of the paper strips to make rosettes in smaller sizes.  I still have a long way to go, but the upside is that this technique is very forgiving!  
Instead of using patterned paper, I stamped my strips of paper with Waltzingmouse doily stamps.  For the center of the rosette, I fussy cut one of the smaller doily stamps.  There's alot going on with the rosette, so the rest of the card is pretty simple.  I didn't have a proper stamp sentiment to fit, so I printed the frame/ sentiment on the computer.  
I'm off to post this one on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge site for sketch #51!  Thanks for looking! 
{aloha, jj} 

Stamps: Dainty Doilies (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
InkBahama Blue, Rose Bud, Pear Tart (Memento)

Paper: White cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: None
Tools: Lace edger (Fiskars), Scoring board (Martha Stewart)

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the decorative edges - and it's a little time consuming, but really, how many rosettes are you going to make that it justifies the cost of the plates & the die? Plus, you still have to do all the fiddly folding...score board is the way to go :)

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  2. A stunning project. Your flourettes are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

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  3. Oh I LOVE the look of the florettes with the doily images! Totally thought it was decorative paper! What a fun take on the sketch, now I wanna try some of these, tooooo!

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  4. Love that you made rosettes and Love that you stamped them with the doily images! So elegant and lovely!

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  5. Oh just thinking this would be a fun card to submit to Gallery Idol as well if you're interested in playing along! http://www.flickr.com/groups/gallery_idol_2011/

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  6. Love your doily stamped rosettes! how pretty and creative! Great colors too - thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

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  7. I think your rosettes are just brilliant! The colours are bright and vibrant, the stamped doilies are just right! Fab!

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  8. Gorgeous rosettes! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

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  9. Oh my goodness! You stamped the doilies on the rosettes! What a fabulous idea!!! I learn so much from everyone everyday! I'm so glad you could join us at WMSC! :) Looking forward to more of your work!

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  10. WOW! This is an awesome card. Thanks for sharing Kindest regards kendell

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!