11 June 2011

here is a cheeky little tutorial for saturday.... Rosettes.

Well i have been thinking that rosettes seem to be the "in" thing at the moment. With all the dies from Tim Holtz,my favorite things and Sizzix out there It can end up quite expensive and on top of that when you buy the die you are limited to 1 size.
Well i am going to share with you a cheaper way to make rosettes with only your Fiskars Trimmer,a Fiskars border punch.(i am using apron lace) a Fiskars circle punch (any circle punch will do) and a bone folder or well...anything to score lines will do.

Firstly you need to cut yourself a piece of patterned paper. 30cm x 4.5cm . then punch your border along one side.

Then take your trimmer and score in between each groove in the apron lace pattern. if you are using another punch score about 1cm apart or where the punch pattern starts each time.

Once scored, fold back and forth like a concertina. 

stick the ends together on the fold so you have a circle.

Push the centre in(the side with no border punch)

Take a medium Fiskars circle pinch and cut a card circle. add glue and attach to the back of the rosette.

Get a large fiskars circle punch and punch out a card circle for the front. you can use any pattern or even a stamp to decorate the circle. In the past i have stamped 'to' and 'from' on the circle to create gift tags for parcels.

Punch some patterned paper for the ribbon effect or even use real ribbon and wrap your parcels with them

What a great way to create a rosette and save money by not purchasing the die to do this.
Remember any border punch will work, and also the larger the rosette the longer you will have to make the paper to get a full circle.


Lyn Dwyer said...

great tutorial Tara.....might give this a try...


Godzoned said...

great tutorial thanks so much for letting us share a link on FiskarsCraft. I make these regularly