Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lace Rosette Christmas Card

Well, here I am finally back with a card for you. This card is very similar to one in the November issue of the SU demonstrator’s magazine, Stampin’ Success. I just changed the color scheme, greeting and embellishments slightly to have it just the way I like it. I found that a lot of stampers had questions about how to make the rosette, so I am going to do a photo tutorial showing you what worked for me.

Before I start the tutorial, I will go over the basics for the rest of the card. I started with a 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock, and I stamped the greeting from Hand-Penned Holidays in Island Indigo Classic Ink. Then I rubbed it with an Embossing Buddy and I stamped the snowflake (from Serene Snowflakes) in Versamark all over the Crumb Cake piece, but trying not to cover the greeting. I then used white embossing powder and heat embossed the snowflakes. I adhered this Crumb Cake piece to a 4x5¼” piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I added the ribbons. There are actually three pieces of ribbon on this card. First I adhered two pieces of Island Indigo Ruffled ribbon around the cardstock, overlapping them about half way. This made them wide enough that they looked pretty topped with a piece of Whisper White 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon. I used Sticky Strip on the back of the cardstock to adhere the ribbon, because I think it needs a strong adhesive to hold all this ribbon.  Then I adhered the entire panel to an Island Indigo card base. After that all that is left is to explain how I made the lace rosette.

Lace Rosette Tutorial
1.Start with a 1”x6¼” of Whisper White cardstock.

2.Use your Simply Scored score board to score it at ½” intervals (1/2”, 1”, 1½”, 2”, 2½”, etc).

3. Turn the cardstock over and score at the ¼” and ¾” marks, all along the cardstock. You will end up with a score line between each of the marks you made in step 2. You must score before you punch!

4. Punch the scored cardstock with the Lace Ribbon Border punch. This size cardstock is too small to show all of the detail of the punch, as you see in the example, one side is cut flat instead of having the curved edge.

5.Fold the cardstock back and forth along the score lines. Use a bone folder to get a good crease.

6. Apply a small amount of Tombow Mulitpurpose Liquid glue to the last ¼” piece of the lace, and glue that to the first ¼” so that you create a ring.

7. Clip the two ends together and leave them to dry for a few minutes.

8.(Optional)Apply a little Tombow Mulitpurpose Liquid glue in random areas around the outside of the cardstock, then sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds. Leave it to dry for a few minutes.

9.Punch a 2-3/8” scalloped circle out of Island Indigo cardstock.

10. Apply a puddle about the size of a dime of Crystal Effects to the center of the scalloped circle.

11. Put your Lace Rosette ring on the scalloped circle, so that the curved edges are down and the flat side is up.

12. Gather the top into the center and press down to flatten the white cardstock.

13.  Press the gathered center into the crystal effects and make sure it is lying neatly (not too neatly, don’t make yourself frustrated over this, because you will be covering the center up eventually).

14.Put something on top of the rosette to hold it in place while it dries. You want something heavy enough to hold it but not heavy enough to smash it flat. I used a button container. Leave it to dry at least  ½ hour, possibly longer depending on your climate.

15. Use a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punch it once with the Scalloped Lace Border punch. Cut out one of the center flower elements to use on top of your rosette. You can either cut this out by hand, or punch it out with a ¾” circle punch. If you use the circle punch you may have to clean up any messy edges by hand.

16. Apply a little Tombow Mulitpurpose Liquid glue to the back of the flower element and glue it down on top of the rosette.

17. Cover the hole of the flower element with one of the largest sized Basic Rhinestones.

18. Adhere to your card with Dimensionals.

That’s all there is to it. I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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