Have you jumped on the rosette/lollie/accordion flower bandwagon yet? By whatever name you call them these little darlings are taking over the web! Maybe it was the introduction of Stampin’ Up’s new Holiday Mini with its very cool wreath depicted on page 6 or maybe it was the introduction of the new Simply Scored that makes it so easy to create these little darlings. Whatever it was, a very good friend of mine has jumped on and I’ve learned a lot from her. So…..
Today I have a special treat. A guest artist has dropped by my blog to share her wonderful project. Patti Leeke is another Stampin’ Up! demo, a fellow llama and more than that…a wonderful friend. Currently living in Tennessee Patti shares her crafting talents with friends, family and customers. Stamping has been her passion for the last short while and I hear tell she even stamps out on the ice floes while her husband is ice fishing! And let me tell you she isn’t a one trick gal by any means. She’s as famous for her humor and good heart as her crafts. Every day she sends me howlers in my inbox as well as telling stories on the various forums we both frequent and where we met around a virtual watercooler. Trust me when I say…there is never a dull moment no matter where she is!
Recently I saw Patti’s Halloween wreath on our private Llama site and was so impressed. Well I was impressed with her work that’s for sure and even more that she had posted something online. Hee,hee. Knowing her love hate relationship with computers and they with her (boy can she tell some hilarious stories that beat my own crazy computer experiences) and since I’ve yet to convince her to take up blogging, I asked if I could share her work with fellow stampers on my blog. Being the terrific llama gal pal that she is she said yep! Go for it. We even collaborated on an outline to share with you.
Here’s the wreath and the following are pics of the various components.
I might add that one of the things Patti taught me with this project is that stamping and a variety of punch creations can add a lot to the basic rosette. Somehow that hadn’t occurred to me as most of what I’d seen was a layered effect with buttons and die cuts etc. I should also note that some of the color shades are a tad funky due to the miracle of digital cameras. It seems I’m not the only one afflicted with one that looks perfect on the little LED screen and then transforms once its downloaded onto the computer!
Little Witch Rosette
Three Hanging Spiders Rosette
Big Button Rosette
House of Haunts Rosette
Happy Halloween Rosette
Spooky & Antique Brad Rosettes
Boo Pennant Rosette
Pretty much everything but the bat punch pieces are current Stampin’ Up product. Currently the bat punch IS available in the Clearance Rack of the online store. If you want to use it…better grab it quick!
To see a list of supplies and a few basic directions, as well as links to where you can learn how to make these rosettes for yourself, download Patties outline PDF.
Thanks Patti for starting off October on my blog with Halloween fun and spooky high fashion. And never fear my friend…love or hate your computer my goal is still to get you up and blogging in time for our next Llama blog hop on October 22nd! Gotta share those shoes you’ve been making! Also have you earn that Computer Guru of the Household title for real!
If you are looking for help on making rosettes here’s a few helpful sites with tutorials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BorVDVTxRaI – simply score tour and rosette ornament
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjJnP23LHXE – detailed view of creating rosettes
Alternate method using thread:
And a few tips:
When using a scoring tool, like the Simply Scored, it is easier to fold the strip accordion style if you score on one side of the strip for every other score line, then flip the strip over, and do the other score lines. For example, if scoring every ½ inch, then on one side score every inch, flip over, and score the alternating every inch. When you go to fold, the paper will want to fold in the direction of the scoring, making the back and forth accordion style much easier!
Need to keep costs down? Use the button embosslit to create button embellishments for Rosette Wreaths, etc. – cover with Crystal effects to approximate shine of the real thing.
Glue gun seems to work the best for holding down rosettes over time and to attach to wreath backing.
I’ll be back another day to share more cool Rosette links, tutorials and projects. As well as a look at our new scoring tool the fabulous…Simply Scored. Until then, to see more about it download the Holiday Mini from my sidebar and check it out. Or better yet…go to my online store (linked in the sidebar) and pick one up of your very own and just get scoring!
Hugs and blessings to you all – Jean
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