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)


  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 :)

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

  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!

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

  5. Oh just thinking this would be a fun card to submit to Gallery Idol as well if you're interested in playing along!

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

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

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

  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!

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


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